Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Life on Lansill - Snow Day = Sledding & a King Cake

Today was a snow day, meaning no school for the kids.  What's better to do on a snow day than sled?

Since it's Fat Tuesday, we decided, why not make a King Cake?  We've never made one before, but I found this simple recipe on allrecipes.com:  http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/King-Cake-in-a-Bread-Machine/Detail.aspx.  Yes, you can make a King Cake using your bread machine.  So that's what we did.  Voila!  Here's what we got:

We're looking forward to enjoying a piece while we watch the Winter Olympics.  

Tomorrow's already been declared yet another snow day.  I'm not sure if I can top the excitement of today, but thankfully, youth group at the vineyard has not been canceled.  Something for the kids to look forward to.  Here's to clear roads on Thursday. . . . . 

Monday, February 8, 2010

I Am a Temporary Redhead

It worked!  (see post below)  The henna experiment was a success.  I now have fairly dark, red hair.  I'm pleased, because the henna covered the gray.  I look forward to trying a new color, next time around.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Can Henna Change Your Life?

Yesterday morning, while on Facebook, I noticed The Pioneer Woman http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/The-Pioneer-Woman-Ree-Drummond/111065157857?ref=mf was taking her daughters to get their hair cut.  While perusing the internet I saw that Kate Gosselin recently paid $7000 (allegedly) for her new blond extensions.  I knew that Great Clips has been running their deal, $6.99 haircuts, for a while.  So I decided, hey, this is the day for my long needed trim.  After work, I drove by a Great Clips, but alas, the $6.99 poster was not in the window.  Expecting the worst, I parked and walked in, to find that yes, the deal is done.  I said, "thanks" and left.

Yes, I know the regular price of a Great Clips trim is only $12, but I decided to head home, and cut it myself.  I've trimmed it before - it's not that difficult.  Plus, I never trim too much, that way if it looks too ghastly I still have something left for an actual stylist to work with.  Honestly, it's just hair.

I'm happy with yesterday's trim, especially that it was free.  Today I hope to get by Good Foods  www.goodfoods.coop  and purchase some henna http://www.light-mountain-hair-color.com/.  You see, I'm going gray.  I want to hide the gray.  But, I don't want to use chemicals.  Please, no offense if you're a dye-er.  I have friends who dye, my sister dyes.  I just really want to try this in a more "natural" way.  Granted, completely natural would be letting the gray show, but, well, I just don't like it.  I wear make-up on my face, why not a bit on my hair?  

Color suggestions?  I'm thinking I might end up in the red family.  A place I haven't peronsally been.  My husband's the red head.  Or maybe keep mine in the light brown family.   A bit dull, since that's what I've had most of my life, except for the blond college years. . . .

I noticed on the Light Mountain Natural Hair web page the question, "Can henna change your life?".  While I seriously doubt it will, their answer is:    "Maybe...But it will definitely change your hair. And with bright, lustrous, newly enhanced locks, who knows where the possibilities may lead?"  So in a couple of hours, I'll leave work, pick up my henna, and find out - where the possibilities may lead.