Topsy Tail Updo Hair Tutorial

Well, I’ve not been productive all day with this snowy weather, so I will just not try to fight that and continue the trend and blog!

I have missed blogging. The days are a flyin’ by and by the end of the night there is no time for the blogosphere, but days like today are so much fun because I don’t feel guilty for letting my kids watch too much TV and I can catch up with you fine people.

So, I thought I would let you know a few things that have been rocking my world lately.

In the hopes to stay forever young and start taking a little better care of my skin I want you to know about this new face stuff I use.

After reading many amazon reviews and researching lots of anti aging products, I found something VERY interesting.

Hyaluronic acid.

Have you heard of this? I KNOW what you’re thinking. This lady is crazy if she thinks I’m gonna put something on my face with the word “acid” in it.

SO questionable, I know. But I am not currently dropping acid or on any drugs of any kind, this is a real thing. Trust.



So, this stuff is SO cheap, I think like 10 bucks on Amazon. And most of the reviews say it evens your skin tone, makes pores smaller, diminishes wrinkles and hydrates. (And then some people say it literally does not one of those things and is total crap, but try to skim over those).

I’m NOT kidding, this stuff is nice. I like it a LOT! I first wash my face with Derma E Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A Glycolic Cleanser (also bought online for not much money) and then I put a few drops of acid (hahahahahah that was a hilarious thing to say, I have been in the house for too long. ACID! HA!) on my hands and rub it on my face and then I spray rose water (also Amazon, also cheap) on my face BEFORE the hyaluronic acid dries because some reviewer said to and I like to do what I’m told.

And because it’s so crazy dry here, I then add a little bit of jojoba oil on my face. And who knows what that’s doing but I think I read somewhere it’s good for your skin. Here’s to hopin’.

rhlSo, let’s review. Cleanser, Acid (hahahah! still funny) Rose Water misting, jojoba oil. Perfect skin. Anti Aging. Young and glowing. Beautiful. Complexion.

I wish I had some awesome thing to say at this point like everyone is asking why my skin looks so good, but that isn’t even close to true.

The reality may be that I am washing my face twice a day and that is just helping my life overall. How’s that for a ringing endorsement? Either way, thought you should know about that acid stuff. So trippy. Ok. Done.

[UPDATE: Jojoba oil is not so good on my face after all as it's a little too oily. But the rose water is not enough moisture for this arid Colorado weather, so as for now I am still using Jojobo mixed in my with my body lotion, but am on the lookout for the perfect face moisturizer to use in conjunction with the hyaluronic acid and rose water. If you have an ideas, let me know!]

Now another thing I wanted to share with you is the Topsy Tail Updo.

Do you remember the Topsy Tail?

Here is some woman in the 90s demonstrating how it worked.

topsyLittle did we know we could do the exact same thing with our hands in three point two seconds.

So, I am gonna try to bring this back with a little modern twist. I’m using a lot of acid these days so let me know if this isn’t working.

Here’s a step by step on the Topsy Tail Updo:

1.) Grab front, top section of hair. Back comb a bit and pin into a pouf. And then get your hair trimmed, because you have split ends. Oh wait, nope that’s just me.

fhl82.)Grab the next third of your hair (from right above your ears on back, and put that part in a pony tail.

rhl93.) Channel your inner 90s girl hair and get your Topsy Tail on.Which means pull apart the hair right above where that hairtie is and then put the ponytail up, in and on through that divide. Should look something like this.


rhl114.) Now gather the rest of your hair into a low ponytail.

fhl11And then you’re done! Just kidding, that looks terrible. And in a weird way like a mullet.

5.) Then twist your hair around into a bun and pin all the loose pieces. No reason or rhyme to this just pin that hair until you like it. And THEN you really are done.


rhl13So, I hope you get into what I’m into these days.

Get some acid face and do some Topsy Tailin’.

It could all change your world. Or it could do nothing at all.

Can’t know ’til ya try. I should be in sales.

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Where Does The Time Go??

How is it November already?

I guess we HAVE been doing stuff…

exploring the new sights here in CO…



Hoarding candy…


Trying to get a family picture taken….


WithOUT picking our noses….it’s not easy to take a break from that…I’m not picking mine, so this picture is a success in my eyes.



And balancing acts…co7


And football games…co9


And life wouldn’t be complete without the latest craigslist find and DIY project…

first we kinda like to see if we are strong enough to bicep curl the latest project…co10



And NOT pictured: Me attacking women in stores, parks and libraries to force them to be my friend. Most have spotted the desperation in my eyes and quickly have somewhere else to go. I don’t get it. Someone teach me to play it cool?

So, I guess that’s where the time has gone…

It’s been another adventure, that’s for sure.

Up and moving. Replanting. All things new.

Wherever we are one thing is the same. The desire I have had in the last six months (more than ever) to let God use me. Like, really use me. Not just something I SAY but truly feel inside. To lay down my selfishness each day and let Him live in me.

I’m so selfish, you guys. It’s kind of embarrassing. So this has been a process, but He is so patient with me.

I want this life to count for Him. I want, more than ever, for my life to mean something more. For Him.

Because I blinked and I’m already 31, peeps. Another blink and I might be dead so it’s time to start doing things for Him.

Living outward. I feel a stirring inside like I’ve never felt before and it makes me cry just talking about God. So, I might as well be 91 because lately I’m acting like it.

Anyways. On a different note, I have some EXCITING news to share here in the very near future. I hope you get as excited about it as I do. There’s something in it for you so stick around…

Hope all is well in blogland. Missed you guys. Be my friend? (You can’t see my desperate eyes on your computer screen. Playin’ it cool over here).


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Latest Happenin’s

So, last time we talked, friends, we were mid move.

We said our goodbyes. Read our last books at our Wyoming home….
thor Put on our bravest superhero faces and garb….


And ran ahead…ok enough of the metaphorical talk.

We did it! We moved and are living the Colorado life. We jumped in and have been thankful for how quickly we already feel at home…

Racing each other always helps us adjust to new places too…

And in case you were wondering, Barkley’s adjusting well, too. We have only been berated by one neighbor to stop letting him run free and to “get a handle on him.”

Ok, so he’s NOT adjusting that well. #Barkleyhatersunite #sippinonsomehaterade


So, after we gave up trying to handle our bidnass with Barkley…

We said our goodbyes to summer…


And I mourned the fact that grill outs with new friends and old…


are coming to a close soon and I will have to start making dinner again.

#dustoffthecrockpot #notsureifhashtagsareokinblogs #breakinrules #getahandleonit


But whenever we feel a little scared of all the new stuff coming our way…like new schools, people, houses, churches…

We just hug it out.



Or jump it out….


Or yell it out….

Or ride it out until….

We feel at home again. (Note: Donkeys don’t really make me feel at home).

So, all is well. God is good. #crumbsinourteeth #shegotitfromhermomma


And we’re home.


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