hi friends! i thought i’d share my new hair cut with you. i’ve been wanting to cut my hair for, like, ever. i kept saying, “i’m going to get in really good shape and then chop my hair and go really blonde.” well, that was like 6 hair cuts ago. right before new years i decided to just go for it. i had this super strong urge to cut my hair and just shed all of the heaviness of it (literally and figuratively). let it go. while my plan to go blonde didn’t quite work (has to be a bit of a gradual process) the cut did (i think i might even want to go a wee bit shorter?). i feel so much lighter! and, the good news is that i can do my hair so much faster. i’m loving the tousled look, and i like to wear it straight too. its a little hard to tell in the photos, but the front is a tad longer than the back which gives it some depth and interest. for me, it was definitely a welcome change.
have you ever had a strong urge to cut your hair? and, if you went through with it, did you love it or regret it?
p.s. my favorite styling products are : surf spray | mega dust | all in one milk | mousse styling
what are you fave hair products?
this home in finland.
is this true for you? it is for me times ten.
this manicure and this one too.
this birth announcement. seriously, the cutest and most clever, i’ve ever seen (love the name too).
all of this going on. oilily (love them!) really knows how to market their bike. i hope the pink poodle is for sale too.
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what are you loving this week?
-we are loving our richer poorer socks. aren’t they the cutest?
-liam brave thinks he’s willy wonka
-i can’t stop eating this spread on my toast, or by straight up by spoon.
-i went to a keith urban concert with one of my dear friends. i’m officially a fan. he is amazing on the guitar, a fabulous performer. and, he just seems like a super sweet guy (speaking of, are you watching idol? what do you think of harry connick, jr.?) i was also entertained by the people sitting next to me (wow) at the concert.
it’s snowing here again. i wonder if it will ever stop? usually by may it does, in these parts. i’m trying to just enjoy the season. if it is going to be cold than it might as well snow as far as i’m concerned. although winter is a season where everything dies, i only see new beginnings and fresh starts every time a snowflake falls and sprinkles its one of a kind self on the dark and dead earth. it’s like a crisp white blank sheet of paper. endless possibilities for the whole earth. who knows what will be written.
i hope your weekend feels just like that . . . a blank piece of paper.
click through for some links for your weekend :
clearly, i like books. they might be my favorite thing to shop for. books and beauty products, probably. and, when it comes to books i’m a two timer. i usually have a few books going at a time. this can be bothersome, at times, but it works for me. i tend to always have some sort of fiction going along with an inspirational or personal growth book (or should we just say, self help). with that, i’m also always thumbing through cook books, magazines, and anything designing i can get my hands on.
without a doubt, i still prefer reading an actual book. long live print – - books, magazines and newspapers. there is just something magical, and now, seemingly, old fashioned about holding a book, and turning it’s crinkly inky pages. i love everything about the tactile experience. i do read on my iPad when i’m traveling, on the treadmill, or if i want to stay up way late and read a book in bed. i have found that when it comes to personal growth / self help books i always prefer print because i love to underline, write thoughts, and just mark the heck out of it. for quick easy reading fiction the iPad is great.
click through to see what i’m reading and have currently read:
while cleaning up my computer i decided to make a fresh clean desktop with one of my mantras for the new year and i thought i’d share it with you!
you can download the love more, care less desktop right here.
everything about this kitchen.
this look. green coat / green smoothie.
avocado toast - – still.
don’t over think, just let it go. exactly the words my kids sing non-stop (from frost), “let it go!”
what are you loving this week?
one of my goals this year revolves around the word strong. indeed, it has everything to do with wanting to be strong physically. a big, loud, and resounding, YES, i’d very much like to look like the lovely in the photo above. being all strong and, likely, centered. i’m not overly fanciful in my imagination of how i think i might end up looking if i work a rigid plan. honestly, more like realistically, i won’t be rigid because that is a fool proof plan to make me not work a plan. but, this isn’t about a plan or weight loss goal, it’s about feeling and being STRONG.
since i put that word out there, without intentionally thinking about it, i have been subconsciously mulling over it. i’ve been walking and doing weights, drinking a bit more water and taking vitamins (slowly bringing back good habits) and perhaps naively i thought i’d start feeling a small increase in energy. only, it’s been the contrary. i’m still feeling heavy and sluggish and eye ball popping tired. newborn baby tired. can you see the bags under my eyes (i think they are permanent).
i’ll keep at it and and add more greens, and add more sleep, and start my yoga, and try to remember to breathe (more).
but, strong comes from a place beyond exercise, rock hard abs and an 8 glass a day water drinking habit.
happy friday! did you survive the first week back in the swing of things? it was rough getting up early, again, but we can’t complain too much since school was cancelled monday and tuesday due to frigid temps (its 30 today + it feels like a heatwave). i’m already missing endless lounging and doing nothing but watching shows or reading books. anyone else?
i didn’t take many pictures over break. i snapped a few photos on christmas morning, this one (above) being my favorite. don’t tell my other littles, but liam brave was my favorite this year. every single time he, whole heartedly, tore into a gift, he, high pitched, squealed with delight and yelled “oh yeahhhhh, this is exactly what i wanted. i always knew i was going to get this.” like, even if it was sox or something that he didn’t ever mentioned that he wanted. it was all magicky. the best kind, you know.
the one and only other shot i snapped was completely candid. i caught rocco climbing the counters, and, yes, as you can see digging in the medicine cabinet (for vitamins). looks like i may need to put a lock on an out of reach cabinet. figures with the fourth.
while taking more photos is on my lingering list, i’m really ok with some missing moments in my digital album titled christmas 2014. because, while we we aren’t in a ton of photos, we were so in the moments. its rare these days, you know, and it honestly felt pretty fanciful to not be clicking and snapping our minutes and magic away.
with that said, i hope you have a weekend filled with moments that you’ll memorize with your heart.
p.s. another thing on my lingering list is to take time to read my fave blogs. my fave way to read blogs is on bloglovin’ - – give it a try if haven’t. i promise it will make blog reading so much easier. you can follow la la lovely here.
A FEW OF MY FAVES THIS WEEK +
01 / overnight oatmeal, that’s right, looks like a brilliant idea to me.
02 / why do you read books?
03 / speaking of books, if you love the bronte’s then you’ll love the background.
04 / i’m always interested in what apps others love.
05 / i’m not gluten free but i’m happy to try with these cookies
06 / this is a hobby i’m hoping to pick back up this year. here is how to start if your interested.
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