January 15, 2016

^^^ Before and after pictures from when I gave Stefan a haircut Sunday night. Because let's be honest, I am a full time homemaker now. If I can't at least give my family mediocre haircuts, what am I good for?

To say this haircut was a slightly traumatic experience would be.. accurate. (The after picture is from the next day because the rest of the night after the haircut was not good for me..) I didn't go into it feeling very confident, which made Stefan nervous, which made me less confident. His hair doesn't look bad, really. It's a bit shorter than we wanted, but also it was free sooo.. maybe I shouldn't have said, "I'm never doing that again." so immediately? But seriously, someone tell me how you're supposed to get around the top of the ears!? Also we didn't have any hair cutting scissors - this was all clippers, with varying guards at varying times. Next time we'll just go with higher guard numbers, right? At least on top? Anyway, all advice is welcome. Thx in advance.

Oh, and yes the beard is here to stay. At least until the baby comes. I told Stefan the baby won't like his scratchy kisses. I think his beard looks really good, but I don't love the scratchy kisses either.

^^^ Making good on some goals: I walked to the grocery store (in the snow) and remembered my reusable bags!

Okay, I have to be honest about something. David Bowie's passing did not phase me. What does he sing again? I literally googled him because I recognized the name, but couldn't remember which 80's band he was in. Oh, none of them? And that was all the thought I gave it. RIP David Bowie.

ALAN RICKMAN's passing!? BRB, I'll be reading/watching Harry Potter for the rest of the month and... always.

Stefan said this over a month ago, but it's still saved on my phone and it's still funny. While picking out ice cream at the grocery store: "They've got bear claw, they've got moose tracks, they've got camel toe..."

Also this from Stefan: "Look at your belly! It's so... basketball."

Let me know your thoughts on the haircut, beard, Englishmen who passed away this week.. and happy weekend!


Nathan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ice cream flavors hahahah!

Jake said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, you're too young to know who David Bowie which is okay. He wasn't one of my favorite musicians but I really do like his song "Heroes' (and the cover version by the Wallflowers) and I still get a kick out of his music video for Modern Love..so 1980s. His duet of Under Pressure with Freddy Mercury of Queen is a winner in my book. Alan Rickman will be missed. He was almost to easy to hate as a villain which made him a perfect Snape. Stefan's hair cut looks fine. I think once you obtain some proper hair shears you'll be able to work magic upon his golden locks.

Emily B said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Haircut looks awesome. And I totally get the traumatic experience. I cut Brandon's hair for the first time earlier this year and it was definitely nerve wracking for both of us. But now we've got it down. Still a free haircut but think of all the money we save for having mediocre haircuts. And way to use clippers only! Scissors are definitely less scary for me.

Alexandra Dorsett said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Erin! I love your blog. So nice to be able to keep up with the Emmett girls this way, and you are both such good writers. Anyway, as far as the haircut, great job! I've been cutting Dillon's hair for years and there's definitely a learning curve. I found one trusty little tool that really helps heat around the ears and you don't have to worry about cutting their ears off because it can go directly against the skin. I'll attach an Amazon link.

P.s. You might be the cutest little pregnant gal to walk the earth. ☺️

Erin van de Graaff said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Alexandra Dorsett

Alex! That little trimmer looks perfect! What would I do without you? I'm sure Stefan will thank you, too. :)

Lynne said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You not knowing who David Bowie is makes me feel old. :( Be bold with your stand not to give more haircuts! The exact same scenario played out with Tony & I and here I am still giving mediocre haircuts that I hate doing. (Kendall too) I begin EVERY hair cut with the statement "I didn't go to cosmetology school, so feel free to hop on over to Super Cuts"...never works. Wish I would have stuck to my guns way back when - ha!

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