Sunday, April 29, 2012

NEW How-To-Wear Stretch Sailor Knot Headband Part I

Hello Lovelies!

I have had some of you ask me how to wear these sailor knot stretch headbands so I put a very amateur but hopefully it inspires you to try out new ways to wear your new Fl(h)air Headbands! If you don't have a headband and would like to purchase one please visit my wonderful shop:

Blogger will not let me postthe actual video from my phone so you'll have to find it here:

Let me know what you guys think! It's my very first ever video so hang in there it can only get better from here :)

Happy Sunday Funday!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Just what I needed.

It was a rough day at school, I was down and here came Jackie to save the day! Her and I went to a speciality bead store and snagged some beautiful beads, poured some wine, made a fabulous vegetable curry and made earrings. The perfect distraction and just what I needed. Probably had a glass too many but we had a blast listening to music telling stories and you tubing funny stuff!

Here are some things we made and the wonderful and cheap wine bottle we sipped below.

Also this morning I woke up feeling sluggish, the late night caused me to look even worse in the morning. My go to tip for looking refreshed quick is a smear of under eye concealer, a little black mascara, pair of faux glasses and a bright red lip - and voila- instant wake up and nobody questioned it ;)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Weekly Special Announcement!

Yet again we are doing the Weekly Special for Fl(h)air Accessories! This week I will be giving the first 10 orders in my shop a FREE DIY Embellished Headband Kit with Any Purchase from my shop here

So once they are sold out they are sold out so make sure you hurry and get your orders in - these are such great kits for gifts or a fun little crafting project you will be proud to wear!

Feel free to share with family and friends <3

Monday, April 23, 2012

Manic Mondays

Wonderful morning when you wake up and think "f-it" I'm going back to sleep. I had all intentions of getting up and doing something with myself but it didn't happen. All will have to wait until this evening after work where I am sure productivity will be at it's best! Let's throw in a new outfit post- I got these great peplum style t-shirts from Alloy for $12.50 ea with free shipping - SCORE and I got some adorable new Toms from my buyer at Studio Opal (main street, walla walla) DBL SCORE!

Here is what I paired together. Skinny jeans (gap), coral peplum shirt (alloy), turquoise necklace (gift), turquoise shoes (toms):

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fl(h)air Fan-tastic!

Hello Lovelies!

I hope your weekend was wonderful. Ours was a bit hectic BUT the weather was BEA-utiful (80-85 degrees)!
I have had a ton of fan photos that recent customers have sent in and I wanted to share some of them with you. I am always curious how people wear Fl(h)air and it is fun to see new ways to wear it as well. Here you go :)

Such Beautiful Models!!!! I am the luckiest shop owner <3

If you need a custom order or would like to order your own Fl(h)air click here!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Inspirational Mornings

I have turned a new leaf and am giving running another shot (for the 100th time) with the Mr. I have never been a morning gal but with the weather changing and becoming warmer out, I thought I'd try it again.

5:45 am and Lou jumps on the bed to wake us after hearing our alarm. We get ready half asleep (two different running shoes-don't hate) and we head out. Something I never expected happens after the run... Quietness. The boys gone, Lou laying at my feet and I am able to catch up on whatever I feel like. It was so nice to jot down some ideas for Fl(h)air, make some oatmeal, sip my tea and gain some inspiration. I am shocked at how much I can get done and to appreciate my "me time."

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Greige Rainy Day Outfit

Today I had all intentions of posting an outfit with bright spring colors until I looked outside at the rain and had a change of heart on what I wanted to wear. This week, running late and rain are sponsoring this outfit. Brought to you by Gray+Beige= Greige. Here are the details and pics below...

Taupe Shirt (shopko), Dark Gray Pants (forever 21), Muted Metallic Flats (target), Geode Ring (junking in Tennessee), Gold Leaf Necklace (gifted)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Simply.Lovely.Things Giveaway!

Such a beautiful shop - it is hard only to like one thing because all of her items are sooo pretty! Angel is hosting a wonderful giveaway here. Good luck :) I have already entered too!! Keeping our fingers crossed. Here are a few of my favs from Angel's Shop:

White Oval Ring with Adjustable Antique Brass Band

Lovely Hand Crafted Shell and Pearl Silver Necklace

Amazing prices too! You'll have to check it out for yourself! <3 her shop!

New Weekly Special

That is right! 30% off Double Fabric Flower Headbands in the perfect Spring colors just for all my wonderful fans! I was so happy to have all of you who participated in the Sailor Knot Headbands from last week and I want to share with all of you another great Fl(h)air Deal!

You can visit my shop here. Don't forget to get latest updates and specials on twitter and facebook too!

Who is all on instagram? I just created an account and I am HOOKED :)!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring Girl Date

My wonderful friend Jackie and I played in the sunshine this weekend. We managed a girls date in-between our busy schedules on Saturday with the sunshine shining we grabbed a quick bite to eat at Coville St Cafe, walked over to get pedicures and walked over to our favorite Mexican Food joint called Dora's Mart. Here are some fun picture we captured along the way.

