Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dirty Messy Hair Challenge

Well guys, I made it 10 days without washing my hair. I probably could have survived longer, but I have a distaste for odd numbers, and wanted to end on a whole number. 

Here are the daily photos I promised:

Day 1: Leave in conditioner, blow dry, straighten.
Day 2: Touch-up straightening
Day 3: Touch-up straightening
Day 4: Bang Braid
Day 5: Light teasing, half-up pin back, straightened bangs--minimal hairspray
Day 6: Sock bun--minimal hairspray
Day 7: Upside down french braid (in the back) and sock bun--minimal hairspray
Day 8: No change from the previous day--I slept on it, and added a headband
Day 9: Full french braid--dry shampoo.

Day 10: Spin Pin bun

As you can see, I don't use a lot of hair product on a daily basis.  I've learned that when trying to make it a few days without washing your hair, less is more. 

If I scrunch my hair, it will last a little longer than when it's straight because I'm not able to run my fingers through it. BUT, because I can't run my fingers through it, I get frustrated at the tangles and give up sooner. 

Here are my tips for wearing your hair dirty (training your hair):
1.  Use minimal product.  A hairdresser once told me, if you think you have the conditioner out, wash it again.  If you don't get all of the shampoo and conditioner out of your hair, your hair will be nasty by the next day. Clean hair is a must! The only products I use when wearing my hair straight are leave in conditioner and hairspray (which I'll discuss in tip 3). I've tried anti-frizz stuff and heat protectants, but they all make my hair greasy.  

2.  Keep your hands out of your hair. I know this is difficult when you have side bangs, but you have to overcome the tenancy to mess with your hair. 

3.  A little hair spray goes a long ways. You don't need to be spraying your hair for like 5 minutes. Not only is that bad for your lungs, it's bad for your hair. A few spritzes here and there will suffice. 

4.  I've discovered that teasing your hair a little bit prolongs the time in between washing. I feel like it disperses the grease a little, and gives volume. I'm not a very good teaser--my thick, long hair never holds a tease, so I just do a little bit at the crown every now and then (specifically when wearing a half-updo).

5.  You must become a pro at ponytails/braids/buns. As you can see from the pictures, I can typically last a few days wearing my hair down, but then it starts going limp. That's where updos come into play. Get creative--the messier the better!

6.  Dry shampoo is your best friend. I can never get baby powder to work, so I stick with dry shampoo. Hold out on using it as long as you can, or it will start to cake up in your hair. Just spray it in, let it sit, then brush it out. You won't notice a difference until it dries, but it will make a huge difference.  I've tried a few different kinds, but my favorite is Salon Grafix. 

It might take you awhile to figure out what works for you (it's a trial and error process), but it is possible to train your hair to go a few days between washes. 


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday


Peel-off face masks--do these gross anyone else out?
Killing snakes. Have I mentioned just how much I hate them?

I typed "possibly" into my phone the other day, and it predicted that I was going to say "pussyfoot.' Umm...pretty sure that word has never even come out of my mouth (until now), so why would my phone think that's what I was trying to say?

Having to explain to people what quarterly means.  Apparently, I was wrong in my assumption that everyone knew that quarterly was four times a year. 

Hot Chocolate in June : )
The fact that my 1st Gen. Nano outlasted my 1st Gen. iTouch. Wanna know something even more awesome? I'm fixing to get an upgrade on that Nano for free! Apparently the battery is explosive...? Now if only Apple would have a recall on the 1st Gen. iTouch so I could get a new working one.

My new Tiffany's blue polish. I'm in love! I kinda feel like I'm cheating on my pink polishes...
The Swipe texting function on my new phone--seriously, it's the most awesome and convenient thing ever. 

The fact that the gorgeous, Miss McKinney will be competing in the Miss Texas pageant soon. Go wish her luck!

Don't forget to link-up for True Truths and a Lie Tuesday next week!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June Blog Hop, Part Two

If you're reading this, that means you survived Monday. Congratulations!
You should reward yourself by shopping checking out these blogs.

Also, if you're interested in swapping buttons for the month of July, don't forget to shoot me an email!



Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fly Away Home

Have you seen the old movie Fly Away Home? I used to love that movie when I was younger! 
If you didn't like the movie, you won't care too much for first part of this post, so you might as well skip down to the second section. 

We took my pet ducks down to the pond the other day to set them free.  

The whole way down I was thinking about how I would probably never see them again because typically when you set pet ducks free, they get eaten by another animal.  

We put them in the pond and they would NOT stay in the water. 

Finally we just left them there, hoping they would stay. Needless to say, I was a little bummed about it.  The next morning when I woke up, I looked out at the horses and my ducks were in their pin--they had found their way back home! lol.  So, for now, they will continue to stay in the chicken coop with the chickens. 
(I'm pretty sure they don't understand that they are ducks not chickens. Identity crisis, perhaps?)

I LOVE Oklahoma storms...

Although, I must say, I love them much more when I'm not driving...

If you haven't signed up on Shane's Bloggers Coast to Coast project, you really should. I've already found a few Oklahoma bloggers through it!  Thanks for setting that up, Shane!

