Little Life Updates: January 2014.

It’s time for a ‘little life updates’ post :) I completely forgot about these posts in November and December so I have a bit of catching up to do with all of you…

Chang-ing up my hair. My hair was in DIRE need of a cut (my last one hadn’t been since the beginning of March) so I decided to go in for a few inches off. One appointment turned into three appointments as the first stylist didn’t really do much and left my hair looking quite boring. A week later, the second stylist (who was supposed to fix the first cut) used the wrong scissors, chopped awkward layers and took another two inches off leaving me, once again, less than impressed. I was really embarrassed to complain a second time but I only get two haircuts a year and I wanted to be happy with the cut. I ended up booking an appointment with my normal stylist to see if she could clean up the style and, I’m happy to report, she did! I would’ve just booked an appointment with her to begin with but she had nothing available around the time I made my first appointment. Takeaway: take the time and wait for your normal stylist. (I only have a comparison picture from the first cut but you can see the new length in my New York pictures!)

Hair Change

– Celebrat-ing Cameron’s fourth birthday. I can’t believe I’ve been a nanny for nearly a year and half! There are days that I’m ready to move on and other days that I can’t imagine parting ways from this family. Celebration days are especially fun!

Cameron Birthday

Read-ing, read-ing and more read-ing.Β Can you believe that I completed my challenge of reading fifty-two books last year? I actually ended the year with fifty-eight total! (Find me on Goodreads!) As for the books I read in January:

Books I Enjoyed:


Books that were just okay:


What have you been up to this month? Do you have any bookΒ suggestions for 2014?

49 thoughts on “Little Life Updates: January 2014.

  1. Your hair looks great! I read a TON and really fly through books. Have you read Drop Dead Healthy? It’s a fun one that taught me a lot.

  2. Your hair looks great! I am always so afraid to cut my hair because I like it long but it also looks so much better without all the dead weight.

    I am currently reading Cutting For Stone, have you? If not, you should!

    1. Thanks Tara :) I’m always afraid to cut my hair too (and this was exactly why) but it has already grown out about an inch or so since the cut. YAY.

      Also – I have heard great things about that book. I’ll have to add it to my list! Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. You’re hair looks beautiful. Even with the cut it’s still long! Also, I feel like I’m just noticing your eyebrows. They’re amazing!! Do you fill them in or are they natural? I spend so much time trying to create brows like yours.

    1. Thank you! :) I actually dye my eyebrows because they’d be nonexistent if I didn’t. Ha. There are a few sections where the hair isn’t as thick so I’ll fill it in a bit with brow pencil. I wish I was able to get them waxed more often but I just don’t have the money to do so.

  4. It seems like I’ve read a ton of good books already this year, and, of course, I can’t think of many off the top of my head! I just finished up Sycamore Row last week, and I really enjoyed it. It’s the new John Grisham, and it’s a (sort-of) sequel to A Time To Kill. Worth a read if you’re a Grisham fan!

    1. Thanks lady! I like the shorter look too. I will NEVER let my hair get that long and boring again. It just doesn’t fit my face shape. Also, I just started growing my bangs out again but I do miss them from time to time :(

  5. Blech, I’m definitely not a fan of anything Ernest Hemingway (Except The Paris Wife, which was all about his life, and I actually really enjoyed that). Good books that I’ve recently read – Gone Girl, The Fault in Our Stars, The Book Thief, and I’m currently reading “A Dog’s Purpose” (<–hilarious and totally makes me wish I knew what my dog was thinking)

  6. Girllllll, I love the hair! Looks fabulous! It’s so fun and refreshing to change up your hair. I get the same way…eventually you just NEED to make a change!

    Ah, books! :) I just started a new one. I just love a good book!

    1. Thank you! :) Yes, it definitely is nice to mix things up from time to time. I really want to go shorter but I know that I’ll wish for long hair if I do. Ponytails are a daily look for me :)

  7. I haven’t had my hair cut in December 2012!!! I am not going to get it cut until after the wedding :) Maybe just a trim of the ends but that’s it! Geez I am impressed by the amount of books you’ve read. I haven’t read a book in a few months!

  8. Your experience is exactly why I hate getting my haircut. It looks great though! Glad it worked out in the end. Added you on Goodreads! LOVE how many bloggers are on there.. it’s really expanding my “to read” list.

    1. I’m not a huge fan of haircuts either. I hate sitting there and trying to make small talk. I’d prefer just to relax and enjoy the quiet. Ha. I saw that you added me! I’ll have to follow along with what you’re reading and get some more book suggestions! :)

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