Friday, February 19, 2010

My New Do and a Cool Giveaway for YOU!

Remember when I was stalking other women's hair and trying to find a new stylist.
I finally tried one out.

I went to my appointment with some excitement and trepidation because I planned on changing things up a bit and I had never even met this stylist before.

I decided to go for it
and ask for the 2010 Grammy's Carrie Underwood style.

Before I left, I made a sad attempt to take a "before picture" of myself for you all.
No makeup, still in my jammies.
The lighting isn't that great because you can't see how long it is.
It comes down to the "O" in Canon on my camera strap.


Then I took this giant photo of Carried Underwood with me and handed it to Lacey.
She was a sweet native Montana girl who is 19 weeks pregnant.
She laughed easily and reminded me a little of my cousin Jessica.


She looked at the length and then chopped this off of the back of my hair...

leaving me looking like this for the time being.


Then we went on to color, cut and style.
She kept saying, "You have so much hair."

We were having a good time laughing and telling stories and laughing that my mom was texting me pictures of the pile of dog toys her Chihuahua had made.

I was having a good time being a girl, but was just hoping that my hair was having a good time too.

When I left, I felt lighter.
Very blonde.
Not so sure about how blonde I suddenly was.
I like the natural look and this wasn't so natural.

I wanted to work out because HH still had the kids.
But, then my hair would get wrecked for my "after picture."

So, I tried for more self-portraits
in my car
in the parking lot of the gym
trying to make sure nobody was watching.

You can see my arms in my sunglasses.
They were not long enough for my 50mm lens.

I did get this out of focus shot of my puttin on my sexy with my
bright blonde new persona.

At home, Hottie Husband and I had only a few moments before he had to head out to a class.
He said he liked it.
He has been married long enough to know that he has to say that.
The boys were like - Mom, your hair is white and you cut it.
Yes, what do you think?
They are not well trained husbands yet!

I attempted more "after photos" with my little yahoos.
They like to take pictures.


silly pictures


I like to take silly pictures too,
but that doesn't help with you getting to see how my hair turned out.


Then finally Toots my budding photographer featured a few days ago
finally captured this one. 

What do you think?

See the post below for my Blogiversary Giveway- you don't want to miss it.


Tiffany said...

I LOVE it!! It looks fantastic on you.

Kelly L said...

I love it! It's young and sexy..

Way to go!

Love to you

Shelley said...

It looks fabulous. It makes you look younger and brighter. Ihope you are enjoying it.
Over from SITS have a great day.

Katrina said...

I love the color and cut. It looks so bouncy and healthy!

Anonymous said...

I love it, very beautiful!

rntina said...

You look great. I love the color!!!

Gina said...

Oh my gosh... i almost wrote on Ty's picture taking blog... i see you aren't Carrie yet... but look at you now!!! Finally, Brielle and i have been trying to get you to go blonde blonde for the past 5 years!!! LOVE IT GIRL!!!! You look young and fun and healthy!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT and YOU TOO!!!! Big hugs baby sistah!!!

Sheryl said...

i think you are gorgeous as always! not sure that you could ever look bad. but i do love the length, think it's great. and blonde is fun - enjoy!!

partialemptynester said...

Omgosh! Just found you through the LPM blog and you are one fun little mom! Your hair is adorable, love it!

I'm new to all this blogging (signed on for the So Long, Insecurity thing), so my blog isn't so fun yet...but I'm learning from fun blogs like yours!

Enjoy your new hair and have a fantastic day!

MamaMonki said...

I love your hair cut. Is it high maintenance? I'm trying to find something easy to do with my hair without cutting it all off.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Love the new look!

Karoliina said...

Hi girlfriend,

I think your new hair looks fab on you! and the color looks great too in the photos - hard to say how blond it actually is... :)

On another, very blond note: how do I become a follower? I'm soooo blond!

Foursons said...

It looks great! Your hairdresser did a fantastic job. I bet you fall in love with the cut the longer you have it. Congrats on the beautiful hair chica!

Brigetta's Mom said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOUR HAIR....My blond daughter is back.. the cuts cute too.

donahugh43 said...

I really like your hair. Can't wait to see it in person

JANET! said...

love love love!!!!!!

jennifer Dennis said...


Anonymous said...

It looks GREAT!!


Maria @BOREDmommy

KC Mom said...

I'll bet hottie husband likes it more then he's letting on...
It's hot!
Stopping by from Sits today...

Jessica said...

The new look is awesome! I love it :)

Acting Balanced Mom said...

Stopping by from SITS - Love the new do! I don't think the blond looks unnatural at all!

I'm like you about finding a new stylist.. i haven't even had a hair cut in two years because I haven't been able to get home to Canada to visit my hair dresser... maybe its time to search for one here!

Heather from Couponning 101 and Acting Balanced

Carrie said...

Great cut! It's sometimes so hard to find a look you like and that will work for you :) I think you found a winner!

Happy SITS Sharefest

kp Libretto said...

Looks great! You certainly don't look like someone with 4 boys!

M said...

It looks awesome!!

lori said...

Tha haircut looks fabulous! I saw it when she was on TV and wanted it too. Except I need more bangs. I told my hubby that and he said I needed banging too. Hee hee. Anyway, great color too!

Cindy said...

It's fantastic! You look beautiful, and your hair looks totally healthy and bouncy. LOVE it!

The Insatiable Host said...

hey congrats on the hubba hubba momma do! it's great!!!! isn't it amazing how much a simple change makes us feel renewed?

anyhow, stopping in from SITS Happy Sharefest Saturday and I love your blog...also I love the black and white photos...they really do say so much!

Have a great one!


Buddy and Krista said...

you are stunning my friend. love you taking a pic in the parking lot--you look so cute--and love the before pic in your mirror in pjs and no make-up...very cool shot. you are simply stunning. love you.

Alisa said...

It turned out great!!! I love the color. Taking inches off always gives the spirit a lift. I'm in need of a good cut myself. As for coloring, well I'm going very gray and I'm allergic to most dying products. I can have my hair weaved no problem, but when they just color it, I break out in massive bumps and welts all over my neck and scalp. It's horrifying. I just found an over the counter product that I am not allergic to and that covers my gray. I have to settle for only one color as opposed to the three in my weaves, but it covers the gray much better and doesn't give me any reactions. (not to mention it costs $8.92 as opposed to $120...did I ever tell you how expensive it is to have your hair done in the OC---RIDICULOUS!!! $160 out the door with tip for a color and cut. OUCH!!!!) Anywho, I'm rambling. You look beautiful my friend always. (even in your before pic) Love you xoxo

Razzle said...

I think it's great! Very hip!

Roo and Wren's Mama said...

Looks fab! Love the blonde! I wish I had thick enough hair to do all those gorgeous layers. Mine is pretty flat and sad. :)

emily said...

Love the hair! It turned out great. I am in a similar situation... just moved here and so I am hair stalking everywhere I go. Haven't found anything I really like enough to ask where they go. Not a great sign! Toots takes good pics too!!

Kathleen said...

Love the hair. I like how blonde it is.... perfect "pick me up" for the winter blues.

Angelica Bays, said...


my2scrappychicks said...

Stopping by from SITS- your hair looks GREAT! you look so happy!