Monday, December 19, 2011

'Tis the Season to be Shopping!

I just bought these Lands' End Suede Booties for only $18, while the original price was $60! They're having an amazing deal right now. Read: 40% off everything, including clearance, plus free shipping! If that's not a great deal, I don't know what is. Head on over, you will not be sorry!

Here are some of the items I simply loved...
1. This Woodland Critters Hooded Towel is so adorable! Who says you're too old for it? They also have an owl and blue jay one available. Imagine getting out of a shower and sitting around with this on! Price: $12; Savings: $23.
2. Pleated skirts are in, and this Women's Pleated Skirt has just the right amount of simplicity to it. I love the "dusty jade" color... it's quite minty. Price: $12; Savings: $38.
3. You know I have to include the amazing boots that I bought! They come in a dark red and light brown version too. Price: $18; Savings: $42.
4. I was also about to buy these Flat Espadrilles, but had to resist. They're actually girls shoes, but if you have tiny feet like me, you can still fit into children's sizes (and you'll save that much more too!). I think these are darling, especially with the little bow and gingham print. Price: $4; Savings: $21.
5. Bathing suits are a whole lot cheaper during the winter season, and this Halter Tank Swimsuit is no exception. I like the white color the best because it has a Marilyn-esque, retro vibe, but it's available in many more colors as well! Price: $8; Savings: $52 (Whoa.)
6. I threw this one in there mainly because I really want it. This is a Fleece Ear Wrap, as in you wear it around the back of your neck instead of around your head. The result is hair that is not messed up and toasty ears! :) Price: $8; Savings: $17.

Anyway, hope this has convinced you to go shopping online for loved ones this Christmas! A lot of places have sweet deals and guarantees to deliver by the 25th. It's perfect!
<3 Linda
Ps. Just to let you know, they haven't asked me to write about them or anything, I'm just really excited about deals and I want you to get the chance to take advantage of them too!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Weekly Positivity!

To start off my return to the blogosphere, I thought it would be nice to add a little bit of happiness to your day.

Mantra of the Moment:
Sometimes we forget that we're capable of doing so much in just one day. Repeating positive things to yourself when you wake up will lead to you being in a better mood, and therefore, you will be more likely to have a better day. And who doesn't want a better day?

Challenge of the Day:
“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.”
— Virgil Garnett Thomson
A Song to Motivate You:
I've recently been listening to this song from High Places called "Jump In". It's simple and cute, but also brings up a good point: "If you never take the first step, you cannot go too far... So get a move on, jump in." 

Learn to Appreciate Life:
“But it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.”-- From the movie American Beauty (which I have yet to see!).

Make Everything Okay with the Click of a Button:
This site is pretty darn awesome, and will only take up about two minutes of your life. Two minutes, and look at that! All of your problems are solved. Go on, then. I know I managed to pique your curiosity a bit.

Have a great day, everyone! I'm off to attempt miniature crocheting :)
<3 Linda

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bamboozled: Getting Back to Business

I cannot believe I've neglected my blog for so long! I'm finally back at home; the past two weeks were filled with all-nighters for finals. No matter how early I study for something, I always feel too anxious to have a normal sleep schedule during finals week! Needless to say, you can expect to hear more from me in the next few days-- Sorry for the unannounced hiatus!

Here's an updated version of the (still in progress) "Air" painting:

I really like it and can see what I want to do to take it to the next level. The colors are still a little off because I was using F.Lux at the time, but it's nothing Photoshop can't fix. I'm hoping it'll involve some kind of lace texture, pinstripe, and glow. However, I have some bad news, mainly for myself: In my hurry to pack for my flight back home, I left my drawing tablet, art supplies, and watercolor paper in the dorms! I'm really upset about it because I was planning on doing a lot of fun things for the blog over winter break like holiday tag printables and whatnot. I will probably attempt to make something anyway and scan it, but it's going to take a little longer than normal. It makes me so sad to think that I could've caught up on so much painting that I haven't gotten a chance to do! Sigh. All I can ask is that you be patient with me. In the meantime I'll be putting up pictures of Christmas Party and whatnot, which was super fun :)

Hope your holidays are coming along swimmingly! I'm so excited to finally start mine!
<3 Linda