Monthly Archives: December 2011

Hello Dears,
What a year it’s been. Filled with highs and lows, blessings, and lessons. The lessons haven’t all been easy, and I’ve fought some of them tooth and nail..but God.

The year gave me some amazing discoveries, new challenges, new relationships, a few heartbreaks, some healing of old wounds, and closed some doors that had been opened far too long.

My children are growing up, they are beautiful, smart and talented. They push me to the brink and pull me right back up
with a smile. This year, they’ve shown me some things, helped me face difficulties, and truly solidified for me that parenting is the hardest job on the planet. With that being said, I’m honored to have been chosen. I love my children, they are a gift and I’m anxious, nervous, and excited to travel new beginnings with them. They are everything!

My relationship with God is greater than ever. My faith-walk has been tested, but God has sustained me, and kept me through some really trying times. I’ve fouled up, screwed up, fell down, and all things in between, but he still favors me. I can’t thank him enough for all he’s done for me. Some may proceed with caution, because I am a Jesus freak!!! Who cares though, man didn’t keep me, God did. I had to tell y’all about it too, I’ve had an amazing year in Christ.

This year a part of my family that I was sort of disconnected from become hugely connected. My grandfather started a family bible study for our family all around the world. We all get together on Saturday mornings via phone to pray, study the bible, life talk, laugh, cry, and learn about each other. This has been challenging for me in it self because one of the things about me that I’m breaking free of is my guarded self. I’m not use to sharing myself so freely, and basically putting my feelings on display. One of my cousins has always called me “secret squirrel” because I’m known for divulging nothing! Lol.. It’s quite ironic though, which brings me to one of the things I’m most proud of this year.
My blog!!
It’s like finding my voice in a world full of chaos. How does one who is so quiet and guarded with their self, share their self intimately, on the world wide web at that? I have to say it’s God. I feel lead to discuss or open up about various things. Trust me, I’m still guarded, and my circle is still small, but I’m evolving more and more each day. I have fallen in love with my blog. Well, love/hate.. Hahaha, I’ve told myself to throw in the towel because it seems people are sometimes not very receptive. I have to stick at though because I have received several emails, and inbox messages on Facebook from women telling me I’m an inspiration, that I have helped them, and that they love my blog. Me? An inspiration? This humbles me beyond what words can describe. That pushes me to quiet that voice in my head that tells me to give it up. I’m blogging for myself, for you all, and for the glory of God.

People who visit my blog should be able to tell, straight from the gate, that writing is what I love. I’ve learned some awesome things about myself simply from blogging. I’ve made new friends, and opened up a whole new world of dialect amongst women who I otherwise wouldn’t have been connected to. That is nothing short of amazing, and I plan on continuing this writing journey well into the next year and beyond.

At this point, my love life is still basically non-existent. When I tell people I’m single, they never believe me. I’ve heard it all, “your too pretty to be single”, “to great of a person to be single”, etc, etc. Well if brains and beauty were all it took, I would have been boo’d up by now. It’s just not the time. I’ve tried letting love find me and all that. I went searching for the perfect relationship, and found myself instead. I’ve been enjoying me too. That day will come for me though, and when it does, the universe might shake! I’ve seen this hashtag on twitter that says #dear-future-husband, and I see people writing all sorts of things. Well, I’ve never played along, but if I did, mines would simply say, #dearfuturehusband, I wish you hurry up! Lol..

P.S. Outfit post from yesterday that I fell asleep before posting, well atleast here are the pictures! Lol.. I’m terrible

(afterwork yesterday I got together with a friend who I had been missing. We kept scheduling, canceling outings and finally he said, no! This year will not pass and we don’t see each other. So we went to cheesecake factory, and what a great time I had. I love my friends!
Here’s what I was wearing:
Dress- H&M
Blazer- thrifted
Belt- Christmas gift from G-ma
Tights- H&M
Shoes- Missoni for Target
Rings, earrings, bracelets- H&M
Clutch- shoppers world









Happy New Year my Dears. I wish nothing but the best for you all. Be safe tonight and blessed. I’m going to be in church, and I’m excited about that, because I have come through a heck of a year. Pray for me guys, as I pray for all of you.

