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Sweet Home Pensacola- Day 3

By January 27th, 202155 Comments

Yesterday was all about quality time. We kicked it off with a family brunch–

‘I live for the static…’
Sweet Home Pensacola- Day 3Sweet Home Pensacola- Day 3Sweet Home Pensacola- Day 3future Saints player…
Sweet Home Pensacola- Day 3“these kids wear crowns over here, and everything is alright…”– Drake
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the newest addition!-
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Have you seen that Geico commercial with the little piggy? Boogie was ‘weee weee weee’ing’ all the way down the sidewalk!
Sweet Home Pensacola- Day 3gifted Leggings- Black Milk
gifted Shirt- Romwe
Sweet Home Pensacola- Day 3My sister Syl, not scooting. She was scurred. Sweet Home Pensacola- Day 3

Two interesting things happening in this pic– (1) I never learned to ride a bike, and (2) that young man is my Uncle… I affectionately refer to him as Uncle Baby, since he’s 2 years my junior! #hood
Sweet Home Pensacola- Day 3Sweet Home Pensacola- Day 3All of us grandkids… I’ve got a good 20 years on most of them!
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Next we headed to the boardwalk for some sunshine–

Spring Breakers I presume…

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Boog was terrified of all the Snooki impersonators… there’s one on the left in this pic. The place was swarming with ’em!
Sweet Home Pensacola- Day 3peep the lady in the background? who’s angry when they’re eating ice cream?!

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Finally, we hit the mall for some retail therapy.

Ashely, a CurlyNikki reader!Sweet Home Pensacola- Day 3

my grandmother (my mother’s mother)… Gia’s Great Grandma #2Sweet Home Pensacola- Day 3

That was some pretty dope day 2 hair, no? To preserve my twist-out and prevent shrinkage I revisited an old routine-

Sweet Home Pensacola- Day 3Without disturbing the curl pattern or finger combing, I grabbed chunks of hair and created 6 or 7 chunky twists before tying on my bonnet. The next morning, I released, fluffed and went about my business. I find this better for retaining definition on my shrinky twist-out… when my hair is stretched/longer, the pineapple is my best bet.

Today is my uncle’s big day. I’ll be checking back in with tons of pictures!

How do you preserve your wet set twist-outs versus the ones you do on dry hair?


  • Anonymous says:

    Your grandmother looks so young! (Great genes) :0)

  • Unknown says:

    Nikki, I so didn't know that you were from Pensacola. That's so were I am from. Oh and you were on the beach after the McGuire's 5K St.Patty day run and so that is why there so many people with the green fits. Oh and I just love Ashley in Aldo πŸ™‚

  • Pickles says:

    Nikki, hope you enjoyed the old Cap'n Fun Beach Club. I've seen some of the best free concerts there; a three hour Blues Traveler concert, 80's weekend with Joan Jett, the Outfield, The Knack and Tommy Tutone.

  • Anonymous says:

    Pensacola I read you blog. I happy to hear that you're a home town girl. Hope you enjoyed your home coming.

  • Anonymous says:

    That ice cream comment was too funny lol.

  • Anonymous says:

    You have a lovely family Nikki! I love your leggings!

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  • ABRUNNIN says:

    Omg @ you never learning to ride a bike. I can teach you! ha ha ha!! I swear I rode my bike everyday after school until i was about 16 years old… I ride now for exercise and every now and then i show off my bike riding skills by pedalling with no hands πŸ™‚

    Your daughters so cute!

  • Mrs. Leah says:

    Ohhh your hair looks gorgeous! And your sister hair is beautiful too. Once I sleep on a great twist out its DONE πŸ™

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki you look fierce! I love those leggings! Have fun in my home state!

  • Niks737 says:

    OMG!!! Nik, I thought I was the sole occupant of adults who can't ride bikes island. So glad there's another!!! Woot Woot

  • Anonymous says:

    your mother's mother — your grandmother –looks so young! good black really don't crack. πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    to get 3-4 day hair what i do is flip my hair up& over and put the bonnet on, in the morning i pull the hair down and hit with the blow dryer at the roots and its back to normal..

    i dunno if that's against the rules but it works for ..

  • ashley says:

    I love Ashley's hair! Also my Aunt and Uncle are only a couple years older than me so we played with each other when we were little.

