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1.30.2012

MY WEEKEND IN A FLASH

This past weekend was very laid back for me.  For the past few days, my voice was on vacation.  I sound horrible. I did manage to do a few things like… Go thrifting (for clothes of course!)

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(Neon green top $1.65)

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(pink and navy blazer $5.95)

 

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(Turquoise sweater $2.29)

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(I thought it would be cute paired with yellow shoes!)

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(Cardigan $4.29, navy and brown belt $0.99, clutch $1.99)

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I’ll admit it, I’m a little obsessed with finding clothes at the thrift store.  I’m trying to only go once a week now.  Last week I managed to buy 2 bags of clothes plus at least 10 belts and 2 purses and a jacket for $47.  I think I’m going to do a post or something on the accessories I find.  The best part about finding purses and belts while thrifting is that you don’t have to worry about anyone else having them!

Oh and don’t worry, I am doing a little something around the house

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I spent some of Saturday watching paint dry.  trying to find the perfect blue for my family room.  This blue may be better for furniture.  So I’m headed out today for another sample pot.

Have you used blue in your homes living area?  It proves to be a hard color to get right for me unless it’s a darker shade.

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I was given the opportunity to try Head & Shoulders Apple shampoo and conditioner recently and wanted to share my experience. You may remember I tried their Eucalyptus shampoo and conditioner a while back and loved it, so of course I was excited to try this product!



Because I am going natural (no more chemically processed hair), I don’t wash my hair with shampoo as much as I used to. Nowadays, I shampoo wash my hair maybe twice a month and the remaining washes consist of conditioner only.



It has been about a week and a half since the last time I washed my hair (at all), so it really needed to be washed. Plus, later tonight my husband and I will be heading out to go to his sister's surprise party!



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(before washing)



Can I say how much I love the fresh green apple scent of this shampoo?!



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I usually wash my hair in the shower, but because I wanted to give a detailed review of this product, I decided to start washing before I got into the shower!





After wetting my hair, I started using the shampoo



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(You can see I already put a little in my hair!)



Then after a good rubbing, I worked up a lather.



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Another thing I love about this Head & Shoulders shampoo is it doesn’t take a lot to get a good lather.



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Now that I have “washed” my hair for you in the mirror, it’s time to hop in the shower and finishSmile I will also be using the conditioner.



While I’m washing my hair, let me point out a few pointers about Head & Shoulders shampoo and conditioner:



Their advanced formula relieves scalp itch, dryness, irritation, and helps prevent flakes while improving hair and scalp health. I can attest to that because with my short hair, I had some dryness and scalp itch. That’s no longer a problem of mine!




Their product cleanses your hair and scalp, leaving a fresh green apple scent. It absolutely does! The apple scent smells so good!




Its gentle and pH balanced for everyday use even on color treated or permed hair. I’m not so sure about the gentleness on permed and color treated hair because I don’t have either one.



I have noticed that the way my hair feels after using the shampoo (before the conditioner) is no different than other shampoos I’ve used before. I’m not a big fan of shampoo myself, but hey, this one took my itchy scalp away, so it's all right with me!



Alright, here is a shot of the conditioner in my hair.



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The Head & Shoulders conditioner is very thick, and I love that! The conditioner does not fail when it comes to leaving your hair soft. Like I said earlier, shampoo in general is not my best friend, but as long as a conditioner can make up for the way shampoo leaves my hair feeling dry, it has done its job!



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So there you have it, another great product from Head & Shoulders!



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Now, let me run, I have to find something to wear tonight!!!



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Beyond leaving behind a clean scalp, the foundation for great looking hair, Head & Shoulders’ new collection goes one step further to excite and indulge your senses with fresh, naturally inspired green apple fragrance.



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1.23.2012

ROYAL DESIGN STUDIO STENCIL GIVEAWAY!

Happy Monday!!! I’m not sure how it is in your neck of the woods, but her in Atlanta is cold, wet, and dreary outside.  I figured I would start the week off with a giveaway!

I was contacted a while back by Royal Design Studio to review one of their fabulous stencils! I chose the Large Hollywood Squares and I must say that I am very pleased with the product!

I originally planned to use the stencil in the powder room, but then I realized that I had never stenciled anything before and was a little intimidated.  So one night, I had a dream about stenciling three “panels” on my dining room wall to frame out some pictures.  But again, I chickened out!  Even though I’ve seen  stenciling everywhere, I still felt uncomfortable taking on the project.  Just when I was about to throw in the towel, I figured I would start even smaller and still carry out part of my last idea.

Now that the tree is finally out of my living room, I wanted to do a little something in there just to add some pizazz

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I decided to stencil a part of the wall above the french dresser

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How lonely does that tray look? Anyway, I thought stenciling a portion of the wall would make the area a little more interesting.  So after measuring and taping off the area I wanted stenciled (with my ScotchBlue painters tape!), I got busy with the stencil

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The directions were pretty straight to the point.  Use a little paint, roll off excess paint on a paper towel, take your time.

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(these are the supplies I used: towel, small amounts of paint, roller)

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(first roll. Notice the small amount of paint on the wall?)

Going over the the stencil several times with light coats of paint will give you the perfect outcome

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BUT, if you’re impatient like me, then you will start to think you can add more paint to your roller and everything will be fine.  Notice the imperfections on the left side of the stenciled wall?

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In the end, the stencil turned out great! Now I need to figure out if I’m going to frame it or not.  If you haven’t noticed, I’m trying to set up a little bar area on the dresser.  More on that laterSmile

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NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

Royal Design Studio is offering one of my readers a chance to win their very own stencil!!!

HERE’S THE SCOOP:

Go to Royal Design Studio and find a stencil that you love for $50 or less and come back and leave a comment letting me know which one you want. That’s it!

 

The winner of the Stencil will be announced on Wednesday Morning January 25th!

Good Luck!

 

Disclaimer: Royal Design Studio sent me their Hollywood Squares stencil free of charge for my review.  The fact that I love their stencil has nothing to do with it being free, but simply because it’s a great product!

1.20.2012

FYI, I BET YOU WOULD HAVE GRABBED THESE!

These chairs were $80 for all 10.  OR, you could buy them separately at $8 each.

I left them.

Yes.  Yes I did.

(I think I lost some cool points today)

Hope your Friday is better than mine.

1.17.2012

MY FIRST VLOG!!!

Ok guys, this is my first vlog (YouTube video)!!  Please be gentle with the feedback, but please tell me how I could make it better.  Enjoy!

The video was too long for YouTube so here is the last part!

1.16.2012

IF I WERE TO START VLOGGING, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO HEAR ME TALK ABOUT?

Lately I’ve been going back and forth on if I should start doing video blogs and posting them here.  I’ve seen several other bloggers do it and I actually enjoy listening to them and seeing what it is that they are talking about for that particular video. 

Do you subscribe to YouTube channels?  What are your favorites? AND, what would you like to hear more of that aren’t that popular on YouTube?

Here are a few of my favorite subjects:

FASHION

I AM THAT GIRL2

Ashley Stewart red jacket

 

THRIFT STORE HAULS (clothing and accessories)

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Mini sequent dress for $5.00.  This would be so cute for a New Years eve party!

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Coach bag $6.99 another one of my scores!

 

FURNITURE MAKEOVERS

 

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THRIFT STORE HAULS (home accessories)

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NATURAL HAIR CARE

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BEAUTY

red lipgloss

 

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH EARRINGS!


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So, would you be interested in me vlogging? If so, about what?!