Monday, December 23, 2013

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!

Yesterday was our Christmas party. The theme was Ugly/Tacky Christmas sweaters. We had a maximum of 50 people show up. We ate, had the contest, played Christmas jeopardy, and gave out door prizes. Enjoy the pictures!
 
On the menu we had: corn, fried chicken, baked chicken, meatballs, a veggie tray, a fruit tray, a meat tray, cheese and crackers, deli spirals, potato salad, chicken salad, shrimp, nachos, tossed salad, chips, and rolls.



Saturday, December 14, 2013

Will It Be YOU!?

Who will take home the crown and [edible] trophy; and become 2013's ULTIMATE Ugly/Tacky Christmas Sweater Champion?!

Just be glad I'm not a contestant because my sweater is THE BOMB!!!!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Did You Know: Phobias

                      DID YOU KNOW...
A Phobia is an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation (According to Merriam Webster)

Here are some interesting phobias I've learned about today.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Healthy Living: 2 Easy and Healthy Side Dishes

Hello! I'm back with another post. Quick and Easy side dishes that take no time to prepare and that the WHOLE family will enjoy. If I can make them then you can too!



Read on to find out how I made my Brussels sprouts and honey glazed carrots.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday Funday #2

Hi Everyone. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I'm back with another 'weekly favorites' post. I hope you enjoy.

I love a nice statement necklace piece

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Funday #1

It's the end of yet another week so here are a few things that really caught my eye over the past few days. Enjoy my weekly favorites!

Clear Doc Martens! How cool are these!! They are too funky. Love them!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Extravaganza! Sneak Peak

One fact about my family is that we all love Christmas! Every year we decorate the house, I make a different dessert everyday and we watch tons of Christmas movies. This year we are planning a big Christmas party and the theme is ugly/tacky Christmas sweaters! Woo! I'm so excited! So once in a while I'll be posting sneak peak pictures for those who will be attending and holiday party tips for those who are interested.

Here's some pictures from yesterday's shopping trip.

Jacob taking his grandparents inside to shop for Christmas items.

Why Must You Do This To Me STARBUCKS!?!

I have a problem...  :'-(
I'm addicted to a drink!
"What drink?" you may ask.
Well... I'm addicted to The Pumpkin Spiced Latte from Starbucks!!!
It's so creamy, so pumpkin-y, so rich and spicy, just oh so so gooood!
But let's get real here, I am not going to pay 4+ dollars for 1 drink everyday. That money adds up !
So lately I've been trying to make my own pumpkin spiced latte at home. I made one a few minutes ago using this recipe:  http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/pumpkin-spice-latte/831a63e4-a736-40fa-9f09-0326e01a05ff and it's good but it's not the same.
If anyone has a pumpkin spice latte recipe that they like pleaseeeee share it in the comments. Help a sista out!



What's your favorite Starbucks drink?



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

All Stars

Okay, am I the only one who thinks these shoes are awesome?! I totally want them!


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Healthy Living: A Light And Healthy Breakfast Idea

Hi Everyone,

Here's a light and healthy breakfast idea for those who want to eat healthier. It would also make a great afternoon snack. It's so easy to make & EAT!

You will need:
A bell pepper (Green, Yellow, or Red) I used a yellow one.
Eggs
Olive Oil


Friday, July 12, 2013

Slutty Brownie Bites

As much as I love to eat healthy, I also love to bake little sweet treats once in a while. Today I made Slutty Brownie Bites! Yes, the brownies are quite slutty. These treats will stop any sweet craving you may have and after eating just one you should feel satisfied.


Click 'Read More' to find out how I made these ;-)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Wedding Weekend

On Saturday I got to witness my god-sister getting married! *tear* She was a gorgeous bride and her wedding was absolutely beautiful. Here are the pictures!


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!!!

"Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad." Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there!

For this Father's day I decided to make my dad a candy bouquet since I know he loves candy.

Here's how you can make one yourself:


Recipe: Vegan Romaine Lettuce Wraps

(Friday's post being uploaded today... oops!)
 
Oh my heaven's ta Betsy! Today I made my new favorite snack/lunch. Whoever thinks healthy food is plain and boring has obviously never tried this.
If you want a delicious meal that is quick and easy then definitely make lettuce wraps.
The beauty about lettuce wraps is that you can literally add whatever ingredients you want to your lettuce. I just threw in what we had around the house (totally random) but they turned out to be amazing!! My niece and I loved them!



I chopped up some onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Next I poured in a little bit of extra virgin olive oil in a pan over medium heat and sautéed the vegetables. As the mushrooms started to turn brown, I added spinach to the mixture. Then maybe a minute later everything was ready to eat! (Salt and pepper can be added at the end if preferred.)
 
It's best to use romaine lettuce since they act as a taco shell or bowl for your food.
 
Here are my lettuce wraps:

(Romaine lettuce is an excellent source of protein, calcium, omega 3's, minerals, etc.)
 
