Jam of the Week: Don’t

This is one of those songs that I can’t pinpoint exactly where I’ve heard it first but I can’t get it out of my head. I’m slowly but surely developing a crush on how cool his music is. Also I’m a sucker for a ginger and an accent. His cool has also been solidified by Vibe Magazine as one of the 3 most wanted r&b artists right now. Congrats Ed, greatly deserved!!!

photo courtesy of Vibe.com

photo courtesy of Vibe.com

Song: Don’t
Artist: Ed Sheeran
Album: X

Jam of the Week: 3005

Initially I thought this was Big Sean my first couple times hearing it. I knew him as an actor Donald Glover from “Community” but my stepdaughter introduced him to me as a rapper and is insanely OBSESSED with him. I think the song is really cute and catchy and I know this post will make her superdy duperdy happy! Enjoy!

Song: 3005
Artist: Childish Gambino
Album: Because the Internet

Unapologetic and Unbothered

As I sit here 5 days shy of my 35th birthday I can’t help but think of all the changes that are occurring in my life. My mental and physical health have changed and my attitude towards life, myself and others has changed drastically. I’m not ashamed in saying that I feel like I’m on the path to becoming one of those old ladies that speaks their mind at all costs, which I’m kind of excited about. This is how I know I’m becoming unapologetic and unbothered.

I’m a mother! I unapologetically protect and provide for this kid and I’m so unsorry for anything I have to do to make sure that she becomes a smart, polite, confident and respectful person. I vividly remember thinking that motherhood wasn’t in the stars for me. But like I’ve always heard, God has a plan for all of us and he may not come when you want but he’s always on time. As cliché as it may sound I see that baby-o-mine as my little angel and a huge blessing and I will forever be thankful. Even when she’s a teenager and I want to kick her ass and/or lock her in her closet until she’s through with puberty and adjusts her attitude.

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I’m also in a semi sane and healthy relationship. I say semi because it’s no secret my elevator doesn’t go to the top floor and Mr. Grumps still loves and accepts me. We have our shares of fights like any other couple and I still haven’t stopped him from breathing. Could this be love?!

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I recently learned that I’m allergic to latex and chemicals used in cleaning products and baby wipes, I’m allergic to cleaning. Literally! So if you visit my house and it looks like a tornado struck sorry I’m not sorry. I’m allergic to cleaning! Literally.

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I’m unapologetically unbothered by the fact that whether from “old age” or post pregnancy I can’t seem to have a proper laugh without the appearance of some form of bodily fluid. Gross right? Eh, you learn to deal. If I’m not spitting out water, coffee, tea, liquor, wine, liquor, wine, wine or liquor. I’m blowing snot or the reverse of blowing snot…snorting. Crying and totes messing up my mascara. Oh and my favorite “peeing a little bit” (THEY promised that’d stop after I gave birth, clearly THEY lied). I’ve accepted it all though, shit I’m too old not to. I actually think it’s a compliment, you know like a form of flattery. So if I’m ever in your company and I laugh so hard I snort, cry, pee or spit, just know that I think you’re pretty f*cking funny and you should keep that shit up. You’re welcome!

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Advancing in age has taught me the importance of being as happy as I can be and therefore I am unapologetic in my need to urgently put a stop to things that make me unhappy. I’ve been walking around nipping shit in the bud like it’s my job. If it doesn’t make me happy and I can fix it I sure as hell try my best. And if I can’t change it I am so okay with walking away from it. Life is way too short and I want to spend the rest of mine as happy as humanly possible.

Quality over quantity over here kid. There’s been a fluctuation in my friends vs. people I’m cool with ratio. I’ll gladly take my handful of friends who would bail me out of jail, assist in the moving of a body or ride shotgun with me dressed as ninjas on our way to kick a b*tch’s ass without a second thought and without judgement.

I think less and do more. I’ve always been stuck in my own head and although this habit is harder to break than taking that fifth of whiskey away from an alcoholic, I’m learning to just do it! I’m still battling with turning things around in my head a little longer than I need to from time to time but I’m proud to say my ability to do things ass backwards (act first, think later) has been pretty beneficial. Shit my assed backwardness has found me 10 lbs lighter. Please don’t hold your applause!

In retrospect, 34 has been a year filled with self acceptance and knowledge of myself and I can’t wait to continue learning, loving and laughing through year 35.

Cheers to my birthday countdown!

No worries…I got this!

Jam of the Week: First Love

She’s baaaaack! This song is classic J.Lo it makes you want to move your body and it’s also a great song to run to. I was a little disappointed by the video as I was envisioning a dancey dance/get right/Jenny from the block kind of video but I like the song so much I will give her a pass. Enjoy!

Song: First Love
Artist: J.Lo
Album: AKA

The Digits: OPI: You Are So Outta Lime

Well hello summer and bright nail colors, we have been patiently awaiting your arrival.

I can now add something else to why I enjoy choosing fun nail colors, Babygirl is totally into it. It started a month or so back when I dared to get a yellow manicure (yellow being what I assume to be Babygirl’s favorite color). I came home and when she saw my nails she pressed each nail individually and said “yelyo mommy”. I thought it was the cutest thing and everyday for the rest of the week she would do the same thing, press my nails and say “yelyo”.
At first I thought it was just because she liked the color yelyo, yet every manicure since then she’s done the same thing. So now when picking colors for my manicures I try to pick something fun that she would like. Luckily for us both it’s bright color time so this should be fun.

OPI and Essie both have a neon collection out right now and although I consider myself an Essie whore, with their neons you need AT LEAST 3 coats. I hate sitting and waiting for my nails to dry so 3 coats is equivalent to torture in my book. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
OPI’s neons on the other hand are the typical 2 coats and you’re done.

This week I chose OPI’s “You Are So Outta Lime” from their neon collection and let’s just say it’s so much fun and Babygirl approved!

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What do you think? Do you dare to wear neon nails?

Jam of the Week: 1 Thing

I was recently updating my workout playlist with some assistance from my sissy and she suggested 1 Thing by Amerie. I’d forgotten just how dope this song is and thanks to my sister I was reintroduced to it. What a great song for the beginning of summer. Enjoy!

Song: 1 Thing
Artist: Amerie
Album: Touch