Thursday, August 27, 2009

So Thirsty

So I don't have much to say. Being that I am in the process of transitioning (letting my hair return to its natural more relaxers) I have been having a blast trying new products in my hair and playing around with what will work with my hairstyle of choice. Well I have found that RAW Shea Butter (yeah straight from African by way of my local beauty supply store)...mixed with Hot Six Oil after a Co-Wash is best. I use the Shea butter on my skin too.

I mean personally I think that using a gazillion and one products defeats of purpose of going natural. Conditioner contains enough chemicals to clean the hair and I only shampoo once a week...I co-wash several times a week.

But alas I have found the conditioner of the Gods. I'm not joking folks. This stuff works well for ANY AND EVERY hair type. And to make it even more desirable I can get it from target...which means its affordable.

So yeah...this stuff is truth. Get yourself some and make sure you thank me! Oh and my husband likes it too and he normally doesn't make a fuss about products as I have been going through conditioner like crazy and trying new ones since my journey began.

On another totally random husband is building us a computer. I'm excited...I will pot pics next week when we get everything situated in our little apartment!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Funky Cold Medina

Sooo I took this quiz on courtesy of one of my most favoritest bloggers (plural its two in one) BonBon Rose. I love their blog because they are always putting me on to steals...which are better than deals!

So this quiz was about "decor style".

And this is what I got:

Erica you are a Dramatic Eclectic

You have wide-ranging interests and influences, and so appreciate a mix of styles, periods, and objects. You would never dream of using matching suite of furniture or could stand a home that seemed cookie-cutter. You are a risk-taker and a trendsetter. You are not afraid of glamour or humor, and you love bold, theatrical statements—a fantastic color, out-there wallpaper or paint treatment, or a wonderfully graphic fabric. Your home surprises and delights others, thanks to your unique vision. Because you embrace an exciting sense of color, art and drama your home makes a happy impact.

You value creativity. You are stylish and fun loving, and can be an inspiration to others. You have a natural sense of drama, and you know you have to be willing to take risks—whether with colors, finishes, furniture choices, or ideas—for your home to stand out. Your home can be happy and lively and the place all of your friends want to be.

It's actually quite accurate if I may say so myself! I can't wait until I move out of this apartment to really go wild and design my space to suite me! Even more than that I want my personal style to say dramatic eclectic but I just have to figure out what I want that to be!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Night Lights

I'm speaking of the light emanating from my television. My husband got Madden10 and took off in celebration of his 25th birthday and the game!

Happy Birthday Babes! I LOVE YOU!

Moving on...

I made Peanut Butter Brownies last week. Threw in some chocolate chips for good luck!

No words...just pictures!

Oh and one more thing.

True Story. (I hate when people say that.)

Willow came up to me today while the kids were playing outside and said, "Can you use your magic to turn me into a Jaguar." I said "Why of course I can. AbraKadabraHocusPocus Turn this Willow into a Jaguar FOCUS!" She crawled away on her hands and knees...through the dirt like kids do at that age. She persisted to MEOW for the next hour. The other kids got so irritated and they kept telling her to stop meowing. Then I told her to stop and she wouldn't. (Stupid magic wand is so temperamental)

I decided to just let her be what she was going to be and eventually she got tired of trying to get me to understand what she wanted and she resorted to English. Moral of the soon as you stop trying to get something to be what you think its supposed to be, you have one less worry. I mean Willow, a 6 year old girl, is not meant to meow for prolonged periods and when I stopped trying to get her to stop, she did it on her own.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Sooo I have been taking Apple Cider Vinegar twice a day and Im on my sixth day. Man it's soooo super disgustingly nasty. I mean I smell it and actually feel it burn as it goes down. But it will hopefully help with my swollen ankles and feet...since water pills have not worked since they were prescribed.

I had to seek out alternative options because doctors are not able to properly diagnose my issues. But they are happy to throw me a prescription and tell me to reschedule. DO i look like I want to keep shelling out co-pays for followup visits.

On another note...I started my job last week. Well we had training and I have some trainings next week including CPR. I'm really excited. Im at Hermitage Elementary...and my room is a mess! its not up to my standards so I have alot of work to do before friday morning to get it up to par!

One last thing. I am transitioning to natural! Yes! Yes! Yes...I am! Im talking about my hair...Im done with the creamy crack guys (relaxers)! My husband loves it because it gives me a lot of versatility with my look. So here are some pics from the past week! I have been able to get creative with my looks and do things I have never had the confidence to do in the past! Mostly its me surrendering to whatever my hair wants to do. When its not cooperating I just go with

Have a great week guys!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Week in Review

Sooo I got a new job! Im so excited. I start Wednesday I didnt bother with the whole 2 weeks notice thing. I want to leave T-Mobile never to return again. And giving that notice means that I would always have that place to go back to and I can't keep looking back. So call it what you want...I purposely burn bridges to give me no other choice to but keep it moving.

Sooo I am going to be working for the YMCA and my site is Hermitage Elementary School. Im the site director so I pretty much determine the day to day activities, before and after school. I will be bringing Carver Creative to life here. I heard that the site needs love and dedication and all know how passionate I am about whatever I do. If you love me I will love you back HARD! (That sounded weird but whatevz)

I am so glad I get to go to church on Sundays. I mean how can a person be on the praise and worship team and work on Sundays. Exactly. My next post I will go into more detail. For now I really want to go to the Mall its so doable at 7:38 PM because its literally across the street. (NO IM NOT WALKING. BLASPHEMY. I would get eaten alive by Nashsquitoes.) I just got this crazy impulse.

I will leave you all with this link..

It is helpful and info we probably already know but there is nothing wrong with info being beat into your head.

Love you guys!