Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Middle-Age Maintenance Week

I just got home from over two hours at the hair salon getting my hair highlighted. I have not had it done since last June. She put two different blond colors over my own dark blond hair. Here is the top of my head (yes, I bent over under the hallway light so I could take a pic with no flash---anything to give my readers the true color!)

I am fairy happy, though not exactly giddy over it.  If it made me look 20  years younger, I would be giddy.   I know, even the best hairdresser is not a miracle worker!

Thursday I have to go to the dentist for my quarterly cleaning.

Thank goodness I got rid of the acrylic nails or I would have had to get those done this week, too.  I did like the acrylics, but I did not like the time it took to maintain them.

I know some women love to go to salons to get all these treatments. Personally, I HATE to go. I would much rather leave work and come straight home than spend two hours getting my hair/nails done.  I much prefer doing my own pedicures and manicures.  I guess I am kinda weird.

Sunday I went to  JC Penney. I had a $10 off anything that cost at least $10 coupon. Who can resist that? I did not take me long to find something to spend it on.  They already had handbags marked down, I know I don't need another one, but when I saw a burnt ORANGE leather handbag, I just had to have it.  I mean, really, how often do you see an orange leather purse?  This one was originally $45, marked down to $21.99 and I got another $10 off --final cost was just under $13 for this beauty...

I just happen to have quite a few items of clothing with this color of orange in it. This picture is the true color.

This is a picture I took of a few of my clothing items that I could use it with. Unfortunately I had to use a flash and the bag turned out way too orange.  Just imagine it the color of the above pic......
It is the purrrfect color for my newest animal (cats) print jacket. I think I will wear it to work tomorrow.

After 12 hours of work and middle-aged maintenance, my newly coiffed self  spent twenty minutes cooking chicken breasts so that I could  enjoy this spinach/chicken/strawberry/pecan salad with poppy seed dressing for dinner. I am dining alone as I write this post.

This salad is so delicious that I groan after every bite!

Oh, and the brownies taste much better today. I have to force myself to stop at two.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday evening.


  1. Zoey, the hair looks great and those purses will go with everything you have bought recently.

    Those brownies, I have to try that idea about cutting them out in shapes.


  2. your hair looks great I need to go get my hair done...the gray is showing too much...love the purse...dinner sounds yummy

  3. First of all Zoey your hair looks great..I go for low lighting these days. And I love your burnt orange purse. A great buy on that..lucky you!
    Your dinner looks amazing. You could stop at 2 of those delicious looking brownies??

  4. wow! 2 hours is a long time! quite a commitment on your part! Well worth it, if you ask me! It looks great!

  5. Your hair looks beautiful, I really love the highlights! I have never had a manicure or pedicure and it's been more years than I can remember since I've last been to a hairdresser!! lol Having such long hair, I just trim it myself and either let it dry naturally (it gets quite curly) or use the flat iron on it. I'm low maintenance, what can I say! lol

    What a gorgeous colour that bag is and will indeed go so well with those clothes. That's one of my weaknesses...purses! Right now I'm using my leapord print one:-)

    Your meal looked delicious!! xoxo

  6. Your hair looks great!
    I got bumped from my appt on Monday as my hair dresser (also my sis-in-law) decided it would be ok to switch me to Tuesday. I am still not comfortable driving 45 minutes by myself because of that weird cough that pops up on me. She knew this. So I didn't go yesterday and have to wait until next Monday! I had that appt for 5 weeks and Sean took off to take me as I didn't have a car that long ago.
    Your purse looks great with your clothes.
    And the food photos look scrumptious!


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