What Will I Find On This Blog?

What Will I Find On This Blog?

Well, let me just tell you what you will find here! On the right hand side you will first see how to contact me (HBC). Very important! You will also see on the right hand side a featured item from your truly.....HBC of course and you will be able to purchase that item at a discount as well. You will then see all the Pre-Orders we are offering at this time, complete with shopping carts to purchase those items at your convenience. These Pre-Orders allow you access to our NEWEST items FIRST! You get to choose your styles color AND if that weren't enough you get them at the LOWEST price they will ever be! They will NEVER be that price again :). Why do I do this you ask? Well, it's simple I really like you all, a lot!

In the middle you will find blabber from me, as well as giveaways, random thoughts, sayings, and whatever else flows through my brain at that moment in time :)

Now as for the left hand side you will find there our featured vendors! These are amazing women & men who have their own shops and items. They will have a featured item for the week complete with shopping cart and you can purchase straight through them!
*these shops are not affiliated with Hair Brained Creations and are their own entities. If you have a question or comment about their item(s) you need to contact them directly*

I hope you enjoy your experience here and that you are able to navigate the blog easily. If you have any questions, or comments please feel free to contact me.
Now.............get to lookin'!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hope For A Home..........

Oh my goodness, I just realized I haven't posted on this blog for nearly TWO months!! GEESH I am really slacking these days.  I am so sorry, forgive me?  Great!  Lets move on :).

I have been given some devastating news concerning our "fill in parents".  I call them this because we really have no contact with either of our parents at all and haven't for quite some time.  The two are truly a great blessing to us and our children.  My kids adore, and love these two kind souls and are out of the mind excited EVERY time we get to see them. These two have stepped up and have become not only parent figures in our lives but best friends.  They are the most genuine, loving, giving, warm, non judgmental, people I/we have EVER come across in our lives. I will tell you their story, however out of respect for them and their privacy I will change their names, I hope you understand.

John and Lisa have been married for over 30 years and have raised 8 amazing children. They have 10 grandchildren and have graciously adopted my family into their lives about 2 years ago. Which would bring the total up to 10 children, and 15 grandchildren.  When they first were married they took every dime they had and bought 7 precious acres of land and put a double wide mobile home on that land and have lived there and made it their home for the past 30 years.  They raised and loved each of those 8 children and all of those grandchildren in this home.  It really isn't much, but it is very cozy and holds so much love, and more memories than I can even begin to imagine.  Their children have grown to be great, contributing members of society and some of which have cute families of their own.  They are all very close to each other and get together as much as possible and always on Sunday for a huge buffet style day.  They put out a feast and everyone comes over to catch up, kids play, and people laughing.  

About 2 years ago John and Lisa, who both had worked and owned part of a family business was forced to leave.  The other members of the family got greedy, they had a falling out, and forced both John and Lisa to leave permanently and with NOTHING!  Now when I say nothing that is what I mean, absolutely not 2 pennies to rub together; nothing!  They are both very close to retirement age and no one wants to hire him. When he hits retirement age it will not be enough to sustain them month to month.  They still have 3 children at home one still in high school.  She has been able to find odds and ends to try and make ends meet and they fall short every month.  She has had her wages garnished relentlessly, and it makes it difficult to buy the necessities with the left overs.  Her 3 children work when they can find it and the gas money to get to and from and they give their paychecks to their parents to help.

 I don't delve too much into this painful situation and they themselves don't even know how, or why this really happened.  Sadly they are still reeling 2 years later about the shoulda, woulda, coulda's.  About 2-3 months after they were forced from their jobs and only income they were getting served with court papers, yes their family was suing them.  They made the difficult decision to refinance their home and property in hopes of hiring a lawyer, and fighting these suits.  This home had been paid off for a while and when they took this money it put immense financial strain on them.  They hired a lawyer and that took a huge chunk of money, the lawyer fell through and kept trying to get more, and more money, which they didn't have.  They lawyer left them high and dry and out all the money they had invested in him.  They were heart broken, and all had seemed lost at this point.  They took what they had left paid some of the law suits, bought some seeds and began growing a small garden to help them get food for not a lot of cost.

