I’ve never been one to be able to go a few days without washing my hair. I have to wash it everyday or I know that it’s dirty and I can’t even fathom going out and about with dirty hair, even though it might not look dirty. I’ve struggled for years to have a “hairstyle” because honestly, I’m lazy and a tomboy. If I even blow dry it, sometimes that’s a miracle. My hair is fine, thick and straight.
But I’d like to be able to do some fun, cute hairstyles and I watch all these bloggers and youtube videos but I can never seem to get my hair to do anything remotely like those girls. I like to watch Kate from The Small Things Blog on her YouTube, Facebook Live or her SnapChats but her hair is always so adorable!! I also just don’t give myself time. I enjoy sleeping until the last possible minute, rushing to get in the shower and having time to barely blow dry my hair every morning to get to work by 7-7:30am every day. And then my weekdays are so jam packed with sports from my 2 sons that I just don’t care about my hair/makeup to get up any earlier those days either.
This picture is of me and my mom after 8 months of growing out a BAD haircut. I asked for a graduated bob and got a pixie cut in the back, it was a very sad part of my life that year. It took FOREVER to grow out and even today I’m still just getting slight trims to even it out and just grow it long since it was SO SHORT for so long.
So I’ve tried curling wands, I’d tried to curl it with my straightener, I’ve tried dry shampoo and I’ve tried beach hair sea salt spray. None of which have made me have fabulous hair at all. Maybe it’s the user, maybe it’s because I can’t stand to have dirty hair so my hair isn’t dirty enough to do any of these cute hairstyles. I see some ladies say they haven’t washed their hair in 3-4 days, I’d be itching my head thinking I had lice or something if I didn’t wash my hair that long. I don’t think I’ve ever made it past 1 day of not washing it. Even when we go camping I have to at least take a shower every day, it’s just not in my being to be dirty!
So if you have any hints on helping me learn how to do something cute with my hair, let me know your secrets, because I’d love to learn how to have cute hair and keep my sleep too! 🙂
I was asked to make a unique wedding shower gift and once I looked online for some inspiration I came up with this fabulous pillow!! I just LOVE how it turned out!I used my Silhouette Cameo just like I use with a lot of my other projects. This was a project made with freezer paper, paint and fabric.
I bought some fabric from JoAnn Fabrics in a tan color, almost like a Muslin. Then I had the regular paint at home, which I just added fabric medium to it. I use a flat headed sponge brush to paint it and freezer paper stencil cut out from my Silhouette. You cut the negative image out on freezer paper, and you mirror the image. You then iron the freezer paper onto the fabric, with shiny side down, and it temporarily sticks to the fabric your ironing it onto. This creates a stencil and you can paint it how you wish! I’ve did this quite a few times with the other pillows I have in my Etsy Shop too. Just brush the paint on, and make sure the whole area is covered. Don’t put too much on or it will take forever to try and it might seep through the edges of the paper and your project won’t turn out right. Tada! After the paint dries, you peel off the paper and you have your project!! I thought a little red in the heart would be perfect for this pillow. The pillow is meant to represent where the couple met each other. I know they will love it! I can’t wait to get it listed on my Etsy Shop!
With a few new babies coming from friends and family, it’s the perfect opportunity for me to use my new multi-needle embroidery machine and make those cute gifts I’d been dying to make for awhile. With my single needle, it’s not as easy to make these so I had shyed away from making bigger named projects just because it’s so complex. But no longer will I do that!! I LOVE my new Brother Entrepreneur PE-650e!
I made this matching set for my old co-worker/friend who is due with a little girl around Thanksgiving. We are throwing her a little shower today with some co-workers and it will be fun to see all my old friends!
The gown was ordered and I appliqued her name onto it. I found this fabulous fabric at Hobby Lobby, so bright and cheerful!! I made her a matching bib with the pattern that my aunt mailed me when I was pregnant with my son 9 years ago! It’s a great pattern and perfect size for babies!! And homemade is WAY better then store bought! I also purchased the little knit hat and put her name on it too! Perfect for hospital pictures!
Making this tag blanket was super easy. Just use a 12″ x 12″ piece of fabric and minky backing, along with various ribbons and stitch it together. Babies love these things!
made her this beautiful gown out of a onsie and fabric. I saw a few patterns on Pinterest and kinda made up my own. I didn’t take pictures, but maybe next time. It has elastic on the bottom just like the regular gowns. Matching bib with minky on the back and a personalize burp cloth for Miss Sophia! I can’t wait to see her open it today, which is why I set the blog to publish later on so she won’t see it til she opens it at the shower!!! Congrats Matt & Amanda!