27.3.14

Inspired by Pinterest: DIY Clocks

Join me for today's episode of Inspired by Pinterest on My Craft Channel. I will share some amazing ideas on how you can create a custom clocks around your style and interests within your home. Pinterest provided the inspiration and hopefully you will see ways you can create clocks that fit your space.


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  Join me next Thursday for another great IBP episode!


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Disclaimer: Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration but not all pins lead to blogs. I tried to only pick those ideas that I could find the original creator and give credit to. Please take a moment and check out these great blogs because without them I wouldn't have content to talk about on the new My Craft Channel show Inspired by Pinterest.  

If you've never been to Pinterest and would like to check it out, you need an invite to the site to gain access (I don't know why). Just leave me a comment with your email and I'll send you an invite. However, I cannot be responsible for the time you will be spending on Pinterest!! 

25.3.14

Reclaim Yourself Women's Craft Retreat

Join me at this amazing new retreat here in Utah this June called the Re-Claim Yourself Women's Craft Retreat. I have the special privilege of teaching at this event and I cannot wait to get crafty with you!!
Christine Ishmael, creator of the Vintage Yard Sale Utah (on Facebook) is excited to bring you what every woman needs!

Come for a  weekend of "reclaiming yourself" at the  

Reclaim Yourself Women's Craft Retreat!

Retreat #2 is coming to you from Heber, Utah! 

We will be staying in a brand new home in a beautiful area of Heber, Utah!
This location is close to vintage shopping, thrift stores, delicious restaurants, spas and 
of course, dessert shops!  

There is room for 12 guests, each staying in this adorably decorated home!
2 women per room, twin beds, 3 1/2 bathrooms
(all beds are sporting brand new, comfortable mattresses & bedding!)

Dates:
Thursday, June 5th - Sunday, June 8, 2014


$375 
Includes 4 days/3 nights and the following...

Day One:  
Check in at 4:00 pm
Get settled in your sweet room
Introductions
Meet & Greet
Make & Takes
Dinner & Dessert

Day Two:
Let the Crafting Begin!
Introduction to crafts
**All supplies provided**
Meet the Instructors!
Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner * Dessert * Treats 
Giveaways!

Day Three:
Spend a day out on the town
Shopping
Thrifting
Spa Options
Crafting
Relaxing at the Retreat House
Breakfast * Lunch on your own * Dinner * Dessert
Giveaways!

Day Four:
Check out at 12:00 noon
Pack Up
Breakfast Provided
Goodbyes
Goody Bags


The dictionary defines the word "reclaim"  as a way "to get back" (something lost or taken away)  I truly feel a kinship with women and understand the huge responsibilities that come with that title!  My goal is to provide you with a weekend so amazing that you will return home as better wives, mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters and friends!  
I want you to leave with new strength, a greater perspective on life and in touch with your creative self!  Creativity makes people happy!  
Accomplishing something is empowering!

Please join me on this grande adventure!
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 on the blog and Facebook pages too!

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20.3.14

Inspired by Pinterest: Easter Egg Ideas

Watch me today as I share a variety of fun ideas on how you can decorate your Easter eggs for the upcoming holiday season. Whether you're creating them with real hard-boiled eggs or from plastic or paper mache eggs, you'll love the ideas featured from Pinterest and my own stash of crafty ideas.



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Chalk Paint Covered Eggs

Foil Covered Eggs

Dictionary Covered Eggs
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Disclaimer: Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration but not all pins lead to blogs. I tried to only pick those ideas that I could find the original creator and give credit to. Please take a moment and check out these great blogs because without them I wouldn't have content to talk about on the new My Craft Channel show Inspired by Pinterest.  


13.3.14

Inspired by Pinterest: Peeps Wreath

Join me as I demonstrate how simple it can be to create your own "Peeps" Wreath for upcoming Easter holiday. You'll be amazed at how fun these can be to make and you can always eat your leftover supplies.



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Disclaimer: Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration but not all pins lead to blogs. I tried to only pick those ideas that I could find the original creator and give credit to. Please take a moment and check out these great blogs because without them I wouldn't have content to talk about on the new My Craft Channel show Inspired by Pinterest.  



7.3.14

I Love My Frizzy Hair After My First Brazilian Blowout

I know you've all been asking "What is a Brazilian Blowout" since I posted this last week. Well let me tell you....

So last week I went and hung out with my darling stylist Makelle Pratt at Cultures Salon in Clearfield. She told me about this new thing (new to me at least) called a Brazilian Blowout. She told me I was the prefect candidate for this since my hair has natural FRIZZ to it (use to be curl, but that's another story). I almost always have to style my hair with heat every day or it just looks bad. So I typically use a 2" curling iron and don't even try the straightener because it takes way longer. She Assured me that it would relax my natural frizz and soften my texture.... and she wasn't lying... I LOVE IT!!
Left - is after first wash at Cultures. Right - just after finishing....sooo happy!

