Friday, January 24, 2014

A Quickie Update

K, After we got the Kitchen Painted our light fixture was not my favorite. It was kind of tanish blah, just not in love, I liked the shape and the detail, just not the color so… Welcome can of spray paint. Now we have lived in houses with the great gold fixtures, you know the polished brass of the 90’s and it is amazing what a little can of Silver spray paint can do. But i was afraid that the silver would not give me the little bit of punch I wanted from The light! So… We brought out the black. My Sweet husband vetoed the turquoise/teal color I was leaning to!

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So here is the before view, notice we didn’t put the cover back up, because I was sure we were going to paint or replace, but as far as bones go, I kind of like it!

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So Brian took it apart and washed it down, its in the kitchen so it is grease-tastic, and we all know that paint and grease are not friends!

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Here it is all taken apart still. notice how Brian put a screw in that scrap of wood to hold up the finial?

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And this is why we wash things really good, for some reason this little piece kept fish eyeing, even after a good wash with TSP (Tri Sodium Phosphate). so we sanded it washed it again and voila!

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A nice new light fixture for about 2.50, and an afternoon. Don’t be afraid to Paint light fixtures, they are really easy and make a huge impact on your home! Just remember to turn the power off first!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Locks of Love…Again!

Well, its that time of year again, that the kids are dying to cut their hair. I always kinda stress inside and hope it does not happen. But my rule is, its your hair you can cut it if you want and today it was Baby Mermaid

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I can’t Believe how fast her hair grows! She cut of 12 inches and still has shoulder length hair! I read somewhere that it takes 3 haircuts to make a wig, so here is Baby Mermaids full wig!

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Friday, January 17, 2014

First Paint Job!

So, Because we did not get our home that we built, and moved into a new “used” home, LOL. a lot of the paint colors were not up to my standard. lets be honest, old people lived here, and I am sure they loved the plaid wallpaper, we however, did not. I don’t think that a lot of the house had been painted since the early 90’s when it was built, you know when they used that pinkish white instead of white? well our house was beige-tastic! But we are Banishing the Beige and doing some other fun stuff! so come along on our first home makeover project of the new year!

I wish I would have taken before pictures before we moved in but we were so excited, and we didn’t get the key till 3pm.. we just started bringing stuff in as soon as the key was in our hands..

DSC_0003So this is our Before pic, see what I mean about pinkish beige, I LOVE dark colors, and this was just not doing it for me. I was exited about the chair rail, but I wanted it to divide something not just the wall. so we picked out a light and a dark gray for the main area’s of our home The light gray was Behr Pewter Mug. and the dark was Behr Dark ash

DSC_0005 Here we are with the dark ash going up, I am in love with it against my red leather couches!

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Here we are with the Light gray.. Still ugly ceiling. 


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We are upholstering a cute little chair for the window, that was my great grandmas, that's why there is a ugly blank space in the bay window.

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Our cute little piano by the front door. (that is getting a makeover soon)

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View from up on the stairs.. I am loving it! We Have a surprise on the 4th wall that is why I was careful to cut of the pictures so you cant see it until next time..

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Beauty Bursts (Review)

Beauty bursts

from NeoCell

2013- "Best of Natural Beauty" Better Nutrition Magazine
2013- "Best Beauty Supplement" Delicious Living Magazine

  • Collagen Type 1 & 3 For Firm, Smooth Skin & Strong Hair & Nails
  • Hyaluronic Acid For Skin Hydration & Renewal
  • Vitamin C:  Collagen Enhancer
  • All Natural Formula Bursting With Delicious Flavor

Having beautiful & radiant skin has never been so easy- or so delicious.  NeoCell Beauty Bursts deliver high absorption beauty nutrients in delectable, gourmet soft chews.  Collagen Type 1 & 3 is the body's beauty protein & strengthens skin, hair & nails.  Hyaluronic Acid is know as "Nature's Moisturizer" & hydrates the skin.  Vitamin C is essential to boosting collagen in the skin.  Together, these three beauty nutrients work together to build beautiful skin from the inside out.*

So, I tried these back in August, and anyone who reads my blog knows that August was erased from my memory. I wish! Needless to say I was under tons of pressure and stress, and normally my skin shows that. I know when my period is coming because I get a huge-o zit right by my mouth, every time, even though I have really clear skin most of the time. My Skin was amazing when I took these everyday! I was impressed I didn't get my great big zit.. I didn’t have any break outs with my stress. It was AMAZING!

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Monday, January 13, 2014

The Little Princess Braids

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The Little Princess was getting ready for a Sleepover. She has become an amazing Braider, She did milkmaid braids starting up at her bang partline and Dutch French braided down, keeping it close to the front, I thought that they were super cute, and wanted to share!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

DIY Braids Review

I was Recently asked to do a review on the Book DIY Braids.
From a Triple Fishtail to a Tucked French to a Traditional Milkmaid, Sasha Coefield, creator of the popular beauty and fashion YouTube Channel AskSash88, shares her braiding secrets in DIY Braids: From Crowns to Fishtails, Easy, Step-by-Step Hair Braiding Instructions (Adams Media, December 2013).
Diy Braids

DIY Braids will get you noticed! Packed with easy-to- follow instructions and helpful tips for recreating Sasha's stunning looks, readers will be able to create one-of-a-kind hairstyles for both day and night, without ever stepping inside an expensive salon.

Complete with step-by-step photographs so readers can get the perfect look every time, DIY Braids will have them saying hello to unique hairstyles, easy to recreate from home.
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This Book was Amazing, It had great pictures and step by steps.. My girls have loved using it learning new braids! I love to read almost as much as doing hair. I love hard back books, (even though I mostly read on my Kindle now) I dislike the cheep feeling of Paper back books. While this book is a “paperback” it has a very high quality feeling. The pictures are nice and glossy. Its a great book for the Braid enthusiast, a beginner, or just to set on your bathroom counter to remind you about all of the different braids available. LOVED the book. would totally purchase a copy!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Quickie tucked braids

So, I just wanted to try these tucked braids, and Honestly I love the way real braids look and they are quicker for me… so I am going to be sticking with braids, but everyone at school thought that these were pretty cool
So I pulled her hair into two Pigtails
And put elastics down every inch and a half
Then I seperated each section in half
And flipped the hair through!
continue down the pigtail and do each side.
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go get dressed Little Mermaid it is time for school!
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