Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hogle Zoo

Yesterday, we went to the Zoo! Memorial Day. It. Was. Snowing. Geez!!!

We decided to go to lunch, and see if the weather cleared a bit. Luckily, it did. So we got on our jackets and trucked around the zoo.

This was Harper's first time at the zoo, and you know what her favorite thing was? The animatronic dinosaurs. Go figure! Silly silly girl.

The good 'ol Hogle Zoo. It's exacty the same! I remember going there on field trips in elementary school, and even junior high.

A lot of the animals were indoors, because of the cold, but there were still lots of things to see. There are two baby lemurs, so cute! A baby elephant too!

And you just can't pass a fountain without putting a penny and a wish in!

Utah's Hogle Zoo. A definite classic! :)
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Yesterday, we joined some of our neighbors for a tour of a local candy factory. Sweet's Candy. It's on about 1100 south and 3800 west.
Did you know they give FREE tours? My cute neighbor organized the outing, along with some other kids from our area who are "off track" as well.

After fighting with drama-girl Harper about wearing a hair net, we were on our way. How cool to tour a live, working candy factory! Did you know it takes 7 days to make a jelly bean? Did you know it only takes one hour to make taffy???

If you're in need of something to do with your kiddos, especially on a potentially BORING rainy day like yesterday was, I suggest you check it out. Super fun, entertaining, informative, AND free samples of CANDY! Now, who can resist that??
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hairy, not Scary

This is my friend Jenn. We have known each other since we were about 5 years old... we lost touch for a while, but thanks to the glory of Face Book, we are reunited.

Jenn is a real estate agent, and a damn good one too. Know how I know? She NEVER takes no for an answer, and she is ALWAYS right. I hate that! Always right! Really!

So she calls me up one day and says, "I'm firing my hairdresser, and you are going to do my extensions." "WHAT?!?!?!" Yes. I was thrown into the fire with this one, but boy am I glad!

She previously had the bead-lock extensions, which use a little metal band to attatch tiny bits of hair to sections of your real hair. If I were to try to do this for her, it would involve a lot of hoo-ha, and tools, and extra CRAP. So this option was out. Then the mighty Jenn heard about Hotheads. We ordered. All you need is the hair, a comb, and a clip. I WAS IN! The instructional info I got said you could do a full head in 45 minutes. I thought, "yeah, right!" Once again, Me: WRONG. Jenn: RIGHT!

These are real hair extensions. They are tiny wefts that have tape-tabs on them. You apply one piece below a thin section of your real
hair, and one piece above the section, and press together to make a water-tight seal.

I have been out of the "real" salon loop for a bit, and the only experience I had with extensions was back in the late 90's. It took 2 of us to put the hair in, and we weaved a boondoggle-type braid. The hair was synthetic, and we'd melt the hair around the braid to create a knot. Synthetic. It was pretty, and it got the job done, but it required LOTS of extra maintenance. I can't tell you how many times we got calls with people saying, "I was getting a pizza out of the oven and half my hair melted off!" Oh what a pain.

It makes me love these extensions even more. Super easy, super fast. They do EXACTLY what they say they're going to do: blend, look and feel real, and STAY in without damaging your real hair.

So, in real life, Jenn has short hair. (see above pic). BUT in REAL LIFE, now she has long, beautiful golden locks.

A bit like Rapunzel, I think. Except Jenn wears shoes. But I will wager that her hair has magic powers.

See how happy it made her? :)
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