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Monday, November 3, 2008

My 1 year locversary

On October 10, 2008 was my one year locversary. I am almost completely locked, especially in the back. I got a new job, one that is much closer to home. No more 2.5 hour commutes. I spent 5 hours out of my day just commuting back and forth to Baltimore. More pay is always a plus too. This is the first time that I did curls since March (I think). Hopefully they will last a long time.

I also celebrated my 28th birthday in September. I had a blast, but I think I am getting too old for the club scene. He is a pi from my B-day.

My bike was my B-day gift to my self.... Yah only live once right!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tag... I'm it

I've Been Tagged!!!

Here are the rules:

1) Link to the person that tagged you: MeikMeka

2) Post the rules on the blog

3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.

1. I think I am addicted to school. After I finish this Masters program, I am moving right into an MBA. I wish I could be a professional Student.

2. I am a makeup Junkie. I love to build my makeup collection, and I only wear make up when I am in the mood.

3. I am purchasing a motorcycle. I bet you didn't think soccer moms like to "wild out"

4. I am a perfectionist or maybe I am just a procrastinator.

5. I love animals, I think I love animals more than some humans. LOL!

6. My favorite movies are Ocean's and Pirates of the Caribien, I can't wait till the next ones come out.

I am tagging anyone who has not been tagged!

Hair Color In the Sun

It is almost 11 months locked down for me. I have really been slacking on the posting. But I just been enjoying this time off from school.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Kissed By the Sun

Check out the video, we know how to party with our sisterlocks!

You see that beautiful lady in the middle? She is the best sisterlock consultant in Baltimore.... Sharrone Jackson-Little.


This is from a Sisterlocks/narutral hair event on the Sprit of Washington on Saturaday Augut 9,2008. We had a ball!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

New Style, High School Reunion

I did a new style for my self. It litterally took only 5 minutes, man oh man do I love locs. I had my 10 year highschool reunion, it was great seeing everyone, and we party like a rock star.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The new man in my life....

Yes, you read that one correctly. I got a new man in my life and his name is Pierre. He is so smooth and suave. The kids adore him which is always a plus. He recently moved here from Virginia, and is now away from his family, but has learned to cope. I love to spend all of my spare time with him. He is the greatest, and a very good listener. He is right by my side during those late nights when I am doing homework. He is not tall, but he is dark and handsome.

here is a picture of my baby.

Pierre is a tiny toy poodle. He will grow to be about 6 pounds at the most. He is the sweetest and smartest little thing. It feels good having him around. He is about 13 weeks, so he is still just a little pup.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sorry I been MIA

I have been so focused on school right now. I finally got my hair tighten after 12 weeks, yes 12 weeks! I asked about coloring and my consultant said yes. I used Cherrywood by texture tones, which has no ammonia. I also highlighted a few locks with golden blonde, and left a few locks my natural color. I think I did OK. I had gone to 4 different salons, but did not trust anybody with my locks accept for Malaika's salon Dreads N Heads. But I decided to just do a home job. I'll be 10 months locked August 10th. More stuff on life and hair shortly to follow.

Check Out This Video

My Baby Boi Has Now Become A Man

My youngest just turned 5 on the 15th. My daughter also just turned 9 years old. She was down in VA Beach withe her siblings and my parents on her B-day.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Chain Effect

Sisterlocks is becoming a must have in B-more. I was so surprised to see so many natural sistahs working at my day job. Now so many of them have decided to lock. I am so happy for them. Many did not know I had sisterlocks... I like the way they look different on everyone. So ladies I am here for advice and keep checking my blog.

Being natural is like a chain effect, for some individuals sisterlocks, braidlocks, traditional locks, freeform or any type of locks stems from being natural for so long. Like myself, I was just ready to transition to the next level of hair freedom.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Dang I Forgot...

On June 10, 2008 was 8 months locked for me. Time must fly when your having fun I feel like I have been so consumed with home, school and work, and more work. It's been some crazy ish happening at my day job, so crazy that I finally began filling out applications for other jobs. Luckily enough the drama is not on me, but I hate to see people treated terribly, and some people just don't belong in management. They need to find a good spot in a mental institution, but I digress.

Guess what?... I had my first interview already. I think it went well. It is for a lead accountant position and it is dealing with systems, which is right up my alley. Sisterlocks are so versatile... they are even perfect for an interview. I rolled the front back on both sides, stuffed the rest of my locks in a hair net. This new do took me literally less than 5 minutes. It is also a great style to keep your locks off your neck throughout this hot ass weather. Ladies, a hair net is a must have. There is so many things that you can do with your locks and a hair net. After my interview I was walking down the street and stopped at a crosswalk. An older woman stopped me and said, "I wish I could be free too like you, but I'm not ready, I'm still in bondage.", I smiled as she rubbed her hair. Here is a few quick interview flicks.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Disclaimer: Don't Try This At Home

I will be officially 8 months locked on June 10, 2008. Today I thought I try something new. I actually washed my hair as if it was loose. I mean I was swishing around, rubbing locks together, the hole 9. I have not B&B since December or January, and normally I would just squeeze my locks and gently scratch the scalp... but not today. I washed my hair using a $0.92 bottle of Suave Cucumber melon shampoo that I got from Walmart. I am running extremely low on my Knotty Boy Soap bar since there is two sets of locks to wash in the house. I purchased the bar back in November and I still have some left. However I need to place an order for another one A.S.A.P.

Needless to say, my hair came out just fine.
WARNING: Do not try this without your consultant consent.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Someone Has Been Complaining...

Still LMAO! This post is for you!

