Sunday, March 31, 2013

Resurrection Sunday 2013

Happy Resurrection Sunday All!

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Friday, March 29, 2013

What Does Being "Natural" Mean?

The Million Dollar Question

2 Months
I keep seeing this questions posed on different forums so I've decided to talk about it.

When "going natural" first started taking off, I thought to myself "What in the world is going on?!" Most women I saw going through the process raised my eyebrows a few times, and to be honest some still do. Now that I've gone through my process of transitioning to natural hair then doing a big chop, I have a better understanding of what goes into it! Before my mind changed, I would talk to my hair stylist (at the time) about going natural and tell her how I could never go natural and she was on my side 100%. She would talk about how going natural wasn't for everybody and how she would never let me go natural.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

And The Journey Begins


Have you guys ever begun new chapters in life? I don't know about you, but starting a brand new chapter is a lot of work!

2013 has turned out to be a year of change for me. There have been a lot of great things that have already happened to me this year. Now, it's time to start preparing for a new chapter.

I discussed how I took a week off because of having to deal with the review at work, church activities, personal matters, etc. I was also taking some time to prepare for this new chapter in my life. Wanting things to be right and in decent order, requires proper preparation. I took time this week to increase my efforts in preparation for this new chapter, all while dealing with the daily going-ons of my life. It's been a lot of work and I have a lot more preparation ahead, but I'm definitely excited about this new chapter. I'm also hopeful that my careful and calculated preparations pay off.

I know the code talk sucks, but it's not good to talk about every single thing you're doing. Some times God is the only one who needs to know what's going on, seeing as how He's the only one who can actually move in your life anyway. Once His plan is carried out, I'll share, but for now much prayer is needed. I'm confident everything will work out for my good! :-)

Also, I would like to take this time to speak about my Grandmother. Today is my Grandma's birthday. It's a very special day for me because today is my half birthday (which is how I always remember her day). My Grandma passed away in 2002. I miss her like crazy. My Grandma did a lot for me and my family and I will always appreciate her. She was a very blessed woman. I will never forget her and her sweet spirit. There are so many things I wish she could have seen because I know she would have been so proud of not only me, but so many of my other family members that she cared so much about. 

Our family symbol for her is the cardinal. I see them often. When I see them, I smile because I know that my Grandma is checking on me.

Happy Birthday Grandma!! I love you!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March '13 Length Check

14 Months Natural

Welcome to the 4th edition of my length check!

My hair has made great strides this month and I'm excited about it's growth.

February 25 = 56 weeks natural, 15 weeks since the BC

March 24 = 60 weeks natural, 19 weeks since the BC
(Next month I'll simplify the natural weeks, i.e. 1 year 2 months, and round up the BC weeks, i.e. 5 months)

My hair is definitely flourishing!!

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New Button

I made a new button and just had to share it! This is the first button I've made on my own (no help)!

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This is the first button I've made on my own (no help)! I couldn't quite remember all the instructions I got, and will probably tweek it when I get a minute, but I was proud of myself!

What do you think??

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Monday, March 25, 2013

I'm An Arteest

Wine & Design

This past weekend I attended a birthday gathering at Wine & Design.

I love this place because it makes me feel like more of an artist than what I think I actually am. The first time I visited Wine & Design was for my friend's bachelorette party. Here's the result of the first visit:

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Cute, right?! I thought I did well for my first try at painting. For the birthday gathering we painted "Whimsical Wine" which is an abstract piece (lol...I sound like such an artist right!). Here's the making of my masterpiece: 

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 The instructor we had for this painting left way too much open for interpretation. Seeing as how I'm not an actual artist, I like direct instruction! I want to actually end up with something I can hang up in my house! Here's the finished product:

Beautiful!, If I must say so myself!! I think with a little more practice I'll have it down pact; and if my friends keep having gatherings here, I just might get that opportunity!

If you would like to purchase either painting seen here, hit me up!! LOL...just kidding, just kidding.
(But, seriously, if you wanna buy one....) :-)

What do you think of my works of art?
Have you ever tried Wine & Design? Tell me about it!

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This is my weeks favorite post! Thanks to my readers!!

