Monday, April 16, 2012

New beginnings

Well, they say that when it rains, it pours. And while I suppose that saying is meant to refer to negative things, it's certainly applicable to positive changes in my case today. The most noticeable here at VM is, of course, the site redesign. My friend Kathryn came over last night and in a matter of just a couple hours, took my "I have no idea what I want, but I want something new" and turned it into the gorgeous graphics you see here today. She's totally available for remote hire, too, if you want your blog redesigned! You can check out other examples of her work at, and you can contact her through that site as well.

The next noticeable thing (at least, if you follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook) is my new 'do! I finally sucked it up and made the leap into pixie cut, thanks in part to the great support and positive words of you guys here on the blog. And you know? I. Love. It. Seriously, best decision ever. I have a handful of long-hair outfit posts that I have to put up before I can get into short-hair posts, but here are a few pics to tide ya over ;) Just don't judge the lack of makeup. I was excited.



shirt: H&M
necklace: DIYed

I got it cut at Nurtur the Salon here in Columbus. They're an Aveda salon, and I just have to mention a sweet event they have going on tomorrow. See, Aveda salons participate in Earth Month, and this year they're partnering with Sierra Club. This month, tips to staff (and at the checkout counter) go to Sierra club, and there are a bunch of fundraising events as well. Tomorrow, the event is Beauty for the Earth, where guests can receive shampoo styles, haircuts or facials for $20 each, and all of the proceeds go to Sierra Club. I initially was going to do my short 'do tomorrow, but I had to reschedule. Thinking about calling to get a celebratory facial instead ;) What do I have to celebrate, you ask? Well, that might be the best news of all....

I got a start date for my new job!!! After nearly three months of waiting, this is literally the absolute best thing that could happen to me right now. I start next Monday. And since my last day at the magazine was Friday, that means this week is like a little "spring break" so to speak. Only instead of going to Florida or Mexico, I'll be shopping for new clothes (the dress code at the new job is a little more formal). Let thrift-a-thon 2012 begin!


  1. LOVE the new site! LOVE the new 'do! THRILLED to hear about the new job. What an exciting week - Congrats on everything!!

  2. I love all of the changes! Your hair is adorable--I ALMOST want to chop mine off! ha!

    Congrats on the job--that's TOO exciting! I can't wait to see your new professional style! :)

  3. LOVE the new hair and the new blog look too!

  4. Love the site and your new do!

  5. I'm so excited about all the great things going on in this post. The site looks great - the colours are so nice! Also, you know I love how your hair looks. Lastly, congrats on the start date! So awesome that you finally got an answer from them :)


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