Monday, October 18, 2010

Maddie's first braids!

A few weeks ago I got ambitious and tried to braid my baby's hair. I sat her down with a bowl of cereal and actually got a pretty good braid on her! The sides were still too short so I just put them into a topsy tail/ twist. I love that her hair is finally starting to grow!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Beautiful Up Do

I snapped this one at the same fiesta as the last posts. I wasn't able to get a front view of this girls but as you can kind of see in the pics the bangs are braided back to the side and pulled into a pony tail with a wormy bun and curled on the bottom. Perfect for a prom or any other special occasion!

Friday, October 15, 2010

More of the Festivities

Here's more of the pics of the party in July. ( pay attention to the yellow dresses in the background, those will be for tomorrow's post!;)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mexican Festivies!

Ok, the internet is finally allowing me to upload pics! I just have to do it one at a time. Now when you are used to uploading 20+ pics in less than 5 minutes, I sure you feel my pain with this 20 minute wait per pic!

This is from the "end of the school year" festivities here in July. (the school year here is from the middle of August till July, with a 5 week summer break. (although they only go from 8 am to 12:30)

Here we have a traditional dance. The kids participating in the dances are the top performing kids in the school. Don't they just look so cute!?
You can kind of see here that the hair is all up into braided buns with a ribbon ties around it.
Here's one of the buns up close.
My husband's niece was in one of the dances as well. For her hair I did my flower girl do on top and curled the bottom.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Alive again!

Hey, just a quick note to say that we're still alive. We made it here in Mexico on July 1st and have been pretty busy, I have a few things to post soon, Where we are at we only have dial up internet available so I won't be posting as often but I hope at least once a week. I have so missed my blogs over the past 3 months!

Things are going good business wise here. We're still with the inlaws though because rentals are not that easy to find here.

Anyway, I'll be posting stuff soon!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Still alive!

Hey, I'm still alive! I've just been so super busy with everything that I just haven't had time for posting. I do have some pics that I'll try to get up later this week but don't count on it.

2 days left now till our huge international move! This time next week we should be about settled in and then I can hopefully start posting again!

We finally got our house rented out, just at the last minute. The rest of this week will be busy packing and cleaning and more packing! Then I have to decide what to take and what to leave! Soon the stress will be all over with though then I can relax and get back to things!

Keep watching, I have a few dos stuck in my head that should be great!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Disinfecting cleansing wipes

Ok, I know this blog is for hair stuff but I also have another passion, cleaning. Not just any cleaning though but "green cleaning". Since I switched to "green" I have desperately missed my disinfecting wipes. I would seriously go through one large container a week! Through my desperation to find a green wipe I decided that since I can't find one that's totally chemical free I'd make one!

Anyone that know me knows that I'm in a love affair with vinegar lately! There is seriously nothing that it can't do! From making cheap window cleaner, to cleaning blueberries stains in carpets! So I figured that if it works for those then why not make a wipe out of it.

Wikipedia says "White vinegar is often used as a household cleaning agent. Because it is acidic, it can dissolve mineral deposits from glass, coffee makers, and other smooth surfaces. For most uses dilution with water is recommended for safety and to avoid damaging the surfaces being cleaned.

Recently, vinegar has been marketed as a green solution for many household cleaning problems. For example, vinegar has been cited recently as an eco-friendly urine cleaner for pets and as a weed killer."

So between my love of vinegar and essential oils I made these awesome cleaning wipes! Happy Cleaning!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Puffy Braid Video

I've had a few requests recently for a video on how to do the puffy braids. I know for me sometimes pictures just don't work, I need a video!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

This way and That way pigtails

This one started off as just a back and forth headband but then spawned into somethings so much more!

Start by combing the hair off to one side. Make a small pony tail to the side (for the first part use the top hair only)
For the second row do the same thing going in the opposite direction.
The 3rd row you go the same direction as the first, add all the lower hair into a half pigtail.
For the left side take the hair that's down and pull that into a pigtail along with your pony tail on that side.

(she was too wiggly to get a good picture of the left side but you can kind of get the idea here)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Another Baby Pig Tail

It's been too long since I've posted a hair do! I did this one on Maddie today. She was so excited to have her picture done again. She went right to get the camera and stood by the wall waiting.
I don't have step by step instructions on this one but it's very easy. I parted her hair and pulled the bangs to one side, put the bangs into an elastic and pulled that into the pigtail (the same method for the puffy braids)
She wouldn't let me get a picture of the back so I told her to stand like she was in time out. I forgot that for a baby this age they don't know the difference of "you're in trouble" and "stand like you're in trouble" Love those pouty lips! Can you tell she has a HUGE attitude?!!
Her hair is still not long enough for full pigtails so we just did half piggies. (her hair is sssooo curly!
The best top view that I could get on her.

