Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A New Apartment for Newlyweds

We're not married yet, but we've just moved in together. We initially hoped that we'd find a 'once in a lifetime' offer on a home close to where he works, which is about 60 miles away from where I've been living since 2005 (about 40 miles away from his parent's house, where he's been staying at during the work week).

We have only been engaged since this summer, home prices keep dropping, the holidays plus six birthdays are approaching through Feburary, March is the shower, and Arpil is the wedding; so, we decided to bite the bullet and pay a reasonable rent for a reasonable place until we get 'official' and start looking for places as a legal Mr. and Mrs.

Until then, where going to start living together and growing together here. I's going to be so nice to see him regularly. I used to not mind ahtat he did not live here. I've only live with one boyfriend for a week and only a few roommates since college. I loved living on my own. My jobs have all been social, and I've always had a good group of friends. I savored the feeling of being social whenever I wanted to or to be a hermnit under a blanket, a spell of tea and Bach. It's only been since I've found someone who I can naturally share all of that with - that I want to see that person everyday.

Ohh - I jabber on so - a fool in love

but a smart one indeed ;)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Reception News and Shoutouts to Kelli Ann and Brady

Thanks for finding me, Kelli Ann! You and your fiance look so cute together - love the pic of you on 8/8/08. Brady, thanks for finding me as well! Looking forward to more chatting.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wedding Makeup - Please Help Me Decide

I sometimes hate admitting to these 'girly moments' as I have named them but I can't help it - I am beginning to stress about my wedding day makeup.

I do not wish to spend additional money on makeup application at a salon, so I'm getting a head start on my application practice and a color scheme that will look best on me on my special day.

Special thanks goes to Ladyvdesigns on You Tube for suggesting that I create videos of the looks I'm considering and asking viewers to vote and share their thoughts. Thanks so much, LadyV!!!

Please leave your comments and participate in the poll if you wish. Thanks so much!

Bride Look: Copper/Bronze #1

Bride Look: Black and White #1

Bride Look: Rose and Pink #1

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Urban Decay Primer Potion perfect for your wedding

I almost believed it until I tried it, now I'm a total believer in the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Almost all of my 'makeup girlfriends' on my You Tube Channel and http://makeupmasters.ning.com swear by this stuff. I'm not walking down the aisle without it! I re3corded a video of my actual 'staying power' test. Watch below.



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My First Contest - Enter for free cd or $5 gift card



If you are a You Tube friend of mine, especially in the makeup genre, then you are familiar with contests. Contests are a fun way to connect with like-minded bloggers and vloggers.

Any female 18 years of age or older may enter my contest. The rest of the rules are mentioned, and the prizes are mentioned in one of the two videos.
Details are in the next few vids.

If you decide to enter and subscribe to my You Tube Channel you will see several examples of 'real' women bellydancing. Plus - I am here to help and guide you. I will be happy to direct you to free how-to vids, .99 cent music downloads, free video & music previews, anything you may need assistance with.

My two blog/vlogs are:

and / or

Check out these other vids: Student testimonials for 'JadeTheBellydancer'


and Jade's fantastic dance to TINA TURNER


Plus, SEEDCOVERS has lots and lots of beautiful hip scarves to start you off

The best Tripod for Bride Bloggers

I posted this video for my You Tube friends - especially the ones whom have shown their make-shift camera set-ups for their vids; and, did not see it necessary to invest money in a professional tri-pod. Like most fledgling vloggers, I had my camera propped up on a pile of books, until I was "liberated" with the Gorillapod by Joby

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I'm Late and I Lied

I was supposed to post this a few days ago. Been quite busy lately.

For my new readers on this blog who have been asking about my bellydancing ... here's a recent vid. The rest can be found on my bellydancerlessons blog or my You Tube channel.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bride Vlog #1

Makeupmasters.ning.com and YouTube

I have found valuable make-up advice recently at a couple of cool sites. For the first few months of my YouTube membership I kept to myself and kept to publishing practice vids for my bellydance blog. However, my social nature crept through my video curtain and I began conversing and subscribing to a host of beautiful women that have been publishing exceptional makeup application tutorials and product reviews. I didn't care much about make-up for a while - since I got out of the 9-5 corporate life. However, since I've been watching these vids for the past few months I have been inspired to try new looks with different colors and WOW - it has paid off!

There is also a great site DEVOTED to makeup reviews and application. Don't trust the commercials - trust the women who have already purchased the product and see what they have to say.

These You Tube women and the members on http://makeupmasters.ning.com will be my PERSONAL CONSULTANTS when it comes to me choosing a pallette for my wedding. I feel it's better to consult with 'real' people first instead of a salon stylist first - unless you REALLY know your stylist! Otherwise, the stylist may just suggest the 'easiest' up-do and makeup application and tell you it's the best for you - when it's really the best for him - because he will get you and the rest of your party out of the salon an hour earlier for the same price. I'm not saying that happens all the time - but I do have a friend that felt like she was TOTALLY rushed out of the salon after spending gobs of money.

I'm hoping to find a good look for both my face and hair by watching vids, reading posts, and submitting my own pics and vids for review. Hopefully this way will help me find a look that I can sucessfully do myself instead of adding on the extra salon expense.

Video Friends and Other Channels

I have just recorded and am currently downloading a video that I will also be posting on my You Tube channel and my other blog that focuses on my first year in bellydancing lessons. I've met many wonderful and inspiring people on both sites. Please listen to the upcoming shout-out videos I will be posting and check them out!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Video after His Proposal

I made this vlog for my YouTube friends to tell them the good news. I'll share this and I will be creating more for this this site.

My Wedding Gown and Tiaras from Outer Space

My mom and I found the perfect dress just four days after the proposal. David's Bridal was having a sale. Mom and I were just going to have a look, and the teenage romantic in me couldn't wait to try on my first gown. I was looking for something simple, something classic. It was easy to choose, actually; it was the fourth or fifth one and the only one where mom and I both started crying. It also was the most comfortable by a landslide. It's ivory, beaded lace. The photo is from the catalog. I have a much shorter veil. They had beautiful tiaras but SHEESH - they were @ $200! Are they from Mars? Get real! That's 1/3rd of what my mom paid for the dress! She loved it on me and said with a nervous smile that she would also buy it if I wanted it. I assured her that we will both have fun looking around for the best discount on one.

I admit - the little girl in me has always wanted to be princess just for one day - so I want a tiara.

I've already found some on Amazon that are under $15! That's worth it for me to get a couple to try on, then maybe save for bellydancing. There's also the accessory stores at the malls.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My Other Blog

as I just begin this one you may wish for more content and more background. You may fid it at my other blog: bellydancerlessons.blogspot.com

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

An Unveiling - an Engagement of Love

I'm not new to blogging - and as I approach my second year of bellydancing I can not say I'm new to that anymore. However, I AM new to being engaged and planning a wedding. I will be celebrating or stressing, but I will be archiving this beautiful process.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

First Post

First post. Testingthe waters. Will be back soon for more posts and additions to layout.