. My Little Lily Bud: November 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Look At What I Made!!

Okay, I'm really excited about this and I know it isn't the best. I'm no master seamstress, so don't laugh. I made a hood for Lily today!!


I'm proud of myself. Hopefully with more practice I can make things with less flaws.

It's a hood. It's getting colder and her hats aren't fitting, so... I thought a few practice sewing attempts could be hoods :D

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My Little Lily Bud

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Christmas 2010

Roots Only Review

I know a lot of us color our hair and have special products that involve heavy maintenance. We spend tons on root touch-ups and general coloring. We also probably all look for ways to save money. Instead of going out and coloring your hair professionally, try coloring it yourself. Afraid of not getting your roots, or getting yourself covered in hair color trying to massage it into the roots (like I do all the time)?

Then the Roots Only applicator is probably what you're looking for. It is a reusable applicator that isn't limited to hair color, but pretty much anything that needs to get to your scalp and roots. The applicator works with both liquid and cream products, so you aren't limited to certain types of colors or products.

How does it work?

I have bad dandruff (ew) and I need to make sure whatever dandruff product I use gets into my scalp and not all hung up in my thick mess of hair. I decided to demonstrate with this product and take pictures along the way.

So first things first, I took the bottle out of the package. Before I began, I was curious about how it worked. On the ends of the comb teeth are little holes where the hair products come out.

I thought that was pretty cool, so I went ahead and put my product into the reusable bottle. It's pretty easy to do, just unscrew the top and pour your color or, in my case, scalp product in there. If you have to measure what you use, the other side has a measurement table so you know how much you have put in.

I put the top back on and decided to go ahead and apply. I first anticipated it spilling out onto my head and not having control, but I was thankfully wrong. I gently squeezed and was able to control the amount I put on my head at a time.

I went ahead and applied it to my entire scalp and was actually able to keep the rest of my hair dry. I'm sure if you were coloring all of your hair it isn't a problem to pile it on and continue application after your roots are done, but it's also awesome if you are just re-coloring your own roots.

I liked not having to dry all of my hair to get this stuff on my head. It saved me a lot of time and I can feel a difference in my hair and scalp already. It was thorough and convenient.

Wet at roots, Dry everywhere else

I also began to wonder if it would spill if turned upside-down. So I did a few tests. I tested with my product first, then with water. I had two drops total that barely came out. Want proof?

That was pretty exciting for me. I am pretty clumsy and like to know if I drop it I won't have a huge mess!

Any problems I might have had were just because I am messy and continued squeezing the bottle after I brought it away from my scalp. Go figure. My fault entirely. You may have a few drops here and there, so be steady and make sure you are not squeezing it except when it is near your head. Definitely use a towel when using hair colors to be on the safe side, but I didn't use a towel at all and stayed dry when I was trying this out.

I definitely recommend this product to those that are looking to cut back on hair-care and coloring costs. It is reusable and versatile in what it can be used for product-wise. I'm sure you could also use this on your pets if you needed to get down to their skin, too!

Where to buy it?
You can buy it at the Roots Only website for $5.99. Their site also has a hair growth oils and moisturizing kit that may also be nice to try :)

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Lily Update!

Lily is 14 weeks old and is growing like a weed! She wants to sit up and walk so bad! But, of course, she still needs to roll over first. She is getting better, though. When I prop her up against a pillow she starts doing baby crunches to try and sit up on her own.

Her Great Aunt Melanie brought some things from a friend of hers (including the chair seen in a previous post) and there was this cute Christmas outfit we were not sure she would still fit in.

Well... it fits! Look how freaking adorable it is!

She's so awesome. She also has started cackling when I change her diaper. She also thinks it is funny to kick the powder container out of my hand -while open- when I am trying to powder her bottom.

She has also started to play with her feet if she can reach them. She likes chewing on things, too. Like mommy's hand, fingers, arm... whatever she can get into her mouth. It isn't cool when she grabs my hair and yanks it. After giggling she will stick it in her mouth. Apparently my hair doesn't taste good because she makes a funny face afterward :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

It's Good To Have A Loyal Furry Friend

I know they say a dog is man's best friend, but my cat is pretty freaking awesome. He walked with me in the pouring rain to put a letter in a mail box and walked back without complaint today. So here's to the other great and loyal companions that the cliche missed out on! A salute to Tike Myson.

