Wednesday, July 2, 2008

My first show!!!

That's right friends!!! I have a show on July 19th!!! I will be opening for Skip Rowland and Jordan Burch...I'll also be singing with Jordan during his set!

Here are some details:

When: July 19th, 2008
Where: The Green Room at OKC 1st
Time: 6:30
Admission: FREE!!!!

That's right!!! It won't cost you a dime!!!

This will be an evening of great acoustic, original music!! You won't want to miss it!!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Music Page

So, I have a myspace for my music now...and when I say "my music" I mean...the song that Jordan wrote and I sang at church on Sunday morning. He's working on some more songs for me...which I'm super excited about!! Anyway...if you can go check it out and let me know what you think!

Peace :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Just a thought for today...

As of tomorrow...May 21, 2008...I have been graduated from high school for 10 years!!!! OUCH!!! I'm feeling especially old today! I also just looked at pictures of my first group of mid highers...they just graduated from college on Saturday!!! DOUBLE OUCH!!!!

I'm going to bed!

Monday, May 5, 2008

La Pinata

This is a video from our Tres De Mayo party this weekend! There was an unexpected surprise in the pinata!!!


Tuesday, April 8, 2008


I just have to say that I just found out that the New Kids on the Block are officially reunited...and I'm pretty excited about it!!!

If they have a show anywhere close to OKC...I'M SOOOO THERE!!!!

Anyway...that's my nerd alert moment for the day!!

Peace :)

Sunday, March 23, 2008


So I'm back on this thing!!! It's been a great 40 days!!! I'm almost done with section 2 in school and it is going so well!! I started taking clients last week...I didn't have too many that first week, but I was pretty busy this week!!! I had at least 2 clients every day...and they were all people that I know!!! I think I'm doing pretty well with everything so far!! I absolutely love it!!!

Work is going pretty well...we've been super busy!! It's prom season that's understandable. Time is going by really fast no complaints here!!

I've been hanging out with the Sunday School class a lot too...and I love it!!! We spent almost all day together last Sunday! We went to lunch and to Marble Slab after church...then went home to nap for a while and met up at Lake Hefner to hang out and relax...then some of us went to grab a bite to eat and watch a movie! It was a fantastic day!!! We've been getting together quite a bit lately...and I'm really happy about all of the great friends I've made in the last few months! So, if any of you people from "The Group" read this thing...YOU ALL ROCK!!!!

That's really all I have for right now! Just a quick little update for you! I'll be posting some pics later! I've got some good ones of hair school!!!

Peace :)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

One more week!!

That's right!!! One more week until I move on to the next section!!! Then I will no longer be one of the new girls!!!! Next week will be pretty busy! We have a mock state board exam on Wednesday. This is where we get to practice all of the practical portion of the state board exam! I'm not worried about it....because I'll have 3 or 4 more of these before I actually take the real thing!! It does kinda stress me out though....because so many of the tests are timed! The very first part of the test is the comb out...which is the "June Cleaver" hair style! I take my mannequin with the rollers and pin curls done and dried. In 10 minutes I'm expected to take the hair out of the pin curls and rollers, brush it out and back comb the top to achieve this look...

I think it will be ok....but being timed just stresses me out! We have been practicing the timed portions of the test for two weeks we'll see!

So, Ash Wednesday is this week. I have been thinking about what I'm abstaining from during Lent this year. The only thing that I can think of is the computer. I know that it is such a huge form of communication now, but I spend so much time on Facebook, checking e mails and just doing nothing. I get off of work at 9 on Tuesdays & Thursdays and I get home and get on the computer and end up staying up a whole lot later than I plan on staying up! I could spend that time reading a book, journaling, praying, or I could just go to bed at a decent time so I won't be completely exhausted at school the next day!!! I really think that this will be a good thing!

Anyway, I'm off to a Superbowl Party!!

Peace! :)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

New Pics

Here are some pics of my most recent work at school!


This is the cut I did on Saturday for my test...front and back.

This is the set up for the first part of my practical exam for the State Board. The top is rollers and the bottom is pin curls! It was so much fun doing this yesterday...and I'm totally not being sarcastic right now!! It's a blast!!! This morning we took it all out and brushed it into the "June Cleaver" hairstyle! It was sooooo hott!!! I forgot to take a picture though. I'll practice it again soon and take a pic of it!!

That's all for now!

Peace! :)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Drumroll please......

