Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Beachcoco Women's Maternity Sweetheart Party Maxi Dress Product Review!!

Well hello!  I don't want to make this post too long but I wanted to come here quickly to rave about a dress that I recently treated myself to for myself.  To make a long story short this dress is amazing and I can't wait to purchase another one for myself!



The dress itself fits beautifully and despite me originally thinking that this dress would be a bit shorter, the length is actually perfect.  I decided to put a bandeau underneath my dress because the cut of the dress up top was a little too low for my liking since I planned on wearing it to church.


The cardigan was also purchased by me on Amazon and I LOVE this as well AND it was a little under 10 bucks!

My husband is distracting me with his cute self so I'm going to go ahead and sign off here!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Well That Was Short Llived!! From Locs to Loose Natural Hair!!

 Well I definitely didn't see myself writing this blog this soon but her I am getting ready to write to you on why I combed out my 5 month old locs.  I went into great detail as to why I decided to comb my locs out in a video that I have posted on Youtube, so to make a long story short, after I became pregnant I just didn't have it in me to keep my locs anymore.  Everything about them started to irritate me because all I wanted to do was comb them out.  So after battling the feeling of wanting to comb my locs out I decided to give into temptation and I combed them out!  I loved my journey while it lasted but I'm happy to be back to my loose natural hair as well so there it is!

As far as my regiment is concerned I'm still keeping my routine as simple as possible with washing my hair every other week and I thoroughly moisturize and seal my hair with a moisturizer of my choice and some kind of grease.  Length used to be my number one goal but I've slowly evolved to yearn for healthier hair instead because I know that as long as my hair is healthy, the length of my hair will continue to thrive.
I'll go into depth of some of the products that I've been using the past couple of months to help my hair bounce back in another post because I don't want this post here to become to long.  Well motherhood calls so be blessed and I'll share more later!!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

New Knitting Project For Our New Baby!!! It's Been Too Long!!!

Well let me just start off by saying that it's been far too long since I've been here to write to you.  Between starting and stopping my Loc Journey that I took time to document on another brief blog, to keeping up with my kids and to growing a brand  new human being, it's been a crazy 11 months!

When I think of where I was with this blog almost a year ago I  guess I can admit that I kind of fell out of love with writing as much as I once used to because I really didn't know where I wanted to continue on with this blog.  I was lost and confused as to what exactly I wanted to continue to write about here.  Then it happened!  Right before I was about to go pick up my kids from school, I accidentally stumbled upon a message on Facebook that I had received almost FOUR YEARS AGO!!  Apparently I have some kind of filter on my messages that I didn't know about which was the cause of me not seeing the plethora of messages that I had waiting for me. Anyways I opened up a letter from a kind woman who had come across one of my many projects on pinterest and wanted to know where I had found the pattern that I had used.

This short sweet note sparked something in me that had been dead for almost a year now and that something that was sparked was the passion to get on here to share my crochet and knitting adventures like I had done so before in the past.  So here I am!  I can't promise to write here very often because life is pretty busy with my four 1/2 kiddos but I do promise to come here  as often as I can to sharer a little bit of myself and a little bit of my projects with you once again!!

So with all of that said here's the latest project that I'm working on now!
The name of the pattern that I'm using for this baby blanket is called Lacy Ripple and the designer of this blanket is Melissa Leapman.  I found this pattern in the Leisure Arts Book called Our Best Knit Baby Afghans Book 2 and I really love how my project is coming out.  This picture is a few days old so I'm a bit further along with this blanket now. 

Well I would love to write more but momma duty calls so be blessed and I will be back to write back soon enough!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ALL THE CRAZY AND RIDICULOUS JUDGEMENTS NEED TO STOP.

Hey readers.  I was really hoping to come back here with some fun and possitive to share with you but I just can't do that at this time because I have a very important topic to share with you and it just cannot wait any longer.  I tried uploading a video on two different devices and both of those are either low on battery or is low on battery and isn't charging the way it should so I have resorted to coming here instead.

It's not that I don't like blogging anymore, but it's just that it's been pretty tricky finding the time to write a decent post while trying to watch my pups and kiddos but I will do my best to come back to this blog a little more often.

Anyways, the reason why I want to come here to rant a little bit is because I have been reading and hearing A LOT of backlash over an incident that happened this past weekend.  And even though I do find a lot of the judgments to be on point there are just some things that are being said that should never leave a person's mouth.  Especially when it comes to someone else child, parent, or friend.  Point blank period.

Sometime over the weekend a small child was with their family on a family visit to the zoo in Cincinnati Ohio.   At some point and time the boy somehow wondered off and found their way in a gorilla exhibit.  It's unclear as to how long the boy had been missing and it's also unclear as to how long the boy had been in there, and sadly the gorilla who was in the exhibit was forced to be put down so that the child could be retrieved from the exhibit safely.

There are just so many different thoughts that continue to run through my mind when I think about this incident that occurred.  An incident that should have NEVER transpired but at the end of the day, it did.  Now there is no doubt in my mind that the mother was negligent in all of this and should somehow be held responsible for the death of the gorilla, BUT it was an ACCIDENT PEOPLE!!!

