Olive's Best #9

Wow - we've made it to our 9th newsletter already! We're smiling because we feel that spring is in the hair ... ahem, air. The lightness of February has been lovely. We hope that everyone felt loved during their respective Valentine's Day plans! (If that meant you were on a romantic date, a night out with the girls or your very first date!) Happy Lover's Month to all of you beauties!

We wanted to start our newsletter out with a BANG... That meaning, the cutest little updo we've found in a while. It's pretty easy to accomplish, especially with Rae's assistance here! Watch the video below by clicking the link and send us all the pictures of your version of the finished look!

Next, we fell in love with this easy to make muffins. They are from an ancient cookbook found in a deep and dark hole of recipe books. (101 Marvelous Muffins by Adele Marks) Apricot Peanut Butter Muffins: 1 1/4 cup dried apricots 2 eggs lightly beaten 1 cup (greek) yogurt 1/2 cup molasses 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (we used 00!) 2 tbsp wheat germ (Defs NOT GF!) 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter Topping 1 1/2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1. Soak apricots in boiling water for 10 minutes. 2. Drain apricots & chop fine, reserve. 3. Preheat oven to 400°. 4. Combine eggs, yogurt & molasses in a bowl, reserve. 5. In a large bowl, combine rest 6 dry ingredients. 6. Cut peanut butter into dry ingredients (until pea-size) 7. Stir soaked apricots into peanut butter mixture. 8. Pour the liquid mixture all at once into dry ingredients. 9. Stir only until moistened, do not overmix. 10. Spoon batter into greased muffin tins. 11. Combine remaining ingredients for topping & sprinkle on top of batter in each tin. 12. Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden. Enjoy!

Need something nice to read and have no idea where to start in the expanses of the library or book store? Look no further, Rae's written a few short stories and you can purchase your copy of "Eye of the Beholder" here.

We now offer a new kind of extensions. Rae took a course educating about braid-less weaves. It is much easier on the hair and sits very easily on most people's hair. If you would like more information on extensions, please give us a call, message, email, carrier pigeon or however you'd like to get in touch with us! (The photo below is our client AFTER her extensions. If you click here, you can see the before & after on our Instagram!)

Well, it's been a slice updating you beauties on the world of Olive. Get in touch if you have any questions/concerns or wanna talk hair! xo, Olive.

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