Monday, February 20, 2017

Reina: Return of the Princess

So...I wrote a book. Here is the cover image and if you want to check it out, you can go over to wattpad and read it. Yay!

Here is the link

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Hair Rose

I pulled a small section over and Bobby pinned it. Divide it into 3 section and braid each section. Pancake braid them all so the are nice and fat. (Pull a piece out of each section so the braid is not so tight and lays flat) then roll the first braid up to be center of rose. Bobby pin it into place. Wrap the 2nd braid around the first making a flower shape and Bobby pin in place. Add the last braid and wrap around the other two braids making it into rose shape. Bobby pin, spray with hairspray and voila, one cute piggy.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Fancy updo

I separated her hair into 4 sections and pulled them into ponytails. I did a twist braid with each ponytail.  Then take each twist and Bobby pin it up into "S" formations. You will need a lot of Bobby pins. Pin each "S" together as well. Spray it off with hairspray and voila, one cute piggy. I got so many compliments on this hairdo. She wore it for church but you could stick some decorative hair pins in for prom.

Braid Bun

To do this hair do, you need a sponge circle to pull the pony tail through. Section off a circle for the ponytail. Dutch braid around crown of head and Bobby pin tail underneath so you can't see it. With the remaining hair- pull into ponytail. Leave one piece out while you put the sponge over the ponytail and pull through. Start lace braiding only pulling from center ponytail. Braid all the way around sponge and finish braid out. Tuck under tail around the bottom of sponge and voila, one cute piggy.

Monday, September 23, 2013

It's Been A While

So I decided I am going to start up on my blog again.  I got distracted for a while with my husband's new business, new church callings,selling our condo and life in general but I really do want to try to keep on this blog thing 2-3 times each month.  I've done some great hair do's and I need to start taking pictures.  I just cut my own bangs as well as my daughter so maybe I should do a fringe post.  I have also read some amazing books.  Right now I am  reading the Midwife's Aprrentice by Karen Cushman to my daughter and Diary of A Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney to my son.  My daughter reads anything and loves it but my son is getting pickier.  I decided to find books that he is into.  I found some basketball chapter books and I think really, the trick with him is to read together.  He reads a page and then I read a page and that has been working wonders.  I read The Lemonade War Series by Jacqueline Davies to them this summer.  They both loved it.  They also loved Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  My daughter read Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine.  She loved, loved, loved the Whatever After series and wants all of the books by Sarah Mylnowski now.  Anyways I will plan on some new posts coming up soon.  Feel free to comment on the hair styles and the book reviews.

Friday, October 5, 2012

More books for your little ones!!! Part 2

So here are the next 50 children's books recommended  by a reading specialist at our children's elementary.

#51.  Maisy Goes Swimming by Lucy Cousins
#52.  Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
#53.  Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming
#54.  The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
#55.  Marth Speaks by Susan Meddaugh
#56.  Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia L. Burton
#57.  Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
#58.  Miss Nilson is Missing by James Marshall and Harry Allard *
#59.  Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Birmingham
#60.  Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe *
#61.  Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by CandaceFleming
#62.  My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
#63.  The Napping House by Audrey Wood *
#64.  No, David!  by David Shannon *
#65.  Off to School, Baby Duck! by Amy Hest
#66. Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth
#67.  Olivia by Ian Falconer *
#68.  Owen by Kevin Henkes
#69.  Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me by Eric Carle
#70.  Pierre:  A Cautionary Tale by Maurice Sendak
#71.  The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg *
#72.  Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault *
#73.  The Random House Book of Mother Goose:  A Treasury of 386 Timeless Nursery Rhymes by Arnold Lobel
#74.  Round Trip by Ann Jonas
#75.  Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky *
#76.  The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats *
#77.  Spots, Feathers and Curly Tails by Nancy Tafuri
#78.  The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
#79.  The Stray Dog by Marc Simont
#80.  Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola
#81.  Swimmy by Leo Lionni
#82.  Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
#83.  The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter *
#84.  Tar Beach by Raith Ringgold
#85.  Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
#86.  There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback *
#87.  The Three Bears by Paul Galdone *
#88.  Trashy Town by Andrea Griffing Zimmerman
#89.  The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by a Wolf by John Scieszka *
#90.  Tuesday by David Wiesner
#91.  Uptown by Bryan Collier
#92.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle *
#93.  The Wheels on the Bus by Paul O. Zelinsky
#94.  Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak *
#95.  Where's Spot?  by Eric Hill
#96.  Whistle For Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
#97.  The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza
#98.  Yoko by Rosemary Wells
#99.  Zomo the Rabbit:  A Trickster Tale From West Africa by Gerald McDermott
#100. It could Always be Worse:  A Yiddish Folktale by Margot Zemach

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Great List of Children's Books

So here is a list of children's books in alphabetical order recommended by my children's reading specialist at their elementary.  Thought I would share with my fellow bloggers.  This is the first 50 books.  I will post the next 50 later.  The Books marked with an asterisk * are the books that I have read or have a copy of in our children's book collection.

#1.  Abuela by Arthur Dorros
#2.  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst *
#3.  Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock by Eric A Kimmel *
#4   Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty
#5.  Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
#6.  The Bossy Gaillito: A Traditionl Cuban Folk Tale by Lucia M. Gonzalez
#7.  Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
#8.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Jr. Martin *
#9.  Bruno Munari's ABC by Bruno Munari
#10.  Buz by Richard Egielski
#11.  Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina *
#12.  The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
#13.  A Chair For My Mother by Vera B. Williams
#14.  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Jr. Marin *
#15.  Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin *
#16.  Come Along, Daisy! by Jane Simmons
#17.  Corduroy by Don Freeman *
#18.  Curious George by H.A. Rey *
#19.  Dinosaur Roar! by Paul and Henrietta Stickland *
#20.  Don't Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Williams *
#21.  Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
#22.  Fire Truck by Peter Sis
#23.  Freight Train by Donald Crews
#24.  Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
#25.  The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
#26.  George and Martha by James Marshall
#27.  Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley *
#28.  Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack
#29.  Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
#30.  Goodnight Moon by Margaret W. Brown *
#31.  Gossie by Dunrea Olivier
#32.  Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say
#33.  Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson *
#34.  Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
#35.  Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D.B. Johnson
#36.  Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss *
#37.  How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?  by Jane Yolen *
#38.  I kissed the Baby! by Mary Murphy
#39.  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura J. Numeroff *
#40.  John Henry by Julius Lester
#41.  Julius by Angela Johnson
#42.  Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
#43.  Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes *
#44.  The Line-up Book by Russo Marisabina
#45.  The Little Red Hen: An Old Story by Margot Semach *
#46.  Lon Po Po:  A Red Riding Hood Story From China by Ed Young
#47.  Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber
#48.  Mabela the Clever by Margaret Read MacDonald
#49.  Machines at Work by Byron Barton
#50.  Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans