DIY Summer Treat

Healthy Popsicle                                                                 (Photo: LaRie Taylor)

Hey guys!

The other day I made some yummy popsicles using frozen strawberries, yogurt and frozen blueberries.  The turnout was delicious.  I was inspired by a recipe I found in InSyle Magazine and I’m happy I gave them a try. The recipe is really straight forward even though it calls for “layering”.  The first few layers I took my time and let each semi-freeze, but as I got toward the end I quickly poured in what was left of the strawberry and yogurt .  They didn’t come out as neat as the mag images, but I’m sure they were just as delicious! Ha.

If you want to try them the recipe is HERE.062215-july-fourth-lead-5_0                                                                 (Photo: Johnny Miller)

My First Shampoo

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Hey guys,

 

So, I had an opportunity to try Shea Moisture’s Moisture Retention Shampoo for the first time and it was great!

 

As I mentioned in my latest haul video/post, I had not shampooed my hair in 5 years!

 

It was due to my discomfort with the ingredients listed on most shampoo products and greatly due to my scalp itching like I had fleas whenever I did shampoo.  I cannot say that shampooing will become a regular practice for me, but I will try again in the future since it was faster than having to make my clay wash. And after almost a week I have had zero itchiness. I shot a video detailing my conditioning process if you’d like to take a peek here.

 

Also, in the video I share my recipe for my homemade deep conditioner:

 

1/2 Ripe Banana
1/2 Avocado
2.5 Tbsp of Coconut Oil.

 

I slept with the conditioner over night and rinsed it out in the morning. I did not apply any additional product until I styled the following day, yet it felt super, sponge cake moist and soft!

 

For styling, I shot a video that I will share soon, but I used Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Eco Styler Gel to set my waves.  I had a chance to use that bonnet I mentioned a few posts back as well!  I LOOOOOOVE IT!

 

Hope you like!

 

Let me know if you decide to try the deep conditioning recipe!

 

Besos!

Haul

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Had to make a quick run to Walgreens during my recent trip to Las Vegas and, of course, you can’t shop at a place like that and buy just one item. I ended up buying 5!  I thought it would be fun to share them with you in the attached video. Lately, I’ve been interested in experimenting with my hair and decided to buy and try out the Shea Moisture shampoo.  I have not shampooed my hair in 5 years, only clay washes, so I’m looking to share that update with y’all too!  I will be posting photos and info for what steps I took for my trial run with shampoo, wish me luck.

Talk soon!

Cape Cod

Cape Cod Sandwich Boardwalk

Hooray!

We’ve made it out!

I’ve been wanting to visit Cape Cod for such a longtime and I’m so glad my husband was down with such a last minute trip.

Being here is just what I imagined it would be and more. I wanted to be among nature, beauty, large bodies of water and quiet. And lastly, I wanted to have an opportunity to be inspired by beautiful, historical homes. We were also able to squeeze in a daytime to Martha’s Vinyard.

I can’t wait to share pictures with you guys!

Please check my Instagram, HERE, for most recent happenings.

Hair Dryer: Soft Hood Attachment

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This just in: Hooded Dryer attachment for standard blow dryers.

I found it on Amazon, it has pretty good reviews so I’m really looking forward to trying it out!

I’ve seen that a number of Naturals are raving about similar ones and wondered if I’d love it as much. I plan to use it to deep condition (which I haven’t done in years) and set my flat twists when they require flexy rollers.

Wish me luck, I’ll keep you all posted!

On My Radar

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Soooo, I have been on the hunt for a pair of these hoop earrings, but have not been able to find the exact ones I want.  I think I’m going to have to find someone to make them for me.  I’ve tried so many sites and have only been able to find the gold-plated or gold-filled ones…the hunt continues.

If you know where I might be able to find some (14K gold, 1mm, 2″, hoops) please let me know!

Thank you!