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Monday, December 29, 2008

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!!! Happy New Year!

Written by Sister Abena
December 29, 2008

Psalms 5:12- For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).

While 2009 is swiftly approaching, I am sitting here at my computer desk thinking back to 2008 and wondering how we got through it so quickly? I have to admit, I am so excited about 2009 because I know that God has great things in store for me and my husband. So I want to start off by asking you, do you have a spirit of expectancy? Are you expecting God to do great things for you?

I have always seen the new year as a new start, a way God allows us to start a new year better than we ended the previous year and that is what my primary goal is for 2009. I am going to take an assessment of my shortcomings for 2008 and try to do better in 2009. I am going to search my heart for the areas I need to grow in and pursue change and reformation like never before. I am going to search for any areas in my life that need to be rejuvenated, maybe like, reading my Bible everyday with more zeal instead of so dutifully. I am going to invest in a stronger more passionate prayer life. I truly look at my prayer life as a way to communicate with God and He communicates back too me. If I don’t have that, I am truly lost, and I mean lost! I truly understand when David said, I will seek the Lord always.

Each year, I seek God for a new scripture for me to stand on, believe, act on, and grab a hold of for the new year. Last year it was Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future and in 2007 it was Matthew 6:33, Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all of these things will be added unto you. These scriptures reigned true in my life in 2007 and 2008.

The scripture God gave me for 2009 is Psalms 5:12, For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).

Glory to God, now how can I not be excited about that scripture, because I know that each time I read it God is talking too me personally. Beloved, remember, there are blessings that are conditional and there are blessings that are unconditional. God truly wants to bless us more than we want to BE blessed, but some blessings require true obedience, sacrafice, and striving to live an ucompromisingly righteous life. That means being good stewards in all areas of our lives: finances, home, work, what we are watching or listening to, taming our tongues, etc. In these areas of your life, does it line up with the word of God, does it glorify God? We have to ask those tough questions everyday, because it is the little foxes that spoil the vine. For example, watching something on television that just has a little cursing or sexual content, is opening the door and planting the seed to breed sin on a much larger scale. Do you understand, is the Holy Spirit talking to you right now saying, “you know what she is talking about.” Or listening to music that glorifies a lifestyle of sin and shame, instead of cultivating the word of God that is within us.

How about you, have you sought out God for a scripture for yourself? You know what that does for me, it gives me a renewed purpose and hope for the present year and I go after that promise in the scripture with all that I have within me. Also, throughout the year, the Holy Spirit reveals the scripture in many forms. For example, last year, I sought God with one of the biggest challenges in my life and He showed me that in spite of what I saw in the natural, the plans He had for me," were, "plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me hope and a future.

God gave me a hope that I have never experienced before because everything in the natural said this is hopeless, but I became a prisoner of HOPE and God supernaturally performed Jeremiah 29:11, in ways I can not even put into words, I can only open my mouth in praise and honor. Another example was a health issue I was facing, and let’s just say, that God said, oh, don’t worry Abena, just plan on being around for the future because I have plans to prosper you and not harm you, I made your body and I will protect, shield, and nourish it with my very own healing balm, hallelujah!!!! I can honestly say that 2008 was one of the toughest years in my life, but I also experienced supernatural blessings that I do not believe I would have experienced if I would not have faced such challenges in 2008. That brings me to another scripture that reigned true in my life in 2008 and it is found in Romans 5:3-5, And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Hallelujah Jesus!!!! Thank you for teaching me how to glory in tribulations. Beloved, these are just two examples.

I encourage you for 2009 to: 1. Seek God for a scripture that is just for you. 2. Take an honest assessment of the areas in your life that still need your attention. It could be a sin that continues to come back, it could be that you can’t seem to get out of a state of depression, it could be a sexual sin, it could be lack of a desire to serve God, it could be living in medocrity, or not living the life that you know God has called you to live etc. whatever it is seek God for full deliverance so that He can move you into the promises, blessings, and deliverance for 2009.

