inspiration, lifestyle

barefoot confessions: not #metoo

About ten or fifteen years ago an ex and I were playing Questions and he asked had I ever been molested. Quite shocked by his question, I quickly replied "Hell No" and to my surprise he didn't believe me. His exact words were "So you've never had a dirty uncle, stepfather or mother's boyfriend that… Continue reading barefoot confessions: not #metoo

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beauty, lifestyle, motherhood

boys have curls too

I truly thought I had hit the lick when I had two boys....meaning no hair braided, no detangling, no deep conditioners, and no salons? I was ever so wrong. The boys require just as much maintenance as me it seems. My biggest problem is the lint the boys catch in their kinks and curls. Satin… Continue reading boys have curls too

inspiration, lifestyle

a black girl plantation wedding

If you've ever scrolled through my posts you will know that I am getting married in 200 days now.  Wow. 200. The time went by quickly.  We have been engaged since Easter of 2016.  Not exactly planning to have such a longer engagement but I was pregnant and wanted a little more twerk bounce back time. … Continue reading a black girl plantation wedding

food, lifestyle

my go to winter quickies for meals

It's winter and I'm actually excited about it because the holidays and my birthday is approaching. I love cooking but I love one pot meals. I have two toddlers that have bottomless pits so I have to be careful and creative with their selections. Soup is the best way to get the boys to eat… Continue reading my go to winter quickies for meals

lifestyle, motherhood

just say no to school

I think somebody is ready for pre-school... I create a schooling activity with Sage for about an hour or so a day, hell, 10 minutes most of the time. It's mostly sporadic throughout the day but consistent.  We read the Sage the same book over and over for about a month.  That was a tip… Continue reading just say no to school

lifestyle, motherhood

childhood unplugged 

We had a full week and Mama was tired by Thursday but I hung in there for the kiddos...  Centennial Park was so much fun but Sage was not trying to get wet.   We had a play date with Sages buddy.... he loved the water needless to say! Baby Jus got wet too... Tot… Continue reading childhood unplugged 

lifestyle, motherhood

toddler outings 

June is here and summer is around the corner.  The kids will be starting preschool in August and I am not feeling that. Another post. I want to spend as much time with the boys as I can before their first day.  I am really sad about that too. So June is full of activities… Continue reading toddler outings 

motherhood

diy || baby oil 

I am completely obsessed with skin care and all natural products at that.  I love to make my own scrubs and butters.  My babies included too.  I am so hesitant to buy products off the shelf.  They claim to be natural but the ingredients list is still full of preservatives.  I try to stick… Continue reading diy || baby oil 

lifestyle

daddy’s home 

I'm curious.   Why are they here?  Here, where I would like for them to be.  Maybe my 18 month old had something to do with it.  He's an electrician by trade so there is no telling where he'll walk, so I prefer to have them at the door.  Especially with an almost 7 month… Continue reading daddy’s home 

inspiration, lifestyle, motherhood

30 days of happy 

Happy May!  "I embrace success. The words "I Can't" are not in my vocabulary. I refuse to believe my own excuses! I am unstoppable!!"  ----------------------------------------------- May is Mental Health Awareness month.  Time to get your mind right and in tune with the body and spirit.  Normally, this month brings awareness to mental illnesses but I… Continue reading 30 days of happy 

diy

diy toddler craft || water painting 

If it's rainy there like it is here this craft is perfect for indoors.  Pretty self explanatory, Water.  Paint brushes.  Construction paper.   This activity works better with smaller toddlers 18+ months or so.  This is my go to activity when it's raining, if I need a few minutes to call people, tidy up a… Continue reading diy toddler craft || water painting 

inspiration, lifestyle

barefoot confessions || abundance 

It's 4:20 and I am wide awake.  I'm up at this time normally with the baby, but it was slightly different this morning.  Each day that I am able to place my feet on the ground is a blessing and relief.  I'm not done yet! To see new life, third and fourth chances at new… Continue reading barefoot confessions || abundance 

lifestyle, motherhood

surviving my toddler 

Meet Sage.  My first born son of 18 months.   Adorable smile right?!  He. Is. A. Toddler.  Every morning is a different paradigm from the previous but with the same outcome. Tantrums. Screaming. Crying. Yelling. Whining. Pinwheels. Lots of floor pinwheels.  Should I continue, no because if you've clicked on this post then you know… Continue reading surviving my toddler 

diy

diy: pool noodle horses 

Being a stay at home mom, I am always looking for activities to keep the kids busy.  I live on and for Pinterest for CHEAP and easy projects. I am a creative and that's what I do best.....create.  I'm going to enjoy making arts and crafts more than them.  Off to Michaels we go.  … Continue reading diy: pool noodle horses 

