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Friday, November 7, 2014

casslife catch up

I am playing catch up on casslife today…… 

the girls were minnie mouse this year. i tried to find a mickey and minnie costume, but had no luck. they were so bundled anyways ;) this is the best pix i could get with zakiyah….well…being two. we trick or treated in our neighborhood and went to our church party.

cousin ryder stopped by too!

tude. dot. com

zion and her buddy, caroline (our next door neighbor) ;)

we love our neighbors so much. so blessed!

it was brisk. nuff said.

lots of apples being used for yummy things over here.

kid art…. my fav.

annual fall retreat with the youth at my in laws…. in central wisconsin, is always a blast! this is the hus with his dad, westside jimmy!

note: andy's gear to whip kids around on the go cart and how the kids were less prepared!

so many options for transportation…….. the best kind.

fresh flowers always. a christy must.

the ladies are always dressing up….. to be 2 and 4 again…..

zion and mommy date to minneapolis with my buddy, bri. ikea/world market and lunch. perf.

fall in minnesota is pretty rad. love this tree at our church. love julianna (youth student) holding the ladies….. 12+ years of hanging with teens and i still love it. juli is such a blessing to our fam!

cuteness overload. my little ladies.

sometimes i spoil the girls and do their hair for them in the studio. (like my work clothes? ha) they love being pampered already!

 sometimes 4 year olds spill a whole jar of spaghetti sauce. took us a hour to clean up. no big deal. anxiety fest…….. note to moms: place jars out of reach…….

working on art for the studio…… i heart watercolor

fall = lots of library trips
aka = lots of reading at our home

the youth convention that we take our kids too is always amazing. i love being in the presence of the holy spirit with 4k + teens.

love my sundays best series on insta. these beauties……

and have i mentioned how much i love girls weekends? i got to go to a fabulous women's conference with 20+ ladies from our church. we stayed at the mall of america and shopped and seeked God….connected…laughed….cried…. so good for this mama's soul. yes, please…..

Thursday, November 6, 2014

I need your input...

Today's post is random….. but, when am I not random? :) Ok, so I have some ideas brewing and want your creativity! 

Meet my cute paper maché chevron side table. black. classic. but I want to switch it up……. do I spray it white? gold/copper leaf every other zig zag? Do I black and white stripe it? Do I mod podge in fabric scraps every other? Help! 

real life…. trying to snap a pix of the this table and the little lady starts setting up shop on the table. Hilarious. typical 2nd born babe.

So I snapped a few pix of this beauty.
My little ham.

As Zion is being a busy bee and playingwith her magnet dolls. Note: Summer jams and Strawberry Shortcake bandaid for 1 cm of a scratch on forehead. Day 3 of bandaid. Still hurts…… ha.

Back to my randomness….. I can not stand my mudroom……. I really want hooks for all of our bags/jackets etc. that is all… carry on….

More Christy thoughts…….. meet our dining room. See pix here and here. I have sold our mirror console table and slid the table in front of the window to open up the space. Thoughts? Ideas? I want to more a light and drop it over the table. Why move the table? I want a piano in this room on the opposite wall and to have this room used more. I hate that it sits majority or our days with no action. Do you have any ideas for me? wall ideas? etc…….. please share……..

Am I crazy? maybe……….

Meet new cheap rug from TJ Maxx. Thanks to me dumping 1/2 of a quart of "walnut" stain and ruining my favortie scarf and rug……. It was crazy- me screaming and the hus and I scrambling to clean it up before it ruined our gorgeous floors….. I like it! Thoughts?

That is all..
Carry on with your glorious Thursday.
Please share a comment below and help this sister out. 
Thanks in advance.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014


I have been slacking on the LLW posts! Sorry, life is always crazy and I struggle getting on the computer to post my hair pix after my long work days! But, here I am……. playing lots of catch up. I started Lock Love Wednesday to keep myself inspired and on top of the trends/fashion/and daily grind of hair. I am showing you lots of pix today of before + afters and some favorite products! Join me and link up with me on Instagram by using #locklovewednesday or #locklovewed to show off your hair!

Moroccan Oil is an all time FAV for many reasons!!!! It is the miracle oil for hair. 
adds tons of shine.
protects your hair from UV rays and heat.
reduces frizz.
smells amaze. 
Right now, I have box sets of the .85 oz + 3.4 oz (with pump) for $50! Normally it costs $60! The smaller bottle is perfect for traveling and wknd getaways. Stock up now! You can always spilt the set and give a bottle as a stocking stuffer ;) I have the Moroccan Oil Light as well.

I have been using the Kenra Platinum Dry Texturing Spray for 2 months and I AM IN LOVE. My word, this stuff is good. It is great on clean hair to dirty it up and give your hair some grit and wonderful on old hair to freshen up your do (aroma and styling wise). I spray it in my hair when I rock ponies or when I curl my hair to rough it up a bit. Praise be.

I started running a weekly special of showcasing a fav. color of the week at Tala at 10% off. Ths color is gorgeous and on my nails right now! Vinylux lasts 7 days and it has less chemicals than most polishes out there!

I have been using essential oils for 5 + years now and I love them. I continue to find new ways to incooperate them into my daily life and am amazed at all the benefits. I love the DoTerra company and am going to start carrying a couple favs at a time in the studio. Let me know if you ever want to order or need anything…… They really are that awesome. I love the diffuser below and use it in my home all the time! All you need is distilled water and I put in 8-10 drops of oil….. let it do its thing.

Alright, here are some Before + Afters for you! 
Mr. Jack has awesome hair to work with! 
 It is low light season….. LOVE

 I got to do both of my sisters hair this week! Love them!!!!

 Love this gorgeous rich espresso brown and Lob.

One of my favorite human beings….. my sweet Melanie! She really is my hero! 

Yay for chopping off the hair! 

Chelsea rocks bangs like nobody I know! I love her chocolate rich brown and blonde foils!

 It is amazing how texture changes a hair style> love love love

 Hannah has amazing hair to begin with….. I foiled in a ton of blonde to brighten up her locks.

Amanda has fun red/peach/blonde hair….. I heart it! I freshened her hair! 

Love Katie's hair as a brunette!
 Oh auburn, I love you.

I have been doing Rosie's hair for 10 years and this was a first! We have done many things but dark brown- this was fun!!!!!! She is stunning.

 Lovely new bob.
 This buddy is a new mama to #4 and I had the blessing of ombre' her hair and rockin' a fun and easy style. She is glowing!

My girl, Ginger, lives in AZ and I got to chop off her hair! We ombred' it with caramels and red/voilets! LOVE!


I have been doing Katie's hair for 8 years and I loved sharing her big day with her! She wanted simple. elegant. vintage. She looked radiant!

Love little girls……… a princess for the day.

Still loving braids and curls…….. simple and romantic.

Happy Wednesday buddies.