Stop the Mother’s Day Madness

At this point in my life, I’ve 95% given up on expectations for Mother’s Day, and ok…any holiday. I just can’t go through having the let down of expectations that are not fulfilled. Why do we do that to ourselves?! 

I. had. to. stop.

If I want something bad enough, I buy it for myself and call it my Mothers Day gift. I actually…SPELL OUT WHAT I WANT! My husband is not a gift guy, and “His Son” is not either. I’ve done my best to mold and shape that in him, and I’m apologizing now to my future Daughter in Law. I’m so sorry girl, I tried 🤷🏼‍♀️ 

Truthfully, I had to really talk to myself about what amazing things I do have. I have a super awesome husband, I mean, I really do. I’m pretty spoiled. I live a happy little life most of the time. I cannot focus on these tiny things that aren’t perfect. I can’t ask for much more. 

I am so much happier! You know, the things I wish I could’ve learned when I was young🤦🏼‍♀️ But I know now…and I’m over it.

The truth is, we have to make OURSELVES happy. That’s it, that’s the secret.

Mother’s Day morning on the Snake River

This year, we spent the weekend in Pullman, Wa at WSU watching our good friends Son play baseball, fishing, BBQ-ing, and it was just so great. I will say though, my husband surprised me with something I wanted. It was sitting in the passenger seat as we were loading up on Friday to leave town.

I’ve been wanting one for awhile! You know what I’m going to be able to do with this thing! Woohoo!

YES!!!! So many things to build, now where to start!

You won’t be able to keep me out of Home Depot for sure. 🛠🧰

Going Natural? Ok maybe…slowly:)

As I’ve gotten older I’m really trying to do as many natural health things as possible. After I cured a sinus infection by drinking apple cider vinegar, I was a believer👍🏻🍎

So when a 20 year hair client of mine, gave me her organic recipe to cure some coughing and lung issues with our 4-H pigs, I was happy to try it. She owns an organic dairy and this is what they give their cows that get sick with a cold/cough. They actually have an Organic Veterinarian they use.

Garlic Tincture. Have you ever heard of it? It’s an ancient Tibetan recipe that only has 2 simple ingredients. You can make a couple different ways, but this is how she told me she does it.

2 cups Vodka 

1 cup finely sliced garlic bulbs

*Add both of these items to a mason jar with the lid screwed on tightly. Store in windowsill for 3 weeks. Shake every day. After 3 weeks, drain the liquid into a dark glass or medicinal jar and dispose of garlic. Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about Garlic Tincture.⬇️

I order these bottles on Amazon to store and use for droppers.

I store tincture in these bottles.
We use these droppers to take our 4-5 drops a day in the morning.

We now feed this to our pigs if they get a cough and we also use it as an every day supplement. AND…my 89 year old Father in Law swears by this. He went this Winter without his usual terrible chest cold. He lets me know when he is ready for more!

Gabby and Hazel. Hazel was our pig that had the cough.

My inspiration

As everyone does, I’ve gone through some trials and tribulations in my life. As a kid, I thought life was perfect. It seemed immediately the day I graduated from high school that the hard times would come. As a young adult making decisions, with not a lot of practice, I made some bad ones. Like a lot of other young people I thought my parents were wrong…about well, pretty much, EVERYTHING 🤷🏼‍♀️

The pain and heartache that came from bad decisions is something I’ll never forget, and it is also what changed me into the person I am today. I decided then, that I would not be the person that made that same mistakes over and over. Truthfully, I think falling hard and having to pick ourselves back up, is what possibly can be the thing that can transform our life into something so good.

As much as I want to shield my kids from the pain of bad decisions, I do my best to stand back, let them feel the sting, and hope that those hard falls will be learning experiences.

Toby Mac is one of my favorite inspirational people. This is one of my favorites from the other day; it instantly touched me.


My favorite…Podcast

Let’s talk about PODCASTS! I literally just started listening to them a few months ago, and whoa…I can actually get some house cleaning done! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

So yeah, I just pop in some ear buds and go to town, and I legit LIKE to CLEAN now! 

So how do you go about finding stuff you like to listen to? I found my first podcast because it was shared in a Facebook group. Seriously I thought Podcasts were for smarty pants, maybe Nerdy people. I was VERY wrong. I did wonder…why when we can literally watch/stream/YouTube anything we would want, would Podcasts be so big.

So as I’m chatting with a long time client a few weeks ago, I asked her if she’d ever listened to Podcasts.💇🏼‍♀️✅

And then she passed along her favorite Podcast, the Podcast that changed me…


Are you ready for it???!!!! That is…my 1st favorite Podcast! 

It’s called “My Favorite Murder”

THESE LADIES are to die for! Comedians talking about MURDER? I know! BIZARRE??? No!

It’s like an episode of Dateline, but with your girlfriends having wine at your house. LOTS OF LAUGHS! 

The deal is…if you like True Crime, you’re gonna love it. 


Stay Sexy, & Don’t Get Murdered!

Karen & Georgia
My new tattoo…JK😂 almost.

We all need a Vacation

So I share stuff like this with my clients everyday. I find out really cool, amazing tips from them too. I LOVE my clients, I feel like I’m hanging out with friends all day, and we really pass some good things back and forth.

My little family recently went on vacation to Maui for Spring Break. It had been several years that we have gone on a big vacation like this. Truthfully I’d like to do it every year. Heck, I’d like to do it several times a year, but most of us can’t afford that. As always, we had such a great time as a family in our favorite tropical place! And people…we NEED our vacation time!!! Work hard, play hard and Life is short and you just gotta do it. Take the VACAY. Do it.

I just couldn’t help thinking I want to do it again next year. 

This last year I saved the money pretty easy because my Son and I were on a payment plan for the New York/DC Middle school trip. We had decided not to go, and we got our money back. I took that money and paid for 3/4 of our trip to Maui. So here’s the thing, I knew there had to be an App for helping me save money for another Spring Break trip, that wasn’t tied up with our other savings accounts.

Guess what? There was! So hey, check out this cool app someone smart created, to help people like me. I absolutely love it. If you click on my link you get $5 to start!

My little Miss Avery Jean-9 Years
My Son & the Ono he caught. My handsome husband on the right♥️

Click here!

Who I am…

I’m here starting this Blog because I’ve been a hairstylist for 20 years, and I have so much info to share, sometimes I just want everyone to know! I’m always gathering amazing tips for life, and passing them on to others.

It’s so fun! I never had any clue the networking I would do in this little business I’ve started. Heck, I didn’t even know what networking was!

So here I am ready to tell all of you about all the fun things I learn and experiences I enjoy. Im looking for all of that stuff from you all too!I do have some stories to tell, and I have lived some adventures…some good, some a little life changing.

I’ve been married for 16 years to my Best Friend, Who I met 19 years ago.

We have 2 kids Lane (13), and Avery (9).

For now, I’ll leave you with that. To be continued…


Copa Salon is a place my girlfriend & I opened 2 years ago.