Thursday, November 26, 2009

So Grateful

Happy Thanksgiving! I love baking yummy treats, partaking in the feast, and spending time with my family. It is the grand day of thanks, but I encourage you (if you don't already) to give thanks everyday regardless of your circumstances. I am truly grateful for the Lord leading me and for being my peace during my post graduate journey. I am blessed with a loving and encouraging family...with amazing friends that I can call on even though we're far apart. I could go on and on. I hope your day was lovely, and I pray that you have an attitude of gratitude daily.

Chishinga Shira

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Me Likes!!!

I just love this dress, but it's kind of short (would have to pair it with some tights). I saw it at Forever 21 the other day, and I just might buy it. A nice holiday party dress and stunning earrings to complement it.

Distorted Floral Sheen Dress $22.80

Etched Dangling Earrings $4.80

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hot Stuff

This would be a cute outfit for a night out on the town. All pieces come from Forever 21 of course. : )

Quilted Moto Jacket $39.50 

Cobble Print Skirt $14.80

Segment Bootie $25.80

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hair Routine

When I get ready to style my hair in twists or another style, I follow this routine:

1) Spritz hair with water to remove any tangles from previous style (brush and comb out)
2) Wet hair and wash w/ Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Shampoo (twice)
3) Condition hair w/ Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Conditioner (deep conditioning every two weeks, sit under dryer for approximately 7-10 minutes)
4) Rinse out conditioner
5) Spray hair w/ Motion's leave in conditioner and Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion and wrap in towel
6) Part hair into sections using clips/bobby pins and detangle by applying hair lotion and leave in conditioner as needed using a brush and wide tooth comb
7) Style as desired

Rockin the twists

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fall Reading List

Here's a list of books I hope to be finished reading before December kicks in:

Sula by Toni Morrison
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
Three Plays (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, Joe Turner's Come and Gone) by August Wilson
Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey

Regret by LeToya featuring Ludacris

From her album Lady Love! Love it!

Find more videos like this on LeToya

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Staying in Love by Raphael Saadiq

I absolutely love his music and this song from his album The Way I See It.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My SHE-ro

Mrs. Michelle Obama is in the November issue of Glamour magazine. I just may have to buy it. : )