Beautiful lengths, photo a day, day 5

Hello all,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

So, Day 5 is my going out hair.  To be honest, I've never been one for super fancy hairstyles; my going out hairstyle is very similar to my everyday styles; I just tend to make sure it's brushed and clean:

As you can see nothing super fancy!

Stay tuned for day 6, my hair-do of the day


Beautiful lengths photo a day, day 3

Hello all!

It is time for day 3: flashback! 

Haha, this was when I was in a musical/choir special that was called "British Invasion".  We sang songs in the 60s.  This was the last time I made my big chop 3-4 years ago from where it is now to a 60s-ish bob.  I think it's interesting to see the progress that I've made.

And that is my little brother beside me; we're a little crazy.

Stay tuned for day 4: Going out hair


Beautiful lengths photo a day, day 2

Hello all!

Okay, it's time for my photo a day project! Day 2 is Celeb hair you love. Now, before we start this off, I'm going to start by saying there is no celebrity that I like enough to put on this blog.  Regardless of their awesome, salon perfected, product impregnated hair.  BUT in an effort to keep in the spirit of the photo a day I settled on someone I didn't know anything about, which is good because then I can admire their hair without feeling conflicted about their personalities. 

Lara Lieto is a model that I know absolutely nothing about, but she has really really pretty long hair: 
This is about the length that I'm hoping for.  I know that a lot of people wouldn't like how crazy it looks, but I personally love the wildness of it.  I also love the fact that there aren't really any noticeable layers; she's managed to, in a world of upkeep and specific looks, take a very traditional hairstyle and make it look absolutely stunning.

Stay tuned for day 3: Hair flashback, which should be pretty funny.


In an effort to get back into blogging after the holidays

Hello all!

Yes, I know, I bombed on yet another Friday Feature, but it's been busy, so I'm going to use that as an excuse for as long as I can.

I've also decided that, because I don't want to get into the habit of making excuses for my Friday Features, I'm going to start a major blogging project.

I read Hair Romance which is really fun hair blog that has a lot of cool ideas, and looking through her old posts and came across this lovely gem.  It's a 30 day, photo a day challenge that I think would be a great way to get myself back into the groove of posting more often.  I can't promise that I'm going to do all of them, like take a stranger's photo, but I'll do something similar:

*UPDATE* Since a lot of these are becoming somewhat redundant; I'm going to revamp the rest of my photos to suit my blog a little better.

  1. Hair self portrait
  2. Celeb hair you love 
  3. Hair flashback 
  4. Going out hair 
  5. Hair you adore 
  6. Your hair-do today 
  7. Best hair moment 
  8. Your fave hair accessory 
  9. Straight hair 
  10. Long hair 
  11. Dream hair 
  12. You mom's hair 
  13. Weekend hair 
  14. Stranger's hair - Probably changed to a coworkers hair
  15. Favorite short 'do 
  16. Curly hair 
  17. Hair Swissssshhh
  18. Worst hair moment 
  19. Straight of out the shower hair 
  20. Your hair as a child 
  21. Friend's hair 
  22. Hair product you used today 
  23. Bed head 
  24. You hair at 8pm 
  25. Hair don't (hair you really don't like) 
  26. Flashback: your hair as a teen 
  27. Where you did your hair today 
  28. Daily hair routine 
  29. Work/school hair 
  30. Donated hair - I don't have any photos of my hair the times that I've donated it, so I probably won't do anything like that, not sure what I'll change it to yet
So without further ado, day 1: hair self portrait: 
My hair is now officially down to my hips; the ends are red from henna as it gradually goes back my natural brown as you move up the length.

The waves are natural, my hair can't make up it's mind; it goes from stick straight to wavy to stick straight again. Go figure. 

Tomorrow: My favorite celebrity hair! 


A very merry Christmas

Just want to wish you all a wonderful merry Christmas.  This is such an amazing time of year, and I can't even begin to express to incredible things that God has done in my life and in others through His Son. 

Luke 2:1-20
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone went to their own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.



No Friday Feature

I didn't get to the Friday Feature! I just ran out of time; it's been so busy here lately, and I'm kinda going crazy trying to get in our Christmas gifts and get them wrapped and put in the right places, and I'm missing about 8 presents yet because the company that I ordered my shea butter and containers from has STILL not shipped me my entire order, so I can't assemble the lotions for my sisters, and I'm going to seriously chew out someone's butt if my order isn't shipped by the end of today.


So I'm thinking that the Friday Feature will be a little hit and miss until the holiday season is over.  I'm sorry.

