hair and here and everywhere

This is going to be a quickie of a post, because I have to get everything ready for tomorrow’s early morning.  I’ll be up at 5:45, potentially running by 6, back by 6:45 and out the door by 7:45. 

The internship starts tomorrow….ahhh!!

Now that I have that out of my system, let’s move on.  This morning was my rest day, which meant I had a little bit of extra time to savor breakfast.  I took advantage of a slow-paced morning and ate my “un”overnight oats outside on the deck. 😀

Sometimes I use “rest days” as a means to have complete, utter rest.  And other times—such as today—I use it as a means to fit in some low-key yoga and a long walk.  I treasure these types of rest days.  I love a morning yoga session, and nothing clears the head like a really long, morning walk. 😀

Post-walk: Snyder’s Organic Whole Wheat & Oats pretzels with a cheesestick

I knew I’d be eating a late lunch since I was heading out for a hair cut, so I snagged an apple to-go.

I’m pretty much in love with my hairdresser.  Just thought I’d throw that out there.

It’s not like I leave looking like Jennifer Aniston, mind you.  But it makes me incredibly happy, that my hairdresser actually listens to what I have to say.  If I tell her that my hair has a tendency to poof on the bottom, she understands.  She thins out my hair so it’s not as thick on the bottom (this is especially important during times of humidity!)  If I tell her that I’m looking for the edgy Katie Holmes look, she pulls out a picture and explains what she’s doing while she’s razoring the ends of my hair.

I’ve overcome my fear of getting my hair cut.  And I always leave happy.  It’s a beautiful thing.


There is an overabundance of beet greens available right now, and I’m trying desparately to use them up.  So if you happen to see a boat load of these smoothies within the next week, you’ll know exactly why. 😉

  • 1 c. frozen blueberries
  • 1 c. milk
  • 3 large handfuls of beet leaves
  • topping: Natures Path Pumpkin Flax Granola and a scoop of PB&Company’s honey roasted peanut butter

So refreshing!  I love sneaking in so many greens in this way. 😀

Afternoon Snack: Trader Joe’s Raisin Bran Cereal with milk

This afternoon’s weather forecast: 94 degrees.  Hot.  Humid.  Sunny.

If this is not the perfect excuse to cook up a batch of black bean burgers (click for recipe,) I honestly don’t know what is.  I followed the recipe to a T, but added in an extra tablespoon of worcestershire sauce and some diced green bell peppers.

On the side, I roasted some sweet potato fries and sauteed a cabbage head (with lots of mustard…trust me, this flavor combo works!)

I’m loving these Trader Joe’s whole wheat rolls.  They’re the perfect size, made with 100% stoneground whole wheat, and have a nice, fluffy texture.  I like having some in the freezer for when I want a quick, impromptu black bean burger fest. 😀

+ post dinner sweetness in the form of Green and Black’s 85% dark. 

I’m so nervous for tomorrow.  Excited, yes.  But nervous too.   Giving a presentation on my own life shouldn’t be as nerve racking as I’m making it out to be, but it kind of is.  Even more so then any of the other presentation  that I’ve ever given.  Strange! 

Anyways, I’m off to make sure I know what I’m wearing tomorrow, while getting myself somewhat organized too.  Hope you guys had a great day…tomorrow is HUMP DAY!

Question: Do you like having your hair cut, or do you dread it?  Are you constantly trying new styles or do you stick to the tried and true?  I go through spurts.  Sometimes I’ll try something completely new, and other times I’ll go for years before switching things up. 😀


17 thoughts on “hair and here and everywhere

  1. I’m very safe when it comes to my hair – long with long layers. Unfortunately I decided to go out on a limb with something different and I kind of hate it. I’m getting used to it, but it’s still sad to see so much of my hair gone.

    How do you make your sweet potato fries? I can never get mine to bake well when I cut them in a fry shape…I always end up doing disks because they bake better for me. Also, that sauteed cabbage sounds awesome. I’m just now discovering how easy and delicious cabbage can be with a few simple additions 🙂 Good luck tomorrow!

    • For these fry shaped fries, I heated the oven to 425 and cooked for a total of 20 minutes (flipping halfway through cooking time).

      I drizzled about 2 tsp olive oil on top of one whole potato. 😀

  2. Good luck tomorrow – I’m sure it will go well!

    I usually stick to the same kinds of haircuts, mostly because I prefer to have hair long enough that it fits into a ponytail. Sometimes I’ll get it cut shorter though, when I’m tired of it.

    I love snack combos like pretzels and cheese sticks. Pretzels and smoothies are great too – perfect for dipping. And we have an overabundance of lettuce here, which works for smoothies too.

  3. I used to dread hair cuts. My hairdresser would always make me look like I was stepping out of the 80’s (and it was the 90’s). The lady I go to now, however is fabulous! I don’t have to tell her what to do because she knows what looks best on me! I just get to sit and enjoy.

  4. Your dinner looks perfect for a summer evening!

    I usually go for a simple, no-fuss hairstyle that requires minimal effort to take care of. In fact…I can’t remember the last time I actually used a comb or brush…:P

  5. Glad you’ve found the perfect hairdresser. I’m still searching! haha. I usually stick to the same ol’ cut, but sometimes get the urge to mix it up. Right now, though, I desperately need SOMEthing done, I just haven’t wanted to spend my spare time sitting in that chair!
    Your GM looks perfect – I’ve never had beet leaves before!
    And good luck with your presentation today! I know you’ll rock it 🙂

  6. Good luck on your presentation!

    I haven’t found a hairdresser that understands me like that — or maybe I’m not explaining what I want? Not sure.

    I do know that your dinner looks so delicious — your fries turned out great!

  7. I dread haircuts because they never listen and always cut it too short!

    You’ll be great at your internship tomorrow! 🙂 No sweat!

  8. Your meals look delicious! I have never tried beet greens before? How do they compare to the usual spinach or kale?

    I love getting my hair cut, it always feels like you walk out a new and polished person 😉 But I only get them about twice a year max, haha. And usually stick to the tried and true. Oh Well.

  9. What a yummy day of eats!! I LOVE getting my hair cut – I feel so pampered, and I almost fall asleep when they’re styling my hair, it feel soooo good. I used to switch up my hairstyle all the time, but now that it’s longer, I only get it cut about once a year – I miss it!

  10. I enjoy getting my hair cut. I have super thick hair and it always feels good to feel “lighter” when I leave (and for the next day or two)!

    Good luck with your first day!

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