June Highlights + Faves

I can’t believe that 2020 is officially half over. And what a first half of the year it’s been. I know for me and probably for several other people, it’s been a bit rough.

During the month of June, we saw more things open back up here in Florida so I’ve been venturing out more, if you can call it that, by actually going inside the grocery store, Ulta and Joanns. I still haven’t eaten at a restaurant and even if they were open wouldn’t set foot in a bar as it’s believed a lot of the increase in C-19 cases we’re seeing here is due to socializing at bars. Have you been venturing out more?

With everything happening in the world with the coronavirus and social unrest, I’ve been spending more time in the Bible by doing a morning devotional or two six days a week and virtually joining multiple church services on Sunday. It’s been good for my soul and my outlook on things. 

June Highlights + Faves | A Relaxed Gal

In June I spent more time doing projects around the house. I’ve spent more time in my yard this past month than I think I had all year. The reason is I started cutting my own grass again. I fired the guy who was doing it as he pretty much wrecked my yard. So I bought a new lawnmower and I love it. You can find out why below.

Additionally, I basked in the many iterations of 90 Day Fiance that TLC has been bringing us. My Sunday and Monday nights are pretty much all about 90 Day Fiance. There’s 90 Day Fiance the Other Way, 90 Day Fiance Happily Ever After, two versions of 90 Day Fiance Pillow Talk just to name a few. If you haven’t been watching this show, you are really missing out.

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Participated in a prayer walk

Towards the beginning of June, my church held a prayer walk in the church’s neighborhood as that was the area that saw lots of looting and burning after some protests that were held. It was a great experience. You can see more about in this news report.

Protein-free conditioners for relaxed hair

Since it seems finding products without protein is something we all struggle with I put together a list of 7 protein-free hair conditioners that can be used on relaxed hair.

Virtual church-hopping

This isn’t something that I just started doing in June. I’ve been doing it for most of the pandemic. Since my church is physically closed and doing virtual services I’ve been able to also attend the live virtual service of two other churches - Elevation and Transformation Church.

My easy video call makeup look

I'm still wearing makeup while working from home and wanted to find an easy makeup look that I could do on a daily basis while still looking good for my video calls. In this video, I share what I came up with.

Top 5 moisturizing shampoos for relaxed hair

If you have dry relaxed hair like me, moisturizing shampoos are a must. In this blog post, I list my top 5 moisturizing shampoos for relaxed hair.

Answers to 10 common healthy hair journey questions

If you’re on a relaxed hair journey you may have some questions. In this blog post, I provided answers to the 10 common relaxed hair journey questions.


Sod plugs

If you own a house and have been struggling to get some bare spots in your yard to fill in, I would recommend giving sod plugs a try. They are essentially little squares of grass that you plan in the bare areas and over time they spread out and fill in the bare spots. I just planted mine so they haven't' started to spread but looking at the pictures in the reviews gives me hope they will.

My new lawnmower

As I mentioned earlier I took back over mowing my lawn. This was mostly because I didn’t like the job the guy who was doing it did and I’m trying to patch up bare spots and they can’t be mowed for several weeks and I didn’t trust the lawn guy I was using to avoid them. So I bought a new lawnmower - the Kobalt 40-volt Max Cordless Electric Lawn Mower. Because it’s battery-powered and cordless I don’t have to mess with any gasoline. I have to say I love it.

90 Day Fiance

If you haven't heard of this show, you are missing out! It's not just a show, it's a whole franchise. There is enough 90 Day Fiance content to keep you busy every night of the week. Find out more about the show here.