1.12.2012

Hair Do? Take Two!

Soooo...
I ended up lightening my ends like I wanted to, the other day. And i'm so glad I did!

What do you think??


I know I promised a sunset post the other day, but I had forgotten about the giveaway (duh! haha!) aaaaand I figured my hair was more important. haha! The sunsets will come tomorrow... maybe...

Also, I am just going to apologize ahead of time for being a bad blog friend. I have been trying my VERY best to be a good blog friend (visiting your blogs, commenting, etc) but it's hard. If you read THIS POST by Miss Jenni it explains it perfectly. It's finding a balance between real life and blogging. Unfortunately that balance doesn't allow me to visit everyone's blog every day. Plus, its just going to be getting harder.

I was going to wait to post this until things were a little more final, but I can't wait any more. I'm moving. Yup. I'm moving to the southern part of my state to take some classes I've been looking into. When I decided it was what I wanted to do I had planned on January. But as January has arrived I had decided to wait for March. Things have been tough and I thought giving myself some more time would help.

Then on Saturday night as I was laying in bed thinking about completely unrelated things I was given the DISTINCT impression that I needed to start classes ASAP. So with two weeks left before the January classes begin, I started figuring out what exactly it was going to take to get me there. So far things are working out so wonderfully (KNOCK ON WOOD!). I got the last spot available in the class (for full time), found the perfect apartment, and my sister and friend are able to help me move, even though it's 4 hours away (my friend is from there, that will be a big help in finding a job). Even if things start to go... not so great, I know this is what I need to do right now and it will work out for the best.

I know many of you are in school, have jobs, live in the real world, and balance blogging. I bow down to you and will hopefully become just like you. But this will be a new thing for me, and right now blogging is acting like it's own part time job. If I could have it my way we would all live in an actual "Blogland" where everything was perfectly vintage, photo opportunities around every corner, and we would all have brunch together every day. haha! But it's not. (terrible way to end that)

So I wanted to tell you all that I will still be here in blogland as much as I possibly can. I am in love with this blogging world and I love you all so much and wish I could explain to you what a great influence you've been in my life. But that's another post all in it's own. So PLEASE please stick with me! I will do my best to continue being there for you. :)

P.S. Like I said, I wanted to wait to post this until things were more final. But I didn't. So if I come back in a few days and say "Just Kidding!" please don't judge me... haha!

P.P.S. Did you enter the January Group Giveaway yet?! No?? What are you waiting for?!?!

62 comments

Lisa said...

love love love your hair!~

Meghan Goheen said...

loving your blog.
Meghan
http://inthekitchenandonthecouch.blogspot.com/

Ugly Duckling said...

I think your hair looks great!

I read that post by Jenni the other day, totally understand and I think most other people do too, the more people you get the harder it becomes.

Well done on getting your spot and finding the perfect apartment. Sounds like you've been busy.

Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x

I WAS AN UGLY DUCKLING BLOG!

ellie said...

Congrats! That is so brave of you! And good luck in all your studies!

ashley.warner said...

love your lucious locks!
you are gorgeous gentri!

x - ashley

Jessie said...

your hair is so freakin' cute! i LOVE it! good call on getting the ends lighter. and congrats on starting classes and moving! good luck with everything. i know what a stress all of that can be.

xo,
jessie

http://sweetlilsomethings.blogspot.com/

brooke field said...

Your hair is darling. And you're going to great with learning how to juggle everything.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

I looovvveeee it! Everytime I go on your page I want bangs again....I think I might just have to get them after seeing this :)

LindsayNicole said...

Good for you Miss Gentri! You are amazing! Good luck with classes and hope to see you whenever you stop by BlogLand!

-Lindsay

Two Happy Hearts said...

ok, first off - your hair looks ADORABLE!! i absolutely love the light ends.
and secondly, congrats on the big move! that's so wonderful for you :) and believe me, all of us in 'blogland' are rooting for you. take your time getting settled in and finding a blogworld/real world balance ;)

Melu103 said...

awww love!
congratulations
i am really proud of you
and don't worry the people
that love reading your blog will
understand (me) that you have
bigger priorities and sometimes
you can't be in a 100 places at
the same time. I also agree with
you, sometimes blogging feels like
a part time job because there has
to be a lot of dedication, editing
pictures, keeping in touch with
everyone, etc etc

you'll be fine =D


good luck!



xoxo
Melina ♥
www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

ps: your hair looks amazing!

Madeline Grace said...

Your hair looks amazing!

Congratulations on the move! Good luck!

Madeline Grace said...

