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

Friday, November 26, 2010

Auto Repair & Weatherization

Ever go to a dealership or repair shop and almost faint after hearing how much it's going to cost to get your car fixed? Well, there's a way for you to compare prices without having to drive all around town. This is how it works. At Repair Pal , when you receive an estimate from a shop, you can go to Repair Pal's site, type in the repair job, then get an estimate of how much that particular job is going to cost. This ensures that you're given a fair price.

Now, by a show of hands, how many of you have that persistent yellowish-orange "Check Engine Light" warning that illuminates no matter what you do? Click here to find a list of possible solutions to this nagging problem, or to determine if there even is a problem.

It's no secret that the Midwest gets hit with all types of weather. That's why it's important to keep your car weatherized. If you're in the Chicago area, here are some auto repair shops that have gotten impressive reviews. Check 'em out for yourself.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

1 more 'ginn

Testing - again


I tried this a few months back but have since gotten a new phone & lost the prior info! Testing 2 c if I can send pics/messages via my phone...