Tuesday, May 31, 2016


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!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

This Granny Square Is Done!

I honestly cannot tell you how excited I actually am to have finished this in only three days!  Connecting my granny squares together with double crochets was one of the most fun techniques that I've tried with any of my crocheting projects and I look forward to doing a project similar to this again soon.  

Now I just need to get it shipped out before my nephew grows out of this blankie!

What are you crocheting today??

My Second Mini Chop After Color Damage!!!

Here's a before picture of my hair a few weeks before my mini chop.

The top left is a final before picture and the last three pictures are the results of my mini chop!

I wasn't planning on doing a mini chop this soon but, after looking at photos of my hair from some years back, I decided that I had to take some kind of action to get rid of the damaged hair that I was still holding onto.

At the end of it all I'm glad that I went with a mini chop versus a big chop and I look forward to doing another mini chop within the next 3 to four months!

Cheers to healthier hair!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A Gift For Lennox : Another Granny Square Dream In The Making!

Hey there!!  Can you tell that I'm not quite tired of granny squares yet??  Let me tell you right now that I haven't loved granny squares anymore than I do now because there's just so much that can be done with them!  Now I didn't get to finish my Deadpool project because I'm once again out of yarn, but I was able to get this lovely project done for our new nephew.  If all is well I can have this in the mail and on its way home within the next week.

The main element that makes me so excited about this project is that I used this gift in the making to teach myself how to double crochet my squares together!  I usually will whip stitch my squares together or I'll single crochet them together, but I opted to change things up to learn something new.

I'm also really excited to be using a larger crochet hook again for this particular project since I've been so used to crocheting with smaller hooks.

Well this is my small project on the side that I HAD to share with you since I'm so excited about it! Check out the link that I'm sharing on this post if you want to learn more how to crochet your granny squares together as well!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Crochet Deadpool Granny Square Sampler Update!!

Have you ever started a project that you planned on completing within a certain time frame, but due to life your project ended up dragging and DRAGGING along?? Well that is exactly what this project feels like to me and let me tell you why.  I originally started my project in the picture below for my husband and I decided to use colors that reminded him of Deadpool since he's one of my husbands favorite  comic book characters.  Then a year after slowly getting this version of the sampler together I happily found a free Deadpool graph to use for this project instead, so I quickly scrapped my original work to restart on this pixel masterpiece.
So fast forward to last November because that's when I started the Deadpool afghan makeover.  I was really excited to start this project and be done with within a months time because Christmas was coming and I really wanted this project to be a Christmas gift to my husband.  Well Due to me running out of yarn and not being able to restock my stash I had to wait not just one, but TWO whole months before I could continue on with horridly long project of mine.

Thankfully I purchased enough yarn to get through the next ten to fifteen rows so I hope to get through those rows without a hiccup!  Heck hopefully I purchased enough yarn to finish the whole darn thing but I'm not going to hold my breath for that.  :-)  Anways that's about all I wanted to write you about since it has been a while since I gave ya'll an update on this surprise that didn't quite make it for Christams.  Maybe it'll get here for Fathers Day or maybe even Easter.  Who knows!

Side note : All thee yarn that's used for this sampler is Red Heart Super Saver Solids and I'm using a size F 3.75 crochet hook.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Sorry I haven't been uploading my videos on my blog like I used to in the past!  I'll do my best to keep this blog updated on my videos. :-D

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Just Because It's Sunday!

Good afternoon!  The Super Bowl is today and even though we don't plan on watching it today, we still are going to continue to have the most relaxing Sunday that we can!  

Before going to church I had to prep my hair for a lovely protective style that I felt like attempting for the day and, in the process of doing so, I had to comb out my hair and came to the fun realization of how much my hair has grown and thickened over the course of 5 months!   I still have a while to go until I've reached my hair goal but I'm thankful for now that my hair is making the progress that it is.

It didn't take much for me to get this style complete and ready to go.  I already had plenty of grease and moisturizer on my hair from the previous protective style that I did so the only thing that I did was take down my hair, comb my hair out, and then proceeded to two chunky flat twist on both sides of my head.

Seriously, I will never underestimate the power of grease again.

If you're into doing protective styles, then what protective style do you go to the most for the week??

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

My Progress On Transitioning from Damaged Dull Hair To Healthy Full Hair Again!!

Well I know that I may be a few days late but happy February!  I want to share with you the latest hair products that I absolutely LOVE to use on my hair now  and I wanted to let you know that that I'm keeping my hair regimen simple I'm still transitioning  from my colored damaged hair.

Everything that is in this picture is almost everything that I'm using weekly to keep my hair clean, conditioned and moisturized.  The only item that isn't here is the moisturizer that I just finished today and it happens to be the Eden Body Works Curl Creme, or at least I think that's the proper name for it.  Instead of using that item for twist outs, sense I  hardly do twist outs anymore, I use the curl creme as a leave in conditioner

Transitioning from damaged hair to new healthy hair, instead of big chopping was the best choice that I could make for myself because I honestly could not see myself cutting the majority of my hair off and feeling great about myself.  There are plenty of brave people that could cut off their hair, rock that style and own it, but I can't do that myself and I'm okay with that.

Just as I have done since last September, I'm still keeping my hair regimen as simple as possible and stick with different types of low tension protective styles, and I clip my ends every time I feel that they need to be clipped. I already did a mini chop last month and ended up cutting a little more off than I thought I was going to but I don't regret what I did.  I just need to be careful the next time I take scissors to my hair because I can get real scissor happy if I allow myself to!!

A few months ago I shared,  when my breakage was still at its worst,  that I deep conditioned at least twice a week to keep my hair feeling and looking healthy.  But since the beginning of November I've pretty much gone back to deep conditioning my hair just the once a week...I think...Either November or December was when i started DC my hair once a week. Sorry I don't remember!!!

Well I didn't plan on this entry being this long but I did want to update you on what's what with my hair and everything  I have been using to get it back to it's healthiest state.

I've noticed over time how complicated people have made taking care of natural hair and let me be the one to say here that I refuse to go that route because it isn't necessary to make your life more difficult in order to obtain healthy hair.  I can understand wanting to try new ways and ideas but the lengths that people online are going to trying to be creative or get extra clicks is just beyond ridiculous.  And no I'm not throwing shade at anyone, but I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to continue to strive to be my normal chill self  and I'm going to strive to keep up with my hair with as little fuss and craziness as possible!

Be Blessed and I'll write back in a bit!  If you are on your own hair journey how is it going for you???