Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Ok..I know you may be wondering..what does SSK mean? It stands for Single Strand Knots. My fellow curlies in the Natural Hair community know JUST what I am talking about. They are these annoying, tiny knots that form at the ends of our curls. I have really been in denial lately about my SSK's. I have been putting off cutting them. Today, I got fed up and started snipping! If I wasn't at work, I would have kept going. LOL. I'm going to finish the job tonight.

Ladies, trimming those knots is a MUST. The longer you put off trimming them, the worst they can get. If you wait too long, you will find yourself needing a "cut" instead of a "trim". I think I caught mine just in time.

How do you handle your SSK? Do you trim them right away? Do you carry hair shears in your purse (like me)? LOL. Share your thoughts!

xoxo, adria

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Breath of Fresh Air

Today has really brought joy to my heart. There has been a lot of sadness in my heart lately, but today reminded me that after a storm...the sun does shine. My cousin gave birth to her second son this afternoon! He's another little bundle to add to the list of infants in my life. His birth could not have come at a more perfect time. A new life is like a breath of fresh air. Our family really needed some great news, and today we got it. And we even received smiles to go with it! Today has been a day of no worries for me. I have smiled so much!

Happy Birthday Baby Jase & Welcome! You truly are God's gift and there are so many people who love you already. I can't wait to see your sweet face!!


Weathering the Storms x The Love of Family

"When it rains, it pours..". This is a quote that has rang so true in my life lately. My family and I suffered another tragic loss recently...the loss of my uncle (my father's only brother). It was unexpected and literally knocked the wind out of me. I had just arrived back on the East Coast from being on travel, when I heard the news. Nothing could have prepared me for that type of homecoming. Through my tears, I have still been able to find comfort. Before I left for travel, I had a long convo with my uncle. We talked about life, him dating (or no dating as he put it LOL) and him wanting to start attending my church. That was the last time I would ever hear his voice. I felt so much sorrow for my grandma, because now she too knows what it feels like to loss a child. I told her that in time, the heartache that she feels will get easier to handle. She is a strong and faithful woman who keeps her trust in God.