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She {hearts} IrresistibleMe Hair Extensions

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irrmeFor those of you who follow me on Facebook or Instagram (@dreawood), you would have seen by now, my amazing clip in hair extensions by IrresistibleMe. I have been eyeing clip in extensions for some time now. Even when my hair was super long, I wanted some. They truly are just a great and easy way to liven up a hair style or lengthen up what you have or dont have. ;-) The beauty of them is that they are clip in. So easy in, easy out.

IrresistibleMe carries all 100% real hair. It isn’t the fake synthetic hair you can find at some beauty stores… that does not allow you to use heat on it… These extensions act and feel like real hair.

The Extensions I got are the Royal Remy in Royal Natural Black 200G. My natural hair color is almost totally jet black but has a hint of brown. So the “Natural Black” was perfect and matches my hair exactly. When I put these in you truly cannot tell they aren’t real and I have been nothing but impressed with them.

In order to show how these work, I filmed a video ::cringe:: … I DO NOT LIKE VIDEOS of myself. I am not a video person and I feel I am so bad at them… but filming a video putting these in, for me, just made sense. I wanted to show you all a newb putting in these extensions, to show you, even the “less than talented hair people” can use these. ;-)

Here goes…

I probably wear my extensions 3-4 times a week. I LOVE THEM… but because it is extremely hot, humid and rainy in Georgia… I do not wear them on days I know I will be outside sweating… or in the rain. I want these suckers to last ;-) – so I am trying to take care of them. I love to wear them to church… or on dates. One day I literally wore them all day long and they did not budge. If you are new to extensions, a warning… they do take some time to get use to. They are slightly heavy if you are not use to having long hair… and therefore it does take some time to adjust to that feeling.

They stay in great though and even with 4 boys constantly tugging on me, they stay put and look good all day.

Enjoying my #irresistiblemeextensions this am. I've had a fever the last two days and with that came horrible head aches. Extensions def do not team well with head colds  ... Woke up feeling better today tho so decided to play with the hair. Y'all it's soHeaded to #firstbaptistwoodstock with my dudes. :) wish my husband could come. #dudemom
Had some request for a front shot of the extensions. These btw are #irresistiblemeextensions - in dark brown. Perfect match to my natural hair. I am not one to typically fuss over hair to much but the current length of my hair is so unflattering to my facUsed three extensions to do the side pony tail which is very comfortable and easy to pull off. Used two, two clip wefts and one three clip one. #irresistiblemeextensions #clipinextensions
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To those curious, why I wanted extensions. Maybe wondering why I don’t just grow out my hair. I donated 11 inches of hair last year to a cancer foundation… and while I enjoyed having a pixie cut, I get bored easily ;-) – so I am currently IN the process of growing out my hair. My hair is to my shoulders now and for me personally, I am not a fan of its length ON ME (its cute on others hah…). I don’t find it the most flattering for my face shape or body frame… so having extensions for me, are a fun and useful item to help me get pass the awkward “growing my hair out” phase. It to me is no different than someone going to a stylist for new hair color or new trims often. I don’t color my hair, so this is my way of “treating my head” to some fun hah… and its a very affordable one, seeing as these can last 1-2 years if well taken care of.

A few tips to leave you with… If you do purchase some:

1. Wash them when you get them!
- to wash use 1 tsp of shampoo (no thickening shampoos) to every 3 cups water. You want it pretty diluted. Then condition them well, rinse, hang dry. Or you can blow dry… just be sure to treat them with a heat spray. I hang mine dry on the clothing hangers that you clip pants too. Works great!! *HERE IS A VISUAL*

Now this is an odd sight :) / read that you should wash your extensions before you use them. Oops ;) so went ahead and washed them and hung them to dry. Looks off to have hair hanging around haha. This hair is naturally wavy. Kinda in love with it  #irres

2. Watch lots of videos on youtube on how to blend them. There are so many great youtubers with great tips and tricks to using these. When I used them to make my pony tail long, I didn’t have to use all of them. Made for a great lighter use of the hair… with still the illusion of long hair.

3. Have fun! :)

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SO :), if you are in the market for some “real” human hair extensions, check out IrresistibleMe. They by far have some of the best prices I have found… the quality is great and color options are many. Feel free to e-mail them with any questions you have too. When I was about to get mine, I e-mailed them my photo, so they could help me choose the right color and length/thickness.