Peace and blessings,

(This post is picture heavy)

Hello everyone. Happy Holidays to you all. This was such a blessed time with family and friends. It’s the most wonderful time of year. People genuinely seem more caring, loving, and thoughtful. I also understand that for some, this time of year brings great sadness because of the lost of their loved ones. My heart goes out to those, as I know all to well the ache that resides in your heart out of missing someone who has left this life. A co-worker was having a serious emotional blow, as she had just lost her Mom three months ago. All week, I saw a sadness in her eyes and when she finally did breakdown, I was right there. I believe God wanted me by her side at that moment because I happened to be the only other co-worker that had lost a mother. I walked, talked, laughed, cried, and prayed with my co-worker. It was very emotional and healing. I thank God for giving me the strength to be there for someone else and for allowing her to release what she’d been holding in all week. Lord knows, I miss my mother in ways I cant even express, but I also know, it has gotten easier to deal with over the years. I always imagine my mom’s radiant smile watching my kids opening presents on Christmas morning. I find comfort in that.











I was on a mission this season to really expound on the true meaning of Christmas to my kids, and I feel extremely good about that. I’ve had these chats with all my kids over the years, but I drilled it hard this time. The four year old was the most challenging to convey the message to. I’m telling her their is no Santa and her classmates have told her differently. I didn’t want her to go back and ruin it for them because that’s not my place. I told her, Santa doesn’t visit us, maybe he does visit your friends but God blesses Mommy so that she is able to buy you nice presents. I think she got it. I told her all about the birth of Jesus, his parents, the manger, and the sacrifice he made so that we could live. She said, “and now he’s in the sky right Mommy”? “Because he died for you and me right Mommy”? Ah ha! Don’t underestimate small children. They listen, and soak up knowledge like a sponge and they remember. They watch us and they mimic our actions, and learn our behavior. Her concepts are a little fuzzy, but still her understanding is brilliant for a four year old. I keep quizzing her periodically and for the most part, she is on point.

The birth of Jesus is the most important contribution known to man. When I think about it, I always get overwhelmed and my heart leaps for the birth of Christ. To be born so that I could live. So that I could be saved. I can never articulate my true feelings about this, because the feelings are too great for words. All day long, I just said out loud, Happy Birthday Jesus! Thanking God for his son. My pastor preached an awesome message on Christmas morning.

I ate a little more than I should have over the past few days. It’s alright though, because I feel fine about it. We went to visit a few different family members, and the food was great. Day #2 and I look like I should move away from the table. After I’ve had my fill, now I’m sick of eating it, I’ve had enough! Lol..


We were truly blessed this holiday season. I received some nice gifts. Very loving and thoughtful gifts. My kids were triple blessed. I love watching their faces light up with excitement while ripping their gifts apart. I love receiving, but also enjoy giving. My four year old ended up with six coats.

That’s right six really nice coats. I was very happy, but also knew she didn’t need six coats. Two were purchased by me, and the other four were gifts. I thought, this is a great time to teach her the value of giving to someone else. She was all for it, and picked out a coat and a recipient right away. My son also ended up with three coats. I’m telling you, we were blessed! When your blessed, you have to bless someone else. So, I figure it’s the perfect time for a giveaway. I’ve already given away one coat, and still have two size 5 girls coats both are fitting a little too snug, and one size 10/12 boys coat that is too small for my son.. Their are no rules, or no follow guidelines for this giveaway, I just feel compelled to share our blessings. I don’t have gift receipts and have no clue where the coats were purchased so return options are out. If any of you, my readers know anyone in need, direct them here. Just tell me the coat you want and whoever does that first will have it. It’s that simple. I will leave my email address at the end of this post so that the winner can give me their contact info, and I will mail the coat through united states postal service within 10 days.

Here are the coats up for grabs. Aren’t they adorable?


Here are a few pics I snapped of the kids throughout the last few days. I took not one outfit picture of myself. It’s been so much excitement going on for the past few days, I honestly forgot.