motherhood

why we didn’t throw a big 1st birthday party 

So I'm a blogger with writer's block but I'm back and with more littles to tag along!   A huge fear happened...planning a party!  I really struggled with throwing a huge party for Sage's first birthday.  I'd been to a couple of one year old parties and honestly most were over the top for such… Continue reading why we didn’t throw a big 1st birthday party 

inspiration, motherhood

losing the baby fat while having a baby 

Hey y'all!! I am back with another delayed, overdue, procrastinated post.  The last four months have been extremely sad for me.  I've been to eight funerals this year two being my beautiful big sister and beloved grandfather and it's been particularly hard to cope, mourn and manage life being a new mom, soon to be… Continue reading losing the baby fat while having a baby 

motherhood

DIY Organic Baby Food 

I've been contemplating when and how I would start to prepare Sage's food for him.  I realized it was time when he snatched my plate out of my hand one day. Kid's pretty strong.   I've done a post on store bought foods because I was traveling a lot for a month or so and… Continue reading DIY Organic Baby Food 

lifestyle

Saturdays 

The weekends are what we all look forward to especially after punching in on a click.  Our weekends are pretty laid back.  This one was little different and definitely memorable.   I decided to showcase our weekends through photographs since they speak volumes. So prayerfully every weekend I will blog or vlog about what we… Continue reading Saturdays 

motherhood

Feature || Choosing The Best Baby Food 

It's been a fun and adventurous four months with baby boy and I am settled into a routine with him.  It's becoming slightly easier each week.  Talk to me a month or so ago and I was nutso.   Still sleep deprived.  Still adjusting to my new role as a stay at home mom.  … Continue reading Feature || Choosing The Best Baby Food 

lifestyle

Project 52 || Week 6

Happy Valentine's Day!!  The day when love is officially celebrated is here and it's included in this week's Project 52 challenge.  This week's theme is My Funny Valentine!  How appropriate because these two keep me smiling and lighthearted with their smiles and laughter... *cues in the cuteness    This year was our first Valentine's as… Continue reading Project 52 || Week 6

beauty

Why I Brush My Skin

The opinions expressed on LCC are just that MY two cents!!  Got dry, dull skin.... *raises hand.  Winter can take toll on your skin.  I think your skin is the ultimate determining factor of your health.  I mean who doesn't want healthy, sun kissed glowing skin.  I don't know about you but I love a… Continue reading Why I Brush My Skin

motherhood

How To Use Coconut Oil To Treat Cradle Cap

The opinions expressed on LCC are just that, MY two cents!!  A few weeks ago I noticed patches of dry skin on my son's head.  As a new mom this was a terrible feeling. I found out that it's called cradle cap. Sebaceous glands in the scalp make sebum, which oils the skin. Babies have high… Continue reading How To Use Coconut Oil To Treat Cradle Cap

lifestyle

Eyecandy Project 52: Week 2 

Another week has rolled around in the New Year and so far so great over here.  This is Week 2 of the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Visit here for details!  This week's theme is Happiness is... I shot this pic while reading to my son before bedtime, he was not trying to fall out before… Continue reading Eyecandy Project 52: Week 2 

food

Avocado Quinoa Bowl

Food is a delightful treat of mine anytime, anywhere. I try my best to eat a variety of healthy foods but I backslide as any normal human would.  I decided to try a 21 Day Sugar Detox to cleanse my body of toxins, inflammation and replenish energy levels as well.  Not to mention it brightens… Continue reading Avocado Quinoa Bowl

lifestyle

Eyecandy Project 52: Week 1

So begins the photography challenge with Everyday Eyecandy's Project 52 to fine tune my new found photography hobby.  The theme for week 1 is WHO ARE YOU? Visit her website to check out the details. I posted this pic yesterday on the blog to introduce the photography challenge for the week.  I decided to use it because it celebrates… Continue reading Eyecandy Project 52: Week 1

lifestyle

Project 52: Flick. Flick. 

It's the first week of the New Year approaching and it's polarizing.  2015 was a lesson learned, see my post. I've decided no resolutions on how much weight I'll lose or how organized I'll become because c'mon, I mean will I really stick to them?  I don't know of anyone who does realistically.  We all… Continue reading Project 52: Flick. Flick. 

lifestyle

Why I’m Bringing 2015 Baggage With Me

   I am celebrating an end to a trying year.... 2015. I learned so much about how far I can push myself and just how much strength I can muster.  I stepped out on faith and quit my job of 14 years on a whim and was not prepared to do so.  I was not… Continue reading Why I’m Bringing 2015 Baggage With Me