Monday, February 29, 2016

Army Wife Life: Planning Our Move

When March greets us tomorrow that will officially give my little family 90 days (or less) in our house. We are in the beginning phases of planning our move and it's making me that much more excited.

At some point during my pregnancy I started to get that ready to move itch that military families get. It may have been the hormones but I was so over this current duty station and ready to experience something new.

army wife moving tips

This is our fifth move in 11 years, not too bad. Now that I'm a bit more seasoned with how the process works I have figured out a few things that make the transition easier on all of us. I think moving in general can be hard on a family. It doesn't matter if you're moving across the street or to a new time zone like we are.

Now that we are three kids deep I am going to be proactive, organized and down right militant to make sure this move goes off without a hitch. Here is my plan to make sure we have the best move possible this Summer...

Celebrate where we are - I plan to have the family make a list of all the places they want to visit again before our time here is up. I feel that this helps us deal with saying goodbye a bit better. We'll check out all of our favorite places one last time before we chuck the deuces...

The logistics - When are the movers coming? Are we driving? Are we flying? How long will we be in a hotel? How much stuff will we need while in limbo?

Purge, Purge, Purge - I have already started getting rid of anything I don't want to see or deal with when that moving truck pulls up at our new house. Toys, clothes, shoes, baby gear, unused furniture - you name it. Everything that has not served a purpose must go.

Organize, Organize, Organize - When the movers arrive to pack everything it helps to have things as organized as possible. When like items are together when they arrive you have a better chance of them ending up in the same box and labeled for the same room. This is how I avoid having a flat iron boxed up with a blender.

If you need it while in limbo... - PUT IT IN YOUR CAR! Do not leave it in a room or closet. Do not think that labeling a room or closet will keep them from boxing that stuff up. Whatever we need to make it until our things are delivered to us always goes in the car.

Plan activities for packing day - There is no way I'm going to have all these kids running around while movers are here. The movers tackle your entire house in a day. Having kids running around doesn't sound like the best idea so I plan to leave my husband here to deal with the movers while the kids and I go play.

Focus on the future - Research schools, neighborhoods and fun activities in your new area. Plan some activities for the few days that you'll be living in the hotel. It's kind of like a built in vacation so take advantage of this time to become familiar with your new surroundings before your service member returns to work.

I have the next three months to get us ready to go. We have already decided what fun things we want to do again before leaving. This week I am going to start the purge process. With soccer season starting back up it will probably take me a while to get things thrown out or donated.

Tis' the season for new beginnings - let's get moving! Anyone else moving soon? How are you preparing?

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Operation Snap Back™ Link Up: My Workout Playlist & Progress Report

Next week my #grandfinalebaby will be four months old. Can't believe it. Time is flying.

I finally feel ready to start getting serious about getting back in shape. Getting to the gym and getting any type of exercise in has been a challenge but I have been eating well to compensate for it. Since eating well is half the battle I'm giving myself credit for that.

My water intake has been pretty good. I drink at least 70 ounces a day. I'd like to get closer to 100 ounces but I'll take that 70 for now. I limit myself to one soda a day first thing in the morning.

Nothing wakes me up better than an ice cold Dr. Pepper.

For the first week of the Operation Snap Back™I thought I'd start by sharing my playlist for workouts. Music is such a big part of my life and when I'm working out I have to have my music blasting. Here's what's in my Operation Snap Back Playlist at the moment...

