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!

Take Me There

Cape Cod

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Main St. Falmouth in Autumn

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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!

How I Moisturize Between Washes

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Hey guys!

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.

-LaRie

Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland National Aquarium
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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!

Juice, Juice, Juice!

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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.

 

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Omega Juicer

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