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

THE WALKING DEAD! (Spoiler Alert)

I know I said I would resume posts tomorrow, but this show is amazing and I love it!!! I had to post about it.
  1. I want The Governor TO DIE!!
  2. Even though I don't like Merle, he was starting to gain some cred (credit). I'm glad he didn't kill Michonne or take her to the Governor...but he didn't have to go out like that!! I was sure Dale was going to save him :-/
  3. I want The Governor TO DIE!!
  4. How honorable is it that Glenn asked Maggie to marry him?! There are zombies all around them and everybody's just trying to survive...and he wants her to know that he loves her that much before they both meet their demise...tear...I can't take it!! Glenn, you've got my vote buddy!
  5. Daryl, nooooo...don't cry!! He (Merle) was pig headed. He should have listened.
  6. The Walking Dead Zombie Apocalypse Week starts tomorrow at 8! They are going to show every episode from Season 1 to Season 3 leading up to the Season Finale. Y'all better get ready!!
  7. And did I mention I want The Governor TO DIE!!! :-)
Who watches The Walking Dead?? And who is excited about this besides me??

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Welcome Back!

Hey Mi-ettes! I'm back!!

I'm sure y'all have noticed that I've taken a break from blogging this week. I didn't want to, but I didn't really have a choice. I had a review at work that created very high levels of anxiety for me, plus there were a few other things going on in my life that needed my immediate attention. Now that the review is over, I can breath a little easier and devote some attention (although not as much as I want) back to blogging.

During the break, I took the time to pre-write a few blog posts and get them scheduled to go out. Having some posts ready helps relieve some of the 'I gotta get a post out' pressure. I've also decided to take a break from some of the Blog Hops I love to participate in. I don't know if you guys have done those, but they're kind of like a job too (that is...if you're doing them like you're supposed to! :-)

Although I still have way too many projects going on and I still have a quite a few things on my to do list to get done, I will continue to have a positive outlook on life.

Posts will resume on Monday. Keep an eye out for me this week and let's see how this goes!

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Monday, March 18, 2013

This Computer of Mine

I want to take a minute to vent.

You all know I'm taking a small break from blogging. Let's talk a little more about it. I want to be able to connect more with people through blogging. I want to put out more quality posts and invest time into following blogs that really interest me. One big hindrance to that is MY COMPUTER!

It's the craziest thing. The post I posted yesterday could've taken all of 20 minutes but because my computer sucks it took between and hour and an hour and a half to complete. I don't think I would feel like I was spending too much time doing the blog thing if my computer worked like it should. When I write a post, upload and edit the pictures...then add the pictures to the post, check to see how the final product looks on my blog, post the link to my Facebook page, etc. etc. etc. I've spent upwards to two hours posting one post!! Who would want to go looking at other bloggers pages or respond to comments?

I try my best to find time to fit it all in because blogging is important to me. It's hard to find time for blogging like I want and cooperation from my computer would make it a much smoother process, but it is what it is. A new computer is already on my "Christmas List" (which is nothing more than a list of items that require a little saving on my part to buy, not actually a Christmas List...LOL...although, it would be nice if somebody wanted to play Santa and buy an item or two for me ;-). I really believe Bloglovin' will help me get a start on handling all my blogs, so we'll definitely see.

My nerves are bad and my patience is low with this, I've warned my neighbors not be alarmed if they see a cracked computer laying smack dab in the middle of the sidewalk!!

Be patient with me Mi-ettes...I'm working on it!

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

2 Dilemma Tuesdays

Different Natural Hairstyles

So, I haven't posted about Dilemma Tuesday for 3 weeks because I wanted to surprise my boyfriend. The surprise went very well, so now I'll show it to you!

I decided to try a roller set. Surprisingly, the look held up really well. It looked more like a straight style than a natural style, but I loved it just the same.

Day 1
Day 10
Day 11
2 wks - after combing the curls out
I loved this style and will definitely get it again. In order to keep the style, I pin curled it each night and secured it with bobby pins. The downside was this took 20+ minutes to do...and there was a many a night when I didn't feel like doing it! But I did and it lasted the whole two weeks!!

I also didn't moisturize my scalp like I wanted to for fear of messing up the curls. My stylist suggested I start using a q-tip to apply coconut oil because I was using too much. She also gave me a lighter oil to try to combat all the issues I was having with the coconut oil. The oil is Influance's It's Natural, Natural Oil...yeah, the name cracks me up! This oil is made by the same company that makes the moisturizer I got from the salon, which I love, so I'm hoping to love the oil too.