She had a ball on her new scooter and looks fashionably cute in here dinosaur helmet(walmart)






20111227-164531.jpg she loves this pillow pet, a gift from great-gma.








I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed holiday. So tell me, Did you get any good gifts?

Peace and blessings,

Hello Dears,
It seems that my time has been limited lately. My kids have had holiday things going on in school, and I have been here, there and everywhere. I have a few things to cover, so I may be a little scattered in my post, please forgive me, also, brace yourself, I have a few life lessons to get off my chest.

For starters, I kind of had a fabulous weekend. I was invited to a masquerade ball on Saturday and had only one day to prepare for it. YIKES! Another friend asked me to go with her to the same event as a pre birthday celebration for her. I thought, two different people invite me to the same event, hmmmm this must be the place to be. The flip side is that I had never been to a masquerade ball before and didn’t have the first clue on what to wear. I knew it was an all black affair, so that made it a lot easier. I mean really, how can you go wrong wearing black. After searching for hours high and low all over the city for a mask, I gave up and caught up with a friend I hadn’t seen in ions. It was great sharing some good laughs and life talk over dinner. The next day I still couldn’t find a mask. Not even at party city. I decided, I was just gonna have to make a mask. My search took me to Joanne fabrics and I ended up buying some sequins, feathers, and having my fifteen year old daughter decorate it for me. I think she did and excellent job.

Here’s what I wore
Dress-White House/Black Market
Tights- Target
Booties- Barefeet
Clutch- Burlington
Necklace- mom’s
Rings/Bracelets- thrifted








I had a blast at the annual Historical and Black College and University Alumni and friends christmas Masquerade. The cause is noteworthy and the ball was enjoyable and loads of fun.

One thing I’m learning these last few weeks of 2011 is that a shift is definately taking place in my life. So many areas of me are steadily evolving, my faithwalk is stronger, and I see change. Sometimes we have to let go of certain people or things so that we can move forward. If a relationship becomes toxic, it’s undoubtedly time for it to come to a close. Sometimes, the break hurts, and shocks your soul, but it is still necessary. You shouldnt have to fall victim of anyone elses jealously, insecurities, or issues. I am far from perfect, nor am I everyones cup of tea, but one thing I know how to be is a friend. There isn’t a day that’s gone by where a friend reached out to me, and I didnt make myself accessible. I like being the one a person can depend on without fear of rejection, judgement, critisim, or chastisement. I would never, ever kick a person when they are already down, and if you are around anyone who behaves in this way, run away as fast as you can. I can’t go to far into this thing, but I really want to share the lesson. I had a huge argument with a friend after I was basically attacked for reasons I will never completely understand. This person attacked my character, and did it in a way that was dark, purposeful, mean, and hurtful. It did not come from a place of love. It was not a disagreement, it was an attack. The part that shocked me more than anything was my reaction. Instead if recognizing the person I was dealing with, I fell right into the mix. I said things that I know were mean and hurtful and yes, that was my goal. Tick for tack mentality. I allowed my anger to take the lead, and the sane rational me took a back seat. Afterwards, I felt like such a fool. I was extremely remorseful. I had allowed someones opinion of me, drive me to the point of being just like that person. I was so focused on finally letting her have it, that I lost the person I’d been working so hard to be. That cursing, spit fire tounge, disreguarding peoples feelings is the hurt little girl I use to be. In a split second, I allowed myself to be taken back to that person. Misery loves company, and I went and sat down right on her couch! I sought forgiveness because that was not acceptable behavior for the christian lifestyle I am living. If I have to fight attack, it should be with the word, and I failed. It just reminded me that, I still have so much work to do. Never let a person tell you who you are, nor dictate who you’ll become. I didn’t have to act the way she did, I could have just ignored her. Thank God I wasn’t in her face, because she would have got punched. That’s how upset I was. I mean, I’m just keeping it real. I’m not perfect, but I’m striving to be all that God wants me to be. I’ve learned to seek forgiveness and to forgive myself. Never harbor ill feelings, or the hurts of your past. I’ve learned to let go, let God. I will always love my friend, but I have to let go, let God.

