Monday, October 31, 2011

Magic City Classic Weekend: Pancakes, Seminars, and Costume parties....whew im tired!!!

Well this weekend pretty much flew by so fast.  I had a lot of fun with some of my Sorors and my friends. I started with breakfast at the Original House of Pancakes.

Donna and me
Donna and Me


Gloria and me

Lynn, Reyna and Charity

a huge omelet....

Then we headed over to the BJCC to check out the Job Fair and the WorkShops.  They had a natural hair work shop so of course I had to stop by and hear what they had to say about natural hair.

We then waited for the next session because Lamon Rucker was supposed to be there....well guess what he didnt show...his plane was delayed...but the other guys on the panel were okay.....we got to take pictures of them and we took pictures with Calvin Richardson....he was no Lamon...but you have to work with what you

Calvin Richardson and us

Calvin Richardson and me 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My twists are out....the results...

I kept the twist in for five days so I am getting  I actually like the way my hair feels and look after using the Deep SOLUtions Deep Conditioner by Natural Girls Rock along with the flax seed gel I made at home.  I was very sceptical about my gel but I think my hair looks good.. Me

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Is it supposed to look like this....

So last night I made Flax Seed Gel...or so I  I followed the directions but I don't think it turned out right.  I was kinda sad about that too...but if you know me you know I don't give up that easy.  So I will be making the gel again.  I was actually making the gel to go with the Deep SOLUtions deep conditioner that I bought last month at Fro Fashion.  The founder Kelly said that the conditioner works best with the Flax seed gel.  So I did twist my hair with it so we will see.  I like my hair so far, but everyone knows I wont keep the twist in for long, because I get tired of the same style.  So we will is Thursday...can I hold out till next Thursday....stay

a picture of my hair as I am twisting it

The finished product.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Braided Headband

We were trying new things, check out the braided headband.
Reyna's braided headband

from the side

Monday, October 17, 2011

Paper Flowers

Working on my decorations for cookie training, someone suggested that I make my own flowers instead of buying them.  So of course I am you tubeing "How to make paper flowers"  I have a co worker in the office who actually had made them so she showed me how also.

I bought the tissue paper in the colors of my decorations, I bought a new pair of sissiors and flower wire.

Then I fold the tissue paper like a fan...I used nine sheets of paper, but then depending on the size I used as less as six sheets.


Here are the results and what my flowers looked like

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Race for the cure

Over the weekend I participated in the Race for the Cure. This year was different for me.  In May I had a mammogram and I was asked to come back because they saw something on the screen on my right breast.  I had to have two test that determined that it was only a cyst in my right breast.  The anxiety that built up in me as I waited to find the results affected me in a way I couldn't even describe.  I was holding my right breast trying to be extra careful with back I don't think that would have had any affect on it...but in my mind I thought it would.  I was talking to the insurance agent trying to make sure I had enough.   I thank God that it was only a cyst...but it reminded me I cant take my health and life for granted.  So as I participated in the race I walked for all those people I knew has passed away due to cancer and those who had conqured the cancer. I met old and new friends during this run.

My time, I could have done better but we were talking, playing and just acting up on the

I dont know this think Ingrid knew him...i just wanted to take the

This guys shirt was very cute............

The back of the shirt says it true

So many people.......... 

My sorors...... 

Look at the dog with the tutu!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I think my band too tight!

Today I decided to try to use the "ouchless" headband on my head because sometimes the headbands I have hurt my head behind the ears.  So i used an ouchless band.  I wrapped it around once and then I got the bright I deal that just maybe I should try to do the puff...So I double twisted the band on my head...I didn't push back too far because My hair not that long and i know this style would look funny.

I left for work and as I am driving my head starts to pound and I am like dang why does my head hurt....of course after 10 minutes it registered with me that this band is too tight on my head.  So I undid it and just like that I could feel the pressure leaving

this is how i wrap the band twice....i stretch it out and then wrap it again...

now that it is doubled then i push it back but not all the way because then it would make my puff look very small

this is the band squeezing my brain tight!!! lol

relief without doubling the band

Okay so now my head feels better with the only just putting the head band on...its not tight at all but now i feel its too loose.  Maybe I will try another ouchless that has not been stretched out yet and see how that goes.

Am I still a Product Junkie?

People ask me this question all the time.  My answer is yes, but I am not just buying random things now like I use too.  I still buy things but I am reading labels and waiting till I have a coupon or when things go on sale I try new products.  My main product now is Shea Moisture.  I still use Kinky Curly as a detangeler just because I think its is the best.  I still use Suave Conditioner to co wash with.   I got two new products that I will be trying real soon.  Jessicurls and Natural Girls Rock has a Deep Solutions Conditioner and Flax Seed Oil Gel and when use together to do twist out, they are supposed to be just I will be trying this in a few days.  Take a look at my basket....

My basket doesn't look to bad.  I still have stuff in bags that I haven't put out

I still want to use the As I Am products but right now they are too expensive and the coupon that I have received from Curl Mart doesn't work, so until I just get a bonus or hit the lottery I wont purchase the product.  The product itself is not too expensive but when you have to pay shipping and handling then it becomes to much.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Daily Refresher....

What's in my bottle you might ask.....well let me just tell you.....its Shea Moisture Curl Milk and water.  The Curl Milk can be used as a leave in conditioner so why not condition my hair and hydrate it with water at the same time.  I must say I didn't come up with this great idea myself, my friend Ingrid actually did.  When I twist her hair the other day she gave me the spray bottle with what looked like milk...I was like what is this?  She told me and I like the way her hair felt and decided to try.  It really does refresh dull curls throughout the day.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Exploring my G.I.F.T.S: Gratitude

Today is day one of exploring my G.I.F.T.S.  I had to think about what I am grateful for and I didn't want to say the, kids, want to dove deeper into what I am really thankful for. 

The biggest thing right now is my health...Taking on so many projects I feel very bogged down.  I feel like at any moment I am going to scream, and that is not me.  I think in dealing with others sometime you have to take a step back, you have to remember we are in a "its all about me" world.  Sometimes people take little things and make them bigger than what they have to be and i think that gets on my nerves the worst.  I am more of a chill out person.  I have noticed that things that use to bother me don't bother me anymore...I try to put myself in others shoes but sometimes that don't work.  I wish people would stay in their lane...okay sorry I am supposed to be talking about me.

So things I am grateful for today: my health, my courage, my levelheadedness, my strength, and the relationship I have with my girls.