Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!


If you would have told me 1 year ago that I would be able to complete all of the above styles (and then some) and actually have a blog about my daughters hair, I would have thought you were nuts! Yet here I am, most days I still can't believe it. I remember calling my sister last year, so upset that I couldn't cornrow. I remember telling her I give up, and A would be rockin' a ponytail for the rest of her life. Obviously that is not the case. :)

Beads, Braids, & Beyond has been up for just over two months and we already have 280 followers. We have had 10 diva's participate in Diva Spotlight and 4 little handsome men participate in Littleman's Lounge. We have 172 fabulous friends on Facebook, 26 followers on Twitter, and 77 subscribers on Youtube. Needless to say, you are all amazing! I have received so much positive feedback through emails, comments, and forums and I am truly grateful.

Mixed Chicks added B,B,B to their Friends & Links section.

One of my favorite websites,, the website that finally taught me how to cornrow added B,B,B to their Links section.

B,B,B submits weekly articles over at Curly Nikki now. Her website helped me tremendously when I first started learning about natural hair care.

I can't close 2009 out without giving a shout out to my BBC mama's who gave me the push to create the blog. I <3 you girls!

A special shout out to:
-Drea, who was our first follower (I was really excited, she can vouch for that)
-Lee, who has helped me so much!
-Diana, you are sooo helpful!
-Tasha, for coming up with the blog name!
-Coll, always giving me an extra push when needed.

And of course, I have to thank everyone who has helped me in various forums along the way. All of the women I have come in contact with in the natural hair community are so helpful.

A loves seeing all of the women and children with hair similar to hers, and I am so happy and thankful for that.

I look forward to 2010. More Diva Spotlight, Littleman's Lounge, and Hair Share. Here's to growing the natural hair "family" for the little one's! I'm anxious to meet new people, and learn new things.

I hope you all have a happy and blessed new year!


  1. Yea for you!!! As I've said before, I'm so inspired and grateful for your blog. I did my take on the Side Rows style today. Thx for the pics! I've heard ppl on your blog talk about the BBC. What is it? What's the web address if there is one?

  2. Congratulations on all your success and hard work! It is truly a great gift to help out other mothers by sharing your creativity and style with the world and featuring the other many talented mothers who read your blog. You've worked so hard in getting getting your hair game up! I am so proud of you. Many blessings to you and A, and Lil Man. I look forward to all the wonderful entries you have for 2010. If you need me you know where to find me and thanks for the shout out ;)

  3. You forgot to add us ladies that anonymously read your blog. I also sent the link to my daughter who has a 20 month old. I love your blog! I wish you much success in 2010! Happy new year.

  4. Congratulations on your sucess and keep up the good work. You have truly been and inspiration to me to do my baby's hair. Thanks

  5. Just read this post! Thanks for the shout-out-- I love reading the blog everyday and watching Miss A and her hair "grow up"!! We need more videos though! I'm always available to help- you know that! Best Wishes for a great New Year!!!

  6. I am so thankful to you for coming up with this site.. and more thankful that i stumbled apon it.. it's a total eye opener and im really enjoying the hair journey with my daughters now.. thank you


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