I am married to a sweet guy named Jeff. I don't have kids but our German Wirehair, Tuffy, keeps me busy.
I love fashion, going out to eat and sitting in a backyard around a fire. I sing karaoke- even though I'm an awful singer and I try to surround myself with good people who love to laugh.
Any veggies, pizza and even though I'm a vegetarian, every once in a while, I order the biggest slab of prime rib on the menu (medium rare)
Things I Can't Stand:
Rude people, uncomfortable shoes and wet lettuce (I'm a big salad person and if the lettuce hasn't been properly dried, it makes the dressing watered down and the entire salad gets soggy..GROSS!)
I don't have a favorite, but I do enjoy a good dive bar. Pool tables and dart boards are always a plus, oh- and the music should never be too loud unless there's a live band or it's a bar with a dance floor. I mean, seriously, why should we have to listen to some crappy old song blaring over the speakers when all I really want to do is hear the the conversation at the table. Then again- I do wear headphones everyday for work, so my hearing is probably less then fabulous.
Favorite Country Artists:
This is a tough one. For current artists- Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Kip Moore and . I LOVE 90s country and Don Williams greatest hits is a go-to if I want a classic country fix.
I'm a speed walker. For anyone who doesn't know what that REALLY is, you're probably saying "so what?" But for those who've witnessed how truly idiotic it looks, let's just say, "you know what I'm talking about". I get laughed at and taunted on a daily basis.
I've taken up running in the last year and a half and have noticed the snickers from passersby stop if you're in a jog.
Many good tips on this list. I pulled 13 I thought were most helpful but will they prevent a bad hair day from EVER happeneing again- we'll have to see...
1. Plan ahead on days when you know you need to look especially presentable. Have an interview on Tuesday morning? Wash and style your hair the night before so that you'll only need minimal touch-ups in the morning.
2. To tame flyaways, spray a toothbrush with hairspray then gently brush your hair into place. The light application of hairspray will give you hold without it being so stiff.
3. Keep up with your salon appointments. Trimming your dead ends on a regular basis will keep your look consistently refreshed, meaning you'll never have to worry about your ends making the rest of your hair look bad.
4. Know your hair type. If you've got oily hair, the products you use should compliment that, not make it worse. The same goes for dry hair. Be sure you're using the correct products for a dry scalp.
5. Always use a heat protectant. Forgetting to use it once is fine, but if you're flat ironing your hair on a regular basis with no form of protection, your hair will become fried, leading to more bad hair days than good.
6. Never be without bobby pins. Some mornings when you leave your house your hair can look amazing, and then a rainstorm hits. To make sure you're never without bobby pins, stash 10 or so in the coin purse of your wallet.
7. Know what kind of maintenance you can handle before you get a cut. Those long bobs that are everywhere now? They take some work if your hair's natural texture doesn't work with the cut. The lowest maintenance hair is long, layered cuts. Short hair requires styling just about every day.
8. Find a headband that goes with everything. Whether you wear mostly black, brown, white or otherwise, find a simple, plain headband that can be used to jazz up your hair on a morning when you've got no time and a big hair problem.
9. Learn three hairstyles you can do in under five minutes. Whether it's twisting hair back from each temple and securing into a bun, a fishtail braid or a sleek ponytail, having go to styles in your hair arsenal will cut down on stress when your tresses just won't behave.
10. Unless you absolutely need to, don't wash your hair every day. Shampooing hair every day can dry out your strands and, if you've got color treated hair, fade your color much more quickly.
11. Drink tons of water. Hydration starts at the inside out, and keeping your body hydrated will help your hair stay healthy.
12. Use a wide-tooth comb when hair is wet and a brush when hair is dry. Brushing wet hair causes major breakage, which can leave your hair looking dry and unhealthy.
13. Try texturizing spray. Textured hair (or dirty hair) is much easier to work with because it holds style better. On days when your hair needs to be put in a braid, bun or ponytail, the style will hold all day long if you use a spray first.
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