Hey y’all, I learned how to curl my hair!

How sad am I? I’m 26-years-old and I’ve never known how to properly curl my hair. I always thought it wouldn’t curl because I have long, fine hair, but I found this tutorial which had some great tips!

And I recently bought a new ceramic curling iron for $19.99 (at Best Buy of all places)…it hadn’t occurred to me that my problem might be an old iron, but I was using a $10, 10-year-old iron. That probably didn’t help! My hair always went flat in minutes. Seriously. So between the new iron and the new technique, it really worked well and I was pretty pleased with the result (forgive the camera-phone pic).

In other news, there’s a lot going on in our lives right now that I’d love to discuss, but I just can’t yet. Have you ever been at a point in your life where there are SO many imminent changes, and you just don’t know where you’ll end up in 6 months? Even a year? That’s us right now.

My hubbs is graduating this December, and we originally had our hearts set on moving back to California  (Jon was stationed in Twentynine Palms, CA during his 4 years in the Marines). It’s the amazing weather! We planned on getting grown-up jobs and looking for a home and what-not, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to play out that way. And I’m being intentionally cryptic here…I’ll be happy to share our plans when they’re set in stone, but I don’t really want to jinx it right now! Big life changes though. *sigh* I wonder where we’ll be in a year! It’s both exciting and frustrating.

Liz @ TheLambentLife - October 18, 2012 - 3:42 pm

I’m having serious hair envy right now! I was just complaining to my sister, a hairdresser, about how my hair never seems to curl right. Maybe it’s the humidity in the air here? Sigh.

And yes, I know exactly how you feel. With my husband’s job, we move every 3-5 years and it’s jointly terrifying and exciting. We always know we’re moving, we just never know when or where until right before we go. It makes it really hard to make life plans! But it’s fun to move new places and have new adventures :)

Nicole - October 18, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Thanks Liz! I think my issue was the iron! I love the new one, and the tutorial really helped me.

And yeah…we’re probably going to be dealing with a lot of job movement on my husband’s part too. I know how that goes…we’ve been married 7 years and have 2 of his Iraq deployments under our belts. Yuck!

Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog - October 19, 2012 - 9:52 am

Your hair looks so cute, Nicole! Good luck with all the changes… excited to see where life takes you. :)