hair thursday makeover 60


This is Tessa.

Tessa’s hair:

Naturally medium brown
Very thick, but fine
Normal condition
Needs length for ponytails for sports
Hates styling her hair
Uses no products

Tessa. Please don’t kick my ass (she plays rugby), but if you don’t use products and/or don’t try to style your hair, it will look like those photos FOREVER AND EVER. I wish I could wave my magic wand and give you great, effortless hair, but that ain’t the way the cookie crumbles.

I think taking some of the bulk out of your hair would work wonders. Same for using a product or two – you could really reduce frizziness and promote a healthy shine.

I think this would be a great look for Tessa.

A few inches off the bottom and medium-to-long layers cut throughout will help eradicate the poufy look, BUT she needs to have those layers texturized by her stylist. I like the faux-bangs – enough to give the cut added style, but easy to pull back while playing sports.

Most importantly, PRODUCT. A smoothing serum would work wonders on Tessa’s hair. As always, don’t forget about my favorite, Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream. A tiny dollop of that miracle product would give Tessa more shine than she’s ever experienced.

Do any of you have a smoothing serum that you just adore? Do tell!


Painting with Picasso


I am anxiously awaiting the day when I can write about my life like the good ol’ days. Remember those posts? Yeah, that was nice.

However, I’m not quite there yet. In the meantime, let me introduce you to Whoorlito, Child of the Steel Trap Memory.

A couple of notes:

1. This video was filmed in January when Wito was 29 months old. Forgive me, as I’m obviously grasping for blog material.

2. This video is also a reminder that I was a complete ass for cutting his hair off last month. Give me that precious hair back!

3. Wito memorizes books after reading them for one day. It’s uncanny and blows my mind.

4. It also makes me feel rather stupid.

5. I’ve included the words from the book so you can follow along at your pleasure. Enjoy.

Painting with Picasso from whoorl on Vimeo.

painting with picasso

an artist paints people in all different places
and captures the feelings that show in their faces
a young girl catches a dove in flight
she’ll keep him safe and hold him tight
a serious boy steers a donkey around
this sad boy is dressed like a happy clown
an acrobat balances a ball, while a strongman wonders if she’ll fall
another man’s limbs are in a tangle, with arms and legs at the oddest angle
a woman rests during a dreamy nap
a mother plays a with a babe in her lap
with eyes looking sideways a nails painted red, this woman is telling a joke in her head
and here is the artist who’s captured it all – the faces, the places, the girl on the ball.
with each stroke of his brush, each color and line, he paints a picture of a moment in time.


A Downer of a Candy Drawer



Dear Dad,

I know my trip home was completely last-minute and that you have had an extremely full plate with the new house. (Which is absolutely beautiful, by the way. Wowza.)

However, I am a little disappointed in the candy drawer.

I know what you are thinking, dad – people would kill for that candy drawer! Look at the diversity in flavor and sugar content! Yes, you probably are right…but where are the Chick-o-Sticks? The Blow Pops? The Sour Patch Kids? Do you expect me to have my usual gut-ripping stomachaches from eating a Hershey bar? I need the fake sugar chemical stuff! I need familiarity! I am having an emotional crisis!

Where is the LOOOOOOVE, man?


Your Loving Daughter

p.s. – The Starbursts are stale.


No Shopping Mandate is BACK ON


Damn, you all have some opinions about The Shopping. And here I was, thinking no one even read this damn blog anymore.

After careful thought and consideration, I have gone against the majority vote and decided to return two of the shirts. (No Shopping Mandate is BACK ON, SISSIES! YEAHHHHH.)

I am keeping the gray cardigan, which was the reason I stepped foot into the J. Crew money suckage vortex in the first place. After the return transaction, I will still have $15 on the J. Crew gift card. I’m fairly confident I can purchase one of the sales associates’ socks for 15 bucks. I know! Knock myself out!

In other news, I am making a last-minute trip to Oklahoma with Wito for some much-needed family time tomorrow morning. February was an incredibly hard month for me, and I am taking a little time to regain some focus.

Of course, raiding my father’s candy drawer with fierce intensity is also on my checklist. So there’s that.