It’s my Birthday! 

My husband made me my favorite breakfast in bed… Eggs Benedict with Avacado.   

 And of course my best friend did it again, she spent all morning driving and suprised me with flowers, balloons and her presence for the whole day!  


After a few hours at Macy’s and TJ Max we went for a birthday cider at a Local brew house! It is one of our favorites in the Central Oregon area. 

(If you haven’t figured it’s Atlas Cider Brewhouse) 

Afterwords, we hit he Nike outlet and I got a killer deal on a pair of Nike running shoes (yes I am going to start running). Lastly, we went bowling with all of our friends!  

All in all I had an incredible day! I got spoiled by not only my husband and my best friend but all of my friends! What more could a girl ask for? 

Hair of the Day! 

  Sometimes when you play with hair and come out with some crazy awesome hair you need the perfect lighting from snow on the ground! She withstood the falling snow so I could get such an awesome image! 

Honeymoon: Day 2

After a crazy hectic week Mr. Boo and I were able to finally relax! I don’t think I slept so much the whole time we’ve known each other.  

Today is exactly 2 years since our first date. Back then I never thought that we would be married 2 years later! 

Today we planned to go to Old Tucson before it got smoldering hot. We were up by 8:30 and out the door by 10. When we got to Old Tucson it was around 11 and the town is closed during the week days of October for their nightly Halloween show.  



We got some pretty cute touristy pictures though. For those of you who don’t know what Old Tucson is, it is a movie set that was built to look like an old western movie. A majority of John Wayne movies including 3:10 to Yuma, a bulk of Clint Eastwood movies and many scenes from classic westerns were filmed there. 

Not being on a time limit allows for a more relaxed and flexible day. We moseyed on over to the Desert Museum, which was only a few minutes away.  For being a last minute decision it turned out pretty cool! 

 We got to see so many cool animals, insects, amphibians and flowers.    (A barn owl) 

 (The American back bear… Very hard to see)  

 (Prairie dogs… Similar to rock chucks)  

 (my favorite The bighorn)  

 We got to go into some caves, see different types of rocks and different types of cacti.  

 4 hours in we still hadn’t seen everything they had open, but we decided we were tired and hungry and so we headed back home.   

I am from Battle Ground, it rains. Cacti don’t grow other than measly house plants. So seeing this many cacti in one place is like going into the forest.   

    Of course when you’re in a state that has Inn N Out, you stop at least one time.   

  (Isn’t it funny how your spouses food always looks better than you) 

  Yum. I haven’t had Inn N Out for almost 5 years, it was totally worth it! 

Mr. Boo and I came back to Grandma Merrills house and we did some swimming before we went on a drive in the neighbors golf cart.  

 As the sun sets, the wild life comes out. It was such an incredible sight watching the sun set along the mountains and all the beautiful homes lining the path. Mr. Boo has been talking all day about these Prickley Pear candies that we absolutely had to get. We came across the actual fruit.     

     (Excuse the next couple pictures, my flash broke earlier today) 

As we pulled around a corner we saw a herd of mule deer. There were 9 very humanized doe’s standing there, we were about 10 feet away from them. That’s the closest I have been to a deer in the wild ( not in a zoo). 

I promised you pictures of our new addition. Here they are! 



  She still doesn’t have a name but Audrey is in the running. What do you think? -xoxo




Arizona Here we Come! 

Thank you Sis for the awesome shirts! I know it was last minute but they stole the show today! Everyone loved them! 

Our flight left Portland Airport at 715 which meant a 645am board time… Meaning we had to leave the house at 530. I think I have been sleep deprived all week long. No joke! If we weren’t planning the wedding and doing decorations late I didn’t sleep because of my nerves. I wouldn’t of traded this whole week for the world! 

Our first flight was around 2 hours and 10 minutes and smoother than butter!  We had an hour layover in San Diego. ( thankfully it was an hour) What we found completely awkward and inconvenient, was that we had to go through security again to catch our connecting flight. It was as if we walked in off the streets of San Diego and we’re catching our 1st flight. I never plan to fly out of San Diego again! 


 Our Second flight to Tucson Arizona (our destination) was a smidge rougher and shorter! We grabbed our bags and were out the door headed to Grandma Merrills house! I’ve never been to Arizona so the sights were very new! The cacti and the palm trees all in one.  

