Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Here's a shot of me on my very first Halloween. I was just an itty bitty thing at 7 1/2 months old but you can tell I was super excited! Credit to my mom for dressing me up as a cat. Meow!

There's nothing like getting dressed up in a ridiculous costume and heading to people's houses asking for free candy! Mmm Reese's Pieces, my favorite! Hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

D.I.Y. LumberJack costume

If you're like me and got a last minute invite to a Halloween party while watching Duck Dynasty, get inspired to throw together an EASY Halloween costume. I present to you my D.I.Y. Lumberjack costume, or as I like to call it: Lumber-Jill.

I hauled my booty to my fabulous local mall and was pleasantly surprised to find everything that I needed in two spots! Thank you Wet Seal . I snatched up these black buckled boots, denim shorts with lace accent, and this red plaid shirt (on sale for $15 by the way). All super cute and the best part, totally and completely wearable again!
I found the suspenders at Spencer's. I opted for a red bandana (my own) instead of a black beanie to make the look more girlie. The results: Tada! LumberJill is born!

Sorry for the totally dark and totally lame selfie pic!

Throw in an ax (from your local hardware store) and a Lumberjack and you're look is complete!
(Lumberjack sold separately).

                                                                Happy Halloween All!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

It's giveaway time!!

I have teamed up with the fabulous Julia Toussaint for a joined giveaway! There are a total of 7 amazing prizes including a Bath and Body Gift Set, a yoga mat Sling Handle, $20 Soap & Bath Store Credit, a matching Necklace and Jewelry Box, 2 Crinkle Cat Toy Sets, 5 Stitch Markers, and a Henna Inspired Necklace!
Hint * the matching necklace and jewelry box are my own creation from StarrJoy16

Just hop on over to her blog: Puella Aeterna to enter for your chance to win all of these goodies! Contest starts midnight EDT October 24, 2013 and will end November 14, 2013.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Bridget Jones's Diary

So I just finished reading Bridget Jones's Diary. I know, I know, it was only published like 17 years ago.. Anyway, Having never seen the first movie, or the second, and with the 3rd movie in the works, I thought I should really read this book and see what all of the fuss and weight gain is about.

First off, let me say that I adore the British. I find their jolly accents pleasant. British female characters always seem to get themselves into pickles of wildly entertaining antics. Kind of like Lucille Ball with a British accent. Sounds like a recipe for perfection to me. So, with my admiration of British female characters, it came as quite a surprise that I didn't fall in love with the character of Bridget Jones. I fell quite annoyed actually. I found her to be rather... clueless and dare I say whiney.

The story starts out with 30 something Bridget having to attend another one of her family parties. It's awkward, uncomfortable, and totally relatable to be thrown into a family party where people are asking "why are you still single?!" Her family is kind of kooky, because what family isn't? With a lost puppy dog type father and a flimsy, mid-life crisis of a mother. Throw in some girlfriends who like to booze it up and a gay best friend and you get the gist of the crew.

Things start to get "interesting", and I use that term loosely, when Bridget starts up a flirtation with her charming, cocky, ladies man of a boss, Daniel Cleaver. Half of the book is dedicated to the back and forth of this relationship and the "are they or aren't they a couple" question. It's pretty obvious where their fate is headed.

The second half of the book spirals with a job loss, family legal troubles, and help from eligible bachelor Mr. Mark Darcy, Who just happens to be one of the chaps who attended the family party from the beginning of the book. Several awkward but nice encounters with Mr. Darcy ensue. Can you see where this is leading?

I wont spoil the ending for you but I will tell you that the most entertaining part of the book was the reference to Hugh Grant, who plays womanizing Daniel Cleaver in the movie. "I'm thinking Hugh Grant. I'm thinking Elizabeth Hurley..... How does a man with a girlfriend with looks like Elizabeth Hurley have a blow job from a prostitute on a public highway and get away with it? What happened to hell hath no fury?" Hahaha. Now THAT was an amusing tribute to Mr. Grant.

I also found it humorous that Colin Firth , who plays the kind Mark Darcy, was also referenced, "The actors who play Darcy and Elizabeth? Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle... are an absolute fucking genius".
Of course, the book was published before the casting and filming of the original movie. So I found those little tidbits of trivia to be my favorite part of the entire book. The rest was very well... predictable and errr British for lack of a better word. Overall I wasn't a fan of Bridget Jones's Diary. Nor will I be seeing the movie adaptation part 3. Which I can predict without reading that Bridget still hasn't gotten her act together.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Today - 10/13/2013 Take 20% off your purchase!

I was in the mood to host a flash discount at my shop. So Today through this Sunday, 10/13/13 take 20% off your purchase! Check out some of the items up for grabs:

Grey and Magenta pink flower canvas $25

Flower purple and pink splatter jewelry box $8

Silver Arrows jewelry box $8

Gold Unicorn necklace $8
Visit StarrJoy16 apply the coupon code: STARRJOY1620 and get your discount today!
Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I'm teaming up with

I've teamed up with That's right! My D.I.Y. smooches canvas painting has been featured on this fabulous blog! To see the original tutorial, click here.
I've also partnered up with them for an awesome giveaway of one of my original necklaces.

My fabulous flower and vine necklace can be yours, all yours. Head on over to to enter now! Or simply click this link.
Giveaway ends this Friday 10/11/13
So hurry up and enter while you can. Seriously, who doesn't love winning? Get your Charlie Sheen on and enter today!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Homemade Brown Sugar Cookie Body Scrub

With the change of season comes a change in skin texture. (Boo). My skin is so rough and dry this time of year. It's straight up not attractive. If you, like me suffer from crocodile dry skin condition, rest assured, my recipe for homemade body scrub will leave you "as smooth as a baby seal" as my bestie, Amanda would say.

1 cup of Brown Sugar
1 cup of White Sugar
1 cup of Vegetable oil
2 1/2 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
2 Tbsp. Nutmeg
2 Tbsp. Cinnamon

Simply combine all of the above in a rather large bowl. Keep up the churn baby churn and give yourself a good arm workout. After everything is mixed, transfer body scrub into a container of your choice. I like to use old jars. That's it! It's that easy! Bam! You've got yourself some homemade Brown Sugar Cookie Body Scrub!

I like to pretty up the jars, add a label, and give away my homemade body scrub as gifts! My friends love it! It is completely edible (although I don't recommend it) and will leave you smelling like, well, a Brown Sugar Cookie. Yummy!
Ready to grab your loofah and get your scrub on?

Friday, October 4, 2013

True love

I love love. I just can't get enough of it! Especially True Love. You know, the kind that makes you feel like you're floating on air. The kind where you can fully let go and fly high. The kind that makes you feel like a Queen, a queen that can do anything because you're on top of the world. Along with raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, falling in love is one of my favorite things. However, All of the things that I have been describing of course could be attributed to lust. Hmmm. I think a healthy dose of lust is required when talking about love too, at least the make you crazy (in a good way), gotta have it, give it to me now, kind of True Love. All of these aspects of love combined inspired my true love canvas painting. As well as my true love necklace. Both are available at my online Etsy shop:


True love canvas painting $45


True love necklace $8

              Do you believe in true love? If not, stop being such a downer and add some to your life!