Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Upcycling a Bridesmaid Dress
{I am pretty crafty and just pretty too.}

About ten years ago I was in a wedding.  My MJ married her tall boyfriend and she asked me take part of the wedding a few shorts months after Lovely O was born.  I still have the dress.

Or I did.

I was cleaning out my closet and the dress was still hanging up in its plastic bag.  It was sort of sad because I didn't want to add it to the Goodwill pile yet I knew that I'd never have any reason to wear it again.

I hung it back up and thought on it.

Thought on it a bit more.

THEN I cut it up.

In pieces.

Pretty scary.

BUT then I made something beautiful out of those pieces and I am giving it to the bride as a keepsake of her special day.  Something that she may even want to give to her daughter when she gets older.

Upcycling a Bridesmaid Dress

Upcycling a Bridesmaid Dress

Upcycling a Bridesmaid Dress

Upcycling a Bridesmaid Dress

Upcycling a Bridesmaid Dress

Upcycling a Bridesmaid Dress

Upcycling a Bridesmaid Dress

Upcycling a Bridesmaid Dress

Upcycling a Bridesmaid Dress

Sunday, January 25, 2015

One thing I have decided.... {just this one exact thing at this very moment, not about everything about life.}

I buzzed my hair back in December of 2013 and then had this personal asinine challenge to let it grow for the next year.  In fact I did let it grow for all of 2014 and an extra month, totaling 13 months! 

The Adventures of Supermom®
Buzzzzzzzzzzzz.

I really enjoyed braiding my hair and pinning it up but I rarely just wore it down because I do not like myself with longer hair.

Michelle Lee
Braided and pinned up.

{Except this one time at Christmas my hair was down.  Lookie there!}

The Adventures of Supermom® Michelle Lee
Not shabby here.

It makes me look older and it makes me look tired.  Yes I am 40 and tired but that doesn't mean I wish to look like it.  {and a grandmother}

Sooooooooooooooo, I headed to L’eau de Vie in downtown Asheville for some hair therapy.

Trina was AMAZING and she knew exactly what I wanted. 

Michelle Lee short hair
Bye bye hair.  I don't miss you even a little.

It's perfect.

Short hair suits me. 

Michelle Lee short hair

I'm going to call Trina when it's time for another trim because it's so HARD to find someone you like that knows how to cut your hair.  I haven't had a steady hair dresser since mine moved AWAY back in 2009!

I feel like a new woman!!!!!  WOOT WOOT!  And you can see how happy I am!!

Best Friends
Dinner with my BFF.

Welcome back you short haired sexy woman!