Year: 2014

Home Hair Color Tips and Tricks

For most of us gals coloring our hair is pretty important. And expensive. And those home hair color kits can be scary! So, for those of you lucky women who have never had dye grace your beautiful locks – don’t. What a joy to not have to worry about roots or scheduling hair appointments every six weeks or so.  But for the rest of you wondering about home hair color how-to’s I’ve got some handy tips and tricks! Honestly, I…
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It All Started With A Bucket Bath

Yes, a bucket bath. Do you ever think of something and before you know it, your mind has gone down a very long rabbit hole? I know you have. Everyone has. I can think of what I need to do tomorrow and in 60 seconds, my mind goes to laundry and then the money I found in my husband’s pocket, then the craft project supplies I can buy with said money, then my very long craft to-do list created from…
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Great Scarves for Plus Size Women

Years ago my mother-in-law gave me a silk scarf she picked up on a business trip to India.  I wanted to show it off, but I was intimidated. I didn’t know how to wear it! Being a plus size woman, I don’t want to be overwhelmed, or add any bulkiness to my frame with a scarf. Recently I’ve been more adventurous and given a few scarves a try. One of the most important things I’ve realized is having the right scarf…
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Gorgeous cold weather goods for your travels

Gorgeous Cold Weather Goods to Take With You on Your Travels | Petit Elefant

  Hear the word “travel,” and our minds have a tendency to wander off to warm places where sun-kissed toes can sink into soft beach sand and the drinks come with a ring of brightly colored salt and a straw-hatted waiter. Not so much icy locales requiring cold weather goods like sweaters and mittens. I blame the Polar Vortex and all its nose hair-freezing nonsense. Because, if you think about it, there are so many places where fresh white snow and…
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How to Wear Camouflage

Is it better to blend in or stand out? You can do both when sporting one of my favorite fall trends that has been continuing into spring: I’m loving the camouflage fashion trend. What used to be considered “hunting attire” is actually a pretty hot look with lots of versatility. Stay with me and I’ll show you how to wear camo. You can, I promise. Camouflage is good in small quantities. You will definitely look like you’re ready for a…
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Orange is the New Red Make-Up

Let’s talk red lipstick. It is no secret that I love lip color. The brighter, the bolder, the better! Don’t have time to do your makeup? Slap on some powder and bright lipstick and BAM you’re glamorous! Now, red used to be my absolute favorite, but there’s a new color in town and I think that orange just may be the new red in my life. Think orange is a little too far out there for a lip color? Just…
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The Best Photographers Ever World Tour Dates

World renowned portrait photographers Wendy and Tyler Whitacre of Blue Lily Photography have announced their world tour dates for 2014, and guys, you want to get on that train.  Wendy photographed my little family on a hot August day last summer on a leg of their 2013 world tour and they’re some of my favorite family photos we’ve ever taken. They’re all about getting the real stuff, none of the canned studio photography nonsense my family won’t sit still for….
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Life List Surfing in Hawaii and Soccer in Barcelona


I’ve been life listing a lot in the last couple of years.  Living like I have one foot in the grave and the other on a surfboard, and I’m only planning on ramping it up from here.  And while I’ve been living all this *life*, I’ve been thinking a lot.  Thinking about purposeful living and what it means to live life to the fullest, happiest, most badass it can possibly be. What does that look like for you guys?  For…
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How to Make Your Own DIY Valentines

home made stamps

Today it’s how to make your own (inexpensive) DIY Valentines for the big V-day.  Let’s say it’s the day before Valentine’s Day *cough* and you need some really quick DIY Valentines that won’t break the bank.  Who’s your girl? Me, that would be me. Martha did this how to originally, but my version is a little less formal.  It’s just how I roll, there’s no helping it.  The awesome thing about this great Valentine DIY is that you probably have…
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