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Monday, July 15, 2013

cass life

We have been crazy busy with camp and JULY in general. I thought I would catch y'all up on our life. 
Lake Geneva.

As I mentioned in my h54f post, we hit up camp for a one night for the Fourth of July. We spent lots of time with our good friends, Carter and Paula. It was a blast! Zion loved playing with their girls:  Ruby, Ellie, and Maddie. We swam, spent time catching some rays, ate yummy food and laughed.

Carter and Andy went to college together. Both guys are awesome and have been serving at their church as a Youth Pastor for ten years now. They are the real deal. Great hearts. 


Bounce houses and ice cream at camp! Perf Fourth of July

Zi and Ellie- 6 wks apart!

Our good friend's daughter just turned 2. We got to celebrate at their house for a lovely party- The theme was "F" for Francesca! It was perfect. Frankfurters. French Fries. Float station. Flowers. etc. It was hot! The kiddos ended up in their underwear playing in the kiddie pool to cool off! Kati did a phenomenal job on the party! Zion had a blast!

How cute are these details?

I love how my girls are starting to interact. They truly adore each other. Zion is such a good helper. She amazes me daily with her thoughtfulness and gentleness for Zakiyah. They love bath time. Hilarious. This is them in the shower (towel clogging the drain) at camp! My girls loved spending the week at camp with our junior highers. It was so fun having them up there with us.

Camp was great. It is a crazy week being back at home for me. Lots of work and such, before heading back to senior high camp. My hus is up there again this week preaching. I am loving summer overall though. Perfection. 

I will post more this week. Just wanted to play catch up...... Loves. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

High5 For Friday y'all

Happy Friday! 
What a beautiful week here in Minnesota!
Every week, I link up with Lauren and Jeanette for my favs from my week through my pix!

I am loving my Katie Daisy print! Perfect for Independence Day! Plus, I love MN! 

Last Friday night, we hit up Rochester parade with friends! My daughter (yellow headband) Zion, had a blast to say the least! We got rained on, but it was a blast.

My baby Zakiyah was very entertained by all the commotion. 

I am loving how my daughter draws flowers. so cute!

"Bless the Lord....Oh my soul. Ohhhhhh my soul. I worship his holy name." A song I sing when I drink coffee. Praise the Lord for my Americano! 

My girls have been wearing their matching dresses every few days. I can't get enough of them. We headed up Lake Geneva for one night at family camp. It was fun filled with swimming in the lake, playing with friends, a magic show, bounce houses, and seeing my husband's pastor from his youth. It was great!  

Cass Fam 2013 4th of July- Holler! 

...And I leave you with a sneak peak of my table that my hus has been working on again. He put the legs on this week. He made it for me as a surprise a year ago, and we have been waiting to finish it up! I love it so much. You can read about it here. We are hoping to stain it soon. 

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? We are heading to the pool today and I am going to yoga for the first time in months! Can't wait!!!! 


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Lock Love Wednesday

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 used my 1" Hot Tools curling iron here to put some texture and wave in my hair. After curling my hair, I scrunched in Texture spray. Then I put in some aqua hair chalk! It is so easy and fun. I have a few colors and I don't use it enough :) I braided three little braids in my fringe and braided them together, pinning them off my face. 

I scrunched my hair with my texture spray here to revive my products and style from the night before. I pinned one side up and used two flowers to dress up my look.
Some Tala love. 
I love short hair on women. 
I think it can be so flattering. 
I cut my friend, Shel's hair every 4-5 weeks. We use a razor and thinning shears to accomplish this look. It looks lovely on her.

I had the privilege of coloring Chelsea's hair for the first time. We put in 6 foils back to back, creating a panel of bright Red-Red. Fun. Vibrant. Youthful. It is just the perfect amount of splash for her to feel fresh! I love it. 

Are you doing anything fun with your hair? Do you have any favorite summer products? Happy Independence day! Link up with me below to show off your hair locks! Join me on Instagram as well @talahairlife #locklovewed and #locklovewednesday

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Scenes around the Cass Casa

Lovin my new plant in our dining room. Say a prayer for me to keep it alive.

We finally hung our pool stick holder that my dad made. I surprised Andy with it for Christmas this past year. The wood spirit is carved by my dad as well. Zion painted the cross. 

Are you doing any projects right now? I am all about the little projects. Have a great day! 

Monday, July 1, 2013


my anthem for today.
make it matter.
embrace the little things. 
be intentional.

happy monday.