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Only Curls London Delivery Day

A bright pink package showed up on my doorstep today. I knew immediately it was my special delivery from Only Curls. Any package postmarked “Royal Mail” gets me excited! I put together this informative blog post to show you what you can expect when you open your order from Only Curls hair products. (Note: This is not a sponsored post. I follow #curlygirlmethod on Instagram. There were so many reviews of Only Curls from curly haired women that I just HAD to try these products!) Unfortunately, I did not have the chance to photograph the original hot pink wrapped package. We had purchased the products using my husband’s credit card. His name was on the package and he opened it. However, I managed to jump in and save the rest. ha ha! The packaging is clean, feminine and thoughtful. I love how every detail matches the branding of Only Curls.…

A New Start: My Curly Girl Journey

“I am accepting and loving my natural hair.” This has become my daily mantra for the past 8 weeks. As the famous adage goes “We always want what we can’t have.” For me, it was luscious, silky straight hair. I was born with dark, straight locks. It wasn’t until my thirteenth birthday that I asked my mother for a spiral perm. She brought me to the local Empire Beauty School where they worked 6+ hours on my hair. The results were stunning and I was one happy teenager. Twenty-three years later, I still have those curls. Somewhere between that milestone birthday and puberty, I became a natural curly girl. The last two decades, my relationship with my hair has been an ongoing struggle. During high school, little was known about the care of curls and I brushed, curled and blow dried it with frizzy, voluminous results. During college, I chopped…

2 Nights in Savannah: Where to Play and Eat Gluten Free

March is an eventful month for us. It’s our dating and wedding anniversary and we always plan a trip to celebrate. This year we chose a two night road trip to Savannah, Georgia. We have friends from Sandals Grande Antigua who retired in Savannah. They suggested we stay with them while touring the Savannah Historic District. Our friends live in Midtown, only four hours from Charlotte, North Carolina. The road trip from the Queen City was uneventful. We stopped halfway in Columbia, South Carolina, at the Famous Toastery for gluten free breakfast. Our arrival time was 11:00 AM, which gave us 1.5 days of sightseeing left. Read on to learn more about what we saw and where we ate in this beautiful, southern city. Day 1 1. Forsyth Park Parking and Transportation: According to TripAdvisor, Forsyth Park is one of the top 10 destinations to visit in Savannah. This was…

Alkaline Diet, Vitamin C and Documentaries

Anyone else have an obsession with documentaries? During the winter months we tend to watch way more television due to the short, cold days. However, rather than making ourselves feel bad about being couch potatoes on nights and weekends, we cue up a few documentaries on Netflix or Amazon Prime Movies. One of our favorite topics is healthy living. This week we watched two videos: Cancer Can Be Killed and Burzynski: Cancer Cure Cover Up. My goal with health documentaries is to walk away having learned something. I usually spend time researching the items and then find applications to my life. The two points I heard several times on each movie were related to an alkaline diet, Vitamin C and the importance of a strong immune system. I don’t believe these are the only answers to the cure for cancer. However, adjusting my diet to strengthen my immune system to…

Sandals Resort LaSource Grenada: Gluten Free Review

Traveling with food allergies is a burden I would not wish on my worst enemy. Every trip involves hours of research and communication with airlines, restaurants, resorts and event coordinators. When the trip arrives, you leave armed with detailed information. However, there is still a nagging feeling of fear that you can’t get rid of. Most people get excited about eating at a new place. For me, having Celiac Disease, each time I start to eat at an unknown location I wait for the tell-tale signs that I have been glutened. My biggest fear is getting sick on vacation in a world far away from the comforts of home. The last time I was exposed to gluten, I was down for three days in severe pain and couldn’t eat anything. This is the last experience I want on vacation. If your travel planning story sounds anything like mine, I’d like…

Decorating On A Budget: Breakfast Nook & Living Room

It’s our first southern snow day of 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. All the schools are closed and our neighbors are roaming the streets in their snow suits and sleds. I have been secretly hoping for snow since we stayed south for the holidays. I think we have close to 5 inches! That’s kind of a big deal for us. I enjoy fresh fallen snow because it acts as a diffuser. My home is beautifully lit and the sun isn’t even out. I had my camera gear out so I took the opportunity to snap a few photos of our home decor updates. Our story We purchased this house in the fall of 2016. It is located in a neighborhood of homes designed to look as if they were plucked right out of Charleston, South Carolina. Our goal is to be fiscally responsible with this investment. That means smart, long…

Sandals LaSource Grenada Review – Pros and Cons

Sandals LaSource Grenada can be found in several “Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean” and “Best Adults-Only Resorts in the Caribbean” lists. We are huge review readers and found positive feedback about Sandals Grenada on U.S. News, Oyster, Vacation Deals Travel, and Huffington Post.  Since we follow the Dave Ramsey principles, every financial investment is strategically made. The goal was to find an adults-only, all inclusive resort with great weather and competitive rates over the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday. Grenada was our island of choice and I am excited to share my candid thoughts on the 10 pros and cons of Sandals Grenada. (They are not in any particular order nor are they weighted. Disclosure: Some of the product links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission. This helps keep my blog running!) Location:…