Love on Top!

Work can be challenging some days and some days it can be so rewarding. Regardless to the type of day I'm having, I love to do it in style! I look forward to waking up and deciding what to wear on a daily basis. I love mixing and matching pieces, wearing something I created in my head, and seeing how "different" my choices turn out.
Then, there are those days I just feel like throwing on a hat and going on about my business. Yesterday was one of those days. While this is a short week for me, I didn't have that "get up and go" excited feeling of a short week. My field visits this week were not as rigid as they usually are, I basically just made support visits so I opted for a sporty look yesterday. I love hats! I own all sorts, but there's nothing like a cute baseball styled hat to add a bit of LOVE ON TOP of my head.
I kinda LOVE Victorias, it's no secret! If you haven't already, check out the PINK APP . There's all sorts of cool stuff you can do on the App like add a bit of Pink flare to your photos!
Isn't Michael Kors a doll for this pink faced watch?!
When you dress down for work, what's your favorite pieces?

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Until we chat again...

Seeing is Believing...

Do these names ring a "bell"?
Morris
Taye
Harold
Melissa
Regina
Monica
Terrence
Sanaa
Nia

This Holiday Season will be buzzing! The aforementioned are all starring in thee best holiday movie this season. While you can read reviews, take a peek on FaceBookTwitter, or any other site of your preference, there's nothing like seeing it for yourself.
You MUST see this movie if you haven't already. This film is very well written; it's relatable. Being married for the last 14 plus years, and in a relationship with my husband for over 16 years has brought with it many life experiences. Some overwhelmingly happy, some sad, some happy, some learning experiences...etc. This movie gives you all that in two hours.

Many of us know these characters from the Prequel, The Best Man. Many of us can relate to these characters because we are very much like them, or we have friends who remind us of them.
 This film had a great mixture of both male and female bonding. It showed black men who possess the ability to express themselves without being aggressive or attacking one another. It showed vulnerability and strength. While there was a cat fight scene, there were also scenes which showed black women bonding and understanding the true meaning of friendship while not being so full of pride that they can't say "I'm sorry."
This movie showed a Sistah-Friend's ability to act out of unselfish love to ensure that her friends, who are pretty much like family, are together during a very difficult time of year. To ensure that old wounds are healed, love is not lost, and severed ties are mended. There are highs and lows throughout this movie. You will hear laughter and chuckling, you will hear oohs, and aaahs, you will hear silence, you may hear a few sniffles, or look out the corner of your eye at you wife, and see her gently wiping away tears.

Hubby and I saw this movie last night during our "Date Night" and we both loved it. If you haven't been to see this movie, "Seeing is Believing"... grab your spouse, your friends, your girlfriends, your boyfriends, your moms, your aunts, your sisters...grab someone (NOT THE KIDS)  and go see it today! You will NOT be disappointed.

Side note: I would love to see this come to television as a weekly show. I'd watch!

Until we chat again...

What?... Did... You... Just... Ask... Me... That?


Do you get angry when you're asked questions? Do you feel like looking that person straight in the eye and asking, "What did you say?! Did you just ask me that?!"
I have to admit that some questions can seem as if people are prying or being nosey, but in all honesty, there really isn't a stupid question. Honestly... There isn't a question out there that should not be asked. Now, the timing may be off sometimes, or it may not genuinely be any of your business, but you have a right to know and ask.
I recently had an experience where I really needed know why a decision was being made so I questioned it. The vibe  I got from the person was like, "why are you asking me?" Of course, me being me, I didn't care. You want me to spend my money, and give you my time and I can't ask you anything? I don't think so!
Sometimes, I find that my questions may present a challenge to some as they tend to make an individual think. My sole purpose in asking questions is for clarification, and sometimes motivate critical thinking.
In life, we deal with various types of people and we have to accept them for who they are. We have to understand that we cannot change people, but we can change how they deal with us. 
Asking clarifying questions and asking one to think a bit harder before just presenting something is not too much to ask ( pun intended) lol.
Is there a question that just irritates you? Have you found yourself asking clarifying questions but being met with resistance?
I'd like to hear from you.

Until we chat again!

A Dash of This, and a Dab of That!

WebMD has great tips regarding 12 remedies for colds

When I'm sick or my kids or hubby are sick, I usually kick into Nurse mode and I pull out the homemade remedies! Over the years, have you found any home remedies which work better than traditional medicine? Or are you an individual who does not believe in modern medicine and you'd rather heal using only natural products and herbs?

One of my favorite home remedies for a cold is: 
hot water
Two cough drops (your favorite flavor)
Cranberry juice 
Directions: 
Boil water in your tea kettle
Place the two cough drops in the bottom of your cup 
Pour hot water on top and allow cough drops to melt (you'll hear them cracking)
Add Cranberry Juice for flavor 
Sip slowly and enjoy!

Do you have a favorite home remedy?
I'd love to hear from you.



Tis' the Season

It's that time of the year... COLD SEASON is upon us; I don't mean the weather, I mean little runny noses, coughing, sneezing, allergies, and sometimes regurgitation. While I don't have "small" children at home anymore, my baby is 9 and she still comes home with occasional cooties!

When she's sick, I have a number of remedies I use on her just as I use when my "bigger" babies get sick.
For fevers, I swear by Kirkland Children's Pain Relief
For Allergies, I swear by Kirkland's Aller-Tec for Children
Both come in great flavors and I don't have to fight with Haley to take them. I also buying at Costco because I get more bang for my buck, so to speak! Both packages come with two bottles inside for about the price of one bottle at most stores. I love saving money!
Being a mom of four, I have learned many "remedies" over the years that work. Some are from the advice of doctors, others from my mom, or grandmother, and some from other parents. However, as a parent, you usually know your child/ren and you know when they need to go to the doctor.
If you are unsure of what medicine your child may need, consult your doctor before giving any medication.

Make sure you head on over to Costco and stock up on medicine for the entire family! They have something for everyone and everything! www.costco.com 
Until we chat again!



Change is A Coming!!!

There comes a time when life is moving so fast that you rarely have time to sit still and do things you like. I'm finding myself in that position again. At one point I was a stay at home mom and I enjoyed it very much. I had time to get things done around the house, spend time with the girls, be there for field trips, help with homework, cook dinner every night, stayed on top of my chores... etc, etc.

While I love my job to death, there are some parts I don't "like" so to speak. The traveling to different cities on a daily basis begins to take its toll. I'm gone before the  Girlz wake up some mornings, and I'm late coming home. I know that working outside the home is what us 20th century women do, but I always feel guilty at some point. It's just my psrsonality. While working and helping provide for a family is something that can't change, how WE spend our time after school and work can. 

I've always supported my children and what they want to do, but within limits. I love that they love sports, but I also have to ensure that there is a balance and I'm raising well-rounded individuals who are aware of choices and who are not forgetting the simple things in life. 

Therefore, we have discussed being involved in activities, but not activities which take up so much time. As a parent, I am looking into organizations which meet my criteria as well. Keeping my Haley happy has, and always will be, my top priority when it comes to her, but at the end of the day, all she knows is that she wants to have fun with other little girls. As she gets older, it's my responsibility to teach her that life isn't always about fun; sometimes we have to make decisions based on our needs and not wants. 

Sometimes we stay involved with the same things because it's just what's  been done over the years. Sort of like traditions. Some traditions are meant to be broken as we change and evolve. These are life lessons I have to instill in my children now. 

Change is definitely ahead as I continue to raise these little ones. Jaedyn experienced a major change last season and she's still blossoming. It's time for Haley to learn about change as well.