How I cut/ trim my hair for healthier hair & better hair growth

I have used this method over the last 9months and notice a big difference in how my hair grew all over. I really think it helped in making my front and sides grow a lot better. This method can be used for any hair type from straight right through to coily. Gave it a go if you can, and see if it makes a difference for you!



This weeks hairstyle – mini clusters

Save yourself from single strand knots, dry hair and tangles this week, whiles looking pretty awesome. With my hair shoulder length now, things are starting to get a bit challenging. This is my take a break hair, and it’s protective too. So whether your hair is straight, wavy, curly or just plan mine, you can rock this look.


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Smoothie of the week – Melon berry bliss!

Yum!  A burst of citrus, that leaves a sweet mellow taste on the tip of your tongue. Cooling,  and my the aroma that hangs at the back of your tongue. Oh, yes the apricots. That’s what that is. Every soo subtle, that it’s gone before you realise what just happened to your mouth. The water melon lingers as a reminder that something exciting just happened to your mouth as it makes it’s way to your stomach. You reach over for another taste of bliss.

IMG_3624Having a fruit smoothie during your day is such a wonderful way to get your body refreshed and filled with an abundance of anti oxidants, nutrients and fibre. It’s easy to do and you can drink it on the run. And lets face it, It’s a wonderful way to get more fruit in you than you could chew in a single day! So get to it!


You will need the following:

2 cups of chopped watermelon – high in lycopene , which is important for prostate health. Keep in mind, it is high on the glycemic index and should be eaten with other foods that will help low the glucose effect

1 fresh apricot– High in Vitamin A as well as potassium

1 peeled orange with with the pericarp still attached – contains Vitamin, flavanoids and calcium

7 medium strawberries –  high in Vitamin C, folate, and potassium.

1 plum

1 cup of blueberries -high in lutein, potassium. Vitamin A & Vitamin K. Lutein has been shown to reduce the risk of cataracts. It also can turn the skin bronze. Vitamin K helps with blood clotting. Be aware K can interfere with blood thinning medication. It is however a good way of getting Vitamin k into breastfeeding mothers, and pregnant women with low platelet counts



How to Do A Faux Hawk – Hair Tutorial

I like to wear my hair in half fro hawk when i have a day or two before my hair wash and I don’t have time for resetting my twist outs. So here is an easy tutorial on how to achieve that look in less than 6 mins.

Knowing when it’s time to stop saying no

“mama, I love you” says mr 5yr as he cuddles my neck to hide his embarrassment.  He had just had a really bad fall in the park, doing something I would have in the past warned him about or asked him to stop. This time I had made the decision to let him be, after all trying to ollie on a scooter is what kids do even if it might result in an injury. So long as he stayed clear of other kids and tried in a safe space, he could do as he pleased. As we walked home holding hands I realised, I had no lecture for him on the reasons why doing stunts can be dangerous and the importance of being more calm when on a play date with a young lady. I could tell he was glad for that. The 40min walk home was a  quite and pleasant one, stopping whenever he pleased to admire, flowers, gardens or just ask a question. I did not rush him, and he admired the world in a whole new way.

How I got here took a bit of a re evaluation of my parenting. Where we were and what my children and I were accomplishing together. Sometimes life gets busy, hectic, and pretty loud and all you wish for is a quite, polite, pleasant, well mannered, tranquil child, like the kid next door. Than you remember that you can’t meet all those qualities you are wishing for, for your little one so why expect soo much form them soo soon when you after 30yrs are still working on it.

So now I ask why? And from there we work at it.


This weeks hair style: 80’s twist out

After 2 1/2 weeks of up buns for the sake of protective styling, I decided to take a break.  Lets just say I may have taken the leave your hair alone too far. It was a jungle in there. After an hr of careful detangling, I learnt my lesson. Being lazy does not mean neglect  So after a nice deep cleanse and mud wash, I decided this week I am rocking the my 80’s twist out. Loving it already

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Hairstyle for the week – Low hawk & Turtle buns

Soo with the heat we have had in the Pacific NW, there was no way I was going to let my hair fry, especially after all the hard work I have put in. Now we all know how lazy I am so I had to come up with some up dos that were quick and easy and sleep proof the result:

The beginning of my hair week which was last saturday, I worked this low hawk, which was totally awesome! I had soo much fun with it and it held up for a good 3 days

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This Weeks hairstyles

This Weeks hairstyles

Day 4 begin the turtle buns. I used this as a way of  keeping y hair from sweating as the weather stayed hot. The spaces between  allowed my scalp to stay dry and breathe whiles the buns protected the ends. I liked this a lot!

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