The biggest hair wins!!

1 10 2008

Thanks to everyone who participated in my BIG 80’s Hair Contest! Now remember ladies, we are laughing with you, not at you! ha ha ha!

stevemason 80s hair picture

Get ready to go back in time…

Can you hear Bonjovi now? If not, take a look at this big hair of the 80’s video. The hair photos start about a minute into it. Rock on!   No… I don’t know the big haired family above. I think they go down in the biggest hair hall of fame though! ha! Is that a little boy or girl???

Scroll down to view the contestants and the final winner!!

Tina from my MOPS group. This first photo cracks me up! When I asked Tina if she had big 80’s hair, she replied “They didn’t call me the wall for nothing!” ha!

Oh… I had a green metallic dress just like this! I really like your hair here… not ugly 80’s at all:-)

Tina my friend from college.

She had the biggest hair of us all by far!! She can’t win though because this photo was from the 90’s!! ha. Yes, we still tease her to this day about it. I’m on the far left and my bangs are still pretty high several years after the big hair fad, so I can’t tease too much:-)

Below are fellow bloggers. Please visit their sites to see what they look like now!

Some bloggers you may already know, like this pretty mama…

Julia @ Hooked on Houses

She was rocking that perm!!! ha!

Cheryl @ Down in the Bog

I think she was ultra cool back in the day! Cheryl, you’re the only one without a perm… so you were way ahead of your time:-)

Michelle @ The Adventures of Supermom

I had many friends who had this hair! ha. What amazes me is what you look like now compared to this photo! Your face looks exactly the same, but the hair, not so much.




Dot @ Dot’s Spot

Wow! Look at those tight curls!! I love that dark red hair! You look the exact same now, just minus the perm:-)

Angie @ The Arthur Clan

OMG! Angie, your hair is not the biggest, but it sure made me laugh the hardest!!! ha! The funniest, was her son looked at the pictures and said “Look at that funny boy!”  and then (even better) “That funny boy is wearing a dress!”  Hysterical:-)

Susan @ Blessed Nonetheless

This was one of her beautiful model shots. I think she’s making us all look bad:-)

Just in case you missed my big hair photo…

And now for the winners…

Yes! There are two winners!! I just couldn’t decide. So both of you lovely big haired ladies get some Starbucks on me.

Bella @ Bella Casa

These bangs are so high, it looks like you sort of have a mohawk!! Love the glasses… I had them in white! ha. The future’s so bright… I gotta wear shades. (80’s song reference for you young ones:-)


This hair you had going on as a bride’s maid has to be the biggest thing!! Oh, and it was swooped to one side. ha!

Here she is on the far left. Classic 80’s group hair! ha.

These guys look like they are from Karate Kid!! She was a black eyed pea, but the drug store developed the film backwards. Remember film people? Now this is some BIG hair!!! It’s not only tall, but WIDE! ha!

Bella and KayVonne please email me your address and I’ll get your gift card in the mail.

Again, thanks to all of you for making my Wednesday so much fun!!!

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27 09 2008

Ever since my first trip to Europe in the late 90’s, I have been in love with Greek food! We were in Amsterdam, of all places, where all we ate was Greek! ha. The feta, the olives, the spinach. I don’t know how to pronounce all the things I love, but they are so tasty. So, I’m very excited to celebrate my birthday at the local Greekfest this weekend. The food is a plenty, let me tell ya!

Besides all the food, you get to experience some of the Greek culture. Cooking instructions, music and kids from Greek school doing their dances. Scenes right out of one of my favorite movies! 

I’ll also be getting out the Halloween decorations. Fun! As you probably noticed, my web site design has changed for the season. Download my free scrapbook kit to create your own Halloween header!

Hope you all have a great weekend. Don’t forget to look for your BIG 80’s hair photos! You have until Tuesday to enter to win a Starbucks gift card. 



