Excuse me. I need some alone time.
Excuse me. I need some alone time.
Found something pretty awesome at the local #Goodwill store today! This will be way more fun than a Magic 8 Ball.
But what is the bingo thing, that this is modeled after, called?
Not sure how to be “grown up” about someone telling me that they’re interested in a guy I dated years ago.
I didn’t tell her that we’d dated cuz it was so long ago and I wouldn’t think anything of it if I didn’t still have some feelings for him. Ugh.
Got to play with the Simpsons LEGO’s tonight! I love that they have the character-molded heads! All of the details are great fab. Even Lisa’s magnifying glass magnifies!
I need to get this set for myself one day!
20 strangers filmed kissing for the first time. Slightly awkward, slightly hesitant, so sweet, so beautiful….
|—||Philip K. Dick (via cestlavieparis)|
Since I’ve been trying to go more natural (yes, those hippie-like tendencies have been coming out), I spotted this cold/flu recipe to keep in my back pocket should I get sick. I’d like to try to cut down on all of the chemicals in my system. Now if only there was a proven and natural birth control pill. Anyway…
This weekend, I’d attended a birthday party for a 2-year old, so there were several little kids. Those kids are cute and all, but their germs are freakin’ strong and take a person out. During my 2-hour drive home yesterday, I got that “feeling”. Ya know, the one that tells you something bad is coming.
I stopped at the local grocery store as soon I got back, armed with this recipe. Just needed more garlic. Man, I LOVE garlic!
I whipped up the salve and popped it in the fridge to harden.
It’s a sign that something is off when I pass out before 11pm. Totally did that and woke up on the couch at 1:30am, only to wake up to go upstairs, slather the salve onto my feet, and throw on two pairs of socks (I didn’t want to wake up with garlic bits all over my sheets).
I’m not going to lie… I had a few “Did I really just put garlic and oil all over my feet?” moments. Slathered some of my sleep salve onto my chest to help me fall asleep as well and of to Dreamland I went.
I woke up this morning without that “a cold’s coming” feeling, so that’s a good sign. I’m just going to see how I feel the rest of the day since I do have a little bit of a stuffy/runny nose. Seriously, stuffy and runny at the same time? Come on.
My bed totally smells like garlic. So weird, but I don’t care if I can find my Febreeze or not.
Have you tried this cold and flu remedy before? Or used garlic as a “medicine”?
I’d like to have just one day where I do absolutely nothing and stay in bed. Nothing for any business venture, nothing for other people, no errands, nothing.
I want to be able to stay wrapped up in my covers and not come out.
Just one day…
In my pursuit of doing healthier things for my body, I’ve decided to give “no poo” a go. No conventional shampoo/conditioner.
Since my hair is colored, I’d switched to shampoo and conditioner that doesn’t have parabens or sulfates, so I was kind of on my way.
The concept of “no poo” appealed to me not only because I’d be using products that I could cook with, but also for the money-saving.
In case you haven’t heard of it, you use a mixture of baking soda and water to cleanse and then a mix of apple cider vinegar and water to condition.
My main concern is keeping my color in my hair, though of course I’d like it to have that hair commercial shine and flowiness. :-p
I did some research and read some blogs about various experiences with going “no poo” and nearly everyone loved the final results. It’s the “transition period” that got me wondering. Cuz apparently, it can be a tough time where my hair will look and act like crap. There are warnings to make sure that important meetings/dates are not scheduled during that time. But there were also words of encouragement stick to it and the results will be INCREDIBLE.
Okay… I think I can be my own guinea pig.
Mixed up my baking soda and apple cider vinegar mixes and off to the shower I went. It was a little weird to not get all lathery in the shower, but it’s cool. I figured trying it out BEFORE I did color touch-up would be all right, ya know?
After that first wash, my hair was pretty nice — soft, smooth, It didn’t smell like vinegar either.
And then I colored my hair and had to use to the shampoo/conditioner that came with the kit. I’d read on a “no poo” site that when coloring hair, I should use the kits shampoo/conditioner to rinse out the extra color.
The first “no poo” wash after the coloring had me a little nervous because I didn’t know if I’d watch my color run down the drain while doing it. It wouldn’t have been the end of the world. Just an inconvenience that cost me however much my eSalon kit runs me.
So what was officially my second “no poo” went smoothly in the shower. No major color washed away. I thought maybe it wasn’t going to be a horrible transition period.
And then my hair dried… what the heck happened? My hair seemed really greasy at the scalp and dry-ish down the strands. Okay… I did read that it could be like that. I just brushed it out a little more after investing in a boar’s hair brush.
The next day, I just rinsed my hair with water to try to space it out a little bit.
But this morning, I woke up and my hair wasn’t looking it’s best. Really, it felt like my fingers were going to get trapped in my hair. I couldn’t run my fingers thru it. It was like a bird’s nest’ed mess.
I thought maybe another “no poo” treatment would help. I was wrong. My hair feels even worse. I keep trying to brush thru it to distribute the natural oils from my scalp down the strands. I feel like the oils are stuck along the scalp while the rest of my hair looks like straw. Ugh.
Let’s pull this mess back into a low ponytail so that I look a little less greasy-headed when I go out. Please don’t let me run into any cute guys I’d wanna flirt with.
I cannot truly describe how my hair looks/feels right now. It’s only the first week! To me, it seems greasy at the top and still straw-like and I still can’t fully brush thru it was any of my hairbrushes nor my fingers. It’s like it’s all knotted near the scalp.
All I can think about it the “transition period” that it’s suppose to go thru and wonder if what it’s doing is “normal”. Cuz really, my hair feels gross.
Is my baking soda to water ratio wrong? What about the apple cider vinegar to water ratio? Do I have it all screwed up? Is my hair losing its color already? Does my hair look as gross as it feels? Does my hair really smell like a salad even though I think it doesn’t have a smell? What was I thinking?
So I just got home from a night out and I’ve done a quick search online about other “no poo” experiences. All of the blurbs I’ve read do encourage the reader to stick with it because it can take anywhere from two weeks to a month for the hair to adjust and that the end results will be awesome.
Dear lord! I hope mine just takes the two weeks! Cuz at the rate it’s going right now, I may have one big dreadlock by the end of it. :-/
It hasn’t even been a full week yet…
Who else has gone “no poo” and survived? Is it truly worth this transition period that my hair is going thru?