Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy to be Indie

We are currently living in uncertain economic times and globally we are all beginning to feel the effects. Many have been suffering for some time now, unable to purchase things once taken for granted like gas and food staples such as milk and rice. Financial experts have said we are experiencing the worst economic crisis since the great depression.

Despite all the depressing news I read and hear every day about our economy, I am happy to be an indie that owns her own company doing exactly what I love and have a passion for. I know some of you may be thinking how can she be happy to be an indie when small businesses are also being hit hard by this financial crisis?

Although, its true small businesses are being hit hard. Costs of natural resources and shipping have increased significantly, it does not knock us out of the game if we are willing to work a hundred times harder. Indies are passionate about what they do. We are willing to push ourselves to endless limits because our passion motivates us and our motivation fuels us to do more. As with anything else in life having a great support system behind us will almost ensure our survival.

Are you an Indie? Have you considered leaving your current job/career to become an Indie? Let me know how you feel about indies or being an indie.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Political Tid Bit

You all know I could not go the entire week without some kind of political tid bit or update regarding the 2008 Presidential election. It seems that I am the only person on planet earth that was amazed by retired General Colin Powell’s endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for President. Where you amazed or did you expect him to endorse Obama?

You can view footage of General Colin Powell’s historic announcement on Meet the Press here.

How I Spent my Saturday Night....Sunday Morning

Well, the “Product Junkie Entrepreneur”, that’s me, spent my Saturday night answering emails and starting what I call my "Kinky Curly" hair regimen. You see, my hair has a naturally curly pattern that becomes beautifully curly and wavy when wet, however, when it dries it turns into one hot tangled and brittle mess. So a few years ago I formulated my own regimen to moisturize and hydrate my Kinky Curly tresses. Here’s how I spent my Saturday night….Sunday morning.

Now, I want to warn you this may take a little extra time, but, it works for me. I hope it will work for you. This regimen may even save you some cash during these uncertain economic times.

1. Saturday night I saturated my dry hair with olive oil, making sure to massage the oil into my scalp. I usually use EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), however, any olive or avocado oil would be just fine. Then, I cover my head with a plastic cap and leave it in over night.
2. Sunday morning I rinse my hair with warm water and apply my detangling deep conditioner. Once I work the conditioner into my hair I apply a plastic cap for ten to fifteen minutes.
3. Next, I apply shampoo and work it into my conditioned hair, then I rinse.
4. Next, I style as desired. For me, that means either leaving it in its naturally curly condition or flat ironing it straight. Now that we are in the midst of the fall season I usually dry and flat iron my hair.

At the end of this regimen you should have beautifully defined and hydrated curls!!!!

Will you give this regimen a try? If you do let me know how it goes. What is your hair care regimen?

FYI about “Kinky Curly” hair
The most important thing to do for this hair type is condition, condition, condition. To me, the conditioning is more important than the washing. If this hair type is not properly hydrated it will appear dry and frizzy.

Friday, October 10, 2008

October 10th Registration Deadline

Okay all it seems I made a little boo boo. In my last blog post I stated October 6th was the last day to register to vote in New York state. Well, I was wrong. The last day to register to vote in the state of New York is October 10th, 2008. If you are reading this post and you are registered to vote please do. If you are reading this post and you know of anyone not registered to vote please encourage them to do so. Remember October 10th, 2008 is the last day to register in New York!!

All can register to vote here,

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I Tried, I Tried, I Tried...Election Day Four Weeks Away

Since July I have been on a mission to get every unregistered voter I know of registered in time to vote in this years presidential election. Well yesterday October 6, 2008 was the last day to register to vote in the 2008 presidential election for many states, New York included. I think I harassed all of my friends and family with text messages reminding them to registered to vote if they were'nt. As a nation we have so much at stake. I don't know how any one of us can afford not to vote. The world around us is changing at lightning speed. The financial crisis is a perfect example of this. When you go to the poll to place your vote will be voting for change? Drop a line and let me know!!

Election day is four weeks away from today....I'm getting butterfly's!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Breast Cancer...Have You Been Checked?

October is the official month for Breast Cancer Awareness. I encourage all women over the age of 30 years old to perform breast examinations frequently. When I say frequently I mean at least once a week. It's extremely important that all women perform these self examinations because many women are being diagnosed with this disease that can be treated if detected early enough. If you have not scheduled an appointment with your physician to be checked please do so before the end of the year. I will call my physician this week to schedule an appointment and I will track the progress of my visit on the blog. Stay tuned.

Where Does the Time Go?

Wow time sure does fly. I can't believe I have been blogging for one year. I have to admit I really love writing for the blog. Over the next two weeks there will be several additions and updates to the blog. So stay tuned for the latest updates.