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Wednesday, April 24, 2013


I started Lock Lock Wednesday to get myself motivated to style my hair everyday. It is so easy, for even hair stylists to get in a rut with their hair. I am hoping to inspire you along the way with simple and fun techniques to help you look fabulous! Join me along the way. It will be fun! All you have to do is take snapshots of your hair during the week and link up with me below! 

LOVING this style. I found the tutorial on HERE! I love The Beauty Department for beauty/fashion tips!

We had a wedding on Friday night to go to. My husband was a groomsman and I had so much fun with my outfit. I am boycotting the weather and bringing bright neon to my wardrobe. I have a corny selfie to show you my cute outfit. I love how it was comfortable! I styled my hair with a Hot Tools 1" curling iron and Awapuhi hairspray. I back combed the crown a lot too! 

trouser shorts-gap
lace tights-betsy johnson at tj maxx
booties-tj maxx

Do you have a favorite hairstyle right now?! I am so ready to try some fun updos this summer! 
Link up with me below! Join me on Instagram using #locklockwednesday or #locklovewed

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

zi and ki-- sister pie time.

We are taking off for Disney today! Follow me on instagram this week for our pix! I captured these pix yesterday of Zi and Ki. SO cute! Kiyah is offically teething her 7th and 8th teeth. runny nose. water eyes. clingy. snot everywhere. SOOOOOO cute though. She went to bed at 6pm last night! poor baby. Have a good week everyone!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Scenes around the Cass Casa

Happy Monday! I thought I would share with you some of my favorite spots around my home. It is all about the little things for me. Have a great day. Have a extra coffee for me please! I am working 11 hours and have to pack for Florida. We leave tomorrow! I can not wait! 

My calendar that I have to manually move (magnetic) but I love. Andy gave me this when we were dating. It is MoMA!

my dear friend, Heather gave me this when I was going through my miscarriage. I love it. It is so happy. I pray for my baby everytime I see it. 

Espresso. Breville. Cafe MiƩl. Praise the LORD!

My coral purse that I scored at Mall of America at The Limited! So perfect to throw in the diaper bag and for Spring/Summer.

growth chart- Andy built for Christmas 2011

my art in our laundry room.

Sometimes, I forget that I have a family of 4. So Crazy!

Still obsessed with my barn door for my studio that my hus built.

Fagan pix of Kiyah at one wk old. SO GORG!

Zion is loving her vintage SSC cups!

birdy jewelry stand.....so presh.

the details on my clock. love the SW flair.

Have a great day! 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Holla- H54F

Praise the Lord it is the weekend! It is April 19th in Minnesota and it is currently snowing as I write. Oh my word! Pray for me.......I am so ready for some heat waves here. It has been a great week in our family though. I thought I would share with you some highlights from it.......

My two daughters- Zion and Zakiyah love cuddling. It is the THE best observing their bond that they are already have. Love.

 I have been experimenting with some new ways to put my hair up. I am loving this look. You can check back next Wednesday for Lock Love Wednesday! (every Wednesday I post my fav. hair styles. i started this to get my butt in gear with styling my hair daily. Link up with me it will be fun!) 

 Spring Mantel in my living room that I am loving! 

I got my hair done this week with my friend Mary. It had been far too long for me. I went to the salon that I used to work at in Rochester- R!ah Hair Studio! Love my Mary and my R!ah peeps. Kiyah was slamming a baby food pouch in this pix. She is so crazy! 

I also did my sister Chelsea's hair this week. Zion was in my studio the whole time helping me work! That 3 year old loves a water bottle, hair clips and round brushes!

I got new specks! I am loving them. They are DKNY. 

My mom just found my baby bonnet from 1981-82 for my baby. I love it. It is so cute. the eyelet lace and the ribbon........

We are getting really close to our Disney trip. I can not wait to live it up Cass style with my hus and girls! It is our first real vacation as a family. So needed. So pumped. We are crazy busy with wedding festivities this weekend before we leave! 

Happy Friday friends. 

Do you have any fun plans? Creative ways to cope with snow in Spring? :) Do you have any tips for my family for Disney World? We are first timers. 


linking up with Jeanette and Lauren this week!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I started Lock Lock Wednesday to get myself motivated to style my hair everyday. It is so easy, for even hair stylists to get in a rut with their hair. I am hoping to inspire you along the way with simple and fun techniques to help you look fabulous! Join me along the way. It will be fun! All you have to do is take snapshots of your hair during the week and link up with me below! 

I have been so busy this week, that it is a miracle that i curled my hair. I have been using a 1' hot tools curling iron in my hair now that it is getting longer. I section my hair into 2 sections to achieve this look. I always curl away from my face. I am so excited that my hair is touching my shoulders now! 

I am still using my favorite products in my hair by Awapuhi. You can check those out here! 

Lots of messy buns/updos lately to get it off my face! My earrings are Stella&Dot. 

Here I simply pinned sections of my pony in a loose bun. I totally need to get a nude colored sock bun now! 

On top of my normal hair product routine, I have been applying this Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Styling Treatment Oil to my hair before curling. I put in one pump after blowdrying my hair to give it extra moisture. My hair is sick of winter.....dry and tired. This product feels weightless while adding tons of shine. I love it. It smells like the rest of the line.......GINGER. I love it.  I sell it at Tala for $26. It is a little cheaper than Moroccan oil or other products while producing similar results. My hair can handle both oils because it gets so dry and frizzy on the days I wash it. (mention this post and you will receive 20% off this product at your next visit)

Feel free to link up with me below and show off your LOCKS! 

Follow me on Insta @talahairlife and use #locklovewed and #locklovewednesday

Happy Lock Love Wednesday!!!

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

mamahood ramblings

mamahood is a gift.....
it is so intense.
it stretches.
it shapes.
it is revealing of character. true character.
it overflows into everything.
it is real.
it is raw.
it is a gift.
it is challenging.
it is emotional.
it is all over the place.
it is my priority.
it is spiritual.
it is my calling.
it is my purpose.

mamahood is a gift......

do i live each day reflecting these words.
do i live this out.
do i thank God for my daily situations.
do i smile or find J+O+Y in chaos.
do i shine in stress.
do i raise my voice or whisper.
do i give me daughters the security they need from their mama.
do i show love to their daddy enough.

mamahood is a gift........

today i am thankful.
today i choose JOY
today i am going to choose my words.
today i am going to play with play dough.
today i am going to drive in a van under the table. go the castle in my daughter's room.
today i am going to cuddle extra long with my baby.
today i am going to smile when my daughter says she wants a "snack" for the 10th time.
today i am going to dance to "our family song" {Lumineers- Ho Hey}

today i choose LOVE. Joy. patience. peace. righteousness. faithfulness. kindness. self control. gentleness.

today God wins.

mamahood is a gift.....

(photo taken by Isiah Lecea)

today i will love. 
today i will laugh. 
today i will conquer.
today i will shine.
today i will strive for balance.
today i will be honest with myself.
today i will find peace.
today i will be in the moment.

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