Saturday, December 29, 2012

belated christmas *

Happy Belated Christmas everyone!

I hope you all had wonderful holiday filled with memories, family, and lots of love. 
This year I was blessed and got a lot of beauty products (YAY!) that I would love to do reviews on for you guys. 

I haven't really had the chance to use them that much lately, but keep your eyes out in the next few weeks!

Would you be interested in reading those? Or would you rather see something else? Let me know in the comments.

much love,

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

holiday outfit inspo .

Although I've already seen a lot of these types of posts but I figured I'd try it out myself. So here goes:
holiday outfit #1

I've seen a lot of red, black, and gold trending this winter. I love the combination myself, but for those of you not really into this I made up a few others. The next features silver instead of gold and more of a berry color for the accessories.

holiday 2
holiday outfit #2

 And for those of you who like a little color:
holiday # 3
holiday outfit #3
The last one I wanted to be a little more relaxed (not in the shoe departement, obviously. Haha!) with the jeans look.
holiday #4
holiday outfit #4

 Hope you all liked this post and will use it for some holiday outfit inspiration! Which is your favorite outfit out of these?

Friday, December 14, 2012

friday favorites ♥

Lots of favorites this time around! I've been loving clothes and accessories a lot lately!
Red Hot Boyfriend Blazer
fred flare blazer
Unisex  Straw Brown Fedora Hat. Summer Straw Brimmed Hat. S/M
if only i could pull off hats...
Merino wool felt Iphone trifold wallet - grey combination and red chevron accent
this adorable clutch from etsy!
Heart Gloves, Cream Gloves with Red Felt Heart
heart gloves
soft matte lip cream NYX
nyx soft matte lip cream
etsy owl earrings 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

gifts for everyone - brothers

So, here it is, in all it glory (HA!). This was definitely the hardest out of the bunch. What other ideas do you guys have for brothers?

Well, that concludes this series. Stay updated for holiday outfit inspiration for parties! This years style is super cute. I love all the metallics I see!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

gifts for everyone - sister

My favorite to buy for is definitely my sisters. I find the easiest, and most fun. Obviously, there are many, many, more gifts you could buy for your sisters. Plus, you have to factor in their interests as well. Hope you enjoy! Next up: brother.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

gifts for everyone - dad

Here are some of the gift ideas I thought up for all those Dads out there. They are probably the hardest to buy for in my opinion.

Gifts for Dad
gifts for dad

 Which of these things would you be most likely to buy for your Dad? Any other gift ideas?
Next up, your sisters!

Monday, December 10, 2012

gifts for everyone - mom

Hey guys! This is the first of my Gifts for Everyone series. Hope you like them! These are just a few items I thought up for busy moms. I'm sure there are plenty more you can think of, but if you're in a rush and need to find a quick gift for mom, maybe this will give you a bit of inspiration! 
 Gifts for Mom
gifts for mom !

Next up, the always challenging to buy for, Dad!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

gifts for everyone intro -

So guys, I was just thinking that I don't post as often as a "blogger" should and I was trying to brainstorm on something I could write about. What I thought up was this: Y'know in those magazines how there are two or three pages devoted to finding/buying gifts for certain poeple in your family? For example...
Well, I wanted to do one something similar to this for each family member at all different price ranges. These post will begin tomorrow! Hopefully you will like it! Give me feedback!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

meela's musings on...anxiety •

Earlier tonight I was reading my devotional, Breakfast with Jesus by Greg Laurie, and I came across a chapter titled "The Worst Sin You Can Commit". Toward the end of the chapter there was one line that stuck out to me, that really didn't have a whole lot to do with the subject of the chapter. It read "Why not let him do what He really desires to do? Why not come to Jesus?" And then it hit me. All He wants for His children is to take care of them and hold them. To make sure they are safe in his arms. 

For me personally, it's hard to let someone else take control. I never wanted to be seen as a "control freak" but I guess you could call me that. If I don't have a hold on something or I'm not positive about a plan I have, or the outcome of certain events I get major anxiety. this feeling is always there and if I'm not anxious or worrisome about one thing, I am about another. It's this never ending circle. What I need to learn from all of this is that all God wants to do is take care of me, His daughter. I need to learn to literally: 

via tumblr 
Do any of you guys struggle with these things?

