Friday, September 30, 2016


September is usually my favorite month to be honest it was difficult and I am glad to see it go. It was emotionally, physically, and spiritually draining. I am praying that a new year (24!) and a new month can push me towards feeling like a rejuvenated person. Although the month was not my favorite, here are some things I loved in September: 

Book – Sorry Not Sorry by Naya Rivera; This was a simple read but I could not put it down. I would have read it in a day if my personal time allowed for it. I was always indifferent to Naya but this book made me fall in love with her raw honesty. She doesn’t hide her demons, but uses her trials to remind readers to stay true to who they are.

TV Show – This Is Us; This new NBC show is AMAZING. It gives me the vibe of previous shows I have loved such as Parenthood and Gilmore Girls, but with a unique storyline. The cast is remarkable and I do not believe anything like this has been done before. I look forward to loving this series for MANY years to come.

Scent – Bath & Body Works Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte; I am not sure if this is a new scent this fall, but I have never purchased it before. I have been burning it in my room the past couple weeks and really enjoy it.

Clothing Item – My “Don’t Worry Be Yonce” shirt from Gammis; I am a big fan of graphic tees and this one has gotten a lot of smiley compliments from people all over. The saying is kitschy and the shirt is extremely comfortable. It can be worn to work out, lounge around, or be dressed up with jeans, booties, and a leather jacket.

App – Ibotta; I’m disappointed that I did not know about this app prior to this month. It lets you scan your receipts and barcodes of purchases and if they are on promotion during that time period, you can earn cash back. So far this month I have earned $17.25. If you want to sign up, download the app HERE

Blog Post – Plan With Me 9/4 ; This Plan With Me is my favorite of all time, so there is no doubt that it would be my favorite blog post of the month. I wish every week’s spread could be this beautiful and fun!

Thursday, September 29, 2016


I enjoy going to karaoke to watch people, not to participate. I could break windows with my voice and do not want to make an idiot out of myself for the entertainment of others. However, if you are brave enough to sing in front of a large group of people, but do not have the best voice, try some of these songs. They are simple to single even when you can not carry a tune:
  • Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • 500 Miles - The Proclaimers
  • Wannabe - The Spice Girls
  • Hit Me Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
  • Say My Name - Destiny's Child
  • No Scrubs - TLC
  • Love Shack - The B52s
  • Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
  • Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
  • Hooked on a Feeling - Blue Swede

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


The Native Spring Cheese Grater is a top of the line grater that has rotary razor sharp stainless steel blades. It works grate (hehe!) with cheese, but goes far beyond that with the ability to grate fruits, vegetables, chocolate, nuts, and more. I personally feel it is perfect for grating fresh coconut on top of smoothies or acai bowls, which is especially perfect timing for my upcoming Tone It Up challenge.

The Native Spring Cheese Grater has removable parts which is nice when it comes to storing it and washing it. My favorite part is that it is dishwasher safe because let's be real, I dislike doing dishes and try to put whatever possible into the dishwasher.

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