This ain’t no pity party, and I’m not going to cry a river. Your girl here is still learning to be a woman of standard. I know who I am, and how low of me to let someone else try and tell me any different. I am not forgotten because God knows my name!

Sorry for the life rant, I know this is suppose to be a fashion blog. Ha! I’m sorry, but I can’t be put into a box, my branches are many. And I have to speak my heart, and so it is. I think you guys understand.

On to better news. My daughter did great on her finals and actually made the Dean’s List this semester. I am a proud Momma. She managed to do this while working two jobs, getting minimal sleep, and being nagged to death constantly by me. I praised God, for the good things he has done for me and my children. Even if the cards are stacked against you, God can still bring you out on top.

Peace and Blessings,

Today I’m wearing
Top- New York (paid $2)
Belt- Arden B
Blazer- Thrifted
Slacks- Thrifted
Shoes- Barefeet
Necklace- Lori’s
Sunnies- D&G




Today is going to be crazy hectic for me. I am writing this post early morning but I have a strong suspicion that it will not see the light of day. Not this one anyway. I have a late morning meeting and I am ripping and running covering some last minute things. All is well though because for some reason, I work great under pressure. Ha!

Now, about my outfit of the day. I last wore this thrifted blazer here and wait a minute, also here . Actually, I’m pretty sure there is another post I have worn this blazer as well. So you get the picture, it’s pretty safe to assume that this thrifted Kasper blazer is one of my favs. I love the color, the feel of it, and the vintage appeal. The dress I’m wearing is another great find from the thrift store. I got this one back in May and it’s acutally a summer dress but it has a nice lining, and I felt like I could make it work for winter. So, I did just that. I love the brown polka dots. I took the belt off the dress and wrapped it around the blazer to give it a cohesive look. These shoes are the business! I love leopard or any kind of animal print. So I had to pair these shoes with this dress. What do ya think?
I’m wearing:
Target Merona dress- thrifted
Blazer- Thrifted
Brown Tights- Target
Shoes- Amsterdam Boutique
Bag- Ross Dress for less
Necklace- Lori’s
Earrings- Rashidagurl








And… How about that NeNe on last nights episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta talking about “vintage is used, I cannot wear somebody else’s clothes”. Like, eeeeelll, that’s nasty. Really NeNe? Come on now Flossy, you know good and well you have worn thrifted clothes before. She trips me out. So hoity toity now. I’m not really a NeNe Leakes fan. I use to adore her style and her keeping it real persona, but my soul is truly irked by people who constantly, incessantly brag about their material belongings. That is tacky! The whole I’m way to good to do vintage thing threw me for a loop. Excuse me, would you happen to have any grey poupon? Haha… NeNe, girl-bye!

Now check this out, my four year old daughter knows everything their is to know about working my iphone. I’ve had it for about a year, and she’s always worked it with great precison from the start. This morning she was playing music and singing along. I heard her blaring in a high falsetto, “I-ain’t- got-nothing-if-I-ain’t- got-youuuuuu” she went on to say something about 1+1 equals 2 and so forth. I silently listened and I was impressed that she knew EVERY word, the riffs, the runs, and hooks. She knew when to hit the high notes, she knew when to fade in and out. I’m thinking, maybe there is some talent here. She definately loves music as do all my children. That is something that we were just born with. Our strong connection to music goes back a long way. So many members of my family have outstanding musical ability. My grandmother is actually a very accomplished gospel singer so I know this lineage has something to do with our love of music. My little girl is always singing. I didn’t even know I had Beyonce on my IPod. Who downloaded that? Hmmmmm, I’m not all into Beyonce like that, I think she’s talented, but just… Well, I’m not going there on this post. I certainly KNOW it wasn’t me who downloaded “4”. Anyhoo, me and baby girl had a lil convo about it, and here’s how it went down. (completely true story)

Me: So how do you know all the words to that song?”
Lil Mamma: Because I just do because I just learned on my own.
Me: I guess you really like Beyonce huh?
Lil Mamma: Yes, and how about you Mommy, do you like her?
Me: ummm yea just a little. But tell me, what is it about her that you like?
Lil Mamma: I like her because she can sing, she can sing real, real good. I just love her voice. And I love all her songs!


