A whole new take on DIY today!!

Ok, so I’ve been kinda obsessing over Jessica James Decker lately…. I came across this video of her putting lightener “balayage” in her own hair. I was completely  fascinated and really wanted to try to do it myself. HERE is her link! Watch the video for sure to help you see how to do it! If you are too scared and NEED a professional I have two really good friends who are AMAZING!!! Let me know!! 

I recently had my hair colored and I wanted to go darker for Fall as I usually do. Well after she dyed it I think I had different feelings and kinda wanted it lighter again. I knew my husband would kill me since I paid all that money to get it dark and I was just going to change it AGAIN. I figured this was my perfect chance to try it myself!!! EEEKKKKK

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Today I did it!! I love it and I think I am now ADDICTED!! This is the before picture… I took it with natural lighting and the 2nd was taken at night so the coloring looks a tad different. Try to just notice the ends and how much more bright they are.IMG_3350 (2).jpg

Have I inspired you to try and do it yourself?? This is what I used! I didn’t use a box color like Jessica James Decker because I have had bad luck with that before. I also recommend talking to a professional or doing some research before you start. I only spent about $18!!

  • L’OREAL quick blue powder bleach
  • Salon Care Cream Developer 30 Volume
  • Gloves
  • Mixing Bowl and Brush


❤ Jessica


A few tips! 1. Make sure to have enough time. 2. Invest in some really good hair care products to keep your hair feeling healthy. I use Wella shampoo and a Wella treatment conditioner. I also only wash my hair about once or twice a week. 3. Saturation is KEY, unless you are wanting cheetah spots, make sure to have enough dye or bleach on the strand or roots. 4. Keep and eye on the blonde while bleaching. If you see it getting lighter than desired you can stop the process by getting it wet. 5. Know it might not be what you are expecting and go see a professional if you screw it up!! My friends Dana and Shaina really are amazing, so if you are not brave JUST go see them! Since this post I have gained a new sense of braveness! I have now added more blonde about 5 times and I even dyed my own roots 2 times!! Here is a recent picture! 😛IMG_4031.JPG



Are you ready for old Saint Nick?

I am super excited for Christmas, but so NOT ready!!

I conquered Black Friday on Thursday night at Target and that was very anti-climatic. There were a lot of people, but no craziness thank God! I didn’t have to wait in line or anything! I love buying Christmas PJ’s to give on Christmas Eve, so I made sure to get some while they were 40% off! I also got some toys for my nieces and my boys.

Our boys are 7 years apart which makes it pretty interesting during this holiday season. Our oldest is still very much into all of it and our youngest is just now starting to figure things out. I bought the cutest book yesterday for the boys called “How to Catch Santa”. It was on sale at Barnes & Noble for $7.99….totallly worth it!! I love love love hearing my oldest read to the baby! ❤


Today we wrote our letters to Santa! I found a super cute printable online Here! She also has a ton of cute ideas on getting a letter back from Santa too!! I might just have to do that! I know my oldest will really think it’s awesome and maybe it will keep him in line a little more too!  I should do it every month during the year! 


A few months ago I found this North Pole mail box at Home Goods that I could NOT resist buying. I think it adds a little more holiday cheer to the whole process. =) I hope my boys at least had fun and will remember these moments one day!!

I would ❤ to hear about your Christmas traditions! COMMENT BELOW!