Friday, July 20, 2012

Hello messy Scribblers!

Today I have for you a cute, nicely distressed card of congratulations to a friend of mine who is getting married tomorrow. It features a square of fabric from a charm pack that I had laying around- I've been wanting to merge paper and fabric for some time now, and I think I may be on to something :p
Take a look at the video below- Enjoy!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Home Mixed Sangria

Hello happy scribblers!

So I have for you tonight a share...

I have yet to meet a bottle of wine that I didn't like (or if I didn't like, I still didn't drink- LOL).  But I loathe yellow tail wine! *okay tell me how you really feel neets!*

LOL I know, I know... But I don't like any of yellow tails ferments. But I must admit- on a cheap budget, any wine will do! Ha! So my hubby was at the store and he knew that I wanted some wine and this is what he brought home, along with some sierra mist -- the summery cranberry splash (his fav) -- and all of the sudden I had a brilliant idea! Mix, baby mix!  So... I poured some yellow tail, and topped it off with ice and a splash of the SMCS and voila! Its really tasty! As a matter of fact it tastes very, very close to sangria-- I was so geeked that I had to instagram and blog about it. Let me know if you decide to give this mix a try- I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised, and if not- at least you'll have a nice buzz for the evening :p
Enjoy your fourth of July celebration! **I had forgotten that it was coming up until my kids asked me at dinner tonight what special plans we have- talk about being spaced out! I don't know where I've been!! Oh well... I guess I'm more enamered with the upcoming birthday I have on Friday- Whoot, Whoot!! lol. Maybe I'll have another round of my new found "sangria" cocktail**

Happy and messy scribbles to you all! gnite :')

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Natural Hair and some dang-on Natural Sense!!!

Dont mind me- Im just making notes to myself- although it is here on my blog... so feel free to eavesdrop on my brainstorm!

I think that the hoopla of natural this, organic that, no mineral oil and potrolieums! don't do this, don't do! it all has me in such a place of bondage and wilderness! I am going back to the way momma used to do my hair, and back to what became my montra as I summized the major knowlege of hair essencials I learned in hair school. (which was: you can do whatever you want to your hair so long as you follow up with true consistant hair management and care) My current breakage, frizz, extreme dryness are unexplainable when I consider the major advice of those gone natural; I don't use anything in my hair! And as a result my hair is THIRSTY!! She is begging for some attention and these staples my momma used always kept my hair long and moisturized! I can only go up from here so I figure its worth it to me to at least try!

Here is my list of product to go back to- try and/or continue use...

* Water! destilled and faucet (Anita! STOP FORGETTING TO WET YOUR HAIR DOWN DAILY!!!)
* Aloe vera juice (try mixing with water this time)
* find and try a clarifing shampoo
* olive oil
* jojoba oil
* pure coconut oil
* Vegetable Glycerin* Tea Tree Essential Oil* Peppermint Essential Oil* Rosemary Essential Oil* Basil Essential Oil
* Extra Virgin Olive Oil
* castor oil (mixes well with gel as to dilute proteins present in gel for my hair type)
* Cholesterol or Lakair conditioner
* Carefree Curls instant moisturizor (and maybe the wave activator with jojoba)
* Jam (I love jam! Why stop using it just cause you say so?!)
* coconut oil grease (my daughters hair craves this product- again! Who cares what you say?)
* eco styler gel (try more wet n goes, incorperating a "damp" n go method- also use for slicking that hair up for your fauz bun updos)
homemade flaxseed gel
(for good definition on my twist out settings vs eco styler gel to use for damp n go and slick updos)
* Shea butter whipped cream (and shea butter essencial oil mixture) (My hair liked the whipped butter, L's hair liked it, Y's hair LOVED it...)
* Carol's Daughter mimosa hair honey (not before I research more reviews)
* Kinky Curly curling custard or Shea moisture organic coconut and hibiscus curling souffle' (try these only after and if I don't get good results from consistant use of shea butter whipped cream and lotion)

Some of these on this list aren't "all natural" to try (Oh no!!! god forbid!! oh stuff it!!) LOL
continuing on...

