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Happenings & hair!

7 May

So much has happened since I last posted!!!

1. I received my Certification in Volunteer Management! I’ve already received my B.A. and M.A. so, I’m excited to add something more to my level of knowledge! They had a wonderful graduation feast and I had lots of fun!

2. I was a chaperone for my job’s Mega Party! We had lots of fun and I decided not to workout that morning! Boy was that a good call, being the fact I walked nonstop with 4 cute 2nd graders!

3. I celebrated Cinco De Mayo with some delicious Mexican food from Santo Coyote! Love that place!

4. UPDATE-For the first time ever, I pre-shampooed my hair, and let me tell you, I will ALWAYS do this from now on. Pre-shampooing or Pre-poo as some call it, is a treatment that you do to your hair before you shampoo. Hairfinity, reveals in their Faster Hair Growth Secrets, that it can help infuse your hair with moisture! Since I have all of the Essentious products (minus the daily moisturizer), I decided to give it a try. I decided to Pre-Shampoo my hair with Organic coconut oil. I applied it to my hair and left it on with a plastic cap about 45 minutes (Typically you should only do 30 min, but I lost track of time).

Afterwards, I rinsed my hair a bit, then proceeded to shampoo my hair. Following washing my hair, I gave myself a protein treatment, and sat under the dryer with a cap on my hair for 20 minutes. Afterwards, I followed with a moisture treatment. You all may be wondering why I did so much, but you have to remember I constantly do Zumba about 4 times a week and I spend this Friday in the sun, with a hat on my head and it was 90 degrees outside. When I got home, my hair felt dead and lifeless. It was very dry and felt kind of brittle. Therefore both protein and moisture were lacking in my hair!

I moved forward with my moisturizing treatment for 15 minutes, and then rinsed my hair out. I then got under the dryer for a lil bit after wrapping it, to start drying my hair. My hair is very thick and I sometimes don’t like the look of it, after getting from up under the dryer, so I put a heat protectant on my hair, and decided to blow dry it for 10 minutes. Typically not something I would do in trying to get my hair healthy, but hey, we all have to do what we have to do that works best for us! I decided to run my flat-iron over a few of my ends just to give it a bump.

Let me tell you.

I was pleasantly pleased with my results! Because it was late, I didn’t think to take a picture just then, but I did the next day!

The previous picture shows my hair WITHOUT any heat being put on it the next day NOR any product. Now you guys may so, of course you didn’t put anything on your hair you just washed it the day before! But let’s be honest and real, when you have dry hair, you typically ALWAYS have to put something on your hair, always do something to your hair, but what it comes down to is the healthy regimen you’ve adapted for your hair. Here is one up close:


That’s the natural shine from using products that are suited for my hair, and making sure to take care of my hair! Usually I could only get a look like this using lots of heavy products or going to the salon. If you invest in the right products you can get healthy looking hair yourself! I’m still taking Hairfinity (just started my 4th bottle) and looking forward to even more growth! I’m having fun on this hair journey!!!

Just wanted to share with you all an update, and inspire you to stop paying all these ridiculous prices to go to the salon and take healthy hair into your own hands rather it’s relaxed or not!

Until Next Time, Much Love,

Mrs. SPJ 🙂

P.S.-Do you have any hair tips?

CLOSED!

8 Jul

Today is Foto Friday and I usually post photos but I’m so excited about some other things I had to skip Foto Friday for something more important. I had to let all of my friends know……

WE CLOSED ON OUR HOME TODAY! YIPPEE!!!!!

Such exciting news and I don’t even know what to do with myself! So no more small (but nice) apartment, no more needing room, a bigger kitchen, WE’VE GOT A HOUSE!!!!

So here is the deal, we are getting a few renovations done like the kitchen and the bathroom, painting some of the rooms and changing out fixtures. We are getting ready to to Wilmington, NC for my sister’s wedding, therefore some of the work will be put on hold… BUT that won’t stop the renovations and getting the house ready. 

We will probably move in at the end of July and get everything together….. I’m so excited Cant you tell!!!! Ill keep you posted on all the new updates and everything…..

But until then, look at the new house!

Until Next Time, Much Love

Mrs. SPJ 🙂 

Me Time Again….

5 Jul

Yep… Another Tuesday wit the hubby working. I usually go to Lubys despite my husbands jokes that it exists only for people over the age of 65, but I LOVE that place. Today when I got off work, I was super hungry so I decided to go and get something to eat immediately.

So despite all the traffic, I settled on Moes. HA HA! There, that’s why I can’t lose weight because I love Good food. Don’t worry, I don’t eat like that all the time, but when it comes to weight loss, there are a few things I refuse to give up: Ice Cream, Queso, and Mexican food. I will have it in bits and pieces but never will I give it up completely. So I ate my burrito in peace, and went home to chill.

