Switching Over, Big Changes, and More

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Come on, Spill It

  Those of you who have followed me at Hair In My Coffee know I’ve been thinking about authenticity and vulnerability.  I started this blog as a place to connect with others about my experiences of writing, hair styling, motherhood, and relationships.  There have been many gaps along the way, gaps filled with living and processing. […]
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Life In The Square

Some days it feels like my skin doesn’t fit right.  Lately, I’ve been restless and itchy—questioning the way the world is shifting, the things that have become normal to most of us.  During many different times throughout my life I’ve tried to fit into a category or a group.  Blending in creates a feeling of […]
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Ass Man

  Yes, it’s a weird title for a blog post, and especially one that is quite vulnerable, but hang with me.   Last September, I married a kind and brilliant man named Paul.  From the beginning, Paul was unlike any other man I’d ever met.  He stopped in the salon one day with a mutual […]
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Behind the scenes: Rosanne Cash and CBS Sunday Morning

Rosanne Cash’s latest record, “The River and the Thread” came out this week.  It is brave and haunting—every song is a chapter of a well-written novel, or in this case, memoir.  It’s one to dive into and swim in for a while. When asked to do hair and makeup for Rosanne’s segment on CBS Sunday Morning, […]
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A family of different stripes

      We’ve been watching a lot of Winnie the Pooh the past couple of days during our traditional Thanksgiving beach trip.  It’s colder this year than it usually is, so we’ve been playing cards, cooking, making cocktails, and yessssss—watching Winnie the Pooh. This is the first time Finn has shown any interest in […]
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It ain’t your hair, girl

I admit, this is an ironic post for a hairstylist to write.  I love what I do.  I love making people feel good about the selves and the way they look, but I’ll tell you that in the twelve years I’ve been doing hair, I’ve learned there are some things that a new hairstyle (or […]
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Starting Over

You loyal Hair In My Coffee subscribers received a post from quite a while back in your inbox today.  It is the one post I kept on my new blog.  You might want to take a peak at the homepage—things are looking a little different.  My life looks a little different these days.  When thinking […]
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Strip Mined

A friend, knowing my next novel is set in rural Appalachia, sent me this article a few weeks ago.This friend has also had a huge amount of emotional and circumstantial upheaval in her life. She said she was feeling strip mined. Growing up, my family visited Boone, North Carolina every year—my parents are both North Carolinians, and […]
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