After a long month of not having our new Ford f-350 we have officially gotten Betty back! For those of you who didn’t know we had to replace the transmission in our powerstroke. (All you chevy and dodge fans hold your tongues… Because this could of happened to any lifted truck that doesnt have the right upgrades).



A big thank you to American Pride for putting up with us and our big truck!! They experienced trouble after trouble but still remained positive and kept us in the loop a long the way!  We can’t be more stoked to have Betty White back and are thrilled for our future together! Till next time -xoxo

My #MancrushEveryday on #MancrushMonday

Happy Monday everyone!!

I’m sure you’ve all seen via Facebook or Instagram people posting pictures on Mondays of their #MancrushMonday (#MCM) or their #MancrushEveryday (#MCE).  The #mancrushmonday tag has become a trend in everyday social media, it is a way for people to recognize their; spouse, boyfriend, crush or even best friend. (Yes women get their day too, except its. Get it? Women Wednesday and Man  Monday.)

Urban Dictionary:

Man Crush Monday– revealing who is your man crush, must be done on monday

i.e; “My man crush is Jesus Christ I’ll go gay for him”

As soon as the #mancrushmonday came into spotlight, it became semi controversial on only recognizing your important man or crush everyday instead of only on mondays thus creating #mancrusheveryday.

Here’s my #mancrusheveryday on #mancrushmonday.


Mr. Boo Merrill

What is there to say about someone who’s way too perfect for words?

We met almost 6 years ago to this date, if you asked me then if i’d be marrying this man I would of told your crazy. He wasn’t my type, I wanted the bad boys that were always in trouble.  He knew at first sight he wanted to marry me, it took me 6 years and a 1st date to know that he was the one. He has such a gentle soul I am completely relaxed whenever he is around me. People say you only have one true soulmate in life, I’ve found mine very young and I am incredibly grateful that God gave us a 2nd chance.  I’m lucky I’m in love with my best. -xoxo


Why I Love #Hashtag (You should too!)

For those of you that don’t understand this whole #MancrushMonday or #Mancrusheveryday i’ll explain it as much as I can. First lets talk about the Hashtag or the # sign. Wikipedia calls the Hashtag (or pound sign) “A label or Media data tag which makes it easier for users to find specific themes or content.” If you aren’t big into the social media either it be Facebook, Instagram, twitter ,tumbler and you don’t blog the Hashtag merely will look like a pound simple with words or phrases behind it maybe even a grammatical error.  Acting as a Categorizing and organizing system, when a hashtag is used it links together all of the photos or phrases where the tag is used. Here is an example.


Notice that all of the hashtags at the bottom are highlighted blue. When hash-tagging it creates a link to that certain tag. When looking at my instagram all of my hair photos have the #sheerglamor and the #hipchickssalon hashtags(pictured above). If I wanted to see more work from Hip Chicks salon I would click on the hashtag #hipchickssalon and see all posts that are tagged the same. (pictured below).



I am the only one who really uses social media to promote my work at the salon, there are a few gals who do a little but not as extensive as I do. When you click the Hip Chicks Salon hashtag you will mainly see my work with a few others trickled in and out ( I am working on getting them too post more work). The hashtag makes it easier to see related posts.

There are many people that “don’t like” the hashtag or think it’s stupid. I honestly think those people; 1. don’t understand it 2. think its another social media fad or 3. hate social media all together.  I use to think the hashtag was ridiculous and it didn’t make sense but since being a part of the fashion industry I realized how powerful of a tool it can be. As a business owner, social media and the hashtag system have helped showcase my work and allowed me to expand my business and reach out to more clientele.

-#hatersgunnahate xoxo

Fathers Day Weekend with the In-laws!!

Hey everyone!! I know it has been awhile since I’ve posted! (I really need to get better at it) Mr.Boo, Paisley and I spent a great weekend up in Troutdale Oregon with my in-laws (or soon to be… we are almost married and its easier). Unfortunately  we have been dealing with a blown transmission on Betty White… (She’s my beautiful F-350 6.0 lifted Turbo diesel) so it was also a trip to pick up a 2nd vehicle so I have one to drive to work!! We got to spend Fathers day with such an incredible family and spread love in everyones hearts!!  We started at the in-laws and had a bit of fun with some beer pong, bbq, bonfire and friends!!

_DSC0224 copyHere is grandpa and Miss. Paisley Pie Merrill. She is growing everyday and I can’t be more grateful for her! Paisley can be a shit-head everyonce and awhile but what puppy/toddler isn’t? Mr. Boo says she’s in her terrible twos…I laugh. _DSC0231 copy My maid of honor, best friend and sister Oregon! We had our year of falling out but it only brought us closer than ever!! We are apparently great beer pong partners… not. This was match 2 for me the first one for her, we lost to the in-laws. We had a lot of fun trying to win though… _DSC0257 copy_DSC0239

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As you can probably tell the one person not in the photos is Mr. Boo… when he gets the camera his Professional photographer skills start to show, here are a few masterpieces from the night.

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Since this was Mr. Boo’s first fathers day with Paisley and my father in-law loves the outdoors just as much as his son, we all decided to go to the lake. We were able to do so many different activities from kayaking, fishing, swimming and sunbathing. It was a great weekend to get the family together for some light hearted fun!

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This is my lovely “Soon to Be” Mother in-law(pictured above)!_DSC0328 copyThis is the wonderful Grandma Carole. She is such a positive spirit it can make anyone happier!!

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This handsome man, Mr. Boo Merrill caught the first fish of the day!!

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_DSC0325 copy Grandma Carole caught the 2nd fish of the day on their little fishing boat, followed by My mother in-law on shore!!

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My handsome man and I. I am super bummed about whatever was on the lens… it was probably a puppy slobber smear… I wish I caught it sooner sorry! _DSC0316 sizedMiss. Paisley Pie had a rough start to the trip at the lake, but she soon relaxed and gave herself a time out! We had to keep her leashed to the pickup bed only to keep her in sight! Yes she did have enough movement, she did have her food and water, and no she wasn’t stuck in one spot.

All in all we all had a great weekend! Fish were caught, kayaks were used and the fishing boat made its maiden voyage! There was great food and spectacular company! To all you fathers out there, you are appreciated every day even if your family doesn’t show it. I hope you all had a wonderful Fathers Day like I did!