Sunday, October 14, 2012

Today's Hair Regimen...

I started and stopped this post SO many times. But finally decided to come back to it. Basically out of necessity. I've been doing so much research and trying different things that I can't keep track of what I'm doing week to week. Hence, the title... ;)

This is how I started this post originally...
So I'm finding myself on a new journey. I, like many women, have decided to go back to my natural hair. I've had a relaxer for as long as I can possible remember. Well over 30+ years. I don't even remember what my natural hair looks like - which is scary! I had been toying with the idea for a while. Then when I found out I was pregnant with a girl - my mind was pretty much made up. I wish I could pin point my exact last relaxer. I do know that I was still early in my pregnancy. Since baby girl will be a year next month - I know definitely that it's been a little over a year since my last relaxer. Surprisingly at my last hair appoint (last month), she said my hair was healthy and growing. All good signs. I'm praying for strength for the journey. :) [I rambled... see why it took so long too post. lol... Baby girl is now 13 months old].

Back to the present. Today's hair regiment: I did my pre poo treatment with AVON Advance Technique's 360 Nourish Moroccan Argan Conditioner. Followed up by 2 free samples from Miss Jessie's. If you visit the website you get 2 free samples of choice. My choices were the Super Sudsy Shampoo and the Super Sweetback Treatment. Although, the samples are super small and with my hair thickness, I will probably have to use something else? Not sure yet (as I'm still in the pre poo phase).  Here is what I'm working with today...
We'll see how the end results turn out. My challenges have been detangling and dryness... Please pray for me. :)

I never posted photos of my journey, so here they are:

Choice to go natural aka transition - July 4, 2012. Funny, I chose Independence Day(I had an entire internal battle with all the old "black women & their hair" issues). This was also my last visit to the hair salon. Need to go back for a good trim though. My hair don't look this wonderfully straight any more. :)

    one of my munchkins with me. :) ==>

 <=== Current photo. 3 months post relaxer (or transition decision, which ever is more fitting).

I'm still holding strong. Trying to do this WITH 3 kids (2 of them under 4) adds a tiny bit more stress. It's only by the grace of God that I get through it all. Especially my hair wash days (like today)!

More to come with more pictures and progress!! Until then...  

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lately It's Been...

need i say more...

i get through my days like dory from "finding nemo" - just keep swimming. just keep swimming. i know i'll get there in the end.

just keep swimming!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Daily Disciples Devotional

I received this Daily Disciples Devotional this morning in my email. It's so fitting, I think, for the Hello Mornings Challenge. I enter into week #2.

Here's to another awesome week!!

Friday, August 24, 2012


Five Minute Friday

That's what I've been doing this week. Searching. Surfing and perusing the internet looking for anyone of like minds and situations. Because of course I'm the only one who is going through my situation, right? I'm a Mom of 3 (two under 3), step Mom of 4, wife, child of God and to top it all off, I work outside of the home. ***Sigh*** What is a woman to do. Can I really do it all? Was I called to do this???
So in all my searching, I find that I'm also joining. No longer sitting back and reading and wishing I had enough courage to step out there and tell my story. I'm joining up. Like this Five Minute Friday. I've read about it. Found it quite interesting. But thought, do I really want to put my writing out there. Do I really want to put my blog out there. Crazy, I know... But here I am. Joining... Partipating. Just like with my new "Hello Morning" group. But I love it. I love the sense of community. Meeting with like minded minds when I feel so alone in my journey most of the time. I'm sure there are others who can relate, but everyone I see just seems to have everything together. Are there any others out there? Some who don't exactly have it "all together". Lol... I can admit... I'm a work in progress. And I'm learning to embrace my own journey.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

The good and the bad

The bad... I'm still hanging out in this apartment on 150ville Ave. Ugh... Really need to start packing.....

The good... I'm wearing a pair of jeans that I haven't worn since BEFORE having my 2 year old. Hmmm...The scale isn't moving or it's broke? Or the weight has just shifted... I'm confused.

Yet, the journey continues! HAPPY SATURDAY!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hello Mornings Fall Challenge

Looking forward to getting back into a morning routine, meeting new folks and growing in the Lord. I'm excited!! 3 steps... Spending time in God's word, planning my day and exercise. I definitely NEED all three!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

If it's this easy...

So I'm not a consistent blogger at any rate. I tend to go all out for a few weeks and then drop the ball mid way. However, I do have a mini goal of getting back into reading and writing the reviews for the books I read.
Now the ability to email my blog post. Oh joy!! Now I don't have to be trapped at a computer all day, well night... Especially after a full day of work.
So I'm crossing my fingers that this works for me.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shop my AVON store!

Shop my AVON store!: Here's a sneak peak at some of the latest products available at Avon. Be sure to click