Fun with Tulips by Andrea Queen B

 Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, and although they look amazing by themselves
I thought I'd have a little fun with them and add in some Lepto {Leptospermum}
The only drawbacks about Tulips I have are, that they just don't last :(
They are a bit pricey for having such a short life span.
Easy at-home flower arrangement
Can you tell I love Black, White and Hot Pink!?
Don't be afraid to add another color or texture in with your tulips..

..or they always look incredible all by themselves!
 Come join my party on instagram.. I blog here, but I micro-blog almost everyday there! 
Plus, I am always giving random stuff away, and chances of winning are always good!

Photos taken by: Sarah Anderson


Favorite Online Shops for Kids and Moms

This post is brought to you by Chasing Ayden
**Emily has compiled her favorite online kids clothing shops for you, complete with giveaways and discount codes!!!**
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Brave and Beautiful - Share your Light!

I am Brave and Beautiful - a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie's song says, "Take your make up off. Let your hair down... Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you... "
Megan and her friend Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces have been the team behind this whole project. Their worldwide vision included creating their own video inspired by the song TRY. The talent of Robbins Creative made it possible for them to pull it off. You have to click play and see the beauty and bravery displayed and you might even recognize a few faces in there.
Me along with 101+ other blogging women from different backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, ages, shapes and sizes have decided to be Brave and Beautiful! You can join in this movement too by sharing what you look like without makeup on. You don't need a blog either! Just tag your photo with #IamBraveAndBeautiful on Instgram and search the hashtag to see who else has joined in. ALSO, if you tag it with a second hashtag - #ColbieTRY we just might be able to get Colbie Caillat's attention since she was the inspiration behind it all!
Are you brave and beautiful? I am, here I go!
I am all for the hot pink lips, anytime, anywhere! ow ow

Stripped bare, no makeup, no jewels, no shoes..
and I am still me, beautiful me.
Let's face it, I like to wear makeup! I mean for heavens sake I have been obsessed with makeup since I could talk, and trained professionally in makeup artistry for over 15 years!
I love to enhance a woman's (or my own) natural beauty with makeup, but we don't NEED it.
Society tells us we do, but we don't!
I am very lucky to have a husband who tells me that when I am in sweats, and no makeup.. it's his favorite. .. cue the AWE's  ;)

I have found that is is SO important to approve of yourself, love yourself, respect yourself, and be downright kind to yourself. 
Look in the Mirror and tell yourself you LOVE you!
Seriously! YOU are the BOMBDIGGITY!!!
Look no further than yourself for everything you have ever wanted in this life.
Happiness, success, health, and wealth are all a state of mind.. and you are the only one in control of your thoughts... So make them good ones!!


6 Steps Toward A More Productive Day

If you know me at all, you know how much I love a good makeover! Usually these makeovers include me taking a sledgehammer to a wall, or  using up 15 cans of spray paint.. 
but lately I have been very invested in little 'life makeovers'.

Join me on a journey.. a journey of self acceptance, of love, of peace, of determination.. of obtaining a BETTER LIFE!
We are constantly changing and growing, so the things around us in our lives must change as well.
I am sure you've noticed more than once, the things you once disliked, you now like, and vise versa. 
We all adapt to life, but how about we take over now... and create the life we want!!

Let's start with something small, like How To Get More Out Of Our Day...
  • Step 1  Keep a Notebook by your bed
    • Before you go to bed, write a list of the things you need to do the next day.
    • Section off your list.
      • Make a section for Priorities (things you MUST get done that day)
      • Make a section for Work and one for Home
      • Make a section for people you need to get ahold of/or people you are waiting to hear from
      • Make a weekly section, for things that will take longer than one day to complete, or things you want to get done within the week
      • Write a positive thought at the top of your list that will help motivate you throughout the day.
    • Your subconscious will work for you during the night to help figure out how you will accomplish those tasks. 
    • You will sleep better because you have gotten your thoughts out on paper, you won't worry all night about what you have to get done the next day.


Favorite Lip Color Combinations


Boy, I have missed my readers!
 It's a darn good thing Pinterest keeps giving my site high traffic rates!
{Thank you Pinterest!}

I thought I would jump in and share my 2 favorite Lip Color Combos!

I got these first two at ULTA!

oh and P.S. The Lip Injection is pretty powerful, so don't cake it on your lips OUCH!

 These two were purchased at a MAC counter {that's pretty obvious I guess}
Have fun playing with your makeup, start mixing what you already have!
 I bet you come up with some dynamite colors!!


Makeup Tutorial by Andrea Queen B ~Yellow and Green~

Those of you who know me well, know that I wear MANY hats!! LOL
One of which is Makeup Artist/Stylist!
I have been in the makeup and beauty industry professionally for over 15 years, 
and I LOVE IT!
It is one more way that I get to CREATE!
I have prepared this tutorial for you by the request of many.. 
I hope it is helpful, and I am already working on more!