Friday, December 21, 2012

Choca's Re-Twisted...

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So tonight, I retwisted Choca's hair... She's going to be in the Christmas program at our church, so I wanted to make sure her hair was on point and FRESH!!! Although it looked good already, there is something about being 'FRONT AND CENTER' that made me re-do those delicious things...

Products Used:

-- Mane 'n Tail Detanger
-- Blue Magic Organics Indian Hemp Herbal Hair & Scalp Conditioner
-- Water
-- Red, Black, Green Beads
-- ONE Rubber Band (to secure the beads)

With my fingers, I untwisted the twists (section by section) that were already there... I sprayed water and detangler on them FIRST before undoing them.  I rubbed that through each section, and THEN took them out.  After they were free, I put the Blue Magic on her hair, and twisted it again... I then put ONE box braid on the right side of her head and beaded it (her signature) -- Easy Peasy!!

Pics:

LENGTH CHECK!!! :) 





This took about TWO HOURS from beginning to end to complete!! She's good for another 6-8 weeks too!!!

She loves it... (although she was NOT trying to get her hair done tonight)... And I adore it!! :)

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Keep Watching,

Char~


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Choca is being featured on Big Baby Hair's blog!!!

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I know I've been missing in action for a while... I have SOOOO much going on, but couldn't pass up the opportunity to show you this amazing style and post featuring CHOCA!! :) 

I did a Bohemian inspired style on Choca a few weeks ago, and Ms. Chloe over at Baby Big Hair loved it so much, that she featured her on her blog as a HAIRSPIRATION!!! 

How cool is that?!?!?

Check it out here:

http://babybighair.com/hairspiration-bohemian-style-twists-by-charlottes-avenue/

Please comment and let her know how much you love it!!! :) 

I'll be back soon with new styles, outfits of the day, homeschooling tips, and other goodies!!! :) 

We are all well!

Keep Watching, 

Char~

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Product Review: Leading Lady Organic Nursing Cami

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IT'S PRODUCT REVIEW TIME!!!
~*~LEADING LADY ORGANIC NURSING CAMI~*~


WEBSITE | FACEBOOK
So, I was given the amazing opportunity to try one of Leading Lady's Organic Nursing Camis for review.  I would like to thank Erin over at Leading Lady for giving me this opportunity!!!

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Leading Lady is a premiere intimate apparel company dedicated to creating comfortably functional, remarkably affordable, stylish and easy-to-wear bras, camis and sleepwear. A family owned and operated business, Leading Lady has been expertly tailoring nursing bras for top brands and retailers across North America for more than 70 years. For the first time, Leading Lady’s comprehensive line of nursing intimates – including our limited edition 100% certified organic line– can be purchased directly on LeadingLady.com.
Leading Lady is proud to celebrate“Leading Ladies” everywhere through its products, programs and philanthropic activities. Leading Lady is dedicated to arming new moms with the support – physically, intellectually and emotionally – they need to nurture their babies through breastfeeding and committed to supporting a variety of organizations and issues relevant to women across the country. Follow Leading Lady on Facebook,Twitter and Google+


And... unlike other companies, this amazing company has BREASTFEEDING info for breastfeeding mothers... 





MY REVIEW

First, I want to say... WOW!!!! The Leading Lady Organic Nursing Cami is amazing.  My goodness... Because I'm more 'girthy'... I was concerned that it wouldn't fit properly... However, these camis are true to size.  It fit amazingly, and was very easy to TRANSFORM for me to breastfeed my little one.  It's also VERY cute, and could be worn under a dress, jacket, etc... for easy accessibility.  

On a scale of one to five Choca's (five being the best), I give this product:

FIVE CHOCA'S!!!!
This product is lovely!!! I HIGHLY recommend this product to ALL breastfeeding mothers out there!! You will not be disappointed!!! 

