The Digits: Perfect Match Mood Moonlit Eclipse

Happy Friday and Happy Halloween!

After a 3 or 4 week sabbatical from manicures of any type I was WAY overdue…it’s gel time! I was looking for a proper fall color and my manicurist suggested the mood gel so I said what the hey.

Perfect Match gel polish in color Moonlit Eclipse.

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It applies as light grey and stays as light grey when body temperature is warm or room temperature and turns dark grey when hands are cold. It’s pretty fun!

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light grey

dark grey

What do you think?

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Jam of the Week (How About Now)

I was suffering from DOL (Drake OverLoad) also known as DOS (Drake Oversaturation) I love that some of my favorite artist are always at work but sometimes I wish they would just let me miss them for a lil bit. I’ve been just automatically turning the station or just totally tuning all Drake music or music featuring Drake (except for my jam Tuesday) for just about the whole summer and what we’ve had of fall until right about now. And I feel like Drake put this song out to say to me you weren’t listening to me for awhile but How About Now lol. Enjoy!

Artist: Drake
Song: How About Now

I’m Obsessed With

Creating healthy eating habits is a motherf**ker! No matter how good you think you’re doing trust me there are a thousand things you’re doing wrong. I honestly thought that I was a pretty good eater, I love fruits and veggies and I don’t eat alot of junk (except that time of the month) but there were so many other things I didn’t take into account like the times that I eat, the times I do not, the amount that I eat when I do eat etc etc. So I’m trying to fix one thing at a time. And man is it is a constant struggle. I love the salt and the crunch of potato chips but there’s no need to tell you how bad those are for you. So I replaced them with Roasted Seaweed:

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I guess it’s sort of an acquired taste but I love sushi so roasted seaweed is good to me, they come in different flavors but I’m partial to the olive oil and sea salt ones. It’s some of the salt of the potato chips and the initial crunchiness until it kind of melts once it’s in your mouth. The best part is it’s high in protein and it’s about 30-60 calories per pack (depending on the brand). For me it’s a start on my journey to healthier eating.

Have you tried roasted seaweed? Do you love or hate it?

This Week in Mommyhood….The Art of Persuasion

Art of persuasionI’m sure this will somehow backfire in some hilarious yet not really funny way but I’ve found the magic words to light a fire under babygirl’s ass when she’s reluctant to do what’s asked of her…”like a big girl”.  It’s like a princess wand that makes all the reluctance she feels magically disappear, which makes her nickname for me “princess mommy” all the more fitting!

Let me explain…I’m learning that parenting a toddler along with lots of love, hugs and kisses is about persuasion and distractions more than anything else.   If she’s crying for no particular reason besides frustration, let’s have a dance party.  When she’s upset because she wants something that she can’t have “oh look at the birdie”.  See what I did there, go on admit it, that was smooth.  Yes we discipline them and teach them manners and their abc’s and 123’s and how to be decent human beings but sometimes the situation is too light to put the fear of God into them and they don’t quite yet grasp the concept of bargaining or threatening and so you have to use the art of persuasion, ours happens to be “like a big girl”.

Me: do you wanna go potty?
BG: (clearly overdue for a potty break) not yet mommy
Me: are you sure you don’t wanna go potty like a big girl?
BG: (ponders)) ok I go potty

Me: eat what’s in your mouth (after 10 minutes of holding food in her mouth)
BG: (ignores me)
Me: eat your food like a big girl
BG: (swallows then opens her mouth to show food is all gone)

We knew even from a couple of months old when she snatched the bottle from me so that she could hold her own or when she mastered walking and we had to fight for her to hold our hand while walking outside, that babygirl was going to be independent and stubborn as hell. It’s crazy how babies excuse me little people already are who they are going to be at such a young age. If I had to guess it’s because somehow someway in her little mind she thinks along with being a big girl comes independence. And then I’m sure next comes us having to remind her that she ain’t grown. *rolling my eyes* We’ll cross that bridge if we get to it. Until then I’mma ride this “like a big girl” until the wheels fall off.

 

No Worries…I Got This!