Monday, December 3, 2012

December's here!

Do you feel that? The chill of Winter air? It's all coming so quickly. The Christmas rush, the wrapping (and buying) of presents, the warm winter sweaters, putting up the tree, and other Christmas traditions.

My wishlist this years is pretty long (when is it not haha!). With all the new sites I have been finding through other blogs (see my recommended blogs, they're awesome!) I have been going crazy finding all this stuff online that I would love to see under the Christmas tree.

As much as I love to look and shop for these things, I think we all need to remember is how this all started. Isaiah 9:6- "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."  This Christmas just try to take the time to remember that this holiday is about our Savior, who grew older and took every sin off your own back and onto His, forever forgiven.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday this year. What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?


Friday, November 23, 2012

Hey guys!

Sorry for the long wait for another post. I've never really been good at this, but for some reason I keep trying. 

Today I'm really, really excited to start a new series: FRIDAY FAVORITES!!!!
YAY! So now in honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and all that hoopla, I'll sprinkle in a few online sales I've spotted!
Lady Evelyn - a Knitted Headband / Ear Warmer with a Movable Bow
This is so cute! Check out this Etsy shop.

I am LOVING! Check it out!
Coach dress
Coach dress from Mod Cloth. They're having a 50% off sale and free shipping on orders $50 or more!

Tulle Houndstooth Coat
Houndstooth Coat was $84 and is now $54.99 from Fred Flare!

 That's about it (haha, yeah right!). Hope you enjoyed my Friday Favorites!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Autumn inspiration...

Autumn has become one of my favorite times of year. It hasn't always been this way, but as I've gotten older I've enjoyed the warm scents, cool air, and crisp leaves so much more.

The other exciting part of Autumn is the cozy clothes you get to wear. Some of my favorites are the warm, fuzzy sweaters and cute scarves.

I just love getting dressed in the morning, drinking my cup of coffee and starting the day right, and feeling good about myself.  If you're like me, most days you opt more for comfort and forget about all the cute clothes ideas once you get up, but this year I'm going to try to be more adventurous with my outfit choices.

Here is some Autumn inspiration for your outfits:

 Hope you guys feel inspired! Link some of your outfit creations below!

Monday, November 5, 2012

DIY Makeup Brush Containers !

As your makeup brush collection starts increasing, the need for something proper to hold them in increases too. Although there are a variety of different types of makeup brush holders you can buy, why not just save the money and make something just as cute?

Large Brush Holder

There are so many creative and fun ways to make your own makeup brush container. Here's how I did mine: 
I filled up a regular glass jar, container, or vase with sea glass. The options of what to fill the container with are endless. You could use beads, marbles, multicolored glass gems, microbeads, basically anything you can think of! 

The reason you would want to put something in the glass is not only to make it look beautiful from the outside, but also to keep the brushes upright and to make sure they stay put once they're placed inside.

Other affordable designs you could use are empty soup cans covered in spray paint or pretty scrapbook paper, Ball jars with ribbon tied around them, or old mugs that you no longer use.

Those are just a few ways to organize and design your own makeup brush containers without the cost!

What are some ways you guys store your brushes?               

Monday, October 29, 2012

New Blog!

hi guys !

I started this blog for the purpose of sharing my views/ inspiration/ ideas, etc. of the fashion, photography, cooking, makeup, DIY world. I have found so many blogs that give me so many ideas or projects and inspire me to try out new things. So, I decided to make one for myself so I could also dive into this blogging world. I hope to be inspired and inspire others. Check out the link list in the left sidebar to check out some of  my favorites!

I have gotten more and more interested in these subjects as I've gotten older and I want to try to explore more! I'll share my photography (all photos are mine so far), fashion ideas, any DIY projects I do (or share some of my favorite blogger's), do reviews of certain makeup products I've tried, etc.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I will!