Today they are at risk of losing their home, their everything.  They are swimming in debt, and lawsuits, having any wage they earn taken.  They go months without propane to heat their water, so to bathe they heat water on their stove and take a quick washing that way.  Their roof is faltering, leaking, and shingles are pretty much non existent any more.  Because of this their 2nd bathroom has been left unusable from the water damage.  They cannot afford to buy clothes, shoes, and groceries are very limited.  They have had the same pair of jeans for years and Lisa just mends everything over again, and again, and even again. Their children, including us are doing what we can to help however we each have families and our own that we need to provide for as well. 

I don't want to see them lose their home, the place with all the memories and the place where everyone goes to have fun.  They will be homeless if this house is ever taken.  They will have no where to go or stay.  I want to help them SAVE this little piece of Heaven for them.  I want to help them have some place to call theirs, a place to put their feet up and call home.  We all know how important that is, and we all know how difficult life and this place can be.  Sadly these aren't the only ones who are losing their homes, memories, and little pieces of Heaven.  I want to help everyone, and I thought I could start with two people who I think deserve a break and some help right now in their lives.

So I'm sure you are thinking "I can't possibly help, I don't have that money laying around either." Or maybe even some of you thinking "Why should I help these people I don't even know?" 

Here are my answers; You don't need a lot of money to help just $1 is enough.  If we can reach 100,000 people and each of those people donate just $1 that really adds up!  If you share this with all of your friends and family, and they in turn share it with theirs and so on. We can reach 100,000 people, I know we can reach far more than that and help so many more families on our path to helping one at a time!  If you can't donate I understand, but could you please spare a quick moment to share this on your Facebook Timeline, Facebook Page, Blog, Pinterest, any where you can think of so that we may reach as many people as possible?

Why should you help a stranger?  Compassion, the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference in someones life.  Knowing that you are helping someone have a decent warm shower, or meal.  Knowing that if you lift this burden off of their shoulders that God or your divine being will bless you.  You will show kindness, and love just like He shows those to us daily.

I have set up an account through PayPal called Hope For Homes that will aid us in receiving and giving these donations to families. There is a DONATE button on this page under Hope For Homes.  You may click this and choose your donation amount.  Remember even $1 helps tremendously.
This is a non profit that I am starting EVERY last cent will be given to families in need.

Thank you for your time, and kindness. 



**Do you know a family in need like the one above?  Please let me know and I will do my best to get them the help they need as well!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Survival Bracelet anyone?!?

Good afternoon Hair Brainer's :) My oldest daughter Jaicee came to me the other day with tears in her eyes after seeing/watching a St. Jude's commercial on t.v. and asked if we could donate any money to help out these families and babies who have to go through such trials. I told her that at this time we didn't as a family have any extra to give. We brainstormed about how we could come up with funds to help these families and children at St. Jude and other hospitals around the country. We both decided we could make Survival Bracelets, and key fobs as a way to earn money for donation! We will be accepting custom orders as well. We have colors, and we can make them in ANY size! She has been working her little guts out to make these and 100% of profits will go to St. Jude's Hospital, Primary Children's Hospital, JDRF, AND to help military families (we couldn't decide on just one!). 

Bracelets will be $12 + $1.50 for shipping.
Key Fobs will be $10 + $1.50 for shipping.
What is a survival bracelet/key fob you ask? Well let me just tell you! Not only are the fun and stylish, the can also help out tremendously in a survival situation! These all have between 5-8 FEET of 550lb cord! These are wonderful for hunters, firefighters, police officers, hikers, ANY sport enthusiasts, or and every day person. The can help get you, a friend, or a stranger out of dangerous situations if they occur. Consider picking one of these up not only for a great donation cause, but for safety as well.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hoppy Easter Eve....

