This might be my last weekend hitting the yardsales for awhile. With the holidays coming and Winter biting in January & February, I probably won’t be so anxious to get up early & freeze, so I can safely say that they will just have to wait til about March, when I’ll be chomping at the bit to get out there again to find the bargains. So, with that in mind, I did go to a few on Saturday morning. Spent a grand total of $5. This pretty book about needlepoint in Venice caught my eye. Lots of gorgeous pictures & I’ve always loved needlepoint. Maybe one day when I don’t have any other hobbies, I’ll give it a try. 50 cents.
50 cents for this pretty little blue and white plate.
I actually bought this pair of pretty birds from my neighbor’s yardsale last week for $1, so it’s not in this week’s total.
Got my hair cut about 8 weeks ago & it was past time for a trim, so I decided to take a cue from my friend, Debra, at The Bunnies’ Bungalow, and do a drop-in & try out one of those chain hair salons. I chose one near my house called Supercuts. I had it cut in a shorter flippy do last time I went & the other girl did a good job, but honestly I have gotten tired of paying almost $50 for a haircut. The girl I’ve been going to for about a year just moved salons and last time I was in there she told me her rates would be going up after the first of the year, so that will mean with a tip, it would be $50. Maybe that’s average for many areas, but I just hate paying that much every 6-8 weeks for a haircut. I’m a city girl, so know how it is, but I didn’t even pay that much in Atlanta. So, back to my big plan. I just loved Debra’s new do that she posted a few weeks ago, so I decided, what the heck…I’ll stop by this Supercuts & take my chances. I need a trim… right, so the worst that could happen is I hate it & don’t go back. My hair grows like a weed anyway, so I’d just have to suck it up for a few weeks until it grew some.
So, I stopped in after work on Friday night, went in & sat down to wait on someone to get to me. Saw a young girl with blue streaks in her hair working on someone. I think to myself, please Lord, don’t let that girl cut my hair…she’s got blue streaks. Oh. my. goodness…I think I’m making a mistake. I could just get up and leave, but I figure I’m here, I’ll give it a try. So, who comes over to get me but blue-streaks herself. She’s really sweet, her name is Sheena. She shampoos me, I show her Debra’s picture that I have printed off (told you I loved it, Debra!). She says, no problem, she can do that just fine. She really takes her time & cuts it & is very precise about going around my hair cutting all the layers. Comments on how much hair I have (which every hair stylist always does!). She loves my hair & has fun working on it. So, after the blow drying and styling, I take a look and absolutely LOVE it! She has nailed my hair perfectly & I’m so happy with it. I’ll take Ms. Blue Streaks any day! The girl knows how to cut my hair. Now, if I can just manage to fix it like she did….those stylists really have a way with hair.
So, this is my version of the flip….YESSSSS, I’ll be going back to her and saving money too! I had to come home & take pics so I can remember how she dried it. Total for this shampoo, cut & style was $30, including tip…now that’s more like it! So how expensive are haircuts where you are? I know they vary all over the country & $50 is nothing to a lot of people, but I happen to be cheap on stuff like that. Now, I hate bad haircuts just as much as everyone else, but if I can get a GOOD haircut for less, why not! I even do wet cuts often too, as I could care less about getting it styled every single time. I’m at the gym a lot & have to wash it often anyway.
One extra special thing about this story I want to share with you. Our precious pastor at our very large dynamic church has been urging us all to share the gospel with those we come in contact with. That’s always been a difficult thing for me to do, to get out of my comfort zone & to be more aware of those around me that I come in contact with & what needs may be there that I can speak to. I can cocoon with the best of them & just stay in my little world around my close friends & not let the outside world get in too much. But, our pastor has really been talking about world & community outreach this whole summer & I’ve felt the need to be more open to what God is trying to do around me. I so much want to let God use me to impact people that I meet. I know that he will always open those doors, if I will be obedient and open my mouth to speak.
So, Ms. blue streak and I had a nice conversation. She’s very young & told me about the relationship she is in & it sounded like it wasn’t very healthy. She mentioned that God was important to her & her boyfriend had just acknowledged that there is a God…well, that’s step one. I asked her if she is a Christian & she said she was. I asked her if she had a church she was part of & she said that no, she hadn’t been going for a long while. I invited her to our church & she told me that her mother has been trying to get her to come to that church, as well as a few other people. I explained to her how important it is when you are a Christian to get good teaching & surround yourself with others who are Believers too. She said she knew it was important, so I hope she will come. I will keep talking to her & keep inviting her, now that I’ll be going back to get my hair cut there. I just think it’s neat that when you least expect it, God will open a door for us to go through, even when it is just a spur of the moment decision. I want to be open to more of those opportunities & they are everywhere if we just look & listen.
Hope y’all have a great week!