Monday, November 22, 2010

Something New

Hello Loves. I know, I know. I went missing for a while there. To be honest with you, I have been thinking about taking a little hiatus from blogging. But, before I disappear to get my head back together, I just had to share with you my new obsession. Fittingly, it has to do with hair.

As you may recall, I decided to cut my hair off again a while back. Short hair just works for me. It's easier to fix. It makes me look less tired and washed out. And since I am blessed with hair that grows at lightening speeds, I can change up my look every time I get it cut. Way to go, short hair!
But sometimes I miss having long luscious locks. Sometimes I just can't get the right look with a short style. Sometimes I find myself wishing I could try some crazy color combo without destroying my hair. Guess what......... I can!!

Enter Miss Violet Lace. A darling mother/daughter duo on Etsy that hand crafts the coolest wigs. Beautiful, long (or short) wigs in the prettiest of colors. I have to admit that I have a tiny bit of an addiction to this shop. I visit so often and click on every single picture so many times that I probably account for at least half of their page views. (I need help, I know.)

After much debate, and countless hours spent weighing my options, I finally ordered myself a wig. A long black one with blue and green streaks. I can't wait to get it! I was going to wait until I received it to do a post, but (as luck would have it) Miss Violet Lace is having a sale! And what better time to share a great find than when there is a sale going on?

These ladies opened up shop only a few short months ago and have already had huge success. As anyone who shops Etsy knows, customer feedback can be your best friend. And Miss Violet Lace has the most impressive customer feedback of anyone I have ordered from on Etsy.

Check out their store, even if you aren't in the market for a wig. (You may change your mind.) Krista is the daughter and the model of the duo. And on a totally un-hair related note, I have to say that she has the prettiest eyes I have ever seen. Her pretty freckled skin seems to look good with any color. And the girl has a gift for makeup artistry. (Amazing, really.) Go check it out!! You may be inspired to go for a whole new look for your holiday parties. ;)

Until later, my dolls.
xoxo ~Jo~ xoxo

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Umm.... Yeah.

Go to Pandora.

Type in Ambient Radio.


You can thank me later.

*photo from Little Blue Deer

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Birthday Play by Play

9 am - Wake up. Look outside and realize its snowing. Go back to bed.

10 am - Decide to drag my butt out of bed and make myself a Carnation Instant Breakfast smoothie. Wonder if this snow is going to let up or keep pouring.

10:30ish - Take a shower. Hair. Makeup. Put on something warm.

11:30 am - Drive to Asheville by myself. Order a Cookout burger and fries. Get really pissed because they forgot my drink and I didn't realize it until I was sitting in the mall parking lot.
Go buy a drink from the mall drink machine. Eat.

12ish to 1ish - Brave the crowds to go to Bath and Body Works and buy a few new Winter candles (my favorite). Mope around the mall looking for anything of interest. Try to keep my blood pressure down amidst the rude shoppers and screaming children. Realize why I HATE going to the mall.

1 pm - Decide to waste some more time by going to Michael's to buy some jewelry boxes for my shop.

1:25 pm - Head out to find the spa I have never been to. Freak out because Asheville's road systems are idiotic and I have to backtrack a big loop to get to where I am going. Grrrr.

1:55 - Call the spa. Tell them I have no idea where they are. Get some more confident directions. Try to keep my nerves in check.

2 pm - Pull into the parking lot of a inconspicuous little salon/spa. Rush inside. Take a deep breath. Fill out the info sheet. Strip down. Put on a robe and slippers.

The next hour is spent in heaven. Maybe not the real Heaven. But something close. A nice warm massage bed in a nice dark room with nice soothing music and the smell of lavender. Warm oils. Fantastic masseuse. I swear at times it felt like she had an extra set of hands, like Shiva. My husband is a saint for making this happen.

3:20ish - Drive to Tuesday Morning to see if I can achieve any early Christmas shopping. Fail to do so.

4:40 - Head home. Order pizza from Blue Mountain Pizza. Pick it up on the way. Get home about the same time as the hubby. Eat and look at tattoo magazines. Talk about the day. Wash the oil from my face and hair. Redo makeup and hair. Put on nice clothes.

7 pm - Go to the funeral home for my great grandmother's visitation and funeral service. (because death doesn't care if it's your 30th birthday) See lots of family that I rarely see.

9:30 - Go back home. Put on soft and snuggly clothes. Pop some popcorn. Watch Forgetting Sarah Marshall again. Snuggle the hubby.

12ish - Go to bed.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Dance!

Doing a little bit of a happy dance this afternoon (even though work has been a real drag). Why? Because I just set up an appointment for a massage! This Saturday is my big 3-0 birthday and my darling hubby bought me a gift certificate to a new spa. I will be spending my afternoon getting pampered before heading home to my favorite meal prepared by my sweet mom. Yay! I'm so excited! I will even have enough left over to go back and get a nice long pedicure on another day.


*photo from Haute Design.