I’m not a “brand” snob when it comes to clothing, shoes, and accessories. But when it comes to hair products, I like the expensive stuff. My hair seems responds better to high-end hair products. But with this amazing quality comes a steep price. So I’m always on the hunt for deals and steals when it comes to hair care products. Here are a few of my favorite places to shop.
When life (or your cousin) gives you a bag of mangos, make Mango Margaritas!
This refreshing cocktail is my all-time favorite summer cocktail to make at home. It literally take about 5 minutes to make a whole pitcher worth. It’s the perfect cocktail for sitting pool side in sunny South Florida.
1 large ripe mango
1/2 cup of tequila
2 tablespoons of agave
1 cup of ice
Cut up the mango into chunks
Place all other ingredients into a blender
Squeeze the juice of half of a lime into the blender
Pulse the blender until mixture is smooth
Pour mixture into a glass and serve
The best part about this recipe is that you can tweak it to your personal taste buds. If you like it sweeter add more agave. If you like it stronger add more tequila. this recipe makes enough for two servings. For a pitcher worth double the recipe. Cheers!
What’s your favorite summer cocktail? Comment below.
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Since Beyonce has everyone running around trying to “Slay” their personal appearance, I started to look into ways I could step up my game! Luckily, I’m cute and don’t have a long way to go! HaHa! But, I know I’m not the only one out there who wants to “glam” up their look a little, so I decided to share some of my finds with you.
My learning style is 50% visual learner and 50% kinesthetic leaner. So when it come to practical skills like “looking put together” reading a long article about it just doesn’t cut it. If you’re like me, Youtube should be your new best friend. I search long and hard to find inspirational and motivational videos on how to look put together or “glam”. Not really! But I did find some great videos that I would like share… Enjoy!
Disclaimer: This post is video heavy! Continue reading
Hey y’all! Yesterday, I saw one of the blogger I follow on instagram (my username: sporadic_obsessions) use the hashtag #treatyoself. Of course, I than clicked on the hashtag to see how others used it! Most seem to use the hashtag on drool worthy food pics. I have a serious sweet tooth, so I don’t consider deserts to be a treats. Cookies, ice cream, and cupcakes are just a normal part of my week!
But, I loved the idea of this hashtag as inspiration to do nice things for yourself. I think that self-love and taking the time to care for yourself is very important, especially for women. It’s easy for women to become so consumed with taking care of others (spouse, children, parents, boss, friends, ect.) that they put their own wants and needs on the back burner. And sometimes we neglect ourselves for so long that we can’t remember what we actually like, want or need. Now if the above self-care statements were not enough of a justification for “treating your self” keep reading.
I know that Easter was over a week ago, but my Easter basket was such a big hit I decided to write a #latepost. This Easter, I made an Easter basket for a pre-teen young lady. I’m not trying to brag or anything, but she LOVED it! Since my basket recipient was not a little girl, I didn’t want to make the traditional girly basket with coloring books, candy, and toys. I wanted my basket to be “on fleek” (that’s what the kids are saying these days). So, I asked myself what do teen girls like and where do teen girls shop (because at the end of the day pre-teen girls want whatever teen girls have)!
After, channeling my inner teen girl this is what I came up with. Continue reading
Recently, I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon on the Kissimmee River in Central Florida. As a South Florida girl, I’ve spent a lot of time at the beach. Not so much on a river. So this was a new experience for me. And I loved it!
We cruising on the Kissimmee in a pontoon boat, playing I spy blue herron birds. I don’t know if it was the fresh air or the tranquility of the water, but the boat ride felt incredibly relaxing.
The Kissimmee is being restored and its a massive undertaking. Here’s the deal with the restoration:
“They straightened the river in the 1960s into a canal to drain swampland and make way for the state’s explosive growth. It worked — and it created an ecological disaster. So officials decided to restore the river’s slow-flowing, meandering path.
That billion-dollar restoration — the world’s largest — is a few years from completion. ” via NPR.org
Now, to the river…..
Back in December, I proudly announced that I was starting the 21 Day Fix exercise/diet program. I was really pumped about it too. I was saying things like, “December is the new January”! Well… it turned out that December is still just December! With all the holiday parties and holiday deserts in the lounge at work, December is probably the worst month to start a new healthy lifestyle regime. You would have to be super discipline to start a program like 21 Day Fix during the holidays. And as you can probably tell from the title of this post, I was not disciplined enough! #dontjudgeme… lol
Happy Galentine’s Day!!
What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, Leslie Knope and her lady friends leave their husbands and their boyfriends at home and just kick it breakfast style. Are any of you celebrating Galentine’s Day this year?