Demo: How I Straighten My Natural Kinky, Curly 4A Hair

In this video, I am taming my mane with the assistance of two heat-styling tools I recently purchased. I used the Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer 3-in-1 Styling System with One ‘n Only Argan Oil Strip to blow dry and the Hair Art H3000 to flat iron.

 

If you would like to purchase either of the items in the video, please find the purchase links* below:

Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer 3-in-1 Styling System with One ‘n Only Argan Oil Strip 

HairArt H3000 Tourmaline Ceramic Straightening Iron, 1 3/8″ 

Fall Favorites

Fall is officially over.

While most people start thinking about winter the day after Thanksgiving, I’m one who likes to ride with fall until its official end. There may be a little bias because I’m a fall baby, but it’s my favorite season. I love Sweet potato and Pumpkin flavored everything. I enjoy the crisp fall air. I love the fun fall colors. I also LOVE the bold fall recipes. Somehow, I have managed to narrow down my list of favorites from the past few months. Continue reading “Fall Favorites”

Unpopular Opinion: What If I Had Run a ‘Tough Blooder’ Like Kiran Gandhi?

So…Can we talk about Kiran Gandhi, since she’s been on ALL of my news feeds? If you aren’t familiar, she’s a woman my age who ran a marathon with her menstrual fluid running down her legs (pun intended). Continue reading “Unpopular Opinion: What If I Had Run a ‘Tough Blooder’ Like Kiran Gandhi?”

You Can Have Soft Clothes Without Buying Fabric Softener

If you have an infant or young child like I do, fragrance-free solutions are important in your laundry routine. I am a fabric softener queen when it comes to everyone else’s laundry, but that’s not really a possibility for McNugget’s clothes. While on my search for ways to soften his clothes, I received my dryer balls from I-Gruv. Continue reading “You Can Have Soft Clothes Without Buying Fabric Softener”

It’s Been a While

It’s been a year or so since I started my blog hiatus. Around the time I stopped blogging, I had just found out that I had gestational diabetes–and I wasn’t too happy about it. I felt that the things I was feeling should be between God, my husband and me. I didn’t want to discourage anyone else and I didn’t want frustrations floating in cyberspace. My son, who will only be known as McNugget here, was born in January. Since his birth, I have been super busy (that’s a given). Continue reading “It’s Been a While”

42 Days

I have realized my posts have been on the lighter side recently. My frequent trips to the doctor’s office has been to blame. No worries, I’m just making sure my body is in tip-top shape for a few upcoming projects. Hopefully, everything will be back to normal by next week.

Today’s post is about a project that is dear to my heart. Last year, my husband decided to make a comic inspired by our lives as newlyweds. It’s called 42 Days, as it took my husband 42 days to realize every stand up comedian’s wife routine was spot-on. The comic talks about the funny things that make the newlywed period so sweet. Check it out! He posts on the same schedule as me, so you won’t forget!

42 Days Part 14

Eat This: Potbelly Sandwich Shop

via Seamless.com
via Seamless.com

What can be said about this AWESOME sandwich shop? The food is delicious, the atmosphere is one of a kind, and the shop itself is a hybrid of Subway, a swanky coffee house, and Soda Jerks on the Santa Monica Pier. Magically, this hybrid works!

Jon and I...boo-luvin' during our last Potbelly visit.
Jon and I…boo-luvin’ during our last Potbelly visit.

 

Jon and I have loved Potbelly for as long as we have loved each other. Side story: Jon and I are foodies, but moreso when we were dating and not eating as healthy as we do now. My mom, sister and friend all had a game where they would guess restaurants/eateries Jon and I hadn’t visited. One of those places was Potbelly’s. So during an Ikea trip (I was still in college at the time), Jon and I decided to have lunch at the Potbelly next door. It was love at first bite! Since a location has opened closer to our home, we have been frequent visitors.

Here’s what I love so much about Potbelly:

  • The simplicity of it all– The sandwiches on the menu have set recipes, which the employees know well (unlike Subway’s, but that’s another story). While there is a rumored secret menu, everything is pretty basic. Make no mistake, though. The sandwiches are not basic in the flavor department. There are also vegan/vegetarian options that I have never tried! Someone would have to let me know about those.
  • The simplicity of it all- Yes, this is here again. The way the line works is pretty cool and easy. Everything is in reach as you walk through the line. Since there’s no glass to see which condiments are available, Potbelly has lists throughout the line.
  • Live music– I’ve heard about this since my first Potbelly experience, but I experienced it just recently. There was a guy who did an awesome cover of Maroon 5’s Songs About Jane (aka the soundtrack of my high school years…no, really). Artists sign up for a spot and can perform for tips.
  • You can figure out calories…at home– I’ve done this so many times! It allows me to eat what I want–without going over my daily calorie allowance. Everyone knows bad decisions are made when there was no preparation for them. You can avoid in-line decision making with this cool feature.
  • You can order and/or eat at home– Potbelly makes it easy to place orders from home–and even get your food delivered (at participating locations).

 

I would highly suggest Potbelly for your occasional sandwich! I usually order a turkey breast sandwich on multigrain bread with mustard, lettuce and tomato. If you have a Potbelly favorite, let me know in the comments!