Sunday, September 30, 2012

Another Year FULL of Love.



I turned another year older yesterday, and my heart…got a lot more full of love!
An overwhelming amount of Facebook/Instagram/Blog messages, calls, texts, Birthday songs, very special gifts & many surprises, very yummy treats, a day spent with nothing but love & laughter with my beautiful B…
a perfect day, indeed.

ALL of you were a part of it, and I thank you…with every beat of my heart.

Here's what I posted on Facebook…

"Some people are as bright as the moon; their hearts shine with the light of a million heavenly stars. * ALL of YOU represent this in my life! Thank you, with EVERY part of me...for your generous spirits and beyond kind hearts. To say that I
 felt loved on my Birthday…is THE BIGGEST understatement of ALL TIME! I am blessed, far beyond measure, and I have ALL of you to thank. You made my day, week, year, and most importantly…made me feel that the life I live is one to be proud of. You made me laugh, cry, say "Awww" a million & one times =), brought back so many wonderful memories, but most of all…reminded me how TRULY blessed I am, & how proud I am to call ALL of you…my Beautiful Family & Friends. Life is made up of captured moments, & the things we share and the moments we spend together have become gifts that my heart won't ever forget. Thank You ALL…for your unbelievable love & kindness. It will FOREVER be remembered. "Generous hearts are the accomplices of happiness." (Suzanne Cole) & at this very moment…I couldn't be any happier! =) I will reply to all of you individually, but for now…here's my heartfelt thanks! I ♥ ♥ ♥ YOU!!! XO"



Here's to a brand new year, a brand new me, and a whole bunch more lives I get to touch! 
Thank you for being here, and sharing in my journey.
I look forward to ALL that's to come!

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To show all my  & Gratitude, stop by & enter my AMAZING Giveaway!


HUGE Love & Hugs to you!
XO



A Happy, Oh So Grateful Girl…

Friday, September 28, 2012

"Urban Decay Dreams" Giveaway!



Hey Gorgeous Ones!
The wait is finally over!
I introduce to you…my "Urban Decay Dreams" Giveaway!
Complete with the infamous " Book of Shadows IV" Palette (which is completely sold out), 
The "Smoked" Palette (all info here
& the newest, limited edition
"The Vice" Palette (all info here),
Complete with 20 brand new, never before seen shades! 

To Celebrate reaching 250+ Followers/Friends, to show my immense appreciation, because I love you all dearly, and because I want you to have all the cool stuff I have…
This One's For You! 




Here's How to Enter!
 
First & Foremost...
You must be a Follower of my Blog & not just a reader. He He. You have to click "Join This Site" & become an addition to the beautiful, smiling faces...on the left side of my blog! I know a lot of you are unsure as to why you have to "join this site" aka "follow", instead of just reading, but in the blogging world...the only way we gain creditability is by how many "documented" readers/followers we have. Hope that makes sense. Don't worry though...you won't be bombarded with emails/notifications, etc. In fact...you won't even receive one! So even if you're a guy & want to win any of my giveaways for a special someone in your life...you are more than welcome as well! 

The above & 6 below are a must to be eligible & the additional 3 are extra! 

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Like "Veronika's Kandy Koated Dreams" on Facebook HERE
2) Follow "Veronika Ohanian-Welt" on Twitter HERE
 3) Follow "Veronika Ohanian-Welt"  on Facebook HERE
4) Follow "Veronika's Kandy Koated Dreams" on Bloglovin HERE
 5) Leave a comment on this page with your full name, & how many entries you've entered.

BONUS ENTRIES…
*Blog about this Giveaway- 2 extra entries
*Tweet about this Giveaway- 1 extra entry
*Facebook this Giveaway- 1 extra entry
                                                                                                                              
THAT'S IT!
Giveaway will close on Friday, October. 5th 2012 at Midnight...Texas Time!


GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!


Lovin' My UD Dolls ,
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Diamond Necklace Reveal!



Ok Dolls!
The moment has finally come!
As you all know by now…I was able to get my hands on 3 necklaces, instead of just the original one! 
So that means 3 of you will be sent this adorable necklace! 
YEAY!



Due to popular demand…I decided to just do my usual "drawing" & put all your names in this gorgeous "diamond-like" vase!


So…without further adieu…
Here are the 3 names Bobby pulled out…






Congratulations to all of you & if you could, pretty please send me your addresses…I'll get them out to you asap! 
And…because this is a totally different type of gift…if the rest of you that already commented (No new comments, please. I have to be completely fair. Only the girls that were entered to win. Brie & MB….you were as well!) could also send me your addresses, pretty please…I want to send you a little inspirational something as well!
Equally as cute, since I couldn't get all of you this necklace!
But trust me…you will love it.
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Thank you ALL…for every kind word you spoke & for touching my life, & my ♥… so much more than words could ever express!
YOU are the diamonds in my life, & I will treasure you…ALWAYS.

