Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Color, Ellie, and blog it out.

Today we are going to learn about color. Here is some clay. 

I don't think happier words were ever spoken to a creative, crafty person. #squeal 

In order to color someone's locks you have to understand color. It's a simple as Roy G Biv. ;) 

Yes. It brought me great joy to make a color wheel. I'm a nerd like that. 

This week we worked on making hair darker, or lighter. Although we are not using real color at this point, it feels so wonderful to be behind my doll and do hair. It's like all is right in the world, and I am where I am supposed to be. It's a very magical Dorothy/OZ type of feeling! 


Candace and I also got to see Ellie Goulding last night. I can honestly say that it was a crazy night. Drunken fights, broken bloody noses, lesbian love charades. And that wasn't even the main act! I will never understand alcohol. I can be around those who have been drinking with no problem. Most people I know drink 100% responsibly and are normal. The folks last night however, cray cray Z!!!! 

Ellie is an amazing performer!! So talented!!! Her voice is hypnotic! 

My friend Kirsten sent me this today. I loved it:) I appreciate how my friends look out for me! And think of me! 

Jason and I snuck in a mini date tonight. Burgers and Walmart. #stayclassy. We came home to this. The driveway was now a canvas for chalk art and we had to park. Here. ;) 

Many posts to come! Can't wait to share my homework with you!! I got to make my own color wheel! And let's just say Pinterest was involved;) 

Xoxo~ Alli 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Week One. In. A. Nutshell.

I'm still standing! I haven't taken a nap in over a week. I'll treasure my Sunday nap that much more now!

My first week of school was simply awesome. I've learned so much in 5 days. 

I can do hard things:  Finger waves. (These have a million miles to go!)

I'm really good at certain things:  And that's ok. I refuse to dull my shine, just because others are struggling. I will however, offer help to those in need, and want my help. 

I'm not too old for this:  I'm the same age, or younger than several other future professionals. We want to start a club for gals 30+ called the Golden Girls. As long as I'm Rose. 

F.A.C.E is a motto at the school. I like it. 

It's ok to have realistic dreams:  Maybe I am dream crusher. I don't know. I have no desire to be a stylist to celebrities. (That's a common dream to the 18 year old demographic) (more power to them!!) I am so happy to stay in MY Idaho. I am so happy to do hair of my friends, and family, and little old ladies that want a shampoo set. My dreams are wrapped up in my family. 

I have had such a blast this week!!! I couldn't love school more. I know that it will get hard. I accept the challenge. 

I plan to absorb any opportunity that comes my way. 

I want to earn a trip to Caper in Las Vegas in 2015. I have to sell 45 Paul Mitchell bags that are filled with awesome product! I can do it. And I will. 

I also want to travel to New York with a small portion of the student body. I will work hard to save the money to go. We will learn from the best. I can't wait! 

Thanks for supporting me along my way. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!!

This is Laura Beth. She was one of my YW. She asked me to do her hair for her Senior Prom. Happily, I obliged. 


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bits and Pieces

Today was pretty fun at school. 

Here are some pics, with accompanying sarcasm. Enjoy. 

Sections. Basic. Where your need for perfection cripples you. One strand of hair at a time. 

French Braid. Two words: 

Girls Camp. 


Fish Tail. 

Girl, please. 

Corn Rows:) 

Meet my friend Shawn-Tay. She ain't no Holla back girl. 


French Twist.  

The wedding style of the soap opera Days of Our Lives. 

Finger Waves. 

What the H!!!!! So bloody hard! I've got a mean bag of tricks. But this bad girl nearly had me cursing. I will squash this style. One. Wave. At. A. Time. 

Pin Curls? 

Can you make a circle? Then you can do these. 

Today was a great day. On my feet, behind a head of hair. Heavenly. This won't be a career. This will be a play ground. 

Loves~ Alli ;) 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Now is the Time~

I want to document my time in Cosmetology school.  No better place than my blog.  It's been neglected far too long.

My 2014 montra is "Now is the Time".

I've wanted to do hair for years.  I thought about going when September (my cousin) went in 2000.  I was advised by a loved one, that this was not a viable profession.  I listened.

Sixteen years later, an almost 12 year marriage to Jason, and realizing my divine worth as a daughter of God, I have finally washed those "viability" thoughts out of my mind.

I contacted Paul Mitchell Boise in January and started the process.  I was horrified.  And thrilled.  I made Candace go with me to my tour at the school.  (Jason had to work).  We left, she was almost more excited than I was!  It was pretty darling.

I started school yesterday.  April 22, 2014. I survived.  The long lingering thoughts of my personal doubts slowly went away.  Somewhere, along my life journey, I convinced myself that I was dumb.  Slow.  Not able to learn new things.  Which, in itself IS DUMB.  But alas, often times that voice is the loudest.  And although I found myself overwhelmed at times, I processed things in small pieces.  And survived.

Here is a list of some of my fears.  Just so we are clear....

Will I be WAY older than my classmates?
Can I do the chemistry aspect?  (I never took chem in HS)
Will my kids be ok while I am in school?
The list goes on, but you catch my drift.

How does one combat fears?  


Here were/are some of my prayers:

Let me find a friend.

Let me be calm.

Let me be open minded.

Let my divine potential shine through my doubts.

Let me lead.

Let me be lead.

Never leave me feeling alone.

Let me find joy in all the new things.

Don't let who I was in HS, cloud who I am now.

There are more as well.  Some I will hold close to my heart.

I can tell you that prayers are being answered.  One by one.  Some through others, some through the Holy Ghost.  All through my Father in Heaven.

I am so thankful for all those who have made it possible for me to take a step out of my life, and follow my dreams.  Jason.  Candace.  Grammy.

 This is me.  Finding JOY in my new kit filled with awesomeness!

I will keep this blog going, especially about my journey through school.  I hope you enjoy, find joy, some laughter, and escape your life.  Just for a moment.


xoxo Alli

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