I totally passed my test today!!!!!! It was rough though. I actually got about halfway up the back of the head and had to start over! I was very frustrated, but it ended up being ok!! We had to have a 75 or better to pass and I got an now I'm on to a 2 week cram session for the State Board exam! Only 3 more weeks in my first section! I can't believe it! In about 5 or 6 more weeks I'll get to start taking clients...REAL PEOPLE!!!! That's crazy!!! I'll only be able to do color at that point though...but still...REAL PEOPLE!!! I can't wait! That's really all for now! I just wanted everyone to know that I passed my first big test!!! YAY!

Peace :)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Test #1

That's right!!! My first cutting test is this Saturday!!! We practiced the cut today, and it was ok. Now, the good news is that they are not making us find a model. That was a huge relief. Not that I didn't want to cut a real persons hair instead of the mannequin, but I was having trouble finding someone who wanted a one length bob!!! Anyway, my instructor told us today that he was not going to set our guide for us...which is a pretty huge deal!!! Before today, we have not set our own guides for this particular cut! FYI, when I say "set our guide" I mean cut the first section so that we have a "pattern" to follow for the rest of the cut. Anyway, here is the problem I had last week with setting my own guide for the cut we did last week:

My instructor set the guide for one side, and he made us set our own for the other. After we set the guide, he checked it and made sure that it looked good. If it needed some touching up, he helped us out. Even after that, I was still very unsure of myself the whole time I was finishing the cut. Up to that point I had really gotten the hang of that particular cut and my instructor hadn't had to do too much clean up. I think that, because I knew that I had set the guide and was not too sure I had gotten it right, I felt like I was doing the whole cut wrong!

The same thing happened today!!! The cut that we are doing is the easiest cut to do, but the hardest to get perfected. The guide is pretty simple to cut and I've watched my instructor set it several times....but I just couldn't get it! I was so frustrated that I couldn't get it!! My instructor came to look at it and he actually finished it for me. I'm sure that I could have finished it myself and it would have been fine, but I just got flustered and ticked it was Jason to the rescue!!! Even after he finished the guide for me, I was completely insecure about myself through the whole cut!! I've done this cut more than any other so far...there's absolutely no reason for me to be so insecure about it!!! Anyway, now that I've figured this out about myself, I know that I just need to ignore it and do the cut like I know I can!! I think I get to practice it again it should be much better tomorrow!!

That's really all I have for now. I can't believe that I'm almost 5 weeks into school!!! Why didn't I do this a long time ago?!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

God Is Good!!

I have been worried about my job situation since I left the bank over a month ago! I got my last pay check from the bank at the end of December and was really concerned about where I would get the money to pay bills after that. Well, I had spoken with my friend, Susan Horton, about needing a job and she suggested that I work at the salon, which is primarily a tanning salon. She gave my number to the owner and she hired me last night!!! So...I have a job!!!!

I have also been concerned about my first hair cutting test for school. It is on January 19 and I was told that I had to find someone to be my model. I was worried from the start because the haircut we are testing out on is not that great. I have asked so many people and for one reason or another they are not able to help me out. I totally understand, but I was pretty worried! My instructor informed us yesterday that we will be purchasing a new mannequin head for the sole purpose of our tests!! So I do not have to find a model and I will be able to take my test on the 19th!!!! It's been such a great week!!!!

Today we practiced the cut that we are doing for our test....and I felt pretty good about it. The more I work on these cuts, the less difficult they are for me. I've really been struggling the past couple of weeks....mainly because I'm too hard on myself! I have to remind myself that I'm not a banker anymore and that I'm actually learning a trade now....not just how to give great customer service and open accounts. I picked up on that stuff pretty quick and did well at it....but cutting hair is soooo different!!! I am very slow at cutting right now. I'm such a perfectionist and don't want to mess things up...even though it's not even a real person I'm working on!! This week was better though. I have decided that I need to accept the fact that I'm going to make mistakes...that's why I'm in learn how to do this the right way!!! Anyway...I'm excited for my test next week...and quite nervous! I'd better get to bed now though....I wake up in 6 hours!!!

Peace! :)

Monday, January 7, 2008

3 weeks down...

8 1/2 months to go!!! I love school!!! It is so fun and my classmate and I are doing well according to our instructor! It's nice to only have a class of 2...we get lots of one on one instruction! Last week we started adding some layers to the cuts that we did the week before. Here are a couple of pics! Enjoy!