Thursday, November 12, 2009

Veterans Day Parade

Veteran's Day Parade

Yesterday my daughter was in the Veterans Day Parade in Phoenix with Young Champions of America which is the program she goes to for Cheer and Hip Hop. They are huge and have classes for Cheer, Hip Hop, Soccer, Karate, and Art all over the valley as well as in California, Texas, Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan (Tennessee, Indiana, Pennsylvania), Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa! They are only $6 per class and are a Non-Profit Organization. Chelina has been doing Cheer and Hip Hop with them for about 2 years. She loves it and her coaches are great! They do parades and competitions each semester.
So yesterday I found out the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade is the 4th largest Veterans Day Parade. I mean I have only lived in Arizona since 1998 and then 6 years as a kid and I didn't know this lol. It was great to go out and see everyone there showing their pride. It was a Little toasty out though :(, 91 degree's is way too hot for November! The weather man Say's that was the last of the 90 degree temps so we will see.

So as far as hair goes, I did a 2 criss cross twists over a scarf and then pigtails with braids then 4 twist in the middle with red, white, and black elastics (her cheer colors). I wrapped the ends of the scarf around the elastics for the pigtails and secured with a small black elastic. So here is the pics. Wasn't able to get many at the parade cause I was also using the camcorder and we were late due to traffic issues. I did take some after getting back though.
I know these aren't the best step by step pic's but it was late :( so forgive me. It is basically 2 styles I have done before combined.

Thanks for reading and thank you to all the soldiers who have served and are serving now.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Squeshed, loose buns

I did this one the other day and it is very simple pretty. I didn't have flowers to match her clothes though but these looked nice for the style.

I separated the hair in 2 sections going across the back of the head. I then made 2 ponytails, one just a bit to the right of the center and the other a little to the left of center. Then, using bobby pin's and twisting the hair just slightly, I formed the bun's. I did this while the hair was still a little damp. Spray well and smooth out and don't forget your flower 's or bows in each side and your done!

We hope you like this style!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


This is my sweetheart wearing an Amy Brown Fairytude costume. We did her hair in the Bun that you use a clean rolled up sock to make at Girly Do's by Jenn and we left the remaining hair down in the back with some purple ribbon hanging down. I made a little poof with her bangs and left a bit of the hair on each side down and curled it. Sorry I don't have any step by step pics but we were running late.

Our Halloween was kinda bad. Nobody at our complex was handing out candy so after walking around and only her only getting candy from a few people we were going to a carnival but by the time we got there it was too late so this Halloween was rough. What happened to the people who go all out and enjoy giving out candy to all the little spooks? Holidays are so exciting and magical for kids and people are starting to ruin it for them. But next will be better, we won't be in these apt's by then lol. Hope everyone had a fun, spooky, and magical night!




Thursday, October 22, 2009

Big News-Save money!

Okay, this has nothing to do with hair other then the fact that you can probably get hair supplies and save money which is always good lol. As you guys may know I have my own business marketing Pre-Paid Legal and Identity Theft Services, well Pre-Paid Legal has partnered with this great new program called Blastoff that has just launched to the public today and it is just in time for the holiday season!! Blastoff is a free program to join and you can save a lot of money ( and make some money! ) purchasing from places you purchase from anyways. It is a portal, I guess you could say to all the big name stores and when you sign up FOR FREE and go to the stores to shop through Blastoff you get discounted prices and you make money!

In a time when it seems like everyone is struggle to one degree or another, isn't it just great to be able to do the shopping you know your gonna have to do anyways, save money, and even make some money doing it? So I am asking that you click on the link and check it out. Just give it a try. It is free so you have nothing to lose! Please also refer people to this site as well cause see not only will you save and even make some money shopping through here but I make money when someone signs up at my site and shops, and you can as well. I am really excited about this especially with Christmas coming! I know I will be using it :) So, check it out and let me know what you think. Oh, and by the way here are some of the stores....

