Friday, December 31, 2010

almost APL!!!!!

I was just playing around with my hair and noticed the back of my hair can be stretched to my ARM pit! Exciting right? my goal however is for my twist to touch ny armpit without ne pulling/ stretching. I wonder how long that will take? Lol
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another to do list via springpad app!

hair/garden/app to do list
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Why dnt you love me/ college curlies inspired do

i seen a post of Jamilas blog at and just had to try the stye with the scarf. I had bought a couple scarfs from the thrift store the other day, so timing was perfect. anywho heres the look. Picnikcollage-2010-12-26-23-20.jpg

oh yeah, i am on a hunt for a good photo editing program. I just want to be able to make collages and add text to photos. iphoto doesnt allow this and aperture is just too complicated. anyways, i used Picnik to make this collage. I like it so far and will contiue to use it until i find something better. I just wonder if picnik owns my pictures once i upload them?????

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and Length Check

I have been a little frustrated over the past few days with my hair.  I cant tell if its growing! I wish I would have recorded my length when i first started my no heat styles. I can say that my hair feels and looks better than a few months ago.  My plan is to measure and record my length and really crack down on a routine. I want to see progress and so far I really havent seen any :( It could of course just be my eyes, so I plan on posting some comparison pics.

anywho the front of my hair is about half inch past my lips
the middle reached down just below my chin
the back is at shoulder length

this is alll while my hair is in twist that i did on damp hair. i gotts get a ruler to make it official lol

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Twist out and Mae's "roll under"

I decided to revisit a twistout, this style is from my medium sized twist that were about 1.5 or 2 weeks old. I had a 1950s theme party yesterday and I was gonna do a regular pin-up but didnt have time to play around. Jarred thought my hair looked fine in a twistout, so I trusted his judgement and wore a twistout..... to a public event, lol. I didnt get any crazy remarks.

When I got home from the party I played arund with my hair and tried Nikkimae2003's "roll under" style. Her style comes out gorgeous, she used a week old twist out so her's looked more like an afro. heres a link to her tutorial

The pink bow belongs to ava lol, and please excuse my pajamas. I just wanted to grab a picutre of my hair and wasnt dressed yet.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

bad romance cover

still twisted

I haven't made a hair post in a little bit because I have been so infatuated with my keyboard, iMovie,and finding new software for my macbook. Not to mention trying to get ready for Christmas lol. Anyways these twist are about a week or so old. I didn't like them when I first put them in because I did them kinda big and thy just didn't have the rift curl. I kept them in anyway, every other night I mist them in he shower and rub either shea butter it shea moisture curl smoothoe through and toss my bonnet on. I don't do much with saying, I usually just pin the sides back and keep it moving.

All for now, I am watching Charlie brown Christmas with the kiddies :)
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Uggs and Laptop bag!

A couple days ago we went the mall because i decided it was time i give ugg boots a try. SInce uggs became popular i had been avoiding jumping on the band wagon. But then I started thinking....... I spend about $100 at least on boots each year and while they are comfortable and cute they are never warm. So i bought uggs, for the warmth and hopefully comfort :) I couldn't get the traditional pair because I am sick f seeing them instead I bought the retro cargo pair (i think thats what its called) it has a strap and side pocket lol with blue and purple stitching. I wore them yesterday and I wasnt all that impressed as far as comfort goes, it felt like i was walking on a hard board :( they were warm though, it was about 40degrees and my feet were hot! I guess i will be keeping my ugg boots, im sure i will grow to like them, right now I am not in love with them. i kinda think my legs are too skinny for them lol.


My other purchase was my marc jacobs laptop bag. I wasnt shopping for one, but we stopped in the apple store and it was just too cute and the only one left! I grabbed it up, and when i got home i went online to see if i could get a better deal. Wouldn't you know, i couldn't find it online. Jarred (hubby) said i wouldn't lol. anyways the reviews on it isnt great, about half the reviews said that the strap ripped off after only a few days :( i hope that wont happen to me. Maybe those reviewing had heavy laptops My laptop is less than 5 lbs

here are links to my purchases. i got my boots from the walking company and bag from the apple store.

my ugg boots

my laptop bag

lastly, I am still in love with this macjournal app :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sunny Choi | Walking Towards You | CD Baby

Sunny Choi | Walking Towards You | CD Baby

I must buy and support this wonderful musician! I love her music and am so happy that she has a cd!

video time :) a video from Atlantis

second time around

this was taken just after we arrived to our resort. we had just had lunch and were roaming around to find our way back to our suite. 

on another note. i am loving this macjournal app!!!!!!!!!!

