People are shocked to learn that I am not crafty.
As in…not crafty AT. ALL.
Alicia (who I work with at the library – which sounds so “yeah, I know who she is” but we totally finish each others sentences and even better – we can have entire conversations by hand motion and sound. That’s communication at it’s best, people.) used to think I was just being “humble”. Now she bans me from crafts.
Seriously not crafty.
Then Pinterest was created.
I try to like Pinterest. I really do. But as uncrafty as I am it’s tough to love it. My dad, recovering from shoulder surgery, stumbled upon Pinterest and finds it fascinating. But he takes junk and makes art so that makes sense. I see junk and plant Morning Glories up it so no one can see what it is anymore.
I’m not a Pinner. I am not someone who struggles with Pinterest addiction.
But then Alicia and Tonya kept sending me silly pins and I wouldn’t see them so they would have to email them to me. Then I would open them in Pinterest see something else would catch my eye and so this past month I have found myself checking Pinterest for something or another nearly daily.
It also happens that my hair is driving me insane because I missed my hair appointment with the Amazing Stephanie due to – I know this will shock you – snow. So I am looking for all sorts of new ways to do my hair.
Also, Downton Abbey has returned and I love the style on that show so much. I mean, I am pretty sure the reason my husband bought a tv the size of our living room wall was just so I could watch Downton Abbey in HD. He is awesome like that.
Anyhow, I found “Beach Wave” hair. It guarantees your hair to look all sexy beach amazing. I happen to long for beach days so much it hurts so I figured I would try it.
Pinterest shows me this…
Mine did not look like this. At all.
My husband assures me it looked great (I took a photo of it for him…along with my reaction to how it turned out.) but it doesn’t look a thing the above amazing photo.
In fact, my tweet about my hair was this…
I attempted pinterests “Sexy Beach Wave” (with a flat iron) on my hair today. I ended up with “Snarled Bed Head” look instead.
— Denise Dykstra (@life4boys) January 21, 2014
Seriously, people, I have no idea how it will ever comb out.
I am also thinking that the best way to get “Beach Wave” hair is to go to the beach. Not happening here for about another six months.
I am “this” close to cutting all my hair off. But since Pinterest seems to be filled with a trillion photos of amazing looking long hair, I’ll hope one of these “super simple” and “easy” hair styles will work for my uncrafty self with super long hair.
But if a stylist wants to play with my hair all day and pin their creations to Pinterest (so I don’t have to do my hair at all), I’m totally game for that. Have your people contact my people. ;)