New Hair Salon

New Hair Salon

Yesterday, I was bound and determined to try to find a new hair salon. I did not want to go to the one I normally go to.  I  wanted to try some place different, even if that meant paying a little more.  I called around Friday morning and everyone was booked up for Saturday. I desperately needed my hair done my last call was to Michael’s Hair Loft. They had an opening at 9am, which is what I needed. I booked the appointment with Misty. I was so excited a new salon and a new hair stylist.

This morning, I woke up early and got a shower. I made some coffee and hung out with Drew for a bit, then I left and went to my hair appt. I was so excited. When I arrived, I was greeted immediately by Misty. I introduced myself and she took me back to her station. I took my hair out of my ponytail and I had some serious regrowth in the back and probably needed a trim. I explained to her that I usually get all over highlights, but I like the dimensional blonde and not all one blonde. She said that she will pull some pieces and had some dimension to them, but keep me mostly blonde. Then she said, how about the roots. I said, Well I like the rooty look, so when the highlights grow out it doesn’t look too streaky. She said, I totally agree with you. We can do that. Then I asked her if she uses bleach or olipex. She said, I will show you. It is a brand called illusionist they have the color and the toner. I said, awesome. I prefer no bleach. She said, not a problem. We decided on layers and a little trim at the ends.

Honestly, I have been getting my hair done since I was 15. I started with highlights. I longer hair, and the hair dresser at the time pulled my hair through a cap and gave me bleach high lights. Sure I was bleachy blonde, but the high light process hurt when my hair was pulled through a cap. She refused to do foils. I changed salons and went to another salon that did foils, which I have been dedicated to for the most part, but I did stray and go to Ulta (too pricey) and then to the Cutting Edge Salon (Stephen moved to Florida). I know my hair products and proper hair care.

After she applied the foils and the color to my root, I sat under the dryer, which was a high tech heat lamp. We talked about the weekend and Easter. After my color was set, she took me to the sink and she washed my hair, and took the foils out. I was so excited to see what it looked like, but it’s hard to tell when your hair is wet, if you are a blonde. The anticipation was killing me! I couldn’t wait for her to dry it. She trimmed me up and gave me layers. I already felt lighter and so much better.

After she finished trimming my hair, she blew my hair dry and round brushed my hair. I absolutely loved the color! It was gorgeous and exactly what I wanted. I was so happy I almost teared up. She was glad that I loved it. After my hair was styled and dry, I decided to get my eye brows colored. I never had it before, and I hate having to fill in my eyebrows. She took me into her relaxation room and put on some peaceful zen like music and I laid down on the table, and she colored my eyebrows and waxed them. I was so relaxed.

When she was done, she handed me a mirror and I was like I love them! I have eyebrows. She said, “your husband is going to have to take you to dinner tonight.” I said, I know right someone better. 🙂  When it was time to check out, I booked my 6 week appt. I was so happy. I excited for my next appt!

When I got home, I finished my legal paper and submitted it. I am so ready to be done with the semester. When Drew came home from the gym, he said, “I like your hair baby.” I smiled and said, “Thank you.” We talked about the end of the semester and what he wanted to do for dinner since tomorrow is Easter. He said, “We should probably go out.” I asked him where he wanted to go? do we have any gift cards anywhere? He said, “I don’t think we have any left.” I said, “We have that coupon for Plaza Azteca.” He said, “We could go there.” We got ready to head to dinner around 5pm to beat the dinner crowd.

We were seated at a table and I ordered the same thing I always get the Burrito Espinaca. We also had guacamole as well. I love Mexican food. After dinner, we went to the mall, we had to get his mom a birthday card. We also wanted to get her a gift card to Philip Pelusi where she gets her hair done.

Then we stopped into Hot Topic, and they had t-shirts on sale buy 2 get one free. Drew and I bought shirts for the new Avengers movie. I bought a Captain marvel shirt. The 1 free shirt I got was a Britney Spears shirt. It was her album cover from “Oops I did it Again.” I can’t wait to wear it! I was thinking about wearing it for Easter dinner tomorrow, but I probably won’t. 🙂

After the mall, we went home and watched tv, until it was time for bed. Tomorrow is Easter!

 

New Years Eve

New Years Eve

This evening we met Stephanie, Mike, and their two kids Stephen and Emma for dinner in Chippewa at this Mexican restaurant called El Paso. I was so excited to see them. It has been so long since we hung out. I want to say since March, when it was Mike’s birthday!
El Paso was good, but I think Plaza Azteca is better. I had the fajita burrito. I could only eat half. I was so full.

After dinner, we stopped back at our house, got changed and into some comfy clothes. I put on some glitter sweats and top with a sweater. It was mild outside. When we arrived at Mike and Stephanie’s I put my Truly Rose Seltzer water. I also brought a bottle of champagne.

We watched a New Year’s countdown for the kids. They are like 5 mins long and they each end with the countdown.  It was cute. They went to sleep and the adults partied. We found a stream of the New Years special with Ryan Seacrest.  We played crabs adjust humidity a card game like cards against humanity but worse!

Once the ball dropped, 4 of us drank 3 bottles of champagne. Drew was the designated drive. We toasted to 2019 with some awesome friends and great pictures.

