Monday, June 17, 2013

The week in review

Last week was a really busy one. It flew by in a nanosecond. OK maybe not that fast. No sewing happened at all either. My younger DD flew in from LA on Tuesday night. She came in to be a bridesmaid in her friend's wedding on Friday night.
We spent hours at a salon on Wed. getting DD's hair done. She has dark hair, but keeps it a very white blond color currently. When she called to schedule the appointment they said, oh no problem. We went there because our cousin works there and is a great colorist, but she was off that day and nothing else worked with the events surrounding the wedding. As we left it was sort of getting overcast. We went dress shopping for a dress for the rehearsal dinner. Later my other DD came over to practice doing wedding make-up.
Thursday we  woke up late and hung out and chatted until it was time for her to get ready for the rehearsal. After washing her hair she had what she described as a level 3 melt down. We had noticed that in places her roots looked a bit gold. Well.... it wasn't just in places. And gold roots and white hair is not a pretty look. She wore her adorable new dress and shoes. She wore a scarf around her head that covered the offending roots up front. While she was out I called my cousin and told her about the hair drama. She told me what kind of toner to get and what to do. Gulp. (Considering I have lots of pictures of me sporting very brassy blond hair I was scared).
Friday morning I shook DD out of bed early and we went to the beauty supply store for supplies. The nicest guy was working and he made sure we had everything we needed. (Except experience).
Back home I mixed the stuff and snapped on some gloves and got to work. I made her go shampoo a bit too soon so the roots were toned down but still a bit goldish. I reapplied and left the room. We waited the longest possible time and she showered and washed her hair again. It came out blond. The roots a bit darker than the rest of her hair but at least the same color. Crisis averted.
DD after the ceremony writing well wishes to the happy couple. Then taping her congratulations.

At the crack o'morn Sunday we were on the way to the airport so she could head back to LA :(

Later we went too DH cousin's home for a Father's Day celebration. Our Older daughter joined us there. This is the view coming out of the kitchen door.

A close up of the pool.

DD sitting on the diving board.

DD (on her phone) with the tennis court/basketball court behind her.

This week I need to rest up from last week.
Happy stitching.


  1. Pretty girls, both of them! Glad you got the hair dilemma taken care of in time. That place is quite a lay-out --- beautiful! I agree you probably need lots of rest, so take some time for YOU! ---"Love"

  2. That was a close call! It's frightening sometimes just how quickly a week can pass. Hope you get some down time and a chance to sew.

  3. Hair issues can be traumatic, that's for sure! Especially when it involves an event like a wedding. But all's well that ends well. She looked lovely in the bridesmaid dress! A visit with family is always good, but it is then good to get back to "normal" living.

  4. Oh what we go through to be beautiful!!! I don't think men appreciate it at all :)

    Glad things worked out!

  5. What a busy time, so glad the hair color worked out. She looks beautiful all dressed up. Both daughters are beautiful. now for some down time and back to sewing!

  6. Oh my, I simply love the captivating hair! It reminds of my favorite character in X-men, it’s none other than, Storm! I likewise adore the view! With a house as big as that complete with all amenities is truly a dream come true! Hope you’re enjoying your day! I really enjoyed your blog post. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. OH! That will be a funny story in a few years. At least the crisis was averted!

  8. So glad the hair crisis was averted - it looks very nice from here! And what a pretty jade-coloured dress too.

    That pool looks lovely.

    P.S. Is that your quilt in the header? It's amazing. :)

  9. great save on the hair - what a lovely pool! Her dress and flowers are really pretty too!

  10. I have had the same hair disaster happen to me. It is great that you were able to avert the crisis. Her pictures turned out great. You can barely tell that there was a hair tragedy.

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