Mr. Boo and I spent the afternoon getting some key things to prepare for the road ahead that we couldn’t pack on the flight We got to drive the new addition to our fleet for the first time tonight and man is she perty! The pictures of just her will be soon to come ( sorry for the delay, I’ll just post a few pictures to hold you over).






 Until tomorrow-xoxo 

I married my Best friend!

  So many of our family and friends joined forces to help make Mr. Boo and my fairy tale a reality! I can’t even put into words how magical the night was!  (Photo credit to Cousin Merrill) 

Everyone talks about how the couple getting married never remembers all of the details! We were lucky to have a phenomenal coordinator that made it possible for us! If I could give any piece of advice to soon to be newlyweds, GET A COORDINATOR! Did stuff go wrong? Probably, but she never told us. In our eyes the wedding was flawless! 

Mr. Boo’s absolute favorite part of the evening was when he turned around and saw me for the first time walking down the isle clutching on to my dad! He was anxious all day long and that’s all he could say to everyone! “I can’t wait to see her” 

My favorite part? When my dad handed me over to Tim. As soon as we joined hands and I looked into his eyes, all of the nerves and jitters disappeared. I was 100% lost in his eyes.  

Here are some more pictures taken by all friends and family! I love how the first dance with Tim and the father daughter dance were captured! I’m still finding the perfect mother son dance!  


And you can’t forget the decorations. Personally I think they stole the show!  

I am still searching for more pictures of my decorations! If you were there and you have some pretty awesome photos email them to me!!! As I receive them I will update!! Till then -xoxo





Hair of the day! 

I’ve had a crazy busy beautiful couple of weeks; One of my best friends got married, I am in final planning on my wedding to Mr.Boo Merrill, another great friend is getting married in a little over a week and I am creating some incredible hair! Here are a few pictures from the past few weeks.  

 She was referred by a friend of mine and holy smokes did we have such a great time! A very pretty violet that stole the show! 

This blondie finalized something huge in her life and needed a change. She wanted some level 6 lowlights added. We created s very pretty chocolate brown! 

 This peach always comes to me with something fun and new. She has always been reserved and this time stepped out of her box. 


Another wonderful client that always has something new for me to do. She decided it was time to start preparing for fall! 
  Referred from her sister, this Salem born Denver grown decided that after stalking my social media, I was the one she wanted to do her hair! 


Hair of the day!

Who doesn’t love the beautiful and highly popular ombré?I know I do! I love when a client sits in my chair shows me a picture and says “go for it”. I have this one client who always wants something new and different (she is in previous hair posts), this time she sat down and said “I want darker on top and lighter on the bottom” That is something I can do!  

 Taking her base a full shade darker and her ends a shade lighter created the dramatic look she was wanting. We added olaplex to the bleach so we could overlap her previously lightened hair to get the lift we needed. 

   This sweetheart came in with golden blonde hair and wanted more neautral colors. We used 3 different shades of blonde to create this multi dimensional look. 

When she first came in, I couldn’t quite figure out where I’d seen her. After raddling off different locations she’s worked we found where I’d met her, the local bar around the corner. 

All-in-all I had a great day! I met new people, caught up with friends and did hair. What more could a girl ask for? 

Bridal Shower ❤️

  I got the blessed opportunity to be surrounded by my family and friends at my Bridal Shower! I had friends from Oregon as well as my Washington friends gathered together to celebrate me and my soon to be husband Mr. Boo.  
 My grandma (the beautiful redhead in the back) required everyone to wear hats. My cousin Susan (technically my 2nd cousin) in the teal came all the way from California to be a part of this new adventure. Unfortunately she won’t be at the wedding, so instead she decided to come help grandma!  

   This cookie in the back, photobombing my picture with a selfie is the infamous DeLeone. She drove ( with her fiancé) all the way from Redmond OR just to spend the day supporting us and help with final touches.   

  The lovely Miss. Sherry. We’ve known each other for over 8 years and the last 3 years we really had become close! I am beyond thrilled that she was able to make it out even if it was only for 20 mins.  

 My “soon to be” mother in-law. She was a champ all day. After the party we went to my parents and worked our bums off to get everything prepared for the wedding. My in-laws really work hard to get things done and make shxt happen. (I also think this is one of my favorite pictures from the weekend) 

I had such a great day and wouldn’t trade it for the world. I have such an amazing group of friends and family. Thank you so much to everyone else who came that I don’t have pictures with. As I get more pictures (not taken by me) I will upload them! Till next time-


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