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December 17, 2014

TopStyler by INSTYLER Review

Best Birthday Gift Ever!





My birthday was last November and G had no idea what to get me, until we ran across something I have wanted for so long time, the Topstyler by Instyler. I could not believe we found one on the shelf at the store. Man I was so happy, I still am when I break it out to do my hair.

I first saw this product on TV months ago and said that it would be so nice to have something so easy curl my hair. I am not good with a curling iron, never have been. I purchased a rod iron years ago and don’t really use it.

The clips come in a nice, heat resistant container, booklet to show you what to do and a comb. They call the comb the EX wrap Styling Comb.  The clips come in two sizes: Small and Large, you get 5 of each size.


All you do is wrap a small amount of hair, either around the end of the comb or you can use two fingers. You are making a pin curl. Then you slide your hair off and clip your hair. I add a small about of product in my hair before I make my pin curl.

Once your clips are in, all you do is wait for roughly 5 minutes.  You need to wait for the clips to cool. The longer you leave the clip on your hair the better chance you have of it lasting. The clips are not hard to open, but to make sure I have all the hair in one, I clamp it then give it a little squeeze. 

To reuse a clip, place it back on the heat for another 5 minutes.
While you wait for the clips to cool, you can do your make up, pick out what you are going to wear for the day maybe even brush your teeth.  If you use curlers, what do you do while you wait for your hair?


Another perk is that the Instyler company offers you “ HOW TO”
videos to show you exactly how to use this product to get the maxim potential. I love this product and I will continue to use it. I have thrown away that old school iron, and I’m going to give that rod iron to my mother in law, I know she will enjoy it.


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December 10, 2014

Teacher Gifts for the Holidays

Did you ever give your teacher a holiday gift growing up?


It never accrued to me until this year that I never gave any of the boy’s teachers anything for christmas. It made me feel bad. I don’t remember seeing any of the other kids giving them gifts either.  I am sitting here trying to remember if I, myself, gave any of my past teachers holiday gifts. I didn’t and I also don’t remember my mother buying any for them either.

I am not even sure that it is OK to give teachers holiday gifts anymore. I looked on the school district website and I don’t see anything saying that you can’t give teachers holiday gifts, so I wonder if when that time gets near if a letter will be sent out.


K's teacher is a man. He is a very nice and happy dude who seems to love what he does.  What do you give your kids teachers for the holidays?

A few ideas that I have floating around, let me know what you think.


  • A gift card to Staples, or Office max for extra school supplies. 
  • Wall-Mart or Target gift card for what ever they want.
  • A coffee mug.

Just three ideas is all I have right now so any and all ideas would be great.