Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Snow/Ice but a non-Snow day Pissing NYC Teachers off!

Been a Long Time bloggers, but it felt compelled this morning...

Sitting at home watching News 12 and Channel 4, and I'm really sick of Mayor Deblasio telling everyone to stay off the roads but he leaves NYC schools open??

I'm not a baby sitter, I teach for a living and refuse to risk life and limb to sit in a class with only 5-10 students whose parents want them to have perfect attendance for graduation or they only live a block away from school!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

My First blow out & Senegalese Twists...

I recently did my first henna treatment prior to blowing out my hair for the first time in over a year. My cousin suggested I do a treatment before styling my hair in Senegalese twists for the summer. I used Jamila Henna on my hair and Maddy's.

Here's my blowout and twists:
And I've also stepped up my nail game:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Busy busy busy!

I hope to get back to this blog sooner than later!

But I will do some updates:
➡Darling daughter is now THIRTEEN!!
➡Link is four and a half and getting ready for kindergarten in September!!
➡I'm finally working on putting my poetry book together to self-publish!
➡I'm still on my path to being a better Christian, Wife, and mother!
➡Hubby and I are about to celebrate our 8th Wedding Anniversary!
➡I had to have a hysterectomy! (Bright side - no more periods!)
➡I'm turning FORTY in 2 weeks!!!!!

Lots more...but that's it for now!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Marble Nail Art

So it took me about 3 hours to get my nails they way I wanted or even to look like they were marbleized.

I can't wait to show them off!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Trying My Hand at Nail Art

Here's my first attempt at marble nail art. Even though I used tape, I clearly made a huge mess all over my finger. Didn't get quite enough blue, but I believe it's from where I placed my finger in the water.

Will post final nail designs.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hair Washing Lesson Via Text

So my girl hits me up on text about one of my natural posts about co-washing and this is how it went:

Cat: Pheebs I was looking at ur blog. Read the one about the hair loss. What does co-wash mean?

Me: Washing your hair using conditioner only. I haven't used a shampoo in over a year it strips the hair and leaves it worse than with it. Or I use a hair cleanser.

Cat: Ohhhhh ok. We dont use shampoo either. Been a few years. But didnt know there was a term for that. Btw sometimes I lose a lot of hair...and I've been natural since 25! Esp lose more when I wear it curly.

Me: Me too!! The curliest I wear it the more I lose. I try to do a dry wash with a water bottle and my conditioner to detangle and sometimes that helps. Don't always have time to do that though.

Cat: I dont know the dry wash thing, you have to teach me.

Me: Before you want to wash your hair put your hair in about 4 sections. Take one section and saturate with water from a spray bottle. Add your conditioner to your scalp and work it through. Use a wide tooth comb or a big tooth brush and go from end to root. Takes time. When I do this I usually tie my head up and do a deep condition for a day of two. Then my hair is tangle free and super clean. Day like today would be perfect. If not you tie it up in a plastic cap with a sexy scarf over t and no one is the wiser. Lol

Cat: lol

There you have it - co-washing, set detangling, and deep conditioning 101!

No Hurt Feelings

Link just woke up from a nap and came directly to my room where I scooped him up to cuddle.

Link: can I go play now?
Me: but don't you want to cuddle with mommy for a lil bit
Link: I do but I don't.
I proceed to tickle him.
Link: Mommy can you please stop tickling me, I really want to go play.
Me: oh, alright. Make sure you put your slippers on.
Link: sure.
He's gone no more than 30 seconds when I hear him running back to the room.
Link: I changed my mind. I will cuddle with you for a lil bit.
Me: But I thought you wanted to okay?
Link: I do but I'd rather not hurt your feelings more because I love you!

I kissed him a million times and told him it was okay to go a d play!

I love Saturday afternoons with the Linkster!!!

New Winter Sport...

Snow Swimming!!