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Monday, September 22, 2008

Blue Monday/My Blue Day

Last week I participated in Blue Monday for the first time. Sally at Smiling Sally hosts this new weekly event. I thought it was a great idea because though I love pink, blue is really my favorite color! Join me on my blue day!

I've been wanting to try something different with my hair lately, even before Bridget gave me a virtual makeover! This week I got a haircut and a new perm. Babysteps though. I didn't have the guts to go straight, so I asked the beautician to take the curliness down a notch and not cut it so short. I didn't look hardly any different than when I went into the shop! Eventually, my hair should grow out more and I'll keep going with less curl each time.

Well, I got inspired by Buffie of Buffie's World to try to straighten my hair with a blow dryer and round brush. Check out her post Buffie Does a Blow Job. Oh get your minds out of the gutter! (Okay, my mind went that way too!) I thought I'd give it a shot, so I got this teal blue blowdryer, and "blew" my hair dry.
Not sure if I like the results or not. It was my first time. At least its not so poofy any more! Notice I have a turquoise blue shirt on!
Here is my cheesy MySpace style photo with my face looking up so all the wrinkles and the jowls fall back and don't show. Not bad for nearly 50!
My son took this pic.
I wanted to see how the back of my hair looked, so had my son take this picture. It looked pretty monstrous! (Thanks to my youngest son for the photoshopping!) Yikes, look at all those gray hairs! I get the dye job on Wednesday after work.
After that experience, it was good to relax. I started my blue day with something from Bath and Body. Any time I see this bag, I just know there is something that smells and feels good in there!
Pretty blue bottle! I love the lavender and vanilla aromatherapy lotion, especially at night. It makes me feel so relaxed.
And when I relax, I love to read my favorite magazine! Two recent covers were in blue. I love EVERYTHING about this cover!
And on this cover too! It makes me start lusting for pretty things I can't afford, lol. I could get lucky at a flea market though!
If I could go flea marketing, I could get ready for the day by spraying on some pretty blue perfume! I love this stuff.
I'll toss on my favorite blue jeans, a blue satiny camisole, and a striped blue cotton shirt! I'll hoof it in some teal blue sandals, and carry my money in a darker teal purse. I'm sure I didn't pay more than $12-15 for anything in this pic except the jeans. I will actually pay $40 for jeans that fit, because they are so hard to find!
Here is some detail.

I'll fasten on a blue necklace and earring set.
Or maybe I'll keep it simple and wear just these earrings, a pair of my favorites!

So did I go to the flea market after all? Nope, just teasing you! No extra money this week, but rest assured that if I do, I'll bring you along!

Have a great Blue Monday!


Justine said...

Hey there beautiful. I LOVE that pic of you from your My Space page! Okay, baby steps with the hair, but you shouldn't have gotten the perm again. I know, I know, it's what you're used to, but part of the "change" (LOL) is going different. It's really hard to get a perm looking really straight and healthy, and your hair has to grow out in certain areas to get the look you're going for. One tip though... when you're blowing it out, make sure you're using a LARGE round brush and always curl UNDER, not over. And boy oh boy, turquoise if your color! You look fantastic in it!

Justine :o )

Justine said...

Hey! I just noticed you're not displaying the rainbow blogger award I gave you weeks ago! Waaaaaaaaaa!

Justine :o )

Smilingsal said...


You really went "all out" for Blue Monday; thank you! I especially like to hear a story that goes with the pictures; you do that so well.

I like your hair shorter, and like you, I have baby fine hair. I used to always perm, but now that I color it, I stopped. I don't want to double process it and have straw hair, so I only color. Of course, it's flatter, but you can't have everything, and I NOT going gray.

Happy Blue Monday!

Bridget said...

Oh I am digging the new straighter hair!!!!! You look mahvalous dahling! It makes you look younger (even without the pull of gravity. lol) I'm going to try one of those face lifts though. hehehehe

Rue said...

Hi Kady :)

You're really going through a hair change! I think you're doing a great job with it. I know you said you weren't ready for blond, but dang! that picture of you from the magazine cover made me think you should! Oh and you look wonderful in blue :)


bj said...

oooo, GREAT SCOTT, KADY...I love ALL your blues here. You've got some dandies !!
Enjoyed every minute with you today on your BLUE day!

ellen b said...

Ha! What a fun Blue Monday Post! It was fun getting to know you and seeing some of your fun blue accessories. Happy Monday and Fall to you!

Deb said...

Hi Kady! Wow! I loved the result you got from the blow dryer. I can't wait until you go all the way with blonde, and straightening.
Of course you know I loved your outfit! Everything matched up so nicely and the jewlery was pretty too. I was out of town this weekend I went with 10 of my savings club members to see B.B. King. It was an amazing concert I really enjoyed it. Deb

Neabear said...

