Upcycling Project - Anthropologie Inspired Sweater

Friday, February 28, 2014

Hey Peeps!

Today I’ve got a cool and fun post for you all! I decided not to do a video for this one because I think everyone reading, more than likely, knows how to operate a sewing machine or at least knows someone who can help them with one. But, if, for the next post I do like this one, you guys want a video, then, please, leave me a little message in the comments section below this post! :) If you guys want the videos, I’ll do ‘em. ;) Anything you for guys! That being said, don’t worry, I will have another video for you guys next week which I will hopefully be recording tomorrow! 

So, for this week, I have an upcycling tutorial for you all! If you’re unsure of what upcycling is, it’s when you take something that’s old or you don’t have a use for and turn it into something different that you can use. You can do it with all kinds of stuff, but today I am doing it with clothes. 

I came across a great little top on the Anthropologie website but their clothes (in my opinion) are just so expensive and I ain’t rich! So, I thought, I can just make this so easily. I headed off to the thrift store to find some things to re-create it. I wasn’t able to find quite exactly what I wanted but I find some things that would work. First, let’s look at the style we are going to try and mimic:

These photos are from the Anthropologie website. If you want to buy this sweater, it is $88 on their website:

Bloglovin' — Making Lovin' Blogs Easy & Fun(er)!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hi, Folks! 

How was your Valentine’s Day? I hope everyone had an awesome one and if you didn’t have anyone special to share it with, I hope you enjoyed it just the same. You don’t need a Valentine, what is most important is that you’re happy either way! ;) 

So, today I wanted to talk to you guys about Bloglovin’. If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve probably heard me talk about the fact that you can now follow my blog on there. Since some of you may not know exactly what it is, I decided I’d do a quick little post on it. 

Bloglovin’ is a place where people can discover new blogs and follow their favourites. My blog is still in the same place, TheCreativeGlow.blogpot.com, but I’ve added it to this website, a directory let’s call it, that allows people to follow all the blogs they like in one place, rather than having to keep track of every one separately. And instead of having to go and check several blogs for new posts regularly, you only have to check one website to find any updates to any of the blogs you follow. You can even choose to receive daily or weekly emails letting you know when any have new posts. It makes enjoying blogs so much simpler and easier… and I’d say even more fun since you can give posts ‘likes’ and share and recommend to friends who may be using Bloglovin’ as well. You can choose to follow blogs or individuals so you can even keep up with blogs your friends may be following very easily.

Valentine's Day Tips & Advice for the Guys!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Well, here we are again on another drab Monday… well, perhaps some for you do like Mondays. Anyway, I’ve got a new video for you all early this week since it is in preparation for Valentine’s Day.

 This video is mostly directed toward any guys out there but, girls, you can still watch it of course, and if you like an agree with what I’m putting out there in the video, then share it on facebook or wherever so that you can help out your guy friends or perhaps your boyfriend/fiancé/husband in their quest to make their special Valentine feel loved, appreciated, just amazing! ;) So, guys, on request from one of my male supporters, here is some Valentine’s Day tips and advice to help you out – just click play.

So, was that helpful at all, guys? I hope so! It was really fun to try and give you guys my advice based on how I feel about Valentine’s Day and the things that I think really get across how much you care about this person. That you’re willing to take the time to do any one of these things I suggest, to possibly put yourself in a position to be “corny” for love – after all, love is corny! If you haven’t, at least once, done something corny in the name of love, then, well… I have to question if you’re not quite there yet ( he he)! Just do it, go for it! I promise, even if YOU feel silly, SHE will be like, “OMG, this is sooooo sweet!”.

Okay, so if you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comments section at the bottom of this post! I can’t wait to hear from you all! ;)

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How I Clean My Makeup Brushes & New, Fun Project!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Hi Everyone!

So today I have some fun news for you and an informative video. This video was a request I got on facebook since I made mention of my makeup brush shampoo in a previous video.

I’m showing you the products I use to care for my makeup brushes and how I like to use them to make sure my brushes are nice and clean… and I really like to stress the “nice ‘n clean” part… you’ll see if you take a look at the BLOOPERS at the end of the video. So here is the video… but don’t get distracted and forget to read the rest of this post :), I have some fun news to share!

So, now that you’ve watched that, you can see that I was a little repetitive… but it really is important to keep your brushes nice and clean…really!! :D Also, as I mention in my video, there are so many similar products out there, but I’ve been using these and they work, and I notice my skin staying clearer since I have been. There are a few other things I do that have helped, but I’ll save that for another post. If you guys would like to see a post on how I’ve gotten my skin to clear up then please leave a comment in the comment section of this post.

How I Spent the Holidays - Part 2

Monday, February 3, 2014

Happy Monday, Everyone! I know what you’re probably thinking; ‘Happy’ and ‘Monday’ don’t belong in the same sentence, I feel ya, but that’s why I wanted to wish you all one, maybe it’ll help make it brighter! :D

So, today I wanted to get this post in for you guys since it was supposed to be up earlier in January and then things got crazy for me. It’s great to be back at it! I really missed you and sharing all that I can in creativity, inspiration, advice, and FUN! So let’s get on with it, then; my Holiday Post #2! If you need a refresher of where I left off, here is the link to Part #1 http://thecreativeglow.blogspot.ca/2014/01/how-i-spent-holidays-part-1.html (Keep SCROLLING for Pizza Roll RECIPE!)

On Christmas Day, after we all opened our gifts and had breakfast, we got ready and some of us (my Mom, sister, and I), who were able to, made the 2 ½ hour drive to surprise my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins with a Christmas visit. We always visit over the Holidays but rarely on Christmas Day. My mom really had her heart set on doing it this year and we all liked the idea… then some people got a bug that decided to make its presence known over night and that morning, and they had to stay home. But us girls had a good drive and great time spent with family when we got there and a tastey turkey diner. Mmmmm.

Next, let’s talk gifts!! I feel I was pretty spoiled with all the wonderful things I got. Here’s a couple pictures of a lot of the things I got. There were some other small stocking stuffers from Santa, like a nice Photography magazine, chocolates, candies, lip balms, ummm undies :P, and some other fun things. :) But these are most of my bigger gifts.