Monday, May 4, 2015

Big hair and kissy pose.

'Not everyone will understand your journey. That's fine. It's not their journey to make sense of. It's yours.'- anon

Happy Monday everyone

So I had my hair in cornrows with extensions and I removed them earlier this morning. I had them in for 3 weeks. I took them out and I fluffed my hair we we managed this pic with my mini me. Enjoy. 

My mini me with her shoe strap loose. She don't care!!!! Kisses

I will do a hot oil treatment, deep condition and twist and curl the ends. Might do a updo with the twists. I am thinking of doing medium to large twists instead of mini twists. I am still on protective and growth mode. So no real hair out and daring styles. Just keeping it plain and simple. Towards the end of May or early June I will braid my hair again in box braids or twists with extensions for about 6 to 8 weeks. 

Peace, Love and Big hair. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Its May!!!!!

'Let's take the day off, just because...'- anon

Happy May Day!!!!!!

So on this public holiday, I am back online after a short break. Honestly real life is taking its toll on me and I cant find the time to Blog. That's the truth. So here and there I will blog when I can. May day is the beginning of my favorite month after April. Because its when my birthday looms over. My birthday is also on a Public Holiday - Africa Day 25May - just in case you wanna holla at your girl.

Did I ever mention about the birth-dates in my household. Well we celebrate birthdays on the 24, 25,26,27 and 28. Not all the same month but we follow each-other. 24 April - Maya, 25 May - me, 26 July- my dad, 27 July - my brother and 28 October - my sister. Only my mom and brother in law share the same birth-date and month which is 14 March. We are a random bunch.

Ok thats it.

Enjoy this day. Stay safe. Stay Blessed.

Peace, Love and May day.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hair set back

'Oh the horror!!!!!'- Anon

Happy Thursday

So I hope you got a chance to look at the hair pictures I posted this week. Well about the hair, my sister and I decided to trim my ends and give my hair some shape. so I washed my hair and set it in about 6 thick braids and when that dried (the next day) I unraveled each braid and rolled in the section. About 3 section per braid. When all was dry, we decided to flat iron the hair on a very low setting and use grape-seed oil and her heat protectant. Then we flat ironed the hair.

All was going good, until B(my sister) came to just below my crown towards my nape. She told me my hair had broken off so much down there it was a TWA!!!!!! The rest of my hair was fine and reached armpit length. But I had about 3cm of hair that is about 4cm long. So Its either I cut the whole hair off so that its one length meaning go back to TWA and start ALL Over AGAIN or she just trims everything as best she could as well as the offending part. Which is what we did. Because honeychild, I have been in the hair game for 6 years!!!!! And I aint going back to TWA not now. It was a sad day.

 Don't know how it happened or when it broke off. I keep my hair in buns but I try and change the buns every few nights. I keep my hair loose when bunning and I sleep on my shoulders and not the back of my head. Right now, I am taking a break from doing my hair. I will hopefully have it either cornrowed or in braids with extensions for a few weeks and see how that works out for me. Or I braid my hair into french braids but the point is this shouldn't have happened.

I would be lying if I said I wasnt personally hurt by my hairs actions. I am deeply offended that this hair which I care so much for, spend so much money on and treat with the utmost respect, Did this to me. I take it as a deep hurt. We ain't on speaking terms. Me and this hair are on a separation if you will. I still love it but we cool for now. It needs to show me we can work together. That is all. So will still do some hair stuff maybe I will get some new products and do reviews later on after my braid/cornrows. But really am taking a break from my hair.

Yep, setbacks are not nice. Really not nice. Let me leave now before I get all emotional all over again. I mean I was on tract to bra strap length!!!!!! I had my sights on mid-back length by December!!!!! Why Why Why!!!!! I'mma go now.

Peace, Love and Set backs. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Makeup doll

'People will stare. Make it worth their while'. - Harry Winston

Hey my peeps

I know, I know, been gone way too long. But am back and lets get to it.

Last night, my sister B and I decided we would contour my face and play with makeup. Last year, I had a splurge moment and went makeup shopping, not a lot of stuff ---- but for me, I bought a lot.   So we got to getting and these are the results. Thanks to smiles, pulling in my tummy, flat ironed hair, a head-wrap and a very happy toddler. Makes for very beautiful pictures. Ohhh ah yeah, I played around with photoscape. I wish I could say I woke up like dis but we know I would be lying.

Below are the pix taken last night.

I woke up and did all this.....

Red lips

Natural lighting lol

 Wild and free



My happy mini me

wraps all around

Will tell you what happened to my hair tomorrow. Can we just say set back? Its a sad tale.

Peace, Love and Headwraps

Monday, March 16, 2015

Current Situation

Hi all

So you may have noticed me missing from Blogger last week and the weekend. Well, Whk has had some interesting weather conditions and I gots the flu. Everything hurts, my ears, my spine, my pinky finger, runny nose,my throats burns, bathrooms breaks (but you probably didnt need that much info). Maya bear got it too. So till I am better and can sit up straight, Am gonna go back to bed and let this flu pass on. Will be back when I feel 100%. till then.

Peace, Love and lots of tissues. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Last Night´s supper

'For me, cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place'.- Wolfgang Puck 

Hi everyone

Couscous. Couscous is a hit and miss in our house. I love it but certain members of my fam (who will remain nameless) don't like it, so I try and cooking with it at least once a year. Last night was that once for 2015. 

This was supper

Colorful and healthy

Ingredients were
- 1 cup couscous
-  small vegetable cube)
- 1 can chickpea
- 2 carrots peeled and grated
- 1 quarter green pepper diced
- 1 quarter red pepper diced
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- quarter onion finely chopped
- garlic clove finely chopped
- cumin spice (pinch)
- paprika spice (pinch)
- salt and pepper

What I did

I boiled water and in a large coffee cup mixed that with the vegetable cube to melt. Vegetable stock or chicken stock would  also work. I then, in a large glass bowl placed my couscous and covered with the melted sock. I covered this for 5 minutes with a kitchen towel until the couscous had absorbed the liquid. 

Then I mixed my oil, lemon juice, garlic, onion, cumin, paprika, slat and pepper to make a vinaigrette. 

After 5 minutes when my couscous was ready I used a fork to fluff it up, added my chickpeas, red peppers, green peppers and carrots. Over everything I added my oil mixture. All in all I was good and healthy and yummy. I liked it!!!!! 

Will have to check a new recipe for next year. 

Peace, Love and Couscous

Monday, March 9, 2015

Drummer girl

'We are all gifted. That is our inheritance'.- Ethel Waters

Hi All

So over the weekend, Maya and I went to our neighbors son's 5 birthday party at a local restaurant. It was a good party, good food and lots of screaming and crying kids. The restaurant hosted over 5 different children s parties. Below are a few shots I took. 

The cake my friend baked for her son. She did this!!!!! Talent!!!!!

The set up

Maya playing in the kiddie area

Ready to go

Another angle of the cake

Yummy and so tasty

Fun fact: This restaurant, at a certain time the wait staff comes over to the birthday person and starts to play the drums, chant and sing. So they had left their drum in the middle of our table and My girl went over and staying drumming away!!!!! Just like that. On her own. In a crowded restaurant!!!!!

My little drummer girl

My musician

Now its time for ice cream

Have some

I love that Maya is so independent and willing to explore and not shy. She totally surprises me everyday. Never a dull moment with her. I am truthfully very Blessed.

Love, Ice cream and Drums