Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!!!

I hope everyone has enjoyed these last few days of 2017. 🙂

It’s been, overall, a year of growth for me! I definitely am most grateful for landing my dream job this year as a graphic designer. I honestly think about it each day and feel much gratitude to have been blessed with such a job, and with great co-workers. ❤

The best thing I did this year was believe in myself. I told myself I deserved a wonderful job where I could utilize my degree and flourish, and I took a chance. Good things take time!

My artistic endeavors have also grown, as I tried my hand this past year at greeting cards, an art mug, and doing abstract paintings, which I plan to carry over into the upcoming year! I explored with my jewelry and have been regularly creating new digital illustrations. I’m thinking of dabbling into international shipping on Etsy (something I’ve been nervous to do, but I hear it’s not that difficult).

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I’ve had this fuzzy tinsel sweater for YEARS! I only wear it once a year, and quite fittingly, I wear it on New Years Eve.

What do you think of the star headband? It came out nice, no? I love the glittery stars. Heck, I’m going to wear it again tomorrow for New Year’s Day.

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This sweater photographs kind of funny in the sense that in some pictures it looks black, and others it looks navy blue…

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I got my nails re-done! I’m so happy to be back to a sheer, neutral shade. I always end up missing natural-looking nails after I try a bolder color.

New Years Eve Night!

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To celebrate and ring in the new year, my mom and I made some healthy smoothies; these are berry smoothies that I topped with raspberries and blackberries. SO GOOD.  I totally gave them their own photoshoot, haha!

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I hope you all have a Happy New Year and it starts out amazing!!! Smile easily and stay true to yourself…those are my words of inspiration to you all!

See ya next time! ❤

 

Merry Christmas!

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Hello and Merry Christmas!

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas day! It was an enjoyable day for me here at home with my family, eating and opening gifts. [I received a set of new canvas’ and an art kit filled with mixed media to work with, so I’m super excited to start creating new stuff!]

Speaking of art, I hung up three of my abstract paintings last night. I think they look lovely together as a group.

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Christmas Morning

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Nothing like starting the holiday off right with a berry smoothie (I wish I could say I made this myself, but my mom did). ❤

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Some festive Christmas attire…I brought my boots out again! I’m not a big denim person, but I figured I’d try something different.

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I’ve been wearing chokers again! It’s been awhile.

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A picture of our Christmas tree in the living room; I took this on the night of Christmas Eve. ❤

Wishing everyone happiness and peace. Merry Christmas!

Happy Halloween!

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Hello there! I bring to you today, a Halloween post. Take me seriously – I carry a wand today. 🙂

Now, as you can see, I really didn’t wear a costume. This happens every time!!! Each year I think, I will really truly dress up this year! And, it never happens. I never can decide what to be.

Since I love dressing up in general, I don’t have to look far beyond my own closet to find something. 😉

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This I did have to buy. Isn’t it pretty? I kept staring at it all night. Someone once told me I have very catlike qualities, and I think this is exactly what the person was talking about. I kept flicking my nail at the dangly bead, totally mesmerized, and also by the glitter.

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I know it’s hard to see, but I applied glitter to my brow bones and cheeks, just to look more festive. Fortunately, I had some glitter on hand.

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Kind of an autumn fairy look going on? Yeah, let’s go with that. 😉

Pictures from the party!

This party was held at my sister’s friend’s house. She didn’t go, but I did! He really went all out and decorated his entire home with elaborate lights, a DJ, decorations, food, and a bar with bartenders (I don’t drink, but I had a Pepsi or two. Wild, I know! I need to calm down!)

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My friend dressed in an awesome Day of the Dead costume!

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My friend and host of the party…was not expecting to see the President here. 😛

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This came out blurry, but it makes it all the more creepy, no?

It was a really fun night, and it was a smaller-sized party so I enjoyed that. I’m not much of a party person, but for holidays it’s fun to go and celebrate. This really is my favorite time of year because I love anything holiday-themed.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween weekend!

See you next time! ❤

Finally Christmas!

