Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wall to Wall Carpet Removal: My Bedroom Fix Up Before and After, Part 1

Every room in my house needs attention. There's an old carpet here, some woodwork missing there, little holes in the walls and don't even get me started about the bathroom!!! My little cape cod needs TLC and I'm on a mission to make it cute. 
This is my bedroom.
Cape Cod bedroom
It's got issues, an old light fixture that's been here since we moved in 28 years ago, the rug that's 27 years old and that furniture. That old Lane lacquer furniture is 34 years old. Crazy right! It was cool back in the day but now it looks yellowed and dated. It fits well in the room though. The furniture these days is so big, we probably couldn't even get it up our small stairwell with it's low ceiling.
Cape Cod stairwell
My bedroom fix up needs to done on a budget so that means I will be doing lots of the work myself. That's okay. I like a good home improvement project.

First up, the wall to wall carpet that's probably full of a gazillion dust mites. I've ripped rugs out before and I must say, it's quite rewarding. This is a fairly big room with some heavy furniture with no where put it. Ugh!

Most of the time, I work best alone... with bare feet or flip flops and the company of a cat or two! So, I pulled up and cut the carpet piece by piece and moved the furniture (and the cat) as I went. It was a big job. The rug removal revealed hardwood floors underneath not in the greatest shape. There's another job! There's lots of old paint on them that needs to cleaned off and they are discolored with a worn finish. Still, it's much cleaner feeling than that old rug and it looks good from afar.
Cape Cod bedroom hardwood floor
If I can do this job, you can too! I put together a youtube video to show you that it's not that hard to do.
Click here to see it!
That's job one done! Stay tuned for more.
Have a Beautiful Day!
  xo 
Jill
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

makeup colors for fall 2017

Let's have a look at all the beautiful fall colors for the eyes, cheeks and lips from the fashion runways!
2017 fall eye shadow and lipstick color trends
I hate to let the summer go and move to fall colors, but September 22 is creeping closer and closer.🍁 The color trends for autumn are all over the place! From pastels to jewel tones to black. 

Eye shadow colors are like a huge watercolor box full of colors in matte, metallic and glitter finishes. The eye shadow styles and over all makeup looks vary as well. There are a few distinctive makeup themes. 


Ethereal
There is the fairy like, ethereal style with luminous skin, pink cheeks, pink lips and soft pink or smoky eye shadow. I also include the Minimalist look in this theme with it's luminous skin and soft colored lips, cheeks and eyes.
60's
The hippie, flower child, 60's style with chunky false Twiggy like lashes, heavy dark shadow and pale pink lips.
Vintage
A classic romantic vintage look with plum, dusty rose or red lips with lined eyes and classic neutral eye shadow with a medium shade on the eye lids, a dark shade in the crease and a light shade on the brow bone. 
Edgy
The 90's punk rock, gothic edgy style with bold lips, heavy dark eye liner with black and red shadow.
Tribal
Tribal looks are bold with dots, graphic lines and shapes in bright, electric colors drawn on as eye shadow and accents.

Eyes:
Shadow
A sea of blues was seen on the fall fashion runways: electric blue, periwinkle, blue violet, powder blue, baby blue, cobalt and navy. Greens are also key. Teal, bright green and olive.
blue eye shadow palette
You are right in style if you love to wear jewel tone purples, violet and plum!
fall eye shadow colors 2017
Try black and metallics in copper, silver and gold. Also, smoky grays, taupes, and creams. For those who are willing to try a bold runway look: use black shadow on the inner and outer corners of the eye lids with red eye shadow in the center. Very dramatic. Very Gothic! 
black and metallic eyeshadow
Speaking of the red....there are a lot of soft pinks, bright pinks, dusty rose and fuchsia eye shadows also trending. Plus, peach, orange and yellow!

Soooo many shadow colors to try. There's something for everyone this fall!

Liner

Look for eyeliner in shades of teal, blue, pink and, of course, classic black. The cat eye this fall is a more subtle than the cat eyes we've seen in the last few seasons. Liner can be thick and smudgy. Eyeliner can be outside the lines! Floating eyeliner is a line drawn just above the crease. A hot runway trend. Also, there is the graphic shape, usually a rectangle, drawn in the crease that serves as eye shadow in electric blue, bright green or orange eyeliner.
floating eyeliner
Mascara
Mascara is soft and wispy or thick and clumpy. Black.

