Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of my blog family! I've been away too long and thought I'd post a little pic of my locks. It's been three years and I'm still loving them!!! I'll be back soon to update you all on me and Praline .

All is well and life is funny because you go through different stages at different points of your life. Right now, Beignet and I have lots of energy flowing to keep up with two teenagers! And guess what???? We are living on total prayer because the world is waiting to gobble up our youth and we refuse to give in and be lazy parents. I'll save the rest of this story for another day.... LOL!!

I'll just leave you all with have a safe and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

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Sunday, June 08, 2008

It's a Small World

You know the saying...."it's a small world?" I found out this weekend that the saying is completely true. After a short hiatus from blogging I just had to get on this weekend and tell all of my lock family about my experience. Do you know the familiar face picture with me?

Ok, for those of you who don't's Chocolocs and while in church on Sabbath she recognized Praline21 as she ushered during the service. Afterwards, Chocolocs found her way towards me, our eyes met, we immediately recogninzed each other and embraced like Celie & Nettie from the Color Purple!

Turns out that Chocolocs is also a Seventh-day Adventist and was in town for a wedding. She's friends with the Groom and I'm friends with the Bride, who is also member of my church. Wow, too much information but we just could not believe how this all took place. So, here she is all the way from Michigan for a wedding and ends up visiting my home church!!!! Can you believe it?

Chocolocs has the most beautiful head of locs, bright in color and a perfect bill of healthy locks. If I had to compare, I'd say hers looks exactly like Blaqkofi's and if the two of them were ever in the same room together....they'd be lock twins.

As for me, I'm just letting my 3 year old locks do their own thing, not much in to styles these days. I'm loving the flow of them as well as free styling due to my work out frequency of five days a week. Yep, I'm addicted and decided to make serious lifestyle changes including changing my diet. With that lifestyle change comes the convenience of wearing locks!

Chocolocs, it was a pleasure meeting you, your locs are to die for and I hope to see you again in the near future.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

DFW Lock Gathering

Hi All,
We've received an overwhelming request to get together soon, I believe it's Spring Fever! Everyone is so busy with work, family and whatever else is going on in our lives but it's time for us to celebrate ourselves! I'm sure everyone will have new Do's, new Color, new Locked Heads and lots of New Growth! We'll be introducing our newly locked sisters and a whole lot more fun!
It was recommended that we try MiCocina's, so come on out and join us at the following location: Reservation Name is Creyole so be on time to get a good seat!

Where: MiCocina West Village
3699 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX

When: Sunday, March 30th

Time: 1:00 - 3:30 PM

Phone: 469.533.5663

RSVP: ASAP by leaving a comment or email me directly at

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Newest Lockee - Before and After

This post is long overdue! I was honored to lock a new full set of locks on Educator, Mrs. A last month. She was a thrill to spend 10 hours with while locking her 6 inches of beautiful hair.

Normally, I would have blogged about this the day after but I've been waaaay to busy to find time to get to it. Finally, I'm posting right before our lock gathering this coming weekend and Mrs. A will be joining us.

So, when you see her make sure you give her a great big welcome to our lock family! Mrs. A. is such a quick learner, she did her own braidout after she was fully locked.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

God, Husband, Children, Work, Locks...

Thanks to all of my lock buddies for checking on me, I'm still around but who has time for locks? I don't even think I've taken a pic of my locks recently. I hope to make time soon and post on how my teenage locks are progressing...

I'm having to re-evaluate my life and prioritize what goes where. Since starting my locking hobby six months ago I've had to trim back clients like crazy. Part of me feels guilty and then another feels like I must use the extra time for my family.

Left - Ms Praline pictured with Ms. Irma P. Hall (Mama Jo from the movie Soul Food) where Rachel opened a local play and Ms. Hall made an appearance in the play. Read more Here

Ms. Praline is taking off with her mad schedule and Mr. Roux is in High school and we're tackling teenage life and girls. Whew, that's worth wanting to home school but then we'd have the same issues during college. Better to deal with it sooner than later.

Left - Mr. Roux wins King of his 9th grade class and he's going through the cool stage with his semi-smile while posing with one of his classmates.

Parenting is the most difficult job I've ever had in my life. I just hope we're making the right decisions in every chapter of their lives. Such a challenge!

I feeling the need of a Dallas Gathering!

Monday, January 14, 2008


Praline was invited to Bermuda to sing in the annual Bermuda Institute Christmas program. She did three traditional Christmas solos and there were six other groups/soloists that performed along with the Bermuda choir and Steel Band. You can read a little about her own experience here. Of course, she needed a chaperon so I had to tag along!

While there, the first day I woke to this beautiful rainbow...I love rainbows because of its spiritual message to me and took this picture from where we were staying. (Genesis 9:16 (Whole Chapter) "When the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it. I will remember that my covenant will last forever. It is a covenant between me and every kind of living thing on earth." Genesis 9:17 (Whole Chapter) So God said to Noah, "The rainbow is the sign of my covenant. I have made my covenant between me and all life on earth.")

The weather was chilly and the humidy was wonderful to our locks, pretty much had to freestyle the entire time and it worked well.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

New York 2007

Praline and I visited New York last month and once again...New York did not disappoint me.
The Christmas spirit was in the air and we hit all of the tourist hot spots until the weee hours of the night!
I love New York!!!