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Friday, December 23, 2011

Houston meets Santa

Does it get any more precious than this???

H & Santa


We had such a wonderful experience with Houston meeting Santa for the first time a couple of weeks ago and then a fun Santa photo shoot of our own at home to feature on our family Christmas card:





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We have been so extra busy this year during this Christmas season {see above photos for the main source of our happy business :)}, that I haven’t got to share with you all the joyous moments caught on film with this little one like I would have liked.

I didn’t even decorate as much as I usually do for Christmas, {though my husband can attest to the fact that it’s still an awful lot…} but if you’d like to take a trip down memory lane at last year’s decor, be my guest. After the holidays pass, I think I foresee a hopeful return to my love for blogging.

We would like to wish you the Merriest of Christmases filled with lots of love and laughter from our family to yours. I know our Christmas is especially blessed this year with the addition of our little miracle =) How fun to remember that on Christmas day last year, we were telling our families of our impending arrival!♥


Merry Christmas to all and to all a good weekend!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

can your hair afford NOT to steal this deal?


I’m breaking my blogging hiatus to bring you a beauty steal of a deal for the holidays!

It’s nice how blogger keeps reminding me on my home page that I’ve left you hanging since Novemeber 21st… how has that much time passed since I last blogged???

Oh wait, I know… the Thanksgiving travel whirlwind came and went, then momma went back to work 2 weeks ago, baby turned 3 months old and is far too cute to let go when momma gets home, Christmas started coming fast and furious, my tree still isn’t fully decorated and my friends and family gift list to buy for is miles longer than last year… blog, what blog?

I have had several posts in the making by haven’t had quite the time or clarity to finish them – for example, is a Thanksgiving recap too late for y’all? ;)


Back to my beauty steal… have y’all been following Kate from The Small Things?

If you have and you didn’t share with me, shame on you!

She is a BRILLIANT hair stylist with lots of advice and hair tutorials for the hair challenged such as myself. Seriously, I discovered her on Sunday and ever since, every free moment {i.e. while nursing the babe!} has been spent watching her youtube hair tutorials. They are amazing!

So girl had me convinced I needed a new straightener. Hello ghd classic! Goodbye el cheapo Vidal Sassoon.


ghd Classic styler


BUT I wasn’t so convinced on the price. I put it on the backburner as a possible addition to my birthday wishlist… and kept it there for all of 12 hours.

I opened up my Plum District this morning to find a sign.

$30 for $50 towards


and do you know what Folica sales????


That baby is now in the mail and on the way to my bathroom sink =)

If you want your own – or want to buy one for a gift – or anything else from Folica including tons of other hot tools, curlers, hair accessories, styling products, etc. – I can get you your $50 toward your purchase for only $22.50!!

Just follow this link to receive $5 off your coupon purchase from Plum District, then type in the promo code fabulous at check out for 10% off.


For example… This straightener is only $59 dollars at Folica and had 907 awesome reviews. That leaves only $9 for you to pay after you plum district coupon!!!!


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Ok, now I’m going to be late for work, but I could not NOT share this with you!


Don’t say I didn’t try to help you next summer when your hair is frizzed in an afro from the sweltering summer humidity. ha!

Will be back soon with lots of lovely updates!!