Sunday, January 17, 2016

Get to Know Me

So one of my friends on Facebook posted one of these and tagged me, and I was a bit surprised, I haven't seen these in about 10 years, or since the MySpace days. #datingmyselfhere
And since I haven't really taken time to introduce myself, I thought it would be fun to share a few tidbits so you can get to know me a wee bit. Or just learn some really random facts about me, lol

Twenty-six things about me...

A- Age: 27

B- Biggest fear: Loss

C- Current time: 4:07p

D- Drink you last had: Smoothie: Banana, Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Acai berry, kale, Thrive BOOST, Chia seeds, Granola, Coconut flakes, Cashew Milk (pic from just now)

E- Every day starts with: A healthy smoothie with my Nutribullet (not sponsored, just love it) *click here for one of my variations, more coming to my YT soon!*

F- Favorite song: Right now? "Waiting" -Alice Boman, "The Draw" ("All This Bad Blood Edit")- Bastille, "E
very Other Freckle" alt-j "Over It Now" & "I Can Feel You"- Motion City Soundtrack (*bonusly embarassing answer- they were apart of my 1 concert*) "Roses" - The Chainsmokers, "Ex's & Oh's" - Elle King, "Avery" - Liz Longley, (just read my Twitter here and the lyrics I am usually posting reflect my current feels of my favorite songs :-* ) Seriously I could like 300 songs here... it changes all the time.. and is quite eclectic ..srsly, see my Twitter

G- Ghosts, are they real?: Some form of spiritual energy, sure

H- Hometown: Suburban town in Minnesota

I- In love with: Dear Husband

J- Jealous of: the incredible voice talent of my current obessions Christina Perri, Rachel Taylor, power chords of Adele, Demetria Lovato, Liz Longley, Lea Michele, too many to list

K- Kangaroos or Koalas?: Koalas

L- Last time you cried?: idk, sometime within this past week, or watching a show with the feels

M- Middle name: Marie

N- Number of siblings: 1- younger

O- One wish: TO BE PAIN FREE (there's so many I could list!)

P- Person you last called: *checks phone* lol, truthfully? Walgreens most recently. 

Q- Question you're always asked: "How did you do your hair like __x,y,z?!?!"

R- Reason to smile: My blessings I am grateful for daily.. being kinda healthy, unconditionally loving husband, living in amazing Florida, loving family, friends.. etc.. <3 <3 <3

S- Song last sang: "Waiting" - Alice Boman (*currrently singing as I write this.. I'm ALWAYS singing.. if I am not singing..something is wrong, lol*)

T- Time you woke up: like 1:20pm (night owl AF)

U- Underwear color: Black, lol 95% of the time is mah fav black VS 

V- Vacation destination:  So. many. Jamaica twice, was amazing, Mexico a few times, amazing, living in Japan, also amazingly awesome, usually was just anywhere tropical when I lived in the North, but now I am feeling more like I want to go back to Japan above all places, or venture down to New Zealand 

W- Worst habit: Over OVER-thinking-->anxiety-->those trains of thought.....

X-X-Ray's you've had: WAY TOO MANY ... way..too..many..

Y- Your favorite food: BAKED GOODS!!!!!!! Omg. weakness.

Z- Zodiac sign: Leo 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Arctic Fox Hair Color : Fox of the Year 2015

Hi Dolls,

I need your help!
For those of you who might not know what this is all about, or wondering why vote,
I was picked with the winning June Foxes of the Month (thousands of applicants, monthly around the WORLD) and after you are selected during a monthly title of "Fox of the Month", you're in the running for the title to be picked for the top "Fox" of the YEAR!!!
So now I'very made it, I'm in the final top round in the running for the WORLDWIDE title of Fox of the YEAR- 2015 and a $500 Grand prize from #ArcticFoxHairColor
Every vote helps! Voting closes on January 20th, please like & share with everyone through Wednesday & I'll love you forever
*don't forget to "like" the actual photo on their page for your vote to  count*

Every vote helps! Thank you so much guys, I really appreciate all your help, past & present!
*don't forget to click here to "like" the actual photo on their page for your vote to count*


