I've never been a fan of the dry season with it's stifling heat, bush fires and tornadoes of dust. I prefer the wet season. I love the wet season. One of the simplest joys in life is waking up in the darkness of night to the sound of rain beating against the windows, begging to be let in. There's nothing quite like the feeling you get as you snuggle under the warm covers and let sleep pull you back into oblivion. 

For now I'll grudgingly accept the oppressive heat while listening to the crunch of  fallen leaves beneath my feet. Now, excuse me while I dream of the wet season, of the chill it brings, of succulent blades of grass and of being able to wear layers without contemplating the possibility of heat stroke.


 
 
What's your favorite season? Wet, dry, winter, spring, summer, fall???
O Ravioli, Ravioli wherefore art thou Ravioli? I know exactly where that can of chef boyardee is, but I'm way too comfortable to climb out of bed stumble to the microwave and nuke it.

Since we're on the topic of food I thought I'd share a few snaps from a luncheon last weekend. Everything was lovely, from the tables set up in the road to the yummy food. Plus, I finally got another chance to wear my little black dress, the pieces of glass give it an extra Omph! There's nothing quite like looking as if you've got a broken disco ball super glued to your frock.

 I'm going to drink some water and go to sleep before the hunger pangs get unbearable.
 Happy Wednesday!

A few days ago I popped online and got a surprise. Fellow Antiguan blogger, the awesome Nekisha aka Black Zulu  has nominated Deep Fried Stilettos for both the Sunshine Award and the Shine On  Award. Big Thanks Nekisha for putting a huge grin on my face. Go on over and check out her blog for great beauty and natural hair tips! I especially love the fact that her blog is stuffed full of simple, easy DIYs!! 

Following in Nekisha's footsteps I'll merge the two awards since they're so similar. 

The rules to the Sunshine Award:

  • Use the logo below in the post.
  • Link to whoever nominated you.
  • Write ten pieces of information about yourself.
  • Nominate ten fellow bloggers “who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogsphere.”
The rules for the Shine On Award:

  • Display the award logo on your blog
  • Show appreciation by acknowledging the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
  • Share 7 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and happily pass on this award, making sure to link their blog into your post.
  • Contact your chosen bloggers and let them know. 





Here we go, ten bits of information/random facts about me! Eh em...

  1. I like movies, horrors, with lots of suspense, blood and gore, unfortunately I'm a total wimp, all that suspense, blood and gore makes me queasy. So I watch those scenes through my t-shirt or whatever piece fabric is close by. It's a decent compromise.  
  2. I woke up one day and wanted to be a mortician. That phase didn't last very long.
  3. Fries are the best thing that ever happened to potatoes. I believe that they are best served with lots ketchup, a splash of vinegar and a dash of hot sauce. Ugh! My mouth's watering!
  4. Food and I have a love-hate relationship. I love tasting food but hate having a full tummy.
  5.  I sweat. Alot. More than most persons. When I was younger this used to embarrass me. As I got older I realized that it was nothing to be ashamed of . It's just sweat! Tears from your armpits. Along the way I've learnt a few tricks that make living with this genetic quirk easier.
  6. Red meat makes me happy. Beef, lamb, deer, goat, yum!
  7. True crime shows are my guilty pleasure. If I'm watching t.v it's probably stuck on Investigation Discovery. Deadly Women, The FBI Files,Unusual Suspects, Nightmare Next Door, I watch em all! The Investigation Discovery website is pretty cool if you're into that stuff!
  8.  I despise the taste of plain mayonnaise.
  9. It's really hard for me to stay up all night long. I could be working on a paper, cramming for finals or watching a movie marathon but once sleep comes knocking I have to eventually answer the door.
  10.  The photos in this post make me want to rip these yarn locs out. OK I'm exaggerating but I do miss those coils!
 I'm nominating the following bloggers  for both of these awards, It's a bit much but hopefully you'll give it a go! Honestly I;m just excited about reading your 7 or 10 random facts. Let me know if you've accepted and given it a try, so I can do some snooping!

1. The Indie Byline
2. Yolandaas
3. Nomali From Soweto 
4. Cassandra Ikegbune
5. Olive Needs Popeye
6. Life Love & Marriage 
7. Caught Between a Cream and Curl
8. Maikeni Blogi
9.Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Punch



 

The series of photos above show what a weirdo I am. I thought they suited this post.
 Have a blessed weekend! 



Yarn locs, Genie locs, faux locs, Yarn wraps, mmm did I miss any? What ever you want to call them, I love this protective style. Yesterday made it a month since these yarn locs have been in, so I thought a little review of sorts, with some tips and tricks would be nice.

1. The first few days were ridiculous! My scalp was really irritated. The same thing happened when I installed the last set of box braids. Sulfur 8 Spray was amazing at soothing the scalp.

2. It's really important to ensure that your own hair is kept hydrated while under the yarn locs. Spraying the locs with water; either on it's own or mixed with leave-in-conditioner is a great option. Sulfur 8 Spray is also very good at keeping the hair conditioned.

3. The yarn is very absorbent, it really dries out the scalp. I oil my entire scalp twice a week and my edges once a day. Using 1/2 castor oil, 1/4 sweet almond oil, 1/4 pure coconut oil and  8 capsules of Vitamin E makes a great mix!

4. Hair Washing has been a huge no no. The dry yarn locs are very light and flexible. On the other hand, wet yarn is heavy as hell yarn. 

5. These things would make excellent lint brushes. It's recommended that you cover them when not in use to keep lint from becoming lodged in the locs. Me?  I cover them when sleeping, it only takes a few seconds to brush or pluck any lint off.




The Plan is to keep these in for another two or three weeks. Feel free to ask any questions, I'll try my very best to answer them!

 A few persons have suggested doing a skincare/makeup post,  I'm not very good at those, but I'll try really hard to do a decent job next post!  It would be great if you gave some suggestions of what to include in that! 

HAPPY WEEKEND