Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lilla Rose Hairstyle Tutorials


Two things I love: Captiva Island and Lilla Rose! We recently had a lovely family vacation on Captiva, and while there , had some fun Lilla Rose photo shoots! Here are a few photo tutorials we made of some cute hairstyles you can easily do with a Lilla Rose flexi clip or headband!

Gibson Tuck secured with  Roman Lite Sapphire Flexi clip






Ponytail with a Lilla Rose Freestyle headband
 
Braided Bun with side braids secured with a Divinely Framed Jewel Flexi clip


The Lilla Rose flexi clips and headbands are available at www.lillarose.biz/BeautifulLife. Aren't these hairstyles lovely? Which style will you try?



Monday, April 28, 2014

How to do a Half-Up Twist Hairstyle


Need a quick and easy style that looks great? 

Try the Half-Up Twist, using a Lilla Rose Flexiclip!






You can find the mini flexi clip, along with all seven sizes of Lilla Rose flexis for any type of hairstyle, and any type of hair, at www.lillarose.biz/BeautifulLife

Be sure to check out my other hairstyle videos, How to do a Bun using the Lilla Rose Hairsticks and  How to do a Waterfall Twist! Stay tuned for more to come!



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How to do a Waterfall Twist Hairstyle



Have you ever seen the gorgeous Waterfall Braid? So pretty, but a little tricky to do. I’d love to show you how to do a simpler version of the Waterfall Braid…the Waterfall Twist! Instead of juggling three strands of hair, you only have two, yet the results are just as spectacular!




You can find the mini flexi clip, along with all seven sizes of Lilla Rose flexis for any type of hairstyle, and any type of hair, at www.lillarose.biz/BeautifulLife

Are you ready to give the Waterfall Twist a try?



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

How to Do a Bun Using Lilla Rose (or any!) Hair Sticks


Ever wondered how to use hair sticks? Here is a simple video tutorial showing you how to do a quick and easy bun using the Lilla Rose hair sticks! The method is the same for any type of hair sticks (even chopsticks or pencils!) but I love the many beautiful and classy styles that Lilla Rose offers, and their quality is second to none!*


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You can find all the lovely styles of Lilla Rose hair sticks at www.lillarose.biz/BeautifulLife


*All Lilla Rose products come with a hassle-free one-year guarantee!



Monday, December 23, 2013

Parents, Please Remove your Crying Children!

Please take a minute to read this before you go to church in the morning...

We went to a great Christmas concert tonight! Since we were a few minutes late (shocking, I know) we missed the announcement to anyone with babies asking if they would please take them out of the room because the concert was being recorded and apparently they did not want crying babies in the background. Sounds like a good idea, right? Wrong. Think about it this way... That little baby and his/her family may have had to juggle nap times and feedings, fussiness and busy schedules, last minute diaper changes, siblings who can't find their socks or who have emotional meltdowns as they’re walking out the door, phone calls and washed out roads, etc. It may be the only outing of the week for a mom and dad hanging by their last thread. The last thing they need is to be asked to leave when it may have taken them everything they had to get there. 



I never thought about these things before I had children. I never appreciated children. I never even liked being around children. It's not that I disliked children;  I just didn't love them like God does. I didn't really get it. When we are single, our world is pretty much just about us. When we get married, our self-centeredness starts to show its ugly head as we realize that opposites really do attract, and that God uses our differences to sharpen us and make us more complete, more like him. When we have children, all thoughts of self go out the window, and your children are your world - and that's the way it should be. I don't buy the garbage our world tries to feed us that pushes children aside so parents can pursue what they think they need to - always sending them away to play in their rooms or outside, or shuffling them from one sitter to another. 

Why don't we want to hear their voices? Why don't we want to see their smiles? We only have our children for a very short time, on loan from God. We have a huge responsibility to train them up in the love, grace and truth of God's Word. We need to discover (along with them) who God made them to be and encourage them in their uniqueness. We need to instill clear vision and purpose into their lives. We need to be with them to do these things, talking with them, listening to them, doing things with them. If we neglect our responsibilities or pass them off to someone else, our children will walk in darkness and confusion down a path of destruction all their lives.




So, the next time you hear a baby crying in a church service (or other public meeting), if you catch yourself wishing the parents would remove their child from the room, ask God to forgive you and change your heart about those wonderful little creations of His. You might even offer to hold that little one for a few minutes and give those parents a little unexpected blessing!

Photo source: https://www.facebook.com/ThingsJesusNeverSaid


Guest post by Amy Humphrey, and was not actually a post at all, but just an honest and heartfelt plea that she had written in a Facebook post after attending said concert.  Amy makes lovely handcrafted jewelry and bags that can be found in her Etsy shop and website, U.R. Unique.




Sunday, October 13, 2013

21 Ways to Raise a Daughter to Rebel and Despise You


1.     Laugh at her disobedience and bad attitude when she is two or three, because she is just so cute.

2.    Let her have whatever she whines or begs for, so you can have some peace and quiet.

3.    Idolize her while she is a preschooler, because clearly she is so far ahead of everyone else.

4.    When her bad attitude is not so cute anymore, just grin and bear it with the consolation of your friends in similar situations, because it is just a stage that all kids go through, and it will pass.

5.    Make sure she knows that you feel that the first day of school is the best day of the year. Cheer and high-five other parents at the bus stop because you finally get a much-needed break.

6.    Expect that she will rebel when she is a teen, because it is a natural part of growing up.

7.    Let her hang around friends who are bad influences, because you don’t want to shelter her from the real world.

8.    Let her develop relationships with friends that are closer than those of her family, because peer socialization is a vital need.

9.    Let her wear what everyone else is wearing, even though it is immodest, because you don’t want her to feel left out or made fun of. It’s the heart that matters, anyway.

10.  Let her watch whatever movies and TV shows that everyone else is watching, because you don’t want to be overprotective.

11.  Let her read whatever teen magazines or romance novels everyone else is reading, because you want to encourage the love of reading, no matter what it is.

12.  Make sure she is a part of a church youth group, because not everyone can disciple at home, and kids listen to youth leaders more than their own parents, anyway.

13.  Let her have a private Facebook page, email account, and texting because it’s none of your business what she is saying or displaying to her friends.

14.  Don’t ever read her diary, even when you have good cause to believe that she could be harming herself or may harm others, because that’s just plain awful.

15.  Don’t ever pull her out of public school, and certainly not Christian school, even if you see it is affecting her negatively, because then she will not have access to extra-curricular activities or be able to get into a good college.

16.  Follow the advice of those in positions of authority, because they are wiser than you. The fact that they are losing their own children, makes absolutely no difference.

17.  Don’t take advice from those who have successfully raised godly children, because you don’t want to be legalistic and overprotective like they were.

18.  Don’t discipline her for disobedience or bad attitudes when she is older, because you don’t want to lose her as a friend.

19.  Let her keep her music, friends, phone, computer, game console, TV, etc. because those are rights, not privileges.

20. Let her hear you tell other people that you can’t wait till she is on her own and out of the house, because then she will no longer be your responsibility, and you can finally do what you want to do.

21.  Just give up, because there is simply nothing you can do.


Don’t be intimidated by this long list! None of these are hard to do; in fact, you will find that this is the easiest way to raise your little princess…

Photo Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vauvau/3466024918
to rebel and despise you.





Thursday, October 3, 2013