The Brand New Kirtsy (+ My Fave Hair Images!)


Many of you know the awesome-est of awesome websites, Kirtsy. (If not, you can read the mini-history of the website here.)

The brand new, redesigned Kirtsy just launched, and every day, the site will feature slideshows curated by “some of the most interesting people on the internet.”  Well, guess what? The founders Gabrielle, Laura and Laurie must be highly confused because they considered me one of those people. You can check out my very favorite images of hair right over here. Enjoy!


The Top Knot


Last December, I cut a fair amount of hair off, and with the exception of 5 or 6 days since, I’ve been in mourning. It hasn’t mattered how “fresh” people told me it looks or that “I needed the change,” the truth is, I LIKE MY HAIR LONG. I am lame, and the antithesis of follicular risk-tasking. I’m okay with it.

Although the cut itself was technically lovely, it ended up being that horrible in-between length where it would flip up from resting on my shoulder, and it was too short to make my waves look decent on a regular basis (my waves look better as my hair gets longer). Most importantly, I lost the ability to put it up in my beloved top knot easily. Oh, dear me.

However, I’m here to tell you that after months of growing, my hair is entering its happy territory. Just in time for the warmest part of summer too. I am in top knot heaven.

Antique mirror + Instagram filter = Texture up the ying-yang.

Girls’ Day Out. Holla!

My two preferred methods of creating a top knot are 1) using Goody Spin Pins, or 2) just wrapping my hair around itself in a bun and using an elastic to wrap around the base. (Does that make sense? Maybe a tutorial is in order?) However, I am loving this new (to me) bun that I saw at The Beauty Department.

If you love the top knot as much as I do, check out the step-by-step instructions here.





The Wishing Tree


The Huggies Every Little Bottom team featured a wishing tree activity in their suite at the EVO conference a few weeks ago in Salt Lake City. Attendees were encouraged to share wishes for babies, whether their own or babies in general. Some were hilarious, some were tender, and some were even a little heart-breaking.”I wish that all babies wake up with a smile on their face every morning,” and “I wish for each house to have a stack of children’s books” were a few hanging from the tree.

How about a wish that all sweet, rosy-cheeked babies have clean and dry diapers on their little bums? Once again, something many of us take for granted, but remember, 1 in 3 American families have had to deal with diaper need. So many families aren’t able to provide their babies with clean disposable diapers, and are forced to clean out and reuse soiled diapers. The Huggies Every Little Bottom Program has partnered with local diaper banks and national organizations (such as Feeding America) to raise awareness, generate support, and most importantly get diapers into the hands of the families that need them.

As a reminder, here are some ways YOU can make that wish come true. Learn more about how you can become involved in your community at Find out where you can donate diapers locally, attend a diaper drive event or even host your own diaper drive.

Clean and dry diapers for all babies. Sounds like a pretty great thing, right? Okay, since it’s Monday, and we’ve all decided that helping to eradicate diaper need is the wish with TOP billing, how about we start the week off right with some lighthearted wishes for our kids?


Wish #1 – I wish that Wito would STOP KNOCKING HIS TEETH OUT. (Yep, he knocked out tooth #3 last Wednesday. 3 teeth in 4 years. Aye CARUMBA.)

Wish #2 – I wish that Wita would stop throwing 85% of her soggy, half-chewed food on the floor at every meal. But you already knew that.

There you go! My less important, yet PLEASE COME TRUE wishes. Now you!

Disclosure: I have partnered with the Huggies® brand to help promote Huggies® Every Little Bottom program.  I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about my family’s own experiences from my son/daughter’s point of view, and/or their experiences with diapers.  However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.



Yellow Fever


Oh J. Crew, your new yellow arrivals have my head spinning. Want. It. All.