Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
And I hope your Christmas was Merry! I sent out some unconventional Christmas cards I bought at the Black Expo in July. I just fell in love with the artist's work. She had gorgeous waist length, free form locks too. What wasn't there to love?
Here is more of Jan Spivey Gilchrist's work:
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I did a quick lock loops set and took out the rollers with some of my hair damp. I had to because I was rushing as usual. I used a blow dryer after taking the loops out and wasn't completely satisfied with my hair when I left home. But I got lots of compliments, so I guess all is well that ends well.
My mommy made my shrug/shawl. She is such a talented seamstress. She also hemmed my pants and told me to switch earrings before I left. I appreciate having such a good mommy with style and skills. Thanks mom!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Meanwhile, the company potluck is around the corner. Ewwh!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
It is about blues, soul, and the evolution/cross-over of Rock-N-Roll overall. But specifically, it is about the artists at this record label who made the music.
I must say that I am not a fan of Beyonce's music most of the time. I define a fan of an artist or music as someone who would purchase the music or in some way contribute to the artist/music. No, a free CD or download doesn't count, LOL. However, I enjoyed her portrayal of Etta James and can't imagine another known entertainer portraying her. I was a little disappointed that they didn't play/sing my favorite Etta James song.
Sunday Kind of Love:
So, I particularly thought Mos Def's portrayal of Chuck Berry was awesome. I also love the exploration of the characters Howlin' Wolf and Lil' Walter. In short, go see it!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I lost weight. Easy to see it in these photos isn't it? Last week, I didn't eat much as I have adopted veganism. Sisterlocks makes it much easier to get that cardio in!
My Sisterlocks are in the teenage stage now. They are on the way to maturity. My babies aren't babies anymore.
I want to especially thank Brunsli who was instrumental in changing the way I viewed Sisterlocks. I doubt I would have them without seeing her hair. I used to think women that had looser curls/straighter hair had to have thin Sisterlocks. I was definitely, very wrong.
I also want to thank Carole . We spoke for a very long time when we met and I was touched by her gentle spirit. We also have similar hair textures and similar lock sizes. She gave me awesome advice about combining, splitting, grooming and bunching (the latter particularly affects those with a loose curl pattern.
I look forward to taking over more (DIY) of my hair journey and being more hands on with my hair. More on that later...TTYL
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 tablespoon salt
2 scotch bonnet peppers, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chile peppers, drained
1 (12 ounce) packages vegetarian burger crumbles
2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, crushed
4 tablespoons of chili powder
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can of whatever beans you prefer, ( I chose navy beans) drained
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
1 (4.5 ounce) can of sliced mushrooms
***Serves 1 large pot
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and season with bay leaves, cumin, oregano, and salt. Cook and stir until onion is tender, then mix in the green bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, garlic, and scotch bonnet peppers. When vegetables are heated through, mix in the vegetarian burger crumbles and veggie sausage. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 5 minutes. Mix the tomatoes into the pot. Season chili with chili powder and pepper. Stir in the beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms, and continue cooking 5 minutes before serving.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Seeing this, made me think of my Mohawk:
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
6. Continue rolling until your hair until your head is complete. I used sections.
Another Aside: I used approximately 50 lock loops. Depending on your density, how much hair you put on the roller, and length it may take more or less.
7. I left the rollers in for about 6 hours until my hair was very dry from the dampness of the foam and water.
8. I took the rollers out in the order I put them in. Voila! A nice curly look:
Monday, November 17, 2008
My hope is that if there is a plus out there contemplating boots reading this, that they will buy a fabulous pair . If there is another garment that you have been told that you are too fat, too skinny, too old, too dark, or too light to wear, hopefully, you will wear it proudly after considering this post. If my aim is too high, I hope all will feel just a tad bit better about their style and their body.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
It comes with a delightful conditioner that gives your hair a nice sheen without adding the heaviness of most wash-out conditioners.
I mixed the developer and H.D. did the application. It did not give me the result I thought it would. Boo! Last year, the color took completely when I Dye d it a nice jet black color. This year, it gave me a little sheen and NO color. It's like the color didn't take at all. It did kind of condition it.
The end result, it looks almost exactly as it did before but with a little more sheen. The lint is still present.
I have too much lint for a Sharpie and too much build-up for a Tweezer.
I am deciding between a stronger dye or using the lint method Amba prescribed. She said that if you spray your hair with oil and work the lint down to the ends, then you can wash it out or pick it out and it will travel to the ends.
I may force myself to sleep on Satin pillows, but I refuse to sleep with my hair covered
Any Suggestions? Any Comments?