Monday, November 28, 2011

Dear Bun,

Dear bun,
I miss you...please come back soon!

(the pictures above are my hair during my last natural hair experience...gosh I miss my buns!)

As I mentioned earlier, I am 6 months into my transition back to natural hair. I was natural for almost three years before taking the plunge and going back to a relaxer Halloween of 2010. It was definitely by force. My doctor put me on Loetrin FE and my hair fell OUT. My hair was also damaged from improper use of henna. Initially, I was not going to relax my hair, I planned to get a blow out and trim allowing my hair to continue growing out gracefully. Well, after a trip to the Dominican salon, that dream was crushed. After suffering severe damage, I decided to go straight to super cuts. I got a short bob which honestly, I could have maintained. My hair was super thick and healthy again. Me and my impatient self could not leave well enough alone, so I got the bright idea to relax.

My hair after the cut, before the relaxer. Why didn't I leave well enough alone?!

After getting the "bright idea", I got a little impatient yet again waiting on my sister, a stylist, to relax my hair. I wanted it done right then. Well, I decided to go ahead and do it myself. I ran out to Sally's and picked up some Lye relaxer and went to town. Things started fine. I got all of the relaxer in my head (which I intantly regretted) and started the smoothing process. I had only done maybe two patches in the very back when I took a look at my comb.!!! Long strands! I put a hand to my head and more hair. I started BAWLING (thank GOD I was home alone) rushed to the sink to rinse it all out. Ran to the BS with a plastic cap and scarf on my head to grab an Aphoghee treatment. The breakage and shedding slowed, but I had NOTICABLE breakage in areas. So...this is what remained the next day.

After seeing a stylist a couple of weeks later, she advised the inevitable. I had to get a cut. A short one. And I am. I have been growing my hair out since June. I have not had a relaxer since and I do not plan to get another. I am currently wearing sewin's but I am feeling the itch to do the big chop...GOSH I miss my natural curls and waves. I learned SO much my first time around, I am super excited to start this natural journey again!

So...BUN...please come back please!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

I have an obsession.....

After Thanksgiving comes what? Christmas! After planning and creating different things for our wedding, I am suffering from major "project" withdrawal! What better time to plan and prepare for Christmas decorating?! With that being said, I have a "look" that I am going for this year. I have totally fallen in love with poly mesh ribbon! While I would LOVE to incorporate this in my decor this year...I am not sure it will agree with our small and cheap Christmas tree.

We are just starting out and building our home from the bottom up. With that said, we still have a super small and skimpy Christmas tree. Check out this pic from last year (No laughing please)

Not a good look right?

Now THIS is the look I would like for THIS year:

Friday, November 25, 2011

Gobble Gobble!

Yesterday I celebrated all of my many blessings. I also gave the turkey some SERIOUS competition! I have ALREADY gained weight! Wow...the wedding/marriage bulge is no joke! Operation Hot Wifey is in full effect starting TODAY! Let me go hit the block!

What I am wearing: Boots-Chinese Laundry, Henley-Aerospotale, Scarf-Macy's, Watch-ToyWatch

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fashionable Friday

One of my favortie past time is shopping! Right now, I am on a budget so that DH and I can build a nice little nest egg, prepare for a new house and a new baby...ONE DAY. None of this has stopped my window shopping! Check out today's find below:

I am feeling some kind of way about Tory Burch these days!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Totally Cool Bunk Beds

My son, like most kids, wants bunk beds. He is not getting them...but if he were...there would be OH so cool!

As mentioned earlier, I am in the process of decorating our home. My son will be getting MY queen size bed that is currently in storage... but if we ever have twins (which I pray we don't) I will definitely consider having these built! How creative is that!


Monday, November 14, 2011

I's Married Now!

Well...our big day came and went... here are a few photos from our big day!