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Poppy Darling - Eight Months

Our little Poppy Darling is 8 months old today!! Last week she cut her first tooth, learned to pull on up on things, and is getting good at the whole crawling thing. Her favourite food is Sweet Potato + Roasted Pear + Kale Puree, She loves to drink water out of a Gatorade Bottle, and her favourite song is Better Together by Jack Johnson. 

Poppy has such a sweet little spirit, she may be the most conented baby around. She is happy to play on her own and babbles the most when there aren't alot of people around. I know already that she is going to be such a lovely and gentle little girl. 


No (Sham) Poo Update

So! It's been 2 months since I quit shampooing my hair. Verdict... I love it! I can't say that I don't get greasy hair but I'm learning how to hide it.

I usually shower and "wash" my hair every 4-5 days - I scrub my roots just with water, and then I do a Keratin Treatment followed by conditioner. I know people that don't shampoo typically don't use conditioner either, but my hair is very dry and fragile from lightening my ends so I really need the extra moisture, help to repair those strands, and to get those tangles out without ripping half my head of hair out. 

After the shower I spray Keratin Oil on my ends and let it air dry. Once its dry it is acutally kind of scary because the roots still look wet.... I apply dry shampoo to my roots - lifting up the hair on either side of my part and spraying it underneath then rubbing and brushing it in until it is completely absorbed. I only have to do dry shampoo the first day after washing and then I'm usually good for the rest of the 4-5 days. 

I have definitely noticed that my hair is growing way faster these past two months, and that is the main reason I am doing this. Because I want my hair to be healthy enough to growwwww long! So I am definitely going to keep up with the no shampoo. 



Happy Birthday David

@brodieandamanda and her little lua oak ^

I was just going through photos on my computer and found all the pics that my friend Elissa snapped on my camera from David's birthday party in July. He turned 24 on July 1st so we had a Birthday/Canada Day celebration (he hates a party revolving around him so I had to throw the Canada Day thing in there).. Our closest friends came over and we just hung out in the backyard, ate dinner, roasted smores, played badminton, laughed at babies. 

@hannahbbepperson helping me not hold sparklers and a baby at the same time ^

My sister, her husband, and baby Elisabeth (aka Poppy's bff for life) ^

Sid has the time of his life when so many people are around. Thank goodness @josephschweers gives him the attention he needs. ^

Uncle @lukemcadam always cuddling Poppy Darling ^

Looking through all the photos makes me think about how blessed Poppy is to have so many loving "aunts and uncles" around her. I don't think I could even count how many people we call "auntie" there is so much love surrounding her and I'm so thrilled that she gets to grow up around all these lovelies. 

I love my birthday boy so much and it makes me happy to get to celebrate who is his no matter how hard he begs me to not throw him parties.  


Kissing Shampoo Goodbye

(please excuse the nose shot, and iPhone pics) 

Okay, I am finally saying goodbye to shampoo. Or as the insiders say it, I am a No-Poo-er. I tried to do this in the winter, but I was 7 months pregnant, 30 lbs heavier than normal, pale and having greasy hair was the last thing I needed for my self esteem. So now that it's summer this is the time to transition into having wonderful healthy hair. I've always loved the idea of not washing it (I know to some this may sound distgusting...) but it leaves the natural oils in your hair helping it grow, and letting it look so healthy, voluminous, and textured. 

I have been a long time lover of dry shampoo, which is great to make your hair last longer from wash to wash. My favourites are Kevin Murphy's Fresh Hair, or from the drug store, Suave.  

On my first No-Shampoo wash I just completely skipped shampoo, and just scrubbed my roots with water and then conditioned my ends. Added Dry Shampoo once it was dry. Went over great. 

My plan is to do the Baking Soda trick, 6 parts water to 1 part baking soda, this replaces you shampoo.

I'm excited to see the difference, and hopefully the growth soon! I will keep you updated on how this goes.

Here are my favourite posts from other No-Poo-ers.





Good Morning

Mornings with Poppy are my favourite. She sleeps in bed with me for the last few hours so I get to wake up to her little voice chatting away beside me. I undo her swaddle and all her soft little limbs burst out and she is all smiles! I cannot think of any better way to start the day! 

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