Wednesday, April 27, 2011

25 Question Tag

Just a little bit about me...

1. Do you have any pets? No, but want a Maltese dog

2. Name 3 things that are physically close to you. Keys, hi-liter, and my phone

3. What's the weather like right now? Humid and sunny

4. Do you drive? If so have you crashed? Yes, and yes.. ;(

5. What time did you wake up this morning? 6:40a

6. When was the last time you showered? This morning

7. What was the last movie you saw? Love & Other Drugs, it was pretty good

8. What does your last text message say? "Cute"

9. What's your ringtone? "Old Phone"

10. Have you ever been to a different country? Yes, Japan, and Jamaica

11. Do you like sushi? No

12. Where do you buy your groceries? Kroger or HEB

13. Have you ever taken medication to help you fall asleep faster? Yes

14. How many siblings do you have? 1 sister

15. Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop? Both

16. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? 29...a week from today

17. Do you wear contacts or glasses? Neither, but need new glasses

18. Do you color your hair? Yes

19. Tell me something you are planning to do today. Kiss my daughter

20. When was the last time you cried? Sunday...Ressurection Sunday

21. What is your perfect pizza topping? Cheese

22. Which do you prefer-hamburgers or cheeseburgers? Cheeseburgers

23. Have you ever had an all-nighter? Nope

24. What is your eye color? Dark Brown

25. Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke? Never tasted Pepsi, nothing like a Coke every blue moon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Earlier this month, my sister and I took a road trip to the beautiful Destin, Florida!! If you have not heard about Destin ,let me tell ya, this place is amazing!

Clear blue water, white sand beaches, perfect temperatures, it's wonderful.

The drive from Houston to Destin was a surprisingly easy 9 hour drive. We started out at 5am on a Friday morning and arrived at 3pm, not too much speeding :)

Anyway my sister is getting married there in July and we had to go there to make sure everything was in order and ready for the big day!!

Early morning, pulling out

Almost there!!

Um, really???

dressed up for dinner

the white sand beaches

The wedding beach

This is her isle :)

Beach at sunset! Breathtaking

Told ya the water was clear

Puff at sunset :)

Me and sister

Us again

Bride to be :)

Fun in the sun

That water had my curls poppin' 

Back in the great state of TEXAS!! Whoop, whoop

Carnisha Joi

Friday, April 15, 2011


I am so excited!! Every Friday and I am going to be featuring a fabulous, funky, fashionable natural in my naturally beautiful spotlight! Meet our first natural girl, my godsister Erika.


1. Tell us a little bit about you and your natural journey?

 My name is Erika. I grew up with absolutely no desire to have my hair combed because my thick head of hair combined with me being "tender-headed" was a combination that left little to be desired. There were times I even pleaded with my mother to shave my head bald to avoid the hair combing process. The closest I came to that during my younger years was the infamous Gheri curl, which luckily for me, was trending at the time.

2. How long have you been natural, and what made you decide to go natural ?

I decided to go natural in 1999 after years of applying relaxers to straighten my hair only to wear a ponytail as my chosen signature style. BORING!!! Initially I wore my hair in braids and allowed it to grow out to a length I was comfortable with managing natural. I alternated from wearing a kinky fro to two-strand twists from time to time just to change up my style. In 2006, I decided to begin the loc process. Because I had been natural for some time, I started the process with quite a bit of length to my twists.

3. Were your friends and family supportive ?   If not, how did you overcome the negativity?

I did not have much support on my natural journey from friends and family. Everyone seemed to be concerned with how my natural hair would be received in the extremely corporate environment I had worked so diligently to become a part of. I was told everything from my look was not professional to no one would ever take me seriously. Despite the criticism, I continued on my journey, determined to prove my professional possibilities were endless regardless of how I chose to wear my hair.

4. What is your current hair routine?

Currently (despite the popular belief that natural is easy or even lazy) I am constantly taking care of my hair. Not a week goes by that I am not re-twisting at least a portion of my locks in an effort to maintain their naturally neat form. I shampoo my hair at least once a month, making certain to clean and moisturize my scalp in between the shampoo cycle. Because I have decided to maintain my locs on my own, shampooing and re-twisting can sometimes be a full day process. This process includes washing and rinsing, conditioning and rinsing again, re-twisting and trimming my locs.

5. Do you have any hair goals?

If I had to pinpoint a goal for my hair, it would be to maintain nice, neat and healthy locs.

6. Finish this statement: I love being natural because... of the freedom it perpetuates

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Summer is approaching...avoid the fashion police

We all know that summer is approaching and we all want to avoid a citation from the "fashion police". LOL!
Here are a few tips that I found on how to look your best this spring and summer. I'm a full figured girl and we like to look nice too. :)
Enjoy! says...

I want to wear shorts and I'm plus-size. What's the best style for me?
"A knee-jerk move for most plus-size women is to hide under bulky shorts," Raes says. "I stress this point all the time with my larger clients: Bulky clothes only make you look bulky. Avoid the big, sloppy shorts with either pleats or an elastic waist. Instead, choose a pair of shorts that are tailored and clean in the front." says....

Skinny Jeans and LeggingsAlthough the boot cut is still a universally flattering classic, slimmer silhouettes are the look du jour. Fran Kauchner, style expert at plus-size retailer Silhouettes, says slim jeans and leggings are popular this year, despite the fact that they can be hard to wear. She recommends a denim legging that marries two great trends and looks modern tucked into a high boot. But Kelly counsels caution. "Skinny jeans put all the emphasis on your hips, thighs, and butt. Some women don't mind that, but most women I know want those body parts to look smaller," he says. If you do want to wear skinnies, "make sure you're doing them in a dark wash, and emphasizing your waist somehow."

Here are some other super simple, cute looks that will have you looking the part in no time.
**Please note the gorgeous Anansa Sims, daughter of the timeless beauty Beverly Johnson**


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mid Week Hair inspiration!!


Natural and Classy

TWA with a twist!

All photos are courtesy of Le Coil

Friday, April 8, 2011

A little bit about me & my journey

Let me introduce myself. Hi! I'm Carnisha, a 28yr old girl from Houston, Texas. I love the Lord, my husband, and my babies.  :)
I have been natural since September 2009 and I LOVE IT!!!!!! I had been secretly stalking YouTube and Curly Nikki for some time. One Friday night I was sitting at the kitchen table with my husband whining about my post partum shedding (my daughter B was 3 months at the time)  and I told him "babe, I'm ready. Will you cut my hair?" He said yep, and the rest is history. We went upstairs, he fired up the clippers and gave me a nice fade. (eek!!) When he was finished, my first thought was "WHAT IN THE WORLD HAVE I DONE".

day 1-in shock

1 month and no curls :(

2 months

3 months, loved this look

6 months

I have learned so much about myself! I will share some of my revelations along the way. Anywho, here I am about 19 months later.

I love this hair journey!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spiritual Makeover?!

Over the past two months I have been under what I call spiritual construction. I have been seeking God and asking him for a deeper knowledge of him and his Word.
Well, He is definitely answering my prayers but it has not been without much discomfort and self evaluation. My friendships have changed, my job is very stressful, I feel a bit confused about my calling....etc, etc, etc.
In all of that, I find encouragement in this scripture Phillipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. So whatever He sends me to and through, I can make it because He has given me strength.
I hope it encourages you.

Later... :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Well Good Morning!!!
I am so excited about this blog, it's been a long time coming but I am ready now!
This blog will feature many topics including my natural hair journey, weight loss/healthy living journey, christian living, and any other randomness that I am feeling at the moment. :) 

With that being said, let the blogging begin!
Carnisha D