Wednesday, March 9, 2011

lovely march randoms

Just a warning that this post is a little of this and little of that with a lot of randomness with no connection at all.

Things making me happy this month:

Picked this up while waiting in line at Nordstrom Rack...



It is a perfect match for a non lipstick wearing girl, but one who needs a little color to make her look alive.

May I also just add that I don't know why I used to shop at Nordstrom and pay full price for everything? I go to the Rack and buy all my boys' clothes and save soooo much money. I usually find a little something something for myself too. I'm learning that mama needs to look good in order to feel good. I think I was just in survival mode with having my 3 boys, barely 5 years apart total, for the last 3 years.

I'm seeing the light, my friends. And it feels good.

And well, this, I can't say enough about this. I may or may not always have enough time to wash my hair in the morning. Just keeping it real. A quick spray of this dry shampoo and the problem is solved...



So I am feeling the need of a change with my hair. It is super long and winds up in the same old same old ponytail everyday. Besides the fact that my hair is half curly/half straight and requires a long blow drying session and a flat iron, I'm just really bored with it. Our friendship is strained.

I've always been a risk taker with my hair. That's the only area in my life that I take risks. But as I get older, I feel less confident with hair risks. It has become somewhat of a security blanket. And the hubby likes it long. Don't all guys? Grrrr...the pressure to please.

So this is what it looks like...



I really want to do this...



I've been secretly drooling over her cut for months. What do you think? Will I regret it? I've always donated my hair in the past, but I have bleach in it now so I can't. Hmmm...that takes away part of my reasoning. Help me pick which side of the fence I should be on with this one please.

And if I so happen to stick with the long same old hair, I bought this...



Hey, if I can keep the long mess of hair stick straight with shine like that, then maybe I can make up with the hair and be friends again.

It can't just be all about me. I was at Target looking for this new shampoo for kids...



It is made without harmful chemicals and it smells so yummy. They were out so I bought Suave Soothers (sorry, no pic). I have to admit that I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to kid products. I like it to be as natural as possible, but two kids were whining, fighting, and causing me to wish for death (for me) so I bought it in coconut and dashed. It makes me want to pour it into a tall pina colada glass, add a colorful umbrella, and drink it up.

I won't though. I'm sure that wouldn't turn out well.

So I'm feeling old lately due to my creaky left knee when I run. However, admitting that there was a problem was my 1st step. Then I actually purchased one of these...



Yep, it is majorly ugly and shouts "look at me, I'm injured", but it does the trick so it makes me happy.

Lastly, I need your thoughts on homeschooling. Our oldest attends a wonderful public school. However, there is a super cool program where I can send him to school 3 days a week and homeschool 2 days a week. I like that we can enjoy a curriculum that allows more flexibility, field trips, and extras like foreign language and music. Plus, I could put my teaching experience to use again.

What's a girl to do? He's happy where he is and doing wonderfully. He says he wants to do the homeschool option, but I worry. As a kid with Asperger's he has made great strides. He has buddies, participates in class discussions, and is overall thriving. I guess we can always switch back, right?

Hope your March is off to a great start. I'm linking up to Heather's Life Made Lovely Monday here. Come on over and take a look at many lovely posts.

Much love,
Katie

6 comments:

Janna said...

DO IT!!!!!! I LOVE that Michelle WIlliams cut! Seriously! Go for it. You have the petite face that would totally rock short hair. My husband would like long hair on me, he thinks - though he's never seen it, but my spunky personality is tied to my short hair. I feel 10 years younger with it short, and when I cut it, I swear it looks like I got a fade lift!

Janna said...

Oh, and on another note...my daughter is in the process of being diagnosed after a couple of weeks ago we were told by the psych our dr. referred us to that she's on the spectrum. Her teacher expressed concerns that it's Aspergers, but we're waiting for the final word when we go back next week. I'll keep you posted. I hope you're coming to Blog Sugar. We'll have SO much to talk about, I'm sure of it!

Mommy of three said...

Go short! Do it at least once because it is so fun to make a dramatic change. I did it after James was born and I loved it.
I am one of the lucky girls who has a husband who loves short hair.
I will warn you though, it is a beast to grow it back out. :)
As to home schooling, best advice I can give you is pray your heart out and make sure Kevin is totally on board. And find a really good group to be a part of--you will all need that.
Love from,
Greta

Krissy Engle said...

1. You TOTALLY have the face to pull off that short cut! I say go for it!
2. Love the Rack - I always look for shoes that are "worn and refinished". I got Gucci flats for $89!
3. My girlfriend just bought that Frieda 3-day straight stuff and was raving about it just yesterday at work...
Have a great weekend, Katie!

Brooke said...

Okay - I have very long hair and can't imagine life without the option of a pony tail. But short is really cute too - I just like having lots of options. So, I have crazy curly hair and would love to know if that 3-day stuff works.

katie said...

Well, I ended up chopping the hair. I love it and it was just the change I was looking for. I'll start growing it back soon. I have been doing the long, chopped, grow out since my college days. Yay for change!

Brooke, the 3 day stuff totally works!