OK- so, lots of unrelated topics in my post tonight- try to stick with me.
Growing up not far from here in CT, I am used to lots of snow and I do love it. But in the past 3 weeks I feel like we have been hammered- and it's only early January!- I say this as we prepare to be hit again tomorrow night (according to the weather-people) with a potential 6-12". I thought we'd take advantage of the clear, sunny skies and play a little today. We were hoping to make a snow person- but no such luck. It's been so darn cold that the snow is not packable:( But we had fun anyway!
I ran inside to get dry gloves- and when I came back out- I did a quick yard-scan and only saw Zel- so I said "Z, where's your brother?!"- she said- "I don't know Mommy", I looked to my right, and down- and there he was- laying, silently, stiff as a board on the walkway near the driveway. It's VERY icy....
He actually thought it was pretty funny. He was content just laying there- so content that he stayed there while I ran to grab my camera:)
Upon my return, and picture taking- he started screaming....(he's not hurt- not to worry-just super-dramatic).
It was a working weekend for me- so I gave D a list of things to do for me while I was gone. He usually does the prep work for my various house projects- the list included taking the TV off of the wall mount in the living room (so that in the next week*wishful thinking* I can repaint the living room), and take down the downstairs and upstairs hallway lights (so that I can spraypaint them).
Here are the lights before:
Dusty, old, and VERY, VERY dirty- yes! my style?- NO!
But- I do see potential. And I do know that I do not have the funds to replace them with something like this...
so until my budget increases- I will remove the glass panels, spraypaint them (with paint from our basement storage room) covering the lovely brass finish with a nickle finish and call it a day!- 2 new lights for FREE!
I will do an update post as soon as I get them done.
Onto the next topic....my hair.
I posted here about my recent (as of November 2010) no-shampoo hair experiment.
Here are the current results:
process: Since early November I have totally eliminated shampoo from my hair care regime. I began with no washing at all (besides with water while showering, along with vigorous scalp scrubbing apx. 5x a week), and brushing when dry to distribute the natural oils, every other day or so.
I then looked into other options and found an article that said you could use baking soda (with a little water to make a paste) to remove oil buildup/dirt. I have been doing that every 8-12 days apx.
my opinion: For what it's worth. I think that this process is working fine for me. Do I think my hair looks AMAZING? Not so much- but it looks good. I am a very low-maintenance girl when it comes to my hair- most of the time its in a messy bun on top of my head, I rarely blow it out, haven't had it cut in 8 months, etc. so, for me- this routine is ideal- it's even easier than ever. As far as how it feels/looks- It feels less dry then it did when I was using shampoo. I have blown it out 1x and it didn't look as good as when I was using products. When I wear it down and wavy (natural) it looks as good as before the no-poo routine.
Hope that helps! Take care y'all!