The Annual Pinning Christmas Party & a Makeover

SAVE THE DATE December 4th!

Cozy up with some cocoa and get ready to PIN Everything in Sight!

Because we are pleased to announce the…

Crazy for Christmas Party ON Pinterest

with some awesome Bloggers!

Remember that MUST-FOLLOW Pinterest Group Board filled with extreme craftiness, beauty & fashion tips galore, genius organizational & DIY ideas, plenty of kid-entertaining and hubby-lovin’ suggestions, and ways to SAVE more moo-lah? Basically EYE-candy at it’s finest! (Following this board ensures your Pinterest feed will be on a balanced diet of daily inspiration!)

We always have SOOO much fun with all of our readers at these parties and we thought it was high-time we hosted another one.



That’s right- this one is alllll about Christmas! Come get lots of pinspiration on: easy Christmas gift ideas, yummy holiday recipes, fun family traditions, festive home decor, free holiday printables, and SO MUCH MORE!

OH! And…

We should mention, there is a GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY too, of course… with TWO winners!!

{Keep scrolling down to enter!}


But that’s not all… EVERYONE’S A WINNER!

That’s right- everyone who parties with us will also get their hands on some gorgeous party favors!! {Designed specially for you by the oh-so-talented Kristin of Yellow Bliss Road!} Just you WAIT!!!!! They are to die for & you will DEFINITELY use them for Christmas! Sneak peek will be emailed to you once you register!

So, mark your calendars for December 4th!

…and check out all of bloggers involved in the meantime! You are gonna fall in LOVE with them!

The Dating Divas / The 36th Avenue / Somewhat Simple / Lil Luna / Mod Podge Rocks / One Good Thing / Maskcara /Kids Activities Blog / Twist Me Pretty / The Crafting Chicks / Yellow Bliss Road / Simple As That / Thirty Handmade Days / Living Well Spending Less

A FUN Christmas-themed pinning party that all of you can attend in jammies- what’s not to love?!

**IMPORTANT: Fill out the form at the bottom of this post to get your OWN invite to the Crazy for Christmas Party on Pinterest and information on how it all works! You’ll also receive a few reminders to make sure you don’t forget! AND registering will automatically hook you up with the amazing FREE digital party favors made by Kristin of Yellow Bliss Road that you’ll receive at the close of the party!**

**All you need to worry about today is entering this

FABULOUS KICK-OFF Giveaway below and RSVPing for the party!**


**Winners will be announced at the close of the party.**

It’s SUPER easy to enter!
1. Follow ALL of the bloggers in the widget below {you get entries for each blogger you follow}
2. Be present at the party (a.k.a. watching the pinning countdown on our group board from your computer or mobile device) to claim your prize!

Crazy For Christmas – Pick Your OWN Prize


**You will get to see your “official” party invite AND read all about how this works once you click “Count Me In!” If you don’t “RSVP” – you will not receive reminders OR get the freebie printable party favors. **


Also! I wanted to share this makeover I did which was of my good friend Wendy. She has been like a sister to me since I was little:) I was practically in labor when I did it, it was the last video I did before WIlliam’s arrival  so please forgive me my haphazard appearance! 


eyeliner School

First of all, Don’t Worry. This doesn’t mean the end of eyeshadow school (still much more to come on that front!) I just thought it would be fun to break it up a little bit with eyeliner school, since those two really do go hand in hand much of the time.

SO let’s get right into it, shall we?


Eyeliner Pencil or Stick: Probably the easiest and most often used type of liner. One of my long time favorites is L’Oreal Smoldering because it’s got great pigment and it’s totally affordable.

Liquid Eye Liner: This is the longest lasting of all eyeliner options and usually the darkest purest black. It can be tricky though and it usually takes a bit longer than any other option because it requires exact precision.

Cream Eyeliner: This is my go-to choice because I like the control, the easier blending and this seems to last in the tear line longer than other options! (Drugstore favorite)

Eyeshadow: You can always use shadow as liner too! It’s easiest when applied with a pointed or angled brush. It generally creates a soft blended line

Angled Brush: These thin brushes make applying cream or shadow liner a breeze and can also be used to blend your liner as well for softer smoother edges.

Pointed Brush:I prefer my liner brushes to have cone shape. It tends to be less “bendy” that way which give me more control and if I want to blend it’s totally capable of that. I use this for shadow liner and cream liner.

Flat Brush: This is an AWESOME tool to have around if you don’t have the steadiest of hands. When you use it with a cream liner you can literally “stamp” the liner right into your lash line which makes making a straight line totally do-able.

Got any eyeliner questions!? Hit me and I’ll get them all covered during class:)

Love ya’ll!


Makeover Monday – Bethany

Bethany is SO beautiful.
When I was doing a photoshoot with Jessica one of my makeovers I planned to do had to cancel last minute. Bethany was hanging out at the studio helping Jessica out and was so sweet to stand in and be the makeover for me spur of the moment!
I’m so glad she did too because…loook at those brownies and the pillow lips. And the skin.

Take a look for yo self.



Photos by: Jessica Janae Photography

Who looks like that without a stitch of makeup? Gadfrees.
I love the sort of natural take on a 20’s ish look on her too.

What I used:

Skin: IIID Foundation in Stone, Sunlit & Shadow. Blush in Dahlia
(Pre-Sales OFFICIALLY starting on November 28th (More details here under UPDATE)
Eyes: Ebony Dipbrow to define the brows, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, Kitten & Sandstone on eyes (from the STila In The Light Palette)
L’Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black mascara & Esqido Little Black Lash
Lips: Buxom Lips Polish in Julie

I hope you had a thoroughly delightful weekend and didn’t freeze your buns off! I’m excited for this week, got some fun stuff to show you:)


Friday Favorites!


I really struggle with patience. I just want all of the things right now;) I loved this reminder, though. It’s not just the waiting that counts. Most people are forced to wait. It’s the grace while you’re doing it that makes the difference.

This beautiful engagement photoshoot kind of rocks my world.

Two words. Blank Space.
Capes are my new favorite male accessory.

I’m REALLY loving baggy tops right now because of comfort, nursing and the flattering aspects. This one is SO cute plus it’s on sale!

I’m already daydreaming about Thanksgiving pies. Got my eye on this one.

Christian has not been old enough for any “Elf on the Shelf” ideas for Christmas until now. I LOVE this version that is a more “Christmas Spirit” take on a fun tradition.

This guy is so funny ( if you like stand -up). I totally agree about the joys of adulthood.

LOVE this scarf. Love it.

This video of two makeup looks (day and night) is really gorgeous and it’s fun to watch such an incredible artist at work!

I got talking with some friends the other day about our very first email address. Mine’s pretty boring ([email protected]) but everyone else’s were cracking me up, so I was hoping you guys would share yours with me? Anything super embarrassing? or hilarious? back story too?