D.I.Y Box Braids| Rubber-band Method

Heyyyyyy GGuuyysss!! So recently I decided to try something different with my hair. I was really tired of trying to find hairs styles for my natural hair. As a matter of fact, I was tired of fixing my hair in general. So I decided to do a hairstyle that I do with my oldest child all the time.  I originally saw this rubberband box braid method a few years ago and it proved great protective style on my daughter’s hair. This style can last 3-4 weeks with proper care and super easy to do!

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Let just say its a style that is way more difficult to do on yourself than someone else but it can be done. It was even easier because I always like for my braids to look a bit natural. So I wasn’t so concerned with the parting being absolutely perfect.  Since this was my first real try on myself and having 2 children to take care of this “project” took about 6 hours but in actuality, it should have only taken me 2…..3 hours tops because  I didn’t have that many braids. None the less I got it done and I don’t have to worry about my hair for a few weeks.

The next time I attempt this look, I want to try crochet box braids I heard it is possibly easier and takes less time! All you do is braid your hair straight back in cornrows and crochet the hair to your braids. It seems to be a no fuss, no mess method.  Crochet Box Braids

 

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Without further ado! hit the video below to see how I accomplished this look.

If you would like an extremely in-depth post, be sure to leave a comment below and I will do another demonstration on my daughter 🙂

 

 

Disclaimer: I am not a professional hairstylist. This is simply an example of what I do to my hair as a protective style. Copy at your own risk. That Life Adri is Not Liable. Always consult a professional stylist. This post is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

 

 

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30 Before 30| The count down begins!

Welcome back to another post guys! If you are new here welcome and thanks for taking time out your busy day to check little ol’ me out! Hopefully you will stick around 😉

This year I will be turning 29 and I decided that I have from now until I turn 30 next year to do somethings I feel I should experience before I turn 30! So I basically have a year and some change to do 30 things I have never done before.  Believe it or not it took me a while to make this list because I wanted to be realistic in my expectations. For an example, planning a trip around the world and visiting 50 countries before I’m 30 is not realistic. Especially when you have kids, and work a full-time job and you have a little over a year to get that accomplished.  Each item on my bucket list is realistic. There may be a few  items that are realistic but seems I need more time to accomplish it but its most definitely within reach and possible to complete.

So with you further ado and in no particular order here is my 30 before 30 bucket list! And for all my hunnies that don’t like a long read, just click the YouTube link below! (you’re welcome!)

1: Grow Hair to Mid-Back Length– I’ve had no problem growing my hair out but I feel like if I give my hair just a bit more TLC, I could be long hair don’t care!

2: Brazilian Wax– I have never had a Brazilian wax and I am terrified! But if its less maintenance I’m down!

3: Passport– I’ve never had one and figured that’s the first step to traveling the world eventually. I want to make sure my family and I each have one!

4 & 5: Real Lace Front Wig- I wear wigs all the time but none of them are like a real coming out my scalp lace front. I also want to do a crazy colored wig like pink or blue.  These are separate goals because if you didn’t know lace fronts are EXPENSIVE!

***** 6: Crop Top Adventures!***** – This summer I hope to do like a daily blog for 30 days for my birth month! So you will actually get to see me accomplish this bucket list doing it all in a crop top! I have lost about 20 pounds this past year and I want to strut my stuff! Even when I was thinner I never wore crop tops and I regret it! Now that I’m almost 30 I’m going to do what I want for once and ignore the haters lol!

7: Tattoos – I want to add 4 additional tattoos to my body. 3 on my back and a small one on my hand……. and maybe more

8: Purchase a home– This Items has been on my list for soooooo long omg but I am more determined than ever to get it done!

9: Luxury Bag– I’ve purchased bags like Michael Kors and Coach, but I want to step it up!  I’m talking bout some LV, Chanel, YSL! Catch my drift? I deserve it damn it!

10: Red Bottoms (Christian Louboutin) – What could be more glamorous about turning 30 than a pair of bad ass red bottoms #checkmate.

11,12,13, & 15:  Vacation, Vacation, Vacation!– Family trip, Girls trip, Stay-cation (vacation in state but all alone), & visit a new state (California or Vegas)

16 & 17: Car? : I want to pay off my car and finally have no car note BUT, at the same time I want to buy a bigger car. (preferably a jeep…. these 2 are so contradictory)

19: Pole Dancing class– What grown and sexy woman doesn’t want to take a pole dancing class?

20: Trap Yoga Doing yoga to trap music and being with my fellow lovers of peace and Chaos.

21 & 22: Visit the new Braves & Mercedes-Benz stadium– no explanations needed

23: Visit IFly Atlanta: it’s a new place in Atlanta where you can have the experience of jumping out of a plane without actually having to do it!

