Stacked Pull-Through Braid

April 26, 2015

I’ve loved Stacked Braids for a long time. Pretty genius, really, accenting a braid down the spine of another braid! Now we’re seeing quite a few intriguing combos using this fun braid technique.

Stacked Pull-Through Braid


A few months back, my friend Shelley from Pretty Little Braids, direct messaged me with an idea asking if we could share it on our channel. Her idea? How to stack a braid on top of a Dutch pull-through braid. We loved it, and so today we’ll show you our version using a simple pull-through.

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Stacked Pull-Through Braid



Stacked Pull-Through Braid Stacked Pull-Through Braid

Kamri’s Outfit:
Blouse | Pants | Shoes | Bow 

After each pull-through created, we sectioned off {feathered} a small strand from each stitch to be used later for our stacked braid. The stacked braid consists of a simple 3-strand braid using the feathered-off strands.

You’ll find that by braiding this hairstyle tightly, it will hold up super well during sports or any other active activities. Braid this hairstyle loosely, really pancaking the edges, and you’ll get that soft and full look that is very popular today.

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 ponytail holder, 8-12 small hair elastics, accessory and hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Video Tutorial:

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin with hair secured into a high ponytail…
  2. Divide the ponytail into two even sections {a top and a bottom}…
  3. Now, separate off a small section of hair from the top of the top section, laying it over the head and securing with a clip or have daughter hold…
  4. Add your first elastic to the remaining top section of the hair, down a few inches from the ponytail holder…
  5. Then, create a centered hole in the hair section between the two elastics…
  6. Now, reach through with your thumb and index finger, grabbing the second section of the ponytail and pulling it upward through the hole so that it is now on top…
  7. As you did in Step #3, separate off a small section of hair from the top of the new top section, and lay it out of the way…
  8. Continue Steps #4-7 until you run out of hair, leaving you with a Pull-Through Feather Braid.
  9. Go back and pancake each of the Pull-Through sections to add volume to the base braid…
  10. Then go back to the top and starting with the first small section you feathered out…begin a regular 3-strand braid…
  11. Braid down a couple of stitches and then add in the hair from the next feathered strand you left out.
  12. Continue Step #11 until you’ve reached the end of the ponytail {the top braid will be nicely secured against the bottom, because you anchored in pieces along the way}…
  13. Secure with an elastic and add hairspray and accessory {if desired}.

Mindy’s In-Video Outfit:
ShirtPants | Kimono | Shoes | Necklace | Earrings

If you loved this hairstyle, please let us know below in the comments. I am on am mission now to find various other stacked braid combinations!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Daxton & Paisley’s Room Tour

April 23, 2015

A few months back, I stumbled upon an ingenious bedding idea from a company called Beddy’s. Its product is an all-in-one bedding set that goes onto your bed as easy as a fitted sheet! As if that wasn’t ingenious enough, the sides of the bedding have zippers! So, I jumped online and bought Daxton and Paisley each a set.

Kids Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Bedding is aways where I begin my bedroom decorating. Never with paint, because it is easier to match paint to bedding than the other way around. With my young kids, I always worry about them kicking off their covers at night and catching a cold. It also seems like for the first 6-7 years of their lives, I am the one who has to make their bed in the mornings. With six kids, I have made my fair share of beds!

Dax, who is age 6, and Paisley, who just turned 4, can now make their own beds in less than 10 seconds! All they have to do is climb out of bed and zip it up! Brooklyn and Bailey saw the kids using their beds, and begged me to get them one, so we bought them one, too!

Little Girls Bedding

This all-in-one bedding set includes two side zippers, fitted sheet, cuddle blanket, comforter, pillow case, and pillow sham all for only $249! {All of my old bedding has come from Pottery Barn, and I can honestly say that I’ve spent close to that for just the comforter and sheets alone.}


I checked with Beddy’s and found out that the company is currently offering a coupon code SPRING50, which is good for $50 off each bedding set you buy, until May 23, 2015. {Good thing I hadn’t bought one for Kamri or Rylan yet!}

We took plain walls, and added board and batten to it, and painted the latter white. The top part of the wall we painted the color Sea Salt, a blue-green hue, from Sherwin Williams.

For Daxton’s bed frame, we found it at Wayfair, and Paisley’s is one we had built in out of wood. It has a trundle drawer beneath it where we can store an extra mattress or toys. My friend Jenny from ShowMeCute helped create the decorations and pillows.

I love that the bedroom has a sitting area, where the two littles can sit and enjoy reading books together, one of their favorite past times!

See the full bedroom tour, here…


Beddy’s is also offering a GIVEAWAY for one twin zippered bedding set each to three of our lucky viewers! There’s only one thing you must do to enter to win a prize, and it’s super easy! Then, by completing that entry, the Rafflecopter widget will unlock several other options to gain even more entries. Each of these latter entries are optional, but completing them can increase your chances to win.

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FTC Disclaimer: We are not being financially compensated for the production of this video or post, nor do we receive a commission on any bedding units sold. We are, however, a minority shareholder in Beddy’s Inc through our own investment.

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