First of May

First of May

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Happy May 1! It's been a while since I've posted on the blog outside of my birthday post. Everything going on in the world had me re-evaluating and re-planning things as I'm sure it has for you, too. To get back in the swing of posting, I've decided that one of my May goals is to post on the blog for thirty-one days straight. There isn't an official challenge. I searched for and created some topics for May that speak for my brand and me as a person, overall. May's post begins with me checking in and posting a few recent pictures. The pictures in the title were taken about a week ago on Snapchat. I've changed my hair since then; I'll share later lol :-) Since we've been in…
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Celebrating 37 Years

Celebrating 37 Years

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Today, April 14th- a Queen was born! Shirt from @hustlet2020 I’m so grateful to see another year! I’m way too blessed to complain. I’m celebrating virtually today, but as soon as it’s safe to gather in public it’s on LOL! In honor of my birthday, take a look at a few celebrations from previous years! 2010 Me and my new fiancée 2010 Celebrating my 30th Birthday Ladies Night- Birthday Edition 2016 Birthday 2016 Celebrating 35 with my brother Turning 30 with my girls My paint and sip 2015 Cousin Crystal 2010 My rider 2013 Birthday/Bridal Shower 2011 Celebrating with my sis 2009 2009 with my brother Proposal! Birthday Dinner 2010 With our aunt and uncle 2010 Friends! 2010 My Miley 2010 The Pepa to my Salt 2016 Besties 2013 My…
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This or That: Book, Technology, Girly Things

This or That: Book, Technology, Girly Things

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Preferences for reading. I rarely read a book more than once, so I borrow lots from the library. Technology preferences. I’ve never played Fortnite or Call of Duty...but I know Fortnite has dances, so it’s my pick lol Girly stuff... this one was hard, because I love mostly everything on the list. Thanks for checking out this month’s version of my This or That.
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Loving Yourself Is Sanity; Not Vanity

Loving Yourself Is Sanity; Not Vanity

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Welcome to Wellness Wednesday! If you've followed me for a while, you'll notice I'm obsessed with progress pictures. I'm a visual person in general, so comparing where I came from to where I am, inspires me to keep pushing! I get lots of questions about what I'm doing to lose weight, and honestly, it's nothing special or unheard of. It's best to talk to your doctor about works best for you. While I don't mind sharing the basics of what I consume and my physical activity, they aren't the reason for my transformation. A year and a half ago, I decided enough was enough. I won't share my heaviest weight, but please know I was extremely obese, had heartburn out of this world, and my knees and back were always…
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15 Lessons I Learned From Mommy

15 Lessons I Learned From Mommy

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This week will make fifteen years since my mother has been gone from this earth. It feels like yesterday, and I'm shocked and amazed that I've made it this long without her. I had an incredible twenty years and nine months with her here, and I learned so many things that have gotten me through even today. Some things she taught me directly and some things I learned from watching how genuine and loving she was as a person. So, I'll share fifteen things I learned from mommy. Invest in your children.Always look at the bright side.Real friends don't have to speak often for you to know they're always there for you.Love yourself enough to walk away.Put your children first.Family is the most important thing you have.Don't hold onto bitterness.Forgiveness…
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Holiday Pet Peeves

Holiday Pet Peeves

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Welcome to Day 9 of Blogmas. Today I'm going to share a few of my holiday pet peeves. Pet Peeve #1: People who complain about long lines in the stores. We all know that this is the biggest time of year in retail. The National Retail Federation predicts spending to increase to over $730 billion dollars this holiday shopping season. It's going to be crowded, the later you wait to shop, the more people you'll probably have to deal with. Calm your nerves and be patient or order online. Pet Peeve #2: People who don't respect other choices for how they celebrate.It's 2019. People have the choice to believe in and do whatever they choose to do. As long as they're not hurting you, let it go. If someone is…
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About Chanee’ The Christmas Edition

About Chanee’ The Christmas Edition

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Happy Friday and Day 6 of Blogmas 2019! I kept it light and fun on this first Friday of December and shared a few things about me and how I celebrate during this time of the year. What is your favorite Christmas movie(s)? Home Alone, Home Alone 2, This Christmas, A Very Brady Christmas Honorable Mention: To Grandmother’s House We Go Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? Always Christmas morning. What made you realize the truth about Santa? Me and my little brother found our Christmas presents in the basement one year and looked at each other like whoa! Mommy buys the presents. Lol! What is your all-time favorite holiday treat? I can’t think of an absolute favorite, but growing up my great aunt would…
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My Favorite Jay-Z Songs

My Favorite Jay-Z Songs

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Listing some of my favorite Jay-Z songs in honor of his 50th birthday. Welcome to Blogmas Day 4! It’s December 4th and today my favorite rapper for the last twenty plus years turns fifty years old. I’ve been a Jay-Z fan since 1996 when I heard his single with Foxy Brown from his first studio album, Reasonable Doubt. Since then I’ve owned, listened to, and sometimes related to many Jigga songs, albums, and interviews. I could be here for the rest of Blogmas listing my favorite Jay-Z songs, but I’ll keep it short with a list of twenty. It was hard to narrow down, but here they are. 1. Regrets (Album: Reasonable Doubt) 2. Song Cry (Album: The Blueprint) 3. Soon You’ll Understand (Album: The Dynasty) 4. Streets is Talking…
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This or That

This or That

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Happy Saturday! Thanks for joining me for day 26 of #Blogtober. Since it’s the weekend I decided on a quick fun post today. Check out my this or that lists below. A little about me A few preferences Book Worm Edition Fashion Edition Food Edition From the lists above, what’s your choice and why? Thanks for checking out Day 26 of #Blogtober.
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The Day I Became A Mother

The Day I Became A Mother

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Friday, October 7, 2011, is the day my life changed forever. That's the day I became a mother to the most beautiful baby I had ever seen. It's been the most amazing journey for the last eight years. My now eight-year-old son is so compassionate, intelligent, funny, and an all-around excellent human being. I'm not just saying that because I'm biased (LOL), but it's the truth. The day I became his mother was the day I stopped putting my wants and needs first. It was the day someone other than myself became the top priority. I traded nights of hanging out with friends for hanging out and watching cartoons. Date nights became family nights. I finally understood the saying my heart walking around outside of my body. My little love,…
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