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January 2016

Week 1: Bourbon buttermilk pie! 

So, this year I decided that I would hone in on my baking skills in hopes that I would become the modern day version of the mother in the church who makes the best desserts in the whole city.

I am going to start baking every two weeks and I “officially” started this weekend by making a bourbon buttermilk pie. After making a red velvet cake a few weeks ago I needed to find something to make so that I could use the leftover buttermilk. I searched Pinterest (my google for baking) to find something that I could replicate and that is when I found the pie. I had never heard of it before, but it sounded so simple and there were so many versions of it! Of course I picked the one that had liquor in it because…I mean…it was bourbon.

*Here is the link to the original recipe: http://www.wellplated.com/bourbon-buttermilk-pie/ *

I took a few pictures of the process:

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Turns out that my mom has had this pie before and guess who made them…THE MOTHERS IN THE CHURCH 😂😂😂😂. I legit might be turning into the dessert mother of the church. Except I just share whatever I make with my family, not the community.

Verdict: it was excellent and I am really trying to get up and workout instead of getting up and eating the last two pieces.

 

Until the next time…

-Muffy

 

*always remember to trust the process.

My Amazing Twist Out!

People often ask me how I achieve my twist outs and/or what products I use. I literally never know what to say to them besides use coconut oil! We all know that coconut oil could cure the common cold, nourish your dry skin and be used for cooking all at the same time. lol.

*confession time: Honestly…I use whatever is under the sink (which is A LOT) and I tend to forget what I mixed to get my style*

So, for 2k16 I will make a vow to document the products I used so that I will know what to tell people! lol. I have already done so for my first two twists outs of this year (I know, we’re only 3 weeks in. I had a New Year hairstyle fail) that I will talk about today!

My first one was a result of a #FAILED bantu knot out. I thought about sharing the pictures, but I was playing in make-up right before attempting to take my hair down sooooo…imma say no. *I adjusted the pictures so I could share them. Seeing my hair a mess is enough….my face was not worth the further humiliation. lol*

HOW, SWAY?! How? How? How? The knots were PERFECT!

As an attempt to look presentable on the first day of the year, I did my go-to twist out. For the knot  out I used Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding and Olive Oils twist and lock gel to hold it. Since I just *styled* my hair all I needed to do was re-wet and twist it up! I only took a few pictures (very odd because i’m selfie queen) and have added them below:

I did these twists at my normal size which is small enough to untwist them and look like the above picture. Unfortunately I did not take any other photos with this style. It was probably because I did a middle part and realized that one side of my hair was longer than the other. Side parts for 2k16!

For the next twist out I used the following products:

-Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme as a base

-EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) to seal

-Eden’s Curl Defining Creme for the styler

-Aunt Jackie’s Don’t Shrink curl elongating gel to hold

I tried to do chunky twists with these products, but they just ended up being medium sized twists. smh. lol. I didn’t get a picture of the actual twists, but I did capture my hair everyday.

Day 1:

I simply untwisted my hair once.

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As soon as I got home from church I re-twisted my hair so you can see about how big the original twists were. Not big at all. lol.

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Day 2:

This is freshly un-twisted in the morning. I separated my hair this day.
  
  

This is a few hours into the day.


Day 3:

Day 4:

Day 5:

By this time my hair is usually really frizzy with little to no definition, but this time I tried re-twisting my hair almost every night. I didn’t re-twist it for this day or the next and you can tell by my roots. lol

Day 6:

Again, I did not re-twist the night before and that caused my hair to be kind of dry. I ended up having to re-hydrate it with water which caused major shrinkage and major frizz.

 

I washed my hair on day 6 and prepared for a protective style, but if I would have kept my hair in state then I probably would have had to go to a puff the next day. After I encounter major frizz like above, the style doesn’t usually last much longer. Also, I have started to put flat twists along my edges because I am trying to grow them back from the tightness of braids and other styles. I’m not sure if that will help, but we will see!

 

 

-Muffy

 

*remember to Trust the Process.

Talent Tuesday: Joy Chanel Poetry…and more 

So, as my first post for 2016 I thought there was no better way to start off than to highlight someone else!

Often times in life we find people who just completely blow us away with their talent or fight. Well, my cousin, Joy Chanel is blessed to be equipped with both: talent and fight.

She leads a team for breast cancer awareness named “Diva’s fighting Boobie Traps”, writes poetry, offers encouraging words almost every morning, has a heart for helping teenage girls and, last but not least, she is a SUPERIOR decorator/party planner!

Here are some examples of her work/inspiration:

As you can see, she is VERY talented and has her hands in a few different creative pots:)

Go ahead and follow her on IG for morning inspiration and to find more of her work! @JOYCHANELPOETRY

Also, if you’re in the Atlanta area, book her for your party needs! You will not be disappointed by her creativity!


 

Love you and the work that you do, cuz! Continue to be an inspiration to all who come in contact with you! Cannot wait to see how your brand grows. xoxo

 

-Muffy

*Remember to trust the Process

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