Con-Air: How to Make a the Perfect Bun

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I love trying out new styles on Princess. But, every now and then I like to experiment on my own natural curls. I was at the drug store the other day, and stumbled across the Con-Air Bun Maker. I never quite mastered the perfect bun, and I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to […]

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Family Fun Summer Series: 4th of July Weekend Beach Trip

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Our annual Family Fun Summer Series got off to a late start this year. Baby O has been a little under the weather, so we’ve had to keep things pretty simple. Plus, we’ve had a ton of parties and other events to attend these past few weekends. Now that everything has simmered down a bit, […]

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‘Finding Nemo’ Inspired Fishtail Braid in Four Easy Steps

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Now that summer is officially here, I’m having fun trying out different styles on Princess’s hair. I’m no professional, but I’ve managed to pull together some pretty awesome dos that have been getting a lot of positive feedback. I share some of my styling tips on my BabyCenter blog. One of my tips include, finding inspiration.The Disney movies […]

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Undercover Mama: Alternative to Nursing Wardrobe (Giveaway)

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I can’t believe Baby O will be a year old next month. It’s safe to say that I will be meeting my nursing goal of one year. By the looks of things, we’ll more than likely go beyond that point. So, nursing bras are a must. But despite sporting the right undergarment, there are times […]

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A Night With Dave Chappelle & Black Star

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My husband and I recently celebrated our ten year anniversary. It’s crazy how much time flies. It seems like we got married just yesterday. If you asked me ten years ago how we’d celebrate it, I’d probably say that we’d renew our vows in Jamaica, go on a trip to Europe, or something else grand. […]

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End of School & Gearing Up For Summer Fun

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I don’t know where the time went. After a brutal winter, the months have been flying by. It’s the last week of school and the kids are so excited. It’s a good thing my hubby reminded me about getting something for the kids’ teachers. I was able to run out yesterday to pick up something […]

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Easy Crockpot Chicken Recipe

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When it comes to cooking, easy recipes work best for my busy schedule. The other day I decided to dust off the crockpot, and whip up a meal the entire family would enjoy – or at least, I hope they would. The great thing about using a crockpot is that it saves time, and lawd […]

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Protective Style: Retro Hair in 5 Minutes or Less

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Ever since becoming a natural, braidouts have become my go-to-hairstyle. Now that my mane has grown out a bit, I find myself experimenting with different hairdos. The main challenge that I’ve come across is trying to achieve cute styles in a short period of time. So, I’ve come up with an elegant retro style that […]

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How Many Boo Boos Can a Child Get?

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It seems like every other day Princess needs a bandaid for a boo boo. Sometimes I’d get a phone call from someone at school informing me of a scrape on her arm or leg. The teacher usually would start off by saying, “She’s ok.” Then she’d fill me in on all the details. I’d say nine out […]

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#BouqLove: July 4th and Birthday Celebration to Remember

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Fourth of July has always been a dual celebration in our family. It so happens that my Mom’s birthday is on the second. So, we often find ourselves killing two birds with one stone. She’s always been simple and low key. When it comes to planning a celebration, she’d much rather have the family over […]

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It took 10 years to hear him say this

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If you grew up watching of the Cosby show, then you’ll remember Heathcliff Huxtable trying to fix everything. That’s exactly how my husband has been throughout our entire marriage. We bought our house ten years ago and he’s always insisted on repairing everything himself. When it came to painting the house, he insisted on doing […]

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Easy Way to Perfect a Wash-and-Go Routine

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Summer officially arrives this Saturday. But, it looks like Mother Nature has decided to give us a little preview of the season this week. With highs near 90, Princess has been sporting her curly locks. That said, Sunday has become our designated “hair day.” Here’s how we’ve perfected her wash-and-go-routine: 1. Cleanse hair with Shea moisture’s Carrot and Mango […]

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Photos: Father’s Day 2014 Filled With Surprises

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Father’s Day celebration began a little early this year. The school held a tailgate party for the Dads and their kiddos. The kids were excited that their Dad popped in to surprise them. We were able to kill to birds with one stone on Saturday. Princess was invited to a birthday party at the amusement […]

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DIY: Cheezy Orzo & Garden Veggies

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Getting Princess to each her veggies is like trying to win the lottery. Trying to prepare a meal that everyone will enjoy is just as difficult. I find myself making the same thing over and over again. The other day, I happen to be in the pasta aisle and came across orzo. It’s pasta that resembles rice. […]

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Disney’s Maleficent: Princess Aurora Inspired Twistback

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If you ask Princess who her favorite Disney Princess is, she’d probably say Aurora. The other day all the girls were asked to dress as Princesses, and all the boys as pirates. I resurrected Baby O’s Halloween costume, which actually still fits. I wanted to recreate Aurora’s twistback, as seen in Disney’s Maleficent.   I […]

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