Y'all, are any of you super into hair and makeup? Yeah no, me either. I'm gonna be honest and tell you that I can rock a bun and sweat pants and call it good. But, I have daughters; gasp! Yup and one is just like me and the other, not so much. She is constantly watching YouTube videos and trying to figure out how to do new styles. Essentially I decided to request this book to review from Bloggingforbooks.com for her. It would be a win, win she could read it do her hair and the world would be at peace again and maybe I could get my ipad back. Well I was enthralled. I opened the book and learned quite a few things that I hadn't ever seen before. I'm all for easy and fast way to get ready and this book made some beautiful hair styles look fast and easy. So of course I had to try them out because we've done a few hair styles in our home that were advertised as "fast and easy" but the phrase false advertising doesn't even begin to cover it. We were able to mark pages that we wanted to go back to and flip through in the morning before school to get creative ideas. This book is so great and I love the example pictures.
Negatives: Some of the hairstyles don't show the front of the hair. That is so difficult for me because I have a hard time figuring out how the front is suppose to look. I know that could sound really silly to some people but I'm a visual learner and so this isn't helpful to not see the front. Often times I will just ignore or skip the hairstyle all together if it doesn't have a picture of the front of the hair. :/
Positives: I personally have curly hair. It's not the easiest to find cute curly hairstyles and this book did focus on curly hair. Having it's own section made it easy to bookmark so that I can easily go to that section. I do straighten my hair on occasion so it was nice to see all of the straight hairstyles as well; it was a good balance.
I just marked down a ton of Faudori's that are ready to ship for $15.00 in the shop; limited quantities. I also have a special code I wanted to share with you all...INSTAWESOME25 for 25% off all purchases through Friday. ;)
Also, I'm planning on doing a fun plan with me post. Do any of you do crazy fun things inside of your traveler's notebook? I'd love to feature you on here. Shoot me an email thatsmerb at gmail dot com. ;)
Y'all I'm so excited that today is Monday! Do you ever have those just days where you are so excited and grateful to be alive?!?! I feel so blessed for all of the wonderful and not so wonderful parts of my life I can't even express my gratitude.
I also have recently opened up my etsy store (www.etsy.com/shop/Ravenb) and I've decided to do Monday specials. Today's special is a beautiful fabric passport sized faudori.
YUP you read that right. This little gem is available for $12.50 until Midnight tonight or until it sells out. I can't wait to package these little goodies.
Thank you for your love and support.
P.S. Would you be interested in videos on how I set up my faudori or on how to make them yourselves? ;)
I have had the pleasure of reading the fantastic new book by Marie Kondo. I've had the pleasure of reading and reviewing all three of her books thus far and I think this is my favorite. If you haven't yet been introduced to the KonMari method of organizing and declutter then this is the book you want to start with. The first book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, was great but this surpasses the first. The 280 pages include illustrations as well as detailed reasons as to why we hang onto our possessions. Every single category that you can think of is included in this book. I've tried to pin every single blog post and idea onto Pinterest but having the physical book seemed to really help me work through our clutter. We are a family of five and our "Stuff" has taken over our house. Our biggest tackle was by far the laundry. Being able to go through it piece by piece we have given away over 10 bags to charity. I still find such an attachment to stationery supplies so I'm working through that one but this is such a great read for even the youngest reader. If I could go back in time and learn all of her methods from childhood I think I would have been more successful in school and in life. I know that sounds drastic but her methods are honestly life changing. I feel like our home is calm and relaxed now due to our changes. We have a place for everything and a system that really works for our household. I wish you all luck in your decluttering adventures. If you haven't already...
GET THIS BOOK!
I'm grateful to Bloggingforbooks.com for allowing me to read this book for review.
What do you all think of the KonMari method? Have you used it in your home, office, school etc.? How is it going for you?
How stinkin adorable is this cover? I desperately wanted to review this book because it is adorable and I've been into doodling for so long but I am just NO good at drawing. When it came in the mail the girls took it from me because they loved the cover so much. I had to pull it away in order to go through it. Let me first start by telling you what I liked about this book. I love that it's not only a guide book but its also an activity book of sorts. I love the encouraging words throughout. The illustrations are really adorable. The commentary is great especially when it comes to expressions. The artist really shows you why he is doing what he is doing with each character. I also love that the lettering section is so animated. Lettering is such a big deal right now in the crafting community and bible journaling so I really enjoyed that element of the book. The fun facts are also great, "Scientists don't know why, but there seems to be something about the combination of fat and fluff that makes pandas irresistible." LOVE those little tidbits of information. My one and only con of this book is that it's not longer. The book is long with 160 pages but honestly I was left wanting more! I sure do hope there is another book in this series.
I received this book for review purposes from blogging for books. The opinions are my own account of this little gem.
Hey y'all. I've been obsessed with living the minimalist lifestyle for a while now so when Marie Kondo came out with her first book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing I was ALL about it. I simply fell in love with the simplicity of it and the internal process of questioning oneself to decide if you really "need" or even "want" something. I was surprised to find out that I rarely felt joy when I picked something up in my home. When I saw her accompanying book life changing magic a journal I jumped at the chance to see how it could inspire me to continue my journey of purging and having what I really need/want. I was quite surprised when it arrived. I had assumed that it would include prompts and inspiration. However, it only contains pages of lined paper and occasional quptes from the original book; mentioned above. If you are looking for strictly a journal to document your process and your journey then this is the guy for you. However, if you are similar to me and you need more direction then I would strongly encourage you to purchase Marie Kondo's first book.
I'm grateful to Bloggingforbooks.com for allowing me to view this book for review.
Hey guys! So my plan is to try and blog something every single day or at least 4 days a week going forward. I want to stay on track and I'm hoping this will help. So since today is Monday and it's my cleaning day I decided to share a cleaning tip that I found on Pinterest and I LOVE it!
So one of my lovely kids decided to warm up pizza in the microwave this morning and left it a wee bit too long and it exploded. I've been a neat freak about my kitchen for the last few months so when I opened this up today I about had a panic attack. No joke; it was bad.
So a while back I found this pin on pinterest Click HERE!
"Whatcha gonna do is" grab a microwave safe bowl, 1 1/2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Set it into the microwave and turn the microwave on for 5 minutes. Wait about 2 minutes after the 5 because the bowl is going to be VERY hot (use mittens).
Then you take a warm wet washcloth and wipe down the microwave. Everything comes off so easily I just love this recipe. I have it written down in the back of my planner as one of my
go-to cleaning recipes.
This is an "almost done" picture I still need to clean a few more spots but I wanted to show how easy it is to clean out.
I hope this helps some of you who have a messy microwave. ;)