Monday, November 7, 2016

Trolls Movie Review

Listen! I took my daughter and niece to see Trolls this weekend! The movie could not have been more vibrant, fun, and meaningful.  It is a colorful movie so it makes you feel happy, happy, happy! I went in thinking that it would be a goofy kids toon. I left out more excited that they were.

First, the music gets you hype! Justin Timberlake is a character as well as on most of the soundtrack. The soundtrack includes old school renditions from Lionel Ritchie, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and one of my favorite Cyndi Lauper songs, True Colors. The characters of each troll makes you relate to real life scenarios and battles of right and wrong, peace versus war, and sadness and happiness.




Overall the movie,  is surprisingly worthwhile and powerful. There are some jokes and statements that only adults who have lived and experienced love and life would get. You'll see! There's one that kids shouldn't laugh at but they will just because you laugh so hard! I can't share any details or actual scenarios to not spoil it for you.

Go see Trolls! We are going again. Nadia says she is Princess Poppy, of course!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Clockwork


Hello all! I would say hey strangers but that would be me! I really wish I could do it all! Work, be a mommy(the most hats in one), makeup artist, occasional blogger, preceptor/teacher for upcoming pharmacy school graduates, mentor,  makeup line owner, wardrobe stylist, president of a pharmacy association, creative consultant, HIV educator, friend, and girlfriend- while trying to an active room parent and church member! I'm not bragging, just sharing how I know we all have many hats and responsibilities and passions. I think I do okay with the first two! I do all of the others but not to the best of my capability. I've found that lack of time management and the undiagnosed attention deficit disorder are my struggles! Even after countless vision boards including managing time to do more of what I desire as one of my goals, I suck at it! So that's why today I'm adding some tips for all of us organized but chaotic moms who want to do it all and not suck at it!

1. Don't overbook yourself! Make a commitment to one thing for that day or time. If you know you have to get a sitter or if you don't get off of work until the event starts, DON'T STRESS YOURSELF with trying to make it work.

2. Plan ahead. Use pen and paper πŸ“! I'm so old school.  It's not real unless I've written it down. Plan your outfit, babysitter, budget, and timeline. For example,  I'm attending a huge event in Memphis where Cicely Tyson will be the guest speaker for an non-profit organization. I work that day. So I know I need my hair styled beforehand. I know I need my outfit ready. I need to know how far it is from work so I won't be late! You set yourself up for failure when you wait till the day of (which I do often)! Gots to be more careful!

3. Use your resources! Friends! Friends are the most valuable resource to help you in a pinch! I hate asking people to help me! It's not that I don't trust they'll do what is asked, it's that what if they need me one day and I'm not available. I think about things like that. However, I've learned that they are happy to do anything within reason or reasonable time and distance.  I'm blessed to have many around me. So ask one of yours to come help you clean. Gets some Chipotle and wine and make a night of it. Ask one to print out your work instead of you paying to go to Kinkos! Ask one to car- sit and take your car to inspection! Let someone one drop off the costume, uniform, book, or whatever you forgot to take to your child's school! These are just things I need from time to time. Friends, how many of us have them??? Act like it!

4. Make time for yourself- even with the demands of your world, you still have to disconnect and focus on you. Rest. Take a bath or walk without checking the phone or social media. Get that massage you've been putting off since January! Watch a movie with your boo! No phones, no distractions!

5. Then you can get back at it. But take a breather and know you may want to do it all and even more, you can't all at once. Pace yourself! You know the saying, "People make time for what they want"? Yeah but there's only so much time in a day! You can't develop more time, you can learn to manage the time you have better to do the things you want.


Hope these few tips help! Leave a comment of how you cope and make it through life's demands of you!

Smooches! I'll be back soon!



Monday, October 17, 2016

Closet Sale

Good morning! I'm departing with some pieces that may make a great addition your closet. It feels better knowing your cute things will be taken care if they leave you! Loll! 

If you want any item, make a comment of sold with the number of photo and your email address. For example, sold picture 1, booboo@yahoo.com

Any questions, leave comments here and I will get to them. 

Happy shopping! Thanks so much for your visit here. 


SOLD TO INSTAGRAM FOLLOWER! 


Black with accents of tan and deep coral in the tie. Short romper. Boutique purchase. Designer: Line & Dot Size L fits like 8-10. Perfect for any season event.   Sale $20 

Designer Marc Jacobs floral cotton knit dress! Very girly dress. Button at top of breast and zip upper back. Size 10. Worn less than 5 times. You'll get so many compliments! $45 sale 


Bright yellow blazer. Mossimo brand. Perfect for jeans or dress it up. Size L $15
All black jumpsuit with drawstring waist and cut out shoulders. Perfect mix of sexy with casual. Designer H&M Size 10 
$25

SOLD VIA INSTAGRAM FOLLOWER! 