I told her about all the itching I was still having as well. She gave me some type of treatment (I believe a tea tree oil treatment) to help relieve the itching. I need to ask what it is, so I can share that with you. She also told me my scalp was in great condition and thought it may just be my nerves, which I can totally get behind (because in the past, I've noticed that I scratch my head when I'm nervous, stressed, upset, etc.). With everything I've been doing, I think the stress of it all is starting to catch up with me.

During the most current Dilemma Tuesday I decided to get a protective style. After having spent so much time having to set my hair every single night for two weeks, I went into the salon already knowing what I wanted! Hand claps for me, right?! Here's how it turned out:

I got two french braids that connect in the back (the part goes into a 'S' shape in the back). I love the style and I'm definitely going to try my best to keep it the whole 2 weeks. My problem is that my hair is so soft that it frizzes out quickly. I've tried to gel the frizz down, but I feel I've made it worse! You can't see the frizz from afar, so I'm glad I don't have anybody to impress because I'm not taking this style out until I get good and ready!!

Which do you like between the roller set and french braids??

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Happies & Crappies

This is in it's 9th week, 
The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up

So I decided to watch my week and see how it'd go.

1. I finally got one day to catch up on things I needed to do around the house. It was just one day, but it was awesome getting the feeling of having my house back in order.

2. Day Light Savings Time began!!!!!!! If you guys have read this...or know how much I LOVE Spring. Now we're just one step closer. Longer days creates more opportunities for outside time...and I love being out and about (during the warm spring days and nights especially)!

3. I've been wanting a new bed spread for a while now and I just so happened to see one that caught my eye. Comforters were on sale (just comforters), but one bag stuck out (it was in a different bag than the others). The picture on the front of this mismatched bag was identical to the sale comforters, but the comforter inside didn't quite match the it was softer than the others! So, I figured I'd try my luck with it. I got the bag home and I'd hit the jackpot! It was a comforter set!! I got a reversible comforter, sheets, pillow cases, pillow covers, and a bed skirt for the comforter only sale price!! Frugal shopping pays off again! Now my bedroom is ready for the Spring!

4. I bought a Home Alone set today for a great price. It contains Home Alone 1-3. Even though I don't like Home Alone 3, I'm excited about the purchase because I don't have to wait until Christmas to watch Home Alone 1 (because they never show Home Alone 2)...nor do I have to buy a VCR so I can watch the VHS's I have!

5. I finally got my head wrapped around how behind I was on my church CD write-ups. I informed my Ministry Lead of what's been going on and let her know I needed help!! We came up with a solution that I believe will give me enough time to get myself together as well as still allow me to be a contributing member to the Ministry.

6. I finally got around to creating a header and a Facebook page for my blog. Because I'm so busy and can't devote time to my blog like I want to, I have to take baby steps with these things! I'm still not ready to get on the Twitter train.

7. Bojangles is on a health kick and started selling Buffalo Bites again...except now they're called Roasted Chicken Bites. I don't care what you call them, as long as they're here to stay!!

8. I went to Krispy Kreme and the Hot Now light was on!!

9. I got to work from home two days this week!! It's been heaven. I think I might need to look into finding a stay-at-home job!

1. Being misunderstood. When done by someone you think should understand, it's frustrating and it hurts deeply.

3. I finally tried the Cool Ranch taco and it let me down. It tastes like a regular taco! I'll just stick with the Nacho Cheese Doritos tacos!

4. So, they're getting rid of Google Reader. I don't think it's that much of a crappy, but like I said in my previous post, I have to take the time up with learning Bloglovin now! (Follow me @ Bloglovin)

5. I'm still not getting enough sleep and there are a few things I still need to do.

6. We have a review at work coming up that's creating anxiety for me. Nothing I can really do about that but pray.

I had a whole paragraph here going into detail about my list, but I'm not feeling it tonight, so maybe next time.

What have your Happies & Crappies looked like this week?

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Claiming My Blog


I'm sure you've all heard the news, so I refuse to reiterate. I am very reluctant to do this as I'm skeptical of change. You all know that I'm in the midst of trying to reclaim my time while knocking out the numerous tasks that have piled up in my life. NOW, on top of all of that, I have to figure out Bloglovin!

