Homemade Donuts

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

I just wanted to share my new batch of vegan donuts. This is my second batch this week. The first dozen didn’t stand a chance once The Hubs saw them. I used this recipe about a year ago but this time I didn’t make the frosting. Powdered sugar was sprinkled on the donuts instead!

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Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

I received my order of Jamaican Black Castor Oil by Shea Moisture. I ordered all six items in the line and am more than excited about them!

These products, in particular, interest me because my hair likes castor oil. Plus this line promises to strengthen, grow and restore and those are three things I am always trying to do, so I figured, why not give it a try.

I will write a post reviewing each product and how my hair responds.

I am super antsy and the package smelled really good.

 

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Happy

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Today I’m just a happy girl! #BlackHair #TeamNatural #SunnyDay #FeelingGood

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Always and Forever An Activist!

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

My Soror, Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

Once an activist, always an activist. #MichaelBrown #HandsUpDontShoot #DeltaSigmaTheta

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Black Canyon Camp Ground

Monday, August 18th, 2014

We gave camping another try and on this trip the weather couldn’t have been better.

Black Canyon Camp Ground is a little more than an hour away. One of the many reasons I love New Mexico is because I don’t have to travel far to enjoy the great outdoors. Rough and rugged surroundings are basically right around the corner.

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I figured I should not have to deal with my hair on a camping trip. So I styled my curls in several two-strand twists that are flat-twisted and pinned down. A couple of flowers were added and the style was complete.

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I wanted to start an early fire. There was plenty of wood in the woods.

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It took a while to burn.

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Hiked all afternoon.

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Hand-picked wild flowers.

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J&S ’14

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Tofurkey baloney cooked on an open fire.

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A much better trip!

Having Fun With My Sorors!

Monday, August 11th, 2014

The first Regional Conference I ever attended with my sorority sisters was held in my new home town – Albuquerque. I normally attend the National Conventions where my sorority sisters come out in the hefty thousands.

I invited the Hubs to attend a few events. It was good for him. Now he has a clearer idea of Delta Sigma Theta and the work that we do.

Below I posted a few fun pictures from Delta Sigma Theta’s 44th Southwest Regional Conference. Enjoy!

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My hair – Two Strand Twist-Out

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Vegan dish at the Social Action luncheon

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My Hair – Wet and Fluff

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My Soror Suzane Johnson Cook was a dynamic speaker!

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Having fun at the Scroll-Off

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Tribute to my good friend and Soror, Nikki Giovanni

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Camping

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

The Hubs and I finally got a chance to go camping. We were excited. Him more than me. But after purchasing a tent and everything needed for a successful camping trip we got rained-out and I wanted to leave immediately.

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At night the rain came down hard. The tent, from inside, looked like as if it was inhaling and exhaling. There was wind, lightning and thunder and all I could think of is, “if this tents collapses, I am done!”

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The next morning mud was everywhere (we, I mean the Hubs, picked a bad location). We constantly sank in it trying to walk around and that’s when I said I want to go home. I promised we would try another camping trip soon but the rain, cloudy skies and MUD was too much for me to handle.

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My hair, however, loved the moist damp weather. The Hubs said my curls felt soft like cotton.

Having Fun!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Since taking a short break from box braids I am having a lot of fun with my hair. I really missed my curls. If the weather wasn’t so dry in New Mexico I would have more confidence wearing my hair out. Right now is considered the humid time of year because of the rain so I feel comfortable experimenting – a little.

But overall I am okay with my braids because they are the best low maintenance style and low maintenance is key to growing my natural hair.

Below is a two strand twist out. I like the results. I more than saturated my hair with a conditioner that I didn’t rinse out, a leave-in conditioner, a moisturizing spritz and hair dress (hair grease). If I am going to wear my curls loose this is what I have to do almost daily if not everyday.

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