8/10/14

GFS Featured In Rosie Teapot Magazine!



Check me out in Issue 2 of Rosie Teapot magazine here!! 
My story begins on page 44. 


The entire magazine is a delight to read honestly. 
I seriously waited until I had some alone time to read it in peace for two straight hours! 
 It is so good! 
Check out Issue 1 also. I love Rosie's voice! 
Thank you Rosie! 








7/31/14

Run. Tell That!



Here are some Iphone shots from my trip to New Orleans earlier this month.
If you follow me on Instagram and FB, then these are nothing new.








I seriously should have been paid by Forever 21 and ASOS for this trip because everything from head to toe came from one of those places. 



A few years ago, you could not pay me to wear shorts.
I probably would even complain about my weight. (This is the heaviest I've ever been)
But considering I almost DIED last year after giving birth (due to Congestive Heart Failure), chile please! 
Legs. Ass. Thickness everywhere. 
Who gon' check me? 
I'm working on the weight (as well as another baby), but I'm not going to dress like I am depressed about it. 
#runtellthat





By the way, thank you for all of you who have been reading my blog for years. 
You've witnessed me blog through graduate school, a wedding, a pregnancy and now mommyhood.
Thank you for riding with me! 

6/21/14

I've Got Plans This Summer!



( Zara was in mid twerk mode apparently)

It's officially summertime! 
My goal is to read a ton of non-fiction books.
Work on a major project that hopefully I will be able to share with you upon completion. 
And lately I've been in interior decorating mode. 
(If you follow me on IG, then you already know that)




All of this while chasing Zara in heels. 
Mostly in flats but today in heels. 

Kimono and  Silk-ish Shorts: H&M
Def Leopard Tee: Forever 21
Heels: Jessica Simpson
Bag: Forever 21



Sorry for the Iphone pics. 
My camera decided to be disrespectful and stop working. 

Oh! And thanks for all of your votes on the contest for Zara!
She won! Thank you! 
You can see her official banner here. (You have to wait for it to scroll)


And make sure  you follow me on Instagram. I often post quick outfit updates there.

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I just bought Girlboss to read and I have a few more on my list. 
What books would you recommend for summer reading? Fiction/non-fictions are both welcome.
Do you remember back in the day when you had to read a certain number of bucks for the summer at your local library? LOL!

5/25/14

Vote For Zara!



Vote for my baby to be this year's "spokesbaby" for Positively Perfect Dolls! 
We have until May 31!


The photo with the most "likes" wins!
We have until May 31st!
1. Click on THIS LINK
2. Click on the Photo
3. Then click LIKE! 
4. Share the page to spread the word! 

#teamzara 

5/7/14

To Zara...My Muse



 
Pics from Zara's Birthday Party.
Dress from ASOS
The bubble machine was a hit!

 
 
My Dear Sweet Zara,
 
You are officially a year old!
You are simply amazing. Your presence simply amazes me. You bring so much joy to me and your dad but really to everyone who knows you. You have managed to be the catalyst for me to mend fences and reconnect with family members who I had written off.
But more than any of that, you give me hope.
Hope that when all is bad in the world, there is still some good.
I hope to raise you as the most gangsta baby ever.
Smile with friends, stare at fools. (Your mom is so childish lol :)
You wake up literally with a smile on your face and a conversation each morning and I can't figure out  why I didn't have you years ago.
You have your dad's eyelashes and my dimples.
His love for music but my ability to keep a beat. #shadenoshade
I enjoy every single second with you, even the ones when you refuse to eat your sweet potatoes because you prefer to gnaw on some grilled chicken. (Another sign that you are my child)
I wish for you what I wish for every child.
Peace, fun, love.
A real childhood.
Here's to many more years to come.
You inspire me to do better.
To be better.
To know better.
And for that...I thank you.
 
Love,
Mommy
 
 
 
 
A special thank you to @_shandart for surprising me and Zara with this beautiful illustration of my baby on the morning of her bday.
It somehow reflects exactly the life I want for Zara.
P.S...remember Shanda is also responsible for my wedding portrait.
And my blog header:)


 

4/28/14

Thank You Pinwheel Portrait!




Zara's pics are in! And I love every single one of them! Special thanks to Amy of Pinwheel Portraits! She will be 1 next week!
EEEK!
Please support Amy as she starts her new photography business specializing in baby whispering!
I absolute love people who go after their creative dreams!
 
 


 
 
I love this little girl so much!


4/22/14

Zara Slays!



 
Zara had a little photo shoot over the Easter Holiday to celebrate her turning 1 in a few weeks.
My wedding photographers are now in the business of babies too!
Pinwheel Portrait is responsible for this amazing photo of Z.
I can't get enough of it! 
And this was just a sneak peek, so I can only imagine what the rest look like (outside of her slight obsession with crawling toward Amy the photographer!)
You can also follow them on Instagram @pinwheelportrait . They are based in Austin but will travel:) I love them sooooo much!
 
Enjoy!
And I can't believe that I actually have to say this because some people are creepy but don't steal this pic and pretend this is your baby and start up fake IG accounts and such...because apparently that's what people do these days? Some people take the fun out of everything.
Sigh.
 
 
 


P.S...anyone know someone who works at the Gap headquarters? I didn't realize it until after the photo shoot that she is rocking head to toe GAP clothing. Zara needs a contract!


(Feel free to roll over the pic with your mouse to "Pin" it to Pinterest!

4/14/14

Legends

 
 
 

 
The Beatles.
The presidents.
Mickey Mouse.
This skirt.
These pumps.
 
All legends in their own right.
 



 

Mickey Tee (Men's): Target (on sale now)
Heels: Zara








 

 
 


Rocquelle and I couldn't resist getting in Barack's ear.
Everyone else does it.
 
 
Are you following me on FB and Instagram?
You should.
I often post pics there that never make it to the blog.
 
(Remember if you hover your mouse over my pics, you can pin my looks to your Pinterest board)

3/19/14

Thank You!




Just wanted to link this article listing God's Favorite Shoes and MANY of your faves as a blog you need to know. Thanks and I'm honored!



Click HERE to read more and to find some new favorites!
 


3/16/14

Grown or Sexy?


Annuities.
Bilingual school for Zara.
Writing a book.
Finding a bigger house.
Life Insurance.
My Purpose.
Saving money.
Finances. 
Prayer.
Health.
Family.
Living. 
Happiness.




You can look at the list two ways.
1. The things that make me an adult.


2. A list of things that just make me hella sexy.


It depends on who you are and where you are in your life. Ha!


Whatever. 
Tomato.
Tomatoe.
Who says "tomatoe" anyway?
Tell them they are wrong. 
And grammatically incorrect. 
And tell them they are trying too hard to be different:)



Jumpsuit: Target (Still available)
Headwrap: Scarf from Zara (Still available)

Jacket: Gap (old)
Necklace: Aldo (here)
Sandals: Steve Madden (old)

P.S...I'm in the midst of planning Zara's 1st birthday party soiree' gathering picnic already! 


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