@MaryJBlige’s The London Sessions Album May Be the Therapy Her Fans Need

I participated in the Mary J Blige The London Sessions album review program as a member of bLink Marketing Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own

It makes sense why Mary J. Blige was ranked as the most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years by Billboard, she is simply unstoppable and the most consistent R&B legend of my time. Mary’s new album The London Sessions is unexpected. We’re use to Mary helping us find real love, fight for no more drama; we cried, we got stronger with each tear–I mean Mary was with us through all the crap in our crazy relationships and we were with her. Continue reading “@MaryJBlige’s The London Sessions Album May Be the Therapy Her Fans Need” »

5 Things I Learned About Myself While Traveling Alone to Turks & Caicos

Traveling Alone to Turks and Caicos 

Do you travel alone? This year I stepped out of my comfort zone and vactioned alone. No kids. No husband. Just me and my cellphone (because you can’t leave home without it–right?). Leave it to me to not just travel to a nearby state, or test the waters by going to the movies by myself or dinner for one; noooooo I went out of the country ya’ll! Turks & Caicos to be exact.  Continue reading “5 Things I Learned About Myself While Traveling Alone to Turks & Caicos” »

Flannel and Skinny Jeans

Flannel-shirts-skinny-jeans-boys-oshkosh-bgoshFor it to be Fall, the weather has been incredible in Atlanta and Kai has had plenty of playground time over the last few weeks. If you’re in the city and looking for a good park, check out the Old Fourth Ward playground, Kai loves it!

Although the weather is unseasonably warm for this time of year, I never take for granted that today it will be 70 degrees and tomorrow it will be 40 degrees. Therefore, I love to dress him “playground comfy”, which just means he can play around, get dirty and both of us can feel comfortable while he’s doing it. Want to see more?  Continue reading “Flannel and Skinny Jeans” »

#Sponsored: Huggies Keeping My Baby Snug and Dry #MC

Huggies-Snug-Dry-DiapersKai woke up like ‘dis–dry! Kai is 14 months and if you told me I would still be breast feeding after 1 years old I’d laugh in yo face, but ummm….yeah it’s happening. I don’t remember waking up to leaky diapers with my other two kids, and I’m going to blame breastfeeding several times during the night as the culprit to how much Kai tinkles throughout the night.

At first I thought I wasn’t changing him enough, but the bags under my eyes every morning squashed that theory. For the past couple of months we’ve tried various brands, and although we haven’t had too much trouble with the Target brand diapers at night, what I battled with was the diaper booty; where the diaper made his pants look like he was carrying around a massive dump! So the diaper saga continued until a week ago. Continue reading “#Sponsored: Huggies Keeping My Baby Snug and Dry #MC” »

Go To Recipes for Mom: 3 Ingredient Caramel Cashew Clusters

 

3 Ingredient No-Bake Caramel Cashew Clusters
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup hard caramels, unwrapped
  2. 1/2 cup cashews (salted or unsalted)
  3. 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  4. optional: 2 tablespoons melted white chocolate, sea salt
Instructions
  1. Spray a baking sheet lightly with cooking spray. Make little piles of 5-7cashews until you've used up all of the cashews.
  2. Place caramels in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high 2-4 minutes until completely melted. (The caramels wil foam a lot, this is normal.) Stir until smooth.
  3. Spoon about 1 tablespoon (doesn't need to be exact) of caramel onto the top of each cashew pile. Place baking sheet in the fridge or freezer.
  4. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl at half power for 2 minutes. Stir and microwave another 20 seconds. Stir again until smooth. Spoon about 1 tablespoon (does't need to be exact onto the top of each caramel cashew cluster. Use the spoon to spread the chocolate so it covers the top of the cluster. Chill 10 minutes. Store at room temp or chilled in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
Notes
  1. *Optional: Immediately after pouring milk chocolate over the caramel clusters, sprinkle with sea salt. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then drizzle with melted white chocolate.
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Breaking the Rules: Denim on Denim with a Splash of Color

Denim on Denim from OshKosh B'goshWe’re breaking the rules today people! There is nothing I love more than a denim jacket. All  three of my kids have one, and I think it’s a must have piece for the days where it’s cooler in the morning and the temperature gets slightly warmer throughout the day. But what about pairing your denim jacket with a pair of denim jeans?

I had no idea there were “rules” to wearing denim on denim and clearly we’ve broken the rules, but I say if you like it–go for it! In our case, I couldn’t pass on matching up the OshKosh B’gosh denim jacket with their straight leg dark wash jeans. Check out more of Kai’s look.

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Inky Cobalt Blue: My New Obsession for Fall

Essie's inky cobalt blue

This inky colbalt blue by essie is my new Fall color obsession! I’ve never really been a fan of dark colors; i’m more of a nude and pink kind-of-girl, but this blue is giving me all the life this season. I’ve had it on since Monday and my nails look like I just got them done; which is surprising considering all the typing and hair styling I do!

What’s your favorite go-to color for Fall?

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