Happy August loves! With the beginning of a new month comes a new opportunity to start fresh. One of those things is to create a new budget. This past weekend hubby and I sat down to create a budget for August. We've had a major wake up call (hello garnishment) and we know that we have … Continue reading Budgeting when you’re finances are a hot mess
I found Renita on Instagram, but I don't remember how exactly. What I do remember is that her Instagram feed made me want to purchase her book, Pimpin' Ain't Easy But Budgeting Is. Here is one example why: It's funny and kind of in your face, BUT let's be real sometimes we need that. The … Continue reading Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy But Budgeting Is Book Review
For as long as I can remember I've loved cars. I love how they look, how they feel, and if I'm going to be honest I love how happy they make me feel. It's like having the perfect twist out if you have natural hair, the right outfit and accessories if you're into fashion, having … Continue reading Why I no longer want an Audi
For the last six years we have been a one car household. My husband and I both work, the kids have school activities, and there are the occasional outside events to attend as well. Below I'm going to share three of my strategies on how we make this work for us. Keep a calendar of … Continue reading 3 tips to survive with one car
When I feel hurt, offended, rejected, and/or scared I cut people out of my life. I've done it for so long that it can almost be a reflex. My father came over recently to visit. While there he dropped some knowledge. He reminded me that family is important, no matter what. He was specifically talking … Continue reading What to do when you’re a little too good at letting go
Hey loves! I wanted to share an interesting article that I recently read. It was on The Felicity Bee blog, and the article gave six points on how to thrive in life. The six points were create a royal buzz, work hard, mind your own business, work together, taste the sweetness, and don't loose your song and … Continue reading What kind of Queen do you choose to be?
I have gained weight over the last couple of years, and it is noticeable (especially in the dreaded tummy area). Yesterday I took a group photo at work, and when they sent me a copy so I could share on Facebook I almost hit the delete button. I hesitated, and it took me all day … Continue reading Who you calling fat?
I've known for a couple of months now that I wanted this summer to be different. I knew that I wanted to create memories, especially since Dre is heading to his senior year of high school this fall. As usual, time got away from me and before I knew it school was out. Yikes! Inset … Continue reading My Intentional Summer
Today is day five, and the last day of The 8th Annual Diabetes Blog Week. Today's topic is sharing a little more about myself, beyond diabetes. Beyond diabetes I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and an administrative assistant. Below is a quick list of twelve things about me. I'm a lover of coffee, … Continue reading More Than Diabetes
It's day four of The 8th Annual Diabetes Blog Week. Today's post is about the emotional side of living with, or caring for someone with, diabetes. I've had diabetes for 21 years, and during that time several people in my family have been diagnosed. It can be very emotional at times, especially when my sugar … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: What Brings Me Down