Jeans and Stuff.

by Lori Dwyer on July 20, 2011 · 71 comments

Two quick ones today, lovely ones.

First one is… Jeans For Genes Day is coming up soon- August 5th, to be precise. This is a trule awesome cause, supporting vital medical research. And it’s a cause close to my heart- or thighs, as the case may be. Why? Because I am a denim girl. I live in jeans. Ask anyone who knows me- my legs always surprise people, when they’re any other colour but stonewash blue.

Anyway. Support Jeans For Genes Day ths year via FaceBook. Take your photo. Upload it. Or just make cool badges like these….

… and post them wherever you like.

To celebrate Jeans for Genes Day, I have a prize pack to give away. Aussies only, sorry OS jellybeans- you can enter that other little giveaway I’m running. The Prize Packs contain a $250 Jeanswest gift card, official Jeans for Genes t-shirts and gear, and two movie tickets.

Comment to win- this is a quick one. Entries close midnight 22 July, and the winner will be drawn and notified by email soon after.

Happy demin!!


In other RRSAHM news, as we know, I’m headed off to Melbourne in less than a week, for some kid free time. The preparation for this involves the ritual of Making Myself Pretty. Hair cut and dye, hair removal, exfoliation, nail painting, so on and so forth. I don’t know, but shaved legs make time off from the kidlets much more enjoyable.

Luckily, the lovely people from Christiane’s sent me a voucher to take myself and both kids for a hair cut, promising a kid-friendly experience.

Dubious? Me? With a three year old who screams blue murder anytime someone comes near his head?

One of the many things we leftbehind in the Purple Life was a friend of ours named Sarah. A hairdresser, with the priceless talent of being able to chatter and calm the chop while she sheared him. She also bribed him with chocalte frogs, which helped.

We’ve been missing Sarah very much. And the Chop was starting to look a bit wooly. So off to Christianne’s we went.

After getting repeatedly lost, looking for a shopping Centre near Paradise that I’d never been to before, we finally made it, only half an hour late for our appointment.

The staff there were lovely. We were cut and blowed by Ashley, who was particular awesome and managed to pull off blond and grey spiky hair. If I tried that I’d look like a nanna.

Chop gets chopped….

Ashley managed to glam me up, cut and blow dry me… all while carring on an in-depth conversation with Chop about the Wiggles and avoiding the flying fingers of the Bump who was sitting on my lap.

The Bump and I. I’m not sure why we look so unimpressed.

And then Ashley, bless her, without missing a beat in chatter, got the Chop settled on a special cushion, put a super hero cape on him… and cut his hair.

Almost without a flinch.

She even managed to put gel in it.


One spunky boy…

Kid friendly? Yes indeedy. Now if only I could get them to come and babysit while I run a home dye through it as well.

 The End Result- Pretty!

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Angeline March 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I always shave my legs in spite of me being a denim girl. I just want my legs to be perfectly smooth all the time. I am planning to undergo laser hair removal to permanently remove those hairs.


Sarah February 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I also consider myself as a denim girl. As a matter of fact, I got two new pairs last week. They were created by Australian designers.


Just Jennifer July 24, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Oh my goodness, your son looks an awful lot like mine! It's really tripping me out!


maisie July 23, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Cute kiddies!
Loving the sound of some new denim and a night at the movies :-)


Linda July 22, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Love your new hair Lori and the kidlets look wonderful too.

You look different in every single pic I see of you. You have a slightly impish, mischievous look about you. Please don't be offended – that is meant to be a compliment ;)


Thereisabuttonmissing July 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Love the new locks. You are all looking very cute!
I too love rocking the denim…anything else just feels wrong..


Spinkled July 22, 2011 at 11:26 am

Have a fantastic time in Melbourne Lori! Enjoy your time to yourself, relax and have a blast!


ros July 22, 2011 at 12:55 am

You look lovely…and how cheeky is Chop's grin! Have fun next week!


Miss Mandy July 21, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I love denim too! Would love me some new clothes. Have fun on your break.


Ebonie’s Mummy July 21, 2011 at 10:03 pm

You deserve some pampering girl. Good on you.
Would love to win the giftvoucher, this mama is in desperate need of new clothes, aren't we all haha..
x x ;)


DanniiBeauty July 21, 2011 at 8:37 pm

I live in my jeans – love them! Jeans for Genes day is a great cause!


Julia July 21, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Love your new "do" :)


Desi July 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm

What… are you telling me there is something other than jeans… :-) No i dont think so.

Kid friendly Hairdresser… need me one of those. My darling 18month old son has hair that grows like weeds… he has already had 4 haircuts and each time it gets harder and harder :-) oh the joys of motherhood (but i do soooo love it very much)


Megan July 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Oh how I would love to win. I have jeans in every sizeand shade in my cupboard to accommodate pre pregnancy, pregnancy and post pregnancy. Most are jeans west too.


Jodie July 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I'm a jeans girls too!


Shellye July 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm

You look amazing! Glad that the chop was able to get a cut without freaking out. My brother screamed like a maniac when he was two, and I couldn't stand to watch. (I was only going on six y/o.) Glad it was stress free for you.


