Monday, January 31, 2011

New Photos to share

I have a couple of things to share today. First is a full face "zombie" that I did at school on Saturday. It follows the same as the scar I uploaded earlier in the week but, is a full face. I thought it turned out good but, it is a bit darker and next time I will use a lighter blending makeup. Not bad for my first time though and I am excited that I have accomplished another goal I had for the year.

The next photo is of Kacee and a makeup I did on her this morning. I used the Urban Decay naked pallet. I really like this pallet for every day makeup and neutrals. Kacee is a rockstar for letting me play since she "hates" makeup!! hehe thanks Kacee.
I will add all of them to my slide as well.. Love Mondays!!
Tia Ko Be

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A friend's blog..

Some good friends of ours that we loved hanging out with in Sanpete county.. All girls in there family and all fabulous with an amazing mom and dad. This is where I learned to scrapbook and learned so much from..both crafty and life experiences...

Hi Sheri, Dani and family!!

They have a blog that I started a follow on today and thought I would share it. If you like crafts, photography, recipe or just love watching a family that is amazing go check it out!!

House full of handmades

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Taught at School today

I have been trying to learn things with makeup this year as one of my goals and wanted to learn how to do stage makeup.. This is a creation I did and taught the girls at school how to do today. It is just a patch but, will be doing a full zombie face on Josh this weekend.

Tell me what you think...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kassi in Young Womens..

My little baby girl is growing up and tonight was introduced into the Young Women's program.. I had to write a little get to know you about her and decided it would be a good post for today as it sums up most of my thoughts for her today..

Tia Ko Be Pooka!!

On February 15th, 1999 a little angel was born in a province called Hung Yen in Vietnam to a very special woman name Leigh. She named her little angel Mai and then lovingly gave her to the care of an orphanage for adoption.

Two weeks later a picture was sent to our family with her paperwork to get things started to bring her home. Before we saw her picture we had gone through a series of events:

For about 5 years I had a dream that would be consistent and reoccur quite often. In the dream Savana and Kacee would be standing together and a little girl with big brown eyes and long dar hair would peek around their legs and smile. She was shy and cautious but obviously loved her two "sisters".

I shared the dream with my husband one day and to our surprise discovered that he was having the same dream as I was. We started looking at adoption shortly after. Different times for several years we would get close to picking up a child or for some reason or another be told that we couldn't have a particular child.

In 1998 Kacee, my 2nd daughter started having a dream about a little baby sister. She would continually tell us that it was time to go and get our little angle. One day, frustarted because of her persistance I told her that obviously she needed to pray about it because we had done everyting we could to get her here. Kacee's reply to me was "Mom, no, it is your turn to pray, I have."

About a week later a friend of mine called to tell me of an experience she had in the temple that she had felt impressed to share with me. I called Focus on Children the next month, which was January 1999. What should or normally takes about a year of paperwork and preparation through the government, to everyone's surprise was completed in about 3 weeks. On April 14th 1999 my husband and I were in a hotel room in Hanoii Vietnam anxiously waiting for someone to bring us our little angel. She came to us through a translator, her care giver and a wet nurse that had been hired to feed her on the way to the hotel. Wrapped in a frail worn out blanket, a hand sewn bonnet and a new bright yellow outfit a very tiny and weak baby girl with big dark brown eyes was carefully placed in the arms of her daddy for the very first time.

As we layed her on the bed she looked up and smiled the most adorable smile I felt that I had ever seen. The caregiver started to speak to us and was translated to that is the first time she has ever smiled and be careful with her as she is very weak.

Kassandra Elizabeth Mai Madsen was born on February 15th, 1999. She was named after my mum, Sandra, her sister Kacee starts her name and her middle name of Elizabeth is from her great grandma Elizabeth or "Beth" Cutler. Her given name of Mai is also shared as a middle name in honour of her birth mom.

She was born at 8 lbs. 8 oz but lost 4 pounds due to lack of nutrition in her first 2 months of life. Though she had a rough start, we know she was blessed and protected by the angels in those short 2 months.

Kassi is the youngest of 5 siblings and an aunt to 3 boys (1 being older than her) and 1 girl who is one of her best friends.

She loves to shop, play basketball and dance. She is very artistic and loves to read and text her freinds constantly. She is a constant model for her mom and sister while they are going to cosmetology school and is excited for her first runway show the end of this month.

Kassi loves the color blue, loves eggrolls and fried rice. Although she is tormented by her brothers she is definately stronger for it. Kassi took the challenge a couple of years ago to develop a "six pack" and currently does about 200 push ups each night and over 100 situps. She is also diligently working on her "spiritual sixpack" of reading the Book of Mormon, a goal given to her by her oldest brother Bug.

Kassi is dedicated, loving and a true friend to those she is friends with. She is shy until you get to know her and then watch out, she is loud and crazy and a ton of fun to be around.

