15 Date Night Makeup Looks And Products


Whether you are going out for a date night on the town or staying in and making dinner for your sweetie; date nights are one of those times you just want to get all dolled up for your sweetie. I have compiled several different looks to inspire you for your date night, everything from a dramatic look, to a romantic look, to a vixen look, to a more natural look. I love experimenting with different colors and for me, it really just depends on my mood as to how dramatic I’m feeling like going!

And I’ve included suggestions for products you can browse and/or purchase to achieve these looks! I love shopping on Amazon as they have an amazing selection and incredible prices! So sit back, enjoy checking out these looks and peruse the products you can use to re-create them on a budget!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas: Shop Small Business!


When you think of Valentine’s Day – what do you think of? Your special someone, romance, sparks, dinner, flowers and chocolate right? Well, you had me until the “flowers and chocolate”. Flowers and and chocolate has been the “go-to gift” for years!!! And I’m kind of tired of it. Its been over done, to the point that its now boring and unimaginative. When I am looking to give my “Valentine” a gift, I know he’s going to appreciate something aside from the standard thing. Something that’s thoughtful and creative, something that he’ll instantly know I took the time and invested more into it! Well look no further, I have LOTS of gift ideas in this post, lots of DIFFERENT ones brought to you by small businesses! Now I would consider that a win-win; getting a creative, handmade gift WHILE also supporting small business!!!

Did you know that (worldwide) over 50 million roses are given each year on Valentines Day? That each year men shell out (on average) $130 on cards, candy, flowers, jewellry etc? That more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold each year on Valentine’s Day? That 189 million stems of roses are sold each year (in the USA) on Valentine’s Day??? And given the outrageous prices of these popular, go-to item; can you imagine what an impact on our economy and small business it would have, if we ALL purchased handmade for Valentine’s Day??? And don’t forget, you’re getting a hand-crafted item, made with love by someone, not an item made in a factory by “something” – (a machine)~!!!

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101 Valentines Ideas for Decor, Kids, Gifts, Treats, Desserts, Favors, Parties and More


Do you ever get stuck when Valentine’s Day comes around, looking for ideas that aren’t so cheesy or cheap looking? With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I went on the hunt for some fun ideas for decor, gifts and projects. Looking for DIY ideas that were a little more elegant, not so cheap looking, and ones that were very doable yet affordable! AND, I found some wonderful ideas!! In fact, I had intented to do a post with around 10 ideas; then that grew to 20, and then 30. Well, then I figured I might as well do 101 IDEAS~!!! There were too many awesome ideas and actually ones that I’d love have in my decor year-round!!! (Yes, I kinda do love hearts, pink and red. I’m cheesy like that) ;)

The wonderful thing about most (if not all) of these projects, is that you can pretty much get all the supplies you need at your local dollar store, or dollar section of your local craft store!!! I have to say, after seeing all of these amazing projects, I’m gaining a new-found respect for dollar stores~!!!

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30 Simple, Creative, Handmade Projects and Gifts – Part Three


How is everyone doing today??? Hopefully this article finds everyone in both good spirits, as well as, good health~!!! Its definitely been a bad cold and flu season, and being cooped up in my house inspires me to MAKE things~!!! Does it ever have that affect on you??? Yes, I’ve been getting the “I need to get crafty” itch!!! ;)

That brings us to today’s Part 3 in the 30 Simple, Creative, Handmade Projects and Gifts~!!! Bringing you a little bit of everything – jewelry, body products, home decor, fashion and scrapbooking DIY projects~!! Definitely something for everyone here!!! If you haven’t seen the first two parts to this series, you can check out Part 1 and Part 2 – with LOTS more inspiration and wonderful ideas!

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30 Simple, Creative, Handmade Projects and Gifts – Part Two


Welcome to Part Two, in our Creative, Handmade Projects and Gifts series~!!! Bringing you more simple, easy and fun ideas for everything from gifts for family and/or teachers, home decor, scrapbooking, jewelry and more~!!! I don’t know about you, but I”m always looking for new and fresh ideas in the creative department, to not only make gifts for family but also for myself! ;)

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