Friday, May 27, 2011

Fashion/Beauty Friend Friday Hair Care Routine

This is a break from the usual, Cre8tive Rookie postings on home stuff, but another area you can be Cre8tivein is your own style.  And a favorite way of mine to be Cre8tive stylisticly is with my HAIR!  I LOVE to talk hair. I have had just about every style and hair length you can imagine and I just love it. So I decided to do the Fashion/Beauty Friend Friday Hair Care posting from the Modly Chic Blog today.

I am currently wearing my hair long via human hair extensions and I love it.
Me last weekend, going to a Wine Festival!

1. How often do you get your hair cut?

I am growing my hair out, so I will only be getting trims if my hair is split. I’ve cut my hair completely off, like shaved about every two years since 2004 and I sometimes cut my hair into cute little styles every once in a while.

Different Haircuts

2. Do you go to the same stylist each time, try someone new, go to the cheap hair cutting chains or live it up in a salon?

I am a stylist hopper most of the time. While I lived in the DC area, I would rotate between the many Dominican Beauty Salons in the area because I love getting the Dominican Blow-Outs. Currently I have a stylist that I’ve been going to since January, her name is Sherita and she’s at Fade ‘Em Up in Winchester, VA.

Dominican Blow-Out

3. Do you color your hair? How often? What’s your natural color?

Yes! My natural color is a dark brown with natural reddish brown highlights. But usually when I dye my hair I dye in Clairol’s Textures & Tones in Bronze. Last week I dyed my hair a very Dark Brown, Clairol’s Beautiful Collection Darkest Brown.

Natural Hair - 2006

4. The one thing you always do to keep your hair looking great is:

DEEP CONDITION! I also sleep on a Satin Pillowcase or wear a Satin Scarf so that I won’t get breakage.

Another Dominican Blow-Out, but more Wavy

5. What hair trend do you love and wish you could rock?

I would LOVE to have hot pink streaks, but now that I work for the government in finance, I don’t think that would go over too well!

Fashion Beauty Friend Friday is a Google group for bloggers to discuss/answer questions on a given topic each week. Visit Katy of Modly Chic if you are interested in participating.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Summer Learning 2012

Summer is approaching and that means fun in the sun, but it also means another opportunity to teach your child and get them ahead of the game!

Last year I did Sight Words Summer and this year I'll be doing the Summer Bridge Activities.  I will be starting with the Pre-K to K Summer Bridge Book on May 23rd . My son is very excited to start and has already flipped through the book to see the activities. I reminded him that that there are two worksheet assignments per day in the book; I had to tell him that because he would do at least 5 a day if I didn't. In order to challenge my son, I'll also be purchasing the K-1 Summer Bridge Activity book so that he can do the worksheets in there as well. This will be beneficial in multiple ways, by challenging him, alleviating boredom and routine, and giving him more activities (which he loves). If you'd like to preview the books and/or see what level your child is on, there are sample pages available.
The Summer Bridge program also has a recommended book list, so we will also be participating in a book reading challenge for the summer!  Some other summer reading programs are from Barnes & Noble and PBS Kids.   Barnes & Noble has a great summer book reading program and the prize for reading 8 books is a free book and  PBS Kids along with iVillage has a Summer Reading Challenge as well that starts on June 6th. For those that would like to teach their children a bit about finances, TD Bank is sponsoring a Summer Reading Program and when they read 10 books they will receive $10 in a new or existing Young Savers account.

I will keep all my Baby Head Diary readers updated on other fun summer learning activities we will be doing in my household along with ways you can enrich your own child(ren)’s summer learning!

I was not paid or compensated by any of the companies I have mentioned, they are just programs that I have found to be interesting or good.