Do you trim your own hair or do you go to a professional? I have been cutting my natural hair for like 8 years. To be honest, I can’t believe I do this myself. It really is astounding. I was never that girl. I was the girl who never wanted a trim, even if it was done by a stylist. Now, I cut my hair whenever I feel like it and without hesitation. Now, do I know what I am doing? I don’t know, It’s worked out pretty well so far.

Anyway, I needed a trim and I decided to film this video for my channel. Cutting your hair on camera is uber awkward and think I deserve a pat on the back. Go ahead and get to patting! Appreciate. I am going to get a big girl hair cut sometime this year but this should hold me off for a while. My ends were a wreck.

Alright, check out the video below. Let me know who trims your hair. Thank you for watching!

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One of my favorite cities and travel destinations in the world is San Francisco, California. I would move there today, if everything didn’t cost a million dollars. No. Like. Literally. We totally looked up the real estate prices and oh oh oh my. Any who, we (Eric and my two friends Natalie and Nicole) spent a marvelously rainy and chilly 4 days in ole San Fran. So enjoy my travel diary San Fransisco and some iPhone pics.

 

Day 1: Golden Gate Bridge & Fisherman’s Wharf

 

We flew in early Saturday morning. This means I had to wake up at 4:30 am. That is an ungodly hour. Jesus does not bless that time of day. He just doesn’t. We didn’t want to waste our only non-rainy day, so we walked the Golden Gate bridge. Because thats what you do when you are a tourist in San Fransisco. Yes, the runners hate you. Sure, the bikers despise you. Okay, it’s super windy and a tiny bit scary. But you have to. It’s important. Alright, we didn’t even make it half way across. Remind me to stretch thoroughly before attempting long walks.

We also explored Fisherman’s Wharf. Delicious sea food (I’ve heard). Lots of cute little shops. Tons of entertaining dudes on the street. We saw a one man band playing Johnny Cash, a magic show and a elderly gentleman playing some sort of two-stringed instrument. And of course, the famous sea lions.

Day 2: Muir Woods & China Town

Get your rain boots. Put on your ponchos. Grab that umbrella. Today is going to be a wet adventure in the redwoods. We tracked our way through these hug, old trees and then had some good food in China town.

Day 3: Rained out & Bay Bridge

Sometimes, you happen to be in San Fransisco and it’s like the rainstorm of the year. On that day you spend a lot of time in your hotel room watching movies, eating fast food and playing The Simpsons on your iPad. When you get tired of that, you take a car ride back and forth over the Bay Bridge just for fun.

Day 4: Napa Valley & Wine

No one in the right mind travels to San Fransisco and skips Napa Valley. It is beautiful and there’s wine. Win Win.

Thank you guys so much for checking out my travel diary through the great city of San Fransisco. Let me know you favorite weekend getaway spot.

 

 

 

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Somebody qualified for the L’oreal Ever Fresh  Influenster VoxBox. You guessed it, it was me. I mean that was kind of an easy one because this is my blog and I’m writing this. But pat yourself on the back anyway. Proud of you.

So, I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of L’oreal’s Ever Fresh product line. I was sent the Micro-Exfoliating Scrub, the AntiDandruff Shampoo and the Balancing Conditioner. My favorite product from this line is definitely the scrub. It acts as a pre-poo for your scalp. It is supposed to help gently remove that flaky buildup that some of us unfortunately have to deal with. It also makes your scalp feel tingly and refreshed. Who doesn’t appreciate a tingly scalp?

If you want to see me test out these products or more importantly in the shower check out my Youtube video below.

 

What is your favorite way to deal with an itchy, flaky scalp? Let me know below. Thanks for stopping through!

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes
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dis·ci·pline
ˈdisəplən/

1. the practice of doing the things you need to do, even when you don’t want to do the things

2, working when you really want to just watch Blackish

Obviously, that definition is from the dictionary of Erica.

Did you watch my 2016 Year in Review and 2017 Goals video? If you did, cool. If you didn’t, let me explain something to you about myself. I have a problem. Well, I have more than one problem but one of my issues I want to discuss here is my lack of self-discipline.

I mean, it wouldn’t be a big deal if I didn’t have goals and stuff. But I do, so it’s a thing. This year I an trying to make some major strides to get a handle on it. Do the things I need to do. Work on the stuff I want to work on. Cross some things off my never-ending lists. So here are some tools and things I am putting into place to help me.

My Bullet Journal

Have you heard of these things? Their magical! Mostly because you make it whatever you want it to be. It’s like Disney. It’s a planner, journal, agenda, calendar… The list can go on forever. I am using mine as a place for all of my thoughts and lists. I am a huge list writer. Video ideas, house work, appointments etc are usually listed in 10 different notebooks and on 100 post its. My bullet journal puts everything in one place and is as organized or messy as I make it.

Setting Aside Time

If you want me you can find me in….my office. Everyday. Monday through Friday. Between 9 and 10 pm central time. You can find me in my office/filming/guest room. Where I will either be filming, editing, writing or just working on ish. This is something I started at the beginning of this year and it is working out perfectly. It gives me plenty of time after work for dinner, chilling on the couch and hanging with the fan before I cross some thing off one of my lists. Now, if only I could wake up a little earlier before work and get stuff done too. Baby steps people. Baby steps.

Organize My Situation 

Now, when I say organize, I don’t just mean clean my room. I mean I do mean clean my room but I also mean keep my thoughts focused. A lot of the time when I sitting at my computer, I either don’t know what to work on at the time or I am focused on way too many things. This leads me to try to do everything and leads me to getting nothing accomplished. Counterproductive, much? So what is my solution for this problem? Girl, I’m still working on it. I don’t have all the answers, Sway. The first step is admitting you have a problem. Right now, I am just sitting down with one tiny goal to accomplish and if I feel myself getting sidetracked, I stop and get back to my tiny goal.

Alright, let me know what little things you do to keep your self on track. Discipline, is my word for 2017. What is yours?

 

 

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Welcome to the reboot of  honestlyErica.com.

All of the appreciation for stopping by and checking out my tiny space on the internet. A blog’s first post is no doubt going to be buried deep and totally ignored, but you got here early. So here is your treat. This isnt actually my very first post. I have had this site for years but it was time for a fresh start. A rebranding if you will.

I will be talking about the things I enjoy and hopefully you enjoy too. Travel, books, food, my misadventures in this blogging and maybe a little hair and fashion. Basically this is your typical lifestyle blog but honestlyErica style.

Thank again for stopping by. Leave me a comment letting me know how you stumbled across my site. Appreciate!

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