Tuesday Topics: One Picture of my Handwriting

First and foremost...OMG!!!...WHERE THE SAM HILL HAVE I BEEN?!?!...right...it's been a freakin LONG minute...or two..or three...or how bout a whole year?!?...
I know...but look here..
...no judging allowed...
...it's been A LOT and a HALF going on in life...
much to be explained later...

But as for TODAY...

Happy First Day of October!!

I stumbled upon this post from a dear old Bloggy (Blog Buddy) of Mine, the lovely Lauren at 
Life. Love. Lauren. and decided to link up to her Tuesday Topics Link Up...


I think this is an AMAZEBALLS linky...especially if you've been experiencing major brain farts on what to write about lately.

Sooooooo.....here's one pic of my writing that I posted on Instagram some time ago. 

Its kinda big and bulky and EXTRA perky...

I try to journal as much as I can to keep myself inspired and encouraged.  I also use it as a way to pray since I find it easier to express myself this way and to stay focused when doing so.

Soooo...what does yours look like...what do you think your handwriting says about you?

Go head jump over to Life. Love. Lauren. to join in on the linky..

[What?...why are you still here?...Go already!!]

Peace and Blessings!

BeYouTiFul Tuesday

Defeat + Suffering + Struggle + Loss = Beautiful People
[yea...that's you]

A Few Mommy Luxuries

Yes, I know...It's been a minute.
A lot on my plate and mind right now.

Blessing Alert: Just started a new job. 

I'm now an Instructional Support Staff  for a 3rd grade class.
And my mind has been swamped with trying to 
figure out how to make this work with my family...
transportation, pick up, drop off...etc.

But thanks to God and no one else...
not even me and my heavy duty critical thinking skillz...
He managed to work this all out.

So...yes, I am sick right now...AGAIN [Boo on my life].
Yes, I am mentally and physically tired...
[these 3rd graders are NO JOKE].
Yes, I'm missing my Hubby...[late work nights all week].
Yes, I am STIIL blessed in the midst of it all...

And it feels soooooo GOOD to enjoy these luxuries!!
[okay probably not the heels]...
but speaking of "showers"...
I think one is calling my name now.

August 2012 Blog Angel Revealing

Howdy Blessings!!!

Today is the THEE day...

as usual, no judging on my tardiness, I'm here now, right??...
and that's all that matters.

Anywhoo, this past month was quite fun, exciting, and challenging in my blog life...I participated in an awesome Beauty Box Swap 

[can't WAIT for the next one] and you should MOS DEF consider signing up to participate for the next one.

ANNNNND...I also decided to be a Blog Angel to one spifferific, fantabulous, faithful and fearless, wonderfully-made 
THEE one...
THEE only...

Now, the work of being a Blog Angel isn't as easy as one would think.  One must find, cool and creative ways to show their special person mad love, props, and to encourage them during their blogging journey.
Ways to do this are through, comment love...we ALL adore comments, following her via any or all of her social mediums, participate in any linkies or giveaways of hers, promote any post of their via your social mediums, or even help create cool graphics for them.

So I tried my very best to do just these things...although Lauren is NOT on Twitter [Boooo! and if she IS it's NOT posted on her blog] I promoted her blog on Twitter.

So, for this particular Thursday Crush post, I blogged about my new fave bloggers that I'm constantly stalking staying up to date with and my girl, Lauren was mos-def among the select few that made the list.

I also [without trying to appear stalker-ish] visited and often commented as much as I could...

This is from Lauren's post: Olympics

Here's my post with me SPORTING one of the ACTUAL USA Olympic jacket that I LOVED but hated...LOL!

And don't forget...I repeat...
to wish Lauren Congrats on her new job!!

Now...I bust my little patootie off trying to get my graphic design on and it was quite a bust. #BooOnMyLife.  I tried and tried and tried to create her a cute sidebar graphic with her pic and brief blurb about herself and I created a few but never sent them to her...I know...I know...altogether now: :


I was too chicken to send them to her...even after Rosie gave me her dimensions to work with... here were my attempts...[no judging]:
Attempt #1

Attempt # 2

Attempt #3
So Lauren, you now have the honors [if you like any of them, of course, if not, #NoPressure at all] of selecting which one you would like for me to modify to fit your sidebar [230 pixels, right?]

