Wordless Wednesday (Except With Words. On Thursday.)


I survived the hottest day in Southern California history. AT DISNEYLAND.

Wita turned 3 months old this week. She is truly the sweetest, most mellow baby ever.

Wito is totally going to rock skinny/straight jeans this Fall. (From H&M, yo!)


Yo, Mamas! Great Deal Today!


You guys, get thee to Plum District right now. (If you’re not familiar, Plum District is an online deal-based commerce community. Like Groupon, but with an emphasis on mothers.)

If you are a Diapers.com junkie like me, you can get a coupon for $40 worth of diapers from Diapers.com for $20. TODAY ONLY. Listen, I’ll take any monetary help I can get when it comes to diapering.

It’s as easy as it sounds with no strings attached. Just click here to access the deal on Plum District and buy away!


Update — Mia


YAY! Update time! It’s been waaaaay too long.

Remember Mia from last summer?


She decided to take HT advice and grow out her hair a touch while keeping her great sideswept bangs.

From Mia’s email:

As I promised way back when, here is an updated picture of my hair. I took your and your readers’ advice and let it grow out some, stuck with a long side swept bang, and left it light blonde (though every other appointment, I do get some low-lights added in for depth). I am so glad I let it grow! I love the length and it looks great wavy, too. I would probably stick with this style, BUT I just got engaged and will be getting married in a year, so I think I’m going to let it grow in hopes of sporting beautiful, long locks on my wedding day… A girl can dream, right? We’ll see how that goes!

Thanks again for all of your help!

Looking beautiful, Mia! Congratulations on your engagement!


Are You Rocking a Side Braid Yet?


The side braid has been a trend for quite some time and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Celebrities including Ashley Greene, Audrina Patridge and Sohee have been recently seen sporting this fun, flirty hairstyle. The greatest part about a side braid? It’s totally a breeze to create. Sam Brocato, stylist and owner of the Sam Brocato Salon in New York City tells how to pull it off!

Get the look with these 4 easy steps from Sam:

Step 1: First, pull all of your hair over to one side. If you want your hair to be behind the ear, be sure to shift the hair in that direction before starting to braid.

Step 2: “If you have straight hair, spritz it with a texture spray like Brocato Back to the Beach to give it a ‘not so finished’ personality,” says Sam. Smooth the top with your hand and start to braid. “A typical three-strand braid works perfectly, but the more you experiment the more personalized the look will be,” says Sam.

Step 3: Once the braid is in place, tie the end with an elastic hair tie. Now, hold the braid in the middle with one hand. Then, with your free hand take one or two strands of hair at the end of the braid and pull on these strands of hair. Now gently push the braid in hand up towards the scalp in one-inch increments. Repeat a few times. This gives the braid a chunky, disheveled appearance.

Step 4: “Finally, take very small pieces of hair near the end of the braid and pull them free so there is a sort of unfinished, messy look to the braid,” advises Sam. That’s right, the look is supposed to be messy, on purpose!