I do quick and easy hairstyle demos when I’m at craft and vendor shows, and when I do parties. Sometime ladies say, “I hope I can do that when I get home!” Well, this post is just for you! 🙂 This video shows the easy Flexi-Clip twist I most often show, as well as two styles you can do with U-Pins (which works for hair sticks as well).
Lilla Rose, Inc. has also made some style videos to help you!
For even more video help, check out the Sizing & Styling page on my website! If you need more help, please reach out! I don’t want anyone to not use their accessories because they don’t know how.
Y’all, I sell beautiful hair accessories and have three daughters. You’d think that hair is a priority in our house. But we’re a busy family, and honestly, with these super comfortable hair accessories, we sleep in the same style, so often our hair is the last thing we think of.
Many times, I’m quickly fixing ponytails as we walk into the church building (or co-op or the grocery store), and hoping nobody notices the tangles that didn’t get removed… even though I reminded them to brush their hair.
As cool as it might be to just let them grow out dreads, I’m just not ready for that. So for now, I’ll continue harping the importance of brushing your hair everysingle day. Some tricks we’ve learned to make this process a little less agonizing (aka a few less tears):
When bathing, leave conditioner on the hair for at least 5 minutes,
Use a spray-on detangler immediately after bathing on towel dried hair, and again later when brushing out tangles,
For a natural detangler, massage lavender and orange essential oil into the hair,
Invest in a tangle brush,
Occupy their mind with something to do while brushing.
That’s not too hard, right? So let’s get to detangling!
BTW, If you’re not using a tangle brush, I urge you to check out the link below for the Teazer! These work great! My thick haired daughter uses the Thick & Curly, while my other two use a regular tangle brush.
I’ll be featuring some quick & easy Back to School Hairstyles videos in my customer VIP Club on Facebook on Friday, August 24! Request to join the group and check out the videos if you’d like some info to help you get your girls out of the house faster!
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I am currently hosting a giveaway along with Dominique from DommiesBlessed! Dominique is a mom, blogging about breastfeeding, hair styling on her little girls, and homeschooling! If you need help with styling or caring for natural hair on your little ones, check out her Hair page on the blog! It’s full of helpful information!
You can enter our giveaway through Saturday, August 18! To enter, check for the giveaway posts here:
The pictures of her girls are just adorable, too! Our winner will win a $20 credit for Lilla Rose accessories with me!
The suede leather, adjustable hairband pictured above is called Riley. She was given the standard length adjustable strap in black to blend in with their hair. The other product they tried was the Daisy Flexi-Clip, sized Small.
I am one of those people who have favorite words. Plethora, for example, has always tickled my fancy. And sweltering. Living in Texas, I get to use those magnificent, king sized words quite often!
But y’all, this is a bit much! We started out with heat indexes around 105° in late June, then had a little relief the first week of July (when I was gone), and it seems to be climbing since! This is the external temperature recorded in my minivan last Wednesday… while we were moving! (photo by my son in the passenger seat)
So what’s a Texas gardener to do?
Well, not much right now, if your garden is in full sun.
So I’ll back up to last month when our temperatures were only hovering around 100°. The heat baked or stunted most of my vegetables, but a few bloomers have risen to the top of my list for their high heat, low water tolerance, and beautiful display.
The Belle of this year’s garden has been the lovely zinnias.
I had some zinnias from seeds saved in previous years. They originally were given to me by a gardening friend. There used to be several colors, but over the years, only pink lasted. This year I added more seeds : Purple Prince (of course) and a mixed pouch.
The tiny red spider zinnias have reseeded themselves for about three years now. The heat did cause many blooms to be to be smaller this year, but these are always that tiny.
The next superstar has been my sunflowers.
In the past, I stuck to the Skyscraper sunflowers because I liked having the giant bloom. But that was so much growth and just one bloom per plant.
Of course, I also have one “weed” aka a native sunflower that is found in our pastures, that I allowed to grow in my garden space. Here’s why – when the temp is soaring well over 100, nothing phases this natural beauty!
Is big and gangly with many spent blossoms and beauties at the same time. And my bumbles love it.
What’s your favorite flower for summer?
Heirloom Seeds – This is the first company I ever used for heirloom seed and they’ve always been excellent seed source!
UPDATE 2020: Heirloom Seeds has been purchased by Baker Creek and they now use it as their bulk seed website. I’ve removed links in the article that refer to the seeds I purchased there, because they’re no longer available.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – This is the second year I’ve used Baker Creek. I didn’t have much success with this year’s seeds, but that is probably largely due to the extreme weather we’ve had this year.
The beautiful hair clip my daughter is wearing in the big sunflower picture, is from the wonderful company I represent!