Great post! It was a fun read. Good Luck the next time you go to a flea market.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kady,
What a fun blue monday post!
I like the blue blowdryer!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are getting it all together. I know I am stuck in a rut with my short hair,but it is so easy.
The way I work right now it is hard.
Plus with my fat face long hair just wont work for me.
I really like yours.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Kady, I love your myspace pic and the one that your son took was great too! Your hair looks great!

Love all you blue things for blue Monday! The outfit was really pretty...and you look great in the aqua shirt! That is your color! :) ~Rhonda

Susan Hickam said...

The pic of the back of your head made me laugh out loud! I love your sense of humor! Nice blue today. So many pretty things. Stop by later if you can-I am having a giveaway.

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Kady! What a fun post....I just love your new look. Your hair looks great blown straight... I love those magazines too, and girl you are a fashion diva. I really love the outfit you threw together, I am a jeans girl too. BTW..thanks so much for stopping by and for all you said. Hope you have a great week!

Buffie said...

First off I love your outfit, SO pretty, definitely your color!!! Secondly, your hair looks great...not to worry you'll get better at those blow jobs! LOL!

Grandma Faith said...

Fun, fun, fun, lots of girlie fun! Thank you for being so open with all of us. It tickles me to hear someone else has the same hair trials as I do. Color or grey? Straight or curly? Blow dry or towel? I wish I had a crew cut. Not really. Take care, now, ya'll.

Sweetie said...

You have compiled such an array of beautiful blues. Your post is unique. You wore a great shirt with a great hair style.

jeanne said...

Kady, your blue post is great fun. Love your hair. All your blue was fun and pretty too. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs, Jeanne

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ahhhh i love your blue post today.. love the magazines.. i got one of them..and i also love your teapots and pitcher and the light switch plate too.. thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Like your new do! Turqoise is a great color on you...great blue posting today! Susan

Tootsie said...

did I see yo-yo circles in that pic of your blow dryer? I once made what seemed like a million of them for a coverlet that I made for my bed....I like blue much better than pink...thanks for sharing

Tootsie said...

did I see yo-yo circles in that pic of your blow dryer? I once made what seemed like a million of them for a coverlet that I made for my bed....I like blue much better than pink...thanks for sharing

Tootsie said...

did I see yo-yo circles in that pic of your blow dryer? I once made what seemed like a million of them for a coverlet that I made for my bed....I like blue much better than pink...thanks for sharing

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Great Blue Monday post Kady!! I'm loving the hair straight, so no more perms!!!

That top looks really great on you!

Your son is a meanie with the monster he did on your hair! It's very funny! lol!!

bj said...

Hi, are mentioned in my BLUE MONDAY posting !! :O)
love, bj

ROXY said...

I love that Bath & Body Works Lavender Vanilla lotion! It's my favorite scent! Thanks for visiting and I hope to hear from you again soon!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

My dear you look mahvelous!
I love all your blue goodies. And those yoyo's in the dryer pic made me happy. I'm a yoyo nut, even though I don't own any. Okay, I'm going to have to go to the flea market and look for some. Maybe blue ones!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kady,
I definitely think blue is your color. It brings out your eyes. Have fun playing with your hair...I agree with Rue, I think you should go blond.


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a fun blue post! I am not blue after stopping here!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Love the blue and the new hair do too! I'm such a poet! LOL!
I'm just getting back into blogland after going MIA. Boy, did I have withdrawls!
Happy Autumn and I hope all is well with you and yours.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love your hair straighter. And you look great in blues!!

decorator101 said...

I can tell you like to have fun...loved the back of the new hair Thanks so much for your truly kind comments about my tablescape over at Susan's betweennapsontheporch... you truly touched my heart hugs ~lynne~
aka decorator101 over at RMS

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Beautiful blues! And the turquoise looks so good on you. I must say I like your hair smoother! Good thinking on the larger curl perm! You might always need a perm for support~

Did I tell you about the hot air brush? You MUST get one. Revelon makes one that comes with two attachments. Make sure it has short bristly bristles. Then, dry your hair a bit with the regular (pretty blue) dryer. Then use the hot hair brush instead of a round brush and dryer. It is SO much easier and you can really get some lift on top.

I'm sitting here looking at a paint swatch called Summer Cottage by Lowe's Waverly colors. Reminds me much of your bedroom color.
Hmm... now what can I paint with it!?

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Oh my gosh, Kady - you are adorable! And may I say that you look marvelous! I love that outfit and the blue/green jewelry - that is exactly what I would have picked! Your son's photoshop of the back of your head cracked me up! He is so funny! Lavendar and vanilla sounds SO good! I also get Country Living and loved those covers! I'm going to have to try to remember Blue Monday... I have finally started remembering Pink Saturday! Have a wonderful weekend!!...Donna