Beautiful - Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell
Blessings - Big Sean feat. Drake
Blow - Beyoncé
Drunk in Love - Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z
Feeling Myself - Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé
***Flawless - Beyoncé feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Girls, Girls, Girls - Jay-Z
Girls, Girls Girls, Pt.2 - Jay - Z
The Glamorous Life - Sheila E
Hola Hovito - Jay-Z
How's It Goin Down - DMX
I Don't F**k With You - Big Sean feat. E-40
I Luh God - Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz
Mercy - Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz)
Ni**as in Paris - Kanye West & Jay-Z
Partition - Beyoncé
Post To Be - Omarion feat. Chris Brown, Jhene Aiko
Renegade - Jay-Z feat. Eminem
Same Damn Time (Remix) - Future feat. Diddy, Ludacris
Still Not a Player - Big Pun feat. Joe
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Motivation - T.I.
U Don't Know Me - T.I.
Bring Em Out - T.I.
Stay Fly - Three 6 Mafia
Upgrade You - Beyoncé
Lollipop - Lil Wayne
Got Money - Lil Wayne
Stuntin' Like My Daddy - Birman & Lil Wayne
Cash Money Millionaire - Lil Wayne
What Up Gangsta - 50 Cent
Many Men (Wish Death) - 50 Cent
In Da Club - 50 Cent
Wanksta - 50 Cent
P.I.M.P. - 50 Cent
Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg & Pharrell Williams
All I Do Is Win - DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross
Stronger - Kanye West
Good Life - Kanye West feat. T-Pain
Flashing Lights - Kanye West
Can't Tell Me Nothing - Kanye West
Jesus Walks - Kanye West
Otis - Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Otis Redding
Power - Kanye West
All Falls Down - Kanye West
Clique - Kanye West,  Jay-Z & Big Sean
The New Workout Plan - Kanye West
Good Morning - Kanye West
Champion - Kanye West
H A M - Kanye West & Jay-Z
Swagger Like Us - Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & T.I.
Make Me Better - Fabolous feat. Ne-Yo
Breathe - Fabolous
Can't Deny It - Fabolous feat. Nate Dogg
Look at Me Now - Chris Brown feat Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes
Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown feat T-Pain
Run It! - Chris Brown feat Juelz Santana
I Can Transform Ya - Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne, Swizz Beatz
Loyal - Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne, Tyga
Fine China - Chris Brown
Aston Martin Music - Rick Ross feat. Drake, Chrisette Michele
The Boss - Rick Ross feat T-Pain
Stay Schemin - Rick Ross feat. Drake, French Montana
Push It - Rick Ross
So Sophisticated - Rick Ross feat. Meek Mill
Hustlin' (Remix) - Rick Ross feat. Jay-Z, Young Jeezy
The Devil is a Lie - Rick Ross feat. Jay-Z
Magnificent - Rick Ross
I'm Not a Star - Rick Ross
House Party - Meek Mill feat Young Chris
Bag of Money - Wale & Meek Mill feat Rick Ross, T-Pain
Maybach Music III - Rick Ross feat Jadakiss, Erykah Badu
Free Mason - Rick Ross feat Jay-Z
MC Hammer - Rick Ross feat. Gucci Mane
Live Fast, Die Young - Rick Ross feat. Kanye West
Started From the Bottom - Drake
Hotline Bling - Drake
Finna Get Loose - Puff Daddy & The Family feat Pharrell Williams
Top Back - T.I.
Still Fly - Big Tymers
Get Your Roll On - Big Tymers
7/11 - Beyoncé
Formation - Beyoncé
Down in the DM - Yo Gotti

My fitness goals are to tone up. I don't have a goal weight in mind I just want to comfortably fit in all my clothes. We don't have a scale in our house. I don't want to be obsessed with a number so I base everything off of how I feel and look. If I feel I look good then I consider that success.

Here I am today...

Now head over to Off the Potomac and see Fatima's Operation Snap Back™progress. She's the creator of the online community that motivates women to strive to meet their fitness goals. If you're new here join the Facebook page and share your sweaty selfie with us on Instagram using #OperationSnapback.

Got a fitness post of your own you want to share with us? Leave your link below and we'll swing by and show you some love!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Thought Bubbles 2252016

It's basically March...

Soccer season starts on Saturday...

I ordered a stroller to have before the season starts and the shipping has been delayed...

The hibachi I made for dinner the other night was good. I served it with quinoa instead of rice...

I hate that my broccoli florets were upside down in that pic...

The temps recently dropped into the 60s for the high of the day here. We're freezing...

Costco sent me coupons to get all this free stuff. I keep forgetting my coupons at home...

They sold out of this table I wanted for the kids before I could make up my mind about it...

I was unsure about these black flats when I bought them but now I'm in love with them...

My dentist passes out these Straight Outta Compton sunglasses. I'm here for it...

I still can't believe the stroller that I wanted was sold out every where...

Couldn't even find it online...

I hate settling...

My son has started hiding. His new favorite spot is under his bed...

That face...

I just remembered that I can look online for that kid's table at Costco...

Tomorrow I will treat myself to Chinese for dinner...

Working out and eating right is starting to get easier...

It'll be much easier when that stroller arrives...

I'm partnering with Teems at Off the Potomac for a fitness link-up. Join us on Sunday...

Looking forward to trying out self photography this weekend...

I have some sponsored posts coming up that require it...

We'll be moving in less than about 100 days...

I literally cannot wait...

