Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Roadtrips & Moonrises


I began my morning with the sounds of sirens and busy sidewalks in downtown LA...and found my way to the middle of the desert where the only sounds to be heard were the whirings of cars going by and the sound of wind blowing past the curves of your ears...

I can't tell you the beauty of watching a big, buttery yellow, moon rise above the huge purpley mountains...and breathing in clean air that has traces of sagebrush dancing through it...

I love this red rock canyon...the have filmed many movies around here...and many JC Penney jeans ads in the 80's were shot here...ha ha ha ha

my words couldn't explain...so here's a little "be-a-butter-fly-on-wall" with me video....
I hope it adds a little beauty to your day....huge love and may beauty be found wherever you look....kandee

PS...I'll post my shopping trip...before I headed to the desert..next...random funthings I saw in some stores....

enjoy the moonrise...(and I can hear.."I see a baaaaad moon arisin'..." by Creedence Clearwater Revival playing...ha ha ha ha...My dad used to sing that when I was little....
TIP: if you click on the lower RIGHT hand corner of the video..it will play it bigger!

66 comments:

Rachel Kay said...

Love this video SO much Kandee!!! Thank you!! It made my day :) God bless you!

andrea said...

oh kandee.. that's so beautiful. YOU are beautiful.
you have an amazing life

Ashley said...

loved it!! it's gloomy and a bit sunny here in orange county :)

LibbyLayla1984 said...

That's a beautiful photo!!
P.s I love Bad Moon Rising cos my dad sings it too.
<3

Carolina said...

Kandee!!! That was an awesome video!!! You are such a burst of positive energy, I really appreciate your optimisim. I love the part where you turn the camera on the empty road, it must be an invigorating feeling when it's just you and the road... Such a scene is hard to come by in the daily hustle and bustle of NYC. The moon rise was priceless... Love you and I hope you come to NYC, it would be an honor to meet you!!!

thereseb81 said...

Fantastic post Kandee, as per usual!! What amazing music to go with an amazing moonrise. Thank you, thank you xx

Donna said...

Kandee I used to sing that to my kids too... I have go great boys and when going thru my 30 year divorce... they were my rock and still are.. you have helped me alot too.. but I sent both the boys this video... just to remind them of when things were sweet.. innocent... the good times.

BlueSilver said...

thanks for sharing Kandee :)

Laura said...

Beautiful!!!

Prelude said...

What is it with dads singing Bad Moon Rising?! Mine sings it too! :)

Thanks for showing us a glimpse of God's beautiful creativity!

Jillian R said...

Such an amazing video. For someone like me, I was able to appreciate it's beauty even more because I live way on the other side of the US, and have never seen any geography like that, what we have here is completely different than that. It's so amazing and beautiful!! Thank you so much, it was almost like a mini vacation for me, seriously! And you should post a video on why "its a long story" like why you drive back and forth from LA to wherever you live...because so many of your stories are inspirations to so many people, and make people feel better and encouraged, and we all love hearing about your life. Thanks again, Kandee!

Jennfier said...

This video was awesome! Thank you for taking the time to make this video for us all! Makes me want to watch the moon rise tonight! ;) Hugs!

minnie said...

Thanks for sharing! You are such a beautiful inspiration!

Pinay♥Kikay said...

so beautiful kandee!

im excited for the shopping trip.. funny saying that because yesterday i was having a boring day so i rewatched when u went to melrose for like the 5th time it was so fun made me happier

and i was thinking, i hope kandee does one of these again :)

ill wait for it :)_

xoxoxo

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Jelide said...

Kandee, thank you so much for posting this up! Your videos and stories are always give me such a burst of happiness when I see or read them. You are inspiring in more ways than one. And even though i'm at work right now, seeing this moonrise felt like I was right there enjoying it. Thanks for that :-)

Michely Medeiros. said...

ohh i soo wish i lived near a desert or just away from buildings and highways...it must be nice to get a dose of fresh air and just relax with no disturbance

tokyostargirl said...

You are always such a cutie - I love how you are an inspiration in so many ways! =)

FrenchGirl said...

Hey Kandee,
I'm a French girl and i'm fan of your blog !!My English is so poor , so i don't know if you will understand what i'm going to say...
I watch your videos as soon as i can and i love it !!
You are so talented , you inspire me so much...
I have a project: going to the USA and i would love to meet you !!!! :)
I'm 21, and I work as a hairdresser,as a part time job because i'm also studying Communication(advertising and marketing), and I have a passion for make up !!
If you ever come in France and particularly in LYON, please let me know in your blog lol, i would be so pleased to meet you !!!
Read from you soon !!
Bye bye !!
Bisous !!( a typically French word !! lol )

Rah said...

Aaaah this was such an amazing video :) I've been at home, sick!, for over a week and no one has been around to talk to so this video totally made my day :D Thank you thank you thank you for sharing it with us!

super wishlist said...

Amazingggg videoooo!!!! U made my day.... Thanks Kandee!

V for ValdeZ said...

That is insane! it really makes you feel free when you are in a place like that! really relaxing!

Carly said...

You are too cute!! The desert is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

russianred said...

Thanks for reminding us all to stop and notice the beauty all around us in our everyday lives. So often we take what we have for granted and just drive or walk on by.

lluvia said...

That is so awesome!!Thank you for your thoughts and even your rides!! you are truly inspirational.
Hugs..Lluvia

mona said...

Do you know why the moon was so yellow/reddish?? It was a lunar eclipse!!! Astronomy class heheheh - yeah i didnt know there was such a thing as a lunar eclipse either... but when the moon is behind the earth the suns rays dont reach it but any light that hits the earths atomsphere refracts out of its straight line that its suppose to travel in and hits the moon instead so we still see the moon.. the reason their red is because red is the most easily refracted colour of light!

mona said...

Do you know why the moon was so yellow/reddish?? It was a lunar eclipse!!! Astronomy class heheheh - yeah i didnt know there was such a thing as a lunar eclipse either... but when the moon is behind the earth the suns rays dont reach it but any light that hits the earths atomsphere refracts out of its straight line that its suppose to travel in and hits the moon instead so we still see the moon.. the reason their red is because red is the most easily refracted colour of light!

cris said...

I am speakless, i belive u are the coolest person I ever knew, even if i never met u(sorry for my bad english, it's not my first language).
But you know what i was wondering...u have such a great family, you're so lucky you have the kids, but what about men? is there any in your life? Because i know you had some unlucky experience since now(same here unfortunatley). Have you gave up in looking a good partener, are you afraid or you are still looking, or maby you allredy have someone, i dont know. I am asking you this cose right now u are the single person that encourages me to go on with my life enen if it is not that pink and in the past 2 years i had a lot of bad experience with men and now even if i wish so badley a family, someone to love and love me back, i am so scared not to be hurt again, so that's why i was wondering how are you feeling about this part of your life.
I am so sorry if i can't make myself clear because of the language. I am from Romania, a very small country, not to great, but for me it's ok.
Anyway, hope you see the message and maby you will think of shareing this part whith us also. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. And thank you for everything u do for us. Lots of kisses with a lot of love from my little heart.

andrea said...

Kandee

What an amazing journey you are on. I wish you the best of Blessings and success in all you do!

Also, could you do a Penelope Cruz makeup look?!? That would be awesome hehe Keep up the great work!

God Bless you sister!

Andrea Delsandro

Anil karanam said...

Khandee,

I saw your Princess Jasmine make up video on youtube just out of chance...i am not into make up and not directly interested in what you did...for one thing i am guy...but i was impressed at how much energy you put into it and how well you did it. you are really good at what you do. Just wanted to say all the best.

regards
anil

roxie said...

Thanks for the roadtrip Kandee. The view is breathtaking, plus I love the way you describe everything to us, it's so lovely. Wish I had a route like that to take too!

Ardnuale said...

i really love the instrumental music playing towards the end. who is it? this video definately made my day...thanks kandee

honeyqq said...

wow! i felt like i am a 4 year old again! I used to love Snow white when I started watching it when I was really young then.and just watching your vid, not only fascinates me of "alive" Snow white singing and talking [and doing make up! LOL], it also reminds me of my good ol' young kid happy moments hehe.so proud of you Kandee, don't let anything stop you from doing what you want and things that makes you happy.you're an inspiration! loveu!

Jesi said...

Wow...that was beautiful. I think its great how you take time to enjoy the beautiful things that most take for granted and how you encourage others to do so by your video.

joyce said...

thanks for sharing your ride. the canyon, the desert, and moonrise was ssssoooooo beautiful. i live in the carolina's where it's lush and green and i love it. but i also love the 'high desert' and red rocks of sedona which to me is the most beautiful place on the planet!!

more ride-alongs please!

