Thrift finds.

March 29, 2013 § Leave a comment

I love a good deal, but I really like good quality better. You can get that when thrifting, but you may have to dig a little! It’s worth it, though.

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Dress: Goodwill, $5.99
Shoes: Goodwill, $2.99
Earrings: Gift, free (Unless you count my seconds… those were $12)
Nylons: Given to me still-in-the-box, free

Total outfit cost, (not including studs 😉 ) : $8.98

Pretty good, no?

Sadly, I haven’t found one of those treasure troves in my area where there is many vintage items. I may have to branch out a little though; Goodwill is my main dig!

Thrifting tip: Only buy what you love. You found 3 things that fit, you like them all, but you just LOVE that purple number? Only get the purple. Otherwise, you’ll come home with things you’ll only use once. (I did this recently with a dress I thought I would alter to fit right; that didn’t work out… So it’s going to become a skirt soon!)

HannahBeth

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My Christmas Wish List.

December 19, 2012 § 3 Comments

My mom has always said I can put anything on my Christmas and birthday list. Anything.

So I always have.

But-
there was a catch.
You can wish for anything, she said-

but don’t expect you’re going to get most of it.

You see, when you have six children, you can’t get every one of them everything they want. Even when your husband has an amazing job. Six animals, mountains of chocolate, and a backyard theme park just didn’t make the budget. (I’m still wondering why… 😉 )

So we each made outlandish lists, some with over fifty items. (I won’t tell you who it was)Pets, bikes, clothes, a roller coaster or two, bb guns (Hey, this is the South!) and other trivial or expensive items topped the list.

Somehow just making the list was satisfaction enough- we didn’t just have to have everything on it anymore.

We always got many gifts, and we loved all of them. The one I remember most fondly was a purple Barbie Volkswagen bug that I don’t think I asked for. (It even came with stick-on flowers, and a key to open the trunk!) I had much fun with that toy, and even 8 years down the line, my youngest sister played with it. (Though by that time the key was long gone. So were the front seats…)

That memory serves to remind me that it is not the price of the gift, but the value to you that matters.

So even though this list has many items that I do not expect to receive, I can’t help but keep the tradtition my lovely mother started so many years ago. I have always loved making any kind of list.

Here is my Wish List, I thought it would be fun to share!

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1. Leather Rucksack

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2. The K2 bike– I actually got this one! 😀

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3. Nikon FM10.I also am looking at this Canon AE-1, and this Pentax K1000. (Any advice from film camera users is appreciated!)

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Or

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4. a Rhett and Link T-shirt! These two are my favorite.

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5. Keynote to Self Blazer.

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6. These amazing Steve Madden boots… *sigh*

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7. Sweaters! Part of the reason I wish I lived somewhere cold… I love this one and this one, too!

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8. Graphic Tees

Have you always made a Christmas or Birthday list? Did you expect to receive everything on it? What’s on your list this year?

HannahBeth

Make-Up Revolution.

October 11, 2012 § 3 Comments

Make-up has been around for ages, but the industry has been constantly evolving since it really became popular around the 1910’s. This is a very interesting site if you’d like to learn more! All of these pictures remain in their original copywrites, I do not own them.

I think most of us know what the fashions were in the 1980’s-2000’s, so I’ll start here:

The 70’s emphasis was definitely on the eyes, and tan skin was (finally) in!

 

In the 60’s, colors got a bit brighter…
Pastels were definitely the favorite during this decade, along with full, shaped eyebrows and bright lips!
You know that “triangle affect” Kim K. uses on her cheekbones? It was used in the 40’s to help achieve the classic look! And don’t you just love this woman’s hair? 🙂
“Mascara was now a necessity in a make-up kit, and the fashionable application techniques concentrated on the upper eyelashes, leaving the lower untouched. Eyeliner was traced from the tear duct with an upturned triangle effect. Eyeshadows became more pear shaped with sweeping lines outwards to enlarge the eye.” – from Glamour Daze
“The inventions of the 1910s of mascara, lipstick, eye-shadows, pan-sticks, powder compacts etc by leading innovators such as Max Factor, Maurice levy and TL Williams the founder of Maybelline were now to be found on dressing tables and women’s handbags all over the developed world.” – from Glamour Daze
Max Factor made a big impact when he opened up a studio in LA, CA and started creating the “siren” look for actresses. A man gave us the first commercially available mascara when he saw his sister mixing vaseline and coal dust to darken her lashes.
In this era, some greasepaint-type makeup was used, though not daily. Rouge was often used daily, though.

 

In the Victorian Era, the main things used was powder, to achieve a lighter complexion.

So there you have it! Make-up through the decades…

 

~Hannah B

Hairstyles, Random Musings, and Lip Balm.

October 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Were you a bookworm as a child? I, in a balanced way, (I hope!) certainly was. The current pages I read were practically a part of me. When my mother would tell me to go play outside,  many a time I would grab the latest intrigue, climb a tree, and spend an hour in typed oblivion. [disclaimer :  I did truly play very often! 🙂 ]  Something about a life not my own, full of history and adventure I might never personally experience, was, and still is, captivating. I could know the life of a young queen in the 17th century, or make syrup with Laura Ingall’s grandmother, or realize that he definitely should not have asked the clerk why he worked late last Friday. I must say, I still feel this way! My life might be much busier,  but when I can, I still adore curling up in a corner with an old favorite – or a new unknown.

On a different note: I, like many others, have been part of a lovely world called Pinterest since this spring. It can definitely be a time waster, but mostly, I find many neat ideas I that never entered my mind! I thought a few of you might enjoy these hair-bow tutorials that have been rather popular lately. 

Also, here’s a video tutorial! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWxgxVAqg3A&feature=player_embedded

On another completely different note: I make lip balm with beeswax from my dad’s beehives. I’m getting ready for a craft fair this Satuday, and am very excited with how my booth will look! I’ll probably post pictures this weekend.

Did you have a favorite book when you were a child? How about now? Was there a sacred place meant only for you and those curled pages? Or did you care less when it came to books or reading?

~Hannah B

Wildflower Child Boutique Give-away!

September 30, 2012 § 1 Comment

Enter this giveaway to get the chance to win four great prizes, including two of my beeswax lip balms!  Pictures and link below:

http://www.facebook.com/messages/1686261962#!/pages/Wildflower-Child-Boutique/309305775772606?sk=app_228910107186452

This necklace/earring set by Magnolia Jewels

This bow from Little Cupcake
Two lip balms from HannahBeth’s Naturals

This dress (winner’s choice of size between 12 months – 8 years) from Wildflower Child Boutique

~Hannah B

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