Sunday, August 30, 2015

Outfit Inspiration for the Fair

The Delta Fair in Memphis is coming to  
town September 4-13. You don't want 
to be walking around  with heels or 
uncomfortable gear on. Here's a little
inspiration  for festivals and fairs and still 
look cute while tracking your fitness! 

 Whatcha think? 


Outfit Inspiration for the Fair

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Beautiful Ones- Late Night Rants

My, how  I miss blogging. I miss writing. Few of you would know that I write poetry and have so many beginnings to books that I want to write. Many of you may know what it feels like to let time go by and realize that so many of the WANTS and DREAMS you had,have not made any headway. Maybe they were halted by life's roadblocks that cause us to get stuck and fearful in our tracks. Those times that pass us by are our opportunities to make memories. Not memories for the strangers we befriend on social media but for our own mind, soul, and heart. Those are the beautiful ones. The ones that are things we took initiative to do. The ones we put some thought behind or even the spontaneous, off the wall, harmless events like getting a small tattoo on your shoulder blade, getting a nose ring, going para sailing, or a exploring that Groupon trip to Punta Cana!  We have ideas of things we say we want to do- but worry of what the job will think, what our parents will say, if we will really like it, or even fear of a plane crash.

The beautiful ones could be found in the years when you are in your prime. Somewhere between 25 and 40. That's what I call it. Some may differ.  By society's rules, you SHOULD have finished college by a certain age, 21-22.. Maybe even landed a successful gig. We have failed to make our time here true to ourselves by doing what everyone thinks you should do. Fortunately, I did a lot of the things people in their 30's have yet to accomplish or dream to accomplish by the time I was 29. Three degrees, a great husband, a house built from ground up, and a successful career. yes, my grandfather wanted these things for me. He did encourage me. My mom nudged me. I looked up to successful people and told myself to go for something. So I can say that education was a want of mine. A great career was a dream of mine.  Not until, I really fell in love and was loved unconditionally back, did I want marriage. Everyone's wants and dreams are different. However, along those paths of getting to our goals we need to be smelling the roses. We need to be stepping out of our comfort zone and going for more. Sometimes more is less. Take that how you wish.

Now, nearing the end of my prime, I am stuck at a standstill making very few memories because I  have be halted by an obstacle on my life's journey. Divorce and guilt/shame associated to the divorce has me stuck. There are so many things I wanted to do, planned to do- want to do and memories I want to make. I have am almost 4 year old BEAUTIFUL daughter. I am not just saying that because she is my daughter, but because she was made from love. She is a kind and free spirited soul. She makes this life worth living. For instance, I wanted to give her a sibling but like I said I am near the end of my prime and I am divorced. My preference would have been this year to have another child and to have by the same man. But hey, I got her and I won't complain! I had a beautiful marriage and home and I am grateful for those memories embedded on this journey!

I started thinking about all of this while watching The Best Man(1999). It came on after She Got Game (The Game's mission to find love- another story for another day) and I watched it all the way through. Harper said, in his toast to Mia and Lance, that we can't get back to  what was or go back to the past as much as we want to. We only can live for today. Sure, we all know that. Yet, do we live this way? We have our focus on the wrong prizes and it shifts our pursuit for true happiness. After all, that's all we human creatures want is consistent happiness. When we do not know what makes us happy or how to be whole and thankful, we look for things to fill voids. We miss out on worthwhile experiences.

Time goes faster than a blink of the eye. Why not, go on that trip with your bestie or family member? Why not buy the new car? Why not get highlights in your hair? Why not start your own business, blog, write a book, go back to school, buy a house, build a house- whatever!  Oh gosh, pitfalls will come. You will make foul choices. You will wish you hadn't done a few things but i bet you will be grateful in the end for actually stepping out doing what you wanted instead of waiting around and just talking about it. Just do it! That's what Nike says. If it is not harming anyone, hurting anyone, go for it. You will have so many lessons and memories to share with your loved ones. We have to find ways to make the most of our time in the ways that bring value and beauty to it.

Which of your years will be the most beautiful?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Memphis Momas- Activities for you and your little one

Hey y'all! I haven't been so good about blogging here the past year or so. I check in from time to time! This post is for some of the parents in Memphis who think it is nothing to get into with your child. Oh there is!


Check out the events/activities for the the rest of this week below.  You can find things to do if you are stay at home moms to on the go, working moms. Follow the links for more info.

Free admission to Pink Palace 1pm to 5pm and Memphis Zoo 2pm-5pm  on Tuesdays 

$2 Movies at Malco on Wednesdays at select theatres listed. Tomorrow's showing The Croods. Get this.. Popcorn is like $2 too!

Redbirds games are usually around 7pm when it starts cooling down.  Plan a night out  downtown . Here is the Redbirds 2015 Schedule


This Thursday night is Fireworks Extravaganza
Plan to start the night with live musical entertainment provided by the Bartlett Community Concert Band starting at 6:30 followed by Jamie Baker & the VIP's at 8:15, activities for all ages including a car display, games for the children, face painting, concessions and more. When the sun goes down the night sky will light up with a spectacular fireworks show! All activities will take place on the lawn of the Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center and Appling Middle School. (Info directly from City of Bartlett website) 

Breakfast with Captain America at Kid's Play Friday at 9am $9.00 per child and $4.50 per adult includes breakfast, photo op, and playtime after. Contact them to RSVP at (901)758-1015

Free Skating on Fridays at Cordova Skating Center from 4pm-8pm

Saturday Kid Fusion- Kid fitness for kids ages 4-12 years old. This consists of dancing with latin, hip hop, jazz and jive inspired music.  Ten bucks per child. Starts at 9am but arrive early. Parents can watch but not participate.


Hope you can find something to do this week.

Catch up with you later!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Movie Buff(s)



Ok so I used to go to the movies every week. Maybe 2 times a week before real responsibilities took over and before they were $10 a pop for a ticket! Anyhow, I was blessed enough to see not 1 but 2 of the best movies with buff dudes in both! Fast and Furious 7 is a must see for the action but also the physiques! The Avengers - the Age of Ultron is fantastic! Not to mention my guy James Spader is a voiceover for one of the bad guys! (no he's not a buff that I'm referring to!)  Even though none of this is important to me, you may be interested! �� Take a gander! 





And for Fast and Furious 7..... 





Rest in peace Paul Walker. 

These movies are a must see for women, men, the old, the young!!! Have you saw either?? 



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