DD and I went for hair cuts last night. By hair cuts I really mean hair “trims”. Five years ago my hair was down to the centre of my back and I decided to cut it all off. A decision I regretted about a week later! I’ve been growing it back ever since but it’s been slow going. I’d say now it’s just a bit longer than shoulder blade length. DD and I go to the salon to every 8 weeks for what we like to call, TLT; trim, layer, thin. My hair is quite thick and wavy so the layering and thinning ensure that I don’t go around looking like a triangle head. And the trim? Well, let’s hope that’s keeping my locks healthy enough to grow about 3-4 more inches before I turn 80. Here’s what my main looked like in the morning:
And here I am mid-cut (please excuse the drunk look on my face!!):
The end product!
As long as it’s not humid/raining out I have my hair straightened. It takes WAY too long to do myself so having someone do it for me is a real treat.
A few weeks ago I posted a photo of a new conditioner I bought to try out. I’ve used it a few times now so I’ve decided that seeing as we’re on the topic of hair I’d give you my opinion of it.
Firstly, it smells bad. Like really strong mint/disinfectant bad. I almost didn’t use it because I detest strong smelling stuff first thing in the morning, but I ploughed on. As per my hairdresser, conditioner should only go on the ends of your hair, not your whole head so I followed her instruction. Odour aside, this product really pumped up my hair in a good way! After my usual quick blow-dry the bottom half of my hair was soft and full of volume. My hair was in no way flat or “heavy” from the conditioner. It didn’t feel slimy, either.
I don’t know if I would buy this again because the scent of it is just too powerful, IMO. But if that’s something that doesn’t bother you, I’d say give this a try!
Something else I’ve been up to is a nice bike ride with DS in some gorgeous fall weather along some beautiful trails:
We made sure to be safe by wearing our helmets although the dark clothing was maybe not so wise as it was getting dark at the tail end of the ride!
The 2 of us love to ride our bikes but there is one drawback; we live at the top of a hill so no matter what route we take going home, uphill it is. More often than not we walk the last little bit, dragging our bikes along. :)
And it goes without saying that there has been hockey in my life this week, too!
I’ve also been doing some online window shopping…a dangerous habit! There are some great deals on nesting tables at CSN Stores right now.
I think these units are a great idea for space challenged or awkwardly spaced rooms. How easy would it be to stack them all up nicely and pull them apart as needed? I also like the new coffee tables that store the 4 ottomans underneath. Such space savers!
Here are a few of my eats over the past few days:
Hands down my favourite Lara Bar ever!
I mixed this superb granola with goat’s milk yogurt one day for a tasty little lunch.
I know this dish doesn’t look like much but it was bursting with flavour. I roasted some tomatoes from the garden with an onion at 400* for 30 minutes and served it as a side. I dredged some halibut fillets in flour seasoned with oregano, garlic powder, chilli powder, salt & pepper then pan fried it with a tad of olive oil. Lastly, some quinoa finished off the plate. It was amaze balls!
This was also a great dish. I bought some curry marinated tempeh and stir fried it with brown rice, broccoli and some roasted red pepper dressing. Fabulous meal for sure!!
Well, it’s getting late so I’ll be off. We’ve got soccer tryouts (for next season) Saturday and Sunday and hockey Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. It’ll be Monday before I know it!!
What have you got planned this weekend?
Bye for now!!