Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hair update my continuing Saga

So on Sunday morning I decided to shampoo my hair before going to church and thought I would share my new found hair care regimen with you.

When I cut my locs the other month I was looking on Youtube and found alot of talk about Shea Moisture especially the Hair Smoothie. So after more research I discovered they carry this product line at Target. So I purchased the Shampoo, Hair Masque, Curl enhancing Hair Smoothie and the Reconstructive Elixir that adds shine and after using this product for the past month and a half I love this line.

I have to say that starting with a TWA is way different than caring for locs completely but I am learning how to care for this new style but anxiously anticipating my growth into a afro I can wear a headband or pull into a puff. One thing I have learn to love and embrace is the process of watching my hair grow. So if you are looking for a good truly organic hair product go Target and give Shea Moisture a try.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

It's Saturday Morning and I have something on my needles

Good morning all, its Saturday and I wanted to share what I have on my needles. Last week I was looking through Leigh Radford's OneSkein 30 quick Projects and rediscovered the Candy Wrapper Sachets. I am using some Malabrigo Silky merino leftovers and finding this quick little project fullfilling and helping up the anty on gift giving in 2011. Now I have to go shopping to get the ingredients to fill them with.

Hope you are finding you creative kniche and meeting some of your goals.
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Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Hair color

Okay so I colored my hair last night with Creme of Nature in Golden Bronze. What do you think? This takes some getting used to but I really like it.
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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Let's Talk Hair

I decided that my blog this year will emcompass all and every aspect of my life. I began with locs 6 years ago and ended up with them halfway down my back when I started experiencing traction breakage from the weight of them.

This was my beautiful locs

I do have to say that I really loved them but was getting to the place where it was getting more and more time consuming to maintain them. Contrary to many peoples belief locs take as much if not more time to manage and style than permed hair. So after 6 months of thinking and talking about to my girls and Michael I finally did it and this is the result

It was longer than this by about 3 inches but I wanted to have the experience of having my hair grow evenly and it's also a process getting to know my real hair texture and boy what an experience. it's soft on top and in the back at my hairline and the rest is everything else.....hahahhaaaaaa

I will share my journey as I discover styling and the like with the new Do. It has been very liberating and at the same time I heard the same thing as I did when I stopped getting perms. So I wait for beauty of this journey as I did with my locs.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Starting Anew 2010 in Review

First let me start by say Happy New Year to all of you. This post is my new start to coming back to the things which make me happy. This includes being connected to all of you here in blogging land. I discovered that life has a way of getting in the way if you let it and I refuse to stop doing the things that I love.

So first things first we moved into a house and I'm still unpacking and trying to get things together. What a blessing this has been even though the first 2 months have been a challenge I'm still very grateful for what we have.

Second, I pledged with 2 coworkers to start WW Weight WAtchers as of today and my weight loss goal is no less than 50lbs but pushing for 65lbs. This is long over due but this needs to be permanent as being over 40 and post hysterectomy things change in your body when you're not taking care of yourself. So I signed up with an online group so I'm really excited about my road to success. I will try to post bout my progress bi-weekly as I also want to start blogging again on a regular basis.

For those of you reading my blog for the first time let me share my interest with you I love knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, cardmaking, sewing and quilting. This year started out productive but by the summer dwendled into nothing but a few knitted projects. No quilting, sewing of any kind a few attempts at scrapbooking but nothing realloy to show for it.

Here is my year of Productivity in review. I got caught up in Cowls and did these as a way of having a quick and rewarding project but challenging myself because of the lacework. Lace was to be my kniche for 2010 with a lace shawl to show for it but that didn't work out at all.

This is the Nocturnal Cowl Made from Malabrigo Silky Merino

I called this one Fire Bird Cowl and Hat

Lacie Cowl was fun to knit

So as you can see and if you check my previous post regarding the Drawer Challenge I really didn't make any progress this year. Didn't sew one thing and nothing quilted either and that just makes me sad. What happened to my MOJO?

The other wonderful thing that was brought my way is my new church family. I discovered that it was a great part of me missing and I found it when I went to this particular church. It wasn't the people but it was the man of God speaking directly to my life speaking life that enriched my life. I am reflectively thankful for what God has done since this time last year when I thought my youngest daughter wasn't going to make it. I have made some decisions and have decided that God is placing me exactly where I need to be to step into the next phase of my life.

Take time out to smell the roses and invite others to do the same. You lose nothing by sharing your gifts with others it truly enriches your life and plants a seed of giving in theirs.

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