p.s. i made these

so i found a really cooool girl that makes lots of cooool things! she finds really easy ways of putting stuff together and it looks great. you should def check her out!

anywho…i was feeling crafty after checking out her site and came up with some of my own.

in going to a mardi gras birthday party, we needed some fancy head-wear! so i went to work.  not tooo impressive, but i like them!

with $5 worth of peacock feathers, tacky glue, a bit of ribbon and some headbands…voila!

{one feather attached to one skinny headband}

{3 feathers laid on one wide headband}

party time!

the end.

p.p.s. i have lost my camera charger…so please excuse my camera – phone photos.



i once had a chip…from some rough-housing…

then my dentist {husband} flawlessly fixed it, and now it’s all better!



thanks, smooch!

our prayers are with the haitians

as most of you know, there was a terrible earthquake that struck Haiti earlier this week. the devastation is outrageous and the people are in major need of relief!

you can help by texting the phrase “Haiti” to the number 90999 and donate $10 to the Red Cross or you can purchase one of the Love, Taza headbands here and all proceeds go to the Doctors Without Borders Relief Fund.

to donate directly you may also go here.

may the Lord be with the Haitians at this time and may you keep them in your prayers.

smooth as satin

i read in allure awhile ago that one of the best ways to protect/help the condition of your hair was by sleeping on a satin pillowcase. apparently 100% cotton can cause wear and tear on your hair as you toss and turn while sleeping. you can tell when comparing the textures that it makes perfect sense.

now, the feel of satin has always seemed skanky to me. i just assumed only odd individuals would own satin sheets, let alone satin pillowcases and after reading the tip, i knew i could never sleep on satin sheets, but that perhaps i could try a pillowcase. so recently i came across one and decided to try it! it’s amazing, really! it makes a world of difference. and not just for my hair but for my face and skin, too. i feel like i also get a better nights sleep on a satin pillowcase. there’s something really nice about how smooth and soft it is. now if you have seen my house and know my taste, you know very well that i am not the glamorus/satin – sheet kind of girl. i prefer cotton all the way, even in what i wear. so i have not changed out all my pillows to satin, just the designated one i sleep with. so if you come visit, you’ll have to bring your own!

and i know this is a really random idea, but i think if your try it you’ll convert! your hair and face will thank you!

everything is illuminated

such a good movie!

{not at all what i expected}

A+ !

{the book is in the mail. i can’t wait!}

five new faves

these are my most recent favourties that i thought i would share with you!

i’ll try and keep this short and sweet.

{the best face soap, yet}

i have SUPER sensitive and sometimes difficult skin. i even consider myself a lab rat when it comes to how many different products i have tried {clinique, murad, dove, etc}. but recently i have fallen in love and i think it’s a more permanent relationship! this super – gentle bar lightly washes away any color i may have on and leaves my skin super soft and clear! i couldn’t ask for more…for the tiny price of like $4! esp when i have just recently come off a sophi$ticated keihl’s!

{make – out – hair in a bottle}

as many of you know, i have F A T hair and most recently i have become bored with the stick – straight – look i get from blow drying my hair {not to mention i’m lazy}. fortunately the “bedhead” look is SO much easier to create! lately i have started a regimen of washing my hair at night {twice a week at most…} and then wearing it in a bun on top of my head until completely dry. when i let it out it’s got nice body with some flip. then all i have to do is spray in this magic potion and voilà! beachy – bedhead without the hassle. perfect! and it smells GREAT.

{great new shampoo}

if you haven’t already noticed, i’m rather a sucker for products that smell wonderful. and to be honest, that is the main reason i even gave this stuff any attention. it smells AMAZING. but it also works wonders, as well. it keeps my hair really shiny and reduces how often i wash my hair! hey, the natural oils are what keeps your hair healthy…right?

{just a dab {or tap} will do}

this is the best type of makeup for my dry/sensitive skin. i don’t like liquid foundations and the powder compacts are too drying. with this, i don’t apply very much {seems like when they demonstrate, they cake it on}. dust a bit across the forehead and cheeks and it’s just enough!

{summer smelling skin for winter}

last, but not least, another yummy product i recently have fallen for. it’s a great wash with a really GREAT smell. the fragrance reminds me of SUMMER air…or something.

like i said, short and sweet. hope you enjoy!






the headband and the bangs

{thank you doooglas for my pretty headband}

{thank you republic for my new bangs}