SHUT THE FRONT DOOR, no wait… OPEN IT! I’m hosting my first ever styling event, and it’s at one of my favorite shops at Crocker Park! When one of my “LOCAL LOVE” shops, Banyan Tree, asked if I was interested in doing a styling event, I immediately said YES!
Writing this blog, I sit here with the biggest smile on my face. I feel like I have finally accomplished getting to the finish line. Yet, in many ways I am just getting started. Looking back at the year 2013, when I first started blogging, I had this simple notion – When we look at someone and see their outside layer, we must remember there is a layer underneath, as well.
Who I’m Highlighting: MEGH, FOR – BEST FARM FLOWERS AND BOUQUET PARTIES
Where to Find: Instagram: @meghwingenfeld | Website: meghwingenfeld.com | Pinterest: mmeghanmary
I’ve done some radical things in my life, but this one is truly special. Dying my hair pink comes once a year, to honor and celebrate my mom’s birthday on September 1st. Yesterday, she would have turned 68 years old, and this is my 4th time going pink. It was my first time going to a wedding with pink hair, but I conquered that challenge, too!
Who I’m Highlighting: BANYAN TREE, FOR – BEST LOCAL SHOPPING
Where to Find: BANYAN TREE (Tremont Location), 2242 Professor Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44113
There are times in life we are bound to feel a little overwhelmed. It’s how we choose to cope with those moments that make the difference in how we will feel, and ultimately grow as humans. Three plus years ago, I made the impulsive decision to become a first-time dog owner. If you know me at all, this is not typical of my behavior.
Who I’m Highlighting: FOUNT, FOR – BEST LEATHER PURSES + VINTAGE SCARVES
Where to Find: FOUNT CLEVELAND, 6706 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44102
When I was little, I wanted to be a hairdresser. While my mom had many talents, doing hair was not one of them. I remember asking anyone who came over, “Can you put piggy tails into my hair?” While knowing how to french braid is one of my superpowers, it did not become my career.
Our lives go through many chapters and changes, and my career path has done the same. Some changes were out of my control, while others placed me squarely in the driver’s seat.
Who I’m Highlighting: NAILS 216 – JESSICA… FOR – BEST PEDICURES
Where to Find: Inside Salon Lofts, 30020 Detroit Rd #17, Westlake, Ohio 44145
It’s hard to describe the feeling I have right now. This is my first official blog post since 2017 when I said goodbye. On one hand, I’m doing jumping jacks and thrilled beyond measure to be back on this platform. On the other hand, I am scared. If I didn’t say I was a little afraid I wouldn’t be honest. Typically when I make a decision, I stick with it. When I said goodbye, I truly did not think I would blog again. Having the support of my mother, who was also my number one cheerleader and fan, gave me all the courage and strength I needed. Now, that strength has to come from within. Things I never used to worry about, are creeping into my head. It’s up to me now, to find ways to cope with each of them. The fear of simply putting myself back out there is real, but I am choosing to face it. I’m not a runner, period.
There are moments that define our existence, make us realize our true talents, and give us clarity for our future. All of that and more has happened to me over the past year. For a while, I felt as if I had lost my voice. I reached for the meaningful words to write and they simply were not there.
I return now to give each of you an understanding of what I have been through and where I am going.
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