I had an awesome getaway with my hubby for our anniversary! We celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary on the island of St John, US Virgin Islands! We spent a lot of time face down in the water, marveling at God’s creation. (Snorkeling – I got sunburned on the back of my legs only! LOL!) Still in recovery from category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria in 2017, we also saw much devastation.
The hiking trails, beaches, and reefs were definitely changed by these natural disasters, but recovery is coming. If you’d like to learn more about the recovery efforts, and how you can help, please visit USVI Recovery.
I’ll have to do another post on the gorgeous flora and fauna because the underwater pics are on hubby’s camera.
Y’all, this crab was huge! That big claw was bigger than my hand!
Meanwhile back home, Lilla Rose announced an exciting discount on New Stylist Kits!
With $25 off and about $15 saved on shipping, this is such an awesome value! That Fast Start option comes out to well over 50% commission when you sell those items, too!
Highlights of the Lilla Rose opportunity include :
Fun times playing with hair!
Wholesale access to all the hairthings you and your family could ever need!
Free website with no fees for upkeep!
No monthly or quarterly minimum requirements!
Free weekly training sessions and lots of Home Office support!
A strong community of Lilla Rose sisters (and a few bros)!
Opportunity to add to your family’s income through commissions and bonuses!
We have a neat Remarkable Opportunity group, too. It’s a place where you can gather with friends to learn about the LR business opportunity in a fun, casual, no-pressure way! You will be able to read and watch testimonials from other stylists, as well as get a small taste of the wonderful close-knit community we stylists enjoy! It is truly a powerful insight into Lilla Rose culture!
To keep the group a supportive and safe place for everyone, we do have a few guidelines: Guests must answer the entrance question of who their stylist is, and/or who invited them. (That would be me, Sue Ellen Hale, unless another Stylist invited you first.) Stylists do not try to recruit you in this group, they always refer you back to your own Stylist, and no recruiting for any other companies is allowed. Let me know if you join the group so I can welcome you! Or comment below so I can add you.
So, between the anniversary, the trip, and the enrollment special, wow what a week! Now if I can just get my body to catch up with these time changes…
My kids’ favorite vegetable is zucchini. Yep, all of them just LOVE the stuff! They’d eat it morning, noon & night! Here’s the recipe I use that got them hooked on this amazing vegetable:
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
1 1/2 c shredded, raw zucchini
1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 t baking soda
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t pink Himalayan salt
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t ground allspice
1/2 c applesauce
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c dark brown sugar
1 t vanilla
3/4 c chocolate chips (I mix milk chocolate & semi-sweet chips)
Preheat oven to 350* and grease or spray loaf pan. Grate zucchini and set aside. Does not need to be squeezed dry.
In mixer bowl, beat together the applesauce, sugars, eggs, vanilla until well blended. With mixer running, add in the dry ingredients, starting with the spices first, then cocoa, then flour. Slow mixer, or fold in grated zucchini. Fold in chocolate chips.
Scrape into the prepared pan and bake until tester comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Of course, if you hit a chocolate chip, your tester will not be clean, so it may take several tests. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to cool on a rack.
So, that’s why zucchini is my kids’ favorite vegetable. Go figure.
I work from home. There’s a number of ways you can work this type of business, but for me, I do about 12 vendor shows a year, mostly work my business online, and sometimes do in-home parties. With the ever-changing “algorithm” to deal with, and rural internet service, online work can be a challenge. I’ve done a number of online parties, where I intended to do a live video. Thankfully, I have a pre-recorded video stored on YouTube, I can link to when I’m in a pinch.
Imagine my surprise when my live actually worked last week!
All that to give you an idea of what it means to work from home. So here’s the scene…
I did my live video outside, on the back porch, because my daughters & husband were watching Hello Dolly (rather loudly) in the house. I called one of the clips by the wrong size. Goats were bleating in the background. Sometime, when I turned around to show my hair, I was out of the screen. My son walked in on the video, then wiped his mouth on his arm in the background. At least he wasn’t picking his nose, right? Then a goose started honking loudly. All that happened within a 10 minute video.
Obviously, working from home is not always picture perfect! If you’re waiting for everything to be in order before you start your work from home business, you’re going to be waiting forever!
But if you don’t get started, you’ll never be a business owner! And you’ll never be growing a real business! It’s work and it’s real life. It’s balancing homeschool, customer follow-up, and healthy meals. It’s things not always going as expected. It’s stretching out of your comfort zone, but the freedom to do it fromyour comfort zone, with all the craziness going on around you. It’s earning the title, “work from home mom.” It’s teaching children to be entrepreneurs, to be responsible, and how to put labels on materials straight. It’s having a cheering squad in the back seat when you open an incentive award package at the post office. It’s teaching them that success is within reach, without giving up bedtime prayers.
“Network marketing isn’t perfect; but it is better!” – Eric Worre