Friday, November 21, 2014

Hot Spiced Cider

Hot Spiced Cider

The holidays are upon us and I just love the aroma of spiced cider simmering on the stove.  It makes the whole house fragrant with holiday joy and the anticipation of Santa!

The Betty Crocker Cookbook was my very first cookbook.  I remember asking for it one Christmas.  And it's always fun to go back to the old classics.

Here's a Betty Crocker recipe for Hot Spiced Cider.

6 cups apple cider
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cinnamon sticks

In a 3-quart saucepan, heat ingredients to boiling over medium-high heat.  Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 10 minutes.  Before serving, strain cider mixture to remove cloves and cinnamon, if desired.

Serve hot and enjoy!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Decorating Your Vanity With MAC

I wanted to thank a customer of mine, Jennifer from Louisville KY, for sending me photos of the Purple MAC Lipstick Print she ordered from me.  She has decorated her vanity with it and it looks great.  I love to see how customers have decorated their spaces with my prints!

Purple MAC Watercolor Print - also available in 8 1/2 in. x 11 in.

Thank you Jennifer, your vanity looks lovely!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sale This Week At Jessica Cangiano's Etsy Vintage Shop!

In the spirit of Halloween, Jessica Cangiano has put everything in her store on sale for 31% off. This is the deepest discount she's ever offered to date in the shop and it will be the only sale before the Christmas season rolls around, so if you've been eyeing something (or ten things!) over at Chronically Vintage on Etsy, now is definitely the time to buy!

Isn't this scarf cute?

ON SALE - Rare vintage Vera It's Raining Cats and Dogs scarf - cute 1950s 60s hand rolled novelty print cat and dog scarf with umbrellas - on sale for $26.22

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dia De Los Muertos Halloween Makeup Tutorial

So while all the other little girls are running around wanting to be princesses and unicorns for Halloween, my little girl wants to be a Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) girl for Halloween.

We've gone to two Fall Festivals already, so I'm getting some practice at doing the makeup.  The first day I was really rushed to get her ready for her school Fall Festival.

My daughter Sandra and I at her school Fall Festival.

The next day I had a little more time to perfect my makeup job.  So here is a little timeline of photos:

Tools used: Hot rollers, vampire Halloween makeup, Claire's eye glitz, a black kohl eyeliner pencil, an old lipstick brush, and some makeup sponges.

We used a makeup sponge to apply the white Vampire Halloween makeup all over the face.

Then I used a lipstick brush to apply the black Vampire Halloween makeup around the eyes and nose.  I used an eyeshadow sponge applicator and the red Vampire makeup to apply the little red heart on the forehead.

I continued with the red around the eyes and above the heart.  Adding some Claire's red and black eye glitz for a little shimmer.

I went in with some more black for details.  We added flowers on her cheeks and did her lips in red, lining them with black.  Extend the black lines away from the mouth and make the "stitches".  Final step apply some cosmetics glitter to highlight the heart and red dots around the eyes, as well as the nose.  I just used my ring finger to apply the glitter.

All dressed up and at the second Fall Festival.  

Profile shot to show the flowers on the cheeks.

In front of one of the little "coffin" cars that were in the Halloween Parade.

There you go, a Dia De Los Muertos Makeup Tutorial.  The hard part is keeping your child still long enough to put the makeup on!!

Early Happy Halloween Everyone!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fashiony Fab Sponsor

I've just become a sponsor for the lovely Maru Ramirez over on her blog Fashiony Fab. She's a lot of fun to work with and has a beautiful blog. You should check it out.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Boots & Bags

Now that it has cooled down from 90 degrees to a mere 79 degrees, I am optimistically thinking of Fall.  Boots are number one on my cool weather list.  I can't say cold weather, because cold around here is usually only 60 degrees.  I know that will just make people laugh, who experience real cold weather.

Boots & Bags

Monday, October 20, 2014

Jimmy Choo And Louis Vuitton Shoe Watercolor Prints

Can a girl have too many shoes?  I don't think so.  Here's a pair that won't take up room in your closet.

This watercolor print of a Jimmy Choo shoe that I painted in Burnt Sienna is available in my Etsy Shop in two sizes:  8 1/2 inch x 11 inch or 5 inch x 7 inch.

I also painted a black and red ruffle Louis Vuitton shoe.

Have a fashionable day ladies!