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"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for the people who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living." Amen


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Monday, April 30, 2012

Let's Rag Curl Our Hair

I love curls in my hair and this is a great way to comfortably do it without damaging your hair! Make some cute bows to wear in them and go out in public!

                                  Rolling Hair in Updated Vintage Rags

    Also check out Clear Wing for an easy Tutorial using a T-shirt for the fabric

The Fizzels has another version

Materials Needed for Rag Curling Hair

To rag curl your hair you will need a number of long strips of fabric. The fabric should be smooth, so it doesn’t catch the hair; knits with a bit of stretch in them work well. Old T-shirts can be cut up to make excellent curling rags, and old stockings are ideal for longer hair. The strips should be at least twice as long as your hair.
You will also need some hair elastics or rubber bands to secure the rags.

How to Rag Curl Your Hair

  1. Start with thoroughly detangled hair. If you are making the ringlets as part of a planned hairstyle, part your hair where the hairstyle requires it. This reduces the need to break up the finished curls in order to arrange the hair.
  2. Use a wet comb or spritzer to dampen your hair without soaking it – this helps the curls to set.
  3. Take a section of hair, as much as you want in a curl, and hold one end of the strip of fabric as close to the roots as possible. Wind the section of hair around the rag corkscrew-fashion. The more open the spiral of hair, the droopier the curl will be – so for tight, bouncy curls, wind the hair close to itself so the rag is not visible. You will then have what looks like a sausage of hair with the rest of the strip hanging from the bottom of the sausage.
  4. Take the rag strip close to the end of the hair and wind it upwards, corkscrew-fashion, around the hair. The aim is to cover all the hair to protect it. Make sure the ends of the hair are secured inside the rag.
  5. When all the hair is covered, secure the rag close to the scalp with a hair elastic or rubber band.
  6. Continue curling sections of hair in the same manner until all your hair is curled.
  7. Leave the curling rags in your hair for several hours or overnight. Hair holds curl best if it goes from damp to dry, so don’t take a shower before taking your curls out or they might soften.
  8. Carefully unwind the rag from the hair, then the hair from the rag, to release each curl. The curls can then be broken up into smaller curls, frizzed, brushed out to make waves or left as-is. A quick spritz of hairspray will help them hold their shape.

Tips for Making Rag Curls

  • Some hair holds curl better than others. Experiment to see how long you need to keep the rags in to set the curls, and how many curls you need to make. Fewer curls are quicker to make, but contain more hair and are thus looser and more likely to droop. If your hair doesn’t hold curl well, making lots of curls with small sections of hair is the way to go.
  • For hair that is very resistant to curl, smooth some mousse or setting lotion on your hair before making the curls.
  • There’s no need to cut up old stockings – use one leg for a curl on each side of the head.
  • Hair in rag curlers is not particularly fetching. Often women curl their hair in the evening and sleep on the curlers; but if you find this uncomfortable or want to time the curls for an evening event, cover your curlers with a scarf, Rosie-the-Riveter style, to keep yourself presentable!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Amazing Quilt Art in the Snow

This is amazing, this artist, Simon Beck spends days prodding around in the snow to perfect these quilt look designs. He did these in France. Each one is the size of 3 soccer fields! WOW!!! He does it continuously by touching it up daily as the weather takes its toll on the designs. He claims that it is the best form of exercise for him working sometimes 5-9 hours a day, since he has problems with his feet and can no longer ski. This man is definitely energetic. He uses math to get the effects and sometimes it is 3D....


Friday, April 27, 2012

Off To Hollywood with the Red Hats

I got to meet Darth Vader and fight with him...lol....No not really, they were outside while we were waiting to enter the Hard Rock Cafe, Wednesday, it was the Red Hat Society's 14th Birthday celebration in Hollywood.... I went with 2 other gals and we had a wonderful day! They rented the entire Hard Rock Cafe, there was entertainment, catered food..yummy, we all got goodie bags, and then we marched down 1 block playing our kazoo's to "happy birthday" with a Red Hat banner... after we got to go to Madam Trousseau's Wax Musem, and then to a premiere of the new movie, not yet released, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" too funny...with Judi Dench, Bill Nighty, and Maggie Smith..A must to see!!!!!

The Red Hatter's line up there were over 300 of us there at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood!!

 I got to meet the Royal Queen Mum Sue Ellen of the Red Hat Society
Ahh a Wizard of Oz star....

 Entering Madam Trousseau's Wax Museum....

Hollywood Blvd..
  I think Will Smith was the most real ...he really looked like he was sitting there and about to speak to you....WOW

Of course who can forget the infamous Alfred Hitchcock movies....

I love love Peirce Bronson, I didn't realize he was so tall...

Johnny Depp at his finest...I love his movies   

   Not complete with out Lady GaGa

 I'm a "Trekkie" are you? 

I adore MM and collect all her memorabilia.....so I had to join her for a hand print in the sidewalk walk of fame...lol  What a fun day I had....

A Crafting We Will Go!!

This is so cool, and not hard to make to hang on a kitchen wall its old recipes and other things from the kitchen.From Just Something I Made

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

WOW Love These Photos and Craft Ideas!!! Sea Glass and More...

