Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sucker for Hair Products

In the following set of pictures you will see what a sucker I am for hair products. Most of them, I don't even use. I don't like the feel of gunk in my hair. Why do I buy them? Like I said...sucker. :)

In this picture you see some gel and mousse. I only use the Fructis mousse when I leave my hair curly and then, of course, I need the Aussie spray gel so that I don't have the frizzies. The basket holds some miscellaneous stuff...a teasing comb, an old pick (from the 80's perm days) that I keep for nostalgia's sake, the every day eyeliner, mascara and tweezers.

The cabinet holds my" beauty salon" supplies. Yes, I dye my own hair so I must have a bajillion things at hand. I've had a lot of purple (and other colors) in my hair which requires me to bleach out my hair with Quick Blue before I add in the purple.

I love the Satin brand for my regular hair dye(I use blue black). It smells really good. I also have two mixing bowls and several brushes.This side of the cabinet is host to all my punky colors by Jerome Russell. Let's see...there's green (that I wore in honor of my late son), and hot pink (I wore that for a little while in honor of my mom when she died), there's a different green because I couldn't remember which one I liked when I went to replace it, there's two blue ones that I bought for my son and last, but not least...PURPLE!

Yeah, I know...I'm 41. I've taken a lot of the punky colors out of my hair. I just have a little purple left. :(

Amongst all the hair dye, there's anti-frizz stuff, mousse, shine spray, leave in conditioner, and root booster.

Here are some more tricks of the trade...gloves and foil. These are must haves for hair dying sessions.
Just when I thought I was done...I looked up...MORE stuff!! Hair spray, texture mousse, shampoo, and heat spray.
Out of all this junk, what do I actually use? Hmmm...on the average day...nothing! I just wash, condition, blow dry and flat iron. When I feel like going all out, I'll use my Timothy Martin mousse and the root booster. Rarely, I'll use my shine spray when I flat iron. I only use hair spray when I curl my hair and I can't wait til the end of the day so I can take a shower and wash my hair!

So why do I keep all this stuff and hardly ever use it? The typical hoarder mentality...Maybe someday...hahaha

P.S. Now that it's here for all the world to see...I think I'll start tossing the rarely used stuff in the trash and clear up some space. I just read about some great new hair products in a magazine...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

It's been so long...

I don't know if anyone missed me but I sure missed blogging. The reality is that I missed the creating and crafting that go before the blogging.

This time of year is really busy for me. I'm involved with American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. It's a wonderful event and one that is close to my heart as cancer has touched so many in my family. Our citywide event is June 18/19. The color of this event just so happens to be my favorite color, which is purple.

Tomorrow, we are hosting a "Food Trucks for a Cure" event to raise money and spread the word. We are also encouraging people to "Paint their house/neighborhood purple". Part of that is what is shown in these pictures.

These are my homemade yard signs. I was able to use my favorite medium...spray paint. :) I used 4 cans of Rustoleum's Grape in Gloss and when that ran out, I finished up the last few with Rustoleum's Lilac also in gloss. As you can see in the small box, there are crayons, markers and colored pencils. These will be used to decorate Luminaria bags.

Here is a close up of the yard signs. Many thanks to Home Depot for the donation of the paint sticks.For more information on the Relay for Life and to find out what Luminaria bags are, please go to or to see my page (and help me reach my goal), click here:

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hair (Obsession) Care

So anybody that really knows me, knows that I'm a little hair obsessed. I can't stand when I have fly aways or my part is crooked. When I walk into the market and they have that air blower thing that throws my thin hair out of drives me nuts. One of my biggest irritants is that my hair is constantly getting stuck on my lips. ARGH! I always have lipstick or Blistex on so there's never a time when my lips aren't "sticky".

I've had short hair for most of my adult life and have been growing it out for two years. It's about mid back right now and I'm liking it except when it's hot. Anyway, I'm on the lookout for new styles that are easy and cute.

I don't know how I found this blog but I LOVE it.

Amongst all the cute stuff, she has this 30 days of different hairstyles! As of today, she's on day 7. Check it out!

Happy Hairstylin' !

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My love (obsession) of Spray Paint

I thought I'd show you just how crazy I am for spray paint. Namely...Rustoleum.

A little son makes these really cool puzzles so he started buying spray paint. He brought home the Rustoleum brochure and we x'd out the colors he had and circled the colors he (and I) wanted. I carried that in my purse so that whenever I happened upon a Home Depot, I would head over to the paint department.

This little beauty is all MINE! I love Orca's so my son made me a (hard) Orca puzzle.
Here are a few more samples of Matt's puzzles. The lighting is terrible because I took the pictures. haha
Besides my Orca puzzle, this skull is one of my favorites. :)

On to the spray paint...
These are all Rustoleum's Painter's Touch. Most are the gloss finish but there are some Satin.

And there you have it...proof of my obsession.

P.S. I just bought another 5 cans...

Monday, May 2, 2011

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Yard Sale Finds

This past Saturday was my first venture out to yard sales in the area. Here's what I found. I love this little Washroom frame. It was in great condition.Ignore the mess in the background...I found this coffee table/end table combo for $20.00!
This lovely little 2 drawer nightstand was only $5.00. It's in great condition but, since I don't have little kids anymore, I'll have to change the fun airplane knobs. I'll probably change the color too. :)
This end table has a few scratches but that can be fixed.
I love the color of this frame. Maybe I'll add some rosettes to it. I bought this table/cart for $5.00. I have been on the lookout for a cheap tv stand since we changed our living room around. The fish tank will take the place of the tv in our big entertainment shelf.
I removed the doors, sanded it down and painted it with Rustoleum's Leafy Green in a Satin finish. And here is the finished product.
I think I found some great stuff at the yard sales this weekend. :)

Happy Crafting!