Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Alrighty then! I have my very first two winners from my very first giveaway! I am so excited for you both!
The first winner is #13 (who says its an unlucky number?!?). That turns out to be a fellow hair blogger...The Peteresons from The Story of a Pricness and Her Hair! Congratulations! Just email me (joannbarber(at)gmail(dot)com) with which two sets you would like and I'll get them sent to you this week!
Winner number two is #2 (seriousl.y..some weird coincidences from Random.org tody!) and that would be Kathy! Kathy, I'll send you an email to get your mailing info and get yours off to you this week as well. Congratulations to you both! And, thanks to everyone for playing! As soon as I come up with something new to make for hair, I'll let you have another stab at winning! Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Alright ladies (and gentlemen if you are out there), my birthday was yesterday and I spent the morning putting together these clips for my first ever giveaway. I would have started this whole thing yesterda,y but my sweet uhbby took the camera to work. But, better late than never, right! First of all...please bear with me. My sweet little Alli bug spilled rootbeer on my laptop, so I have to go through and add all the "ys," "hs," and "ns." So, give me a break if I miss one here or there. Also, if you have any ideas how to get those keys working again, I'd LOVE you for it! Anywa,y here it is! My very first giveaway! All you have to do is enter. Nothing fancy. But, if you want extra entries here's how you can do it!

1 entry for leaving a comment.
1 entry for following me (if you are already a follower, just say so!)
1 entry for telling me how much you would pay for a set of these clips:

Group #1

Group #2

I am in the process of starting up an etsy shop and I don't know what to charge for these cute little clips. So, any suggestions would be appreciated! These are four different sets of crocheted flower clips. Large off-white, small light pink, Large raspberry, and small purple. The first winner gets to choose either the sets in the first photo or the second photo and the second winner gets the other ones. So, not only do you get three entries, you get two chances to win, too!

Don't forget to leave me some contact information, too. I would hate to have someone win and not be able to reach them!

The winner will be announced next Tuesday, so you have through Memorial Day to enter up to three times! So, thanks for all the love and GOOD LUCK!

Friday, May 8, 2009

I'm Not Dead

Man, I was just noticing how long it has been since I posted...almost a MONTH! Sheesh! I do have some fun ideas up my sleeve and I am working on my first giveaway...fun stuff. My girls will be out of school within the next couple of weeks, so keep checking back for some fun summer hairdos and a NEVER BEFORE SEEN GIVEAWAY! At least I've never seen them anywhere else. Ha! Anyway, we are alive and well, just finishing a little break! Thanks for bearing with me!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter

Just a shot of my little cuties on Easter Sunday. I was very happy with how their pettiskirts and leg warmers turned out. As far as hair goes, I did THIS on Marianne and THIS on Allison. I hope your Easter was as wonderful as mine.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sweet Hats

My cousin, Ashly has been selling hats for quite some time and I LOVE them all. She is so very talented! I recently started giving her piano lessons and I found out about her hat blog. So, I thought I'd share it with ya'll. Go to Hats by Ash and check out her mad skills. She can make anything. She sells hats, headbands, scarves and some other fun stuff that is so adorable (or cool...for the guys/littleguys). So, head on over and show my sweet cuz some love and fall in love with her stuff! Just go HERE, trust me.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Alright! I'm so super excited about this. I've been blogging for about a year and a half and am loving it! Well, "The Mom" over at Babes in Hairland has nominated me for "The Spreader of Love" award! I am completely honored because this lady is the stuff! I had the opportunity to meet her at a little shin-dig back in December and she is fantastic! And SHE nominated ME!!! I fell so loved, which I suppose is the point, right? So, my job is to find 6 more blogs that I love and "Spread the Love." So, here goes:

1. Adopt a 'Do Cute Girl Hairstyles - This sweet mom started a great hair site that I love. But, as if that wasn't enough, she also posts a lot about adoption and an agency called Heart to Heart. I've never met her, but can only imagine she's a gem!

2. The Naulu Tribe - This mama has it all...including a whole crew of beautiful kids, including 5 girls who's hair she does every day. Incredible! She had a hair blog a while ago, but took it down after some hair blog drama. But, like many others, I'm waiting (not so patiently, mind you) for her to start it up again.