Please look out for the giveaway I will be having soon, AND some great discounts on this amazing product!!  I want to say thank you AGAIN to Ms. Erin at Leading Lady for trusting me to do a review on their products... I encourage you all to like Leading Lady on FACEBOOK, and checking our their WEBSITE!!

Questions: CharlottesAvenue@gmail.com
Comments: Leave them here!!

Thanks and Keep Watching, 

Char~

*The Leading Lady Nursing Cami was sent to me free of charge for review.  The words that I've expressed about this product are mine and mine alone.*


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: And Then There Were Four...

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It's been a long time!! 

Choca, BB, CC, & Introducing AJ!!!

Now you know why!! We have a new addition!!! :) 



Keep Watching,

Char~

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Product Review: Pambra's Bra Liners

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Hey all, in honor of this TERRIBLE heat:

*~*IT'S REVIEW TIME!!!*~*


*~*PAMBRA'S BRA LINERS*~*

Original Style Bra Liner

The Original Style is where it all began years ago (1990).

FACEBOOK | WEBSITE
I was given the amazing opportunity to try this amazing product from Pam over at Pambra's. I want to say THANK YOU for the opportunity!

INFO ON THIS PRODUCT FROM THE WEBSITE:

A soft cotton liner worn in your bra, Pambra’s absorbs perspiration under and between the breasts. Pambra’s also adds comfort to that cute little under wire bra that isn’t always so comfortable.
So, toss out the powders, rags and mini pads so many have resorted to. It is our unique blend of fabric and cotton that absorbs moisture and keeps it away from the skin. Doctor tested and approved, Pambra’s virtually eliminates the threat of fungus, and prevents heat rash from developing.
Pambra’s have no pins, hooks, or tapes; the liners have been proven to stay in place with a properly fitted bra. (A properly fitted bra has no more than two fingers space to pull away from the body.)
Pambra’s are sold in packages of three, one color per package, and are machine washable and dryer safe.
Available in White, Nude, or Black.

Pambra’s Size
Bra Band Size
Pambra’s Length
Small
34-36
14”
Medium
36-38
18”
Large
38-40
26”
X-Large
42-46
30”
XX-Large
48-50
36”

Actual fit will depend on how far you want the liner to go across the rib cage.



MY REVIEW:

Let me first just say WOW!! This bra liner works WONDERS, folks!! For all you Mommies out there that are top heavy AND that breastfeed, this product is an amazing way to stay dry underneath your breasts.  It makes you feel much more comfortable as well!!! 

When I wore mine, I was amazed at how it felt.  I was expecting to feel as if I had too much fabric involved in that area... but it was completely the opposite.  It was VERY comfortable and fit perfectly! I wore it for 16 hours... in 100 degree heat... with NO issues!!! :) 

I highly recommend this product to ALL women who may have the same issues I have being top heavy.

On a scale of 1 to 5 Choca's (with 5 being the best), I give this product:



I have absolutely NO qualms with this product.  It does as it states it will do.  It's a perfect product!! Truly!

Please go to their WEBSITE, and check out their bra liners, along with all of the other products that they offer.  Also, don't forget to 'like' them on FACEBOOK, and let them know that I sent you!! :) 

I hope you all enjoyed this review!! I'm truly excited to share this product with you all.  You will NOT be disappointed with it!! 

Questions: CharlottesAvenue@gmail.com
Comments: Leave them here!

Keep Watching,

Char~

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dale and Thomas Father's Day Four Pack Sampler Winner Announced!!

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The winner has been announced!!! Is it you??

http://charlottesavenue.blogspot.com/2012/06/dale-and-thomas-popcorn-fathers-day.html

Winner has 48 hours to respond to the email I have sent them... If they don't respond in the allotted amount of time, another winner will be chosen!!

Congratulations!!!

Keep Watching,

Char~

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Dale and Thomas Popcorn Father's Day Four Pack Sampler Review AND Giveaway!!!

