Saturday, March 26, 2011

Rag Curls

When I was a little girl, I used to always see my grandma curl her hair for Sunday morning with strips of brown paper bag. I don't really know or remember how that came to be her choice over rags but I think some of it may be that she grew up in an atmosphere of using whatever you had.

I loved to have my hair done that way. I can distinctly remember the crinkle that it would make when I would have to sleep on it. My favorite part was the tight ringlets that it would produce. I had hair down to my waist until I was about 12 years old. I would have my mom roll the hair up wet the night before church so that Sunday morning she could brush it out into a gorgeous POUFFF. Even my bangs! I laugh and cringe at that now when I think about it. I'm sure glad my taste and style has changed. ;)

Now my children love to have their hair done in rag curlers. I opt not to use the so tight paper bag curlers on them, though. Instead, we 'up-cycle' our tights that get runs in them. I cut the legs off the tights into 3-4 pieces a leg. The thickness of the tights give a nice size ringlet. I refuse to brush their hair into that previously mentioned beautiful poufff. After undoing the rag curler, I twist each ringlet with my finger and a little texture cream or mousse. This gives a much smoother and cuter 'Shirley Temple' affect. After a day I will then brush it out for a softer look.

Who knew that brown paper bags and tights with runs in them could produce such endearing memories?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

"Do not fear your destiny"

I wanted to share this post from my blog: Sugarfree Sweetie Pie.
This is a blog about our journey with my son's disease.

I felt that this post had pertinence in all aspects of life.

Do not fear your destiny...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A good read

I've been enjoying a good read to night going over old blog post. I've missed blogging a lot but didn't realize how much until tonight.
I spend most days feeling like my brain is fried and lately my post show it. I've tried to get at least a picture off and a caption but even then that only lasted 3 days.
I loved reading my post from when I used to have a thought-full brain, that was well rested and used.
I see now that I need to make an even greater effort at blogging to find some 'me' time and find myself in all the muddle above my neck.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Family Portrait

This fine piece of art was completed by Amellia. Yes, there is an extra pet. No, it is not ours it is the neighbor's dog. It was added by Claire. Yes, those are "poop nuggets" below the dogs. Those were kindly added by Olivia.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happiness is...

watching The Wiggles on Mommy's bed.

New Year's Tree

Riley came up with a brilliant idea to remove our Christmas ornaments and make a New Year's Tree. I trimmed it with balloons and party favors. I topped with our own 'crystal' ball. I loved it so much I think it will be a new tradition!