Monday, November 12, 2018

Thank a Vet

Today we celebrate Veteran’s Day

So many of my family members and friends have served.
My dad and Uncles all served.

My dad served in the Korean War.
He met my momma while on leave.
What a beautiful love story that was/is.

Most vets do not talk about the time they served-
it always amazes me.

I cannot imagine what some of them went through
and yet, when they came home they were silent.
Some suffered from what we now know as PTSD.
they suffered in silence
and my heart hurts for them.

Today, I remember and thank each and every Veteran.
I hope and pray you know that our country is thankful
even if sometimes they ‘forget’ your amazing sacrifices 

Today, of all days...Thank a Vet!!

Monday, November 5, 2018

National Redhead Day

I shared this on FB but a lot of you are not on FB so I thought I’d share here, too!!

I just heard it’s National Redhead day! Eeeep! 🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♀️
I didn’t know we had our own day!???
Fun fact- back when I was in grade school, I wanted to blend/fit in so terribly.  I didn’t want to be the ‘new girl’ with a ‘different name’ & be ‘the redhead’,  so I asked my mom if I could dye my hair either dark brown or black so I could match not only her and dad but, also my two brothers! (previously I’d been asked if I was adopted because, my whole family had dark hair and I did not!!)😳
My Mom, being the wise Momma that she was and still is said, “why don’t you wait? When you’re older maybe 16, if you still want to dye it, you can!” LOL ❤️

Today, I celebrate with two daughter and a beautiful niece! We have our own day!!
Let’s celebrate!

Monday, October 29, 2018

a walk with my favorite

a simple walk after church.

we took advantage of the sunshine
before the thunder storm...
to take a walk 
and enjoy the crisp air and pretty fall trees.

life is good


Saturday, August 25, 2018

DIY with Essential Oils

An easy-peasy DIY for you!
I call it Run Hair. Don’t Care!
You can call it Gym Hair or Mom get the idea, call it what you want. 😉

I was looking for something for those days when I go on a run and shower afterwards but, don’t have time to fuss with washing the hair. My hair gets damp along the hairline or flattened from my running hat.
I thought about a dry shampoo or something to just perk the hair up a bit and of course make it smell fresher. I decided to make something with essential oils and so far I am liking it!!
It’s doing what I wanted it to do and that’s a WIN in my book! ❤️

• Small spray bottle (mine are from Amazon)
• 1 t corn starch ( I was thinking arrowroot or baking powder would work, too? I just happened to have corn starch)
• Nice big squirt of Witch Hazel ( yeah, I didn’t measure)
• Essential oils of your choice
I chose Cedarwood and Lavender because they are known to be great for hair and Tea Tree for the cleansing properties!
• Finally, I topped it off with water.

I spritzed all along my hairline (front & back), just a little bit down my part and then just ran my fingers through my hair and fluffed.
My hair got a bit damp, depending on how much you spritz (so it’s not like aerosol dry shampoo) but, it was not enough to wreck the hairstyle... just enough to make it feel freshened?!
* turn the bottle upside down (don’t shake) with each use to make sure the oils and powder get dispersed.

Let me know if you try it and what you think!

What are your tricks or do you have any for after a workout? Do you wash your hair every day?

Don’t have essential oils? Want to know more?
click my link HERE