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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Long Skirts, Perfect for Fall!

I ADORE dressing up! I'd love to wear skirts and dresses to school...but, between tying shoes, reaching down to those tiny little desks, and sitting criss-cross apple sauce, pencil skirts just aren't working out for me!

I found my solution...
My new favorite fall fashion is long skirts! 

Floor length skirts and maxi dresses are so comfortable...

You can do ANYTHING in them....
And I have landed some amazingly cheap finds!

 Definitely ready for October!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

How to: Sock Bun Curls

Have you heard that you can curl your hair with a sock? It actually works! This is one of my favorite ways to style my hair. It is such a time saver!

You will need:

*a comb
*a sock...that you don't mind cutting
*a scrunchie
*bobby pins (optional)

1. Start with clean, combed hair.

2. Take your sock, and cut off the tip of the toe.

3. Roll the sock to look like a donut. Place it aside.

4. Tie your hair up in a ponytail on the top of your head. 

5. Dampen your ponytail slightly with water. You don't want it so wet that it will not dry while rolled up in the sock. Typically 2 or 3 squirts is sufficient for me.

6. Slide your ponytail through center of your sock donut. Beginning at the top, wrap your hair around the sock, rolling it down to create a bun.

7. There you have it, a sock bun! Now all that's left to do is sleep and let the sock do the work :)

Take your bun out in the morning, and Ta Da! Cute curls just like that without any time or heat!

A few tips:

*Add a little mousse to your hair before beginning to make your curls longer lasting.
*The thinner the sock, the more curls you'll have.
*Bobby pin your bun in place if you are wiggly sleeper. ;)

I'm looking forward to a Friday with a field trip!!! Happy Weekend to you :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things: My Room

Just a few of the little things around my room that always brighten my day....

1. Vintage Tootsie Pop Lunchbox

Remember the Tootsie Pop commercial? I've always loved it!

2. Photo Clothesline

Full of my favorite summer memories :)

3. Window Treatment

So quick and easy!

4. The cutest Charlie Brown book

one of those treasures you find at a yard sale!

5. Candy Jar of Buttons

...that never seems to get any fuller no matter how many buttons I add to my collection!

6. Frame Collage

Including a few pieces of student artwork  that I love to remember :)

This week I'm linking up to....

Saturday, September 1, 2012

TWO Weeks in Pictures and A Perfect Pair

I DID IT!!  I finished the August Photo A Day Challenge! It was a ton of fun....I'm a little sad it's over. I might have to try it again :)  Here are the last 2 weeks!

Week 1

1. Hole
2. Today
3. Cool
4. Home
5. Pair
6. Path
7. Fresh

5. Pair
I immediately thought of the cutest pair. EVER. My awesome friends Andrew and Cheryl! I took these pictures a while I thought that might be cheating for the challenge, but I had to share them anyways ;)

Miss these guys!! 

Week 2

1. Clock
2. Dream
3. Down
4. Tap
5. Card
6. Hidden

One more thing, today I'm linking up to Masterpiece Monday at the Boogie Board Cottage!

Boogieboard Cottage
Happy September!

What I Use...

For those of you who have asked how I make my cards....

Here's what I use!

These Prismacolor Colored Pencils are AMAZING! Somewhat expensive, but definitely worth the investment. 

I would recommend Prismacolor to any artist! 

A few features I love about them...

*They draw incredibly smooth! They blend so easily to create the same effect as chalk or paint.
*The color is rich and vibrant even on dark paper
*These pencils last FOREVER! I have been using mine for seven years and I use them.
*Prismacolors come in all different quantities. You could spend a little and get basic colors, or go for the awesome package of every color imaginable!!

I kinda like them...a little ;)