29 August 2010

stream of consciousness + the smoky eye.



this is me and my version of the sunday smoky eye. i know, it doesn't look all that smoldering, but i'm a laid back kind of girl and rarely like my lower lash line lined, even though my mom always says i look ravishing with it. but moms are supposed to say that. anyway, it is a little like red lipstick. good for once in awhile but not really me. anonymous asked me a formspring question about my favorite makeup shades, please head over there for answers or to ask me something new.

so the day is done. i would bottle this moment up if i could. it's sunday evening and september feels like it is sweeping august under the rug with a light breeze through my windows. the house is clean (yay), the light is fading, the lamps are lit and the dishes are done (thank heavens). the boy is bathed and tucked in and chatting to his stuffed animals. i savor the nighttime. i have a bit of time to relax and read and catch up and plan and conquer.

i'm not always so serene or steady. the other day i emailed my penpal, practically in a frenzy, telling her that i was on the edge of feeling overwhelmed. i can deal with a lot on my plate, but when i get feeling bogged down, i blame it entirely on the state of my house. which is why, saturday afternoon when there was a burst of rain and lightening and plans to go to the splashy park were down the drain, i started moving furniture and rearranging my entire front room. which is the bulk of our living space. it became one of those projects that mid-way through you wonder if you'll survive it. but we did and i'm seriously all the happier about it. i credit the new martha stewart living issue for my motivation. i revamped the living space (still need something smashing for the walls) and consolidated my office and craft space (still need to update my bulletin board, i still have 2009 resolutions pinned up). only the art supply necessities are out for show and everything else is tucked into my craft closet. it feels ready for back-to-school. am ready to launch into the new season. hope you are too.

13 comments:

katrina lauren said...

glad you are feeling more steady & inspired in your re-arranged & re-organized home! it really can make all the difference though i know what you mean....half way through one wonders why would i start this?! enjoy your evening
xo.
k

Vanessa Rae said...

Oh Marta, I just love when you write from your heart. We always seem to be on the same page and your smokey eyes look fabulous! I too enjoy the last hour of the night, my husband has to be to work by 6am and I admit that I kind of enjoy staying up an hour later while the kiddos and the hunny are drifting to sleep. Priority momma time! I have to know what your favorite dress was at the Emmy's?! Cheers a great new season!

Hil said...

Love the smoky eye. You must teach me sometime, as that is something that has ALWAYS intimidated me.

Can't wait to see your newly re-vamped living room.. so glad you are loving it.

p.s. You must call me the next time you are on the edge of feeling overwhelmed. Little Guy could always use a little Benji around here to play with.

Goodnight!

marta said...

merci for the nice words.

@ vanessa rae.. the emmy's?! i completely and utterly forgot all about them. how in the world did i do that? where is rachel zoe & her entourage when i need them? will have to catch up via my favorite tv channel, E.

Miranda said...

Oh my goodness, my dishes are done too. OH HAPPY DAY. When that happens I honestly feel like the world is mine.

I bet I would feel that even more-so if I knew how to do the smoky-eye. Am ascared.

Caroline said...

I love your version of the smoky eye!! Looks great! xo

Pink Panda said...

love it! I've been waking up early in the morning and cleaning and organizing, before school starts. I feel as though when my oldest three go back to school and leave me at home with my youngest, I will not have a chance to get anything done. So, the clothes are sorted and put away in appropriate bins, the school papers and art work from last year is filed away and their new shoes are lined up at the door, ready to be shoved into small feet and taken to first and second grade. Wow. How time flies!

Eileen said...

I just rearranged my living room a couple weeks ago too. Fun Saturday afternoon activity. It still makes me feel happy every time I walk in the room and see the new space. Good example of how change can be invigorating :)

feather said...

plan and conquer. love that. and i'm sure that you and i were in the same place last night...fall breeze blowing through the clean kitchen floors, me writing my goals for the morning, relishing the silence that school nights bring...
enjoy your week, friend.

Hannah said...

You look ravishing. Your smoky eye looks like a natural smolder. Beautiful.

Consolidating the work & craft space sounds like a brilliant idea.

Meg said...

Ohhh... your smoky eye looks so great! I too prefer to just do the top and not the bottom lashes. Thanks for your makeup tips on formspring, I think I need to grow my makeup stash a bit!

Johanna said...

your hair Marta looks amazing! Just had to say it! I love love love the colour. Oh and the smokey eye too!
Oh and your stream of consciousness writing of course....my favourite of all your writing :o)

whit said...

Mart..love the pic you look gorgeous as always, you were always good with the makeup and willing to help me out during prom disasters. i'm ready to launch into the new season as well. bring it on..

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