Have a beautiful day & stay tuned for tomorrow's "Urban Decay Dreams
Giveaway Reveal! 

 Huge Love & Hugs To You!
MUAH.
XO


Lovin' My Diamonds Girls,


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pressure Makes Diamonds.



Good Morning, My Angels!
I came across this adorable necklace & of course…immediately thought of all of you!
I bought 2 others for very special people in my life & wanted to get one for one of you as well.



Sometimes in life, we go through some very tough times & it helps to have a little encouragement to help you through. A little token to let you know that you aren't alone, someone is thinking of you,  rooting for you, and….that someone cares & loves you. 

So…if you are going through a tough time right now & could really use a little encouragement…comment down below & I will randomly pick one of you to send this to. 
I will pick the name on Monday, September 24th. 

I wish I had a million to send to all of you, but hopefully…the person who's souls needs the most sunshine…will be the name I pick! 
I pray none of you are hurting, but if you are…I also pray that you know I care. 

Have a beautiful day, Loves & I'll be back tomorrow for my "Friday Favorites" & I'll also be Guest Posting (My very first time) on Blonde Episodes, for the beautiful Kori! 
Stop by & check it out!
I'm excited!

HUGE Love & Hugs to you ALL!
XO


Your Biggest Fan,


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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Hope your week has been amazing so far! 
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HUGE Love & Hugs To You ALL!!!
XO


Love Me My Kori,

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Greatest Love of All!



This post goes out to all my girls (& guys if you're reading)...

As I was driving the other day, running errands & enjoying the beautiful Texas scenery…this song came on Pandora.


While singing at the top of my lungs…I actually took the time to really listen to the words. At that moment, with tears streaming down my cheeks (Hey…I told you guys a long time ago I was a Hot Mess!)…it made me think of all of you. 

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I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me

[Chorus:]
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadow
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

[Chorus:]
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadow
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

And if by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love 

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So many of you write to me about love & heartbreak, not finding the right one yet, etc. And you always refer to being single as not being "enough". Not good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, skinny enough…
When in reality, the only "enough" being single represents…is loving yourself enough…to wait for the right person. 
Enjoy every minute of being single!
I sure did.
The only time it's amazing being in a relationship…is when you are with someone amazing! 
Take your time. Love yourself first. And the rest…will all happen in time.
Not your time…but his.
You can't rush love.
If it's meant to be…it will always be.
If you follow some sort of "timeline", made up by you, family/friends, society…you'll end up like poor Kim Kardashian. 

You should only get Married when you find someone you could never imagine your life without.
And you should only have kids when that same person is exactly what you want your Son/Daughter to be like.

It's as simple as that.

If it happens at 20…perfect.
If it happens at 30…perfect.
If it happens at 40..perfect.
And so on.

If it gets too late for kids…maybe you were meant to adopt.
Maybe you we meant to love other people's kids.
If you don't meet the right person…it's not in the cards…period.
Otherwise you have kids, a dead beat Dad/Mom, kid grows up in a dis-functional broken home, etc. etc.
Not fair at all to the kid.
Think of what's best for your child…not what's best for you.

But it all starts with loving yourself first!
Have you ever noticed that when it rains…it always pours?
Meaning…your love life could be in a serious drought, and as soon as you meet someone & are as happy as can be…everyone else is all of a sudden attracted to you?
It's because you're happy!
People are drawn to happy people.
The happier you make yourself…the more you will attract happiness.
Also…you will attract exactly the level of self esteem you currently possess.
If your self esteem is low…like a magnet…that's exactly the kind of man/woman you will attract.
But if it's high…you'll attract that instead.

Use your single time to "do you". 
Take that class you've always wanted to take. Learn a new language. Sign up for dance lessons. Travel. Learn. Grown. Explore. 
And…make yourself the best person you can be. 
Once you've done all that…I can guarantee…love will find it's way to you.

"Learning to love yourself 
It is the greatest love of all" 

Besides...I love you. 
I know you're probably thinking..."Great. But that won't keep me warm at night." 
Maybe not your body...but hopefully...your heart.

Have Faith, My Beauties.
It will all happen when it's time. 
When you least expect it.
When you're ready for it.

I love you ALL & I have every faith…your Prince/Princess…awaits.
XO


Forever Yours,

I've Got Sunshine!



I am so honored and excited to announce that I was nominated for the Sunshine Award! A huge THANK YOU to the insanely sweet Rachel at Unleashed Diva for nominating me. This is my second blog award & I LOVE me some sunshine, so this one is extra adorable!!! 
Thank you so so much, Rach!


