Friday, February 22, 2013

the ever changing mind of hair

Dear Fickle Fanny...

What do you suggest when you can NOT make up your mind about your hairstyle?


I once had a friend tell me that women change their hairstyles often when they feel like the rest of their lives are out of control. However, I personally believe that in certain seasons of our lives when the texture and color of hair changes naturally, we tend to freak out. Thus causing us to try to "find" ourselves in hairstyles. Personally if I could just grow my hair out longer I would be happy. However, I usually freak out at about shoulder length. This year the freaking out also included changing my hair color. Oh my. Well Summer is coming and with that my hair will fade naturally and then I might feel more at home in my own skin.

Fickle Fanny's Favorite Hair

What did I do??

Right after my daughter was born

Just not styled well.

The winner... Long with natural hair and highlights... No real bangs maybe swooped to the side and my hair looks good pulled back with some sunshine on my cheeks.

Thank you Fickle Fanny!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dear Fickle Fanny,

What is one of the best books you've ever read that changed how you lived?

What a wonderful question. One of the books that changed my life was, "French Women Don't Get Fat."

So while I was looking on their Facebook page the other day I saw where someone had commented on the page about a cookbook called, "The Little French Kitchen." So I began to dig and what I found was a lovely treasure, a diamond in the cyber rough.

French inspired cooking from a tiny kitchen in Paris.

I am inspired.

From the cooking channel website for Rachel Khoo I copied a list of what every little french Kitchen should keep stocked in their pantry:

Olive Oil
Chicken Broth
Canned Whole plum tomatoes
Canned & Dried Beans and Lentils
Rice (long grain white)
Dijon Mustard
Gruyere Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
Cream Fleurette
Cream Fraiche
Cooking Wine

Dear Fickle Fanny....

Are you going to purchase these items for your pantry?

Yes, I am. I love the idea of a well stocked pantry. And since my little cottage has one this will be a wonderful list to work from. I also plan on purchasing this cookbook once the snow melts.

One more little note. My favorite thing about the book, "French Women Don't Get Fat," is that you keep a food journal, you walk everyday and once or twice a week you do Ballet or something like it. Eat well, eat a lot of many different things, eat whole foods made from scratch, eat at home, invite others to share your table and enjoy your life. It is a beautiful gift from God.


Dear Fickle Fanny...

Why do you change your mind at times so quickly??