Before Tike was born, we had Apollo and Lucky.

Tike was born February 3rd, 2011 to our late kitty, Lucky. Tike was the only boy of three and the most outgoing in the bunch.

We didn't name him at first, but one day while watching Animal Planet's "Taking on Tyson" the orange ball of fluff got up on his hind legs and started hitting the air like he was boxing. I joked about calling him Tike Myson, but it stuck.

After a while his sisters were adopted and he was the last one. After his daddy, Apollo, had run away I decided to keep Tike. I still miss Apollo, but Tike loves me just the same as I do him. Anyway, we had to move, and in-between homes Tike and his mama were hidden into my dorm room.

Once we moved in, everything was pretty chill... Until we had to move again.

Tike then got some half-siblings! They had a lot of fun together as they grew up :)

Then we moved again. Now he has to stay outside...

And after all the crap we've been through, he still walked with me in the rain.

I love Tike. Got any furry friends you love?

Friday, November 25, 2011

Free stuff on Listia -- My new addiction.

So I haven't posted today because I have found the wonderful world of Listia.com. It's this awesome auction website where you can buy and sell items for site credits. You can get credits by completing tasks and offers, referring friends, or selling your own items :)

Auctions for free stuff at Listia.com

I've already gotten some cool free stuff and I haven't spent a penny. I also sold something today and I paid for the shipping (a stamp). You don't always have to pay for your own shipping while other times you do. It just depends on the lot you bid on and how you set up your own auctions.

It's a lot of fun and I'm finding it quite addicting. I loooove freebies, and at the same time I can put to use things that I no longer use or need. Try it out! It's really awesome!!

They have video game consoles, arts and crafts stuff, jewelry, trading cards, and pretty much everything imaginable. You never know what you'll find! I'm currently following some awesome pendants, beads, seeds, boots, and other things I'm itching to get. You know what they say, "One person's trash is another person's treasure." Find your treasure at Listia.com :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I just wanted to say I'm thankful for my family and friends, thankful to have a happy and healthy baby girl, and thankful that despite all the bad this year things are looking up.

Oh, and don'y forget the turkey ;)

Have a great day all!

Winner Announcement!!

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hurry! Just 4 more hours to enter!

The $5 Amazon eGift Code Giveaway ends TONIGHT at 11:59pm EST!! Don't forget to enter :)

I just want to give a big thanks to everyone that entered and don't forget to enter my other giveaway(s) as well :D

I'll e-mail the winner as soon as I can and will also post it on the blog. Good Luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How To Stop Procrastinating Review

How to Stop Procrastinating, a report by Trevor Johnson, is a very helpful read to those like me who wait until the last minute to do everything.

Is it bad that I procrastinated on reading a report on how to stop procrastinating? I am a pro at procrastination, but I do not think that is a good thing. Especially when I have all the answers right in front of me!

So I did what I could to apply these techniques and WHOOSH here I am finally finished and writing my review.

What did I learn? Am I cured of the procrastination bug??

I learned how to prioritize! I also learned it is okay to procrastinate sometimes if the priority level of the task is minimal in order to fulfill the most important tasks. But how was this all put together? How can professional procrastinators like me overcome the allure of putting off until tomorrow?

Well, there are seven different methods presented, and they are all very easy to follow. I was able to follow and put into practice a few of the techniques discussed in the report. A helpful thing I learned is that by making the things you are going to accomplish public there is more pressure to do it!

The thing to keep in mind, though, is will power. While the answers are right in front of you, I know I had problems making myself do the steps at first. However, the tips and steps are so simply put there is really no excuse not to be able to follow them.

I do recommend this report to anyone who procrastinates. The methods Johnson portrays are easy to understand and to accomplish, so no excuses! I know it helped me out, and you can stop procrastinating with it, too.

Where can you buy it?
On Amazon, of course! You can get this e-report for $2.99 for Kindle :D

Go for it! It's worth the read :)

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hops and More!

Awesome Twitter Hop Above :)

I'll be posting another review soon, just have to finish it.

I will add more hop links and buttons here if I find them :)

Free custom hat from Marlboro!! https://www.marlboro.com/marlboro/login_input.action#/sfyb/finalists/

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Today in Pictures 11/20 The Great Outdoors

Today we went outside and took pictures, but first we had to get ready.

Wooo, outside! Something new to do!