My husband said that he loves reading my blog, and claims I focus more on the kids than him (I guess he is right). So baby this post is for you. Your very own post. WOW! You are a very very sexy man.

"WOW"... (like the flea said on the Comcast commercial.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

So Much In So Little Time

All I can say is "Lawdy" A lot has gone on with me within a weeks time. On Thursday May 24th I had an 11 week doctors appointment. I had my husband come along because that was the day for our ultrasound. The doctor hooked up the machine, started scanning and could not find the baby. I had what is known as a blighted ovum. A blighted ovum accounts for 50% of all miscarriages. I began miscarrying 3 days later. Well, I went into this whole thing saying that God will not give me more than I can handle. Everything was in his hands and he has brought me through it. We had our share of tears, but the hardest thing was trying to explain to my other babies that the baby wasn't coming anymore. I thank God that he made me a strong woman. The Director at my part time job is going through the same thing, she is in my prayers too.

On a happier note, I just could not miss out on my daughters Girl Scout trip. I was still in a lot of pain on day one, but I got through it and did not want to miss that trip for the world. Her troop went to VA Beach. She had a blast as you can see from the pictures.
I also want to thank all the ladies that congratulated me on my new addition. That was very sweet of you all. Having sisterlocks has really made me apart of a true sisterhood.
Enjoy the pics of my baby and her braidlocks soaking up the summer fun!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Styling Braidlocks

One of my easiest styles for her is to just braid it and use perm rods on the ends for a curl. Did I mention how much shrinkage this child has! Anyway, she is loving her braidlocks, and they are good to stay until she decides otherwise. I still have to learn how to retighten her. Thats another saga! Enjoy!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Had A Great Time!

E. Badu and the Roots @ Constitution Hall Washington, DC!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

5th Retightening... 7 Months Locked

Wow! I waited 8 weeks to get my hair done. It was done in 4 hours so I can't beat that. I guess that is also why I have been feeling a little camera shy. I just love it when my hair is freshly tightened, it feels like weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Oh, and happy 7 months to me. Pretty soon it will be a year, my hair is maturing very well. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Hooray For Braidlocks

O.K., I did it. It took 13.5 hours over a course of a week, but they are finally in. I am proud to say my "Minnie Me" has officially been locked. Her locversary is May 04, 2008. She is loving her locks. I even soft spiked them after I washed them. Now she is able to wear her hair out, and it can be flowing and free. I guess that is why I never put my locks in a ponytail. It feels so good to wear you hair out without worrying if the humidity will give you a Shaka Khan or Diana Ross effect. Daddy and I came with an agreement too, we told her that she can wear her hair this way as long as she likes. Since they are braids it will be easier to take down. Oh did I mention they are micro. So she is loving her micro-braidlocks. The only thing I have to worry about is retightening, I have no clue how to do it. There is a sisterlocks retightening class in June and I think I need to jump on it. I don't plan on doing my own hair until after December so I will continue to see my consultant. So I just have to worry about hers. I think I am going to put her on the same retightening schedule that I am on which is every 6 weeks.
More pics to follow.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Shock of My Life....

Lawdy, Lawdy, Lawdy. Well I know that God is not going to give me more that what I can bare. So acceptance is where I am at with this. Well, that man done did it again. My antennas went up when I asked him one day did he want anything from the store. He replied, "Can you bring me back some butter pecan ice cream". Of course I said, "Why the hell do you want butter pecan." In a very nervous and paranoid voice. He was just unsure why. At that very moment I knew something was up. So here we were, waiting, an waiting, and it never came. I thought I would get all technological and buy a digital one this time around. Since to me they are new on the market. On Friday April 18, 2008, I did it, I took the test, and dammit do you know what it said. "Oh Hell" was my first reaction, and off to work I went. I left early on Friday too. My hubby was home and I thought it was nice to spend the day together. We sat around watched some TV, I threw a couple of subtle hints in there, and finally he figured it out. I showed him the little stick, and all he can say is "I want a girl". What I said was , "what you need is to get neutered". Stick a fork in me cause I am done.

On Monday morning I went to get a blood test, and the blood test confirmed it for me. The kids are super excited, and I am just trying to get through the acceptance phase. Now when I am prego, I can be a real B%&*# so he knows to watch out for me. The heat in the summer, oh my goodness.

I am sure my hair is going to grow like weeds, and no more splurging at the MAC counter for me. This will make baby #4. Now I think I might have spent just too much time out of my adult life pregnant. Not including this baby, I have already spent 27 months pregnant. WHOA! I think I am about 6 to 7 weeks. It's going to be a Christmas baby. Thank goodness, I can celebrate christmas and b-day together. The boys want another brother, and my daughter wants a sister. I wouldn't mind having another girl too.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Love, Locks, and Natural Hair Expo

I made it out to the Expo today. Me and my minnie me went. We caught the tail end of the expo which included the hair and fashion show. It was a nice event. I was even more surprised when women were coming up to me and asking me if I was Lakia. I felt like a 2 second movie star. Also with a whole lot of patience, I finally learned how to do a simple loc updo. I have been rocking it off and on all week. It is starting to really warm up around here. Having locs on my neck is really not working for me right now. I am constantly hot. Which me being hot right now is not just from the locs. I bet you can guess why. But I'll blog about that one next time. Here are a few pics.

What I like most about this style... It is so easy to do. I parted my locks from ear to ear. I flat twisted the front with 6 flat twist, and used a rubber band on each twist so that they would not come a loose. For the back section I made a basket weave, and I stuffed my 378 +/- lockes into a bun, and used a hair net to hold them in. Secure with pins and I was done!!