On a more positive note, the good thing about this is it'll help me reorganize my blog sites by forcing me to go through the blogs I'm following. I'll be able to weed out the blogs I actually enjoy from the blogs I followed while trying to win stuff or followed due to blog hopping. I'll continue to use Blogger while it's still! I haven't quite had the time to invest in seeing what Bloglovin is all about, so I can't judege too much, but I figured I better go on ahead and claim my spot.

I'm not too worried about GFC going away. While I hope it doesn't, I have confidence in a good number of my readers who actually read my posts. I'll pick a small number of followers who read my posts over a large number of followers who don't!

So, we're all going through this together and I really appreciate you guys for bearing with me during this time (while I get myself together)!! Let's give this thing a shot....

...I guess now is a better time than any

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Facebook Page

Hey Mi-ettes!!

I've finally taken some time to create a Facebook Page for my blog.
Just Mi! 
Stop by and check it out.
Hey, you should like the page too!! I'm just saying... :-)

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

First Things First

1. First real piece of jewelry you owned
The first real piece of jewelry I had was given to me by my moma. It was a single sapphire-stoned ring (sapphire is my birthstone). I can't quite remember if the ring was gold or silver, but knowing my moma, it was probably, (if you knew her...or have at least seen would understand why)! I got the ring around 4th or 5th grade and I wore that ring every single day for a number of years. I hardly ever took it off. I wore it so long my hand outgrew it! We ended up cutting the ring off of my hand. The only other real ring I've had is my class ring. It's a sapphire ring too.

Yeah, I don't know why I still have magazines
from 2008-2009 either...
2. First magazine subscription
Glamour. I didn't order this subscription, but I was very glad to have it for a couple of free months. This subscription was the origin of this. After I stopped getting the magazine, I craved it for a little while longer. I bought one magazine out of the store like to months after, but it wasn't the same!

3. First time staying home alone
HA! I was a latchkey kid. I was staying home alone since I was a baby! Lol...okay...not really, but I was young! Shortly after entering the 4th grade I began staying home alone. My school was literally 20 steps from my front door, so it was only logical. I would get ready for school in the mornings, watch morning cartoons, then walk to school 5 minutes before classes started! When school let out, I was home in no time. I loved it! A couple of years later, I began watching my sister after school too. I guess you can say we lived in a close knit neighborhood, so we were safe, but if we were to need something there were people we could call. After watching an episode of 'Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego' and half an episode of 'Ghostwriter', my mom was home anyway! Besides, I was a very mature and responsible child! :-)

What are your firsts??

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Blog Header

I finally got around the creating a header tonight! It's not quite exactly what I want though. I have the beginnings of an idea in my head, but nothing close to a finished product to begin working on, so I'm using this as a fill-in for now. I figured I should write a post as a history marker! :-)

What do you think??

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

My Sauteed Meal

Good Saturday Morning Mi-ettes & Saturday Morning Coffee-ettes! It is such a beautiful day today and before I get out there and on the road, I figured I would take some time for myself. My friend, Nicole, has been begging me to blog about this recipe, so here goes it!

Sauteed Sausage, Onions, Green Peppers, Squash, & Zucchini 

So, since becoming so overwhelmed, I haven't been putting so much thought into cooking meals. I make something extremely simple or eat out...usually pizza. I was getting tired of that and my appetite wasn't being fed, so I found this on Pinterest. The picture didn't have a link, unfortunately, so I had to improvise. It was very simple and took no time at all.
1. Cut up all vegetables (any vegetables you'd like; cut as big or small as you want).

2. Oil your pan. Use any type of oil you'd like. I chose butter, because I love butter, plus I feel it cooks things better. Use as much or as little oil as you'd like.

3. Cook all vegetables on low heat. Add any seasonings to the vegetables you'd like.

4. Cut up sausage (or any meet you choose) as the vegetables cook.

5. After vegetables have softened, remove them from the pot.

6. Saute sausage (in the juices of the vegetables).

7. After sausage has cooked and softened, add the cooked vegetables.

8. Cook until both the vegetables and sausage are done and eat over rice.

I ate off this delicious meal for a couple of day. As the vegetables and sausage sat in their own juices each day it was even better! I will be creating a menu for myself shortly so I can take some of the thought out of having to decide what's for dinner. This will definitely be on the list!!