God wants more than ever for you to be in position and ready to receive the abundant blessings He has for you but He needs you to take ownership of the areas in your life that need YOUR attention. Dr. Gary Smalley said that we are 100% responsible for the thoughts we think, the choices we make, and the actions we perform, there is no one to blame, not our parents, our spouse, our boss, our children, not even the devil, it is US! Because 1 John 4:4 says, you are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. God has made provisions in His word and through the Holy Spirit who lives in us, to overcome anything, even ourselves, or if you want to get spiritual about it, our flesh :)

The first step is recognizing the areas of sin in our life and the next step is to seek out God and His Holy word for guidance, deliverance, change, and restoration. Can you do that? I believe if you do, you will never be the same. Remember, some blessings are conditional, so don’t get caught up in the hype of some of the preacing that you hear that says, if you pray this you will get that….yes Jesus said You may ask Me for anything in My name, and I will do it," in John 14:13,14 however, in that same conversation, He reminded His disciples (Christians) "If you remain in Me and My Words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you..." A prayer being answered is wholly dependent upon this relationship. So if we remain in Jesus, then we will be modeling His actions, His Word, and the Fruits of the Spirit. I think you understand what I am saying. We can’t live sin-filled lives and expect supernatural blessings, a powerful anointing, or miracles. Now don’t get me wrong, God can do whatever He wants, but I am simply saying what His word says, “the safest thing to do is give you the word, not my opinion.”

In closing, I want you to remember that your best days are still ahead, you just have to grab a hold of the promises of God and don’t let go, become a prisoner of HOPE, it is worth it! But remember, promises don’t come without obedience. Some blessings in Gods word are unconditional, but most are conditional. Which means God says if you then I. God Blesses Obedience, look at: Deuteronomy 7:11-16: You shall therefore be careful to do the commandment, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which I command you this day. 12 "And because you hearken to these ordinances, and keep and do them, the LORD your God will keep with you the covenant and the steadfast love which he swore to your fathers to keep; 13 he will love you, bless you, and multiply you; he will also bless the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the young of your flock, in the land which he swore to your fathers to give you. 14 You shall be blessed above all peoples; there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. 15 And the LORD will take away from you all sickness; and none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which you knew, will he inflict upon you, but he will lay them upon all who hate you. 16 And you shall destroy all the peoples that the LORD your God will give over to you, your eye shall not pity them; neither shall you serve their gods, for that would be a snare to you.

Blessings upon you this year and the years to come!
Warmly, Sister Abena
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©2009 Sister Abena

Sunday, December 28, 2008

In Search of the perfect hat????

HELP!!!! I am in search of some cute hats that will fit all of my locks. Sometimes, after I wash my hair I want to go out and I may not want to sport the after-wash braids, so I have been looking for some hats that will fit my hair while still looking presentable. Also, I am just getting into wearing hats more, so I want some that will compliment my locks....Any suggestions on where to buy hats????

This is a hat I had in my closet for years, so I thought I would try this style out to see if this is the look I am looking for.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

"Merry Christmas" Our Declaration!!!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours. I pray that you all have a wonderful Christmas and that 2009 is the best year you have ever had!!!!
My Honeybear and I: Our Declaration for 2009
We declare today that we will not be defeated, discouraged, depressed, or disappointed.

We are the head, we have insight, we have wisdom, we have ideas, we have authority in Jesus’ name!

We exercise our authority today with our words and we decree a thing and it is so, in Jesus’ name!

Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4)... the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, lives in us...(Romans 8:11)

As we speak words today, they come to pass (Job 22:28); they go before us, they bring the things to pass that we desire; and they stop all attacks, assaults, oppression, and fear from coming into our life.

God is on our side today and therefore we cannot be defeated. His favor surrounds us today and everyday as a shield. (Psalm 5:12) We expect favor today from heaven and from the earth. Jesus had favor with God and man (Luke 2:52), and as He is so are we on this earth. (1 John 4:17)

Therefore, we have favor today with God and man. We expect and receive favor in our home, favor on our job, favor in our business, favor in our ministry, favor with our finances, favor with our health, favor in every deal we are involved in...we have the wisdom of God today.

We will think the right thoughts, say the right words and make the right decisions in every situation we face today. Our mouth speaks wisdom and our hearts are filled with understanding. (Psalm 49:3) We ask for, and receive, an abundant supply of wisdom and understanding today from God (James 1:5)...wisdom from above, wisdom that is pure, peaceable, gentle, unwavering, willing to yield, without hypocrisy. (James 3:17)

Wisdom and understanding are better than silver and gold and nothing we desire can compare with them; therefore, we make it our ambition and desire to have understanding and wisdom; therefore we know we will have all of the other desires of our heart. (Proverbs 8:10-11)

Our words go before us in securing our divine health and healing...we will not be sick today; we will not be sad today; we will not be broke today; we will not be confused today. We have health today; we have joy today; we have all the money we need in the name of Jesus.

