Thursday, November 18, 2010

Oh loss, of a part of me!

my watch....finally gave out, actually the leather straps did, and I don't know where the watch face went....this was not just some ordinary watch...
When my grampa went to move into his "mansion" in heaven...
I asked if I could have his watch...
I had my friend make me a watch band~ the black leather cuff band with round silver studs,  and my friend put my grampa's watch face on the new band for me.
 look how short my hair was when I first started wearing my watch.... (my mama, sister, Tiffany, and me)
(it's kept time for me as I did make-up on tv shows like this one...with my mama too!)
(and as I worked on photoshoots...even if you can only see the side peeking out!)I have proudly worn that watch for almost 10 years. And whenever someone asked, I was proud to say that it was my grampa, Gabriel Rodgriguez's watch face that I got to wear. Whenever I was little and my mom needed a babysitter for us, we would always go to my gramma and grampa's (they were actually our great-grandparents)...
I have so many fun memories with them.
 I will save my little worn out watch...it has been a part of me for many years...but my Grandpa will always live on in my heart!
the leather was so "worn-in", it was as soft as butter....and just felt like part of my arm...you know the sign of something loved, because it's usually got "battle scars" and lots of wear and tear signs of being used all the time. Perfect isn't always the most beautiful....
just as in life...the things that have been beat up and been through hard things...are more beautiful and precious than something perfect!
and here's my "newer" watch,  still handcrafted by my friend....it is slowly growing in ranks of being beaten up by life so that it's softened! I will make new memories with this watch!

love and a timepiece... you kandee

oh CLICK here to see another measure of time....look at a big announcement for me on my "personal" bloggy:  www,kandeeland.com

27 comments:

SweetSerenity! said...

i think your old watch is super cool looking but your new one is beautiful!!!!! i want one lol

Consterx3 said...

Glad you at least got to make the most of your watch and wore it all the time! and i lovee your new one its sooo cute! and so you!! does your friend sell her leather watch wraps?

siwing said...

wow 10 years..

you are right, your grandpa is always in your heart.

your new watch is just as beautiful.

AliciaD said...

i hope you did loose your grandpa watch face? both your watches are beautiful and with beautiful stories

Alicia x

http://temporarilystolen.blogspot.com/

AliciaD said...

i ment DIDNT haha

BeezusTwisp said...

Kandee, help me support the Dream Act , it's a bill that allows students that have been here since they were children to achieve legalization if they complete college/military . Please help me suppirt these students . Help me make their American dream these are potential doctors, professors, lawyers, CEO's etc . If they have a criminal background they are not elegible.

Anonymous said...

awwww :( no worries, even though your abuelito's watch gave sweet sweet memories of him, im sure your new coolio watch will bring lots of super sweet memories too! :) Have fun softening (is that even a word?) your newer watch!

Marganit said...

Get it fixed! :-D

!Rachel! said...

omgoshhhh kandee i thought you had a miscarriage or something with the title "lost a part of me"

im sorry that ur watch is messed up but happy it wasnt as serious as i thought it was....omgoodness girl almost gave me a heart attack

anyways i love you kandeee so so so so so so so so so so much...u are awesome n you always brighten up my day

Janet said...

oh my God, Kandee, don't read comments like one before mine (Rachel's)... I know ..watch is always very important! i lost mine once..ahh I was like almost crying .. ehh :)
I liked old beter than new! because it was black!

Bee Chick's Buzz said...

I lovethe story about your watch. It is so sweet. I just wish I had a piece of my Grandpa to wear. Best to put it away and save it. Love the new watch too.

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Hi Kandee! I just found you on youtube and I must say that I really like your make up tutorials! Your the best! For so long I was searching for a good makeup artist that posted tutorials and was decent. I am so happy to hear that you are Christian! I am too! I am really excited that I found you and I am going to watch all of your tutorials!! Congrats about your baby! What a blessing. Your post about being pregnant really touched me. It showed how you want to be in God's will. And you are. I pray that I may have faith like yours!

Kim

cpayne67 said...

omgosh your friend handmade those?! thats amazing! love it!!! does he/she sell them?? :)

xoxo!

