Tuesday, November 29, 2011

And a few more words from Naptural85

This isnt a DIY project exactly.. but its Afro-Indy chic none the less. Multi-purpose clothes is whats up. Plain and simple... Point Blank! Below is a video on how to sport your Maxi Dress during the cold season...

I already do this on the regular with peasant skirts, and graphic t-shirts. But she puts it so eloquently.

Do you wear your maxi dress in the winter? Have any other tips?

Hasta UNT!

Organic Grocery Shopping on a BUDGET!

I know this seems silly right? Organic and Budget being in the same sentence. Unless you are saying, "I cant go organic, because I'm on a budget." Organic food is expensive! I wish I could go Organic! I'm considering starting a stoop garden...

Any way, Naptural85 just posted her latest video with tips on how to do just that. Stay organic, on a a tight budget... AND $80 AT THAT!  Check it out.

I already round up my prices as I shop. And I try to keep coupons on me. (Budding coupon extremist) But I never stick to my list...EVER! She still has a cool video.

How do you shop, and what tips do you have that helps you stick to your budget???

Hasta UNT!

Biggest Loser Challenge - update

Hey guys!

I wanted to post a few thingy things. :)

This is my super healthy breakfast...that just may not be that healthy. Its oatmeal. :) I actually cant stand oatmeal, I just cant deal with the texture. But I've been building a tolerance to it.  I've learned a few things to get around the texture..

1) Go with Rolled Oats. A girlfriend of mine made me realized that the instant stuff is mushy..hence the disgusting texture.

2) Dont over cook it. Or just bake it. I have a few Daniel Fast recipes that made me start to change my mind about this breakfast grain.

3) MAKE IT CHUNKY! I have to add banana's, apples, dried fruit, brown sugar and granola to my oatmeal. Thats why its not as healthy as it probably should be. :) lol.

How do you guys fix your oatmeal?

Hasta UNT!

p.s. I'm making this for dinner. Its Potato Parmesan and Chive crusted Talapia. I'm going to eat a salad with mine, but fix twice baked potatoes for TBG.  Wish me luck..on not screwing it up. lol


Monday, November 21, 2011

Biggest Loser Challenge - update

Happy Monday,

I found my first official work out!

My mother introduced me to Leslie's workouts about a year ago. I've been hooked since. It's awesome cardio, and its easy to build up your stamina. She always starts off at a nice steady pace, introduces you to the basic moves you will do throughout the work out. Then you're off, moving to the beat.

I've read alot of reviews where people complained about her voice. I personally dont mind her. She keeps you going throughout the workout. Do you want her to be silent??? People just want something to complain about. But anyway, I zone out and my body just follows along. :)

I started to work out today...I only did one mile. Dont judge me. lol Its fall break and the kiddies are all over me. I just couldnt get into it. *shrugs* But I'ma keep at it.

So I now weigh about 158...I think I lost some water weight. My "aunt flo" just left and took all that bloating with her. So no real damage yet. :)

Hasta UNT

Friday, November 18, 2011

DIY chain jewelry!!!

Whats uppers Guys?

I'm popping in to share my latest explosion of brilliance! I came across a pair of upcycled earrings during a blog hop, and it all clicked. The earrings go great with a bracelet and necklace I've seen too. WHY NOT POST THEM AS A SET??  So here goes.

Source of creative madness!

Recycled genius this way!

Awesome tutorial here!

Here is the first jewelry set. :)  The pictures dont do justice.

Super unique


Alright. I really like the pieces in the second set, because they are more edgy. Either way, all of these pieces are so cute, easy, and cheap.  I personally follow Wobisobi, the creator of the upcycled earrings, and the choker. She has some really good pieces.  The others I've linked via Pinterest. But you should still look around their blogs, maybe snag a few other projects.

Let me know whatcha think!

Hasta UNT!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Love Destinee's give away

I just joined Love Destinee's give away. You should come on over and join too. Especially if you love ELF products! I just bought some products from her not to long ago. :) Be sure to hop on over, and check out her blog at least!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Another DIY inspiration bracelets

I might as well let you know whats been on my mind lately. :)

I follow Fotki of Style Pantry. I really like her bold style. I dont agree with everything she wears, but I support her enthusiasm and love her effortless flair. She really inspires my accessories. Matter of fact I posted her flossing her arm party on my chunky bracelet tutorial. And with out futher ado, here is another pic that has my mind reeling.



Here is what the the tutorial I found for the wrist bling.

They are a bunch or bracelet tutorials I found on Pinterest. The blog is The Hollie Rogue. Alot of pretty cool projects on there.  The link is direct. I hate clicking and clicking to get some where myself. 

So tell me whatcha think as usual. Make sure you look around Hollie's place. :)

Hasta UNT

Biggest Loser Challenge


dont mind Dory

"rapping" It's been a long time... *clears throat*

 Okay, I joined Briana the blogger of  TheManeSource in her challenge for weight loss.  It began last week and ends January 7 2012. Who ever losses the most weight wins $200 in cash and prizes.  No crash diets or things of the sort. Just healthier diets and regular exercise.

My plan? I really want to start yoga. For strength training... I'm not big on weights, or the gym. Crack it up to paranoia *shrugs* And for cardio i will be doing Leslie Sansone's walk at home dvds. They have helped me lose 10 pounds before (I was 160+) ... I want to see what she can do for me now.

I really want to lose 5 pounds, and see where this takes me. I'm actually comfortable at 150. The number looks bad, but I've had children. And I feel pretty proportioned. Yes I earned my belly and stretch marks. I also dress for my body type. You wont see me squeezing into hot pants and strutting around base. No Mame! I do love my body. But being a little healthier can only help.

Yep thats Dory

She is my son's chair. I'm 5'3". I'm short! lol

I know my blog is about DIY's. But Now I'm also going to update my wieght loss. Little things I run into that catches my eye that promotes health and things of that sort. But no doubt, I will keep up my DIY post.

Click the Here if you want to join the challenge. :)

Hasta UNT

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


So yesturday was my little family's first halloween in our new home. I wanted to share a few pics with you guys. :)

TBG and The Princess

Marley Marley as the Paper Bag Princess

Our sorry attempt at a group picture... lol

The Princess' first costume run in of the day. lol

Casey as a Fair Princess

Cid as Spider man

Tampa's Naturally You!

Hey folks!

I'm just dropping in from being MIA. I wanted to let you know that the craft show with Naturally You, was a hit! Okay thats a bit of an overstatement. There were mostly vendors than anyone else, but I had fun all together. I sold a few things, and made about 20 bucks. I kept my price range under 5 bucks. :) Our last meet up for the year is this month, and I will be selling a few more things. The ladies liked my combs, and tshirt flower clips. So I guess I will be doing that.

Here are a few pics from last Saturday.

My table, but not a very good pic

This table had the room smelling GREAT!

Ms. Ashely Olds and her glass bead braclets

knit hair accessories... Cant wait to get some more

My girl Davita getting her table in order

Yanelle belly, looking lovely at her table

Much needed hair demos

Tanyale doing an earring demo

One of my happy customers! :)

Just a peek into my life. :)