The big chop… a photo-essay, by request.

I suppose it’s not really fair to describe a big old hair cut and then not provide pictures. This is what I originally saw on Pinterest (after searching for square head and curly hair) and was completely inspired by:


Sandra Bullock, of course.  Because who wouldn’t want to look like her?  I can assure you I’m pretty darn close. See:


Ok, not exactly, but I’m pretty happy with it!  Not to mention that I’m going to save a ton of money on conditioner!  Cha-ching!

Unfortunately, I am firmly against gratuitous selfies.  Especially because they tend to emphasize the fact that my one eye opens further than the other and that my enormous shoulders are uneven.

I generally prefer photos that either make people laugh, like this one… or that demonstrate my amazing skills, like this one.

So I decided to ask Seth, super duper nicely (ok, I kind of forced him!), to take pictures that would allow me to show you guys some cool things that I want to show off, including:


1) This wall!  I painted this sweet wall in our basement to look like a football field.  It is to scale (1/3 original size) and looks awesome.  The life-size Rodgers fathead really completes it, don’t you think?  Seth totally digs his man cave, and I’m pretty darn proud of it!

2) My pupster!  Look at that sweet girl!  Her name is Curly, for Curly Lambeau, founder of the Packers.  She recently had knee surgery, which explains the shaved back leg (the bum knee) and the poodle cut up front (where her IV was).  She loves when I carry her around like my baby.  Or not.  But I love it 🙂

3) Look at my new book that came today!  It’s Deadly Contact and it was written by my real-life friend Lara.  So excited to read it!!  (And now I might win a prize because I posted a picture of me with it!)

4) My new bracelet that my friend Aimie’s daughter made for me!  She’s eight and CRAZY talented with the loom– she picked pink and blue just for me!  Such a sweet, sweet girl with an amazing mama!  (Did I say amazing… I’m sorry, I meant to say awesome.  She’s slated to be my next profile in awesome, after all!  Get pumped!)

Yeah, we had a lot of fun taking these photos…  what do you think of the new do?


18 thoughts on “The big chop… a photo-essay, by request.

    1. Thanks, Lara! Curly and I are totally dog-owner matchy-matchy… and I love it! If I go a few shades lighter it’ll be even better!

      I know I’m going to love the book! I was hooked on the first chapter when you gave a sneak peek all those months ago. My whole book club is doing it for our December read, and I’m feeling pretty smug about actually knowing the brilliant author!

    1. Thanks, Adriane!!! Although, I completely lack the commitment to a 5-year hair plan like you… nor the Pavlovian conditioning required to wear it down every day 😉

      They were right though, your hair does look really pretty down!

  1. I agree with the crowd, you are much more amazing than Sandra! You are beautiful inside and out. Now let’s talk about the eye and shoulder deprecation… WWYSTYM (What Would You Say To Your Mama?)

    1. Oh mom, I would totally yell at your for that kind of self deprecation, and you make a very good point. I hate selfies… and I think my discomfort is showing 🙂

  2. I love the new haircut Rachel! And I totally do the same thing with only getting my hair cut maybe three times a year. I let it grow out until I can’t stand it anymore then get it cut short and then let it grow out again… It’s a cycle that may be easier on my wallet but I do really enjoy getting my hair done.

    1. Must be a curly hair thing… even though I trust Amanda here in town just as much as I trusted Katie in Maryland, I have had so many bad haircuts that I still worry every time I go! With all this hair it is quite pricey though, so you’re definitely right about it being better on the wallet!

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