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*~* It's Review/Giveaway Time *~*
Dale and Thomas Popcorn
Father's Day Four Pack Sampler
                                                                WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

So... I was blessed to be able to do ANOTHER review/giveaway of Dale and Thomas' products!!! As GREAT as they were last time, I surely wouldn't turn down such an amazing opportunity!! :) 

From The Company:

Everyone loves popcorn! And we have more flavors of gourmet popcorn than just about anybody else. When you choose a gift from Dale and Thomas, we guarantee you're choosing an exquisite gourmet gift of great taste. We combine farm-fresh corn, grown just for popping, with premium quality ingredients to create ingenious popcorn flavors that we wrap up in gracefully designed gift assortments.

There's no better way to celebrate happy occasions than with our most popular gourmet flavored popcorn gifts including our Six Bag Popcorn Samplers, Twelve Bag Popcorn Samplers, Popcorn Gift Boxes, Popcorn Gift Baskets, Popcorn Gift Tins, Popcorn Towers, and more. Whether you choose a popcorn tin, popcorn gift basket, a sampler gift, or our special gourmet gift boxes, our popcorn gifts are sure to impress family, friends, business associates, college students, teachers, and every popcorn lover in between. Our gourmet popcorn gifts help you celebrate many occasions and milestones: birthday, thank you, congratulations, anniversaries, welcome, corporate gifts, care packages, and many other holidays throughout the year. Dale and Thomas is sure to have something perfect for you!

Our popcorn is gluten-free and kosher and each of our gourmet popcorn gifts is packed and shipped daily. Only at Dale and Thomas will you find such imaginative flavor combinations, such decadent textures, and such incredible variety of flavors: Hall of Fame Kettle Corn, Dale's Caramel, North Country Cheddar, Real Butter, Southwest Cheddar Chipotle, Caramel & Nuts, White Cheddar & Black Peppercorn, Cinnamon Sugar Swirl, Summertime BBQ, Cocoa Crunch Kettle, Bacon Ranch, Wasabi, Chocolate Chunk N'Caramel, Peanut Butter & White Chocolate DrizzleCorn, Twice-As-Nice Chocolate DrizzleCorn, Double Chocolate DrizzleCorn, Black & White Biscotti, and Dark Fudge with Praline Almonds.


My Review:

There are four mouth-watering flavors in this sampler:

* Hall of Fame Kettle Corn
* White Cheddar & Black Peppercorn
* Dale's Caramel
* Cinnamon Sugar Swirl



Now... I thought I LOVED the other box of goodies from Dale and Thomas... But this one takes the 'cake'!!! It's absolutely delicious!! A great balance of sweet and savory, it'll be a great treat for your ANY father in your life!!!

Please don't forget to check out their FACEBOOK PAGE (like them and let them know I sent you), and go  by their WEBSITE ( www.daleandthomas.com ) to see this package and ALL of the other amazing things they have going on over there!! You will not be disappointed!!! :) 

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Now... Are you ready for a GIVEAWAY??? This wonderful company has agreed to giveaway the Father's Day Four Pack Sampler to one person!!! 


o   Dale and Thomas does not ship to P.O. Boxes.

o   Dale and Thomas will only ship to the contiguous United States (so the winner cannot live in Hawaii and Alaska)
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Keep Watching,

Char~

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Vintage Style: Cute Vintage Summer Outfit With Hairstyle To Match!

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So, today we decided to break out some really simple vintage items for Choca to sport.  It's EXTRA hot outside, so the more basic, the better.

cute white tank: $.29
cute jean capris: $.99
cute headband/scarf: $.99
cute Elmo jacket: $2.99

I paired it with her Payless sandals: $5.00 (clearance)

I wrapped the scarf around her hair and clipped her bang back to give her a cute little wrap bang.

To moisturize her hair I used:

Trescorn Mixture
BB Super Gro Grease

VIOLA... Instant cuteness:






How cute is she?? For under $11.00, she's as cute as can be!!!! AND, I love this hairstyle on her!! She's so MOD looking with it! :)

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Keep Watching,

Char~

Friday, May 25, 2012

Winner Of The Beija-Flor Naturals Giveaway!!!!