I wasn’t no more good. I fell out. LOL. She was so serious about that thing. I asked her did she want to take singing lessons, and she told me, maybe but that she definitely wants to take dance classes. Ok little one. So, I guess it’s time. It’s very important that as parents we tap into our kids full potential and get them going in areas that they seem to have interest in, so they can gain more development in that area. It makes you wonder, what if certain gifts weren’t natured or given room to grow in certain individuals while they were kids. As parents, I think it’s so imperative that we help our children reach their full potential educationally, spiritually, mentally and nurture their talents and other natural abilities.

Peace and Blessings
(singing and dancing in front of the camera)





Happy Tuesday Dears,

I am declaring for all of us that we will have an excellent week, and even if something goes wrong, I’m trusting that God will see us through. Yes!!! The great sustainer. So, how was everyone’s weekend?? You already know how mines was.  And now…It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Have you all finished Christmas shopping or are you carrying a late pass?

On black Friday “Rashidagurl”  had a fabulous sale at her Etsy online shop. I had been swooning over those earrings for a few weeks, so I took advantage of the sale and ordered some. Last week when my daughter called to tell me that had arrived in the mail, I was so excited and she was excited too, “Ooh Ma, can I open this package and see your earrings, and the package, the way she wrapped it is sooooo cute”.. NO! I screamed at her. I want to see the pretty packaging too (I’m terrible) lol.. The wrapping was very cute and the earrings are so adorable. Different, unique, bright, bold, I love them!! My son said to me, “they look very 80’s”… This coming from someone born in the new millennium.. These kids know too much these days. He was right though, and that’s one of the things I love about them. I wore them to church and got tons of compliments on them. Thanks Rashida for producing such an amazing work of art. Be sure to check out her shop and see some of those amazing earrings. Here I am sporting mines below.

I am in love with these earrings and cannot wait to wear them again.

Guess what? I am finished Christmas shopping. I am not stressing about it. Thank God!! And I am making an effort to really expound on the whole meaning of Christmas to my children. Not the fluffy, watered down version that some of us tell our kids, but the real deal. I wish people wouldn’t sink into depression and constant worry over gifts. I feel that if the focus were shifted to where it belongs, that would cut out the stress that many people feel during the holidays. I like giving and receiving gifts too, but that is not going to be my main focus on Christmas. It’s when we celebrate the birth of Christ. To me, nothings more important. Me and the kiddies are going to be in church, celebrating the life of Christ. What are your plans for Christmas?

On my job, we are having 10 days of gift giving secret Santa style. Below you will find some of my choices. If you are looking for some gifts on a discount, here a few ideas that are nice and won’t break the bank.

  1. Gift cards -you can never go wrong with gift cards. Almost every store has them and you can get them in $10, $20, $50 dollar denominations and above. I learned this trick from my children’s grandmother a few years ago as she said gift cards were a lot less stressful than trying to buy gifts for nine grandkids.
  2. Gift cards to a favorite restaurant or to the movies .I have been given both and they do come in handy.  

3. A nice sweater -Old Navy and Target have nice sweaters for the entire family.Most of the selections are on sale so how can you go wrong.

4. A foot massager -A great way to calm down and relax after a long day and very affordable too.

 I have to tell you about gift idea #5. For the last seven days or so, I had been having headaches off and on. I’d take pain relievers and the relief I had was brief, if any at all. I am a migraine sufferer, but only during certain times. I also have sinus and allergy issues and this constant headache had me thinking that it’s the culprit. My daughter reminded me of an anti-stress/sinus pillow I had purchased over a year ago, but had never used. To tell you the truth, I didn’t even remember having it. I purchased it at Bath Bed and Beyond. It has some kind of ionic beads inside and you are to heat the eye pillow in the microwave at 30 second intervals and then wrap over your forehead. The warm compression is to relieve sinus and tension headaches. You can also use it as a cold compress over your eyes to relieve puffiness. When I wrapped it around my forehead, I immediately began to feel relief. Within minutes my nose felt less constricted, and I was really digging this thing. I used it twice more that night and have not had a headache since. I am sold. If you know anyone who has sinus/allergy or suffers migraines, this  inexpensive gift would be a welcomed addition.