I'll miss the Fall like winters here though...

Getting the nerve up to do a live reading of a couple pages of my eBook on Periscope next week...

Get your copy here if you haven't already...

So many not so shameless plugs there...

What's going on in your world? Share a thought bubble or two with me...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


It's The Chic Stay at Home Mom's blogiversary! Who made that up? Blog Anniversary.

Anyway. Here is this piece of the interweb four years later. I remember when I started this blog I only had one child and endless amounts of free time. Now I'm three kids deep and my free time ain't so free.

I think this is the year that I'm trying to bring more of my true self to this space, because I feel more grown now. I want to have more fun here and connect with the people that take the time to read my posts and follow me on social media.

I want to offer something here that's similar to what I feel my girlfriends in real life get. A good laugh, compassion, understanding and a good time.

So today in honor of my fourth year as a blogger I launched my mini eBook for Moms on iBooks.

eBook for stay at home moms

The feedback that I have received so far on the book has been great. I am so thankful to all of the Mamas who signed up to receive the book for free and give it a read. I appreciate the love and support. 

As I continue to grow as a woman, wife and Mom I pray that the brand that's being developed thru this blog remains authentic to who I am. Thanks again to all of you who stop by here to spend time with me - it means more than you know.

Check out my book on iBooks to get to know me in a different way. Happy Blogiversary to me!

As my blog continues to evolve what type of posts would you like to see more of? Is there anything that I do here that you particularly enjoy? 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Healthy Snack: Zucchini Chips

While I'm waiting on my gym motivation to strike I have been making sure that I'm eating right. One way that I avoid eating junk food during the day is by having healthy snack options readily available. My favorite snack of the moment is zucchini chips. They are tasty, easy to make and inexpensive.

healthy snack zucchini chips

These chips are addictive. You will not be able to eat just one. Whenever I make them I find myself getting full on them before the rest of my meal is even ready. These chips are a great alternative to fries and potato chips. 

The key here is to not over cook them. I cook my zucchini chips on low for about 5-10 minutes. The firmness is what makes them like chips. Of course you could cook them more but a softer chip won't pair with sandwiches that well.

healthy snack zucchini chips

Place your chips into a frying pan, drizzle them with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with creole seasoning. Toss them frequently and continue seasoning them to taste. I like mine spicy so I tend to lay on the seasoning.

healthy snack zucchini chips

healthy snack zucchini chips

On Saturday I made pulled pork sandwiches for dinner with coleslaw. The kids and my husband had fries and I had these. (with a few stolen fries, not gonna lie) They are so good. 

healthy snack zucchini chips

I could literally eat these all day. My fitness goal for this week is to wake up before my family and head to the gym. I really want that to happen. There is a running challenge starting soon on Operation Snap Back™ that I'm participating in. That should kick start my love for working out again. 

All it takes is a couple of trips to the gym and I'm normally hooked. These zucchini chips with a tuna sandwich or chicken wrap make a great post workout meal. 

Will you be trying these zucchini chips? Pin this idea to try later!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

A Salad You Could Eat Everyday

I eat the same thing for lunch just about everyday. When I'm home and not stuck in the car running errands I make myself a salad for lunch Monday thru Friday.

Why do I eat salad everyday? Well for one I have always loved salads. In high school I would hit up Souper Salad during the Summer and in college I'd crush the salad bar in the cafe. All you can eat. And it's healthy. Yes, please.

easy lunch salad

While a salad buffet is far from something I'd want to do these days (because solo trips to a buffet with babies sounds like a miserable way to spend a lunch hour) I do still crave my salads and I get one in daily. To make things easy on myself I have found one salad that I love. One that I could eat everyday. Just like Chinese food without the calories and the MSG.

Here's what I keep on hand to make my lunch fast, tasty and healthy...

1 - humungous bag of Earthbound Farm Organic Triple Green Blend (POWER) - Costco
Roma Tomatoes
English Cucumber
Boiled Eggs
Kalamata Olives
Broccoli Florets
Red Onion
Rotisserie Chicken - Costco Deli (All grocery stores have a ready to go 'tisserie these days though.)

For my dressing I go with a diagonal smear of whatever I'm into at the moment. Right now I'm on a creamy ceasar kick. Anyway. This is what I eat everyday to help make the approaching Summer less terrifying. It'll be shorts and tank top season soon and Lord knows I want to be ready...

