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Foodventure: Know Your Farms Tour (Day 1)

Over the weekend, my crunchy friends invited me to tag along on the 6th annual Know Your Farms Tour, a 2-day fest featuring 15 diverse farms in the greater Charlotte area. Y'all know I love the farmers' market!

Kinky Fridays: Hairizon Beauty

Opened in 2011 by mother-daughter pair Valerie Jackson and Joi Stepney in Five Points, Hairizon carries several natural hair product lines as well as local handmade jewelry and accessories.

Giving Up

Over the weekend, Kelley inspired me to join a minimalist challenge for the month of May. For each day of the month, you give away as many things as the date. I've been purging since February so unfortunately for this challenge, I've given away most of my extra clothes, shoes, bags, dishes etc. already. Fortunately for me, that's not my major problem.

Kinky Friday: Weaves and Contacts and Implants Pt. 1

I've finally succumbed to the lure of protective styling. Not because it makes any sense to wear your hair in a bun every day so it can grow long enough to wear bigger buns, but because the winter cold is drying and I want to give my hair a bit of rest. And I'm lazy…

Kinky Fri- um, Monday: Black Girls Can Blo!

Since I first heard about blow dry bars a few years ago, I've been curious. Quick $35 straightening sounds like a perfect why-didn't-I-think-of-that  idea for the kinky and curly headed, but the salons are marketed primarily to women who already have straight hair. I knew that the black/white, textured/straight salon experiences are somewhat different, but…

The Things That Keep This Woman Single…

In the past couple weeks I've read 2 viral (and vital!) breakdowns of exactly what's wrong with [ostensibly, black] women to keep us single and to keep black men single by association. Because I turned down a date with a good black man to finish rollersetting my hair tonight (as a black woman, I'm hair…

Kinky Friday Hair Recipe Review: CurlyNikki’s Coconut Conditioner

I had several cans of coconut milk but didn’t feel like making curry, so I put it to use. I noticed CurlyNikki’s coconut milk conditioner recipe a while ago and decided to give it a try. Verdict: Fantastic! My hair looks and feels like a big fluffy storm cloud and it’s been reinfused with some much-needed moisture.…

Less-Cheese (not cheese-less) Veggie Lasagna

I bought a new slow cooker! I’m so excited about it. I’ve been wanting a tiny 2-qt one for ages because the size is more suitable for 1-3 people. Target has round 2qt Crock-Pots for $11.99 and I picked one up last week. First recipe: veggie lasagna. Vegetable lasagna is truly one of my favorite…