Naturally Kish

August 31, 2011

Bantu Knot Out

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I did it yawl!!! I’ve been saying I would try it in the fall once the weather broke but seeing how its been chilly since the hurricane I decided to go ahead and try it. It came out GREAT!!! I need to tweak it a bit but for the most part, I’m pleased!!

As far as exercising, I’ve been getting my workout on this morning walking up and down the stairs escorting ppl thru the building at work. That’s about it. I’m such a slacker. Lol.

Here’s the pic:

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August 29, 2011

I’m A Survivor….

Filed under: Uncategorized — naturallykish @ 1:47 am

An earthquake and a hurricane all in the same week!!!! Who would’ve thunk it???

I don’t know about you but this is just confirmation that GOD is not pleased with this world and is responding accordingly. I just thank Him for giving me yet another chance to get it right.

A hint to the wise is sufficient….or at least it should be….

Survival kit anyone????

August 26, 2011

100 views

Filed under: Uncategorized — naturallykish @ 12:21 pm

IM SO SHOCKED!!!! I call myself humoring myself and looking at my daily views of my blog.  It’s funny because I only have one subscriber so to see that people have been checking it out tickles me.  Anyway, im trying to play catch-up and post and tag and read and looked at my stats and saw 100 VIEWS!!! Yawl are so kind.  I honestly do appreciate entertaining you all and sharing my stories and it’s even more rewarding to see that you all are actually checking me out.  Thanks much!!! I’m signing out, i think I work harder on off days than days i actually go to the office.  GN

Lakisha's HairStory (via hairscapades)

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My first natural hair share. Thanks again Shelli and Hairscapades!!!!

Lakisha's HairStory Check out the HairStory of our Threadmill HairStory Contest Winner and Hairscapades GOCer, Lakisha!! Describe yourself in 20 words or less. I’m Lakisha, affectionately called Kish-Kish by my loved-ones. I’m fun, outgoing and a hoot to be around!! How long have you been natural and why did you chose to go natural? I’ve been natural since 2002. Well, at least, that’s when I stopped subscribing to the creamy crack club. My last relaxer was May 2002 … Read More

via hairscapades

August 24, 2011

GOC-Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — naturallykish @ 3:22 am

So…..

I remember I signed up for the GOC but everything else is a blur.  I think we’re in week 4 or 5 ( hell, I cant remember) lol.  Needless to say, I have not been doing so well.

Lets see, hair update first:  A hot dang mess it is!!! Havent done anything to it since that failed flexirod set last week.  I did rock some cute banana clip ponytails but no moisturizing and no massaging and no co wash, just blah.  And now its pulled back into a ponytail and I have on a headwrap.  I’m trying to care, I really am.  It’s just one of those weeks….Ladies you KNOW how it can be. lol  Hopefully I’ll get motivated to do something to it this weekend after I finish getting these boys set for school.

Exercise: What’s that??? I haven’t exercised since the challenge started.  (hangs head in shame)  I’m giving myself to September 1st to get the kinks out and get back on the exercise bus.  Won’t be hip hop ab-ing though which was my initial committment.  I think WATP is where it is.  I still havent been able to even get to my line dance classes.  I’m determined to get myself together.  lol

Well, I’ll be back soon.  Toodles!!

August 20, 2011

And she is born…

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This is the first time I’m even mentioning “her” publicly but here goes……

Earlier this year I got this great idea to birth a business. I mean, why not get paid for doing something that I like rather than work hard building someone else’s empire?? Legitimate thoughts right?? I thought so too.

I came up with a name, got a really close friend to design my logo, got my EIN for the IRS, registered her with the state of md, everything that needed to be done to get this show on the road.  The whole time I’m going thru this process, I’m updating FB with posts like “Launch date March 2011 and One step closer to my own business”  You get the picture.  Pumped dot com!!!

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I have self-diagnosed A.D.D.  I lose focus quite easily.  Needless to say, its August and she has yet to debut……UNTIL TODAY!!!! This morning I received my first check for:

SOCIALLY KEE EVENTS!!!!!

I’m literally holding back tears as I type this because though it’s been on paper for 8 months, it was still unreal until today.  My first client is an organization that Bubba is a part of and my first gig is tomorrow.  Now, im required to step my game up and focus on marketing myself and my business to make it successful.  I honestly think that was the reason for the putting it off. I mean, no one wants to fail but in the same breath, nothing beats a failure but a try.  I’m pulling on the GOD strength from within and we are going to make this happen!! I’m claiming it!!!

Remember the name Socially Kee Events, I promise you havent heard it for the last time. 

Until next time…..

HE Never lied….

Filed under: Uncategorized — naturallykish @ 12:03 am

This post is one of praise, shame and fulfillment all rolled into one. 

