Wednesday, February 22, 2012


What would make you want to visit a salon? I know for most of us it is a daunting task and seems as though 6 weeks passes so quickly and then you have to make that call.. the one you know is going to cost you $100+. Depressing even for me as a hair stylist I feel for you all that come in very faithfully at 6 weeks and pay me money to do your hair, besides the money it is so fulfilling to see the change that occurs after that grueling 2 hours of sitting with crazy solar emitting foils in your hair, the look that I get when it is all done is so rewarding if it were right and normal I would do it for free just to get that "fix" it is truly addicting, and that is my selfish part of it. This gift is truly god given and everytime I "decide" I need to be a mom and and not worry about people and their hair I get slammed full force with this feeling that I am given a gift and it shouldn't be wasted... so for selfish reasons just to get that "fix" of you walking out the door with your head a little bit higher and a little more self confidence of yes I can take on the world for another 6 more weeks is true payback. So here if what got me thinking about all of this. Every once in a while I toy with wanting to own a salon... this thought scares this livin daylights out of me. I am so not business saavy and I have no idea how to run a business. The one thing I do know is how to be friends and to make friends and to try to surround myself with happiness. SO this thought came to me today and so I needed to write it down. What would make people want to get their hair done what help them look forward to their appointment every 6 weeks so much that they actually look forward to it? What would you want? I know what I would want I would want the salon I go to feel like I am meeting my closest friends for lunch I would want the salon to build me up and surround me with happiness so much that when I am there I am not thinking about all the craziness that goes on around me outside but the love and freindships I make.. I would want this place to make you feel like the most special person in the whole world as though you were a celebrity walking in and getting treated so glamorously. I know this atmosphere isn't for everyone but I can't imagine you would be sad walking into a place like this.... Now figuring out how to make this all happen thats the hard part, And very scary. Well here is all my ideas I am putting it out in the universe and hoping one day it will become a reality until then: I will just keep praying:)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

On a side note

The other day I had been working all day and then came home and had to do my motherly duties later in the evening I needed to go the grocery store so Jackson came with me I hadn't looked in the mirror I guess for a long time and scared myself I said "Oh Jackson I look terrible and so tired." He said " no you don't mom you always look good." What a sweetie! He is going to make a great husband someday!

Yesterday on Valentines day I had a dentist appointment so Lincoln went to my friend Lisa's house to play with Abby. When I got there me and Lisa were chatting and the kids disappeared when we went to find them they were in the bedroom with the door locked we opened the door and they were in bed together and Abby had her shirt off! Lisa was so so so embarrassed I just laughed and said "Lisa don't worry they are just kids being kids." Well they came down and it turned out that Abby took off her shirt because it was dirty. Oh kids the funny things they do to make their parents squirm. :)

valentines day

Valentines day,
Ben was going to be Traveling the day and night of Valentines day Wendy and I had planned to go play because her hubby had to "work" to.

This is Wendy
So I wasn't really in a hurry to get ready or get super dolled up so I made these yummy cookies , I called Wendy to tell her I was bringing the kids over to bring treats she told me she would come to my house. She asked what I was wearing tonight and told me she was dressing to the nines I thought ok well thats nice I guess I should put some effort into my outfit, I told her I wasn't sure yet. Later she comes over and picks out an outfit for me was being very picky about what I should wear I just thought she was being silly but I went along with it because that is what good friends do:) right? I handed her her plate of delicious cookies and she was off. She called me 5 min later and said she had a surprise for me, and that I should go to the playroom blindfolded. Well she never came it was Ben! he surprised me and came home to take me on a V-day date.

So here we are at the Japanese Steakhouse so delicious! Yay for a day of love!

Monday, February 13, 2012

we've been busy

Preface: our neighbor came over and said that he had toured our house when it was for sale, he said that his floor plan is the exact same but he has one more room than us and he couldn't figure out where ours went? So my sweet husband started poking his head around and found a small crawl space that opened up into an 8 by 12 room! so we got to work!!!! We call it the secret room because it really is hidden you have to walk throught the bathroom and then through the bathroom closet and then you enter a room filled of fun!

this is before!


birthday party, christmas, ramdomness... here we go I am back!

we came home from christmas with a broken linky he had pneumonia 4 stitches.

birthday/chrismas ugly sweater party!!!

My friend / neighbor came to visit from Florida ( we met in when we lived in california)

Coca cola museum ( if I look like I was crying in this pic its because I was grant dropped my iphone and broke it:()

On our way to Grammy's

Best cousin friends!

Photo overload.... now I am caught up! Enjoy!


We went to our friend Wendy's parents house this year they were kind enough to let our crazy family in:) They went all out and laid carpet in the garage and built teepee's !! a projector screen to watch movies on and flashlights galore! they never wanted to leave!


What do you do when your parents are best friends and you get together on a sunday night for games? Read of course. How cute are they?!?!

Hilton Head

Family vacation this last year was Hilton Head south carolina so so so fun! so so so beautiful so so so amazing!