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homegoing April 23, 2010

Filed under: grace — eklove @ 6:51 pm

today was the funeral and celebration of the life of my great aunt.

it was my first funeral of a loved one ever.

it was my first time in a cemetary.

it was an interesting experience

but i can surely say that when the one you love loves the LORD there is a sense of celebration.

we cried, laughed, sang, and celebrated.

i am blessed to have not lost many family members.

my people live long lives and leave lasting legacies.

i am thankful that even in her death she blessed and encouraged and brought family together.

there is still sorrow but the processes of today have certainly lightened the load.

HE give beauty for ashes, strength for fear, gladness for mourning and peace for despair.

 which reminds me of a song

put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness

lift up your heart to GOD

pray in the spirit and with understanding

oh magnify the LORD


Target’s Naturally Curly Outreach April 18, 2010

So Target has several natural friendly brands now in stock.

My local store has Miss Jessie’s, Jane Carter Solution, Curls and (this one I never heard of before) Shea Moisture. This evening I was perusing what was available and this girl comes up. She’s like, “Hello I like your hair”. Is it some unspoken law that you have to speak out to other naturals? But anyway I was looking at the Miss Jessie’s stuff just because thinking seriously really $58.00. I have never tried any of the line and at this point don’t plan to. The majority of the Jane Carter and Curls products were sold out. I don’t know how long they’ve been in the store. I was there yesterday and didn’t notice. I like the idea of making the products more available. I am in favor the naturally curly outreach program.



Filed under: random freshness — eklove @ 10:18 pm

I saw yellow polish on a coworkers fingers. It looked great. I was wondering how it would look on me. She’s white, I’m not. But yesterday I took a minimal risk real minimal and bought some N.Y.C taxi yellow creme for $0.69. I really like it. Only you get what you pay for it took 4 coats to get fabulousity.


the best day ever April 12, 2010

Filed under: random freshness — eklove @ 3:54 pm

today is a beautiful day
i woke up on time and didn’t hit snooze
i brought healthy snacks to work
i got to leave work on time
i will be able to make it to the gym
the sun is out
flowers are in bloom
and i just heard the ice cream truck music
spring is definitely here


health&fitness (h&f) update April 10, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — eklove @ 6:38 pm
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i keep forgetting to post
i lost 4.something pounds.
so now i weigh 136.4
and i have been going to the gym
i actually did a cardio kickboxing class yesterday. it was fun and work.
and i have been doing my stott pilates at home
we have been eating better as well
i have been limiting myself to 2 coffee ish drinks a week.

i am fickle though i have a new favorite the java chip from Starbucks (but the good think is that it has about 200 calories less than my old friend mr. mocha frappé


the finale

Filed under: abdc — eklove @ 5:52 pm
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So the moment we’ve all been anxiously waiting for has now come….
ABDC season five finale
and the winner is ….

this isn’t the best quality but it’s a compilation of the season so…

there you have the west coast won again

and next week same bat channel and same bat station

they are having a show for charity

all the previous seasons champions coming together for a good cause

check it out


i love spring April 9, 2010

Filed under: random freshness — eklove @ 3:24 pm
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So spring is checking in and out
So here’s my top 10 reasons SPRING is where it’s at

10. Green is my favorite color. Most colors look best in the magnificence of nature. The grass gets refreshingly green.

9. Speaking of colors. The cold harsh grips of gray winter melt away. Springs color palate is to die for. Even the sky looks bluer.White is white hot. For those of us who live in places where the snow gets piled on, the whites of spring are a lovely change. Fluffy clouds, budding trees, and white flowers add some romance.

8. Leave those protective styles behind. A wash n go or a wild fro let the gentle breezes run through your strands. Natural hair can be released to the whimsy of the masses.

7. Fresh air. I open my windows in the house and the car daily just to get a taste of spring.

6. Waking up to birds chirping. Seriously gimme a breeze, some sunlight, and natures finest soundtrack and I’m good.

5. The feel of the sums rays on your body. So yeah most of have seen the sun from time to time over the past few months. But seeing and feeling are two drastically different things.

4. Spring Holidays. Palm Sunday, Resurrection Sunday, and Mother’s Day. We celebrate some of the most important things in life in the spring, Jesus and mothers. Who doesn’t  love Easter with the lilies, hats, flowers, white stockings and gloves on little girls, new dresses, the resurrection, the reason for salvation and freedom, and I could go on forever. And a time to recognize mom’s for all that they do.

3. Flowers. There are certain flowers that only make appearances at specific times of year. I personally love tulips, hyacinths and daffodils. But you can also look out your window and see scillia, pussy willows, muscari, and primrose to name a few. And don’t get me started on flowering trees… beautiful.

2. Spring rain. Trade in those snow boots for some cute rain boots. Grab your dazzling umbrella and dance in the rain. Spring rain helps revive the land and is a pleasant change from the other things that fall from the sky in the winter months.

and the number 1 reason spring rules is quite simply


i know you may be thinking this is bit late

never fear i live in chicago spring just started here like 2 seconds ago