Thursday, April 17, 2014

Twist And Curl Hairdo

Well this post is from way back when my computer liked me a little more.  This is a twist and curl I attempted to do for the first time a couple of months ago.  As with any new hairstyle, I was afraid of what it might look like.  You know, I feel like I have been misled too.  You know how you watch some videos of people doing their hair and they just take it down.  It's like.... done.  Some don't have to do anything to it.  I have to lift, fluff, separate, rake my hands...lol.




Where here goes.  This is how I achieved this look.



This right here is some probably a month and half past due for washing hair.  It was a very busy time back them.  See little red string in there.  I had started spritzing it with water on one side before I thought...maybe I should take a picture.


 
First, I spritzed my hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and water.  I rubbed into my scalp to try and loosen up whatever grit was in there.  I have this fear that I'm going to find a bug or something in my hair now because it's so thick. lol.  Then, I co-washed my hair with Suave naturals Shea butter conditioner.


As chance would have it.  I ended up getting a call and having to run out the door.  So I ended up with a slightly un-detangled dry mass to work with by that evening.  Oh and a length check.


 
I used a Shea butter mix I made with raw Shea butter, extra virgin olive oil, organic coconut oil, grapeseed oil and castor oil.  I spritzed my hair with a spray bottle filled with water first since it was dry.  I finger detangled and used a wide teeth comb.  Then, I applied the mix to my hair and twisted.  I put a bonnet on and went to bed.


I woke up like dis.  I woke up like dis.  Flawless. Flawless. Flawless.  Flawless.
I decided to put rods in that morning for about an hour and a half.


 
And then I experimented with BB cream and morphed into Michael Jackson....
This is what my hair looked like after I took the curl rods out and took the twists apart.


This was the finished look after separating the twists.  I have to admit I'm having a lot of fun with my hair and it's also bringing out this new "bold" side of me.  I have a tendency to try clothes and jewelry that I would have never worn before.  It's like "Boom, I've arrived!"  People would always say going or returning to natural was like a liberating experience.  Now, I actually believe them.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Weekend Wonders

Yay! I'm finally getting a post up!  This little booger here has no desire at all to take a nap while we're at home, so we are full throttle all day long.  My fumes are always running low!  He only "chooses" to nap when it's time to get in the car and wait in the car pool line to pick up AJ and Cate.
(their favorite activity)

Jumping Bean Shorts $3, Bailey Boy pants $4, osh kosh shirt $2, Polo shirt $6

So Saturday, a friend and I hit up a children's consignment sale at the fairgrounds.  The kids needed shorts and Caleb needed shoes.  I decided it would be a good idea to go and see what I could find.  I spent a total of $35 ( I still feel like it is tad high- cheap people problems) and Caleb was the clear beneficiary of this sale.  I knew I would be out of luck with AJ.  He's like a grown man now!
Nerf sandals $6 and Adidas $8
I managed to get both of these pairs of shoes for $14!  However, the sandals are a tad bit too small so I decided to give them to my friend.
Gymboree shorts $2 and Bermudas $4
This is what I managed to pick up for Cate.


Afterwards, we stopped by the farmer's market and picked up a few things including the deliciousness of kettle corn.  This stuff should be illegal it's so good!  We all have to find our self control when it comes to the kettle corn.  We did manage to leave daddy that small bag there.  Haha.  The cheese straws were gross, in my opinion.  Aj loved them or either he was just hungry.


After we left the farmer's market, I decided to take the kids to the University Art Festival.  It is a free event that GSU has every year full of art activities for the family.  They also had dogs there for sale.  Caleb has a love hate relationship with anything that moves faster than he does, but he decided to try anyway.
Miss Caitlyn loves animals too.  She even asked her daddy if she could have a pet....since she can't have a sister.  Ummm...
I wish you could have seen my husband's face.  He wasn't quite sure how to respond!


 

 
They made some tissue paper flowers and these two needed face paint.
Of course, Caleb decided he needed his face painted as a puppy.  Cate needed to be a tiger...a pink one. 


Standing with cotton candy almost bigger than him brings instant happiness.


 
And as if all that wasn't enough, we stopped by the bookstore and then went and bought flowers for one of our spring activities.  I didn't know what I was doing any more than the kids, but we tried anyway.  I would love to have a garden too...like the book "The Secret Garden."  I know.  Lord, help me!
Needless to say, I'm pretty sure I was drooling in my sleep after all of this.


Well, today is the last day of school before spring break.  Although I'm smiling now, I'm sure I'll be running towards the brink of insanity by the middle of next week.  We have planned to take the kids to LEGOLAND over the break.  I've read so many mixed reviews, I'm not sure what to think.  However, I think the kids will like it. 
We actually got a deal on the tickets.  We just so happened to stop by McDonalds one day (We had stopped eating there as we are taking more steps towards more organic whole foods.)  There was a little flyer in the happy meal about a partnership with LEGOLAND and McDonalds that one child gets in free with a paid adult.  I had also saw somewhere else that if you saw the movie (we did) you could get $5 off admission into the park, but the McDonalds deal was the best price for us.
The link to the site for the deal is LEGOLAND.com/TLM2014.  It says enter promo code 139916.  I don't remember entering a code though to get the deal.  The offer doesn't expire until April 30, 2015.  Without the offer, we would have paid about $100 (including tax) for tickets.  However, we ended up paying about $59 including tax.  So if you've been thinking about going, you might want to check out the deal.