Hello! Welcome to my blog, my name is Tawnya. I'm a
Mommy to 3 little ones, a lucky wife to the Man of my dreams. I am a Cosmetologist, Crafter, Photographer and a stay at home Mom. My blog is simply about everything I love from, decorating, DIY, recipes, beauty, hair, camping, kids you name it. I love life and hope my blog can uplift and inspire many. Thanks for stopping by and come back often so you wont miss a thing!

January 30, 2016

20 Winter Kid Activities

Winter months where I live have lots of snow! My kids get board since they don't get to do as many things because it gets too cold to be outside all the time. Here is a list of 20 fun Winter activities for kids during the cold Winter months to help make it a little more enjoyable.

  1. Build a snowman
  2. Go ice skating
  3. Drink hot chocolate
  4. Make paper snowflakes
  5. Bundle up and go on a walk
  6. Drive around and look at lights
  7. Bake cookies for the neighbors
  8. Build a snow fort
  9. Dance to holiday music
  10. Make a gingerbread house
  11. Have a snowball fight
  12. Roast marshmallows
  13. Go sledding
  14. Make snow ice cream
  15. Make ice bubbles
  16. Paint in the snow with water and food coloring
  17. Play a game of freeze tag
  18. Snow obstacle course
  19. Scavenger hunt with toys hidden in the snow
  20. Pull each other in the sled

January 23, 2016

5 Great Hair Tips

It is a never ending battle with hair! Some days we have great hair days and others days we hate our hair and no matter what we do things don't work out how we want. I hear this over and over with hair clients. Even I have bad hair days. If I follow these 5 tips though I can have awesome hair all the time as long as I have a good haircut as well. Here are a few ways to revitalize your hair.

Change Up Your Products
When you find the product that makes your hair look and feel amazing, you are pretty sure that you have found your life-long love of hair products.  That feeling will go away at some point and your hair will start to plateau if you continue to use the same product day in and day out. Change up your shampoo and conditioner every 4-6 weeks and your hair will stay soft, and manageable. I keep 2 different Shampoos and Conditioner in my shower that I alternate all the time. After 6 weeks I will rotate to 2 others and so on.

Shampoo Twice
If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. When you first shampoo your hair you are washing out dirt and grease, but what about the cleansing part? That’s when washing your hair twice comes in. First wash out dirt/grease, second cleanse, third moisturize. This will help out so much, it is amazing how this works.

Lukewarm Showers
Hot water can damage your hair, just like curling irons and blow dryers. Limiting the heat is not exclusive to just flat irons and hot air. Your hair is more sensitive than you think. Washing your hair with extreme hot water can strip away those amazing oils and damage your hair cuticle. Those natural oils keep hair shiny and help control frizz. Start washing your hair with warm/cool water instead.
Don’t Dry With a Towel
Rubbing your hair with a towel makes your hair look dull. Instead, squeeze dry or allow your hair to air dry or use a low heat blow dryer. I like to only blow dry my hair with high heat once a week.
Don’t Wash Your Hair Everyday
If your hair is hard to manage, getting too static-y and limp, it is most definitely because you’re washing it to often. Girl, lay off the shampoo! You are taking away nutrients and natural oils that help give you gorgeous hair. Wash only a few times a week, and if you start to get a little greasy use dry shampoo to help absorb the oils. Your hair will be much easier to style. You will see great results with this tip. 

January 22, 2016

How To Make Slime

This is my boys first You Tube video, they wanted to make one so bad! Check it out and learn a fun and easy way to make slime for your kiddos :) The ingredients are in the description down below in the video. ENJOY!

January 17, 2016

Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole

This is one of our top 5 dinners that we have at our house. WE ALL LOVE this one. If you want an easy dinner choice that tastes super yummy then make this tonight! You wont be sorry :)

What you need:
4-6 cooked chicken breasts (I cut my chicken into bite size pieces)
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1/3 cup of sour cream
desired amount of poppy seeds
1 to 1 1/2 packages of Ritz crackers
1 cup melted butter

Cook chicken in skillet. Then mix the cream of chicken soup, sour cream and poppy seeds in a bowl. When chicken is cooked mix it into the mixture. Spread it all in a 9x13 pan. Melt the butter and crumble the Ritz crackers into it, spread on top. Bake in oven at 400* for 25-30 mins. Serve it over rice. That's it, super simple which is my kind of dinner. Enjoy!!

January 13, 2016

How to Change a Flat Tire

Another item that is good to know in case you ever get a flat tire.  I found this picture online at an insurance place years ago. This is something I didn't know how to do but, lucky me my hubby showed me how to do this just recently. I have this printed and laminated also in my glove compartment along with my How to Jump a Car cheat sheet as well. CLICK HERE FOR THE HOW TO JUMP A CAR SHEET

January 8, 2016

Master Bath Makeover

Hello everyone! I just got an account for my blog on Facebook! I decided I better join Social Media like all the other bloggers out there :) I would love you to follow me on Facebook so you don't miss a thing. I will be having give aways once I hit 300 likes or more. My link is in the upper right hand of my blog. 
Here is my progress in getting our Master Bath just how I wanted. When we first bought our house it was just plain Jane to me. BEFORE

Look at that ugly hook for a towel.....

I painted all the walls a light grey to warm it up a little along with some decorations 

I also added some floating shelves on the wall with all new towel hooks that are a lot more appealing

My favorite part of it all is this HUGE adorable rug I have. It pulls everything all together.

January 4, 2016

How to Jump A Car

This is something everyone should know how to do. Print this off and keep a copy of it in your glove compartment. I have one in mine. I laminated mine for longer durability.  Hopefully you wont ever need to do this but just in case you can be prepared. Enjoy!

If you have been coming to my blog for the last 4 years you will notice I just updated my page to a new look! I will be posting a lot more often this year. It is one of my goals so come back often so you wont miss a thing!