Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Canada 150th Anniversary Blog Hop

Are you ready to visit some of Canada's most talented Papercrafters?  I can hardly contain my excitement to see what the amazingly crafty folks from Southern Ridge Trading Company and Emerald Creek Crafts have designed. So get ready, get set.....

Don't forget to add entries to the rafflecopter and share, share, share. The more people you get to hop along, the more entries you will get.

See you at the finish line (winner will be drawn July 1st, 2017)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Monday, 26 June 2017

Perfect Alternative to Pin Curls and Hair Torture

April 1994
This is a sponsored post. That means I may receive compensation for sharing my opinion with you. It baffles my husband as I share my opinions with him constantly and he definitely would not pay me 😅.

Luckily this is a topic that has solved a very real issue with me as of late. I know it will come as no surprise to many of you that I am a bit obsessed with all things vintage. My friend Sylvie recently got me hooked on youtube tutorials of pin up hairstyles. I adore the charm of the suicide roll, pin curls and the infamous victory rolls. Spending the time rolling, teasing, curling, spraying.....not so much. Honestly I have no idea how women used to pull this look off. Interestingly enough the solution came in an email just the other day. The answer is lace fronts wigs.

April 1994
When I was in my final year of high school I wanted a more mature look so a week before graduation pictures I went to a salon and had my long ringlets hacked off and the surviving hair dyed the most ghastly shade of brown. After I did it I immediately regretted it but it was too late. I was distraught as I had prom, graduation, my friends wedding and my own wedding coming at a rapid rate.

May 1994
Through tearful eyes I listened as the stylist explained that there was no way my hair could grow out in time. Then as though some miraculous intervention occurred. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed several "falls" in the display case. My miracle had happened. Emptying my meagre bank account and maxing my shiny new credit card I left the salon with two wigs costing over $500. That's allot of tables to wait on.

I loved my faux hair and felt so glamorous in my new locks. I could roll out of bed, shower and be out the door in 30 minutes or less. Everyone commented on how beautiful my hair looked every day. I wore those two wigs until they were barely usable. By the time they gave out I was married with a mortgage and there was no money for frivolous purchases.

July 1994

I forgot how much fun it is to transform myself to whatever look I want in a moments notice. Enter my new secret weapon. Instead of messing with rollers and irons I can purchase vintage styles for less than $50. Seriously, less than $50. I like that they have have the vintage feel without the stiff styling. They are vintage with a modern twist.

Here are a few of my favourite lace fronts wigs

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday with presents for You!

Do you ever just sit back and think about how lucky we are to live in a beautiful country like Canada? In many areas of the world people struggle daily just to provide food and clean water for their families. Some are persecuted for their beliefs, their gender or even their race. That is why it is so important for us to take time to be grateful for our lives. We need to celebrate the opportunities we have living in Canada.

In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday My Grandma's Teacups,  Southern Ridge Trading Company and Emerald Creek will be hosting a blog hop featuring their designers tribute pieces to Canada. Join us June 29th and 30th as we visit each of their blogs and spread Happy Birthday wishes across the country.

Be sure to check out the rafflecopter at each stop and see how to collect entries to win the grand prize of a Spellbinders Platinum 6. We will also be giving away goodies from Southern Ridge Trading Company Canada 150 line. Be sure to mark your calendars for a virtual cross country celebration.