90 Days to a Better Me



*This is a new start that I am going to be doing, pre-new years resolutions.  This is just little things that I want to do to improve upon myself, whether it be mentally, physically, emotionally, etc.  If you want to join in via Twitter use hashtag #90DaysToABetterMe or tag me via Facebook @kattydelux*

Day One: Drink at 64 ounces of water per day. Seems simple, but is sometimes hard.
Day Two: Walk/Run my neighborhood.  Approximately 30 minutes at a brisk pace.

Day Three: cut out soda
Day Four: self reflection.  Just 10-15 minutes a day to clear my thoughts, re-set, and continue on.
Day Five: read something inspiring everyday. Whether it be poetry quotes a story or more page from my current read.

Day Six: moisturize my skin every night.  This seems like a dumb thing, but I want to be more committed to my whole body's skin, not just my face and neck
Day Seven: Drink my juice (fresh juice made by the Mr.) everyday.

Day Eight: Day Eight: Write, at least, one letter per month to someone that doesn't live near me.
Day Nine: Hug the Mr. everyday. 

Day Ten: Give one random compliment each day.
Day Eleven: Brush my hair every night. I read that this will help with growth and maintanence. 
Day Twelve: I am going to stop washing my hair with Shampoo everyday.  I know it is bad for me and my hair.

Splurge vs. Steal

 NYX Nude Palette. 20 Eye shades and 10 lip colors.  That is a steal in my book



The must-have palette for the last two years. 12 incredible shades.  You will not be disappointed if you upgrade to this palette.

90 Days to a better me




*This is a new start that I am going to be doing, pre-new years resolutions.  This is just little things that I want to do to improve upon myself, whether it be mentally, physically, emotionally, etc.  If you want to join in via Twitter use hashtag #90DaysToABetterMe or tag me via Facebook @kattydelux*

Day One: Drink at 64 ounces of water per day. Seems simple, but is sometimes hard.
Day Two: Walk/Run my neighborhood.  Approximately 30 minutes at a brisk pace.

Day Three: cut out soda
Day Four: self reflection.  Just 10-15 minutes a day to clear my thoughts, re-set, and continue on.
Day Five: read something inspiring everyday. Whether it be poetry quotes a story or more page from my current read.

Day Six: moisturize my skin every night.  This seems like a dumb thing, but I want to be more committed to my whole body's skin, not just my face and neck
Day Seven: Drink my juice (fresh juice made by the Mr.) everyday.

Day Eight: Day Eight: Write, at least, one letter per month to someone that doesn't live near me.
Day Nine: Hug the Mr. everyday. 

Day Ten: Give one random compliment each day.
Day Eleven: Brush my hair every night. I read that this will help with growth and maintanence. 


Nearly Famous Pinup Wednesday ~ Suzy Starliner



                                                          Suzy Starliner // Website //
Age: 25 

Occupation: I am a  stay at mom/house manager 

Where are you from: I was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. I currently live in Portage, Michigan.

Favorite photographer to work with: Honestly, it is a tie between Sarah Hardcastle of Dynamite Dames and Autumn Luciano of the Decadence Dolls. They are both incredibly talented women. Plus, they both have hearts of gold. 

Artist/Photographer/location of featured photo(s) Autumn Luciano of the Decadence Dolls is the photographer and we were in Lansing, Michigan on Firefly Farms. 

Tell me about your featured photo(s). When were they taken? Why are they your favorite? These photos were taken back in May of this year. They are some of my favorites simply because when I look at them I see what defines me. I felt right so much at home on a farm, and this particular farm was very comforting. Plus, being around a variety of animals is always a joyous time for me. I am an animal lover to my core. So, it was a lot of fun getting to take these photos and include the animals. The posing to me was very natural and the entire feel of the set was relaxed. 

How long have you been modeling/enjoying photography? I started doing some amateur modeling when I was around sixteen years old. I had some friends who were a little older and in college going for photography. I was asked to do a few shoots. I thought it was a lot of but I really lack the confidence to go forward with it. I would model here and there for a close friend of mine, but nothing to serious. Since Feburary of this year, I really get into modeling. I finally found that confidence I needed to get in front of the camera and get into the art of it all. 

Who are your favorite Pinup Models? Past or present inspiration? Bettie Page is one of my top favorite pin up models, she has always been an inspiration for me. She was the first pin up model I had ever seen. I was so impressed with her beauty. Brigitte Bardot, is also on my top list of favorites. She was such a pistol! She was a beautiful face but with a meaning. She really won me over with all she has done for animals rights. Last but not least, Dita Von Teese. She is such a beautiful women and so very talented. But really all pin up models, past or present, are an inspiration. Every girl is unique and I think looking up to and getting to know these girl, can help you grow as a model. 

