I am all for ease of use, but this may have been one area in which ease of use does not apply. Women tend to tie a lot of emotional attachment to their hair and it has been discussed here before. I had my "fat hair" which basically was longer (for me) hair that was curly, wild and big. Big hair in Texas ='s winning. Hair falling out from various issues ='s losing. So what's a girl to do when more of her hair is in the sink than on her head. Well you shave it naturally. However you either gain a sense of new found confidence rocking a bald head or you lose the last ounce of self esteem you had. Jury is out on how I feel about my head.
It's hair, it is part of the journey I am on and I am dealing with it being gone. Kind of. I am getting a lot of stares, a lot of commentary from people who are close minded, silly and who are quite obviously horrible at being an adult. Guess what? Who gives a F.
On a quest to still look fashionable, adorable (am I too old to be adorable now?), sexy, cute or whatever I decided on two missions. Earrings and headbands, neither of which would normally be on my radar.
One of my friends Ashlee purchased a few headbands to soothe my bruised ego, (LOVE THIS GIRL) and we scoured Etsy via text looking for the most adorable turban stye headbands we could find.
I landed on this page.
I ended up emailing Kristi about this particular headband....
Turns out? She is from Michigan and freaking awesome. Guess what else? She is a hospice nurse which takes her to level one million on the awesome scale.
She shares my love of everything neon. (God bless you Kristi!! the 80's RULE)
As I searched her page I began crushing on so many of her items.
Guys? Can you imagine this adorable headband on while running with my everything is neon running gear? Do I clash? Yes, do I care? No sir!
We started up a conversation and I have to say, she is a beautiful person. Of course we share the Michigan connection (which let's face it, is near and dear to my heart) but I applaud her, and cherish the work she does. With illness comes fear, crabbiness and an overall crappy outlook on life on some days. In the emails we have exchanged I know she does everything in her power to show her patients her open heart, and her will for them to feel cared for and important. She does work a lot of people cannot do and I could not thank her enough for her chosen path. What a beautiful soul.
She is trying to get her Etsy store off the ground, and I would love to try and help her. Would you?
SHE offered my readers a discount to use at check out for 15% off any purchase!! You may not need a headband so please check out her boot toppers, or her crib sheets. Or any of the other items she has to offer. She makes leg warmers guys! She is a badass.
The discount code to use at check out is: KENNEDIROCKS2013
If you have any questions please feel free to email her, or me and we can get you going in the right direction.
I wanted to say that I don't always share all of my personal business on the blog because it's personal! But I do know that having a blog, even this small allows me to be pretty exposed at times. I am not a fancy blogger, I have terrible grammar and spelling. I am not blazing any blogging trails but I do try to reach out to people who are struggling and through that I have met some amazing people. Kristi is one of them. Please help her get off the ground as she helps others come to terms with their battles.