What I’m Reading: How To Talk With Practically Anybody About Practically Anything

How To Talk With Practically Anybody About Practically AnythingLately, I’ve bought most of my books electronically through iBooks or Kindle so I can read them at-will on my phone and iPad. However, the book I’m reading now is a good old-fashioned, actual worn pages, hardcover BOOK. My time machine worked! Just kidding… Continue reading

Hair Update: My Third Keratin Complex Treament

Today, I got another Keratin treatment!

Keratin Treatment

This is my third since January of 2013.

I’ve written about the process extensively here and here.

I got my first one in January 2013, another in October of 2013 then again today, June 9th.

I’m going to try to get them more often moving forward, but honestly, the salon does such a good job of keeping my hair straight between treatments, I don’t realize it’s time for a new one until it’s waaay past time. (The treatment is supposed to last 3-5 months, depending on lifestyle and maintenance.) This was never, ever the case when I getting relaxers.  I waited a long time, but it was incredibly obvious because relaxers grow out. Keratin treatments gradually wash out so there isn’t this huge difference in texture.

Today, I was a hair model for a training class at J. Bentley Studio and Spa about how to apply Keratin Complex Treatments. J. Bentley is a hair sponsor for CW Columbus, so this is an incredible “CW Star” perk :). Taira Harris is a certified Keratin trainer and the treatment is gaining in popularity so she trained the other stylist how to do it too. Continue reading

My Experience On The Katie Couric Show

Joe and Alissa Henry were featured on The Katie Couric Show April 25, 2014

  I’m still not sure how she got my cell phone number…. I guess I could have asked, but when a producer from the Katie Couric show calls saying she read (and liked!) your blog and wants you and your … Continue reading

My Favorite Types of Stories!

Alissa Henry and Christon Gray

One of the things I love to do as a feature reporter is tell stories about people living their dreams right here in Columbus, Ohio. Why? Because for the longest time, I believed that everything I really wanted in my life – lasting love, my dream job, close friends – could only be acquired if I lived anywhere but here. Continue reading

Thoughts From a Late-Twenty-Something: Thirty Is Not The End

finishlineI don’t know if it’s because I’m nearing that age myself or because I’ve just been paying more attention, but I’ve noticed that people are really obsessed with 30 and all that “should” be accomplished by then. Why?

Unless you plan to fall off the face of the earth 365 days after your 29th birthday, thirty is not a finish line.  Continue reading

What I’m Reading

I definitely don’t read as much as I’d like to, but lately I’ve been making the time to get lost in a good book (because sometimes when you don’t have the time, you just have to make time, right?).

My iPad makes it a lot easier to find time to read because I can load all of the books onto it and then flip it open whenever, without having to lug a ton of books around. I can even rent ebooks from the library for free! The ebook loads right onto my iPad and is available for 14 days before it disappears and I have to rent it again! No having to return the book and no late fees! Win-win!

Also, I can download a sample of any book I’m interested in for free. A sample normally includes the first 20 or so pages. If I get to the end and want to read further, I can buy it. If not, it cost me nothing!

Of course e-books are more expensive than the Half-Price Bookstore or even Amazon.com’s Used Book section, but the convenience is worth it – most of the time.

Anyway, back to what I’m reading.  Continue reading

Oreo Truffles Recipe

If you know me, you know I LOVE sweets! And I especially love making sweets because then I can eat as much as I want. If you feel the same way, you’ve gotta try these Oreo Truffles. They’re super easy to make and they taste really good!

You’ll need just three ingredients:

1) One 16oz pack of Oreos – you can use any kind you want, I chose Birthday Cake and I HIGHLY recommend it!
2)  One 8oz package of Cream Cheese, softened
3) Two packages of Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted

(This recipe is supposed to make 3.5 dozen balls with those ingredients. I halved this recipe and made huge truffles)

Birthday Cake OreoCream Cheesecandy Continue reading