May 10, 2010

Spring Cleaning

I don't know what it is about this time of year - but everyone seems to be cleaning up, cleaning out, and organizing. Must be the fact that we don't have to be a recluse in our home and can get out and about.
I have read a few blogs and have talked to some friends and it seems we are all doing some spring cleaning - in our homes and in our heads. I see a lot of people setting worthy goals and trying to spend more time with their families. Go you!

This past month has been really fun. I loved exploring new recipes, ideas, products, and restaurants. I also loved seeing some of my loyal reader and new readers win some of those great things.
If you didn't know, my blog is kind of new - coming up on its first birthday. So this past month was a first of its kind. It was not only great to try something new, but I learned a little bit about myself as a blogger. I feel like you and I lost who I was. I felt like I wasn't showing enough of me or my food. I hope you don't mind if once and a while I let you in on a little bit about me, rather than just my food.

Here is the first of that expose:

I had a big change a couple weeks ago. I have always wanted to donate my hair to those who are suffering from hair loss due to chemotherapy. I am the perfect candidate - I have lots of hair (thickness wise I mean), my hair grows really fast, and I don't care about chopping my hair. I think it is such a great cause and have personally seen family members benefit from these types of places. If you follow me on twitter then you already know - but on April 20th, I cut my hair off. Well, about 10 inches off. It was a bit of a shock for me - but it is a fun, more hip 'do now. I hope someone else gets a fabulous new style because of the hair I donated.
Here are a couple of the pictures I took of the before and during... I still haven't taken an after shot. But I will. (Is the suspense killing you?!)




...coming soon: after shots!

13 comments:

Maria said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see more pics!

Brooke said...

YES! The suspense is killing me!! Really though, way to go! My Mom is currently going through Chemo for a second time and it is a horrible thing to lose your hair. People like you who donate their beautiful hair are doing so much to help them through it. Thank you on their behalf!

Hannah said...

I've seen the new do and I'll attest that is it HOT! You look fab.

Julie said...

So fun!! I can't wait to see the new you.

melimba said...

can't wait to see it all done up!
THAT'S A LOT OF HAIR, girl!!

cute cute!

and, between you and me, I think it's NAME too!! Name makes sense, not day!!! Thanks for weighing in!

Luisa said...

Omigosh! Love it. How exciting to do something so nice.
Loving your blog looking forward to many more anniversaries.

A Musing Mother said...

Very, very chic! Check out my Susan G. Komen post.

www.amusingmom.com

By the way, my oldest daughter donated her hair a couple of years ago. Absolutely so proud!

Jessica Hills said...

Your hair is so pretty! I am anxious to see the after pics! These last two recipes are tempting me to forget my low-sugar diet!

Jill K said...

I was lucky enough to see the final product in person, and it is beautiful!

Katie said...

You are so cute! I just found your cute blog and I would love to read more posts about you!

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

Someone is going to be lucky to get that gorgeous hair!

Jessica said...

love the bold move!

Meg said...

That's awesome! Good for you! Someone will surely benefit from that. I love your bangs... super cute!