Saturday, December 24, 2011

GUEST POST SUNDAY - Pussycat Vintage


Merry Christmas! I'm so excited to be drinking a cup of peppermint hot cocoa while introducing you to a new found love of mine! She's the gorgeous face behind one of my favorite blogs & vintage shops! 

Meet Nicole

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Threadesque readers! I'm Nicole from Pussycat Vintage! I was over the moon when Miss Samantha asked me to do a guest post on the best holiday of the year! What an honor! I know that we are all busy enjoying this magical day so I promise to keep it quick. I just want to share with you a few of my favorite things I've enjoyed about Christmas this year. I hope that you and your families are have an amazing holiday together and enjoying this special time of year! Lots of love from our family to yours!


1. Family - I would be nothing with out these amazing people. They are always there for me and the most important people in my life!
2. Logan - His dad and I rotate holidays and this year he is all mine! Love having him all to myself this year. He's my everything!
3. Christmas Tree - Cutting down our own, which has become our family tradition.
4. Holiday Party - Being a part of this amazing holiday party on the Adalou Blog! Giveaways are still open!!
5. The Elf - Finding this little guy and adding him to our collection to put on the tree every year. 
6. Cookies - Christmas just isn't complete with out baking batches and batches of cookies! 
7. Pups - So thankful that these two cuties are around to share the holidays with. 
8. Crafts - Logan and I decided to take on a few  Christmas crafts this year and had a ton of fun! Here are the ones we did. 


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

RoseVintage Shoot

I styled an amazing shoot for RoseVintage & Cluney Photography a few weeks ago! It was incredibly easy working with our beautiful model, Avery! We shot for two days. The first day was inspired by a vintage urban city girl. I loved layering boho blouses with oversized plaid shirts & denim. The second day was vintage hollywood glam meets holiday chic. Vintage holiday dresses & blouses in shades of red, green & gold! What do you think?

Black & White 


Photographer: Mark Cluney Photography
Makeup Artist: Jacqueline Kukay from Alchemy Mineral Blends
Model: Avery

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

DIY Glitter Ornaments

Hi friends! It was such a pleasure guest posting for A Cup of T! I decided to share the post on here just in case you missed it! Sorry I haven't posted much lately, I'm in Michigan visiting family for Christmas. I will try my best to post as often as possible! 

What you need:

Glitter(I finally bought the 24 pack of Martha Stewart glitter!)
Glitter glue
Paint brush 

Pick your glitter colors! After much consideration, I went with traditional Christmas colors, red & green! 

Step 1: Use your glitter glue pen to draw your initial on the ornament
Quick tip - If you mess up, you can easily fix with a q-tip! 
Step 2: Sprinkle glitter onto the glue! 
Quick tip - The more the better!
Step 3: Let the glue dry! While you wait I highly suggest listening to the She&Him Christmas album & drinking hot cocoa!
Step 4: After the glue dries, gently tap the ornament to remove the excess glitter. Use a tiny paint brush to tidy up the edges.
Step 5: Hang on your tree! 


Sunday, December 18, 2011



Meet Tia Dickerson

The amazingly creative & beautiful lady behind, 
Where you can find tons of DIYS & recipes.
I'm dying to try this recipe, Healthy Holiday Bites! 
What an awesome idea for holiday hors d'oeuvres! 

Hello! I am Tia from A cup of T.  
I am delighted to be posting a holiday DIY for you here on Threadesque!  
Today I will be showing you how to make a yarn wrapped Christmas tree. 
Let’s get started…

You will need:  Styrofoam cone, yarn, straight pins, hot glue gun, scissors

Optional items: Small doily, buttons, embroidery thread or anything you would like to embellish your tree with.

Step 1: Pin end of yarn at the top of cone

Step 2: Cover top of cone with hot glue and spiral yarn around the top
Step 3: Continue to warp the cone until you reach the very bottom
Step 4: Pin yarn at the bottom

Time to embellish, let’s see...lets add a tree skirt & tree topper! 

I used a vintage clip on earrings attached with a dab of hot glue
To finish up lets add some garland to the tree using straight pins and thick embroidery thread

Last but not least, display your purty little tree!

Happy Creating!
Love, T

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Beauty Secrets From a Blogger

I asked several of my blogger friends to share their favorite beauty tips with us. Some people have a very traditional beauty regime but some of us have "secrets" you will be shocked to find out!  

My secrets:

1. I figured out a fun way to curl my hair without using a curling iron! 

How to: 
Start with clean wet detangled hair 
Apply your favorite serum(my favorite is made by Aveda)
Separate your hair into small sections
Twist the section in your fingers & hold for 5 seconds
Next section
Continue until you "curl" every piece of hair
Finish with a light hairspray
(my personal favorite is also made by Aveda)
TA-DA! You now have finger waves!!