Our steps are ordered by the Lord... (Psalm 37:23) We have a covenant with God and by the blood of Jesus we release our divine protection and divine provision. Our angels are carrying out the word of God on our behalf... We receive supernatural strength and encouragement from God and our angels.

Angels carry out the Word of God and every word that we speak that line up with the Word of God is being carried out by angels, even now as we speak. (Psalm 103:20) We expect to have divine appointments today, to run into the right people, and to be delivered from the wrong people.

Any adversity, attack, accidents, and tragedies that were headed our way are diverted right now in Jesus' name.
We speak to the raging waters in our life: peace, be still.
We say to our emotions, peace, be still. We say to our mind, peace, be still. We say to our body, peace, be still. We say to our home, peace, be still. We say to our family, peace, be still. We say to our marriage, peace, be still.
Now we speak to: every mountain of fear; every mountain of discouragement; every mountain of stress; every mountain of depression; every mountain of lack and insufficiency-And we say,

"Be removed and cast into the sea in Jesus name!" (Mark 11:23)

We expect the year of 2009 to be the best year of our life, spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and financially and each year after even better, in Jesus name!
May 2009 bring blessings upon you and your family, in the Mighty name of Jesus!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Abena and her Honeybear!

*Feel free to share this and declare it over your life and watch God do MARVELOUS things!!!!

"Spotlight" by Abena


I apologize for being a little behind with the "Spotlights!" I hope you all are enjoying them. It's amazing how much great information is available for locks. Now I am going to turn the "Spotlight" towards you for a survey; "I think we are long overdue for a survey (smile). " I like surveys because they are great ways to get a lot of information in one spot, so here we go.

1. How long have you had your locks?
2. How many locks do you have?
3. How long did it take for your intial locking session?
4. How many inches did you start with?
5. How long does it take for your retightening?
6. How often do you get your hair retightened (or DIY)?
7. How many inches do you think you have now?
8. What is your favorite Lock hair-do?
9. What are your top 3 favorite lock products?
10. What is your favorite lock blog or website?
11. Have you had any bad experiences with your locks (hair, professional, personal etc.).
12. Why did you get locks?

It would be great if I had everyone's participation, the more the merrier :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

"Spotlight" by Abena


A Website to Remember: "Ms. Pat Hunley"
*Don't forget to watch the video "Sisterlocks in Atlanta 2008"

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I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

"Spotlight" with Abena

The Website of the Week: Meet Phyllis, "the Video Locktician"
  • Get tips on Shampooing, Conditioning, and Grooming Locks
  • Check out the "Healthy Lock" System
  • See Lisa's Sisterlocks (600 locks on one head)
  • See Shannon and Robin's Dreadlock interviews
  • Check out the Spring Locks (What are Spring Locks?)
  • MamaSita Twist Promo Video
and much more.....
This is a great source of information for anyone who is locked. I hope you love this website as much as I do :) Please leave comments and tell me what you think about this weeks "Spotlight with Abena"

Saturday, November 8, 2008

"Spotlight" by Abena

Sisterlocks: Not just a Hairstyle but a Lifestyle:

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I hope you all enjoy this video as much as I did :)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

"SPOTLIGHT" by Abena

Sisterlocks hair care gains footing, despite price
Sheri Madison Kwarteng/Contributing Writer
Issue date: 3/9/08

