Monday, November 7, 2011


I've always been curious about cornrows. So I decided one day to try it. I know some Mommy's hate the idea of cornrows thinking it's torture on the child, but I didn't notice her acting any different from other days I've done her hair. And believe me, my two year old tells me if something hurts!

It was actually really fun to do. Of course Mine aren't as small as some cornrows, but I wanted something quicker so I just did a little bit bigger ones. There are two on each side of her part. And with the hair by her ears, I was going to cornrow as well, but just ended up twisting them because I had taken too long, and my toddler's patience only lasts so long!

The cornrows themselves were pretty simple. They were just a small french braid. Each section I did I sectioned the hairs out that I wanted and pulled the rest into a pony tail, so the hair wouldn't get mixed in with the other hair. 

Once all the cornrows were done, I brought the braids into a big four strand braid. The two side twists are just secured with a rubber band under the four strand braid and it all comes together in a pony tail, which I made a bun with. I love doing these types of hairstyles where I can get creative with how to bring it all together. 

Anyway this was a fun one!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lovin' Side Braids!

I'm not sure what to call them, side swept braids? On this tutorial they are called Wrap-Around French Braids. Either way, I love braids that start at the back of the head, ending at the other side. I've tried it with a french twist braid as well, but I like this new way better because it is more secure.

What's is fun about this french braid is that you don't take hair for the top strand (like in a normal french braid where you take hair for the top and bottom), only take hair for the bottom strands when you include the new hair in. This makes the braid pop out more. 

Alright, so it doesn't look as clean as the one in the tutorial so I think it might work better next time if I straightened her hair. See my toddler's hair is very wavy with some crazy cowlicks in the back so I can never get it to lay down straight. But, I'm willing to overlook that if you are because it is such a fun hairstyle!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Time!

I was so excited for Halloween (mainly for the candy!) but I was also excited to curl her hair. If only she could have Shirly Temple ringlets everyday. They were adorable, but a lot of work. Did I mention a lot of work? 

Geesh it took me like two hours to curl all that hair. And because I don't plan well I didn't have time to dress up, like I was hoping! Oh well maybe next year. I just love when I have an excuse to dress up :( So anyways, the little guy ended up as the wolf (for little red riding hood).   

My Mom actually made me this hood when I was in Kindergarden, so I thought it would be special for Sage to wear. It was perfect!

It was a fun Halloween with good memories. I want to make a tradition of having cinnamon rolls when we get back from trick or treating. We had pumpkin cinnamon rolls and sugar free pumpkin cake with orange glaze. Yummy!