Happiness is ______ {2014-W27} #happinessis

peanut butter lover

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W17} #happinessis

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We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W9} #happinessis

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We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

My Daughter’s Locks of Love Donation

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We’d been growing out her hair for some time, now. We knew the “goal” we wanted to attain – to successfully grow her hair out enough to donate it to Locks of Love. It wasn’t the easiest of tasks for my poor girl. Her hair, since becoming that thickened adult-type hair, had become tougher to [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Sixteen} #happinessis

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2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Six} #happinessis

pasta lover

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Heart-Shaped Braid Tutorial

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Would you like your daughter to have a cute heart-shaped braid for Valentine’s Day or a special occasion? This braid is a lot easier than you might think, and can be done using a french braid or an inverted french braid. What you’ll need – A brush, a wide-toothed comb, a fine-toothed comb, a clip [...]

Back to School, Back to Me

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I will readily admit I was vehemently against sending the kids back to school. I loved our lazy summer mornings, unlimited in-bed tickling wars chock-filled with wet bathing suits everywhere, squealing happy and tanned-skin kids, and a momma without a crazy, schedule-filled calendar of extra curriculars. I dreaded the 5:45am alarm for this year with [...]

The Lattice Braid Tutorial and Fun with Girly Hair

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It all started when I found this “bow braid headband” tutorial on Pinterest (it usually happens like that, right? Pinterest is the root of all “evil” with new things lately, huh?), I looked at this lady’s website and found her knotted headband tutorial and tried it on my daughter. IT WORKED! I then decided to [...]

Prom Pictures (ZOMG!)

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I can’t believe I have a daughter old enough to not only attend prom, but old enough to look like this: Kind-of blows my mind, y’know? In the blink of an eye or a snap of your finger, WHAM, it happens and they grow and instead of Barbies, it’s make up. Or boys. Or prom. Hard [...]

A Pregnancy Haircut Before Birth? Gulp.

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Today I had an all-important doctor’s appointment to get my 39-week Are-you-ready-to-give-birth-yet? check (that crazy update will occur with tomorrow’s post complete with belly pics). As I stood up from the table, I noticed the mirror on the back of the exam room’s door. (Have you all noticed this, too? Why do doctor’s exam rooms each have [...]

A Look at Our Everyday – Toddler Spa for Mom

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I may have a desk tucked away in a corner of my bedroom, but my children are never far from me, ever. We’ll do schoolwork while mommy works, or they’ll color besides me, if not sitting with me on the chair (that is, before the belly grew). Lately, my kids have taken a shine to [...]

Adventures in Hair-Dos and Beauty Products with Toddler Girls

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When I had an appointment over a week ago, my toddler watched and studied me with great interest as I applied makeup, lotion, and brushed my hair just-so. In fact, right alongside me, she’d pick up every item I had just used, asking to use it herself. Every since, she’s in my bathroom daily, taking [...]

My Next Halloween Costume – My Girly Toddler

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I think I’m going to dress up as a toddler girl for Halloween. I’m going to slap on anything I deem looks pretty, even if the colors don’t even remotely match, with mismatched clickety, cloppety plastic heels that make me walk funny, and stuff every barrette I can find in my hair, half hanging off. [...]

Baby Dude’s First Big Boy Hair Cut

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“Mama, I pit ewe fwowaz!” (Baby Dude speak for “I picked you flowers.”) And then, as if on cue, he says “Cheese!” He goes to give them to me, “Here, mama!” But then kneels, holding onto his precious gifts for me a while longer. That’s okay. I kept snapping the camera, as I watched his [...]

Hair “Pretties” and Mom’s Losing It

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I woke up yesterday with a sore arm, because I slept with a hair “pretty” on my wrist all night, and for anyone who’s ever done that, it seems to travel up your arm while you sleep, to the point of leaving a pretty painful indent when you wake. I stared at the painful indentation [...]

Old-School Me Circa 1980s-1990s (Cue the Blushing)

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In just over a week I’ll be attending the Type-A Mom Conference in which I, Lisa Douglas, will be the deejay for the 80’s-90’s Flashback party Sunday night. I’m scouring the internet for the FUNNEST, most OUTRAGEOUS throwback costume I can find, complete with crimping iron and bangle bracelets. I go ALL out, people. Until [...]

Waxing, Where Have You Been All My Life?

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I’m probably one of the few women alive that had never been waxed before. Until today. Except maybe that time I tried that fake-wax goop that was sold on late-night infomercials way back when. You know, which ended up causing massive bruising because it wasn’t hot enough, or maybe I didn’t pull it fast enough. [...]

Curly Girl

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As women, we have to primp and prep and fuss to get our hair just so and eye lashes to stand upright, cheeks to look rosy, eyebrows to not look ape-ish. But children? They’re naturally beautiful – their lashes so long and perfect, their hair requires little preparation to have the perfect bounce, no horrific [...]

Houston, We Have Pigtails, Part Two

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We’ve come a long way since part one, baby sister. You can stop growing up so fast, now. Mm kay? Left picture: one year old Right picture: almost 3 years old Time is not my friend Never miss a thing! Subscribe today for all kinds of crazy parenting fun!

Letting Girls Choose Their Hair Style

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There’s something about taking your daughters to the salon to get their hair cut. Perhaps it’s how grown up they look, sitting in the waiting room while thumbing through magazines. Or perhaps how you secretly cry inside as they’re called, not wanting to say goodbye to a single strand of hair on their head, despite [...]

Holy Marilyn Monroe Hair!

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Uh.. wow, so uhh, this wasn’t exactly what I had in mind… I feel so super-50’s-mom/starlet, yet, my hair feels like I’m wearing a perma-helmet, or something. You should’ve seen me working out – it didn’t move!! I’m obviously gonna have to work harder on my hair game. I’ve obviously got no fricken clue what [...]

Me? Hairnet. You? Jealous.

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Yup, totally rockin’ the hair net and cloth rollers – playing with my new hair do and all. What else am I gonna do on a Saturday night? (Especially when half of my bloggy friends are partying it up at BlogHer without me..) {sobs} Results to follow later – you won’t want to miss it. [...]

I Cut My Hair (Again). And It’s Short(er).

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Yup, I went and got it fixed. And found the greatest hair-stylist. I big puffy heart her so much! I want to put her in my pocket and carry her with me every post we ever get moved to, thankyouverymuch Hair Gods for allowing me to find her! AND they do pedicures there. AND they [...]

We Won’t Speak of This Again, Right?

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I know you all love what I did to my hair, but it really is jacked up, unfortunately. And it PAINS me to say that, because every other hair cut I’ve ever had has been that way, too. I can honestly say that I am the Bermuda Triangle of bad cuts, or something. These hair-butcherers [...]

I Cut My Hair. And It’s Short.

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What have I done??? Look at all that carnage! Yeah, uh… remember when I said, “Hey guys, pick a hairstyle for me?” and you were like, “Ooh, I like this one,” and I was like, “Hey, cool. Thanks guys!” So today my husband surprised me by coming home early, allowing me to utilize this time [...]

The Story Behind the Toddler Antennae

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You saw the picture yesterday. My sweet, ball-of-fire toddler in her funky hair-do. Here’s the video that took place. And the story behind it? As she began singing originally, before we filmed this, my 9-year-old went behind her and primped her hair to get ready for the video, and that’s what happened. He inadvertently caused [...]