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Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you all had a joyous day. I had a really great Christmas filled with food, family and fun. Always been my favorite day out of the year. 🙂

I took some outfit photos before anyone showed up…

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I’m super short…in some of my pictures I look tall just because of how I set up my phone to take the picture, but I’m really not and this picture shows it, LOL.

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Yeah, I kept my socks and slippers on the entire day. Since Christmas was held at my place and I didn’t go anywhere all day, I figured I’d stay comfortable and didn’t need actual shoes. My outfit was complete with fuzzy slippers and gingerbread man “Bite Me” socks. My family is pretty used to my out-there fashion choices so I’m sure it didn’t phase them. 😉

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My sweater is actually a very old sweater I’ve had since high school. It’s a gorgeous green and one of my all-time favorites. I paired it with a simple black skirt, and the red belt is a hand-me-down from my mom that she wore in the 80’s.

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I wore one of my handmade statement rings, of course. 🙂

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Just a few snapshots of some of the gifts I received…Rudolph mints, chocolate, accessories, a Star Wars book and Hello Kitty slippers…doesn’t matter how old I get, I’ll always love Hello Kitty, haha.

I hope everyone had a fantastic day and is ready for the upcoming New Year!

Tights Season

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I’ve gotten back into wearing knee-highs (well, these are tights, but give the illusion of being knee-highs!). Tights like these are fun and add some sass to any outfit, and I have two pairs that I really like. One would be the above, which have little black hearts dotted along the top. 🙂

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The lighting outside was so bad this morning. :/ Still! I managed to get a somewhat decent picture of my beloved cat tights.  I haven’t worn ’em since last winter, so I was all-too happy to bring them out again.

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I made that little Santa ring. It can be found on my Etsy shop. 🙂

It’s cold today, but not as cold as it has been the past few days. Also, I’m going to go see Rogue One today in a few hours and I’m highly looking forward to it! I’m such a Star Wars junkie.

I hope everyone’s enjoying these few days left leading up to Christmas. Time has flown this past year, it feels like!

December Fun

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Have I mentioned how much I love pink? 😀 A pink and purple outfit I put together (my favorite color combination).

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And pink nails to boot. Not really a festive holiday color for the season, but it’s just so hard to part from pink. For my next nail color, I’ll probably go neutral, like a sparkly beige.

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Now for the holiday fun! My Christmas tree is completely decorated, and as you can see, I made sure to include a Star Wars ornament. Queen Amidala will forever be my favorite Star Wars character, mostly because I’m in love with her otherworldy hairstyles and gowns. It gives the tree a quirky touch to boot!

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I’ve always admired DIY crafts I see on Pinterest and such, so I finally decided to give it a go. For a long time, I’ve wanted a faux deer head sculpture with roses on the antlers. I managed to find a gold deer sculpture at Michael’s on sale for $20, and bought some roses to glue onto the antlers. Voilà! I absolutely love how it turned out!

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While I was at Michael’s, I bought some really pretty floral garland that I ended up draping over my cabinet in my bathroom, and that’s another thing I’ve wanted to try for awhile – interior decorating! It gives my bathroom a fresh, feminine look that I love.

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And last but not least, I created a new quirky ring for myself:  a flower-crown-wearing Twiggy ring framed with rhinestones.  I am SO ready for the next Marilyn Manson concert, can’t you tell?  😉

I can now check off a few DIY projects from my list! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and doing fun stuff. 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Today I made sure to think about all that I’m thankful for in my life. I make a point every day to be grateful and appreciative for what I have, even the simple things like enjoying a drink at Starbucks, being thankful for good health, etc. I make sure to be thankful for all things because life can change in a blink of an eye! All we truly have is the present, so cherish the very moment you’re in. 🙂

I started the morning off taking a few photos, like the rose bush in my backyard. So pretty!

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Now for today’s outfit! I went with a burgundy sweater dress, a matching belt that belonged to my mom from the 80’s, and a statement necklace with a choker. Plus, a big, sparkly hair-clip.

Hope everyone had a marvelous Thanksgiving!