Getting in shape after Moses has been a process as I have no motivation whatsoever to be at the gym. Now that the weather has broken I do have the itch to get out and start walking/running. We'll see if that itch gets scratched soon. Until then at least I'm eating well. 

easy lunch salad

What do you normally eat for lunch? Are you creeping thru someone's drive-thru everyday? I encourage you to find a healthy lunch you could (but you certainly wouldn't have to) eat everyday. Have that stuff in your kitchen at all times and see if it cuts down on trips to Chick-Fil A. 

Now I want a spicy chicken sandwich....

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

32 Before 33: Nail Polish Haul

Today I was out with the boys while Savannah was in school running errands. We had to hit up a few stores to find what I was looking for. Normally that irritates me but today I found each stop to be a win for different reasons.

During our first stop I received a manufacturer's coupon for the item I was looking for. At 2.00 off that coupon was worth the hassle of getting the boys in and out of the car. My next stop was at Target where I found one out of the two items I was looking for and I used one of the coupons. Walked out of there feeling like a winner.

My last stop was at HEB (a grocery store that has a monopoly on Texas it seems - but it's a great store so it's all good) and not only did I find the other item that I was looking for but as I was walking to the register I saw a Wet n Wild clearance display. All items were forty-nine cents a piece. Again. A winner - cue the DJ Khaled...

wet n' wild nail polish

The colors are from left to right...
Grasping at Strawberries
Do Pass Go
She Sells
Yo Soy

Which color is your favorite? I think I'm going to try Yo Soy first.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

32 Before 33: Learn Photography & Valentine's Day Recap (Sort of)

I've never been the type of girl that was overly excited about Valentine's Day. Even when I was younger I thought it was silly for girls to walk around school with all that crap. I mean, what do you do with a teddy bear that has "Valentine's Day 2002" sewn into the foot years after the fact?

Or even in 2003? Do you throw it away? Where does little teddy end up? So I was never a teddy bear or candy girl but I have always loved beautiful red roses. I also really love the inexpensive carnation daisy bouquets you can get at Walmart and the grocery store. They really make my one hundred year old military base housing kitchen look so much better.

Because my husband was sweet enough to buy me a camera for my birthday last week and roses this week for Valentine's Day I thought I'd put the two together. I was initially shooting in auto then I fumbled my way to a menu that allowed you to select some advanced auto options. For these photos I used the "bright photo" setting in my camera and I altered the setting just a tad. (I do realize that photographers will want to know all the numbers behind my pics - I'll start jotting them down to get some feedback from you all.)

red roses

red roses

I took these pictures in my somewhat dark but bright at the same time kitchen. For the background I used two white poster boards that were positioned in an "L" shape.

red roses

red roses

red roses

red roses

I also played around with another setting that allowed the camera to blur the background. The shot below ended up being one of my favorites.

red roses

red roses

The rest of these pictures have what I assume photogs refer to as noise? (Cause that was a question...) I can't remember what setting these were done on or what I may have done differently but they came out like they had been filtered.

red roses

red roses

red roses

red roses

Over the weekend I picked up a tripod. I'm still on the hunt for a wireless shutter. They have been sold out every where that I'm willing to drive to. I may have to break down and order it one on Amazon but I kinda want it right now so I'll try one or two more places before Amazon gets me for $35. 

My ultimate goal is to be shooting in manual mode so I'm trying to ease my way into that from the beginning. I actually took pics of the Valentine's Day dinner I made but I wasn't happy with how they turned out. I made garlic butter salmon, steak and salad. It looked delicious in real life but not in my pics. Any tips for me? 

Monday, February 15, 2016

My Natural Hair Story with Dove Hair

One of the best decisions I made in 2015 was cutting my hair. Like, for real. I recently shared my new love for short hair here on the blog. I cut my hair because after years of relaxers, braids, sew-ins and hair color my damaged hair needed a redo.

I have always embraced each of my hairstyles but with each style I would experience some type of damage. During a recent trip to Target I found the NEW Dove Hair Regenerative Nourishment Collection. I began using it before I got my haircut to restore my hair from the damage of all the sew-ins and braids I'd been rocking.

While looking for a stylist to cut my hair, Dove Hair products really gave me the confidence I needed to change my look again. My hair started to look stronger and fuller. Having babies wreaked havoc on my hair too. Can any other Moms relate to that? My hair got so brittle and limp after baby number two.

As I was writing this post I remembered some of my hairstyles from the past. I loved them all and I'm happy with where my hair journey has brought me. 

I thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane with my hair to show you how I arrived at my pixie cut. I'm pretty sure I'm #teamshorthair for the rest of my life. Let's have a little throwback Mom Hair Monday...

At age five my frizzy hair was fragile. As a little girl I remember loving whenever my Mom would give me bangs. I loved bangs...

In the third grade I got my first perm. The damage from that resulted in me getting my very first haircut in the seventh grade. I grew my hair back out and it was healthy but thin. I literally had one hair style for about a decade. Here I am doing karaoke at a New Year's Eve party with my layers on full display. I was "singing" Beyoncé's Crazy in Love (of course)...

After years of wearing my hair in the same layered look I made the decision to cut all of my hair off and embrace my natural hair. I was pregnant with Savannah and wanted to show her how to love her natural hair. There was something about becoming a Mom that made me want to love all the parts of myself and that meant my curly not so easy to deal with fragile hair...

Since becoming a naturalista I have worn my hair in every style you can imagine. I've done twist outs, box braids, sew-ins, blow outs, afros, ponytails and the list goes on. I have loved each hairstyle but I haven't necessarily loved the damage that came along with them....

These days I'm wearing my hair in a pixie cut that I am absolutely loving. I haven't had to worry about the damage that I've experienced from some of these other hairstyles. My pixie cut is cute, easy to manage and between appointments with my stylist Dove Hair restores my hair from all the heat styling it's being put through...

I feel most beautiful when I know my hair is looking good. The Dove Hair Regenerative Nourishment Collection allows me to take my hair from curly to straight without worrying about the damage that can come from styling. The conditioner is so creamy. It really coats and protects your hair.

The Dove Hair Regenerative Nourishment Collection smells amazing. My favorite product is definitely the Serum in Oil. It's light and a little bit goes a long way. This collection from Dove Hair is available at Target. The next time you're at Target, grab the new Dove Hair Regenerative Nourishment Shampoo, Conditioner and Serum in Oil. Your hair can thank me later!

Have you seen this new line from Dove Hair?

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Dove Hair, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #MyHairStory #DovePartner

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

32 Before 33: Learn Photography

Today was so busy. I chaperoned a field trip for Savannah's class. It was our first field trip. I think she had a blast. We both did.

After the field trip was over I came home to pump, eat lunch and take a break before school pick up. During my break I decided to research cameras. Something about having another baby made me feel like it was time to invest in a grown up camera. I also want to be able to create pretty pictures for this blog.

I took a photography class my senior year of high school. The only thing I remember from that class was struggling to develop film in the dark room. We did some pretty cool lessons in that class though. We once made a camera out of a box. I recall being impressed.

After going back and forth between Nikon and Canon I decided to go with Nikon. My budget for a camera was pretty modest. Like with anything else I wanted to get the most for my money so I decided to get a bundle that included the camera, a bag and two lenses. (As I'm writing this I realize that Best Buy didn't give me my free Shutterfly 8x8 book. They will see me tomorrow.)

At my price point I feel that this was a great choice for a beginner. 

The camera also came with access to the Nikon School and image editing software. I plan to get a tripod and a shutter remote soon. One of my goals for 2016 is to send out Christmas cards so I need to perfect the whole tripod, distance and remote use thing. 

It took me some time to get the courage to spend this much money on myself. I'm looking forward to learning a new hobby. Hopefully the images will get a lot prettier around here.

Have you invested in yourself lately? Know of any photography groups I should look into?

Monday, February 8, 2016

Army Wife Life: Things To Do Around JBSA (San Antonio)

Our time in San Antonio is coming to an end. I can't say that I'm sad about it either. I was starting to get that itch to move again. We've been stationed in San Antonio for almost four years and it has seemed like a lifetime.

I'm not even about to sit here and make it seem like this duty station has been one of my favorites. It hasn't been. I have talked about my love of Texas (or lack thereof) before. Military families normally love San Antonio. Many couples come back here to retire. Good for them. We won't be retiring here.

The one thing that I do love about San Antonio is that our time here resulted in three beautiful babies. Because of them, San Antonio will always have a special place in my heart.

Whenever you move to a new place it takes time to create your own sense of community. As soon as we get to a new place I immediately try to find a hair salon, Chinese restaurant, church and activities for us to enjoy regularly as a family. 

