“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...”

1970's-Victorian hairstyle

Friday, July 24, 2015


This post contains affiliate links. Scroll down for coupon codes, updated 5/30/16


Today I thought I would try curling my hair into a really curly 1970's inspired hairstyle. But then when I put on this pretty white blouse, suddenly I felt I looked more from the Victorian/Edwardian period than the 1970's. What do you think, Victorian or 1970's?

I have tons of curling wand instructions on my blog, but this tutorial is the closest to the style shown here. The main difference is I curled all of my hair using only 1/4"-1/2" sections. For this style I used my 19mm curling wand, which makes really nice curly curls (it's my most used curling wand)! Then instead of shaking the curls out like I show in the tutorial, I took a comb and teased the curls as you can see in the first photo. It creates brilliantly poofy curls! I love it! Since I curled smaller sections of hair, this style did take me longer to do, but I think it was so worth it. Sometimes you just have to spend a little extra time on yourself! ;)


I'm providing some coupons for anyone interested in a curling wand. I really do like these wands, because in my experience they work better than those I've purchased from the drugstore and they cost about as much. But if you decide on one of these, DO use a coupon! Or email me if you need a coupon code. I have access to all the latest ones and I do update when I get a chance, but don't always have time to right away. :)




(New discounts! Updated 5/30/16)

ANY wand $28! Use code: PICKONE (expires 5/31)

Buy any wand 50% off, get a FREE Style Setter Straightener and Free Shipping! Use code GETYOURS

Any set $88! Use code ANYSET88 (expires 5/31)

Silhouette Straightener + Argan oil $39. Use code QUICK39


(The codes below may or may not work. Some have expired.)

$110 OFF any set! Use code LOVETHIS

70% off all wands + Free US/Canada Shipping. Use code CURLS70

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50% off Sitewide (excludes collections, haircare, access) + Free US Shipping! Use code SAVEBIG

Curl Jam + Dryer + WT Shampoo & Conditioner $179. Use code ITSALLGOOD

Megastar + Argan + FREE US Shipping $79. Use code MEGAGOOD

Power Couple Set + Free US Shipping $79. Use code POWERSET

Buy 2 CLASSIC WANDS + Free US Shipping $58. Use code 2FORME

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White Truffle Collection $49. Use code HAIRCARE







This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small percentage of sales if you make a purchase using these links. However, the item featured in this post was purchased by me and I was not paid to write this review/tutorial. All opinions are my own. 

J + A Married Four Years!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015





I know I'm a whole month late writing about this, but I didn't want time to slip by too long before writing a little something here! Jed and I have been together for about 6 (SIX!) years now and last month we celebrated our four year wedding anniversary. I can't believe it's been that long already! I am just so so happy we met and decided to spend the rest of our lives together. Being with someone this long isn't always easy, but it sure is rewarding and it only gets better as time goes on. He is my best friend and I can honestly say that. I love spending time with him more than anyone. Life is pretty fantastic for the both of us these days. I can't wait to see where the future will lead us!




My "Anne of Green Gables" Dress

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


This is by far the most popular dress I've made. It's special to me because I created this during the spring/summer of my marriage in 2011. I have enough fabric for two, possibly three dresses from this linen striped fabric. I can, of course, always make this dress in any other fabric. Feel free to send me a message if you want a custom order! You can find this dress in both my Big Cartel shop and my Etsy shop. xx

Summertime Waves

Sunday, July 5, 2015

This post contains affiliate links. Scroll down for coupon codes, updated 5/30/16


Summer is in full swing here and it's HOT! I keep thinking of wavy summery beach hair, not that we have beaches where I live. But no matter where you are, in the summer heat, easy casual hairstyles are usually your best bet! I thought it would be fun to throw together a quick wavy hair tutorial for you. It's so so easy and all you need is a curling wand. Also don't forget to heat treat your hair before using the curling wand. I really like using argan oil in my hair, especially in the summertime.

**Scroll down to see video**


Tools you will need:

Step 1:
Like I mentioned above, apply heat protectant before you begin curling your hair. These curling wands get HOT!

Step 2:
No need to clip sections of your hair back, just take random pieces of hair, about 1/2"-1" wide, and wrap it around the curling wand so the hair twists as you wrap. Don't wrap the ends around the wand, but leave a couple of inches hanging off.

Step 3:
This step is hard to explain, but you will clearly see what I mean in the video. But basically you want to move the curling wand up and down while your hair heats up. This step is optional, but I like how natural it makes the curls look. Either way, test to see how long you want to wait for each curl. It depends on how thick your hair is and how much hair you pick up. I waited around 15 seconds or so for mine.

Step 4:
Each time you take a curl off the wand, use your fingers to separate the curls, essentially "teasing" the hair as you go. You can see in the video how I'm doing this!

Step 5:
Finish curling the rest of your hair. This time I curled my hair away from my face, but you can play around with what looks best and how you want to do it. I didn't use any hairspray for this look, because I wanted it to be easy and natural looking. Curls like these usually last me a few days. I also want to point out that freshly washed hair will make your curls last longer!

I hope you will try this hairstyle on your hair and let me know how you like it!


P.S. I'm kind of obsessed with this nude lipstick I picked up the other day (wearing in the photo). I want to try them all!



If you are thinking of getting a NuMe wand, take advantage of these coupon codes! Using a coupon, these wands are just as much (and many times cheaper) as a drugstore curling wand and in my experience, so much better! I keep the coupon codes updated, so check back if you want a great deal!




(New discounts! Updated 5/30/16)

ANY wand $28! Use code: PICKONE (expires 5/31)

Buy any wand 50% off, get a FREE Style Setter Straightener and Free Shipping! Use code GETYOURS

Any set $88! Use code ANYSET88 (expires 5/31)

Silhouette Straightener + Argan oil $39. Use code QUICK39


(The codes below may or may not work. Some have expired.)

$110 OFF any set! Use code LOVETHIS

70% off all wands + Free US/Canada Shipping. Use code CURLS70

60% OFF all wands + Free US Shipping. Use code CURLS50

50% off Sitewide (excludes collections, haircare, access) + Free US Shipping! Use code SAVEBIG

Curl Jam + Dryer + WT Shampoo & Conditioner $179. Use code ITSALLGOOD

Megastar + Argan + FREE US Shipping $79. Use code MEGAGOOD

Power Couple Set + Free US Shipping $79. Use code POWERSET

Buy 2 CLASSIC WANDS + Free US Shipping $58. Use code 2FORME

Titan 3 + Free US Shipping $89. Use code 3WAYCURLS

Bold Dryer + Free US Shipping $59. Use code BOLD59

All Sets (including Octowands!) + Free US Shipping $99. Use code 99SETS

White Truffle Collection $49. Use code HAIRCARE



This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive 10% if you make a purchase using this link. However, the item featured in this post was purchased by me and I was not paid to write this review/tutorial. All opinions are my own.