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TAG I’M IT | Get to Know Me!

Hello Friends and Happy Sunday!

I've Been Tagged

Thank you Louida, it was a fun way to learn a bit more about you and to share a bit more about myself.  

Cindy, Dawn, Pam and Sarah, whenever you get a chance to respond that is fine, as there is no need to rush!

Please click on the name of each lovely lady to read their blog!

Have a wonderfully blessed Sunday!


Weekend Wind-Down Party | Bloggers Networking

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

I trust you all had a wonderful week and are now gearing up for a fun filled or relaxing weekend. It was definitely a busy week for me and the fam, Malik was on Spring break so he was able to shovel 2 yards of mulch into the backyard, needless to say, he wasn’t happy but it needed to be done. Saturday, I cleaned out the garage and replaced part of the gate around the pool injuring my arm in the process – hubby couldn’t help which made the job a bit more difficult but at least it’s done! Homeowners always remember, “you never own a house, the house owns you!”

Resurrection Sunday after Sunrise Service I came home and took a nap. Later in the day I did a little yard work only to get my first dose of poison oak clearing out the garden, don’t ask me how because it always seems to find me.  I read a blog post that stated banana peels are good to stop the itch so I tried it, it worked but only temporary, so if you have a better remedy please share.

If you follow me on Instagram you know that Easter dinner was wonderful, Turkey Ham with pineapples, collard greens, sweet potatoes and a No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake for dessert – yum!

Turkey Ham with Pineapples No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake


Welcome back to the Weekend Wind-Down Party, I don’t know about you but I am having a great time – so many great posts – thank you!



Congratulations to this week’s Featured Bloggers


Gluten Free Yummy


Tea Time

Natasha in Oz


Winning and Wearing My Ariat Boots

Mrs Looking Good



Christ-Centered Easter Egg Hunt

LouLou Girls



The Casual Craftlete

Redo It Yourself Inspirations

Redo It Yourself Inspirations

Please feel free to copy and paste this badge onto your blog and check our Pinterest Page as you are also featured there.


The rules have remained the same, please visit at least 3 other blogs and follow your hosts on at least one Social Media Network.

WWDParty Rules

Weekend Wind-Down Hosts

This Simple Home


De Divah Deals



Snippets of Inspiration


A Living Sacrifice


Mustard Seed Mommy


Moms Who Save




Have fun and have a wonderful weekend!

The Liebster Award | Thankful Thursday

Hello Friends, Happy Thankful Thursday AND

1st day of spring

Last month I was recognized by fellow blogger Me and My Mini Me and nominated for a Liebster Award.  This award is a way for other bloggers to say, “Hey, I like your blog” and for that I am thankful.

Bloggers Recognition

According to the rules of acceptance, I must link back to the blogger who nominated me, answer 11 questions, nominate 11 other bloggers and then ask them 11 different questions.  So without further adieu, here are the answers to my questions:

  1. What inspired your blog? Why do you blog? – After the death of my grandmother, I needed an outlet to showcase my shopping deals and neither Facebook nor Twitter seemed the appropriate venue.  I enjoy sharing and reading about other’s personal and positive lives.

  2. If you found a genie in a bottle and he could grant you three wishes, what would you wish for? – A clean bill of health for my husband, a wonderful life for my sons and all my debts to be paid in full.

  3. Favorite song. – Summer Breeze by the Isley Brothers

  4. Describe yourself in 5 words. – Positive, fun, hardworking, dedicated and friendly

  5. What would a “Me Day” look like for you? – Mani/Pedi, Super Spa and Dinner ocean side

  6. What’s your favorite show on TV? – Deion’s Family Playbook

  7. Favorite era and why? – 60’s, life is always good when you are a kid

  8. If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be? – Oprah Winfrey
  9. What’s your guilty pleasure? – Talenti Gelato – Caribbean Coconut

  10. What three things can’t you live without? – Family, Faith and Internet access

  11. What’s something no one knows about you? – Wouldn’t you like to know…

My nominees in no particular order are, and I hope you take a some time to check them out:

