Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Top 3 Hair Growth Secrets You Gotta Try

So, I'm kinda crazy when it comes to my hair and skin. I work really hard to keep them looking good. I love glowing skin and shinny luscious hair. And when they're not at their best, I become disappointed and search for more answers and work even harder at attaining my goal. In all that hard work and searching, I've come across lots of hair growth secrets. And I love to share. Here are my top two. 

Secret #1 is Viviscal. 
This is a hair growth supplement containing a marine complex called AminoMar. It's easy to find online and I usually get mine at Amazon. You take one pill with breakfast and dinner each day. This is not a quick cure. You have to put in the time. In 3 months I noticed so much growth at the crown, the ends of my long mane started looking stringy. I was impressed, needless to say. Viviscal is backed by published clinical studies proving their results. 

Secret #2 is gelatin.
Yep, good old Jello. NO, NOT REALLY!..., but ya, kinda......I know! I'm really confusing. Anyway, gelatin is made from animals, including their bones. And that's where collagen comes from. Collagen is one of the building blocks of our hair, skin and nails. There are two brands I use. If I'm at Walmart, I'll get Gelatine brand. You can find this right beside Jello. Or if you want to check out Amazon, Great Lakes is my organic go to brand. You basically just take a packet (if using Gelatine) or one tablespoon  (if using Great Lakes), mix in 1/4 cup cold water. Let sit overnight. Wake in the morning, mix with some hot water in a tall glass and drink away. This is not the best drink, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. 

Secret #3 is Tagamet
Tagamet is a drug used to treat heartburn. But users also found increased hair regrowth when taken over time. Tagamet is amazing. It's one of those cheap drugs that big pharma doesn't make money off of, so they don't promote all it's goodness.  Tagamet does have side effects, so please talk to your doctor before trying.  I recommend buying the generic at Walmart under the name Cimetidine. You can read more about Tagamet here in a previous blog post.

All of these great secrets will take some time. You may first notice your skin and nails start to improve before you see a difference in your hair. Also, keep taking your Omega 3s and vitamins and include a diet rich in good fats like avocados and lean proteins like chicken breasts.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wreath Rehab

I've been kinda slackin on wreath making lately. Having been inspired by my deco mesh snowman wreath this year, I thought I'd rehab an older wreath.

Past Lives of My Wreath

4th of July wreath

Year round wreath

This is what it looked like when I pulled it off my door. Pretty good if you ask me.

I wanted to give it a fresh updated look.

And then I thought I'd update it even more.

Of course I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some fresh new ribbons.

Everything else was going to be reused from the original wreath.

I pulled all the ribbons off which were connected by T pins.

This is what it looked like when I pulled off what I didn't want.

Oh ya, I also bought an arrow from Hobby Lobby. Arrows are like everywhere!

Overall everything was in a really good condition. This wreath base and burlap is 4 years old. Except for the bugs and the dirt. That was nasty.

The sun did make the burlap darker. Strange, I used to think the sun bleached burlap. I was wrong.

So I added a new door hanger to my wreath.

The arrow blende to much into the burlap color, so I decided to paint it.

I cut up my ribbons in 6 to 8 inch strips. And tied them in knots. Pushed my T pins through the ribbon knots and attached them to my wreath.

If you want to see the play by play on how I make my wreaths click here.

Almost done. I arranged my arrow where I wanted and super glued it to the wreath.

And viola!

Close ups. Packed full of wonderful!

Watch my DIY wreath video for lots of extra hints to make your wreath special and take it over the top!

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Need wreath ideas? Check out my wreath gallery or Daisy Tags Board!

Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

DIY Curly Deco Mesh Snowman Wreath 2015

Wanna learn how to make your own curly deco mesh wreath? Well, you've come to the right spot. This wreath was made with items purchased from Hobby Lobby. Every item was 40% off and I walked out the door spending $86. I don't buy wholesale, because I just don't make wreaths that often. This took me less than 2 hours to make. Most of my time was spent cutting the deco mesh. This is a large wreath. It spans my entire front door. Hope you enjoy this.
So like I took some pics from Hobby Lobby of all the great things to make a wreath in this color combo of red, white and turquoise.
These snowmen are so cute!
And so are these gingerbread people!
Christmas tree decorations also make great Christmas wreath decorations.
And all the deco mesh.
More red and turquoise. Lots of good ideas here to make a wreath. Signs are great to put in the center.
Just more decorations if you wanted to keep the same color scheme through out your home.
My cart.
What you need:
Big center snowman or any stuffed Christmas item or sign.
2 rolls of 21 inch deco mesh. I used a striped one and a solid red color.
16 inch deco mesh wired wreath with the ties.
Lots of Christmas decorations to attach
2 rolls of coordinating ribbon
Start by cutting up your deco mesh. I cut my strips in about 8 to 10 inch strips. Please don't take the time to measure. Just guestimate. No need to be perfect here. There are 15 ties on the wreath frame. I used 4 rolls per tie. So I cut 60 rolls, 30 of each color.
Gather 4 rolls in the center and attach to one of the ties on the inside frame. Work inside first, and then move to the outer frame.
Twist all ties in the same direction. It will help you out later on when you go to attach your decorations. Just twist about 4 to 5 times. Do not fold the ties under to hide them.
This is the what the wreath looks like with just the deco mesh on it.
Now open your large ribbon roll and you are going to attach it to any inside twist tie.
Take the ribbon and loop it around the wreath going over the top and behind it. Over and under.
Then start with your next ribbon and attach to the same place where the first ribbon is attached.
Loop it around your wreath just like with the first ribbon.
To attach the snowman, take some ribbon and tie it securely around his neck leaving about 10 inches of ribbon to attach to the frame of the wreath. This I attached to the frame, not the twist ties. Just tie a double knot and trim the rest of the ribbon off. It's attached to the inside ring of the wreath frame.
Then I took my wreath off the floor and hung a ribbon to the outer wreath frame so I could hang it on the wall and work on it. You won't be able to just hang the wreath frame directly on a nail in the wall. It's too fluffy.
Then I attached all the little Christmas decorations I got with the twist ties. Just space them evenly around the wreath.  
http://www.daisiesandstars.com/2013/11/diy-christmas-deco-mesh-curly-wreath.html   http://www.daisiesandstars.com/2013/11/diy-christmas-deco-mesh-curly-wreath.html
Have A Merry Christmas!!!!!!!