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Something I’ve never done with my hair before… (Tons of pictures- so if you are still on dial-up, well, too bad because that is just ridiculous)

April 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Followed through with something from Pinterest? Nope. I have actually done quite a few projects from there but none worth sharing lol.

I actually decided to CUT MY OWN HAIR. First, let me tell you- my hair is insane. It is THICK and frizzy/curly/wavy and it’s LONG. It had been almost a full year since my last hair cut and I just hadn’t found “that” place around here that had great reviews and I could trust them with my mess hair. 

So I went to YouTube and found a few tutorials and came across this one where her hair was similar to the length and thickness of mine so I decided to try it. (Plus, I thought she was really pretty and knew what she was talking about. lol)

It was a really good tutorial but I have to say (and maybe this is obvious) but if you have curly hair, it’s not really the greatest tutorial to follow. I would pull my hair to the ends and compare to my “guide” but the longer hairs would curl up and I was like “OH CRAP WHERE IS MY GUIDE?!”

Another thing, I’m right-handed and unlike some other right handers, my left hand is almost completely USELESS. When I started to pull my hair straight to the tips it would start shaking while my right hand was coming at it with the scissors. It was pretty intense.

All in all though, a good hour and a half later, I did have my hair trimmed with long layers and I was actually quite proud of myself!

So here we go with some pictures.

This was my hair worn “au natural” curls (frizz) a little over a year ago, I’m in the middle if you can’t tell. (we were playing an AWFUL baby shower game… lol)Natural Curl/Frizz

And here is a picture of it freshly cut and blow dried. Pay no attention to the white balance of this photo, my face isn’t ALWAYS this pink (but sometimes, yes, yes it is).

freshcut 2012

 

And since that takes a while to blow dry and “fancy up” I tend to just pull it back in a pony tail and wrap it around a few times to keep it from blowing crazy all over. So when I let my hair down Saturday evening, I thought to myself, I’m just going to do it. Just trim it up and take some weight off. It can’t be *that* hard. And I would say, it really wasn’t too hard. It was just a quick trim and my hair feels lighter and my ends look WAY better. So here is the before…

And here is the during…. mainly during a “holy shit, I’ve started, now I must finish” step….2014 04 05 Hair During

And then afterwards, my hair was screaming to go frizzy… like it just felt so lightweight and happier that it could have made itself into an afro and had a disco party on my head (but I obviously had to call that off and use some leave-in conditioner in it- so believe it or not, this is it CALM)

So the next day, I couldn’t take it and straightened my hair with my fave straightener. (I’ve gone through 3 in the past 15 years, I LOVE them). Also, my mom and her friends (she was having a sorority girls’ getaway, yes you read that right) said I needed to smile so here is the official after. Smile and all. :)2014 04 06 After straight

So there ya go. If I can cut my own hair, anyone can. LOL It is definitely something I will do in the future also. And the husband thinks it looks marvelous but I think that’s just because he’s a MAJOR cheap ass and happy I didn’t spend any money ;)

Question Mental Illnesses.

April 1, 2014 at 10:13 am

So my dad is one of those people that goes to work and during frequent small breaks, he either naps or forwards emails. (Hey, he’s been working a LONG time, he deserves the naps… but oh dear GOD, the number of forwards…) He sent one this morning about “Questions that Haunt” and seriously, there are probably a good 50 questions…. 3% of those MAY haunt me at some point but most, eh, don’t care too much.

Here are some… do they “haunt” you?!

  • What disease did cured ham actually have?
  • Why is ‘bra’ singular and ‘panties’ plural?
  • If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?
  • Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?
  • If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
  • How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light
    fixtures?

And here’s a good one… “The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends — if they’re okay, then it’s you.” What’s funny, is when I think of 3 best friends, I think of 3 different mental illnesses and I already know I have a 4th one. hahaha…

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Bringing it back…

March 30, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Not so much the “sexy”… but I am definitely bringing back this blog. It’s been over 4 years and I am having to reteach myself wordpress and html and all that other stuff. Honestly, maybe I’m just getting old and once I forgot how to do it, it’s twice as hard to learn the second time? I am over 30 now. Wow.

So, I’m starting up the blog again. Basically because my husband, the Marine, is being deployed in a couple months and I want to document things he is going to miss and I might forget to share :)

Now we will see how much I remember to actually document those things. Did I mention I am OVER 30 now?!

Never too old to bounce