Saturday, October 24, 2009

TO THE DARK SIDE....

FarmgirlCyn...for now

With separate knee surgeries comin' up after the 1st of the year, I am looking for ways to streamline my life a bit.

Simple soups and salads.
De-cluttering.
Handmade instead of store-bought gifts.

And...

No more highlights/lowlights in my hair.

My dear daughter Gina, a hair stylist, has been most obliging whenever I have felt the need for a trim, root touch up, or highlights.
But...with the whole first half of next year being spend either in surgery or recuperating from surgeries, I thought it was time to go au naturale.

Yes, in real life I am a natural brunette.

For now.
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20 comments:

Faith said...

Welcome back to the dark side. Join me, won't you?

LOL You look great!

I've been wanting to get rid of my gray for the longest time. But choosing a fool proof way to do it and still not look like it's from a bottle is holding me up.

I've been seeing ads for colorants that are supposed to give you 3 dimensions... but I'm not sure I believe the ads.

I've got long hair, almost to my waist, so it's important! LOL

~Faith

Stone Bridge Farm said...

I like it! Of course, I liked the highlights too. But I agree with Faith...welcome back! Us brunettes have to stick together! :0)

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Cyn,
Love the new look. You and I are blessed to have daughters who are stylist, the difference is.... mine is 2000 miles away, and she only gets to do mine when we see each other. i like your new list of simplifying your life. I have been trying to think along the same lines.
Sue

Dawn said...

I like the change.

I was a highlight girl until the grays took over. I have hesitated to do anything to it due to upkeep costs...
I would LOVE a shade of red. Two of my kids are red heads. My dad was a red head...so I know I could probably pull it off.
Probably won't.
:)

If I had a daughter who could do it ........

Homemaker Ang said...

i went back to the dark side in about 2001 and its been better than ever. i was as light as marilyn monroe once... YIKES and yuck! i like my hair now and yours looks great! i think you actually look younger.

i will be here for that surgery you know!
xoxox

got stuff to make soap too now! yee haw!

cityfarmer said...

oh, I like it alot ... we must've been thinking the same thing and all, stream -lining etc.

I will do what I can my dear after the surgery ... give me all the detais.



you look years younger!

goatmilker said...

You look great. Believe me you will like the natural look easier to take care of. Have a great nite Rebekah.

Holly said...

There is something to loving who you are. I'm glad your going all natural. I must admit I've never been tempted to dye my hair but then I've no gray hairs yet so who knows. My daughters seem to like changing the color of their hair.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I love highlighting my hair, but sometimes it is nice to go natural for awhile. Wow! Two knee surgeries in one year. Yikes! I'm praying you will recuperate quickly.

God Bless,
Jackie

rose said...

You look lovely! Sorry you need surgery, but isn't it wonderful that it can be done? HUGS!

Kay-The Rustic Cottage said...

Love your new look! Brunettes rock!

Renata said...

Looks fantastic!!! How great to have a hairdresser in the family!

KathyB. said...

As a life-long brunette myself, it has been hard with a large patch gray hair sprouting smack dab in the middle of my head, kind of giving me a combo skunk and bald look The rest of my hair is still quite dark and my family and beautician strongly urge me to keep my dark hair....the EASY thing would be for me to go gray..but it appears that could take many years...what to do, what to do?

I do like your dark hair..and as the others said, it gives you a more youthful appearance and sounds like you can use all the bolstering up you can get in the coming months.So good for you!

Janean said...

You probably look this great as a brunette because it's your original-natural color. You'll be so glad later; you won't feel badly b/c you "have huge roots!"

Sandra said...

Oh my! Knee surgery is no fun! I sure feel for you. As for your hair, God made it the color HE likes to look at. He made it to change to gray and he thinks it's beautiful. If he likes our hair, so should we.

Maria said...

Cyn, You're beautiful!!!
Your hair color is perfect for you~

Your eyes are the first thing I see when looking at your photo---and they are beautiful and sparkly.
You also have great skin and a sweet smile!
The de-clutter of life is topping my list these days too, but is soooo hard for me to do...
I'm so frugal---always saying, "well, you never know when you're going to need this."

Enjoy your hair, Cyn ~ it looks great! ~Maria

Pam said...

I love it! You look great.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

I like it! Tis the season to go darker! :)
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Donna said...

Ah, your new look is sweet! I've got the salt and pepper hair thing going on. Easy peasy. I'm all that!

And what is this about knee surgeries???? Are you getting replacements? Girlfriend, if that is ahead of you, I would be more than happy to give you the fully skinny about my replacement recovery this year! And when the doc says you'll be just fine in 6 weeks, I'll be the 1st in line to tell you the doc is lying like a dog! I'm doing better now than before the surgery, but it is not a picnic. I hold your hand if you just give me a holler!

kristeen said...

New to your blog -- about knee surgery -- at 45 year old I had to have a total knee replacement. In June of 2005 by Aug, I was walking (slow) ... I had all my children married -- so it was just me and books and moives -- along with my husband when he got home from work.But before he left for work he put everything in arms reach and the bathroom was close -- my daughter came for 2 weeks to care for me once I was out of the hospital. Talk about slowing ones life down -- good change indeed! Good luck -- my God bless you! Kristeen from northern Utah -- kandgough@gmail.com