a happy decision

I know, I know. I've been away from here for forever. Christmas, ya know? But now I need help. I have a mondo decision and don't know what to choose! Remember when I talked about my love of treehouse28? My wondrous Mom saw the post and purchased the wide leg pants for me for Christmas. Best. thing. ever. I wore them for 2 or 3 days straight before I decided I probably couldn't get away with it anymore. They're wondrous though. {I knew they would be!}

So now for the help. I generally can't justify spending much on non-basics like awesome clothing. But I can totally justify spending Christmas money on it! So I've decided to get the wrap top. I have a zillion "favorited" but keep coming back to this one. Alix has even said she'd make the thumbhole sleeves with it for me! {So the shirt above from the left and the sleeves from the right.} I'm way excited. {In case you couldn't tell.} Now I just have to pick a color. I'm down to 3. New rust, plum, or teal. Help!

Any opinions? I'm itching to order! {Then I just have to find some way to measure myself around work... }


An Evening Activity

Let's start at the very beginning. A very good place to start.

After wanting to dye my hair dark dark for quite some time, I finally made time. My Boddy Boddy {think The Wedding Planner} recently dyed her hairs red and I learned that she buys the professional stuff from Sally's. I thought that was a brilliant idea! Why didn't I think of that? So I was out running a couple errands and made my way over to Sally's, where I picked up some "dark brown" dye and components {all for $14, beat that salon!}. I slid home in the freezing cold. Then after my guys were in bed, I got to work!

I had dyed my hair red-ish from a Target box a month or two ago. You can kinda see if growing out. It mainly just tinted it. So something needed to be done.

Gotta have the sad "before" shot. {I actually like this picture though! And my part is awesome.}

During, right before I relaxed and watched a show. I'm working my way through CSI NY Season 1.

And after! See? I'm oh so happy and in love with my hairs.

And then you need new self portraits with the new look.


Ok, so this was JUST as easy as dyeing your hair from a box purchased at Target. Next time it'll be even cheaper, as I already have the developer, brush, and bowl. So like $5, whereas the box is usually at least $7, and the salon is $50 {? I've only had my hair professionally dyed once, so I don't remember!}. Plus, I have not had any fading or lost dye even when washing my hair. No colored shampoo or anything. It's awesome! I love it.

So. If you're bored with your hair and need to spice it up, just dye it yourself! It was super easy; I did it all myself. Don't let it become mom hair, ok?

P.S. Thank you my dear!



I'm finally doing this little survey that Shantel tagged me for a bit ago. Awesome. {I'm so bored.}

The rules are to write 5 things under each of the 5 headings, and then tag 5 other people.

10 years ago...
1. I was a freshman & trying out high school {after being home schooled for two years...hated it and went back to home the next year}
2. busy babysitting. At least 2-3 nights a week. I had fans, people.
3. I was on the best puppet team ever through church. We had a blast traveling around performing.
4. On swim team.
5. Detoxing from my summer of obsessive candle making.

5 Things on Today's "To-Do" List
1. Work the day job.
2. Go to my job interview @ 1:30.
3. Burn a new screen {applied emulsion last night}.
4. Snuggle my boy & give him lots of kisses.
5. Hang out & probably watch Heroes with my hubster.

5 Snacks I Enjoy...
1. apples with melted chocolate chips and peanut butter {bananas are also good}
2. mochas {sometimes a meal}
3. the green bagged lifesaver mints {which are really white}
4. pretzels & cream cheese {plus you have to have Pepsi with it}
5. I'm having a brain fart and can't thing of something else worthy of this list.

5 Things I Would Do if I were a Millionaire!
1. Pay everything off
2. Buy a house perfectly sized for us, but not over the top
3. adopt some munchkins from Haiti
4. Give
5. Save

5 Places I Have Lived...
1. Maine {0-3 months}
2. California {3 mo - 3 years}
3. Florida {3-4}
4. Washington {4-11}
5. Iowa {11-now}

5 Jobs I've had/Still have...
1. Babysitting. Lots of babysitting.
2. Diamond Vogel {sold wallpaper & blinds...paint too}
3. Gregory's Coffeehouse
4. Alpha Copies
5. MGMC Switchboard & Radiology

5 People I'm tagging...I don't know five people that blog so we'll have to go with three (really, I didn't just copy you Danielle, I only know 3 other people who blog too!)
1. JP
2. Mandi*
3. Sandy
4. Lori
5. Christy

*I could have listed all 5 of her blogs, but refrained. Self control and all.


This morning I was digging through a laundry basket of clean clothes {come on, you know you do it too!} and Mike asked what I was looking for. I told him underwear. He looked at the top of the dresser, where I had been piling all the underwear I came across, then back at me and asked, "How many pairs are you planning on wearing?"

Then I realized something. There are so many things girls have to worry about that never cross a guys mind. Like finding underwear that won't leave an obvious underwear line in certain pants. Or show through. Or...that match your outfit or mood for the day. Because yes, some of us are weird like that.

Just thought I'd throw it out there...


recent clothing experimentation

I just mailed out a custom order of 5 of these babies today. Christmas presents. I think it's cool.

This maternity shirt is listed over in my shop {click pic to get to listing}. I have a medium and large left. They're not the best product photos, but they're kind of artsy and cool. I may re-take them in a few days. {Or I may not need to. I've sold 2 of the 4 I listed last night!}

The shirt below is my fav! It's a really pretty purple {deeper than the pic} and it has a few random hazy blue areas. You can see one a little to the left and below the words in this picture. If I was preggo and it'd fit me I'd be keeping it!

I've been getting uber tired of the brown maker shirts, so I decided to switch it up a bit. I'm having fun with color and some OOAK creations!

Also, tonight I'll be listing some more kiddo clothing. I need to get my new favorite set up. :) Ki's had it for a bit and it is one of Mike's favorite outfits of his.