Bed Head (there is one place for hair supplies)









Barnes and Noble

Old Navy

Tiger Direct (great prices on electronics)





Justice for girls (we love this store)

Sally's Beauty Supply (we shop there often..more hair stuff!)

The Baby Outlet

and many, many more!!!

Savings on merchandise of all kinds, travel, wireless, you just have to check it out! Can't wait to hear what you think :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cornrow Mohawk

Cornrow Mohawk

This is Sutehia, she was staying with her Grandma next door up until yesterday when she went back home. For her going away style we did this colorful mohawk. She has become part of the family so of course we did her hair :)

I seperated the hair down the middle on top to get that mohawk line and then cliped it out of the way. Then I seperated the first row and did the cornrow going up. I secured it with an elastic and then did the next row. After I finished the 2nd row I took the hair that was left over and added it to the 2nd cornrow and secured with an elastic. I just continued the cornrows and adding until I got almost to the back. Did the same with the other side, and then curled the hair for the mohawk back. I made a little poof and secured it and was done.

LOL she is always goofy :) We will miss her!

We hope you enjoy this style!



Saturday, October 3, 2009

Halloween Movie List

So it's finally October, although it doesn't really feel like it here in AZ lol. Chelina and I love Halloween and all through October we watch Halloween movies. I have made a list of movies that are good for older kids and one for little ones. I hope you find some you haven't seen, enjoy!

Halloween list for older kids ( some can go both for little and big kids)

Twitches 1 &2
Hocus Pocus
Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire
Under Wraps
Haunting Hour
Halloween Town Series
Alvin And The Chipmunks Meet The Werewolf
Alvin And The Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
Monster Mash
Wallace & Gromit The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit
The Corpse Bride
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Witches
The Haunted Mansion
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Ghostbusters 1&2
The Adams Family 1 & 2
Casper & Wendy
Double, Double, Boil And Trouble
Little Monsters
Monster Squad
Ernest Scared Stupid
Transylvania 6-5000
The Adventures Of Ichabod & Mr. Toad
The Haunted Pumpkin Of Sleepy Hollow
The Hollow ( for the older kids more like 10 and up)
Harry Potter Series
The Watcher In The Woods
When Good Ghouls Go Bad
Mostly Ghostly
The Little Vampire
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
The Worst Witch
Munster's Go Home
Scooby Doo & The Goblin King
Scooby Doo & The Witches Ghost
Scooby Doo & The Loch Ness Monster
Scooby Doo Zombie Island
Scooby Doo Movies 1 & 2 (non-animated)
Scary Godmother's Halloween Spooktacular
Scary Godmother's The Revenge Of Jimmy
Spongebob Squarepants Halloween
Nicktoon's Halloween Tail's Of Fright
The Simpsons Halloween
And of course any of the other Goosebumps movies

Little Kids Halloween Movies

Charlie and Lola's Halloween
Spookley, The Square Pumpkin
Dora's Halloween
Franklin's Halloween
A Very Brave Witch
Scruff's Halloween
Yo Gabba Gabba Halloween Special
The Bearenstein Bear's Halloween Special
Diego's Halloween
Eloise's Rawther Unusual Halloween
Sesame Street's A Magical Halloween
Rollie Pollie Ollie's Halloween
Little Bear's Halloween Stories
Pooh's Heffelump Halloween
Winnie The Pooh, Frankenpooh
Mona The Vampire
Maggies Halloween Caper

If I can think of any more I will add them to the list. Also if you know of some good ones to add, let me know :) Hope you enjoy your Halloween!

Also check out the contest here !