So here are the rules for this one!

The Rules:
1. Include award logo in a post or on your blog page. (it will be displayed on my awards page too.)
2. Answer (10) questions about yourself (*the same ones that I answer below).
3. Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers.
4. Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blog, letting them know about the award.
5. Share the love and link the person who nominated you.
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Ten Questions and Answers:


1. What would you most like to change about yourself?
I would try to live life a little more carefree & stress a lot less about the things I can't do anything about.

2. What is your theme song?
Ummm…that's so hard to pick only one, but the very first song that comes to my mind is…


3. One part of your life, a memory, action, etc. that you wish you could surgically remove from your brain?
Watching my doggie get hit by a train. And so ironic…her name was Sunshine. It happened on my 20th. Birthday & I will always remember that unbelievably horrible sight, & hope helpless I felt.

4. What generation do you wish you had been a part of? 
My favorite style era is by far the 60's! LOVE the big hair, smoky eyes, etc. But as far as living…I wish I lived in the 50's. A time when life was so wholesome & innocent. Sock hops, Drive-ins, etc. One of my very favorite movies is Grease & I would have loved to have lived it!

5. What was your favorite childhood toy?
Ummm…probably a stuffed Monkey!

6. What is your favorite housecleaning chore? 
Probably laundry. I adore the smell of fabric softener & dryer sheets & love that it has a beginning and an end. Until…the next batch comes! Good Times!

7. Do you Twitter? 
Yes I do, although I don't have any clue what to tweet! Do people really want a play by play of my life? Have no idea! Would love to know your thoughts. And all those #'s & stuff…clueless!

8. Any goals? 
Many. Starting with being "bikini-ready" all year long, starting YouTube videos & continuing to grow & better my blog, travel to many places, learn another language, & try my best to touch as many lives as possible.

9. Do you really drink margaritas all the time? 
Not at all. About 1 a year! Not a big alcohol drinker. No matter what it is…I never love the taste enough to waste my calories on it! Would much rather eat something good! Ha Ha. 

10. What is the ugliest car you've ever driven and were embarrassed to be seen in?
Honest to God…I have never been embarrassed in my cars, or any car for that matter. Sometimes that "junkier" they are…the "funnier" the experience! Embrace the junk! (I know neither of these are real words) Ha Ha.
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Don't forget to come back and link up so I can read all your answers to the questions!
Oh &…don't forget to add this little award to your blog!
How Fun!
Thank you again, Rachel!
I truly appreciate you!

Happy Sunday, Beauties!
Hope it's AMAZING!
XO


Love & Hugs To ALL My Sunshine's…

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Can't Get Enough!




It all started with a conversation I had with one of my very favorite neighbors (I ♥ you, Amy), & I have been hooked ever since! We were talking about our favorite shows & she brought up PLL. Now of course I've heard of it before, & have seen all these stunnas in my magazines, but until she brought it up…I had no idea what all the hype was about! Bobby was out of town, and I was home with a very bad headache, so I thought…what the heck! Off to the store I went! With a cart full of snacks & Season 1 in hand…it was about to be on! 

Season 1, turned into Season 2, & since Season 3 is not out on DVD yet…I watched every single episode on Amazon! Hey, don't judge. $1.99/episode is nothing to finally find out who "A" is! LOL! 

My name is Veronika & I am addicted to Pretty Little Liars!

The gorgeous guys & girls, their style (obsessed), the bond between friends, the suspense, my future baby's name (I am IN LOVE with the name Aria! No stealing!)…I just adore it all!!! 

I have no idea how far this will go, but I hope it's around for many more seasons!

So girls & guys (if B were home he would have loved it too! Maybe I'll watch it again with him!)…if you happen to have a rainy-day schedule when you live, or just wanna spend the day curled up & cozy…you have GOT to check this out! Be prepared though…if you scare easily…don't watch it at night...alone. I don't & I loved it, but I know not everyone is a freak like me!  







My Sister has all my copies now & hopefully she'll love it as much as I do!
And if you check it out…hopefully you will too!
I wanted to post a little preview, but they all give too much away!
Don't cheat & look/read ahead! Otherwise the fun is gone & you'll ruin the surprise!

It's gloomy here today & the perfect night for movie night & a fire! 
Just wish I had a few more episodes to watch!
It's ok though. 
Movies, Fire, Snacks, My B…is heaven…no matter what I'm watching!

Wishing all of you a cozy day/night!
And if it's hot as hades where you live…hope it's spent any way…with the people you love most!

Happy Saturday, Loves!
Enjoy.
XO



Newest PLL Fan,