Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October is for...

October is my favorite month. I've said it before, and I'll say it year after year: I just love autumn! I am probably biased because I'm pretty sure New England is the most beautiful place to live in October. The leaves are already changing and I see bursts of oranges, reds, and yellows everywhere. I love the smell in the air. I love the cool mornings. I love the changing leaves.

This month is going to be great! We have a lot on the calendar, which kind of freaks me out (only because I just love a Saturday at home) but it's full of a lot of really good things.


In October...
+ we will become a 2 car couple (for the first time in over two years of marriage and a year and a half of being removed from public transportation)
+ I will make a donation to Pantene Beautiful Lengths
+ we hope to go apple picking
+ I am taking a trip to NYC to see a dear friend (that's us in photo 2)
+ we will celebrate my birthday (probably why October is my favorite month)
+ I hope to do some thrifting (see photo 3 for my all-time favorite thrifted score)
+ I'll bake and prepare a package for the Get to Cookin' Apron Swap and I hope you'll join us

I'm already making progress and I wanted to show you!

Last week, I scheduled an appointment for a haircut. My husband asked if I planned to chop it but I was planning on just going for a trim (I was growing it with the intention of donating it, but wasn't sure about the timing). I didn't think my hair was long enough yet, but I had the mister measure to see if I had the full 8" required to donate. When I realized it would be October which is also breast cancer awareness month, I thought, what more perfect time to go for it?!

Like many of my friends, cancer is something that impacted my life from a very young age. Before I was even born, my mom battled another form of cancer, which reoccurred when I was in middle school and then when I was in college. My paternal grandmother had breast cancer about seven years ago and thankfully survived.

Have you ever cut your hair drastically before? Did you do it on a whim? Donate it? Did you love/hate it? I've actually chopped mine twice before to donate it. Since I don't dye/highlight my hair, I think it's a really easy way to do something for others. Did you know it takes six to ten ponytails to make one wig (source)?

What are you looking forward to this fall?

10 comments:

  1. When is your birthday? Mine is the 15th. I will be the ripe old age of 34!!=)

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  2. We should do a joint birthday giveaway-if you do giveaways. Just a thought.

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  3. Donated 13 inches on Saturday in honor of my Daddy's birthday and his battle with cancer. Like you, I thought it was an easy way to give back since I don't color/highlight. Symbolic and "giving" at the same thine. Plus there is the unexpected boost that comes from a great haircut and a fresh new look.

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  4. I love it! I wish I had the patience to let mine grow long enough to donate it--that's so great that you did that!!

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  5. you look great! I donated my hair to Locks of Love when I was in college, and have wanted to do it again ever since!

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  6. Your hair looks gorgeous! Yup, I donated a ton! http://iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com/2011/04/bittersweet-goodbye-part-2-virtual.html

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  7. Such an adorable cut! I've never donated but I do occasionally do a drastic cut for fun!

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  8. Cute, cute!!! I love your hair! I've never donated my hair before, but I think it would be awesome to do.

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  9. Stopping by from the Creating Community link-up. The haircut looks great! I've always thought about doing Locks for Love. October is a great time to go for it!

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