Thursday, May 20, 2010

Product Placement - Curlformers

I always wanted my girls to have some curl to their hair.

But it just wasn't meant to be.

All three of them have gorgeous hair. BGrace's is thick and it highlights in the sun. It's got golden browns and highlights of red. Red's is a gorgeous shade of... you guessed it... a red that can't get from a bottle! And Boo's is long and flowing... and honestly, quite wild if I don't get it tamed! She does have a slight curl at the ends, but I have a hunch that as soon as she gets her first hair trim, those will be a thing of the past. *sad face*

So basically, we're a bunch of straight-as-a-board hair people.


I just wanted have to share this product!


Because we have 3 girls, I bought the big box of them. I have to say that I LOVE the whole design. It's hard to explain in words, but there is a hook that pulls the hair through the curlformer. There is no wrapping the hair around anything! I always found that soooo tedious and I'd never know exactly what the curls were going to come out.

I was able to do all three girls hair in a little over an hour. Most of that time is just the sectioning of the hair. I wasn't going to do Boo's hair, but she plopped down on the stool and said "ME TWERN!!" I had five of them left, so I was able to get her hair pulled into them. I'd say it turned out pretty well for an 'afterthought'!

I'm not going to lie...they are more expensive than what I would normally pay for this type of thing, but I think the end results are worth it. Plus, I think they're going to last us a LONG while... from what I've seen, they look to be pretty sturdy and long lasting.

What do you think?

Here is the video that is on the Curlformers site. I didn't see this until the next morning and I was still able to figure it out! All 3 girls slept in their Curlformers... no forming cream was used... and they turned out amazing!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Post It Note Tuesday

Here it goes, my first foray into putting my Passive-Aggressive inner voice a chance to shine...
My very first ...

*sigh* that felt good!

It sure was Monday!

Here is how I planned to spend my day...

crochet, crochet, crochet

Run a few errands and be back in time for the SACRED NAP TIME

crochet, crochet, crochet

Spend time with the hubs and kiddos

crochet, crochet, crochet

Sweet, sweet sleep!

Now, here is how I actually spent my Monday...

crochet, crochet, crochet...
I was feeling pretty good and accomplished by the time I left to run errands


Auto. Parts. Store. (NOT planned)

Hubs met us there and changed the fuel filter and we were on our way! A little hiccup, but I felt good to have that done!

Pull out of the parking lot just to pull back in.... truck chugs to a stop half-in and half-out of the parking lot.

Call hubs. Wait, he's right there... HONK, HONK, HONK

Hubs drove by. Didn't even look at me!

Call. Voice Mail. Click.

Call. Message: Me- "I cannot believe you just DROVE right by me? Didn't you hear me honking my horn? I'm broke down. Turn around and come back and GET ME!"

Call. Voice Mail. Click.

Call. Voice Mail. Click.

Call. Voice Mail. Click.

Call. Voice Mail. Click.

Call. Voice Mail. Click.

Call. Voice Mail. Click.

No kidding... still calling.

Call. Voice Mail. Click.

Call. Message: Me- "If I have to call my dad, you are gonna be sorry! You knew I was going to be calling you to make sure the truck was working. The next call I make is to him because you won't pick up your blankety blank phone!"

Um, Click.

I got a little stressed at one point. He FINALLY answered his phone about 12 calls later!

I've already made this post longer than it had to be with all of my copy and pasting and entering, so I'll just say that my hubs and Dad saved the day. My Dad helped my Hubs run parts down and do a diagnostic thing on the truck and then hubs changed the $150 fuel filter right there in the parking lot! He's a stud like that.

So by that time it was pick-up time at school. Once I relayed the story to the girls, Red was insistent that she get to go and "just watch" them fixing the truck! We went back to the truck and repairs in progress.

Poppa and Daddy were happy to have their lil helper observe.
You can now observe her observing her dad (the one in the flip flops and bare legs under the truck). You can also observe the rain on the ground. Yeah, he didn't much plan for the weather.

Did I mention how awesome he is!?

Oh... and see that little silver cylinder thing there on the ground? That'd be the OLD fuel pump that decided it was going to call the shots today.
My messed up day was worth seeing her watch them.

... even if I didn't get half the things done I had planned!

How was your Monday?

P.S. I totally apologized to the Hubs for being mean and ugly. He didn't know what I was talking about... and when I explained, he made me sit there as he listened to the two not-so-nice messages I left him. Yikes!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

What'll It Be?

You now have the POWER to choose next Month's Giveaway Item!
Whichever - or is it "Whatever" - item receives the most "likes" or votes will be next months Featured Item!!!

You can cast your vote in the "What'll it Be??" album on Facebook - (Just click the Facebook Fan Page button over there --------------->


You can comment below on the item you'd like to win in June!


Option 1: Girly Girl Newsgirl Beanie

Option 2: Summertime Newsgirl Beanie

Option 3: NEW Stella B Headwrap
(This is a brand new item - not yet sold online!)


Option 1: Deluxe Earflap Beanie

Option 2: Basic Newsboy Beanie

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Weekend Special 5/15 - 5/16

**UPDATED 5/17/10 - BOGO sale will be extended throughout today, Monday, May 17.!!**

It's BOGO time!

Buy 1 beanie at regular price, get the 2nd beanie 1/2 off!

ALL Beanies included in sale!
*Sale item must be of equal or lesser value*.

Offer good through Sunday, May 16 - 8 p.m. (pacific standard time)

How to Order:
  1. Etsy
    2. Email me at

Thursday, May 6, 2010

May Giveaway

Here it is...
May's giveaway item!
White, Bay Pink, Rose Pink & Brown
with a 3-Layer Crochet Clip!

Simply textured...

Simply adorable...

Simply Sweet!

This is the first in a long line of beanies to be added to the "Simply Sweet" collection!

This is a brand new line and will not be going up for sale until after May's giveaway is over!

To enter, leave me a comment on here telling me your favorite sweet treat!

For multiple chances to win, you can visit me on Facebook and RSVP in the May Giveaway Event! Just RSVP as "ATTENDING" and that's it!

Check out this Sweet Treat!
Is that not the sweetest smile?

**Child and dog are not included in this months' giveaway! ;o)

P.S. I really need to get some new boy styles, but for now, if you enter and win and only have boys, you will get a Basic Newsboy beanie!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

And the winner is...

The April Giveaway has ended.

And actually, its plural! I decided to add another winner... because I cant' stop myself!

The winners ARE....

Denise Wrightman Stevelinck


Selina (of Wild Things of Noosa)

I'll be conducting a very unorganized and totally random poll on which item you'd like to see in the May giveaway, so leave me a comment on here and I'll announce the May giveaway opening on Monday, May 3rd!

If you are one of the winners listed above, please email me at and I'll get started on your custom beanie!