Monthly Archives: January 2012
I am almost embarrassed to put up this post. I didn’t even realize how disgustingly long my hair was. Nobody told me I looked like Cousin Itt from the Adams Family. But, it does explain the constant tangles and frustration that I was experiencing. So what better idea, than to chop it off and donate it?
To donate, you need your longest layer of hair to be at least 10 inches, which is actually very doable for many girls (I was able to cut off 17 inches). The hair can be dyed, just not bleached. As I have never done anything to my hair (lame, I know), I was good to go.
For the cut itself, my hair stylist extraordinaire, Brittany, separated my hair into four parts to make the cutting easier; two pony tails in the front, and two in the back. She rubber-banded the four areas of hair and cut above the rubber bands. After I was liberated, I rebraided my hair and sent it off to Locks of Love at 234 Southern Boulevard – West Palm Beach, FL 33405 with this form in the box. After they receive it, they will send you a certificate that you can proudly frame and hang over your mantle…I am mostly joking, but it is something you can be proud of.
Click here for tips in growing out your hair.5 Comments
I did some letterpress work a while back and I just wanted to share the above project as it pertains to February, the month of love. Everything was hand-set moveable type, and hand-inked. The Alphabet letters were wood, the bottom letters were lead (which are delicious to suck on), and the linoleum heart I hand-carved. The letterpress was a flatbed cylinder Vanderbilt, manned by Hans and I on either side. I placed the paper in, rolled the roller down the bed of the press, while Hans waited at the other end to pull out the print for stacking and drying.2 Comments
Hello Small World is an etsy store that has the cutest hand-illustrated cards. These cards show how life wouldn’t be complete without the people we love. Our lives would be less sweet, less salty, and less entertaining.
**You should note that these cards are not supporting cannibalism.0 Comments
Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri’s installation, titled ‘Life is Beautiful,’ was created using hundreds of knives stabbed directly into a gallery wall. His use of these everyday objects, which on occasion can be lethal weapons, reveals the underlying sarcastic ambiguity of Farhad’s statement. This is one artist that I am fine not meeting. Find more of his work here.0 Comments
Put down that eggnog, the holidays are over and it is time to get your body and health back in order. First step, water. Our body is made up of 60% -70% water, and it helps your organs, joints, cells, and every process imaginable, including your metabolism and digestive tract. To know how much water to drink, take your weight in pounds, divide that number in half and that will give you how many ounces you should drink per day.
Now, you can go beyond plain water and dive into water that also has other health benefits. Blk. isn’t really so much black as it is dark brown, basically the color of dirty water. It was a hard concept to swallow (pun!), but after reading about the water and its benefits, I started to warm to the idea. The magic ingredient that gives this water its signature, disgusting look is Fulvic Acid.
The water is from a naturally pure Canadian Spring located in the Rockies surrounded by thousands of acres of mountains and forest, which is also exactly what it tastes like. The Fulvic Acid is from a 70 million year-old source, the only one of its kind in North America.
So, the water is naturally fresh, organic and pure but what makes this water special is what it is infused with. You have probably all heard of free radicals and their link to cellular degeneration, aging, infection, disease and cancers. To stop these free radicals, we need antioxidants, which then combat, slow, and even stop these aforementioned health issues. Fulvic Acid is considered to be a very powerful organic antioxidant. It is believed to increase energy and fortify the immune system by helping the body break down and eliminate free radicals and other chemical toxins. This water also has a low acidity level (pH 9+) and contains over 77 organically complex trace minerals, which helps improve your body’s biochemical function and cell repair.
Blk. sounds like the fountain of youth and that it should be worth its weight in gold, and at $55 for a 24 pack (on Amazon) it nearly is… But, regardless of its cost, if the benefits are what they claim, you would eventually save money due to lower doctor and hospital bills. The problem is that blk. does not state how much fulvic acid or how much of each of the 77 trace minerals and electrolytes are contained in the water. They only report that the water has the “blk. blend of fulvic acid trace mineral complex.” It also states on the bottle that “this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.” Although, I think that their design and marketing team did a fantastic job with this product (as did Vitamin Water), I can’t help but be a bit skeptical of blk. and its true capabilities and benefits. The dark side should not be feared, but, instead taken with a grain of… fulvic acid.3 Comments
This scarf is everything that a girl could hope for. It is warm, cuddly, easy to make, affordable (both of the fabrics combined only cost $18) and I think, looks really good. It can also double as a hood since the scarf is so wide. Yes boys, it really is that easy to please us.
How to: Buy 1 ¾ yards of a stretchy fabric such as a rayon or jersey knit. The patterned fabrics that I used in the above photos were a “wood native multi stripe knit” and a “red/navy stripe rayon.”
Fold your rectangular piece of fabric beautiful side to beautiful side. Sew the entire piece of fabric lengthwise using a thread that blends in with one of the colors in the fabric. Turn it out so that the beautiful fabric is now on the outside. Then sew the two ends together so that the two beautiful sides are facing each other, leaving 3 inches unsewn. Pull the fabric through this 3 inch hole. Then use a hidden/invisible stitch to sew up that last 3 inch area.
To wear, put it around your neck with the seam in the back. Then, twist the end in front of you and rewrap the second loop around your head. You can leave it down as a scarf, or put it up on your head as a scarf-hoodie.6 Comments