I’m not sure how else to say that I’m sick of the rain. Apparently, I’ve been living in Seattle for the past few months and it’s soooo depressing.
When I was in college, I always dressed up really nice on rainy days. With that in mind, I picked the brightest pieces from my closet to wear to church.
I recently celebrated my two year nappiversary! I totally haven’t posted any pictures yet because…I’m lazy. I did get my hair straightened, though. Friday, I decided to try a curly look using the bantu knot style. I personally think this style looks best on straightened or longer hair. But, do you. Mine came out alright for my first time.
Oh wait, my face. So, I’m pretty much obsessed with wearing pony tails when my hair is straight. For some reason, I don’t know whether it was the gel or humidity, but one side of my hair would not stay in the pony tail. It kept trying to revert to its curly state. Which is how I ended up doing bantu knots.
All I used was Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter on my ends. I two-strand twisted each section, then twisted a second time to wrap it around. I secured each section with pins. Covered with a silk bonnet before bed and that’s it.
Recently, my grandfather had open heart surgery. Not sure how that affected everyone else but it made me very scared being that he’s my only surviving grandparent. Yesterday was his 80th birthday and I’m so glad that God saw fit that we could all spend a little time with him. He is a very caring and quiet man and I love him very much.
Remember a few years ago when I was bald and a bridesmaid? I really loved the material of that dress and had every intention of getting it refashioned. But, it wasn’t until my friends wedding date approached did I decide to make things happen.
A friend of mine connected me with an up and coming designer named Chi Chi. I knew I wanted something simple done and fairly quickly. I explained the style and she gave me exactly what I wanted. Thank you so much!
I found this really cute top literally the day before the wedding. Stepped into Zara on a wing and a prayer and the Lord was good to me. Lace top was on sale for $20. It was an extra small and I almost died getting out of it. Seriously, if you’re skinnier than me, IT IS A PROBLEM. I actually tore it a bit because I was getting scared that I would have to call someone for help. Anyway…I didn’t. And it’s still in good condition. So there’s that.
As I was coming out of the fitting room, I saw this super bold clutch on the re-shelve rack. I asked the sales girl if it belonged to anyone and she said no. And it didn’t have a price tag. Already, I knew God was about to make a way. Got to the register and it was on sale for $10. WINNING.
Completed the outfit with a simple necklace and pinky ring (from Forever 21) and my lovely cheetah print shoes (by Jessica Simpson). Hair styled by me and my mother, lol.
This experience really got me excited about restyling. There’s no need to spend an arm and a leg for a completely new wardrobe. You already have everything you need, minus a little inspiration. I can help you with that 🙂
There is no remedy to love but to love more. That involves patience.
Eight years. That’s how long the road from dating to marriage was for this young couple. My, how time flies. After listening to the pastor, I couldn’t help but to have yet another positive outlook on marriage and the covenant that it should be.
My weekend started last Wednesday. My friend Keila was in town and she mentioned going to a Emeli Sande concert. Now, I listened to her album a year ago and was unimpressed. But I do love the ‘Next To Me’ song they play on the radio so I gave her album another listen. I’m not sure what I didn’t hear the first time but by the fifth song, I was purchasing my ticket to the concert that night. Without a doubt, Emeli has a beautiful voice but it was her lyrics that won me over. She was singing my life! ‘Clown’, ‘Mountains’ and ‘River’ are definitely my favorite tunes by her.
Despite working overtime most of the weekend, I had a pleasant Saturday with friends. I finally got my butt up early and off to church service at Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church. Although I’m indifferent to a lot of the traditions in the SDA faith, I do miss the worship. The SDA hymnal really is a cut above the rest. But more than the music, I want to leave church feeling as though I learned something. And Pastor Russell always does that. As infrequently as I visit, each time I go, I leave with a great message tailored just for me.
This past Sabbath, he started a new series called Simple Church – Part 1: Community. Of course I would love that, lol.
There’s always this quest…to be in community with people. We all have a need to know people fully…but we all have a need to be known by other people.
We’re so into “us” that we don’t understand community.
How is it that you can be surrounded by so many people and still feel lonely? He begins by saying he doesn’t have a solution to this problem.
Wait…….I just found the ENTIRE sermon on YouTube. Will you look at God already?! Yeessh. Technology is amazing. Let me know if you see me in the third row, center 😀
Anyway, I won’t try to summarize what he said. I love how Russell preaches and teaches the Word. Just watch.
After church, I met up with a few friends at Paschal’s for Rashad’s birthday celebration. No shade to Drake but new friends are equally as good as old friends. Old or new, I enjoy being around good energy, genuine and kind-hearted people. And of course, a Sabbath isn’t complete without a photo-op. At least not with these guys, lol. We had a blast.
Celebrated my friend Schemain’s birthday. She’s truly a gem. It’s rare to meet women as self-aware as she is.
warning: this post contains a hell of a lot of photos.
About a month ago, I went on a whim and purchased a new camera. The quality of photos on my iPhone was just not enough. And, I don’t have enough storage space on my phone. I love the camera but clearly I don’t know how to use it. All weekend, my pictures were coming out super blurry and it was really pissing me off. It wasn’t until last night that my friend brought to my attention that I had a nob thingie at the top to switch settings. I NEVER NOTICED IT BEFORE!!!! Man, I’m so pissed, but whatever.
I attended a pretty cool ‘Penny Candy’ exhibit at the Loew’s Hotel for artist Hebru Brantley. He is a Chicago native but studied film at Clark Atlanta University. His inspiration for his work comes from the comics of his younger years as well as the works of notable artists such as Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
His clientele include some familiar famous folks: Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Russell Simmons, amongst many others. Check out an interview of him here.
Unless you’re a hair stylist, what exactly is fun about doing your hair? WHAT? But we ladies have to do it. Getting our hair done makes us feel better on the inside. Or maybe it’s just me. I finally got my hair done. Very last minute and very late at night but it’s finished and I’m exceedingly happy. No more touching my hair for two months. God bless her.