Brows
Brows are well groomed and less filled in than we've seen recently. They are brushed up and feathery looking for fall. Mascara like brow tints with fibers in natural shades of brown and auburn help add fullness without creating a heavily filled in look. There is also a drawn on wavy eyebrow thing going on and the drawn on braided eyebrow thing. A bit too cartoon like if you ask me. Internet trends, not fashion trends from the runways.
wavy eyebrow

Cheeks
blush colors for fall 2017
Cheeks are rosy in shades of pale pink, soft pink, rose, dusty rose. Highlight the cheekbones with a shimmering luminizer. Go super light, if at all, on the contouring.

luminizer
Lips
Go for bold statement lips or soft pink nude lips! Lips for fall are metallic, satin, cream or matte in shades of nude, baby pink, bright pink, warm pink, dusty rose, bold rose, red, burgundy, berry, purple, plum and blackened plum. Lip liner matches the lipstick color. 
lipstick colors for fall 2017

Nails

Hot nail polish colors are nude, pinks, dusty rose, burgundy, mauve, plum, purple, blue, teal, gray, deep muted greens and blues. 
nail polish colors for fall 2017

I think it's an absolutely fabulous fall palette with a nice wide selection of color choices. Farewell summer. Until we meet again next year.

On different note....you know I love my pets! If you are thinking about adopting a pet, visit my friends at HomeoAnimal for great pet adoption advice!🐶 woof

Have a Beautiful Day!💮
xo
Jill
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Butterfly Garden Pics and Video

tiger swallowtail butterfly
My butterfly/hummingbird garden and the other gardens around my house were full of magnificent color this year. It adds a bit of beauty, joy and stress relief to this crazy life. The flowers and critters were so fantastic I made a video of the garden this year. I think I need to make a garden photo book for our coffee table, as well!  

Here are a few beautiful photos I love.
butterfly/hummingbird garden
The butterflies, bees and hummingbirds that come to my garden love the Butterfly Bush, Petunias, Calibrachoas, Hibiscus and Red Day Lilies. The bees and butterflies love the Salvia, Cone Flowers, Zinneas, Black Eyed Susans and Queen Anne's Lace.
Click here for hummingbird nectar recipe.

yellow hibiscus

zinneas

blue hydrangea

pink hydrangea

pink velour crape myrtle

queen annes lace

blue salvia

pink Calibrachoa

double flowering day lily

sweet potato vine and calibrachoa

locust
Hello Mr. Locust!
2017 solar eclipse
Solar Eclipse 2017
Want to see more? You can see the sights and hear the sounds of my little garden on video, Butterfly Garden Beauty.
Click here to watch my garden video.

Look for the beauty in each day!💮
xo
Jill
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Zoya Sophisticates Fall 2017 Collection

zoya sophisticates fall 2017
Zoya's fall nail polish collection, Sophisticates, is available for your polishing pleasure! 

The name Sophisticates well suits these refined modern colors. The gorgeous colors range from a pale almond to a deep, dark gray blue. There are many mauves in this collection which will make my clients very happy. 😊 Mauve is best described as soft purplish pinkish color with gray tones. 

All the colors are opaque with the exception of Gal which is a bit sheer and requires 3 or 4 coats to achieve full coverage. One coat of Gal would make a fabulous glitzy overcoat. 

I have my favorites of course! Mona. It's a deep wine with an amazing glass like finish. Hadley. All who know me know I'm a blue fan. Hadley is a smoky deep blue also with an amazing glossy finish.

I photographed each color in inside lighting and outside lighting in my garden to show you how they look in different lighting. 

Zoya Sophisticates Collection
Mckenna is a warm toned soft almond color with a soft barely there pearl.
zoya mckenna
zoya mckenna
zoya mckenna

Beth is a warm toned metallic glowy sandy shade.
zoya beth
zoya beth
zoya beth

Presley is a cool toned medium gray mauve cream.
zoya presley
zoya presley
zoya presley

Joni is a cool toned mauvey plum cream.
zoya joni
zoya joni
zoya joni

Hera is a cool toned soft rosey mauve cream.
zoya hera
zoya hera
zoya hera

Padma is a cool toned deep mauvey red cream.
zoya padma
zoya padma
zoya padma

Yvonne is a cool toned rich wine red cream.
zoya yvonne
zoya yvonne
zoya yvonne

Mona is a cool toned plum wine cream.
zoya mona
zoya mona
zoya mona

Elaine is a warm toned deep dark gray brown cream.
zoya elaine
zoya elaine
zoya elaine

Hadley is a cool, deep, dark gray blue cream.
zoya hadley
zoya hadley

Tabitha is a warm pearly hunter green.
zoya tabitha
zoya tabitha
zoya tabitha

Gal is a warm muted yellow green with shimmering metallic gold.
zoya gal
zoya gal
zoya gal
Find Zoya polish on zoya.com, at salons and spas including Styling Point in Media, Pa. and on amazon
Have a Beautiful Day!
xo 
Jill
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