Help ---♥

My heart has been aching all day today after reading a very tragic story. Its not hair related, but it is related to commenting. You guys have been great at entering comments on my giveaway--- and keep 'em coming this is fun to read and laugh at your jokes and naming cows after me---ha ha I've never laughed so hard. But (in seriousness) I would like all 164 of those following Girly Do's and the other's who follow in there own way to go TO THIS SITE and leave a comment. If every one of you leaves a comment that would be $164. This family is going to donate a dollar for every comment left to a family that is about to loose there little girl to cancer. Go read it for yourself. That is nothing from your own pocket, just a little something from your heart. Please go there now!!!

♥ HEART ♥ Down Hair Style

Done and done!!! Thanks for all the love that you have been giving me for my birthday. It made the day a lot of fun. You can still enter the giveaway for today and tomorrow, but I wanted to get this posted for you guys. I redid this do and shot pictures this time.
Start with a pony tail that starts far back on her head.

You will use three sections. Two that are braided for the heart and one that you leave strait down for the weave in between.
You are going to section for the arch in the heart by taking a BIG step for the next pony tail.
Anchor it with a rubber band and do the same thing on the other side mirror imaging the arch.
You will use two sections from this spot. One you leave down strait for the weave and you will braid the other half.
Part our a small section for your pony tail and combine the braid into the pony tail to be anchored.
Secure with a rubber band.
repeat on the other side.
repeat the process again by dividing the hair in half. Leave down one half and braid the other half.
Your arch should be done...
And it should look like this. You have one hair in the middle on the low point where the arches meet and three where we made our arches.
We will take the side piece and DO NOT SEPARATE. Spray with hair spray to help with fly away hairs and brush through the strand of hair.
Braid it and secure it with a rubber band.
Can you see it is becoming a heart?
You will be using these three on the top right arch to secure to the left bottom part of the heart.
Take your first piece and secure place it about a third of the way up the braid.
Secure it with a rubber band.
Repeat with the other two.
Now taking the other two strands from the other arch you use your pointed comb, a pencil or whatever you use to help weave and weave them in and out of your first side.
Anchor them with rubber bands. and you should have this.
Remove the rubber bands that were holding those last two braids together and secure them with one that holds them together.Give it some curls and you are done!!!
Very beautiful!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ♥ GIVEAWAY ♥ TO ME!!!

I share my birthday with my brother, an uncle, my grandpa's niece, several close friends while growing up, and now with you!!!
Yep--- today is my birthday!
What better way to celebrate than with a giveaway.
Below this post you will see three giveaways that you can enter in to win.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENN!!!
All Giveaway's will end the last day of January at midnight.

Birthday Giveaway

This one comes from the left over bows I had from All Things Ribbon from our Flip Flop Friday game that we didn't get to finish after the broken shoulder. This giveaway is a free for all. I have four bows and I am giving them away to four people. But here's the catch you could in all honesty win all four. Because you can enter this one AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT. Lets go for a record comment count here. Enter as many times as you want--- sat what ever you want--- come back as many times as you want--- just leave oodles and oodles of comments!
Bow #1Bow #2
Bow #3
Bow #4
LEAVE AS MANY COMMENTS AS YOU WANT.
This will end January 31, 2009 at midnight.
THE MORE COMMENTS YOU LEAVE THE BETTER CHANCE YOU HAVE TO WIN.

Another Fun Birthday Giveaway...(OVER AND TIME IS UP)

This one is for the bobby pins with decorative Valentines Day ribbon. You may remember when I first showed you this fun idea with this hair do.
Well now we have a holiday set. I was thinking this would look super great with this hair do, or with this one, or dozens of other ones. I had to make Beans a set too. So the winner will have a set of 10. Five red with black writing and five white with red writing that reads "Happy Valentines Day."

To win this one--- or to be entered in to win, you will need to guess how old I turn today!

I took this picture just the other day to update my about me and my girl button (I haven't done that yet.) but this is all you have to go off. But everyone that guesses right will be entered in to win! So HOW OLD AM I TODAY???
((Don't worry about offending me--- you won't))
Get your guess in before January 31 , 2009 at midnight.

♥ CURLERS ♥

This one is special and near and dear to my heart.
These are my home made curlers. If you are new or don't remember when I first brought these to Girly Do's go see this post. But I get a ton of emails about these. So these are for those who follow Girly Do's faithfully. This give away is for everyone who has chosen to be one of Girly Do's faithful followers.
HUGE ♥ Thank you ♥
That doesn't mean you can't get in on this drawing. You are more than welcome to sign up and be a follower of Girly Do's. I don't want you to if you don't want to though. I am not meaning to try and buy you or bribe you to choose to follow my blog. That is not the point of this giveaway. I just want to give a special thank you to those who do love Girly Do's enough to add them to my list of followers and friends.
Please also note that there are buttons on these so use
common sense when using these with small children.
These are eight solid orange and eight that have a colorful chicken pattern on them they are darling! And so much fun. I just finished these last night. Talk about cutting it close! No comments--- this one if for the followers of Girly Do's.
And will end on January 31, 2009 at midnight.

