Thursday, June 28, 2012

Curly Nikki Meetup!

This past weekend I went to a natural hair (curly/coily hair) meetup with my big sister Ina. I was super surprised at the amount of people (about 800 ppl) who came out to meet Nikki and enjoy the fun. The Meetup was hosted by Nikki from Curlynikki{dot}com.It was so cool to see a bunch of women with hair like mine (no weave,no relaxers).  Some of y'all are probably thinking that "it's just hair" or "why do you need to attend a meetup to learn about hair care?", but I will tell you this, African American hair is so hard to manage.  I have a rather large head y'all and I'm almost positive that a shaved head would look horrible on me, so that's why I want to learn how to manage my hair and keep it healthy (because your girl would look a mess with a bald head).  It was hot as ever and my hair wasn't cooperating so I opted for a high pony.
Click here is you want to see pics from the meetup!

{it was blazing hot outside so shorts were a must}
{myself, curly nikki, and big sis}

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Giveaway: Contigo AUTOSEAL Water Bottle


I am obsessed with this water bottle! I purchased it a while back and have been using it non-stop. 
The storage compartment really comes in handy.

Enter my Giveaway and maybe you will be the lucky winner of this super cool
water bottle....I also plan to throw in a few other goodies too.

Rules:  follow my blog AND leave me a comment telling me what YOU do to stay in shape.
This giveaway will close Thursday night at 9pm est.  I will post the winner on Friday!

Monday, June 25, 2012


{too much sun... I guess that I should have adjusted my camera settings....}

 I hope that everyone had a fantastic weekend.  I know that I did!  Big sis came in
town and we had a frickin' blast.

 Pictured is one of my favorite shirts.  Usually I pair it with cut off shorts but on this day
I decided to dress it up a bit and wear it to work.  Also featured is another
necklace that my fabulous friend Julia (the jewelry buyer) gave me. 
She also gave me the necklace featured here.



Stay tuned this week because I'm hosting a giveaway!  I'll give you a will look something
like this here. 

Have a productive/happy rest of the week!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Berry Protein Smoothie


2 scoops of protein
5 fresh strawberries
blue berries (a hand full)
4 table spoons of plain Greek Yogurt
Half of a banana

Cheers to the Weekend.


Cheers to the weekend my friends.  The count down to 5 p.m.has begun. 
My big sis is coming to visit me tomorrow! We are going to a natural hair meet up tomorrow.  I  finally get to meet Nikki from CurlyNikki tomorrow. 
I'm super pumped because I have followed her blog for years.
What do YOU have planned this weekend?

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Weekend.

{swim suit Old Navy, $10/piece  "I's loves a good bargain"}

I had a great weekend.  I spent it with family and friends.  I didn't get to see my daddy this weekend (*sigh*) BUT i have a special trip planned next weekend to visit him and my mom.

How was your weekend? 
Did you spend Father's  Day with your dad?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

How are your summer workouts going?

These days I've been forced to bare my chicken legs at the gym because my fitness facility doesn't believe in air conditioning.  They didn't get the memo that when it's 90 degrees outside you have to turn the air down.  It truly feels like a sauna in that place.   Anywho, I purchased these neon green shorts at Wally World for only $ about a bargain. I'm going back today to buy more.

Okay, what I really wanted to know is how are your summer workouts going?  With the help of my workout buddies LC and K-dwag I have truly been motivated lately. It also helps that the Mr. is  on a clean eating kick.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Berry Delicious Delight

{I love natural light!}

I was craving something sweet so I came up with this yummy snack.  I'm calling it my Berry Delicious Delight because I used three different kinds of berries. if you are wanting something sweet that's low in calories you should give this recipe a try.  When I'm chewing I just imagine that the greek yogurt is really ice cream.  Oh, and I purchased all of the fruit at my local Farmers Market.

Greek yogurt
Kashi Go Lean
Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries

Friday, June 8, 2012

It's Friday!

It's supposed to be  really warm here in NC this weekend. I can't wait to sit by the pool and sip on something fruity & chilled.  Taste of Charlotte will be here this weekend....I can't wait to "taste" a bunch of different kinds of yummy food. 
This watermelon slush is making my mouth water.  5 o'clock where are you?

 Do you have any big plans this weekend?  What is your favorite cocktail?

Thursday, June 7, 2012


{grey tee and red skinny jeans}

My girlfriend Julia is a jewelry buyer and generously hooked me up with a ton of free samples.  Here is one of the necklaces that she gave me.  isn't it pretty?  I got a ton of compliments and a few people said that I looked like I was in an African tribe, ha....thanks Julia for hooking a sista up!

Happy Thursday Peeps!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday. Cheers.

I'm thrilled that the weekend is finally here. I have no major plans other than cleaning and couch lounging. I'm pretty excited about doing nothing for a change. 
Here is a song from one of my new favorite artist Birdy. Can you believe that she is only 15?