Monday, September 30, 2013

5 for FIVE

Morning everyone! 

FantasticallyAverage1. ZUMBA 3X - I went twice & last night when I tried to go, Josiah was not havin it! 
2. TRY A NEW CLASS - I didn't even think about a new class.. 

3. GO TANNING - I went tanning, once. smh lol I'll make it at least twice next week. 




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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Social Sunday

Linking up today with Neely and Ashley for Social Sunday!
Sunday Social

1. What is your dream job?  
Right now, I'd probably say a SAHM LOL

2. If you had just won the lottery and didn't need to work for money, what would you do with your time? 
 I would....visit all my family for weeks at a time..have to have a seasonal job. I can't just not have a job, I'd get tired of it...start my own business as a matter of fact!

3. What piece of career advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?
Well I work in the hospitality field. (Front Desk) I wouldn't say that it's the one I would have chosen for myself.. but I'd tell them to be nice, and kepp your mind open for growth. 

4. What would be your ideal "just for fun" job?
 I would probably say something like a nail tech, or making home-made things and selling them! I love making things even it is a fail. & apparently I suck at selling on my blog. let's hope I am better at selling my hotel!

5. What was your first "real" job? 
Arby's! I don't know if that's a "real" job, but yeah, that was when I was 16! 

Let's Get Social Sunday
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Friday, September 27, 2013

DIY Coffee Creamer

I really wish I would have known this earlier! I don't remember where I got them exactly, but I'll share the one I made and use on a regular now!! 

14oz sweetened condensed milk
1 3/4 cup milk or cream (whole, lowfat, skim, almond, soy, heavy cream, half & half etc)

*Hazelnut Creamer*
2 teaspoons hazelnut extract

Mix the ingredients together well. Add them to an old (washed) creamer container. 

How easy was that?! All simple ingredients that we all probably have in our homes and never have to waste money on creamer again!   

Here are some others that I found interesting, some of these you will need to heat up. Anything that has a dry or thick ingredient (like cinnamon, honey, etc..) should be heated up with a small amount of your milk/cream from the base recipe so it can dissolve properly. You don’t want grainy creamer! Then, add the rest of the milk/cream along with the sweetened condensed milk.

Irish Cream creamer (you'll need to heat this one up)
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract

(along with the can of condensed milk & 1 3/4 cream)

Cinnamon Cake creamer (you'll need to heat this one up)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

French Vanilla Creamer
2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR vanilla coffee syrup

What's your favorite creamer?? Mine is hazelnut, obviously!!

Ends SOON!

Linking up today with ;
I wore yoga pants
Anything NOTORIOUS B.I.G.!
Rebecca @xoxo Rebecca

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HEAVEN on a skewer!

Yes, i'm up late... eating this!!... 
This things are addicting! So while i'm eating
and watching Law & Order Season Premiere!! 
i'm going to share with you how I made them

  • 1 carton of strawberries
  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 3/4 cup of Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/3 cups of water
  • 1 bag of white chocolate chips
  • Skewers

Combine the cake mix, greek yogurt, egg whites and water in a bowl. 
Mix until smooth and pour into a greased cake pan or dish. Bake at 350 until 
toothpick comes out clean. While your waiting for the cake
to cool down..wash and cut the ends off the strawberries. 
Dry & slice each one as big as you want them to be on the skewers.

Cut the cake into squares.. again size them how you want to fit on the 
skewers. Place cake and strawberries onto the skewers..
I did it in an alternate pattern.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Now, when I tried making this 
the first time... no one told me that you can burn chocolate chips.. 

This cup will not melt if its full of chocolate chips.. 
they WILL burn

so I had a recipe #FAIL.. had to get another bag of white choc chips and 
try again.. burnt the damn things again on the stove 

BUT THEN.. I found this button on this wonderful 
thing called a microwave! 

 NOW after you haven't burnt the damn chocolate...
drizzle it over all of the skewers. 

