I do my hair in this faux hawk updo pretty often (you may have noticed from my profile pic and Instagram page) …maybe even a little too often. But it’s one of those hairdo’s that looks like it took a long time when it’s actually very quick and easy, therefore it has become my go to. Besides that, a basic topknot looks TERRIBLE on me, I think it may be due to my large head. I tend to gravitate towards bigger hairstyles that will hopefully compensate for this noggin of mine, haha, good theory right? So, as soon as Ev’s hair grew out long enough I just had to do this hairdo on her too! Baby hawks are seriously the cutest, and I gotta get my matchy matchy time in while I still can 😉
To replicate this faux hawk updo, just divide hair into 3-5 topknots down the middle of your head (I do 3 when I have less time and usually poof up the front of my hair), and that’s it! So easy and definitely adds that extra bit of spunk to any outfit. One of these days when I have a bit more time I’m going to try adding some braids! I’ll let you know how it turns out!
^Matching her cousin Emma and all ready to go sledding!
^Showing mom there’s a bug on the floor, there were stink bugs all over the cabin! He was pretty freaked out (I didn’t love them either) because he thought they were spiders. Justin taught him to say “hi bug” so he wouldn’t be so scared, it was so cute! He was still pretty scared and we had a hard time getting him to walk on the floor, but now whenever he sees a bug, inside or out, he always says “hi bug!”.
^All that sledding made it pretty easy to get them to take naps!
^Making sure she’s got enough chapstick on, it was ear to ear!
^He was crawling away from me laughing because I was trying to take his picture 🙂
^His first time on a snowboard! Ha!
^Those tiny apple earrings seriously get me! So cute!
^Justin kept sitting them in the huge walls of snow on the sides of the driveway, it was hilarious! She’s not laughing in this picture but they were cracking up!
^Even after all our attempts to stay “unplugged”, she still managed to find an iPad!
^This is where he was a large portion of the weekend, scraping the snow down from piles that had mounded up, I think he liked doing that even more than sledding!
^Biggest bear ever! I’m surprised they didn’t try to run away with it!
We had so much fun staying in Leavenworth for a long weekend getaway! We only got a light dusting of snow at home this year and we really wanted the kids to get a chance to play in it, so we thought why not go to the snow if it’s not coming to us? It was Stormy and Everly’s first time sledding and they LOVED IT!!! It’s been years since we’ve been too, really makes you feel like a kid again! We stayed in the cutest cabin that Justin found on VRBO (seriously the best way to go), it was all decked out in super cute vintage antiques and even had some toys for the kids! …best part, NO TV! So nice to REALLY get away sometimes.
I had a super hard time narrowing down these photos, there were so many since we were there 4 days….almost 1000! Okay so maybe I have an overshooting problem (don’t wanna miss anything, am I right? 😉 ), but even though I posted a ton I still did pretty good right?
After seeing this photo of Shea Marie and Caroline Vreeland from NYFW floating around all over the internet and showing up in my Pinterest feed, I knew I just had to recreate some of these matching best friends jackets for Everly and I. Such a cute keepsake to have and something I will always cherish, and how awesome would it be if one day, many years from now, Everly took some of these photos with her own little girl? One can dream right? 🙂
Two moto jackets in your sizes (I purchased mine from Forever 21 for around $35 & Ev’s is H&M but I found it used on eBay for $25)
Heart template (I just Googled it and chose an image I liked)
Scissors to cut template
Chalk pencil for tracing
Ruler (to make heart bigger if template is smaller than desired)
These were pretty straight forward to make, but the hardest part was definitely scaling the hearts to size. I printed my half on a full sheet of printer paper and Ev’s on half of a sheet. I decided I wanted them a little bigger than the template and I also wanted that elementary “I drew this on my best friends binder” sort of look (because I think it makes it look more authentic), so I used the ruler to eyeball around my template and mark it with a chalk pencil. Then I just traced over my line with a sharpie paint pen, let it dry (it dries almost instantly but I waited an hour just to be sure), and then wrote the letters in the middle. Let it dry and they are ready to wear!
She had slept in the car so she mostly wanted to snuggle, which I’m always okay with 😉
P.s. I loved how these turned out so much, I made one for her twin brother too! I’ll be posting pics soon! They look SERIOUSLY adorable in them!