I love my job!! It took awhile to get here but, I know its going somewhere! The best thing about party styling is all the fun I get to have with my mini. She gets so excited when she see’s me putting a party together. The preparation starts early usually so she is right there for the whole process. While setting up this last ice cream party she started chanting “Party! Party!”. She did it everywhere including, the grocery store when we went to pick up balloons. It makes me happy that her lifestyle includes partying all the time. Party, its what we do! I think every single party I have a picture of her trying to steal food from the treats table. The ice cream party was no exception!
Ripped denim jeans are definitely a huge trend for spring 2016! Me being a person who has always hated jeans, I’ve even fallen for the trend! Just about every pair of jeans I own has some type of distressed or ripped style to them.
It is literally everywhere including the Met Gala this year…. Yeezy did it…Read More
What do you do when one of your favorite party supply companies sends you samples for review? You throw an awesome ice cream party that’s what you do!
*Many of the items featured in this blog post were sent to me by OrientalTrading.com for review. All opinions in the post are my own and I am not being paid to give a positive review.
I LOVE OrientalTrading.com! I have used many items from their site in all kinds of parties I have thrown even before I started this blog here. They literally have everything you could possibly need to throw a fun party on a budget. When I got an email about collaborating with them I did a dance and couldn’t wait to throw this cool ice cream party for the kids. I kept this party pretty simple and its definitely something you can throw together with just a few days notice and fast shipping with orientaltrading.com. There are also a few really quick and easy treat DIY’s you can throw in too!
Happy Mothers Day! Motherhood changes you without a doubt! I am more confident, I am stronger, I am unapolegetically ME!
I want to project the type of woman I hope for my daughter to become one day. I could go on and on about how great motherhood is but, instead my own mommy is my guest blogger for today! My mom is DOPE and I mean that with all the love in the world. My mother had me when she was just 15 years old and at a time when teen pregnancy was not glorified all over television. People turned their backs on her & they doubted her! She finished high school with a toddler on her hip and continued her education afterwards and now we are here sipping our tea looking back! My mom is awesome and the original cool mom! She went on to marry an amazing man and is now a military wife living it up in Germany but, I really cant wait to have her back home. I miss my mom y’all!! We don’t have many pics together but, this is my favorite and she is going to kill me for posting it but I will take the risk because she looks so cool right here. This was also about the time she was the reigning break dancing queen!! Love you mom!
“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to making leaning unnecessary.”
– Dorothy Canfield Fisher
“Being a mother to three amazing children is the best blessing! Each one of my children have exceeded my every expectation. We’ve had our ups and downs but I wouldn’t trade any of it. My daughter is smart, beautiful, creative and my best friend. We’ve grown to love and appreciate each other and she brings great joy to me! My son, my middle child, is smart, handsome, and loving. Although we don’t talk much, I know he’ll be there for us if we need it. He loves hard and I appreciate that about him. My youngest is a mix of the two and he’s still coming into his own. He’s also smart, handsome, and creative. He has two older siblings who are great role models. There is no telling what he’ll do in the future. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for these three. I’ve raised my two older children to be independent and to be able to take care of themselves. I was a single parent for twelve years and they’ve watched me work and play hard. I’m here if they need me but I’m especially grateful that they are there if I need them too. Like I said, they are AMAZING!
If there’s one thing I know for sure, being a mother is the best thing I’ve done with my life! I love you Tierra (TT), Walter, and Kweku!
Happy Mothers Day to all of you. Sit back, relax, reflect and be pampered. You earned that shit!”
Being a stay at home mom is one of the greatest gifts and experiences, I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
This is something I knew I was going to do the moment I got pregnant. So I did whatever it took to find a business that I could work and run from home. I am grateful for the entreprenuer in me because, I am working it out!! I didn’t want to miss a single second of Aaliyah’s development. Full time daycare was never an option for us although, we are considering it in the near future a few times a week just for her to get socializing down. My only quiet time during the day though is when I head to the gym and thats probably why I work out so much LOL!
Being a stay at home mom is a lot of work…like seriously, I don’t think I ever stop moving. In a recent survey on salary.com, it was concluded that stay at home mom’s juggle a total of 94.7 hours a week!
Finally, I get to share Aaliyah’s Unicorn theme party pics!! I try to space all my post out to give you guys a bit of variety so it was killing me that I had to wait so long to make this post. We actually had 2 parties in 1 day. 1 at home for pictures and then another at Wiggle Works which is a really cool indoor gymnasium for toddlers. The kids had so much fun with the DIY Unicorn headbands and DIY Unicorn slime we made. I hope you find lots of inspiration for your own unicorn theme parties. Some of these items will soon be available in my shop including the adorable unicorn theme party shirt I made for Aaliyah just a day before her party.
The Seattle Natural’s Extravaganza 2016 was amazing, I don’t even know where to begin! I am already looking forward to next year because it was that much fun! So much beautiful hair, so much talent, so many entreprenuers and so much SHOPPING! This is definitely an experience I will never miss out on. The 3 day event was put on by Creative Events & Designs Kariba Jack at the Red Lion Hotel in Renton Washington. Let me show you some of the goodies from my swag bag!
I’ve already tried out the Eden’s Bodyworks Co Wash and the Curly Q Custard. My daughters hair came out so soft with beautiful curls the next morning. She was definitely feeling herself. This is her saying “Pretty Yi”!
It’s a serious ab training week for me right now. Ive been doing ab workouts all week to prepare myself! My birthday is just a few days away and a month ago I picked out a crop top and jeans to wear. I NEVER got into the crop top trend but, since its my last year in my 20’s I decided its time to try some new things!
Anytime I am trying to get my abs in check fast, I definitely cut out breads and scale back to a healthier diet meaning, I also cut out all of my beloved cookies, cakes, donuts etc..its a tough week you guys! Kim face, because this is how I really feel LOL!
I always add in lots of cardio to my daily workout. I don’t always do tons of cardio usually 20mins a day max so, I always see a big change in my abs and body toning when I add in 40-60 mins worth of cardio 5 times a week. I still train legs and upper body when I do these ab workouts so I indeed am hurting every day!Read More
OMG I wish I would’ve known how to make these DIY Unicorn Horns years ago!!
These are the perfect accessory for a unicorn themed party and the kids definitely loved them too! They are so cute and simple to make with just a few things. Anyone can DIY these unicorn horns for a party or even a Halloween costume! My friend and I had fun making made these unicorn horns one night, it took just 10-15 mins to get 12 of these rolled out and in the oven ready to go. My friend was really good at getting them the perfect size so I just watched and took pics and decorated them the next day.Read More
My little girl turned 2 Monday! We partied all weekend long and into the weekday and now I am finally getting some time to sit down and relax. We shot her birthday pics with Kariba Jack of Kariba Photography. Kariba is Aaliyah’s favorite photographer. We have used her for every holiday, Super Bowl, birthday, literally everything! I love the fact that Aaliyah will have all these pictures to look back on one day. For this shoot, I really really wanted a tulle skirt! I thought about DIY’ing a tulle skirt for myself but, I was really busy so I took the simple route and found one via my favorite place EVER….amazon.com!