12.16.2010

things i love thursday...

Look what arrived in my mailbox last night from the beautiful and talented Mariska Meijers - this book...


and these...


I was the very lucky winner of a giveaway on I used to be Snow White but I Drifted and I'm so happy I was.  Mariska was also kind enough to include a those great notecards with her artwork on the front - lucky lucky me.  Very much lovin' this today.  Thanks again Mariska!

I'm also lovin' this box of vintage chandelier pieces I picked up at an auction on Sunday.  The jewelry ideas are flooding in - aren't they all kinds of shiny pretty...

Another thing I'm lovin' is the daughter's new do.  SHE GOT HER HAIR COLORED YESTERDAY.  My blonde little girl now has chestnut hair - she's feelin' mighty sassy now.  Yesterday this hair was blonde...


Have you ever drastically changed your hair?

25 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

You are a luck girl..Congrats on your win! I really love this hair colour:) A few years back I went from dark brown to blond but by now I am back with brown:)
Kisses, my dear

Indie.Tea said...

Judging from the cover, the book looks wonderful.
Your daughter has beautiful hair.
To answer your question, I once went to a salon (new, walking distance of my college apt) and the woman chopped off my hair. I had always had it long, and it was just past my shoulders. I was horrified, but everyone else thought it suited me.

Kellie Collis said...

Congratulations! And your daughter's hair is gorgeous! Have a lovely day, Kellie xx

Debby said...

Congrats on your win. Mariska is so talented. Your daughter's color looks really natural, they did a great job! xo

The Zhush said...

Beautiful hair and lovely Mariska treats!

Maria said...

Hurray for you! I'd love a peek inside that book! Thinking we can all relate to it!
MJMs hair looks MAH-VAH-LOUS!
Enjoy all that wonderful time together.

MJM said...

Thanks everyone! I do feel very sassy.

kroney said...

Congrats on your win! Yes, interesting title, lovely art too!
Being a retired hairdresser I have had a 'few' drastic hair changes!!
I believe I have one at the moment, got it done about 10 days ago. :-)

quintessence said...

Wow - congratulations - what fun! And your daughter's hair looks lovely - how adventurous of her!

Stitchfork said...

Congrats on the win - fun! Love your daughter's new hair color! And I am fascinated to see what's in that box of chandelier pieces - how fun to play with ideas for those!
xo Cathy

angryparsnip said...

What fun !
As for chandelier pieces "envy" quite fabulous !
How wonderful to have your "new sassy" daughter home for the holidays.

cheers, parsnip

Teenage Bride said...

I pretty much just stay blonde.. it works for me!!

Love anything shiny and pretty!!!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I'm always changing my hair and I love your daughter's color! I wish I could go for color like that but I'm trying to stay closer to my natural color (much darker) because otherwise my roots show too quickly.

Nicole said...

wow, so many great things! I'd love to see the Before during and after book! Looks very cool! and WOW your daughter's hair! Yeah i cut mine all off a week ago :) that's pretty drastic :)

Andrew H. said...

I hope you are sitting down for this one. No, I've never drastically changed my hair.

Kristin said...

Until I was 20 I went red, blonde etc. and finally at 20 realized that I like being a brunette! LOVE your daughter's color!

pamela said...

hair looks fab. and you always have been lucky with contests!
i have been a red head, as you know, but did not care for the copper version. do love red. and would like 'will and GRACE' hair!

Punctuation Mark said...

i had really short hair for the longest time and now that i have it long i miss it terribly!!!

Beatnheart said...

your lucky!!! my hair is always a mystery color as I never know what I’m going to end up with as I do my own ...I use bits and bobs of color...sometimes...whoa what the hey happened...as long as it doesn’t fall out I’m ok...

iheartkiwi said...

I love getting packages in the mail! What a lucky lady you are!

And your daughter's hair is adorable! Whenever I need a change I just add some bangs and it's like a whole new me!

bronwyn said...

Wow!! That is a big change! What a great color! So fun. :) Yes, I have changed my hair a lot. I've had every length between bob and waist length, bangs, no bangs, layers, etc. And I have changed my color more times than I can count. I seem to have settled on a color/style which is very similar to my childhood hair and really don't want to change it at all. This is new to me. ;)

And lucky, lucky you! That book looks like a good one. You'll have to show us some of your chandelier creations!

Brandywine said...

MJM - love the hair!

ag. said...

What beautiful hair! I just drastically cut mine in September...longer than your daughter's looks cut all the way to my chin! Yikes!

RockinJ9designs said...

OMgosh, her hair is awesome! So glad she's here pampering herself. Hope you girls are having a great time.

Cashon&Co said...

ahhh, this brings back memories! I have been blonde my whole life, but at 21 dyed it red, then cut it off and dyed it dark dark brown, then red again and went back and forth until I was 26 and it has stayed blonde ever since. But it was fun. I always took the attitude that it is JUST hair and will grow back or you can dye it back! and never before did anyone realise I had green eyes until my hair was red. They still don't. Only when my hair is dark. I applaud your daughter. That free spirit and reasonableness daring thinking will take her far and serve her well. :) Tell her I said so. From a real blonde to red- to brunette- to auburn - to strawberry - to black - and back again. :)