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The Must-Have Hair Product: Aquage Uplifting Foam

I have been on the hunt for this supposed liquid (well, foam) magic for awhile now - Aquage Uplifting Foam. I must give credit where credit is due - I first heard of this exclusive hair product from The Small Things Blog. Kate has a phenomenal blog full of informative videos showing how to style hair, not to mention her cute outfits she blogs about, too! Please, please be sure to spend some time on her blog - it has been so helpful for me; I'm sure you will all love it, too!

Anyway, I had to look up online where to find it locally because it is not sold in all salons. I went to Aquage's website to look up where I could find it here.

I was so excited to try it! I started by towel drying my just washed hair, and making little parts all over my head and spraying the Aquage in it. Then I rubbed it in a little, and then blow dried my hair. For a detailed video, check out Kate's video here. This video is how I learned to do it! :)

After my hair was dry, I could already tell ther…

Cat Traps: My "Wordless Wednesday"

So I came across a clever little blog in which the post was simply a collection of photos of the day, and she called it "Wordless Wednesday". I'm not sure if this is a new trend in blogging or if this was just a random thing.
I thought it was kinda clever, so I thought I would give it a shot.
Except its not Wednesday.
And so far, it's not wordless.
I'm not off to a great start.
Anyway, I call it, "Cat Traps". I hope you enjoy. :)

DIY Baby Board Book

Whenever shopping for a new baby or a young child, there are SO many cute things! Let's face it, anything for a baby is just adorable! Here is a great gift idea that is cute, affordable, and personal.

A homemade baby board book!

Here are the supplies you will need:

Mod Podge - I chose a glossy finish. A small bottle will be plenty.
A small roller sponge - I found mine at Walmart for a buck and change.
A small sponge or sponge brush
PLASTIC plate - notpaper
Scrapbook paper
Printed words
Blow dryer (this will make it dry faster and save tons of time)
Fine-grain sandpaper, optional

...and of course, the book. There are two ways you can go here; either purchase a cheap board book and plan to cover every inch of it (which you can find these for $1 or sometimes less - check garage sales!), or purchase a blank one. I chose to get a blank one, seeing as how this was my first Mod Podge project ever (hard to believe) and I wanted to make it as easy as possible for myself. I got min…

Army Wife, Army Life

Oh, the military journey.

As I am meeting more people who are in the active duty military, I am beginning to realize that despite our large connecting factor of being in the active part of the military, everyone's story is so different.

One of my neighbors, for instance, experienced her very first PCS without her husband, ALONE, because of an upcoming deployment. She has spent her first year all by herself on this post. Fortunately, her husband returned home about 6 weeks ago. She was telling me how excited she was to finally get some more furniture because she had promised him that she would let him pick some things out for their new house that he had never even seen yet.

Couldn't imagine that.

Another gal I met said that they got married, and then PCSed here. Then he had some sort of semi-minor surgery. He returned to work a bit too early before he was fully recovered, and long story short, he ended up in critical condition and spent weeks at Vandy Hospital recovering. Appar…

"Thinned Out" Baked Potato Soup

Hello, y'all! It's been awhile since I've written any new posts. The last few months have been a little on the busy side with my new job (yay! More on that later...) and traveling back home to Kansas for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We were able to welcome Chris' brother home from Afghanistan and enjoyed a visit from Chris' mother and niece. So as you can probably guess, blogging was not exactly on my list of things to get done!

A week or so ago, after the dust had settled, it was back to the usual "what's for dinner" conundrum. The fridge was needing to be restocked, but neither of us felt like going to the store. We had leftover bacon from breakfast sandwiches and a bag of potatoes....and we had almost the whole afternoon ahead of us. The first thing that came to mind was Baked Potato Soup. My momma always used this yummy recipe that was rich and indulgent, almost like eating a savory dessert! I had just had a conversation with a friend who said she…