I recently visited Laura in Katy, Texas, after several long weeks of stressful work, and I suddenly realized that my hair had that nasty “is it blonde or is it really gray?” look to it! It was definitely awful! I then randomly called the Spa at Cinco Ranch located at 23050 Westheimer Parkway, and they squeezed me in for a hair cut and color! What a pleasant surprise! The location is convenient, the atmosphere is elegant, the flavored water was delicious, and best of all my cut and color were outstanding. My husband and daughter each commented that someone would not be able to tell whether my hair was color treated or if it grew out of my head that color. This was exactly what I had asked for! In addition, the cut looked just like the picture I brought with me. I will definitely return the Spa at Cinco Ranch, and try some of their other services as well.
Have you heard all the hype about Coconut Oil?
I finally decided to try it out, and bought the two-pack on Amazon. I have read that along with some health benefits, coconut oil can be used as a moisturizer or even in your hair. I love the smell of coconut, and this particular brand seems to get very good reviews (Nutiva’s Cold-Pressed, Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil). No, they’re not paying me.
While I generally try to fry foods as little as possible, this oil is a fun alternative to my good old standby, olive oil. It does lend a slight coconut-y flavor to foods, but was very good in a chicken-broccoli-pineapple stir fry!
It made about 12 large chunky, chewy (dare I say decadent) cookies.
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspon baking soda
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In an electric mixer, beat together coconut oil, eggs, and brown sugar until well mixed.
- Add remaining ingredients, mixing together just until all are incorporated.
- Use a 1/3 cup-measuring cup to form cookies on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes, or just until the outside of the cookies have browned.
- Remove to a wire rack to cool.
From a little cottage near Rice Village emerges the handmade creative designs of Devyn Wolens. A wife, mother, registered nurse, and businesswoman, Devyn puts her heart and soul into her hair accessory line. She creates every type and design of hair accessory one could imagine, including clips, bows, barrettes, headbands and pins. She is constantly adding new and customized items that will highlight a little girl’s precious locks or your own, and will definitely bring ooos and aahs from friends and family! I just purchased several for my granddaughter. Her line is also sold in many Houston area stores including Parker School Uniforms (Bellaire and Memorial stores), Little Lords n’Ladies, and Mint Baby & Kids.