I lined my tray with aluminum foil to avoid a big mess!

Let them cool then serve!

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Monday, September 23, 2013

5 for FIVE ; Mani Monday

hello Monday , nice to see you again, said no one ever ...

this post is late, for me at least! but like I've said before anything is better then nothing! 

I'm at work trying to do my front desk work, group sales, and blog at the same time. yeah it's slow season here at the hotel but it's still a lot of work to be done. 

Joe left me today for the next two weeks... boooo.. but I think I'll be okay, it gives us, "our own time" or whatever you want to call it!

Anyways here are my goals from last week and my next weeks goals! 

FantasticallyAverage1. CALL ABOUT FINANCIAL HELP - I called and they said I might be eligible for medicaid since I WAS pregnant!!! Thank you Lord!!
2. DO NOT EAT FAST FOOD / DON'T SPEND MONEY - I obviously had to follow this because you need money to go out to eat or to be able to spend any money!! 
3. WORK OUT 2X - I have an excuse ! I was sick last week. but I'm getting over my cold now, still coughing but
4. TRY A NEW CLASS - of course another fail at this.. but NEXT WEEK
5. GO FISHING - Didn't have time.. is it still fishing season?!?! I hope so!

1. ZUMBA 3X - to be honest my schedule has me off every night this week.. i should be able to do Zumba three times this week! and since I've been gone for over a month, I'm pretty excited!

2. TRY A NEW CLASS - with Joe being gone, i have plenty of time to try a new damn class!

3. GO TANNING - So my awesome BESTEST friend, Kim, gave me a pass for tanning for 100 days free... i have to go tanning at least 3 times.. IF NOT ALL 7! LOL
4. GET MY TIRE FIXED - this is priority for real... but I'm hoping they can even patch the tire, it's a huge ass nail in it.

5. AN RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS - I'll figure out something. i need some good karma right now.

This is what I get for trying to paint my nails at work.. smh 

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Social!

&& let me tell you I am too excited for the fall season!!!!
Sunday Social

Hey everyone! 

I haven't linked up in a while
 so here is a quick post for you ..

1. What is your favorite handbag you've ever owned?
I sold this to one of my besties... & I'm very sad about it
Everyday I miss it!!!

2. What is your dream handbag you lust over?
Another big Michael K. bag that isn't leather!!! 

3. What are the daily essentials in your purse or work bag?
My debit and credit card, my new work notebook,
 a phone charger, carmax (can't go anywhere
with out that!) and my BB cream!

4. What's in your purse (with pictures)?
This was what was in my MK bag before I sold it!! hahahaha 
Now I have a Coach bag that I got from a garage sale for $3.00!!!! 
It is still limited space

 It basically has my 
important cards & papers
  maybe some polish, nail file, tissues, make-up bag
ya know stuff like that
Oh & a phone charger! That is very essential! 

Did you miss my last post about What's Inside Your Bag?? 
read it  HERE

Have a great day! I'm off trying to enjoy the first day of fall!!! 
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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday Deal ; FREE BAG check it out!

York Photo

Just ordered ONE for me now on to Josiah's real Halloween bag!! LOL 

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Friday, September 20, 2013

TGIF with an award

A few days ago I was nominated for the Liebster Award!! This is my first one in a looooong time, you can read about my other awards --->
HERE (first award)  
HERE (second award) 
& also HERE ....when I linked up with Whitney over @ I wore yoga pants =)

Brenda over at THE SMALL THINGS nominated me this time! I love her, she is a great blogger, def my inspiration I would nominate her again if I could haha 
The Liebster, which means “dearest” in German, is a way for up-and-coming bloggers, most of who have less than 200 followers (or have been blogging for less than 6 months) to show each others appreciation & helps promote their blogs!
1. Thank the person that nominated you and link to her blog
2. Answer your nominator’s ten questions!  

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers
4. Make up ten questions for your nominees
5. Let everyone know you’ve nominated them!