  1. My Kurves

  2. So What To Twenty!

  3. Whitney Nic James

  4. Pride in Photos

  5. Calm Healthy Sexy

  6. Mega Worth It

  7. Images by Dashfield

  8. Sandpaper Kisses

  9. Cindy Knoke

  10. Garay Treasures’s Blog

  11. Living in Mommywood

Now, these are my questions to each of you:

  1. If you could re-live one event in your life, what would it be and why?

  2. Cake or Cookies?

  3. Snow in the mountains or Sun on the beach?

  4. Your favorite movie?

  5. If you hit the lottery what would be your first purchase?

  6. Favorite quiet time activity?

  7. Favorite time of the day and why?

  8. What do you want your legacy to be?

  9. Flowers or Plants?

  10. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall?

  11. Dream retirement location?

You all are a special part of of my life, and for that I will always be thankful!

Thank you Me And My Mini Me for the nomination!

me and mini me

Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!


Weekend Wind-Down Party #7

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

I hope you had a wonderful week and are now ready to wind-down with us at the #WWDParty #7

Before we begin, let’s get in the mood with a little music,

Pharrell’s Song,  “Because I’m Happy!”

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Thanks to everyone who stopped by to link up & share


Congratulations to this week’s Featured Bloggers

A TIPical Day

A TIPicalDay

Annies Home

Annies Home


From This Kitchen

From This Kitchen

For the Love of Decorating

For the Love of Decorating


My Paper Craze

My Paper Craze


View From The Fridge

View From The Fridge

Basic Popovers

True Blue Baking

My Family Meal Time

My Family Meal Time

Please feel free to copy and paste this button onto your blog and check our Pinterest Page as you are also featured there.


The rules are the same and we ask that you stop by and visit at least one other blogger as well as your hosts.  Now pour yourself a glass of wine or water and share, share, share – have fun!

WWDParty Rules



 Annette (This Simple Home) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest

Antionette (De Divah Deals)  Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/LinkedIn/Instagram

Danielle (My Snippets of Inspiration) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/LinkedIn

Kay (A Ranch Mom) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter

Nicole M. (Mendez Manor) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/LinkedIn/Instagram

Nicole R. (A Living Sacrifice) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/LinkedIn

Sarah (Mustard Seed Mommy…ME!) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/Instagram

Teresa (Moms Who Save) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/Instagram/Website

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!



Get Sverved Sunday


Sverve is a social media site designed to connect influential female bloggers with major corporate brands and new readers.  It’s like “LinkedIn for mom bloggers.”  Sverve is set up a la Pinterest style which gives you access to other bloggers AND companies that are looking to hire them.

If you’re like me, a mom blogger who is active in social media here are 3 easy breezy steps to take that will gain you more influence and upgrade your status in the blogosphere:

Sign up for Sverve and connect your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts; look around and follow other influential bloggers; then share Sverve with your friends.  Easy as 1 – 2 – 3

How to make money with Sverve:

  • Add up to 5 areas of influence on your profile

  •  Ask your followers to endorse you

  •  Share quality information on the Sverve platform i.e. blog posts and tips

  •  Share frequently

Your Influence Score is based on the real endorsements that you get as well as the type of content you create. The score increases the more people like, favorite and share your tips.  As you get more endorsements your number starts to rise and the higher your score the more likely you are to be hired if you meet the job requirements.

The best thing about Sverve other than the possibility of being chosen an an “Influencer of the Week” , like I was, but it’s all the sharing of helpful hints and tips that you get from other wonderful bloggers.

Sverve is currently rolling out more exciting programs so sign up today as to not miss out on these wonderful money making opportunities.

 Have a fantabulous Sunday – Smooches!




On The Road Again

Hello Friends and Happy Saturday!

I’m on the road again, this time heading to our Nation’s Capital for a BLMGirls DMV Blogger Meet Up.

I am super excited and can’t wait to get there!

If you too are traveling, be safe and we’ll chat next week!

on the road to dc