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GirlGoneNatural: My Natural Hair Journey

The purpose of this blog is to not only showcase the beauty of natural hair, but also to show how rewarding it is to live a natural lifestyle!
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Starting a whole foods #cleanse on this beautiful #LaborDay! Beginning with some delicious #juice! #nutrition #cleaneating #healthyliving #health #igdaily #instagood #healthyliving #health #vegetarian #vegan #juicing

Finally! A Sunday #workout even though I am very sore from this week’s #exercises! Must be doing something right! :) #latergram #igdaily #instagood #instafit #selfie #naturalhair #afro #natural #hair #gym #healthyliving #health #weightloss #weightlifting

Seriously, if I had known they were going to issue an actual card instead of just having a photo on file, I would have totally worn makeup and had cute #hair. However, excited one of my New Years Resolutions is accomplished! Now, who wants to join me at the shooting range??? #naturalhair #natural #nomakeup #gun #guns #igdaily #latergram #goals #instagood

Like. A. Boss. Happy Friday!!!! #tgif #happy #latergram #igdaily #instagood #catsofinstagram #lol #cats #friday

I don’t know if I have ever said, “Whew! I am so glad I DIDN’T go to the #gym!” Didn’t want to go tonight but with some #motivation from @jaylanie, I made myself go. And with the extra push from @tierelera, @mscgray, @mgares7, and @angelavogelpohl, I survived! #healthyliving #thankful #health #fitfam #fitness #selfie #exercise #workout #naturalhair #natural #hair #latergram #igdaily #instafit #instagood #tiertime

I’m just so happy when I #workout! I don’t care what day it is! No “Case of the Mondays” here! Workouts from Saturday and Monday. #igdaily #instafit #natural #hair #naturalhair #selfie #afro #nofilter #glasses #latergram #healthyliving #health #gym #weightloss #weightlifting

I love #hair accessories, but my #naturalhair just doesn’t want to share the spotlight… #headband #cat #selfie #afro #natural #latergram #igdaily #instagood

Epic Melea Weekend! @ms_coi #friends #igdaily #instagood #latergram #naturalhair #teamnatural #afro #hair #natural #nashville

SPENDING TO SAVE
My coupon skill level has been elevated from Beginner to Novice! What will take me to the next level is ensuring that I stick to my budget! However, I have discovered so many easy ways to save money!

On every Kroger receipt there is a survey section that offers 50 fuel points. The survey only takes about 3 minutes. Before you know it, you’ll be saving money at the gas pump without spending the money to earn the points (1 fuel point per $1)

Walgreens has a great rewards program. I had an amazing shopping trip on Friday because I had manufacturer coupons, the items I wanted were on sale, and I had Walgreens points coupons! I was also able to get FREE Dove soap because the soap was on sale for $1, and I had a coupon for that exact amount! Yipppeeee!!!! :)

LAST WEEK’S SAVINGS:
Vendor Coupons-10.00
Store Coupons-25.00
App Savings-0.25
Total Savings: 35.25

THIS WEEK’S SAVINGS:
Vendor Coupons-6.00 (free soap!!)

Every time I think “wwaahhhh my #hair isn’t growing” I look back at photos and see that it definitely is! My #NaturalHair grows out instead of down so when it gets long enough and heavy enough to start falling down I’ll be capturing that hair change as well! :) #teamnatural #selfie #nofilter #healthyliving #health #latergram #igdaily #instagood #afro #Natural #flashbackfriday #tgif #tbt #throwbackthursday

We should have MANY good things coming our way because #tiertime had us sweating buckets!! LEFT: Tiertime with @kdgrogan21, Stephanie, and @ms_coi!! RIGHT: Body Pump class on Tuesday with @sakina1184! We killed it ladies! Who is joining me for #fitness classes next week?? #fitfam #exercise #healthyliving #health #friends #selfie #naturalhair #hair #teamnatural #workout #gym #latergram #igdaily #instafit #instagood

You know you want to bid on these dancing dvds on eBay!!! Only 99 cents! #fitness #fitfam #igdaily #instagood #instafit #exercise #workouts #Workout #dance #weightloss #healthyliving #shamelessebayplug #sorrynotsorry

Thai Eggplant Red Curry|Eggplant, Carrots, Red and Green Peppers, Mushrooms, Basil and Cilantro plus lots of fragrant spices. Didn’t turn out 100% the way I wanted, but I will perfect this #recipe! #vegetarian #vegan #glutenfree #nutrition #thai #cooking #natural #health #healthyliving #latergram #igdaily #instagood #nom #igfood #food #foodporn

:) #naturalhair #teamnatural #latergram #igdaily #instagood #lips #nhdaily @naturalhairdaily @hair2mesmerize #healthyliving #Hair #natural