Sunday, November 16, 2014


Hi friends, it is currently Sunday evening around 9ish and I am sitting here reflecting on my weekend and thinking about my life and how blessed I am.  God blessed me with a wonderful family and group of friends.  I turned 26 years old and realized that I am no longer a baby or teenager anymore but am pushing towards my early thirties.  I have bittersweet feelings towards that but ultimately I realize that Life is truly a blessing.   My friends threw a surprise party, went out to dinner, sung karaoke all night, drove 6 hours to rent a cabin in TN, and cooked for me while in the cabin.  My family and I went to Pizzaology on my actual bday, considering pizza is one of Gods best creations and it was so good! When I think about all the beautiful people God has placed in my life, seriously what more can a girl ask for? The best things in life are free. .. 


Love you poo, this birthday was very different without you! Keep watching over me.  We all miss you! 

Chapter 26

Friday, September 19, 2014


Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. -Colossians 3:2-4
Life can be really good at times, and of course life can be really disappointing and sad.   It has been quite some time since I’ve blogged and there are reasons behind that.  The most important reason is losing my best friend since 6th grade just barely 2 weeks ago.  I was extremely sad, numb, and confused when I heard the news in Puerto Rico that my best friend had died but then my faith kicked in gear in full speed. 
Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my  Father hath sent me, even so send I you.” –John 20:21
                                                            Alex Carrington Hobbs

This guy meant the world to me.  We had a connection that was unreal.  I would get on his nerves; he would get on my nerves.  It all started in 6th grade when he was an introverted kid that wanted to be friends with me.  He was so sweet, he even bought me a jewelry box, a watch, and mailed me a post card when he was out of town with his family.  He was a sweetheart and was so caring.   Then………….he grew up! Lol he became the “cool kid” and became friends with everyone!  He also began working out and became the class clown.  He was still a sweetheart but he felt like he had to make everyone laugh and it most definitely worked.  Alex was the life of the party.  He cared about so many even if he joned on you and talked about you from your head all the way down to your feet.   We were supposed to grow up and always be there for each other but God had different plans.  A good friend of mine told me that now our bond with Alex is eternal, and he is now forever in our hearts.  I think about that everyday because I still feel like he is with me through spirit.
 I spent a lot of time with Alex this summer being there for him when his dad passed recently as well too.  I am grateful for every single moment I had with him and there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about him.  Alex, I will forever carry you in my heart and I am so appreciate that you loved me unconditionally. 
Ill be loving you….always.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Always looking up

Whats up friends! This week went by super fast…like its Thursday! Time is flying, please slow down a leeeeetle.  So I will be honest, I am getting lazy with training my hair L I need to look at more youtube videos in order to continue to train these curls.  I was doing a good job but it gets tiring washing and applying product in your hair daily!  I have to remind myself that it will all be worth it when my hair grows out and the curls are poppin ha ha.. seriously, this picture is me everyday…..blah… lol! Attitude and all.

Who runs the world? #curls  



Let go and Live! Ask yourself what is holding you back from being happy?  Sometimes when I feel down, I pull out my journal that I have been writing in since freshman year in college and write in it.  It's my inspirational journal that I write to God and it helps me look back and reflect on how much progress I am making.  It also shows my maturity and growth levels considering I've been journaling since 2007.  Whatever is holding you back, know that it is only temporary and it will get better with time and patience. Remember, every negative thought…replace it with a positive just like I mentioned in my previous post.  Someday it’s gonna make sense, until then spread love wherever you go and smile!

Look at my baby!!!!!! I just love her.


Monday, June 30, 2014

ma life

Hiiii friends. Happy Monday! Its the beginning of the week..which means its a perfect time to start fresh with your goals and dreams.   I just got my workout in and I am feeling oh so good.  I ended up doing the stairs of course, thats always a nice workout and its like 5 min away from my apartment! Lets see....  Life has been good, I am grateful for each day that the lord has blessed me with.   Here is an update: 
I cut my hair..and it is more curlier than ever. I love it.  Can't wait for it to grow with all the new natural curls :)  #tbc 
My parents celebrated 31 years of LOVE!!!! OH my LORD. God is good.  Thank you for awesome parents and great examples.. I blame them for not settling because their love is real :)

I came over this picture today and thought it was so true. I cant speak for everybody but I find myself thinking about this all the time. “Life will be better when…” fill in the blank! Lol. Its so hard to be content at times because we always think the grass is always greener on the otherside…well, God seriously wants us to enjoy where we are at now. Life is a roller coaster and we are born to survive throughout the trials and tribulations that may occur. With that being said, if you think you struggle with this situation as I do..then maybe some positive self talk should occur in your life. Ill give you some examples.
Neg :Life will be better when I get my masters degree and I can make X amount more money.
Pos: God has blessed me with a job, and at least I am making money.
Neg: Life will be better when I get married, have kids, and start my family.
Pos: There is a plan for my life and I know when it’s my time, it will be
                                                      I love them :)  crazy #Boldtabbs loving  haha