What do you guys think of my self made meal??

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Getting Back On Track

So lets get real for a second....

As you can see I haven't posted anything for a while. The last things I posted were last minute, as I was traveling and hadn't finished them beforehand so I could schedule them to go out on their own. I talked a little bit about my right now in one of those posts, but I want to elaborate...for my purposes.

Somewhere within the last couple of months, my life has spun out of control. It seems as if everything took off around the same time. I've been going like this for so long, I can't even remember how long things have been this way. There used to be a time at work when things moved along at a snail-like pace. I was able to get work done in a timely manner as well as take care of some personal business on the side. (It's hard to take care of personal business during the work week when you work during most businesses office hours).

Somewhere along the work road, tasks started being handed out left and right. I started being unable to keep up with my tasks in my head and started feeling overwhelmed with all I knew I had to do, but couldn't remember. On top of that, things in my personal life were starting to spin out of control as well. Not being able to take care of personal business at work began to affect leisure time I had at home to wind down from the days going-ons. I got behind in things I needed to get done for church. I discovered I truly enjoyed blogging but was unable to blog...not only that, but I was unable to delve into other bloggers websites like I wanted to, so I felt I wasn't able to enjoy the blog experience as a whole. Coming home and having to figure out what to cook, having to figure out what to wear for work the next day, doing my hair which ranged anywhere from a couple of minutes to 20 and 30 all just started to be too taxing.

My mind doesn't work as well as it should once I become overwhelmed. When I get to the point where I feel like I have too much stuff going on and I can't get a hold of it all, my mind stops retaining information and I have a harder time grasping on to information. I go into get-things-done mode. This mode allows me to get stuff done, but what's produced isn't as effective or efficient as it would be if I weren't overwhelmed. Also when I'm in this mode, I feel the need to make myself make time for fun, but even fun starts to feel like another task being added on to my list of things to do.

There are so many things I need to get done, but the truth is, I don't want to do any of it. I want a fresh start with everything. But, life doesn't work that way. My hope is that by the end of this month things will have slowed down everywhere (work, church, home). I want work things to get done at work. I want church things to be done in a timely manner. I want my leisure time to be just that and I want to spend time doing things I want to do and enjoy doing...not using my leisure time to worry about a task list.

I wish I could get away...for at least a week. But since I can't, I'm trying all I can to trick my mind into not feeling so overwhelmed. Here are just a few things I've realized I need to do.

1. Sleep
My CB told me I had bags under my eyes; bags I'd noticed before, but thought were figments of my imagination. Nobody every said anything about them, so I thought I was making them up. I guess not. I let myself slept for 10.5 hours last night!!...and I didn't feel guilty about it. Although there were things I should have been doing, I was tired, so I slept. I felt like I could have come home tonight and done the same thing, but the task list awaits me. I told my sister about my sleep and she told me about sleep debt. Sleep debt is the difference between the amount of sleep you should be getting and the amount of sleep you actually get. I read this article and figured out I need to repay my sleep debt. This realization made me feel even better about all that sleeping I did yesterday.

2. Relax
I need to get more structured about my home time. There are a number of things that need to get accomplished while I'm at home. It helps me to write things down and actually see all I need to do...I'm a visual learner. I need to see myself chopping away at the task list (it's that Libra organization in me...see here). I've made a list for my work tasks but I've been avoiding this for my home tasks...NO MORE!! I've got to nip this thing in the bud...and quickly.

While needing to get my tasks accomplished, I still need to make time for me. I have, however, decided to cut back on things like blogging, watching TV, being on the computer/iPad, etc. Even though I haven't really had time to do any of these things recently, they are all things that consume so much unintended time. Truth be told, I've missed blogging so much because it's a getaway for me. I'm so glad to have people actually following me, reading my material, and engaging with me through my blog. I WILL respond to every single comment and I will be more engaging in other bloggers websites. So, because I want to do that, I will not be posting as much...BUT I promise at least one post a week (for now).

3. Health
Stop skipping over things I need to be doing regularly...drinking more water, moisturizing skin - from head to toe, eating right, etc. Skipping over these things doesn't save that much time and will only hurt me in the long run.

