Jam of the Week (The Heart Wants What It Wants)

Aside from the fact that I can pretty much guarantee she’s singing about that sorry sack of douchebaggery they call Justin Beiber, I think this song is pretty dope!

Song: The Heart Wants What It Wants

Artist: Selena Gomez

Album: For You

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Sometimes Nothing Is Everything

Usually during the weekend I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to make up for not being born filthy rich and therefore not being able to spend as much time with  Babygirl because I have to slave to the man for 11 hours a day (I’ve included travel time because anyone who commutes to work in New York City is fully aware that it’s a job in and of itself).  So I’m always trying to find and makeup new fun memories for us to partake, in the hopes that when she looks back she’ll remember all the fun times and not all the times mommy wasn’t there because she was slaving to the man because she wasn’t born filthy rich and doesn’t have any talents that could afford her the hopes of being rich.  But I digress!  Sprinkle in some weekend cleaning (they don’t call me Queen Cleanopatra or Cleanlomaniac for nothing), some laundry doing, some errand running, some preparing for the week ahead and gosh darn it no wonder I’m always tired.

Today I found myself sitting on the couch with my feet up, blanket across my lap, catching up on old tv and playing with Thomas the engine with Babygirl amidst a messy room (well by messy I mean I don’t feel an onset of a germophobic OCD panic attack), unbathed and uninterested in the thought of bathing at the moment and I couldn’t help but let out a sigh of relief and say to myself this is hella nice!  I need to do this more often.

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Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday, we sure as hell are.

No Worries….I Got This!

7/11 Beyonce

Beyonce did it again. Dropping a video outta nowhere and having the whole interweb abuzz. Let me just start by saying I love everything about this video. I love that she is serving ratchet, silly realness. Hair not laid to the gawds, undies and sweatshirts (Jesis be a Yonce thigh gap), no makeup just chilling and having what looks like a great time. What are your thoughts on Beyonce’s new video for 7/11?

 

 

 

 

Jam of the Week (Are You That Somebody)

In lieu of that terrible horrible no good very bad excuse of a movie Lifetime TV did this weekend for Aaliyah’s biopic they did achieve one thing…Got us all thinking, remembering and talking about Aaliyah.  This is one of my favorite songs/videos she made:

Song: Are You That Somebody

Artist: Aaliyah

Album: Dr. Doolittle Soundtrack

This Week in Mommyhood: Caring is for the birds!

I’m treading in very unfamiliar territory these days and it’s so uncomfortable. I’ve never really been too keen on caring what people had to say about me or how I lived my life, as long as I knew I was doing the best that I could, that I was making decisions that I was okay with, that I wasn’t hurting anyone and I didn’t disgrace my parental units too much or too often I was good. I sent my mother into her fair share of panic attacks but I’ll just chock those up to growing pains. I didn’t even bat an eye when my granny told me I was going to hell for having an abundance of tattoos and for “living in sin”, I actually laughed. So besides a small share of times I’ve never really been affected by people’s opinion of me…..

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That is until I became a mom. Now don’t get me wrong I’m not walking around seeking approval from the whole free world but now I am deeply affected by things that my support system says and thinks in regards to me being a mom. Which is so ridiculously stupid and annoying, I don’t like this feeling one bit. Because of these new “unwanted” feelings I’ve been experiencing I allowed something that a close family member said make me so angry that I completely lost my cool. And usually I’m the cool even-tempered one in the room. Well until shit hits the fan but that’s another story for another time lol. Babygirl’s hair was commented on by a family member and I went from 0-300 REAL QUICK! That’s some shit you just don’t do…EVER! I’ve gotten fired up about people going out of their way to say something about Gabby Douglas’ hair instead of the greatness that she achieved and when that stupid petition was posted online for Jay & Bey to do something with Blue Ivy’s hair so I think it’s was a given that when the comment was made about Babygirl’s hair I lost my shit. The comment was made about 3 weeks ago and I still haven’t made my way back down to 0.

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This is when it gets annoying if it were said about me cooler heads would have prevailed I’d have a super snappy comeback, laugh and dismiss you just like that. But you say something about my child and the hot head in me was unleashed and all my God given common sense just flew out the damn window. I’m aware that I have absolutely no control over the things that come out of people’s mouth and I have all the control in the world over my reactions and this is something I try to live by on a daily basis but when you throw being a mom and having something said about my kid into the mix it’s totally unconquered territory for me. Which is where the being uncomfortable and annoyed comes in, it’s like I know the numbers and I know the equations I just can’t apply the math. Ugh! I am absolutely positively unapologetic about my lost shit nor am I in any rush to find it as I’m totally into nipping in the bud-ness but I am also very aware that I can’t go around blowing fuses every single time something like this happens (I don’t possess enough fuses for that). The differentiation of what’s worth a fuse and what isn’t and developing thick mommy skin is going to be a task that will require the constant hand of Jesus upon me at all times, because right about now I’m feeling like a new born baby out in these streets, but I’m ready to do the work! And so this is yet another learning experience in the magical world of mommyhood. Oy vey!

No worries…I got this!

Alexander Wang at H&M

According to the high volume of shoppers on the site very shortly after 10am I’m gonna go ahead and say the whole free world is aware that Alexander WangxH&M launched today 8am in stores and 10am online, and if you are one of the very few that didn’t know…too late now, everything from the roota to the toota is gone.

So if I were able to actually get on the site at 10:02am without seeing an error message about there being way too many people on the site therefore you gotta wait. Or. If everything, even down to the socks (Biggie voice), weren’t sold out by 10:14am, I would have probably been trying to purchase the following items from A Wang at H&M. There is definitely a scuba theme going on but paired with the right basics these items are so dope. Here are a few articles that were calling my name:

View the entire collection/lookbook here: http://www.hm.com/us/wangxhm#women

Do you like? What are some of your favorite pieces? Come on let’s fantasy shop together lol!