Here goes…..

Maybe about 6 years ago, I got this great idea to bake what’s affectionately called “snacks” in my house (lol) because I was tired of giving Tastykake and Hostess and whomever our hard-earned money.  So Bubba found a recipe online for the Muslim Navy Bean Pie.  I’ve been a member of the NOI for quite some time but the concept of beans in a pie I simply could not grasp.  Up to that point I’ve probably only had one pie (from Chicago) that I could stomach.  But as the good wife that I am (wink) I said sure, I’ll try it.  Well lo and behold, that pie was banging, not to toot my own horn. I mean it really tasted good, the consistency was creamy and the color was golden brown. Of course I just HAD to share with everyone.  People immediately started places orders. Im trying to pump the brakes because it was NEVER my intention to be a baker, let alone do it for profit.  As we all know or will come to learn, our intentions mean nothing when they aren’t in line with GOD. 

So, as time went on this pie this was garnering  HUGE SUCCESS!! My pies were being sold on the streets of Baltimore.  Who would’ve ever thunk it??? Certainly not I. 

Okay, lets fast forward.  I went on vacation or to a retreat or something and left instructions for my son to fill the orders while I was gone.  I mean, he was the baker of the family (at the time), not me.  Well, my blender decides at the same time that it wanted to die but not let any of us know.  So my son made up the mix but unknowingly some of the beans didn’t blend and went into the pies WHOLE (insert gasp)!! Not a good look!! Food is a very funny business, all it takes is one slip up to lose a customer.  Well that was my one time.  Not that I was bitter or even upset , I was more ashamed because you never want to have your name associated with a “hot mess”.  That was the beginning of the end of my baking….or so I thought.

Every event we had that had a pie there, I would get “is that your pie? or is that a Kisha pie”?  NO!! I’m retired!! would be my response. See, I had began to experience this thing called life.  Baking was the last thing on my mind.  I couldn’t sit still long enough to eat a meal, let alone bake some pies.  That was a real gray time in my life but I’m thankful for it. Lots of life’s lessons learned!

Fast forward again to present day.  Just about every year, there’s this fabulous retreat for the younger women in the Nation.  This year I said I would attend as it would be my last AND im always down for a vacation (DJM).  I’m not a spring chicken anymore. thehehehe  Anyway, this retreat is taking place the week before the birthday extravaganza that is VEGAS.  Now just in case you weren’t aware, it’s a recession, yet I’ve planned two trips a week apart. And no I do not have a sponsor as Bubba is NOT having it. He’s not one for ‘unnecessary’ spending.  lol So where will this money come from for this retreat??? There have been some fundraisers in the city but not nearly enough money to cover us all.  So again I ask, where will this money come from for this retreat???  It hit me like a ton of bricks….PIES!!!! Did you see the lightbulb go off??? lol 

We are given the resources we need if we just call on HIM for guidance.  Not even 5 minutes after I posted that I was baking again, I had orders for 4 pies.  Isn’t HE awesome??!?!?!?!? Yes HE is!!! Awesome and right on time!!

I have yet another testimony that I will post separately as this one is already over 600 words.  Thanks for allowing me to share my life with u.  TOODLES!!!

August 19, 2011

I WON AGAIN!!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — naturallykish @ 12:32 am

This time I won a tshirt from ILoveMyFro. Naturalistas and ILoveMyFro did a giveaway on Facebook asking ppl to tell why they ‘loved their fro’. I answered as was chosen as the winner. The giveaway Gods are certainly in my favor. Lol. I can’t wait to rock my Threadmill hat and my Fro Tshirt!!! Links to both sites will be posted in the comments!! Toodles for now.

August 17, 2011

2nd time’s a charm right? WRONG!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — naturallykish @ 12:00 am

Since my first flexirod set was such a success I decided to do it again. This time was a disaster!!!! I think I got too happy w/ the Shea butter I used for sealing because my hair is heavy and feels like it used to feel when I used to get my hair greased and pressed with the straightening comb. BLAH!!!! Heavy and lifeless. But I won’t take it as a total loss because my hair is clean and I can still rock it; it will just require some creativity. Check out my pic and enjoy ur day!!!

August 13, 2011

Hat’s Here!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — naturallykish @ 8:51 am

I don’t know if I mentioned or not but I entered a contest on Shelli’s site (hairscapades.com) where I answered some questions about my natural hair journey. The winner was to get an item of her choice from threadmill.etsy.com. Low and behold, I WON!!! Picked out my hat and it came in the mail 2day. I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it. Lol. Thanks again to Shelli and Dottie and you guys should definitely check out both sites!!

I’m off to try and convince Bubba that the hat was actually a gift and I didn’t pay for it. O_o. I have spending issues… Lol. Toodles for now.

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