Motivate Yo’Self

It’s the last day of my pre-surgery challenge! I posted every day for two weeks straight even (especially) when I didn’t feel like it. I highly recommend challenging yourself to do something publicly – the peer pressure of your friends, avoidance of public failure, and expressing positive energy into the ether are ridiculously helpful in achieving your goal.

Have I been drinking Oprah-laced Kool-Aid this summer? It’s entirely possible.

Motivational Prints from Etsy

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Ginger Commandment | Numero Dos

You don’t have to spend $500 on a haircut – that’s a ridiculous thing I certainly haven’t done – but I don’t want to hear your bitching if your next Fantastic Sam’s cut goes wrong.

On a budget? I’ve been there! Try a beauty institute for a haircut done by a student under supervision of trained professionals. I’ve had my hair done by Aveda almost-graduates in Chicago, Ann Arbor, and Royal Oak. Do you have a favorite fancy salon near you? They may accept hair models for an apprentice program or check out Salon Apprentice for a list of stylists looking for people like you – fabulous and frugal.

Ginger Commandment TwoSource Image: Vogue + extra design by Yours Truly

 

Pinspiration

Long time readers and pals may recall that I’ve always kind of hated Pinterest. These days I find great pieces of inspiration, but it’s another outlet for people to talk about their great lives without acknowledging that they’re maybe a little screwed up at times. I’m not saying everyone in the world is screwy, I’m just saying that if you go by the Facebook status, Pinterest recipe, or Twitter update, people have zero problems in their lives. I call bullshit.

Diamonds

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water drops

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lovers