Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Easter Shrug Attempt #2.

Good morning readers!  So in a earlier post I mentioned that I was making a shrug for my daughter using a heart lace pattern from youtube.  Well I decided to stop that project one because I didn't like my yarn choice and the second reason being that I kept messing up all over that project so I decided to start all over with a different pattern and yarn all together.

I'm using the Beginner's Guide Knit Stitches book by Leisure arts and the pattern I'm working with is called Zig Zag Eyelets.  The Caron Simply Soft yarn is new to me because I've never used it before but I really really like it so far.

If you're knitting anything at the moment, what are you knitting?

Be Blessed!!


SOO..My mini twist may not be THAT mini to some but I'm happy that I even attempted this protective hair style at all ya'll, because I really didn't think that I had the patients for it.  One side did end up more shrunken then the other and that was due to the fact that I worked one portion of my twist on extremely wet hair and the other portions of my hair were much dryer by the time I got to them.  What happened to spraying my hair with water?  I still haven't replaced the bottle that my son broke so yeah..but My hair still looks cute though!!  I mainly keep my twist pinned up some kind of way or wrapped under my turban so this style SHOULD last me at least two to three weeks so we will see:-)
What did I use?  I used a leave oil from Garnier Fructis and coconut oil to seal my hair, applied a leave in conditioner, applied castor oil to the large divided sections of hair and then added a generous amount of pure shea butter to the small section of hair that I was getting ready to twist.  Thankfully my hair is still pretty oily so the only thing I really have to do at this point is just add some water.  I don't want to make a video now of how I personally did it because I've only tried this style once and I feel like there's enough great videos about how to achieve this style.  But if enough people request it or I happen to change my mind then I will record a video of my mini twist process:-)
For the mean time check this video out to get more of an insight on how to get this style for yourself.   http://youtu.be/yRGBgVHFwmA

Well I must get going but have a great day and be blessed!!  I'll be back later!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Goodbye Winter And Hello Spring!

It's a beautiful SPRING morning today!  It's been a long and trying winter so I'm really looking forward to some new wonderful things coming up this season.   So with that said, have a wonderful day everyone!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Happy Tuesday!!

Progress is sweet!


Well hello readers!  I just wanted to share this hair update with you guys so I hope you enjoy!!


Well hello there!  If you're looking for a cute natural hair style to try on your hair and you haven't tried this one yet then look no further!  I didn't come up with this style myself, which is stated somewhere in the video below, but the style is cute non the less!
What will you need?  All that is needed for this style is an ouchless head band but I added my flower clip for a little something extra:-)

I can't tell you how many compliments I received on this hairstyle so if you're looking for something fun and elegant then you've got to try this!  Not to mention that this style can be completed in under7 minutes so that's a huge plus!

The person that inspired me to try this is the young woman from the youtube station called Naptural85 so be sure to check her out!  If you want a link to her video then go to the review video, the video featured below, and check out the description area and you'll find her link there!



Monday, March 17, 2014

Pattern | Lace Hearts!!!

I just started knitting my daughters shrug using this pattern and I LOVE how the stitch is working out!  This pattern is a must try for new knitters!!!
What am I using?  Well I'm using the Bernat Baby Cordinates yarn and the color is white.  I'm also using size 9(5.5) circular knitting needles.  You can now keep up with your own project on ravelry as well!

 My project so far:-)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

How Often SHOULD You Deep Condition Your Hair???

 These two products are my deep conditioning staples because they make my hair feel AMAZING!

Well good morning readers and how are you doing this fine blessed morning?  I am pretty good and I wanted to quickly come to you with a quick post asking you how often should you deep condition your hair?

The reason why I wanted to write about this today is because I was reading a hair blog not too long ago, and the topic of the blog was how to take care of different natural hair types.  When it came to reading about my specific hair type, which in my opinion is 4C, they recommended that 4c naturals should keep their hair clean, moisturized, sealed ,conditioned and deep conditioned.  Sounds good enough right?   Well when I took a closer inspection as to how often a 4c natural women should deep condition their hair my mind was kind of blown by their answer.