Kel July 21, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Love the new haircut! Looks very spunky :) The Toddler loves the hairdresser, everytime we pass one she asks to go in for a haircut. Apparently baldness is not a concern for her, right now…


Bree83 July 21, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Yay, Jeans For Genes Day, thanks for the reminder!

My daughter is 26 months and I have still never had her hair cut!


soul_less July 21, 2011 at 2:49 pm

For some reason my first comment didn't come through :(


sparklesays July 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE my jeans! You can never have too many pairs!
Traci x


Lahra July 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm

love living in my jeans :) They are my comfort zone, hands down! Great Cause


•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• July 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I live in jeans so I don't have to shave my legs. Gorgeous little Bump & Chop . Shame about Sarah I need to find a good hairdresser .


Blackberry Cat July 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Hair looks lovely!
Hope you have fun in Melbourne.


Aunty Penny July 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm

You both look spunky with your new hairdos. Love how a trip to the hairdresser can lift your confidence a bit :)


Katie July 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Looking good Lori!


Megs July 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Love love love the new 'dos, you look gorgeous Lori and the Chop is a super spunk!

I've only recently stepped into the world of denim (I know right?), I've always been more of a skirt gal. But can't argue with the ease of throwing on a pair of jeans and a top to feel semi-decent while racing around after the kidlets.


Mich July 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Wooo the Chop looks spunky! And so does his mummy!
Have fun in melb, as a former melbournian, i miss the hot jam donuts. and the 7 day sometime 24 hour trading.


~CSaM~ July 21, 2011 at 11:48 am

Oh my gosh The Chop looks even more gorgeous now!!

Love your new locks as well. Have fun in Melbs


Kel July 21, 2011 at 11:34 am

Lovely haircuts! A hairdresser that can keep the kids still is worth their weight in gold!



Hi I’m Rhonda. July 21, 2011 at 11:32 am

Great cuts! I just got mine done and it's still aggravating to me! You look great!


almondtreeframes July 21, 2011 at 11:24 am

Great cause, if only I could find a gem of a hairdresser that could do that with my kids!


nellbe July 21, 2011 at 11:04 am

Love the haircuts, gorgeous :) Jeans for Genes is a great cause.


AlyceB July 21, 2011 at 11:00 am

Mm, I had a hair cut the other day (and a colour too… gotta love Cudo) and it's much shorter now. Ah, feel the weight lifting off my shoulders! Well, I would if I wasn't breastfeeding still and hence screwing my shoulder/neck/upper back muscles up *sigh* Can't wait for NNB and 2 whole nights sleep to myself. No babies. No bed sharing. Nothing but me and those sheep. The counting ones, not the Kiwi ones.


rocketman July 21, 2011 at 10:10 am

Demin is the uniform for those who don't want to wear a uniform, plus they make me feel cool! What a great cause! I've been told to lose my cargo pants as they 'soo 90's'. They might just be rested for the day…


Sheri Bomb July 21, 2011 at 9:46 am

Glad I'm not the only one going through the beauty blitz pre-blogopolis! It's a good thing though…I've started having to style my eyebrows…yeah they're that bad haha

Hope I get a change to meet you while we're down there! :)

Count me in for an entry into the jeans comp too please!


Amy xxoo July 21, 2011 at 8:30 am

I am so hoping my company lets us out of our stupid uniforms for Jeans for Genes Day!
I'm also hoping random generator picks me as your competition winner – i;d love to win something for a change!


Adalita July 21, 2011 at 7:18 am

Oh how I love my jeans, I can live in the all the time. I am a big Jeans for Genes Day Supporter. Count me in for the competition too.


E July 21, 2011 at 7:11 am

First off.. Lori.. you look just simply beautiful!

Second I TOTally know the whole trying to calm a kid for a hair cut thing my daughter(3) was totally like that with fringe cuts.. so much so I decided to just give up and let her grow it out so I can put it put in her pony tail for daycare!

Lastly, I LOVE DENIM JEANS TOO! A kindred spirit at last. I'd live in them if I could.. so imagine my sadness when after I'd recently mended the zippers on my two favourite (skinnier me) jeans and then last week I tripped over, cut my leg and put a big tear in on knee of my fav pair :(… Oh well wearing them any way, un mended today!
HURRAH for JEANS! (but I'd LOVE to get some new ones!)


Eccles July 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm

You all look so well & relaxed :):) Jeans – having just lost some weight (2 kilos – I know, it's not much lol) I'm DESPERATE for new jeans that stop falling off hahaha. And a night at the movies . Do I ask too…. much?
Enjoy your kiddy free time Lori. Bring lots of warm jumpers/tights with you. It's cold down here (X)


Tash July 21, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Oh Lori, if you could but see the jeans I'm prancing in right now. Waistband torn on one side thanks to an unfortunate run in with a metal bench, and the bottoms all raggedy courtesy of my being vertically challenged and all. Would lovelovelove the jeans prize!
Excellent post as usual – loving the hair!


Alicia July 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm

You are so lucky that your kids will sit through a haircut. It takes a lot of coaching and bribing to get my kids to sit still for the hairdresser!