  1. Earth Therapeutics Anti-stress/Sinus pillow – you can find it here at Amazon, bed bath and beyond, kohl’s and Ulta .
  2.  Movies/DVD’s from Wal-Mart –Wal-Mart sells some of their DVD movies for as low as $5. This is especially a great gift for those movie buffs you may know.
  3. Photo calendar – this is such a  good gift for those relatives and friends that live out of state. I can just see my face lighting up every time I turn to a new month in the year and see someone who I love.
  4. Ematic 4G, video player w/built in 3’’ touch screen, 5MP video camera, radio, and E-Book reader -This device is so cute and comes in a variety of colors. It reminds me of an iphone. I think this gift is good for teens, and adults. You can see and purchase it here .
  5. Watches- How can you go wrong with a nice watch and you don’t have to spend loads of money to get a nice watch.
  6. Stocking stuffers- This is has always been a great gift of mine. Get a stocking, decorate it, and fill it with things that the recipient will love. You can get lotions, shaving creams, socks, jewelry and lots more inside of a stocking.

I do hope that you all are having a great week and keeping it stress free on all avenues. Don’t let the Christmas season bog you down, for this is the season of great cheer. I love that song that goes “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. And if you so happen to be looking for savings on a nickel, feel free to cop some ideas from my ten things.

 Peace and blessings


Hello Dears.. I’ve missed you, as well as my blog. I have been doing so much that I just needed to breathe. Someone gave me great advice to recharge and refuel, so I’ve been trying to practice that principle. I think I’m good to go now so, leggo. Forgive me if this runs long, but I gotta catch you guys up. (warning: this post is kinda picture heavy)
Ok last week, I was a tad bit preoccupied. My guest post over at soshewrites had been been birthed, and I was excited about it. The piece I wrote was so much a part of me, that I was a little nervous to reveal it. I had to be true about it though, so fears had to be pushed to the back. I’ve had good responses about the post and I’m grateful for all the lovely comments folks left me. The blog host Miss Dre was very good about the whole thing and encouraged me tremendously. I appreciate her giving my ideas a voice on her blog. It’s not often that you see women truly in support of other women and their work so this was a refreshing breath of air. Thanks Dre!!
My week at work was a doozy. I was blown on so many levels. All I can say is, the devil be busy! All week long. I almost gave in to exactly what my flesh was feeling but then, I wouldn’t have had a job. I thank the holy spirit for putting me in check. I began to realize what was going on. My spirit was under attack. We would be here all day if I start on that story, so that will have to be for another day. Don’t get it twisted, I’m thankful that I have a job and I don’t want to spend time complaining since I’m gonna get my job-working behind right up tomorrow and punch that clock! Lol.. I took several outfit pics through the week and wasn’t happy with them, so I won’t upload those. Well this one doesn’t look so bad.
I wore: Stripped tank- Target, Cardi- Old Navy, belt- thrifted, Skirt- old thrift, Tights- Target, Boots- Target


Yesterday, I went on a shopping trip to New York. I had a fab time, and we kinda shopped til we dropped. I didn’t buy a whole lot, but everybody else on the trip acted like I bought the whole town. I left with three tops, a coat, one dress, one pair of pants, and a pair of shoes. See, not alot at all. Of course I purchased a few gifts for friends and fam, and a few for the kiddies too. Forever21, Old Navy, and H & M were totally different and so much better than the ones in my city. I even got to visit the the beautiful Zara store. Aaaahhh, it was all so awesome. We went to Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and China Town. It was sooooo crowded. New York is widely overpopulated like, nobody should be single. Ever. It’s so many choices, that I just don’t see it happening. Anyway, it was an entire day of shopping and I got back home about midnight. Here are a few pics of me and my shopping gear. (gotta be dressed comfy for long shopping)




