Thursday, December 17, 2009

December 17th 2 yrs!!

Well I know I'm late posting but it's been hard to keep up with blogspot and facebook. Here's a pic of me at the two yr mark. My hair had been rolled on "hotdogs"... Well that's what my stylist calls them. Lol I'm back and I'm sorry blog followers that it took so long to post. Peace

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy 30th 2 Me!

What a ball! I had so much fun enjoying life and everything about it this whole week. My heart is just so full of love! I am so lucky to have a family like mine... A mother who cares about me so much she doesn't care if feelings will get hurt,,she's going to tell you whats on her mind. It took me a looong time to understand that! A father that truly loves his baby girl and would walk to the ends of the earth with me if I needed him. Two loving brothers that I adore and who adores me back. 3 BEAUTIFUL NIECES AND THE ONE AND ONLY Handsome Nephew.... I love you guys you always make TT happy and make me smile. I am also lucky to have two beautiful sisters in love ( E and T )that are strong women. I truly care about them and my brothers are lucky to have them. Even though I am grown I am lucky to have a God-mother that has been there for me from birth remembering each birthday and always there for any event in my life. I love you so much God-Mother E. I am so lucky to have friends...true friends that have been with me thru thick and thin. You guys are the best and you definitely know who you are! I am also thankful for my fellow bloggies and sisterlock wearers who have made that commitment to show your natural beauty and are beautifully rockin that natural hair style. Whether you are rocking an afro, locks, twists, etc. You guys made it easier for me to wear my natural hair and I am truly thankful for that! I hope that the next thirty years of my life will be filled with the same love, joy and peace as my first thirty.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall is Here!

Although I am a warm climate kind of girl, I also enjoy the colors and clothes of F-A-L-L. I can also see and feel my hair thickening up as I approach my 30th birthday! I have always dreamed of how I will bring in my 30th to only find out I will be alone. My parents are going away on a Retreat and I broke up with my long-term boyfriend 3 days ago. I will just have to call up some friends because I am not celebrating alone! Still haven't replaced my camera... maybe I will get one for the b-day. Who knows... I will post some pics soon because I dont want to look back 3 years from now and I dont have pics from those months during my journey. Well I will talk to ya soon after my birthday so I can post sum pics.
So I will leave you with some 30 yr old quotes I found on the internet. LOL
Everything I know I learned after I was thirty. - Georges Clemenceau

Time and Tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty. - Robert Frost

When you turn thirty, a whole new thing happens: you see yourself acting like you parents. - Blair Sabol

I'm turning thirty this year. And you know the saying, a woman over thirty is more likely to get hit by an A bomb than find a man. - Fanny Fink

Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart. - Caryn Leschen

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy Summer!

I'm baaaack! I really never left, I've commented on other SL blogs but since my camera is tow-up, I haven't been able to post. A post isn't fun without pictures! A friend of mine was nice enuf to take some impromptu pics of me. I saw him coming out of the store and he took some snaps. They came out perfect! Luckily I had on some make up and a stylish shirt... I was on my way to a birthday dinner in honor of my father. Well, anyway everything is going good with me. My relationship with P has seriously been tested...but weeee stilllll together! This long distance stuff is hard!!! I can't wait until he graduates. The teeth are getting comfortable with the brackets but the Jaw and lips are still mad at me! The ortho appts are getting better. No noticable changes in teeth though. My sisterlocks have still been good to me. But I sometimes think that the fairies come out at night and cut inches off a week! LOL No I'm hair actually passes my shoulders now-but only when I pull it. It sucks because I'M READY TO TRY LONG LENGTH HAIR STYLES!!! I still dont know when the shrinkage will finally stop. I am just happy that I don't have to comb my hair still and I love that when I'm riding with my boyfriend and all the windows are down, I can put on my shades and let my hair do what it do! and when we arrive to the destination, I can just shake, fluff and go! That's the freedom of SISTERLOCKS baby!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2009 Goals Revisted

Ok I just read my past post---- 2009 Goals and um WTH was I thinking..... Ok lets dissect the list shall we...

So here are my new years goals....... Save a dime in 09 Haven't saved anything more than I'm normally saving (403b, stocks, etc) Does it count that I've paid some loans off since Jan?

1. save for car Haven't done this yet..Still undecided about purchasing a new car. I want one for swag but I don't NEED one. I mean who still drives a Daewoo...I do! Does it count that I've replaced the really cracked windshield, added auto tint, fixed the AC and bought new tires?

2. save for wedding Ok this was a REAL stupid goal to begin with. Sometimes ladies we are guilty of thinking this will be the year that he proposes... He has never asked and I was wrong to assume that I needed to save for a event that hasn't even been initiated, Well it has been 4 years.... But 3 1/2 of those years he has been an undergrad college student. And if you read Steve Harvey's book - "Think like a man but act like a lady" than you will understand that men need to know who they are , what they're going to do (job), and how much money they are going to make before they can even think about marrying you... and P doesn't know the latter two. I think I am going thru this "I'm turning 30" phase. You know when you were a child you mapped out your whole life? By 30 I suppose to be married with 2 kids living it up... It's just Marley and Me. I didn't want to start having children at 35 but I guess I have no choice.... I can go on and on on this subject... I digress

Marley wishing the bag was full...

3. invest in a treadmill Bought an Elliptical instead and I MAKE mself get on it twice a week. So far so good but I miss working out with people/gym

4. Lose 25 lbs Dont know how much I weighed when I wrote this but I know "I aint loss no 25lbs!" lol it's a work in progress....

