Tuesday, January 29, 2013

World War 2 reenactment sneak peek

Hey my readers! I am officially back in the 21st century after a lovely weekend back in 1944. I left my camera in my locker in the barracks so I have no pictures to share besides this one a friend took. When I get it back I will post pictures asap.

Until then enjoy this sneak peek!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Take Back The Land Conference

Friends of mine are helping hold a conference that sounds really good. They are also doing a giveaway over at their blog for the book called Take Back the Land. Head on over here to their website to see more information about the conference.The conference is to inform young people how to make a difference in the United States government in a christian way. Sounds pretty informative to me!

God bless,

Monday, January 14, 2013

Room decoration idea via Pinterest

So I saw these paper butterfly decorations on Pinterest and had to make my own. Ok, you can call me babyish you like but I adore anything with butterflies on it. I have collected butterfly necklaces since I was a kid as well as anything else with butterflies. So I had to make my own. Since my room is blue themed I made blue ones. You can see my inspiration below.
photo credit

photo credit

My version below.

I used our sizzix machine to do the butterfly/dragonfly cut outs. If you do not know what a sizzix machine is then you are in for a treat. its pretty amazing! We love ours and use it for all kinds of things. You can cut out different shapes with paper or even fabric.

I quite like the way it looks and it adds some fun to my room. I will have to add a picture later with my new wall picture above my keyboard. I am so excited about this etsy store purchase!

I sewed with my sewing machine all the paper pieces together in case you were wondering. It was that easy.

God bless and hope it gave someone an idea about how to add some fun to their room.
It took me a while to cut them all out, but it was worth it. Is there any crafts or fun ways you like to spice up your boring room or college dorm?

God bless,

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hair Growth Tips

Hi everyone!

I had a question from a reader about my hair again. Thank you Hannah Elise for your good question on how to take care of your hair so it can grow longer. Her question was how do you get your hair to grow out and what tips do you have for doing this. I really have not been trying until a couple months back to grow my hair out. I decided over the summer I want to get my hair to be as long as it was when I donated it when I was 12 years old, which was down to my bottom.

My hair this past spring was only about shoulder length. 
My hair right now is half way down my back. So it grew a lot between last april and now. 

The first thing I would say for anyone even with straight or curly or wavy hair to eat well. If you don't eat so great all the time like me take supplements and a daily vitamin. Ever since I started doing this my hair has definitely felt healthier and looked healthier. The vitamins I take are raw vitamins from the brand Garden of life, which I buy from vitacost. Thank you to Mrs. Soderstrom for telling us about Vitacost! Its totally literally saved our lives and money. :) We buy all kinds of supplements and food products from them monthly for much cheaper than the health food store in our area.

Another thing I think works, I don't know quite yet, but I think not cutting my hair regularly has let it grow at a faster rate. I really do think that has let it grow faster. I cannot say for sure. But it sure it longer than it was last summer. When my curly hair is wet it is down to my bottom. When its curly its about half way down my back.

I would also say keeping your hair clean and moisturized helps. I always do a moisturizing treatment every 1-2 months. I use a recipe my sister found online somewhere. It includes oatstraw, olive oil, vinegar, and an egg. Ok I am pretty much into doing things natural so if you are not too keen on natural hair care then this method might not be for you. :) You can totally buy a hair moistureizing treatment from the grocery too. Its cheaper for me and better for my hair and body I think to use the raw foods to moisturize, but you be the judge of that.

My hair at the length it is currently at is half way down my back when its curly. When its wet its down to my rear end. 

Here is the recipe for this hair moisturizing treatment. I do it the evening before a day I am not going anywhere. I also do it when my family and I are not going anywhere and do not have company. The vinegar has a strong odor so its not too pleasant for people who are not used to smelling it. ;) The vinegar in this treatment makes hair shiny and darker. Lemon juice will make it lighter in color. The eggs add vitamins your hair needs to be healthy. The oils add moisture and the oat straw adds more nutrients for your hair.

Beautiful Hair Treatment

3/4 cup of lemon juice or vinegar ( use lemon for lighter highlights, or vinegar for red/darker highlights)
1/2 cup oat straw
2 beaten eggs
1 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil or mayonnaise (optional)

(I would only use olive oil on hair that is dry like curly hair. My sister Bethany does not use it because her hair tends to be oily and therefore it makes the oil worse. I have never tried mayonnaise on my hair and probably never will as its eggs too.)


1. In a small pot, mix the lemon or vinegar with your oat straw. Heat the mixture on the stove for 5 minutes and don't let it boil.

2. Let the mixture cool for 5 minutes, and mix 2 beaten eggs. For those of you with dry hair, add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil or mayonnaise. a bit of lavender or rosemary ground into powder can also be added to the treatment at this time to give it a faint, pleasant scent.

