June 26, 2008

The new 'me' or 'us'

Well it's just darn hot here. I love my pretty long curly hair, but it was getting old and I always wore it up in giant claw clips because I'm hot natured and for practical reasons. So I chopped it. I've had really short hair before , so this doesn't seem that short. My husband wasn't too thrilled, but he'll get used to it :) It was kind of a shock yesterday but he told me he liked it today.

These pictures are not good. I kept forgetting to get dh to take a pic, so I did my best.

It's longer in the front then short and 'stacked' in the back- you can't tell here. It's less than 2 inches long in the back though. I feel much lighter :)

Miss Alexa, my spirited and strong willed 4.5 year old, has been experimenting with scissor the last few months. She cut her hair twice, and I told her that if she did it again I would get her hair cut off. Well, guess what happened.

I love her outfit- it is so her. Clearance at walmart :)

And, you know you live in the south when your supper table looks like this:

Everything is from the garden except the canteloupe and it's local. I didn't plant yellow squash because it grows like crazy and I don't care for it that much. This is the only dish I really like, which we ate with our raw veggies and hamburger gravy served over homemade sourdough bread.

You need:

approximately 6 medium/small squash or 4 bigger ones
4-6 slices bacon
1 small onion
1 can diced tomatoes
salt and sugar to taste

First you slice the squash in 1/4 inch rounds and put them in a small pot. Just cover them with water and bring to boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes, till cooked but not mush. Drain and set squash aside. Cut bacon into small pieces and put in the pot. After fat has rendered add chopped onion and cook till softened. Then add the squash, tomatoes and seasonings. I generally add 1-2 T sugar. Let simmer 10-15 minutes. Perty good. Not necessarily frugal, but a nice treat.


mama said...

I like the haircut on you girly:) She looks so comfy and free in her outfit!. You know what....I don't live in the south but I tell ya....I cheat a lot in the summer and we end up eating watermelon andother fruits instead of making a salad. It's just so much easier!
Your haircut is a big change!!! I wonder if the front will still keep you too hot or can you still pull the front back? It's cute:)

liz said...

Your hair looks so cute! I love it!

And your table is simple but beautiful. I love how fresh foods decorate a table.

mami jen said...

Very cute. Both you and your girl. The cut suits you. And thanks for another tasty recipe.

DeNiece Barnes said...

Your dinner looks really good, my family and I love cumubers and tomatoes. I love the new hair do also, and your little girl is so adorable. Children are such angels..... Come on over to my blog and have a cup of tea and visit for a while....

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Kat said...

I LOVE your new do!!

SouthernMom said...

Ya'lls hair is cute(yes imagine me saying that in a heavy southern accent) My lil sis just got her hair chopped off. She wanted stacks but I didn't know what it would have looked like on her.

We love yellow squash. Ours aren't doing so well ;~(. I bet my husband would love that dish. He loves everything in it!

Joy Comes in the Morning said...

Love the new cut. You have inspired me to cut mine short again. I think about shoulder length. My hair is very thick and in the summer it drives me crazy and I have to keep it pulled up. I am also expecting baby #3 so I think it would just be easier on me if I get it cut. But, I just wanted to let you know it looks great.

Val said...

LOVE the hair! So cute :)
And we often have meals like that in the summer! In fact, the other day when I finally cooked a big meal (roast chicken, baked pots, squash, salad, rolls) my daughter said, "Wow mom! What a glorious meal!!" Whoops-guess we've had a few too many salads ;)

Buildeth Her House said...

I prefer my hair long but whenever I see nice hairstyles like yours I consider it for myself.

I think it's hard in the summer to come up with meal ideas because it's too hot to eat cooked food. Cold fruits and veggies sounds good after yesterdays very hot dinner of fried fish,baked sweet potato fries, and asparagus stir fry. Usually it would hit the spot but not yesterday.

Thirdtimemomma said...

Ooo I love your hair!! So modern and fresh. Really it makes you look so pretty! And Sarah too. How cute. Makes me want to get a hair cut. :)

Toni said...

That haircut looks great on you!!If I ever get mine cut short that is the style I would like!Your daughter looks cute too!!Your supper looks very good!!I`ll have to try that recipe!Maybe my kids would eat squash if it had bacon in it!!!