I drew this doggy for you to help make it better: 


A moment of silence

A moment of silence to recognize the pain and the broken hearts of the families that have suffered the loss of their children and family.  I cannot imagine the hurt, nor the disbelief and the anger.  I pray that each family will find healing and peace in the midst of this terrible chaos and turmoil. 

Though I don't know you; though you can't see
Invisible arms of our prayers around you be. 
To support you in this time of loss 
Peace dissolved to hate and chaos. 

I promise you, and will strive here now
To pray for your heart; for it to heal somehow. 
Though you will never forget, I hope you might heal,
Though I know I can never know the pain that you feel. 

I want you to know, even though you can't see 
The love that I give, to you from me. 


Well I did it...I opened up a DeviantArt account

Hello all,

I decided to *cringe* actually start using my deviant art account.


Okay, it's not really that bad, as I stated in my journal post there, I don't know that my stuff is worth looking at, but I need a way to make sure I don't lose it, so I decided to start posting.  Take a look at my profile, tell me what you think, all that jazz.



Friday Feature Fun!

Miss Ida is a Youtuber that I have been following for a couple years now; I love her hairstyles because of the uniqueness of them and how easy she makes them look!  Here's some fun info about our Friday Feature:

Name: Ida 

Hair character/type: Straight, fine, plentiful.

Natural hair color: Some sort of blonde. Seems that I get lighter over the years.

Starting length (if growing): Shoulders.

Current length:  Almost knee length.

Are you currently growing your length or maintaining?  If growing, how long have you been growing your hair?  If maintaining, what is it about your current length that makes you happy?: I will grow until knee length, then I will maintain for a while to see if I can get my hemline to thicken up a bit. I have not maintained since I started growing about 10 years ago.

As a fellow hairaholic I find it very interesting to hear what exactly about hair it is that others find fascinating.  What started your interest/obsession with hair?: I just decided that I wanted to try long hair again. I had reasonably long hair for a while as a little girl, but after a period of about 10 years with shorter hair in all kinds of cuts and colors, I wanted to try something new.

As with any hobby, there is always something that irks us just a little bit. What are some of your frustrations/pet peeves as a person with a hair hobby, be your hair long or short? (i.e. nasty comments, getting stuck in doors, hard to take care of, styling, etc.etc.): I can't really think of anything that is frustrating or such about wearing long hair. I wear my hair up 99% the time. Oh, one thing - all the loose hairs over my apartment that gets stuck EVERYWHERE - you really need to vacuum a lot more often! And that hair-getting-stuck-between-the-buttocks-thing. I recommend all long hairs to invest in a hair trap for the shower drain, it will really make a difference when it comes to the interval of shower drain cleaning you need to do.....

If money, damage, social stigma, etc. where not a factor, what is the one thing you would love to to try out?: Dreads for a night. Dip dye, however I plan to try this out sometime I'm already scheduled for a trim.

What do you love about your hair: The color. The silkiness. The shine.

What do you hate about your hair: The silkiness. Makes it hard to keep it up. The new growth that makes a shaggy halo after a couple of hours.

What’s something you like to do as a “treat” to your hair?: Hennaing the roots and my yearly trim. Just because my hair dresser LOVES my hair and I really like the scalp massages she provides.

What are your favorite products?/What are you currently using?: Ehm. I have about 10 different conditioners in my shower (junkie!) But my hair is not particularly fond of anything special at the moment. Most conditioners work and I do not use more then shampoo + conditioner at the moment. It seems that my hair is very undamaged and will balk severely if I try to put more in it.

What’s your hair care routine? (In a nutshell; I know most of us have pretty extensive hair care regimes): Evening, non-wash night: Take it down, comb it, spritz plain water on it, comb it, put up in sleep bun (damp bunning, love it). Evening wash night: Take it down, comb it, wash it, put in towel to dry for 20 min, comb it, let air dry for 5 min, put it up in sleep bun. Morning: Take it down, comb it, put it up in an updo. Every month: Henna roots. 

Many of us have one thing that we will never, ever do to our hair no matter what (i.e., bleach, curl, straighten, color) what is that one thing for you?: I don't consider curling it due to the sheer time and that my hair don't hold curls well.

If you have a favorite hairstyle, what is it?: BIG BUNS!

What is the best piece of advice you've ever received regarding taking care of hair?: Put it up and forget about it. Really, it works. Second would be: Try one new thing at the time. It is really hard to pin point successes or failures otherwise.

Links to your blog/youtube/website: http://www.youtube.com/user/4ypn0tica