Sunday, October 28, 2012

I think I'm in love...well at least a style I really like!

Hello everyone!  I'm totally loving my hair in flat twist outs!  I find that I can control the direction of how my curls will lay better with a flat twist out then a two strand twist out.  I have also learned to cheat a little by just re-twisting just the front.  The results are that my hair gets fuller and fuller as the days go by.  In the last two weeks I think I have worn my hair in a flat twist out on about 10 of those days.

I took these pictures last Thursday and my son demanded to be in a picture.  So, I swooped him out of the tub, tossed a towel on him and snapped a quick picture.  Of course he is chewing on his new car from grandma.  My son loves it when I take a picture of him with my digital camera and then show him the picture.  Until next time...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Flat twist out and loving it!

Ignore my wierd face, I'm just trying to get a good picture of my hair.

 Hello everyone!  The hubby and I both had teacher convention today so we got to spend the day together and actually have lunch alone without our toddler!  Last night I was debating what to do with my hair because I usually co-wash on Wednesdays, but didn't because I was loving my two strand twist out.  So, since my two strand twist out was getting fuzzy I decided to try some flat twists. 

Last night I put nine flat twists in my hair, sprayed a little water (focus on little) on the twists and went to bed on my satin pillow.  This morning I decided to take the flat twists out before I got in the shower to see how they looked and I was in love!!  I still thinking this is the bomb!
 As you can see from the collage, I'm loving this style!  It was wet and drizzly so my hair is even bigger than it was this morning when I left for the convention.  I think plump is a good word to describe how my hair felt after being outside.
Flat twist out before misty weather made it fuller.

I liked the (wet) two strand twist out, but this flat twist out is awesome.  My hair is stretched a little, the curl pattern is lovely and my hair is soft and bouncy.  It only took me about 20 minutes to install the flat twists and that was because I was trying to make the front parts consistent and even.  The back was just part and twist.

This look will easily start coming into the rotation of styles, I just need to figure out how to maintain it for a couple of days.  Until next time...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Church hair - twist out

Hello everyone!  It's been awhile since I've posted anything about my hair.  Well, yesterday I decided to two strand twist my whole head and today I wore a twist out.  At first, I looked at my results and didn't know what I was going to do with my hair.  So, I separated my hair and fluffed out the roots and added my signature flower.

The hubby liked the look.  I think partly because he didn't want to be late for church this morning and because he liked the different style on me.  He actually asked we what this style was called!  The man amazes me sometimes.  He has been listening to me ramble about my hair and the different styles I have been doing.  I heard him on the phone to his mother explaining that I was wearing my hair in a "twist out" today and it looked good.

It only took me about 30 minutes to make about 25 twists in my hair.   All I used was my Aussie Moist conditioner as my leave in and then I started to twist my hair.  I think that tomorrow I will like it even more the bigger it gets.  I took a picture of the back of my head and as clear as day my grays are sticking out and waving at me.
The ends of my hair have a nice coil and then I notice those grays.

Until, next time...

Monday, October 1, 2012

My friend Keith

Hello everyone!  As many of you already know last Thursday September 27, 2012 my friend Keith Basinski was a victim of a work place shooting.  He was the UPS driver that just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.  My hubby and I met Keith at our church were we happened to sit in the same section.  We got to know him through other friends and he was the one who got us involved into Royal Rangers which is a Christian version of Boys Scouts at our church.

Keith lived his life quietly and morally.  His three children are all adults and his daughter just had a baby three weeks ago.  He was planning to meet his first grandchild later this month on a well earned vacation.
My hubby took this picture of Keith painting the new garage at church.

Keith was very much involved in children's ministry even though all his children were grown.  When I taught the kindergarten class for Royal Rangers he was the guy that the kids loved to play with.  He would come up with the funniest games to play inside when it was really cold outside.  He would color with the kids and read stories to them.  I never heard him raise his voice and he was reliable and dependable.

Just three weeks ago my hubby was asked by our church to paint a new garage.  The hubby called Keith and his response was when do you want to do it.  Last week the church acknowledged all the people that worked to build, roof, and paint the new garage.  Keith's name was accidentally left out.  His response was, and I quote "I didn't do it to get my name in the church bulletin".  If you ever needed help and he could help you he would drop everything.  The only bad thing I can say about Keith is that he was a Green Bay Packer fan and this is Minnesota!  Of course we forgave him because he was from Green Bay.

Keith was well loved and he will be missed.  The only comforting thing is that I know he is with the Lord.  He was a born again Christian and he wasn't ashamed of that fact.  I cried today in church when our pastor talked about him and the hubby wasn't holding anything back.  Click here to view a video from one of our local stations about Keith.  In the video Keith's brother Jeff is interviewed.  Jeff is the person my hubby drove around Thursday night and Friday morning to identify the body and meet with the ME.  Until I see you in heaven Keith...