Hello my friends!

I just wanted to write and tell each and every one of you that I am extremely thankful for all of you!  
Yes, even YOU!

I have to say that you all are amazing, and truly great friends.  I need to thank some of you, especially, for being so understanding and patient with me and my "hair brained-ness" lately!  
I don't write or talk much about my personal life, because it is just that...personal.  

I try to keep my pages professional and drama free.  
I do feel the need to let you know, without going into too much detail, that I have been going through some very personal things the last few months, and it has taken a toll on my memory.  

 I hope all of you are enjoying your Easter weekend and to help celebrate the Hair Brained way
please enjoy 25% off your total purchase* until Monday April  9th, at 10 pm MST.
When you order just mention you saw this on my blog and on Etsy use the coupon code EASTER25.
<3  Ali

*this may not be combined with any other sale, offer or be used on Pre-Order items unless purchased at full price.  All orders must be paid for no later than April 9th 10 pm MST, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Meet MY lil.............

Minion!  Yep this is my baby isn't he....er....the hat just darling??
Again this was a special request from a great friend of mine, who trusted me completely to do 
her a lil hat like this without even a teaser picture!  When I finished this one I literally squealed out loud, and yes almost peed my pants a little....hahaha!  But really!  How could you not??
I brainstormed and decided just one eye on this lil one and maybe just maybe I have his brother the two eyed minion in the works.....hmmm


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I had a giveaway not too long ago..........

and the winner Beth K. requested a cotton newsboy, so it can be worn year round, with texture in a neutral color.  I suggested maybe a flower and agreed with her that tan color would be perfect!
Here is the hat I made for her:

I so love how this turned out! 
The flower is on a clip so it can be removed when she doesn't want to wear it and can be put on when she does!  It is airy, light, fun and sophisticated!  She really could wear this anywhere!
Hope you love it Beth!

A cute custom order......

I was approached a few days ago with a request to have an Elmo hat and diaper cover set made for a newborn.  I quickly replied that I would LOVE to do it for her.  
I had to do some brainstorming for this set as I didn't have a pattern and I knew I could do it myself, maybe even write the pattern for him as I go along.  
So that's what I did I took myself to the yarn store, yes I have at least 8 (probably more like 16) skeins of red yarn, but I can always use an excuse to go to the yarn store and feed my deep addiction.  I found the PERFECT fuzzy puppet looking yarn and after I put my kids to bed I started.  I finished it in just one night and I am super proud of how he turned out.  
Here is a (out of focus) photo of him finished.


Sunday, March 25, 2012

I am in LOVE

As most of you know I made a New Years Resolution NOT to buy ONE more pattern until I had made at least one of each of the patterns that I already own.   Wellllllll.......sigh........ok, ok I BLEW it!! I saw this pattern for sale and just HAD to have it!  I knew from the minute I saw this one that it was going to be darling for sure!

As I was working this hat up for the very first time I thought "This will look so dang CUTE!"  
As I continued to hook and hook and hook some more it just kept growing on my more and more.

I finally finished the last stitch and literally just about PEED my pants!  I knew that I was absolutely in LoVe with this hat and I couldn't wait to make MORE!  So I have now finished one for each of my girls, AND of course one for myself!  That is a total of 4 so far, and I am working on more right now!

It is heartbreaking to me that my pictures JUST don't do this (or any of my hats) justice!  
It should be a crime, or maybe I should just be more careful.......nah,  it's just a crime.

I will be taking mine to sunny Las Vegas this weekend to wear around at the pool :) 

I came across this just now and it needed to be shared.........

