THAT is how you #breaktheinternet

This past sunday Solange Knowels and her husband Alan Fergson tied the knot in New Orleans in an all white affair. The internet has gone CRAZY and everyone is inspired. Even I am trying to figure out how to throw and all white party or have a second wedding so my bridal party can be adorned in all white. Not going to happen because there is no way that I can recreate this FIERCENESS even if you paid me.  This looked like such a joyous occasion enjoyed by close family and friend(media is stating that 100 guest attended) Just judging by the photos you can see the love and admiration the couple had for one another.

I love how low key they were arriving to their nuptials on bikes. So classy and elegant. THAT is how you #breaktheinternet no need to tell anyone to do so, you just do you.

Image by Rog Walker

Courtesy of vogue.com

Image by Rog Walker

Photo Fom Vouge.com

Image by Rog Walker

photo from vogue.com

 

Bantu NOT

I have been natural for almost three years now (december 16th is my naturalversary) and I have come to the reality that certain hairstyles are not for everyone. I have tried and tried, looked at tutorials and tutorials but I can’t seem to get my bantu knot on point!

bantu NOTThis is my LATEST attempt at the bantu knot out, I am just going to refer to it as the bantu NOT out. because I can’t seem to get the definition that I see on youtube and IG. I have attempted them just by twisting the hair around itself, putting hair in two strand twist and THEN wrapping in bantu knot. I have done it on wet hair, semi dry hair, dry hair and none of them seem to work. I know when to throw in the towel lol Here is one of my BEST bantu knot outs.

Bantu YESThis was over TWO years ago, do you see that definition? to bad they were not dry all the way through so I had to pin-up the sides and rock it like that.

Here is another attempt after my hair had grown out a little after my tapered cut last year.

Bantu KNOTAgain NO BUENO lol I try and I try. Hey I have accepted it. Some people can’t rock a wash n go, my look that is on the back burner will be the bantu knots. Who knows maybe one day I will visit this style again but for now I will stick with what I know, Wraps,Twistouts, Puffs and Buns :)

Keep the hair simple

What are some of your hairstyles that you have decided you will take a break from trying? What are some of your Favorite style?

40 Date Night Ideas

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Before we were married my husband and I sat down and discussed what we expected out of marriage. One thing we both agreed on was that we needed to continue to date one another. It’s not advantages for your relationship to think that you or your partner will never change. One of the ways that you can keep up with the changes that comes with life and grow together is to have date nights. They can be something simple as just talking to each other about what your life plans are for the next five years to a weekend getaway vacation.

The important thing to do is for you to have a night to yourself where you don’t talk about work or the kids and you get to know your partner. We as a couple do this once a week. We have been doing this for the past nine years and even after the arrival of our son last year we still make time for us once a week.

A lot of times you may get into a dating rut and all you can think about are the quintessential dinner and a movie. Well look no further. Here I have made a list of some date night ideas.

  1. Painting with a Twist(Fun art date that you can drink wine at)
  2. Art Gallery
  3. Ride Go-Carts
  4. Go Kayaking or Tubing(in winter months Ice Skating or Sledding)
  5. Bike Riding
  6. Go Dancing(extra points if it’s a style you two have never tried)
  7. Visit another city
  8. Go hear Jazz,spoken word, or reggae
  9. Visit a Piano Bar
  10. Grab Beers at a local Brewery
  11. Visit tourist spots in your own town
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Visiting a local Pier and having fun

12. Take a walk– around your neighborhood, a beach, a park, by a lake

13. Go see a local band

14. Visit the zoo

15. Go rock climbing

16. Attend a festival in your town

17. Go to an amusement park and ride roller coasters or take in some shows

18. Go to a farm and pick fruit that is in season

19. Go see fireworks

20. Spend the afternoon at the coffee shop

21. Get takeout and have a picnic in the park

22. Go to the Driving or shooting range

23. Netflix it up :) watch and entires season of your favorite TV show

24. Go Wine tasting

25. Go for a long drive and make a playlist of songs that remind you of one another you can listen to on the road

 

What about AFTER baby comes. Does that mean that you have to stop your weekly date night? absolutely not. That just means that you have to be creative and you may have to spend some nights at home. After baby goes to bed that is the time for you and your mate

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You, Me and baby makes three

26. Play a board Game

27. Rent a movie and have dinner on the floor with lots of blankets and pillows

28. Do a puzzle together

29. Cook a dinner together

30. Record a video about when you met and fell in love(watch it on your anniversay)

31. Give each other massages

32. Play a video game together

33. Ice Cream Sundae night

34. Grab Takeout and eat by Candlelight

35. Read something together

36. Plan your dream vacation

37. Share where you want to be in 5 to 10 yrs

38. Play a card game

39. Make milkshakes

40. Make a pizza from scratch (don’t forget the wine)

 

All in all have fun with each other and keep communication open. Those are a few keys to a happy relationship

What are some of your favorite date night ideas? I would love to hear from you

 

Falling for Boots

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We had a cold front move into the sunshine state this weekend. You know what that means, time to break out the boots. It’s not very often that I get to dust off these beauties and take them for a stroll. So when the temp falls below 70 I bust them out. My OOTD is an ode to simple, casual and comfort. That is the best combination for fall temps.

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Cardigan: H&M// Shirt: H&M// Jeans: Forever 21// Bag: Dorothy Perkins// Boots: Just Fab(last season)

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Hey, I put some new shoes on,
And suddenly everything is right,
I said, hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody’s smiling

~ New Shoes by Paolo Nutini

Toddler Activity: Edible Homemade Paint

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I am not a big DIY person. However I looked up a recipe on how to make paint for my son. Yes I know that I could just go to the sotre and purchase some finger paint however, my son is still in the stage that he likes to put everything he touches in his mouth. This recipe is GREAT for the child that still likes to eat what they touch. I should also say that even though this recipe for paint is non toxic and that it can be consumed it is NOT meant to eat. I use the word edible in the description because if they happen to put it in their mouth then it’s ok. To make this BABY friendly all you need is yogurt and food coloring :)

This is very easy to make and the ingredients are things that many of us have in our home already.

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Food coloring
  • Water
  • Plastic Cups

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 Add 2 Tablespoon of sugar to pan

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1/3 cup of flour next

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1 Teaspoon of Salt

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2 cups of Water and turn on heat to stir mixture together

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Mix continually  until smooth and mixture thickens

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Pour mixture into plastic cups equally. I have four cups for the four colors I wanted to use. (you can have as many as you like)

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Add The color. I wanted them to have a deep color so I added 5-6 drops( I used plastic knife to mix  the color

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Make sure that the mixture has cooled all the way down before letting toddler play.

while it was cooling I set up a play area for my son. I used a trash bag that I cut and taped to the floor so clean up would be a breeze

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I let him have a blast. the food coloring didn’t stain the floor or my son. This is a great activity.

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