Thursday, October 31, 2013

Throwback Thursday: DIY t-shirt workout headband

I made this video about a year ago to demo how easy it is to 5 strand braid a t-shirt headband for workouts . And who doesn't love a good t-shirt decontruction? Enjoy!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Style Profile: Christie R. Edwards of Living Simplistically Blog



Meet Christie R. Edwards, blogger and healthcare professional located in Chicago, IL. She’s determined to live life simplistically, share her experiences, and inspire others to do the same. Check out Christie’s style here!

I’m highlighting real women with great hair and great style in my Style Profile on Examiner.com! I would love to share your style with my Chicago Ethnic Hair Care readers, e-mail me at chihairexaminer@live.com.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Race recap: Frank Lloyd Wright Races



Sunday I ran the Frank Lloyd Wright Races 5K in Oak Park. It was chilly! This was the first run of the season I decided to wear gloves.

I really liked the course. It was cool running down the middle of Lake Street, Chicago Avenue, and passing the Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Oak Park. So lovely.


The race was quiet. There weren’t a lot of spectators. I had no music. I couldn’t refresh my playlists on my phone – blast you Google Music! There was a house just after mile 2 that played music on loud speakers and cheered enthusiastically. Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi helped to spur me to the finish line.

This guy finished his first 5K! His only goal was to beat me. He succeeded. He finished sub 36, I finished sub 42.

Post race we enjoyed a pancake breakfast. We both expected giant piles of hot, steamy pancakes with melted butter. We got this instead.



It still hit the spot! The FLW Races are well organized with great volunteers. This race has been on my ‘to-run’ list for a while. I’m glad I finally checked it off.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Style Profile: Sekile Nzinga-Johnson

I’m highlighting real women with great hair and great style in my Style Profile on Examiner.com!

Meet Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, professor and author located in Oak Park/Chicago, IL. She has a ton of hair and style to match. Check out Sekile’s style here!



I would love to share your style with my Chicago Ethnic Hair Care readers, e-mail me at chihairexaminer@live.com.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Upcoming race: Frank Lloyd Wright 5K



I've had a thing for 5K's this year. My next race will be the Frank Lloyd Wright Races in Oak Park, IL. Every year I contemplate doing this race and this is the first time I've gone through with signing up. The course is fast and flat and the Fall scenery should be beautiful. I'm oh so excited about the post-race pancake breakfast in store for participants.



Also exciting is that my guy will be running his first 5K race! I love witnessing people complete their first 5K. It's a huge accomplishment for a beginner runner. I'm looking forward to my first race of the Fall season!

Craft workshop recap: No-sew vinyl clutch



I had a lovely time teaching these ladies how to make a no-sew vinyl clutch and tassel keychain this weekend.



These bags are so easy to make, you may get carried away with making them in every color.



My youngest student will use her clutch as a pencil bag for school, cute!
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