Home Fries: Homemade for breakfast

Hey Guys!   Last night I was thinking of what I could make for breakfast and I realized that I had a bag of potatoes in my pantry that were being neglected. So I decided to make some home fries with them. The perfect addition to any breakfast. To start you will need potatoes, I happen to have three russet potatoes Next rinse and peel them and then cut them into small cubes that look like this: While cutting the potatoes start a pot of boiling water, so it would be ready for the potatoes once you are done chopping.  Drop the cut potatoes into the pot of water and let them cook for 4 minutes. You don't want to cook the potatoes all the way through, you just want them to be half way cooked. While the potatoes were boiling I started a skillet with canola oil on medium to high heat. After the 4 minutes are up, drain the potatoes then dry them in a paper towel a bit, just to soak up the excess water. You don't want the potatoes to be soaking wet when you put them in … [Read more...]

Knot Genie Magic Hair Band Review & Giveaway!!

Hey Guys! Disclaimer: I was sent this knot genie magic hair band for the purpose of this review, however as always all thoughts and opinions remain my own.   I was recently sent a Magic Hair Band from Knot Genie. The hair band is designed to fit your individual ponytail size. The band makes your ponytail fit nice and snug but not too tight like most hair bands tend to do. With the adjustable pull ties you are able to control how tight or how loose the hair band will fit. We have textured curly hair in my household and this hair band worked perfectly for us in securing ponytails and half up and half down styles. I personally wouldn't use it to do active or high intensity work outs as it doesn't seem to stay tight enough to me. It comes in 7 different styles in various colors to choose from! These hair bands definitely add a little pizazz to your hair! Would you like to try out the Knot Genie Magic Hair Band for yourself or loved one! Then enter the … [Read more...]

Two Buns: Hairstyle on Natural Hair

Hey Guys! I tried to get my creative juices flowing when I sat down to do Jordyn's hair. I was looking for something quick and easy but also a style that would last for a few days, and this is what I came up with! I started off by sectioning her hair in half horizontally from ear to ear. Next I started working on the back half of her head. I made three more horizontal parts and connected each of the ponytails together going upwards. When I got to the crown area of her head I split the hair from the last ponytail in half. Now it's time to work on the front section. I created a zig zag part going vertically to make two sections of hair. Then I made the two buns in front of her head with the two sections of hair. I also added the remaining hair from the back ponytail that I split in half. I just twisted each section and connected them to their respective buns. Here's another shot That's it, all done! Total Style Time: 20-30 minutes Products: Cantu … [Read more...]

Smile Brilliant Professional Teeth Whitening: Review & Giveaway!

Disclaimer: I was given a teeth whitening kit for the purpose of this review, however as always all thoughts and opinions remain my own. Hey Guys! Today's post will be a review along with a giveaway yay, of Smile Brilliant's professional teeth whitening kit. Smile Brilliant offers custom-fitted teeth whitening trays and whitening gel. This is the same professional teeth whitening process that you can pay top dollar for at the dentist, except you can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. :) The kit contains a creation kit that includes the tray molds, the putty and the whitening and desensitizing gels. Also included are easy to follow along instructions. They even include a postage paid envelope for you to mail back your trays with the mold of your teeth. How awesome is that?!? It was fairly simple to do the mold of my teeth and after about 3-4 business days of mailing the mold in I received the actual mold of my teeth along with my custom fit whitening teeth … [Read more...]

Crochet Braids on Natural Hair: Protective Style

Hey Guys! I am back with a new post. Today's post is about a new style I tried on Jordyn, crochet braids. My sis-n-law introduced them to me and I did a little youtube research. After watching a ton of videos on them I was ready to try it out. I went to Wal Mart and purchased this latch hook for just under $2.00. You can find it in the craft section where the yarn and crochet needles are. Next I went to my local beauty supply and purchased 2 packs of FreeTress Synthetic hair in Water Wave. I cut the hair in half and only ended up using about 1 1/2 packs.   To start, Jordyn's hair was freshly washed, deep conditioned and then stretched overnight. Here is the braid pattern I used. All the braids were connected together so only one braid was left out. That braid was tucked in between the cornrows. To better secure it you can use a little weave thread and a curved needle, it will give a better hold. Recommendation: make your cornrows smaller than … [Read more...]

