Sara’s Weekly Whatever, after sickness edition!

Quick question before I launch into the intro for Sara…..does anyone here have any experience formatting e-books properly? I Want to add mine to the Smashwords catalog, but they say it’s not formatted right. Getting very frustrating, especially since I have to commandeer my friend’s computer to work on it! Rather get help from someone who enjoys my writing than from some random guy I don’t know.

Okay, that’s enough complaining for the day. Feeling much better, just a bit of a tickle left in the back of the throat. Should be back to our normal posting routines now that we’ve kicked the crap! So, without further ado, I give you the woman of the hour. My lovely wife, Sara!

Been sick for far too long for my liking. I’m doing much better, wasn’t able to think clearly at all for several days among other things, was also clumsier than usual too. Weather is getting colder, so I followed suit and switched out the rest of my summer clothes for long sleeves and thicker fabrics, switching out colors in the process. Been looking stuff up, the trending colors for this season and month so far have been pink (all shades), strong cobalt blues,teal, emerald greens and woodsy browns, deep wine reds and berries, also leather and lace of varying colors have been popular too. Metallics are having a Big moment in clothes and makeup. These are the following trending metals, rose gold, silver ( bright, antique) bright gold,and I think copper too.

Woot! Seahawks play Sunday at 10am!! I might put up a game day makeup look before game starts or after if I’m running late.

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After washing face and plucking eyebrows, I first applied a light wash of the pale green found in the bottom triangle of Rimmel’s Glam’eyes trio eyeshadow in Tempting. It went on browbone , crease , not on lids. On eyelids I used two colors from Milani’s Autumn Earth eyeshadow quad. Used the green in a few layers, turning up the saturation level. I then chose the red to line under bottom lashes and to line top eyelashes, flicking out past top lashline for a personal touch on the cat’s eye look. Finished eyes by using Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara in Blackest Black on both top and lower lashes. For lips, a well blotted stain of Milani’s Bonfire lipstick, with a sheer glossy layer of Covergirl’s Blackberry Splash Wetslicks fruit spritzers.

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Swirls of reds and greens

leaves falling, spinning

seen,

then unseen

A mixture of greens, reds, cranberries, with leaves,clear drops, stripes of black rainbow patina and the gray cylinders are hematite.

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Painted half of each nail using Revlon’s Rain Forest Colorstay Longwear nail enamel in the usual two coats. On the other side after the green’s dried, I applied a bright red,NYC Long Wearing Nail Enamel’s Broadway Burgundy Frost used three coats for a more saturated hue. Went over minor mistakes with a third coat of Rain Forest. I really like the pairing of these two similarly glittered colors. They both feature tiny specks and flecks of glitter that contrast with base color,are big enough to empart some sparkle and small enough to not look “cluttered” and easily comes off.

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Here’s a close up of the colors.

Here’s two of the trees I’ve made out of wire and various types of beads.

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Tree is modeled after those viewed during autumn.

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This one is inspired by palm trees and a summer breeze, there’s even some coconuts hidden under the leaves. Both trees stand on their own.

5 thoughts on “Sara’s Weekly Whatever, after sickness edition!

  1. I’ve heard smashwords is a nightmare to format for, nicknamed the organ grinder. That’s why I haven’t ventured into smashwords yet. So I can’t be much help on that front I’m afraid.

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    • Yeah, whoever told you that, they weren’t lying. I had the first book formatted for it, but they would’nt accept it without a TOC. I added a TOC, and it threw everything else off, and I can’t get them to accept it again! Bah, I’ll just have to break down and pay someone from their “list”.

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