My new Hat!
I love hats and this Summer I really wanted to find the perfect Panama hat. The problem is my hair is really, quite obnoxiously, thick. I’ve always known it was thick and every hairdresser who has ever touched my hair always comments on it, but when I started hat shopping the regular/average sized hats sold in stores never fit because my hair must add an additional 2 inches to the circumference of my head! HA. So, I went to my grandmother’s friend, Eleanor, who makes custom hats. I’ve known her most, if not all, of my life because she makes all of my grandmother’s church hats She measured my head (and yes, she commented on how thick my hair was) and whipped me up a custom hat! The first round she used a black band, but it wasn’t really “me” so she went back to work and brought a slew of fabric swatches to my grandmother’s house and I picked the below… which is very “me”! Can’t wait to rock this!
My new face washes
In last week’s post about our trip to Salon Marc Harris, I mentioned at the end of my facial, I purchased a couple of products. The salon carries a line of Rhonda Allison products and I purchased the Clarifying Beads (all purpose cleanser) and the Moisture Au Lait (protein enriched cream). Both products have been working wonderfully! I have such sensitive skin so I’m also quite hesitant to try anything new or foreign on my face. Both of these products are gentle and virtually scent free. The best part is the products were very fairly priced and although the bottles are small (which is perfect for traveling!) you only need a dollop. My face has never felt so fresh and so clean
I absolutely love kids! Well, I love good kids And recently a couple of my cousins have created some absolutely beautiful babies The past few weeks has really worked in my favor because I’ve been able to spend some quality time with all of these little darlings! And, not to brag, but my family makes some pretty attractive bambinos!
My cousin Heather’s daughter, who I absolutely love with every ounce of love in me, at her 3rd birthday party! She literally cracks me up with the things she says. Talk about personality… she’s like a little actress
and Heather’s son, who is delightful, so well behaved, yeah… and gorgeous.
And the newest member of the family, my cousin Krissy’s 8-week old son, who I met in NYC this past weekend.
AHHHHHHHHH. I wish I lived closer so I could see this cutie all the time. He is such a good baby, not fussy, and just really happy. I held him for a good portion of the afternoon and he was filled with smiles and giggles. Congrats, Krissy!
And then there are these cousins of mine… Colin and Kevin, who I need to see asap. I used to be able to pick them up like little babies. And now, not only can I have actual real-people conversations with them but I’m pretty sure they can pick ME up now. It blows my mind how quickly time passes…
These are the things that have been making me happy… what’s been putting a smile on your face lately?