 
Like I said before, you can add whatever you want to your wrap; salsa, fruit, seafood, veggies, anything!
Try it out! It's quick, simple, and totally healthy. I'll be posting more of my lettuce wraps in the future. Happy Eating!
 
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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Can You Guess The Name Of This Fruit?

Hi Everyone!

One of my attributes is that I like experimenting with unique and exotic foods. Today I tried a fruit that I've never seen or even heard of. Can you guess what it is?


 
 

 I'll give you a hint: It's a type of melon that originated in Africa.

Leave your guess in the comment section below.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Smoothie Time: No Name Berry Smoothie

Hello! Welcome back to my blog! :-)

Yesterday I made a smoothie and I thought it was really delicious so I figured I'd share the recipe. I was in the mood for a berry smoothie but still added a little bit of greens to the mix. I'm calling it my No Name Berry Smoothie. Here's what I used...


1 cup of water
1 cup of spinach
2 slices of cucumber
1 Banana
 3 cups of frozen mixed berries
(blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, & pomegranate)  
 
Here's how it turned out...
 
 
What's your favorite smoothie combo?
 
*New Post coming soon*
 
:-)




Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Weekend

This past weekend our family went out of town to see my grandmother and more family members. We all got together, had a nice meal, and enjoyed each other's company. I had a good time and took a lot of pictures. Check out the previous post to see the outfit I wore.  


*PS* I've been having people tell me I should start a section on my blog for poetry. So I'm going to make that happen. If you write poems and would like for your poem to be featured on my blog then just let me know. You can message me on twitter, facebook, here, it doesn't matter.  
 
Salad & Bread

OOTD #1: Army Chic [Mother's Day Weekend]

Here's my ootd [outfit of the day] from yesterday. I wore a very comfy bodycon dress with a hat to complement it. I also had on brown wedge heels but those suckers broke on me. Oh well, they were old anyway. Ladies, have you ever had heels tear on you? Please tell me I'm not the only one!
 

 

Happy Mother's Day!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

POTW #7: A Baby, A Birthday, & A Car

Hey Guys,
So I haven't posted a 'Pictures of the Week' in a while so here ya go... !



My Aunt sent me some pictures of her baby [DJ] and I'm in love. Why is he so cute? WHY?! I can't take it!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Kim K vs Lady Gaga!


Kim K. and Lady Gaga both wearing the same outfit but who wore it better? I personally like both. I like how chic Kim looks and I love the red lipstick she's wearing with it but I also like how Lady G has the matching glasses. Even though Lady Gaga's look is very matchy, she's working it like a boss. If I had to pick who wore it better I'd chose... Kim.

Share your thoughts below! :-)

*P.S* Black and White is a huge spring trend this year!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

World Autism Awareness Day! #LightItUpBlue

 
April is Autism Awareness Month and today is World Autism Awareness Day.

Autism is a disorder that starts in early childhood that causes difficulty with social and communication skills.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Love It Or Hate It: Louboutin Nails

I'm sure most ladies love a nice pair of Louboutin heels but what about Louboutin nails? This is a trend that's been going on for a while now. Celebrities such as Adele and Rihanna have been seen sporting this look as well. Is it chic or just a little too much?
Love it or Hate it? Leave a comment below.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Fantastic Food Friday: Spinach

Second post today! Oh snap I'm on a roll!
I'm starting this new series on my blog titled Fantastic Food Friday. Every other Friday I'll have a food where I list some of the health and beauty benefits of eating it and then share a recipe. Today I will be talking about Spinach. I love spinach. I put it in everything; eggs, smoothies, salad, sandwiches, etc. I just knew it had to be my first F3 topic.

Spinach contains:
Vitamins A, C, E, K, B12, B6
Calcium
Iron
Potassium
Fiber
Omega 3 Fats
Magnesium
Zinc
and the list goes on...
 
Health Benefits
Has antioxidants that help fight against high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and atherosclerosis.
Spinach has antioxidants that helps protect your eyes from cataracts.
Spinach helps improve brain function.
Spinach contains Kaempferol which can help prevent cancers.
It can help prevent heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and kidney stones.
 Spinach can help a person maintain their strength.
 
Beauty Benefits
Spinach is great for clearing up acne and eczema.
It can help prevent wrinkles.
Spinach also helps slow down the aging process.

Recipe
 My recipe for today is Spinach chips! I love kale chips and I figured if I can make kale chips I can make spinach chips. I tried it out today and sure enough... I can! I'm definitely going to be making spinach chips a lot. This is great for anyone on a diet or someone who just wants to eat healthier. It's way better for you than regular potato chips, that's for sure.