A few more pics from mexico~

Thursday, December 9, 2010

too cute and had to share

We are just getting around to decorating. I can't believe I got such a perfect shot of them. Please excuse my clutter and not yet decorated tree lol
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not a hair day

* this was a few days ago...... I just didn't feel like doing my hair today. It still braided from last nights wash, my satin bonnet is under the hat and I am on my way. I may even wear it covered to work because I have a cute Christmas bonnet lol
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

testing mars edit

P1010073.JPG this pic is at grand pallidium in ruvera maya mexico
so its been a while since i posted using software. mainly because my blogo trial ran out :( well, i still have mars edit. i didnt like it as mucha blogo but it will do. i will be uploading the rest of my vacation pics soon as well as more hair shots. i am off to pick up our kitty from the SPCA. she had to get spayed today :(

Monday, December 6, 2010

Back from Vacation!

and in the process of organizing my pictures and vidoe for upload. Mexico was amazing, we stayed at the Grand pallidium resort in the Royal suites! We went to Tulum and Xel-ha and hung out at our resort.

as far as hair, i wore twist from about 2 weeks ago and they held up great! I just got around to washing my hair tonight after 3 weeks of twist. I was scared to wash because i thought it would be a mess to detangle based on how long they were in and becaue i had gotten them wet. to my suprise it was a normal detangling session i had only a small child sized hand full of shed hair!

right now, my hair is a few briads to dry overnight and then i will twist tommorow. i am exhauseted and going to bed. i will upload my pics soon :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Rivera Maya Awaits Us

Thats right, Jarred and I are going to mexico in the am. We will be there for 3 nights, minus the little ones. My hair has been twisted since 1.5 weeks  ago and its staying that way. I will probably retwist next week. I am only packing jojoba oil or olive oil, aloe vera gel, and suave conditioner. I still have so packing to do and stuf to get ready for the kids so its gonna be  a long night. toodles for now :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

JK's Bday party

will be this afternoon! I am so exhausted because I didnt get off work till 11pm last night. I got home and had to transfer pics to my computer from an external hard drive to put together slideshows and collages for my sons bday party. I didnt go to sleep until 2am smh lol. Anyways, kids are up at 7 so we are too . we have to head out and get party supplies and our christmas tree. This is gonna be a long day lol
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010!

We had a wonderful thanksgiving. My mom came to my house to help with dinner and my brothers came over to eat. After dinner, we went to my aunts house to hang out with my moms family. I have quite a few pics im gonna share, wish i would have taken more. But, it was hard to take pics as i was busy cooking lol here we go.
 This is 90% of dinner right from pathmark
Jk and I taking a break from cooking

He was so upset we locked him out the kitchen lol

Ava helping my mom with deviled eggs

pre dinner snack

ava did not appreciate this lol

baked mac n cheese is done!

my JK 
dinners all done, but i dont know why the pic came out so blurry :(

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Blowout and Trim

I finally did a blow out a few days ago. I was watching innovativethinkin and blessedbyhem o youtube and was inspired to do two strand twist in blown-out hair. I didnt use a heat protectant because i didnt have one, but i properly conditioned. When I was all done with the blowout, my hair was a mess so i decided to trim it. This was my first time doing a full head trim. My hair instantly looked better. Next i put my two strand twist int. heres my hair post blow out and trim

From Drop Box

more pics can be seen in my hair photo gallery

I also uploaded a video on my youtube

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday JK

My son turned 1 year old today! Its hard to believe this time last year he was only hours old and toda hes walking, saying hi, doesnt drink a bottle, and just turing into a real kid! My how time flies! Ava and I baked him a cake (carrot) and decorated. He will have his party next weekend :)
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Semi - wearable twistout

