Monday, May 13, 2013

Cha cha changes...

Hallelujah!  It's the day after Mother's Day.  Phew!  I made it!  We made it!!  This year was a difficult one for me.  It really hit me this year.  Last year, we were in the fairly beginning stages of IVF (this time last year, we had only one failed IVF cycle under our belts and were in the middle of our second) and we were still optimistic that IVF would work (so naive).  We never thought that we'd be where we are today.  As I'm sure none of you did, either.

Anyway, yesterday, my husband and father-in-law gave me, what I'd like to call, a non-Mother's Day gift... They painted the inside of my house!  Our house has, what you'd call, an open floor plan.  Our front entry-way goes into our family room, which goes into our dining room, which goes into our kitchen, which goes into our hallway - so, this was a big job.  And they got it all done yesterday by 2 p.m.!  I love this kind of a change.  Anything to make something more fresh and clean - LOVE it!  Before, the walls were painted a pretty (but boring) shade of cream/off-white-ish.  Now, they're a lovely sage green-ish color.
The color is prettier in person!
Oh and allllllllso... I did this, too, this weekend:
Left: before, Right: after
What's a change, if it's not a big one, right?!  I had decided about a week ago that I wanted to go back to my natural hair color.  I was sick of the up-keep, the roots and also the cost of getting my hair done once every six weeks.  I'm sure I'll be blonde again before you know it, but hey... that's the beauty of hair :)

Sometimes change feels good.  It's absolutely what I needed this weekend!

24 comments:

Suzanne said...

I love the paint color, that room looks great! You look fabulous as a brunette!! (super cute dresses too!)

Impatiently Waiting said...

I love it all! The house color is great! I need to paint a few rooms in our house. Our big project was the back yard! I am so glad it is done!

Love the hair! I always went dark in the fall and blonde in the summer. Change is good!

the blogivers said...

1. You are so tiny!
2. Loving that blue dress!
3. Brunette all the way! :)

Well-intentioned said...

House and hair makeovers! Beautiful.

kharini said...

Love the hair and love the lace dress! You look beautiful!

Lya said...

Congrats on surviving mothers day!

Love the two makeovers! Beautiful!!! Look how your eyes pop with that darker colour! Love it!

Gypsy Mama said...

I'm glad you survived Mother's Day, it seems like they get harder every year, doesn't it? I love the brunette colour!! Looks great :)

lovetallie said...

Yay! Cheers in suriving Mother's Day to all of us! Hopefully next year will be great! Brunette rocks!

Erika said...

OMG you are so gorgeous-- love the new hair (and the blue dress- yowza!) and the paint looks fabulous!!

Sally said...

Funny, we painted this weekend too!!

Brunette is the way to be :))

You look so dang cute in those dresses!

Sarah said...

Great post!

Melissa said...

Wow! I always assumed your blonde was pretty close to your natural color! Haha! You make a good blonde AND brunette! Haha! I highlighted mine blonde for 15 years and then suddenly wondered what my natural was. I grew it out & liked the natural! So it's still that way although it has been for about a year...starting to miss my blonde again! Ha!

Love that blue dress and love the green walls! That looks like the color of our guest bathroom walls. :)

Emily said...

I love that sage color...very calming and relaxing. It's like a spa in your living room now!

Oh, and I am jealous. You are one of those people who looks good with any hair color. You are so stinkin cute!!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Love your new paint. Your green looks similar to my home office color, which is called green tea. Very calming. Check it out!
http://www.dreamingofdimples.com/2012/02/turning-house-into-home.html

Change is good. Love your cute hair color and dresses. I'm so glad it is dress weather. :)

faithtrusticsidust said...

Love changes! Love your hair and the paint colour!

Aramis said...

You look awesome as a brunette, and I love that blue dress! The paint colour in the house is great too. Good makeovers all around!

Christen said...

Love the paint and hair color! You are stunning either way; the brown makes your eyes pop :)

Laura said...

I like that new paint color, and what a sweet and thoughtful gesture of them to do that, it truly looks great! I also love the new hair color! You are gorgeous either way, but mixing it up is so fun! Sometimes a few small changes can totally revamp our entire outlook on life! :)

nogoodeggs said...

love the paint color and love the hair color! both look fresh! you go girlfriend!

JoJo said...

Loving the change! You look gorgeous as a brunette. Change is always good...in a sense it makes you feel better. At least it did with me when I dyed my hair a week ago. lol!

P.S. You living room color looks soothing.

Ashley said...

Love the changes!!! Tis the season for changes!!! Lol

Em said...

I see you EVERYWHERE, commenting like crazy! I always think "I should click on Aubrey" but then I forget. Glad I finally did it. Looking forward to following your journey.

Also, your hair is very cute. Love it! I did the opposite this week (went from dark to light) and it was a miserable failure, but such is life. (-:

Team Harries said...

Ok, GORGEOUS! Love the hair :)

Amber said...

Love the paint, and you are simply beautiful.

 
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