Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye, 2009!

December 31, 2009

2009 has been a wonderful year for me. Family relationships were good and everyone has been healthy. Friends were great.

In January, I went snowboarding for the first time...

.. and also got my FIRST bone injury-- a cracked rib, lol

Went FISHING (and caught nothing..) for the first time, at the crack of dawn over a beautiful, FREEZING body of water.

And this is just one of my all-time favorite photos of Brian (the bf), and Achilles (bf's roomate's kitty)... cuddling. Yes, Achilles crawled onto Brian by himself. I'm jealous :X

May: Sold my jewelry at UCD's annual Whole Earth Festival. What a blast!
* DARN no photos! I should have taken photos :(

From June-July, the boyfriend and I went to China together for a month. Hopped around Shanghai (where most of my family is), Beijing, XiAn.
Here's a shot from BeiJing:

When I got back in August, I made the decision to really expand my jewelry business, and FINALLY started a blog after YEARS of jewelry making! It was an amazing decision, and a very hard once, since I'm still in school. I've met so many other talented creators on here, as well as some amazing girls! Thanks so much for making this such a wonderful experience =).
The business changed name, from HeHe Productions, to He Qi Crystal Designs. Thanks for all the love and support that helped made this happen!

October... did a craft fair =), with the help of my wonderful housemates:

In December, I went to UTAH... to go snowboarding with Brian's family!

Here's a shot of me (TODAY!) wearing a pair of 14K gold filled earrings I bought at Salt Lake City airport. They're beautiful-- the FIRST pair of earrings I've bought myself in over 2 years!

* I'm wearing tinted Burt's Bee's. Isn't the color stunning?
And my skin is covered in Bare Minerals-- so that's why it looks so smooth, lol.

2010 is going to be another interesting year-- since I'm taking 5 years to graduate, my roomates are going to be gone! Brian's graduating, and I'll have to figure out living arrangements for my 5th year. It's going to be wonderful hearing about friends who take a step out onto the work field, and get their first jobs out of college. I'm so excited for them! Of course, I also hope that HQCD continues to grow with everyone's love and support. Brian and I are building the official HQCD website together (well... mostly Brian. He's better at this).

I wish everyone a prosperous, loving 2010. May we all continue to better ourselves and the world around us.

Best wishes,

If anyone gets SUPER BORED, feel free to browse my crafting history! It's an almost complete album of the work I've done over the years. Details are on the sidebar to the left.
Also, don't forget to join my giveaway!


~Lisa said...

Happy New Year, Lisa!!!

Congratz on all the success of HQCD!! & you and Brian make such a cute couple =]

MizzDestinee said...

happy new year to you and your loved ones! xoxo

Angela said...

happy new year =]
what a nice year.. trip to china i'm envious xD

Angela said...

^.^ just looked through your album. u should definitely make more double pierced earrings xD.

xoladiihoneyxo said...

Happy New Year sweetie! =] Wow, the bf got to go to China with you over the Summer? It must of been a great one month experience for him! =]

You two are cute together. I love the earring you wore in the last photo. hehe. and ouch about the broken rib cage bone! Are you feeling any better?

xoladiihoneyxo said...

Happy New Year sweetie! =] Wow, the bf got to go to China with you over the Summer? It must of been a great one month experience for him! =]

You two are cute together. I love the earring you wore in the last photo. hehe. and ouch about the broken rib cage bone! Are you feeling any better?

DSK Steph said...

Happy New Year girl :)



*BlingBlingKitty* said...

Hi Lisa,
Happy New Year!!!

Tammy said...

Happy new year, Lisa!

DP said...

^^ nice~ looks like u had a good year!

btw what tint of Burt Bee's is that? Looks so rich :)

Pop Champagne said...

ooh I didn't know burts bees have tinted gloss. I have their regular chapstick, the color does look very lovely on you! And I'd love to visit china one day :D Happy 2010 hun!

Marie. said...

Happy New Year!!!

I still have the picture of us at Witchapalooza :) I cant wait to see the new site! If you need any help at making sites let me know :)

I hope HQCD grows more this year, its a wonderful line!

I hope you too have a wonderful year this year :)

e.motion in motion said...

Happy 2010! I nominated you for a blog award ^__^

Zoe said...

Happy 2010..those were all lovely pictures from the year 2009..thanks so much for dropping by my blog^^love ur jewelry designs..

lindah said...

woo! it's a new year :) I'm hating it already LOL..! The bare minerals makes your skin look so flawless, but I'm not sure how it looks without it so it's probably already flawless :P I do notice though that the undertone of the color is more pinky and you seem more neutral with the undertones! Ahh, that's why I broke up with bare minerals LOL, my face is too yellow but I want to try the golden medium color :) It looks more yellow and suited for my undertones :D

And about your question from like 2 weeks ago LOL.. (sorry it took so long).. I like Nars orgasm and I don't think it's sparkly.. I think it's more "shimmery" than sparkly because the glitters are pretty fine and when you apply it to your face it gives you a really nice golden sheen in certain lightings (kinda like a cheek highlight) I guess because the shimmers are bigger than the R&R one I got... I gotta make a video in good lighting to really explain it! haha, but I like matte blushes for days your skin is acting up on the cheeks. For example, you have a pimple. You really don't wanna put sparkle on it because it will really highlight it in some angles or if you're like me, my pores seem bigger some days than others on my apples so I wouldn't wanna accentuate them with sparkle. But when my skin is being good, I really prefer the tiny shimmers in the blush because it makes me feel glowy :) Hope this helps! I take pictures with blush on, but my camera flash always seems to wash it out and it doesn't pick up very well on camera when I don't use flash :/!

Jamie said...

Sorry I haven't been commenting as of late. But, I hope you have a happy 2010 and had a good first day of classes! :)

My friends (and mother) loved your jewelry by the way! Thanks so much again. <3

Beautymarxed said...

ooo snowboarding i would love to do that one day! and ididntknow burts bee had a tinted moisturizer COOL!

Stephanie said...

you look really young in the first pic! :) cute new earrings!

looks like you had a great year!

Jess ♡ said...

You look gorgeous, and your new years look like a blast :) I love love love the colour of that burts bees <3