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I mentioned before in a post, as well as on FB that we’d been on vacation. I thought I’d share a few things from our vacation with you! I’ve got to tell you that it didn’t start out overly well in the “hair department.” We had quite the drive to get to our final destination, so we stayed overnight in a hotel for the first night away. So our first morning, I woke up to find that I’d forgotten my “favorite comb.” Does anyone else have one of those? The one that just sorta makes you have a “good hair day?” My husband laughed quite hard at me. Well, once I’d gotten over that and managed to get my hair done I went to use my hair spray. Mind you, I’d grabbed a new bottle from my stash because my other bottle was almost empty & I didn’t want to have to bother with buying a new bottle while on vacation. Well I pumped and pumped to try get hairspray out & nothing came. I know you must “prime the pump” but it was ridiculous the time I pumped. Finally I took the lid off & this is what I found:
Yup — I about died. There was NO straw that went down into the hairspray. I deemed a “Hair Emergency!” Let me tell you my husband laughed so hard at me!! Well, I played “McGyver” (for those of you that know that lovely old show) and pulled out a bottle of body spray /perfume and thought I could use the straw from interchangeably. No luck. So I ended out just holding the entire sprayer/straw from my body spray onto the bottle of hair spray (since it wasn’t the same size to be able to screw on) to get hair spray out. Dumb I know — but I was desperate. I’m a hair spray using gal. Desperate times call for desperate measures! Eventually I bought a new bottle once we got to where we were staying, but I was so bugged to have to pay for a new bottle, since that is why I’d purposely grabbed the new bottle from my stash in the first place! Oh well! We still laugh about it today!
We headed to the Oregon coast on vacation. We just LOVE it there. If follow us on FB we shared a few of these pictures over there – but just in case, thought we’d post them here too for fun …
I had some people ask if that was a ship or a whale in the background … no, it’s just a big rock out in the ocean. This beach is one of our favorites to come to.
It was funny because I’d written this in the sand and the girls had been playing forever in another area because tide was low. A while later I told them to come over and take a picture by it and I managed to take this 1 picture with them sitting down by it ….
Bee turned around and told me the water was coming, which I told her not to worry about since tide was so low, but – nope, she was right …. 🙂
And on another interesting hair note — not one I expected to find at a light house …. we went down to the Yaquina Bay lighthouse in Newport Beach. It’s not the biggest one you’ve ever seen, but a fun one with a house to wander through, so the girls found it really interesting.
But in the parlor, this is what I found interesting …. Above the fireplace was this (click on it to enlarge it):
Off to the side was this sign that says:
“This type of craft has been traced as far back as the late 17th century. It appears to have begun in the British Isles. It spread to the European Countries and across the seas to America. It probably began from the practice of saving a lock of a loved one’s hair as a memorial.
Preserving hair progressed into making jewelry such as earrings, bracelets, and watch chains. Women saved their hair from their hair brushes and put it into a jar on the dressing table.
In the mid-1800’s hair jewelry advanced to hair pictures & wreathes. Pattern books were published and it became a popular craft. Many Victorian homes had hair pictures hanging in the parlor.”
The cross wasn’t what I found odd — it was everything else around it!! It was so bizarre! I couldn’t get a great picture due to the lighting and windows in the room. Have you seen anything like this before? Maybe I’ve just been living under a rock & am the first!
It made me laugh really! I say we’ve come a long way! Instead of keeping our hair – we donate it to Locks of Love. And could you see Martha Stewart doing a segment about this on her next show? “Next up – How to create a darling pair of earrings out of hair that will go perfectly with your new Spring outfit.” “It’s a Good Thing!” LOL
Anyway, thanks for letting me share a little bit of our vacation – hair & non-hair related with you! And don’t forget to keep scrolling to enter our giveaway, if you haven’t already!