Monday, July 21, 2014

Makeup, Rollers, & Big Hair

Saturday I had the opportunity to do hair and makeup for a photoshoot... my first one ever! 
Remember Abby who took our 1 Year Anniversary pictures? Well, she contacted me awhile back to see if I was available for this shoot..which these girls would be able to add these photos to their pageant portfolios. I have no idea about pageant lingo so please forgive me if that is not correctly stated.
Anyways, both girls got a couple of different looks and both were super awesome clients!



I didn't get a lot of pictures of this pretty lady because I had already started hair and makeup.

This last photo was when Brooklyne was nicely telling me that "this is taking too long!" Bahahaha! Her patience with me was great for being 3 years old.


By this time she was O.V.A. it I believe. This was her third look. I wish I could've heard her conversation with Abby right here!


Can't wait to see the final images of these sweet girls! I got a little glimpse of a few on Abby's camera and they were BREATHTAKING! 



Definitely something I wouldn't mind doing again!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

5 on Friday

Missed a few Fridays and I am GLAD to be back!! 



1.

Y'all know I love my puppies so I am NOT going to miss out on any photo ops with them.
Anytime I get the water hose going Mara is not too far behind. It's the lab coming out in her.


2.

We definitely have some cool things going on around the farm but one of my favorites are these baby birds. I watched the Mama and Daddy bird build a nest one afternoon right outside our front door and not too long after she had laid these eggs. I checked Wednesday and sure enough they had hatched. I would love to know what kind of birds they are so if you have any idea please feel free to share.

baby birds nest

3.

O. M. G.
We have ANOTHER coyote hanging out around the house... only this time he likes to hang out in the back yard eating apples!
I went to leave the house Wednesday morning for some errands and there he was... about in the same place as this one was. He seems to be very young tho.. As soon as he saw me he started jumping and running around like a puppy would.
Wednesday late afternoon, I just happened to look out the window, and there he was hanging out in the back yard!
Call me crazy but I grabbed my camera, changed the lens, and snuck out the front door for some pictures to show Coach later on.
I saw him again this morning just hanging out but by the time Coach got out of bed he was gone. 
Have you ever heard a pack of coyotes at night? It will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck.

coyote

4.

I love me some Spark! 
They have come out with a couple of flavors in these awesome stick packs. I have tried Green Apple- straight up tasted like a jolly rancher- and loving some pomegranate COULD.NOT.WAIT. to see this package at my front door.
DE.LIC.OUS.

advocare pomegranate spark

5.

This devotional hit home for me the other day. 
I need to live in the present and not be anxious about what the next day or the next day or two months from now holds. Tomorrow has troubles of its own and I need to lean unto Him and have more TRUST in Him. He is going to take care of Me and my needs and knows exactly what I need already. He is my refuge and strength.  

DO NOT WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW!
This is not a suggestion, but a command. I divided time into days and nights, so that you would have manageable portions of life to handle. My grace is sufficient for you, but its sufficiency is for only one day at a time. when you worry about the future, you heap day upon day of troubles onto your flimsy frame. You stagger under this heavy load, which I never intended you to carry.
Throw off this oppressive burden with one quick thrust of trust. Anxious thoughts meander about and crisscross in your brain, but trusting Me brings you directly into My Presence. As you thus affirm your faith, shackles of worry fall off instantly. Enjoy My Presence continually by trusting Me at all times.

Matthew 6:34; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Psalm 62:8

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

DIY Tinted Mason Jars

So I mentioned in this post about some crafty items for the church festival and that I would be treating you guys to a tutorial. 
Love some mason jars and have talked to Amber several times about the tinted ones that I had been seeing around. 
Enter a trip to Michael's.

YOU WILL NEED::

Americana Gloss Enamels
Liquitex Glazing Medium
mason jars
glitter (color of your choice)
Mod Podge Gloss

diy mason jars

I started off with the smaller mason jars just because it was my first time at this and I wouldn't be wasting too many if I messed them up.