Veronica said...

Kandee, this warmed my heart so deeply...the California desert is so beautiful and seeing your smiling face sharing it with all of us was so wonderful. Thank you for sharing your journey home with us and for simply being a truly genuine and beautiful person, for that is so rare these days. God bless you in your days to come and I look forward to more adventures :)

sarad4 said...

I once went to california from arizona and we drove past all the joshua trees and such haha I miss the mountainy-ness and desert. also, i think you should write like an inspirational/motivational book,cause you're so good at doing that and I just love the way you describe everything.

Lilydasupergirl said...

I think this is one of my favorite videos of yours. It shows you and not the make-up (though I love the make-up tutorials too). This inspires me to find someplace up here (I live in the Capitol of our State) and see if I can find a place full of serenity like you have.

TyraRose said...

Kandee!! Thank you so much for this video! It was absolutely gorgeous, and such a fun video. Living in Michigan I don't get to see that kind of scenery very often. But I have family in Cali, so seeing it reminds me of family. Thank you for that! I had a smile on my face the whole time! God Bless!!
<3
Amber

Tara said...

I was at church tonight for prayer meeting and during my time of reading, it kept coming up in the scriptures I read about finding a place of peace where you can go to be refreshed and refilled so you can go back out and continue your work. Thank you so much for sharing where you are able to find your peace. You are a beautiful, wonderful woman. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm and love for others with all of us!

Keela said...

that was so amazing! thanks for sharing kandee!

Alessandra said...

Thank you Kandee, for letting us take a ride with you! ;] the desert is a magical place... I love to do these kind of road trips where I can get a clear mind and leave all my sorrows behind..
Thanks again for this beautiful "PURE-KANDEE-WITH-PERFECT-MOON-RISE-MOMENT" =]

Megan Clair said...

Thank you for sharing this with us!!! This reminds me of a comment I've been meaning to make - I LOVE your costume videos, but can you start making some more videos about beauty basics (like your older videos) and more videos about your life like this one? Love you kandee!

Felice said...

Wow you drive by such a special area!!! Thank you for showing !!
Greetings from Germany :-)

Erin Gutierrez said...

My Mom used to say that to me when I was a little girl too. Thanks for the beautiful video and making me smile! Your the best!

HonduranBaker said...

Kandee,
Thank you so much for this video. It made me so happy and put a big smile on my face. I don't ever see the dessert most likely because I live in MASS! yuck. But the moon rise was beautiful. I actually teared up. I've never sat and watched the moon rise. You really made my day brighter and I am so happy that you are you. Your smile, your positivity, and your joy are truly an inspiraton to me...oh no here come the tears again haha bye!!

-L

Carito! said...

Loved this video! You're so sweet and fun!

Carito! said...

Loved this video! You're so sweet and fun!

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for sharing your life with us. I love watching all your videos, especially this one. I love how you notice and appreciate the small things in life that others would overlook. I seen many sunrises and sunsets, but never a moonrise. How special! Keep it up Kandee, you have such a wonderful energy :)

Trina said...

My favorite video of yours yet. :) You are such an amazing person.

Waiying said...

Kandee I just wanted to say thank you for taking your time and make a video. You're so inspirational and cheerful! I love how you showed the moonrise and it was beautiful and your beautiful words at the end of the video. I know it sounds silly but it made me cry..I've been really stressed out lately and haven't slept much and I just like to come here to your blog everyday and read your posts that are so encouraging! I definitely need my own Kandee to cheer me up everyday :) Love you!

Keara said...

KANDEE,
I LOVE THIS VIDEO, WHAT THE MUSIC THAT YOU USED IN IT??? I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW!

THANKS
~kEARA

Jillo_ said...

Kandee- Hey dollface! I was just watching your video on dreams and I would have to say the is the most sincere, real video I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing your heart and especially sharing your faith. It's not easy to talk about God, especially in front of thousands of people but you showed no fear. I also love how you point out the natural beauty that the best artist in the world created with that moon rise video. It was incredible! you are a sweetie and I hope you continue to share more. Your purpose is far greater than you ever realized and you have touched my hearts and lives by what you do. Rock on hun! You are amazing and I look forward to more videos!

Jill

LizzyLizard said...

