Tuesday, November 23, 2010

slotted slide viewers

Pretty obsessed with these old lighted slide viewers... i wish i could make cute family pictures on a slide and put them in my living room! Cute right? 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Woodland Forest Friends Bookends

SALE- 2 Woodland Forest Friends Bookend Pair Mix / Match
SALE- 2 Woodland Forest Friends Bookend Pair Mix / Match
I know 130 dollars may seem a little much for these wooden book ends... but i cant help googling over this handcrafted woodland creature bookshelf! Find this on etsy here

little girls

Im obsessed with this little zara sweater... it would be cute over a tutu and striped leggings for marleys circus party!  
And these cute little ballerina anklet shoes! 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

diy project: owls from acorns

 This craft-project I found at Bloesom:kids  is a cute way to spend some time with your kids... cant wait till mine is old enough :)

It´s an idea from Helen from Curly Birds. Here you can find the tutorial

Friday, November 19, 2010

hair 101: texture

Like our face shape, our hair texture has a major influence when it comes to whether a certain hairstyle compliments our features or not. Aside from determining our face shape correctly and making the right choices based on it, keeping our hair texture into account is an equally important step towards satisfaction. Otherwise it will not be surprising that the haircuts we choose don't actually flatter us despite being appropriate for our face shape.

Hair textures can be generally divided in five main categories: fine, coarse, black, straight or curly. Hairstyles and haircuts should be chosen depending on which hair texture is dominant. Knowing what to aim for and what to avoid is extremely important as it will increase your chances of success while also making the process of selection easier. Here are a few things you might want to keep in mind depending on your hair texture:

Fine hair
Naturally those who have fine hair tend to gravitate towards finding hairstyles that maximize the hair volume in various ways. Due to the fact that creating volume can be quite difficult to achieve on long hair those who have this type of texture are often advised to opt for short to medium hairstyles for best results. Using a lightweight hairspray to add extra definition to your tresses is another excellent idea as well. Graduated hairstyles such as bob or wedge hairstyles tend to be appropriate choices as they tend to offer the needed effect. Adding layers is also a good idea for the same reason. Soft curls or big waves are also a good choice for this hair texture.

Coarse hair
Aside from designing a proper hair care ritual that will help us be satisfied with our tresses doing our best to adequately control this hair texture is highly recommended. In terms of styling the best way to tame our tresses is controlling the weight of our tresses. Once again the right layering style can be the saving solution in many cases. As a result the hair will seem more structured and the hairstyle will be more complex. Staying away from chemical treatments is a wise choice and opting for hairstyles such as buns, French twists or braids or a short curly style is a good strategy.

Curly hair
Considered a symbol of femininity and romance natural curls invariably attract attention. On the downside however curly hair tends to be quite hard to manage due to the frizz problem that can be unavoidable to a certain extent. Another issue can be the bulkiness that can turn out to be a problem especially when the hair volume is not distributed properly. That's why most women with curly ringlets choose layered haircuts to be able to manage their curls easier. Suitable hairstyles for this hair texture tend to be messy top knots for a casual look, half up/down hairstyles or slicked back updos. For an easier hair management using an anti frizz serum and mastering the art of the perfect blow dry is extremely necessary.

Black/chemically processed hair
Due to the fact that black hair is often hard to manage, many women use hair relaxing to tame their tresses. Relaxed hair should be treated just like any other type of chemically processed hair even though it offers all the styling possibilities of straight hair. While geometric haircuts work extremely well for this hair type, in order to protect the hair it is recommended to avoid overusing heat based styling tools.

Straight hair
Those who have straight hair can consider themselves truly fortunate as they have the greatest variety of choices both when it comes to haircut styles as well as hair styling options as this hair type is one of the easiest ones to deal with in terms of maintenance and style. Your hair length as well as your face shape are the only factors you need to analyze to be able to choose a flattering hairstyle as you have almost unlimited possibilities.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

circus inspiration

Im getting excited for marleys first birthday party! Its going to be a circus theme- hot dogs, nachos, peanuts, popcorn candy, cotton candy, games, balloon animals etc. 

product awareness: Oidad Botanical Boost

 You know those beauty products that you never knew you needed, but now you can’t live without?
Well try this Botanical Boost spray from Ouidad. Its a leave-in conditioner instantly makes your hair softer, shinier, and fresher. And although it’s intended for curly hair, it works just as well on straight locks too.
We like to spritz it on mid-afternoon, just around the time when we’re craving our coffee fix (our other necessary pick-me-up).
 Buy it at Sephora.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pumpkin pancakes!!

Breakfast is the one meal Bryan and i know we can most often spend together...  we are almost never together around dinner time, so im always looking for delicious breakfast recipes to spice things up... and this one is definitely a keeper! 

Pumpkin Pancakes adapted from Martha Stewart
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of ground cloves.
1 cup milk
8 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 egg
Whisk together dry ingredients, in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, stir together milk, pumpkin puree, melted butter, and egg; fold mixture into dry ingredients. Melt some butter in a skillet over medium heat; pour in 1/4 cup batter for each pancake.
Cook pancakes about 3 minutes per side; serve with butter and syrup. Makes 8 to 10.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Check out this look from the Wood/ Wood Spring 2011 show.
With fresh-faced models, the look is almost totally natural- except for the flashes of color in their hair.
I seriously cant say i've seen a hair wrap deemed "cool" since my jr. high camp days, where wrapping string around your hair was the ultimate fashion statement (until we had to cut them out at the end of the summer).
Wood/ Wood opts for a high-fashion take, using thicker ribbons and braiding them in the models’ hair.
Plus, this version is less permanent than the original (if you get sick of it, there’s no need for scissors this time around!). Here is a fun way to add an object of interest and add a statement to any plain outfit you have!
What do you think of the new, updated hair wrap?

Saturday, November 13, 2010


manuscript rug
hibiscus rug
betty rug
love birds
paul seed
zig zag
chain reaction rug

Have some fun with pattern or solids... warm up your wood or tile floors, or just add a print to your room's color scheme!
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