Friday, December 26, 2008

4 Months @ Christmas

I am four months loc'd as of yesterday & today! Sorry I don't have any pics of my four month old hair. I was hoping to have taken pics with family yesterday but to no avail. They didn't stick around long enough to take any! Sadly we had a tragedy in our family over the holiday. My cousin passed away on Monday from a heart attack. She had traveled to Dallas to see her daughter & her family & she had a heart attack as they were unpacking the car. She didn't even get a chance to see any of them. So most of the family had just gotten off the road yesterday & were too tired & probably too sad to stick around, so by the time I had gotten off of work they were already gone.

I got a new Cool Pix camera for Christmas so I should have some pics up soon from the camera hopefully you'll see more hair details & the pics will be a lot better than the pics I take with my phone.

I promised that I would show you the pic of my personalized hair tie so here it is. My hair in this picture is pretty close to the four month mark. I have to put my advertisement in now (lol) Please check out my loctician's etsy site! If there's something there that you see but it's not quite what you're looking for send her a convo she can make anything to your specifications. She's a very talented young lady. We thought being on Etsy would be a piece of cake but it has been quite disheartening to be on there for two months with no sales. So our aim after the holidays is to figure out how to reach more people. If you have any suggestions please leave me a comment I would really appreciate it & so would she!

Be blessed & happy holidays!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Winter Wonderland

Today I woke up to 12 inches of snow on the ground. Our street hadn't been plowed so I didn't get to work until 10 am. Work begins for me at 7am. And the funny thing about it was I was the only one that didn't make it to work on time so everybody there had something funny to say. Like you just took advantage of the situation. No I didn't I don't have a SUV or Jeep I drive a Grand Prix with low profile tires! I knew with the snow being as deep as it was that once I got out of the driveway I would be stuck. So I didn't care what they said I knew I wasn't gonna take any chances. LOL

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Life and Death

To celebrate life and death in the same week can be bittersweet.
I had the pleasure of meeting a set of fraternal twins born into life last week and at the same time had to say goodbye to a friend after a short battle with cancer. Why is it bittersweet? There are two little people who I will have a chance to see grow up and become something special and I get to celebrate the life of a woman who I know lived for the Lord and her two boys.

Christine will be missed but I know that she is resting in the arms of Jesus. She was funny, humorous and she didn't take no mess from nobody! She was an advocate for adoption & she took her sons in & loved them with every part of her being. Christine fought a great fight she stayed strong until the very end. She will be missed by many.
Ava if you get a chance to see this blog I want you to raise those two babies to become someone great.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm an Idiot!

You will never guess. My computer didn't go out it was unplugged!!!!!! LMAO
The funny thing about it is I checked the wall to see if it was still plugged in. It was plugged into the wall but had come loose at the connection between the two cords! I feel like such an idiot.

An update on the hair. I got retightened today. I waited 6 weeks & I don't believe I will go that long again. She had a hard time with my new growth it was all snarled up so she spent alot of time separating my hair. Usually it only takes her two hours to retighten me but today it took three & a half hours!

My locktician Janela also made a hairpiece especially for me with my blog name on it, she surprised me with it today. Stay tuned for pictures! And please stop by her etsy site to check out her jewelry and hair ties.


My laptop died last night! I mean it just died. While I was on it, it just went black. It was still powered on but I couldn't get it to come back up. I turned it off & tried to power it back up but it wouldn't come back on. I don't know what I'm going to do! Is my blogging career over? LOL
I'm blogging from work now but I'm very limited to what I can add on my blog from here. Hopefully I can get it to power back up or get it fixed without it costing more than what I paid for it.
Stay tuned.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Shrinkage & Headbands

As you know my loctician is creative and talented. I went in to see her Monday and today to get things updated on the etsy site. When I got there she had created headbands/ponytail holders out of clay. She shaped the clay drew the design & hand painted them can you say beautiful! Oh these items are gorgeous. Here's one here that I have in my hair. It will be featured on Etsy with earrings to go with. I wanted you all to be the first to see it I wish I had enough hair to wear this as a ponytail holder I think it would be really pretty adorning a large thick ponytail ful of locs but I have too much shrinkage and my hair hasn't grown out enough.

Janela my loctician told me today that my hair is STILL shrinking! When I got my loc's in
August they were to my neckline near my shoulders, my hair is now at the ear & she tells me it may shrink more. See comparison's here. The first pic is the first day I got my hair loc'd and the 2nd pic is during month 3.

Also let me tell you I still have curls in my hair since last post. If you haven't read the previous post I rolled my hair with Soft Spikes and Oyin Shine & Define. I haven't done anything special to it to keep the curls from falling out. I pull my hair back at night & put on my sleeping cap which normally falls off at night.
I have to say that this is the best move I've made getting loc's. Yes there's maintenance but what hairstyle doesn't. No matter what type of hair you have you're going to have to do something to it to maintain it.

Let me be the 1millionth person to say I LOVE MY LOC'S!!!!!