Fabulous Finds Linky

Fluttering Through First Grade's Christy and Tammy and I should be teaching at the same school.

We get along FAM.OUS.LY.  I know we would have a blast working together.

We think a lot alike. Even in the odd.... maybe we shouldn't say that... kind of ways. We share a lot of the same perspectives.

Again, it's fabulous.

I super duper adore them and we could just sit and blab for hours and hours. Although we are all in So Cal... we are too far away to get together on a regular basis.

Such a bummer.

If you don't know them ... go check them out! They have so much fabulous stuff to share. AND since there are two of them - they are constantly coming up with new a wonderful things!

Anyhoo, they are having a linky party.

I told them I haven't found anything.

They told me to think about it. Surely I have SOMETHING. 

The other day, I was getting ready to go out and doing my hair while yapping with Christy about this whole Fabulous Finds thing and my lack of finds... and it dawned on me, I DO have a couple things I have found recently. 

As many of you know... my hair went through a bit of a transition.

Well let me tell you THAT was tough and not entirely for the reason you think. I am a HUGE hair product junkie. As in, I collect hair products the same way I collect fonts and clipart. I was going through extreme lack of hair product withdrawals. I would go into stores and see the pretty packaging, smell the wonderful scents, and be bummed that I had no use for it. Withdrawals people! MAJOR withdrawals!

It is a problem - but I have no intention of working on it. Don't judge. 

Anyway, there way a long period of time that I couldn't use my hair products. At all. AND my daughter could. So she did. And most just vanished from under my vanity. Poof! 

That bare cabinet has been driving me nuts! I have been working on restocking it. Recently, I added a couple of fab things after getting trial products through BIRCHBOX.

...do you know about Birchbox? Beauty product samples sent to your home in a fantastic box each month? Pretty awesome.

After getting samples on these two products, I HAD to get the full size versions. 
Orofluido is a little miracle fluid/oil. You only use a TINY bit and it smells AWESOME!
Oscar Blandi Texture and Volume Spray. Totally love this stuff. You just need a little to add some great, non-stiff, non-sticky volume with a light hold to your hair. 
The headshot now looks like this:

SEE - lots of volume! Way more than I had prior to the whole bald stint. :D

My school find is actually NOT from 2013... so I am cheating. I really found these in 2012. Don't tell Christy and Tammy.

I use these oil pastels a lot in class on my anchor charts and whatever. They are a lot like crayons except smoother, they have more pigment than crayons, come in a wide variety of colors, and are easy to work with. PLUS - unlike the hair products - they are pretty inexpensive.

Go check out all of the other fabulous finds linked up to Christy and Tammy's party!

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  1. WAIT!!! I want to work with you all too!!!!! And you're beautiful, inside and out- with or without hair, Traci!!!! :)

  2. Oh, I love hair products, too! Thank you for sharing your loves! BTW, your heart is always so kind!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  3. I'm on the waiting list for Birchbox!! I can't wait! I'm addicted to samples, mostly at the grocery store, but samples none-the-less! Thanks for sharing your faves!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  4. Oooh, yes. Hair products are fun. Especially the ones that smell so yummy. I really like the smell of Brilliant from Aveda:)
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  5. Traci - I love those finds! I have been dying to try birchbox and really should soon. What a blessing to have all those hairs on your head now. Either way you are beautiful and amazing! I use Oscar's Blandi's color stick to hide some of my grays -- shh! Don't tell.

  6. Oh, Traci! You are so sweet!! After a very longgg day, coming home to read this just made everything better. You DID find fab finds! We keep hearing about this Birchbox and think you've convinced us to give it a try! You are such an inspiration, friend. We must find a way to get together more often...and build a school so we can all teach together!!

    Christy & Tammy


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