So I decided to do some googling and sure enough there were tons of blogs and youtube videos of DIY ombre hair dying. After doing my research I decided to just go for it. I didn't even consult Riz first (big step people)!
I went to Wal-Mart and picked up a highlighting kit. L'oreal Super Blonde in bleach blonde to be exact. It was around $8.
Here is my before picture...
And my after pic...
So it was super simple. I just divided my hair into four sections and rubbed the bleach in to about chin/shoulder length. I let it marinate for a half hour, rinsed and dried the ends, then put more bleach in focusing more on the ends this time to try and get more of a color gradation (not 100% that's the word I'm looking for but I'm going to go with it). Super easy for anyone who is thinking about trying it!