Graphic Design, Inspiration

Selfies, Haircuts, & the Power of Photoshop

November 10, 2016


Hello friends! Allow me to interrupt whatever politically induced shock, awe, or general wonderment you may be in with a few extremely trivial topics; selfies, hair, and Photoshop.

ONE | Selfies. Is it just me, or is the whole notion of taking photos of yourself and then posting them on the internet a strange and somewhat awkward phenomenon? I can’t say I feel totally comfortable with them…but, without a few here and there I would literally have zero photos of myself and, to be perfectly honest, they’re kind of fun.

TWO | Hair! I’m extremely, extremely boring when it comes to hair. I’ve never had a real dye job other than an unfortunate middle school experiment with Sun-In and one wash-out dark red color I tried freshman year of college. (It was so different and exciting that when Thane came to visit he didn’t even notice….). And I’ve stuck to the standard long-with-a-few-layers look for so long that the most interesting thing going on with my hair is whether or not I have bangs, which, it turns out, isn’t really that interesting either. THEN, last week, I wrote my really fun and talented hair cutter friend and asked her what she thought a long bob would look like on me. I don’t have much time for my hair these days, so having those long tresses just sort of hanging down, totally un-styled and always getting into Lilah’s face when she nursed wasn’t ideal. I’d been thinking about a bob for a year or more, mulling it over to no end as I usually do when it comes to things like these. So when she told me to come to her house that day so that she could do it, it was almost like the decision was out of my hands, hahaha. So, I- somewhat nervously- went for it! And boy, let me tell you, I love it! Seriously, I should have done it a year ago.


THREE | Photoshop works wonders. Usually when I take any photos of myself it’s a spur of the moment thing and I’m either 1) not wearing anything decent, or 2) not wearing any make up. This time I happened to have a button up shirt on, but no make up, so I jokingly thought to myself that I would just “Photoshop” my make up on, and then decided late last night to actually do it! Just for kicks. (This isn’t something I normally do, I promise.) So, let me show you the results.


And I was having so much fun that I didn’t just stop at make up, I also gave myself a nose job and whitened my teeth! All with just one hand while nursing Lilah, so just think about how much the pros can do when they’re editing models and celebrities.

Anyway, I did end up stopping and putting some makeup on after seeing how gnarly I looked without it, so these photos with the boys are at least a little better. Oh, and guess who else got his very first haircut?

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Okay, so back to politics for just a second. (Sorry, haha.) Calling the past months “bewildering” would be an understatement, but my one ray of hope in this whole debacle came when Pence identified himself as serious, bible believing Christian and made it clear that he cares about the lives of our unborn children. So, as unconventional and as unpredictable as the next four years may be, I am exceedingly thankful for a Vice President who is passionate about fighting to save the lives of our children and I’m praying that God will grant him the influence to do just that.  Also, it seems like there are a lot of women who are really disappointed that the first female presidential nominee was not elected….like it’s been a setback for women’s rights. But, being that the woman running for president is an avid supporter of abortion (even extremely tragic late term abortion), how many more pre-born girls would have died as a result of her pro-choice agenda? Is that really “progress” for women? There is love, grace, forgiveness, and healing for the women who have had to walk down that painful path. But why continue to walk down it as a nation? And…I’ll leave it at that. What do you guys think?

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  • Reply MaryAlice Corder November 10, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Hi Sarah. As always I love seeing all the pictures and your blogs are spot on! Now we all need to put away our petty differences and go forward to work on the important things…. like making better choices in the ways we live and treat each other. Jesus taught us the best way in all things. We must try harder to live His teachings and share this way with others around us. Not by “preaching at them,” but by showing them Christian Love. We must learn to work together for the good of all. Love and Hugs, Grandmother and Granddaddy

  • Reply Andrea Keller November 12, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I loved the re-touching until I read that you straightened your nose . . . Which I hadn’t even noticed. But once I saw that, I hated it. Because I’ve ALWAYS loved your nose! It’s absolutely perfect in its ‘nose-ness’. Noses don’t get any better than yours. People are so misguided when they get rid of the ‘character’ and uniqueness of their special God-given noses to make them conform to a boring uniform standard of beauty.

    • Reply Sarah November 16, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      Haha, oh Andrea, you’re funny! I like my nose too (I hope you weren’t reading too much into my silly editing). 🙂

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