* Tresemme naturals conditioner
* Tressemme moisture rich conditioner
* Paul Mitchelle "the conditioner"
* any shampoo I want (dilute it and put it in a pull open squirter top bottle thingy; apply directly to the scalp for cleansing the skin and not over cleansing hair shaft)

~Sit under dryer when needed to deep condition- or to deep set oils
~keep washing and detangling in sections- resisting yank and advance on slip

I bet if I get cracking on these points I will see improvement in my hair... Im looking for
these results:
* fluffy hair
* less stiff, and lots of movement in hair
* moisturized hair, not necessarily shiny hair, but not cracked brittle and dry
* soft hair- easy to seperate and twist for stretch out routine and night covering
* easy to manage for quick styling in preparation for going out
* smell good hair

styles to try:
* crochet hair extentions
* marley hair faux buns
* clip in pieces of faux hair for bang or other creations
(also incorperate color this way)

So don't be like me.  Don't forget to think for yourself when you join a revolution- sometimes the real revolution is remembering that you although you didn't have the full monty- you did have some brillant ideas!!

Happy and messy scribbles to you!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mash haul and review

Hello happy scribblers!

So yesterday I was surprised to find at my doorstep a box from UPS as I wasn't due to get this shipment  until today sometime.  I opened the box and it was my MASH nail stamp plates! Finally, after learning about Konad and Monster stamps (and heck the whole notion of nail art stamp plates in general!) about a year ago, I finally own some- yay!! So, since I'm so ubber geeked, you may be wondering why I waited so long to make the move on purchasing some plates in the first place... Well, I can be really indecisive, but on top of that- when it comes to my being a virgin of any new experience*** I get the jibbers- you know; chicken jibbers; scaredy cat jibbers- yea those. So anyway, this past Monday I was reading
and I swear- the heavens opened up and my Father was like "upon this nail design and art plate I am well pleased" LOL no seriously angels, birds, ran over geese- someone was singing! I had found the first plate design I wanted to own.  So I didn't hesitate to jump on Amazon... even though I wanted to- I'm always second guessing whether to spend money on panties, or nail goodies- only to end up buying neither (yep- I go commando! just kidding). I searched MASH plate 43 (per nailsbeautiqued design) found the lot and dumped them in my shopping cart along with a plate holder, and their scrapper/stamper combo pack.  And here is what everything looks like... oh yeah- I threw in the pic some new dotting tools that I bought also:

Everything is by "MASH"
I paid $12.99 for a order of 25 nail plates (each plate has at least 4 designs on it) which in my opinoin is desent a price for a virgin stamper! I didn't get to break them open until 11pm last night- and I admit I was REALLY sleepy, but I wanted to test it out anyway! And I say--- sleepy or not-
 I didn't expect the result of my first stamp to be so dissappointing.

 Base was Sinful Colors Unicorn and I stamped with Pro Salon Never Glum Plum
It came out so blurry and I couldn't figure out why- not to mention sleepy brains aren't fit for solving mysteries!  So I went to bed a bit frustrated with myself, because I really am a "Watch someone do something- turn around and execute the replica perfectly" kind of person.  I think I was also rethinking my brilliant idea to click that submit order button so quickly; was this a bad buy??
 All the questions would have to wait til morning- and this morning I went at it again...

 My first thought was okay- maybe I should try a different polish. Maybe cheapo polishes don't work- although I have seen countless youtube-ers use many different brands of polish.  But I was on a mission to figure this out and get at least ONE. CLEAR. STAMP. on my nail bed! And as you can see...
I got another smeared blurry scrape... What to do now I wondered? 

Well, I don't have pictures of all the results but I tried several
 different polishes, but they each did the same thing.

