Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Journey to Healthy Living Facebook page

I forget that I have this page. If anyone still reads this and want to become a Admin to keep healthy living going, please let me know. I would LOVE the company!! This page is to Journal healthy living, share tips and ideas or to just talk to other people interested in living a healthy lifestyle.
The more you talk about it, the more you think about it, the more you want to do...

A new 21 day challenge---Food Journaling

I had success with the my 21 day challenge with working out. Now that I have that under my belt, I need to get food journaling together. Well I know that Friday isnt a typical day to start but tomorrow is my day.

April 22-May 12th....Then it should be a habit, right? I can do this. I SUCK at food journaling. But I want get 30 lbs off by my birthday (October) and the only way I believe that I will have great success with it is to journal.

Talk to you again about this in May....

Red Velvet Cupcakes-No Recipe

I made these a few weeks ago but forgot to share with you. I will be baking this weekend. I will share pictures when I'm done. I hope you enjoy!!

Week 5-52 week financial challenge

As you know I am putting money aside as a budget and saving challenge. It's pretty easy. Here are the details.

Sorry I forgot to post week 4 but hopefully you set aside your $4

Now we are on week 5. Grab your 5 bucks and set it aside. You should have a total of  $15 of the $1378.

Feel free to put more aside just make sure that you have a total of $15.

This is easy, huh??

Geesh, I'm in trouble now...Shoedazzle does it casual

Shoedazzle has a casual selection now. I have seen too many shoes that I like. Today I purchased these.

But I want these too!!!! Casualchic_5 Sequin Leopard. Statement right?

These are super cute, too!!!

See what I mean, I am in trouble!!!! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Shoedazzzle -April Shoe of the month.

I was digging these this month.

Now that I am on a strict budget...blah blah blah. I have to see how can I keep this expense in my budget. II mean I DID eliminate my coffee fund to half. Budgeting for a good cause but dang it hurts to just not to spend spend spend...UGHHHHH!!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011


Sorry this is a week late but I have been enjoying my visit from my husband. Out of a year of him being away, we only get 2 weeks of being together. I am enjoying to the fullest. But anyway...

Did you put away your 3 dollars this week?? You should have 6 bucks put aside, so far.  

Besides enjoying my family, we did go by the bank and talk about purchasing a house, financial management, and extra life insurance

We have been wanting to purchase a home for a while but I was not too sure about wanting to purchase a home when I may only leave it in for 3 years. What if I fall in love with the house and not want to move? Because of this, we have been waiting to purchase. Though, I believe we have gotten to the point where we our own.

We also talked about budgeting and mutual funds. We started a new mutual fund and added more money to be debited into my savings account. Since I am military and the government shut up may be on my front door. Even more saving is important to us. I realized that I can actually save a lot more money than I am saving if I stop going out to eat so much.

We also got extra life insurance. I believe that its the responsible thing to do. You just never know and you want your family to be provided for just in case. My husband was deployed with a guy that passed away last week. Not because of combat but for health reasons. This came as a shock to everyone. Seriously, you will NEVER know.

I just wanted to stop by and say hello real quick and let you all know that I am still around but I am taking in all this loving that I have been getting. :)

Today, hubby and I did a spa day. LET ME TELL YOU....It was the best date we have EVER been on. We are already talking about when we are going to do it again. If you havent done it before, it is well worth the price. I really enjoyed myself.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Natural Hair Product Review- I Love My Fro Shea Butter Whips

I am an avid watcher of Harmony's (freeworshipfreewors) Youtube channel. She offers great tutorials on hair care and I absolutely love her talks about loving the skin your in.  After watching her demonstrate how to use her product, I decided to try her line of Whipped Shea Butter. I LOVE to see brown women working hard and working for themselves. I am a proud supporter of this. Nothing like seeing young women working hard to become successful business owners.  

I purchased the 8oz jar of the Ginger Shea Butter Whip for $15. Shipping was quick and very professional.  I have been using this product for about two weeks now and I even purchased one more 8oz and a 16 oz on Thursday. 

All I can say is that my hair and my twins hair LOVE it. After I use this moisturizer, my hair feels like it doesnt need any more moisture for a few days. This is true for my girls hair, as well. Mind you that I have one that suffers from severe eczema and her skins eats up moisture like crazy. Her hair gets so dry and brittle that it falls out. So this product making her hair look moisturized a few days later is EXCELLENT!!! 

In our home that we range from 3b, 3C, and 4A/B textured hair, normally our hair products are always different. Some of the products that work for my 4 hair is too heavy for my daughter 3b hair. With this product it isn't the case. My daughter 3b hair loves it just as much as my 3C daughter as well as my 4 A/B hair. 

What is even more awesome to me...It works with my KCCC. Yep, no build up! Which is GREAT since I LOVE KCCC. The whip even helps with not having crunchy hair after use of my KCCC.

ILOVEMYFRO offers many different scents in this product; mango, ginger, coconut, peppermint, golden sand, green tea, vanilla, orange-vanilla and of course unscented. 

The consistency is similar to pudding. It actually looks like a banana pudding. You can use it on wet or dry hair. It is yellow in color and the ginger is heavenly in smell...if you like the smell of ginger. :)

Even better you can use this product on your skin. Like any moisturizer it is best to use it on damp skin. The skin absorbs it better. So straight out the shower is best. 

Ingredients:  Raw African Shea Butter, Distilled Water, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Emulsifier, Optiphen (Preservative) and Fragrance.

Hair Directions:  Apply to freshly shampooed, conditioned and detangled hair.  Can also be used on dry hair.

Body Directions: For best results apply to damp skin.

Pricing: 8oz $15 and 16oz $20

So if you are looking for an EXCELLENT moisturizer, I recommend that. Even drop by the website and shoot her an email. Her response is lighting fast and she is very helpful. If you do decide to purchase, please come back and share. 

Have a great weekend all!!!