Archive: June, 2011

June 30, 2011

More Summer Hair “AFTER”

A few photos of the front of my new haircut and color. I decided to go much shorter for summer & am really happy that I did. I feel lighter and younger! You can click here to see the back of the cut/more details.

Here was the BEFORE Pic:

For those of you celebrating, have a wonderful 4th of July weekend. I’m taking a long one with my family and will be back on Tuesday. xo, shari

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June 30, 2011

Alexa Hop 6/30 – 7/6

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if you’ve been participating in our Alexa Blog Hops the past few weeks, you have probably seen a significant improvement in your Alexa rank. if you are a new blogger looking to decrease your Alexa rank & gain new GFC (Google Friend Connect) followers, please participate. Learn more about the Alexa Hop here

here are the rules:
*download the Alexa toolbar
*add your blog name & URL to the linky list below.
*then, follow any blogs on GFC that interest you (be sure to leave a friendly comment on their blog letting them know that you are a new follower so they can follow back!) if you are already a follower of their blog, just leave a comment asking them to visit you for the Alexa hop!
*feel free to grab the Spearmint Baby Blog Hop banner & post on your blog to get new people involved. (the more new people the better!)
* please note that i keep this blog hop open all week so you have plenty of time to visit all of the blogs on the list.

we have a 3 cohosts: Kelly’s Lucky You, Scraps of Life, & Our Family World. Be sure to follow them as well.


***please post a comment if you want me to follow you***

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June 30, 2011

New Hair Peek!

After 3 hours at the salon I feel like a new person! I have a completely new sun kissed color for summer thanks to Donelle Butcher. She had a big job to do!! I’ve spent years doing damage to my hair with boxed dyes I’m embarrassed to say. Being a SAHM is my first priority & I have taken little or no time to pamper myself. (this iPhone pic doesn’t do the color justice)

My haircut was done by Courtney Reynolds. I took the plunge and had a LOT cut off. She gave me a style that is shorter in the back (than in the front) and styled my hair with NO product. I love that I can just blow dry or even leave the house with damp hair & no worries.

Not only were these girls fabulous, but they also gave me a much needed gossip session. Isn’t it funny how talking with strangers about life’s pitfalls can be really refreshing?

Anyway, I am loving my new look, and feel so much healthier. I’ll get a front photo when I get home tonight. xo, shari


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June 30, 2011

Beautiful Blues: Mama & Baby

Blue has really been enjoying a burst of popularity these days. Although it doesn’t work well with my home, I do love it very much. Here are a couple of my favorite picks for moms and babies:

Mama: one, two

Baby: one, two

Click here to see more pics for mama & baby. XOXO



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June 30, 2011


If you are looking for darling nursery artwork for your little one’s room, you must check out WallFry. They sell custom canvas paintings as well as cute nursery prints to go with lots of decor themes.

My favorite is this sweet elephant. You can purchase him as a nursery print as well. I really LOVE the entire Safari series!

****WallFry is offering all readers 50% off all PRINTS for the month of JULY!!!****
Just enter the coupon code WALLFRYBABY at checkout. Feel free to use the code for multiple purchases & share the code with your friends on Facebook & Twitter!

(discount is not good on canvases or paintings)

Etsy Store:

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June 30, 2011

Getting My Haircut

I am on my way to an early haircut/highlight appt this morning. It has finally gotten long & I am sooo tempted to chop it off for summer. How are you wearing your hair this summer? Do you keep it shorter now that you are a mom? When I was little I thought moms were supposed to have short hair, isn’t that strange? 😉

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June 30, 2011

Red and White Stripes

One of my favorite things about the 4th of July is seeing all of the red and white stripes. Patriotic, yes. But also bright and cheerful. I’ve rounded up a collection of my favorite red and white stripe-y things for the little ones that are perfect all year long.

1. Kool Kid Leg Warmers | 2. Up in the Sky Print | 3. Mustache Buttons

4. Tonight We Shall Be Wolves Print | 5. Striped Elephant | 6. Party Favor Kit

7. Stuffed Rabbit | 8. Striped Booties | 9. Samantha Doll

Henry Happened

June 30, 2011

photo of the day

During a baby’s first year there is an overwhelming desire to take tons of pictures, to capture all of the firsts. Sometimes our little ones don’t cooperate. Sometimes we miss the moments. I was eagerly looking forward to my son Behr’s first day at the beach. Excited to have him feel the sand and dip his toes in the Atlantic. I wanted the day to go just right. Well, the weather didn’t cooperate. It was 70 and rainy. Fortunately Behr was a champ. Here his is, just thrilled to be on the beach! Turns out, it was perfect, even if it wasn’t what I had expected.

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