Would you like to learn this?

**UPDATE** This tutorial can be found at this link.
So... I was experimenting today . My broken shoulder was acting up with the terrible snow outside. So I was mostly just playing and seeing what I could come up with. Snapping pictures was not really an option while I was working today. And I personally love this. I had to snap a picture of the finished product. HOWEVER ♥ ♥ ♥ I didn't take any pictures of the step-by-step process. Since there are other hearts out there... I am just wondering if you want me to picture the step by step of the hair heart (my way). So... Would you like the step by step on this?
She's still in Jammies (teehe)

Featured Hair Artist

I am so excited to be featuring Jackie and Kassie's SWEET Do's. This is the hair style I wanted to do for Beans. Let me just say that Jamie is HILARIOUS!!! While getting this information she made me laugh. You'll have to go ask her yourself for her description of herself. IF she is willing to share. Anyways lets get to know her a little better:
Me:When did you start your hair blog?
Jamie: I started blogging about hair in August of 2008

Me: Why did you decide to make a blog about hair?
Jamie:I had seen a lot of hair blogs with girls that had thick, long hair. My girls do not have thick, long hair and I thought I could share some of the things I do with moms who were in the same boat as me. Also, when I got divorced my baby was pretty small and took up a lot of time so I finally decided I needed to do something to make sure the girls felt like I knew they were there too. I always did their hair anyway, but once we started the blog, I made sure it was their time. If the baby was crying, he cried. If the phone rang, I told them I would call them back. It was each girls "guaranteed" time every day where they could tell me whatever they wanted to and they had my full attention. Posting was another fun thing for the girls because my family lives about three hours away from us and we don't get to see them as much as we want to. It was a really easy way for Grandma, aunts and cousins to see them every day, see what they were doing and comment about it.

Me: Do you think of this as more of a hobby or an artistic outlet?
Jamie: Neither. I like to create and be "crafty" but it's mostly something that I love to do because it's fun for me to see the girls "all proud of themselves" when they come home from school and someone has made a nice comment. I feel like, with the divorce, they got the raw end of the deal. By doing this, it's another little way I can give them something back to make them excited and feel good about themselves so they can forget about some of the more icky things. I also love the time I get to spend with them and listening to all of their good stories I don't think I would have the patience to sit and listen to otherwise. Another thing that helped, I think, was posting for Grandma, aunts and cousins. The girls knew that everyone would be looking every day and they couldn't wait to get the comment or the phone call later that day. It was another way, I think, that reminded them that there were LOTS of people who not only loved them, but truly cared about what they were doing. It was my goal, and still is, to help the girls forget about the divorce by occupying their time with how wonderful they are and how much we all love them.

Me: Has your relationship with your daughter grown since you started this hobby/art?
Jamie: Can you share an example or story? I don't think it has really grown since we have done this but I do think it is a really good way to maintain a good one if something comes up where you don't have the time (or sanity) to do things how you usually do.

Me: Which are your two favorite styles of your own?
Jamie: That's tough!!! I would have to say on Jackie it's a tossup between "Getting a twist to say" and the "Jean Bennett"- And for Kass, I think the "Donut Piggies" or "Kassie's Camo Kiss for Grandma". I'm a boob. Their mood and how cute they were on that day is what makes the do's my favorites.


Me: Can you tell us one secret about you and your hair art/hobby that no one (or very few) knows about you.
Jamie:I'm not sure if this is such a secret, but, for those that don't know,I have REALLY thick, long, naturally dark brown hair. Nothing like my girls'. Mine was, however, just like theirs when I was young. It wasn't until high school that it really started to come in. Keep the hope alive ladies!

So there you have it! This is really fun getting to know you gals a little better. I did the same questions I did before, but I will have all new ones for the next Featured Hair Artist. Jamie is working with this hair. So if you are looking for ways to fluff up your piggy tails or for a way to make a hair station out of your old changing table head over to check things out.

I had to do this crooked X or Angled X that she posted a few days back. It was hard to decide on a favorite one to do from her site because she has a ton of cute hair do's to pick from. But I chose this one because I (personally) don't have very many that end on the side and I love how that looks. So I tried this one.


I think I should have angled it a little more, but it ended on the side and I loved that look on this gal pal of mine. And when you do anything with short hair it is best to have climbers to work your way to the pony tail with steps and separate smaller pony tails so all the hair isn't falling out.Start with the pony tail on top and then do a second pony tail off set on one side.Your next one is going to take a "STEP" to the side you want your pony tail to end on. And you are going to continue taking steps and you combine the hair from the opposite pony tail to make your X work.This was a shot to show you how I parted for my steps. Once you add in the other side you have your first X. Just keep moving in that direction until you finish with that side pony tail. Finish it in one pony tail off to the opposite side that you started on.
Throw in a bow and you have a very beautiful side pony tail. Thank you for this new fun hair idea Jackie and Kassie's Sweet Do's.
I'll be doing this one often.

