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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Decorating weekend

I have FINALLY put pictures up on my wall's. What?! It has only been 8 month's. 
My reason for not decorating the dining/kitchen area wall's is that I hated the greeny /brown color that took over the ENTIRE house.  I felt like I was inside of a diaper, seriously.
So we painted the wall's a nice slate gray and it lightens up everything so much and is so pretty with the white trim's. I went painting crazy on all the vintage frame's I have been collecting for a while. Painted them all white. There was a set of gold ones that I did have the heart to paint as they looked so good with the gold detail's over my fireplace in the master bedroom. I picked out pictures that had meaning, ones that I have held onto for year's looking for a special place, it look's good, but it is quite overwhelming. I am used to bare wall's and minimal that I feel a bit clausterphobic?! 
Well it took me all Saturday and I am very pleased with how it turned out. The kid's love walking up the stares and looking at everything on the "picture" wall.
The pretty picture-less frames on my mantle.

I just love this look of stacked frames

Dining room wall

Living room wall with the nice blue paint and my favorite piece of art. "The girl with the pearl earring" by Vermeer

I put all my Paris things and Eiffel Towers in on spot as a nice collection area, like I did with the milk glass

The "picture" WALL, going up the stairs.

Neal and I as little kiddies...

The creepy and hilarious Buster Brown paper doll

The country setting in the Kitchen
Hope all you Canadian reader's had a lovely Thanksgiving. I just LOVE Turkey, all the left over's, turkey soup, turkey sandwiches, turkey EVERYTHING....Heaven.
xoxo Lexylou

Sunday, October 10, 2010

This hair post

I just read a totally rad post by Brandi over at mucho mucho bueno beuno all about different style way's to wear your hair. Now I am a bit of a hair changing junkie. I also love me some fancy product's too. I was looking back and laughing at how much I have changed my hair in the past 6 month's.... So I thought I would share and tell you about some of my new fav hair product!
I haven't decided which color/style I like most. But I have decided to grow my hair out for the time being. And let my natural curl's out instead of flat ironing it. Ever since my fabulous hair stylist Jen cut it a certain way my hair is so nice a curly!
Let's begin the hair tour de Lexy......
                                                  Straight haired  Blondie with bang's.....
                                                    Going for the curly effect with my bang's side swept......

                                      I woke up one morning and was sick of being a blondie and with a couple of    strongbow cider's I dyed my hair red/brown...... in a box
                                           Ran to my hair stylist to fix the greeny tinge I had in my hair......
                                Then I got sick of my long lock's and felt like going for the Russian spy look....
                                        Didn't like Russian spy look and went to a fav style, the Victoria Beckham inverted bob......
                                       Added in some nice highlight's and low light's.....
                                 Now for my hair product's of the moment...... I am a firm believer that nice hair product make you hair sooooo much nicer looking that drugstore stuff. When I can afford it I will stock my shelves with good stuff. Now that my new hair stylist is doing hair product trading for my hair accessories I am well stocked and very happy!
 My shampoo's and conditioner's are, Kevin Murphy Hydrate Me for ever other day and Maxi wash by Kevin Murphy for once a week Detox shampoo( I am on well water so product can build up)
Conditioner's are Hairtrition deep moisture and Organix Coconut Milk-which smell's soooo good.
          Hair styling product is Bumble and Bumble surf spray for beachy waves, My new best friend that smell's AMAZING- Moroccan Oil(just go buy it, K?!) And for finishing B&B's Spray de mode hairspray. If I am flat ironing I will put on a protector spray or something. I love my new flat iron, it is a Chi. I swear once you buy a really nice salon flat iron you will never go back.

My pretty hair now with warm tone highlight's and more curly bedhead look.
Hope you enjoyed this post. Do you change your hair a lot too?! I love how Brandi showed different style's. I think it will be safer for me to wake up and try one of them out when I am in a hair rut instead of cutting it off or changing the color....hehe.

xoxo Lexylou