Posted by Arctic Fox Hair Color on Thursday, January 14, 2016


Our Fox of the Year winner @ladypeters is absolute perfection! 
Posted by Arctic Fox Hair Color on Monday, April 4, 2016
I was chosen with the finalists in the Fox of the Year contest thanks to all your support and I have used my new entire Arctic Fox Hair Color rainbow to create a fabulous "Sunset Over the Ocean" masterpiece!
I filmed the process and you can watch it here:

This is more info on Arctic Fox & my new rainbow artwork creation::


All this was done with Arctic Fox Hair Color which I am OBSESSED with because it doesn't bleed like Pravana always did (even with freezing cold water washes. And zero sulfates) NOTHING is as solidly pigmented & stays as pigmented for as long as Arctic Fox does!
I used to use that horribly popular brand [*cough Pravana *cough*] which bled on EVERYTHING!

 It was constant heartbreak before Arctic Fox came into my life... All that wastefully expensive color, constantly transferring onto everything & anything it touches, dry or wet... like the evil twin of King Midas... but of leaky hair color.. it was incredibly disappointing....
Then about a year ago I discovered the deliciously pigmented Arctic Fox Hair Color and never looked back. 

I was stunned... and HOOKED from watching my cold water rinses near-clear water and my vibrant color LOCKED-IN! 

 You guys, I can enjoy my WHITE pillows & bedding one again,  without fear! You KNOW what I'm taking about if you've got colored hair, and switching to Arctic Fox was life changing. I am so over-the-moon ecstatically excited about this product, I'm genuinely pumped to tell each and every person who asks me about it! 

If you have been strolling the posts, but haven't committed yet...


Do it, try it, you will fall in love like I did

Go... live out your rainbow dreams, my mermaid/unicorn/fairy friends! 

Make those creatively colorful dreams a reality with the stellarly pigmented Arctic Fox Hair Color 

I am not sponsored nor is this an AD, this is my own true, personal experience with Arctic Fox Color, it is far superior to any Semi- Permanent or Direct Dye out there.  I absolutely love it!
Info quoted from their website to tell you of their awesomeness as a company:
Arctic Fox Hair Color is cruelty-free, semi-permanent hair dye that is made only from vegan ingredients.

  • 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free
  • Non-GMO Protein
  • Long-Lasting Color
  • Added Conditioner 
  • No Peroxide or Ammonia
  • PPD Free 
  • Bleeds and Smears less
  • Made in the USA
Arctic Fox Colors I used:
Top Layer (Sunset) {& Bottom nape section is the same, just w/o purples}
Purple Rain
Violet Dream (Magentay- Purple--warmer tone than Purple Rain)

Ocean Colors (mid section- see video for placement)
Poseidon (Blue)
Neon Moon (greenish-yellow *UV REACTIVE! Glows in the DARK!*)

If you haven't tried it yet, here is a coupon too for all y'all!
What are you waiting for?:
Arctic Fox Coupon / Arctic Fox Promo Code:  

Our Fox of the Year winner @ladypeters is absolute perfection! 
Posted by Arctic Fox Hair Color on Monday, April 4, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016

Global Goals | Goal 3 Speaks To Me

Tanya Burr has introduced me to what global goals are in her video towards progress, honored by leaders across the world to be completed in the coming years.

This is quoted from their site,
"In September, World Leaders committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 yearsEnd extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injusticeFix climate change. Every one of the Global Goals is linked to solving our climate crisis. The COP21 summit in Paris this December is the first test of the pledges world leaders made in September. Find out how you canget involved."

when Tanya posted about it, she said," #TBGlobalGoals
I am so excited to see all your submissions! I feel so passionate about this project and hope you guys will feel the same way and we can help to make a difference together :)


1 - No Poverty
2 - Zero Hunger 
3 - Good Health and Well-Being (*this speaks to me*)
4 - Quality Education
5 - Gender Equality (*Tan's favorite*)

I think this is just incredible. We need to help just by creating awareness to start & then get involved with whichever goal(s) really speak to you.

We are all global citizens.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Life's Roller-Coaster Ride

I've had another little late night epiphany floating around in my head, keeping me from sleep...

So earlier I was watching that movie The Words w/ Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Dennis Quaid, Jeremy Irons & friends, thinking how it's actually getting annoying how easily I can guess plot lines now. I enjoyed the movie, it was fine.  I just "get it" too quickly. I still feel their feels and journey... it's just easier...
Supposed thrillers/twisty-turny movies are easily predictable to me now, where I can't enjoy a good surprise plot twist, unless it's so unexpected is illogical...