She {hearts} Savings

Use code IrresistibleAndrea for 10% off your purchase. *If the coupon code does not work e-mail me at drea[at]sheheartsit.com – so I can let the company know and get you a working code.*

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She {hearts} Sammy Dress

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Many months ago I was introduced to a company called Sammy Dress. Some of you may have seen this company advertised on facebook. I know I have seen it there a few times. This website is packed full of fashion items for less. When I looked at the website I found myself stuck there for quiet some time. The variety of items offered was huge.

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pursesI loved all their tunic tops, summer dresses and fun accessories. A great selection of purses and clutches.

Their prices are probably some of the most affordable prices I have seen for online shops such as this.

This website does allow returns as well. The sizing charts they offer are pretty true to size… but if you do get an item that does not fit or you do not like, you can ship it back for exchange or refund. They just ask you cover shipping.

For fun I thought I would list out some favorite items I found on the site. Just click the links and it will open them up unto a new window.

- Loved this Newspaper inspired Tote. Would make a great over night bag!

- Bow Knot Head Band, would be fun for working out, or casual day with a bad hair day.

- Huge Make up Brush Set

- Another Brush Set (I love make up brushes, always nice to have back ups too, while other ones are being cleaned)

- Summer Dress – so cute!

- Casual Swoop Top – stripes. I love tops like this.

- A Purse organizer! Im so getting one of these!!

As you can see, lots to choose from. They often run lots of specials too. Items as high as 70% off.

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So if you are in the market for some online shopping. Check out Sammy Dress. Stuck on bed rest? Kids sick? Got a niece to shop for or daughter, Sammy Dress is a great and fun place to start.

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She {hearts} Boba 4G New Colors

All those who follow me on my blog or instagram – know I am the Boba mom. The photographer who cant rave enough of her Boba’s. Well, just to give those who love babywearing as much as I do, a heads up… Boba just released two new prints! Hurry – they will sell out super fast. I had my friend Coleen (also a She {hearts} It Writer) Photograph Reed and I in the two new colors, Vail and Peak. These were taken months ago though, check out how short my hair is and how tiny Reed is. Time goes to fast.

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Learn more about Boba and their line over on the Boba Family website.

*Disclosure: I photograph Boba’s carriers for them every year. The products featured in today’s post are not my personal Boba’s :) – I do however have a Boba (in gray) and use it personally, love it, squish it, wash it and give it lots of use. The vail and peak I only wore for moments to show their beautifulness for all of you all to see ;-)

Organic Whole Grain Bagel Recipe

Today it rained. Something about rainy Mondays makes me want to bake. Not sure why but the smell of freshly baked goods in the oven when you are trapped inside, only makes the day better. I decided today I would brave trying to bake up some home made bagels! I have wanted to attempt this recipe for some time… but kept putting it off.


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I got out my trusted Bread Becker Cookbook (which btw everyone should purchase, I use it weekly – best of all its only $5). Their recipe was easy to follow and came out great. Below is the recipe with a few snazzy photos to show you the yumminess it created. Hope you enjoy :)

ED9A2799Ingredients:

2 1/4 cup warm water
2 Tbs. honey
2 1/4 tsp. salt
5 cups freshly milled hard white wheat
2 tsp. yeast
1/3 cup honey (for boiling later in recipe)
1 egg (for topping cooked bagels)
topping of choice (see instructions below)

Directions:

Combine honey, water and salt together in large mixing bowl. Once blended together add in half the flour and yeast. Add in the remaining flour and yeast and knead into a stiff dough ball.

Let this rise until doubled (keeping it covered with a wash cloth).

Once risen, divide dough into 12 pieces. Shape it into balls.

Once shaped into balls fill up a large stock pot with at least a gallon of water and 1/3 cup of honey. Get it hot enough that it begins to boil. Once water is ready you will then take those dough balls you made and punch your thumb through the middle… using your thumb as a guide to shape a hole into the middle of the ball of dough. Keep doing this until hole is at least an inch wide.

Allow shaped bagel dough to sit for about 5 minutes then place into the prepped boiling water. Allow it to boil for 1 minute. If the bagel sinks, thats ok. It will begin to float. Make sure both sides of the bagel are cooked for at least 1 minute each side.

The bagel will not looked done btw… it will feel wet to the touch but firmed up slightly. Place your boiled bagels onto a greased baking sheet or pampered chef stone (what I prefer). Bake them at 425F for 35 minutes. Turn them half way through the baking process.


