Everything’s better in orange!

Hey all, life is currently causing me rage and anguish so instead of a post, I leave you with this picture of my awesome orange hair. Cobalt and I had a hair dying party this weekend to commiserate life being meh right now and I think my orange turned out pretty well!

Now if only it would stop fading epically…

PS- who wants to guess what fun color Cobalt’s hair is?

I find the name ‘fascinator’ fascinating…

It’s been almost a month sine we got married. How crazy is that?! Our apartment is still a total disaster though. Maybe this weekend we can finally get things together.

Anyway, for today’s post, I am going to talk about my veil/fascinator that my awesome friend The Chocolate Pudding made for me. I think it was about a year ago, TCP and I were looking at all the crafts at the Taste of Colorado festival and we found a booth dedicated to tiny hats with veils on them. We liked them but I knew I wanted some sort of birdcage veil/fascinator thingy for my wedding. TCP said she could try to make one for me and thus began our quest to make the best veil/fascinator ever!

In May, I got various types of fun French netting and a comb from Britex Fabrics in San Francisco. Then I ordered some pretty anenome flower clips off of Etsy to go with the netting. Due to life craziness, it wasn’t until the Tuesday before the T and I left to go to CA for the wedding that TCP and I had time to meet up and work on the concept of what the veil would look like. That is what that top picture is from (and yes… we were working on my veil/fascinator in a bookstore… points if you can guess the bookstore…)!

Fast forward to two days before the wedding. After the bachelorette/hen party, TCP brought over the almost finished veil/fascinator and I had a prewedding panic attack. The veil/fascinator looked great but I was freaking out so much that I wouldn’t like it that I couldn’t even decide if I liked it. TCP told me that she was just going to finish it and then I could decide on the wedding day whether or not I wanted to wear it.

Fast forward to the wedding day, I got to see the finished product and I fell in love with it. Originally, I was planning to keep the veil/fascinator on for the ceremony and pictures and then take it out and leave the flower clips in for the reception but I loved it too much to part with it… Yay! Thanks TCP for making pretty much the best veil/fascinator ever and thanks for putting up with a crazed Potassium while you did it. :)

And finally, a picture that I stole from my friend T from the reception (Thanks T…)

One more thing. My super awesome grad school friend PV is getting married this weekend to the lovely PD. So excited for you guys!!!! :)

And now the typical Q and A time. What did you do for your veil (if you are married)? Would you have a veil (if you’re not)? Tell me your thoughts on veils… Or tell me something different. Whatever you feel like doing is fine with me. :)

Welcome back…

So a few weeks ago, the T and I drove Cobalt’s car to California because it is bigger. Cobalt got to drive my car here in Colorado until he left to come to California.

Fast forward to this week. Upon returning to Colorado, Cobalt and I had a deal – I would get to cut off 10 inches of my hair to donate to Locks of Love and he would get to dye his hair red. So Wednesday afternoon, we headed out to go get my hair cut… only to discover that my car was not where Cobalt had parked it. In fact, it wasn’t anywhere on our apartment’s property. We both freaked out and headed to our apartment’s front office. They freaked out because the only reason a car would not be on our property is if someone stole it or if it got towed. But I pay for a parking permit every month so my car shouldn’t get towed….. ALSO the towing company e-mails the front office a list of cars that they think should get towed (and reasons) but then they aren’t actually allowed to tow anything unless the front office says yes, tow that stupid car.

So needless to say everyone was bewildered and freaking out. Then the lady in the front office checked her e-mails and it turns out that the towing company e-mailed her about towing my car the day after Cobalt left (citing a lack of permit)…. and then they just towed it without her permission (even though it definitely has a permit on it). She called them and they refused to tow it back because “it’s all wheel drive so it’s hard to tow…” UM… SOMEHOW YOU MANAGED TO TOW IT AWAY!

So we had to go get it. My car is fine at least. And we didn’t have to pay anything to get it back (which is good because it would have been almost $800 for the towing fee + sitting in their parking lot for 2 weeks). I am outraged and freaked out about the fact that my poor car was gone for two weeks and I didn’t even know about it. AND THAT I HAVE A PERMIT ON IT AND THEY TOWED IT ANYWAY!!!! The people in the front office are as livid as I am and they gave me a new (non sunbleached) parking permit so hopefully it won’t happen again. :-/ *sigh* Drama. Anger. Welcome back to Colorado I guess… :p

In other news, I eventually did get my hair cut and Cobalt did eventually dye his hair (and the bathroom) red. What do you think?

I said, didja hair me?!

Typical Potassium hair (flower not guaranteed)…

So let’s try a slightly less photography related entry. Weddings. Oh man… Wedding planning is unlike anything I have ever experienced. Every day there seem to be more details I realize I should be thinking about. I mean, generally they are actually important (like shoes for the bridesmaids and such… probably pretty important…) but I just am not used to planning basically a huge party where I (or me and Cobalt… or just Cobalt) have to make all the decisions. So the other day, my friend asked me how I am going to wear my hair and I realized I should actually probably look into that seeing as my hair usually sees two different styles: up (ponytail or bun… sometimes two buns when I’m feeling especially awake in the mornings) and down (straight or curly, mostly curly because I have a lot of hair and it takes hours to straighten).

Anyway, after feeling panic/confusion (trying to imagine what my hair would look like “fancy”), I decided to check out some websites and look up wedding hair.

It’s a fairly new territory for me. Also, a territory that seems to omit people with my kind of hair (the crazy curly kind, which is why it usually remains contained and hidden in a ponytail), which worries me slightly. Most bridal pictures I see have girls with their hair straightened and then recurled. This style confuses me because my hair is already curly. Why would I straighten it just to curl it again? That sounds like a lot of work…. and hours in front of a mirror. And the other thing is that I am weird and I actually LIKE my curly hair. Now that I actually know how to contain it, I think it’s pretty easy to get it to do what I want. So again, not really feeling the straightening just to recurl thing. I am worried I would lose some part of me in that whole process…

And then besides the curly vs. straight question, there’s up vs. down! How do people choose these things? I feel really ungirly right now… :-/ Does anyone have any neat suggestions for naturally curly hair?