Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Another Test

Please bear w/me.. :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

HAPPY 2-YR LOCK-A-VERSARY TO ME.....

Hey Everybody. Don't have much to say just that I celebrated 2 years locked on April 1st. I am sooooo glad I stuck it out & didn't take 'em out like I threatened to do in the past. It's so low maintenance. My regimen consists of spritzing with water, rubbing oil and/or  shea butter on 'em every few days or so. That's it!!

DAY ONE







Thursday, March 17, 2011

Just scribing....

Lately I have had so many things running through my mind and decided that instead of journaling about 'em in my diary, which I still may do anyway, I'll just blog about it. This will be me simply writing, be it prose, non-fiction, random thoughts, whatever. No heavy editing or great attention to grammar will be paid; I will leave that for my books, stage/screen plays and other writings. My purpose for this is to get in the habit of writing more frequently and freely - organically. Some may have titles while some may not, depends on my mood at that moment. Anyhoo, here goes....
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Monday, January 17, 2011

The Steam Team - home rug cleaning & more....

While surfing the net, I came across The Steam Team. They offer a buffet of services from home rug cleaning to temporary air conditioning. Every few months, my loving husband and I either pay someone to clean our carpets or rent the machine to do it ourselves. Carpet cleaning is a much needed service, especially for those with children or a high-traffic area in the home.

Another service they offer is air duct cleaning. Many people are unaware that their ducts should be cleaned regularly of dirt, dust and other particles that have collected over months, and sometimes years. Though cigarette smoking isn't allowed in my home, The Steam Team offers cigarette smoke removal as well. Oftentimes, plug-ins and sprays don't quite do the trick. That's when the help of a professional should be enlisted.

The Steam Team is located in Austin, TX. Please check out their site for a list of their products and services.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

This Scrubs For You

Gone are the days of having the option of only choosing from the basic blue, green, or white scrubs. The variety of scrubs available today are plentiful. If you want to be set apart from the rest, Blue Sky Scrubs has an array of nursing scrubs and accessories, sure to meet one's individual taste.

Not only will you find customized scrub pants and scrub tops, but you'll also find hats, jackets and clothing for kids. So, if you're tired of the run of the mill and want to look different from your classmates and co-workers, check out Blue Sky Scrubs.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

20 months locked!!

Greetings!!

I know I should be in the bed and up under the covers, but I deemed it urgent that I post these pics. Ok, maybe it's not all that urgent. Let's just say that I wanted to share with you all some before and after pics. December 1st marked my 20th month of lockdom. Yes, you heard me right. TWENTY MONTHS!!! WOOOOWWWW, is all I can say. I do go through periods when I want to remove every last single one of 'em because I can find at least one somewhat negative thing to say...However, I am accepting that they are not meant to be "perfect" and that I will drive myself bonkers trying to get them somewhere they'll never be.

When I did the big chop September 2008, I purposefully cut my hair into varying lengths to see if the "unevenness" would later become obvious. Well, it has. My locs look like they've been cut into layers --at least one side does anyway. Since I have not yet mastered how to strategically align captions under my pics, I will just describe them here. These pics are from BC to day1 to month 2 then month 20.








Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Baby's Braidlocs - 4 Months...almost

The time sure is passing by fast. We're a few hours away from December. The next thing you know it'll be 2011. December 8th will mark my baby's 4-month locaversary. I'm noticing that her braids are:
  • Getting fuzzy/frizzy
  • Shrinking and forming tight coils on the ends
  • Becoming more dense
I have to be honest. When I first noticed the "frizz" I panicked. My mind raced back to last year when I installed and quickly removed her braids within a month. So, I took a deep breath and gathered my thoughts. I told myself that this is an expected stage and in order to get to a healthy, beautiful head of locs, we must embrace the fuzz.

Kinky hair can be deceiving. You can braid your hair one day and it'll hang past your shoulder blades. A few days later, it's up near your ear. My baby's braids started out at a decent length. Now almost 4 months later, her hair has shrank and the ends of her hair are coiling...starting the loc process.

On day one, the parts in her hair were obvious. As time goes on, the parts, the braids expand and the hair becomes thicker. See the transformation for yourself....

Day 1
Month 1
Near Month 4