I was coloring my hair and using a trash bag as my apron. That’s what I was doing.
Sometimes the only time you can do stuff like this after having a baby is during the middle of the night when you know your baby isn’t going to wake up.
Brooke and I had a big morning today because we had her photo shoot. We woke up at 7 and got ready and then I made my best yet cereal combo. The Chocolate Cheerios made it (they were at the bottom, the first layer of three).
Brooke did perfect for her first modeling job (that is what I am calling it) and I had a blast. I went to NIKI MARTINS and she really is the best photographer in the whole wide world. I have already seen a few of them and holy cow they are amazing, I can’t wait to share them with you! She already has one HERE on her Facebook page:)
When I got home my mom and I worked on some things for my sissy’s bridal shower that is THIS FRIDAY and when my dad got home he told us that we had to go to Kneaders with him for lunch. I always obey my parents.
How do you think I can convince them to move to N. California?
I found my new favorite meal at Kneader’s. The bacon, avocado, turkey salad with a side of foccacia bread.
My niece just wanted this adorable little cookie.
I officially found the tree that I want. I like it when Christmas trees have so many decorations on them that you can’t even see the tree.
Do you color your hair? How often?
-I color it dark brown about every 4 months or so.
Are you a Cheerio’s fan? Ever tried the Chocolate Cheerio’s?
How many hours of sleep did you get last night?
-I didn’t get enough to even do the simple math to figure it out.
Anyone else taking a rest day like me today:)
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
I have strawberry blonde hair and I’ve never colored it! When I was getting my haircut in high school, someone asked my hairdresser what color he did my hair. He responded: “Oh honey, only God can make this color.” I’ve always wanted to see what I’d look like with dark brown hair… but I’m too scared to color it!
Okay, Janae, we need a picture of the hair!!!! I’m about to dye mine too. I do the same as you- dark brown whenever it starts to look too light/red for my liking. ;) And omg that photo of Brooke is so cute!!!! Love her pink tutu! Can’t wait for the others!
Question-what hair color do you use? I color my own too & never can find a perfect brown.
Can’t wait to see Brooke’s pictures!
I color it dark brown in the winter and lighter in the summer. Every few months.
I am a cheerio’s fan. Nothing like that first bowl out of a new box.
I got 8 hours.
Biked this morning and crossfit tonight.
The Kidless Kronicles
oh brooke! can’t wait to see more pictures!!
What better thing is there to do at 2am, right? :D I colour my hair WAY too often. It’s so damaged and straw-like!!
I’ve been brown, red, blonde, and ginger. And no, none of this is a great match for my skin tone. But, it’s only hair is my motto, it grows out :D
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries
Oh my… The photo of Brooke from the photo shoot is just beautiful. She’s a stunning little girl!
I highlight my hair once every three months or so… A little less during the summer months.
And yes to a rest day over here too! Thanks to some awesome pregnancy insomnia, I didn’t get much sleep last night and have no desire to workout today.
I just tried out Kneaders for the first time last week. Oh my, SO good! I had one of their egg breakfast sandwiches, and I had a couple bites of my mom’s French toast which was amazing!
Brooke is a DOLL!
When is your sister getting married? I am in a wedding on December 8th, I can’t wait! :)
I don’t dye my hair all over, I just do highlights. My hair is naturally dark blonde so I just do it to make my hair a little lighter. I usually do it every time I look in the mirror and go “Oh, those are really grown out. Maybe I should go?” LOL!
Love Cheerios forever. My favorite will always be the plain, but I’ve tried every flavor. Least favorite were the Dolce de Leche ones. The chocolate was good but I just prefer plain.
7 hours of sleep for me.
I’m taking a rest day today also. During my Thanksgiving Turkey Trot my IT band was acting up so I’ve been taking it easy to make sure I don’t hurt anything further. Going to try running again tomorrow.
I LOVE Kneaders! So tasty :)
I had cereal over break at my parents–it was good, I hadn’t had some in awhile!
Brooke is adorable! Can’t wait to see photos!!
Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
I love Cheerios but havent tried the chocolate ones. Just added it to the shopping list tho ;) I get highlights every 3-4 months but am considering going darker to switch it up. I got a decent amount of sleep last night but could always use more!
I just had my hair done dark brown with a little blonde. I’m suppose to go every 3 months, but I got every 6-9 ish.
Cheerios are the best. I usually just get the multigrain, but the fruity kind is amazing. Not sure if I’ve had the chocolate yet, which is surprising because chocolate cereals are my favorite.
Brittany @Berries and Barbells
I highlight my hair blond every 6-8 weeks although it’s been longer than that this time around. We’re poor grad students but I really think it’s time to take the plunge and just do it. :)
I love the tree!! My little fake one would definitely fall over if I tried to put more ornaments on it haha
Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns
i use to but not anymore, its growing out, oh so lovely lol
i use to be obsessed with them but not anymore, now its banana toast and pancakes!
i got……6.5 hours…not enough
Haley @ The Saucy Apple
Ha! You crack me up. I definitely didn’t get enough sleep last night, and I’m feeling it for sure. When I don’t get enough sleep, I’m in a pretty foul mood for the rest of the day. Tonight I’m hittin’ the hay early. :) Otherwise, you might just have to watch out for Godzilla Haley in the morning
Can’t wait to see the pictures! Those cookies look delicious :)
Put up a picture of your hair!!
I love Cheerios! I’ve never tried the chocolate one but I really like the peanut butter one!
I used to color my hair a lot in high school, but I’m trying to keep it all natural now.
I’m all about Frosted Cheerios. Those are the best! Now if we can just get them to make Frosted Chocolate Cheerios my life would be infinitely better.
:) Thanks for the praise…but I am not sure I can live up to that ;) Oh, and I love that my ghetto camera strap was there for all to see…but it really is so much more comfortable than anything I have found yet! Love ya, girl!
Brooke is such a sweet kid! and yes we need to see your hair!
Never had Cheerios..actually not big fan of cereals or granola..they cant satisfied me somehow..Im porridge girl to the core- in the winter months I can eat oatmeal plain with brown sugar for breakfast, cold with banana for lunch and warm with apple and cinnamon sugar for dinner every single day… but I never say no to classic Special K with cold milk as desert with perfectly ripped peach or berries..
Not coloring my hair-living on greek island does the magic for my blond color..but when im back home once per 4month I get some honey and blond highlights..
and Im having strange feeling that ill not get enough sleep today-already half past one here and i still havent finish paper work for 2morrow but its my rest day 2morrow so im gonna sleep in and take my dog for long walk..
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
I’m definitely with you on the Christmas trees – the kind where you can’t even see the tree are the absolute best and something that I’m aspiring to myself. We used to have something like that when I lived with my parents, but after moving out on my own I had to start my collection from scratch and I’m still working on building it up. And my hair coloring schedule is pretty much the same as yours… every 4 months or whenever I notice it starting to get a little too light/reddish for my liking.
O.M.Gosh – that picture of Brooke (link) is too adorable! I cannot wait to see the rest of them. She is a natural model. The camera loves her.
Yes, I am a cheerios fan. I like them in my soup – little round croutons. I haven’t had the chocolate ones – I’ll add them to my shopping list this week.
I don’t dye my hair. I’m still winning the race against the grays, but it’s getting harder. I’m starting to believe the saying of pull one out two grow in it’s place.. ;-(
I can’t function little sleep. I try for at least 8 a night.
Christine @random runner ramblings
At 2am I was trying to sleep through constant coughing and the worst headache ever! I would have much rather been coloring my hair ha ha.
I do like cheerios, but I have never been a fan of chocolate cereal. There is just something about eating chocolate in the morning that I can’t wrap my head around.
That is a pretty Christmas tree, I wish I could decorate mine to be that nice.
Laura @ sweatingforit
Cheerios are my favorite cereal! The original is just too good to mess with. What color is your hair naturally? Mine is dark brown, maybe even darker than yours and you just don’t hear of many people dying their hair dark brown.
What color/brand of hair dye do you use?
I am obsessed with Cheerios…. You now made me want a bowl LOL
Glad I just found your blog!
Funny – my husband is the toughest of tough guys (former ironworker) and he colors my hair for me. It happened because I really needed it done once and didn’t have anyone else available to do it for me – and he did a great job, so now he always does it! I am only 27 and I already have tons of gray hair – enough that I have to color it or it’s obvious. Weird. I use Clairol Nice and Easy. Brooke is so sweet – nothing cuter than baby pictures!
I consider it her first model shoot……..so precious.
Never had the chocolate cherrios, but I just bought myself a cookie that looks exactly like your nieces for dessert tonight. After seeing the picture I might have to test it out right now…….
Karla @ myhighonlife
I color my hair blonde…which makes for some tough maintenance. The roots come back so quickly!
You’re going to dislike me–I don’t like any cereal. If I’m craving it (once every two years) I will have special K chocolate drizzle. I also hate milk…
Today was not supposed to be a rest day but all I did was kickbox. By the time I got to my gym for leg day I had zero motivation. And there was an old man hogging the machine I wanted while reading the newspaper!! Instead of confronting him I decided to kill the workout another day :)
Yo Momma Runs
I’m a super night owl. It’s hard to find other friends who don’t mind waiting until 9 p.m. (post kiddo bedtime) to start hanging out. Sleeping is weird.:)
Jessica R @ fromthekitchentotheroad
I used to dye my hair but I’m too lazy to keep it up. I also decided that I like my natural hair color these days… except for the greys that keep popping up :(
Stephanie @ Steph's Miles
Hope you enjoyed your rest day! That cookie is super cute. Also, saw the picture of Brooke you posted on Instagram from the shoot – so adorable!!
Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom
I love me some bowls of cereal suicide as you call them!! Yum!!
So, do you just use store bought hair color for your hair? I want to go a bit darker with my color(I am already brunette) but I am never sure what brand/color to get. When I get highlights or low-lights I go to the salon but for regular color, doing it at home seems so much easier.
Ok, you have me curious… what color is your hair naturally? The dark brown is so fitting!
Choc Cheerios….say whaaat! My fave is the honey nut flavor!
I colour mine dark brown too – but I’m naturally blonde so have to do it about every 5-6 weeks because the regrowth is rather awful!
I also got plenty of sleep last night but woke up feeling gross and almost didn’t make it out of bed in time for a run (don’t worry – it still happened)
Kari @ Running Ricig
I have apple cinnamon cheerios with a banana pretty much everyday for breakfast.
I’ve done some weird things with my hair, but I can’t say that I’ve ever colored it at 2am. I get my hair highlighted every once in a while and I have pink highlights underneath.
Cheerios – YUCK! Although I am not a cereal fan in general. I rather eat yogurt/eggs/waffles/etc…
Sleep….with 3 little guys, I never have a clue how much sleep I get! I am now trained to be WIDE awake as soon as a I hear a peep out of one of the boys. (I should have used this training to shop on black friday….hmm…maybe next year)
Lindsay @ Typically Late
Weird question probably, but what brand/shade of hair dye do you use? I also color my hair (have been since I was about 13, it’s addicting) and I’m always looking for The Shade of brown… have yet to find it. Do you always use the same one?
You must try a mix of chocolate Cheerios with the peanut butter Cheerios. It’s heavenly goodness!!
I hate to bring up painful memories, but how long did it take your femoral stress fracture to heal? What did you do for exercise while it was healing? I’ve been letting mine heal for almost four weeks now and it still bothers me a little. I know the doctor said it would take 6-12 weeks. I’ve been spinning and pool running (no road running) to try and keep my fitness level up. I’m just feeling really anxious for it to heal and am worried it won’t be healed by the middle of January when I need to start my training for my first marathon and even then I only have three and a half months to train. Any advice?
What brand of color do you use to color your hair?