Surprise! Guess who wrote a book? Me, I’m officially an AUTHOR! Girl Yes! The amount of joy in my heart is so over whelming it took me two days to sit down and actually write this post. Honestly, I can’t sit still and per usual my brain in running on jet fuel. I can hardly contain myself. Many of you would be shocked at the fact that writing has never been my strong suit. In fact, in school I was never known as a writer. I focused more on my creative attributes than actual class work. So, to see everything come full circle for me is truly a blessing. I couldn’t have imagined this if you gave me a magical glass ball. If you would have asked me a year ago if I would ever write a book I promise you I would have laughed. I mean laughed HARD.VIEW POST
I have plenty of hair growth secrets to share. Rice Water being one of them. You see, rice water is a great way to add strength and shine to the hair without weighting it down. It’s also a wonderful treatment to use before washing the hair. Today I am going to show you how I make my rice water and share a few tips on how I apply it. Be sure to watch my video tutorial in its entirety so you miss any steps.
Rice Water Tips:
- I let my rice water sit for 7days before I use it.
- I apply citrus to my rice water for smell and to lower the PH of the rice water.
- Essential oils are also used for easy application and detangling of the hair.
- I leave the rice water on my hair for 20 minutes.
- I only use white rice. No not use instant rice as most of the nutrients have already been removed from this type of rice.
Items mentioned/used in video:
Grapefruit or Orange
Mason Jar from Dollar Tree
Growth Oil: https://bit.ly/3dFI7Sj
Exceptional craftsmanship, ethical practices and some of the finest materials available are some of the adjectives used to describe the new fine jewelry collection from Mejuri. If you are looking for luxury pieces for an affordable price Mejuri is definitely the brand you have been searching for. Recently, I was fortunate to collaborate with Mejuri to showcase one of their new limited-edition pieces from this year’s holiday collection. The piece I selected is this beautiful style necklace called “Boyfriend Denim”. What attracted me to this style necklace was the fact it reminded me of the seeing eye. I’m a huge lover of history, specifically ancient history with a concentration in Egypt. My first thought when seeing this piece was ancient Egypt and I was so excited. It truly is the little things that make me happy.VIEW POST
We have some guest on the blog today. My daughters Ariel and Leah, also known on YouTube as The Haskins Sisters. One of the many goals for my daughters is for them to learn and understand how hard I work to provide the lifestyle I was not able to have growing up. With this, they learn work ethic and what it takes to be successful entrepreneurs. So, I decided to give them a formal introduction on how I go from concept to production here on the blog. We sat down and talked about what type of photos we wanted to curate and locations in the area. This was the funniest part because they gave ideas as farfetched as taking pictures at the beach in the winter to driving to Virginia. Neither of these options was ideal for their first photo shoot with mommy. So, we settled for the neighboring town. Although, that trip to Virginia sounds pretty good about now.
Once the location was secure we talked about outfits. Do you know these two asked me for a complete wardrobe including matching lipstick and wigs lol? I can’t make this stuff up. All I could do is laugh because they were really into the concept of a “look”. Additionally, I was not agreeing to wearing a Frozen dress so we kept it simple for today’s look. You can never go wrong with black so that’s what we choose. I must say, I really enjoyed this process with them as it was a way for us to spend quality time together and allow their unique personalities to shine through. The facial expressions they make are hilarious and I realized they are truly just like me. Hope you enjoy todays mommy and me shoot and we will be bringing you more looks in the coming weeks. As long as the school work is complete and their room stays clean. It’s a part of the business deal we contracted lol.
Do you feel like life’s a Ferris wheel? Moving slowing and going in circles. I’ve felt this way before and recently my wheel came to an abrupt stop. The jerk that your body experiences when you stop abruptly leaves your mind swimming with thoughts and makes it hard to think clearly. I felt like I was on the top of the ride, able to see all the beauty of God’s creation. But I was scared to death. I could hear my heart beating in my chest and it was getting louder by the second. I though in that moment I would lose myself, lose it all. Ironically enough as the sun, the ocean, and the beauty of the skyline surrounding me appeared, I started to feel an overwhelming sense of peace. In that moment I was flooded with fear that I would fall and afraid of how high I was. Yet through my tears my fear turned into gratitude. I had to experience fear in order to see and to be appreciate all the beauty surrounding me. It was a complete mind shift. I was released from fear and open to receive all of life’s endless possibilities.