You need to mix about 3/4 gloss paint to a 1/4 glazing medium. 
(I would also recommend mixing it together first in something else. See where there streak is on the side? I had to scrape that off so the paint would be an even color on the jar.)

mason jars diy

diy mason jars

I then swirled the jar slowly making sure the entire inside was covered. 



 I then flipped the jars over to let the excess paint run out. You can check them every so often and move them around so there won't be a ton of excess built up around the lip. 
THE WAY THE PAINT IS ON THE JAR IS HOW THE PAINT WILL BE AFTER YOU BAKE IT.
Turn the jars back over after about an hour or until the paint does not run back to the bottom of the jar after flipping it upright.


I followed the instructions on the back of the Americana Gloss bottle::

LET THE JARS DRY FOR 4 DAYS
BAKE 30 MINUTES AT 275* IN NON-PREHEATED OVEN
COOL WITH OVEN DOOR OPEN

And there you have your finished, tinted mason jar. 
Do not eat/drink out of these.

I also got a little creative with Mod Podge and glitter.


Again I recommend mixing the Mod Podge and glitter together in another cup and then pour into mason jar.


Swirl until all mason jar is covered.

diy mason jars
See how the glitter is pretty thick in one place?

diy mason jars

You can add as much or little glitter as you want depending on how sparkly you want it to be. 
Turn those upside down as well.
Once the excess was out, these pretties went to the back porch and dried pretty quickly in the heat.



I didn't want to spend a fortune buying every color soooo I recommend to get yo mix on!
What does pink and blue make?

diy mason jars


Purple.


After everything dried and baked, I added a few finishing touches. 
As you can see, there was twine, buttons, ribbon, charms, puff paint, and wire.


One of the girls from work bought the mason jar on the left for her daughter's shabby chic themed 2 year birthday party. The pictures from her party were SO adorable and it went right along with the decor. 
I definitely see these working as art brush holders, even make up brushes, pens/pencils, and so forth.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2014 WWBA National Championship

Early Sunday morning, me, Connie, and Ricky, made our way to Hillgrove High School for Day 3 of Team Elite's Prime appearance in the WWBA tourney. 
In all of Shane's coaching years, Connie and Ricky have never been to one his tournaments... it was time for them to get out of the house and see his mad coaching skills for themselves.


We got to the field about 45 minutes early to see the players warm up and it even gave Connie and Ricky a chance to meet more of the parents. They had already met a few of them at the funeral home last week.. soooo awesome of them to come and also bring a group of players. Shane was so touched by their support. He has such an AWESOME group of kids and parents. 

Sooo serious.. I wish I could whistle because I would totally shout out to my boo when he makes his way back to the dugout from 3rd. Just one time to see his reaction. I can't help but to chuckle right now at what he would do!


baseball wwba perfect game

We got a W-I-N!!!
And guess what? The coach for the opposing team was a guy Shane played with when he played for the Portland Beavers in AAA ball... Jimmy Osteen. Coach said they were able to catch up a tad bit before the game but it was all business afterwards. This isn't the first time he has ran into someone from his playing days...


baseball perfect game


I wish I could hear what Coach says to his players after a game.. he sure is proud of them!


 I was super blessed to be able to stay with my boo for the night.. we had lupper afterwards with his parents and then we headed back to the hotel for some AC. This Georgia heat/humidity is a killer.

Prime had another game Monday at 11:30am but we lost.. We were up and down in that game. I could not sit still and my nerves were shot! And I don't even have a child playing!! 
I can't express enough how awesome this group of parents are.. I have always tried to be careful sitting in the stands in case someone doesn't agree with what my husband is doing on the field, but these parents just welcome me with open arms and are just THE sweetest!
Coach is putting together a team for the PG World Series and this chick gets to go! WHOOO HOOOO!!! I. Cannot. Wait. Can't wait to see the parents too. I am going to miss them when their kids move up!

Games continue Tuesday at 11:30! 
I will be rooting y'all on Coach!!

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