Sunday, July 31, 2011

PREMIERE Fl(h)air Accessories Sneak Peek!! Nautically Inspired - Forever Summer Collection

Sooooo.... I have this thing on nautical as some of you already know. I love everything about the coast and sea inspired lifestyle. Life's Beach right?! This collection has a sea inspiration that will be soft palette of sea blues, coral pinks, stone black, starish fish, pirate approved gold and much more. There will be a mix of hair accessories as well as one-of-a-kind rings, baubles, necklaces and a few deep sea hidden treasures. I hope you all like it as much as I do! Here is a sneak peek of some of the items that will be up for sale this Thursday evening.... Keep yourselves posted on Facebook for updates!

What do you think? What are you hoping to see in the collection?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Time to announce the Peacock Feather and 25% off coupon code WINNER!!!

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So Lucky Number 1 - Kayce! Woo Hoo - email me at for your 25% off coupon code and for your shipping address :)

Thank you for all who entered! Promise to do something soon - since it will be my birthday month we may have to celebrate!!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

GIVEAWAY Round Two! Top Favorites from Fl(h)air Accessories!

WOO-HOO! I am loving Christmas in July! Here is your chance to enter fabulous selves into the next Fl(h)air Accessories Giveaway! Just tell me in the comments below if you would rather have metal headbands, plastic headbands or have stretchy headbands. I will enter the number of final people who entered. Giveaway will close 9pm this Sunday. Winner will be announced this Monday. I will give you contact information for you to e-mail me on this blog Monday. You have three days to claim your prize. I am so excited to do a giveaways again!!! So keep spreading the good word and the more peeps the bigger the prizes!

This Giveaway Includes: One Peacock Feather Bobby Pin and a coupon code for 25% off any item in my shop! (custom orders are excluded)

If you have any questions feel free to contact me @


Whoopsies! Congratulations to Jessi!

Alright ladies- please forgive me :) I made a mistake on our winner for the last giveaway! Jessi was Numba 7 not Brandi - I am so terribly sorry to confuse any of you! Jessi if you could e-mail me at with the colors you would like to have for your new headband and an address in which I can send you your new prize that would be MAV-A-lous! This will not happen again! Thank you all who entered and for letting me know on the mistake :)!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fl(h)air GIVEAWAY Winner!

CONGRATULATIONS Lucky numba 7 - Brandi :)

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Contact me at with your color choices (on my etsy shop listing for this listing), an address for me to ship them to and that is it!

For all of you who did not win - have no fear we are doing another giveaway next week for the Christmas in July celebration! Spread the word to your friends - the more people who enter the more (and bigger) the giveaways get!

Thank you for all of your input Fall Collection is almost complete!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Crowd Favorite: Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

                                                         * yes, they are as good as they look

Nothing is better than after a long day and in extreme heat (100 degrees here) to cool down in the evening with these crowd favorite Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches. I am a big believer in making things simple, easy and delicious - especially with two grown boys (my beau and our roommate). They are always asking for these when I make dinner on hot days so I thought I would share the recipe and different combos I have tried and all have loved!

Ingredients: (serves 6)
12 Cookies (Homemade is best but any GOOD store bought ones work too)
1 Gallon Ice Cream
Spoon and a Knife

1. Open box and set two cookie together (there should be a total of 6 piles of two). Place one of the cookies on a clean surface face down. Let the Ice Cream soften and take a spoon and scoop out some ice cream. I prefer Dryers Slow Churned, it seems to work the best. You will have to eyeball this one on how much you would like to eat per cookie. I like mine to be twice the thickness of the cookie.

2. Take the second cookie face up and smash the two together. If there is any ice cream leaking out the sides take a knife and smooth out the sides taking the knife perpendicular to the cookie to even the edges gently. Try not to break the cookie.

3. Set on a tray and freeze them for 30 minutes and serve. I serve mine with different dipping sauces like caramel, hot fudge, white chocolate glaze, strawberry filling and whip cream - it just depends on the cookie and ice cream flavors.

Different Awesome Combinations:
a. Thin Mint: Nabisco Chocolate Wafers (from Safeway in the cookie isle) and Mint Chip Ice Cream.
b. Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie: Chocolate and Cookie Dough Ice Cream and Chocolate Chip Cookies.
c. Strawberry Shortcake: Sugar Cookies, Strawberry Ice Cream and Fresh Strawberries on top - YUM!
d. Birthday Cookie: Chocolate or Sugar Cookies with Cake Batter Ice Cream and then roll the Ice Cream center in Cake Sprinkles.
e. Peanut Butter Delight: Peanut Butter Cookies and Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream and dunk them in Carmel.
f. Cinnamon Sweet: Apple Pie Ice Cream with Snickerdoodle Cookies.
g. Death By Chocolate: Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie, Dark Chocolate Ice Cream and dunk it in Hot Fudge.
h. Jamocha Java: Chocolate Cookie with Jamocha Almond Fudge or Coffee Ice Cream
g. Va Va Vanilla: Vanilla Ice Cream and Sugar Cookies with White Chocolate

These are just a few I have tried and had great success with friends and family. What ones have you tried?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Christmas in July... GIVEAWAY TIME!