  • Anonymous says:

    That new baby is too cute and very precious!! Her cheeks are totally luscious!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful pictures Nik!

  • SwirlieCurlies says:

    Great-grandma (GG) doesn't look a day over 50. Truly, that "black don't crack." lol

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow, I can't believe people take the time to come all the way to the comment section to hate like that. anon 5:59pm get a life! Nikki I don't know how you do it.

  • Anonymous says:

    You're hair looks great! I'm learning that I'm not the only one that doesn't know how to ride a bike…

  • TiAnna Mae says:

    Thanks for sharing your family with us. That baby is TOO cute. Your hair is gorg. To preserve a dry or wet styled twist out, I do exactly what you did. The chunky twists at night give me at least 4 days with the same twist out. I can't wait until my hair is longer, and the pineapple is an option. Can't wait to try it!

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair and those sunglasses…too cute!!

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  • KindergartenQueen says:

    yes Uncle Baby is fine! dark chocolate is good for you! πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    Shoot, Uncle Baby is fine! Yes to chocolate!!! Love Ashley's color πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    PCola! That's my home too Nikki!

  • Anonymous says:

    Grandaddy is handsome!

  • Anonymous says:

    I pineapple or just go to sleep. I don't have time to do much else.

  • Anonymous says:

    Very cute!

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair looks great. The outfit is cute and suits you well. Love the family photos. Baby Gia is such a big girl, just adorable. Okay, so I preserve my wet twist out by grabbing large patches of hair and doing a type of messy bantu knot.
    Allnatural1 (Michelle in TX)

  • Tanya says:

    That shirt is so different, I love it! You look like a model!

  • Anonymous says:

    CN, the shape of your hair is nice, I really think the new cut flatters you.

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful Black family

  • Anonymous says:

    Also, where did you get the leggings? I can't find them.

  • Anonymous says:

    Work beaux! You look great!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki where did you get those sunglasses??

  • Anonymous says:

    You are so my friend in my head! Your style is impeccable but what's really funny is that you can't ride a bike. I thought I was the only person in the entire world! Big hugs from Seattle !

  • Georgia says:

    Loving these pics Miss Nikki, keep them coming please! I can't get enough of my cyber niece!

  • madameredith says:

    Everyone is just beautiful :)great pics

  • Anonymous says:

    That first picture of Gia is priceless! She looks like she's about to get into trouble. Girl, where did your baby go?!

  • Anonymous says:

    Your grandfather is fine (sorry!), I see where your mom and uncle get their looks. Their skin is absolutely beautiful.

  • Leslie says:

    Shame on you Nikki for not knowing how to ride a bike! *says the woman who can't ride one either* I'm going to make sure my kids know how though. You look lovely as usual!

  • Anonymous says:

    THISSS! YES! You're too fierce for words. Those leggings are everything and I've decided that they'll be my March splurge!

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  • Anonymous says:

    LOL at your Uncle Baby! He's a cutie though. Your family is beautiful and Boogie is getting too big!

  • Anonymous says:

    Grandparents having child(ren) AFTER their child(ren) have kids….#interesting

    The the tan boots on the young lady on the scooter!

  • Anonymous says:

    Grandma looks young! Your family is too cute! Congratulations to Uncle Chocolate!

  • Trisha says:

    Nik, what products did you use initially?

  • Anonymous says:

    I've got 2 aunts that are younger than me and one my age! You're not the only "hood" one!

  • Rhonda says:

    I twist my hair up like that every night, same exact way. I've been doing that for a year now. It's beautiful that Gia is surrounded by such love and examples of upstanding people. I love Ashley's hair color!

  • Anonymous says:

    I can't ride a bike either Nikki! I love the pictures of you and your family. Your hair looks really good!

  • Brittany says:

    Yes, I am not the only one! I never learned to ride a bike either and I have 2 uncles younger than me! Gia is getting so big!

  • Paula L White says:

    Picture at the mall with Ashely = major hair swag! Handsome extended family you've got Nikki. Wonderful to see you supporting your uncle's achievements.

  • Anonymous says:

    I make 3 small pineaplles at night to protect my twistouts asnd braidouts. Thanks for the tip though, I may try this. Your family is beautiful :0)

  • Anonymous says:

    Your grandmother is gorgeous!

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair turned out great! I like the leggings a lot, I think it's time I finally get a pair!

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