I started out the week with some zentangling. I was trying out some new tangle patterns that I’d never used before. I’ve been looking for more tangles that do good as fillers. I’m not particularly fond of how these turned out but then again, practice makes perfect.
My mom had a conference to go to in beautiful San Diego and she was sweet enough to send me this lovely video of the water crashing on the rocks… Ahhh…. a far cry from my scene here in Akron, OH but a girl can dream =)
My Amaryllis bulb recently bloomed and it is SPECTACULAR! I just love the jewel tone of it. The stem didn’t grow very tall at all and I was worried it wouldn’t bloom at all. Glad I was wrong. I got the bulb at 50% off when I went to my wine bottle succulent class at the nursery. It was worth the $9.75 I paid for it. Makes me happy to see it every time I walk into my kitchen.
This weeks manicure wasn’t very well thought out. While it’s totally cute and I’m pleased with what I’ve done I completely forgot that it’s St. Paddy’s day this week. DUH!!! I should have GREEN nails and not gold/purple. So! I will be changing this manicure midway through the week. What d’ya think? Cute or nah??
So, here’s a short hair journey update. First I started out with the crotchet braids. I did those for 2 months. That process was sooooo long and labor intensive that I wound up buying a wig. I still wanted to play around with hair but I didn’t want to spend 8 hours installing it. I’m glad to say that I am still so totally loving my wig. It’s been a learning process but gosh I wish I’d tried this sooner. I do still corn row my hair beneath the wig. The protective styling is suppose to aid in the growth of my natural hair which has been minimal up to this point but my hair is MUCH HEALTHIER. I can honestly say that somehow my hair feels even thicker than before. So, that’s a positive. And I’m inclined to continue “wigging out” in order to encourage my natural hair growth. Also, to that end I started thinking about looking into those popular hair vitamins I’ve been reading about such as Hairfinity. The main ingredient of said product is Biotin. I’ve been taking Biotin for at least a year now and I saw definite improvement in my nail growth. They’re longer, stronger and grow faster. Nothing really changed with my hair though. So then I did more research and found out that Hairfinity and so on uses higher doses of the Biotin than I was taking. Previously, I was taking 2000-4000 mcg of Biotin but you can take up to 10000 mcg per day! My thought is that I can up my Biotin intake for much cheaper than I would need to purchase the Hairfinity pills. It’s worth a try. And supposedly, whatever your body doesn’t need is then released in your urine. So even if you take too much it won’t do any harm. Fingers crossed this works.
I took Thursday and Friday off of work thinking I was gonna have this wild St. Patrick’s day and nothing happened. I went out for one hour then went home. I spent the day doing some bulk cooking and meal planning. I did a few meatballs, lasagna rolls, homemade marinara (I would not recommend Tutturoso crushed tomatoes for homemade marinara. There’s better stuff out there.), and pork ribs in the crock pot.
I did meatless and meat sauce lasagna rolls. I used the homemade marinara on them. I’m not thinking I’m gonna be to wild about these but we’ll see.
And those ribs were AMAZING! I did a dry rub on them, set them in the fridge for 2 hours then cooked them in the crock on low for about 5-6 hours. They were fall off the bone juicy and tender. I finished them off by broiling them in the oven for 8 minutes. Man-o-man! Seriously finger licking good.
I spent much of my time off tangling I did these two on Friday from the comfort of my comfy bed as I watched sitcom reruns on Hulu. Doesn’t sound like much but it was GLORIOUS. So relaxing. I wish I could spend more days just tangling.
Saturday I had the misfortune of spending my entire morning and half the afternoon sitting at Sears auto. I was smart enough to bring something for myself to do because it’s never as short an appointment as they say it will be. I’m glad I did. I had 3 full hours to tangle this greeting card. Shading will come later.
I’m trying to master a few of the tangles. To master them requires practice so you’ll be seeing a lot of the same patterns in the tangle tiles I am doing these days. These feature Botanica and Vurve. Both of which I think I’m getting a good grip on. What d’ya think?