Thursday, May 12, 2016

I finally finished potty training a toddler & here is the story

If you have ever had the honor of getting a child completely out of diapers, you probably understand that it can be pure hell.
Addie was fine with peeing in the potty for the longest time.
Going number two on the potty was a totally different story. She did it once and from there she would not do it again.

Monday, May 9, 2016

A bitter sweet Mother's Day

                           Deep, dark,juicy details... I'll try to work this story out for a blog post.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

How to: Two months of manicures for $5 WITHOUT acrylic

Today I'm going to fill you in on something I just started doing to my nails that I absolutely love.

I use fake nails without acrylic powder and I end up looking like I came out of the nail salon for less than $5. I've watched a few youtube videos that have really helped shape my nails into what they are today.

I love this technique because they last about a week... & if the nail pops off, I can easily glue it back on and call it a day.

There has been dozens of times where I have vowed to go to the nail shop every two weeks and I always fail. Especially when I cracked and split a nail...Or the thing gets knocked off, leaving me with a bloody nail and no patience to visit a nail shop.

With this technique, I don't have to worry about those issues.

Here is how I do it

Monday, May 2, 2016

The response to this Old Navy ad proves that racists aren't going anywhere

If you have not saw the Old Navy ad that has twitter trolls up in arms- here it is along with a few disgusting tweets that further remind me that racism probably is not going anywhere anytime soon.

I hear claims that racism no longer exists.

Obviously those claims are made by people who have never experienced it themselves (a white person .. Or a few black celebrities that I will not mention today)

Racist people trolling on twitter or instagram is nothing new, it's just sad that people think that they can hide behind a social media platform while they spew hatred for someone just because of their skin color.

Interracial families are something we all see everyday and I definitely applaud Old Navy for mixing things up in their industry because I believe it is the only way to make things as equal as possible.

On the other hand, there will always be a bigot who thinks they are better than the next person because of X.Y.Z..

In a few hundred years maybe things will be totally different,but no time soon. For as long as we live there will always be a racist fool popping up with an idiotic statement about a person based on their skin tone.

I'm not one of those people who thinks that we will all sit around a campfire in harmony because there is always a troll lurking.

There has been a huge amount of people who have responded with love in response to the Old Navy ad. Which is wonderful and quite the relief, but honestly it feels like racism is getting worse now that Obama is on his way out and all of these trump supporters are screaming "Make America Great Again" for all of the wrong reasons...As if people of color took something away that belonged to them.

I know it's not any worse.. It's just not as noticeable to some, until this type of stuff happens.  Then there is no denying it.

Did you appreciate Old Navy's ad?

Sunday, May 1, 2016


If you live in Florida or have come to visit you know what #floridalife is about.

1. A beach ain't never too far away.
2. What the hell is a winter?
3. Humidity is just life. (It's the reason I have locs. My hair won't stay straight. lol)

My Florida living was good and wet this weekend because I hit the beach and the pool.

& my tan is so serious right now.

We went to St. Pete beach, which is about a 40 minute drive from where I live and it was well worth it. Addie and I had a girls day with my best friend and one of her friends. The water was absolutely beautiful, the waves were perfect and the weather was not scorching hot.

floating in that cool water felt so great... like drinking an ice cold glass of water. Refreshing.

 I could not stop smiling.

we built a sand castle and swam for a few hours than headed back to The Bay.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

That moment when you read a quote and realize you ain't sh*t

You ever read a quote and be like...

Dang, that's me right there.

I do exactly what this quote says not to do.

This morning the culprit that filled me with guilt is this quote right here about making excuses:

like... What the hell man. I need to get it together

I'm the queen of making a good excuse. Especially when it comes to a job that I despise.
I am the person who will take a mile when given an inch and i'll look at my boss like

       "What are you going to do about it? I had to do what I had to do *insert good excuse*"

Monday, March 21, 2016

My hair is finally done!: Pro's and Con's of stretching between interlocking/retwists

My weekend: I finally got my hair done!

I have not had my locs interlocked in a year and within that year I think I only retwisted my mane twice. I think I would probably considered a semi free former. Freeforming is basically the weeknd or Bob Marley, Gun Play.. All of those people are or were doing some type of freeforming. A lot of people don't know how my locs look up close and personal. I have a lot of them that are stuck together where 2-4 are combined.
 I hadnt really had the chance to see all of my new growth until recently because I usually just wash and pin it up into a bun or ponytail immediately. I am the queen of stretching retwists and interlock sessions and I want to give anybody who has locs some knowledge on the pro's and con's of stretching loc maintenance.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

#throwbackthursday: Our 4 year anniversary was yesterday!

We didn't do anything special yesterday because for one we did not have a lot of money to spend and I have been sick with a cold. You know how it is when it's the middle of the week and there is really no time to turn up. I have also been getting over a bad cold and everybody knows that there is nothing sexy about sniffles and coughing.

Yesterday we ended up going to this nature trail in my city which has a boardwalk and lots of gators. My husband suggested that I get out of the house and get some fresh air so I thought that was an amazing idea.We hopped in the car and went for it.

We also went out for a drive last night had a beer or two and got takeout. 

   Check out a few snaps from the nature trail.
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 (Our first day as husband & wife!)

Monday, January 25, 2016


Hey people ... I'm basically coming through for an update because I had my two days off of work, so I figured I mine as well slide thru my own website before another work week of hell starts.
On my days off I took Addie outside to ride her tricycle and she can actually ride the thing the correct way now! In the past she would pedal backwards and fall to the floor crying because obviously she was not getting anywhere back pedaling. Now I think it might be time for a big girl bike with training wheels.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The SCHEDULES of my life: Addison's night routine

This is such a random thought, but I have been working on my organization habits for... Ever and I really feel like I am getting to a good place with that. There will be more updates on how scheduling and organization has made my life better, but for now I wanted to start with the one thing that is most important to me- Addison.

I have never really had Addison on a schedule and if I did, they never lasted long but I think we have it down for the most part. Every night we try to do the same thing around the same time.
We always start off with the same step first.

1. Clean up her mess.
I should have been doing this a long time ago, because it saves me a lot of cleaning and annoyance in the long run. No matter what Addison is doing at the time, she has to stop what she is doing and clean up her area because  "it's time to get ready for bed" and I want her to learn that there are responsibilities for everyone in life.. Even the baby of the family has to clean up after her self.