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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Philly Natural Hair Show 2014 + Ticket Giveaway!

I am so excited the Philly Natural Hair Show is back this year, Saturday, June 7th. I had a great experience last year. I feel very fortunate that I will be a part of their blogger/vloggers session again this year. Here are some other event highlights: 

John Casablancas Modeling and Acting agency will be at the show scouting. If you are a model or an actor bring your headshots and make sure you stop by their booth!

International Celebrity Hair Stylist Felicia Leatherwood will be leading a workshop and doing a Q&A. 

YouTuber/Blogger Jouelzy will be returning again, as well as lots of other workshops, vendors, and the hair fashion show. 

There will be goodie bags for the first arrivals, while supplies last. Includes products from Miss Jessie's, Curls, Design Essentials, Cantu and more.

Tickets can be purchased HERE for $20...BUT, I have FIVE tickets to give away! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. The giveaway will close Sunday, June 1st at midnight and I will contact the five winners on Monday, June 2nd. 

Good luck!


Monday, May 26, 2014

What is the Millennial Generation's Man on the Moon?

Note: this post contains information about the May 25, 2014 episode of Mad Men. I don't consider the information to have spoilers, but proceed with caution if you haven't watched it and don't want to know any details.

On last night's episode of Mad Men the date in history was in July 1969 when Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew landed and walked on the moon. Everyone on the show was huddled around their televisions watching the event. Everyone talked about it leading up to and after the moon landing. It was interesting to see a whole country (as depicted by the show) in a unified interest and consciousness.

It got me thinking, what is our generation's, the Millennial generation's, Moon Landing? What is it that we all sat around and watched in awe? My husband suggested 9-11, which did have everyone huddled around their TVs, but I'm looking for something awe inspiring yet not horror inducing.

What is the Millennial Generation's Moon Landing Experience?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Boy or Girl? 21 Week Pregnancy Update

I'm more than half-way through pregnancy. Time is flying! I'm definitely starting to feel more pregnant physically. I get tired/out of breath pretty easily, especially on stairs. The way I bend over is also starting to change already. I'm definitely starting to feel like there is something in my stomach that must be worked around lol. 

How far along? Technically I'm 20 weeks and 6 days, but if I don't get this blog post out today, I'm not sure when it will happen lol. 

How big is baby? Depending on the app I look at, it's the size of a small cantaloupe and as long as a carrot, however that makes sense lol. 

Maternity Clothes? My friend Brittany sent me some maternity dresses and pants that have been life savers. I've bought a couple maternity tops and one pair of pants. I'm trying to stretch my "regular" wardrobe as much as I can. I fear I've almost stretched it as far as it will go at this point. 

Morning Sickness? Didn't have morning sickness at all really. ::praise dances::

Mood Swings? I have times where I feel very...hormonal. I know I'm having a hormonal time when I randomly get mad at people in commercials on TV. 

Buy anything for baby this week? Surprisingly no! I thought for sure I'd run out and get some stuff once I knew the gender, but I just haven't had time. I have gotten a good start on our registry though. Note: Keep reading for gender reveal. 

Sleep? Well, I have to use the bathroom at least twice at night. But other than that I can usually get an o.k. sleep. Since being pregnant I seem much more susceptible to TV affecting my dreams. On Sunday night I was being tried for a crime I didn't commit and there was a bunch of false evidence against me... because I watched Game of Thrones right before bed. 

Best Moment This Week: Finding out the gender! Note: Keep reading for gender reveal. 

Movement: I'm pretty sure I'm feeling this kid move around in there a bit. 

Cravings: The thing I've wanted most is eggs. 

What I miss? Not having to use the bathroom ALL THE TIME. 

What I am looking forward to? More movement, and getting the nursery together. 

Gender: It's a ......GIRL!!!!!


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Getting My Natural Hair Back to Healthy

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About a month ago I found my hair to be very dry and breaking off a lot. I knew a few contributing factors were that I'd become lazy with moisturizing my hair in early pregnancy, and I was napping a lot, which meant laying on various surfaces without my scarf on or satin pillowcase.

Once I got my energy back the first thing I did was a henna treatment to jump-start my hair back to health. Then I resolved to find a good combination of products to moisturize my hair in between washes and I settled on a simple duo: 

Oyin Handmade's Burnt Sugar Pomade and aloe vera juice/water spray.

In the spray bottle I put about 1 part aloe vera juice and 2 parts water. You could probably go with all aloe vera juice if you wanted. It's all natural. I even drink it sometimes in juice, it's good for digestion. 

So in between wash days (which is usually the span of a week), about every other day, I spray my hair with the water/aloe vera juice spray, and then apply the Burnt Sugar Pomade to seal in the moisture. This gives me really shiny, soft, and moisturized hair. 

I'm feeling much better about the conditioner of my hair following my henna treatment and new moisture routine. 

What's your hair doing lately?

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Paint Nite Experience

If you haven't noticed, Paint Nites, and various named "sip and paint" events, are the new hip thing to do. The basic concept is you have a few drinks while being led by a painting instructor on painting a particular picture. They've been all over GroupOn and Living Social, and I've seen plenty of people's Instagrams from their experiences so I thought I'd give it a shot. 

Now that I'm pregnant I'm always looking for something to do where drinking isn't the main component, so this was a good fit for activity. 

I haven't painted something since elementary school, and even then I wasn't good lol. My picture doesn't really look ANYTHING like the example, but I'm proud of it, because I made it, and hubby hung it up in our living room for me. 

Have you tried Paint Nite?

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