Tuesday, March 29, 2011

All ruffled up

Early in January when I was introduced to a coworker I immediately noticed her hair; specifically the few strands of brightly colored feathers she had adorned her tresses with. Instantly my wheels started churning.

If you know me, you know that I'm one to always want to mess with my hair. Its been a handful of colors, super short, long, blonde underneath, bright red ends after I graduated high school and almost every red/burgundy/wine and shade of black in between. But... feathers? That was a new one.

Ever since I saw some photos from a local salon who specializes in color I decided I wanted to dye a section underneath to look like phesant feathers.

Instead... enter the feather extensions.
oh hai bathroom shot. this takes me back to myspace..
Apologies for the bad bathroom shot but holy cow, I have a new obsession. I love these so much - it seems as if it is the perfect answer. I still get to have a bit of fun with my hair - and when I'm tired of it - I take them out.  Even the BF likes them, and my mom thought they were pretty cool, too.

So today after work I'm going to go have some more put in - I'm thinking some red ones and maybe gold or brown.

Anyway. In other news I'm stalking a pair of shoes and a skirt on urban. Not sure if I'll bite - maybe after payday this week but we will see.

Has anyone done anything different with their hair lately? Let me know - I'd love to hear about it! Hope you are having a great week so far!

Friday, March 25, 2011

The A to Z of me.

I saw this over at Sara's blog and thought it would be a little fun thing for me to do on a dreary morning (although it is Friday!)

A. Age: 26.

B. Bed Size: Queen. and I love it (especially when the cat decides to take over my side of the bed....)
C. Chore you dislike: All of them? I actually really dislike laundry. Way too many steps. If I could just fast forward to the warm out of the dryer part then I'd be happier.
D. Dogs: None :( Our apartment is too tiny. I would love to have a corgi though.
E. Essential start to your day: Sitting with Rosie for a few minutes and watching the morning news if its a weekday.
F. Favorite color: Hm I donno... probably red. Although I do like blue, too...
G. Gold or silver: Silver.
H. Height: 5'6.

I. Instruments you play(ed): Ahahaha. None. I always thought it would be cool to play the violin though..

J. Jelly bean flavor: Ooh the starburst ones - strawberry!
K. Kids: None at the moment... but I think 2 is a good number.
L. Lucky number: 11.

M. Month: I really dig September and October. It's our best weather here and the days are still long enough to have sun when you get off work.

N. Nicknames: I don't have any anymore, but I use to go by Fo...

O. Overnight hospital stays: A supposed blood clot scare when I was 16. I was hospitalized for 5 days only to find out that oops! My mri was read wrong.

P. Pet peeves: People who drive with their blinkers going, line jumpers, leaving the lights on in the house.
Q. Quote from a movie: "..and one pasta with meatless balls. Ew. It tastes the same! if you close your eyes.." - RENT
R. Righty or lefty: Righty.

S. Siblings: I have 1 sister who is younger. Everyone thinks we look alike but I don't see it. I look like both of my parents and she doesn't look like either (sorry lisa).
T. Time you wake up: .... 7:50. The joys of walking to work and starting at 9AM.
U. Underwear: I wear it. All the time/
V. Vegetables you don't like: I really don't have anything against veggies. I actually like brussel sprouts (with bacon... mmm...)
W. What makes you run late: Muni. Enough said.
X. X-rays you've had: Everything south of my chest.
Y. Yummy food you make:  Ahaha. Another funny one. With the help of a mix I can do a wicked jambalaya. Does that count?
Z. Zoo animal favorites: Penguins! And chinchillas. Only cause I'm biased. ;)

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Hello out there in blogland. I'm so sorry that I've failed to update this recently but I'm vowing to do better.

The past few weeks have been a complete blur. Europe was absolutely amazing - and in fact it feels like we went months ago. London was cold but for some reason I didn't mind (it almost feels like it added to the charm!). I achieved my goal of eating sticky toffee pudding (holy cow, yum) went to Liberty of London (although I didn't purchase anything it was fun to look) and I did go to Topshop and came home with a gorgeous vintage silk scarf.

Royal Swan

Tower bridge

Big Ben
Barcelona was almost a complete 180 from London. We stuffed ourselves with paella and spanish wine, enjoyed the sun, and just took in the culture. I could honestly wander Barcelona for hours - the winding twisting alleys with apartments piled up so high, birds tweeting from their windowsil cages and cobbled sidewalks. Barcelona is where I fell in love with my best friend all over again.
The lizard at Guell park

Shutters and windows on our hotel

Bumblebee at Guell park

It honestly seems like time has been flying by at an unprecendented speed. I can't believe March is coming to a close and April is almost upon us. 

Lately I've kinda been into a redecorating kick around the apartment. I'd love to paint some of the walls but quite frankly I'm not too sure I have that much energy (or effort). I've been gathering up prints of places that we've traveled to and framing them on a wall. I want it to be a bit of a photo collage.

I'm also majorly lusting for a new jewelry box and ring holder. I don't currently have either of those items and you have no idea how hard it is to try and pick something out.  For some reason I can't help but want the bunny ring holder from urban. There's just something so cutesy and adorable about it it makes me smile whenever I look at it. Alas, my local store is sold out of it and I'm not too sure I want to pay for the shipping.

Anyway - that's whats going on with me at the moment. Not much else besides my daily 9-5 grind and just being content with the way things are.

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