One-by-one, Shonta Williams, a resident of northwest D.C., removed the aerosol cans, jars, and tubes of hair care products from her toiletries cupboard, just days after having her hair Sisterlocked last March. Among them were a variety of shampoos, conditioners, oil sheen sprays, and hair dressing oils. She packed them into a box and dumped them into the trash, ridding herself of over $100 in hair care products and over a hundred years of society's Black hair care propaganda. This was a major milestone in her Sisterlocks journey - a journey of self-empowerment that challenged everything she knew about black hair care. "As Black women, we have been taught to use products to keep our hair moisturized," said Williams. "But the Sisterlocks method stresses the importance of keeping the hair care process organic."Shonta made her transition from relaxed to natural hair styles during her grad school years in 1997 after hearing a peer talk about her experience going natural which she described as liberating. "I cut [my] hair … leaving only the new growth that had not been relaxed," said Williams. "For me, it was more about acceptance. I realized I had to accept myself in my natural form." But 10 years after her transition, she still found herself spending an unseemly amount of time and money on maintaining her natural hair twists, which she wore for 10 years before converting to Sisterlocks. After seeing consultant's Sisterlocks, and reading the numerous blogs of women who are now wearing the locks, Williams was sold. "I had never seen Black natural hair so beautiful."Through skillful manipulation, Black women have broadened their hairstyling options overtime. Relaxing, pressing, and hair weaving are just a few methods that allow Black women to enjoy a variety of hairstyles. In its natural state, Black hair is often course, kinky, and difficult to comb. As such, the upkeep can be labor intensive and time consuming, making braids and dreadlocks a very attractive alternative.

Similar to traditional locks, Sisterlocks is also a locking system that forms with the matting of the hair. But unlike other techniques, the Sisterlocks system matts the hair in relatively smaller portions, which in turn, allows for more versatility in styling options. The locks are created with a tool that intertwines small pieces of the hair together that have been separated by a boxed parting system. Because Sisterlocks are created with very few strands of hair, women are still able to enjoy many of the same hairstyles they wore before having their hair locked.Sisterlocks was created and trademarked in 1993 by Dr. Joanne Cornwell, a professor of African-American studies at San Diego State University in California. Dr. Cornwell specifically marketed her hair care system to African-American women because she understood the dynamics of African American hair and cultural expression in the U.S. Her goal was to create a collective sense of comfort and pride in Black hair in its natural state.Since its inception, the Sisterlocks technique has evolved into a multi-faceted business, offering a signature line of hair care products to clients as well as training for those interested in becoming certified consultants. Dr. Cornwell said the rate of growth is accelerating and her soft stats demonstrate just that. "We've been in business for 15 years - it took 10 of those years to establish Sisterlocks as an entity in the natural hair care business," said Dr. Cornwell. "We initially trained eight consultants in our first year, 1993. Five years later, we had trained over 100 consultants. Now, ten years later, we are training an average of 400 people annually.Women who desire to become certified Sisterlock consultants are required to take a 4-day training course facilitated by the Sisterlocks company, which costs $1495 and can be paid in installments. The training course gives the consultants a hands-on locking experience where they can experiment with mannequin heads. "In addition to 30 U.S. states, we are training consultants in Kingston and the Bahamas, and will soon be offering training in France as well," said Dr. Cornwell.

Iverline Hewitt of Silver Spring, MD received her first hair relaxer as a child in Jamaica. According to Hewitt, those who opted to wear natural hairstyles in Jamaica were stereotyped, and as such, the relaxer became an inter-generational tradition that shielded Blacks from socio-economic discrimination in the marketplace. Hewitt continued to relax her hair until she encountered some new hair growth revealing her natural hair texture that she could no longer hide. "At the age of 20 I discovered my hair and fell in love with my own texture. I was so excited about it that I cut off the relaxed hair and let my hair grow out naturally," said Hewitt.Hewitt soon became a fan of natural hair styles, wearing styles such as twists and braids until she was introduced to Sisterlocks at the age of 23 in 1998. After thee years of wearing Sisterlocks, Hewitt became a certified Sisterlocks consultant. Now, in her seventh year of business, her sole source of income is derived from her Sisterlock-client base which is comprised of approximately 70 clients. What Hewitt enjoys most about being a consultants is the opportunity to help others discovery the beauty in their natural hair texture. "I always tell them that the transition is about a lifestyle change," said Hewitt.Kendra Blackett-Dibinga, a resident of southeast D.C., is also an exclusive certified Sisterlocks consultant whose has a client base has extended beyond 45 clients.After years of relaxing her hair, Blackett-Dibinga realized that she could invest no more time or money into her hair after enrolling in a science in foreign service program at Georgetown University. "It just didn't make sense once I went to college," said Blackett-Dibinga. "Money was tight and I was traveling from Georgetown to the Shaw Howard area to get my hair done," Blackett-Dibinga was also becoming more health conscience at the time. "I became a vegetarian and started eating more natural foods and working out," said Blackett-Dibinga. "I also became very concerned about research results that were linking perms to Lupus." By creating a brand and that celebrates African-American cultural identity, the Sisterlocks company has been successful in their mission to combat the stigma that has made Black hair socially unacceptable."What I love most about being a certified Sisterlocks consultant is seeing my clients change their mindset about what is beautiful and acceptable," said Blackett-Dibinga.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

