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Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Happy Lock Love Wednesday! Every Wednesday, I share a hair related post with y'all! Being a hairstylist + a mom, I found myself getting in a hair rut. It is so easy to lose inspiration with your daily styling routine! LLW helps me keep my "head in the game"! This week I am sharing with you some Before + Afters! Who doesn't like to see some transformations? I would love to have you join me below by linking up and showing off your hair! Otherwise, follow me on Instagram @talahairlife #locklovewednesday and #locklovewed

I ran into my sister at Trader Joes- we both were rocking the same hair. Out of control. Needless to say, we had a good laugh….

My girlfriend's daughter, Trinity! We chopped off her hair for winter! She was having a "meltdown" because she wanted to see my daughter :) Too cute.


Lydia loves being blonde! I did a heavy blonde weave for her to brighten up her roots!

 A fresh ombre….. I darkened up Alisha's hair and free hand lightened her tips!


 Jeremy wanted to get a easier style for the winter months, while maintaining the pony option. He is looking groomed again ;)


Ashley looks awesome in golds. I colored her regrowth with a rich golden brown and did a creative foil technique, putting in caramel tones to add dimension. I cleaned up her cut too! She rocks this cut!

 I love how much of a difference a good cut makes. I went through and gave my client a blunt/choppy cut! She is looking sooooo stylish! :)


Melanie wanted something totally different for winter. I added in lots of dimension by giving the base a rich brown while lightening strands with two different lighter tones! It looks so pretty on her.


Yah for Thea! This cut is perfect for fine hair. It makes your hair fresh and full!

Katie hasn't been brunette in a couple years, so it was really fun to give her a all over tint! She looks stunning. 

Join me below and show off your hair! 

a homemade home

I love how creating our home "ours" is always revolving.
My biggest advice for you on your space-- If you love it then buy it! Create it. Make it.
My home is eclectic and I love that it represents my family.
I love color.
I love homemade items.
Here are a few favs:

Our nanny, Noelle had the idea to make the corn for November with Zion. Zion painted the kernels. Presh.

Clipboards that change out art in the kitchen. The bottom one, is my annual card that Andy makes me for our Anniv.

Zion is is a phase of hanging her art everywhere with washi tape.


Zakiyah being too cute!

Who says you can't write on walls?

Andy's growth chart that he built!

My dad makes fabulous wood carvings.

Kid art!


Our ART LINE in the dining room at kid level. I love watching my girls show off their masterpieces to friends and family.

family rules.

instagram prints on a barn window!

more clipboards that I switch out with art.

My talented friend, Kelly made this of Kiyah. She is resting in the bundle of God's love!

Etsy art- inside joke with Andy and I. (the only van we will ever own)

I love hoop art.

Our gratitute art for this month!

Zion made this at 16 months!

Baby Beluga art in Zion's room!

More kid art.

Art in Kiyah's room. I stretched a t shirt on wood for art. simple! 

Do you have any favs in your home? Any ideas for me?

That is only a few items! But, this is what makes this our home. Our space. Our refuge. Our comfort.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Church Organ Bench!!!!!

Happy Birthday To Me!!!!!!! One of my favorite things that my Hus can do is build and create! He has been working on this beauty for my Birthday (August) for our dining room! I am in love! Our church had a broken organ, that my hus was in charge of disposing! So, obviously we are using the glorious parts! He made the dollhouse for the girls with it too! 

Ever since moving into our home, we wanted a bench at the front window in our dining room! I love how this looks so custom and looks timeless. The cherry wood is so pretty. I love the   of the pedals in the center. My Hus filled in holes this weekend with cherry wood filler. We (Hus) still has to sand it and use a sealer to make it look perfect! I am going to sew cushions on the sides and shop for some pillows! 

I mean------ Gorgeous!

Best gifts are homemade. Farm table and bench…….I am overflowing! My love language- is gifts…… Thanks Hus!

I will keep you posted on the process of finishing up this beauty! What do you think? Do you like?