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Survivor Skills

As you know, I’ve been working in the mental health field for about 2 years now and it is always fun to think about new therapeutic skills I can do with my kiddies while providing counselling services.  I thought this activity below was cute and I wanted to share it with you!  The activity is called “Let’s make a Pizza.”  This activity below will help students practice following directions.  Kids get to make a pizza and are required to listen to the adult’s directions by calling off “Add 10 pepperonis to the pizza and 8 sausages or whatever is called out.” This activity will benefit the child to practice active listening and following direction the first time given.  I will probably add more to this activity when I am in  a skills session in order to make it more realistic and helpful for the parent/teacher.   An example: Cheese means clean your room.. Pepperoni means put your name on your hw!  All are examples of directions that kiddos need to practice in order to make permanent

Feel free to take this activity and make it your own! Some people use felt instead of construction paperJ

Monday, April 21, 2014


Hiiiiiiii frans!

Easter was fabbb! I am so thankful for Jesus.  He died so we can have eternal life!!!. Now that is LOVE!!!!!  How cute was Lillian on Easter? Love her to pieces!

My word of the week is growth!!! This word is so important to me.  I think about this word often when i am at work or while interacting with other individuals.  It is extremely important to grow in all aspects of your life whether that is spiritually or emotionally.  I have to ask myself “is this helping me grow “or “does this person help me grow.”  It sounds kind of cheesy but sometimes we linger onto things because of security or because it’s comfortable.  It‘s ok to be real with yourself and ask yourself this question when engaging in activities or talking to folks. Surround yourself with positive, uplifting energy!!!! What is your word of the week/month that you want to focus on to unwrap your potential??
the act or process, or a manner of growing; development; gradual increase.
size or stage of development: It hasn't yet reached its full growth.
completed development.
development from a simpler to a more complex stage: the growth of ritual forms.
development from another but related form or stage: the growth of the nation state.

….and the point of it all… to grow J

My best friend just joined the #bad25 club! I am so proud of the woman she has grown to be.  God is doing some amazing things in her life and I am one proud friend! We all came together for her Pinterest party where everyone had to bring 1 recipe or craft to engage in and we also went to coopers hawk! It was definitely a fun birthday and I was glad I was able to celebrate with my doll!

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Hi friends, Well… I have been on a roller coaster as far as my health.   My sinus infection that I once blogged about  a month ago…..turned into non allergic rhinitis which is a miserable miserable condition of the allergies.  Seriouly, it felt like I was punched in the face 5x all day with the amount of pressure I was dealing with in my sinuses. It was unreal, talk about painful.   Bless my mothers heart because I was soooo emotional because I wanted my health back!!!!!!    I went to my family doctor 3x, ER, and then the ENT (ear, nose, throat) doctor which finally helped me ease the pain and symptoms!  I am grateful for Gods healing over my body and the amount of prayers that I have received! #wonthedoit

Last weekend, I was able to volunteer at Wheeler Mission.  I cooked and served dinner to women and children of all ages who have been either emotionally or physically abused.  It was a wonderful experience and I am glad I am continuing to work on my New Year resolution goal of “serving others”.  When you look for ways to help others, you don't get caught up worrying about yourself.  

Wah. I noticed I didn’t even blog about my experience to the Bahamas last month.  It was a great and I am so ready for my next vacation lol!  I was so nervous the first hour of boarding due to it being my first cruise but I had the time of my life.  We celebrated one of my best friends birthday! She turned 25 years old,  and we have been friends for 20 years :] what a blessing! Check out the pics.  Kbye! Xo

Remember he said that our latter days will be greater than our former days :) :) <3 <3

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

37 days til Spring!

Hi guys! Happy Tuesday :] I am feeling a lot better today thank GOD.  I have been under the weather dealing with a sinus cold and I am taking immune system boosters trying to get back to feeling 100%.   I blame it on the cold considering we have been dealing with -12 degree weather! Wah. Luckily, I will be heading to Miami next week and going on a cruise to the Bahamas for my girls 25th birthday.  I am so excited to do nothing and enjoy the sunshine haha.  I almost forgot what it feels like!

Sooooo I cut the perm off my hair! I cut about 5 inches and that is a huge deal for me.  I’ve always had long hair but I feel like 2014 is all about change for the better.  I am enjoying the new look and I actually like having short hair.  Now my hair will be a lot curlier when I wash it and wear it down. Check out the pics!  

 A picture before the cut!

Look at this cutie pie! We had fun coloring last weekend.  I love her so much! She is learning new words and is now calling my mom “mimi”.  We are trying to teach her to say “mi-ma” but babies will pick their own nicknames to call you! She definitely has Aunnie down :] haha! Comment below and tell me how you are doing! Kbye xoxo