"SPOTLIGHT" by Abena


The "SPOTLIGHT" for this week is a Sisterlock hair accessory. I thought this was cool because it actually says Sisterlocks, "maybe by wearing this we will get less questions about our hair (smile)." Acutally, I kind of enjoy the dialogue :)

To order click the link or copy & paste: http://www.sisterlocks.com/Sis_Product_Line/Accessories/BoutiqueItems.html
Please note: you will also find other neat Sisterlock accessories by clicking the link:

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"SPOTLIGHT" by Abena

I decided to start a weekly "SPOTLIGHT" post on my blog. Every week I will spotlight Sisterlock websites, information, photo's, FAQ's, videos etc. I find so much great information about Locks that I would like to share it with all of you on a weekly basis. So tune in for your weekly "SPOTLIGHT:"

Introducing: Taylor Made Locks

Click here or copy & paste: http://www.taylormadelocks.com/
Meet Taylor

*This is one of the first websites I found over 5 years ago when I was considering Sisterlocks. It was very helpful and still is. I hope you find it helpful as well.

Friday, October 17, 2008

I Have finally returned and "I HAVE BEEN TAGGED"

It's been a while, but life has been CRAZZZZZYYYYY!!!! I will have to do a life update when I have more energy, but for now, here is my 6 things or quirks about me :)

Ok, I have been tagged by CHERIE, lOCSULUV. I have to name 6 things or quirks about myself that I will share with the rest of my Sisterlocked family.

1. I am a ZEALOT, when I want something I go for it, sometimes before thinking things out. That is why I still do not have a puppy. I begged my husband and when he told me to do some research, I decided not to get one, just don't have the time right now. Maybe in the future.

2. I detest when people are late...GRRRRRR!!!!!

3. I can't go to bed without spot cleaning the kitchen, I just simply do not like dishes in the sink, on the counter, or anything else hanging around my kitchen.

4. I go into withdraws when I have not spent some quality time with my girlfriends....next year "girl trip" to Puerto Rico baby :)

5. I hate, hate, hate, when people use profanity around me. It makes me feel icky.....

6. I love to make people happy. When you can do something for someone and they respond with gratitude and positively it feels so good to know that I could contribute to someone else's happiness.

Bonus: I lovvvveeee the color pink, if you haven't noticed by my blog.

Ok...I am tagging
1. Trish
2. Jenn
3. Tanya (Goodnapps)
4. Jocelyn
5. Ndrea (Nadine)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Product Update: Products I wanted to try.....

Carol's Daughter Tui Hair Smoothie- LOVE IT!!!! I have been looking for a good deep conditioner and I found it in the Tui Hair Smoothie, and of course it smells WON-DER-FUL! Carol's Daughter has done it again with the Mimosa Hair Honey- LOVE IT!!!!! This is a great replacement for hair grease. It is light, smells good, and doesn't leave your hair greasy.

An accidental find. I was in Target looking for some hair mist while waiting for my Carol's Daughter order to come in, and I had no idea that Fantasia made this Hair Polisher Mist. As you know, I use the Fanstasia 100 % Pure Tea Shampoo and I LOVE IT, so this is an added bonus.

This is a good back-up hair mist when I run out of my Carol's Daughter Tui Jojoba & Shea Butter Hair Sheen, but my preference is still Carol's Daughter.

Monday, July 28, 2008

"In Honor of Top African American Olympic Pioneers"

Tommie Smith- The American duo snagged gold and bronze in the 1968 200-meter dash, but the receipt of those medals became a more lasting image than the race. Smith and Carlos, both African-American, raised their fists -- Smith his right, Carlos his left -- on the medal stand as the Star-Spangled Banner played as an iconic protest against racial injustice in America.
Jackie Joyner Kersee- Kersee is one of those untouchable athletes. Regarded as the top heptathlete and long-jumper, she racked up a world-record 7,291 points in her first of two Olympic heptathlon titles in 1988. With three gold, two silver and two bronze Olympic medals to her name, it seems obvious why SI named her the top female athlete of the 20th century.

