Turning Pages


A lot of folk don’t like it, but 8 times out of ten, I love change! 😀 Whether it be rearranging my room or changing my outfit. I typically welcome change with an open mind.

I am 19 years old. When I created this blog I was 15. It doesn’t seem that long ago but…then it does. Lately I’ve been having nostalgic moments.  I’ve been missing the past and being quite anxious about the future, though I shouldn’t be. (Philippians 4:6-7)

Back when I created this blog I was really gunhoe and I had so much to say–or write. Now four years later, if you’re a follower of this blog you know that that has changed drastically. LOL

So many different things have happened and changed over the course of these four years in my personal life, family life, in the world and most likely in your own life.

I’m saying all this to say, that change has effected me in various ways and one of those ways is blogging.

I don’t intend to shut down my blog, but I will be stepping away from blogging for a while. I do hope that my previous posts can be useful to people who stumble across this website.

Thank you to all who continue to read and faithfully click on my links. I hope the Lord was honored and glorified with what I’ve written thus far.

Thanks for reading once again.

Mekenna ❤




Naturally Curly | I Love My Short Hair

This past January I decided to have my hair cut for 2 reasons.

1. I wanted to do something new. My hair wasn’t curling and doing what I desired. Ultimately I was tired of the look I was sporting.
2. I had a nice amount of heat damage from straightening my hair in May 2015 that had not grown out.

So January 15th with my mother’s help we hacked off approximately 2-3 inches. But I still wasn’t satisfied! 😀



Some days later I asked my mother if she could remove a little more. So out came the hair scissors and she carefully snipped away approximately 2 more inches.

Almost 5 inches of my hair is gone and I LOVE IT! It’s so much easier to maintain. I plan to allow my hair to grow out again but I don’t mind the wait because I absolutely love my hair short!

I had been looking for products that would curl my hair and I had almost given up until I checked with a few of my YouTube professors. The pictures below show the result of my sister “shingling” my hair with water and Argan Oil Eco Styler Gel.



Not sure why I didn’t decided to cut it sooner. 😀 Until next time, thanks for reading!

~Mekenna ❤



Naturally Curly | Protective Hairstyles

Soooo, I almost wanted to throw away this segment of my blog, BUT I didn’t. 😀

Today, I’m pleased to show you my sister’s 2016 protective hairstyle. She decided to put her hair up in crochet braids and boy has she been loving it! 🙂

If you haven’t heard of crochet braids, it is as the name suggests synthetic hair crocheted into your own cornrowed hair using a crochet hook. I’ve read that crochet braids have been out since the 90s but are a lot more modern and creative today.

Anyway, my sister really admired this style of crochet braids worn by YouTuber Kiitana.

Lovely photo @kiitana:

This style is called Havana Twists. Havana twists can be short or long. My sister wanted to go with the shorter twists.

Shall we begin? 😀

My sister attempted to cornrow her hair herself:

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This is the hair she used. (Just in case you wanted to know 🙂 )


Havana Mambo Twist 100% Kanekalon/Toyokolan Medium 12”

The Installation Process:

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My sister loved the hair, but she was not satisfied with her own cornrows, so she removed the twists and called my aunt and asked her if she could redo the cornrows. This was the result.

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She was very pleased. 😉

There you have it! My sister’s protective hairstyle is very versatile. The twists can even be worn unraveled. I like it even better unraveled, it looks even more natural than the original hairstyle.

Side by side: which one do you guys prefer? It's so great to be able to have 2 styles in 1!! All hair videos are in the link in my bio  by kiitana:

We’ve done crochet braids before and I think this is the best one so far. When we attempted to do them in the past, we were inexperienced and we didn’t know very much about crochet braids but now after attending YouTube University we’re a little more informed. 😀


I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Thank you so much for reading. Thank you Jayla for being a model for this post. ❤

~Mekenna ❤