For the past several weeks my pastor has been teaching this series on faith, finances, and family. I didn’t want to miss out on that message today, so I made sure that I was getting up no matter how tired I was. I decided to shop my closet for an outfit. I’m learning through this series that I don’t always have to buy a new outfit, or wear new clothes. Trust me, I have more than enough choices in my wardrobe, so I’m gonna try this shop my closet approach for a while. True, I did purchase some new items yesterday, but I didn’t go ham like I’ve been known to do in the past. I’m gonna try to keep my purchases to a minimum. I need to gain financial freedom. When I do purchase, I want it to be smart purchases. I shop thrift stores, and clearance racks, and I will discount to the end of time. But even still, that can add up. The fact of the matter is, I have some debt, and I need to gain freedom over that. I’m so on this Family Finance series because it is so where I am right now. I’m noticing a shift in my life in so many areas and I am gladly open to receive the change. It’s good to evolve, and I’m ready. So on to my blog. It’s going to be so diverse and I just hope you all stick with me through my ramblings, motherhood woes, life lessons, and other things according to Dee. Buckle up guys, it’s gonna be an interesting ride. Now on to my outfit for the day. I shopped in the archives for everything except the coat and $1 scarf from new york. Yep $1 and I love it

I’m wearing:
Denim Top- Ross dress for less
Denim skirt- Old Navy (5 yrs old)
Blazer Anne Taylor- thrifted
Belt- Forever21
Tights- Target
Booties- Bare Feet
Coat- New York
Shades- D & G
Bag- TJMax
Necklace- Lori’s
Bracelets, rings- H & M, F21
Watch- Thrifted
Earring- Rashidagurl (luv,luv, luv them)


These indoor pics might be a little blurry or dark. (sorry)




Terrible me didn’t snap any pics of the kids either. Here’s one I took of baby girl at school.

And another of twenty doing what she does all the time, heading to work. Poor child is a full time college student and recently just down graded from two jobs to one. I can’t say I don’t admire her hustle because I do. She’s determined and hardworking. I’m glad she cut back to just one job though, cause she be looking worn out.

Forgive me for the long post and ramblings, but this is what happens when one doesn’t post for a week! Next week, I’m challenging myself to post everyday or atleast every other day. You guys, my readers are everything to me. Stay tuned.

Peace and blessings,

Hello Dears,

I am guest blogging over at my girl SoSheWrites site today. She is a seasoned and talented writer in her own right, and I was floored when she reached out to me and showed great support and encouragement to my blog. She has a wonderful blog on beauty, fashion, music, life, and everything in between. Please head over there by clicking the link above and read my post and check out Miss Dre’s blog as well. Please comment. Your feed back is important to me.

Peace and Blessings,


Hello Dears,
Just wanted to stop in a do a quick outfit post. Today is my one of my daughters 15th birthday. I’m devoting my time to celebrating her, so I’m gonna make this quick. I have so much to talk about, but I’ll spread it out over the week. Stay tuned, it’s gonna be good.

Yesterday, was a glorious day. The kids and I went to 9:30 service yesterday and it was a great service. I had an awesome experience and I rode that feeling all day long. After church, we went out for brunch like we usually do on Sunday. Four was so impressed with her food, and how pretty it was that she asked me to take a picture of it. Ha!

This post will be more pictures than writing and I’m almost done because I have to go and celebrate my bday girl. Here’s a picture I snapped of her this morning. Isn’t she gorgeous, and she is totally a fashionista. She’s creative and makes things and really is in touch with her own sense of style.
Fifteen is wearing:
Shirt- Wet Seal
Tights- Rue21
Boots- Target
Jacket- Gap/thrifted

My kids aren’t into taking pictures like that. My son ask, is this for your blog, oh no! Lol..
So it’s just me and baby girl, who is always camera ready.
Four is wearing
Shirt- H&M
Pants- Target
Faux leather- Rainbow for kids
Fur Leopard vest- Target
Shoes- Target