 You pretty much make spinach chips the way you would kale chips. Preheat the oven to 350, wash the spinach, drizzle a little olive oil on them and put them on a cookie sheet. Put in the oven for 10 minutes and that's it. They should look something like this...
Why eat regular potato chips when you can have spinach chips and kale chips?! You get the same crunchiness, you can season them with a little salt and/or pepper (that's what my family and I like to do). You could even try different seasonings and have different flavors! Now that would be good!
If you don't like spinach still give this a try. It's a great snack and a good way to get all of your nutrients.
I tried to get a picture of Kayla eating them but she ate them so fast I didn't get a chance to!

*Quick Tip* Make sure to eat your spinach quick! Apparently after 8 or 9 days Spinach loses all of its nutritional value.

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed. Follow this blog via bloglovin for more Fantastic Food Fridays!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!!

Hi Everyone! I hope you all are having a nice St. Patrick's day. It's raining today so I won't be doing anything fun. What are you doing today? Leave a comment below, I'm nosy! lol.

 

St. Patrick's Prayer
 
May the Strength of God guide us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Angels of God guard us.
Against the snares of the evil one.
May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
Christ be over all!

May Christ be in us,
May Thy Grace, Lord, Always be ours, This day, O Lord, and forevermore. Amen.









                              Watch the video below for more information on St. Patrick.



If you're really bored then sit back, relax, and enjoy a short episode of Looney Tunes.
 
 
 
LOL I just had to post this.
 

Friday, March 8, 2013

International Women's Day!

Happy Women's Day!!!
Today is the day we celebrate the achievements of women all over the world.






 
 
"A charming woman doesn't follow the crowd. She is herself."
-Loretta Young

 

 

"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." -Margaret Thatcher


"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."
-Rosa Parks 



"A woman is a full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform." -Diane Mariechild

 


    Who is your [female] inspiration?  
 
 
 
 

Monday, March 4, 2013

National Grammar Day!

Guess who's back?!! Meeeeeeee! Muahahahahahaha! >:-)

Happy Grammar Day! Yay.

Ok let's be honest here, who really cares about Grammar Day? Who even knew it was today? I didn't... until now.

Grammar Day was created by Martha Brockenbrough in 2008. The whole purpose is to promote good grammar.


So since it's Grammar Day,  I would like to know a common grammar mistake YOU always make and a grammar mistake others make that irritate you?


My grammar mistake: sometimes I don't know when to replace who with whom. Ugh. 

A grammar mistake that irritates me is when people misuse their and there. Ugh.

I hope I don't have a grammar error in this post. That would be awkward.


Okay so since this post was not so interesting (or maybe it was *shrugs*), I decided to be nice and give you all a puzzle to ease your mind. lol

*Puzzle contains a curse word.*

I finished in 4 mins and 19 seconds. Try and beat my score! Bet you can't ;-)
(Hit scatter to restart the score)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Dr. Ralph David Abernathy


Dr. Ralph David Abernathy
Civil Rights Leader
 
 
 
 
A few facts
 
  • He was born on March 11, 1926 in Alabama.
  • He was the 10th child born (out of 12) in his family.
  • Received a masters in Sociology at Atlanta University.
  • In 1948, he became an ordained Baptist mister.
  • Became friends and mentored Martin Luther King Jr. in 1954.  
  • He and Martin Luther King Jr. organized protests against bus segregation after Rosa Parks was arrested.
  •  In 1957, he and Dr. King founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
  • In 1989 his autobiography was published. It was titled And the Walls Came Tumbling Down.
  • Dr. Abernathy died April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. (due to poor health)
  • A lot of people say if it weren't for Dr. Abernathy there might not have been a Dr. King.
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Black History Month: Mae Jemison

 Dr. Mae Jemison (Age 56)
The First African American Female Astronaut
 








 
 

Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations. If you adopt their attitudes, then the possibility won't exist because you'll have already shut it out...You can hear other people's wisdom, but you've got to re-evaluate the world for yourself.” -Mae Jemison
 
 
 

"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live." -Mae Jemison



Sunday, February 17, 2013

POTW #6: Feb 7-16

It's Sunday night... Boooo! :-( That means school and work tomorrow. Why can't it be Spring Break already!?

Anyway, here's Pictures of the Week. Enjoy!




Lately I've been seeing this picture everywhere!
I Thought THAT IS SOOOO CUTE!! So I decided to make one too. I placed a cookie cutter on a plate and filled it with whip cream. Then I put it in the freezer for a few hours and BAM! It was done. When you take it out you have to be very careful or it will break. The only bad thing about this is it melts really fast. :( but it's so cute!!  (Just wanted to share that really quick )


Valentine flowers from the best person ever... ME! lol The chocolates were from a nice boy in my class, who's name shall remain anonymous because I don't know it. & The rest were from my mom!


 My mom's flowers from my dad


My mom's flowers from me!
 
 
 
My sister's. Gotta love chocolate covered strawberries!
 
 
 
                                                            Someone is getting big.



Having a convo with his sister.



                                                          On Valentine's Day. Single Girl Swag! Ayeeee.



                                      Spent my Friday night hanging out with Jacob.






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