Monday, June 30, 2014

Motivational Monday

Thursday, June 26, 2014

My Summer's To-Go List

Self Explanatory!! I wanna GO places!!

Gotta get back to this  great beach! Want to take the girls,
Nadia and Makenzi!

Trying to figure out money and how to get to this show! OMG!

Lauryn Hill is going on a long awaited tour!
I just hope she does not cancel it!

DisneyWorld is going to be so much fun for us! I have another
blog sale coming. (raising funds)

Either St. Louis or Atlanta but I am getting to Six Flags this year!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Planning QT Time with my Cutie

Don't get me wrong! Nadia and I always kick it.... but there is a difference in spending quality time and spending time. I am planning on taking a day off every month and taking Nadia out of school or care and it just be her and I! It is happening tomorrow. I miss her while I am work. It seems inhumane to be working all of the time and my baby girl is away with people that are not her family. I wish I could be a stay at home mom with wealth and want for nothing. But it was not in the cards. I would not want to be at home all of the time anyways. I would be out doing something with the makeup, the HIV education, with kids or helping older folks, something. We have to work. Many of us do and it is ok!

Anyways, it is important to let the little ones know they are important and you are not just into your job or business. So, I am going to let her know, " We are spending the whole day together tomorrow!" I already know she is going to be excited and say "The whole day????"" Malco theaters has their summer line up for kids on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for $2 and we will see How to Train your Dragon 2 (trailer below; she loves the movies!),  lunch, come home nap, cook together and then start our indoor mini garden (that is the plan)!

Here are some of the things we plan to do this summer on weekends and on some of my off days (you can too);

1.  Window shopping
2.  Flower hunting
3.  Visit the zoo
4.  Visit all museums in your city
5.  Find a magic show
6.  go on a play date
7.  Have a lemonade stand 25 cents a cup!
8.  Make and record a dance routine
9.  Swim lessons
10. Rainforest Cafe in Nashville
11. Have a picnic
12.  Go on bike rides on a double bike
13.  Take some outdoor photos
14.  Play frisbee
15. Paper maichee
16. Make a cardboard playhouse

This does not mean that I am not going to engage with her on regular working days. We still have our time all of the time! That is my road dog!  I just want to get more out of our lives together while I am here. Tomorrow is not promised and yes I have to admit, I am getting older. I want to savor her and make memories as often as I can. And it does not have to cost money all of the time!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Motivational Monday

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I Want to Be Skin-ty Honey!

OK so I've been battling with my eating and gaining weight since last April! At that time I was still trying to lose 10 more pounds but gained 12 pounds instead. I started a sit down desk pharmacist position in March. A very far stretch from the very busy, moving, high-energy retail chain pharmacist position. Now I am 28 pounds bigger than last April. I lose 3 - 4 pounds here and there when I get on my healthy want to work out kick cause I'm tired of not being able to button my size 12 pants and refuse to buy a 14!

I'm not ashamed to say my size anymore because I know I've been stressed. I've been overeating due to stress. I've been laying down after I eat due to depression. Depression compounds when I get on the scale and whoa there's 2-3 more pounds gained. I have been sad sometimes so I drink a glass of wine or 2 and it adds to the weight. I love sweets; cakes, shakes, and candy! I love bacon! I seem to have no discipline only when I promise myself I won't have any. I say I'm going to be strict! I'm going to run 2-3 miles and eat grapes as my dessert! 

Obesity runs on my mother's side of the family. I thought I had dodged it when I was 26 and I was still a good size! A little thick but in the right places! I remember when my  mom used to say when you pass the age of 25 you start gaining more. So when I was 26 and 27 I was like wait I am still good! 10 years later and I am a ommpaloompa! Now I have it where it's unsexy and not favored! So what do I do? 

I go easy on myself! I try portion control and take one day at a time. I make weekly goals instead of 3 months at a time. I cut out one thing instead of 3! I drink more water throughout my day and I will eat oatmeal and raisins every morning. I saw Gina Neely in my salon the other day and she has lost more than 50 pounds. Maybe 75. She looks amazingly smaller. I looked up her secrets and she eats oatmeal and raisins every morning! That's not all but that stood out. Another thing that stood out was the George Foreman weight loss challenge.

So I will try to use my George Foreman grill more. I will try to post recipes when I can and I am trying to incorporate more activity and exercise to my regimen. And I am going to stop laying down after I eat!