COVERGIRL’s #GirlsCan: Do Whatever You Put Your Mind To + $25 Wal Mart gift card GIVEAWAY!

Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by CoverGirl, as always all thoughts and opinions remain my own.  Hey Girls! Being a mom of a tween girl means that I have someone looking up to me and I take that role very seriously. I want to show my daughter that she can do whatever she puts her mind to, achieve her goals and make her dreams come true. COVERGIRL knows that #GirlsCan reach their goals and live out their dreams and they want to make sure we look fabulous while doing so :)   For a limited time, look for specially marked products by COVERGIRL including their Flamed Out Mascara and their Professional All-In-One Mascara. You can find the #GirlsCan display at your local Wal Mart. This November, COVERGIRL is donating $50,000 to Dress for Success®, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing  professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women … [Read more...]

Braided Twisted Updo on Natural Hair

Hey Guys! Today's style is another updo style, a braided twisted updo on natural hair. This style is perfect for all ages! To start this style we stretched Jordyn's hair the previous night by using the banded method. The following products were used: Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie as well as Creme of Nature's Argan Oil Perfect Edges for Jordyn's edges.   First make a middle part (horizontally) from ear to ear. Tie up the top section and start work on the bottom half of the head first. Make a zig zag part going down the middle of the head. Next start at the bottom of the head, near the nape of the neck and make two cornrows going up toward the top middle section of the head.   Now it's time to start work on the front section of hair. First take a small section of hair in the front of the head and bobby pin that away for now. Next take the two cornrow braids you made and criss cross them over each other. Then add them to the … [Read more...]

Individual Braids with Extensions (Synthetic Hair)

Hey Guys, Long time no hair talk, huh? Sorry about that but there is a reason for that. Well if you follow me on instagram (and if you don't, you totally should because I post cool pics) then you'll know that I put some individual braids into Jordyn's hair back at the end of June 2014. Prep: To prep the hair for braiding I pre-pooed her hair by saturating it with coconut oil overnight, next I washed her hair twice using Alba Botanica Shampoo Next I deep conditioned with Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner for an hour. Then after rinsing I applied my Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Creme. I banded her hair and let it air dry overnight. While braiding I used my homemade Shea Butter mix to seal in all the moisture I put in. Hair Used for Braiding  I used the Batik hair which costs $9.99 a pack but it's the best synthetic hair that so close to human hair. It was well worth the price, and you should be able to find it at any local beauty supply store. I bought two packs but … [Read more...]

Castle Park: Southern California Family Fun! #CastleParkSummer #BuccaneerCoveFun

Hey Guys! Summer is here, the kids are out of school and if they're anything like mine they are probably begging you to take them somewhere every weekend? No? That's just my kids? Ah well :) As parents we want to make our kiddos happy but we also want to keep our wallets happy too. Castle Park is just the place if you are local to Southeren California or plan on coming for a visit. This is a place for the whole family that is definitely budget friendly. They have sooo many different attraction to choose from such as thrilling rides Or mini golf and for summer time fun they even have a water park called Buccaneer Cove And because I love all my awesome readers if you use this code blog2014 here in the top right hand corner where it says "Promo Code" you can enjoy unlimited rides, mini-golf, and admission into Buccaneer Cove for only $12.99 per person, the normal price is $19.99. How cool is that?   Enjoy! … [Read more...]

So Cal Residents and Visitors: Enjoy a Priate’s Dinner Adventure Arrgghh!

**Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by USFamilyGuide.com**   Ahoy there mates! Pirate's Dinner Adventure is the WORLD'S MOST UNIQUE & INTERACTIVE DINNER SHOW Two-hour live performance featuring an astonishing display of special-effects wizardry, aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels. A four-course feast fit for a pirate king includes Preshow Appetizers, Vegetable Soup or Fresh Garden Salad, Roasted Half Chicken or BBQ Beef Kabobs, Buttery Mashed Potatoes or Caribbean Rice and Fudge Brownie a la mode. Vegetarian and kids meals are available. The meal also includes unlimited soft drinks and complimentary coffee. More than 150 guests have the chance to play an actual role in each show! Conveniently located off the 5 and 91 freeways in the heart of the Buena Park Entertainment Zone just 10 minutes away from the Disneyland Resort and 15 minutes from John Wayne Airport with domestic/international service. Complimentary on-site … [Read more...]