Your hair looks adorable! Congratulations on class and the move! Good luck! :)

xo Madeline Grace

http://withlovemadelinegrace.blogspot.com

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

Ahhhh! Congratulations! I am so so excited and happy for you. What a great way to start of 2012! I can't wait to see your new place, you better take photos and share! :p No worries on commenting on blogs...we all know you're still there :) I'm been kinda lacking of commenting too and I don't even have a good excuse like getting ready to move!

AND your hair is super cute!

GingerPeachT said...

good choice on the hair color :-)
Thats so great about you taking the next big step of your life! If you feel like God is leading you this direction then go for it.
Believe me, we all understand about the time we put into blogging. Its a great outlet, but sometimes the real world takes over lol whether we like it or not!

Annika said...

First off, I LOVE the hair, you make me want to chop my bangs again :-) Secondly, good luck in all your big plans! I know you'll do great!! A smart phone and scheduled posts will become your best friend through all of this and maybe a notebook to take with you for blogging ideas when you can't get to a computer. Time management is key as it is with just about anything!

Julie Ann said...

I'm jealous of your hair! I went to the salon to get ombre and it basically looks like grown out roots, he started WAY too high on my hair. I think I'm scarred and will never try it again!

Yours looks way cute! ;]

xo
JA

Alyx said...

Gentri, your hair looks great! I love it.
And... if this is what you're meant to do (which it sounds like it is), it will all work out! So happy for you tackling the move and school and work and everything head-on!

vintch said...

hey darling! love the hair. you look so fierce and fabulous:) and i totally know what you mean about balancing blogging with working, school and oh, i don't know..just living! it's a delicate juggle. you're doing great:) if you find the secret, please let us know!

Emmett Katherine said...

I love the re-lightened ends!! it makes a big difference & it looks great :)

finding balance is tricky and prioritzing life is a smart move. good luck with all the changes, and remember a lot of the really good bloggers are really good bloggers because it's their job :)

~ Em K

Kylie said...

It seems like a lot of bloggers have big life decisions going on right now. I'm glad you've found your direction :) Your hair looks cute too!

SaffaKate said...

YAY! So happy for you and good luck with your studies. The hair looks stunning. I'm so glad you did it!

Shalyn said...

LOVED it before, LOVE LOVE it now...you cannot go wrong:-) So happy you are following your heart- what an exciting new adventure!

Teaka said...

Kudos for stepping out and trying something new with the classes.
When it comes to classes, work, life and blogging I always remind myself not to feel guilty if I can't do regular post or if I feel I need to vist more people's blogs and so forth. Your life is far more important and your classes, work and life should never take second seat to it.
Good luck getting everything in order in time! :D

... said...

ooooo gurl your hurr look rill good.

love,
mrs. dtf

eryka {from abcde} said...

I love it. So cute!!!!

~Eryka

Katie said...

I love your hair. Cute cute! And, congratulations on moving. That is always an exciting thing :) hope all goes well with that.

-Katie

Jessica Wray said...

that hair is definitely a do!

mandyface said...

I loooove the hair! Great choice :) And good luck with schooling!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Woo Woo! Lookin' good!

I wish you LOTS OF LUCK with the move, Gentri! I'll be thinking about ya!

Haley K said...

first, i LOVE your hair :) A little lightening of the ends made for a fab new 'do :)

And Gentri, you are amazing at keeping up with your readers :) I appreciate your comments, and know you're a busy blogger who works hard in and out of blogworld. You just find your balance and stick with it :) And good luck with the move and the new classes!

xo
Haley

Brhea {NoPlaceLykeHome} said...

Gentri,

1.) Your hair looks gorgeous (for real) I love it!

2.) I read Elizabeth's post on Etellstales and man oh man it hit home. I don't have any children yet, but I do have a husband that would like lots of my attention. I have rarely if ever blogged 5 times a week - and I decided that I am going to keep it that way. 2-3 posts a week are okay with me. It is not a competition. I get to document what is important to me, share fun recipes and diys and still have time to spend with my man and on other things in life.

I was constantly beating myself up about not blogging enough... enough for who?

I say keep doing what you are doing and post/ comment when it works for you :)

Good luck with the move :)

Che said...

I'm so happy for you! Going back to school is such a huge decision. It gets easier, blogging and going to school and working, just give it some time.

Good luck!

ps: Love the hair :] suuuuper cute.

Erin said...

Your hair looks so pretty Gentri :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

i love your hair lady!! it looks so pretty on you

Gaby said...

Hair looks fab! And I think you're doing a great job, take some of the pressure off yourself! We're all just doing the best we can, and real life always take priority :)

Rolled Up Pretty said...

