Thursday, July 5, 2012

Before and After . . . hairdoos!

My daughter and I have been growing our hair, for what seems like FOREVER (about two years) so that we could donate it!  I kept telling her that when summer comes, we will chop it off and find a great place to send it that will make it into wigs for people in need.  So, it was time. 
We were so excited about going to the salon...just the two of us! 

There are so many wonderful places that accept hair donations to make wigs and give them to men, women and children in need for free or minimal cost to them!  We struggled with which organization we were going to send it to.  We ended up choosing Wigs 4 Kids; it is a non-profit organization that creates wigs for every child and young adult in the state of Michigan suffering with hair loss.

I love these kinds of things that I can share with my daughter, and the boys too!  It is fun and meaningful, with a great lesson behind it.  They, I pray, will remember these things for the rest of their lives.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

DIY Bird Nest Necklace

I finally got some down time (with the kids on summer break, it doesn't happen that much!) and got to work on a project that has been on my to-do list for months! 

Sarah at, an awesome blog that I adore, has a tutorial on making bird nest necklaces that are just adorable!  This is one of many tutorials on her blog; she has lots of fantastic information and craft inspirations!  Head on over and check it out!

I love the bird nest necklace because it tugs at my heart strings a little...thinking of my own family, my home as my nest and children as "eggs". sounds better in my head, but you know what I mean! 

I love how it turned out, too!

Enjoy your day!