First let me begin by sharing with you that #1 I am new to the hair obsessed club and still learning from my "Hair Heroes" and #2 I am a working mom (who by the way is NOT a morning person!!!) I am finding that practice makes perfect better. Meanwhile my girls and I are enjoying our time together and we invite you to join us on our journey. Sometimes we do fancy and sometimes we flop but for us it's the process.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Crazy Hair Day 2014

My girls don't let me play with their hair much these days, but today was a special event - Crazy Hair Day.  My princess is growing up!  She loves having short hair now, but before we get it cut into a chin length bob again, we were able to do this for our school's crazy hair day.  
Big sis flat our refused to let me touch her hair - she's newly become a teenager - enough said!  Baby sis was sad that I didn't make her hair crazy today when we left and her sitter came.  Her long fine curly hair tangles so easy - I wasn't ready to tackle it - especially when I needed to make mine a little crazy too.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Crazy Hair Day 2013

It's crazy hair day and with my two big girls and a busy toddler, that's nearly the only day I really get to be creative.  My princess wanted her hair braided into a bird's nest.  We added some eggs.  We were unable to find a small stuffed bird in the time we allowed ourselves so she choose her baby duck stuffed animal.  Silly but fun - thank goodness for Pinterest.

My big girl fussed while I just put a few ponies in.  I fear this will be the last crazy hair day for a while.  She won for her class - by default.  No one else did anything at all - those silly middle schoolers!

I went for a 80's Sara Jessica Parker look.  It took me forever to get those snarls out.  My hair does not like to be ratted!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Catching up after being MIA

Well it seems like it's been forever since I posted . . . going back to work after #3 has been busy, busy, busy and, well, I guess we've been in rather a rut.  My littest - Elliebean, has just grown her hair long enough for pigtails - a move up from the waterspout! 

 My middle princess, rarely wants me to tug at her hair any longer.  Once and a while I make her sit still and do something - usually it's just a set of messy buns.  I love the ones in this picture because they were really coming out of the buns in such a cute way!  We put some cute alligator clips in and a bobby pin or two and let it go how it wanted.

  Now Little Bird - now called Sport is heading toward her teens at lightening speed and is becoming much more interested in her beauty routine!  She's practicing doing some of her own do's, but lets me play as well. 

 We've gotten pretty good at the front frech braid headband and try new modifications all the time.  This one was inspired by a tutorial I saw on pinterest.

I tried this three bun do on me, and although my hair is as long as I think it's ever been, it's much thinner than pre-kids and doesn't look anything like this!  I didn't get pictures and I won't try it again unless I add a hairpiece.

This picture doesn't actually show how long my hair is - but I like it.  My hair is highlighted and the texture has changed so that I can actually wear it down and it says out of my face now - I don't know if it's the highlighting or the gray hair. . . either way - it's a nice bonus!

Well hopefully I'll be back to post soon.  I'd like to try some styles I've discovered on pinterest and show off some of my new hairpieces - I even made one myself!

See you soon!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Princess donated about 17 inches of hair back at Christmas - yes, I know - a LONG time ago and I really did mean to blog about it. . . remember that baby;-)

For something special on her 8th birthday in June, she got to pick out a really fun hairpiece that matches beautifully and gives her a beautiful updo look. It's actually an adult hairpiece, on the expensive side, but it was her birthday present.  I love how it twists around her teeny tiny ponytail (sorry, NOT shown) and hangs in beautiful curls. 

Princess - being Princess - we had to add some bling AND color the the updo too.  It's a shame that you can't see the sparkle of the bling in the picture.  The color comes from a fun colorful ponytail wrap that we bought ages ago.  Tucked in, it looked so fun.

I love that even though she's got fairly short hair now, she still likes to do some fun and beautiful things with it.  I also love how fast hairpieces can turn a little girl into a diva!
She was definitely the hit at the restaurant - Panara Bread - her birthday dinner pick - at least it wasn't McDonalds!  I do love my little Princess!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sunday Morning 'Dos

I'm feeling the pull to get back into hair blogging, even with the new baby AND the carpal tunnel - ouch! But last Sunday I did get in a little cuteness!

The Tiara
I borrowed this from a favorite website, Shaunell's Hair and it turned out great - not perfect, but lovely all the same. We even got a couple of days out of it, thanks to is being created with messy buns. I still don't have the hang of Shaunell's way of making stuffed buns, I still need lots of bobby pins, but it still looked lovely and my little princess was happy to show it off:

The Grecian: A Style for your "big" girls
Little Bird, my big girl, is in 5th grade now. She doesn't mind a french
braid and actually prefers a messy bun, but I really wanted a little variety that she wouldn't totally balk at. This was my solution. I created a simple headband followed by a messy bun.
Her hair is just long enough now to make the headband at the nape of the neck and the end tie into the big ponytail. Her hair is so incredibly thick that I find it challenging to secure it, but fortunately, there is a curl on the underside so we left a few tendrils hanging in semi ringlets. On school days I don't usually bother with bobby pins, they don't usually stay in her hair that well, but this morning I wanted to tame the messy bun some and about half of the pins stayed in the whole day. Still for a quick and easy style, I think it looks great on my big girl.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Training up a future Diva;-)

I began this blog when I had two girls and wanted to learn ways to make their hair fun and pretty. Along the way we gained another little girl and, well, we need to train her up right. . .
To begin with, she needs to know all about accessories! Although I don't have the photo proof, it started in the hospital. Then, as shown, continued at her 2 week photo shoot. . .
Headbands. . . followed by hats. . .
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Cute. . . Pretty. . . Silly!

By the time her hair grows long enough to style, she'll be ready to rock and roll!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Birthday Updo

The Princess loves an updo with the works! Usually we find ourselves doing a version of the flower bun and spiral ringlets. Getting a little bored, I like how the top of this do adds some fun.
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We sectioned off the top and twisted them combining them into twist braids that we added to the ponytail we had already created. It's nice having a big collection of bands, we used a big one for the big ponytail and an elastic to secure the twist braids.
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Then I only created the top of the flower bun, leaving the rest of the hair to hang long and then curl with the spiral curling iron. I like doing this occasionally so one can get a sense of how long her hair is. Someday she'll probably want to cut it, but hopefully that day is far, far away. Meanwhile, she loves having long hair!
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This was the perfect 'do for a special outing to "Build-a-Bear" and then to the Melting Pot for a chocolate dessert! Yum!