Edwin Moses- In his first International meet -- the 1976 Montreal Olympics -- Moses won the gold in the 400-meter hurdles, setting a world record of 47.64 seconds. Though he was denied the chance to repeat with the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Games, he managed to win the gold again in 1984. Between 1977 and 1987, he dominated his event, winning 122 consecutive times and setting the world record four times.

Lisa Leslie- Arguably the best player in the Women's National Basketball Association, Leslie was also the best Olympic player for the U.S. team. Having led the American squad to three-consecutive gold medals from 1996 to 2004, Leslie holds team records for most points in an Olympic game (35), most field-goals made in a game (16) and is tied for most blocked shots (3), which she achieved twice.

Muhammed Ali- Before he was a professional boxing great, 18-year-old Cassius Clay, as he was called then, became an Olympic light-heavyweight gold medalist at the 1960 Games.

Florence Griffith Joyner- Known to many as simply "Flo-Jo," the late Olympic track star is the world record-holder in the 100- and 200-meters, the latter of which she set at the 1988 Games in Seoul. At those Olympics, she won three gold medals (100-meters, 200-meters and 4x100-meter relay) and a total of five medals in addition to her two silvers in 1984.

Wilma Rudolph- Credited for raising the status of women's track and field, Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals in the sport at a single Olympics. In 1960, she won the 100- and 200-meters and was a member of the winning U.S. 4x100-meter relay team. In addition to her bronze medal with the relay team in 1956, Rudolph was dubbed the "fastest woman ever" after her performance in Rome.

Michael Johnson- Remembered both for his golden shoes and his speed, Johnson owns five gold medals and world records in the 200-meters, 400-meters and as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team. At the 1996 Games in Atlanta, he became the only male athlete to strike gold in the 200 and 400 in the same Olympics.

Jesse Owens- Against all odds -- athletically, politically and socially -- Jesse Owens achieved international fame at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin by winning golds in the 100- and 200-meter sprints, the long jump and as part of the 4x100-meter relay team. At a time when Adolf Hitler was using the Games as a vehicle to bolster the "Aryan race," Owens was cheered on by 110,000 spectators at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

Carl Lewis- SI named Lewis ''Olympian of the Century,'' and with good reason. As a long jumper, Lewis was one of only three athletes to win the same individual event at four Olympics, starting in 1984. At the Los Angeles Games, he matched Jess Owens' 1936 four-gold-medal performance in the 100- and 200-meter races, the long jump and as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team. All told, he won 10 Olympic medals -- nine gold, one silver -- as a runner and long-jumper.

Bob Beamon- Between 1935 and 1968, the world long jump record increased exactly eight and one-half inches to 27 feet, 43/4 inches. In one jump, Beamon won gold and topped the world record by 21 3/4 inches, jumping 29 feet, 21/2 inches later, a record that stood for 23 years.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


BEFORE: LOCKED JULY 15, 2003 (Started off with 1 1/2- 2 inches of hair, it took 9 hours for my installation)
AFTER: LOCKED 5 YEARS, JULY 15, 2008 (I have about 440 locks total, and it takes 2 1/2 hours for my retightenings- I go every 6 weeks)


Ok, I am ready for work and on my way out the door and I could not resist taking one more picture (smile)....I am so excited, 5 years!!! YIPEE CAN YOU TELL THAT I STILL LOVE MY LOCKS!!!!!!

My favorite Hair Products:
Carol's Daughter (Tui Hair Oil, Loc Butter, Tui Jojoba Shea Butter Hair Sheen) http://www.carolsdaughter.com/
Komaza Care (Shea Butter Hair Lotion) http://www.komazacare.com/
Fantasia IC 100% Pure Tea Shampoo
Sulfur 8 Braid Spray (Good for locks as well)
Carol's Daughter

Komaza CareOther

Products I would like to try:
Carol's Daugther (Mimosa Hair Honey, Tui Hair Smoothie)
Komaza Care (Coconut Hair Milk and Jojoba Hair Oil)

Carol's Daughter

Komaza Care

I hope this post is helpful, especially for the NEWBEE'S :)