Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Patience is a virtue . . . it pays off!

When I was planning the plant pallet for the bed that I planted in my back yard last month I was looking for a specific hydrangea that I really liked. But no one had it. All of my perennial growers were out and no one would have it until mid to late August. Being who I am I couldn't wait and just purchased another variety instead. Side note: I do like the ones that I ended up with a lot.

Anyway, so I was at Home Depot on Saturday picking up yard waste bags and fertilizer and decided to go and brow
se their shrub selection. And right there I found three of the 'Limelight' Hydrangea that I was searching all over for earlier this summer. And the real beauty of the situation is that they were on clearance so they were the same price that I would pay wholesale so I didn't feel like I was wasting money buying them retail (sorry to all of you who are forced to by retail).

I found some Privet tha
t I really liked too so I brought them all home and planted them in another new bed that I had just finished prepping. So now I have that one started. I will post photos and a plant list when it is finished. I need to by some more plants and get it all done. Sorry . . . can't display that work in progress cause it kind of looks silly right now.

I just wanted to share my joy in finally getting what I really wanted.

By Popular Demand

Ok folks . . . I didn't realize that so many people would demand a photo of my hair cut. So sorry that I didn't post one with my last post. Anyhow . . . haven't really been anywhere to look cute and have my picture taken so this one will just have to do. I am making a funny face . . . dont' know why. It really doesn't do it justice. It is an awesome exaggerated a-line cut so it gets really short in the back. I really love it though.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Hair yesterday . . . gone today!

I started growing out my hair when I finished college and moved to Illinois four years ago. Partially to prove that I could survive having long hair and to appease a few people that had wanted me to finally let it grow out. Anyone who has known me longer than the last four years knows that I am by nature a short hair kind of gal so this was actually quite out of character for me.

Part of my justification for growing it out was that I would make sure that I would grow it long enough that it wou
ld be enough to donate to Locks of Love when I finally cut it off. About a year ago it was long enough (the minimum 10" requirement), but I decided to let it keep growing.

The last couple months I have been dying to cut it all off so finally today I did. My friend Lori who cuts my hair cut off this 16" braid for me to send in.

I am really loving having my hair short again. But I feel that it may come as a sho
ck to the folks here who don't know the me that always had her hair short. But really . . . who cares . . . I love it this way!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

The fourth of July is one of my all time favorite holidays . . . it's all about good times, with good friends spending time hanging out in the sun, having a barbecue, and watching some awesome fireworks. It's of course also about the independence of our nation . . . blah, blah, blah. Really I do love American history and all that the fourth of July really means and the sacrifices that were made to make this country what it is. But I have to admit that I also like what it has become . . . a day off to enjoy the heat of the summer with good friends and family. So folks . . . enjoy your day!