24: American Ninja Warrior: Another place in Atlanta where you can do the obstacle courses like the show but for fun!

25: Andretti’s – I’ve never been! it is a go-cart racing place. I am ashamed that I I’ve never been.

26: Top Golf– Everyone and their mama has been to Top Golf except for me…..I refuse to go into my 30’s with this not being done.

27: New Wardrobe– Every 30-year-old, In my opinion, should have a BANGING wardrobe. Right now mine is seriously lacking, especially since I’ve lost a lot of weight. I just wanna be 30 and glamorous!

28: Dragon Con– Dragon con is a comic-book convention that comes to Atlanta each year and everyone dress up and theirs a big parade and everything. I’ve never been and this is a must.

29: Halloween– I want to wear a full-fledged costume for Halloween before I turn 30. I stated in my video that I wanted to be a storm trooper but after seeing Black Panther (the most amazing movie on earth), I’ve decided to be a bad ass Wakandan warrior!

30: Have a profitable business: I said back in january that I was going to be launching a business soon. Hopefully by the time I am 30 I will be done with working for other people or at least down to working part time…….fingers crossed!

 

If you have any suggestion of things to add to my bucket list leave a comment down below! Below you will find part one and two of the 30 before 30 bucket list video.

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Young, Wild, & Three

Thank you guys for being so understanding about skipping a post last week.  It was so hectic I didn’t know if I was coming or going. I’m back and ready to get you guys up to speed. We celebrated my youngest child’s (Cali) 3rd birthday.  Since her birthday fell on a Wednesday we brought cupcakes to the pre-school and of course let her open her gifts from us. Her gift from us included: Spring clothing, 2 pairs of sandals, a pair of air force ones, Sunglasses, a hat, heart-shaped purse, An Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, and head phones.

I also made her a custom tutu for her party that Saturday. To match her custom shirt that I bought that says “Young, Wild, & Three”.

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Her actual party was Saturday. We had the 1st part of the party in our tiny home and the other half of the party at the skating rink. So naturally I had to decorate for the home portion of this event. Let’s be honest, I just came off of the high of Christmas and 1st of the month  bills had been paid on top of the birthday gifts being purchased. so running low on cash was an understatement. Luckily for me I’m crafty on a budget and got it done.

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The most expensive item in this picture is the number 3 balloon which was $11.99 at Party city. We had Pizza, drinks and cupcakes at the house and then we headed to the skating rink.

Cali was not about the skate life at all! As a matter of fact she did not enjoy the skating rink at all. ( Probably because she wanted me to open a dolls she received as a gift as we were walking out the door to head to the skating rink. Oh can that child hold a grudge!)

All in all she had an awesome week! She loves the tablet so much, it’s all she talks about. She literally figured out how to use it in less than 30 minutes. I am so sad and excited that we have officially reached” threenager” ! It literally goes by so fast you guys. Hug your babies while you can because before you know it they will be like my oldest child, headed to middle school and having valentines….. (story for another post lol)

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Now you know I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t film the event, because ..you know…YouTube is life lol!  Click the link below and check it out!

 

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Slight Delay….

Hey guys!

I really hate to do this to you guys but there will not be a post/video today. I know, I know, I’m a terrible person! But I legit have too much going on. The baby’s third birthday is literally here and I’ve been so focused on that, I honestly haven’t had time to prepare any material or film anything. I’ve been posting every week since September and I honestly needed this tiny break. Just know that next week I will have a vlog and  a breakdown of how I decorated her event. Thank you guys for understand ! You are awesome! Catch ya next week.  Until then you can catch up on any videos you may have missed 😉

 

https://www.youtube.com/ThatLifeAdri

 

 

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D.I.Y Glam Phone Case

Hey guys! I just wanted to quickly share with you my sister’s glam phone case I did for her. This is not a tutorial but a visual of how you can take crafting items you already have and use them for other things than what you originally bought them for.

 

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These were some random left over items from a previous project. My sister hated her red Outer-box so, I asked her to give it to me to see what I could possibly do.

Random Items:

  • Faux Pearls
  • Plastic rhinestone
  • Gold Spray Paint
  • E600 Industrial Glue (clear)
  • Random White Index cards
  • Left-over tape from Christmas

 

 

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I took the left-over tape and random white index card to cover the plastic screen to keep it safe from the spray paint.

 

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I then took my left-over gold spray paint and sprayed the case. I must say acrylic paint and paint brush would have made this part a lot easier! But I was using what I had so I made it work 🙂 . I let the spray paint dry for about 30 -45 minutes

 

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Then the gluing process begun!

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This small project actually turned out 10 times better than what I originally thought it would! She loves it!

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Wanna see a time-lapse of this project? You know I’ve got you covered 😉

 

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