I can't wait till she gets older! This is what her sisters hair looks like! I think hers will be the same.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Upcycled Jeans 2: Cherry Blossom Hair clips

Remember our upcycled headband? Here's a take 2 on upcycled jeans for accessories! We made these adorable little cherry blossom flowers. They are super easy to make and super cute! You will need a pair of small scissors, needle, thread, and a pearl bead for the center.

Cut out 2 of the smallest flowers. Go here for the pattern.
Sew them together. You can find a video with instructions on sewing here. I attached the bead with a needle and thread, then glued it after for extra hold. Glue the flower onto your clip and you're done!
It would also be adorable with the full flower as seen on the video.

Stay tuned for more upcycled jeans accessories!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Upcycled Jeans Headband

If you have kids like mine you've got more than enough pairs of jeans with holes in the knees. I normally turn them into cutoffs for the summer but what do you do with the bottom part of those pants?

Here, we take the bottom part of the legs (these were a size 5 kids jeans). Cut about 1 inch off and open in in the middle of the front or back.
Fray both sides and attach it to your headband and trim off the bottom so it's not so bulky around the ears.
Take the bottom hem and cut off about 1 1/2 to 2 inches. Sew along your cut end and pull the thread to ruffle.
Sew a button or other decoration you want in the middle. (this is just to hide the seam in the middle of the flower)
Attach the ruffle flower to the headband.
You can make is stick out
Or fold it down to look like this

Monday, April 19, 2010

Slow Going for a while

It's going to be sort of slow going for a while. My little blonde hair model is my day care girl. She's now down to one day a week for a few weeks and then we're moving. (after we move I should have access to my husband's little nieces though!) So, between the chaos of trying to plan a huge move and everything else it may be a while before my next post. Maybe I'll have to figure out some new mom dos!

So, this isn't goodbye, just more of a see ya later!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tons of Braids Video

This one was one of my favorites so I did a video on it today! I'll do another one with the original parts later.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Haven't forgotten

Just a quick note to say that I'm still here. Just super busy! (and I guess I have to learn how to use my new camera! The other videos I did won't upload at all!) Hopefully things will calm down and I'll have time to post the do's that I have stuck in my head!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Halfd Drop Puffy Braids

I've been trying to download this one for a while but have been having problems with youtube. It finally worked though! Stay tuned for more hairdo videos! I've got a few more to upload!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Baby Topsy Tails (redone)

Since I now have a camera that actually works I decided to redo this video! Same instructions as the old but better video quality. (now I just have to learn how to set the flash on the video mode!)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Camera!

I am so excited about this camera! From now on my post will be clear! The videos won't turn black when ever the camera (or kid) move! And I can get the closest closeups! This is such a nice change going from my 5 year old 3x zoom and only 4 mp sony cybershot to this awesome 12 megapixel and 20x (yes, 20x!) zoom Cannon Powershot!

Friday, February 26, 2010

New Blogger

Hey everyone, we have a new hair blogger to add to our list of blogs! She just started blogging a week ago and has some really cute ideas! Be sure to check her out!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mom Do's

My fellow blogger over at Redpunzel does some awesome mom dos! (Just thought I'd pass her along to all of you asking for more mom dos. I will get some of my own up soon though!)

Did you know that if your computer has a virus and you connect your camera you can get it onto the camera? I learned that the hard way! Last week my computer was running sort of funny so I ran the scan and had a few viruses on it. Got the computer cleaned up but now I can't use the camera! So now every time I insert the memory stick or try to plug in my camera my computer freezes up! Annoying! So now I guess I'm going to be getting a new camera, again!

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Thanks to everyone who entered into the giveaway!

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bryan.beckstrom said...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This one turned out to be pretty cute! I did a basic puffy braid but instead of straight parts I used squares/L parts.

Start by parting the hair off to the middle. Take a small square on the top of the head. Make an L part around that to form the next square.
Keep going with your L part.
Now, Section off a square (the L part now goes the opposite way) and pull that into the puffy. I used a clip to hold it the rest of the hair out of the way.
Do one more the same way.
Repeat on the other side. You should still have the back part down.
Pull it all into a pony tail.

Finish it off with a cute flower clip!

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