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A winner has been chosen for this awesome giveaway... Is it you???

http://charlottesavenue.blogspot.com/2012/05/beija-flor-naturals-giveaway.html

*Winner has 48 hours to respond to the email that I have sent them.  If they do not respond in the allotted amount of time, another winner will be chosen!*

Thank you all for entering!! I have another giveaway going up this weekend, so stay tuned!!

Keep Watching,

Char~

Monday, May 14, 2012

Beija-Flor Naturals Giveaway!!!

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*~*IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME*~*
*~*BEIJA-FLOR NATURALS*~* 
*~*$25.00 GIFT CODE*~*

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK
So... It's that time!! GIVEAWAY TIME!! The lovely folks over at Beija-Flor Naturals would like for ONE of my readers to try some of their products... SO, they are giving away a $25.00 Gift Code to ONE LUCKY WINNER!! 

As you all know, I reviewed some of their amazing products on Choca's hair:


AND, they worked fantastically!!! 

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So, now it's your turn to try them out!!! Make sure you follow ALL the rules of the Rafflecopter below in order to be eligible!! :) 

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Comments: Leave Them here! :)

Keep Watching,

Char~

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Winner of my Dale and Thomas Mother's Day Four Pack Sampler!!!

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So, we have a winner to our Mother's Day giveaway!! Is it you!?!?!

http://charlottesavenue.blogspot.com/2012/05/dale-and-thomas-popcorn-review-mothers.html

*WINNER HAS 48 HOURS TO RESPOND TO THE EMAIL THAT I SEND.  IF THEY DO NOT RESPOND WITHIN THE ALLOTTED AMOUNT OF TIME, ANOTHER WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN*

Friday, May 11, 2012

Product Review: Beija-Flor Naturals

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*~*IT'S REVIEW TIME!!!*~*
*~*BEIJA-FLOR NATURALS*~*

FACEBOOK | WEBSITE

I was contacted by this amazing company to review a couple of their products.  Of course I obliged, because I had heard so many good things about them!

The products I was asked to review were:


*~*~*~*~*~*

FROM THE WEBSITE:


ABOUT US


Beija-Flor Naturals is a vegan/vegetarian bodycare line with luxurious treats that promote healthy skin and hair. For years, the Beija-Flor Naturals mixtress has experimented with natural health and beauty remedies as an alternative to mainstream products. The raw materials used are influenced by her life experience and travels, especially the nutrient rich extracts of South America and Africa. Beija-Flor Naturals vows to provide quality natural products handmade,customized and made to order with love in California.

WHY ORGANIC BODYCARE


The main ingredients in even the priciest store bought products include harmful petro-chemicals and other yuckie stuff that is used as low-quality fillers-read your product labels! Healing herbs, oils, butters and vegetable extracts have proven to be the best solution for virtually all skin and hair ailments as they work with body’s natural chemistry. Our vegan/vegetarian products are free of harmful petro-chemicals, made from raw vegetable based ingredients, preserved naturally, following FDA standards, and kind to your body and pocketbook.
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MY REVIEW:
When I opened the containers, I was enthralled by the lovely fragrance of each product.  The smell is NOT overwhelming, but it's VERY delicious.  When I was using it on Choca, it smelled like a bakery in here!! BB and CC kept coming out here talking about how AMAZING the products smelled... Even Choca was putting her fingers in the containers so she could use it as lotion (WHICH IS QUITE ALRIGHT)!! 
The texture of these products is a thick consistency... However, it's not so thick that it didn't melt into Choca's hair.  Once I rub it into her hair, or into my hands before putting it on her hair, it softened her hair right up and melted right into it after about 3 minutes... Which is GREAT for our texture hair.  
This product brought out Choca's amazing hair texture. Her hair is VERY curly, and this product was able to focus on HER texture and bring out her curls like NONE OTHER!! Choca's hair texture has been changing lately... So, it was nice to see her curls POPPIN' with these lovely products. 
Pictures:
Look at how awesome those twists look with this product...

