15 Jun

Have a Happy Weekend!

This has been a rough week for me… three days without my wedding ring and I feel like a crazy person.  (Although, I’ve heard rumors that someone DID find it.  So, hopefully they contact me and I can get it back!!)

It’s because of this that I’m especially happy to be heading home to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend.  Not only do I get to see my parents for the first time since Mother’s Day, but I get to see my brother, who’s been away at college for months!  I’m looking forward to catching up and enjoying the beautiful weather.

So, let’s get this weekend started!  Here are some fun links from around the web…

How sweet is this heart cake?!

The prettiest baby shower in HISTORY.

Never lose your keys or cell phone again (Travis needs this :)

Father’s Day in a box.

I’ve been seeing this picnic table all over Pinterest and I LOVE it!

SUPER easy DIY tissue flower.

A fun way to spruce up a top knot.

Polka dot nails!

Love this striped dress.

And a few {bb} posts you may have missed…

Make your own terrarium.

The yummiest salad ever!

Designer shoe looks for less.

What are you up to this weekend?  Will you be spending time with your dad?  Got any fun Father’s Day plans?  Share ’em in the comments!

1 Jun

Have a Great Weekend (Let’s Be Friends on Pinterest!)

Happy Friday, my sweets!  What are you up to this weekend?  I’m pretty excited to be doing hair for a six year old’s birthday party on Saturday!  Her mom hired me to create a girly day for her and her friends— I’m putting rainbow colored feather extensions in their hair, painting their nails with glittery polish, and braiding their sweet little locks.  Sometimes I just love being a freelance hairstylist :)

I want to kick off this weekend with some images that will hopefully inspire you to make the most of your days off.  If you want to check out all of my pinboards you can do so here!

I have an entire board just for cool and creative photos, like this beautiful underwater shot.

The interior design inspiration is one of my favorite parts of Pinterest.

Of course, much of my nail and hair ideas come from other creative beauty lovers.

And I LOVE all the DIY project ideas!

Of course, I also have boards for fashion, food, fun party ideas, and more.  Isn’t Pinterest seriously addicting?  Have a good weekend, my loves.

What are you up to this weekend?  Any fun plans to share?  Are you as into Pinterest as I am?  Comment with your user name so I can follow you!

13 Apr

Have A Warm Weekend!

It’s been so cold and rainy and thundery and generally unpleasant in San Francisco this week.  But word on the street is that this weekend will be full of sun!  I can’t wait to go hiking in Half Moon Bay and make something extra tasty for dinner!

To get you through this final day of work, I’ve collected a few fun posts from around the web!

DIY surprise lanterns!

These animals are extremely disappointed in you.  (My co-worker and I can’t stop laughing over these!)

I love everything about this look.

Swooning over these Holli Zollinger designs…

DIY nail stickers are genius!  Why didn’t I think of that?!

Do you think the half-tuck is a do or a don’t?

Nail polish that’s designed to be safe for moms-to-be.

These magnets made me smile :)

Upholstered walls!!

DIY leopard print shorts.

My current sneakpeeq fave.  (These seriously smell like Hawaii… I’m in love!)

And a few {bb} posts you may have missed…

An updo that works on short & long hair.

Easy-peasy gift wrap!

Make delicious orange chocolate cake!

What are you up to this weekend?  Got any big plans or hoping to relax at home?  Tell me what you’re up to in the comments!

4 Apr

Wedding Inspiration For Short-Haired Gals!

It seems like most wedding hair posts (including mine, until now) cater to ladies with long locks.  But now that I’m a short haired gal myself, I’ve been scouring the web for wedding-worthy looks that don’t require a lot of length.

See what I found…

For super-short hair, I think it’s best to have an accessory (like a headband or statement earrings:




For hair around the shoulders, there’s a little more inherent girly-ness:




I have to confess, these cute images have me wishing I could get my hands on short haired brides!

What do you think of these ideas for brides with short hair?  Would you wear any of these styles on your big day?  Got any other inspiring photos to share?  Tell me about it in the comments!

26 Mar

How To Do The Katniss Braid

Are you a big fan of the Hunger Games?  Did anyone go see the movie over the weekend?  (I’m super pumped for it, but I’m waiting til the crazy crowds die down a little.)

Katniss is known throughout the book and movie for her signature side braid, so today I thought I’d show you just how easy it is to get this cool look!

Step 1: Part your hair to the side and start on the heavier half (the half with more hair.)  Draw a diagonal part from your forehead to your side part, creating a triangle of hair.

Step 2: Separate into three sections and start braiding— but here’s where it’s a little different.  Rather than pulling each section of hair over one another, go underneath.

Step 3: As you braid, grab small sections of hair from the rest of the head and incorporate them.  (Basically, all you’re doing is a french braid, but by wrapping each section under one another rather than over, it creates this inside-out effect.)

Step 4: Continue around the head until you run out of hair to incorporate.  Then, do a plain old braid down the side.


Step 5: Secure with an elastic, and you’re ready to adventure like Katniss!

This can be tricky to do on yourself at first, but practice on a few friends and you’ll get the hang of it.  I’m not gonna lie… this style makes me miss having long hair!

What do you think of the Katniss braid?  Have you rocked this look before?  Are you new to french braids or have you got ’em down?  Share your thoughts in the comments!