Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Fear Matrix - Transgender Bathrooms

If you want to get Americans distracted give them an emotionally charged scenario that is completely surrounded in Fear! They will destroy families, end friendships and jeopardize their lively hood by the droves.

 I have never been one to subscribe to conspiracy theories but the older I get, I raise an eyebrow or two.  When important decisions that effect the country in very critical ways come to a decisive point, sub issues seem to appear. 

We have had the plight of other countries inserted into news coverage then vanish (Do "we" still not want refugees?), diseases come and go (Are we still wearing masks on planes?) and been on the brink of martial law (Have cops stopped killing folks on camera?) in an attempt to steer us into highly emotional states.  Enter the Transgender bathroom FEAR! 

Let me begin by stating that I have a 25 year old Transgender daughter so of course I represent some form of bias.  My goal is to present this view point in a logically way that allows you to determine if you have been unknowingly pushed into the matrix of FEAR

Two of the main "concerns" I have encountered have been in the area of school bathrooms with children and public bathrooms with children.  Now anything approaching a child, endangering a child or concerning children would have the country in an outcry correct? 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Stop Looking for Mr. Right on the 1st Date!


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3 Things you need to Stop doing.....  TODAY

1. Narrator: Don't tell your life story.....Dates are a chance to introduce yourself, find common denominators and make connections but not all  in one hour. This is a person that you will either never see again because he's a complete loser or someone you will have an opportunity to learn more about on the second date. Your date doesn't need enough info to write a biography or access your bank account. Less is more

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2. FBI Profiler: Stop analyzing.... Get out of your head and over thinking every step. If you are constantly trying to connect the dots or determine if each word from his lips are encrypted you won't enjoy yourself or give your date a chance to enjoy you. The choice of restaurant, his lack of laughing at your last joke or the way he places the fork on the side of his plate will not determine if you need to begin your diet to fit your wedding dress. Relax its just a date.  

Friday, May 6, 2016

Put that "R-E-S-P-E-C-K" on His Name!

" A Tongue & Cheek examination of some of the now infamous phrases used by the Record CEO during an interview with a NYC Radio Show"

While others are making funny memes and criticizing the grammar of the Louisiana Record Exec, I decided to explore the little know world of Synonym Theory that only the coolest of urban street dwellers know.

At first glance the phrase "Are we finish or are we Done" would seem rhetorical ... but true players would tell you otherwise. Finish & Done have completely didn't annotations to the conquers of the streets. Finish takes on the traditional Webster definition of being complete  with strong emphasis on never being dealt with again.

If you want to get across to let's say a radio DJ that you no longer want a topic discussed  you would give him the recommendation of making it "Finish".

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Let's see what all the Buzz is about! Gwynnie Bee Review

I've seen Facebook ads, bloggers sharing but it wasn't until I watched Corrissa (@fatgirlflow) unboxing on her Youtube channel that I decided to give Gwynnie Bee a try. Gwynnie Bee is a clothing subscription service that allows you to try and possibly purchase amazing fashion for those who wear sizes 10-32.  Many of the designers are unknown to the average consumer such as Indie designers & High End Labels so its a treat in every box.  They offer a 30 day FREE trial to let you experience so I thought Why Not?

The Process:

After clicking the link and entering my personal, mailing and credit card info (I choice the 3 items at a time package) They verify your credit card but you are not charged during the 30 day trial!

Now for the fun part! You need to build your virtual closet.... You browse the website and select items that you would like to try. You can filter your shopping by category, size etc to make selecting easier. When you have at least 20 items in your closet, they will begin shipping you items.  You can continue to add items, which they recommend, to make sure your closet is continuously fully stocked. Items are shipped via USPS Priority, you will receive email confirmation and tracking to let you know when your package should arrive.


Friday, April 22, 2016

#BreakTheWalls - Shea Moisture Showing us How!

Shea Moisture has been my favorite hair brand since 2011 when I began documenting  my natural hair  journey. ( Here's a Throwback post - CLICK HERE) I've been impressed  with the ingredients, the company philosophy and the results. Anytime I'm asked to give a suggestion on an amazing line to try... Shea Moisture rolls off the tongue without hesitation....

Well they have made me a bigger fan! No, its not the inclusion of amazing bath & body products that allow a woman who is allergic to everything to use without worries, or the Men's line that my husband raves about to his friends & family not even the wonderful kids/baby line that makes me the life of every baby shower with them included in my gift bag....  It is the launch of this AMAZING commercial and the bigger goal they have demanded & achieved for women, men & kids that look just like me...

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Love is Waiting.... On You!

Falling in Love. Finding your Soul Mate. Discovering the One... Humans determine their success on accomplishing the goal of finding someone to make their life complete.  The need to be protected, loved and cherished is extremely important and becomes overwhelming and daunting. It's scary, un-nerving but NATURAL!

The problem arises in the approach.

