Wedding Pictures

Here are the long-awaited wedding pictures!

And for those that haven’t seen them yet, pictures from our honeymoon in Vermont and Cape Cod.


My Engagement Pictures

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I wanted to share my engagement pictures with you ladies.  The first couple were taken where we got engaged. 🙂 All of these were taken by my fabulously talented sister Melissa.  She writes a great blog over at

Mini update: The wedding theme is “Love birds” and the colors are blue and white. We’re making almost everything ourselves. So/sew far, I’ve made my wedding dress and 3 bridesmaid dresses. One more bridesmaid and the flower girl’s dress to go!

Hair Styles of 2011

To recap 2011, here are a few of my favorite styles from the past year.

French Twist (for long hair) with a Flexi-Eight.

Fan Bun for my friend Jordan.

These photos are from the big re-enactment this fall.

Doing the hair train.  🙂

A figure-eight braid.  I haven’t written a tutorial for this one yet.

Horse shoe braid for Miss H.  Basically, start with Luanna Braids, cross the braids, and hide the ends under the other braid.

I did another version of my Civil War Ball style.  This is the only picture I have of the back!  It’s is pretty much the same as the tutorial version except with less flowers.

Then I went to a masquerade formal.

I did my 18th Century Style with a rose on one side . . .

and a butterfly on the other.  I had the hardest time making those ringlets look decent!  They did not set well at all so I ended up folding them in half and hiding the ends under that big rose.

Happy New Year!  May the Lord bless you with His love and grace in this new year.

I’m Engaged!!!

“God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Wonderful Wednesday, everybody!  So this is why I haven’t been posting much lately.  😉

To make a long story short, Samuel and I met when he came down to attend the Bible college at my church.  We started courting about this time last year, and he graduated this past spring.  On Friday after a performance of Handel’s Messiah, he asked me to marry him, and I said yes.

We went together to pick out a ring on Saturday, and we ended up designing it custom.  Here is a close-up.

I’m so happy!!!  The LORD has blessed me greatly beyond my wildest dreams with a man who is so godly, loving, and strong.  Lord willing, we’re hoping to get married this fall.

Merry Christmas!!!

Thanks to my sister Melissa ( for helping me with pictures!

Fan Bun

“What God is like to Him I serve?
What Saviour like to mine?
O never let me from Thee swerve,
For truly I am Thine.

“My thankful mouth shall speak Thy praise,
My tongue shall talk of Thee;
On high my heart O do Thou raise
For what Thou’st done for me.”

— Anne Bradstreet

Today’s tutorial is for the Fan bun/updo.  Recently, this has been my go-to hair style for days when I want something a little nicer than a basic french twist but don’t have a lot of time.  It’s a soft, easy look that will work on all hair types.

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Shirley Temple Ringlets, Restyled

I grew up watching a lot of Shirley Temple movies.  Every time my sister and I had the opportunity, we would ask our mom to do our our hair just like her.

Here is a more grown-up version I did for my sister.  This is also a simplified-for-shorter-hair version of my Curly Formal Updo.

This style is perfect for those of you doing hair for little girls’ (daughters, sisters, etc.), especially active ones who don’t like to have hair in their eyes.

Shirley did wear versions of this style in her movies as she got older, such as this clip from “the Little Princess.”  By the way, this song makes me happy.  🙂

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Hi everybody!

Please excuse my prolonged absence. I lost my main computer this summer. As in it wouldn’t turn on.  At all.  I lost all my original copies of the pictures for Rapunzel’s Resource and my other blog, for that matter.  After super mom spent much geeky bonding time with the cpu, it can run basic stuff, but it still spontaneously restarts for no apparent reason. Very frustrating.

I have some new tutorials and videos in the works, but first I have to get through a really important exam, piano recital, and three emergency sewing projects. So, in the meantime, please enjoy some pictures from my summer vacation. (Best trip EVER!)

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