Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bangs and Things

... I so wanted to use the word "thangs" in my title so that it rhymed; but I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

First, I got bangs.  Real bangs. Here's a picture: (Please excuse the little gray hairs peeking out and my crows feet - I am in denial  about them.)

I've always been one to get drastic haircuts after major life events.  Most notably, I cut ALL my hair off into this short little layered number (a la Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail) a week after my first boyfriend broke up with me in eleventh grade.  Let's just say it was a lot cuter on Meg... I like to think I was helping him get over me - which was obviously necessary since he started dating someone else about two weeks later.  Anyway, haircuts after big life changes are not really recommended; but, I do it.  And, having a baby - of course - was no exception.

I'm trying to grow my hair past my shoulders (slowly but surely) for my 30 Before 30 list... So, I did the only dramatic thing I could without taking off length: bangs! It was a split second decision made in the chair.  I didn't even really need a haircut, but I felt bad because I already had an appointment and I wanted to show off Sam; plus, I've been playing with the idea of bangs for a long time.  So I just did it.

I kinda like them.  They make me feel like a hip, young, mom.  Plus, thanks to some overactive hair growing hormones during pregnancy, my signature "side sweep" was starting to look more like a bad toupee (see side profile photo). They aren't so cute when I wake up in the morning though.  Oh well, nothing a little water and pat-down can't fix; and, luckily, I don't think Sam minds. 

Jeff doesn't like them.  Yes, he told me.  He missed the part of pre-marital counseling where they teach you to lie about things like your wife's weight and appearance.  Oh well, he still loves me.  Maybe they will grow on him. (Haha! Pun intended!) Besides, I've had enough crazy haircuts in life to know that nothing lasts forever.

Ok, I've written entirely too much about bangs.  I need to get a life.

Two more things:

First (or, really second), The winner of the Tuft Love giveaway is...

Congrats Saige!  I have to say I was excited to see that you won because of your comment.  You MUST send me pictures of your finished lime and navy dandelion nursery - I LOVE that! E-mail me ( to claim your prize! 

Thanks to all of you that entered... Sally Rae's got some adorable fabrics and custom-made products in her Etsy shop and on her blog... Be sure to visit them if you haven't already.

And finally, I'm working on a post for next week about my c-section recovery.  I thought it might be nice if I answered any questions you might have.  So... If there is anything you've been wondering about c-sections and/or my experience leave your question in the comments here OR email me (  I'll try to address everything next week.

That's all. I'm off to a bridal shower for my cousin with my mom, sister, and little guy. Enjoy your Sunday!


  1. They look great! I've also learned to take my husband's opinions selectively... after all, what does he know about fashion?! :)

  2. Bangs look good! Let me know if you want to walk one morning this week. Jen

  3. that's so funny, i do major hair changes after major (atleast to me) life events too! i call it my inner felecity coming out (ala the show w keri russell years ago?) ive chopped it off into a bob, dyed it black, red, blonde, everyting in between, straightened it to no end, bangs, no bangs, more name it i've done it. everyone says im lucky to still have so much hair! I like to think my hair is resilient, just like me :) I love your bangs :)

  4. I LOVE the bangs! I think they really bring out your blue eyes. :) Tell Jeff he's just jealous b/c he knows he couldn't pull them off as successfully, hehe. Missed you guys at the reunion!

  5. I just started following your blog because I enjoyed your ideas for the classroom. I've been teaching for 15 years and this year I'm teaching ninth grade English. Anyway, I'm the same way with my hair. After a life changing event or most often at the beginning of a school year I cut my hair. My husband doesn't always like mine either, but it always grows back. I like your new look. It does bring out your eyes.

  6. I too have done some drastic hair stuff after major life changes. Mine have never turned out as cute as yours! ;) Love it, you totally look like a hip young mama!

  7. First off, after watching an entire season of Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta I so would have typed THANG instead today. My thoughts are even coming out southern after all that!

    Second, I'm like you. An emotional cutter. Hair cutter that is. Usually I go for the Reese Witherspoon look from Sweet Home Alabama and am dieing to do just that right now. Maybe I'll go your route and do bangs instead.

  8. Love the bangs and love the fact I WON!!! What a wonderful way to end the weekend. Thanks E and Sally Rae ;)

  9. Cute bangs! I am a C-section mommy too so I can't wait to read your post :)

  10. My Beautie, I LOVE your bangs! You look a lot younger....what a great cut! It really shows off your beautiful eyes!
    love you lots,Aunt D

  11. I like them! My hubbs didn't care for it when I got bangs the last time, but my hair doesn't lay right for bangs, yours looks awesome!


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