Thursday, May 28, 2009

I thought I seen it all when I went to the Dylan's candy bar website. I started out checking out the candy, but then I saw 'bath and body', I'm thinking, "say what now?." Next thing I know, I'm looking at lotions, body scrubs, lip balms, scented candles and more. All from candy? Some of these things we can do on our own. For instance the body scrub. On most of the makeover shows I watch, they say sugar or salt mixed with olive oil is an excellent facial or body scrub. I have done it before and it does wonders. However, if you like the look and scent of beauty products or candy, then this site is for you to check out. Prices do look pricey, but hey, if you can find something cheaper, the please let me know.
There is also another site that I like to eye shop at. Carol's Daughter.
Enjoy Your Day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What Was I Thinking?

Family and I went to Rehoboth Beach a couple of weekends ago. Of course we all had fun. Like always, I got the munchies and had a taste for some boardwalk fries. While hubby and the kids were on the bumper cars, I ran off and got a small tub of fries for me. A voice did say, "get the large," but I was thinking, "nahhh, we are not going to eat all those fries, plus it cost a little more and I'm going to want something else later." So I got the hot fries, sprinkled some salt and vinegar on them. When I turned around my family was looking at me with the biggest eyes ever. Even Mr. was moving quickly towards me and mumbling out something. I wasn't trying to be greedy or selfish, but I started eating, pulling out 3-4 fries at a time. My three kids and the Mr. were only doing 2-3 fries at a time, but it was the speed of how they were doing it, omg! Now it's a race and I was getting frustrated. Why? Guys, I'm still on this so called diet, and if you have ever been with a person who is having a "break" day from their diet, I'm sure you already know the unwritten rules:

1. Don't ever say, "I thought you were on a diet."
2. Don't ever say, "You don't need to eat that or I thought you're not suppose to eat that."
3. Let the person eat whatever without giving them dirty looks.
4. If you want to keep all your fingers, don't eat, or pick off their plate.
5. Do not ask unless they offer.

So you see where I'm at. Before I knew it, in a wink of any eye, ALL of my fries were gone and I wanted to cry. Everyone mouth was looking greasy except for mines. I only had a total of 6-8 fries. I'm hurting. It's not often we get boardwalk fries and since it was my "break" day, I really wanted to enjoy myself. If I had gotten a large tub, I would have been ok with the family dogging the fries. Oh well. One of my motto is, "let the children eat." So that's why I backed off after I saw them in attack mode. What was I thinking...a small tub of boardwalk fries for a family of 5?!
Never again.

Friday, May 22, 2009



We are about to enter the summer and BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity, as it's the only type of cooking a 'real' man will do, probably because there is an element of danger involved.

When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:

(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill

Here comes the important part:


More routine....

(5) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.

(6) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with the situation.

Important again:


More routine....

(8) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.

(9) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

And most important of all:

(10) Everyone PRAISES and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.

(11) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed 'her night off.' And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women....
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Summer Hot List

"Don't you just love summer? From the warm rays on your back to vibrantly colored mani-pedis and backyard barbecues with family and friends, the warm months always usher in some of the best times of the year. With all that's going on in the world, why don't carve out some space to enjoy simple pleasures and embrace the ones who mean the most to us?" Angela Burt-Murray

Here are 11 things I plan to enjoy this summer:

1. Crisp white summer Guess dress w/ the Guess necklace set with my Bebe Gladiator sandals.

2. A pedicure. I usually like to keep it unique but not too crazy. I love the bright bold white or I'll do a classy french.

3. Going to the Jersey Garden Mall and Cheesecake Factory in NJ with my bff, Zonnie. We still haven't walked the whole mall yet. So HUGE!

4. Barbecue and Slip N' Slide with the family! I always love watching my kids playing on the water slide. I might join in this year.

5. Going to one of Raheem Devaughn's concert, Jazz concert (in Bmore) or Frankie Beverly and Maze performances with the husband would be really nice.
6. Dips at the pool in my sister's apartment complex. I hope she put me on the list, lol.

7. Nighttime family trips to get ice cream from Friendly's.

8. Drive up to Sesame Place water park for the kids. Even though it's really for my husband and I.

9. Get a new color eyeshadow palette from M.A.C

A color I don't have yet. Yellow. A pigment will also be purchased.

