Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Trying New Things – Hair Cuts and Cakes

I’m not a girl who likes to go out of my comfort zone and do things I’m not sure I’ll really succeed at, in fear that I will fail miserably at what I’m attempting to do. Let’s just add it to my list of other insecurities! But I’m honestly tired of playing it safe. Why not come out of my comfort zone and do things I might fail at. How will I ever know if I’m not go at something if I don’t try, right? Who cares what people will say or what people will think…? I just need to start doing it!

On Monday I was getting tired of how long Jayden’s hair was getting and just wanted to trim it up a bit. I’m no hair dresser, NEVER claimed to be one; but I though “what could it hurt?!” I questioned myself A LOT, was I really capable of giving my son a little trim? Was I going to have to get it fixed once I was finished? After the first snip, I couldn’t really think about it anymore… I had already begun to either make my son look like a freak or give him that nice cut I had envisioned in my head. (It always looks better in your head).

So we sat Jayden down (cookies in hand) and started trimming away. He did really well, I was so proud of him! I didn’t take too much off, just enough around the ears and some off the back and bangs. I did what I thought was best and honestly, I think it turned out pretty good! I’m sure if you looked SUPER close you would find problems with my cutting… but I can’t worry about that now.

Here is my big boy right after, cookies on face and all. It took A LOT of cookies ;)

My second attempts of trying something new were decorating my first cake after my decorating class last night. For those who don’t know, the hubby was amazing and bought me cake decorating classes for Christmas and I was super excited to do them.

Again, I’m no cake boss but I really had fun doing it! It was my first attempts at a rose and flowers. I also made the icing from scratch!

My family will get to enjoy it at family dinner tonight so that is why I wrote family on it.

Hope you all are having a fantastic week!

44 comments:

KatieSPerk said...

Great job on the cake!! I am so impressed. That was a great gift too!!

Trina said...

I think you did great on both! Good for you for trying new things!

ASHELY said...

my hubby tried to find me cake decorating class in my area for christmas, but couldn't find any that were reseaonable price. so jealous of you! the hair looks great and the cake as well! :)

Katie said...

Lyr, jaydens hair looks great!!
and that cake?!?? SO GOOD!!!!!

Gina said...

Congrats on your new successes! :)

Courtney said...

Lyr, they both look great! I'm not one to try new things either, for the same reasons, but when Dylan was about 18 months old people started telling how beautiful my daughters were. So I stuck him in his high chair and I cut his hair. I wish now that I'd have thought of the cookies, lol, but it turned out a lot like J's. Really cute! I've missed you... :)

Mrs. A said...

YAY your cake looks supercute I'm an on the side cake decorator so if you ever have any questions just holler :)

Brittany said...

He is just so cute with his big brown eyes and cookies all over his face :-) I think his hair looks just fine! And little boys aren't supposed to be perfect anyways :-) They're boys! lol

Annie said...

his haircut turned out cute!! love his little messy chocolate face ;)

the cake looks yummy!! you did good!

Hi, I'm Susan! said...

you did an awesome job on jayden's hair and on the cake! way to go lyr! i'm so proud of you for stepping out!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Jayden's hair looks great! I bet the cookies were a great distraction for him! Maybe I should give my husband cookies when I try to trim his hair! :) ha.
Great cake! :) Impressed!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Impressed!!! :) You did great on the hair and the cake, too! I couldn't do either!!

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

Look at those big brown eyes! He is so cute!
The cake looks amazing, great job!

morgan823 said...

I think you did a great job on both!! I could never make a cake look that good!

SassyTimes said...

Great job on the haircut AND the cake! Mmm...cake!!! ;)

Just Me said...

You are so awesome! Keep trying new things. I was in the same boat as you, terrified to try new things for the fear of failure. Once I stepped out of the fear I realized there is nothing to be afraid of. Keep trucking lady! The cake looks DELICIOUS! Great job!!!

Miss Jody said...