From Drop Box
but not according to Ava, lol. she looked at my hair and asked what was wrong with it. I had just taken my twist out to prepare for washing, but got lazy and walked around the house like this. I didnt like it at first but after playing in it, i thought it was wearable.

in other news, i have been working hard to learn my new keyboard lol. I have spent hours on youtube watching tutorials and watching people play. I do ok, but I am inpatient and want to learn a whole song right away. lol So far i can play the intro to coldplay clocks, happy birthday, a few seconds of coldplay the scientist, and i just learned about 10 seconds of Drakes find your love. I think I am gonna stick with learning Drakes song because its easy and sounds great. I cant really play using both hands yet, but so far drakes song seems the easiest to try.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Script - The Man Who Can't Be Moved [Artistic Piano Interpretation]

one of my youtube favorites~shes amazing!

tiffany the pianist

Or should I say "keyboardist" lol. Just a pic of me and my m-audio keyboard. I spent about a good 2.5 hrs watching tutorials on songs. So far I can play happy birthday and the intro to coldplay clocks. I can only play using one hand which is a total drag. But, Im gonna keep at it and one day I will be playing all kinds of songs lol. I can't decide if I want to be really disciplined and watch basic tutorials so I can learn the keys and all or if I just want to learn songs.... the best would probably be to watch the basics first because all the song tutorials I seen people speak in "piano language" and its totally foreign to me.

Well...... I guess I will "play it by ear" lol
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

I tried a roller set!

about time, i know lol. I have wanted to roller set my  hair for months not. I finally gave it a try last night. after co-washing and detangling, i set my hair with perm rods using Olive Oil line wrap and set  moouse. it took about an hour, i did medium sections and didnt really have a plan as far as parting goes. I just wanted to give it a try. it came out ok, but wasnt good enough to wear down so i put it into a puff with a bang. I loved it. I will however two strand twist my hair for the week tonight or tommorow. I am working nightshift this week :( anyways, here are the pics! the first 2 pics are right after i took the rollers out

 and heres my little puff :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

my not "done" hairstyle

I have been enjoying this style lately, even thought i have yet to wear it outside. I think it looks ok in pictures but for some reason looking in the mirror it looks like my hair isnt "done"........

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My other website

which is in the works, but you all are more than welcome to visit. I havent added an area to follow or leave comments yet. i am using iWeb with my macbook and i must say its pretty cool. please check it out and let me know what you think in the comments :)

Long Hair Care Forum android app

can you believe it? i was so excited to find this app for my EVO. I am not a member (yet) of LHCF but i will be signing up. It s a great forum and i like it even more that you can view and add post/comments from your phone. Kudos to the developer!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

How To Play 'Happy Birthday'

i am learning this on my new keyboard to play for my sons first bday party. its pretty easy but still takes practice. full detailed post on my keyboard and garageband coming soon :)

How To Play 'Happy Birthday'

i am learning this on my new keyboard to play for my sons first bday party. its pretty easy but still takes practice. full detailed post on my keyboard and garageband coming soon :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Two Strand twist style

Im so proud, i made my first edited youtube video. I used iMovie 09~ also, i have been in love with this style:)


This is an app i installed on my EVO months ago and hadnt used. I just randomly decided to try it out today and boy have i been missing out, This app allow you to create list of any type. it synchronizes on the web and then catorgorizes your list. i literally just installed it, so i cant say much about it but i am sure i will love it. I often when looking around online for recipes, shopping, hair stuff just bookmark things, this will be my replacement bookmark.

Heres a link!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Here I am preparing or work. I did these twist a couple days ago using KCCC. My hair is swept to the side with a banana clip
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Friday, October 29, 2010

the lap chole that didnt make it out of the OR :(

 I usually don't post too much about my job and nursing... but i should more often.

yesterday there was a patient scheduled for an out patient procedure. this guy was going in for a lap chole (taking the gall bladder out) this is a very simple procedure. this guy was 60something but he did have a pretty risky history. He had a CABG (heart surgery) about 7 years ago and had multiple vascular surgeries.

This guy was supposed to go home, but when his surgery was over and he was extubated (breathing tube taken out) his heart rate dropped to almost nothing! CPR was started right away but only went on for about a half hour before they pronounced him.

