Hair before & after shots and healthy eats from the week

If you read yesterday’s post, you know all about my hair rut.

Luckily, I had an appointment at the salon with my wonderful stylist Jessi to spice things up a bit.

When I first sat in the chair and told Jessi that I wanted to make a change, she asked if I was sure that I wanted to do something drastic while pregnant.

I thought it was really considerate of her to ask- especially since (in my experience)- most stylists start to drool when you tell them that you want to make a big change.

So, we agreed to go with a small subtle change for the time-being.

Here’s the really cheesy “before” shot (please ignore the sign on the mirror).



Jessi loaded up my head with foils, and while she was putting them in, we discussed food cravings during pregnancy.  All of the talk about pizza, Subway, pasta, and bagels made me sufficiently hungry.

More on that in a minute…

While my color was processing, I read this article from a hairstyle magazine.



Pretty appropriate, right?

After about three hours of foiling, processing, a treatment, cut, and blow-out, here’s how I look today!


Like I said, it sure isn’t drastic, but I think it’s definitely an improvement (thanks, Jessi!).

After my appointment, I took my freshly coiffed head (and the rest of my body too, of course) on over to Subway.  I ordered the new veggie sandwich with avocado, which I’ve been dying to try.


Well, it must have been my lucky day because the sweet woman behind the counter threw in an extra one for free since someone had called it in and never picked it up.

I’ll take free Subway any day!


And now for a few of my healthy eats from the week

Salmon cakes

Trader Joe’s veggie pizza & salad

Morning strawberry smoothie

Veggie omelet with Trader Joe’s sprouted rye toast, turkey bacon, and fruit

Salad with salmon


What are some of the healthy foods you’ve eaten this week?

What are your plans for the weekend?  Once again, I’m not sure of my plans yet, but we will be celebrating my mom’s birthday at some point.  I’ll also be taking some shots of the nursery to post next week!

Happy Friday!

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  1. Love the new ‘do! Looks great on you. I’m in a perpetual hair rut but am always too chicken to mix things up too much 😉

    • Thanks, Brittany! I totally get how you feel. Yesterday I uttered the words that I never thought I’d hear myself say: It’s just hair. It will grow back.

      Who am I?!!! 🙂

  2. Michelle

    Great cut, love it!

  3. Subtle change – love it – sometimes less is more! Hey an FREE Subway – BONUS!!! Have a Great Weekend:)

  4. Gorgeous!!! What a difference…As subtle as you may think – You are lighter and brighter! The layers and highlights look AWESOME~ Makes me want some too 😉 I’m sure your hubby is going to love it! Can’t wait to see the nursery updates….

  5. You are just the cutest! 🙂 And I love seeing what you eat, because it inspires me to want to be healthier!

    • You’re too sweet. Thank you! And I am so happy that my meals make you want to eat healthier. That’s why I do it! 🙂

  6. Your new cut looks great!!

  7. Love your new do! It’s the perfect color for summertime! I just scheduled my first haircut in a year. (I have 2 toddlers, if that explains my delay.) I’m so excited to get cut and coiffed. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  8. Having two toddlers DEFINITELY explains the delay! 🙂 I am sure that you’ll look even lovelier after a little pampering at the salon. 🙂

  9. Aw, your hair looks lovely! 🙂 All that food is making me hungry haha

    Enter to WIN my Havaianas SHOE Competition!

  10. Your hair is so cute! She’s right about making drastic hair decisions while pregnant. I cut all mine off to get some relief from the heat (it was April, LOL I must have been hormonal.) and I cried and cried when it was done.

    She did a great job!

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