My hair now does this without the flatiron! - Waves in 15 minutes! Section hair into big sections then braid each in a loose braid. Run a flatiron over each braid, let them cool down, spray hairspray and undo the braids.
Brightly painted frames, cardboard letters and loud scrapbook paper. (or, wooden frames, cardboard letters and muted scrapbook paper, which is what I was actually planning to do on the nursery wall once the baby comes and I know initials!