what to do when you don’t feel pretty?


I got my hair colored and I had long side bangs cut in…yikes!

before the  ” moon face ” comes picture.  When your on long term steroids your face turns round… Grace took this for me yesterday for me to capture my subtle ” bangs”….

here is Grace..


The gray showing 3/4 in when my hair was pulled back and then a week or so ago… thinking I had something white in my hair …and it was gray …well enough said!  some of you get what I’m saying:)

I always color my hair..the darker I’ve gone.. the quicker the gray shows…ugh!   This time of year, with the fluctuating cold and warm weather, school almost out, summer just teasing us…I wanted a fun change. While I dont’ make big decisions with my hair lightly .. today I did.  and I like it.  I wanted to give myself the gift of change today..to make myself feel prettier when I don’t ” feel “ that way right now.

What I  really need to get done is my eyebrows!  I usually maintain them myself but after being sick for several weeks and then the hospital I came home and looked in the mirror and thought…holy cow!  so I might be doing that today:)

The kids and I are ready to embark on a journey…kinda like our old friend Abram.  Remember? In Genesis 11 and on God called him and instead of going to Canaan he settled in Ur?  well..my story has come full circle 3 times…I am thinking obedience is not my forte and that it is in the

belief – not the understanding

and I am one who always has to understand…

moral of the story? go do something to make you feel pretty today…maybe a new cut or color?  or go to Victorias secret and grab a bra & panties…just sayin;)

XO & Happy Weekend,


Cindy - I didn't know YOU have been not well! And I AM due for highlights and a trim, but had talked myself out of doing it this weekend for the way I am still drained…

But, I can at least SCHEDULE it!

LLH Designs - You and Grace have the most beautiful eyes! Windows to your beautiful soul!

I'm overdue for a highlight, but I hate sitting there for vanity. And yet I don't feel pretty with dirty blonde hair…so I guess I'll be sitting there soon!

Ahhhh…the weekend!

P.S. Glad you're loving the red bush tea!

Robyn Q - I adore your hair! Good for you breaking out of the box! And those eyes…Lindsey said it…I'm just nodding to that. :)I can relate(especially the brow thing. Such a good thing to love ourselves enough to keep up with the little stuff when we can. My color is fresh, my panty basket is stocked, and my makeup case got an update this week. I'm set!

Oh, and I'm hearing you loud and clear on the "…it is in the belief not the understanding." OUCH. Inhale – Exhale.

Blessings & grace to you. Love seeing your smile.

Shari - I love your new hair style! It's perfect for your face… and I think you look beautiful. Beauty shines from within. You're shining from inside and out! Your daughter is gorgeous!

I need to get my hair done, too… last time was when I still lived in LA… yikes! That was last year! It's been growing and out of control. I hear you on the brows, too. Mine take standard upkeep, which I haven't been doing professionally, as I am chicken to try new people when it comes to my hair and my brows! Still… I probably should do SOMETHING.

Feel better, Tiffini. xoxo

Stephanie - You look ahhhhmazing! I have always thought that though! I too have side bangs, n love em!

When I got my pics done for my blog, I did them as part of a friend of mine's "beauty campaign" Her website is http://www.janadpix.com. She "requires" that you get someone to do your hair and makeup and get something new and pretty – not because you need it to make you beautiful – but because sometimes women just need to take some time for themeselves. I love this idea! And I do think all of us need a little something every now and then to make us feel beautiful. Even if it's just a princess tiara from the $1.00 store :)

Jen - I love, love, love the hair. And I am so with you – sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do! I think that God wants us to feel confident about ourselves, which is why He gave some people the talent to be hairdressers, yes?

I heard the Genesis story at church on Sunday, too. It really resonated with me with the whole speaking thing — in a figurative sense. Praying for your journey…

Marci - Very Pretty! I love getting a new hair style.

Becky @ Farmgirl Pai - You look very pretty!! The next step will be full blown bangs! You'll never go back. It drops 10 years I swear:) I had to highlight my hair because of the gray. Sometimes it's hard to feel pretty and then you add a little something different like a feather or bangs and it just gives a little skip in your step…just sayin;)

Paula - You look beautiful inside and out!! Prayers coming your way!!

Tara - loved this post….

got my hair cut and colored and my lip and eyebrows waxed today and my toenails done, and it feels so good!!!

hope you are doing well….can't wait to hear more about your journey!

Abby - Oh T, love the hair and you! You are on my heart and I am praying FOR YOU…always Grace and redemption and this is Where HE IS! and He wants to bathe you in it…so sorry about the sickness and so praying for you…love, seriously, SMILED WIDE AND FULL that you and Dakota listened to 'Go Hard' together…if he doesn't have any Lecrae and it's possible, get him some and if it's not, let me know, k? xoxo sister:-)

kerrie - Your Grace is just pure beauty. I remember when my Grace was that age with her natural brown hair straight down to her waste. My Grace is still beautiful but when they reach a certain age they begin cutting and dying their hair and changing their look…I miss the natural innocence of her youth. Your hair is beautiful too and you do not look like you have been sick or in the hospital. I just cut two inches off of mine, which is similar in style as yours, and it feels pretty. Sometimes just painting my toe nails makes me feel beautiful! Hugs to you beautiful one ox Thank you for always caring and giving so much.

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