Ok guys…I did it. I made a video. EEK! It was pretty intimidating and a little awkward talking to myself but not totally awkward because I probably talk to myself more than I care to admit! Now the idea behind the video was to share some techniques on how to curl your hair. I get asked quite often about curling hair and how to make a curl hold and one of the biggest ways to do that is to get the technique down. Now there are so many different ways that you can curl your hair and a curling wand is just one and also a popular way these days. I thought I would share my tips on the wand and then if you like it I could show you other ways to curl your hair! Now, be kind to my video and remember this is my first time haha I am still trying to figure out the editing process which by the way, sounds effects are so much fun! I accidentally chopped off the ending so it ends rather abruptly but I’ll get better! If you like the video don’t forget to hit the like button below and/or comment and let me know what you think. Also don’t forget to click the little gear button on the bottom right to upgrade to HD! Enjoy!
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Hi all! I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving if you happen to have celebrated this past week. I certainly enjoyed all the great food and of course the desserts which I am still working on! When it comes to the food of the feast, that is left up to my father (the chef), I am in charge of setting the table! I was a bit in love with the way I did the table last year and so I pretty much stuck to the same idea this year. I wanted to add some seating tags so I did the easiest thing possible. I used some pine cones that I purchased from Michael’s and a little hot glue to stick on the tags. Easy Peasy!
My give thanks banner made an appearance as well!
I kept the middle of the table rather simple in order to save room for all the delicious food!
The best part about this setting is that it can easily be used for a Christmas theme. Swap out those pumpkins for some poinsettias and sprinkle a little white glitter on those pine cones and BAM! Don’t forget to head over to Maybe Matilda to check out some more entertaining ideas today!
Hi everyone! I’m super excited for this years round of Dare to DIY! I participated last year and had such a blast! Today starts the first of 4 weeks of DIY projects and today’s theme is Being Thankful. I personally cannot wait for Thanksgiving to get here but I’m going to be honest, I’m more excited for the Friday after than I am for Thanksgiving itself. Why you ask? Black Friday is the day I put out all my Christmas decorations and for whatever reason I have been itching to get it all out! But enough about decking the halls, it’s still time to be thankful and this year I’ve made a sweet little banner that I’ve displayed in my living room. It’s a great reminder everyday to give thanks for what I have.
This banner was super easy to make. I used my favorite program Print Shop to print the letters (the font I used is Emerald Isle, on card stock) and then cut the shape out.
Then I used the same shape, slightly bigger and traced it on some crazy wrinkled burlap!
Cut and ironed each piece and then hot glued the letters on. Next I flipped them and added a line of hot glue and placed my string across!
I love how it turned out and I’ll probably take it to my parent’s house for our big Thanksgiving feast on Thursday!
Now head on over to Primitive & Proper to check out some more great thankful projects!
Hi everyone! Do you know what day it is? It’s Hump Day! I can promise you I have probably heard that about twenty times already today from my second graders! Is anyone else getting excited for Thanksgiving? I’ve been working on a cute banner for the occasion that I will be sharing next week for Decor and the Dog (and some other great bloggers) series, called Dare to DIY!
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Happy Monday everyone! For those of you off today I hope you are enjoying your 3 day weekend! I’m here today to share some photos with you from last weekend when I threw my best friend a baby sprinkle. What’s a sprinkle you ask? Well, since it is her second child, instead of throwing her a baby shower like she had for her first child, this party was much smaller, hence why it’s called a sprinkle.
As soon as she told me she was pregnant I hopped on Pinterest and created my secret board of ideas! I had this whole plan of what I was going to do and then she was all “I want it to be fall themed.” Drat! Not in my plans but ok, I will make it work. The first thing I knew I wasn’t going to do was have the colors orange, red, or yellow anywhere near this party. She and her husband have chosen to not find out the sex of the baby so I had to keep that in mind. While out at the orchard I came across the most gorgeous pumpkins I had ever seen.
The bottom pumpkins are a pale green even though they are reading blue in the photo.
Once these babies were in my wagon the rest of the party just fell into place! The sprinkle took place in her house while she hid upstairs. All the table cloths are a pale green but for some reason they look blue in all the pictures! And in true Made2Style fashion, all the decor was DIY’d from the diaper cake to the onesies banner to the table floral arrangements! The party took place on a Sunday at noon so I chose to do a brunch. A big thank you to my friend Michelle for helping me with the menu! Enjoy!
I couldn’t get the cupcake photo to load properly! Trust me they were super cute! And of course we played a few games and had a ton of fun!
Let’s not forget the gorgeous momma to be!
It won’t be too long now until the baby arrives and I can’t wait!! I’m thinking it’s a boy!
It’s Friday!! I couldn’t be happier that the weekend is here! Is it just me or was this the longest week ever? Well I wanted to come share my usual Friday hair do with you today. You know, the one where it’s the end of the week and you weren’t feeling the whole washing your hair the night before so you just throw it up…yeah that feeling. Well I am here to show you a really quick and easy bun that looks as chic as it is simple!
Start by putting your hair in a high ponytail. I like to pull mine up sort of messy rather than sleek. Once it’s up I split the ponytail into two separate pieces.
Now the next part is the easiest part ever. Most buns are done by taking the ponytail as one and wrapping it around but in this case you are going to start wrapping one piece around and follow along with the other piece. In the photo my right hand is going to start wrapping counter clock wise while my left hand will follow behind also wrapping counter clock wise. The point of this is to help make the bun look fuller. Continue wrapping around until you run out of hair.
Tuck your pieces under the bun and tie it with your elastic band.
Now here comes the fun part. Pinch your hair on both sides and slowly start to loosen the bun so it isn’t so tight.
And that’s all! If you have a few strays you can use some bobby pins to hold them in place but I always find that once I stick one bobby pin in my hair I end up with a whole head of them.
Let me know if you give it a try!
I’m no stranger to blinging out my pumpkins and this season was no different! After buying a pumpkin for my classroom I decided I wanted to add a little something to it so on a whim I grabbed some brass fasteners and made this gem!
I had to actually flip the pumpkin over because when it was right side up it had a slant to it. To get started I printed out my lettering and grabbed two boxes of brass fasteners.
I cut the number/letter out and taped it to the pumpkin using double sided tape.
Using the cut-outs as a tracer I followed along popping the fasteners in.
Once I was all done, I pulled the cut outs out.
It took no time at all! You could totally put your house number on it and pop it outside your home!