Recently my husband and I were able to visit Mexico and stay at an Adult only All-Inclusive resort. This was the first vacation we have had alone since we had children. 2012 was the last kid-free vacation we had. That was SEVEN years ago. I knew I wanted it to be a luxurious vacation, and boy did the resort deliver. We stayed at a place calledRead More
We are in the thick of summer, and a girls trip or family getaways can be refreshing to the soul. As long as you go with the RIGHT people. Not everyone is vacation compatible. I have been there, you invite friends with the best of intentions, and it becomes a disaster. I don't want you to endure that. I've learned my lesson, and I'm going to share with you some questions that you need to ask BEFORE the planning even begins.Read More
We live in a digital age, that is not going to change anytime soon. I always say it's hard to be the first to do things because you are guaranteed to make mistakes and people are very quick to judge the steps you take while being able to learn from what you've done. If you would have told me 10-15 years ago that people could make a living from being an "influencer" I would have said you were lying. The truth is that only movie stars and those in the entertainment business had the option of being an influencer but now anyone with a camera can share their voice and story thanks t blogs, youtube etc.Read More
When it came time to purchase a new mattress My husband and I were not sure where we would purchase from. We decided that we would go with a bed in a box company, there are many to choose from. We decided to go with Purple Mattress.
So let's talk about why YOU should go with the purple mattress.Read More
The strong black women stereotype is one that many deal with on a regular basis. We have to deal with it in our homes and families and even when we step out into the world. We are always ON. Making sure we don’t speak up too much because we MAY intimidate who we are speaking with.Read More
I can remember as a young person how much anxiety I would get when I had a test in school. I would stay up and study as hard as I could. I wanted to make sure I gave my best when…Read More
Tampa Bay has new restaurants popping up every weekend it seems like. We like some chain restaurants but our favorites to check out are the local ones that are Tampa Bay grown and operated. These restaurants are ones that I take EVERYONE too when they come to visit us. I love them and I know you will too.Read More
When it comes to capturing our children, it can be overwhelming at times. They love to be on the move, and sometimes you can’t get them to look straight into the camera. Does this mean you are doomed and won’t be able to get great pics? NOT AT ALL. today I’ll be sharing four tips to help you get some of the best pictures of your little ones.Read More
There are different items on the market you can buy to wash your produce but I like to make my own because then I know exactly what is in the cleanser and I can save money by making it myself. This is such a simple solution using essential oils, water, and vinegar.Read More
Before social media, we would only see the life of those we knew personally. Now we have access to billions of peoples lives and it's just an explore page away. Seeing people announce their life accomplishments can make you start questioning where you are in your life and what are you doing? The truth is no one shares everything; you know the saying real G’s move in silence.Read More
If you have a child in the school system you KNOW how their little immune systems can fail them. A barrage of germs every day means that they will share the love with the family back home. I personally got into essential oils because this year is my sons first year of school. I needed something for all of us to put up a defense.Read More
I’ve been blogging since 2013, and I love looking back and seeing my growth and also the things I am still working on. This year has been a whirlwind, and when I look back at the pictures, I am still in awe at how our little family survived the hard times, laughed at the great times and learned from the challenges. Ten songs have been on rotation for me all year. I want to share with you my journey through the year by song.Read More
I am always on the lookout for cute stores that have Disney inspired clothing, ears, blankets, etc. There is something about cuddling up with a blanket of our favorite character and looking at the movie that is just so sweet. I also love doing photo shoots with babies and toddler wearing their ears surrounded by their (ok really their parents if they are babies lol) favorite characters.
Essential oils have been used for centuries, it was the medicine people took before you could drive to your local pharmacy and pick up whatever you needed. I have PCOS and with that comes cyst and lots of pain with my period. I remember growing up and falling over in class because my pain was so great. I was always carrying around OTC pain relievers because I never knew when my period would come and knock me off my feet(literally) I am all for finding a natural way to combat my pain when need be.
As a plus size woman AND heading to a place that has cooler temps then where I live(Seoul has a fall and winter. The temps were as low as 40's and highs were in the upper 60's) I had to make sure I also packed a coat and other warm clothing. Packing a carry on takes some planning but don 't worry I am here to help you out. It all starts before you even put your clothing in the suitcase.Read More
One of the earliest recipes I learned how to make was at six years of age, chili was the easiest thing to make. I could cook the meat. throw everything in the pot and go about my business playing. Now the ingredients have changed just a bit and I am older and can actually cook without a step stool. There is just something about chili that makes you feel all warm and cozy. It's also an easy meal to make for large amounts of people. Below is my favorite easy chili recipe.Read More
know you’re reading the title and thinking. Oooooh, she does not have a happy marriage, How can you not look at your husband as a soulmate?The truth is I would never want that kind of pressure put on me, and so I don’t wish to put that on my husband.
Think about it. Growing up some people have had different best-friends depending on where they were in their life, and the romantic relationship is no differentRead More
"A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life" ~ Coco Chanel
That quote has always stuck with me. I have had MANY hairstyles through the years(Honey blonde, platinum blonde, short Toni Braxton cut, Janet Jackson poetic justice box braids etc) I love to change it up. even when I had a bad experience with a haircut I was optimistic and realized that pushed me to change.Read More
I feel like I just blinked and my summer is almost over. Here we are in the middle of September and a week away from Autumn (in Florida that means very little lol) I am excited for some fall festivities (sunflower maze, hay rides etc) I wanted to take a moment and share with you all some of my favorite moments from my summer. This summer started out a little stressful. We had to fly back home to MI for an impromptu trip for health reasons.Read More
If you are a family with little ones you may think you have to wait to travel. Not necessarily, Traveling when your children are toddlers can be a fun experience and it can you SAVE you money. It’s all about planning and being flexible. You may not be able to do everything on your vacation wishlist but you can still have fun making memories and traveling as a family.Read More