Monday, February 28, 2011

Can We Say "AW YEAH!"

Canon Rebel T2i

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine/February Decorations

I got the crazy craft itch again this month, so the girls and I decorated the house a bit. The first decoration was inspired by my friend Max - she made 2-3 of these for the lunar new year and I thought they were so neat that I decided to make one with the girls. It only took her 40-45 min... but it took me 2 hours. :) Amazing what you can do with some sticks, tissue paper and hot glue!This is my favorite! It was inspired by Lily who had been wanting to make lady bugs. Don't know where she got that desire from, but she was asking me about it, and then she said, "hey mom, instead of black dots on the wings we should do hearts!" Clever girl! So I came up with this for our window. It makes me happy everytime I look at it.
Heart snowflakes cuz I'm still hoping for some snow.... One can dream. :)
Heart garland.
Paper heart wreaths that that the girls wanted to make.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Curling Hair Without Heat

A few weeks ago a friend had posted on FB a link to Youtube of how to curl hair with a sock bun. The amazing sock bun curled hair beautifully on the Youtube girl and makes one wish that one had long hair. Well, I tried the sock bun on Lily... and yes, it made pretty curls but a lot of the hair had fallen out of the sock bun and didn't work as well for her. So, I ragged her hair and it made these gorgeous curls on her and it was so easy! It takes me all of 5 min at night, then she sleeps in the rags, and next morning - poof! Beautiful curls!
Now... having had success with Lily's hair, I decided to try it out on myself. Sorry, NO pictures because it turned out CRAZY on me! Most of you know I have incredibly thick, coarse hair and LOTS of it. I have to admit, some of the curls were really pretty and if my hair was longer, maybe, but I had quite the fro going. So, not so much for me, but I sure LOVE it on Lily!
So, all you do is take some rags - cut up a shirt or fabric of some sort in strips - better if it's a little stretchy. Then take a portion of damp hair (NOT wet, just sprayed damp, needs to dry over night), roll it in the rag and tie it when you've rolled it up. Google "how to curl hair with rags" and you'll get the proper Youtube vids.