By Maya Angelou


enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own,
even if she never wants to or needs to...
something perfect to wear if the employer,
or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...


a youth she's content to leave behind....
a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age....
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...
ne friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her cry...


a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family...
eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems,
and a recipe for a meal,
that will make her guests feel honored...


a feeling of control over her destiny.....
how to fall in love without losing herself..


how to quit a job,
break up with a lover,
and confront a friend without;
ruining the friendship....


when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...


that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..
that her childhood may not have been perfect...but it's over...


what she would and wouldn't do for love or more.....
how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...


whom she can trust,
whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't take it personally...


where to go...
be it to her best friend's kitchen table..
or a charming Inn in the woods...
when her soul needs soothing...


What she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a month...and a year...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

LAST DAY.....................

Today March 24, 2012 will be the last day to Pre-Order: 


Find the link <------------------- and purchase yours today they will never be this price again! EVER!

HUGE thank you to all of my amazing friends (fans, you are my friends!). 
Each of you are AMAZING!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


19 Elephants - Hootie - Miranda

Little Tickle Boutique  - Lorax Shirt - Cheri Dees

2 Pretty Girls Boutique - TinkerBell BowVirginia Horner

2 Pretty Girls Boutique - Bow Holder Dress - Virginia Horner

Little Sweet Pea Creations - Head Band - Gina Otero

A Lil Loopy$25 GC - Shauna Hallsson

Beez Kneez - Leg Warmers - Melissa #2

Beez Kneez - Ink Me Shirt - sjames2008

ShicAboo - White Bow - Asha Poepping

ShicAboo - Polka Dot Bow - Virginia Horner

ShicAboo - Korkers - Steph

Hair Brained Creations - $40 GC - Julie

Hair Brained Creations - Custom Hat - Hayley

Happily Ever Crafter - Custom Flower
                                                             #1 - Nadia Hill
                                                            #2 - Danelle Facer

Plates Platters and Family Matters - Mug - Brandalyn Jensen

WINNERS:  Please remember that YOU are responsible for contacting the shop of which prize(s) you won!  If you don't do that within 48 hours I will choose another.  If you are know to not be a fan at the time of winning you will also forfeit the winning prize and will be moved to the next person in line.  All shops are linked to their names, it will take you right to their Facebook Page.  Thank each and everyone of you who donated and participated!  You are all amazing and we couldn't do it without any of you!



Monday, March 12, 2012

Plates, Platters, and Family Matters ****OPEN****

(Click ^^ To Link To Facebook Page)

Winner will receive a custom mug! 

Happily Ever Crafter ****OPEN****

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This is for a custom flower by Happily Ever Crafter!
If you haven't seen them yet, you HAVE TO!
Click on her FB page above to get some ideas.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Rule #1- you must follow all the rules.........

Hello and welcome to the 1st Birthday Bash Giveaway for Hair Brained Creations!

There are just a few "rules" to play.
  • You MUST "like" Hair Brained Creations Facebook here and the Facebook page of any vendor who's item you'd like to win.  You don't have to like everyone, just the ones you wish to win.  This will be verified before any prizes are awarded.  Showing a lil love wouldn't hurt either ;)
  • Random.org will pick all winners.
  • Winners will be announced here on my blog.
  • You are responsible for contacting the vendor who's item you won.  If you do not contact them within 48 hours you will forfeit your prize and I will then pick another winner.
  • This will close in ONE WEEK (Sunday March 18th) at Midnight.  Winners will be posted on TUESDAY, March 20th.
  • You must write agree in the comment section below to be eligible.

Hair Brained Creations ****OPEN****

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$40.00 Gift Certificate to my Facebook Page 
or Etsy Shop!

Hair Brained Creations ****OPEN****

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Custom Hat Any Size Any Style
Value: $20-$30+ 
For winner FREE!

ShicAboo Bows & More ****OPEN****

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A single bow, it can be made in any color.
 **all of the bows are attached to a single prong clip.

ShicAboo Bows & More ****OPEN****

 a single bow, it can be made in any color
**all of the bows are attached to a single prong clip.

ShicaBoo Bows and More ****OPEN****

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 A pair of korkers pink and purple 
**all of the bows are attached to a single prong clip