I'm loving this weather and hope the weather this week will be more like this!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Deviled Pasta Salad Recipe

I was lucky to have grown up in a household where my parents loved to cook and bake. Our kitchen growing up was set in a large open space with a center island bar where we would hang out while mom and dad created yummy meals! I wanted to share a side dish from the Burke household that will pair wonderfully with your BBQ just in time for the warm spring/summer dinners :)

1 pkg noodles (you can use whatever kind you like - heck even spaghetti - suit yourself)
2 sm. cans of sliced olives
1 package of diced ham
1 1/2 cups cubed cheese
3/4 cup pickles cubed
1/2 cup radish cubed
1/2 cup celery cubed

3/4 cup mayo
1 tbsp mustard
Splash of pickle juice
Pepper to taste

1. Boil water in a pot follow directions on package. Once pasta is cooked and drained place in large bowl. Let cool in fridge until pasta is chilled
2. Remove chilled pasta from fridge. Add in all ingredients stir together and serve.
3. Pretty impressed that this recipe is only 2 directions - yeah me too ;)

Enjoy! Welcome new Vintage Wanna Bee fans :) I hope you had a wonderful weekend too!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Giveaway today!

Hi all :) I have had the honor of hosting a fun giveaway on the Vintage Wanna Bee's blog <3

Head over to her blog for more detail and how to enter:

And while you are over there you might as well check out her cute little shop too! Lots of fun goodies and they are all handmade by the prettiest little redhead! She's alway having lots of fun events and giveaways on her blog so you'll have to check it out for yourself (make sure to tell her where you heard about her :))!

Also I have had so many darn compliments when I wear my stacked beaded headbands I have decided to put them in the shop for you to enjoy! Pictures below. Also had to throw a photo of the beautiful sky as I met the Mr. heading for a little dinner date! Hope you're weekend is lovely!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Walla Walla Storm Storm

I love a good storm. Something so refreshing about the rain, darkness overhead and the little rumbles of thunder and the electric claps of lightening. Lou doesnt feel the same. My sweet 130 lb, 10 mo. old Mastiff Puppy was sitting (more like squishing) his momma's lap and watching out the window.

The best part after the storm has past everything becomes bright again, the sun shines, birds sing and flowers seem to shift back up towards the rainbow covered sky. I reflected on how it is similar to life and little problems with the Mr. yesterday as we ate dinner. Good table talk :)

Here is Lou sitting on my lap and the pretty sky aftermath <3

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mad Mad World

Maybe it is my recent encounter with Mad Men that has me channeling my inner retro pin-up or maybe it is the fact that I couldn't find anything to wear today and this just seemed to be fitting. Either way I am rocking the hot pink lip, mixed prints and the loveliest emerald green sweater that's singing sweet songs of spring :) I feel like I'm ready to take on the day... chipped tooth and all!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Awkward moment of the day...

First of all I am trying really hard not to wash my fine blonde hair (gets greasy and resembles grossness at the end of the day) every single day to improve the oil so I started using spray in powder (expensive). To save some money and in desperation 20 min before I had to leave for work this morning I tried baby powder. I have seen it before and I just thought to myself "Emma, you are so thrifty and creative why not!". What proceeded to happen next should have been recorded. I drew photos so you can visualize while I tell you what happened...

Just wanted to share that with everyone just in case you felt that you were the only one who has awkward moments. The best thing is that Lou just laid there watching and I know in his sweet little puppy head - That is my mom, but I love her anyways (insert giggles).

The only thing that saved the day was my awesome Fl(h)air Headband here is the photo literally 10 min after it happened - can barely tell and it was good to have the headband on hand just in case. I had a ton of compliments on my hair today so I guess one could say Fl(h)air is a hair hero!  If you love this look you can get it here at my shop <3

Also I was featured on Vintage Wanna Bee's Blog for the BOGO Sailor Knot Headbands


You can see the original post here. So for all of you Wanna Bees just joining - Welcome to the Emma/Fl(h)air Family :) So glad you stopped by!

BOGO is Back Ya'll!!

Hello Ladies!

Remember those adorable and oh-so soft stretch Sailor Knot Headbands in my shop? Yes, they are amazing and yes you can get a FREE Black Sailor Knot Headband (love basic black headbands) with any purchase from my shop! I extended the sale to go until 4/15 - feel free to share with friends and family too! These are one of my top sellers and they show no signs of slowing down!

So head on over here and claim yours today! Makes a lovely gift as well - I have sold out for the second week in a row the boutiques here <3 If you have any questions please feel free to message me.

I am starting the new Spring Fever Collection (a few already posted) in the shop. Let me know what ones are your favorite. AND I am giving details in a little bit about an upcoming GIVEAWAY with an amazing bloggie friend of mine! Keep you posted!

Happy Wednesday Everyone - Two more days until weekend time-YAH!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Portland Road Trip

We headed to Portland yesterday early enough to catch our afternoon flight to Nashville for Spring Break. Enjoying the scenery and of course my favorite Burgerville! They have the best veggie burgers and rosemary fries! Yum!

Easter Dinner

We did not make it up to see family this year. Instead we grabbed a fun group of friends and assigned a plate of food and met at our house for a fun filled Easter dinner. Here were some small highlights from throughout the day. Fresh flowers that I arranged in a vase including flowers from our beds, sweet Lou outside enjoying the fresh cut grass (love that smell) and cheesy bunny cookies we bought from the store bc I had 256 headbands to make.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Finally spring has sprung!