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Saturday, November 29, 2014

starting this season off with a bang

decorating. hot cocoa in kid mugs. dancing in the living room. sledding on our hill (me watching from window). christmas music playing daily on pandora…. mariah carey christmas and disney christmas for kids…. making ornaments. baking cookies. advent….cuddling watching Elf and other classics. playing with little people nativity set. eating popcorn. fire on…….christmas jammies. hosting lots of gatherings. driving around our culdasak just to peak at my lights on at our house :) … target lines….. red cup (starbux)……. laughing… and so much more….

It has begun. 
and we are loving it. 
The chaos and the joy of having a family to celebrate with! 

Every year, we decorate the weekend before thanksgiving. I get just as excited to decorate as my daughters every year. I love pulling out our family decor and admiring the history of some of the pieces. As we were decorating, Zakiyah and i danced to holiday music. Love.

Zion is very focused when we decorate! As for her sister, she just collects and walks around, occasionally just throwing a bulb at the tree ;)

Thanksgiving morning --- We make a big breakfast (cass cakes and burnt bacon that ended up in the snow bank) and got ready to head to Red Wing to celebrate with my family. I promised the girls that I would style their hair and they were thrilled. Squealed---- actually! ;) It was Zakiyah's first time having me curl her hair!

Zion loves when I "wound brush" her hair. Zakiyah waiting for her turn……

I mean, how cute is this picture. this moment captured!

Zakiyah's famous kisses, showing me she loved it.

cass girls photo sesh.

My mom started making homemade gingerbread houses for the grandkids on Thanksgiving. What a great tradition to have! They love working on their houses!

What a great way to kick off the season!!!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tala Reveal! Yeah for change!!!!

It is amazing how a little paint and fresh art makes such a transformation in a space! This past weekend, my Hus and I revamped my hair studio! I have been living out my dream for 3 years now, and was excited to switch up the look a bit. I landed on a rich navy/grey color on the walls and fresh art! Here is the space!  Check out here for how my space used to look! 

I used acrylic paint for these two prints. The two quotes that I used were, "Wear love everywhere you go. Colossians 3:14" and "Out of your hair, your style speaks". 

I am still obsessed with my penny wall fire place! It is so beautiful! 

I hung 4 ikea frames with watercolor paintings in them. My Hus screwed in brass toned L-brackets in the corners. I love this look on frames! 

I hand painted, "Your hair is a voice." on the wall above the window!

We moved the TALA letters so that you see them right when you walk into the studio from outside!

I love these IKEA shelves for my retail. We added in a third one for more storage.

Praise for plants!

New magazine rack on the beverage cart.

I heart my new makeup line! I have CC Cream in the studio right now! The rest of the makeup will be here within a week or so! Can not WAIT! mineral based/ gluten free/ all natural.

Pretty roses in a Anthro vase at my station.

I have some DoTerra oils in the studio right now if you are interested!

Pretty bowls for my pin curls and bobby pins.

I am thinking that I want to copper leaf this mirror? Thoughts?

Love the vintage look of this light!

added another shelf above the drinks to declutter the space a bit.

This barndoor is the coolest! 

Pretty sure that towel warmers are a must in a salon!

I have been diffusing Elevation joyful blend everyday in the studio! It is my favorite scent ever!

Best polish I have ever used!!!!!

I swear that this bench was made for my space!!!!

hooks for purses and such.

What do you think? Do you likey? I am in love……… Tis the season. Now get your butt into my studio!