Monday, September 24, 2012

What would I do without YouTube????

Ok, so I am sitting her in knots! (Pun intended!) Mahogany Knots is ABSOLUTELY hilarious! She seems like a family member that would have me in stitches. I'm so happy that my cousins introduced me to her channel just the other day. I have been laughing all day. her children are absolutely adorable and real children none the less. I've also been keeping an eye on heyfranhey, Franchesca talks about embracing a natural and healthy lifestyle which is also what I'm trying to do.... eventually. LOL! And of course I've been keeping an eye on my hair muse Mahogany Curls.

I was with my beautiful cousin Vette's (her nickname of course) yesterday. She Big Chopped. Her curls were beautiful and popping all over her head. She said if it wasn't for YouTube she would've never gone natural. She said she knows of a lot of ladies who went natural and they were just looking busted while they were transitioning, and she didn't want to do that. I could understand that. But she said she found all the information she needs for her journey on YouTube. So I just wanna say YouTube you are awesome.

I find myself missing my hair. sad face. I used to have a huge Afro whah whah, oh well in two more years (at the least) I will be right back. Patience! Patience!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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So I was looking at my blog stats. Do I really have 91 hits on this one blog entry????? Nice! Re-reading what I wrote made me laugh. That was a good day. I was definitely feeling myself. Too bad I never did find that dress. I think I'd be unstoppable in it. (LOUD LAUGH!)

BUT!!!!! I found this other site, where they put looks together and then the links where you can buy some of the things. Now I know a few people who naturally have their own style, and they're just so stylish. Unfortunately I did not inherit this gene. I do ok, but a lot of the time I will default to comfortable instead of comfortable but stylish. So for someone like me I need these tutorials if you will. This site has links to the places you can find these items, but UM..... YEA! On a budget a lot of the pieces would break me. But I can use their looks as a pattern as to what to buy, and what to look for. YES! This pleases me. Immediately I say I will need more purses GASP! We wont talk about the new found fetish I have for purses.

I walked into my closet the other day and said its time to purge again. I cant believe it, for someone who says she has nothing to wear, there surely are a ton of clothes in my closet. I don't know what I got I guess. I need to go back through.everything. I know that some items are from when I was losing weight. I don't exactly want to get rid of those as they will be worn again. But all this other stuff, its got to go. I need room! Ha! Ha! Ha!

As always thank you for reading.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Year of my travels

As a single parent, I didn't get out much. My primary focus has been to try to provide my child with a stable and loving home environment. On the rare occasion that someone did invite me somewhere most times if I couldn't bring my child I just didn't go. And since everything is done according to one income a lot of the time I couldn't afford certain adventures. I tell you, its not too often that I've gone somewhere that I didn't want my child to go to as well. Now that my child is older, I didnt feel so bad running away for a weekend or so. Mind you, I don't plan on doing it too often, but every now and then isn't bad.
Thankfully there are some still some single friends and family to venture out with. I love my married friends and family, but its just hard sometimes not to feel like the third or fifth wheel. Besides most of them are in their own world so it works. See you when I see you, no harm no foul.
Last night in bed the thought occurred to me that I have a convention this weekend, and the thought of meeting my future husband hadn't crossed my mind. Could it be that I've given up? Maybe.... I'm not one to keep stressing over something that I know wont happen. Kind of like when I wanted a second child. I was too afraid to just get it done, so I played Russian Roulette if you will. In the end I decided to be happy with the one child I had. I found the plus side to my situation and I kept it moving. What a blessing that change of heart proved to be. And now I'm anti-baby-making-from-my-womb. I could never go through that trauma again and be perfectly happy. If I didn't fear surgery I would go make sure it was a done deal right now. Besides finally my brother has blessed me with a niece and eventually one more child. I can be the fabulous Auntie (mothering without the responsibility) and in my mind its the way to go.

So far this year, I've gone to Long Beach, and Arizona. Well in a matter of months I will have traveled back to the happiest place on earth (D-land), Florida, and a quickie to Magic Mountain six flags. Not to mention I promised my new friend in LA that would travel back out that way next year. Finding the money to do all this is the hardest part, but other than that I'm excited. I'm looking for that old me who gets excited about things and my excitement leads to complete and utter silliness. I miss that about me, as I had a lot of sour grapes these past few years.
Florida will be my baby's and I's first flight together. We've both flown with others on our flights in the past. So excited about this trip. Again all my single cousins, but a different group. Silly and down to earth folks. I cant wait....

As usual thanks for reading. I'll check in soon.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Isn't she just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! Today all over FB I see postings of Jill Scott's natural hairstyle on the cover of Essence. I wonder why it seems to be shocking that she's natural, she's been natural for years. But I guess after reading about Ebony's stance on Natural hair, its a big deal that Essence embraces Jill in her natural state:

Whether you relax your hair or wear it naturally, take care of your hair and make sure that its always a true reflection of who you are, own it!

I personally have been wearing my hair natural for some years now. Well before it became the thing to do. And it was not a statement on my part, other than I couldn't afford to get the type of hair care I knew I'd need in order to take my hair to the lengths I wanted. So in defeat I started braiding my hair. I will say thanks to the movement there is more education and variation available. I wore my hair pulled back in a pony tail cause I didn't know what to do with it.
My love affair with heat that I had two years ago, has robbed me of the length I worked very hard to attain (no one to blame but myself).... and now I'm back at square one. People keep asking me if I cut my hair.... and I did, but its because of the heat damage that has truly damaged my hair. Oh well it will grow, and I'm doing everything in my power to aide it a long. Long hair is my goal because I love long hair. I know its not the same for others and hey its no biggie.
I am one of those person who view hair as a HIGHLY valued asset. I love to watch people do their hair, get it done, and talk about it. I love how your hair can change a nice outfit to simply fantastic! For me personally I love when my hair is long. I honestly believe that long hair is the best compliment to my face.

Now don't get me wrong Jill looks AMAZING above! I lack the confidence to just own my space like she does. Everything about her raidates confidence, feminity, and power. My mom cant see it, but Jill reminds me so much of my mother. It takes complete and total power to be the kindest person on earth. And that's who my mother is. I just wish she could own her space like Jill does. But hey we're all works in progress, and I'm working on her. BIG SMILE!!!

As usual thank you for reading.