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Lisa’s Bridal Shower

Lisa’s Bridal Shower

On Saturday, we woke up early and got ready to go to the chiropractor. We had appointments for 9:30am. My adjustment went well and it felt so good. My neck was bothering me, from looking down and reading, but not anymore.
On our way home, we stopped and had breakfast at King’s. I am not too crazy about their food, but Drew likes it. I had the veggie scrambler with sourdough toast. Sourdough was the closest thing they had to Italian bread. Drew had a meat omelet.
When we got home, I tidied up the house, my mom was coming over around 12pm. She and I were going to hang out have some coffee and visit for a bit before we left to go to the bridal shower. Drew was packing up and getting ready to go to the gym, but work emailed him and told him the testing on the software needs to be done now, so he had to stay home and run some tests.
As I was getting ready my mom rang the doorbell, I ran downstairs to open the door for her. She came in, and I put on some coffee. Now that I don’t live at home anymore, I love seeing my mom. I miss her, my dad, and the dogs. We have a better relationship, now that I am out of the house. We had some coffee and Drew came in the house, since he had to run testing, he had to turn around come home.
While we were visiting, I told my mom about the show, the office. I showed her some clips. I said you have to sit down and start watching this series. I can’t believe I never watched this before. She thought the clips were hilarious and she was going to start watching it. I told her it is on Netflix. Drew laughs at almost everything in the show. I don’t. I mean somethings are hilariously funny, and others are just stupid, that is our sense of humor though.
When we left the house, I told my mom I would drive. She grabbed Lisa’s gift out of her car and put it in my car. I drove us to the shower. It was at Sewickley Hills park. I knew roughly where it was. I turned on my GPS just in case. Surprisingly, the whole way there my mom did not complain once about my driving.

When we arrived at the venue, I parked and changed into my leopard high heels. I haven’t work heels in so long, this was going to be interesting. When we walked into the party room, we set our gifts down at the table and then mingled with some people that we knew. We hugged and kissed the bride-to-be, Lisa. Then we went and got a drink. We took a seat at the table, with some friends of my mom’s. All of Celeste’s nieces are all grown up now. I saw so many people, that I remember seeing for years, but some definitely looked so much older, while others looked the same. Time is a funny thing. You just think people never age, when you are younger. They are always going to look the way you remember them for forever.

We watched Lisa open gifts, and she got everything that a bride would receive for her shower. Showers are not as fun when they are not your own, but Lisa looked so happy. My mom and I took a selfie together at the table. It is in the featured image over this blog. We had a great time, and I am glad I stayed the entire time. I was flirting with the idea of leaving early because I had to write a paper, but I am glad I didn’t leave early and stayed with my mom. When we arrived back to my house, Drew wasn’t home he was at the gym. He was due home shortly. My mom left to go back home. She and dad had plans that evening.

When I walked inside my house, I saw that the mail arrived. I opened the mail and noticed, that my bracelet came in the mail today, It is a bangle bracelet and it says, “Live the Story You Want to Tell.” I just love this message. on this bracelet. I think that it is a positive reminder to be a good person, and live the life that you would be proud to talk about. My friend Lindsay that I went to high school with, sells Paparazzi jewelry and this was my first purchase. I wasn’t sure what I was going to be buying, but the quality is awesome and the price is affordable. I will be on the lookout for other pieces to purchase in the future.

After stalling and googling over my bracelet, I walked into our office and started working on my paper. I was so anxious to get this thing over with and put it behind me. I have so much anxiety over it. I just want to do well in Grad School and I care so much.

After a while, Drew came home, and I figured I would just pretty much wear the same thing that I have on to go out to dinner with Drew’s friends, and their wives tonight. It was his buddy Mike’s birthday. We went to dinner at Azteca, a Mexican restaurant.

It was so good to see everyone. We haven’t seen Mike and Stephanie since Drew’s birthday party. I can’t tell you the last time I saw Kim and Denny. Well, I did see Denny when I was leaving Sewickley hospital, sick with the flu, but that doesn’t count. I do not remember the last time I saw Marj, Mike’s sister. The food at Azteca was good. Drew and I had a burrito. We ordered chips and guacamole. It was so good. I could make a meal out of just chips and guac.

After dinner, we went to Primanti’s and had drunk ducks. I can’t tell you the last time I had a drunk dunk. You could tell when we were at Primanti’s that we all were getting over being out and staying out late. We were all so tired. Mike was ready to get back to the house, and have us all over and drink there.

On our way to Mike’s, Drew and I stopped home. I put on some sweats, a t-shirt, and a hoodie with a pair of UGG boots. I was over the heels. I was pretty much in them all day. When we arrived at Mike and Stephanie’s, everyone was winding down some and getting sleepy. We did play this game called bad people, it is like Cards Against Humanity, but you are all given identities. Each person takes a turn fulfilling the role of the dictator. The dictator gives out the identity card to each player. The dictator reads the scenario and the players have to pick from the identities which one the dictator will choose. The dictator has silently chosen who he is going to pick when the dictator reveals his choice, whoever chose the same identity as the dictator gets a point. It is such a dirty, but a hilarious game. Drew and I stayed until 12am, then we went home. I had a long day and we didn’t have the energy to stay out all night.