Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Locks of Love

I have been thinking about getting my hair cut lately just to keep it healthy. I have cut my hair twice this year already. Every time I am at the salon they ask me what I want to do and I say I want a new look and I want to look sexy and hip. Well I have always chickened out and never sliced off too much. Last week a friend of mine had talked to me about Locks of Love but I was not so sure that I wanted to cut off that much. I thought about it for a while and today I took the leap. We recently discovered that my husbands aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. That was very difficult news to deal with. It was caught in the very early stages during her annual mammogram.See you ladies need to keep that mammogram appointment. It is important. She has her surgery scheduled early next week and then under go radiation for 5-8 weeks everyday. Linda we are thinking about you and we love you and you are strong and you will fight this. I am still learning more about this condition but know lots of people have been through it. Someone out there will benefit from my donation. I am thankful to have hair and was very pleased to give it up. I need some time to get used to the new look. Did you know it takes at least 6-10 pony tails to make a hair piece Why is the minimum length 10 inches?A. The manufacturing process uses up to two inches, leaving only eight inches (jaw length). Most of the children who receive hairpieces from Locks of Love are little girls, and most want long hair. When we need to provide a hairpiece to a boy, we use some of the shorter lengths that have been separated by hand from each donated ponytail. To learn more and to donate your hair please visit : I will now mail of my pony tail to the lock of love location in Florida. They say it takes 90 day to send out a thank you card. I really do not care about that but it sure would be nice if I could make a certificate of some sort up and stick it in my scrapbook. Priyasha was all confused as to why some kids do not have hair and she said that I will not be the Queen anymore if I cut my hair. I always tell her that she is a pretty princess and her long hair is beautiful. Now her hair is down the middle of her back and she is only 2.5 yrs old. She hopes to do this someday to help some kids. Yes Todd is the king and Pravan is the prince. I am still the queen she says as I helped out at least one child or adult. Someday she will do the same.
The salon I had my hair cut at. This was the most expensive hair cut I have ever had. It was at an upscale spa in the south end of Reno. I was nervous when I got there and then I sat down and waited for about 30 secs. A nice lady offered me a drink. My choices were coffee, tea, water or wine. I immediately yelled out " a glass of wine please " I then looked at her said " Oh wait it is not even ten am" I panicked and was embarrassed and asked for coffee. I rarely drink coffee but I am a tea snob and unless you boil the water, swirl it in the teapot etc etc I will not enjoy it. The coffee was not bad but I wished I had not asked for it. It was even served in a real cute coffee mug. I was impressed.
BEFORE !!!!!
This is the last time for a long time that I will have to dry my hair like this. okay she is cutting it off OMG !!!!!!
13 inches is what she cut off. It is hard even for me to believe.
TaDA !!!!!! I actually did it !!!!
Are you ready ? Okay drum roll pleeeeeeassseeee !!!!!
My six year old took the following picture. A budding photographer I'd say .
Thank you for checking this post out. If you can donate some hair then please help all those kids and adults out there that need a boost in their self confidence and self esteem. If you know of a child you can request that your hair go to that child through their case manager. Do the next best thing for yourself and do a monthly breast exam and keep those appointments. Do a buddy check once a month. Pick a buddy and schedule one day a month to remind each other to do a breast exam. Put it down on your calendar today.

Two wonderful suprises

I received this wonderful award from Shirley. used to live in Reno NV and now lives in kannopolis NC. She found me through the blogging world and since then we have communicated through e-mail. Shirley is so sweet and creative. She has helped me help the kids with their postcard tour around the world by posting on her blog and she has made the kids beautiful cards. I will have to take some pics and post soon. Shirley I am honored to receive my very first award and two at the same time. Thanks sweetie. The cyber world and all my cyber friends are growing and I love meeting all you wonderful ladies. Thanks for being you ! If you have never been to my site please please send us a postcard and post about it on your blog. See at top of blog for details. The following in not in any particular order. Okay so I added one more person. I am a rebel and break the rules! The rules are I am to: A. Display the award on my site, B. Hyperlink back to Tasha's blog, C. Give the award to 8 more people D.then notify them of receiving the award and E. Advise them to pick it up at my site. Below is a translation of the Portuguese words and the rules for the award:Translating the words on the above award from Portuguese to English: "This blog award invests and believes in proximity - (creating friendships)!" [meaning, that blogging makes us 'close' -being close through proxy]. These are the other words to be included with the award: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these awards are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these bloggers! Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who must choose 8 more and include this written text into the body of their award.Accordingly I award the following 8 (10) people: 1.Dawn I met Dawn SCS and she has been a good friend to me. She too has helped me with postcards and my dislike to remain still long enough to read. Thank you Dawn for the encouragement.Dawn loves taking pictures and has lots of it and you can see New Zealand through her eyes. 2.Becky Roberts she is a very talented lady with loads of crafting ideas. I visit her blog often. check her out for some creative ideas. She is very good about answering any questions and getting back to you. Thanks Becky for your help. 3.Tracy Jackson Tracy is from England and is so sweet. She is a hard working mom and a very talented lady. She bites of more than she can chew but she never chokes and always swallows. All her new projects get done and she seems so organized yet terribly busy. Tracy not sure how she do it sweetie. Love all that you do. Tracy also posted on her blog about our postcard tour. Thanks Tracy. 4.Jami another sweet mom who is an army wife based in South Korea but is from the U.S. Met her through SCS as well and she was so sweet to post about the postcard tour on her blog. Another creative lady with goodies on her blog. Check her out. 5.Nicole from Canada I met lovely Nicole on She is part of my photography group and loves digital scrapbooking. She is very good at it and has helped me along the way. Thanks Nicole. She has also helped with the postcard tour. Check her out ! 6.Melissa Met this nice lady on the photo challenge blog as well. We connected as her kids are similar to the age of my kids. She is also married to an Indian man and we have compared some notes about the culture even though he is from India and I am Indian from South Africa. She is a wonderful mom, wife and woman and love reading about her trails and errors as mom as well. Check her out. 7.Jessica A very busy lady. Met Jessie on SCS and she is so wonderful and sweet and extremely talented. She hosts several swaps on I have participated on several and we have talked almost every other day through private messages, the forum and e-mail. Check out her latest craze with diaper cakes. Love them. 8.Kristen Mosbarger This is a truly strong mom that I admire. I met her through the photography group and love to read her blog about her family and her darling children. Kristen is contributing in a huge way to the Autism foundation. Kristen you are a great mom and I love your stories. Thanks for sharing.

9.Tony Klar

This is wonderful stay at home mom that homeschools her children. She is a woman with greta organizational skills ans has a library system to the toys her kids play with. She is one patient woman. Check out her cool blog with lots of stamping ideas.