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Once baked brush them with 1 beaten egg and 2 Tbs. water. Sprinkle them with topping of choice. You can use poppy seeds, garlic, sesame seeds or even cinnamon sugar (which is what I chose to use).

Cut in half, toast, serve warm, lather with butter or cream cheese and enjoy :)

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She {hearts} JANE

One thing I think most of us moms enjoy doing, is shopping online. At least I do. While I am the type to go out and thrift for almost everything I buy… there are times I do like to purchase things new… and enjoy finding fun places to shop without having to leave the house. After all, as a mom of 4, my “free time” to shop as I please is far and few these days.

I was introduced to Jane.com way before Christmas! They were sweet to gift me with a few tops and have been so patient in waiting for my review on their company. Which honestly may have worked out in their favor… because as each month passed since I was first introduced to them, the more I grow to like their website.

It is filled with such awesome deals and fun products. With such variety. You can log on and find outfits for you but also for your children. You can find great decor items or gift items for friends and family. Practical pieces as well, such as USB readers, cell phone cases and recipe cards.

Check out this cute top they had listed this week.

As well as this adorable chevron diaper bag for under $15.00. I thought this bag would make a great nursery bag for a baby girl or boy! Looks really easy to monogram too, for an even more personal touch.

I love the yellow top they sent me. Light weight and great for summer or team with a skinny jean and layers in the fall.

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So if you are in the market place for a fun gift for yourself or loved one, check out jane.com. You will enjoy browsing each time you log on.

She {hearts} Freebies

Jane.com would like to giveaway a $50.00 gift certificate to one of our readers!
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She {hearts} The Litter Robot

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Litter Robot 27974Many years ago I was introduced to a product called the Litter Robot after we got our first indoor cat. Since that time we moved… found our cat a nice new home and have since settled down in Georgia (for now) and rescued the sweetest cat ever, Toby! He was in the Animal Shelter for 6 long months… a stray that was up next to be killed… but due to his good temperament he was kept a while longer. Thankful we found him when we did, he has been the sweetest cat we’ve ever met.

I knew as soon as we got him that getting another Litter Robot was high on my priority list.

I decided to just do a video review on this product even though I HATE MYSELF on camera… It always helps to see the product working to give you an idea on how it works… although its pretty self explanatory.

So enjoy, be kind – Im so bad at videos! :-)

 

 

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So if you are like me and very much dislike the litter box… invest in a Litter Robot. Look around youtube. You will see praise after praise over this product. Amazon as well has review after review on how much people love this litter box. One guy in fact on youtube altered his Litter-Robot in order to house MORE cats, his video can be viewed HERE. Pretty darn cool if you ask me. You can learn more about the Litter Robot on their website.

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She {hearts} Shop Miss A

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I tend to be a youtube stalker on occasion… watching fun tutorial’s online and following a select few off and on. One day I logged in and saw a video up by one of the bargain fashion guru’s, who was showcasing a company called Miss A. It immediately got my attention because she started her video by saying everything on their shop cost a $1.

ED9A6137So! I of course logged onto the Miss A website and began browsing.

I spent way to much time :) – they sucked me in and I got to clicking through their entire site and thought their selection was great and had to showcase them.

I got to try out 30 of their items and it sure was fun. A box full of goodies just for me :) and possibly 1 or 2 for my boys. (yes they have some kid stuff too).

Some of my favorite item’s that I tried were their lip balms, both very simple and so me. Another favorite was their nail polish remove pads! They worked better than any other nail polish remove I have ever used. What was nice about them as well is that they didn’t involve a big bottle of liquid or cotton balls. Everything came in a nice compact little container. I highly recommend those. Also their owl jewelry, as well as their numerous number of small zip tote bags. Their hair clips are fantastic too! I stocked up on bobby pins like crazy.

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You could easily stock up on just the variety of bags they had for fun Christmas gifts to give out at a school function for your daughter.

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Miss A not only carriers great deals on ELF make up brushes and other cosmetics, they also carry a wide variety of jewelry, sun glasses, hair accessories and many more misc. items. Perfect place to shop, avoid crowds this Christmas and stock up on great smaller items and stocking stuffers!

Oh and did I mention shipping is only $3.95! No matter how big your order.

She {hearts} Freebies

Miss A would like to giveaway TWO $15.00 Gift Certificates to two randomly selected readers. That means you’d get to pick 15 items for free, since everything is just $1.00.

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