Saturday, November 16, 2013

Protective style - Windhoek

'Gray hair is Gods graffiti'.- Bill Cosby

So am back in hot Windhoek and my hair was not understanding. It was a hot fussy matted mess. I opted to deep condition it and have it braided for a  few weeks. Below are pictures. 

My hair after it was washed and blow dryed

All natural

Thick and full

Arm pit length

This is what I used to deep condition my hair.

Dark and Lovely - Ultra Cholesterol, Conditioning mask.

Then I co-washed with this - Organics, conditioner for dry damaged hair with Shea Butter.

Then I had my hair did.

This style is called a fishtail pushback. I first had the ends cut and trimmed before the braiding began.

From the side

From the front

The beautiful pattern

All in all, I am very happy with my protective style. I will keep this in until December 20 and  do a natural hairstyle for my sisters wedding before I embark on a 6 month protective hair challenge. 

This style is fantastic for this hot 35 degree weather Windhoek is having. My scalp can breath, my ends are protected and I spritz my hair and scalp with a mixture of water, glycerin, coconut oil and almond oil. 

Yay for happy healthy protected hair.

Peace, Love and Fishtail braids

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Back Online!!!

Hi all

Sorry for the break in posting. Am now settled and back home in Windhoek, Namibia!!!!! My family is all here including my younger sister. We are just settling into the summer heat, Namibian food and renovations on our family home. More blog posts and pictures to follow.

Love, Joy and African heat

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Blog Break

Hi all

Sorry for the lack of posts am currently relocating - packing, unpacking and packing again. Thus will be taking a blog break until I reach my destination and have fully settled in!!!!!!

Thank you to everyone for stopping by.

Will be back to posting shortly.

Peace, Love and New Chapters

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Stockholm metro art: Ängbyplan

' Everything you can imagine is real'.- Pablo Picasso

Hi all

The next stop on my tour is more like wallpaper, I visited Ängbyplan and this is what I came across. 

The stop

Nice and Quiet


Across the walls

Lovely colors

To the left or right?

Going up?

Sorry for the lack of posting, but its been a bit hectic over here. More on that later.

Peace, Love and Artwork

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

5 months old today!!!!

'A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities'.- Eda J. Le Shan

Hi all

So, its the 24 and the Love of my Life has turned 5 months today!!!!! My beautiful baby girl makes my morning so pleasant, my days filled with new surprises and my nights longer. Her smiles lift my heart and her laughter is truly magical, every time she laughs we all want to know what is so funny. And boy can the girl 'talk'. She can tell a story!!!!!! She gets so excited when she 'talk's. Her whole face lights up. Its like she has been waiting for such a long time to be able to express herself. She is truly the apply of her grandparents eye and such a little darling to everyone she comes across. Below are some pictures of my little miss. 

My fav smile

Staring deeply into my eyes

My little Angel 


Smiling for oupa

Maya and her favorite guy

Out at an open air concert

Dressed for the weather

My princess

holding her own bottle

Trying out her seat for our bikes

Unsure but safe

Ready for the pool?

Floating butterfly

On the bus


Sitting comfortably

Kisses to Blessing (her doll)

Lady in Pink

Ohhh, I am on it!!!!

Ready for winter

I think I am warm enough people!!!!

Smiles in a box

My mini me

Feeding herself

With uncle Mike

Dinner time

 Yum Yum Yum

What you looking at?

See that curly hair?!!!!! I can't wait to play in that hair. 

At 5 Months Maya can
- Roll Over very well
- Sit by herself for a little bit
- Loves exploring with her hands
- Very expressive
- Babbles, giggles and laughs
- Let you know when she wants your attention.
- Extremely social
- Has been to an open air concert (loved it and even sang)
- Very easily distracted (works well, when I am putting on her clothes)
- Has her own sense of humor
- Feeds herself
- Has certain food preferences (  puree - sweet potatoes Yes, broccoli No!!!! )
- Very good eye vision
- Favorite toys
- Favorite songs
- Sleeps very well at night (not so good during the day)
- Yoga may be in her future

All in all, a wonderful 5 months have we had with Miss Yemaya, cant wait to see what else she holds over the next few weeks and months. I still cant believe that I gave birth 5 months ago. I am still in awe. Wonderful bliss.

Peace, Love and 5 Months of Bliss

Monday, September 23, 2013

Stockholm metro art: Thorildsplan

'The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude'.- Friedrich Nietzsche

Hi all

New week, new metro stations!!!! And I present to you Thorildsplan. This station has tiled walls inspired by pixelated symbols of computer games and iconic computer symbols - Pacman anyone? These were created by artist Lars Arrhenius in 2008. 

When you get to the station you find a beautiful warm greeting by way of a huge sun relief which is behind the tracks. This was done by Huck Hultgren in 1975.   Onto pictures

The station

Sun relief

 Beautiful passage



Going into the passge

Happy clouds


Going through from the other end

I love this entry way

Exclamation point

Question mark

Message sent

So sweet

This is such a happy station, I mean all these bright colors and happy images. It was my first time to get to this stop and I couldn't believe all these fun little icons. I will hopefully go back for another quick stop.

Peace, Love and Art