:::great::: job on the haircut and the cake!

look at you go!

i can't do either...
i admire you..
i tried to cut my husbands hair once.
Once!
He looked awful!

I felt bad.i was laughing so hard. i was crying.couldn't see what I was doing... and he looked like someone who was going through a science experiment with a mad scientist! His hair had huge chunks missing...it was awful and darn right funny at the same time..{ I'm actually snickering as i'm typing this..LOL!!}

Jessica said...

I think stepping out of your comfort zone was a HIT! The haircut and the cake look amazing - WAY TO GO!
I too suffer with stepping out of my comfort zone (or as my hubby says "veering off my straight line"). It takes a lot to get me out of that zone, but since I turned 30 (3 years ago) I've found it much easier to do. I'm not sure if I don't think about it as much, if I don't let whatever consequences MIGHT happen bother me, or what it might be. There are still times I get really nervous, but I push through those nerves and just veer off my straight line.

Annie said...

whoa...I am VERY impressed with your cake decorating talents! Looks great :)

Kait said...

That cake seriously looks fabulous! :) I love it!

Jayden's hair, also fabulous! :) I cut hubby's hair most of the time (just did last night)... It's a money saver when he has to get his hair cut every 1-2 weeks to be within regulations! Ha :)

Hope you enjoy your family dinner!

PaigeR530 said...

Great job! Jayden's hair looks so adorable, and would you mind to send a piece of that cake my way?? YUM!

Lauren said...

Way to go on both the hair & the cake...I for one would definitely be nervous trying to cut hair!

Lauren @ Dreams Take Flight said...

The cake and Jayden's hair both look great!! I got cake decorating classes for Christmas too, but haven't found one that works in my schedule yet. I can't wait to see more of your creations!

Angie S said...

Great job on both tasks. Wow I couldn't keep Hayden still enough to cut his hair...yay for Jayden!!

The cake looks yummy!

Kameron said...

I cut my son's hair once. It did not turn out good! He has curls and I hacked them all off. I cried. Jayden's hair looks great and the cake is super cute!

katie + bret said...

I wish my face looked like Jayden's because that would mean LENT WAS OVER and I could eat SWEETS again!

Oiy. It just started! I am a dead cookie.

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Wow that cake looks awesome!!!

Eclipsed said...

Thanks, as always, for stopping by my blog. In regards to me being featured, someone from the website just sent me an e-mail and asked me to do it.

Both of your projects came out fantastic. Don't sell yourself short. It seems like you're more talented then you give yourself credit for. Own it :)

Alicia said...

Wow!! You did a really great job with his haircut (which is so cute by the way), and with the cake!!! It looks like something you'd buy at a bakery!

Brittany Ann said...

Beautiful work on all accounts!

Cassie said...

I think you did a great job with the cake and the haircut! You shouldn't doubt yourself so much!

Emily said...

I think you did a fabulous job on both! I've botched more than one haircut and rely on the Barber shop now! :)

chelsea said...

Awe! Cute on both counts! I love cake boss too ;)

Sarah said...

The hair and the cake look great - amazing job!

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

Cake and hair look great! good job!!!

Lilly, Matt, and Sara said...

You did great on both!!

Alicia said...

Look at you mrs domestic diva! :)

Whitney and Nathan said...

Wow! I am very impressed! Both the haircut and the cake look professional. Good Job!

JamiLynnKastner said...

that cake!!!! WOW! Just one class???? That's is amazing!

Where My Treasure Is said...

Your little boy is so darn cute! Great job on the hair cut! And that cake!! Oh my goodness! Great job!!
I love that it says family. What a neat idea to make that kind of cake for a dinner. I bet they all felt super special!

Abby said...

Your babe is getting so big! He looks darling! Great cake!

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Sarah said...

Great job on the hair cut, he looks so cute!!! And beautiful cake!!!

The Booth Family said...

Look at you! So talented! PS your little man looks so cute!

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