The Great Floorscapades: Fast Forward

Now that the weather is not frozen and it is possible to stand out in the garage without freezing our tushies off, it is project season at my house!!

In order for the next post on our home renovations to make sense, I need to do a little (or a lot) bit of a catch up with you.

Oh my how time flies. I left off a year ago finishing up with the shopping, and was heading into stories of installation…

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A Tribute To Dad

This is a rather personal post, something I’ve not really posted before here, but I think you’ll understand why.

My dad.

My hero, my protector, my shoulder to cry on, my cheerleader and biggest fan.

All of that and more. He taught me to laugh more, to be kind instead of quick with my judgement, to be compassionate to strangers and loved ones alike, and that family meant more than blood.

My dad passed away on Sunday February 8, 2015 after fighting stage IV/V lung cancer.

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A Cruelty Free Cut and Color

You ready for a long and picture heavy post? Buckle up and grab a snack!

One of the biggest things i have had to struggle with in the change to a cruelty free lifestyle has been a hair cut!

Who woulda thunk?

While I know you should be able to ask and request things of your stylist, such as to use only certain brands, that is something I’ve never really felt comfortable doing.

I’ve told myself that as long as the salon uses some CF brands (especially as the ‘default’ shampoo) that it was ok for my infrequent haircuts. That I can’t control the other products that a stylist decides she likes to use on clients, that the money that I am paying for is mainly for the ‘default’ shampoo and the service of the cut itself, but as I got rid of more and more non CF products in my house, the salon aspect of my life bothered me. I wanted a salon where I not only liked and trusted my stylist, but trusted the products as well.

Also until recently, I’d never really considered the impact of the color available at salons and if they’ve been tested on animals.

When I realized I wasn’t quite the ‘ginger’ I had been.

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DIY Watercolor Mugs

You ever have a person on your Christmas list that you just can’t find anything ‘right’ for?
That happened to me this holiday season…and I decided to take the plunge and make the perfect gift instead of wandering around in multiple stores hoping that something will stand out to me.

I would consider myself a pretty crafty person, but quite often I don’t think through the entire process and what I will need. I usually just go to Pat Catans or Michaels and pick up what I think I will need without taking a look at what I already have or looking up the actual post that the Pin is linked to. (what did we do before Pinterest!?)

So because of that and the fact that I get pretty stressed out if the person will like it or think my crafts look like a five year old did it…I tend to not do DIY gifts. In fact, it’s been about two years since I did any major crafting, since I didn’t have sorority things to make anymore.
Needless to say, I was a bit rusty when deciding to tackle this gift the DIY way.

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December 2014 Petit Vour Review

Yeaaaah, it’s time for my monthly Petit Vour review!!!

I’m sure that some readers are wondering why the heck I am posting a review for a December box in January…well….

I like to take my time to test out and actually use each product in the box before I post a review. Not only do I like to use the products at least once to get a feel for the quality of it, but Petit Vour boxes are delivered usually after the 23rd of each month and that means reviews come in the next month.

December’s box was co-curated with Sunny at Vegan Beauty Review! I really like her blog because she is still girlie, fun, drop dead gorgeous and still cruelty free and vegan! Sticking to your ethics and being able to have “mainstream” beauty quality is right up my alley!

The products were picked to celebrate the season and for the snow days and soirées in the winter!

Ok with that being said, here is a run down of the luxury, cruelty free and vegan products featured in December’s box:

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