Wtf is happening to me.
Even I feel annoyed by me just reading that.

--But seriously though...I'm realizing it's because of the fact that I've experienced, on a very personal level, an extremely complex range of the capabilities of human emotions.
I understand the dark character struggles, the inner battles... the pain, the suffering,  the darker stuff that makes complex characters so interesting....
I feel strong empathy, & connect with characters too, even they experience the highest moments of elation & a whirlwind of all the happy-sappy-lovey feels...


up... down.... in between... side winding paths of confusion & destructive chaos, healing, self-growth, the pain & suffering,  but healing begins again... life's roller-coaster. . .

Up, down & around we go on life's roller-coaster ride.

I get it now.
I get & can relate to a wide spectrum of character types now..

it's another small epiphany I keep having watching shows, movies, etc...I see it all across multiple platforms...
And I get it.
I know it all to well. 

I obviously have an incredible amount to learn, but my world & range keeps getting bigger.  It's so much bigger than my younger self ever believed she could fathom.

I learn & change into a new person everyday...and so do you.
We're never the same exact person each day we wake up....
Formed & shaped by the previous day's events & their effect they had on us as we process them (or don't process them & choose an unhealthy repression, but that's a whooollleee other post).

 You're constantly adapting, learning & hopefully becoming a better you than the day before.  That's the only person you should ever compare yourself to....
Your past self. 
And strive to be better than them. 

Didn't go well today?
Try again tomorrow. 

Keep learning.
Keep growing.

With love,

Aka +LadyPeters


Look at all of these tears I've wept
Look at all the promises that I've kept

I put my heart into your hands
Here's my soul to keep

I let you in with all that I can
You're not hard to reach

And you bless me with the best gift
That I've ever known
You give me purpose
Yeah, you've given me purpose

Thinking my journey's come to an end
Sending out a farewell to my friends, forever peace

Ask you to forgive me for my sins, oh would you please?
I'm more than grateful for the time, my spirit's at ease

And you've given me the best gift
That I've ever known
You give me purpose everyday
You give me purpose in every way

so let me just like, try my best...

We weren't necessarily put in the best position to make the best decisions.

You can't be hard on yourself for these were the cards that you were given
so you have to understand that these, like... that's not who you are.

You're trying to be the best you can be but that's all you can do.

If you don't give it all you got, you're only cheating yourself.

Give it all you got

That's what it's....
that's what's happening with me.

It's like God, I'm giving it all I got, sometimes I'm weak
and I'm gonna do it,
and it's like I'm not giving myself grace, I'm just like understanding,

that's just how it is.

(*these are the bits that hit me closest to home, right in the feels*)

{Note: These are quoted lyrics from "Purpose" not my words}

Monday, January 4, 2016

Life Philosophy & Beer :: Set Your Priorities

Katie Morton referenced this story in this video (@8:18 into video)...& I really like the message.  

Worth the read :)

"A professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty glass jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a jar of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open spaces between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar and of course the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous yes.

The professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table and then proceeded to pour the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the grains of sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things -- your family, your partner, your health, your children, your friends, your favorite passions -- things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

"The pebbles are the other things that matter, like your job, your house, your car.

 The sand is everything else -- the small stuff.

"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out dancing. Play another 18.

"There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first -- the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers [with friends]."

(Note: Original story is not mine, I do not claim to own it)

Easy Braids :: French Braid & Dutch Braid aka Inverted Braid

Easy Braids :: French Braid & Dutch Braid aka Inverted Braid 

Hi Dolls!
I basically do these super simple hairstyles everyday!  I get asked all the time how I create these braid looks, in their different variations, so I thought I'd film it to teach you how easy it is to have awesome styles using no damaging heat at all!  You can change the tightness of the braid depending on how much you like the voluminous pancaking done.
I am always searching for new ways to style my hair either the night before so the next morning I can spend as little time, energy or heated tools on my hair as possible by taking out the braid for a bit of wave & texture. I love learning new ways to keep my mane as healthy as it can be, and cut my get-ready-in-the-morning time down as much as possible!  Who couldn't use more free time?!

Hope you enjoy the video!
If you try this or any of my other hairstyle looks, instagram/tweet me your photos using the hashtag #LadyPetersHair

Thanks for watching!
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Lady Peters

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