Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wild Hair Wednesday - Bird's Nest

To take advantage of my dreads and the opportunity to do something fun with them, I decided to create my Halloween costume around my hair do.

I am still day dreaming about cutting my dreads and thinking late spring/early summer it will happen. So this being the last Halloween to do something over the top with them, I need to find other opportunities/excuses to do crazy cool things with them.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tahoe Book Tour

Overall, the book signings have gone really well.

The Bookshelf, Truckee CA

Grassroots, Reno NV

The Bookshelf's booth at Truckee Thursday, Truckee CA

The bookstores and other shops are all so charming.

Ruffles And Ruffnecks, Tahoe City CA

Sundance Books, Reno NV

The Bookseller, Grassvalley CA

Harmony Books, Nevada City CA

The Earth Store, Nevada City CA

We have one last signing scheduled for Saturday in South Lake Tahoe. I hope to see many familiar faces.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tahoe Fun

This past week has been busy with book related business/travel/events as well as some outdoor fun.

I feel very lucky to be staying with the author and his wife in their very Tahoe-y home...

with my very own little loft "apartment" to retreat to each night.

They are letting me borrow a bike (which rides so smooth compared to mine back home). I rode down to Tahoe City the other day to check out the Art Festival and the thrift store.

On the way there, I passed Commons Beach. It was so inviting.

All the families playing and already claiming their spot for the free concert later that afternoon.

I really wanted to go to the concert, but didn't think there would be time due to a book event in another town. I rode back to the house and caught the author heading down to the river for a quick dip... so I threw on my swimsuit and joined him. With a little time to spare, I returned to Commons Beach.

I felt like I was in my painting.

The music was perfect for dancing and I let myself, spinning, and hair flying. The book event that night was fun. A handful of writers read their work, with us being last. The others were all so poetic and grownup with us wrapping up the night with a little Gertrude. Interesting combination, but well received. And I made a few new friends. Love that!

We have also gone kayaking off of Sunnyside, dipped our toes in Donner Lake,

tomorrow we are going canoeing near Bliss then bbqing on the beach, and maybe fit in some tubing down the Truckee River before it's all over. Ah, Tahoe summers.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wild Hair Wednesday - Princess Leia Locks

A big twisted bun is my go to in the summer and during activities such as yoga. A bun is perfect for yoga except during Shavasana and shoulder stands. I use to think, "Sweet! Built in pillow." I guess it's really not good for your neck. So I thought I'd try something similar but leave the back of my head less pillow-y with these....

They helped, but next time I might do them a little further forward to open up the back a little more.

It's always fun finding new ways to wear them.