I am currently on Day 7 of the Messy Dirty Hair Challenge. If you aren't already participating, I highly encourage you to do so! 
I've been taking daily pictures, so when I finally give up and wash my hair, I'll post the pictures and share my tricks with you.

Don't forget to link up for Two Truths and a Lie Tuesday on July 3rd, put it in your blog planners now!

Finally, if you're interested in swapping buttons for the month of July, please let me know!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday


Cutting myself with a plastic knife. Really though, who does that?!  

The conversation I had with one of my guy friends about kissing.  He was asking me for advice on how to kiss his gf.  I didn't mind, but you have to admit, that's pretty awkward! haha. I had to break girl code and tell him some of the secret signs girls give when they want to be kissed...

Realizing that a lot of your comment emails have been going to the wrong email account.  Sorry if I didn't respond to you, it probably went to my gmail account.  Anyone know how to fix that?

I almost burned myself when lighting a candle because intstead of tipping the candle, I tipped the lighter.  You can tell I don't have much experience with lighters! 
Around the same time this was happening, one of my coworkers told me to be careful or I'd start a grass fire...
didn't know that was possible when you're inside...?


I'm on Day 5 of the Messy Dirty Hair Challenge!  

I got a big girl (smart) phone, finally!

 I passed my MBA exit exam with flying colors!!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Why yes, I did call for "a toe truck!"
Sorry, the picture is so blurry--my Blueberry isn't the best at distance shots...
via Oddee

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday Confessions

Linking up with one of my favorite bloggers, Alyx, for Sunday Confessions.

I cringe when I hear about one of my exes getting engaged/married.

I really don't like it when people get in my bubble.
I think that's why I don't care too much for pets (they won't leave you alone).

While I love my long hair and getting compliments on it, I HATE fixing it.
Really though, who has the time to make their hair look like they walked off of a freakin pinterest board every single day? 
Speaking of, I'm accepting Kelly's Messy Dirty Hair Challenge.  You should go check it out! Just know that I'm so going to win.  I have the whole dirty hair thing down so good, it's clean. (I know, lame joke). 

Which brings me to another confession.  I laugh at my own jokes. 

Sticky children disgust me--as in, I won't touch them until they are no longer sticky.

I have a large collection of heels, which I used to wear all of the time, that I no longer have the desire to wear.
Maybe because I seem to step in cracks every time I wear them...
Maybe because my driveway is gravel (which ruins heels)...
Maybe because they make my feet hurt...
Maybe because I'm flat lazy and don't care if my legs look amazing...

I'm an Ambien texter--it's kinda like drunk texting, only when you're doped up on Ambien. 
Seriously though, if we have a late night conversation, I have no control over my words and will not remember it the next day.

I want nothing more than a ginormous walk-in closet.  
I'm talking, Sex and the City size closet...
Just ignore the Spanish subtitles haha


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday


Looking down at your keyboard and thinking it says "Shi*"
Skinning your cake so that all that is left is the non-burnt part
Whatever this chick is wearing on her head. Really though?

Forwarding a voicemail to a deaf girl. Oops...

The convo I had with an intern, that went a little something like this:
(as she jumps into a conversation I was having with another girl)
Intern: "You sound like me, I date a lot of guys..."
 Me: "I don't date a lot of guys anymore."
Intern: "Do you not date?"
Me: "I never said that."
Intern: "Yes you did."
Me: "I said I don't date a lot of guys anymore--I don't like to date."
Intern: "So you've never had a boyfriend?"
Me: "I've had many."
Intern: "Well then why'd you say you didn't like to date?"

Intern: "That's a pretty ring, where'd it come from?"
Me: "I bought it."

Intern: "I don't find black guys attractive, I've had a bunch try to ask me out on the dating sites and I have to tell them no all of the time. Then they get all clingy and want to meet me and call me their girlfriend."
Me: "No offense, but doesn't that send up a red flag as to why they are on those dating websites?"
Intern: "How old are you?"
Me: "Almost 23."
Intern: "Bet you can't guess how old I am!"
Me: "Probably not."
Intern: "Well what would you guess?"
Me: "25."
Intern: "Nope! I'm almost 30!"
Me: "And you're an intern?"
Intern: "Yep! And I work at Target!!"

Intern: "I'm going to a modeling/acting/singing convention next month but I didn't get accepted for the singing part."
This conversation leads me to three thoughts:
1. Why do people think it's appropriate to jump into conversations and start asking intrusive questions.
2.  How can people be so incredibly awkward?
3.  Why do these people always find me?


My upside down french braid sock bun. Pretty legit for my first attempt, I'd say!

Making a 100 on one of my finals! Oh yeah, who's the bomb?! 
Too bad my exit exam has the potential to drop me a letter grade in that class. Boo : (
Ordering my cap and gown and class ring! I feel like such a grown up!
*Disclaimer: If anyone asks me if I'm graduating high school, I will punch them.

Taking graduation pictures in my cap and gown.
(Even though I have squint eyes in all of them--I even asked my mom if I was part oriental because my eyes looked SO small).