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Monday, June 1, 2015

DIY Project: ZIP LINE

Hello Readers!!

The hot days have arrived!! well, at least here in the South they have.

During our family vacations my wife and I realized that our children spent most of the time on Bungee Jumpings, Trampolines and Zip lines rides. It is one of the many reasons we spent our summer vacation at The Boardwalk.  

I ran my ingenious idea by my wife and she was intrigued, I must admit, my wife never likes my ideas because she thinks some of them are too difficult to do on my own.   But what she didn’t know was that I already had spent a good amount of time researching the internet on how to build a zip line.  It’s not as difficult as most people may think. 

Therefore, here I am, writing this short blog post, which I will edit later on with written step by step instructions on how to do it and what hardware to buy to make this easy project. 

Although the ideal place to build your zip line is in the backyard, I decided to build ours on the front yard due to the fact that our only trees are on the front side of the house.

I spent a little bit less than $150.00 in hardware and many sweat and tears, okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit.  It took us approximately an hour to build it.
  

This is something that can easily be turned into a “Father & Child” project, my son was very involved and helped many times when it was possible.  Having him around also made it easier to determine how high the line need it to be.  I definitely didn’t want the line to be too high or too low.  Please remember that it is very important to keep your children’s height and weight in mind at all times. 






DISCLAIMER:

Building a zip line is like riding one, it can be dangerous.  I highly recommend that you take your time to get as much information as possible on the matter. There are many professionals who build zip lines and they offer consultations.  
Although they specialize in commercial building of zip lines (lines are usually suspended 15+ Ft from the ground) and their time can and will be costly; 

Take extra safety precaution, have your children wear helmets, knee pads, elbow pads and any other protective gear.  As parents we know our children and we know their limits;

Pay a few extra bucks for better quality products when purchasing the hardware;  

Have a serious safety talk with your children;

Have a responsible adult present at all times;


Zip line is only to be ridden with parents’ exclusive permission.


Enjoy and be safe this summer!
Bill & Little B


Sunday, April 19, 2015

3K Facebook Fan Giveaway!

Hello Readers!! 

We have reached 3,000 Facebook Fans!! 



As a thank you for all the support and love all of you are constantly showing we have gathered some great prizes to give! 

We want to thank ours friends from Korrie's Korner and Ma Vie En Pink for being part of this big celebration. 

The Prizes Are: 


1. Creme of Nature-Wash & Condition Prize;
2. Clinique- Pamper your Skin Prize;
3. The Protein Conditioners Box Prize;
4. Creme of Nature- Repair Your Curlz Prize;
5. The Ma Vie en Pink $25 Gift Certificate Prize;
6. Korrie's Korner - Love your Nails Prize;
7. Moisturize your Skin Prize;

GRAND PRIZE- $50.00 Gift Certificate!!!

We will be selecting a winner every day for the next SEVEN DAYS starting TOMORROW, Monday April 20th, 2015!! This is our biggest Giveaway yet...

To participate in our giveaway is very simple... 

1. Like our Facebook Page: Caramel Curlz & SwirlsKorrie's Korner; and Ma Vie En Pink.
2. Each day we will be asking the fans to participate in different ways in order to be considered; 
3. The winner will be selected at the end of each day. 
4. Winners will have until the end of the giveaway to claim their prize, if the prize is not claim within the allowed time, a second winner will be chosen. Each day will be a different prize.  

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Fan Share: Perm Rods Results

Hello Readers!! 

Last week I shared the picture below on our Facebook page Caramel Curlz & Swirls Fan Page.  I found it on "Virginia Natural Beauty" Facebook page and I fell in love with the results! Her curls look so nice... 



One of our wonderful followers, "StarPrincess Dayna" shared the amazing results she accomplished when using Perm rods on her little beautiful daughter.  

Check it out!





It definitely makes you want to give it a try, right?! I love the results and she did a wonderful job! 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Simple Pony Tail Style


Hello Readers! 

We are bring to you another easy to do hair style! 

I honestly thought last year was a busy year but goodness was I wrong!  March is here and we have a lot of events to prepare for.   I am definitely looking forward in enjoying our summer vacation.. :) 

This hair style can be easily modified and it can last for at least three weeks as long as you re-moisturize the scalp and hair every so often.  

Products Used: 

Our Oil Mixed; 
Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer;
Eco Styler Gel with Argan Oil.


Remember not to pull the hair so tight and always loosen the pony tail before bed time.  

and there it is!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more! 

Elena 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

QUICK VIDEO- Updo Style


Hello Readers... 

School Pictures were last week and due to our very busy schedule and the bad weather I have not been able to braid her hair into a protective style.  

This is a very simple and quick style that anybody can do. Here is a video for all of you..