2. Porcelain skin:
First off, skin care is number one! I use Say Yes to Cucumbers facial wipes daily (make sure to re-use the wipes, I usually get 3 uses out of each wipe). I give myself a "facial" once a week, using Boots Clay Mask & Biore strips. For blemishes I use witch hazel, it's a miracle worker! If you cannot cover up your blemishes, make sure to use a good concealer (my favorite is made by Benefit), finish with Studio fix by Mac Cosmetics

3. Add a red lip! It pulls your whole look together & makes you feel super feminine/beautiful!

Secret: Cat eye liner

"Here is an easy trick for doing cat eye eyeliner. Use an angled eyebrow brush (I suggest this one) and a gel liner (love this one) that comes in a pot. Dip the brush in the eyeliner so that the entire tip of the brush is covered. Place the shorter edge of the brush on the outer corner of your eye with the tallest edge of the brush pointed out. You can choose how dramatic you want it to look by bringing the angle up or out. By creating this angle, you create a perfect cat eye angle! Next bring the line down from the tallest point of the angle to your lash line. Then fill in the angle you created!" 

from A Cup of T
Secret: Super Simple Conditioner Tips
1. Never put conditioner on your roots! There is really no need to put the conditioner all the way to your scalp, hair usually gets knotted as it goes down. Having the conditioner on your scalp eventually creates residue and creates the appearance of dirty hair.

2. If you have fine hair and you plan on curling your hair that day, don't use it! The conditioner will weigh your hair down making the curl fall quicker.

3. My all time favorite conditioner (and I have tried just about every kind out there) Herbal Essence Long Term Relationship, very cheap, smells good and makes my hair super soft!

from Those Sunny Days
Secret: Organic facial scrub

"Everyone has heard that saying "beauty is pain" right? Whoever said this knew the torture us girls, and even guys, have to go through. Number one complaint: skin. I have a little natural and easy trick to help solve those skin dilemmas. I'm a firm believer that your body is made up of natural substances, so why put chemicals on it to get rid of a problem? I found this about a year ago by Kandee Johnson."

What You’ll Need:
-Organic sugar
-Organic lemons or lemon juice
*You can also use non-organic but it has chemicals.
What To Do:
Wet your face with warm water. Soak a cotton round (cotton ball or washcloth are fine) with the lemon juice. Then on the cotton round, add a teaspoon of sugar. Scrub your face for a minute or two. Rinse your face thoroughly. 
It removes all the dead skin, helping with acne and makes your face incredibly smooth. 

I've used this for a year now and my skin is so nice. I use it a couple times a week right before bed. I hope this helps anyone in need! I can't wait to see what the others have in store for beauty care.

from MeganLeefer Vintage
Secret: Baking Soda Shampoo

"When I told my mom this beauty secret she laughed, and I often get strange looks when I tell people, but I have been doing this for about 3 months now. I stopped using shampoo all together, and started washing my hair with baking soda! I keep a Ziploc bag full in my shower, and just take a small hand full. I rub it in just like I would shampoo. It's made my hair a lot thicker and healthier. I now can go two to three days without washing. Before I had to wash it every day. I definitely recommend it!"

Mónica Acedo
Secret: Shiny Soft Hair

You need:

1 teaspoon of honey
2 Big strawberries 
The normal amount of shampoo you use 

Mash strawberries in a small bowl
Mix all of the ingredients together
Apply the mixture to your hair
Let soak for 2-5 minutes

What's your beauty secret?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

GUEST POST SUNDAY - Those Sunny Days


I would like to introduce you to my new blog friend & sponsor, 

She's super creative, loves food and not to mention ADORABLE! You can find amazing D.I.Y projects & recipes on her lovely blog, 

those sunny days

Hey everyone! I'm Kristen of Those Sunny Days! When Sam asked me to do a guest post DIY for her, I was thrilled. This is my first guest post so I may have giggled in excitement and to be on Threadesque is a pleasure! So onto the crafts. I create a bunch of little things all the time that are easy and simple and this DIY is no different. And the best part: it's pretty darn cheap!

DIY snowmen figurines
-Polymer Clay (I used CraftSmart white polymer clay, about $9)
-Acrylic Paint (I used Americana, $ .77 each)
-Small paintbrush
-Tooth picks or small twigs

DIY snowmen figurines
-Create one big, medium, and small sized ball with your clay. Then put them on top of each other and push down gently.

DIY snowmen figurines
-To create a 3D snowcap, make your snowcap, then take a tiny piece of clay and roll it out until it looks log-like. Put it on the bottom of the hat, flip the hat over and push the two ends of the "log" together and pinch. Gently press onto the top of the snowman.

DIY snowmen figurines
-Take tiny pieces of clay to make the eyes, carrot nose, and buttons. To make eyes and buttons, with a tooth pick press two or four small holes on the small clay piece. With the same tooth pick, break in half and with the broken piece, press a hole into the middle ball on each side for the arms after they bake. IMPORTANT! Bake clay according to the directions on the clay you bought. 

DIY snowmen figurines
-Now you paint however you'd like! After they dry, take your tooth pick and on the broken side, put a dab of glue on and stick in the holes of the middle ball. 

DIY snowmen figurines
And that's it! Sit back, relax, and have fun creating! 
Thanks for having me on here!
xo kristen

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