Seriously as I typed the scenario out on this blog all I wanted to do for a hot second is call this mother all kinds of stupid but what would that prove??  What would that change??  She isn't the world's most perfect mother but what mother is???  And please don't sit up here and say 'Oh I would NEVER let my child do anything like that', because God has a funny way of humbling the folks that just love to say the 'Oh I would NEVER..'  quote.  Trust me on that one.

My heart goes out to the little boy that had to survive through that whole ordeal and my heart goes out to the gorilla that was put down.  My heart also goes out to the mother because I KNOW that the last thing that she would have ever wanted for her son would have to end up in ANY animal exhibit of ANY kind!

NONE of us, whether you're a parent or not, are perfect so stop socially crucifying this woman as if our crap don't stink because it does!   And for all that is good and kind in this world, stop wish death and ill will toward this woman because at the end of the day,she's still someone's mother, daughter, wife/partner and friend.

She's imperfect just like the rest of us.

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Introducing our Robin Sparkles!!!

I honestly can't get how tiny she was when we first got her!  This was Saturday morning and Lily was just enthralled in watching her new buddy taking a nap.  I'm so thankful that these two pals get a long as well as they do.

This picture of Lily and Robin was taken a little later on Saturday while Robin was on her potty break outside.  This is a picture of Robin reaching up to give Lil a kiss on her nose.  This moment darn near melted our hearts as we watched this sweet moment.

Well despite me not being able to get her face in this picture, this shot is probably one of my favorite shots that I have of her so far!  This was taken on a very rare moment where she actually sat still for a second or two.  This collar that I got from our local pet store is AMAZING and I'm so happy that I was able to pick it up for her.  I'm not exactly sure if I'll be able to if I'll be able to get this exact collar for her once she gets bigger so I'm going to enjoy it on her while I can! 

Well that's the few pictures that I have ready to share with y'all right now but I will be back later to share more.  I'm so happy that Robin is doing better and we all look forward to growing with her and Lily together.

Be blessed and have a wonderful day!!!



Saturday, April 23, 2016

Our Robin Sparkles Is Home!

Not once in my wildest dreams did I ever think that we would ever bring another pup into our lives this soon!  I mean, we just got Lily Sue last year and had to adapt to her, and then we moved and now we're all adapting to that, and after all that we added yet another little pup into our little family.

Please let me continue to entry by saying good evening and welcome to my blog!  Due to life being what it is, I'm not able to get here nearly as often as I used to, or would like, so to be able to sit at my computer desk with Robin is quite a delight to say the least.  But let me go ahead and get to the point of this entry who just so happens to be little Miss Robin.

As a family we already knew that we wanted to add another dog into the mix that way Lily Sue could have someone to play with, but we wanted to wait a while until my youngest was a little bit older and also wanted to wait until we were a little more settled into our home.

So with all that in mind we were pretty content with our family just as it was.  Now I'm not going to lie.  Every now and then I would check our local shelters and would scan craigslist just to see what dogs were out there, but I never looked with the sole intent on finding a dog just as I did with Lil.

With all that in mind I'm going to briefly about the events that happened a few days ago on how we came to know Robin.  It was a regular non eventful Thursday morning I got a message from a friend that there was a pocket pit that needed out of a shelter ASAP, and since she knew how we loved this breed she wanted to share this info with us.  She also knew that we were, one day in the far off future, looking for a dog to add to our family so she thought that it would be a perfect fit. Despite our plans on waiting to add another dog into our life, after looking the beautiful girl's picture and video we fell in love with her and planned on taking her home.

So after speaking with a volunteer I was able to put a tag on the dog next day, which was Friday, and wasted no time getting there since she was running out of time.  Before we left for the shelter the volunteer had let me know that the dog was aggressive towards most females but was pretty much okay with males.  Learning this made me have my heart on guard so I didn't want to completely get my hopes up but I still in fact wanted to have hope for the best, so we loaded our kids and Lily Sue up in the car so we could go meet this potential new family member of ours.

Well the meet and greet with Lil and Carly did not go well at all and we sadly had to say no to taking her home but with the help of another person that works at the shelter we found and adopted Robin!!  I can honestly say that she's the first pup that picked us, as compared to us picking her.  She's this beautiful little ball of delight and I couldn't be any more happier with her, and I'm also happy to say that Lily Sue has made a sweet life long friend.  All she wants to do is play with her!

I can't put pictures of her up now but will do so as soon as I can but yes this is my long entry of how we got our Robin Sparkles!

The name comes from a favorite show of ours by the way.  :-D


Friday, March 25, 2016

Pixel Deadpool Afghan In Progress..Still!!

My project a little over half way done!

Well hello there!  I was really hoping that I would have been done with this monstrosity by now but, as you can obviously see I've yet to see the finish line for this one.  I ran out of black yarn AGAIN so I have to take myself to Walmart so I can pick up a few large skeins and I'm about to rum=n out of the yarn for the background so I'm going to have to pick up a few more skeins for that as well.

On a positive note, I finally reached the eyes so that's cool!  Once I can I'll get a more updated picture of my progress.

Never underestimate the power of a granny square!