I LOVE your hair, so cute!

Amber said...

wow you've certainly been busy. I hope the move works out. Sometimes a change in scenery is the best thing for you.

Alexis Kaye said...

Real world always takes precendence over cyber world. Good luck with everything!!! You can do it :) It's so great you're following those feelings! And I'll be here for you when you do stop in! Best wishes!

Jess said...

Cute hair and congrats! Always follow your dreams...the rest will fall in to place!

melissa said...

Oh my goodness Gentri.

1. Your hair looks fabulous.
2. Kudos to you.

Seriously. I'm so happy for you and wish you the best with all the new opportunities and experiences happening in your life! Moving is such a huge move (no pun intended) and I commend you! Good luck with your new classes, finding a job and truly finding balance. Balance is something we ALL are striving for and I hear its the key to a lot of things pertaining to happiness ;)

I wish we could have brunch too ;)
I am planning on driving cross country at the end of this year (my own moving plans) and I am JUST going to have to drive through Utah to visit you!

Elle Sees said...

it looks great. i dyed mine darker and kinda not into it! :(

Amanda k. said...

That is so exciting that you are going back to school! Learning is such an important, and enriching aspect of life. You will be stressed and overwhelmed at times, but you will be so glad you did it!

I totally hear what you're saying about feeling like a bad blog friend. But I've gotta say, you have been such a great blogging friend to me! You always take the time to leave such nice comments, and I really appreciate it...especially since my blog is still a baby!

Being a full time student, with a part time job...sometimes I don't know how I ever have time for blogging. And I definitely wish I had more time for it. But if there is one thing I have learned from juggling everything, it's that if you truly love doing something there is always time for it!

Alynne Leigh said...

La-La-La-Love your hair!! (:

-Alynne

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Samantha said...

love the hair! also, I tagged you in a little thing so check out my blog if you want to join in the fun :)

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Mrs. Ham said...

ummm babe! can i just say and a dental hygienist, i love your smile. hope this doesn't offend you. but i love love love big teeth! it's the best thing a girl can have! and you've got it!

Annie said...

LOVE the hair! And congrats on making big life decisions...so exciting :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Emma Frances said...

SO excited for you! And I can't wait to try and meet up sometime! It will be a blast! Also, you are gorgeous! I love the pictures!

Ariel said...

Your hair looks amazing! Love it!

Brittany Lew Whoo said...

your hair is ADORABLE! i love it so much! i need a new do sometime soon..

jessica said...

First of all, love your hair.

Secondly, I know you can do it. I've always had school and work and now trying to blog. It's definitely easier when classes go on break, but I've read your blog enough to know that you are definitely strong enough to do it all! Hope that everything works out for you!

Meg said...

Girl. You are rocking that hairdo. SOooo cute.
-Meg
mysideispinker.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

Your hair looks GREAT! I love two-toned hair. Once mine gets a little longer I might have to try it out, it looks so cute on you!

+ Don't worry lady. I had a similar experience this summer and turns out, it was the best decision I ever made. I won't quit reading your blog! You're lovely.

Christi Lynn said...

those bangs are so so cute on you!

Renee B. said...

Im so proud of you!! Good for you going after your dreams and making a change (no matter what, change is ALWAYS hard). I can't wait to follow you along in this next chapter! KEEP BLOGGING GIRL! We all love you! :)

Courtney B said...

Yay, yay, yay! So happy and excited for you :) And which apartment did you find?

Nnenna said...

You hair look so great- I love it! Also, that is really exciting news about your move, I hope everything goes really well for you :)

star-crossed smile

Megan said...

you are the cutest girl EVER!!

Angela [Simply Simple Me] said...

1. Your hair looks FAB
2. Its so hard to be a good bloggy friend especially with real life colliding! I agree
3. AHHHHH! That is so exciting about moving and what you'll be doing!

Good for you girl :)

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

gorgeous girl!!!!!! i love it Gentri, well done indeed. the gif is darn cute too!!!

you KNOW i feel you about blog/life balance and this share is heartfelt truth. i support you no matter what, we are all just doing the best we can. you are on the road now to your amazing destiny, the less obstructions along the way, the better. you know what feels right and when it gets too much you gotta pull back a bit. many blessings to you sweetness. i adore your blog AND you a big ol' ton!!!! xo ♥

Kelly said...

Never apologize for living your real life (outside of blog land that is!) None of us want you to miss out on what's happening on the other side of the computer! We'll take ya when we can!

(And the hair - gorgeous!)

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