As for the process it's simple....Makelle washed and washed my hair until it was squeeky clean. She then applied the Brizilian Blowout treatment to all the the strands of my hair...similar to having color added. She then blow dried it out and then back to the sink to wash it again. I LOVE HAVING MY HAIR WASHED so I was in heaven. And Makelle is the ONLY stylist I've ever gone to that does the "best" head massage on the planet! After that she dried my hair again and then used the flat iron to finish the treatment. She asked if I wanted it curly like I do it or straight...I opted for the most drastic for me and went straight.

I cannot even begin to tell you how different my hair feels to run my fingers through it. It's like it is someone else's hair and I love it!! I could not believe how it made my color POP like never before (I had it colored a week prior). She told me the treatment would help my color last longer which I typically notice fading a week or two later. I was so thrilled to find out the treatment would last up to 12 weeks if I used their shampoo and conditioner. So just to show you the difference... the photo on the left is how my hair looks after being washed and dried. No matter what brush I use, etc I get this love frizz look. And this is also how my hair looks in humidity (like Chicago in July).So of course I cannot wash and dry and go... always requires heat to manage it a bit.
I wanted to blog about this right after, but figured I should be a little skeptical and wait a week before I went all fan girl on having a Brizilian Blowout. So a week later I am just as happy with the end results. I have washed it, curled it and straightened it with ease. What impressed me even more is that I could wake up most days and brush it out and go....I LOVE THAT the most.
I know you probably have more questions so I pulled together some information from the "Brazilian Blowout" Website. They have great before and afters too if you're interested in more info. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to learn about the Split End Treatment my daughter is getting next week. 

Also I've listed the contact information for Makelle below. If you're looking for an amazing stylist and salon I really love Cultures. It's has the relaxed atmosphere of having your hair done at a friends home salon, but without the family drama and a bit of the spoiling only a salon can give you.  

Brazilian Blowout Professional Smoothing Treatments are the most innovative and effective in the world…


Through the use of innovative and breakthrough bonding technologies, these treatments actually improve the health and condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle.

The end result is smooth, healthy, frizz-free hair with radiant shine!
 
What makes our professional smoothing treatments different?

They are the ONLY Professional Smoothing Treatments
that actually improves the health of the hair.
No Damage!

Entire in-salon treatment is completed in just 90 minutes!

No down time! The minute you leave the salon, you can wash and air dry your hair, workout, put your hair in a ponytail or clip and it will be smooth, frizz-free and radiant!

Results last up to 12 weeks.

Leaves hair smooth, shiny, and frizz-free!

A├žai aftercare products ensure longest lasting results.

Q. Who is the best candidate for the Brazilian Blowout?
A. It has been our experience, that good candidates for the Brazilian Blowout are anyone who has frizzy, damaged or processed hair. We have performed the treatment on every hair type (fine/course/frizzy/curly), as well as hair that has been permed, Japanese straightened and extensions. In doing so, we have found that with proper communication and a well considered application, everyone can benefit from the Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment.


Q. What kind of look will you get from the Brazilian Blowout?
A. The hair will be left totally frizz-free, shiny, effortlessly manageable and with plenty of body and bounce. There will still be the option to wear hair curly/wavy (depending on the hair type) and the freedom to blow dry hair smooth and straight in a fraction of the time invested prior to receiving the treatment.

Q. Is the Brazilian Blowout going to make my hair straight?
A. If your hair is wavy, the Brazilian Blowout will make your hair appear naturally straight and healthy. If your hair is very curly, it will minimize frizz while enhancing the appearance of the natural wave/curl. If you have straight, frizzy hair, this treatment will eliminate frizz and promote radiant shine.

Q. Will my hair lose volume if I receive the Brazilian Blowout?
A. No, your hair will not lose volume as a result of receiving the Brazilian Blowout. Your hair will maintain its natural volume and you will still receive great bend and memory when blow-drying and/or using a curling iron.

Split End Treatment 
My daughter already has beautiful hair with very little frizz, however she hates to get her hair cut because they always need to cut off a 2-4 inches because of her split ends. She even has splits up where she pulls her hair up into a bun or pony tail. 
 So Makelle told me about the Brazillian Blowout Split End treatment. She said it would repair the split ends and result in her only needing to trim about a half inch off. It only costs $15 in addition to the cut and style and we cannot wait. I'll post an update after she has it done. 


Cultures Salon
360 South State Street
Clearfield, UT 84015
(801) 776-9229
Makelle Pratt & Family


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