5. Get 4 new Sisterlock clients this year Ok I quit the SL business. I wasted ALOT of money. Memphis is not a great place for natural hair care. There are three women who has been SLing for 7 yrs plus and they got Memphis on lock! All my appointments cancelled on me-changed their mind- etc. P says I never really wanted to do it anyway, I was just fasinated about the thought of extra income. My new thing is to opening a preparatory school for ages 3-5 in a rural area outside of Memphis. Anyone know a grant-writer? Teaching is really my true and first love.

So there you have it! I've revised my goals for the remainder of the year...

1. Lose 25 lbs- current weight 161

2. Save money- not for a car or anything particular just some saved cash on hand

3. Start saying NO

Wish me luck!

Friday, April 10, 2009


my first professional photo with cant see them...

My baby Niece

Happy in Atlanta

THE OLD ME..... I had a gap..but at least I could smile pretty, eat whatever, and talk without spitting everywhere without my lip getting stuck over my braces.....

OK so what do I do the year that I will turn 30??? Get braces. The day after, I cried hating myself for ever taking on this leach. I can't eat because my over-bite is so bad...none of my teeth are touching except two in the back. I cant even eat salads. I had to cough up the money and bought a juicer. I like it and believe it or not, I am getting full off of juice all day. I can manage to eat smashed up green beans and potatoes of course. I also bought a Waterpic and I am attached to it. I don't know how anyone is not NOT using it... no more flossing ever... Here are the embarrassing photos of my teeth... and just like my hair posts, I can look at these pics three years from now and say, "I remember when...." There is also a not so embarrassing one of my pretty neice, M. and of course the love of my life in Atlanta

Saturday, January 3, 2009

new do

I wanted a new look for the new year and school is about to start Monday. I want some curls! But I also wanted length. I usually use locloops but it always made my hair too tight. I like the softness about them and I will definitely use them when I get some serious hang time! I asked my friend that has very very long locs what type of rollers does she use and she recommend that I buy the purple rods. When I got to the store that were twosizes and my common sense told me to grab the longer ones. I also grabbed some Lottabody (don't tell anyone) I mixed 20% of lottabody with distilled water. I washed my hair too but it dries so fast that I had to re-wet with the spray bottle just to roll it up. My hair didn't even need washing. Next time I won't wash it unless it needs it of course!
Here is the side view. I am just noticing the lock in the front I left out... No wonder it looks funny now... I left the back out for length. It was like the last five rows because my last three rows are a mess. ( see my label bantu knots ) My hair broke off real bad before SL so I like to spoil them to promote growth. I let them freestyle as much as possible.

The verdict. It has been about three days when this pic was taken. I was on the go to see BF for new year's eve celebration.I took the rollers out on the highway of the three hour trip. I only let my hair air dry for about 11 hours. I wished I had a hair dryer. I think it will last longer.

Another shot in robe and rollers. lol

I tried to take a pic showing how the str8 locs I didn't curl added a lil fullness to the back area. It blends in nicely.

I am happy about these curls. They are the perfect length and size! This pic was taken 4 days later. I do not roll my hair up at night. I bought a satin pillow case. I fall asleep. That's all I do to my hair at night. I think I will finger comb my hair today....

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

I hope that everyone will have a great new year! Use this year to change something that has been on your mind to change for quite some time now but somethings always end to either get in your way or you have an excuse for your own self. Last year I texted all my friends... be str8 in 08. This year its - save a dime in 09! We need to be more frugal in 09 and store away some money somewhere. You don't have to be rich to save. I can't ever seem to save any money in my saving account because I can see and if I click on my online banking account, I can move it into my checking and touch it! I do I have a 401k with my job and a 403b account. This money is not readily available and it is helping me to save. I will also try to save some net earnings as well. I have been dreaming of driving away in a MINI Cooper S Convertible since they came out in 2005. I want one very badly but finances seem to always get in the way of things. With sticker prices starting at 31,000+, I'm not sure if I can afford it with new car insurance. I am currently driving a 99 Daewoo Lanos. (Remember those??) I think I'm the only one in Memphis with one. But when they werenew on the scene I ust had to have one. I admit it was a great car for me while I was in college but now I am in love with the MINI since the first moment I've laid eyes on him. And then there's the wedding that my boyfriend wants (May 2010) We will have to pay for everything ourselves and I don't plan on touching my savings for it. So theres the car and wedding... Which will come first? Who knows... all I know that I can't afford any of it now. The question is will my finances get worse or better in 2009??? So we have both committed to save a dime ( alot of dimes) in 2009!
Then theres the big W word- WEIGHT! I hate my size. I also hate the fact that I think about weight all day even in my dreams. I can't even eat without feeling guilty. I am trying to purchase a Nordictrack treadmill that features the iFit exercises. It will be about 800 after taxes. Hopefully I will lose about 25 pounds this year. I miss Bikram Yoga classes. It was costing 150 a month. Its hard living on your own, paying for everything, and trying to live a healthy lifestyle. I wish that I could have both but I chose the treadmill because it will be home and I can use it whenever I wanted to.
So here are my new years goals....... Save a dime in 09
1. save for car
2. save for wedding
3. invest in a treadmill
4. Lose 25 lbs
5. Get 4 new Sisterlock clients this year
Simple goals huh? Wish me luck!
I am still not eating meat. I want to be vegan so bad but this girl loves some cheese! No matter what soy product I've tried nothing compares to real cheese especially pepper jack!
Oh and happy new year to my friends...... I am sorry for not making time to hang out with you guys as much as we used to. I love you all! You know who you are!
My parents- You guys are the best and I love that I am your daughter. Big hand clap to my mom for leaving the perms alone. Her hair is very thick and healthy now.
To my brothers- Continue to strive to be great fathers, your children are my light of the day!
and to my Anan- I love you more every day and I am truly blessed that the Most High sent you my way....may our love grow sweeter in 2009..... ( 4 years in April... u ready?)