It's Bobbie's World

A digital lifestyle journal

I did the Peachtree Road Race!

Monday, July 4, 2016

My number

Y'all.....I did the Peachtree Road Race here in Atlanta today! WHAT.AN.EXPERIENCE for a 1st timer like myself.

The Beginning...why am I looking upset? lol

I got in the race by default. My sister friend was unable to do the race and my sister asked me if I would join her and my niece this year. My 1st response to her was HELL NO no and that I would be going to go to the gym in the morning. But 15mins later I called her back and said, yes I would go with them and boy am I glad I did.

Whitney, Mary and I

I met a new friend along the way just before the 1mile mark-her name is Dale. She befriended me because she wanted to know what the "B" stood for on my Beats by Dre headphones-plus she also liked them because they are pink. Let me tell you about Dale....she got me thru the race! Her enthusiasm and encouragement pushed me thru that finish line. Every person she saw, every person she knew even the on-lookers cheering everyone on she told them this was my 1st time doing the yearly Fourth of July race-they even cheered for me and gave hi-fives. I'm so grateful for Dale. She took very good care of the newbie. I think I have a new bestfriend. What a feeling!

Dale-halfway there

Dale and AP

Oh, did I mention that this is Dale's 32nd Peachtree Road Race? Talk about inspiration. Dal  told me to meet her next year, same time and place but this time we will be wearing pink tulle dresses. lol

Dale made it to the Finish Line!

Will I do the Peachtree Road Race next year? It's too soon to tell. My body will be the deciding factor when I get up in the

I made it!

Dear Whitney....

Monday, April 18, 2016

Dear Whitney…
It seems like yesterday, I had just moved to Atlanta and my duties as your aunt Shuggie kicked right in. As you know, I’ve been an auntie for a long time, but you were more like my own child. I went from picking you up from daycare daily to attending parents’ day when your mom & dad was unable to attend. That was just one of the best days of my life when it came to caring for you. Oh, and another highlight was us singing our favorite song by Nelly “Air force One” on many of days riding out through Atlanta. I would look into the rearview mirror and we would sing together and you would be thee happiest little girl in your car seat singing… “Give me 2 purr(in Nelly’s voice, lol)” and throwing up two fingers. Too cute!
Moving forward to 2015….you have now obtained your driving license and that’s when it hit me-while I was a passenger driving with you- that you are no longer that little girl that need me. You are no longer that little girl in that car seat, our roles has reversed as you are now driving me around these days. I was not ready for this day! You would no longer need me to hold your hand, as you are now turning into a young adult and will now be making decisions on your own.

Now were in 2016….I’ve taken you on your last spring break trip as a high schooler. We had a great time at Panama City Beach. Prom was this past Saturday and you looked absolutely beautiful and I was in awe of the young lady are you becoming….and in a month, I will be seeing you walk across that stage accepting your high school diploma and in the fall you be attending Georgia State University.

These last 12years, I have truly enjoyed seeing you grow up into a young adult and I can’t wait to see what the next 12 years and beyond will bring. Just know, I will always be here every step of the way.
I love you, Whitney!
Auntie Shuggie.

Review: Fun Fly and Fabulous Lifestyle Subscription Box

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hey ladies, hey! A few months back I came across another fun subscription box service that I had to try. This time I subscribed to the lifestyle box  FUN FLY FABULOUS which was created by Ariane Simone. This is a true lifestyle box focusing on:  Entertainment, Beauty, Fashion, Food and Home with a monthly theme. Ariane tagline for her lifestyle box is...."Why subscribe to 5 boxes when you can subscribe to 1?" And I couldn't agree more with that statement.

Check out the November and December boxes. January(not pictured) theme was "Fearless"
November Box Theme "Family"

December Box Theme "The Cozy Box"

February theme is.....The Love Box!

This month box contents:

1st Femme Perfume Sample
1st Femme Mini Journal w/ Pen
Loyalty Jewelry Bracelet
Savvy Sleeper Satin Pillowcase
Sheila G's Brownie Brittle in Salted Caramel

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I wanted to wait to review this subscription box after I have been subscribed for a few months. This month made the 4th month. My thoughts.....

I am always happy to support small businesses ran by women of color . Ariane saw a need to bring all elements of an "lifestyle" together-in a box-and created just that, which includes a mini magazine. The product contents of each box is of quality high and low end products. The price point of this lifestyle box is $21+shipping and tax.  A total of $33.96 being drafted from my account monthly. Shipping is a bit much for this box as to where other boxes, such as beauty and natural hair subscriptions shipping is not as expensive. Overall, I have loved all items in each box I've received. So, its safe to say, I will be a member for a little while longer.

I can't wait to see what March box will bring.

If you are interested in the FUN FLY and FABULOUS box, you can sign up here.