3. Cutie Pie Hair Creations - Again, I had the great pleasure of meeting this mom-of-six back in December. She is great! She does hair and makes bows and still manages to keep a six pack (wink wink). Check her out and show her some love!

4. Leslie - This is one of my greatest friends in the whole world. I look up to her so so much. She lost her husband in November of 2007 and has been so strong (even though sometimes she won't believe that). She has such a way with words that I enjoy reading every word of her posts.

5. Pure and Simple Beauty - This is actually a photo blog by my friends, Leslie. Am I allowed to nominate her twice? Well, if anyone deserves it, she does. Take a look at her amazing pictures and fall in love with their beauty!

6. The Story of a Princess and Her Hair - This woman is AMAZING when it comes to hair. She may have already been nominated (not sure), but I love her ideas. And she is always doing great giveaways. In fact, there's one going on right now. Go check it out!

Well, that was fun. If you were nominated, try to "Spread the Love" by doing the same as me. Congratualtions to all of those I love!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fantastic Giveaway!

Okay ladies (and guys, I guess) here's an unbelievable giveaway that you need to check out! $20 gift certificate to Flowerz in Her Hair. Got to the sweet little lady at The Story of a Princess and Her Hair for the details. Flowerz in Her Hair has EVERYTHING you need for a little girl...bows, flowers, bracelets, binky clips etc. etc. etc! So, hurry on over and good luck!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Double Hearts

There are a ton of cute Valentine/Heart 'dos going around right now, so I thought I'd do my part. Now, I haven't searched long and hard, but this may have been done somewhere else. I kind of took THIS idea from Jamie at Jackie and Kassies Sweet Hairdos and did my own variation. So, here goes!

Start by making two pony tails. I like to start my part on the side then jig over to the middle. I think side parts are more flattering...but maybe that's just me :)

Split each pony into two sections and braid them both.

Now, take a bobby pin and slide it through a section of the braid where the top of the bump will be. Then, push the bobby pin into the hair above the elastic taking care hide it as much as possible. Do this for both sides of the heart.

Now, take a tiny clippy and bring the two braid ends together to form the point of the heart. As you can see from this picture, I braided down a little too far and you can see my elastics under the clippy. The goal is to hide the elastics with the little clippy. Then, you can curl the leftover hair and be done!

Here's a shot of both hearts. Yeah, I know. You can totally see the bobby pin on the right heart. But, what do ya do after the picture's taken and your little squirt has run off to play hide-and-seek?

I would love to see your Valentine hair ideas. You can email them to me at joannbarber(at)gmail(dot)com. If you'd like, I can even post 'em for ya! For some other great Valentine ideas try these:
Super Fancy from Girly Do's
Any of the cute ones from Jackie and Kassie's Sweet Hairdos
Have fun and Happy Soon-to-Be Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 2, 2009

A Simple Standard

This two hair-do is a standard in our house. It's quick and easy and takes about 5 minutes!

Double Twist to Messy Side Bun

Alright, ladies! Like I said, this is super easy! Just start by making a french twist on one side of the head. But, don't go back all the way to the middle. Keep twisting a little ways down the hair so you can bring it together with the other side later and secure with an elastic.

French twist the other side, going past the middle.

Bring them together, one over the other. You may have to re-twist the end of the first French Twist to make is tight again. Secure BOTH twists in the same second elastic.

Make your messy bun and VOILA! You have a quick, easy hairdo that turns heads!

Here's the 'do with a great big flower which I made from flowers I got at Michaels for 50% off! They were a buck a piece! My little blondie is sporting the same style, just with an inside-out French Braid. When I did the braid, I only took hair from the bottom...that makes it LOTS easier and quicker...which is ALWAYS good, especially for 9:00 am church and school! Good luck!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Rachel's First Hairdo!!!

Yes, my 6 1/2 month old daughter has barely enough hair for a piggy. I KNOW!!! It's super tiny, but I had to try. For those of you that have baby girls with stick straight hair, try leaving the tip of the piggy in the elastic until it dries. You may just end up with a little curl! If you can't tell, I am super pumped!

Side view :)

Front view :)