Why I Love Flexi Rods

I used to be the type of girl who wanted my hair to be bone straight. As I’ve gotten older, my idea of good looking hair has changed. I still like straight hair, but I want it to have some life to it. I’m never going to be a super curly hair girl, but I do prefer to have some type of body and bounce to give my hair some life. I’ve found that the best way for me to get that extra boost for my hair is by using flexi rods.


Less curl, more body

With curling irons and flat irons, I have to careful not to create too much curl when what I really want is body. And most of the time, I still end up with a section or two that is super curled and then I have to try to brush it out. It’s much easier for me to just put some flexi rods in my hair and let them work their magic while I tend to other things. By the time I’m done getting dressed and putting my makeup on, my hair is full of body.

No heat

If you have ever damaged your hair with heat, you tend to become extremely cautious about what kind of tools you use. I try not to rely on tools that require heat on a daily basis. Continue reading

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Milestones: My Fiancé Got a New Job

My fiancé started a new job last week and I’m so happy for him. For the past year he’s been working at the airport as a ramp agent/bag runner. The pay was terrible, the hours were terrible, and the airport was an hour away from where we live. For most of the year that he was working there, he was working two eight-hour shifts for four days out of the week to make ends meet. In order to work that many hours and get a reasonable amount of sleep, he had to stay with friends who lived closer to the airport on days that he worked. So we only got to see each other for three days out of the week and those were weekdays, which meant I was at work for most of that time. After a few interviews throughout the year resulted in no job, he was offered a job earlier this month and he took it. This job couldn’t have been more perfect for him and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.

This job is relevant to his major in college

Most people who take the time to go to college and get their degree want to work in their field of study after they graduate. But unfortunately, that doesn’t happen for everybody. Not working in your field of study can make you feel like you wasted your time and money on getting a degree that you can’t use. So I’m very happy that my fiancé doesn’t have to deal with those thoughts anymore. Now instead of just having a “job”, he can look forward to a long career in his field.

This job is closer to where we live

Like I mentioned earlier, my fiancé was working an hour away from where we live. And he hates commuting so we had to compromise a lot of quality time for money and sanity (for him). Continue reading

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

I’ve been nominated for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award by thejouskablog.

Thank you so much for the nomination as it is my very first blogging award.

Do yourself a favor and visit thejouskablog.

You’ll be glad you did.

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The Rules
  1. Display the Award on your blog.
  2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate six deserving bloggers.
  4. Write seven interesting facts about yourself.

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2 Things I Learned from Beyoncé During the Formation World Tour

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Two weeks ago, I had the great pleasure of being able to witness Beyoncé in concert for a second time. When Bey first announced this tour, I made sure I got my tickets this time because I missed On The Run in 2014. I made a vow to myself back then that I would never miss another Beyoncé tour for as long as I live. The Formation World Tour was not the first time I’ve seen Beyoncé live. The first Beyoncé concert I went to was the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour back in 2013. This was prior to the self-titled visual album being released and since I missed On The Run, there were quite a few songs that I hadn’t been able to see her perform live. So I would’ve been perfectly fine with Beyoncé touring without putting out a new album. But luckily Queen Bey decided to bless the BeyHive with another album in April, just days before her tour’s opening show. Every Beyoncé concert is an amazing experience but I walked out of the stadium two weeks ago feeling like I actually learned two major things from Mrs. Knowles-Carter.

Master your craft

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Save The Date: Choosing Your Wedding Venue

I’ve finally done it! I’ve finally booked my wedding venue and we finally have a guaranteed wedding date. The wedding planning process consists of making decision after decision. Choosing your venue is one of the first big decisions that you have to make. Your choice of venue kind of dictates everything else. Your wedding date, your vendors, your honeymoon, your dress, etc. Everything begins to fall into place once you book your venue. Since I’ve finally done the deed, I feel like I should share my most helpful tips for choosing your venue.

Narrow your search down BEFORE you start visiting venues

There are a lot of ways to filter through the long list of wedding venues. You can save yourself a lot of headache and confusion by getting your list down to no more than FIVE venues before you start making tour appointments. Continue reading

Spicy Cajun Sausage, Peppers and Cabbage

The other night I tried making a recipe from Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings cookbook.

I made a few adjustments to the recipe and the directions.

The recipe calls for one red bell pepper, but I had to omit that because the red bell pepper that I had was bad and I forgot to pick up another one. The directions require a really large skillet. I don’t consider mine to be that large so I did the first half of the recipe in the biggest pan that I have and then switched everything over to a really big pot (not a stockpot though). I did that so I could fit everything into one dish without making a huge mess in my kitchen. Unfortunately, I can’t be too specific with the list of ingredients and instructions but I can tell you that even with the adjustments that I made, the food was lovely. Continue reading

Ranking Beyoncé’s Six Studio Albums

It’s Beyoncé eve for me and my fiancé! Tomorrow night we will be in a stadium watching Beyoncé perform hits from her extensive catalog of music. In light of that, I wanted to take some time and rank Beyoncé’s solo albums from best to “worst”. Keep in mind that I actually love all of these albums but when you take Beyoncé’s growth as an artist into consideration, some albums are going to be better than others.

Lemonade

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Lemonade is Beyoncé’s most cohesive album/project to date. This time she took the visual album to a whole ‘nother level by making it into a complete film. Instead of giving us a bunch of random visuals, she gave us a story with Lemonade (the album and the movie). I really don’t even listen to this album on shuffle because I prefer to take the journey of the story each time I listen. Shuffling through the songs doesn’t really allow you to do that. I love that Beyoncé didn’t sugarcoat anything with the lyrics on this album or with the film. She’s unapologetically Black and unapologetically a scorned woman. Everything she sings is exactly what a woman in that position would say. The sadness, the anger, the love, etc. Those are all very real emotions and the way she’s talking on this album is truly authentic to the feelings that she’s trying to convey. I really appreciate the fact that Beyoncé kept it all the way real on this record.

Highlights: “All Night”, “Love Drought”, “Sorry”

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