Monday, September 16, 2013

Ponying Up: Pantene Beauty Lengths Donation

Last Friday I was finally able to get in a haircut so I could donate my hair to Pantene Beauty Lengths!! All told, I was able to donate 11 inches if hair to the charity which makes wigs for women with cancer!!

I'm now rocking a cut and fun short hairdo. I'm still working on figuring out he right way to style it and learning what I can get away with and what I can't. (Blew it straight last night, tried to wear it flipped this am and am currently rocking a hot mess. Oh well!!) It'll take me a week or two to figure it out but I'm liking the short hair. I haven't had my hair in a ponytail holder since Friday - it's too short to use one!! 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Kiss My Tulle Giveaway

Be sure to check out Kiss My Tulle this week for a chance to win a Lavender Paper Hearts Navy of Black Satin Bow Tie!  Click HERE to go to the contest giveaway page.

Don't want to enter, but still want a bow tie? You can buy on here.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bow Ties in Action

Here at Lavender Paper Hearts you KNOW I love a good bow tie in action photo. I have a few bow ties in action photos to share with you. This first sweet photo showed up in my inbox this week and I just HAD to share it. Bean is such a sweet little mini-kitty. (She's not really a mini-kitty, but she's such a little dainty lady!) She loves to sit right in the middle of the kitchen table. I always know where to look for her when we visit with her owners (my cousin and her husband!)

This one is a little late. I remembered to share it on Facebook, but not here. This is actually Bean's sister, Hazel May the pit bull. Hazel is the SWEETEST little thing ever. She is also madly in love with my husband (she has a thing for dudes in general) and runs right over to say hi to him whenever we visit. She also loves belly rubs and sitting on your feet. She's quite the love. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

National Donate Your Hair Day

This Saturday, September 7th, is National Donate Your Hair Day and I'm participating!! I was made aware of this day from a beautiful piece I read over at the blog A Practical Wedding many months back. (Click both links in the last sentence - two great posts!!) One of the ladies who works and writes there bravely shaved off all of her hair and donated it to Pantene Beauty Lengths, an organization started by Pantene to make real-hair wigs for women fighting cancer.  It seemed like such a great cause and something I could totally contribute to. 

I've donated my hair in the past (to locks of love in college), and I've been itching to try a short haircut again, especially since wedding season seems to be over for us for now. Similarly, as A Practical Wedding pointed out, many women grow out their hair for their weddings (brides and bridesmaids) only to find themselves driven to chop off a lot of it when their weddings are over. I know so many friends who've done this and I even did the same after our wedding. DUH!  If I'd known about this sooner I probably could have cut off enough to donate my hair two years ago. My hair was SO long after our wedding, and I was so ready to get rid of it when it was over. Along this line of thinking, APW suggested, why not chop off and then donate that great hair to a fantastic cause that supports women?! It's like win-win for everyone. 

Men are totally allowed to donate too. So if you know a gentleman who's ready to shed his long locks, pass along the links and ask him to consider donating his hair for a good cause. 

Even if you don't have enough hair to donate this Saturday, if you've got the hair to donate, maybe consider donating your hair to them in the future. You can read about their requirements at the charity's website.