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Monday, November 21, 2011

Quick Outfit of the Day (O.O.T.D)

Happy Monday,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I also hope that everyone is ready or preparing for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and loved ones this week. As I was at my mother-in-laws house this weekend learning some great family recipes, I decided to have my niece grab the camera and help me out by filming a couple frames so I could put together an O.O.T.D video as requested by one of my youtube subscribers.

This outfit is just a casual laid back fall look and I plan to do more O.O.T.D videos with different looks throughout the rest of this year and next year so stay tuned. I hope you all enjoy this short vid. Shouts out to the 14 year old behind the camera!

~Mrs. Drayton

Monday, November 14, 2011

G.R.I.T.S- Monday Meal

Hey guys!

Let me start off by saying that I normally try to cook healthy for the most part, but sometimes being the Girl Raised In The South (G.R.I.T.S) that I am, I like to do a little somethin somethin in the kitchen. So for now, I am about to put the hair talk to the side and jump in the kitchen.

Today, I wanted to do some fresh veggies, southern style and get some good ole fried foods in there too. ( I only eat fried stuff maybe once every couple of months). I went to the store and picked up a couple sweet potatoes, some fresh okra and a nice head of cabbage.The first thing I started were the sweet potatoes... I started by peeling them and slicing them up. With turkey day right around the corner, why not get use to things made with sweet potato ;) I added a little melted butter to a mixing bowl with some vanilla extract and a little brown sugar and tossed away...Topped with a little cinnamon and put them in the oven on 325 to start baking while I prepped and cooked everything else...

Next, I started seasoning the chops and cutting up the fresh cabbage and okra... OMG, I was getting so excited about dinner at this point. I just knew it was going to be tasty...

After seasoning the chops, I started on the cabbage. A few pieces of beef sausage, little EVOO and a little seasoning lead me on my way. I let that all steam down nicely and after seasoning the okra and chops I battered them with a little buttermilk and flour it was time to head over to the deep fryer.

I know I am really breezing through the whole thing now in this post, but it was a really easy dinner to make. If I could have changed anything, I would have made sure I knew how to properly operate the deep fryer. LOL, I couldn't keep the temperature at the correct level and it ended up making my chops come out not as golden as I would have liked, but all in all everything turned out great....

I hope you all enjoyed the post and feel free to ask any questions or post any comments.... I will get into some more natural hair posts very soon as well as some outfits of the day as asked on my youtube channel... Now that the dinner has been made and the hubby was home, the only major decision to be made was red or white? Ideally, white wines pair well with chicken, pork and seafood. I tend to reserve reds for steak or beef. Ciao....

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Shea Moisture Giveaway

Hey guys,

So, I've just finished posting a giveaway on my youtube channel of the Velour Lashes and now, it's time for me to do a facebook and twitter giveaway! I know, tis' the season! LOL... I am in a giving mood! We all know that Shea Moisture is on sale BOGO 50%off this week at Walgreen's stores so of course I stay stocked up. I have also found a couple target stores who did a price match (try it, you may be surprised!)

In addition to what I already had, I have added a few other items and will do a giveaway. So here it goes... As for my facebook page you have to like it by clicking HERE and post on the wall why you want to win the Shea Moisture giveaway! As, for the Twitter contest, you have to follow me on twitter by clicking HERE and tweet @NaturallyEJHalo with why you want to win the Shea Moisture giveaway!

The contests will go on until my moms birthday Saturday November 19, 2011 at 11:59pm. On, Sunday November 20, 2011 I will announce the winners on my facebook and twitter pages! Let me know if you have any questions!


Facebook: There will be 3 winners!
1- Thickening Shampoo and Thickening Growth Milk
2- Curl Enhancing Smoothie
3-Deep Treatment Masque

Twitter: There will be 3 winners!
1-Lavender and Wild Orchid Body scrub and Bath, body & massage oil
2-AntiBreakage Masque
3-Olive and Green Tea body scrub

Good luck everyone!!