I discovered a lovely new product line London Ivy Products and their 100% Pure Silk Pillow Cases have been doing wonders for my curls. They are softer, more manageable and have a lot less frizz.
I’ll periodically pop up as I plan on adding to this list as I discover or am introduced to new products and services that I would like to share!
A HUGE part of Curly Hair Routine is using a silk wrap and or pillow case as night. They provide protection, minimize frizz and help preserve my natural curl pattern and integrity, so I don’t have to re-do my hair each and every morning. No one has time to style their hair from scratch everyday, especially being a mom. So It’s extremely important to preserve your curls as much as you can ( not to mention the expense of the products themselves.) Hey, no one ever said just because you decide to wear your natural hair that you would skimp out on hair products all together.
It seems like a simple enough process, right? There are plenty of books on the subject, blog posts, newspaper and magazine articles, tweets and even Instagram posts or Memes… the list goes on and on.
I’ve been intrigued by the seemingly ever eluding notion of success. I didn’t grow up around people who wanted it, nor wanted better for themselves. They seemed to only be content with taking what is given to them, smiling and later complaining about it behind closed doors. I didn’t get it???
If you’re that miserable in life, why not actually do something about it?
I decided to start a small blog and coupled it with a YouTube channel, because well, not necessarily to be ‘the next big thing’ but because I had a story to tell and things I feel passionate about, so I created my own platform in which to be able to speak my mind and hopefully connect with other like minded individuals.
Here are just a few thoughts and tips about achieving successful in whatever avenue you choose. This has been derived from my personal experiences in life, hopefully you can receive some useful information to assist you on whatever path you may be currently following.
This time of year is always bittersweet for me. I lost my mother on the 7th of November 2013. Things just haven’t been the same without her, let alone the holidays. It’s a struggle. There are Days when it seems like it’s impossible to breathe. I carry on, I have to. I have a little one to care for. She needs me and I WON’T let her down.
I have to be mindful of things that are good in my life. I have to remind myself to have a heart full of
I recently have developed a love for gardening. Now mind you, I’m not really the outdoor, get my hands dirty type of gal. I’m way too much of a germaphobe, however lately I’ve been getting better at managing my OCD for being ‘prestine clean’. That coupled with my hubby having a SUPER green and I mean, BEYOND green thumb, I thought that if he can do it, so can I.
I started small. I purchase some herbs that were already sprouted and decided to transfer them into pots at home and then continue to care for them from that point forward. It worked; kinda. As it turns out, we have a caterpillar in our yard, and needless to say, he’s very hungry…
I was a bit disappointed, then I referred back to the sliver lining theory. And I figured, at least (hopefully) we would get some beautiful butterflies out of the deal.
So I had to start over. Not one of my strong suits. However, I was determined to get this right. I went to the hardware store to purchase some more pots. This time I made sure to pick up the Clay pots, something about plastic is a bit unnerving to me, the plastic just seems so unnatural. I also purchased some seeds.
I chose my favorite herb and color, Lavender. With so many health benefits, I’m astonished that I hadn’t started growing my own lavender sooner.
I was going to start from scratch. No “starter” plants, nothing. Just the soil, seeds, water, sunshine and little ol’ me.
This process reminded me of many times in life when I had to plant a seed for a future harvest. At the time, it seems so ‘unfruitful’, if you will. Almost like a waste of time, even. It can be so difficult to see the end result, especially when it’s something that’s being planted and you don’t really have any power or control over whether or not things will work out, yet you plant the seeds anyway.
Because when you step out on faith. Miracles happen.
As I await for the lavender seeds to continue to bloom and *flourish*. I am reminded of the constant desire for a harvest in our lives, yet without the initial planting of seeds, our work will be in vain. I am excited to see the next phase and look forward to enjoying the end result of faith and planting a small seed.