Saturday, February 26, 2011

Milestone Anniversary & Marriage Reflections

My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in February.  To celebrate we decided to take an extended weekend to the Gulf Coast.  I love being near bodies of water.  Biloxi was a perfect choice for us plus its in driving distance (I hate flying).  So we both took a few days off work and hit the road.  I think that people underestimate the beauty and enjoyment of a nice car ride anymore.  Mississipi is only a 6 hour drive.  Car rides give you time to reflect, to meditate. There is something about scenery going by, about breathing different air. In light of it being a milestone anniversary I took advantage of this time.  The most beautiful thing about being married is being able to be quiet sometimes.  There is a certain security that comes with marriage and you dont have to ALWAYS be talking...but I won't get into all that.  I will say that I never thought in a million years that I would have what I have with my husband.  His unconditional love inspires me to be a better person.  I am happy to say that after 10 years of being his wife, I still get tingles when he refers to me as such.  I love him.  
Our 1st Date February 1990
When I met him I wasn't in a very good place.  Our love affair in the 90's didnt last very long.  We broke up :-(  Time & circumstances came between us back then....but it was a good thing, because we weren't ready! I always loved him though.  10 years later he looks me up.  I was single & so was he...  We played Intro's version of Stevie Wonder's "Ribbon In the Sky" at our wedding.

Our Wedding Day
February 2001
 Sure there have been downs, but the UPS have far outweighed them...

We brought these boys with us into the marriage. 
My 2 and his 1
They are brothers now

Our Daughter
(She is 3 in this pic)

Maybe some one said this...maybe i saw it somewhere...I cant remember but I'll say it anyway...
If true wealth could be measured in terms of love...I am one of the richest women there is.

February 2011
Our anniversary trip was serene, peaceful and calm. The weather was perfect & so were the views... True love vibes were present & positive energy to begin the next 10 years of this journey. 
I love me some him.

Thanks for reading :-)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sistah SpotLight! ~ Tomoka's Twists

I have come into contact with so many interesting and wonderful people through Twitter.  Last year I met the lovely MiMi, of Tomoka's Twists (@TomokasTwists).  Tomoka's Twists has the most wonderful hair accessories and more!  If you check their website you will find earrings, bracelets, ties, twists, bows, clips etc.  What I love most about what I find is that each item is unique.  Yes, I am that Natural Hair Chick that adores some big hoops, earthy wooden bangles and earrings.  I love beads, stones & shells.  I also enjoy quality.  Its a must.  I was happy and excited to find that all of my needs could be met at Tomoka's Twists.  I recently ordered a lovely Twist and pair of earrings that I just adore already. 

This set is called "DNatural".  It consists of a beautiful Twist made with wooden beads and a gorgeous pair of large hoops to match.

Tomoka's Twists are made of flexible wire with protective outer casing.  These unique hair accessories are made to last...

I love the size of these earrings, they are stylish, sturdy and well made.  I think they absolutely make a statement about who I am.  Strong. Beautiful. Bold.

"Tomoka's Twists was established for the desires of the growing number of women embracing their natural hair to creatively and functionally to adorn their crowns. Tomoka's Twists are flexible, comfortable, and unique. Uncoil a Tomoka's Twists and let the creativity begin."

I ran into MiMi while attending the North Carolina Natural Hair expo last summer.  Check Out the vid for a demonstration on how to use the Twist!! (Dont forget to disable to Music Player below, by clicking on the Pause button)You can also go straight to her demonstration w/o watching the whole vid by clicking here 5:59


Thanks for reading!!
Peace :-)