Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pinterest Challenge - Week 9: Back to Blond!


When I was in high school I decided to add highlights to my own hair.  Bad idea Lisa!  I ended up with a white skunk stripe down the middle of my head.  I had to part my hair way over on the side to cover it up.  I have since vowed never to highlight my own hair. Thankfully I now have a very talented sister-in-law, Sallie, who is a colorist at Edward Wadsworth in Portland.

After seeing these before and after pictures on Pinterest from Box No. 216 I decided it was time to go back to blond!
Before  :(
After  :)
    

Because I'm so bad about keeping up with my color, I thought this ombre color would be the perfect solution.

Here is what Sallie did to my hair...
Once a brunette
Now a blond
...and NO skunk stripe!  Thanks Sallie!

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Kimber's Baby Shower/Pinterest Challenge - Week 8: Ready to pop!

My sister Kimber is having a baby in a few weeks!  Yay!  Her neighbors decided to throw her a shower and Kammy (my other sister) and I helped bring a few things.  So for week 8 of my Pinterest challenge I found a cute idea for a "Ready to pop" shower.  I made stickers on my computer that said "ready to pop" and stuck them on microwave popcorn bags as take-home gifts.  Here is a picture of how they turned out:


Enough about Pinterest!  Here are some pictures of all the lovely ladies that came to Kimber's shower...

It wouldn't be a party without the photo booth!










Food time!

Adorable bird onesies that Kimber's neighbor made for her!

Cute diaper cake that Kimber's other neighbor made for her.  Crafty neighbors!





How many M&M's in the baby bottle?
Maya helping mom open presents





Cutie pies!






Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pinterest Challenge - Week 7: Easy One Dish Meal

I don't like to cook.  I LOVE to eat.  Pinterest to the rescue!  There are a ton of delicious and easy to make recipes posted on Pinterest.  The other night I was in the mood for a wholesome American meat and potatoes meal.  I found this recipe from julieseatsandtreats.com posted to Pinterest and decided to give it a try.

Easy One Dish Meal
 Fill 9x9 dish with:
- Green beans
- Chicken breast
- Potatoes
Then, chop up a 1/2 stick of butter (I would use less next time), and put over top of everything.
Add seasonings.  I used onion and garlic powder.
Bake at 350 for one hour.

Since there are only 2 1/2 people in our family I used a 9x9 dish, but if you have more simply fill up a 9x13 dish.  It was delicious and easy, the perfect combo!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pinterest Challenge - Week 6: Lace Tree Craft


  Winter trees made with lace

Although I am SO ready for warmer weather, sadly it is still technically winter.  I figured I better blog about this craft before I am in full Spring mode!  We made these winter trees at my work a few weeks ago.  I saw this idea on Pinterest.  It originally came from craftgawker.com.

I'm an Activity Director at a intergenerational senior center and we did this craft project with four year olds and seniors.  All ages seemed to enjoy it!  I couldn't find our box with lace in it, so we used doilies instead.  I adapted the craft to the ability level of our clients by cutting out the tree shapes from construction paper first and then I had them glue all the pieces together.