|A plait in front helps to
blend the straight pieces
with the rest of my curly hair
|Gel of Choice
for my Wash n’ Go styles
|The front now blends with the rest of my hair|
|Wavy bangs are better than straight for this look|
|Lavender Flowers in our herb garden|
This morning the hubby and I got up to harvest a few herbs from our garden. Almost everything in it is edible except for a few flower bushes and ground covers. The soil is dark and rich and most of the plants come back each year which gives us lots of herbs all summer long. Herbs can really take off once in the ground but we also have some planted in containers.
|Fresh cut lavender ready for drying|
Our lavender bushes were the main concern today because the flowers can lose essential oils as the heat sets in later in the afternoon. We have to cut them in the morning so that they’ll be at their best for later use. Afterwards, we hang them to dry in a cool, dark place and then use the flowers and buds in crafts like lavender sachets or Lavender Vanilla Sugar.
|Fresh cut chives|
Adds flavor to soups and sauces
|Me and Sabrina Perkins of
I’m winding down and letting my feet rest after all of the days’ activities. There were plenty of things to do today before the meet-up downtown but we managed to pull it off. The great thing about all of this is that Sabrina (of SeriouslyNatural.org) and I have lots of ideas for the next event. Getting ready for tonight was like opening up a whole new world of possibilities. We met lots of great contacts and found support from places we didn’t know were there.
The Rio Grande Mexican Grille served up some excellent strawberry margaritas and mexican dishes. Thanks to the friendly staff who were also very accomodating, we had an enjoyable evening. A big thanks to everyone who came out to our first event. It was really great to get a chance to speak with everyone and share our tips and experiences.
|Rio Grande Mexican Grille
in Downtown Denver
|Hair talk and good food|
|Me with Shanae Smith and Ayanna Blueford
Loved talking with you ladies
|Goodie bags with free samples|
(Carol’s Daughter & Ojon Samples) More Than Curly Salon in Aurora (Ouidad Samples)
I can’t believe that the Denver Natural Hair Meet-up is finally coming up this Saturday, June 25th. Naturals, transitioners and anyone considering going natural are all welcome to join us for what will be a “Girl’s Night Out” style gathering. We’ll talk hair and swap stories while enjoying some great food. We’ll each be paying for our own eats but hopefully we can pick-up a sponsor for future events.
Sabrina of the blog, Seriously Natural, has done a great job talkin’ the event up to local stylists who we hope will also be in attendance. She has even gathered samples of hair goodies from companies like Kinky Curly and Carol’s Daughter! I’m excited too because this will be the first hair meet-up I’ve been to. Hope to see you there!
Since I have layers and bangs, the longest part is in the back which is why I take pictures so I can see where it falls. At first I didn’t really think that it looked like much because I still have a ways to go before I reach my current goal of APL. However, when I compared it to a picture that I took last year I actually saw how far I’ve come. The other thing I noticed is that my hair isn’t as short as I thought it was since my cut in January. I was scared that maybe I cut a little too much since I did it on slightly stretched hair. Am I going to make it to APL by May…my 2 year Nappiversary? For me, it’s still hard to say. Either way, I can see that I am making progress.