Hair Dos and How Tos

Making A Wyldstyle Costume

Not long after Annabel saw The Lego Movie she declared she wanted to be Wyldstyle for Halloween. Since the movie came out in February, I didn’t think that would actually happen. But here we are, a few weeks before Halloween, and she’s still firmly insisting on Wyldstyle. I started looking for costumes from The Lego Movie…

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DIY Pumpkin Candlesticks

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to look at all of the fun Halloween decorations at different stores. Last week I was checking out an especially elaborate haunted table display when I spotted something pretty – a pair of glittery pumpkins on candlesticks. Unfortunately, when I asked about them,…

Play & Store Lego Tote

Annie has several Lego sets but nowhere baby-brother safe to build with them. She’ll often ask about taking her bricks to my parents’ house, but all of those small pieces are a pain to transfer. I was at my craft store shopping for something else when I came face-to-face with art/scrapbook totes. I realized they were the…

Quick Trip

I’ve been in New York City from Saturday early morning until late tonight (close to midnight) for the Social Good Summit. I’m here because I participated in the “comments/shares” for vaccines drive last month on behalf of Shot@Life. The summit has been incredibly eye-opening – I’ll have more about it and this trip tomorrow once I’m…

Quick And Easy Silverware Pockets

My cousin’s shower had a rustic burlap vibe and I wanted to tie it all together on the tables. I had a lot of leftover burlap from her door wreath, so I thought using it to make some silverware pockets would be cute and easy. I made two versions – one no-sew (the one above) and…

DIY Multi-Strand Burlap Wreath

I wanted to have something pretty and festive on my front door for my cousin’s shower this weekend, but couldn’t find anything pre-made that I loved. I thought I’d try to make something with a standard styrofoam wreath base, but then I came across this square wire wreath frame and I thought that would be more…

Easy Pom Pom Hair Clips

I’ve been stockpiling hair clips and doodads for Annie’s return to school, grabbing cute duds for Annie’s locks whenever I come across them. And, as always, when I see something that’s cute but too expensive (for me), I take note and make it myself. I came across some pom pom hair clips and knew immediately…

Braided Fauxhawk

I received a lot of requests for a tutorial on how I did my hair for the Britney Spears concert. It looks complicated but I’d say its difficulty level is about a medium. You have to, at minimum, know how to do a french braid, but I think this looks even cooler if you know how…

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