Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Liebster Award

I have been nominated by the very sweet and supportive KLP of Saving Our Strands and the lovely Yvonne of Diaries of another Relaxed Chic. As such I'll go ahead and do a combo post responding to both bloggers.

OK let's get to it. First I'll address the interesting facts about me.

  1. I want to get married at some point, but think weddings are kind o' pointless.
  2. No one in my family or of my close friends knows I have started blogging except by beau.
  3. I'm not a plant (or animal) lover. They are great to look at but that's as far as it goes. I don't really see the point of them. I'd much rather have a yard of fruit trees than plants.
  4. When I was younger I wanted to be a lawyer (glad that phase passed lol).
  5. I had always wanted to live in a totally foreign country and learn it's language, but now that I've been living here, turns out it's just OK. Well, at least I can strike it off my bucket list.
  6. My favorite cartoon growing up was Tom and Jerry.(Yep 90's kid) I also loved Kids From Room 402 and Angela Anaconda (no one seems to know those except me lol).
  7. I only want 2 kids.
  8. I love to jot things down for future reference.
  9. Which brings me to the fact that I am super forgetful!
  10. I love DIYing, but I don't do it nearly enough.
  11. I am a pretty private person. I am not really one for social media either :-\ 

Now for the question and answer section. 

Yvonne's Questions 
[1] How long have you been blogging for? 
I have been blogging for a little more than 2 months. 

[2] What inspires you to blog?
My inspiration comes from my drive to succeed at everything lol. I also do it for posterity's sake. 

[3] How would you describe yourself in one word?
awesome! haha

[4] What’s your favorite movie and why?
Sorry, I don't do movies. (But if I had to choose an old favorite, I'd say 2 can Play that Game ) 

[5] What is your favourite protective style?
Long-term - wigs, short-term- a top bun
[6] Where do you spend some of your free time aside blogging?
 [7] If you were stranded on a desert what are the 3 hair essentials you would want on you?Water (for more than just my hair), hair pins and a moisturizing deep conditioner
[8] What has been your worst set back to day?
So far I haven't had many bad setbacks. I struggle with dry hair (which is being rectified) and thinning edges (already remedied) so I'll go with the worse of the 2 -> dry hair. 

[9] What are your hair aspirations?
The thing that motivates me to keep going with my hair journey is to have healthy Below the Waist length hair that is easy, breezy, beautiful.
[10] What would you do with a $1 million?
Probably start another business (or two) and then shop! 

[11] Who is your current hair crush?
wow, so many. I love PrettyWitty's hair. 

Next up it's KLP's Questions 

1. Why did you start blogging? 
I started because I had free time, I was already documenting my hair journey + I loved reading blogs, so I decided to combine them, and created BTW. 

2. Who was your first hair crush? 
Hmmm, I'm sure there were some, but I honestly can't remember fixating on any one person's hair. But I'm gonna say Aaliyah. 

3. What are your favorite ways of using products that suck? 
Putting my own spin on them by adding other ingredients or other products. I love adding water, oil, and even edibles to my deep conditioners that just don't work as I'd like.

4. What was it like when you received your first follower? 

I didn't check my following until I had about 5 and I still don't have much more than that lol. But it's great that persons feel inclined to consistently read what I have to say. Bless your hearts!

5. What has your hair taught you about life? 

That I can do whatever the f*** I want, nothing is impossible with effort and dedication.

6. Where do you see your blog in 5 years? 


7. What's the best thing about blogging? 

Having a platform to share what you know, but also learning from others (through feedback) on the very same platform.

8. What does your blog name mean to you? 

It signifies my ultimate goal.

9. How do you deal with negative feedback on or about your blog? 

BTW is very young and fortunately hasn't received much any negativity. But if and when it comes, I understand that opening up and being accessible to the public lends itself to that. If I feel a need to respond I will do so, but If I don't then I'll just let it be.

10. How personal do you get on your blog? 

Nothing about my hair is off limits, since it's a hair blog. I will share tidbits of my personal life when the time is right.

11. How many pushups can you do? 

10 girly ones hahaha

I'd like to nominate :
Vanessa of Grace and Gratitude 
Courtnea of Finally Growing
Jenna of Life of a Caribbean Girl 
**Update** I knew I was forgetting someone! Yhaya of pocahontas haircare secrets (very informative blog!)

and I'm seconding those nominations of

The Rules: 
  • Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you 
  • Paste the award on your blog
  • Choose 5 blogs to pass this award to (they must have fewer than 200 followers)
  • Let the recipients know about their nomination by leaving a comment on their blogs.
  • Write 11 interesting facts about you.
  • Answer my 11 questions.
My questions:
  1. What's your goal (length or otherwise) for your hair?
  2. What do you love most about your hair?
  3. What's your favorite deep conditioner?
  4. What's your hairstyle at this very moment?
  5. What's #1 on your bucket list?
  6. How many blogs do you follow?
  7. What's on your Christmas wishlist?
  8. How will you spend this Christmas?
  9. Name an interest besides blogging.
  10. One place (country or city) you'd like to visit.
  11. Have you ever been to Jamaica? Would you like to go? (I know that's 2, sue me lol)

Thanks again guys!



  1. Yay! I am so excited about the nominaiton! :D

    1. Good stuff! I'm interested in seeing your answers.

  2. I do the same thing with products that suck (for my hair)!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

    1. Yeah, it's a good way to avoid wasting products.

  3. I thought I was the only one who kept my blog a secret lol. I'm going on a year of blogging and none of my friends or family know about it. I'd much rather share with people who understand and aren't so skeptical of hair journeys. I love your hair btw!

    1. Haha soon they wil know. Thank Jas-Sherese!

  4. thank you so much for the nomination, abbi!
    you are a doll.
    i will start compiling my answers and will hopefully have it done by tomorrow.

    1. My pleasure! Looking forward to them.

  5. My husband and I got married in a courthouse -- 15 years later, we're still going strong. :-) Great post!
    Relaxed Thairapy

    1. That's what I'm talking 'bout! lol I don't mind weddings tho, just not a big fan of the extravagant ones.

  6. I love your blog!
    I know Angela Anaconda and I used to watch it! Lol

    1. aww thank you Chilnell. Yayy for Angela! haha


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