Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fun Wedding Hair Styles

Green Butterflies
Just recently, I was invited to do the hairstyles for the wedding of a family friend. It is so much fun and such an honor to be the stylist for a wedding! I had a great time. Here is one of the styles I did that day!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Kitchen Makeover: New Granite Counter Tops in the Kitchen!

The kitchen makeover begins!
Where to start? That was the question for me. There is so much I'd like to change in this kitchen but I can't do it all at once. So we figured that new counters would give us a different look and pave the way for future projects!  The original counter tops were just your regular-everyday laminate... 12 years old and a light beige color... kind of off- whitish. They have served their purpose for the last 12 years. It was time for them to go.

This is the BEFORE
I quick snapped a picture before the installers ripped out the old counter tops!
And here is the AFTER!

The color we chose was called black pearl. It was so hard for me to imagine the way it would look in the kitchen from only seeing this tiny piece. I love the way it turned out with the straight edges and the rounded corners. The way it looks makes me want to redo everything in the kitchen to look as awesome as the new counter tops do!

Green Butterflies

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Clever Kitchen Storage Solution! Tilt-out Sink Front Drawer

I am always looking for somewhere to stash my dishwashing accessories (a.k.a the kitchen sponge, dish rag, and drain stopper.) All those things are always sitting around the edge of my sink cluttering up the counter, or tossed in the bottom of the sink, under dishes where they can't be found when needed.
Now, thanks to a little trip to the home improvement store, I stumbled upon this solution! Tilt out Sink front drawer!!!!
I found a kit that comes with everything that is needed to turn the "fake drawer" into a useful storage space! The best part- It was under $20 bucks! 
It only took about 30 minutes. The directions were very easy to follow.
The fake drawers in the bathrooms... beware... You are next!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Smoothing Treatment for Frizzy or Curly Hair

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What's a smoothing treatment?
Do you have curly hair? Is your hair frizzy? Does it lack shine? Is your curly hair unmanageable? Does just the thought of blowing out your curly hair make you want to scream? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a smoothing treatment may be right for you!
For those of you who have not heard, A Smoothing Treatment is safe and can eliminate up to 95% of frizz while making curly hair more manageable. It is guaranteed to leave the hair healthier, stronger, and smoother while adding amazing shine. This can last for up to four months. So the big question... Does it work?  The answer is YES!!!! All I can say is WOW! I honestly did not believe that this product could deliver, but it did! The soft smooth look that the hair has after this process is more than AMAZING! The shine is unreal, like glass! The client can't stop touching it! While it is not a straightener, it has delivered great curl reduction so far on the clients I have seen. The clients have raved about how quickly they are able to blow their hair out straight. They are able to do it quickly, and barely need to flat iron to achieve a smooth look! I think I may be doing this on my hair in the near future!!!



Monday, March 23, 2015

Recipe: Reese's Puffs Treats! Our spin on Rice Krispies Treats:)

We love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups at our house. It's a staple candy for us. Who doesn't love Reese's? Peanut Butter and Chocolate together.... MMMMmmmm! It's so delicious... Wait there is a Reese's Puffs Cereal!?!?! Oh My Gosh!!!!!
I am not a breakfast person for the most part so at first I did just buy this cereal for my kids. I eventually tried it, IT IS SO GOOD! (I really don't like cereal) So I was suprised that I liked it. Now there is always a box in our pantry. :)
We were trying to decide on a treat to make for dessert one night and I had a taste for rice krispies treats. I had all of the ingredients... except rice krispies cereal. Hmmmm.... What to do? Oh! There is a box of Reese's Puffs! Let's give this a whirl!
I started by using a basic Rice Krispies Treat Recipe.
1/2 cup butter
10 oz mini marshmallows
5 Cups Cereal
Then, I rubbed the pan I was using with a pat of butter.
In a pot, I melted the 1/2 cup of butter on medium to low heat.

One the butter was completely melted, I added the mini marshmallows.

And stirred,

And stirred.

And STIRRED. Untill the marshmallows were nice and smooth, and then turned off the heat.

Next, my assistant poured in the Reese's Puffs!

(My assistant is so cute!)

And then, we stirred it all together until it was well combined. This is my favorite part of making these treats because when you pour the Reese's Puffs into the pot, the warmth releases the chocolatey, peanut-buttery aroma of the cereal.

We poured it into the buttered pan. Then, I used a buttered spoon to smooth  it all down.

My assistant then added some green sugar sprinkles because it was nearing St. Patrick's Day! LOL!

And that's it! We let then cool and tried them later.
We make them often and use different colored sprinkles to go with the seasons!:)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Window Valance. Easy Beginner Sew Project!

Window Valance Project!
The time had come for some new window treatments in my daughter's room. The bedding that she has is brightly colored so we wanted to choose something that wasn't to overpowering.  She and I decided to make a valance for her window. We went to the fabric store together and she picked out all the supplies for the project! She is a "tween" now and it is good for her to put her own stamp on her room.
A valance is an easy sewing project for beginners in my opinion because basically you are just sewing straight lines!
To get started, she chose a light green fabric. To determine our width we measured the window and multiplied the width by 3. She wanted the valance to be full. I suppose if you didn't want very much fullness that you could multiply by 2 or 2.5. The fabric was not as wide as we needed for our window so we stitched the sections together, right sides facing, until we had the width we needed.
 Next, I hemmed the bottom of the valance. This was done by folding up the bottom evenly. I used a ruler as I went along the bottom to pin it. Then, I ironed the fold nice and flat.
Then, I sewed a straight line along the fold to secure it.

I repeated this step along the top edge but I made the fold much larger, large enough for the curtain rod to pass through.
Next, I lined up the embellishment along the bottom edge. I pinned it in place and sewed along the bottom edge then the top edge to secure it.

Finally, we hung it up! My daughter is  super excited about the way it looks and she loves the idea of having her own personality in her room!

Let me know what you think! And share your projects with me:)
Green Butterflies

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

No-Sew Leprechaun's Gold Shamrock Shirt DIY

Sham-Rockin'!!!  Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day! It is fun to join in the spirit of this holiday by dressing the part. I wanted something different this year and I knew that a DIY project was in order. I found this old shirt in my closet and I thought it could use a little Shamrock BLING!!!
So I took a little trip to the local craft store and picked up some supplies. I grabbed some gold thread (which I ended up not even needing) and a couple of rolls of gold sequin trim. I already had some fabric glue and I printed out the shamrock shape that I had imagined for the front. The best part of this is that there is NO SEWING REQUIRED! This project can be finished in about an hour or less and needs 12-24 hours to dry.
Start by putting the printed out shamrock shape inside the shirt. Then, position it right where you'd like it. I put mine right in the center of the chest. 
Once the shamrock is in place, use the fabric glue to make an outline by tracing the shape. Take the sequin ribbon and start placing it in a single line on the fabric glue.
Continue by glueing the sequin trim around the inside until it is all filled in evenly.

I filled in the shamrock shape completely and used about a roll and a half of the trim I bought. (About 6 yards) 
Then, I made sure that the paper shape was not stuck to the inside of the shirt but left the paper inside so the shirt wouldn't stick to itself as it dried.

Next, just let it dry! I'm loving how it looks already! It will look great with a green cardigan or a cute rainbow scarf!!