Kassi is very excited to start Young Women's next month and even though her big brother doesn't want her to grow up she is and ready to be a Young Women with Values and share in these experiences.

We love you, Pooka, and hope that you have as much fun in Young Womens as we did.

Tia Ko Be


Sunday, January 23, 2011

365+ days

And now we are on the downhill of the mountain.. 367 days ago Bug left for his mission...1 year, 2 days and 10 hours has been one long year but, so happy that he is there teaching the gospel to those who need him.

A son leaves his family for 2 years so that other families can be together forever..

I love ya Bug

Tia Ko Be



Saturday, January 22, 2011

MST Tradeshow We have been working on these photos for the tradeshow the last couple of weeks and today they became our first You Tube Video!!! whohooohooooo!!! We are soo close to the tradeshow and it is going to be so much fun!
Come and join us on Feb 28th and March 1st. The Runway show will be our closing on March 1st and the students are working hard for a fabulous presentation!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

I want to Live

I have always been a fan of John Denver and love his music. It speaks from my heart when I hear the words of some of his songs. This one is one of my favorites and shared to my son, Bug, from his dad in an email this week.
Tia Ko Be

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Photo for the day

So, today I decided to share a photo I took last night after Savana text me to look at the sunset. I love that she takes time to check out the most beautiful things and reminds me to look at them too..

What a great end of the day!

Sunset 1/10/11

The next photo is one of Josh actually doing homework.. haha this happens very rarely so I had to document it!!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

thought for the day.

I found this in my scriptures tonight and decided it was worth posting.. A little tid bit to make me happy....

"Sorrow looks back, Faith looks Up!"

Tia Ko Be

Friday, January 07, 2011

Things that Make your heart...

Some things just make your heart ache.. today was one of those days... I saw a 22 year old hug his mom today and say I love you.. wow...what an impact those little actions can make.. I really miss that from all of my kids...

Another thing today was seeing an absolutely beautiful young lady tell me that she has never had anyone until today tell her sincerely how beautiful she is. Made me remember my childhood a little too much I must say.. But, so glad that when she said that I was the one that said those words to her and realized that I know that I have always told my own children how beautiful they each are especially deep in their souls.

We all do things throughout our lives that affect people every single moment of the day, sometimes I ache for those little moments that were created years ago when all my kids were home and protected from the world. The world can be so cruel.

Soo... what did I learn today.. I learned and reflected on the little things, some happy some saddened by life and the world. Hopefully this will be a better year of memories that make us happy and not so sad.

Tia Ko Be,

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Almost Half way through

the week that is...the first week back at school/work I CAN DO THIS!!

Sometimes I think that there is so much I don't know how to make a step forward but, I am learning all over again and trying to do better at being happy, finding peace with myself and being more positive around those I am with. It can be a daunting task somedays, today included, but worth it hopefully.

Did some fun makeup today in the studio and will upload a photo of Angela, gal at school/work that let me do the demo on her today. I really love creating this part of my blog and excited to learn more about it.

Tomorrow..well, I am going to be a demo for Christa in sugaring.. nuff said there haha and Friday get to do a TCA peel... whohohooo more excited than ever for that one! I will update photos of the before and after on the TCA peel. I am really excited to work on my master esthetician and learn more about that.

I made a blog for the studio today at is a link if you are interested in following it. I will help them keep it posted and updated through out my time there:

Monday, January 03, 2011

Mischievous copy Kesha look

I am a huge fan of a makeup blog called Mischievous and follow her work quite often. One of my goals this year is to try to do some of her creations and learn more about makeup as I go. This is one that she did to resemble a video by Kesha. Her blog link is in the list where I follow.. Check it out!

I will add more of the photos to my slide.

Tia Ko Be

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Kassi, Sephora 2010 line

I did a little make-up today. This is Kassi, my 11 year old, with a fun teen makeup. I used the Sephora 2010 new showcase line and it is full of great products to choose from. I also used a gel eyeliner that I picked up at the store today. The eyeliner is just by Wet and Wild.

We went to see the elk today at Hardware Ranch as well.. the photos are on my phone for that so I will post them tomorrow. It is family game night, go wii mr potatoe head and yahtzee!! wish me luck

Tia Ko Be

Saturday, January 01, 2011

2011 wahohoooo

Oh yeah baby!!! bring on the new year and get rid of the last one.. I am soo glad for a fresh start and going to make this one a lot better!
Had to take the computer in today to get unlocked because someone got on it during the night and changed the password.. the hint was yellow sunshine....hmmm had no clue what or how to change it back or even figure out what the password was so had to take it in to the computer shop... back up and running now tonight so now going through all my accounts and changing the password just to be safe.

I am missing my little Kassi today, she went to a friends house to help tend yesterday and spent the night and was hoping to do a make over on her today. I did cut Josh's hair last night and will take pictures of it and upload it to the new slide.. He is such a super HAWT tween!!

Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday!

Tia Ko Be