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A new look!

Do you ever have a child who needs just a little extra attention,
a little one-on-one time,
or just some special MOM time?
Well, lucky for me (and my family), I am a licensed Cosmetologist, so I think….HAIR!
(Or pedicures or manicures, but that is an entirely seperate post for another day!)

This girl can be SOOO sweet!  Just look at how cute she is! 🙂
However, her hair is REALLY fine and limp.  I decided to try a perm!
I thought it would give us just the “lift” that we needed. 
She LOVED it so much.  We talked the whole time.
It was fun to hear what she thinks of things and what makes her happy!
For those who want to know…I used the Matrix Opti-Curl Extra Body perm
and alternated purple and white rods.
I didn’t want it to be super curly, shrink up too much, or a pain to grow out.
It ended up being the perfect curl; however, it didn’t stay around long.
It fell out or relaxed very quickly. 
It was so easy to make it look cute with just a simple little headband!
I think we might try it again this summer! 
What a cutie…if I do say so myself!  Ha ha ha!  🙂
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A Change is GOOD!

We needed a change in our bedroom.  We just had the plain old white walls.
I saw this awesome technique in my neighbors house and she
even came over to help me!  So nice!
Here’s what we did.  First, we randomly scrapped joint compound on the walls.
We used a trowel to spread it.  You want to be careful when using this technique,
because it will change the texture of your walls forever.  It was the look I was going for
though…so we went for it!
We got that done and let it dry overnight.
Next, we painted the base color over it. 
We used the color Simplify Beige from Sherwin Williams.
(This isn’t my best picture, but I wanted to prove that I was really doing this!)
Next, (sorry I didn’t get a pictue of this step) we used two colors of glaze.
We used a dark one and a light one and made X’s on the wall.
Then you use a damp cloth and wipe the walls using a circular motion.
Not to hard.  Just enough so that the glaze stays on the textured part.
Here is the finished product!
I don’t know if these pictures do it justice, but we LOVE it!
We have dimming can lights on the ceiling too and it adds a nice touch!
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I {heart} YOU!

Happy Valentines Day!!
I made these cute little kisses out of rice krispies for my four little sweethearts.
The older ones, who were in school, got them delievered to their class.
One was embarrased and one gave me a kiss.

These rings are the *new* fun item! I made these for all of the girls

in my daughters 5th grade class for Valentines day.
Of course we made them for all the teachers as well.
I got the idea from my friend, Lisa. Thanks Lisa!!
They are just rolled fabric flowers on adjustable rings.
So cute and So fun!
I got this fun Valentine idea here ! I backed ours on black card stock
and mailed them to all the grandparents and great-grandparents!
We hope you all had a great Valentines Day!
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