Here are my favorite spots for military families (and everyone else too):

San Antonio Zoo - It's small but it does the job. There's a carousel and a train ride. Your ticket to the zoo does not cover these rides. They offer a military discount for the zoo.

Sea World San Antonio - The splash pad is awesome. If you live close to Sea World consider getting a pass for your family. Aquatica and the splash pad will be worth your money. Military discount available.

Sea World San Antonio

McKenna Children's Museum in New Braunfels -  Lots to do and it's not overwhelming large. We've been many times and my kids have loved every trip.

San Antonio Rodeo - Every February the Rodeo comes to town and it's pretty fun. It's a fair like atmosphere with tons to do and see. Kids will love it. We always go during the day on $1 Fridays. There are some good musical acts at night, don't miss out. This is one of things about San Antonio that I truly enjoy. It reminds me of the county and state fairs that are all over the East coast in the Fall.

Downtown San Antonio - There's a mall, tons of restaurants, The Alamo, a movie theatre, souvenir shops etc... Be prepared for lots of walking. The riverwalk itself isn't that stroller friendly but it's doable. You'll have to pay to park. Try to go during the holiday season to see the Christmas lights, it's beautiful.

The Alamo

Phil Hardberger Park - We had a play date here once and it was perfect. Playgrounds, walking trails and plenty of shade...

JBSA - Ft. Sam Houston Quadrangle - Admission is FREE and you can feed deer, peacocks and chickens. There might be other animals too. The animals roam freely so be prepared for that if your little ones don't like being up close to animals.

JBSA - Ft. Sam Houston Splash Pad - Call before you go to make sure the splash pad is open and operating.

Splashtown San Antonio - Military discount available. I wasn't expecting much from this water park right off the interstate but it was lots of fun. We were exhausted after a few hours. I would absolutely go back.

Wu's Chinese Restaurant - New York style Chinese food located off Judson. It's the best near Ft. Sam and Randolph. I have tried every Chinese place around the bases so please don't waste your time going any where else.

Maven Hair Studio - Ask for Tamika - She does every thing from relaxers to color to natural hair. She's responsible for my natural hair pixie.

San Antonio Botanical Garden - Kind of pricey for what you get but it's pretty. We went during their Lego exhibit and the kids enjoyed it.

Mi Tierra & Bakery Decorated beautifully and the food is amazing. I get the enchiladas. All the shops on Produce Row are fun to check out too.

I'll continue to add to this list as I go through our pictures and remember our time here. This is a great start for military families arriving to the area. Have you visited San Antonio? What was your favorite thing about this city?

Oh. And be sure to check out San Antonio Mom Blogs for ALL things San Antonio. Every month she shares a list of things to do in the city. You'll find everything from free nights at the museum to festivals in the surrounding areas.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thought Bubbles 2052016

The Carolina Panthers are going to the SUPER BOWL!!!....

When they win I hope Cam dances ALL up in the camera...

I finally saw The People v. O.J. Simpson and it was really good...

I still need to watch Lila & Eve...

My little NICU Grad is growing up so fast...

Lately I've been listening to a lot of Anita Baker and Big Tymers...

Everybody get your roll on... Caught up in the Rapture of you...

My Birthday is on Sunday and all I want to do so far is eat Chinese food on Saturday and watch the game on Sunday (with nachos and wings)...

Chuck E. Cheese was at school pick up yesterday and it caused quite the cluster...

Kids were screaming and begging parents to take them to see the mouse at his house...

Well played PTO...

I was recently presented with an award from the United States Army for being an awesome wife...

They also gave me a tote bag. I think I'll regift that to my husband to use as a diaper bag though...

I really hate that Periscope has turned into such a big classroom...

I miss interacting with people without it being a lesson...

Looking forward to receiving a Calphalon Dutch Oven in the mail soon...

Blogging has its perks...

Watching them play gives me the most overwhelming feeling of happiness...

My goal for the day is to sanitize the floors and paint my nails...

Beyoncé is back in the halftime show. Wonder how many people are hating that...

I'm here for it. Make that money Bey...

Grown Woman is pretty much my anthem for the year...

Watching that video makes me feel like the gym is a necessity...

A new blog series all about me getting in shape after #grandfinalebaby will be starting soon...

Operation Snap Back

Join the Operation Snap Back™ community on Facebook to stay motivated about your own fitness journey...

I may pop up on Periscope later on today to lighten up the mood over there...

No expert advice. Just me and these kids...

Who do you have winning the Super Bowl? It better be the Panthers...