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A new day, a new chance.

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Something about the New year really gets me excited.  I mean, I do LOVE Christmas (it’s my fave holiday) but resolutions remind me of new beginnings and new starts.  Promises to myself to try to be better, and to set goals.  New years make me think of new days and how every new day gives us another chance.

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I AM NOT MY HAIR

IMG_4796I would like to have a bit of an open discussion about hair.  To be more specific, a **black woman’s hair.  I’ve been styling for over 15 years and have never felt that my hair was defining me everyday.  When I cut it off a few months back, I didn’t realize the backlash that would ensue… My husband hated it, and some clients felt like I would be making a huge mistake.  Some people even said, ‘too bad, she’s a pretty girl…’.  I’m not sure I understood that when I was born, it was my duty to choose only hairstyles that would be comforting to all the human beings on earth.  Me choosing to cut my hair has offended some…  I didn’t realize that cutting off MY OWN HAIR, would bring so many opinions up.

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Tomorrow is Easter and ARE YOU READY?!  What have you got planned? A lot of dinners? Chocolate egg hunts?  Sleeping in?  Well whatever it is you’ll be getting into this weekend, enjoy yourself and be safe.

6189ad732e67cc55787f0265e0d04328_w500_h675_scI’ll be attempting my first lemon bundt cake for my Easter celebrations and I thought I’d post the recipe.

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WELCOME TO THE NEW AGE

tumblr_mucngz6ikt1qaonh9o1_5002015 is here!  Resolutions, begin!  I’m amazed at how fast last year came and went.  What a trip!  I delivered a baby in 2014 and we expanded the shop in 2014.  I d-jayed (I dunno how to spell Dee-jay. Sorry) in a night club and took a train for the first time.  What’s 2015 going to bring?  I do have a few tricks up my sleeve…  For me, 2015 will be the year of my big chop (again).

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Family Ties

mom, dad, amd 2/3 brothers.

mom, dad, and 2/3 brothers.

Now that the holidays are pretty much here (my last day is the 23rd) family members and loved ones start to stream into the city in a steady trickle.  I’m sure there are many people headed to the airport this weekend.  Maybe you’re picking up a family member, or getting away for the 25th, the airport is a buzz.  The city is alive and you can feel the energy in the atmosphere change.

Christmas is around the corner and my family and I enjoy it with a good dose of basketball.  I know it’s bizarre but our family tradition does include a good dose of sports.  As 2014 comes to an end, I’m again reminded about how important my relatives are to me. We expanded our family by one this summer as well!  To be able to just unwind, rest, and love all these people makes me feel complete.   I’m excited, I’m grateful and I’m very happy.  Happy holidays to all of you from all of us!

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Bump on it

Snapseed+8Now that I’m nearing the end of my pregnancy I’m struggling a little with my wardrobe.  Thank god it hasn’t been too hot but there are only so many maxi dresses I can buy.  Fortunately I gained more weight around my lower half so I can fit into most of my old jackets. sweaters and cardigans.

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Excuse me, how much??

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get that money…

We’ve all been there.  You go somewhere and you know how much you always pay.  That coffee shop that has that latte you love, that breakfast spot that makes you weekly cheese denvers…  You know how much it is.  Then one day, the price goes up.  What?!  Do you feel like you’ve been taken off guard?  Do you feel a little silly when you have to dig in your wallet for more change cause you thought you had the exact amount?  It’s weird.

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LiLash update…

So as promised this is my last post on the product LiLash.  I know that my lashes have grown and seem to be fuller but I’m not sure that I would buy this product again.  I ran out of the actual serum a few weeks ago but I think that’s cause of the way the bottle is shaped (and I did put the serum on my brows as well).

All in all, my lashes grew and seemed fuller.  My brows didn’t change at all.  Some people swear by this product.  I had a lady tell me she had to cut her lashes with scissors, they were so long!  I experienced some itching and a bit of a dry eye at night but that was it.

Yeah, that’s all I can say I guess.  Maybe try it? Maybe not?

photo 1 photo 2**By the way, my eyebrows are beefed up a bit….

Peace

 

 

Believe me.

Easter long weekend is now in the books.  What did you do these past few days?  Did you celebrate Easter?  You go to church with your family like I did, or did you just enjoy the time off work?  Do you in believe in Easter and what it means?  Are you one that has no beliefs?

While I was in church yesterday I began thinking about beliefs.  Some people believe in God, others in Buddha, some in science.  Many people believe in nothing at all, and in my opinion, isn’t that a belief?  Why do we have to believe?  Why can’t we just live and carry on?  Why do we need to have to look to something to make sense of our lives?

Being human is just that.  We need to be able to make sense of the life we lead and use believing to help us.  I guess religions or spirituality of any kind does that.  It helps us focus on something that we can’t really understand so we spend time attempting to better our lives in the hopes of attaining ‘something’.  If you believe in nothing then the ‘attaining’ is pointless and you make your life decisions on the now and how you want to live, now.

I’m not saying I have all the answers or that I even know what I’m talking about, but I do know that 30 years ago religion/spirituality was more entwined with our daily lives.  Believing in things seemed to be so much easier then, than now.  I wonder why that is?  It’s probably the internet… I blame the internet for many things, but that’s for another time, believe me.

Peace