Friday, September 25, 2009


Ok everyone, I know this isn't the typical contest that is featured on the blogs but the prizes are really good. My daughter has been involved in a program for Cheer and Dance called Young Champions Of America for almost 2 years now and she loves it! They do parades and competitions. Locally they will be in the Veterans Day Parade in Phoenix,AZ and the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Fountain Hill, AZ. They have competitions every three months and her Cheer squad has gotten 1st and 2nd place every time in regional's and placed 1st in state! As you may have read, my daughter has ADD/ADHD and having after school activities is very important. It gives her confidence and also gives her an outlet for some of that extra energy!

This semester, since she has turned 9 she has gone up in division. For cheer she has been in Varsity and now she is in Jr All-Stars and for dance she was in Jr Dance Force and now she is in Extreme Dance Force. This requires new uniforms for each that they wear in competitions and parades so they are trying to raise money by selling the raffle tickets which I think is great! So what Chelina wants to do is whoever donates the most will not only get their raffle ticket but she will make them a special bracelet!

The prizes are...
Grand Prize a $500 Visa Gift Card
1st Place a Wii Game Package
2nd Place Blue Ray DVD Player
3rd Place Sony PSP
4th Place a $75 Wal-Mart Gift Card

The drawing will be held at competition on December 6th so we will be selling until then. So if all donations help whether it is $1-$50 and the prizes are really good so if you would like to donate and get a chance to win one of the prizes click on the paypal donate button and send me an email with your name,address,and phone number so I can put your info on the ticket. YCOA will contact you if you win and your information will not be used for anything else. Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Braided Pigtails with a Twist

First, separate the hair into pigtails. We did a little zig zag part. Use a good amount of gel or pomade with this one.

Now divide the pigtail into 3 peices.

Now braid about 3/4 of the way down. Sorry about the sideways picture :/

Secure with a small clear elastic. Divide into 3 sections and and do 3 twist braids. Secure with an small clear elastic.

Now braid the rest of the way down. Make sure you separate the 3 twist braids so they stick out a little.
I added the little poof and secured it with bobby pins and added these cute liyyle flower clips I got from Claires. I think the colors looked real nice with her shirt.

We hope you enjoy this style :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Laced Headband For Back To School

Last Monday was Chelina's 1st day of 3rd Grade! I wanted to do a cute style for her so I did this one. I started by separating the hair from ear to ear in a section a bit wider then the headband. Then I separated that into 2 sections and them so they were away from the middle. I placed the headband on and made a section, about like a small square, and made a small ponytail on each side if the headband. Then I took those two ponies and twisted them and crossed them over (be sure to use pomade or gel so you don't get fuzzies and flyaways) each other and added them to 2 more sections then cross over again, lacing it until you get to the opposite side and with the hair remaining I did twist braids. I left the back down and curled it a little and she was set for her first day! Thanks for reading :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Pink and Purple Elastic Cornrows Explained

Pink and Purple Elastic Cornrows Explained
*Re-post, read below instructions

First separate the front portion of hair and part in the middle. The back section of hair put into a pony so it won't get in the way.
Now section that area where the hair is parted so it almost looks like a V (the middle part). This is where you make the first row. Take a small section of hair at the V point and make a small elastic ponytail.

This first one is then added to the next section of hair.
Like this...

Now you have added the first pony to the next one in the row alternating colors.

Keep going adding each pony to the next.

Now you have finished the first row. The first row helps you center better.

Now separate the next section on the left.
Make the first section/square in a different color as the first one on the other row.
Keep going alternating colors until you have your row finished.
The next row is easier. Make sure to alternate colors.
Then start the right side of the first row you made.
This should be about two more rows.

Now make the first part on the opposite side by using your comb to figure out the line by lining it up with the other part.You can either start with the same section like the right side or you can start with the section closest like this.
After you finish all the ones from that side part the hair down the middle.
Now with the little ponies from the elastic cornrows, start crossing them over.
Then weave in the next.
Keep weaving them until they look like this.
Twist the piggies into buns and there you go :)Here is some closer shots of the top.

I hope these help :)

*For some reason some of my old post were put in draft status so I am re-posting them in between some new post.