Looking even better... AND, the twists are nice and plump!
LENGTH CHECK:
Check that out??!?! WE LOVE SHRINKAGE... :) 
MORE PICTURES:




Do you see how amazing her twists look with this product??? I'm in love thus far!!! 
DAY 3:
So... She's had the product in her hair for 3 days... This morning when she woke up, I sprayed her hair down with water and put some of the above products in her hair... 
Check it out:

It's still JUST as beautiful, if not better!!! 
On a scale of 1 to 5 Choca's... with 5 being the best, I give this product:
FIVE CHOCA'S
Pros: This product is ALL natural and works amazing on Choca's hair.  It isn't too fragrant, but it does smell amazing.  A little goes a LONG way!
Cons: There are no cons!
Please make sure you check out their FACEBOOK, and make sure you take a look at their WEBSITE to see what other AMAZING products that they offer!! You won't be disappointed!
ALSO... keep a look out for our GIVEAWAY of some of these amazing products coming up SOONER than you think!! :) 
Questions: CharlottesAvenue@gmail.com
Comments: Leave them here! :) 
Keep Watching, 
Char~

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dale and Thomas Popcorn Review & Mother's Day Giveaway!!!

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*~* It's Review/Giveaway Time *~*
Dale and Thomas Popcorn
Mother's Day Four Pack Sampler

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

I was asked to review this AMAZING box of deliciousness, folks!!! The picture of the box above is EXACTLY how the package arrived!! So gorgeously put together! 

From The Company:

Everyone loves popcorn! And we have more flavors of gourmet popcorn than just about anybody else. When you choose a gift from Dale and Thomas, we guarantee you're choosing an exquisite gourmet gift of great taste. We combine farm-fresh corn, grown just for popping, with premium quality ingredients to create ingenious popcorn flavors that we wrap up in gracefully designed gift assortments.

There's no better way to celebrate happy occasions than with our most popular gourmet flavored popcorn gifts including our Six Bag Popcorn Samplers, Twelve Bag Popcorn Samplers, Popcorn Gift Boxes, Popcorn Gift Baskets, Popcorn Gift Tins, Popcorn Towers, and more. Whether you choose a popcorn tin, popcorn gift basket, a sampler gift, or our special gourmet gift boxes, our popcorn gifts are sure to impress family, friends, business associates, college students, teachers, and every popcorn lover in between. Our gourmet popcorn gifts help you celebrate many occasions and milestones: birthday, thank you, congratulations, anniversaries, welcome, corporate gifts, care packages, and many other holidays throughout the year. Dale and Thomas is sure to have something perfect for you!

Our popcorn is gluten-free and kosher and each of our gourmet popcorn gifts is packed and shipped daily. Only at Dale and Thomas will you find such imaginative flavor combinations, such decadent textures, and such incredible variety of flavors: Hall of Fame Kettle Corn, Dale's Caramel, North Country Cheddar, Real Butter, Southwest Cheddar Chipotle, Caramel & Nuts, White Cheddar & Black Peppercorn, Cinnamon Sugar Swirl, Summertime BBQ, Cocoa Crunch Kettle, Bacon Ranch, Wasabi, Chocolate Chunk N'Caramel, Peanut Butter & White Chocolate DrizzleCorn, Twice-As-Nice Chocolate DrizzleCorn, Double Chocolate DrizzleCorn, Black & White Biscotti, and Dark Fudge with Praline Almonds.


My Review:

There are four mouth-watering flavors in this sampler:

* Hall of Fame Kettle Corn
* White Cheddar & Black Peppercorn
* Chocolate Chunk N' Caramel
* Peanut Butter & White Chocolate DrizzleCorn


When I tell you that it's delicious, I am NOT EXAGGERATING!!! Everything was true to taste and VERY bold with flavor.  The bags are pack FULL of delicious popcorn...and for $24.95 for the entire box, you're getting your monies worth!!! 

