Saturday, March 26, 2011

Uber Creative Happy Day

Today has been just uber-creative happy day...

That day when not only is the sun shining down on you, but so is inspiration!

Today I made one of my most lovely creations yet...the first set in a jewelry collection that needs no other name or description but Simple Elegance.

Simple and elegant fashions are something that I not only love but have found to be timeless.

And its where the inspiration for the necklace set Blue Light came from.

Part of The Forgotten Corner's 'Simple Elegance' Collection, this necklace set called 'Blue Light' features the simplicity of ribbon combined with the elegance of silver to create a unique necklace set fit for formal gown, or everyday casual.

Choker has a barrel twist clasp, center component is set with Swarovski crystal has an approx. circumference of 13".
Longer necklace has a lobster claw clasp, pendant is hand made with faceted crystal beads has an approx. circumference of 17".

Perfect for prom, Easter, wedding or graduation dresses or casual wear.

Blue Light is now available at my etsy shoppe.

Also newly available at The Forgotten Corner Shoppe...

Mossy Cuff Bracelet

This adorable bracelet features a mossy fringe for a fun, quirky look sure to garner notice wherever you different! Clasp is handmade, gold-toned.

And a wonderful array of baskets just in time for Resurrection {Easter} Day...

I would have more pictures to go along with everything, but I'm having a lot of trouble uploading pictures...

Anways, I would L O V E it if you guys would go and check out my etsy shoppe!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Randomness of Late (YouTube)

Okay, so lots of random things to share this morning...some of them a few of you might have seen elsewhere...but here's some of my recent YouTube finds...

Firstly, trending on Twitter for the last for-ev-er has been Rebecca Black and her song Friday:

Now, here's the things about that "song".
Firstly, its not a song. Its a girl with not-a-particularly good voice, auto-tuned, talking moderately fast to pop music...and I won't even get started on the lyrics.

Why do people like this stuff?! I mean, its not even really music!

Okay, I'll give it that fact that it is art because its a form of expression, but sorry peeps, that only expresses stupidity right there and the fact that that is what's popular seriously makes me worry about human kind...

Then there's this little...thing...I found today...

While they definitely get kudos from me for trying (great effort) it just...well, it hurt my ears in more ways than one...and the dancing...ummm...yeah, it just seems a bit, if I had choreographed it, thats what it would have looked like (and I have no experience in dance)... that it does sound rather rude and harsh...they tried! They really did! And good job for that but...ick...

Then again, even if Glee (I have to confess I'm something of a closet gleek) did it I don't think I'd even like Awake and Alive show-choir it really wasn't just that group.

Methinks I'll be sticking with the original...

Now, the following video is one of my recent favorites on YouTube and I have to say I laugh every time I watch it.

My favorite part: "I didn't know we had a piano..." *proceeds to play awesomely*

Another one of my recent favorites is this short little video...

I love it...not only is is hilarious, but that guy tied up...yeah, thats my cousin ;-) so it makes the video all that much more enjoyable hahaha

I'm a bit slow on the uptake when it comes to music outside the realm of the mostly-Christian artists I listen to, so its only in the last few weeks that I've checked out Adele.


What a voice!

And finally, while its not really the music that I usually listen to (pop's not usually my choice listening) but I happen to love this song by Selena Gomez & The Scene, if even for merely the great message!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Design

Since spring is here and I felt it was time for something haha
Well, I have changed my design again...though, only a header, new background...its actually not all that different.

However, its not as dark, which I think is something of a nice change, no?

Hope you're all having a lovely week...hopefully I will continue to get better and have no more of this nasty sickness!

Blessings :-)

'Beastly' by Alex Flinn

For anyone who has seen or is interested in the film Beastly starring Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa's what I thought of the original novel by Alex Flinn. As to what I thought of it, the jury is still out 'cause I have yet to view it. I'll let you know after it comes out on DVD.

 ***Viewer Disgretion Advised for short flashes of violence and cussing (though definitely nothing worse than IS a preview)***

(from the inside flap)
        I AM A BEAST
       A beast. Not quite a wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore.
        I am a monster.
       You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. Its no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.
       Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly…beastly.

       Beastly is not your traditional family-fun, sing-along Disney adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. While Alex Flinn’s retelling gives the tale fresh new life, as well as heavily re-enforcing the truth that it’s what’s on the inside that matters, this tale is more than ‘somewhat’ dark.
       Wrestling with his beastly persona and instincts, this story is not without violence. Nor is it without the occasional cuss word, or some rather startlingly blatant content.
       Though some of the afore-mentioned content could definitely have been left on the cutting room floor, Beastly is a poignant tale of love, and looking at what’s on the inside.
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5
suggested for ages 13 and up

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Reviews BTW

Okay peeps, heres the dealio.

I have a review blog where I was posting reviews of books and occasionally movies.

I set up Randomly Reading before I set up this blog, Concrete & Grace and needed somewhere that wasn't by invite only to share my reviews.

Because its fallen into serious neglect (I haven't posted a review since December *ouch*) I have decided that I will no longer be posting there.

What I'm going to do is remove the blog from public view (so that I can retain the name if I ever want to go back), so sorry to anyone who was a follower.
Then, since it would be a pity to let all of those reviews go unable to be read, I am going to sporadically start re-posting them on here along with new ones.

I just thought I would let you all know before-hand...Randomly Reading will be up for one week longer and then it will be removed.

Thanks to the few awesome readers I had! Maybe it'll be back sometime, but I figure I can consolidate and maybe I'll actually be posting!

toodles peeps~

Hair Woes

I have realized I do not post much...which is kind of the point of having a blog, no?

Though in some ways I really should tell you people, you're rather lucky, when I had my private blog (only peeps I invited could view it) I blogged up a storm...and really, I do mean that...randomly posting things once if not twice a day a lot of the time. All of it written from my wacky and cynical was rather nice...I may be doing a bit more posting if I can find the time...

So, last week, aside from being abed with the flu *bleck* I was been doing some serious hair coveting!

My hair has always been my one feature that I really wish was different.
Of course, just what kind of different I want it to be, tends to change a lot.
Fickle? I think yes.

My hair is my constant struggle, its not straight enough to be straight, not wavy enough to be wavy, and not curly enough to be curly. Its really kind of a little bit of everything.
My mom's hair is really curly, my dad (well...when he had hair...) was really straight and my brothers is...well, a mix similar to mine if he lets it get too long.

I guess, to summarize, my hair is everything and nothing...which makes it really hard to get it to do anything!

Some hair accessories won't stay in because I have too much hair, but my hair is also really fine and so that is another obstacle.

But enough of my poor hair pity party...I'm beginning to get on my own nerves, so I can only imagine how you all feel about it!

Because of all my hair woes, I've lately found myself loving the hair of others...lately someone who's hair I am totally coveting is the lovely miss Taylor Swift.

Now, I don't particularly care for her music (not exactly a fan of style I guess really) but not only is she gorgeous herself, her hair is just fabulous!

I remember reading somewhere that she's always struggled with her hair being curly but has learned to live with it...and I know every hair type has its own little problems, but so often I just with that mine would just do something for once! Too often its just...nothing. Trying to do too many different things at once that its just a whole lot of nothin' goin' on.

Also among those-whose-hair-is-awesome would be...

Coppelia from Air1 Radio
Hayley Williams from Paramore

And this concludes my "oh the things I wish I could do with my hair" post. haha

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