1) What motivates you to blog?
 I love meeting new people and reading great blogs! New friends are my motivation! 
2) What is one piece of advice you would tell a new blogger? 
Well technically, I'm still new myself. I would probably just tell them to do giveaways and link-up to meet new bloggers...promote promote promote!  I wish I would have done this sooner! 
3) What is your favorite kind of food? 
ahhhh I don't even have a favorite, I love healthy, soul food, fast food lol 
4) What is your biggest blogging WOW moment. ( Can be negative or positive) 
Probably would have to say this ---->

5) How long have you been blogging?
 9 months 
6) What do you do to keep your readers coming back to your blog? 
Hopefully it's more then just the giveaway LOL I love to post about everything in my life, whether I fail or it was a great outcome.
7) What is one of your pet peeves? 
Liars! I can't stand them
8) Is it buggy or cart where you are from? 
a cart LOL 
9) What is your favorite genre of music? 
I like hip hop, R&B, Rap, Reggae, Rock and Country....really, everything! 
10) The world is ending in two days, what will you do in those two days?  I would paint my nails one last time. Spend all the money I could (maybe fly across the world to see my dad, mom and sisters) do all of the things on my BUCKETLIST.which needs to be updated LOL ...And do all of this with my son right by my side, so he can do everything too! =P
1. Call me Mrs. 
2. A Beautiful Mess
3. Sparkling with Sneakers
4. DIY Bride
5. Happily Ever After
6. New Mama Diaries
7. Fitness Blondie
8. Katelyn Now
9. Don't Judge me
10. Being Mrs. Beer

I found a lot of you recently and just added you to my daily reads for sure!


1. Where did your blog name come from?
2. If you could start your blog over, what would you do differently?
3. What was your childhood dream job?
4. Who is your celebrity crush?
5. What is your favorite nail polish brand?
6. Who was your first blogger inspiration?
7. What is your favorite part of the fall season?
8. How do you get more blog readers?
9. How long have you been blogging?
10. If you got a chance to do anything in the world, what would you get or do?

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Linking up today with ;
I wore yoga pants
Well first off let me explain that I am sick, & I feel real emotional!!! 
hahaha I've been going through some shhii with Joe
 so all these slow jams for the weekend would be great! 

Let Them Eat Cake
Ohsoamelia  The Pink Momma
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Never have I ever...

....been this excited to do laundry!! 
I've had this post on hold for a while, never had the chance to get all of the ingredients, until last night! I googled it when I first started blogging in January.. gathered everything last night and this is what I came up with! 

Laundry Detergent;
1 box of borax
1 box arm & hammer baking soda
1 box super washing soda
3 bars fels-naptha soap
1 containers of oxi clean
a big mixing container ( and in my case to leave it in)
a cheese grater 

shred the fels-naptha soap.. but not your finger!  
compliments to my photographer *Josiah*
funny it looks like cheese!
mix it all up and that's it! 

Now I couldn't finish this post & not have the softener!

Softener ;
1 1/2 bottles of distilled white vinegar
1 bottle of hair conditioner (used suave from the dollar tree) 
6 cups boiling water
1 mixing utensil
a pot
container to put it in (makes about 10 cups)
first you bring water to a boil
add the vinegar & the conditioner
Stir it up a little 

I used about a 1/2 cup in the rinse cycle of your washer or you can wet a washcloth and throw it in the dryer with your clothes.

It's so crazy how goooood it smells!!!! I did a load of laundry last night, and so far so good! Everyone said they hope I don't break out in bumps LOL Let's hope none of us do! We spent about $21.00 on these items.. It's real cheap and easy! This was totally not a #DIYFAIL!!! yayy for me! 

Want to save even more on doing your laundry? Hang the clothes on a clothes line to dry halfway and then throw themin dryer with a washcloth with fabric softener on it. 

Wow Wow Wednesday with This Girls LifeLife in a Break Down

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