Henna….the other hair color choice.

OKAY….SO….
I finally delved into the Henna Hair Color Method that I have been talking about and researching forever.
I’m pretty sure the reason it took me so long is because I was, well….terrified I would screw my hair up somehow. I mean…I DID just cut 8 inches off to get rid of chemical damage after all, and I didn’t want to take a chance of damaging my finally HEALTHY hair!

As I usually do when it comes to Natural Beauty Treatments, I did my research. Here is what I had learned PRIOR to delving in…in the way of DO’s and DONT’S.

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It fits.

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Can you remember when there was no such thing as a “meme”? When nothing was ever “pinned” or “posted”? When you had to actually doodle stuff on books and paper? Lol I do!
But now I have entire “boards” full of memes. After awhile they all seem to look the same, you see the same ones time and time again.
However, every now and then you come across one that just fits you perfectly. (See above).
Have a happy Saturday everyone!

Scary, Fun, Whacky, Crazy, Clutzy, Uniquely, but never sorry, Joy!

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I am sooooooo not perfect, not anywhere NEAR it. This is who I am and this is how God made me. I struggled with my identity for most of my life, I think that is partly because as a teen and young adult i was involved in the runway/print/pageant industries and I started off with some pretty messed up ideas of what a woman should look and feel like.  There are a lot of HIGHS and LOWS involving your self-esteem in those industries. For a long time I worried too much about trying to impress others.  I pretended to like things I didn’t necessarily like, I pretended to be a girl that everyone would like. That has all stopped.

So here I am in my early 40’s and FINALLY, I have figured out who I am, and accepted the woman who I have become. Continue reading

Testing Trust

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It’s no secret, I’ve said it before….I don’t trust people. I’ve touched on this briefly in other posts.

Sadly, I allowed ONE person’s untrustworthiness to destroy my trust in pretty much everyone.

Does that make me sad and pathetic?  Perhaps.

Do I want to stay this way? Absolutely not.

But how do I get out? How do YOU get out if you are going through this as well?

I’m certainly no expert.  But I am willing to share MY experience in the hope that my words can be a comfort to someone else who has found themselves in a similar situation.

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Pink Sock Monkey Hat

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Crochet Sock Monkey Hat Pattern

(the colors listed below are for a standard RED sock monkey hat, I changed the colors for the pink version)

Pattern by Sarah Zimmerman
http://www.RepeatCrafterMe.com
Materials:
Yarn:White or Ivory
Red: Vanna’s Choice – Cranberry
Grey: Vanna’s Choice – Grey Marble
Size H (5.0mm) hook-
Tapestry Needle-
Two medium size buttons for eyes
(I found that Vanna’s Choice “Barley”, and Loops & Threads™ Impeccable™ Yarn in “Aran”(cream color) is a better match to an actually sock monkey.)

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Mascara, Lipstick, Eyeshadow? On a girl like me?

I haven’t worn eyeshadow in years.

In fact, for many years i didn’t wear any makeup at all.  I was a busy girl, a tomboy type girl really, and a mom; working full time in a career that basically kept me behind a computer in a dark cave like room for the majority of the time.

I didn’t need to impress anyone. I still don’t.

BUT…in the last few years I have slowly snuck makeup back into my daily routine.

It started with lip gloss.  shiny moist lips were so much better then dry, dull ones. Then, eyeliner.

It occurred to me that use of eyeliner made my eyes appear a little bit “brighter”.

For a long time that was it, just lip gloss and eyeliner.

Then, pinterest came along.  Now I find myself obsessed with makeup and nail polish tutorials.

I don’t love lipstick, but I do have a tube of it, as well as a lip liner. I prefer a natural shade.

 I use “Spice” lip pencil and “Twig lipstick.  Now I actually only use lipstick every now and then.

Mostly I still use JUST lip gloss.  That choice is CO Bigelow Mentha-shine.

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Chocolate Cake is HEAVEN…

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5 years ago, my mother-in-law Ruth bought me a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer for Christmas.  For four years it has collected dust.

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Then, I started using it, just this past June.  I’ve used it more times since June then i have in the whole 4 years prior!

Chocolate cake is HANDS DOWN my favorite thing to make.  I’ve made this cake several times and always gotten RAVE REVIEWS!  One person said it was the best cake she’d ever eaten and that she was totally serious.  Another friend said that it was better than the expensive gourmet cupcakes I had purchased from FLAVOR cupcakery (a local cupcake shoppe famous for winning CUPCAKE WARS on the Food network).

The recipe I use is the one on the side of the Hershey’s Cocoa Powder Can.

Here it is:

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Going No-Poo AKA Shampoo Free

 

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A couple weeks ago I decided to go shampoo FREE aka “NO-POO” after learning that my favorite shampoo (Wen) was actually full of chemicals.
I came across some disturbing info about Wen while looking at hair ideas on Pinterest one night.  I did some research and soon learned that Wen doesn’t list all of the ingredients on the label, they only list the “KEY INGREDIENTS”.  They also refuse to give a full list of ingredients if you ask for one. (I asked for one and was told that they “do not have any information to provide to the public in respinse to this request”)  I was disheartened.

So, I did MORE research, and checked out a lot of information about the natural “NO SHAMPOO” method that is bringing smiles and healthy locks to women everywhere.  I decided that I HAD to try it, naturally! lol

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402 Followers. I appreciate you all. : )

Wow 402 people actually read my drivel.

LOL! The truth is….I’m honored that you each read what I have to say. REALLY truly honored.

Some people have messaged me asking me to get a little more personal on this blog like I was on my BBM channel before this, so I am going to try a different approach!

Hope you all like whats coming!

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