Thursday, March 22, 2012

Little Bits of Happiness v2

Nothing makes me quite as happy as when my whole family is together! My family is the most important thing to me, and I love when I get to spend time with them. That is why spending last weekend in Bakersfield for my Mom's bday is the focus of my Little Bits of Happiness this week!
 {Hudson wearing his St. Patrick's Day Green!}
{The dogs outnumber the humans!}
{My nephew. Enthralled by the fan}
{That. Face.}
{My Handsome Dad!}
{Ju-Pa and Parker dancing}

p.s. These pictures are all thanks to my beautiful mom!

These pictures have kept me smiling all week! What is bringing you happiness this week?

Mrs Stephanie T


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Attention: San Diegans!!

Hey all!! I wanted to make a little announcement for all you local kids! This Saturday is the San Diego Shine Event- Mission Beach Clean-Up hosted by The Shine Project!!!
 I won't be able to attend, but if you are in San Diego you definitely should! It is going to be a great event!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Serious Talent

I have decided that I want to start introducing you to some seriously talented people on here. I would love my blog to be a place that people come to discover new and interesting people!
One of my favorite things about seeing what old friends are up to these days, is seeing them actually be able to follow their dreams! So when I saw my friend Mallory going to FIDM, and chasing her Stylist dreams, I was so excited for her.

She is about to graduate from FIDM, with a degree in Merchandise Marketing, and working with some pretty amazing well-known stylists in Los Angeles. In her spare time, she does shoots with her friends. How about that for some inspiration for doing what you love? Watch that horizon, because she will be a big name in the Fashion Industry one day.

Meet Mallory!
What made you want to get into the fashion industry?
It started with a love for clothes that grew into a love for fashion. I began to see clothes as art, wearable art. Being creative by nature, the only thing that I really love doing is working with clothing in all of its elements.
Whose work influences you the most?
        I am honestly influenced by my friends, who are all incredibly talented and creative.
What celebrity has the best style?
        Not a big follower of celebrities, but obviously Mary Kate & Ashley Olson. They take risks, appreciate fine vintage and clothing, and stay true to their personal styles regardless of what anyone thinks or says.
How would you describe your style?
        I dress based on my mood and my style is all over the place. I love and appreciate all sorts of decades, odd garments, funky prints and outrageous colors. I’ll try anything once and twice or three times if I love it. I typically pick out one item I want to wear then base an outfit around it.
What is your most important piece of fashion advice?
        Shoes make or break the outfit, just sayin.
What is your favorite item in your closet?
        Every item in my closet is my favorite, otherwise it wouldn’t be in my closet :] However to name a few of my loves… my vintage tan pleated long sleeve chiffon mini dress, my go to classic silver Chanel flats, the most beautiful khaki trench coat with the fluffiest fox fur collar and my 21st birthday gift, the Givenchy mini black Pandora bag.
Who are some of your favorite designers right now?
        Mary Katrantzou, Alexander Wang, Chloe’, Proenza Schouler, Dries Van Noten
What inspires you?
        I find inspiration in everything. Nature, music, LA, art, places I travel to, my friends, and of course the industry. However, when styling, my main source of inspiration usually comes
from the garment itself.
What is the most important accessory?
        Shoes and handbags are the most important, and then there are cocktail rings…
What do you never leave the house without?
        A jacket and lipstick
Is there anything else you would like to share?
        Wear garments that inspire you and make you happy! :]

Would you like to see some of her awesome work???
 Photographers: Neave Bozorgi & Alex Martino

Those are some truly beautiful shots, with amazing style! I just know Mallory will be successful in the Fashion Industry, and can't wait to do what she does next! If you want to see some more of her work, check out her Style Portfolio!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Etsy Love

 First things first. I have been non-active since last week, and I apologize! To make up for it, I am going to extend the deadline of my Livy Love Giveaway! You have one more week to enter!! Got to this post and check it out!!

Anyway, I have some news! I have rekindled my love for Etsy. It is amazing how many hours you can spend, lost wandering the endless amount of homemade goodness! Recently I have bought to amazing little things for my home, and I thought I would share with you!

I love love love my new Kindle cover!!!! It fits perfectly, and keeps my Kindle safe and sound! Plus, how adorable is this print? Also, Diana was super friendly, and sent it to me right away! If you are looking for a cover for your reader, check her out!!

How cute are these beds??? None of the Pet Stores have any cute selections, so I turned to Etsy! My favorite part of By Faith Creations was her vast Fabric selection! She will customize any fabric combination you want! I haven't gotten mine yet, but I am super excited to get it!

What about you? Have you found any fun Etsy creations that you love lately??

Monday, March 12, 2012

Livy Love Giveaway!

Today I am doing an extra special giveaway from and extra special lady! 
Meet Diana! (and her adorable fam!)

Diana, over at Livy Love, has a really cool Etsy shop! But, before I show you what you will be winning (it is pretty awesome), I thought I would show you a little more about the lovely and talented Diana.
What made you want to start an Etsy shop?
I started an Etsy Shop because I love creating art and my family and friends suggested I start selling that.  When I had my daughter, I  almost 2 years ago, I wanted to decorate her nursery and just had so much inspiration for nursery art.

Where do you find ideas for new prints?
I find a lot of my inspiration from fun patterns and colors.  I am always on the lookout for cute quotes or sayings from songs or poems.  I love nursery-type decoration with soft colors so most of my prints come from that.

What is your favorite print in your shop right now?
My favorite print in my shop would have to be the custom state prints just because its so personalized and anyone can enjoy that for their home!  
What are some of your favorite Etsy shops out there?
Favorite shops right now are

What are you favorite color combinations right now?
My favorite color combination would have to be like a coral red and teal blue! LOVE THAT!!
What is your favorite dessert?
Mmmm my favorite desert is chocolate molten cake from Chilis!! So good until I saw how many calories it has...but still good haha

Such great answers! So, I bet you are all pretty excited to see what you can win right? Well, as it turns out, I have been a huge fan of Diana's prints forever. When I got my new apartment, I knew instantly that I wanted her prints for my bedroom...

I love the way the complete my bedroom! And now they can complete your house too! The winner of this lovely giveaway wins....

An 11x14 "I Love You" Print!!

This is the print that I have, and I completely love it. How do you win this awesome print??? Here's how!! 

Required Entry:
 You MUST follow my blog AND Diana's blog! Leave a comment letting me know your favorite item from Livy Love Designs!

Extra Entries (Separate comment for each):
- Follow Me and Diana on Twitter!
- Tweet about this giveaway,  include a link to my blog. Leave a comment letting me know you did.
(The tweet must include @ComplicatedKai and @LivyLoveDesigns)
- Choose your favorite design from Livy Love Designs, and Pin it on Pinterest. Leave a comment with the link to your pin
- Blog about this giveaway! (Two entries)

Giveaway is only open to US followers! Giveaway ends on Monday 03/19/2012! Good luck!!!! 

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