It’s so important to spend time with oneself. To do things you like to do, by yourself. I think spending time by yourself gives you time to truly think, get your thoughts together and really just relax. It’s a moment of Rejuvenation. Seeing that I got my stitches removed today, I needed as much me time as possible. Although I cannot lie, I am ready to see my hubby..:)

Well that’s all for now!
Go spend some time with yourself and make yourself happy.
Your totally worth it 🙂

Until Next Time, Much Love, Mrs. Spj 🙂 

Bump Gone, What Remains….

30 Jun

So if you look at some of my posts and past pictures, you will see an unlikely friend in the picture.Yep, even in pictures of me by myself. There it is. Just sittin there…                   Beautiful Stye

I know, I know, You can barely see anything. Thanks to those wonderful people at Sephora who dolled me up pretty nice for my friend Lari’s wedding. HOWEVER, It’s there. So where did it come from?

Well there is the bright yellow stuff that is so ucky…… and apparently Arkansas has lots of it. Well it use to get stuck in my eyes, I’d wake up in the morning and it would be coming out of in the corner of my eyes. So after some eye allergy drops and meds from the doctor, this bump remained. I did as the doctor said, and still nothing! Hot compresses and all! So after much fuss and trying to get it to go away on its own, I realized what needed to be done…. I had to get it removed…. So I made the appointment…. 

FIRST THINGS FIRST… I was a panicking mess. My hubby wouldn’t answer the phone so I could let him know I was going to be late. Therefore, I thought I’m not getting this removed, another whole week looking at this thing. So I was a blubbering mess. He thought I was mad at him, but truthfully, my nerves were just bad… Then I heard it, 

“Stephanie Jones”

AGH! That’s me, I thought and then I went in and my husband followed me. The doctor proceeded to tell me all this stuff about Styes and Chalazions meanwhile all I could do was look at that huge needle sitting on the side of the table. He explained the process but really I wanted to say,

“Doctor dude, I really don’t care, just remove it… You explaining it makes me NOT want to get it done!”

Anywho, the needle cae first. Let me tell you, that Needle didn’t feel to great…. I felt my lip shivering and then the nice nurse lady rubbed my hand. It was as if she could sense my uncomfortableness (if that’s even a word)….It seemed as if everytime I was nervous, there was her hand…So basically they covered my face with this plastic sheet and then came the clamp. Honestly, that is the worst part of all… That clamp is just like pinching your eyelid the whole time. It’s not nerve aching pain but it pinches and doesn’t feel that great. So then they started to remove the cyst. It was like the weirdest thing ever. I felt them tugging but it didn’t hurt. All I could think of was the pain of that darn clamp and when they were going to take it off. 

Then my husband and the doctor are having these simple conversations. But the worst part of it all was the doctors humming. I mean this dude was humming like he was winning a prize. Here he is practically digging in my eyelid and what do I hear?

“Hmmm hmm hmmm hmmm” In all these wierd different tones… So glad the nice nurse lady was there to rub my hand because I was a bit freaked out. I heard them keep saying I was bleeding a lot, but that the stye was practically removed. Hence, me after the jump:

                        Not Happy, One Eyed Bandit

                                      Not Happy, One Eyed Bandit 

Did I mention afterwards the THROBBING PAIN? It was like the numbness wore off quickly and I was VERY unhappy about it. Hubby kept saying, they took a knife to your eye. I wanted to say “REALLY” (sarcastically) but I kept it to myself. I just knew it hurt and I wanted it to stop! 

                         Stitched Up

Here my poor eye remains. Stitched up. Honestly it wasn’t that bad, but it wasn’t the greatest thing either. Not to mention, the eyelid is very thin skin and these stitches keep bothering me! I go back Tuesday to get them removed and I can’t wait!!!! I asked hubby to get me some Tylenol like the doctor said, but of course he buys the P.M. kind because he wants me to do nothing but sleep……

So Hopefully it heals nicely. Just thankful the bump is gone. We will have to see what remains.

Ill keep you posted!

Until Next Time, MUCH LOVE!

Mrs. SPJ 🙂 

New to Tumblr

23 Jun

That’s right! I’m a newbie. So far it’s been really cool being able to transfer some of my stuff from blogger to tumblr. Im not exactly sure which one I’m going to stick with. I figured I’d try both out, and whichever one seems to be bringing in more readers and more user friendly is what I plan to stick with. I mean there are things I like about Tumblr and things I like about Blogger, but at the end of the day I’m wondering if there is really a huge difference? We shall see!!!!

So here is my old blog- http://mrsspjones.blogspot.com/

What do you all think? I’d totally appreciate your opinion..

Anywho, Thanks for the love and takin a lil time to get to know me! I truly appreciate it… TRULY

Until Next Time, Much Love,

Mrs. SPJ 🙂 

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