3. Grab a plastic grocery bag and a damp warm towel first before you apply your treatment! I have made this mistake of forgetting to get them before my hands are covered in the goop. :) Apply the treatment to your hair, ensuring you cover the most damaged parts such as your ends. Keep mixture warm by placing a plastic baag over your hair, and wrapping a warm, damp towel around your head.

4. Leave it on for 45 minutes or so ( the longer the better). As the towel cools, you can warm it up again to get the most out of the treatment.

5. Without shampooing, rinse your hair, and let air dry. use shampoo the following day. However, if you added the oil or may, you may want to shampoo before bedtime to avoid staining your bedding. ( I always shampoo after doing the treatment.)

My treatment lasts me about 2 months, so I like to do it every other month.

I hope this post was helpful and informative. If you have any tips for how to keep your hair healthy and growing longer comment below.

God bless,

Friday, January 11, 2013

Nail Polish Review

Yes I know a nail polish review? Are you crazy rebecca? :) I just thought I would review some I have liked a lot and some I dislike a lot. That way when you want to go out and buy one you don't waste your money on essie just because it was hyped up on youtube. I thought it would be a great polish, but it chipped the first day I wore it. Wet n Wild on the other hand has lasted me 5 days before chipping.

God bless,

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Outfit of the Day with a kanga skirt

Hi everyone! I thought I would post a quick outfit of the day with my kanga skirt from Grammie, which my sister sewed up for me. You can buy african kangas from Jennie at here ebay store here.

God bless!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

I heart Thursdays

I have seen the I heart thursdays blog posts a lot and always wanted to do it. So here I am finally getting around to it. Check out Ashleys blog over at www.bramblewoodfashion.com
Enjoy all of my Les Mis obsession and some other fun things. If you want to do it too please do! Be sure to link up over at Ashleys blog though.

The Rules for this below-
1. Be sure to have I ♥ Thursday in your post title. {You can copy & paste the ♥ into your own post. That is what I do.}
2. Have the button in your post, or link to back to me and have the button in your sidebar.
3. Share anything that you are loving right now. Tutorials, fashion, crafts, music, movies, recipes, quotes, what ever.
4. Have fun visiting everyone's link!

This video about the costumes was really interesting. I love Anne Hathaways pink gown. This movie takes you through so many periods as well costume wise! 

I have been wanting to make my own lipstick for a while and this video was inspiring. I am going to make my own with her recipe soon. I ordered my ingredients last night. I can't wait!

I have been singing a heart full of love all day! Yes I am a crazy person. :)


I want to perfect my victory rolls for the World War 2 reenactment I am doing this month. Hopefully I will get it down in time!


My goal for January is to finish Les Mis! I am crazy, but it really helps I am doing it with a friend who is doing it too. :) Let me know if any of you want to do this too! I would be happy to cheer you on.

I saw this photo on pinterest and I could not help  but share this. Its awesome! But I feel for the piano. How sad to not be used anymore. :(

tinted lip balm recipe

I really want to start making my own lip sticks and lip balms. I bought a whole bunch of ingredients yesterday. So I cannot wait to get my ingredients in the mail so I can get started.

God bless and I hope you enjoyed my favorites for this week!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

True Love= Jesus Christ died for me!

I have been struggling lately with doubting my faith, but I know my faith is real, this song reminded me that Jesus loves me with a true love even when I doubt my love for Him. Thanks Phil!


Whats in my purse?

I have enjoyed watching others do this video and I hope you all enjoy my version.

God bless!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Christmas Haul and Clinique Lip product review

So just a disclaimer that I am not trying to brag about what I received for Christmas, this haul is for you guys to have fun watching and maybe you might want to go out and buy some of these things. I wanted to review the lip products and recommend some of the nail polishes and books as well. Let me know if you like this type of post or if you don't. Please be kind in the comments though if you don't like it. 

I bought 3 lip products from Clinique with my Christmas money from family. Thank you family!

The first lip product is a Clinique lipstick in the color Cranberry Cream and I have loved wearing it for New years today. The only thing I dislike about it is it comes off really easy after eating. I love that it is very moisturizing though! I was surprised that without a lip balm underneath my lips don't get dried out with this lipstick on. That was a plus definitely!

The other two lip products are also Clinique, one is a  Super Strawberry Chubby Stick and the other is an Almost Lipstick in the color Black Honey. These are both available from Sephora and amazon.com as well as from a local consultant. I bought mine from Sephora.

 I also talked about my wet n wild nail polish in the color Red a Good Book and I am wearing it in these pictures. I love it!

The chubby stick is a great every day color in super strawberry. I have gotten a lot of compliments when I wear it. 

Black honey looks very dark in the tube, but its really a great natural lip color on. The swatch on my hand does not do it justice. I will insert a photo of myself wearing it when I get a chance.

Let me know if you all enjoyed this Clinique lip product review. I find reviews helpful, but my viewers may not be into this like I am.

God bless and happy new year!

Watch my Christmas gift haul with the clinique lip colors at the end of the video.