************** said...

Does ur friend who made ur new watch band have a website? I would totally buy a couple of them!

Mere said...

I was just talking to a friend of mine today because his father in law passed, and I was thinking of my Grandfather as well, all of the ways that he is still in my life and heart.

ishotthepilot said...

Ohh I thought it was going to be about you miscarrying or something!
That is really sad but I'm glad you and the baby are still well..
It's always sad losing things like that, but thankfully you still have amazing memories of him.

BJ
http://ishotthepilot.wordpress.com

Ann-Kathrin said...

Oh nooo!! I loved your watch!! Too bad it just fell off :/ But your other watch looks great too! :) Is there a way we can buy some of those watches? :) I am looking everywhere for something like this! Love your style!

Greetings from Germany

bambilike(dot)blogspot(dot)com

CallaLil27 said...

Kandee my heart goes out to you. I know how it feels to loose something that was once part of a loved one. I hope that maybe it will turn up. If not I know that you will make the best with your new watch!!!! Big hugs for you!!!

Jamie Marie said...

So sad, I totally know what that feels like! Maybe it will turn up when you least expect it!!

LIsa S. said...

Hey- two things- Could you do an " English Rose" type tutorial video?
Think Kate Winslet in Titanic...
Also-I am stat at home mom and earn fair amount of money with my own blogs.
Second-I noticed you host your blog here on blogspot and from what I remember all the google ad revenue, etc goes to blogspot.
If you move to your own host/blog you would get that money.
It is NOT a small amount.
Not looking to sell you anything or have a hidden agenda.. I just like to help other moms when I see opportunity.
email me if you want to follow up.
Would take a few hours to move your blog over to your own server, etc. set up up with adsense and Amazon.
Lisa

Holly Rose said...

you never know u might find it later ;)

Your mom is so pretty & you look just like her!

www.californiabetty.blogspot.com

Pretty Girl said...

Nice watch! I love your posts and make-up tips.

glamouritems.blogspot.com

kirsten said...

OHH NOO!!! at least the actual watch is still working, huh. They are both beautiful.

Please let us know where to get something that lovely!

mboyd97 said...

Hey kandee!!! :) Will you PLEASE do a video with your boyfriend??? I REALLY want you to and im sure a lot of other people do also. Also, will you please make your updates longer when you write on your blog. I look at it about EVERY day!!! Thanks!! :) I hope you and EVERYBODY else has a GREAT Thanksgiving! We all need to remember how blessed we are and be thankful for EVERYTHING God has given us. :) God is SO amazing!! There is a lot of families that arent getting a thanksgiving meal or even a Christmas gift. :( We are ALL so blessed. Please do another contest kandee!!! Thanks and HAPPY THANKSGIVING everybody! :) bye :)

mboyd97 said...

Hey kandee!!! :) Will you PLEASE do a video with your boyfriend??? I REALLY want you to and im sure a lot of other people do also. Also, will you please make your updates longer when you write on your blog. I look at it about EVERY day!!! Thanks!! :) I hope you and EVERYBODY else has a GREAT Thanksgiving! We all need to remember how blessed we are and be thankful for EVERYTHING God has given us. :) God is SO amazing!! There is a lot of families that arent getting a thanksgiving meal or even a Christmas gift. :( We are ALL so blessed. Please do another contest kandee!!! Thanks and HAPPY THANKSGIVING everybody! :) bye :)

Yvorie said...

Kandee, I'm sorry your watch broke. It's great to have a piece from a loved one and so many awesome memories to go with it! Now it's time for a new watch and new adventures! Good luck with everything you do, and keep the blogs and video's coming. You're an inspiration to many, and loved by all your fans. We appreciate the time you take out of your day to keep us updated.
Much Love!

Yvorie <3

bdivvy said...

Hi Kandee! I'm Sorry About Your Watch..But I Have This feeling That The Watch Itself Is Not Lost...Did You Check Under Your Car Seat?In Fact Check Under Every Car Seat,Even Your Mom's!
I Just Had A Flash Of This Go Through My Mind! Worth A Try!
Love Your Work Special Girl!!
Your Story Is Almost Identical To Mine..You Are An Inspiration!!
xxx

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