Monday, December 6, 2010

New Years Resolutions...

I'm spending some time updating my website at today and in the process I have had some of my old youtube tutorials playing in the background.  First, its waaaaaaaay too late for me to be up listening to youtube, but even as I listen, and work on my website, I can't help but assess where life has taken me over this past year.  2010 has FLOWN by, and its almost OVER.  Time flies.  I was watching my Vision Board tutorial from Jan 2010, and listening to the resolutions I shared in it, and can't help but wonder if its normal for goals to change from year to year.  My goal for being starting a family as well as my own businesses have not changed, but I've started wavering on idea of starting another school....I just feel so tired of ....fighting.  There's more of a back story to this, but in short, I've been re-evaluating how I position myself as an educator.  Up to today, I've been much more of a fighter for the rights of kids and families who most often get cheated and mistreated by the current education system.  But my spirit is tired. I'm tired, of fighting.  I want to live in a way that most energizes me, and I must change directions to make that happen.  My new year's resolution for 2011 is to redesign the way I spend my time.  I've GOT to give more time to my websites ( and  I have to get serious about starting a formal non-profit, and starting my supanatural t-shirt line.

Please God, just help me get focused and get started...



Monday, October 25, 2010

Slow Your Roll!

So what do you do when you're confined to a space and people are sending out nothing but negative vibes?  I consider myself a strong person---NO, I am strong, and it's taken me some time to develop this strength I now have.  I'm a self-evaluator (by nature??) so I've spent many years developing the level of self awareness that I can say I have for myself.  I have even come to a space in my life where I know how to maintain a certain vibe to pull the things I want into my life (others call this the law of attraction.  I don't know it to be quite that deep yet).  But what I'm struggling with now is how to maintain my positive energy when I can't always choose who I'm going to spend my time with, and I'm with folks who can't stand to say two nice words about anyone.  It's a mindset I won't fall into.  Life is so different when you look for the positives in people and bring light to them.  It makes life worth living, and I believe you love yourself more because of it. I guess the best I can do for now is look for the positives in the gossipers and keep on steppin' -- because I got too much going on to do worse than that.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Our Natural Kids Network

I was just checking out SistaChick's youtube channel just to see what she's been up to lately, and learned that she's recently started what sounds like a really interested and innovative online network for parents of natural haired children (LOVE IT!)

Check it out when you get a chance:

Hope you're having a fabulous Sunday!  I know I am :)


Thursday, October 7, 2010

I'm a Fly Natural!!

Check out my interview in Afroniquely You --June 2010

Natural "Up Dos" for the workplace

Hey guys, finally posting this pics!
Here are some styles I wore these very professional up-do styles I wore to work this summer.
I live in Houston now, where the heat and humidity are RI-DICULOUS, so these up-dos do the trick :)

These would work well for the winter protective styles we naturals need too. 
If you'd like a tutorial on any of these, let me know.



Gotta get movin again

...Man, I really need to get started with my art work and videos again....

WELCOME to all of my Facebook fans and Youtube subscribers who've found me here...Welcome :)  Come on in!

I'm still a little under the weather from my last post, so I haven't quite gathered the motivation to paint, sew or produce vids like I need to.  God willing, I'll be up and running again this weekend...I miss it!!  I did do an impromptu painting recently for my apartment though. I'll post a picture.  Mainly, I just slopped some paint on a giant canvas over a series of days, just to see what I could produce, based on pure boundless inspiration. I kinda like!!  It sits nicely in my dinning room for now.

I'll be posting a hairstory video this weekend, that includes pictures from my latest hair check!
I think you'll be impressed!  I was!
Stay tuned for that!

Nappy Friday!



Monday, September 27, 2010

Official Nappily Ever After Blog: Blog Tour: Nappturalite Radio Interview

Official Nappily Ever After Blog: Blog Tour: Nappturalite Radio Interview

Several years ago (ok, like 2005 or 6), I read my first book by Trisha R. Thomas, while soaking in my garden style tub in the middle of a Saturday afternoon---after a huge break-up. Until I ran across her official blog today, I'd forgotten how much her first book, Nappily Ever After, captivated me. A story about AFRICAN-AMERICAN story about OUR hair. Before this book, I'd never considered ALL that black hair does (or doesn't) do for us in American society. Spellbound, I read that first book, virtually from cover to cover, and had to have more. I've since then read 4 of her books and consider her one of my favorite novelists. If you haven't had a chance to check her out, you're MISSING OUT.

Can't wait to see the movie.
Anyone got any information on when it comes out??