Awwww, Kandee thanks so much for sharing that. It kind of made my day. Today it snowed for the first time this year up here in Sudbury Ontario where I'm from and the snow is really pretty when it's ALL here, but right now it's kind of yucky outside, so it was really nice to see some beautiful scenery...especially on a mini Kandee road trip!

nphsoccergirl said...

I loved this video!!! It made me laugh!! I would love to be sitting in that passenger seat with you!!! Have a wonderful and beautiful day Kandee!!!!!!

Liz said...

Kandee,
I looove watching your videos. This one was so much fun to watch and pretend to be on a road trip with you ;)Thanks for everything! <3

LegalChic said...

I just found your blog and wanted to say that it really brightened up my day! You seem so sweet and positive and I love the make-up tips!

If ya get a chance to come visit my blog at....
www.girlscurlshair.com

Brianna

LUCY ORTIZ said...

It's obvious you're beautiful inside and out kandee :)
I love your videos. This one made me :) a lot.
Love,
Lucy O.

Angel said...

KANDEE I GOT TO SAY, YOU ARE THE BEST! YOU ARE A WONDERFUL PERSON YOU BRING SO MUCH LOVE AND SMILES TO THIS WORLD...AND I MEAN IT, SERIOUSLY.
I WISH ONE DAY A CAN MEET YOU.
YOUR UNIQUE KANDEE AND VERY SPECIAL.
THANKS FOR ALL, THANKS FOR MAKING OUR DAYS, THANKS FOR MAKING US SMILE.
LOVE YOU

Angel said...

KANDEE I GOT TO SAY, YOU ARE THE BEST! YOU ARE A WONDERFUL PERSON YOU BRING SO MUCH LOVE AND SMILES TO THIS WORLD...AND I MEAN IT, SERIOUSLY.
I WISH ONE DAY A CAN MEET YOU.
YOUR UNIQUE KANDEE AND VERY SPECIAL.
THANKS FOR ALL, THANKS FOR MAKING OUR DAYS, THANKS FOR MAKING US SMILE.
LOVE YOU

Angel said...

Heres a little poem, (it says something little about love so dont be scared haha...its a poem :P )


A CUTE POEM FOR A CUTE GIRL


You changed my world with a blink of an eye
That is something that I can not deny
You put my soul from worst to best
That is why I treasure you my dearest Marites

You just don't know what you have done for me
You even pushed me to the best that I can be
You really are an angel sent from above
To take care of me and shower with love

When I'm with you I will not cry even a single a tear
And your touch have chased away all of my fear
You have given me a life that I could live worthwhile
It is even better everytime you smile

It so magical those things you've made
To bring back my faith that almost fade
Now my life is a dream come true
It all began when I was loved by you

Now I have found what I am looking for
It's you and your love and nothing more
Co'z you have given me this feeling of contentment
In my life something I've never felt

I wish I could talk 'til the end of day
But now I'm running out of things to say
So I'll end by the line you already know
"I LOVE YOU" more than what I could show



KANDEE I GOT TO SAY, YOU ARE THE BEST! YOU ARE A WONDERFUL PERSON YOU BRING SO MUCH LOVE AND SMILES TO THIS WORLD...AND I MEAN IT, SERIOUSLY. I WISH ONE DAY A CAN MEET YOU. YOUR UNIQUE KANDEE AND VERY SPECIAL. THANKS FOR ALL, THANKS FOR MAKING OUR DAYS, THANKS FOR MAKING US SMILE. LOVE YOU


Angel Ramirez
(youtube: Slayerized2701)
lupus_lykos@hotmail.com

Erica Rose said...

I love that drive! It reminds me of being little and driving to see my grandparents when they lived down south. Thanks for sharing with us, Kandee!

sambear10 said...

Kandee...i watch you all the time on youtube and i try to look at your blod as much as i can because i love to hear your inspiration and fun adventures i just dont leave many comments but oddly enough i feel like i kind of know you! creepy i know haha but i just wanted to say thank you for this awesome video i sat here watching it and smiled at how beautiful it all is and how sweet you are and how much fun you make life! i envy you and where you live and i wish one day to be able to leave my small town and see the things you see and have the adventures you have! you truly are an inspiration and someone i would definately be friends with!!! keep your smile shining and continue to love it all! your super special and you affect lives you dont even know! isnt that amazing??? take care and talk to you soon xoxox Samantha

mikygiulia said...

hy, what about make-up with metallic colors?

mikygiulia said...

me again, metallic or pearly.
have a beautiful day!

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