Thursday, June 30, 2011

Encourage Yourself....Speak over Yourself

"Freedom"- Frank Morrison






"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil, it has no point."



Friday, June 24, 2011

What are you listening to? Jill Scott Collection


Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition: LaRhonda


Changing Her Fate


I had the pleasure of meeting LaRhonda in class while attending Langston University. I didn't know her very well because we only had class together one semester. She was so sweet and full of personality, very outgoing. I remember her sharing her story with me about loosing her mother. She was very candid and honest about wanting to loose weight, I expressed my desire to drop unwanted pounds also. I was floored to see her face grace my television screen this morning!! OMG!! I am so happy for her, she was brave enough to get help and loose the weight. I can't wait to see her transformation Monday 10/9c on ABC. For more details: Extreme Make Over

... Langston University is in the house!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Find Your Perfect Jeans Style for Your Body Type



What To Look For: If you're plus-sized, a darker-rinse denim is the way to go—just make sure it's either straight-legged (slightly form-fitting) or a trouser style. Both of these looks are slimming. Forever 21 Fab Skinny Jeans (Short), $12.50, Forever21



To find the perfect jeans for your body type visit, Cosmo

Can you be fat and fit?



Finally, a video that addresses this issue. There is a misconception that thin means that you are healthy and being overweight suggests that you are knocking on death's door. I have always maintained healthy cholesterol levels as well as a normal blood pressure. My doctors' usually do a double take at my blood work results and then a side glance at my chunky size to make sure they are reading the correct patients chart. They are pleasantly surprised but they always encourage me to loose weight. I've battled weight  issues pretty much my whole life and yet I always get a good report from the doctor. When eating clean and working out 3-4 times a week yielded very little weight loss I asked my doctor to test my thyroid levels. That test confirmed that I didn't have any issues with my thyroids. My doctor reassured me that with consistency and a regular workout regimen that the fat would eventually get the memo. While I am considered healthy on paper, I'd really like to have a healthy body image as well. I love curves but I can do without the rolls and cellulite. LOL! I will continue to strive for my weight loss goals even though it gets discouraging when I don't meet my goals. Can't stop, won't stop. Make it a healthy day!! *wink*

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Daddy.....


I'm a Daddy's girl to the core!


Beyonce took the words out of my mouth....I cry every time I hear this song. I love you Daddy!

Happy Father's Day!



Happy Father's Day to my hubby! He painted these pictures of me and the girls about 6 years ago. He is a great father!! Enjoy your day Babe!! <3

Monday, June 13, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

TREND ALERT: Summer Suits for Women


I love this new trend (Summer Suits for Women)...like bow ties, blazers, and boyfriend jeans...mixing a masculine look with a pop of femininty is so dope. These ladies have given these suits a girly feel. Solange and Rihanna are two of my favorite trendsetters. They rock fashion that is totally out of the box!


Solange in a lemon Mango suit, I jacked this pic from her twitter page. :) lol!


She arrived on the red carpet wearing an oversized Max Azria white suit with nude Louboutin’s and a Jack Vartanian emerald ring. Her white unbuttoned blouse showcased a gold fringe Solange Azagury-Partridge tassle necklace.


Eco-Fabulous Homes!!

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My dream home!!!

SOURCE: Eco-Fabulous

Friday, June 3, 2011

Choose My Plate



The Food Pyramid is OUT....in with the new... Choose My Plate helps you with portion control. Visit the website http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ for more info and daily tips.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Shrinkage 101



I was browsing through recent pics and my hair appears to be the same length for the last year or so. Boy was I wrong!! My hair has a springy, snap-back type of thing going on. Apparently my hair is growing it just doesn't really show. I tried different techniques like metal clips and shells on the ends of my hair to get it to stretch out...resulting in my hair snapping back in place as soon as I remove the clips. In these pics I am pulling my hair to show the length... I washed my hair after taking these pictures because it really shrinks after it gets wet. (Excuse my matted 2 week old twist out LOL!)