Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Potatoes & Hair...

The first of my Monday night feasts--a potato bar-- went well! Even thought I burnt the Velveeta & overcooked the broccoli, there was plenty of food & all 13 of my customers were happily in a tater coma. OK, this Velveeta stuff....I had never used it before. It's weird. I don't know if I'll use it again.
I didn't get a chance to take a lot of photos like I wanted to. Bummer. I was busy on potato patrol.
This is a scene in my kitchen that doesn't happen often: all 4 burners used at once! (And the oven is full of potatoes too!) I'm a cooking maniac. For toppings we had: broccoli, sauteed mushrooms, cheese sauce, chili, sour cream, salt-n-pepper, green onions, bacon, & butter.
I did manage to snap one photo of a magnificently stuffed tater...& the owners 'tats'.

And now, for what you've all been waiting for. Right?

On my way over to the salon for my hair appointment, I was thinking, "I wonder if I have enough hair to donate to Locks of Love?" And guess what? I did!! The awesome thing is that not all salons are part of that program, but my salon just recently partnered with them. Neato!

Ta-da! That's what 10 inches looks like! That is so freaky looking. Geez, could I smile any bigger? I bet I could.

Melissa at J. Christopher Salon & Spa cut my hair. I've never had a style like this before. I was tired of that mop on my head. You can't totally tell in this photo, but it comes to the bottom of my ears in the back & then angles down a little past my chin in the front. (Suzie, the masseuse, took the photos in the salon.)
I'm definitely getting used to it. I can't wait to play around with it more. But I'm totally excited that I can still put it in pigtails. Tiny, itty-bitty pigtails, but pigtails all the same! OK, so now I'm going to be looking for cute clippies & bobbies. I may have to raid my girls hair accessories.
After my hairy adventure, I picked up my 6 year old from school. She ran toward me & said, "You look pretty!!" My 4 year old came out of her classroom, flicked my hair with her fingers & said, "Uhhhh, what did you do that for? You look funny." HAHA!


  1. I am new to your blog. Came across it this past weekend. I am now officially a stalker! Monday, I made apricot Scones from a recipe I found on one of your posts (could have been months and months ago - I went WAY back, didn't want to miss a thing) and I copied your Felt crafted cupcake as well, Cute! I wish I could follow you around, just doing stuff! Glad you enjoyed your fall walk... I am in FL, so don't find to many fall leaves here. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see what you get up to next! Oh, and your hair looks great!
    Coral Springs, FL

  2. Yeah, Velveeta has a nice melting point, but it still tastes like processed cheese food now matter what you do to it.

    More importantly, LOVE YOUR HAIR!

    Haircuts make me feel like i've lost 5 pounds.

    It's a wonder I don't shave my head.

  3. 1) Velveeta is "weird"!! I'm pretty sure aliens make it. I think it's funny that it's the first time you've used it. Your arteries are probably squeaky clean! :)
    2) Hair is adorable.
    3) I really want a potato now. :)


  4. So so so so so cute! Love the hair! I wanna follow you around and do stuff too ;)

  5. Yay!! Your hair looks so super cute! Doesn't it feel odd when you wash it now?? I always love getting new do's. ;O)

  6. So I LOVE your hair and am mildly jealous but I have made a promise to the Mr. that I will grow my hair for a while (last hair cut was a disaster).

    I am oddly craving potatoes now;o)


  7. A potato bar sounds yummy! Never thought to do that before. I love twiced baked potatoes. Also, I love your hair! It's a cute look on you!

  8. looks great!! very in. now you'll notice everyone had the same idea...just means your cool :)

  9. I really like your hair. I've been contemplating cutting mine too.

    Velveeta is weird, I agree. BUT, it's really good mixed with rotel to make queso. Really. It's the only thing I like to use it for. Just mix one can of rotel and half of a large velveeta package (I think--just check the back of a rotel can or velveeta). Mix it in a double won't burn or in the microwave. Quick, easy, yummy queso!


    ps I really like your blog!

  10. the new hair is so cute! Excellent choice!!

  11. I love the new hair. It's funny, because I'm planning on getting a bob next month. I turn 39 (gulp-that's awful close to 40) next month & want to shake things up around here. You look really chic.

  12. I love your new haircut! I will be cutting soon for my second Locks of Love venture, as soon as I figure out what I want my hair to look like next...


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