Mariah’s Hair Journey

Kaylie is a fabulous hair artist, and it comes in handy to have a best friend with such an useful skill! Last week, she cut off my loong hair and donated it to locks of love. Today, she gave me a perm! I am LOVING my new hair. It almost feels like “mom” hair now, which was my ultimate goal anyway!
To start, here is what my hair used to look like…

I’m on the far right! (This is Kaylie, my other best friend, and I all before the Journey concert we went to in February).

This is what got donated to Locks Of Love!
Styling from the first day…
Perm from the second!
All leading up to….
Tada! I love it! 🙂

And here’s a before and after…

Kaylie’s talent never ceases to amaze me! 🙂


New House

So it’s final! We are officially closing on April 16th! I am so excited for my new home and cannot wait to get down to fixing it up. I’m going to need a vaccum, some dry sponges, and TONS of help!
(Sorry about the little arrows on the sides of the pictures, they were from screenshots and I didn’t crop them out!)

It’s a one story home and trust me, it is much bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside. We also got quite a bit of land, a pole barn, and a pool that we might decide to keep if it’s in good enough condition!

This is the front room. I’ve been referring to it as the “living room”, although technically we have two living rooms. This one has a bay window which you can see a bit of on the very right side of the picture! And I LOVE bay windows! 🙂

This one is from the kitchen, where we believe the fire started.

The other side of the kitchen… We will need a new ceiling for sure!

This is the master bedroom. Just soot damage. Elbow grease followed by primer and paint will take care of it!

Hopefully we can get in there and get to work really soon! I’m so ready to get the soot removal and renovation part over and done with and to get on to fun stuff like picking out paint colors! 😉

Vintage Shoot

Pictures of the both of us from a photography shoot by SAB Photography done in 2012.


Our friend Sierra, an aspiring photographer, thought it would be fun to drive around and take cool pictures. And it was!
The above photo was taken by a forgotten jeep at an abandoned gas station a hour or so away from where we live.



We took pictures both on top of an unused railroad bridge and also up inside of it!



This photo-shoot was so cool to do! We got to get dolled up and hang out all day, and what’s better than friends and fun? 🙂

~bride and poor chick