Sheri Gaskins

I want it all...


Besides the big things like communication, trust, and selflessness; keeping things fresh is almost equally as important. More often than not, while we are dating or in our first couple years of marriage we make a lot of effort and work really hard at our relationships but as time goes on we tend to do less and less. I can't stress how important it is to continue to work hard at your relationship even as life gets busier and our to do lists get longer and longer.

One thing Tony and I ALWAYS make a priority is date nights. Of course, going out for a date night is not always possible. But even if we aren't able to go out somewhere, we make a point to have a date night home. Date night is our time, so the kids are in bed, and phones are put on the charger on silent. No distractions, just our time.


Our latest obsession is charcuterie cheese boards. I will make one with our favorite type of meats, cheese, black olives, crackers and/or bread, grapes, and pickles. We will either pay for a movie that we both want to see on demand, or sometimes we just want to eat and talk about our day and just spend time with each other.

Another we like to do, is couples massages. We did buy a massage table online but that totally isn't necessary. This date night combines, quality time, physical touch and acts of service in one. That's three of the four love languages in one date night. We grab our favorite massage oils, turn on soundscapes and we take turns giving one another a massage. Not only do the massages feel good, the physical touch, is an amazing way to really feel your partners love and it does a great job of restoring love that can sometimes get hidden during the business of the week.

Hope you guys take the time this week to either go out for a date night or spend a date night at home with your significant other! Relationships don't stay happy, its all about the work you put in. You get out what you put in, so do the work.

Happy Tuesday Yall!





 
One of the most common questions Tony and I get asked is about the boys' hair. Questions like what kind of products we use for them, how do we de-tangle their hair, and how do we keep it moisturized throughout the week, etc...?

I am not super fussy with their shampoo and conditioner, right now they just use the Sauve keratin shampoo and conditioner. I will also use a deep conditioner mask in their usually one for dry hair with argan oil and Moroccan oil. Tayden will usually play in the bathtub while the conditioner does it's job. And T knows to do his hair first, put the deep conditioner in, and then wash his body to allow the conditioner to work. Then as soon as the deep conditioner is washed out. I will use the Kinky Curly Knot Today de-tangler. I will take a good size and rub it throughout their and put it up in a top bun while they they get dressed.

         

        
Once they are dressed, I will comb their hair out. I comb it out in 4 sections and add more knot today as I start a section. They are used to combing their out and don't fuss or complain about it. Tayden will watch some Disney show and T will watch a movie on Netflix. They both love their hair and don't want to cut it, so I tell them this is part of the process to have their curls. If the other sections of their hair start to get dry (Tayden's hair dries really easily), I take a spray bottle with warm water and regular conditioner mixed together and spray those sections. It helps moisten the hair but also de-tangles as well too. As I finish section, I just put it in a braid while I do the rest. T's hair probably takes about 15 minutes and Tayden's takes about 20 minutes, just because I am extremely gentle with his. T washes his hair twice a week because he is so active with sports and he sweats a lot and it makes it much easier to comb out. Tayden washes his hair once or twice, depending on if he had swim that week or not.

         

        

After, I will take the braids out and I will take some of the pantene proV oil hydrating oil and run it through their hair and shape their hair how they usually wear it. T wears his with a curly bang look, we had it cut that way to give him a distinct shape. Tayden wears his pushed back and pulled out.

         

         
During the week in the mornings, I use the Cantu curl activator cream to keep it hydrated and reshape their curls after they sleep on it. This has been a new addition to our routine but I love it. We have been using this for the past two months and I can see a difference in their hair and maintaining their curls throughout the week.

 I hope some of these products work. Curls can be a lot of work but as long as you keep them moisturized during the week, they can look soo good. And of course, you go through a rough phase while the hair is growing to a length that looks good. The boys go to a real salon and get their hair cut while wet and cut for curls so it always looks neat.

Hope this helps and helps you keep 'all them curls' lol!







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