Monday, January 21, 2013

It's Freaking Cold

It is insanely cold here. The schools were all cancelled (they are also cancelled for tomorrow). It was a high of -2 F, which wind chills around -30 F. Being this cold I stayed inside all day, in fact Buster and I stayed in my bed most of the day (Buster is my dog, his blog is here). So I stayed in bed most of the day, watched Despicable Me, read, and drank hot chocolate. My major accomplishment for the day was getting my medications transferred to a new pharmacy and getting dressed, but I'm okay with that, it's freaking cold. It's really not supposed to warm up until later this week so I'm not going to leave the house much. Tomorrow I have to help my mom by meeting her at the vet with Buster, but other than that I don't plan on doing much that involves leaving the house. 

 A picture of the book I am reading, my blanket, and Buster. 

 The hot chocolate I made after dinner. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Blog Party 2013 + GIVEAWAY

Hi! For those of you who are new my name is Kathryn (I go by Katy). I am a 19 (almost 20) year old college student, who has many interests. I am studying Bio-chemistry and hope to go into genetics. Some of my hobbies are making jewelry, cross stitching, random crafts, make up, hanging out with friends, reading, and of course blogging! I have many upcoming plans for my blog as well as some posts already written for the first week or two I'm back at school. My blog chronicles my life and random tidbits of it, and my favorite color is pink, this is how I came up with the name for my blog. I started blogging for something to do one summer when I was struggling with some medical problems, as something to bring some positivity to my day. 

For the blog party I decided I would do something which I have wanted to do for awhile...A GIVEAWAY!!! I am giving away pink themed items. A pink four strand bracelet with a snap clasp and a hot pink bottle of nail polish.

 A picture of just the bracelet. 

A picture of the bracelet and nail polish. The nail polish is Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro in Posh Pink.

The rules for the giveaway are simple. 
1. Leave a comment on this post recommending one of your favorite books. (I'm always looking for a good book).

That's it! I would prefer to give this away to a follower of my blog but that is not a requirement. This is open to everyone world wide! This Giveaway will end on February 1st of 2013.

Please look around and enjoy! If you like what you see please follow! If I have enough followers there will be more giveaways in the future. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What I've Been Working On

I made some jewelry today. It is jewelry that I've been planning on making for awhile and just finally got around to it. I also made a birthday present for a friend which will be revealed on February first. 

 I saw a similar star necklace in a magazine and decided I could make one for myself. This is the finished product.

 I just wanted a delicate little necklace with a heart so this is what I came up with. 

My mom got these bracelet kits with all the parts. This bracelet is made out of fork handles!

These are the pieces I made tonight. There is still time so I'm probably going to go work on another project!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Shopping Adventure and Mystery Project Reveal 2!

Yesterday my friend Ashley and I went on a shopping adventure. We went to a couple local stores, got coffees and ended the afternoon beading. We started by going to a local sporting good store where I got a new pair of snowboarding mittens. Then we went and got coffees (I got a large hot chocolate...yum!). Followed by one of my favorite places (Twisted Sisters) where we got beads for different projects. Then we went to Walgreen's and two other local stores. 

This is a picture of Ashley and I at the coffee shop!

 This is the beads that I got for a special project that will be part of my giveaway coming up this Friday! (become a follower soon to be able to enter)

These are the lip balm pencils that I got for an upcoming comparison post. 

Now for the second reveal in my mystery project. These will be posted every Wednesday until the reveal on Valentines day! This weeks reveal is...
 Silver Glitter! (I LOVE glitter!)

Wire I used 20 gauge silver plated copper wire. 

Good Luck with guessing! 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Mystery Project

I am starting a new project. I have the whole thing planned out but it is a secret. It is for my friends, and I don't want them to know about it until I give it to them. So I decided it would be fun to slowly reveal parts to the project on my blog. Today I am revealing the first two parts of the project and at the end I will describe how to do some parts of the project. 

Part 1 is Swarovski crystals. This is one of the materials that are going to be used. 

Part 2 is zebra print felt. Another of the materials used in this project. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

A Rediscovery

Within the last year I rediscovered Bath and Body Works. When I was younger I used to love to go with my mom and smell everything and get the fun colored sparkly lotions and body sprays. Unfortunately ours closed quite a few years ago and I kind of forgot about Bath and Body Works. Last year around this time my cousin was visiting and had a mini shower gel in the shower I used a little bit then decided I need to get some. Since then I have been a little addicted to Bath and Body Works.
 Carried Away is one of my current favorites. It is one of the signature collection scents and reminds me of the American Girl perfume from when I was little. 

Sweet on Paris is another one of my current favorite. It is one of the limited edition Paris scents and is back out for the semi annual sale. I stocked up but unfortunately I won't be able to find more when I am out.

Some of my other favorites from the signature collection are: Paris Amour, Country Chic, and Pink Chiffon. I have quite a bit stocked up so I won't need any for awhile. Hopefully I can control myself and stay away. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Shopping + New Years Resolution!

I had my final appointment with the surgeon who did my Nuss Procedure (refer here). So while we were in Green Bay we did some shopping. There were a few stores I needed to go to and most of what I got was planned and what I needed.

 My mom and I stopped at the Clinique Counter in Yonkers. I got the Acne Solutions foaming cleanser and the High Impact Mascara in black. 

I also went to aerie where I got this journal (on the spine it says "It started with a kiss")along with two new bras. 

It was the semi annual sale at Bath and Body Works. I got two Sweet on Paris lotions. Three Sweet on Paris Shower gels. A Sweet on Paris body mist. Two foaming hand soaps in Peach Bellini and Aqua Blossom. Nothing was over five dollars. 

At Hobby Lobby I got two picture frames to frame cross stitch projects. Pink paint and a tube of white and pink holographic glitter and some spray adhesive for an upcoming project. 

That was all I got in Green Bay this trip. We had a lot of fun. 
This year I decided I would make a New Years resolution. My resolution this year is to blog more. I have quite a few things planned out that I would like to blog about and quite a few project ideas that I would still like to do over break. I also am planning on pre-writing some blogs for the first week or two that I am back at school until I can get back into the groove of things. My goal is to blog a least three times per week so hopefully I can follow through with this. Wish Me Luck!