The Pompadour!!!

The Pompadour!!!

I am so obsessed with Janelle Monae right now.  And I love love love that she literally ROCKS the “Pomp”.  So naturally I just had to try it on my own locs.  I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to do this hairstyle since I recently cut my locs and they are easily 2-4 inches…

Finally trimmed down a little

Finally trimmed down a little

So anyone who knows me knows that I have never been into long hair.  Even as a permie, I would allow my hair to grow only so long before cutting it almost completely off (think 90’s era Halle or Toni B. style). My napptural style really is no different, EXCEPT that it is too easy…

Rethink, Reuse & Redecorate

Some of us are frugal, some of us are trying to do our part for the environment, some of us want to use things in unique ways, and some of us are ALL OF THE ABOVE.  Whichever you are (or aren’t), you can certainly learn a lot by just trying something new in your home…

Interior Paint 101 – Paint Basics

Interior Paint 101 – Paint Basics

So you’ve decided you want to paint & you want to DIY it. Beyond color, sheen is the most important to consider. 1st think about your lifestyle. Who spends the most time where & how.  Then read on to help you decide what kind of paint finish to choose.

Nature’s Bounty

Nature’s Bounty

Look what we got from Grandmother’s garden – it’s ’bout to go down (channeling my inner Bey)! This is in stark contrast to my measly little container crops, lol.  I’ll get there though…. All in due time!

Some milk and coooookies

I’ve got my signature cake and now I think I’ve got my signature cookie…. Here they are in their simplest form – chewy sugar cookies. These are much easier than my oatmeal cookies but just as addictive. The difference is I can “embellish” these however I want. How do I know these are so yummy? …

Mean Green Cleaning

As promised, following are my tried and true Mean Green Clean “recipes”.  I have found a “green” substitute for everything but my dishes – I have not yet figured out or found a good “recipe” for dish washing liquid or dishwasher detergent.  Everything I have tried leaves some sort of residue on my dishes; but…

You only thought I was all natural…

I have  NOT ONE commercial cleaning product left in our home. Oh wait, I lie…. I do have an industrial sized bottle of Palmolive that I refuse to get rid of because I am “frugal” and just cannot bring myself to waste money on purpose.  Yah, and that bag of 20 LemiShine dishwasher tabs.  Anyhoooo,…