Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Hair Do!

On Saturday I made a special trip to one of my favorite places in Charlotte, the Re Salon and Med Spa. I discovered Re a couple of month’s ago and I am in love! Their salon is in the old fire house building off South Blvd. Everyone is super friendly and the salon is so posh! The best part is they serve wine! I am in love with the exposed brick walls and the white shell salon stations. Elizabeth is amazing and my go to expert on my brows and skin, and Andrew is fabulous in the salon. Not to mention they sell Obagi, Jane Iredale, and carry the Phyto line.

Re Salon and Med Spa

Jane Iredale, Obagi Nu-Derm, & Phyto
I have been toying with the thought of changing my hair. I love my length, so I decide to add some color. This was a big decision for me; I have only added color to my hair three times in my entire life. So I stopped in to see Andrew on Thursday for a consult and he suggested two options. One was ombre. This is the new rage in Hollywood with the celebrities; they have dark roots and lighter ends. The second option was to highlight a section just underneath the top of my first layer. This way the color would show through, but my roots would not be apparent. I chose option two! I like the change. It is not super obvious. It shows up more when my hair is curly rather than straight.  Maybe next time I will go with a little color on top. What do you think?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The last couple of weeks have been super busy!
The girls (Nola and Molly) and I designed our first Easter wreath!
I love the way it turned out! I used all the eggs and almost all the glue! I promise the eggs are not falling off anytime soon.

My Little Helper, Nola

Paul and I put in an electric fence for the kiddos. They keep running into our neighbor’s yard to meet and greet, so last Sunday Dad got mad and tried to put an end to this issue.They both got shocked and I screamed when it happened to Molly. She did a back flip and landed in the neighbor’s yard. It was awful. Thank goodness Paul came to her rescue and removed the collar. They both survived, but are skittish of the collars and will hardly step off the patio when wearing them.

We had a quite St. Patrick’s Day this year. We joined a kickball team with all of our friends from college! We lost and Paul couldn’t make it due to work, but it was a blast and I now look forward to our Thursday night games! Molly had a fun St. Patrick’s Day evening and even got in the spirit her self.
Kiss Me I am Irish

Friday, March 11, 2011

I am so ready for this weekend! It is suppose to be sunny and decently warm.

Plans include the following:
1. Putting our house back together. We recently got hardwoods floors downstairs and I have to felt the bottom of all our chairs and tables. Also I have to put the rubber mats under our rugs.

Speaking of rugs, I can’t find exactly what I want. The problem is I have an internal battle going on, do I want contemporary or do I stay with my traditional theme. Paul likes our new rug, thank you Lowe’s, but I really want something simple but with a splash of contemporary. If you know of any great places, please let me know.

2. Blinds – We are putting up new faux wood blinds downstairs so we can avoid all pepping Toms. Paul has this constant freak-ish feeling that people can see in our house. When we sit down for dinner, he closes all the curtains to make sure no one can see him eat. It’s the same in the bedroom, it’s hilarious. I take advantage of making him feel exposed every moment I get. I love to open all the windows to let the natural sunlight in! My favorite is opening the windows in the bedroom while he is in the shower; get’s him going every time!

3. Car Services, my poor brakes need updating! Thank goodness for my maintenance package!

4. Making Easter Decorations! Last week while scouting out Michael’s I came across their Easter section and got a burst of creativity! I am going to tackle it this weekend by making an Easter wreath for my front door! Here are a couple photos of inspiration.
Via Delish
Via Souther~Charmz

5. Reconstructing my favorite new drink! Last weekend while out celebrating Paul’s birthday I discovered an organic agave nectar margarita! It is delicious.

Via PF Chang's Bar
• 2 oz or Patron
• 1.5 oz fresh lime juice
• 1 oz Copas Agave Nectar
• Salt rim glass. Combine all ingredients in a martini shaker. Shake and strain in to glass. Add a wedge of lime!

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy Birthday to My Amazing Husband

Happy Birthday Hubby!

Just think only a couple more weeks of tax season and then we can relax and day dream of somewhere warm like PC.