Sunday, August 17, 2014

It's My Birthday!!!

I’m the big 24 today!! Ok, Ok I kid, I I’m actually turned 42 today, and by the time you read this, I will be back on my way from Savannah, GA from hanging with my girlfriend/my #teamleo sistah celebrating both our birthdays, which her birthday was Thursday the 14th . I really have no big plans for my day but just to relax, release and be thankful for seeing yet another year.


I’ve decided from this birthday going forward, I will treat each birthday as my “new year”.  Yes, I will still celebrate on Jan 1 each year as well, but August 17th will mark my progress of goals that I will set out to accomplish. I will list my goals in a later post.


Let me go and continue to enjoy my day.


Until next time,



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Life: Promotion, Dating and other randomness

Hey guys! **waving** Life has really gotten busy for this girl. About 2 weeks ago, I received a promotion at work and when I say things have been going so fast since then, I can hardly keep up. I was promoted from a Health Benefit Specialist to a Supervisor within the same department. So, along with my title change, my workload has changed as well. I am excited for all the challenges-and experience that will come with this change. Oh, and this baby finally came in, my Iphone for my job(my tracking device as I call it), lol….now I’m waiting on my Ipad and laptop and then I will be officially chained to my J-O-B!! lol. I'm team #android so now I have to learn how to use this phone.



In other news....I’m single again. Long distance relationship is not for the weak-and it’s a lot of work and both people have to be dedicated, so we decided to take a break.


Me and some girlfriends are going to Savannah, GA for the weekend to hang at the beach, have a couple of martinis and of course indulge in some much needed girl-talk!

My birthday is in 12days and I have no plans to do anything…actually I come back from Savannah on my birthday. I guess I better get to thinking what I’m going to do, huh?

Then last, but not least…I am heading to Michigan at the end of the month for the holiday weekend. I’m always excited to go home to Michigan to catch up with family and friends. There is no place like home.


Until next time,



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Weekend Recap: Baby Shower, Family Fun and a Small Mini Beauty Haul

Where did this past weekend go? It’s already Wednesday(and another weekend is about to be here) and I still have not fully recouperated, but it was a good weekend to be amongst my family.  We are always so busy with our separate lives, but when we come together it’s always a good time.

My niece Shanna baby shower was Saturday and I can’t wait for baby girl Dozier to make her arrival into the world. We had a good time at the shower. The food and cake was delish. My niece was glowing and smiling the whole time. She was happy so that made her family and friends happier.

My niece Shanna

Shanna, her husband Jermaine w/ the big brother and sister Maya and Jayson

Then after the shower I hung out at the mall with these beauties…my other nieces. They are always fun to hang with, lots of laughs and the best part of they didn’t require me to spend my $$$$ on them…at least that day they didn’t, lol

My loves nieces Whitney and London
This girl know she hangs with her Auntie


Auntie w/ her nieces Whitney and Ashley(sisters)

While at the mall…My niece Ashley told me how Sephora has a device that matches your skin perfectly for foundation. I’m not much of a makeup girl, but I was intrigued so we headed to there and let me say…yep, I ended up purchasing me some foundation by Buxom. Then we headed to MAC and I purchased the Viva Glam VI lipgloss and then headed to Target to purchase some conditioner for my hair.

I can't wait to try out my products :)

As Ice Cube say, Today (Saturday) was a good day.

How was your weekend?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Work it out Wednesday: I'm back at it-again!

Yeah, yeah I know, I know!!! You’ve heard it before from me that I’m back at this working out and trying to live a better and healthier lifestyle.
I started back this past weekend working out (I’ve been M.I.A. with doing this) and I must say I’m glad I’m back at it with my cardio. My schedule is a little hectic during the week, but I made a promise to myself that I will make time to get some cardio in regardless of what, so far so good. This is how my workout schedule will go…Everyday 45mins to an hour with Fridays and Sundays as off days…. (This may change depending on work schedule).

I’m staying at it this time….taking it one day-at-a-time.

Check out my pics from my 2 workouts this week.

1st day..getting ready

2nd day...after workout

Are you working out and gearing towards a healthier lifestyle?


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My Babe Healthy Lifestyle Box

This weekend-June 14th- is my babe birthday and most do not know that I am in a LDR (long distant relationship). My babe is on this lifestyle journey of eating better and losing weight. To date, he has lost 100lbs and I am so proud of him. But because we are in two different states, I wanted to do something for him that will help him along on his journey.

I am one of them girls who really listens to my family and friends as to what they like, don’t like etc……and when events come around such as birthdays, anniversaries etc….I like to give gifts and try to make gift cards as a last resort. I love to see the expressions/smiles on their faces. So, I was listening to my babe tell someone on his FB page that he wanted to get a blender so that he can make smoothies, since he said that it has always stayed in my mind, so it was perfect for me to make him a “healthy lifestyle” care box with the blender in it.

Contents of the box:
Oatmeal- breakfast is his favorite meal of the day
Walnuts/Almonds-These are his favorite snacks when on the go
Blender-for his new favorite thing… smoothies
Bigger Loser Book-for continued inspiration
Orbit gum-this gum curves his appetite while he’s hard at work
Oh and what’s a birthday without cake? So, yes I sent my babe a Red Velvet CamiCake and of course I had to personalize it with their own label on the jar. J

He has already received the box and he was so surprised and happy.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My celebrity look-a-like: Angie Stone

Have you ever been told that you have a celebrity look-a-like? I sure have. I’m always hearing from friends and family that my celebrity twin is Angie Stone. I don’t actually see it myself, but everyone else see it…from some of her hairstyles to the lips and smile that I resemble her.

I have always thought she was a pretty woman and she has a BIG pretty smile.

I hope to meet her one day while we are both are in the ATL to let her know that she has a twin...ME!! lol.

Do you think I look like Angie Stone?


**photo credit: Google

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dusting myself off….and doing it again!

Start, stop, start, stop….yep this is my life and trying to live a healthy lifestyle..well when it comes to incorporating exercise.

See, I know the goal is to start and to keep going, but sometimes life just gets in the way and I will do everything BUT….exercise! And not to mention I have a love/hate relationship with this thing below, lol.

So, I will just dust myself off and do it again and try to rekindle my relationship with the elliptical, lol.

What I am learning is that ….we all may fall off at some point, but the key is to get back up and get back at it, and that is exactly what I plan on doing.

How do you keep going without falling off from exercising or living a healthier lifestyle? If you fall off what motivates you to get back up?