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5 Hair Lessons on Life

Yesterday, as I was latching, twisting, and pinning my dreadlocks down, I realize that I wasn’t doing anything that the hair gurus had been teaching. A long time ago, I know I would have; I would have hung on their every word. Run away from mineral oil? Check. Only use olive oil. Check. Buy expensive shampoos. Check. I did these things, thinking it was the best decision for me. So when I had a reaction to one of the shampoos and locking butter, I ignored it, thinking, “It’s the best, no way I’m reacting to it!” Over time we become product junkies. We keep buying different things fearing that we will be missing out on something better. We do this even when something we are using is working for us. But this fear of losing out is real. We can sense it when we debate with ourselves to go to a party, an event, or a social gathering. We don’t want to lose out on an experience, even if that experience doesn’t necessarily help us grow. My hair has taught me a few lessons on life so far. Let go and do what works.  It’s okay if everyone is doing it the “right way.” We have to let go of the idea of what is the right way, and wrong way.  Just because we are doing something differently, doesn’t always mean we are doing it wrong.  The right way for me may not be the right way for you. Just because we are doing something differently, doesn’t always mean we are doing it wrong. Click To Tweet Stop searching...

Beauty Found In The Heart

1 Samuel 16:7  God looks at your Heart But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” During the weekend, I love to go out and just take pictures. I don’t have a preference or “style” that I’m going for; I look for something that just captures my eye. Some days, I get discouraged. If you look online, you’ll see tons of beautiful pictures that are open, and full of space. Living in the city, you don’t come across that often. Often I find myself wishing for the quietness of country living. Just wondering what the simplicity around me would feel like.  To snap pictures of my surroundings without all the noise. When I feel like this, I have to step back. I have to look at the world-my world for what it really is. And it is beautiful. I took this picture looking out of the door of my dentist office.  At first, it looked cluttered, and disorderly and dreary.  It was raining, and everything was soaked.  In our everyday lives we try to find something simple to focus on, something “beautiful” but there is nothing completely orderly about our lives.  We weave in and out of things, stores, homes, cars.  Our lives are anything but simple. But in this picture, it’s like everyone weaving together.  The train tracks on the left, cars parked by the curb, people walking on the sidewalk,...

DIY – Bubble Soap Recipe

Let me know if this happens to you or your children: It’s warm out, and all your kids want to do is blow bubbles, but you know every time you buy bubbles the following happen: After one day, the bubbles are gone, leaving you with an empty container. Soon after you buy the bubbles, more than half spills on the floor. Well fellow mommies of children who love bubbles, fret no more!  (Wow this is starting to sound like a commercial…) Introducing DIY Bubble Soap Recipe! We’ve been blessed to have a few sunny days here in NYC and my daughter wanted nothing more than to blow bubbles, but we didn’t have any on hand.  We only had empty bubble containers (full of old bubble soap). So instead of throwing away the containers, I promised myself that I was going to find out the perfect formula for making bubble soap for blowing bubbles. I know, you’ve been wondering…. How can my kids enjoy bubble blowing without breaking the bank account on all those small bottles of bubbles? This recipe is so purse friendly, that you can use any detergent you have on hand for the soap!  We had old baby shampoo, so instead of throwing them away (waste of money there) we can finish it up by using it for something else! Once you make this, you will NEVER want to buy bubbles from the store again (unless you need a new container)! Pin and Enjoy!   [yumprint-recipe...

Life Through My Lens Thursday — Week 13

Last time on Life Through My Lens Thursday, we left off with Sally talking to Linus.  To check out what happened before in this series, check out Week 10, and Week 11! Here is the conclusion of this soap opera! *** Everyone was following Linus as he was running away from his friends.  But right when he was going to tell it all to Snoopy, Sally wanted the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth! Linus explained that he cooked an awesome dinner and he wanted to share it with his best friends, but he didn’t know if Bell, and Cinderella knew they were BOTH his best friend. Sally was starting to get sad, because she thought she held a special place in his heart. Just when Sally was going to tell Linus how she felt, he explained to everyone that he made the special meal to share with his friends, because he wanted to do something nice for Sally, and he wasn’t sure if she was going to like it! “Awww” Sally said, “You didn’t have to go through all of this for me!  Let us all try it together!” Excited to have a special dinner with all his friends,  he started to set the table. Looking at his table, he realized that he didn’t make enough, so he went back into the kitchen and quickly cooked more.  To his amazement, with the extra practice he’s had, the dish came out better than the first time! He was now ready to present it to his friends! They all stood together enjoying the special meal that he made,...

Wordless Wednesday: April

  Yesterday was April 1st, so to celebrate it, we stepped outside and enjoyed the sun. No tricking each other. No jokes on each other. Just pure fun. I held Little Z’s hand while Zee told me all about her picnic plans–because according to her:”We have to have a picnic now that it’s Spring.” On this day, she wanted to wear leg warmers with her dress. The shoes are her absolute favorite. She promises to wear them when ever she can. (I’m also now on the hunt for a pair of similar shoes, since she’s outgrowing these). But yesterday seemed special. Yesterday was first day of April, and hopefully, the first day of Spring for us. I’m looking forward to brighter skies, happy faces, and more smiles. Did you do anything special on April 1st?  ...
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