Saturday, October 31, 2009

Winner Announcement and Happy Halloween!

Winner of the Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion as been announced here.

If you're looking for Halloween Hairstyles, check out our Halloween hair post here. Just for fun. Here are my 3 kiddos all dressed up. They've actually been ready to go trick or treating since 9:00 am! It's going to be a long day. :)
And now, just out of curiosity, what are your kids (or you) dressing up as this year?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hairstyling Readers!

I thought it would be a good day to show off some of the stuff YOU have done recently. I love seeing our hairstyles on all different kinds of hair and from all over the place! I also love seeing the new ideas you guys come up with. It always makes my day when someone takes the time to send in pictures of their hair doing adventures. :)

Let's begin!

First off, this mom and model did an excellent job with the Quick Flower Bun. This little girl has shoulder length hair and it still worked!

Next up: Someone was brave enough to try the Basket Woven Hairstyle! (And as you can see, it turned out awesome!!) Of everything we've done on this hair blog, this has to be one of my top 5 favorites.

And......I know this is a guest post, but have to throw these in. :) We did this one again just the other day for church and I couldn't stop myself from taking some pictures even though it's already been posted! So, here's the Princesses twin pictures to go with our guest poster. :)

Now, for those of you who love to use beads, here are some very cute new beading ideas!

I love this one!! This smart mom combined the Cinderella Bun Hairstyle with the Candy Stripes Hairstyle. An adorable combination!

Here's a cute new twisted style to try.

Some darling heart hair and bantu knots for toddlers!
A fun Star Hairstyle. I'm loving how she did that braid across the top of the star. Cute!

A cute variation of the woven tiara (and darling shades.)

These pictures came all the way from the Philippines. How cool is that? What a darling and unique hairstyle to spice up that school uniform!!

Another fun variation of the woven tiara. And oh my goodness, I love these curls! Our guest poster said these curls were made by twisting the hair first, and then wrapping them around a curler. I have to try it!!

More cute beads and barrettes!
Another one of our top five favorites! The Woven Piggies. *Funny story: Since we posted this hairstyle a little over a year ago, I've actually seen it "around" a few times!! I've wondered if the people I saw with this hairstyle were blog readers, but I didn't dare ask. :) I never get tired of seeing this one, it's just too cute.

And last but not certainly not least.... Here we have the side ponytail with something extra. (I'm loving that cute flower.)
Great job everyone! Thank you so much to everyone who sent in pictures this round! I hope I didn't leave anyone out. I have a hard time keeping everything organized in my email! If anyone else has pictures they would like to share, feel free to send them in!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wormy Weave Hairstyle

With Halloween being less than a week away, and worms being kinda "Halloweenish".........Here's another one of our hairstyles from "back in the day" before we kept a hair blog! I dug these photos right out of our old hair scrapbook. Of course I didn't do step by step pics for the scrapbook, so this is all I have. I don't think step by step instructions would help with this one anyway. It's a random and haphazard style.

I jotted down some notes in our book and it was fun to read that the day I did this, The Princess asked for "The elastic hairstyle. But, not the normal ones.....crazy worm ones." She's a funny girl, she usually has a very specific idea in mind when I ask her how she wants her hair done. :)

I'm guessing The Princess is about 4 in these pictures. She's so little! sniff.....

Btw, do you love my photo editing "skills"? hehe (I really need to get photoshop.)

wormy hairstyle
elastic hairstyle
twisted hairstyle
woven hair
hairstyle for little girls No rhyme or reason really. Crazy she wanted, and crazy she got! I remember this hairdo taking awhile. But it also stayed in for days and she got lots of attention from it, so it was worth it. :) PS.... If you're looking for a hairstyle to go with your Halloween costume, be sure to check out our Halloween hair post! Maybe you'll find what you're looking for there! Also, I feel the need to apologize to some of you. I've had a whole bunch of people email requests for specific halloween hairstyles, and I haven't returned emails to anyone. Frankly, I've been working on a project and just haven't had a lot of time for much of anything extra lately. I didn't mean to ignore you, I hope you'll forgive me!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

A New Winner, And Another Giveaway!