What is some of your favorite clothing lines? Favorite Designers? Right now I am very much in love with Heartbreaker Fashion's fall line. Wow, those colors and those styles. I really can't get enough! 

If you could shoot with any photographer, past or present, who would it be? Well, I know that Andy Warhol played with photography and so I would say him. All of the fun and colorful images he would create. I think that would be an experience anyone would cherish.

What is your favorite color and why? Blue is my favorite color. It's really for a few reasons, I think blue is a soothing color. It can give a room a calm effect. Too, I think blue is a good color on me. I find myself looking for blues all the time.

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead who would it be? Marie Antoinette hands down. I find her life to be so interesting, it draws me in I really feel that this women was completely misunderstood. I would want to be the one to sit down and hear her story directly from her.


How did you get your model name? I was sitting down with my better half going on and on with all of these combination names. Finally, he suggested having Starliner for a last night since it is one of my favorite cars. I didn't want to use Galaxie, Ford Galaxies are also on my favorite list, but we own one and thought that might be too cheesy. I thought about it and Suzy just seemed right. I felt like it was my fit.

90 Days to a Better Me




*This is a new start that I am going to be doing, pre-new years resolutions.  This is just little things that I want to do to improve upon myself, whether it be mentally, physically, emotionally, etc.  If you want to join in via Twitter use hashtag #90DaysToABetterMe or tag me via Facebook @kattydelux*

Day One: Drink at 64 ounces of water per day. Seems simple, but is sometimes hard.
Day Two: Walk/Run my neighborhood.  Approximately 30 minutes at a brisk pace.

Day Three: cut out soda
Day Four: self reflection.  Just 10-15 minutes a day to clear my thoughts, re-set, and continue on.
Day Five: read something inspiring everyday. Whether it be poetry quotes a story or more page from my current read.

Day Six: moisturize my skin every night.  This seems like a dumb thing, but I want to be more committed to my whole body's skin, not just my face and neck
Day Seven: Drink my juice (fresh juice made by the Mr.) everyday.

Day Eight: Day Eight: Write, at least, one letter per month to someone that doesn't live near me.
Day Nine: Hug the Mr. everyday. 

Day Ten: Give one random compliment each day.


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90 Days to a Better Me



*This is a new start that I am going to be doing, pre-new years resolutions.  This is just little things that I want to do to improve upon myself, whether it be mentally, physically, emotionally, etc.  If you want to join in via Twitter use hashtag #90DaysToABetterMe or tag me via Facebook @kattydelux*

Day One: Drink at 64 ounces of water per day. Seems simple, but is sometimes hard.
Day Two: Walk/Run my neighborhood.  Approximately 30 minutes at a brisk pace.

Day Three: cut out soda
Day Four: self reflection.  Just 10-15 minutes a day to clear my thoughts, re-set, and continue on.
Day Five: read something inspiring everyday. Whether it be poetry quotes a story or more page from my current read.

Day Six: moisturize my skin every night.  This seems like a dumb thing, but I want to be more committed to my whole body's skin, not just my face and neck
Day Seven: Drink my juice (fresh juice made by the Mr.) everyday.

Day Eight: Day Eight: Write, at least, one letter per month to someone that doesn't live near me.
Day Nine: Hug the Mr. everyday.  

Makeout Monday ~ Things I love this week

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Adorable Hand Made Knit Hair Bands // A Sweet Christmas Greeting // A live moss bath mat that survives from the water from your feet // Hand Made Kimono style robes (fun for a bridal party) // Vegan Hand Made Flats // Beautiful Hand Made Clutch perfect for the Holidays // Baked Wet/Dry Eyeshadows//

What are you loving this week?

Stay Sweet,
Kem

90 Days to a better me



*This is a new start that I am going to be doing, pre-new years resolutions.  This is just little things that I want to do to improve upon myself, whether it be mentally, physically, emotionally, etc.  If you want to join in via Twitter use hashtag #90DaysToABetterMe or tag me via Facebook @kattydelux*

Day One: Drink at 64 ounces of water per day. Seems simple, but is sometimes hard.
Day Two: Walk/Run my neighborhood.  Approximately 30 minutes at a brisk pace.

Day Three: cut out soda
Day Four: self reflection.  Just 10-15 minutes a day to clear my thoughts, re-set, and continue on.
Day Five: read something inspiring everyday. Whether it be poetry quotes a story or more page from my current read.

