Have you caught lightning bugs…

boys holding hands jumping in lake
boys jumping in lake by paige p. photography

Have you caught lightning bugs yet, played in the water, laughed until your stomach hurts, gone to an amusement park, gone fishing, felt the sand between your toes? Looked at your child who has gotten a little bit too much sun and wondered how you created someone so perfect? There’s a lot more summer left, get working on those sweet summer memories.  www.paigepphotography.com


Beach hair

Deb from Chateau Salon is back for beauty Wednesday helping us to achieve the pretty beach hair look ourselves. A slightly ruffled, bedhead texture is made possible by blow drying volume into the roots and setting face framing sections into rollers. L’Oreal Professionnel Lift Extrême is essential for volume and texture when used on damp hair. L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Nourishing Oil adds softness while smoothing fly-aways and L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 3 Hairspray provides flexible hold to set the final look. You’ll look as chic as any of the women in St. Tropez.

Because your heart says so

Cole going to the beach 2 fix
This little guy is 4 years old. He’s my son. And now he’s 13 almost 14. My eyes are welling up with tears as I write this. I feel like it was yesterday that I took this picture. Just recently he did something both my husband and I were extremely proud of.  He got in a fight.  I know crazy, who is proud of their son for getting into a fight?  I’m not going to get into the details but bottom line, he didn’t think, he followed his heart and his gut to defend a friend for a very good reason.  It’s amazing how your children become so much better than you ever thought possible. When was the last time you followed your heart whether it made sense or not?  This summer have ice cream for dinner.   Splash in the water with your kids until you can’t stop laughing. Stop thinking so much and follow your heart. Time flies by too quickly not to.

Silly? Maybe, but most likely true

Take a look. Does it look familiar? You don’t need to speak Spanish for this to ring a bell! Now I want to ask why do you do this?



Men going retro

It’s guest blog Wednesday and Christine from Chateau Salon has a few things to say about men and their hair.
Believe it or not, Men are way more self aware than they let you
believe! The days of carrying a comb in their back pockets, sliding in
through their bang, and proudly muttering “aaaaayyyyyy” are rapidly
approaching once again.
Many men are going for the “mad men” look. A very tight cut on the
sides and long and side parted on the top. There are quite a few
variations on this style, where a guy can choose to wear a subtle
version of it, or a very exaggerated version. Men that have a
professional career and prefer to not style it on weekends would be a
better candidate for a subtle approach, whereas men who would like a
constant style and don’t mind recreating it each morning, would be
better off having the sides of their hair clipped down pretty low,
and very long on top. Picture Leo DiCaprio in “Titanic”.  The style
would normally require a high shine, like a slick look, for it to be
true to the time. In the 1920s, the use of high shine pomades or
“grease” was popular, and no brands like Amerian Crew, Imperial, and
even Axe, have modernized it and made the product more user friendly.
Pompadours and side parts are all the rage, and some have acquired
such names as “the hitler youth” and it’s most popular amongst
young professionals or artistic types of men, many of which have gone
as far as wearing flood slacks, business socks, saddle shoes, and even
suspenders. It’s a great look, and the retro craze has made a lot
of otherwise simple men able to carry even a slight bit of trend.
Over the past few years, the precentage of men who are more fashion
forward or even more self aware has sky-rocketed. More men are
switching from using simply gel, and body wash as a shampoo, which has
made barbers cringe for years. More men now will spend more money on
their appearance, thus buying items like preshave, bowl and brush
creams, shampoos, conditioners, pomades or hair creams, and I have to
say, are doing a stellar job.  If you have any further questions
please feel free to call. We are a highend salon with a high end
barbershop counterpart. We have access to master stylists who have
done events in NYC, models and celebs.  I’m confident that the salon staff could
guide you in any direction you may need! Christine Modica

A 9 month old super hero

gabriel 2gabriel

This little guy is 9 months old. He has been through 2 open heart surgeries, multiple emergency room visits and has another surgery scheduled this fall. In spite of it all he is quick to smile and has an infectious laugh. Good to remember when things are quite going my way. Gabriel you’re my super hero.


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