New hair + BIG news

February 13, 2015


I'm one of those people who cannot make up my mind when it comes to my hair. In the fall I had a nice side swept bang which I loved at first, and as it grew out drove me bonkers. I thought I wanted to grow my bangs out. Until I actually did. My hair grows pretty fast; in no time my bangs were long enough to throw back and remain intact.

Lately I've felt blah. My hair just wasn't doing what I wish it would. My bangs weren't behaving. I was pretty stumped. So of course Pinterest happened, and all chaos broke loose. I have a slightly squared face, so this was something I didn't think I could pull off. Thanks to Olivia Wilde, my thoughts changed.


With every hair cut there's that transition period where your hair almost knows what you did to it and it's "fighting back." Words of wisdom from my mother. Has this happened to you? It's not laying exactly how I'd like, but nothing a feel tools and products cant fix. I'll just have to play around with it a bit. 


This cut was bittersweet. I'm loving my new hair, but my hairdresser is being forced into retirement after a long run with some health issues. To get sentimental, she's been cutting my hair (and my mom's) since I was in middle school. I'm still up in the (h)air about attending the salon after she's gone. It's super close to where I live and who knows, I may  love someone else there too. As of now, it's still a situation I'm refusing to accept. She's a wonderful person and I wish her the best.

When I arrived home, I was met with a very unexpected surprise.



If you follow me on Instagram, the cat's already out of the bag. When I woke up this morning, I was still in shock. Yes folks, we're getting hitched!


seriously, this photo kills me with our expressions 

Don't mind my hair, this was literally 45 minutes after I got it cut. Hence the pony tail and lack of styling. Since my mom and I go to the same salon, we just drove together. Not to mention it's like 3 minutes from our apartment. Anyway, I walked in after being dropped off and took my coat off kicked my shoes off, all while Penelope was standing at my feet yelling "All Done." It's her new thing. 

So I picked her up and Joshua said sit down on the couch. Being the person I am, I immediately assumed something was wrong. His gesture was followed by me snapping "what did you do?!" I may need some therapy. 

He handed me a red wrapped present and again I snapped saying I didn't want to open it before Valentine's Day. It was a shadow box with a riddle that read Will you marry me, circle one, yes or no. (Pictured above). I got to "marry," and figured it out. Immediately started asking if this was serious and before I knew it he was down on one knee ring box in hand. Thank goodness he recorded the entire thing via camera across the room, because I totally blacked out. After the gasps, tears, and of course I wills, that ring made it to that very special finger. My heart was racing, even as I type this, my heart is racing. It happened the way I always wished it would, and I didn't suspect a thing. 


It's everything I've ever wanted in an engagement ring, though of course, he knew that. My heart is so over joyed and I couldn't be more thankful. This ring represents so much of our relationship and I will share with you all it's story very soon.

Our weekend involves helping my sister move into her new apartment, and getting Penny's one year photos taken (Noooooo!) It will be busy busy. Thank you all so much for your kind words via Instagram and According to Kiki. You don't realize the smiles you put on our faces. Love you all and have a very blessed weekend! 






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