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My Pregnancy Scare

Do you know what a choroid plexus cyst is? My doctor came to me with some concerning news and I had to wait 2 weeks to get a follow up ultrasound….   About 2 weeks ago I was so excited to head into my 19 week ultrasound.  Since this is our last little addition to our family, I brought my husband and 2 boys along so they can feel included with the pregnancy.  I mean after all, things will get shaken up a bit once the little one arrives.  We haven’t had many babies around and they have no idea whats coming.  Plus my boys are so excited for a new sibling and they begged me to skip school so they could see the baby. Everything was moving smoothly at the ultrasound appointment, with one little exception.  The baby was sleeping.  UGH!  Which means we could not…

Behind the Chair Color Show 2017

Behind the Chair Color Show 2017 Take a look at my travels as I head to the Behind the Chair Color Show 2017 in Austin, TX with Kenra Professional.  These 5 days were a blur between model prep, my BTC One Shot win, and experiencing an inspirational show!  If it weren’t for this video, I probably would have forgotten it all due to lack of sleep and fatigue from the pregnancy.  Thank goodness for technology! It was really difficult to condense it all, but in this 30 minute video you will experience Bone Thugs and Harmony (via Michelle Littlemeyer) and a mini snippet of the BTC Show from my point of view. Don’t forget to like and subscribe to my channel.  It’s a great way to not only see my life on the road, but there are some great mini hair tutorials too! &nbsp…

30 Pregnancy Challenge – Day 1

You guys!! Since I had an overwhelming amount of responses to my pregnancy post on Instagram, I found there is a need to speak more openly about what we go through as women (pregnancy, miscarriage, body image, etc.). So I decided to do a 30 day pregnancy challenge. SO WHAT EXACTLY DOES THAT MEAN? Well, I am going to go live daily on YOUTUBE ONLY between September 1st-30th. I’m going to update you on on different topics such as being on the road, my struggles, my wins, and just really anything you guys want to talk about. I may even sprinkle some of my favorite go to beauty products, who knows!? My goal is to create more dialogue with you all, especially since so many of you expressed your own struggles with pregnancy and I genuinely would love to get to know all of you more too…

#OneShot Upstyle How-to

I had several of you ask for the step by steps of the updo I created from the #btconeshot17 awards.  Here are still photos of the steps and instructions of how-to create it! Hope you enjoy! 🌸           &nbsp…

8th Pregnancy

Pregnancy Number 8 !? 36 years old, 8th pregnancy. That’s right! Number 8.  No, I don’t have 8 kids! Do I look like octo-mom?! Seriously though…. I have 2 beautiful boys that are half way grown.  Jaidyn is 12 and Ziya is 8.  They will be 13 and 9 by the time #3 comes along. I never thought that I would be here having my 3rd baby. I really thought I was done. That the universe was only going to give me 2, and believe me, I was totally ok with that. But some how, almost 9 years after my last, I’m here again after 5 miscarriages… And I’m ok with that too. Although this time around I am a lot older and this pregnancy is kicking my ass! The reason why I wanted to share this photo is because…

Don’t Eat the Watermelon Seeds

Well this is a surprise! They say not to eat the watermelon seeds… 🍉🍉🍉OOPS! We are expecting our little fruit to arrive February 2018, just in time for my birthday.     See my Instagram Announcement Right here!  Thank you to everyone for the kind words.  We are getting ready for this wild ride.   8th Pregnancy…

Career Reflection at the Airport

I was standing in line waiting to board my plane (like I do most days) and had a moment of reflection.  Reflection of my career.  If I had a typical schedule it would be, fly out Sunday to my destination and Wednesday come home.  Nothing is typical though, when it comes to travel.  There are always delays, plane changes, last minute cancellations, or last minute visits that need to be planned.  So being an educator means lots of change, frequently.  You need to like change, or at least I do. Now this doesn’t mean that I am not a planner.  Because I am a major planner!  I am always updating my calendar, making phone calls to confirm everything, and I make sure I have all the details before I arrive anywhere.  As a matter of fact, I ask tons of questions because I like to be as prepared…

Guy Tang #Mydentity

Another trip to California’s Central Valley not only means seeing cute cows and smelling cow poop, but it means I get to play with new colors on my colleagues hair.  In this blog I’m going to walk you through my first time using Guy Tang’s #Mydentity and of course sprinkled with a little Kenra Color. Carla and I go to Bakersfield, CA about once every 3 months, mainly to do education and spread the Kenra love.  Aside from visiting fun salons and the cool sight seeing that the Central Valley has to offer, we always plan on retouching her hair after a long day in the field.  I like to call this #hotelhair because, you know?  We do her hair in the hotel bathroom like any other professional stylist on the road.  HA! Here is Carla’s before shot.  Excuse the lighting, because…

Second Day Curly Hair

Let’s face it.  Curly girls wake up in the morning with crazy looking hair.  We sleep on it, smash it, probably drool a little on it.  It’s ok.   I got some solutions for you! I got such an overwhelming amount of you who really loved my CURLY HAIR DON’T CARE TUTORIAL, but you wanted to know how I style my hair second, third, or fourth day.  So here are a few things I do in between my weekly washes followed by a 60 second video of #3.  Which one I choose over the other really depends on my mood that day. I lightly re-wet my hair during my morning shower.  Or you can always use a spray bottle with water; that works too.  This helps reshape my curls and reactivates my product that’s already in my hair.  Sometimes I use my…

Curly Hair Don’t Care

I get lots of questions about how I take care of my curls, especially since I change colors frequently.  The obvious is washing my hair about once a week with cool water and a deep moisturizing mask.  Aside from the usual weekly treatment, I thought why not show the process of how I style it on “hair washing day”.  Down below are the products I love to use on my curls followed by a 60 second video of it all.  I hope you enjoy! Step 1:  A generous amount of Kenra Curl Styling Conditioner.  Words cannot describe how much I love this stuff!  It’s moisturizing, detangling, and most of all its a leave in styler.  You can use it in the shower and before styling your hair which makes this an awesome product because of it’s versatility.  I usually use the Curl Styling Conditioner…