One of the things I haven't gotten around to is taking part in Lauren's Link Up:
Here's the most recent link up here and its still open!!
So there you have it...a personal look into my experience with being a Blog Angel.  Peep out how the process was going at the mid-way mark of the month here.

A special shout out and major thanks is due to the lovely Robin!! She's freakin' AMAZEballs for even putting this link up together...Blog Angels is her baby.  I can't wait to participate in the next one...and if you'd like to, here are the deets for it.


Linked up with:
Rosie @ Craftbotic

My First Time...[Friday Edition]

So there you have it...My FIRST!!...
[no judging on my life for this video].

And now for the exciting news...
The deets on the Mini Blogging Conference I was telling you 
that Alissa from Rags to Stitches was talking about.

Roll Call!!!!....
Where are my Southern CALI Bloggies at?!?!

And in other news...


And in honor of Friday...
Let's party HARD into the weekend...
Sorry Rebecca Black...but the Glee guys tore this song up!!
They actually made it sound AMAZEballs.

Linked up with 

Current Crush Thursday [Girl Power Edition]

First thing first: 
Do not...I repeat: 
DO NOT judge my life 
for this super late Thursday post.

Anybody got anything to say about this situation??...


That's what I thought...

Anywhoo...for this week's Current Thursday Crush I thought I'd do something a tad bit different compared to what the average Crush post is about [fave pins from the week, clothes, jewelry, hair styles...etc.].

My crushes this week are a few of my fave blogs.  I've been on these blogs for a minute now and I must admit that I pretty much stalk them any chance I get...
[remember this is a NO JUDGING zone here].

These women are freakin' AMAZEballs!!...They're a combination of  mothers, wives, small-biz owners, at-home workaholics, job-seekers, holding it down for their families all while maintaining blogs that I secretly now publicly HAVE to see what they're up to on the daily...

I heard that you're most like the top 5 people you surround yourself with.
And if that's the case, I want to be in the presence of their blogs ALL the TIME...
These are examples of women and blogs that I think rather highly of...

So...that being said...go check these Faithful & Fearless Wonderfully-Made
Divas out...and tell them I sent you to meet some new bloggies that I believe are pretty darn dope.

Drum roll please....
It's pleasure to introduce you to:

Lauren @ Live Love Lauren
Live Love Lauren

Covered in Grace
Brooke @ Covered By Grace

Rachael @ LaLa Lists
lala Lists



Courtney @ Baxtron Life

Kristine @ The Foley Fam [unedited]

Be Blessed <3

Linked with 

Beauty Box Swap Unveiling

Beauty Box Reveal Day is HERE!!!
The darling Tiffany at {{blabbering thoughts}} was sweet enough to host a Beauty Box Swap and today is the day I get to share with you the treats that I received.

First of all, I was super excited when my package came.
I felt like a kid waiting for Santa to come to her house on Christmas.

The lucky lady who had me is Kari of Cupcakes and Bling.
She gave these cute mini nail polishes from Nicole 
[the super fantabulicious glittery one is my fave of the batch]
I also received Maybelline's Baby Lips Lip Balm with SPF 20.
I LOVED this product...made my lips feel super moisturized and hydrated 
for several hours before I had to re-apply...
and thank you, Kari
 [by all means, go check her out and show her some love]
for not only thinking of what would be cute on me,
 but for also thinking
of protecting my skin, as well. 

Now, MY wonderfully-made diva-and-a-half is Kimberly at Lush Lounge.
You should mos-def check out what she got from me...

Kim...This is the pic of the B-Boys driving me bonkers helping me shop for your goodies.

and major props to Kimberly on how much she pumped me
up on her post...she's over there making me blush...
[and you know us black folks don't do that].

Thanks again to Tiffany for hosting the swap and to my girl Kari for 
the wonderful beauty box [smooches]...
If you'd like to participate in the next Beauty Box Swap 
keep a look out
for details coming soon...early September tops!
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