Tuesday, August 18, 2009

feathers, braids and robots

I got something nice in the mail yesterday! A little bit ago I won the weekly giveaway on Luphia loves... ! If you're unfamiliar with Tina's blog, there is a giveaway each week, and comments on each post count as entries - it's a very neat concept! Anyhow, the sponsor for the week was my lavaliere, a shop full of pretty vintage-inspired jewelry and hair accessories. Exciting, no? I won a voucher to the shop and got to pick out a prize!

Hmm, what's this?

A pretty headband! I love it.

I was doing an experiment this morning with my hair. I recently watched this tutorial about Heidi braids by Aya of Strawberry Koi Vintage and it really made me wish I could braid my hair! Unfortunately, my hair is somewhat short.. and curly.. and layered, all of which complicate things. However, I decided to take the tip about starting the braid close to your head and sort of lifting as you braid [you probably have to see the video to know what I'm talking about]. I couldn't braid too much because of the crazy nature of my hair, but I was able to make a loose, messy braid and then pin it up on both sides, using just about every hair clip I have. I think it was really cute, though it wouldn't have lasted long - but perhaps that's something to try to improve on!

And if you were wondering about that box over my head, it's just the robot scene going on over our couch. Like it? I wish I could decorate our whole apartment in a minimalist / robotic nature, but we only have the resources for one wall... so far.

Oh, oh, one more thing! New recipe at the hungry lemur! Please go take a look at tell us what you think. I was really proud of the pictures for that one. And I apologize for the ridiculous amount of breakfast food recipes. We do eat other types of food... it's just easier to take pictures of leisurely weekend breakfasts! :)


  1. Oh, I LOVE that headband and LOVE your hair pinned up like that!!!! You are so adorable. I, too, love heidi braids but haven't been brave enough to wear them out in public yet, hahah.

  2. Gahhh, I love the headband! I am totally blaming you for my Etsy addiction. :)

  3. Ah, you look so lovely! No, it may not be quite a Heidi braid, but it's just as gorgeous and SO romantic! I love it, now I think I might have to create something inspired by you :)

  4. Congratulations on the lovely win and I love your braid! I'm off to look at the tutorial now, though I probably won't be able to do it. I'm so bad at fixing my hair... :)

  5. Oh! Lucky you! That hair piece is a winner in my opinion!! What a cute calling card that shop has - anything small and fluffy is tops!! Robots are cool too of course!

  6. pretty hair clip! i'm jealous!

  7. Your braids are gorgeous & love the headband.


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