I'll never allow myself to get back to how things were in 2010. I always reference this point in my life because I want to remember what it was like to feel that way so I can always avoid getting to that point again. I will not do it. Nothing is worth that.

So, I'm in recovery!! LOL..gotta get things back on track!

How do you guys deal with stress and feeling overwhelmed?!?

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Sometimes you just have to get some things off your chest:

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Check Me Out

 My friend Sarah K has decided to feature me on her blog. She's doing a series called "One Broke Girl- A series about part-time jobs." Like her, I've had many part time jobs. I've been employed ever since I was old enough to work!! At the tender age of 15, I got my first job at Wendy's (ugh!...LOL). Then I got a job at a place called Rightway. I decided to share my story with her about my switch from Wendy's to Rightway and it's featured today!

So, check me out over there!! 

And check Sarah out too! 

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday Social on Monday!!

It's Monday, but I'm doing my Sunday Social anyway!!

Sunday Social

Here we go!!

1. 5 songs you'll listen to for
the rest of your life:
Wowzers!! This is definitely a tough questions. These answers took me all week to think of!
1. Marvin's Room - Drake
2. In The Morning - J. Cole ft. Drake
3. My Boo - Ghost Town DJs (This song brings back so many memories. It came out when I was in the 5th grade. It was kinda like a girl anthem...and to this day, every time this song is heard/played it brings that feeling of nostalgia amongst everyone who was a part of that era.)
4. Swing My Way - K.P. & Envyi (for the same reasons as #3)
5. One In A Million - Aaliyah (She was one of my favorite R&B singers; I would have loved to have seen how she would have grown in this industry. If she wasn't around, some of the R&B artists that are doing so well now, would have a run for their money.)

2. 5 things on your bucket list:
1. Pay off all my debt, most importantly my student loans!
2. Extreme traveling (I want to go to the western part of the US - Las Vegas, Texas, & California are musts; I want to go to another country; I want to visit a tropical island; and I want to take a cruise. I really need to finish the process of getting my passport...and I need to use it!)
3. I want to learn how to ski and/or row some type of boat (kayak, rowboat, etc.)
I guess I need to think more about my bucket list because the next two aren't exactly bucket list items, but I figure why not...these are definitely two things I want to happen before I die, so here goes...LOL
4. Get married to a wonderful and loving man
5. Have wonderful and loving children

3. 5 celebs you'd love to hang out with for a day:
1. Beyonce (she's all over the place right now)
2. J. Cole (I feel a connection with him...see why here...We need to have a convo about the state of his album. I'm wondering where it is!)
3. Kerry Washington (let's face it, she's all over the place too)
Since I can't think of two more celebrities I would like to follow. I will think of two of my favorite characters from shows I enjoy watching.
4. Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale from The Walking Dead. I have enjoyed watching his character grow...and although I was upset with him when he left the group to be with his brother, I think he's realizing some things about his brother - I haven't seen yesterday's episode yet, so I don't say too much just yet)
5. Guillermo Diaz (Huck from Scandal. He's my absolute favorite character on the show. There's something about extreme loyalty that wins me over. He is a very good friend to those he befriends and he definitely gets the job done.)

4. 5 things you always carry in your purse:
(I'm not going to name the obvious things such as wallet, cell phone, iPad mini, sentimental pictures, etc.. Some things are a given!)
1. Backup chapstick
2. Notebook (pens & pencils)
3. Fingernail clippers
4. Lotion/hand sanitizer/cocoa butter
5. Umbrella

5. 5 books on your reading list:
1. The Bible
Let's face it. I don't really have a reading list. My schedule is super full. I barely have time in my days to do the things I NEED to do, let alone want to do. I'm currently reading the Bible all the way through. I'm also reading Joyce Meyer's devotional, Promises for Your Everyday Life. I'm interchangeably reading these because of the crunch of time, so trying to squeeze a book in there for leisure...nah. However, the last book I read was To Heaven and Back by Mary C. Neal. My coworker suggested this book. It was an easy read and very, very good. I recommend this book.

6. Share the last 5 pictures on your phone:


My Granny (at the top), (2nd row, from left to right) Aunt, Moma, Uncle, (bottom) youngest Aunt; my mom texted this picture to me and my sister

Matchbox - my favorite restaurant, so far, in DC
Scenery after a night out on the town

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