10. Old Mills Restaurant in MD with my bff, Zonnie! All you can eat seafood! Crabs, shrimp, oysters, clams, more crabs, more crabs, and shrimp. Eat until you see the light!

11. I love the BEACH! Being on the boardwalk is a priceless experiences. The smell of funnel cakes, candy apples, ice cream, boardwalk fries w/ vinegar and pizza does wonders for me. Watching my children get on the rides is fun. Competing with the Mr. on the water gun game is hilarious! We always draw a crowd when we play.

Sometimes it's easy to lose sight of our many blessings. So this summer I'm showing my appreciation for having a great family and good friends and turning 33!

What about you? Think about what you're most looking forward to.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Roll Call For Golden Wives Club

I have made my discussion to make the Golden Wives Club a private blog. I really feel that some things should be private and this is one of them due to issues of being a wife. Singles are already dealing with issues on single hood, so I really don't feel the need to put more on the singles plate. It's kinda like putting the carriage before the horse. Again, if you are male/female single or married, check out this blog

So far here is the list for GWC. If you are engaged to be married or married and want to be a part of the GWC, please comment me with your email and I will add you.

Down The Aisle
Bobby Taylor
Solomonsydelle-need email
Lip Smack-need email add.

Thanks ladies!

Friday, May 8, 2009


Before I was a Mom, I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom, I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.. I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom, I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom, I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom, I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom .
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Blog Coming Soon

Golden Wives Club Coming Soon
I am happy to announce that a new blog I started will be open soon. I have been wanting to start a new blog for sometime but really never did. Actually I was suppose to do a fashion/make up blog since I delight myself in those areas, but as I was searching the web and blog world I truly think no one would be interested in mines. These girls got this fashion/make up/style blogs down to a science.
For this new blog, I didn't even have to think, lol. I got my inspiration from the years of being a wife. It started when I found out that one of my classmates from Facebook were engaged. So I wrote on her wall, "Congrats on the engagement, let me know the date so you can officially be in the Hot Wives Club, lol." Then it hit me...."Wives Club?!" Media, magazines, associations are always talking about how to be a mother, and single parent but not about wife hood or how to be a wife. Wow, that is something I did struggle with and had to learn on my own on how to be a wife!
I have been working on this blog since April and I'm almost done. Golden Wives Club is only for the married and the engaged (wedding date should be no longer then 1 1/2yr). I will be discussing real topics on being a wife. I'm thinking about making the blog site exclusive. I'm not sure if I want everyone to be reading for various let me know what you all suggest. If you fall in the category of single or married (male) then I do have Single or Married This is For You @
We wives and wives to be need to take our shoes off and let the hair down too.
So Stay Tuned!

Monday, May 4, 2009

My Road to Restoration

It's been 9 months since I moved back in with my husband and the marriage has been beautiful and genuine. I can only give God only all the credit in this whole deal. Since I'm finally now enjoying my harvest of a wonderful marriage, God is still (and will always be) working on me. There are some areas in me and my life that are being restored and only Christ can do this. Think it would be easy to just submit to God's perfect will for your life and trust Him? Not! But that's where I am and the more I allow Him access in the broken, detour, renovationed areas in my life, the more I am at liberty. After the battle of my marriage my self esteem, confidence, love, who I am, self worth, self value and hope, all got destroyed. But God being the restorer of my soul has given me new eyes to see, new ears to hear, new heart to want to love, new voice; my words are spoken with grace and not bitterness anymore. It's like a new day and I'm so enjoying this walk into restoration. I believe not only is God restored the marriage, but also my life events. I believe that whatever I didn't have, I will now have and enjoy it all the more. I feel like it will be bigger then what it could have been in the past.
I'm even taking much better care of myself physically...not talking about the weight loss, but keep up on my skin care etc...
Now that I'm taking a break from having a job...I can actually think and figure out what I want to do with my life, lol.
So you see I am a working masterpiece progress (so are you). It takes time be that person that God tends for you to be, but the key is not give up in the middle of your situation. I know the journey gets weary at times, but that's when you ask God for more grace to complete the race. Finish with excellence!
Whatever it is that needs to be restored, remember only Christ can do it...not money, man, or things...allow Jesus to restore all that the enemy stole from will get a seven fold of it back....get your harvest, you deserve it!