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After the wedding, I decided that I wanted to let my hair grow out a bit. Almost six months later, I am at a bit of a loss on how to manage the longest locks I’ve had since middle school; and I am finding myself longing for the days where a dollop of Phomollient and a quick finger tousle were all I needed. Fortunately for me, there are kind bloggers out there who understand that some of us that need a bit of hand holding when it comes to doing something creative with our hair.
Tutorials in order of appearance:
- braided crown
- chestnut bun
- three twisted buns
- messy side ponytail
- gibson roll
- mermaid tail braid
- braided top bun
- pretzel braid
While some of these do’s might be a bit ambitious for me to try in the 15mins I usually take to get ready before work. A messy side ponytail? Even I can accomplish that before my morning coffee. So I guess I’ll postpone my trip to the salon a bit longer.
Images and tutorials by Cup of Jo
I am horrible about gift giving holidays. I shop early, find the “perfect” gift, safely tuck it away and congratulate myself on my excellent taste and timing. Fast forward a couple of weeks, oh wait, what is the adorable little trinket here? Oh, this would be perfect for…damn! And now I have the dilemma of going with the previous “perfect” gift, that now seems so incredibly lame, or do I spend MORE money and buy the new gift? It’s a fifty fifty toss up on which argument wins, and I have gotten better now that budgeting is a little more important. All this being said, sometimes the cards are stacked against you and you really need that last minute save to make your loved one’s or your own holiday a little extra special. Here are some great ideas from some of my favorite blogs:
This is the BIG weekend for the house, we have painters, movers, delivery men and hopefully cable guys scheduled to work their magic. I have a lot of things I am hoping to post about in the next few days, namely the long awaited wedding photos and new house pictures!
I was flipping through my wedding blog “favorites” this morning at it occurred to me that in a matter of days I really won’t have a reason to read them anymore. The wedding will be over, and I won’t need to know about fun new dress styles, place settings, gift bags or floral arrangements. Then I started bargaining with the practical voice in my head, reasoning that those things don’t really have to be wedding specific, there could be…say, a birthday or a Mother’s Day tea or something that I may need fresh ideas for. For example, this fall photo shoot would be one fantastic, somewhat odd tea party. The antlers and empty turtle shell probably wouldn’t make it to the final application of the concept, but still, the potential is there.
And besides, a few years from now Andy and I will probably have children; and if a little girl happens to be part of the mix, I have to make sure she has the best play group/birthday party on the block. I learned from the best. My mom and I used to have tea every Saturday morning and I felt so grown up in my princess pj’s carefully spooning sugar and pouring creamer into the delicate “big girl” cups.
Images from here.