Day Six: moisturize my skin every night.  This seems like a dumb thing, but I want to be more committed to my whole body's skin, not just my face and neck
Day Seven: Drink my juice (fresh juice made by the Mr.) everyday.

Day Eight: Day Eight: Write, at least, one letter per month to someone that doesn't live near me.


What has made your list? How are you making yourself better?

90 Days to a better Me



*This is a new start that I am going to be doing, pre-new years resolutions.  This is just little things that I want to do to improve upon myself, whether it be mentally, physically, emotionally, etc.  If you want to join in via Twitter use hashtag #90DaysToABetterMe or tag me via Facebook @kattydelux*

Day One: Drink at 64 ounces of water per day. Seems simple, but is sometimes hard.
Day Two: Walk/Run my neighborhood.  Approximately 30 minutes at a brisk pace.

Day Three: cut out soda
Day Four: self reflection.  Just 10-15 minutes a day to clear my thoughts, re-set, and continue on.
Day Five: read something inspiring everyday. Whether it be poetry quotes a story or more page from my current read.

Day Six: moisturize my skin every night.  This seems like a dumb thing, but I want to be more committed to my whole body's skin, not just my face and neck
Day Seven: Drink my juice (fresh juice made by the Mr.) everyday.

Week In Review







Stay Sweet,
Kem

90 Days to a Better Me.



*This is a new start that I am going to be doing, pre-new years resolutions.  This is just little things that I want to do to improve upon myself, whether it be mentally, physically, emotionally, etc.  If you want to join in via Twitter use hashtag #90DaysToABetterMe or tag me via Facebook @kattydelux*

Day One: Drink at 64 ounces of water per day. Seems simple, but is sometimes hard.
Day Two: Walk/Run my neighborhood.  Approximately 30 minutes at a brisk pace.

Day Three: cut out soda
Day Four: self reflection.  Just 10-15 minutes a day to clear my thoughts, re-set, and continue on.
Day Five: read something inspiring everyday. Whether it be poetry quotes a story or more page from my current read.

Day Six: moisturize my skin every night.  This seems like a dumb thing, but I want to be more committed to my whole body's skin, not just my face and neck

Sweet Taste of Freedom ~ Mail Order Pinup




Mail Order Pinup Clothing // Etsy // Facebook //
Email ~ Pinupgrl76@hotmail.com



Where are you from ?
I am from Washington State...born and raised.

How did you get your store started ?
I've been sewing since I was in high school, but didn't really get into fashion until I scored a job at Buffalo Exchange and basically fell in love with vintage, from there, I started hoarding vintage clothing, lingerie, fabric and patterns.  After Buffalo Exchange, I was going into clothing withdrawal, not being able to get the first dibs on the good stuff and was having a difficult time finding finding "new fashion" that I liked, so just decided, I will make my own, using the vintage fabrics and patterns I had acquired.         .

What inspires you ?
When someone contacts me about making a custom item for them....I had a customer who wanted a play suit for a contest, needed it on short notice and basically told me what she was aiming for and basically gave me authority to "make it so" !  She ended up winning 1st place in her pinup contest !

How long have you been open and what are some of your favorite items ?
My Etsy store was started in May 2012.  I love the two piece romper (especially the one I did, sailor/nautical style).  My favorites though, are the vintage style lingerie pieces.  Vintage lingerie, is so much more classy and beautiful than the modern, mass produced, Victorias Secret stuff.

What celebrity would you most like to wear your items ?
Honestly, I am not into celebrities...period.  The people I would like to wear my items are just normal people, I try to make it possible for them to get a unique, affordable piece that they will love to wear anywhere, wether it be at a photo shoot or a day at the beach !

If you had to use only one word to describe yourself, what would it be ?
Intuitive

What is your biggest pet peeve ?
Ignorant people

What are your favorite websites ?
Hmmm.....for fashion ? I like the Vintage Fashion Guild's website and the Vintage Fashion Libraries website.

What is your dream job ?
Something that combines fashion/vintage fashion and medicine !  A cute line of vintage style medical scrubs ?  I hate pants, so when I am forced to wear scrubs (for my real job), it drives me nuts ! So far, I haven't found an employer who will let me wear a "scrub dress" or scrub skirt.....yet.

What would people be surprised to learn about you ?
I heart politics !










