Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy MLK Jr. Day!

We often take for granted events that have made radical changes on our lives. We like to be nostalgic all the while forgetting and ultimately putting our own spin on how things actually happened. Sometimes we get caught in the hype and pandemonium but never actually get the true message. The 1963 March on Washington is one such case. Although I had not been born, I still have benefited greatly from the event.

In my mind I know the high points of the speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on that day, "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character..."Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!", but unfortunately those were all I knew. I know I'm not alone. How many of us as adults have taken the time to conciously listen to this speech? Through critical examination have been able to discern if the dream has actually become a reality and if not why? Here's some help:

Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Kamika grateful

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hairplay: Bentonite Clay Tutorial

Sorry! I meant to post this yesterday but I fell behind. This is a tutorial on Bentonite Clay:

Bentonite Clay or "Natural Calcium Bentonite" can be used as an agent to absorb excess sebum, clearing pores. It may be used like a shampoo trapping and removing dirt, debris, build up and other particles from your hair and scalp. You can use this on natural, relaxed, and loc'd hair. Check out more details here at AnitaGrant . I bought mine at my local health food store for $4.99. You can buy the Hibiscus (Jamaica) at your local ethnic grocery store in the produce section.

How to:

This is now a part of my monthly routine. I plan to use this twice a month to clarify and detox my scalp. It left my hair so soft and manageable. I highly recommend it.

BTW, much love to you all (lurkers included) for stopping by and leaving comments on my last Hairplay. It was greatly appreciated! I haven't stopped knitting, crocheting, or sewing. I just haven't been doing those as much and I've been pretty busy with work. I plan to have some updates for you all this week.

Kamika with Love

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I Wouldn't Tell You If I Didn't Love You

Two scriptures today. The first has always given me strength and the resolve to get back up and keep trying - the second the desire to man up within mine ownself to see my self-destructive ways that hinder me from experiencing the fullness of God's peace. The second is a mindset and habitual stance that can lead to the weariness experienced in the first. Even in a land of peace our weariness (doubt, lack of perserverance, lack of patience, tiredness, and unbelief) can rob us of the blessings of God.

(both American King James Version)

Jeremiah 12:5

If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein you trusted, they wearied you, then how will you do in the swelling of Jordan?

Song of Solomon 2:15

Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

Be Blessed,

Kamika full of joy

Friday, January 2, 2009


Welcome 2009!! Happy New Year!

New Year. New Installment. I'm going to be making Fridays my hair day with the addition of the Hairplay column. Each week I'll post pics, videos, and articles about hair and hair care.

First up: The Puff Bun

How To Video:

Thanks for watching,

Kamika stylin & profilin