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Girl, You Not Ready!

Last night at dinner I was asked a very important question:
"What is it you're trying to do, and what do you want to accomplish?" I didn't have an answer! I still don't have an answer 😕 What the hell am I trying to do here? I know what I want to do, but I'm still figuring myself out. I just come to one very big conclusion that I am not really ready to admit, but I might as well admit the truth: I'm not ready.
I want to be ready for this Blogging world, but really, it's a lifestyle. A lifestyle that I can't fully commit to 110%, but I want to. In the back of my mind I know what I want to do and I know what I want out of life, I just haven't been able to tangibly portray that. It's frustrating to say the very least.
Y'all, ya girl tried to do an OOTD post, and I had my dude taking the pics! 👀😭 It felt all wrong! You could see it in my face. I didn't feel comfortable, I knew he just wanted to snap a few pics and get the hell on wi…

Kitchen Love: Nachos

Get in the kitchen and show it some love 💗! I'm all about meals that take 30 minutes or less to make, especially after working 9-5 💁 Most days I'm not even in the mood to prepare any type of meal, even if it only takes 5 minutes (hello! Grilled cheese anyone? 👀) Seriously, here's a meal that will have you stuffing your face within an hour, trip to the grocery store included!





Dinner doesn't have to break the bank, include all these crazy ingredients or spices, or take a long time to prepare. Don't know what to make for dinner before you head into the store? No biggie, just head on to the meat aisle and go from there. If you're Vegetarian, then head to the veggie aisle! Everything in the picture cost me only $11!



I wanted to add something nutritional, but I also wanted my Bearby to eat it. I wanted to add avocado for a boost of nutrients, but none were ripe enough. So, I chose a plum tomato and jalapenos. The tomato is a good source of Vitamin C, around 36mg …

Chaste Tree: Two Weeks In

I have tried to take Chaste Tree, or Vitex in the past, but this is one of those herbs where two things really matter: BrandTime I tried the Hawaii Pharm brand, and I cannot say it did or didn't work, because I didn't finish the bottle. It was purchased solely for price point. It was a 2oz bottle for only $20! I love Herb Pharm. I have been taking this brand of Black Cohosh and it always does what I need it to do. I was so excited to order the Vitex, and this is it. I'm happy to be in the beginning stages of a good regimen to combat my PCOS.


I am currently taking: Black Cohosh from CD 16-27Vitex in the morning all month longPrenatal all month long I feel really well. My brain fog is diminishing, I don't feel as tired or cranky like I usually do. I also think taking the Vitex with the Black Cohosh is subsiding the wonky effects Black Cohosh usually have on me. {You can read about that here.} But holy acne! I've been breaking out a lot since I started taking Vitex. It…

Netflix + Chill: The Last Kingdom

I needed something to watch after Game of Thrones. I don't even know how or why I stumbled upon this gem on Netflix, but I am so glad I did. It doesn't help none at all that the main character is the hottest thing since hot sauce!




The Last Kingdom is better than Vikings IMHO. We have Uhtred who is kidnapped when he is a boy by the Vikings and kept as a slave, and later honored as a son. His uncle wants him dead so he can have claim on his kingdom. Along the way of trying to reclaim his kingdom back, he has to pledge his sword to King Alfred. Look, I'm not good with history or timelines, but this show has me hooked.



Cheap TP Killed My Sex Life

Say what now!? No, but seriously. I told y'all, I'm grown AF and we will speak on things that are TMI. 😬 🙊 Welcome to life after dirty thirty, bishes! So, uh, buckle up. Mmmkay?

I thought it was PCOS changing my PH balance or something...
I  thought it was the heat (it's been hot AF in NYC 🌞) ...
I thought, whoa, maybe my sugar is crazy high...
I changed soaps 3 times...
I started drinking more water...


It could honestly be a specific combo of all of these things, but the main culprit is the cheap toilet paper I use (was using!). I've been off toilet paper for about a week now. That's right, my bougie vajayjay hasn't seen TP in an entire week. I've been using feminine wipes, and not just any feminine wipes! They have to be perfume free. Sans fragrance and harsh chemicals. Thank You GoodWipes + UpandUp. I prefer GoodWipes, and I'm actually recommending that brand. {Hey, I'm not crunchy enough yet to make my own dang wipes, but y'all I was ser…

'Lil Things: 4 Things Making Me Happy

My new phone! 👍💕😍 I'm in love with my Motorola G6, and I think I might be a Moto gal for life. I had originally wanted a Samsung Galaxy S9+, but only for the sweet camera, but couldn't fathom in my big girl adult mind paying more for a camera phone than a badass DSLR. So, after weeks of researching, I chose this baby.

Amazon Prime! I took the plunge! I went with the monthly for now, because even though it costs more money in the long run, it's better for my financial situation to do smaller payments. $120+ bucks at one time is 😓. I got to watch a really cool movie from my youth that I hadn't seen in almost a decade! Plus free shipping is so worth the price tag!



Shopping Spree! I got a new phone, new hair products, new skincare products, new dresses, phone cases, meds for my PCOS, Summer lingerie. I went shopping 😎. At first I felt super guilty, because I've been watching my shopping because I'm saving for a big goal. I've been depriving myself of the lit…

Body Positive, Health Negative

I never thought there would come a time in my life where I wouldn't be fighting with my weight for vanity but due to the health issues. Fast forward over a decade, I'm in my lovely dirty thirties, and BOOM!
I need to lose weight because of my health 😣 I've fought with my weight my entire life. I mean, my entire life. I've seen pictures when I was only 3 and I looked like I was 5! {See pic below! Do I look 3!? 😜} I've been comfortable with my weight for the past 9 years or so. Big, small, big again, small again. In my mid twenties I got into working out and eating better to combat my PCOS symptoms and did really well. Girrl, I was sexy! You couldn't tell me nothing! 


At one point in my journey I was so much in denial that my PCOS had nothing to do with my weight, I was taking a handful of supplements daily. I mean, there are women 300lbs or more and they are getting pregnant. My highest weight for my 5'3 frame was 245lbs. I felt horrible at that time in m…

Tried + True: 5 Things I Tried in July

Master Brew Kambucha Ever taken an Apple Cider Vinegar shot? No? Well, this is like sipping on ACV, but without the horrible burn. This doesn't have an aftertaste either. I was nervous to drink this. My first time was a little trippy, because I was feeling weird. I took it as a good sign, and I never felt funky again. It's now a part of my daily. I drink 8 oz every single day.

Kevita Sparkling Probiotic If you're not ready to take a big girl leap into Kambucha, I suggest this. It's super mild compared to Kambucha's bold ACV taste. This was like sipping a natural soda, no fake.
Ocean Spray Mocktails Do not get Cranberry Peach! It was tart and just not right at all. I did get the Tropical Citrus and it was good. I would suggest either watering it down, or using it as a mixer for a drink.
Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon I'm all about seasonings! I let the beau pick this one out and it was yummy. We used it to season our hamburger meat before we grilled them. We also …