Just a couple of things......

I never heard back from the first winner of the quilt gift certificate so....... I drew a new one! The new winner has been announced here. If you entered, go check that out.

Also, I just put up another fun giveaway for some Vaseline Sheer Fusion Lotion (cause I like free stuff.) You can enter that one here.

Have a nice weekend! I'm hoping to have some time over the weekend to work on another hairdo. (We'll see.)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Curly-Q Cursive Hair Style

Here's a unique, quirky and fun hairstyle; when you're in the mood for something different! The Princess said it looked like cursive writing on her head, that's where the name came from. :)

unique hair style To begin, take a small section of hair and start twisting.

Keep twisting the hair around until it forms a Spiral thingy like this.....

Part out another small section of hair underneath and twist it together with your first section (forming another spiral.) As you're adding the hair into the next section, you'll need to leave the first spiral fairly loose or it will pull itself undone.

Keep going. You shouldn't need any bobby pins or elastics until you get to the very bottom. If you look closely at the bottom of this picture, you can see where I secured the very last twist with one clear elastic. (Everything else will hold fine by itself.)
Make another row or two just for fun (if you have the time) and add a bun. :)coiled hairstyle This hairstyle was quick and easy and stayed put nicely all day long!
unique hairdo
hairstyle for little girls

Another picture taken a few weeks ago, around the time she fell off the monkey bars. Poor little thing, she really got banged up! :( She's all healed up now though, and good as new!

P.S. I still haven't heard from the winner of the quilt gift certificate and I'm not seeing a way to contact them! I'm going to give the winner a couple more days since I announced it on the weekend to respond. If you entered the contest, go make sure it wasn't you! I feel bad giving it to someone else!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Campus Quilt Company Winner

The Campus Quilt Company gift certificate winner has been announced here! Congrats to our winner!!!

Also, I've had several people tell me their blog lists aren't updating when I re-post an older hairstyle. (Like I did yesterday.) I think I've narrowed it down to my new domain name. If you want to see my updates on your blog roll, you need to change the link on your sidebar from: to

There's probably a way for me to fix it on the back end, but I'm not smart enough to figure it out. :) Anyway, have a nice weekend all!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

French Braid Using Braids

Here's another cute hairstyle from our archives. This one was originally posted a little over a year ago in August of 08. I didn't take the greatest pictures and I'm pretty sure she's wearing her older brother's shirt as a nightgown in these, lol. So, look past all that and just focus on the hairstyle, k? teehee

braided frenchbraid
Make a row of 3 braids across the top/front. Then, part the hair down the middle and make 2 rows of braids (1 row on each side of the part.) Like this......
Take the 3 front pieces and start braiding. Add in the side braids as you work your way down, the same way you would normally do a french braid.
braided frenchbraid
This was fairly quick and simple!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mini Woven Star Hairstyle

Here's another cute, quick, and easy hairstyle for school. A 5 minute hairdo!!

This hair design is similar to one of our all time favorites (the woven tiara) just simplified a little. It takes half as many elastics and less time, yipee!

star hairstyle Make 3 small ponies in the front and split them each in half. (Like the middle pony in this picture.)Take the 2 strands from the left pony and the right strand on the middle pony and lay them across her head (slanting towards the right side.) Take the remaining 3 strands and weave them through, over to the opposite side.Take the 3 strands on the right in one hand and the 3 strands on the left in the other. Tighten everything up and add some elastics to each side.

This picture is driving me nuts. I should have either tightened up the elastic on the right or loosened the elastic on the left. BUT, there's no time for redoing stuff on school mornings. Just keeping it real (again.) :)At this point you could make a ponytail, pigtails, a bun, or even leave it down. Whatever you want! We did a quick ponytail.
fancy ponytailAnd of course it always helps to add a cute bow or flower! This one came from Flowerz In Her
quick and easy hairstyle I have to say, I think her head looks pretty cute from the top with her little woven star!