Chain Links **Featured Hair Artist**

Yippy-skippy! We have a new do and a bonus featured hair artist! This is the first (of hopefully many) featured hair artist do's. In other words... there are a lot of hair bloggers out there. And a lot of great talent out there. There is something very fun about this form of art. And I do call it art--- its nice to look at, it makes a statement and its requires a certain creativity element. Its an art that anyone with the desire can repeat it. I find myself admiring the other hair bloggers and thinking how much more I'd like to know about them. So I am going to start showing my favorite hair do's here. Of course sometimes I will give them my own twist using there idea, but I want to give credit where credit is do, so I am having a featured hair artist every once in a while. You'll have to tell me if you like this or hate it. (See poll on the side bar to vote.)Today I am featuring Chain Links from--
Hairstyles for Girls
This was what first caught my eye to her blog and made me fall in love with her very unique style! She is amazing. Very talented. And very admired. I am sure if you are here you have been there. But did you know...


Me: When did you start your hair blog?

The Story of a Princess and Her Hair: Holy cow, it's been awhile. I had to go back and look at my blog archive to remember. It looks like I started in May of 2008

Me: Why did you decide to make a blog about hair?

The Story of a Princess and Her Hair: Well, several reasons. About a year before I started blogging, I actually started doing a scrapbook about hair! I just wanted a place to keep all the stuff we did to refer back to in the mornings. Then, I got into blogging with our family blog and found out how much easier and less time consuming blogs are than scrapbooks. So, I started up the hair blog. It was really just for my daughter and I in the beginning.

Me: Do you think of this as more of a hobby or an artistic outlet?

The Story of a Princess and Her Hair: Both. Mostly a hobby. There's a reason why there are so many hair blogs. It's a lot of fun!

Me: Has your relationship with your daughter grown since you started this hobby/art? Can you share an example or story?

The Story of a Princess and Her Hair: YES! Some of our best talks have come while doing her hair. I'm really going to miss it when she gets too old and cool for me to play with her hair anymore. I dread that day actually. It's 20-30 minutes a day I can spend with just her.

Me: Which are your two favorite styles of your own?

The Story of a Princess and Her Hair: I'd have to say the woven piggies and the chains are my favorites.

Me: Can you tell us one secret about you and your hair art/hobby that no one (or very few) knows about you.

The Story of a Princess and Her Hair: I don't keep any secrets, he he. Well actually, if you really want to know.... I'm a complete idiot when it comes to using computers. I actually have to ask my husband ALL THE TIME how to do stuff. I'm slowly learning more and more as I go along though. Oh, and I spend all my time doing my daughter's hair and not my own. You would most likely be shocked if you saw my hair (and not in a good way.) It's in a ponytail most days. LOL

Sweet! That is so fun. I have to say that my two I would have chose the same two hair styles as my favorites. But you can spend hours at her blog getting a ton of great idea's. Make sure to add her as a favorite if you haven't yet. You will not be disappointed.

So As promised I am working with a challenge. Calico Kitten has great hair for hair styles. She just is going through a time of having thin fine very uneven hair right now. She went through a time where she would pull out any hair do her mom ever put in her hair. Violently! Pulling out and reeking havoc along the way. She has out grown that now, but is still awaiting growing out the hair. Have you ever been there? I know a lot of us have. I hid a self cut trim by Beans when she was three. It is just something we have to do some times. So some of her hair is long and other parts are still off her shoulders.

This is great! This is how I do this hair do on Beans because her hair is no where near as long as the example given for chain links. This is what I came up with for short hair, or awkwardly layered hair.Start off with parting out a section of hair on the front part. I still have the first part off centered in case you needed that step.You need to have two strands of hair to tie chain links. I don't leave any hair down in the middle and it ends up looking fine. I DO **HOWEVER** load up on hair spray on these two sections of hair. Once I spray it in I brush it through to even it out and spread it through the hair and to hide those flyaway hairs.Tie your basic knot. There is no trick or special lesson you need to do this. Just start like you are tying your shoe and stop there before you do bows. Its just a simple knot.If you were tying a square knot you'd tie another knot and cinch them down together. Not here. You leave it nice and loose.Here is where things change. You are going to ANCHOR the hair down to the hair that is below the chain.YES you are going to see that rubber band even on the finished hair do. SO WHAT. Barbie hair and all doll hair is held into place for those puffy bangs and stuff with anchor bands. This really isn't any different then that. And look at the finished do. It looks good.You are going to do another set of links on this side. I am doing two on each side. So part it out again and treat it with some hair spray.Again anchor it down.
Do it on the other side the same way.
Pull it into a pony tail and give that hair that is hanging down a nice spiral with the curling iron, or your flat iron. Beans has even shorter hair then Calico Kitten has so I do hers in pig tails when I do this hair style to her. Pig tails are VERY cute for this hair do. And those rubber bands working as anchors--- do they bother you not being hid? Because they sure don't bother me.
Thank you so much Calico Kitten--- you sure are a cutie!!!

Thank You!!! Story of a Princess and Her Hair. Over here at Girly Do's we appreciate your talents! Keep 'em commin'.

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