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Who Else Had An Obama Giftgiving Christmas?

This Wishum Gregory design made into a cotton throw is OUTSTANDING! I got mine from the good folks of SecondLove.com out of Emporia, Kansas. I couldn't have been more pleased with their Customer Service. Thanks SecondLove.com!!

Get the original lithograph quality print at wishumgregory.com Check out the one I got for my brothers... (Thanks Kevin Holmes of Wishum Gregory Art. My posters were as beautiful as they were poignant-- just as you had promised!) Click Photos To Enlarge



What Obama gifts did y'all get or give this Christmas?? Do tell...

Isaiah 9:6

Such a big Miracle in such a little child...

For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

ElfYourself y'all... For a Limited Time ONLY!

This is so fun! These are my daughters, my nephew & baby niece. The Cousins-Friends... >
Send your own ElfYourselfeCards

Do Curlformers Work On Sisterlocks?

I've been wonderin' about this... so I gave it a try!
My results were DECENT...

NOTE: the curl on your right was my first attempt. This curl didn't take as well, but I got smart about how to improve my technique for my second curl on your left. It's REALLY pretty, isn't it!
In my humble opinion, Curlformers ARE NOT PRACTICAL for Sisterlocks!

#1) To form a beautiful flat spiral curl created with Curlformers on Sisterlocks, very few locs must be "threaded" thru each Curlformer. At $12.99 for a pack of 8 Curlformers and $4 for the hook required to thread your hair into the Curlformer... can u say, "EXPENSIVE!"


My suggestion: stick with creating beautiful spiral curls with your Sisterlocks using pipe cleaners (my personal inexpensive & most effective favorite), the Wrap-A-Loc tool, LocLoops, SoftSpikes, sponge rollers, flex/perm rods and the like.

That being said however, if money is no object and you've got the time to feed the Curlformer ont…

2008 Locks4Life Christmas Party

This year's Locks4Life Chocolate Christmas Party was as decadent as it was conscientious and inspiring!
Highlights...
L4L raised over $400 in cash and physical donations for Alternatives For Girls of Detroit
There were beautiful SL that were mere days old to several years in maturity...Paulette was thankful to God for Locks4Life's spacous new Greenfield Road location in Michigan that includes eyebrow threading, natural nail care, and loc styling services.Paulette shared a few plans for the future of Locks4Life Natural Hair Salon. Watch out California - here we come!
PRESS THE PLAY BUTTON to see a few pics!
Make a Smilebox slideshow

Were YOU there? Send links to your pics... I only took a few (running my mouth and what not...)





2008-09 Brings Many "Firsts"

Is Barbie rockin’ a natural hairstyle with fabulous eyelashes?? Look at all of her pivot points… this is design to MOVE!
Feel her rhythm… does this Barbie® doll NOT indeed appear to be performing "Wade in the Water" from Alvin Ailey's classic masterpiece, Revelations as well??

Why, yes! Yes, it does…
2008 introduces … the first ever Barbie® doll to be inspired by a dance company—Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater Barbie® doll. Designed by Artistic Director Judith Jamison. (Right on time for Christmas… don’t hate on good marketing!) I absolutely LOVE seeing the Alvin Ailey dancers perform! Now, my oldest daughter has had the experience of seeing the Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater perform. Her grandmother (THANKS MOM!) made sure she took a few of her grandchildren who she considered old even to appreciate the performance. My daughter and my nephew had the privilege to see the Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater. They too now know of the famed beauty and grace of world-c…

Uninstall Your Sisterlocks?!

My momma, who does not wish to ever loc her hair, often inquires of me about the possibility of taking down my Sisterlocks.

Listening to the stories of many women who once had various forms of traditional locs who now have Sisterlocks, I had learned that larger sized locs could be take-down See locsdiary's story...but I did kinda of wonder about the take-down process of the tiny Sisterlocks.

That is, I wondered this prior to getting SL myself and experiencing locking/slippage issues with a few SLs of my own Sisterlocks. Having worn my Sisterlocks for 3 years now, I know that I had better stear clear of FREQUENT reconstructor-type hair conditioning. Even 3 years loc'd using a reconstructor on REALLY softens my hair to an uncurlable limp state that lasts for weeks!

Well Miss Twists knows how to do it and shares her experience of how and why she took down her Sisterlocks at her blog. In posts prior to her ultimate decision to take down her SL, she described having "hair ADD.&q…

41 and Fabulous

Happy Birthday To Me - December 6

Tonight, I'm off to Locks4Life's Annual Christmas Party with my husband. The Locks4Life Christmas party is always a good time! This year's theme is CHOCOLATE! We are encouraged to wear our best chocolate outfit... (pics to follow)

In addition to the Annual Locks4Life Christmas Party fun, client/SLConsultant love-fest, and the parade of Sisterlocks fabulousness to an unbearable extreme, Paulette Brown's Locks4Life team is taking on a very serious donation drive for Alternatives for Girls (AFG).
Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and helps them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives. AFG accomplishes this mission through three key services: prevention, the AFG Shelter and outreach.

Bible In A Minute... Don't Think So? Check this out...

This has nothing to do with Sisterlocks but I am a Christian who appreciates creativity. These guys --Barats and Bereta & their buddy Tyler Jacobson-- are crazy creative. Tyler did the AWESOME graphics work... (The sheer number of hits on this vid is amazing... I'm hardly alone in lovin' this video)

DISCLAIMER: I cannot vouch for Barats and Bereta & their buddy Tyler's spiritual beliefs or other creative works. Nor am I tryin' too... I just love how they pulled this off!


Learn a lil' about each book of the Bibleand yet nothing about the Bible all at the same time?
Click the PLAY ARROW>>

Follow the lyrics here:

1 - 2 - 3 BIBLE IN A MINUTE

EARTH MADE, ADAM EVE
CAIN KILLS ABEL, HAS TO LEAVE
BORING GENEALOGY
GREAT FLOOD, OLIVE LEAF

TOWER BABEL, ABRAHAM
SODOM AND GOMORRAH AND
ISAAC, JACOB, JOSEPH, MOSES
TEN COMMANDS, PROMISED LAND

JUDGES, DAVID, SOLOMON
SENT AWAY TO BABYLON
JOB, THEN A BUNCH OF PSALMS
PROVERBS AND THE SONG OF SONGS

MAJOR PROPHETS, LION DEN