Glad to see everyone supporting JFGD! This cause is close to my heart because my Miss 3 has a rare genetic condition. The more money these researchers have the more good they can do.


idratherberunning July 21, 2011 at 1:41 am

Enjoy your precious time away. Nothing wrong with a Mum break, it's good for the sanity. Your little ones are beautiful. Count me in for the comp please. Emma.


theKatieKitten July 21, 2011 at 1:14 am

Very impressed with the hairdressers child wrangling! You of course, always look divine, EVEN with bed hair.
Oh, be a love and do place us in the draw? Thanks mate, lol


Emma. July 21, 2011 at 12:36 am

Gosh, you're a beautiful family – in pretty much every way. :-)

I love the post-chop pic of Chop (10 times fast? ;-))…amidst all he's been grappling with, that gorgeous big smile is priceless!

Have a great time here in Melbourne…it's beautiful, but it's bloody cold, so pack warm!



Nelle July 21, 2011 at 12:32 am

You look super Lori.


Karen July 21, 2011 at 10:12 am

Ooh! I love the ringlets! So pretty!
Holy goodness, your kids are so cute!


Tish July 21, 2011 at 12:03 am

My little one is 2yo and is such an angel at the hairdressers, I think he loves to be the centre of attention. He's scruffy and woolly though, because he's too much like a little boy with short hear – I'm not ready!


Eva July 21, 2011 at 9:59 am

Lori, your kids are adorable – those cheeks are made for squeezing! And another giveaway – what a generous lady you are :)


Melissa July 20, 2011 at 11:44 pm

The only time my legs are a colour other than (denim)blue is when they are poking out the bottom of a….wait for it….DENIM SKIRT!! Lol


Fox in the City July 20, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Ah,Chop is absolutely adorable . . . before and after his hair cut!! He looks very proud in the after photo.

You look beautiful as well. Have fun during your kid free time . . . you deserve it.


blondtress July 20, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Love it when you find a great hairdresser they are like gold! Have a great time in Melbs, never been myself, it's on the bucket list, I need the voucher as a massive incentive in my weight loss challenge so I can actually fit into the jeans there!


Jemima- So Mummy July 20, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I live in my jeans. When their all in the wash and in forced to wear something els is the hardest thing! I think i need to invest in some more pairs so this dosnt happen.
This is such a great cause!


Lirion July 20, 2011 at 10:30 pm

I love having a hair cut, feel so very pampered during it.
And you all look great.

Also, would love new jeans, and Jeanswest curve embracers rock my world!

(lirioness AT gmail DOT com)


Aimee July 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Have an amazing kid free weekend! You deserve it!


A Dose of Dannie July 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Awesome your kids look fabulous babe! So do you :-) Yes wonderful cause i where nothing but jeans all day i could sleep in them really LOL


Buff July 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Such a fantastic, beautiful cause. Everyone should get their "behinds" into some funky jeans for the day and celebrate + donate!
Well done to Chop for getting his hair cut – looks very spunky.
Enjoy Melbourne, it is a beautiful city. Also, kid free time renews your energy, do something for YOU!


Kellie July 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Gorgeous times three!

I live in my jeans too. Is it because they're pre baby skinny jeans and they fit me perfectly? Maybe…..


4 in the herd July 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm

love the hair cut and would love $250 worth of blue or maybe i could go bogan black jeans


Tamsyn July 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm

You three are just about the cutest things ever xx


Kimmie July 20, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Oh my teen son is heading off on a trip to NZ soon – snowboarding! He has saved like crazy for this trip and he needs some new warm jeans etc. Would LOVE to be able to present him with a voucher for some new denim. He would be over the moon and some!


LionessLady July 20, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Love the Chop's chop!

And who wouldn't love $250 worth of denim – Imagine the denim on denim looks one could create!!!


Hope’s Mama July 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Great cause, great giveaway. Count me in. Love the pics as well.


Zoe Paige July 20, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Gorgeous! I love the unimpressed photo too! x


Wendy B. July 20, 2011 at 9:01 pm

All three of you look great!

Love, Wendy


Miss Pink July 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm

You are gorgeous.
And those kids? Oh my!


KW Carmel RED Day July 21, 2011 at 2:58 am

Not commenting for the contest (OS follower) but I just had to say your chop is so wonderfully handsome, and I hope it's ok to say, looks just like his dad, wow! I think you are doing a great job with those two! Have a wonderful vacation.


Crystal Cheverie July 20, 2011 at 11:11 pm

You look fan-freakin-tastic, Lori! I'm really glad you were able to find another hairdresser that could handle The Chop, too! Again, have fun in Melbourne! :-)


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Denwise aka Denyse Whelan July 20, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Oh Lori! Such cuties … Chop looks soooo much of The Boy too.xx


Tara @ Our Whirlwind Adventures July 20, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Love the new hair-do's. You are all looking pretty spunky!
I'm also a denim lover and have passed on my need to always wear jeans to my little one's too. Am definitely looking forward to decking them out in a denim overload for Jeans for Genes Day :)


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