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Birthday “Big Hair” Contest

24 09 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Since it’s my day and I loved the 80’s. Why not have some fun with everyone?

I’m giving away a $10 Starbucks gift card to the person with the BIGGEST and FUNNIEST 80’s hair!!! You will also get a personalized award to put on your blog!

Email me your photo and I will post them online with a link to your site on Wednesday, October 1st. You don’t need a web site to enter… only really high HAIR. Whether you were 5 or 35 back in the day, you probably had big hair!

Bring on the perms, hairspray and scrunchies… join in on the birthday fun!!

Entries are DUE by Tuesday the 30th. Send your 80’s hair photo to:

Here is a little something to inspire you. Recognize this birthday girl? Whoa! Now that is some big hair!! ha!


The winner was announced! Check out the big haired mamas!!


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New Halloween Book

13 09 2008

Move over Martha… Matthew Mead has a great new Halloween magazine and let me tell you… there are some really creative ideas! It’s called

Matthew Mead Halloween Tricks and Treats.

Mr. Mead is so talented. I’ve seen his work in Country Home and always impressed. Check out the carrots in the candle sticks. They have little eye balls on them! How fun are those? 

This is a must get for all you Halloween Freaks like me:-) Guess what? You have a chance to win this book! Click on over to Restyled Home to get the details and enter. 


You should know by now that I LOVE free downloads!

Check out these awesome Halloween Templates from Matthew Mead. Get the magazine in stores now to see some great ways to use these. The way he decorated the ghost garland is adorable.


After you buy (or win) this book, post your creations and join my blog party in October!

You could win some fun prizes!

October 22-31st

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Halloween Blog Party

3 09 2008

Do you love Halloween? It’s only September, but it’s never too early to think scary thoughts!

I’m excited to announce I’m hosting a Halloween Blog Party!

October 19 – October 31, 2008

I go all out for Halloween! I couldn’t wait to show you some of my decorations and ideas. Then I thought… why don’t I host a blog party and see all of your ideas too! Starting October 19th, for 13 spooky days, I’ll feature blogs and anyone with photos who want to join the party and show off their Halloween spirit! Then on October 31st, I’ll give away prizes!!! It’s not a party without prizes right? You have plenty of time to think of something original or find old photos from Halloween past. I hope to see lots of spooktacular ideas!

Contest Categories

  • Best Original Costume FYI: I’m a sucker for family themes and funny pet costumes!
  • Creepiest Yard Decor Does not have to be yours, take a photo of your neighbor’s yard if it’s good!
  • Most Creative Party Idea This includes recipes, decor, games and crafts.
  • Most BOOtiful Halloween Design This includes party invitations, cards and scrapbook pages.
  • Most Bewitching Halloween Photo As long as it’s Halloween themed… anything goes!

Contest Rules: All entries must be something you produced, not a photo from a magazine or book. Family friendly entries only.

**Check back next week to see the prizes you could win! If you have a fun product you would like to donate, please contact me.

Details on how to participate:

1. If you’re brave enough to participate, please leave a comment on this post so I can get a general idea of who will be partying.

2. Download my party image above and invite your friends and readers to join the party! Make sure to tell them all about it and link back to this web page for more details. The more people who party, the more fun it will be!

To add this small invite to your sidebar, copy and paste this code:

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3. E-mail a link of your Halloween post to me at Please title the subject “Halloween”.

Try to publish it and send to me on or before Oct. 20th. (the earlier, the better:-) Please provide the link to your actual post, not your home page. I will have to send Dracula to bite your neck if I have to go searching through your site for it. **You can still participate even if you don’t have a web site, just email me your photos and contact info.

4. Be sure to link back to my blog so your readers can get in on this spooktacular event!!

***This is a “FAMILY FRIENDLY” Party***

Please contact me with questions. I’m excited to see your creative ideas!!! I hope a lot of you participate. If not, I guess I get to keep the prizes!! Come back often to get some inspiration.

– Amy

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