Tuesday, January 8, 2013

{Post 1,107} Couple New 'Do's

I've tried out a couple new hairdos the past two days.  So many of you have commented on hairdo pics of the past (and I thought you ladies were here so see my quilts!).  So without further ado...here are my last two days' hairdos.

My son, Isaac, took both pictures.  He was much closer in the second one, so the flash made my hair look lighter.  It couldn't look that gray in person, right (cough, cough)??

The top one, I braided from my neckline up in a French braid.  When I used up about half of my hair, I braided the rest in a regular braid and secured with an clear elastic.  Then I pulled the top front half of my hair into a bun, secured it with 2 bobby pins and then wrapped the tail of the braid around and secured it.

The second one was much simpler.  I twisted both sides of my hair to the center back, leaving about 2" of hair down the center untwisted.  Then I did a regular braid with the left side, center hair, and right side.  Secured the end and then twisted it into a bun, again securing with 3 (I think) bobby pins.  

I used to wear one of those octopus-looking hair clips on a French-twist type thing for months.  This seems so streamline and neat.  It's my new-grandma look (just practicing for now!).

Monday, January 7, 2013

{Post 1,106} Foyer Table Redecorated

This is our foyer table, the first thing one sees when entering our home.  I just de-Christmatized it, and it was looking very bare.  Here is the "new and improved" top.  I still need to find something decorative for the opening in the bottom right as well as replace the wall quilt with something non-Christmasy.

My husband noticed this right away when I arranged it, and that's always a good thing!

I like the way the "rag balls" in the wooden box and the "threads" on the table topper match.  Both are homespun/shirt fabrics.