Do you have any good tips or testimonies? Sometimes, it gets discouraging but then when you see how some of the clothes that used to be FIRE on you are like sad puddles! LOL!It is in my arms, belly and back!  I am gonna get this under wraps!

Thanks for reading !

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Update your Wardrobe with some Edge!

Hey all! If you have not been shopping for yourself in a while, like myself, you may not have any edge or umph in your closet! Here are a few pieces to spruce up your looks.Maxi skirts, denim overall shorts, and rompers are musts for any gal! These options can be for casual days or date night! It all depends on your mood and the event!

Remember these are examples of how to coordinate and what to pick up. You dont have to pay 100 for a skirt... Old Navy has pretty maxi skirts for 29.95! So take a gander and go get something! I added some lip color options to each look. Cannot have a complete look without a hot pout! Happy Wednesday!

You will see some pics of me soon! Smooches!

Update your Wardrobe with some Edge!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ny&Company Has "Jumped" Their Game Up

OK I usually do not see anything in NY& Company that makes me go, WOW! I see a lot of work clothes but never any kicking it clothes! But low and behold, they have released some jumpsuits and I am a lover of all things jumpsuit-ish!

Check them out! Today they have a sale of buy one get one 50% off!

Wide-leg wrap jumpsuit $64.95

Ikat V-neck jumpsuit $69.95

Love, Ny&C collection Knit strapless jumpsuit $49.95

Strapless Chiffon Print Jumpsuit $79.95
What do you think? Would you rock?

Winner of The Honest Company & Giveaway!!

The winner is Ora Burgs! Congrats! I will get with you to give you your goodies!!

I recently became a member of the The Honest Company. You know? Jessica Alba's household product line which includes organic goodies for the babies too! She started this company after she became a mother and experienced an allergic reaction to a detergent. There are many toxic chemicals in baby products and common household products that we are unaware of. The Honest Company helps us by providing products that will not harm our being. Word on the street is that these products will be hitting Target stores real soon, June or July.

You can create a bundle and get non-toxic, high performance bundles of goodies and they can be delivered to your door monthly. I have tried the bubble bath, the laundry detergent, the training pants, diaper wipes, and fruit and veggie cleaning spray.

They have all kinds of items that you may like. Health and wellness products like vitamins and breathing rubs. They have toys and sunglasses for kids (next on my list of orders) .... All kinds of goodies to make you addicted!

Nadia had to get the largest size and they are kind of snug but they are comfortable to her and pretty.
She is stillllllllllll potty training! Another story!

Fruit and Veggie Wash
I have not used it yet but it seems cool to have!

The laundry detergent actually smells light and fresh. I do like it. I was weary because I love the smell of Gain but this leaves them fresh and  faintly scented.

Nadia loves bubbles! This produces many bubbles and is great for sensitive skin.

Giveaway time!!
I am giving away 3 products from The Honest Company for you to try for yourself! I am a fan and hope others will learn and change their household regimens because of them. It runs from today until 12am on June 10, 2014.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, June 6, 2014

Come Up- Looms, Lids, and Layers Blog Closet Sale

Hey all! I am cleaning out my closet and trying to raise money to take my daughter to Disneyworld. So I am parting with a few of my cutie outfits. Please look over and email me at 

To purchase. Shipping and handling will be an additional $ 6.00. I will negotiate on some items. 

Nadia's closet sale next week! 

Happy shopping! 
Prabal Gurung for Target dress size 12 worn once Sale $30 

Vince Camuto Sandals in this pretty teal color Size 9. Barely worn. Sale $25

This Rachel Roy worn once. Size 12
Regularly $129 sale for $45 
This Vintage secretary style dress Size 8 can fit up to 10. Sale $25 
This Zara oversized clutch  worn once! It is a show stopper! I just don't go anywhere anymore! Purchased for $75 Sale $35 

Madewell floral skinny jeans Size 32 worn once runs small fits like 31 
Regular price $100 Sale $30

This Zara woman black Jumper size L Sale $40
Super chic! I love it. Just gained weight and don't want to see it go to waste. 

This Minkpink baby doll dress in L stretchy top and flowy at the bottom 
Sale $25 


This Limited one shoulder jumpsuit in black with pockets! Sale $25 


This blazer from Target in L $15 and the summer harem pants from urban outfitters size M $15

I hope you see something you like!! 

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