Thursday, March 5, 2015

Pinned Bob

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I have done long long mermaid hair, shorter, chin length hair and pretty much everything in between. I always LOVE LOVE LOVE my shorter hair, but about 3 or 4 weeks in I start to miss the versatility and ease of just being able to throw my hair up in a pony tail or messy bun and begin the long process of again growing it out. About 2 years ago I discovered the awesomeness of pinning my longer hair into a messy bob for the day. No more craving shorter hair since I can play with it for a few days then go back to long, easy hair.

The secret is having layers that are the length of the bob you want. Specially in the front. Mine are between shoulder and chin length.
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Some gentle teasing around the hairs on my neckline and some pins are all I use. Just pulling three or four sections up in total. I simply tuck the hair under then secure with two pins criss crossed over each other and it seems to hold all day!
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A little messy length in front keeps it fun and easy to pull behind my ears.
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You can adjust and play with it until it feels about right, there's no wrong way to do it 
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And now I am patiently going to wait a few more washes for my hair to tone down to the perfect pastel (oops! got a little carried away with the last colour touch up LOL).

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Memories

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We had the best weekend at the cabin. We had our best friends out and made it a relaxing weekend to remember. There were 2 kids, 4 adults, 4 dogs and lots of laughs. They are more like family to us so it doesn't feel like entertaining, just everyone taking it easy and enjoying the moment.

One of the highlights was the boys deciding to throw us girls a private fireworks show. I think they had more fun orchestrating the whole thing really, but it was incredible. 

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Lots of warm snuggles by the fire.
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It was definitely the kind of weekend I treasure.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Photo Fun / 1

Sometimes when I'm looking for some inspiration I play with my photos. It's an awesome way of coming up with a cool colour combination that may not have naturally come to me when I play with the hue adjuster on my favourite photo editors ( I like using Pixlr when I'm on my computer at home, or Afterlight app on my phone). It is also a great way to take your photos to a cool new level if you wanted to have them all be coordinated and cohesive for a gallery wall!

I usually save them for myself, but I thought I might start sharing some of my play time creations, just because.  Literally the only thing altered is the hue, it's not a photoshop trick or time consuming process. You just scroll the hue meter back and forth until you think the colours look good! Definitely give it a go.

PS: all these photos were taken on my phone, so don't feel like you need to be using the fanciest equipment to make something beautiful.

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And lastly, who wouldn't want a cute little purple dog??? Sounds like every little girls dream.
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xoxo
   Holly
 
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