Photo credits:
2pc romper / play suit
Photo by: Shanks Photography
Edited by: Madison Bales Photography
Model: Ginger De Vil


2pc peignoir set
Photo by:  Lone Star Pin-up
Model: Jennifer Irwin

Polka dot high waist shorts
Photo by:  Vivid EyeCandy Photography
Model:  The Vintage Doll

Bow pencil skirt
Photo by: Autumn Luciano
Model: Patsy Pearl

Daily Candy ~ with Atomic Aces


Dress by: Atomic Aces
MUAH: Amanda

90 Days to a Better Me



*This is a new start that I am going to be doing, pre-new years resolutions.  This is just little things that I want to do to improve upon myself, whether it be mentally, physically, emotionally, etc.  If you want to join in via Twitter use hashtag #90DaysToABetterMe or tag me via Facebook @kattydelux*

Day One: Drink at 64 ounces of water per day. Seems simple, but is sometimes hard.
Day Two: Walk/Run my neighborhood.  Approximately 30 minutes at a brisk pace.

Day Three: cut out soda
Day Four: self reflection.  Just 10-15 minutes a day to clear my thoughts, re-set, and continue on.
Day Five: read something inspiring everyday. Whether it be poetry quotes a story or more page from my current read.


PopSugar Must Have Box Review #1


PopSugar Must Have Box is really fun!  This was my first month, and I will most likely continue to receive it.  I had read some reviews about it, and apparently October's box was just so/so, but September's box was, well, a Must Have.

Use this link to get $5 off your first month. 




The packaging is really nice. I love opening a box filled with tissue paper, and it is nicer when the paper is PINK!

$30 credit to get a photo printed on canvas.  I will be using this soon!


Free credit to Style Mint = One free t-shirt. Who doesn't love t-shirts?


3 Hand Crafted Spice Blends with recipe card

Yoga DVD

Macaroon Flavored LipGloss ~ Peach Nectar


Thank you cards, the perfect time! Right before the holidays.  I love to send a handwritten note of thanks after I have received a gift.


Cinnamon Sugar Donut Mix. Yes! I can't wait to make these to enjoy on a Sunday morning.

Gorgeous OxBlood/Gold Bracelet
Stay Sweet,
Kem

DONT FORGET TO ENTER HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY #4

90 Days to a Better Me



*This is a new start that I am going to be doing, pre-new years resolutions.  This is just little things that I want to do to improve upon myself, whether it be mentally, physically, emotionally, etc.  If you want to join in via Twitter use hashtag #90DaysToABetterMe or tag me via Facebook @kattydelux*

Day One: Drink at 64 ounces of water per day. Seems simple, but is sometimes hard.
Day Two: Walk/Run my neighborhood.  Approximately 30 minutes at a brisk pace.

Day Three: cut out soda
Day Four: self reflection.  Just 10-15 minutes a day to clear my thoughts, re-set, and continue on.


Nearly Famous Pinup Wednesday ~ Lucinda Grace!



 Lucinda Grace // Facebook

Age:
Double Deuces

Occupation:
Housewife taking care of my three beautiful children: Dr. Buddy Love (kitty), Nurse Kitty, and Little One (chinchilla) :)

Where are you from:
Detroit, Rock City. Hometown is where the heart is

Favorite photographer to work with:
I love working with Autumn Luciano at Decadence Dolls. I went into that photoshoot like a deer in headlights and she did nothing but make me feel comfortable and taught me the basics to get from amateur to experiences.

Featured photo(s):

Artist/Photographer/location of featured photo(s)
Photographer: Autumn Luciano of Decadence Dolls
MUA: Frankie Louvles
Hair: Stephanie Strowbridge
Location: Port Huron, MI


Tell me about your featured photo(s). When were they taken? Why are they your favorite?
Nothing screams the 50's having your best guy taking you to the diner and putting your nickel in the jukebox to hear your favorite Do-Wop song. I believe the shoot was in March '12. I love these photos because as soon as you stepped on set, it was like going through a time machine! 





How long have you been modeling/enjoying photography?

I am very new, only about six months into my pin up journey

Who are your favorite Pinup Models? Past or present inspiration?
Betty Grable is at the top of my list. I love her because not only was she a model, she was a jack of all trades. She never gave any one the opportunity to label her or typecast her.
What is some of your favorite clothing lines? Favorite Designers?
I am a true lover of thrifting, but when I'm not looking for a bargain, my favorite stores are Lost and Found Vintage in Royal Oak, MI and V-Male Vintage in Dearborn, MI. 

If you could shoot with any photographer, who would it be?
I would really love to work with three different photographers: Dyna Mite Dames, Va Va Voom, and Trashy Betty.



What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? I am thankful for health. The health of myself, my husband, my family, my beautiful furry babies and also to the health of all my friends and to all of those who read this. Make sure to take the time this holiday to appreciate your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving!