A Wonderful Weekend

This weekend was just perfect! Absolutely perfect. A wonderful weekend if you will.

It all started Saturday with my first Crossfit class. I came back home feeling great and excited about my fitness future.

Sunday morning Neal and I went to brunch at Founding Farmers after enjoying the morning with our puppy.

Founding Farmers

I love the concept and have never had a bad meal at Founding Farmers.  I started my brunch with a big ol’ cup of french press coffee.

Founding Farmers

For brunch, I ordered the “Dragged Through the Garden” scramble with a side of leek hash browns and a biscuit.  The scrambled egg whites were cooked with spinach, red onions, tomatoes, summer squash, and broccoli! It was awesome!

Founding Farmers

Neal ordered the Bananas Foster Stuffed French Toast which was so incredibly sweet and tasty.  God love him and his ability to eat these things.

Founding Farmers

After brunch we ran a few errands and then headed over to spend the afternoon with our favorite kids.  I think I’ve shared this with y’all before but I have known this family and their kids for 5 years now.  I began babysitting for them when their youngest of 4 was just a newborn.  It’s so hard to believe that they are now 13, 10, 8, and 5.  Having them in our wedding was just so special and this was our first time seeing them since the wedding.

On the agenda for the afternoon was a showing of the movie The Lorax, lots of popcorn, and playing school.  Why they wanted to play school two days before actual school started, I have no idea.  Still, it was an amazing afternoon with our kiddos.

Watching TV

Watching TV

Afterwards we headed home to be with our pup and to enjoy an evening at home.  When we arrived, we came home to one exhausted puppy.  Playing all day is rough y’all.

Westie Puppy

Now one thing I’ve been wrestling with for the past three weeks is needing to get my hair done (haircut and color).  Since returning from our honeymoon, Neal and I have been working hard to save money, so spending $150 to get a hair cut and highlights is just killing me.

After a few weeks of going back and forth, I decided last night to try dying my own roots ($9.99 y’all).  I first went to CVS and looked at my options.  I decided to use Loreal LB01 as it was close to what my highlights look like. **Please note, picking this color was a shot in the dark.  I had no idea what I was doing or looking for. Amen for photos.

Dying my roots blonde

I did do a test strip on my roots and it looked ok, so I just went for it.  I was pretty stinkin’ nervous for the whole 45 minutes but there was no turning back!

dying my roots blonde

In the end, I was pretty pleased with the results.  It’s a little more orange than I would have liked, but it blends in well with the rest of my hair.

dying my roots blonde

I have a feeling I’ll be going back to my natural hair color here soon (light brown), but for now, I’m happy to continue being blonde!

dying my roots blonde

Do you dye your hair?  If so, do you do it yourself or do you get it done professionally?


  1. says

    I’ve dyed my own hair about every other month for as long as I can remember. My mom went grey pretty young and at almost 25, I’ve already come across some grey!! So my plan is to continue dying it myself lol.
    When I was younger I would go with reddish colours, but red fades so quickly. That past year or so I’ve been loving the dark brown almost black colours.. the funny thing is, I never look at the numbers so I buy a different brand/colour every time. I just dyed my hair on the weekend and went for a new colour “Dark Purple”. I love deep purple and have seen some really nice purple dye jobs on pinterest so I decided to go ahead and try it. It actually looks like a deep brown/black, but in the light you can see a shade of purple.. I’m lovin it and I think I’ll remember this colour for future reference ;)

  2. Kelly says

    I am only getting my highlights done twice a year (fall/spring). The rest of the time I do it myself. I also only get my hair cut every 12 weeks. Having long hair adds a lot to the price.

    I’m also thinking of changing my hair color style again. Hey I’m turning 35 in a few months….I want a nice updated do :-) I love Reese Witherspoons hair….just not blonde.

  3. says

    That’s some awesome french toast!

    Can’t wait to hear how crossfit class goes. It seems to be so popular now.

    As for dying your roots – wow! that turned out so nice. Lucky you. I go to a hairdresser because the store bought colors won’t lift the bronzi-ness from my hair :(

  4. says

    Glad y’all had such a great weekend!

    I also an not a natural blonde (it’s sort of that in between blonde brown color and just looks gross whenever I attempt to grow it out), but after dying it myself most of college, a professional dye job is something I definitely treat myself too. I was having to dye it every 8-10 weeks, and it was just wreaking havoc on the condition of my hair. Needless to say, when in a pinch, i’d definitely still go for the box. Looks great on you girly!

  5. says

    Nice job doing your own hair!! I’ve done it myself a few times.. and had to go to the salon and fix it every one of those times. Boo!!!! My hair always turns a weird color. It’s allergic. Lol. That coffee looks the BEST!

  6. says

    I’ve been dying to try out Founding Farmers! The only problem is, I want every single item on the menu! Your breakfasts look incredible- and I love the idea of a leek hash!!
    I’ve been coloring my own hair since I was 12! I’ve had it done professionally several times, but think I get just as good results when I do it myself- and it’s so much cheaper! Yours looks FAB!

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