Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Pantene Beautiful Lengths

I have been wanting to donate my hair for the longest time, but was never able to keep my hair long enough because I would start to get the itch to get a haircut every few months. About a week ago, I finally cut off 8+ inches to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. 

I knew I was not going to be able to wait for my hair to grow any more, so I looked for an organization that accepted 8 inches. I've been wanting to cut my hair since last summer! I measured my hair at home and cutting 8 inches off would have my hair land right on my shoulder, which is where I wanted to cut my hair until anyhow. 

I got to the salon and was actually feeling a little anxious. The hairdresser tied my hair into three ponytails and took out her ruler. She showed me where she was going to cut, and I thought "What the heck?!" She told me that they don't count the bottom inch or two (split ends, uneven). When she asked me if I was ready, I took a deep breath and said, "yes."

She cut the first ponytail off and I'm not gonna lie, but I was freaking out inside. I then decided that what's done is done, that it's going to a good cause, and that my hair will grow back. She cut and cut, and my hair is now about 1.5 inches below my ears....with bangs. When I looked in the mirror, I swear, I looked twelve....especially with my big ol' head. Lol. 

I'm starting to get used to my hair and hey, it'll grow back eventually. It did help though, that I got a bunch of nice compliments from co workers and friends. The day after I cut my hair, I saw this on Pantene's Facebook page:

Pantene has donated 24,000+ wigs to the American Cancer Society.

And my hair is going to contribute to that! I'm really glad that I did it. Hair is hair, and if we can help others, then it's always worth it. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sunday Social #2

1. If you where stuck on an island what are the two material items you would want to have?
My toothbrush and Harry Potter books. 

2. What are two TV shows you'd watch over and over?
Definitely "I Love Lucy" and "How I Met Your Mother." I have both shows on DVD. They show reruns of HIMYM on TV, so it's a definite watch for me when it's on. I have an "I Love Lucy" DVD in my player just in case there's nothing good on TV to watch. I never get tired of watching the shows, so the marathon continues...

3. If your house was on fire, what two things aside from family, pets, etc would you grab?
I would grab my photo albums and my mom's bag of paperwork (birth certificates, passports, social security stuff, etc.). The photo albums are pictures from when I was growing up and there's no replacing those. The bag has important stuff, that I'm sure I can get back with time, but to keep my mom's sanity, that's what I'd grab. 

4. What are your two most favorite articles of clothing?
I absolutely love scarves! I have about a dozen and love taking them out when fall comes around. They feel so comfy and warm. My other favorite would have to be my pea coats. Can you tell that I love the cold weather? :)

5. What two movies that you saw in the past year would you recommend to us?
I really enjoyed "The Hobbit." I watched the Lord of the Rings trilogy in the theater and knew I had to watch this one in the theater, too. I tried reading the book before the movie came out, but I didn't have enough time. It was great and I can't wait for the next one to come out. 
"Django Unchained" was also one of my favorites. Christoph Waltz is an amazing actor and he was just awesome in it. I knew I wanted to see it since I saw the preview for it a few months back. 
6. What are your two biggest guilty pleasures?
Donuts and pop music. I can still sing along to the Backstreet Boys and N'SYNC. ;-)