Friday, May 14, 2010

New Face Lift and Haircut

No, I didn't get a face lift, but my blog did.  This is what I've been working on for two days.  I wanted something with softer colors and not so crowded.  I still need to nip and tuck a little, but it's getting there.  I felt like the layout and background I had before was hard to read and I needed to work on getting my pictures more clear.  I hope everyone likes it.  I'm always open to suggestions.

Now comes the haircut.  Yes, my hair.  I mess around with my hair as much if not more than I mess around with my blog layout.  I also re-decorate and re-arrange my house a lot, too.  I assume this disorder is all related somehow.  Anyway, I usually keep my hair really short.  I like to have a simple style that always looks decent without a lot of work.  I get tired of it easily, though, so the only way I could change it much was to change the color.  I guess I just get bored looking at myself in the mirror.  So this was my hair almost two years ago at my son's wedding. 
Sorry this is so blurry.  I cropped from another picture.  But you get the idea.  Very short and heavily highlighted.
Then this was from last summer.  I decided to go a more natural color.  I think this is close to my real color without the gray.

Well, I got tired of it being so short, but I can't stand to let it grow out.  I compromised.  I let one side grown long and kept the other side short.  Asymmetrical and a little trendy.

Here's the long side, obviously.  And now the color is a more natural blond highlight, if there is such a thing.

This shot shows the short side a little better.
Now I feel like I have long hair without really having long hair.  Am I nuts, or what?  Anyway, this is the hairstyle for this month.  (Eye make-up would have helped a little!  Hate wearing make-up)  I hate to go  too outrageous or trendy because of my age, but I don't want to look like an old lady, either.

I've always been like this with my hair, changing cuts and colors.  When my son was in first grade they were supposed to draw a picture of their family.  My husband and my other son were very cute stick figures with brown hair scribbled on.  Mine was a nice enough stick figure, but he had every color in the rainbow scribbled on my head.  When I asked him why he did that, he said he couldn't remember which color it was.
I seem to be consistent with my always changing looks and colors, in everything I do.


Snooty Primadona said...

Very sassy. I love it!

DJan said...

I like the blog look, but especially I like the new haircut, it's very flattering to you. Of course I don't think there' much you couldn't wear very well! I do like the asymmetrical look.

Anonymous said...

Your sons comment about your hair made me laugh out loud. Hilarious.

I like your new bloggy clothes and I love your hair. Some people are lucky to have skin coloring that compliments with any hair color. You have been blessed.

Rae said...

You hair looks great and so does the blog. Nice job!

Sandy said...

I love your new look! And the hair is very nice too! Having long hair all my life, I also went short.. it's so much easier to take care of and your story of the 'stick figure mom' was so cute...

Beansieleigh said...

Love your blog makeover, and your very CUTE haircut too, Nina!! I have to credit you for being a braver person than I am! I have had the same long hair for more years than you'll ever get me to admit to! The last time I cut it short, I was bored with it in two days, and I've been afraid to cut it every since!.. Well, the weekend is finally here! Whatever you do, enjoy it!! ~tina

Unknown said...

Astute son ... love the out of the mouths of babes!

You look really snappy, chickie! Enjoy!

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Theresa said...

Love the new look... The blog and your hair:). Love it my friend. Hugs!!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Since this is my first visit over I can not compare this new face lift to the old but I do like what you have here very pretty.
Love your hair! I need to do just what you have done and keep it short....have been wanting to get brace enough and go really short like yours ...hope seing how beautiful you are gets me to the beauty shop soon...
So happy you found me so I could find you..looking forward to getting to know you and its very nice meeting you too.
I hate we have met while I am layed up with my fall...because I am not myself.
Take care and thanks again for being my latest follower...good luck with the my giveaway
You are beautiful in any hair color

Grandma Lizzie's House said...

I love your new blog look but I liked your old one also. Change is good though and it's fun to have something different, even a new hair style.

Lillian Robinson said...

Love it! I always used to change colors too. Now, I just go natural. ...less to worry about.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

How did I miss this????????? LOVE the hair!!!

Gentle hugs,


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