Well, Hello There!

I'm just going to get right to it! I just realized that I mentioned this news on Facebook and Instagram weeks ago...(Do you follow me?) but I just realized that I didn't share it with you guys!
I am pregnant again!
17 weeks today!
And it's a boy!
The first trimester was TERRIBLE! I hated it so much! But the second trimester is allowing me to be productive. I have been SUPER stressed out about my job and other things so I've been trying to keep myself in check.
I'm a lot more laid back this time around when it comes to getting prepared. No rush. I've been here before. The baby is due in August. In TEXAS. That means HEAT. HOT! SAUNA!
Just thought I would let you know!
By the way, Zara is doing great! She will be 2 in May and we decided to not have a party this  year.  Minnie Mouse cupcakes at home should do the trick.
And if you would do me a solid...could you please click this link to answer a quiz survey for me!
(Feel free to share the link to any of your working friends/associates between the ages 25-55)
Here is the link again....
And thanks to Shanda Ferguson ( @_shandart on Instagram) for this beautiful illustration!!!! I just love her! (The pic and Shanda!)


Hi There!

 (Dress from ASOS)
I know. I know. I know.
I don't have any excuses.
So much going on but nothing at all.
I have had so many epiphanies in the past months that it would take all day to explain them.
I'm sure I will share in time.
I miss blogging.
I almost deactivated the blog more than a few times.
And something kept me from doing it.
I have so much to say.
From the recent events of police brutality to my recent epiphany that I am an adult and now I'm dealing with things that we all thought we would never face.
I'm having hard time dealing with things I can not control.
Like I had control before!?! #hilarious
I do keep an active Instagram account so none of these pics are new and they are indeed all IPHONE pics but I realize that people may think I have fallen off the face of the earth.
I haven't fallen.

 (Dress from ASOS)


Still enjoying mommyhood.
She is 19 months old and most certainly has her own personality.
She is incredibly independent which makes me smile more often than not.
She is 12 days strong without her pacifier.


Here are some shots of my haircut/color I got in September. I'm currently wearing braids to grow it out a little.

 (Cornrows going to the side/back of my head and then box braids on the other side. )
Don't give up on me!


GFS Featured In Rosie Teapot Magazine!

Check me out in Issue 2 of Rosie Teapot magazine here!! 
My story begins on page 44. 

The entire magazine is a delight to read honestly. 
I seriously waited until I had some alone time to read it in peace for two straight hours! 
 It is so good! 
Check out Issue 1 also. I love Rosie's voice! 
Thank you Rosie! 


Run. Tell That!

Here are some Iphone shots from my trip to New Orleans earlier this month.
If you follow me on Instagram and FB, then these are nothing new.

I seriously should have been paid by Forever 21 and ASOS for this trip because everything from head to toe came from one of those places. 

A few years ago, you could not pay me to wear shorts.
I probably would even complain about my weight. (This is the heaviest I've ever been)
But considering I almost DIED last year after giving birth (due to Congestive Heart Failure), chile please! 
Legs. Ass. Thickness everywhere. 
Who gon' check me? 
I'm working on the weight (as well as another baby), but I'm not going to dress like I am depressed about it. 

By the way, thank you for all of you who have been reading my blog for years. 
You've witnessed me blog through graduate school, a wedding, a pregnancy and now mommyhood.
Thank you for riding with me! 


I've Got Plans This Summer!

( Zara was in mid twerk mode apparently)

It's officially summertime! 
My goal is to read a ton of non-fiction books.
Work on a major project that hopefully I will be able to share with you upon completion. 
And lately I've been in interior decorating mode. 
(If you follow me on IG, then you already know that)

All of this while chasing Zara in heels. 
Mostly in flats but today in heels. 

Kimono and  Silk-ish Shorts: H&M
Def Leopard Tee: Forever 21
Heels: Jessica Simpson
Bag: Forever 21

Sorry for the Iphone pics. 
My camera decided to be disrespectful and stop working. 

Oh! And thanks for all of your votes on the contest for Zara!
She won! Thank you! 
You can see her official banner here. (You have to wait for it to scroll)

And make sure  you follow me on Instagram. I often post quick outfit updates there.


I just bought Girlboss to read and I have a few more on my list. 
What books would you recommend for summer reading? Fiction/non-fictions are both welcome.
Do you remember back in the day when you had to read a certain number of bucks for the summer at your local library? LOL!


Vote For Zara!

Vote for my baby to be this year's "spokesbaby" for Positively Perfect Dolls! 
We have until May 31!

The photo with the most "likes" wins!
We have until May 31st!
1. Click on THIS LINK
2. Click on the Photo
3. Then click LIKE! 
4. Share the page to spread the word! 



To Zara...My Muse

Pics from Zara's Birthday Party.
Dress from ASOS
The bubble machine was a hit!

My Dear Sweet Zara,
You are officially a year old!
You are simply amazing. Your presence simply amazes me. You bring so much joy to me and your dad but really to everyone who knows you. You have managed to be the catalyst for me to mend fences and reconnect with family members who I had written off.
But more than any of that, you give me hope.
Hope that when all is bad in the world, there is still some good.
I hope to raise you as the most gangsta baby ever.
Smile with friends, stare at fools. (Your mom is so childish lol :)
You wake up literally with a smile on your face and a conversation each morning and I can't figure out  why I didn't have you years ago.
You have your dad's eyelashes and my dimples.
His love for music but my ability to keep a beat. #shadenoshade
I enjoy every single second with you, even the ones when you refuse to eat your sweet potatoes because you prefer to gnaw on some grilled chicken. (Another sign that you are my child)
I wish for you what I wish for every child.
Peace, fun, love.
A real childhood.
Here's to many more years to come.
You inspire me to do better.
To be better.
To know better.
And for that...I thank you.
A special thank you to @_shandart for surprising me and Zara with this beautiful illustration of my baby on the morning of her bday.
It somehow reflects exactly the life I want for Zara.
P.S...remember Shanda is also responsible for my wedding portrait.
And my blog header:)



Thank You Pinwheel Portrait!

Zara's pics are in! And I love every single one of them! Special thanks to Amy of Pinwheel Portraits! She will be 1 next week!
Please support Amy as she starts her new photography business specializing in baby whispering!
I absolute love people who go after their creative dreams!

I love this little girl so much!


Zara Slays!

Zara had a little photo shoot over the Easter Holiday to celebrate her turning 1 in a few weeks.
My wedding photographers are now in the business of babies too!
Pinwheel Portrait is responsible for this amazing photo of Z.
I can't get enough of it! 
And this was just a sneak peek, so I can only imagine what the rest look like (outside of her slight obsession with crawling toward Amy the photographer!)
You can also follow them on Instagram @pinwheelportrait . They are based in Austin but will travel:) I love them sooooo much!
And I can't believe that I actually have to say this because some people are creepy but don't steal this pic and pretend this is your baby and start up fake IG accounts and such...because apparently that's what people do these days? Some people take the fun out of everything.

P.S...anyone know someone who works at the Gap headquarters? I didn't realize it until after the photo shoot that she is rocking head to toe GAP clothing. Zara needs a contract!

(Feel free to roll over the pic with your mouse to "Pin" it to Pinterest!




The Beatles.
The presidents.
Mickey Mouse.
This skirt.
These pumps.
All legends in their own right.


Mickey Tee (Men's): Target (on sale now)
Heels: Zara



Rocquelle and I couldn't resist getting in Barack's ear.
Everyone else does it.
Are you following me on FB and Instagram?
You should.
I often post pics there that never make it to the blog.
(Remember if you hover your mouse over my pics, you can pin my looks to your Pinterest board)
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