This week, I enjoyed spending time with some good friends here on the island, found some neat things, and enjoyed some time for myself. Sometimes I think those things are just as much "accomplishments" as any material thing you produce.
On Monday, I went to visit with my friend Sara and her little girls. We worked together on sewing some chair covers for her dining room, talked about anything and everything, and I made an appointment for her to cut my hair the next day.
On Tuesday, I started my day off with what I consider to be one of the best things ever.... a hair cut! Nothing makes my day like a fresh hair cut. You get to feel pretty and stylish all day long. This time, though, I didn't want just a haircut. I wanted to do something fun and different. Since Sara had told me about some feather hair extensions she had done (and her precious little girls each had a feather in their hair), I thought it sounded like a cool, non-permanent way to add a little spice to my "hair life." So I went for it....
And I really like them!
They are subtle, but make me feel fun...
and a little funky...
and pretty artsy...
and I love that!
I think they will be a fun change for a little while.
If you haven't seen or heard about feather extensions, just Google them, and you'll see celebrities like Hilary Duff and Jennifer Love Hewitt who rocked them in a classy way. Aaand you'll also see some like Miley Cyrus who killed them by pretty much wearing a bird's backside in their hair. At least they are easy to put in and remove... If you ever try them and don't like them, it's as easy as using a pair of pliers to take them out.
Yeah, that sounded a little scary... but it's definitely not. It's super easy.
They are just put on with these little crimp beads. You pull a little piece of hair through the bead with a special tool (or even a loop of fishing line if you don't have that tool), insert the feather ends, and squeeze the bead with the pliers.
Then, when you're ready to take them out, you just squeeze the bead in the other direction. It's as simple as that. (You can find tons of feathers online and on Etsy if anyone is interested.)
After all my excitement about a new "do," I didn't know that my day could get much better. And then I found a cute little watering can for my front step while on a visit to Wal-Mart.
Cute, right? :) And might I point out that my flowers are STILL alive!
I think it's a world record for me!
Then, to cap off a super great day on Tuesday, I found an awesome little piece of furniture while on my nightly cruise around the neighborhood with Duke. It's a coffee table-- I think. Someone in my neighborhood was throwing out, so Duke and I went back in the truck to get it. It was in great condition when I found it, so I think I'm going to turn it into a future makeover project.
It is in really awesome condition except several places where some kiddos missed their paper while coloring with markers and crayons. I haven't decided if I'm going to paint it or stain it. I think that will depend on how many of the marker stains I can remove. :)
Finally, my Wednesday was spent in my super awesome spin class followed by lunch with another sweet friend.
Even if I don't have any new "projects" to show this week so far, I'd still say it was a productive week... even if it was in a different way.