I love "Sea Glass" its all over any beach and can be used to make jewelry, dishes around the house, paintings, or anything....It is colorful and is already dulled by nature.... :)

                                                               from Gifts from the Sea

This is an amazing sand castle built with those pretty "sea glass" pieces you can find on the beach....

“THIS house is called " Clingstone"  — a faded, shingled and, yes, very rough 103-year-old mansion set on a rock in Narragansett Bay — and Mr. Wood, its owner, built by a Vanderbilt in 1895.
But in fact it’s the rough edges and salt-encrusted surfaces that Mr. Wood, a 79-year-old Boston architect, treasures most about Clingstone. For nearly half a century, he has kept them (more or less) intact, and the house standing, through his own hard labor and that of others. He and a crew of family and friends who share his passion for the place’s “deep bohemian funk,” as Nicholas Benson, a stone carver from Newport, put it, have dedicated their time and skills (plumbing and wiring experience are always particularly welcome) to keeping the place from slipping into the water forever.
In 1961, when Mr. Wood bought the house with his ex-wife Joan, who is also an architect, for $3,600, it had been empty for two decades. All of its 65 windows were smashed, and its slate roof was wide open to the sky. Vandals had been creative: on the second floor, the interior shingles were embedded with marbles (they still are), which had been blasted there by some sort of firearm.

The house, he learned, had been built by a distant cousin, J. S. Lovering Wharton, from Philadelphia, who had a summer house in the Fort Wetherill area in south Jamestown. 

Working with an artist, William Trost Richards, Mr. Wharton designed a shingle-style house of picture windows, with 23 rooms on three stories radiating off a vast central hall; its plan is less a blueprint than a diagram of arrows indicating sightlines.
He built it like a mill, Mr. Wood said, with wide planking, sturdy oak beams, diagonal sheathing and an odd flourish: an interior cladding of shingles, put there, Mr. Wood conjectured, because Fort Wetherill’s cannons went off so regularly in training exercises that they cracked the plaster in the neighbors’ houses.

Mr. Wharton loved his new house, and spent every summer there until his death just before the hurricane of 1938, which the house survived with little damage.
After his widow died, in 1941, the house stood empty until Mr. Wood and his wife came upon it. The story, Mr. Wood said, is that Mr. Wharton’s three sons disliked one another so much, they couldn’t agree on who to sell it to. “I think they only sold it to me because I was a relative,” he added.

Every spring for a decade or so after the sale, Mr. Wood said, he cursed “this albatross,” his roofless, windowless, floorless, powerless, waterless house. Wrangling what had been a rich man’s plaything, attended by servants and even its own shipyard, into a working couple’s weekend getaway turned out to be much more than a working couple could handle. Eventually, though, as the Woods mustered the talents of their friends, Clingstone and its maintenance evolved into a communal lifestyle, and ultimately a kind of religion. What a story. :)
Over at Just Something I Made I found this unique and cool idea. I have a ton of cards from Las Vegas and thought this would be great to make a fan with, but I like the idea of making it with kids playing cards to make it more colorful, now I think that I may take it a step further and add some glitter and make a Red Hats fan or a "Queen's" fan, one made with "Queen" cards!!!  
Easy make a necklace DIY Chic shows you how...

Friday, April 20, 2012

Fun Tutorial & Remember When

                                                   Sometimes we all need a referee

                                             Remember when this meant a FUN evening???

                                                                Ain't that the truth... :(


“A sneak peek of the @VANS_66 I designed & hand embroidered for #vanscustomculture!”
           Love these embroidered Vans....
[source-Wear Color]

I love this bag and Gleeful Things
has a FREE tutorial on how to make it.

Too funny..

I just loved "Sex in the City" and I love Sarah Jessica Parker. :)
Is she competing with Lady Ga Ga Sarah wins...
who, I love shoes but these hmmmm
Want a pair? They cost $6000 WOW!!!
source-Kanye West

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Amazing & Funny & Feeling Better & Just Fantastic


Stare at this picture carefully, and you will see this man turn his face.


It isn't just girls who suffer changes over the years!

Val Kilmer

Brendan Fraser

Arnold Schwarzenegger


I thought you would!
There comes a point in your life when you realize:

Who matters,
Who never did,
Who won't anymore...
And who always will.
So, don't worry about people from your past,
There's a reason why they didn't make it to your future. 

Sometimes bigger cars are better!
Double WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just amazing!!!!!


Friday, April 13, 2012

Some Crafty Ideas & Bloggers

Ok I have been jumping around looking at some really fun and easy and outstanding crafting projects...

               How about making a bird feeder out of a slinky top?

                                                                  Skip  to my Lou did....

Make a "glitter" pair of sneaks...
see how at The Kultz Corner

How cleaver a DVD box for coloring pencils...
see how at Handmade by Stacy

I am always trying to figure out what to do 
with those laundry detergent bottles
Handmade by Stacy just solved it!

One hint on how to make a wreath a lot less expensive I saw on Handmade by Stacy's blog,
she used a foam tube and stuff it with plastic bags and then taped it together. They are cheap
and you can find them at any hardware store. I know we use them to cover our pipes at the cabin
for "winterizing" it. What a great idea! 

Ohhh these are so so cute and not difficult to make
they are called Anthro Necklaces and Flamingotoes 
shows you how. 

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