I dont work in the OR, i am a recovery room nurse. I never met this patient or family, but heard about it because he was supposed to come to recovery and go home.

my heart goes out to his family. i cant imagine how they felt leaving the hospital without him and knowing that they would never see him again. this guy  had way more complicated risky surgeries before and this simple outpatient procedure was the one to take him out. I didnt find out why he coded and died, but our guess was a PE (blood clot in lung) or something.

I also felt bad for the care providers involved. even though im sure it wasn't anyones fault, we as humans and care providers cant help but feel that way. Codes rarely occur in the OR, so i know this was tough for all involved. the worst part of all, after this case was finished and he had been taken to the morgue, everyone had to move on to the next patient :(

Monday, October 25, 2010

Havent done much lately

with my hair that is. its still in the same twist i did last week. you can see the shrinkage if you remember my last twist post. i plan on leaving my hair like this until friday.

jarred and I finally booked our mexico trip. we are going 12/2-5. we are staying in the mexcan rivera. the hotelis the grand pallidium (or something like that). I will make a post on my packing and clothing plan. this will be my first international flight and since we arent flying southwest we will definitely be carrying on our luggage. this of course means i will have to carry on my hair supplies. i will probably just wear twist then i wont have to take much.

all for now, i have to start to get ready for work :(
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Mums - Better Homes and Gardens

I just bought 3 today in preparation for my fall decorating, i know im a little late. smh I will just put them in pots outside until it gets too cold, along with some scarecrows and pumpkins. We also have quite a few plants to move into the house as they arent doing to well outside anymore.

Fall Mums - Better Homes and Gardens

Monday, October 18, 2010

keeping with the twist

I am currently in a challenge over at I'm supposed to keep my hair in 2strand twist m-f. Iove twist but sometimes get bored with them and sometimes I just want to try the "out styles". Yesterday I tried a braidout with KCCC but was to lazy to allow it to dry, I say under my conair dryer for about 30 minutes then tried air drying for an hour or so. I was to impatient and just started twisting with my hair about 70% dry. I didn't use any product since I had the kccc and knot today. I did small twist which came out pretty nice. When I was all done I spritz with water,leave in, and jojoba oil. My hair curled up nicely and I was a happy camper.

I plan on sticking with this challenge at least until December. I want to see some growth but more than that I want my hair to stay healthy and continue to just learn my hair. I'm not very good with "out styles" but I am with twist. I figure why try to fix something that isn't broke lol
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

watermarking with Picasa

this was even easier than my earlier post. shout out to for sharing how she watermarks. this was easy to do, the only thing i dont like is that i think you have to create a new watermark for each pic as i didnt see a save option for the text created (watermark) but its still cool :)
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Watermarking (copyrighting)

i have been trying to figure out a way to copyright my pics for about a week now. most of my research has shown that people use photoshop to do this. i did a google search today an found that picasa allows watermarking. it was pretty easy to do. the only thing that i dont like is that you cant change the font, color, size and i dont think you can reposition where they stamp the photo (lower right corner). someone can easily crop it out.
well, i hope this is helpful to someone. if anyone uses any other program please share!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Its Our Anniversary!

We were married 2 years ago on this day at Cocoa Beach Fl. It was a very eventful day, lol . It rained of course, infact stormed right after our ceremony while we were taking pictures. my hair was a mess, but i didnt care. I had originally gotten in done the day before we left for florida. it was in a pressed updo style with spiral curls. what was i thinking. i walked around disney the day before the wedding in rollers lol. the night before the wedding, while giving Ava a bath, i accidently turned on the shower and my hair was done! I didnt panick, i just blow-dried it and then pressed it again and did my best at an updo. it was ok, but of course it got ruined during our wedding. lol good times. enjoy the slide show :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blast from the past!

I didnt realize that my natural styling started back a few years ago. I was looking through old pictures and found some styles i wore about 4-5 years ago when i first stopped perming my hair. I remember doing the styles and everyone thinking i was crazy. because i pretty much got laughed at and didnt have the resources i have today, i resorted to pressing my hair. Below are a few pictures of styles i tried during that time. I actually had two strand twist!, i also wore a half wig, and phony pony :)