curly nikki

It feels like summer! Whip your hair back and forth!

I love summer. Indiana has decided to skip spring (except with all the rain), and go directly into the heat of summer. I hate winter, I hate cold weather, and I hate my allergies. I had one very minor allergy attack this year, and have been pretty much okay since. Last year, everything was COATED in pollen, and I couldn't really go outside until it rained. Even then, I had to have allergy pills ingested. 

With the summer comes summer hair. Most of the winter, my hair stays underneath a silk scarf, and underneath a hat in two strand twists. It's too cold for me to just let my hair out. Now with summer here, I can two strand twist at night, undo it in the morning, put my hair in a puff, or just let it be in it's afro. I do have to continously moisturize my hair, however, with using the Belle Butters shea butter, I can usually get away with moisturizing every two days. With my hair in twists like that, I can also co-wash about once a week. Unless of course I have been swimming, or sweating hard. Then you know, it's more often with the washing. 
It's a marvelous time! So, my question to you is, how is your summer routine different from your winter routine?
In other news, I was over on the Curly Nikki forums. Seems like they are trying to put together a natural hair meetup here in Indiana! How exciting is that!? Would you guys come? I would love to meet you (Janelle, I am looking at you girl!)! They want it to be big like the ones in Atlanta, and honestly, Indianapolis has the potential for that. I kind of wish I would have found out about it earlier, as I could have taken an active role in getting local vendors to display jewelry and stuff at it. I am really good about researching and sales (though, I don't want to be in sales; too much pressure.) and I think I could have gotten some great things accomplished. Oh well, I will just be okay with going and having a great time!
I'm out! I have a mess of clothes to fold and some twists to retwist. I am not going anywhere today but my back yard, so the hair will remain in twists. 
Have a great day, and if you haven't taken my survey, please do!

Pretty Flowers for my pretty hair

In a lot of the pictures of women with natural hair online, you will see them with gorgeous flowers in their hair. I thought about going to a craft store, purchasing some flowers and gluing them to a barrette, but I don't think the logistics of it would work. I was on and there was a youtube vid of creating your own flowers for your hair:

I am crafty (somewhat, I do scrapbook pages and I am a beginner sewer) so I may try this when I am feeling motivated. But for right now I would just like to purchase a couple of flowers. Do you have any flower accessories? Where did you get them from?