How to Make a Transformation

Episode Details

Air date: November 5th, 2018

Guests: Samantha Cheevers

Runtime: 36 minutes, 18 seconds

Summary: In the second episode of Season 2, Jen has a more interactive interview with her hair stylist, Sam Cheevers, who dyes Jen’s hair while also recording the episode. The two talk about making someone’s outsides match their insides, being your authentic self, and the difference between valuing time versus money when gift giving. 

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What I Made This Month

From the transcript: “And now I’d like to tell you about something I made this month. And no, it wasn’t Halloween costumes! For every year in recent memory, I have created our family’s Halloween costumes, but this year I was completely buried in October and ended up buying my kids their first store-bought costumes. I have to say, it was much easier and I was happy to spend a little money to save the time this year. But while I saved time on costume creation, I spent that time making a Celebration of Life for my father. My Dad passed away in July this year and on October 13th, my family held a special event to remember his life. I made paper flower centerpieces, which also included copies of books he read with special commemorative bookplates. I made a slideshow with pictures from throughout his life. I made programs for attendees. My dad and I didn’t share all that many hobbies, so I was so glad that I was able to use my love of making to remember him while I grieved.”


Episode Transcript 

Introduction

Hello, and welcome to “How to Make a Memory,” the show that explores the items we make for one another and how they impact our relationships. My name is Jen Tierney and today I’ve got a fun, hands-on episode to share with you. A few months ago, I recorded early one Monday morning with my hair stylist Sam. The previous weekend, she had posted a rainbow of colors that she had dyed onto a younger client and I had been struck with the desire to add some fun and funky color to my own hair. She agreed to meet with me while the shop was closed so that we could record my visit. She’s been so supportive of my show since I began a year ago and was a really fun guest. We got to talk about what she makes while she was actually making it.

Conversation

[Transcript forthcoming]

Conclusion

It’s been a few months since Sam dyed my hair, but as promised, it still looks great! The color has faded to this lovely teal green that compliments the colors I tend to wear regularly. Sam has a great eye for color and hair, but an even better eye for people and what will help them to be their most authentic selves. I’m so grateful for empowering and supportive friends like her.

And now I’d like to tell you about something I made this month. And no, it wasn’t Halloween costumes! For every year in recent memory, I have created our family’s Halloween costumes, but this year I was completely buried in October and ended up buying my kids their first store-bought costumes. I have to say, it was much easier and I was happy to spend a little money to save the time this year. But while I saved time on costume creation, I spent that time making a Celebration of Life for my father. My Dad passed away in July this year and on October 13th, my family held a special event to remember his life. I made paper flower centerpieces, which also included copies of books he read with special commemorative bookplates. I made a slideshow with pictures from throughout his life. I made programs for attendees. My dad and I didn’t share all that many hobbies, so I was so glad that I was able to use my love of making to remember him while I grieved. 

Well, that brings us to the end of this month’s episode. You can find show notes and other extras for all of the show’s episodes over at htmamcast.com. Find us on Instagram @howtomakeamemory. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please consider heading over to iTunes to rate and review so more folks like yourself can find the show. “How to Make a Memory” is a member of The Geekend Legion podcast network. Our logo is by Becky Carpenter, our music is by Chuck Salamone, we get system admin support from Greg Thole. Now, go make something for someone you love.

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