Never really understood that whole saying but who cares - it is GIVEAWAY time here at Fl(h)air Accessories! (Cue the cheesy game-show music, audience applause and flashing lights ;))

Giveaway ends on 7/10 Winner will be announced on Monday :)

And I am loading this up with the most SOLD items in my shop! Since my last giveaway was all about peacocks I decided to do up a fun and creative one just for you. My favorite triple shabby chic rolled rose headband can be yours! ANNNNDDD BONUS to you - YOU pick your colors! All you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom on what hair accessories you are wanting to wear for this coming fall season (dreadful word in the middle of summer but I am wrapping up my fall collection and wanted to hear from you)! So just list what hair accessories you are wanting to rock for fall season below this post in the comments section and that is it- you are entered. I will be drawing a number ( and will contact you. You have 3 days to respond on which colors you would like and an address where you would like me to send your lovely new custom hair accessory. If I do not receive a response within the three days of being chosen I will have to choose a new winner.

Spread the word because the more lovelies I get on this bloggy blog the bigger the prizes! Depending on the turn-out I might extend this whole Christmas in July celebration :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

Recovering well today and very thankful! Here is a fun inspiration board for 4th of July for you all to enjoy :) I have been posted up on the couch watching movies with AJ and wanted to search some fun outfit ideas for your 4th of July! I hope you enjoy - I love the red and white striped top and the white sandals!

Happy 4th
I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy and SAFE 4th of July - Safety Reminder Story from Saturday

So our trip up to Lake Roosevelt from Walla Walla was one set back after another. First we are leaving our 1/2 unpacked new house to enjoy some time in the sun and water with my family on our boat (not really roughing it when you can shower, watch movies and sleep on it but who cares right?). We left early to get a few errands accomplished before heading to meet my family at the lake. First we were running late, the line at Starbucks to get AJ some food and our coffee was super long, 7 miles inbetween Walla Walla, WA and Touchet, WA we blow a tire. Wait an hour for AAA while AJ spills his coffee everywhere and we laugh at this point because it seems that my beau has a rain cloud over his head that day and we properly come up with his name "Eyeore" poor fella...

Two hours later we hit the road with a fixed tire and a new coffee. Visit his G-ma in the hospital then meet up with our friends to head out to the lake. All was well. AJ has been looking forward (2 months worth) to repeating the Declaration of Independence in his new "Flag" boardshorts to everyone (20 of close friends and family) right before the HUGE fireworks show at the Tribal Grounds. Our family tradition we have shared together for years :).

Jon (AJ's best friend) and him want to take a break from studying for the boards exam (Yeah, Jonno's in his 4 year med school) to go on a fun jet ski ride. This is where the trip turns ugly. The jet ski exploded launching AJ and Jon 15 feet in the air causing them to have concussions, AJ lower chin had been "filet-ed" and was bleeding pretty bad, Jon suffered from a minor concussion with pretty bad burns on his legs and lost a tooth from hitting AJ's shoulder. Probably one of the WORST most traumatic experiences I have ever seen in my life. It was one of those times where time literally is in slow motion.

I, being the emotional one, was eeriely calm and got on the radio asking for help. Our friends were overwhelming there for us in time of need (two nurses arrived in two minutes, a dentist and a medic from Sacred Heart, we are lucky to have such helpful friends) called in an ambulance and an hour later we arrived at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport, WA.

AJ as well as Jon had negative reports on X-Rays which was good and it is amazing they were not blown to pieces. I can't imagine if they were far away from us or if it was my little brother, sister or her friend who had that happen to them. All of the horrible thoughts of what-ifs still flood my mind and we are thankful everyone is okay with wounds that will heal over time.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Please be safe this weekend friends and family. We have had quite the traumatic weekend and are so happy to be alive and well. I NEVER thought in a million years this would happen on our jet ski but seeing the pieces floating in the water as well as Jon and AJ's flipflops, wallets and hats is a reminder life is short and accidents can happen anywhere at anytime. Please be safe this weekend. We are taking it slow today lounging by the pool sipping water, anti-biotics and loading up on R&R.

Sorry for the lecture... just a safety reminder.

Hope your 4th was much,much, much better!

- Emma