Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Let's catch up, shall we?

I am so sorry for the radio silence.  It has been a crazy couple of weeks at work.  And when I'm not at work I've been watching a lot of this.

Go Club Bomba Volleyball!

I'm that girl's biggest fan and I love watching her play.  But these weekend-long tournaments that make me get up at 5:00AM are for the birds. 

In other news, a few weekends ago I found myself without children for an entire day.  I was bored.  It was awesome.  So, I cleaned and fluffed the house.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day...70 degrees, windows open, music playing.  Then I decided that I wasn't going to waste it inside so I decided to sit on my back porch and soak up the sun with the dogs. 

A friend of mine was supposed to come over the night before but had to cancel.  In anticipation of her visit, I had purchased a bottle of wine for me (that I had already finished night before...shh!) and her a six pack of hard cider.  So, I figured I'd drink one of her ciders while on the porch.  It went down really easily, which is saying a lot because I'm not normally a beer/cider girl.  So then I had another.  And another.  It was hot, y'all. 

Somewhere along the way (technically after beer 1 when I wasn't tipsy but was definitely relaxed) I decided it would be a good idea to dye my hair.  Normally I have red hair, but in my inebriated, sunshine-filled state, I decided that brown was the way to go.  Then I *may* have finished off a couple more.

Yes, I realize I need lipstick and botox

It's...different.  I'm adjusting.  Of course the red is starting to come through as it has been washed multiple times since.  Funny part of the story is that the next day I went into the bathroom in search of Advil and my bathroom looked like something had died (dyed!) in there.  There was hair dye EVERYWHERE!  On the floor.  On the counter.  In the sink.  On the walls.  So bad that touch-up paint was required. When I went to work on Monday everyone asked me why I did it.  My only response?  That it seemed like a good idea at the time.  So, PSA:  If you find yourself sitting in the beautiful afternoon sun drinking beer with your dogs and suddenly get the urge to dye your hair...RESIST!

Speaking of bathrooms, there has been some progress at #ProjectLemonade lately.  I have been working on Lauren's bathroom.  I finally got around to doing a DIY Lucite & Brass towel bar and hanging some fabulous art from Jennifer at The Pink Pagoda.  I plan to photograph the room and share the DIY soon.  Well, as soon as I can get some certain teenager to clean her bathroom.  Y'all may be waiting a long time. 

Oh!  I am looking for some appliqued monogram towels for her bathroom.  I found the perfect pair at BellaLino until I looked at the price.  $680 for the pair?  No thank you!  So, if y'all know of a more *reasonable* place to find some, do share.
Applique Monogram Towels
Hope you have a great afternoon!


  1. Never get tipsy alone and anywhere near scissors or hair dye;) I actually thought cutting bangs were a good idea once. That was a long lesson learned/grow out;) Can't wait to see the Lucite towel bar DIY. Looks great!

  2. That sounds like something I would do...or may have done in the past (although it was a bang trim rather than hair dye). The bathroom is looking great!

  3. Glad to see you able to just laugh. It's only hair color. I have paid professionals to mess up my hair. You know you can always buy a new bottle of natural color :)

  4. Bathroom looks AMAZING! Love it! I've been spending my weekends at volleyball tournaments too (or baseball tournaments) and feel like I am getting NOTHING done....longing for a warm weekend of spring cleaning!

  5. You are so cute! My oldest daughter just graduated Cosmetology School and she has a new hair color every time I see her. I used to stress about any changes to my hair but as the years go by I've found that you can always grow it out and hair color fades over time. No worries. I think it looks good by the way.

  6. That reminds me of the time I dyed my eyebrows....it was scary!