Hair Cut’s For Everyone!

Well, maybe not everyone…Mark doesn’t need hair cuts. 😉

One of my better ideas of late was to schedule Sky (and myself) for hair cuts the afternoon before her Santa picture. I love letting a professional do her hair before her pictures…Sky will actually listen to Eleanor!

Not tall enough yet.

The only down side of this plan…I didn’t take a shirt to change into, and my neck and back were so itchy from my hair cut. I’m not going to lie, I was cranky waiting in line for Santa. I really just wanted to take a shower and rinse those little pieces of hair off!


Once again Eleanor at Embellish worked her magic on both of us! I love how amazing she is with Sky, and how much Sky LOVES getting her hair cut, or maybe she just loves making faces at herself in the mirror?!



We’re opting to keep Sky’s hair short, until she can brush it herself and deal with her own tangles. I on the other hand changed it up and went short. My hair is thick and heavy enough that once it starts hitting my shoulders it feels  like it’s in my face and I’m hiding behind it…when that happens it’s time to cut it!


Eleanor is a magician with hair! Not only will you get the cut you asked for, you will get styling tips/tricks to make it work in daily life. Eleanor takes the time to make sure you have multiple options with the style and are comfortable with it. If you’re in the Tacoma area and need a stylist…she’s it!


Plus, the salon has such a cool vibe. Lot’s of interesting decor and artists on display, great location with lot’s of other fun business around, and everyone who works there is friendly and helpful!




Thankful Thursday

So glad this thing bloomed before we left on our trip.  I expect it will be gone by the time we are back.  I didn’t even know this plant had flowers on it!  That’s what happens when I buy plants based on the lowest price.  Every plant I have planted this year has been on clearance, and not always looking so happy.  So far they are all doing great and we were able to afford to plant all the flower boxes! 


I was pleasantly surprised that Sky did so well at her hair cut this time around.  Partly because Eleanor is amazing with her, and partly because I used Sprite Zero to bribe her.  I don’t usually approve of bribing, but sometimes it’s just necessary.  She even got a little fun color (don’t worry it washed out that evening in the bath) this time around. 

I’m most thankful for the fact that this last hair cut got rid of the length that got so tangled and caused Sky to scream and cry when I brushed her hair.  She still has PTS from it and cries when she sees the brush, but now that it’s shorter there is less to brush and it’s not nearly as tangled! 

I’m also thankful that I have several non-running days before my epic run Monday.  My legs have been cramping like crazy the last few days, so I’m focused on hydration and compression to make sure I’m ready!  So excited! 

What are you thankful for?  I would love to hear about it!