Monday, May 21, 2007

Ask

and ye shall receive:



I really did not expect so many requests to see my new 'do. I posted that WIP because I was unproductive on the craft side last week.

My hair is still a WIP. It's definitely not looking like the girl in the magazine (hee hee hee). It's supposed to be choppy and piecey at the ends. Still working on that part.

My hair was always straight growing up. Six children later, I have wavy (sometimes curly) hair. (Pregnancy does some weird things to your body.) I have been blow drying it with a paddle brush and then straightening it with a flat iron. According to the last picture, it's more straight than usual, but still not straight enough. Oh well. I can't see that side.

My original goal (before getting my hair cut) was to keep it long enough for a ponytail. We abandoned that idea before the first snip of the scissors. I love that my stylist is adventurous and flexible.

I didn't take a "before" shot. The only thing that comes close to seeing the back of my hair is this Easter photo. I almost always wore my hair up. Either in a single chignon or a double chignon. Sometimes a low ponytail. Baby grabbed it too much if it was down. Those underneath hairs that really hurt. It had to go.


On Friday night, my boys and Spenser spent the night with my in-laws. Joe and I went out to dinner semi-alone with Sawyer. It was the first time we've been out "alone" in almost a year. I think it was June or July last time.

Joe had to work on Saturday. So what did I do with some "alone" time? I vacuumed. Did the dishes. Put away laundry. When Sawyer woke up, we walked to the post office and downtown. I say "downtown" as if there is anything there. In a one red light town, there's not much of a downtown. We did visit the general store.

I was a little more productive in the crafting department on Saturday during Sawyer's afternoon nap: a second bib apron for Spenser; the start of a doll quilt; and the start of another project.

17 comments:

Karyn said...

LOVE your new hair!!!!!! It looks great! Cute apron and I can't wait to see your other WIP's!

angela said...

OH I really like your hair! It looks so good. :)
My hair turned curly after having a baby too.

SilverLining Designs said...

Your new "DO" looks great. The same thing happened to me. Growing up my hair was bone straight... Now if I don't blow dry it straight, it goes all wavy.

Katie Jean said...

Oh I really like the new hair! I have a great product that I put in my hair and it keeps it nice and straight. I don't even have to blow dry my hair with it!

Heidijayhawk said...

oh lera! you are making me want to take the plunge! its in its normal top knot today, i think i'm over it! super cute apron for your sweet girl!

capello said...

aaaiiiee! i love the hair. it's like mine, but a little shorter. (mine is too long, i want it shorter.)

and hey, you can do double pig tails like me when you wanna get it off your neck.

and where'd you go for dinner? come one, i have to live vicariously through you non-allergic people.

KBG said...

Mine turned curly too after my daughter. And I've always found that I have the most luck straightening it with a round brush and a blow dryer when it's already almost dry.

Emily Tharpe said...

I think you are going to LOVE your new hair once you get used to it. I think it looks great. almost a smidge longer than mine....

amandajean said...

your hair is lovely!

am looking forward to seeing your wips...especially the doll quilt.

Sonja said...

I really like your new hair cut - so sassy!
Have you thought about embracing the curliness instead of trying to force your hair to be straight? You might get a Meg Ryan kind of a look (you know, from back in the days when her hair was just so cute)!

beki said...

Cute new do! I'd race off and get mine done if I weren't in grow out phase. My hair is the opposite of yours - pregnancy has gradually straightened my curly hair.

kirsten said...

love it!
that's what i would do if my hair wasn't super curly!

(stupid curly hair... can't cut it short... sometimes it's good, though)

Cici said...

Pregnancy did that to mine, too. Wave it - except mine is one big wave, around my head. Very. Wierd. Your do looks great!

Mirre said...

Your hair looks lovely!

Kim said...

Cute new do! Mine went wavy with the kids too, not curly, annoying random wavy. Doesn't curl enough to be curly and does not want to be straight. UGH! Still working on how to handle it on most days, the pony tail is winning so far! : )

shirley said...

Omg, your new hairstyle is amazing!! Gah, I want my hair to look like yours...I'm tempted to chop it off now, hehe. Cute, cute, cute apron, too.

Alicia A. said...

It looks soo great! I'm itching to chop mine off again.

My hair stayed straight, but turned brown. Now I have to pay for a little blond now and then. They find lots of ways to cost us money don't they... ;)