Please don't forget to check out their FACEBOOK PAGE (like them and let them know I sent you), and go  by their WEBSITE ( www.daleandthomas.com ) to see this package and ALL of the other amazing things they have going on over there!! You will not be disappointed!!! :) 

~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Now... Are you ready for a GIVEAWAY??? This wonderful company has agreed to giveaway the Mother's Day Four Pack Sampler to one person!!! 


o   Dale and Thomas does not ship to P.O. Boxes.

o   Dale and Thomas will only ship to the contiguous United States (so the winner cannot live in Hawaii and Alaska)

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Flair With Choca!!!

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So today, Choca decided she wanted to rock one of the new crocheted hats that my husband had made for her (Shout out to Brittany @ Britt's Knits for her amazing crocheting skills).  I paired her black, yellow and white hat with ALL VINTAGE ITEMS: a cute white tank, jean capri pants and a simple jean jacket.  She wanted to finish it off with her pink sandals (that's her FAVORITE COLOR), so I obliged that request!!!

AND... here is her flair for this beautiful Friday:







How cute is she this lovely Friday!?!?!? :) 

I hope you all enjoyed this cute little post as much as she enjoyed posing for it! LOL

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Keep Watching, 

Char~

Monday, April 23, 2012

TWISTED ORCHID GIVEAWAY WINNER!!!

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Soooooooooooooooo... ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE TWISTED ORCHID GIVEAWAY:

http://charlottesavenue.blogspot.com/2012/04/twisted-orchid-reviewgiveaway.html

Congratulations to the winner!! :)

Winner has 48 hours to respond to the email that I have sent.  If the winner does not respond in the allotted amount of time, another winner will be chosen!

Keep Watching, 

Char~

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Refreshing Choca's Twists!!! :)

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So... Choca has been rocking this style for about 1 1/2 weeks now... 




As of a couple of days ago, it was looking like this:


Now, although it was still really cute, it was FRIZZY!! My goodness... This weather (hot, cold, rainy, burning hot) has her hair going through a metamorphosis.  It's growing really well.. But, it does tend to dry out a bit more when the weather is all over the place. 

Sooooooooooooooooooo... I decided to redo her hair style... I updated the braids a bit, and used a different mixture of products to give her that protective covering her hair needs in this weather... 

What did I use, you ask?!?! 

PRODUCTS USED:

LITTLE MISS FUZZY HEAD
AFRICAN PRIDE MAGICAL GRO
TEA TREE LEAVE IN CONDITIONER

Let me tell you... This mixture really made her hair extra soft and curly!!! It was very easy to finger detangle and moisturized her hair amazingly!

The finished product:


I changed up the braid design a bit.






Can you see the shine?!?!? AND... The Little Miss Fuzzy Head has a nice, thick consistency that keeps Choca's hair coated and protected from the elements!!! We shall see how it looks in a week!! :)

As you can see, she's overjoyed with it... 


WIN/WIN!! :)

Questions: CharlottesAvenue@gmail.com
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Keep Watching,

Char~

Wordless Wednesday

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The Statue Of Lollipop!
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Char~


Monday, April 16, 2012

Choca's Hair: A year of growth (April '11/April '12)

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So, this weekend I was going through older pictures of Choca, and I came across some pictures from this time last year that had me smiling and grinning at her cute little self and her amazing hair growth... 

I figured I'd share it with you all! :) 

*~*April 2011 Pictures*~*





AND...

*~*April 2012 Pictures*~*





Hehe!! How cute is this little Queen To Be?!?!!?

And her growth is astounding!!

Yaaaaaay for good hair care! :)  

Questions: CharlottesAvenue@gmail.com
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Keep Watching, 

Char~