April 16, 2015 § Leave a comment
Cape Cod is on my list of Places I’d Love to Visit. If it is anything like the images I find online then I truly cannot wait to visit soon. I have been toying around with the idea of going next month before the spring/summer rush swings into full effect or waiting until the end of summer when all of the crowds return home. I don’t mind crowds but I think it would easier and more fun to explore with less people around.
I love the thought of hanging at the beach, sailing, or taking slow walks in the warm sun while eating ice cream and wondering around beautiful neighborhoods. Pretty photos to come if I can make this trip happen soon!
April 6, 2015 § Leave a comment
Here’s a video of my moisturizing process. I have had a number of people ask me how I keep my hair from getting extra dry between washes and thought a video would be a fun illustration. I usually try to explain it to them in detail, but I think a visual aid is always more captive and helpful.
In a nutshell, I use Shea butter, water and most recently i’ve added Shea Moisture Reconstructing Conditioner back into the mix. My goal is to be effective and keep it simple.
If I’m in a hurry and want to quickly moisturize, I only use water and Shea butter.
January 8, 2015 § 2 Comments
I visited Baltimore, Maryland with husband and baby a few weeks ago. I was pleasantly surprised at how much there is to see and do at their National Aquarium! The SIZE and beauty of the stingrays overwhelmed me, I almost teared up, wow. We stayed for 2 hrs and baby enjoyed it so much. He was so excited by all of the things he could touch and explore and he loved running around and playing peek-a-boo. Afterwards baby was so knocked out, his dad and I went with him to a noisy dinner at World Cafe (university place) and he slept right through it. All tuckered out!
January 2, 2015 § Leave a comment
So I’ve decided to dust off my juicer and I’m so excited, infact, I am considering juicing at least four times a week. It feels great knowing I’m putting something so healthy in my body since my diet had taken a pretty big nose dive after I had baby. I was craving sugar more often which was probably due to my eating it more regularly. However, I’m proud to say I’ve been slowly transitioning away from it. I started by allowing myself less and less with my coffee.
For the juice pictured above I used “misc” veggies that were nearing expiration.
Pear, carrots, ginger, romaine, spinach, and kale ( which made 14 ounces).
My Omgea 8005 Juice Extractor is great, the pulp comes out pretty dry and is easy to clean. I’m curious to know how much time it takes from veg/fruit prep to actual juice…gonna have to time myself and report back.
December 20, 2014 § Leave a comment
I’ve missed you guys and I’ve missed “journaling”!
I was going to post some photos from a recent trip but thought I should first touch on Italy and update you guys. Though we had things stolen from us in Milan, we were able to turn things around and make the best of a not so good situation. We have since replaced everything and moved on. To be honest, I feel like we could have skipped Milan all together, there wasn’t much there there I was interested in exploring.
Rome was CRAZY busy!! I am so happy we purchased tickets for the Cistine Chapel and museum online. The line to purchase tickets was OUTRAGEOUS! There is no way I would’ve waited on that line, it was blocks long and blazing HOT outside (no shade). If you’d like to take a peek at the lines I’m referring to I’ve shared a little footage in my vlogs on here. And it was just as bad for the Vatican. Venice was beautiful but busy too. However, we found that if you walk a few blocks away from the beaten path then you’ll be pretty much all alone. It wasn’t smelly, which people ask me about often when I mention my travels to Venice. But then again, I have lived and travel to NYC often, so I can be desensitized to funky smells, haha.
Here are some of my favorite pics from our trip.
June 30, 2014 § 4 Comments
As you can see, based on my photo, I am in Italy!
I’m gonna get right to it.
It’s bitter-sweet because although I love Italy, this is my 4th trip, my work camera, 2 lenses and lapstop was stolen in Milan yesterday. Not only were my things taken my husband had very sentimental and expensive things stolen from him too. Not even my baby’s diaper bag was spared.
We reported the theft but was pretty much laughed at by the “police”. I guess having thousands of dollars worth of things stolen from visitors in Milan is not a serious matter and is cause for a chuckle.
What made me feel even worse was after talking to a restaurant employee and a woman at the church (where we were going to see the Last Supper painting), near where we got robbed, we learned that theft/pick pockets/purse snatching in Milan is extremely common. The woman at the restaurant told me that she warns her female patrons to not set their purses down at their table! I wish I had known about the common thefts in Milan because I would have skipped visiting enitirely. I plan to write a review on Trip Advisor warning people so hopefully I can keep someone else from having to experience the pain, shock and sadness of being robbed. And from needing help from the uncaring, insensitive “police” in Milan.
I am trying to not let this ruin the rest of my trip since we still have so much time left, but it is incredibly hard.
-Gotta keep smiling and get creative with my iphone.
June 24, 2014 § 2 Comments
I have had a number of people ask me what I mean when I tell them I finger comb (or finger detangle) my hair, so I decided to shoot video and shared it here:
I stopped combing my hair years ago after realizing that I was literally pulling it out. I tried many different types of combs and styling tools and found that my hands do a much better job than anything I had ever tried. For me, I now know that simplicity is key. I also don’t tie my hair up, wear a bonnet or scarf for bed <peeks out window to watch for the Bonnet Police>. I found that tying my hair up caused my edges to break off badly, so at night I moisturize, re-twist or do large braids. This routine works for me and I now see a significant difference in the stat of my hair. I hope my video is helpful!