Ok so- it must be the scrapper! I light bulb went off! I remembered seeing someone on YouTube use a credit card so I tried that...and yes.... Success!!!

Having Figuring out the problem, I tried a darker color in green with no base
and it came out great! Clear and with no smugges!
 (Don't mind my cuticles, and those dry crunchy hangnails- I already know I need a mani! LOL)

I just can't wait to get stamping an entire manicure.
Maybe I'll treat my daughter to one for her bday today!  Either way I'll let you see what I decide to do!!

Messy scribbles to you dear scribblers!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My 5 Truths

Good morning messy scribblers!

I was inspried by Julie from Balzer Designs upon reading her blog and I thought I would get on today and chat about it with you guys. You can view the post here:

She ended her post by posing the challenge, do you have 5 truths?

Well- do I?     I think so!
So, let's see...

1. Love is a powerful force in my life- without the love of my husband and Father God I would be lost!

2. Pretty things are made to be collected.... BY ME! (*>*)

3. When I spend a few miniutes saturated in nature, all of my sorrows turn to mush and I aline with new founded energy. I guess it's true what they say- vitamin D from this sun a great nemesis to depression!

4. Laughter has the same healing effect as does a glass of wine at the end of the day

5. Your truth is not my truth- this is a new muse for me, but I'm letting the knowlege of this particular truth sink in deeper and deeper everyday.


Monday, June 25, 2012

light and hope

Good morning neet scribblers!

Today I have for you a glimps into my soul. An art piece that I painted this past Saturday. I think this will be the first of a collection of paintings all related to the power of light and hope. I haven't "named" this piece per say, but it is a depiction of light and hope.

It is a view of how the power of hope's light is presently a long side one's darkness. On the one hand; hope is shown as a bright strength emanating from behind one, and as one's under girth, and as one's entire state of being; blessing one with wholeness. On the other hand hope is depicted as the entirety of the explanation above; moving through one, circling throughout every dark place leaving behind traces of glory. It is the dichotomy of war between one's trauma and one's healing. It is an image of the "hope of healing" in its most complete form; while still and in combination with evidence that darkness is yet to be dispelled. This combination depicts the ongoing miracle of one's ability to sense the power of hope while there are still particles of trauma within; for it is the acknowledgement of the light's power to heal the dark grayness that inevitably allows one to feel hopeful, at long last, since darkness and grey have been one's only experience. If I had to name this piece I'd call it.... "Hope's light and the power outside of us. Within us. Through, and around us." Too long a name, huh? Thus the reason I hadn't named it- LOL

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Hi every body! So, I am alive and kicking- I've just been dang near kickin the bucket- no just kidding... I haven't been too motivated to do much of anything lately let a lone post a blog. But being new to this, I want to push to make a better effort to write something more often. So stick with me y'all- I do appreciate all my readers out there!! YAY you guys!!! LOL

So even though I haven't been blogging lately I have been feeding my new addiction to PINTREST... If you haven't been bitten by the pinning bug yet, you are missing out for real! I was on, looking at so much stuff- and I came across a braiding style that incorporated a ribbon design that looked like shoe lace through the hair. Here is a picture-

I took one look at the photo from pintrest and couldn't wait to do it on my daughter. It was really easy! Here's another shot

Basically you braid out (or in my case flat twist out) an even or odd set of cornrows. Then between the rows, wherever you choose, lace the ribbon through just like lacing up your tennis shoes! You can use a large plastic needle that's normally for yarn- or like me because I couldn't wait to go to the store for supplies- use your fingers and a bobby pin. Kick over your bucket of ribbons and lace up some braids! If you have a little girl and you love ribbons and braids you must give this style a try!

Thanks for stopping by, but before you go leave me a comment, ask me questions... whatever! :)
Go color your world... always, always scribble neetly-

Friday, February 10, 2012

{My first photo upload} This is an old picture. 
I free handed a snowman and snow nail art for my daughter who was 7 at the time :^)