I’m wearing a serious bargain outfit. I do not play. Just to prove my barginista ways, I’ll include the prices this time. I love the different variations of green from the skirt, sweater, tights, and shoes.
V-neck sweater- Target $9.99
Skirt- Old Navy $3.98
Tights- Target $5
Patent leather belt- thrifted $1
Green patent leather shoes- old thrift were brand new- $6
Pearls- old
Pearl earrings- beauty supply $1
Bracelets- F21, H&M, Urban outfitters








So you see, a complete, and fabulous outfit for under $30 bucks.
Also the purse I wore, not shown here was $3 also thrifted. Tsk. Tsk. It is not a game! The proof is in the pudding.
Hope you enjoyed!
Peace and blessings

Hey hey hey..
Yes, it’s true, I’ve been on a very brief but extremely neccessary hiatus. Just a few days. No sweat.. I’m back. Well, after a busy work week, I capped it off by spending an intimate evening with my Pastor and some of his twitter followers. It was his first tweet-up and it was amazing. It was an intimate group and he revealed so much to us in a span of a few hours. He schooled us basically on life, love, relationships, and God. The words he dropped into that atmosphere were ones I gladly devoured, and shall never forget. He is an amazing teacher, and a true humanitarian. The concept called Bishops Flow, was intended to bring a group of folks together, many of who had never met, to discuss life issues, and to establish a connection of FLOW
which means, Finding the Lord Outside the Walls. Sometimes, things don’t always have to be done in the pulpit. Healing can begin anywhere, and for many of us it began last night outside the walls of the church. It was such a flow. Bishop’s Flow had us all captivated. We just soaked it up like a sponge. I’ve heard of people having tweet-ups before, but this meeting was so innovative. I learned so much about Bishop Thomas, about people in general, and mainly about myself. I would certainly classify it as epic.
We ate, and laughed, had AHA moments, getting put on straight street moments, fun, and even line dancing. I truly had a blast.
This was so out of the norm for me. It was maybe forty-five people there. I felt it an honor to be amongst those invited. It was out of the norm for me because I’m not the person that can walk into a room of forty strangers and walk out with forty friends. I’m the person that would leave the room with zero friends. I keep a small circle. I’m reserved, quiet, and laid back. I scope the scene and basically am an introvert. I recently told a friend that, and she was like, “you are not an introvert, you are so transparent and giving of yourself”. I told her that’s because she knows me now, so its all good, I’ll talk her head off. Lol.. I open up when I get to know people. Certainly not in a room full of strangers. Most of them if not all were members of my church, but we’ve never met. So, I stepped out the box. Usually, I would have had a friend with me and that would have made it less awkward. But, I’m a big girl, and I challenged myself to just do it. It was fine. I chit chatted with folks and it was a great time. I walked out with some new twitter friends, and met some I had been chatting with before. I’m so proud of me. Cause let me tell you, I tried to talk myself out of going for three days. Until finally, I had to say to myself, stop it!! Trust God and go. Needless to say, I had a blast! And would do it again in a heartbeat.

I rushed home from work, and got ready. I should have decided early on what I’d wear, but I didn’t so here I go again, rushing and looking for an outfit. I didn’t have a lot of time so I played it safe and just wore a simple blazer, T-shirt and jeans. Check out the pics below.
I wore:

Black tank/white Tee- H&M
Jeans- Old Navy
Blazer- thrifted
Shoes- Marshalls
Tights- Target
Earrings- H&M
Watch- Gift
Necklace- Lori’s
Clutch- Burlington






Have a great weekend everyone.
Peace and Blessings

Hello all.
I’m sorry, I’m late in announcing the winner of the Old Navy gift card. I have been swamped, busy, and tired. I just wanted to do this quick post to announce the winner. CONGRATULATIONS TO CINDY A.
you were randomly selected and you are the winner. Please contact me so we can discuss how to claim your prize. I have sent the you an email to the address you signed up with. Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. Stay tuned in the future for more fabulous exciting giveaways! Congrats again to you Cindy!

Peace and Blessings