Friday, June 21, 2013

All the Single Ladies, All the Little Ladies

My husband has been known to sing "All The Single Ladies" to our little Yorkies.  Sometimes he keeps the phrases as is, and sometimes he changes it to "All the little ladies".  It's hilarious.  It's also the only line of the song either of us know.

Anyway, I thought it was high time for some gratuitous dog photos.  Here goes.
This was taken today at hubby's office.  I'm working on a project and for reasons I will someday explain, they needed party hats.

Due to Carlie's constant head tilting, see above, I couldn't get the hastily made party hat to stay on

Tiffy obliged very nicely though

This was taken last night.  Hubby ran in a store to grab some groceries and I stayed in the car with the ladies to maintain temperature control.  Isn't she just the cutest little thing?!

Here's the two of them, happy as can be 

And Carlie, enjoying the sunshine.  Adorable!

All the single ladies, oh my little ladies.

I'll leave you with a SNL 'Single Ladies' sketch. Now the stinkin' song is in my head ;)
The quality is awful, but watch it for a minute and get a little laugh.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Some Extra Bounce

My hair has been pin straight my whole life and while I pretty much embrace that, I do get bored.  This would be a bored phase.  Also, as I mentioned before, it's kind of a lazy phase.  Because my hair is so straight and my scalp is so oily, I have to wash it everyday.  And, that means I have to blow it dry and style it everyday so it doesn't just hang lifelessly around my face.
I want something lower maintenance.  Also, I've been curling my hair more often and it's just not practical.
So, I've decided to go back to the perm, that faithful curl that does not require 40 minutes with a curling iron and doesn't fall and droop with all the maritime fog.  Oh perm, we are reunited at last!

Cathy at Hairacy's uptown did it for me.  She did my last perm too.  I trust her, she's a lady who knows her stuff!
Here's a pic of me in her chair with my newly curly hair.  It's still wet and she's trimming some of my layers to accentuate the curls.

She dried it a little bit with a diffuser and sent me on my merry way
Here's my hair about an hour later:
I really like how natural the curls look.

Details:  It was an acid perm, not ammonia, so it would be gentler on my hair.  Also, she used 3 different sizes of perm rods to give that 'natural but better look' as she called it.

Do you get bored with your hair? Do you change it seasonally?  

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Hat & Handbag Party!

As promised, a picture from the hat and handbag party last night. I'm in pink and M is wearing a vintage cloche style hat that belonged to her grandmother!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hair News and a Party!

I've decided to get a perm again.  I love the look of big, soft curls.  Also, I love that with a perm in my hair I can go from washing my hair everyday to every 3 days!  I'll admit it: I am lazy.  I'd rather spend time sleeping in than doing my hair in the morning.

Here is (pretty much) my current hair; my bangs are longer and side swept now:

This is the inspiration that I'm taking to the hairdresser on Thursday:
I'm going for a bigger curl than my last perm, more of a bouncy wave.
I'm trusting this can be accomplished, my hairdresser seems pretty confident!

I will report back with after pictures!

Tonight I'm off to a hat and handbag party!  I'm wearing the hat I tweaked from Etsy, seen in this post and the dress I wore when I met the Duchess of Cornwall.  Can you believe I forgot to bring my matching handbag? Oh well, such is life I suppose.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Blogger Challenge Outfit

Contest time!
At the bottom of this post is the photo I submitted for the Exchange on Germain Blogger Challenge.  The entire outfit, hat to shoes, is under $100.  You can vote for my picture on their facebook page.  If my photo wins I get a $50 gift certificate to Exchange on Germain to giveaway on my blog & one to keep! 

This outfit didn`t make the cut...but you will see that I did end up wearing the hat by Betmar.  I just can`t say no to a good hat.  If I win the gift certificate I will definitely pick that up...maybe even if I don`t win :)

I love polka dots, they are just so happy.

Here`s a flash fail in the dressing room

I love this blouse by Jacob.  Would have been a steal at $25 but you can see it`s been marked down even lower!

These were the 2 sandal options I was toying with.  Both were really cute and under $30.

This is the sundress by Kensie that beat the polka dot dress for this contest.  Teal is my favourite colour and this was just so light and pretty!

I had to wear the red hat. The Jacob blouse is the exact shade as one of the colours in the dress and the fabrics are both light.  
The sandals are Azaleia and are soo comfy. I love that they are tan & have a little hint of red that tie in the hat.

For your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Exchange on Germain view the album and vote for my outfit by liking it on facebook HERE.  Also, make sure you leave a comment below.  I'd love to know your 'best find' while shopping!

Thanks to Emma of Exchange on Germain for taking this photo!  Pop in to the shop to see her if you can.  She`s friendly and funny and knows the inventory really well. 

Exchange on Germain sells both mens and womens clothing and accessories.  They carry every thing from J.Crew to Prada and accept consignment.  It`s a great way to earn a little extra cash and clear out some room in your closet.
I've linked up with Visible Monday as well!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Blogger Challenge & a Giveaway!

Hey Peeps,
In my last post I was blogging about a local creative event called #SaintJohnCut4 in which I teamed up with models, photographers, and clothing retailers to produce a series of photographs.
This photo came from the #SaintJohnCut4 sessions.
One of those retailers, Exchange on Germain, is doing a blogger challenge with local bloggers and I'm so happy to be a part of it!
Exchange on Germain Facebook Page
Yesterday I went into their lovely shop and put together an entire outfit (I'm talking clothes and accessories!) for under $100.  I will be posting the outfit picture on my blog but the real contest takes place at the Exchange on Germain facebook page.  June 16th they will post a Blogger Challenge facebook album where you can vote on the best outfit.  The winning blogger gets a $50 gift certificate to give away on their blog and one to use for themself!  Such a fabulous idea!

Vote HERE for my picture by liking it on facebook.  Be sure to leave a comment on THIS post, telling my your best shopping find.


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