the sparkly life: Happy New Hair!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Hair!


We'll talk hair in a sec, but first, can I complain? It's the first day of 2019 and this is the first time I've been on my computer in three full days. And not by choice! That's because it took me three whole days to transfer everything from my old MacBook Pro to my new one. Grueling! And the worst part: I'm writing this post on my old computer, because the new one doesn't seem to be working. The screen is just a bunch of gibberish. I can't open any files because every single letter on the computer is a question mark symbol! WTF does that mean? So Day One of 2019 was a lot of frustration and yelling at the computer. Day Two of 2019 is going to be me marching back to the Apple store. Ugh.

But let's talk happier stuff...like hair! For the past several years, I've had a new year's tradition of rounding up some of my favorite blowouts from the previous year. (If you're so inclined, here's 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, and 2012. Hopefully you won't start crying like I did when you see the earlier years when I had so. much. more. HAIR.) 

This year's hair collage was surprisingly difficult to create though. It seemed like I had barely any pictures to choose from! At first I couldn't understand why. It wasn't that I didn't get enough blowouts this year. (I get one nearly every week, after all!) Then I realized it was because--for the first time ever--most of mine had been captured in Instagram Stories this year. So a lot of them were either videos, had writing on them, or you know, dog ears. But I persevered (LOL) and ended up with these nine fun styles. Which one is your fave? I'm kind of feeling the one in the top left corner. Note to self: Fewer waves this year, more sleek/straight lewks.

But the way I captured my good-hair selfies (oh lord) wasn't the only thing different about 2018. It was really a year of change for me, mostly subtle, but still real. My non-blog work changed a lot. (There are fewer magazines, so those assignments are slowly drying up.) There were first-world home-ownership problems that were stressful to deal with (for starters, our backyard reno and the fact that our heating system is apparently possessed.) My kids each faced new challenges in school (so, in turn, we did, too.) We said goodbye to one au pair and hello to another. Nothing major. Nothing "bad." Just...life.

All in all, it was a great year, though! Politics aside (because anything related to that--with the exception of the midterms--was awful), we had a lot of good times. We went to Hawaii, I went to L.A. for a whirlwind work trip where Jessica Alba's BFF gave me a facial (!), we set out on a West Coast road trip, and we spent Christmas in Florida. It was all great--even if I forgot to blog about a lot of it! Oy.

I haven't thought much about resolutions, so I'll save those for a separate post if I do decide to make them. For now, I'll just wish you a happy new year! I hope 2019 brings you health, happiness, and many, many days of good hair.

20 comments:

melissa said...

You do have great hair and I loved all those selfies. You need to do more posts on how you get such thick and lovely hair.

Jeannette said...

The hair looks absolutely beautiful! You have very thick hair. I should do the same thing and see how my hair looks at the end of the year.

AiringMyLaundry said...

Your hair is so lovely! I tend to just wear mine in a ponytail to keep it out of the way, but sometimes I like to wear it down.

Tomi Clark said...

I can totally relate to the new computer and the return to the old. I bought a new laptop and hated it so much I returned it after a week. I'm back to my old one. Oh and love your hair. I typically wear mine in a bun or a ponytail.

Tasheena Womack said...

Wishing you an amazing year ahead. You hair looks amazing. I love all of your blowout looks. This is a great reminder for me to save my photos prior to writing anything on them for IG.

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

I am dreading the day I have to change computers. Keeping up the latest styles would be difficult.

Kim Croisant said...

I love burnette hair. Burnette looks very nice on you...don't change it!!

Dennis Littley said...

Hope you get your computer sorted out. Technology is great when it works! Switching over has its headaches for sure. Best of luck and best wishes for the New Year!

The Super Mom Life said...

You have the most beautiful hair! I have really neglected mine over the years and need to give it some attention!

Marysa said...

Your hair is gorgeous! I love all the styles you have in your collage. You have such thick, beautiful hair, you are very lucky! Good luck with the computer transfer - pretty soon I'm sure you'll be working on your new laptop and loving it!

Breaking Mad said...

Once you've taken in the unique d├ęcor at this place, the hardest part is to decide whether to go upstairs or downstairs. With a large open floor plan, you'll find bars on both levels of the event space, and someone will always come by to serve you matter where you decide to hang out.

Nikki said...

They are all super cute! You have fantastic hair! I'm so sorry to hear about your computer problems. That's always a nightmare. I hope it gets resolved fast!

Ruth I. said...

Your hair is gorgeous! I think you did a great job on the collage. All the photos are pretty.

Justin Race said...

Sorry to hear about your computer issues. Computers can be so frustrating sometimes.

GeekDad248 said...

Seems like you had a lot of fun travel opportunities in 2018. Never been to Hawaii and hope to get there one day. Hope you have more adventurous trips in 2019. Happy New Year!

Lisa Favre said...

Oh that is so fun - I wish I could go out and get a blowout a week. I've been considering doing this for myself as a self-care practice.

J said...

You really do have some great hair! So man gorgeous photos in your collage.good luck with the computer! - Jeanine

Swathi Iyer/ Zesty South Indian Kitchen said...

you have beautiful hair, and lovely hair styles too. Hope you computer problem is solved now.

Dr. K. Lee Banks said...

Oh, that would be so frustrating! I got a new MacBook Pro last year with a wider screen, but I still haven't transferred everything from my old MacBook. Sorry to hear you had problems with yours - hope they're fixed now!

Hair ... oh my! Mine used to be long and pretty, like yours, in my younger days. Once I hit 50, though, I decided to have my hairdresser start cutting a few inches off at a time, so I could transition to a shorter haircut slowly. Then after I earned my doctorate degree in 2017, and turned 60 in 2018, I decided to do something really different and have purple hair highlights mixed in with what is now my natural white color hair!

Natalie Holland said...

I am totally loving your hair! I've hard dark brown hair all my life and its been longer then it currently is. But I've been wanting to do something with it. I think I'll get it done on my birthday at the end of the month.

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