Sunday, August 28, 2011

Beyonce is PREGNANT!! OMG!!

Congrats Beyonce and Jay Z!! I cried real tears...I am so touched and happy for them. Happy & Healthy 9 months!!!!!!!!!

Beyonce- 1 + 1 Offcial Video

Better Version below:

Jill Scott - "Hear My Call" (Official Video)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Calling all of my fellow Camp Lo fans...this is for YOU!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Nina Simone - Four Women

Sunday, August 14, 2011

1st Day of School & Immunization Blues!

Disclaimer: ***Bragging Mommy Moment!! ***

Kindergarten!! Since she has a late birthday she was in Pre-K last year because she turned 5 AFTER school started. Gotta love Fall babies!! *wink* So this year she really feels like a "big girl"...Reading Level 2 books fluently, we are so proud.

 My 7th grader!! She will be a teenager in a couple of months!! I can't believe it!! My baby plays basketball and is enrolled in all AP classes this year. Its gonna be tough but she is gonna make us proud like she did last year! #23 Baby!!!!!!

These pix were taken right before school started last year. It was her first year entering public schools so we had to get her 'school age' immunizations. She didn't take it well at all!!!  I was in the corner crying myself. LOL! Its hard to watch your babies get shots even though its for the best. Its just difficult.

Afterwards we got ice cream...she was all better! LOL!
Are your child(s) immunizations current? Vaccine Requirements for your State

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wine-O's Unite! Raise your glass.. Is Wine Good for You?

Thanks to its alcohol content and non-alcoholic phytochemicals (natural occurring plant compounds), wine has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers and slow the progression of neurological degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.

However, the amount of wine you drink matters tremendously. Drink more than what’s recommended, your health benefits are lost and your health risks go up.

Here’s what’s considered safe and effective:

Men: No more than two drinks per day.

Women: No more than one drink per day.

One drink is defined as a 5-ounce glass of red or white wine, 12 ounces of regular beer (1 bottle) or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits.

The health benefits of wine
When it comes to wine’s health capabilities, here’s what we know:

It’s been well documented that moderate amounts of alcohol can raise your good cholesterol (HDL-cholesterol) and thin your blood. This is thought to be one of the primary cardiovascular benefits from wine (red and white), as well as hard liquor and beer.

Non-alcoholic phytochemicals in wine, such as flavanoids and resveratrol, act as antioxidants and prevent molecules known as “free radicals” from causing cellular damage in the body.

The negative side of wine
Wine, however, is not for everyone. Certain medical conditions are worsened by the consumption of wine, so it’s vital you seek the advice of your personal physician. Here’s a few things to know:

High Triglycerides: One downside to wine consumption is that it can elevate triglyceride levels, which is associated with health problems such as diabetes. Those who already have high triglycerides should, therefore, avoid or dramatically limit their wine (and alcohol) consumption.

Breast Cancer Risk: Studies have shown alcohol can increase estrogen levels and raise tumor progression in women with (or at high risk for) estrogen positive breast cancer.

Migraines: Wine is often a big trigger for people who suffer with migraine headaches. Although white wine contains more sulfites than red wine (sulfites are added to white wine to preserve its light color), red wine seems to be a much bigger migraine trigger. That’s probably due to the accumulation of histamines and tannins from prolonged contact with the skin.

Weight Gain: People who drink alcohol also consume empty calories, calories that lack nutrients and can lead to weight gain.

Five ounces white or red wine = approximately 120 calories. Drink a bottle of wine (4 glasses), and you’ll be consuming about 480 calories (that’s the equivalent of two 20-ounce Cokes!).
Here’s how alcohol compares to carbohydrate/protein/fat:
1 gram carb = 4 calories
1 gram protein = 4 calories
1 gram fat = 9 calories
1 gram alcohol = 7 calories

To read the entire article: Click Here

Joy Bauer is the author of “Food Cures.” For more information on healthy eating, check out Joy’s Web site at

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Laughter is Food for the Soul!!! Laughing Baby!!!

Every time I see this video I could burst with joy!! Makes me miss my babies at this age. My oldest used to laugh hysterically when I would pop bubble wrap and the sound of zippers...My youngest loved to play with brown paper bags and blowing bubbles. Babies are so innocent and precious, can't help but to love'em!! Cherish these moments while they are little because they grow up soooo fast. I hope this makes you as happy as it made me this morning!! LOL! Have a great day. (smile)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy 3 Year Nappiversary to ME!! Tons of Pics!!!

Late July-Early August 2008...BIG CHOP!!!

^^^ My hair straightened....

This pic was taken the other day....

I've had a ball with my natural hair. Its been 3 years of beautiful nappy days. I can't wait to see what the future holds on this natural hair journey. Even on those bad hair days I'm glad I chopped off all my hair...3 years ago.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Backpacks on a Budget!! DIY: Back To School Edition

Parents, its that time of year again...The kiddies are heading back to school. Getting the kiddos ready to go back to school can be expensive; especially when you have to buy new wardrobes, uniforms, shoes and school supplies. This year I chose to shop around and compare prices. This time last year I spent $34.99 EACH on backpacks that started peeling around the 2nd quarter. This year we set a budget, which meant that I cut costs by 50%. I had to go to Office Depot, Walmart and Best Buy to get the rest of the things on the school supply list but by clipping coupons we saved a ton.

Back To School shopping at the Grocery Store.. Who woulda' thunk it?

 $6.99 each at the grocery store.
The blue one is for my 5 1/2 yr old...the pink is for my 12 1/2 yr old...

 Since I am the self-proclaimed IRON-ON Queen, we had some iron-on's already on  hand in our DIY box of goodies. These sheets were approx: $4.99- $7.99 each at Michaels Iron-On Transfers.

My little one cutting the pieces she wants on her backpack...

Ready for Kindergarten!!!

These backpacks have been transformed from basic to personalized which looks more girly and fun!! This works well for boys and girls, all ages!