Monday, November 29, 2010


Hey Guys,

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack, kinda!

My laptop died, the black screen of death.  I lost ALL my music, photos, folders, ugh...must we rehash this horror. 

Anyhoo, I remembered that we had Microsoft 7 (one disc after I went old school and tried to install the 5 it came went, silly me).  The installation was successful and NOW I can at least use the PC (thank heavens). 

However, when I type emails the keys jump around.  Nuts, right! (Not a virus either checked)

.....But this is my happy place!  So movin' right along!

A friend of mine sent me this video and it kinda brought me right herrrre.

Hope it adds a lil' sunshine to your day:

I found a new cheap product to share, now, if only I can find my camera....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I woke up on Sunday - went downstairs all ready to cook a big breakfast and the kidds left a mess from the night before…enter funky mood :x

I went back to bed, pulled out the laptop and checked my reader:

Family: best halloween family (her photography skillz are da *ish!)


Sewing/Craft: Kick @ss t-shirt refashion

Home: dollar store baskets can get your home in order – gotta have it!

Mini Pies(image)

Cooking/Foodies: can these really be this ez? can’t wait to try on Turkey day!!!

Natural Hair: Man’s approach, enjoyed every single word.

(some I saw before sunday but this is a full recap from last weeks categories in my reader)

…took a short nap and woke up with a new, fresher, calmer, less funky attitude :o)

Gosh, I luv bloggers, they have a way of making life seem simpler, making me feel, normal.

Lata Yo!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Don’t cry for me…

Hey, Me again, 3 in 1 night,

The Holiday Season is quickly approaching (the shops have the trees, wrapping paper and ornaments out already!) 

I wanted to make a quick announcement that we Christmas Spirithere at The Curl World do not celebrate Christmas in the “traditional” way.  (If you want to read more about this I’ll give details at the bottom)

Anyhoo, we do use this time of year to Give Thanks and share in the Season of Giving.

So you might see a post or 2 about inexpensive gift ideas/suggestions for those wonderful people who touch our lives and deserve a special token of appreciation.

Idea #1 Trade-in buys movies.  You can use these dollars at Amazon to get stuff and get rid of movies you no longer watch. Hello? This is genius!  Now is a great time to get started so you can have the funds in time for holiday spending:)  ‘cause according to, there are on 53 days remaining!!


Still here, wanna know why no Christmas? What’s the matter with me?  To put it simply, The Hubbs was raised with an Islamic background and never celebrated Christmas (he turned out ok).  Early on in our relationship it was something we discussed and agreed upon.  We are not anti-Christmas, we simply do not exchange gifts in our home.  We do however have our own tradition for Christmas day, we bake cookies for our neighbors, we hit the movies for as long as we can stand it and we close out the day with a big seafood dinner.  Good Times :)   Both of my boys did have one year when they just didn’t get why NOT (around age 8 or 9), but now they just look forward to the time off from school.   We hugg them more to make up for it :)


Fall is definitely here…


We had the first frost today.

The nites and mornings are much cooler and I find I am getting more deep sleep.  I’ve been waking up refreshed, alert, well rested.

And I hate to say it, but the different color leaves, in all the shapes and sizes are actually quite beautiful.

But Summer, my sweet hot Summer, you are still my #1.


P.S. Turning the clocks back (FALL BACK) is this weekend. 

Sweet Nature by Eddie turns 3

I’ve purchased products from this line before and have found myself on the mailing list, for her monthly newsletter. 

The other day, this was snippet was included.

snbe turns 3

I know, I know, it’s a advertisement, but still a pretty good story, yes?

We Kinky Coily Curly Tops struggle, but patience…(and some luvin) can work!

Give your hair a {hugg} and break out the good stuff :)

Monday, November 1, 2010


a teacher says to his 6th grade students.

stack-of-books “…You have to study and learn so that you can make up your own mind about history and everything else but you can’t make up an empty mind.  Stock your mind, stock your mind.  It is your house of treasure and no one in the world can interfere with it.  If you won the Irish Sweepstakes and bought a house that needed furniture would you fill it with bits and pieces of rubbish? Your mind is your house and if you fill it with rubbish from the cinemas it will rot in your head.  You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”

Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt  (image)

These words on page 208 leapt out the page to me, I earmarked it and I will probably frame them for my home.

My Dad would always say (over and over again) that an education is something that can NEVER be taken away from you. 

I encourage you to stock your mind.  A luv of reading is a treasure, it’s like a movie in your head at your pace.

Thanks for stopping by, come back soon now, ya hear.

Crinkle cut?

fromfront nov1 I tried a braid out over the weekend.  Turned out really cute, today was day one and it has lots of body and hang-time.  I did this on towel dried hair.

side shot nov1

Shampoo: Mystery concoction to use up old products

Conditioner: Moisture Maniac (just ok for the price)

Styling agent: Knock-off Afroveda

And don’t forget, voting is taking place all across America.  Make yours count and encourage 3 others to do the same.  God Bless the US!