When co-authors reunite, it’s always a party

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Let them eat cake!

Thanks to my darling co-auth, you all have found out that I am in fact a year older (and hopefully wiser). Thus, in honor of my birthday, I bring you…cake porn. Okay, and a few fabulous recipes blogs linked to go along with the photos, because really not telling you how to make things that look this yummy would just be mean. The good thing about having multiple parties for friends, coworkers, family, etc, is that you don’t have to decide on just one type of cake to eat (teeheehee).
Thanks for celebrating with me….and ENJOY! 🙂

 

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(full disclaimer: I didn’t make or come up with any of these recipes.. but I assure you I will be trying all of them once my birthday sugar-coma ends.)

 

xoSA

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEST FRIEND AND PARTNER IN CRIME!

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Many a years ago, today was the day that the world was graced with the presence of my co-author. She is actually one of the smartest, strongest, most fantastically amazing people I know. We have been through thick and thin and hope to stick it out to the very end.

My dear friend, I hope you have the most wonderful birthday full of crazy fun, awesome surprises, endless happiness, and of course NEW STUFF!

Please leave your love for her in the comments!!!

Happy Birthday Girl!

AC

I like big buns and I cannot lie…

I guess I have jumped on the bun bandwagon even though I prefer doing seriously intricate braids and more crazy hairstyles than buns; but I cannot lie, they are growing on me and I kinda like that they are simple to do but have an elegant effect.

I still don’t like the ones that are outrageously big or Princess Leia looking, or for that matter, too small but the goldilocks of buns is definitely a fashion trend I will be rocking this summer.

I hate having my hair in my face or even down and especially when it is hot. That’s why I usually resort to styling insane braids or keep my hair too short to even be brushed. This is because naturally I have easily tangle-able, excessively curly, neck-ache heavy hair. While there are definitely pluses to it (like the insane amounts and use of accessories I have and use), most of the time the daily management and amount of shampoo and conditioner I run through is slightly obscene.

I didn’t really want to give into any sort of trinket to help me make my bun because it seemed silly to spend money on a tool that was nothing more than a rolled up sock or rubbery scrunchie, but I found one today in the dollar bin so I decided that was a pretty decent trade.

It took me a few times to get it to sit right but I actually like that the bun isn’t so heavy and it works way better at holding my hair in the sock I have been using.

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This was one of my first tries and as you can see I have raging black hair which unfortunately does not allow me to me to dye or chalk it or even add feathers because it just doesn’t take or show up, but I still try so there are some streaks of purple and (worse, I really have to deal with those, blonde that used to be purple but have faded).

I added a upside-down french braid on my second go and fully intend to add a bunch of tiny braids into the bun and of course crazy accessories from pins, ribbons, flowers to rhinestones into the look in the next few weeks. I usually just experiment with my do’s and see what works best for my crazy hair but I also really love Mindy from Cute Girls Hairstyles tutorials for inspiration.

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Also, more recently, my grandmother has sent me a new bucket load of scarves to wear and being a scarf obsessed kid I was more than overjoyed. While the weather is slowing moving out of scarf season instead of packing up my favorite accessory and outfit completer, I have decided to rock as headbands and headscarves. Check out Scarves.net on youtube for some awesome tutorials.

What are some of your favorite do’s? Let me know!

toodles,

ac