Flirty dress! Pink too half with pleated orange bottom. Great for trips to sunny places or a just a cute dress for next summer! Forever 21 L fits like 8-10. $12 

SOLD VIA TEXT MESSAGE 


Urban Outfitters overall tutu dress! Different and fun! Under skirt is attached and creme in color. Buttons in each upper hip on denim. There are a couple of rips on the tulle of tutu but are unnoticeable when wearing. 
Size L 12 
Purchased for $79
Worn twice 
Blog sale $20 
SOLD VIA TEXT MESSAGE


Authentic vintage Diane Von Furstenberg dress! Beautiful! Floral art throughout. Elastic waist, button at breast. Lovely. 
I can't part with it for less than $75! 
I am between a 10 and 12, closer to a 10 and this is how it fits. The bottom portion is very forgiving. Serious inquiries only on this one! 


Thanks for looking! 









Tuesday, September 6, 2016

BEACH PLEASE

BEACH PLEASE

Wanna go to the beach? Wanna look cute? There's only 2 things not affordable on here but I'm going to look for dupes! The styles are dope! What do you think? I'm trying to get to Destin and Puerto Rico still in 2016. Who knows?!! 



Friday, August 19, 2016

Electric Feel!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

All Summer Sixteen

Oooooh so I've been missing in action. It's all good though. I've been trying manage time better and get stuff done. Difficult but doable. I just can't do everything that I want! Baby girl, work, and investing in myself is enough! But there still time to try to get some fun activities in before this summer ends! 

I'm listing some ideas that you can still squeeze into this summer 16 that includes options for family and some for the grown ups to experience. 

There's a Six Flags in Chicago suburbs, St.Louis, and Atlanta! Make a day or weekend trip of it. I haven't been in ages. 
For our Tennesseans! Check out this in Alamo, TN. Driving distance from Memphis and the kids will be amazed to see the animals up close as you drive the trail. You have option to feed them. I experienced one before but it was before I had a child! Fun then and will be even more exciting with baby girl! 


Beach! Sun! Fun! 

Tickets still available for some of these dates! 

Bad Boy Reuion is on my list! I already know it will be live! 
Toni will be down this way October 21! (Not summer but don't miss her) look up her other cities and dates! 


Have I helped you pick something
 to take the summer out on a high note? 

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back soon

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Summertime fly!

Summertime fly!

Pink top
victoriassecret.com

Rag & bone blue shorts
$230 - net-a-porter.com

Converse leather sneaker
$100 - net-a-porter.com

Coach purse
farfetch.com

Alexander McQueen sunglasses
$275 - graziashop.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

My Mother's Day Wishlist



Hey! Long time no see! I think it's a cool time to   
stop by to bring my Wishlist. Simple, modern, and dope! 

Smooches! 



My Mother's Day Wishlist

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!


     Happy 2016!!🍾🍾🍾✨🌟😍



Hey beautiful people!!! Speak positivity into this day and into this year as it will be better than the last, as it will be better than your best, and it will be  productive and extremely blessed. 

Road bumps have come in 2015 followed by hurdles and then storms that liked to blow all of the wind out of me! But I got another day to get that last day right. Another day to get over and around some hurts that stare me straight in the eyes and say I gotcha-  you gonna sit right here in this grief, in this distress, and beat yourself up. Even if this sets all day, I'm blessed with another day to get that last day right. 

All kinds of greeters of hate, doorkeepers of torment, and bringers of bad news have come my way this year and the last. Guess what? I'm here and I'm still standing, I'm still strong (that's from Antoine Fisher)! 

I bet there's a few of you that feel broken, defeated, and casted out by friends, family, co-workers. You may say it doesn't matter. Oh but it does. These people tend to be the closest people to us -to see our rises and our falls, our joys and our pains, our sickness and our health. Oh you care. 


My  point here is we all are blessed with another day to get this thing here right. Get yourself right. Get your relationship with friends, family, spouses, and lovers. Get your credit right. Get your body right. Your house. Get your pronounciatian right! Get your heart right. I'm willing to bet there's 1 thing each of you have that you've been desperately been trying to get or make right. 

Hear this, you cannot control anything or any person. Oftentimes getting things right with one that don't even want you in their presence is simply forgiving them and forgiving yourselves- and that shit right there ain't easy. It's a process. I can share some tips that will help you get through each day of this 2016 year. Just ride with me. We are gonna get our πŸ’©right! What you think? (See, I'm going to get this grammar right) 

Share one thing you want to get right today? I'll respond! I've always been a great motivator, problem solver, and the Olivia Pope of life's crunches. One has got me stumped but overall, I know some words to say to get you through! 


Hit me up! 

Happy, sweet, and blessed new year I see ya! 

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