So what's the suggested amount of times to deep condition 4c natural hair a week? They suggested that a 4C natural gal should deep condition THREE TIMES A WEEK!  Yes you read me correctly, THREE TIMES A WEEK!!!  Now to some this may seem pretty reasonable but for me this seems like a major overkill of the deep conditioning treatment.  Why do I say that for myself?  I say this because I personally tried deep conditioning my hair twice a week last year when I was first restarting my hair care journey, and not only did deep conditioning my hair TWICE that week make my curls limp and sad, but it also made my hair weaker and easier to break.  I've since then stuck to my golden number of 1 deep conditioning treatment a week:-)

So why on earth am I writing all of this to ya'll?  Well I wanted to get my point across that every natural hair woman's journey is going to be quite different from the other, so what may work for that lovely natural haired beauty to my right or left, may or may not work for me.  And that's perfectly okay!!  Am I telling you to not deep condition your hair multiple times a week?  From my experience with trying that on myself I wouldn't suggest it ,BUT YOU KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU SO DO YOU!

When trying to figure out what to do to your hair and how to care for it, look at your hair, feel your hair, learn your hair and assess what your personal hair is going to need.  Need ideas??  Then go on youtube, read different hair blogs,  and /or ask someone you know that will help you for advice.   BUT don't depend on all of these blogs,videos and people to figure out what's best for you and your hair, because you and you alone have the final say in what options will work best for yourself.

I didn't mean to write this much but I just wanted to share with you what I learned over this past year and I hope my lesson will be helpful to the next person who may come across this page.
Be Blessed and Be You!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


  Good afternoon readers!  I'm really excited to announce that I'm FINALLY done with my friends' shower gift.  Yes I know that I haven't been working on this baby blanket for all that long but I HATE spending too much time on one project alone.  That's just part of me being impactient and God is still working on me when it comes to that lovely flaw of mine.

So that pattern that I worked with is called Elise and I found this in the Leisure Arts book called "Our Best Knit Baby Afghans Book 2", and even though written pattern became a little boring after a while, it was easy to follow and finish.  If I use this pattern again I'll try to make it a little longer since I choice to cast my work of my knitting needles at 35 inches.

I wanted to make some booties and a hat to go with it but that just isn't an option right now.

All in all I liked this pattern and would recommend this pattern to any beginners that are looking for an extra little challenge.  Well Motherhood is calling so I must depart!

Be Blessed!!!

L'OREAL Power Moisture Moisture Rush Mask On Natural Hair Product Review...



Sorry I'm bombarding ya'll with videos but it's been a hassle getting this blog updated on a daily basis but I'm working on it!  I actually published this video back in October of 2013 but took it off channel not too long ago.  Since then I've decided to re-upload this video so I hope that you enjoy!!

MY FOREVER21 HAUL 2014 !!!!




Friday, March 7, 2014

Things Just Got Real.

Isaiah 53:4-5

Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
I have to believe that for every unfair, unkind, unjust, and/or mind blowing thing that may happen in this lifetime , God knows and sees all that is happening and as long as we continue to keep our faith in him everything will work out for the best.  These past few weeks have been probably some of the hardest weeks of my entire life, and although I can't really elaborate why at the moment, just take my word that it's been a trying time.

I just feel so out of place and so lost.  Almost like I don't know how to act and I don't know how to feel half the time.  I have my ups and then the reality of what's going on makes its ugly way back into the center my mind.  If only this was all some big fat ugly dream but it isn't but I have to believe that God is going to get us through this. I have to believe that God is going to turn this situation around for HIS glory and not our own.

Monday, March 3, 2014


 I'm working on head wrap tutorials so once I get a couple more styles I'll be sure to share them with you guys.  If there's anything that I'm working with when it comes to keeping my hair protected this way it would most likely me making sure that my edges are taken care of.
I was feeling TERRIBLE and I was still able to get a semi decent picture in for the day:-)


Yes it's actually been an entire year of taking care of my natural hair!! I didn't think that I was going to make it this far but I did so thank you Lord.