Tuesday, October 24, 2017



Yes, I have to talk about the wonders of adding pumpkin to you life again. Should I do a post about the many foods and products you can create with pumpkin? hmmm. maybe. Anywhooo, I'm so happy for one of my clients Ms. K, who shared with me that my natural pumpkin hair and body butter took her away her itchiness on her skin. 

During her last appointment, I shampooed, conditioned and oiled Ms. K's hair and scalp using my pumpkin oil blend and a leave in conditioner (yes the L.O.C. -liquid, oil & cream method) before re-twisting her hair roots. I explained the many benefits of pumpkin and how some of us only eat or use it during Fall season when it should be a regular part of our diet. As you can see below, I braided Ms. K's locs, sat her under the dryer for approximately 15 minutes because she will leave it braided for rest of the week before loosening braids to achieve the wavy look she desired in this photo. Ms. K noticed my supply of butters and  asked about them. I let her smell the samples and she fell in love with my Whipped Pumpkin Butter and got one to go! A few days later, she text me to inform me that when her skin was itching, she applied the pumpkin butter and it made the itch go away. Naturally, I smiled. For more info about my natural products and mobile salon services in VA, visit: www.hisgardennaturals.com or go straight to our store cart at: www.hisgardennaturals.fwscart.com  or my mobile salon site: www.hisgardennaturalsmobile.com 

FYI: Here are some resources to learn more about the nutritious benefits of pumpkin: 

Monday, October 2, 2017


diving in the frog

Sometimes you have to do it. @Sweetfrogstaplesmill


I'm just saying... As I usual state, "You have to treat yourself."
Last weekend I was feeling bittersweet due to summer's ending because I really love just throwing on one layer of clothing and flip flops or sandals, jumping in my car and outdoor activities. But...that's about to end soon since the weather is changing and getting cooler. Don't worry. I'm not depressed :). When my daughter and I stopped by Sweet Frog and sat outside to eat (dive in) our frozen dessert, I thought about the aforementioned again-how soon, I won't be able to sit outside because it will too chilly and then cold/freezing. :( Especially eating cold food or treats. I just wish Sweet Frog had more non-dairy selections for people who are lactose intolerant such as myself. 

I really have nothing major to chat about this time. Just wanted to vent and make this post serve as a catharsis effort to express my thoughts and feelings. Wow!  I think I forgot to  take a picture of my daughter this time around. I just realized that after posting my above opts that my daughter took of me. Sooo back to the change in seasons and weather. It's starting to get dark before 8pm. Oh well. I will live. Good news is, I have shifted my mind to adjust to transition and started looking for upcoming Fall events and found about 12 including many free indoor and outdoor local events. So I'm excited about it. Thanks to Facebook, I saw these events after posting my interest in two events, the list appeared. 

I would like to know which is your favorite season and why. As you can tell, I prefer Summer, Spring and early Fall. I had my share of freezing cold weather growing up in NY and not too long ago moved to VA where warmer weather last a little longer. Currently, we still have temperatures in the low to high 80's and 70's. I do like winter clothes (turtleneck shirts, blazers, leather boots, fir coats, fashionable scarves, etc.,) but I am starting to get a little tired now of throwing on several layers of clothing before leaving the house. It's more work :). Anyway, I'm signing off. I pray all well with you and your family. Don't forget to take care of yourself and others, and remember to treat yourself well. Don't self-neglect.