Monday, September 29, 2014

Photos: APS trial: Day One....Are You Following the Trial

Photos: APS trial: Day One 

Are you following this story? I know the story has been a national story, but how many people outside of Atlanta will be following this story?

Atlanta Superintendent Beverly Hall and all the teachers involved have basically cheated many school children out of an education, for bonuses, and that really sickens me.Because of greed, APS(Atlanta Public Schools) administrators and teachers were willing to play a hand at keeping many of APS children uneducated

and impoverished.....for a nice pay day.  

The has always been my go to for local news, but with this trial coverage, I'll definitely be following the play by play of this whole trial. If you're following the story please follow along with me as I blog about this and my gardening adventures too.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

4 Black Natural Hair Product Makers You Should Know - Photos - EBONY

Some of these products, I've heard of, but I've never tried them. Have you tried any of these products, and if so, what did you like about the product? Do you feel the product is long lasting for the price or do you think the product is a bit pricey for the amount you get? Click on the link below to checkout the products and then come back and share your opinion about the product.

4 Black Natural Hair Product Makers You Should Know - Photos - EBONY


Saturday, September 13, 2014

My Small Harvest

 Just wanted to post my small harvest of some yellow wax beans, a handful of some ripe yellow tomatoes and as you can tell I also brought inside the green non ripe ones inside too. They can sit on the windowsill and continue to ripen indoors. I decided to take bring the tomatoes on in since the squirrels in my yard have been enjoying the buffet of tomatoes in my garden, I decided to pick the rest of the green tomatoes that were a decent size and bring them on in, so I can enjoy their deliciousness too.

As you can see, in the first picture I have some okra and pole beans too. One of my okra looks a little big and I'm afraid it might be a little woody, but with gardening you never know--earlier in the gardening season I grew this cucumber( supposed to be a pickling kind) that was huge( might post in future) and I thought the cucumber was going to be very bitter because it was so big,but it actually wasn't and we were able to use that cucumber for 3 days in salads and sandwiches.

Here's some more cucumbers that I found out in the garden and the adorable untied (ugggh!) sneakers are my handsome son, Myles', he's my assistant in this photo, and he couldn't wait to get in the house to make a salad.

Sorry, I didn't take pictures of his salad, but sometimes I forget to take pictures and post pictures, but there's always next time.

Peace and Happy Gardening to you!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

[*151*] Creative Side Swept Updo on Natural Hair

Very cute style I might how funky it looks! It looks real easy, but I know I'll probably struggle with putting the rubber bands in. I don't know why,but they get me every time, and sometimes I can start off putting the bands in smoothly and then....BAM.....I get stuck! Does this happen to anybody else or is it just me? I hope it isn't just me, but it probably is.

Hmmmm so if you're going to try this look....which way would you style the front? In the video she did flat twists and curled with flexi rods or will you be two strand twisting  or putting bantu knots in the front? I'm more a two strand twist person, so I'll probably go with that.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Oh Onions

It's late summer, and I'm enjoying the bounty of tomatoes from the garden, but I've already started planting seeds for my fall garden. Yes, I live in the A.T.L.,but it's time to start planting that fall garden while still harvesting your summer crops.

This year my excitement can't be contained because I'm growing a new vegetable this fall........ Onions!! The reason for so much jubilation, you might ask. Well, I rarely step out of my comfort zone when it comes to fall gardening, and in fact, I don't think growing onions is really outside of my comfort zone since it's similar to growing garlic and leeks,but it's the first new thing I've ever grown in my fall garden in years.

Wooohooo!!! I'm growing onions, I'm growing onions!! I'm growing onions, I'm....growing, okay let me stop!

This summer has been a true learning experience on how to select the right onions for where I live, who knew there were different classes of onions, I didn't, did you?

The two classes are long-day and short-day onions, and if you're a Northern gardener then the long-day variety is perfect for you and your garden since Northern areas have long summer days. Bulbs form on most onions when temperatures and the length of sunlight has been reached, and since the opposite is true for short-day onions then it is well suited for the Southern gardener.

Honestly, I almost bought a long-day variety because they all seemed so appealing to me, but decided to go with the short-day instead. This really isn't the time to be a garden rebel and besides, I'm on a tight budget and  I don't have money to waste on a garden experiment.

After many hours of searching for the right onion to plant for my garden and household, I decided on the Violet de Galmi,Onion a flat, pinkish-purple thick bulb short day, that apparently keeps well. Please continue to follow my journey through the growing process. Will I get bulbs or not...that is the question!

Happy Gardening :)