We roam through the world looking for love as if  it will appear like a rainbow after a rainy day or as if its the most elusive act like finding a needle in a haystack. When its neither unless you make it that way.  Love is abundantly available for everyone! Yes, even you, especially you! I ask that you simply get out of your own way and make room for it.  Open your mind to a simply but controversial approach to find a life long companion that will be everything you didn't know you wanted and more.





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That you will be so in love, so content and have a feeling of bliss you never thought possible..... You would think....  She's crazy, Right?  Well I'm extremely sane but I know that I can help you find true love....

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I Escaped! Huntsville's Escape Room


Are you you looking for something fun to do with your friends? Tired of eating out and hitting happy hours all the time? If so, Huntsville Escape Room is for you!

AWESOME.

The one word that accurately describes the entire experience. The staff members were friendly and helped to ease the impending sense of doom my team mates I and felt. 

TEAM MATES.

Your reservation is only confirmed when you pay online <-- MAJOR KEY! (More on this later). You need between 4-7 people on your team to be successful. You only have one hour to esape and there are a plethora of puzzles that must be solved. My team consisted of 7 people. Three of us knew each other already. The other four people were strangers to us initially.

INITIALLY.

I was the last of the group to arrive. No, I wasn't late...just later than everyone else. 😊 Upon entering the lobby, I recognized Jennifer and Eboni, but was surprised to see the new faces (refer back to the last paragraph). Apparently, the rest of our intended team members dragged their feet on securing their reservation and the slots were purchased by someone else. I shouldn't say "someone else". They were purchased by  Jacob, Michelle, Justin, and Bradley. By the end of the experience, I had four new friends.

THE EXPERIENCE.

What exactly does awesome mean? Awesome means that all those "useless" skills you've learned over the years and your quirky interests will finally benefit you! WARNING: You will need to use your brain!!! The puzzles aren't hard, but they're challenging...with some more difficult than others. Our team worked extremely well together. Everyone gravitated towards the tasks that they were naturally good at. It definitely helped that everyone was supportive of ideas that were thrown out. You really need everyone's input to escape.

ESCAPE.

We came, we saw, and we escaped! We only had 53 seconds to spare. Talk about an adrenaline rush!!! After it was over, we all felt like little kids and the conversation immediately turned to when we were signing up for the other scenario. Currently there are two different scenarios to choose from. Two more are in the works. I can't wait to go back!

GO.

Don't think about it. Don't wait. Sign up today! This will be the fastest hour of your life! Put your sleuthing skills to good use...legally. www.huntsvilleescaperoom.com. You can thank me later. 😊







Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Walmart Grocery - Easy Peasy

My free #SparkDelight with my order
I had the opportunity to give Walmart's New online Grocery service a try and I was pleasantly surprised.   I wasn't sure if the website would offer all the items I normally purchase  but figured what could it hurt.  I was able to log in using my Walmart.com log in info and off to the races I went.  You can shop by category, suggested items or look for specific items in the search bar. Selecting multiple items was extremely easy and I actually found everything I was looking for.  I did hope to do same day pick up (taking it too far) but next day service was available.  Walmart Grocery presents you with a page of time slots available to pick up your groceries in one hour time slots.   I selected a 8am -9 am slot and was ready to see how this worked.  The Madison Blvd (Madison, AL) has a designated area for grocery pick up with signs directing you to the correct isle to drive into.  I received a phone call from the store an hour before my schedule pick up letting me know that my order was ready and to confirm what time I would be there to pick up.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Better to Give - Volunteering with CASA

Holidays bring out the best in many of us.  Gift sharing, spending time with family and giving back to our community, are some of the reasons I love the month of December.  My family looks for opportunities every year to share our time and this year my youngest took the lead with an amazing organization.  CASA of MadisonCare Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound, offers a lot of ways to give back in the Huntsville area.  Jalen decided to focus his time with their Build a Wheelchair Ramp for Seniors program.  This volunteer lead program looks to make a difference in the lives of its recipients by giving the gift of mobility.  Teams prepare in the newly opened CASA warehouse, kits of material needed to build ramps and then come together again to build the ramps directly to the homes of the extremely grateful senior.  CASA is currently pushing to build at least 25 ramps for well deserving seniors during the December Blitz 2015..... so grab your friends, co-workers, family or come as an individual and make a few hours last a lifetime for a senior.  

CASA of Madison offers a variety of ways to volunteer including financial donations. Please visit their website to learn more and find out how you can help! (Click here)


How do you give back? Share your thought!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

#BlogLikeCrazy with See Jane Write



Well, I'm suppose to be offering you guys some amazing, life changing and intelligently written blog posts everyday in the month of November but I've already screwed that up beginning on the 3rd... So, although the beautiful Javacia Bowser at See Jane Write has created a 30 day writing challenge to push us bloggers.... I'm going to just do some minor adjustments and make it a 28 day challenge LOL

Blogging daily is HARD! I currently work a 9-5, have 2 kids & a husband at home (so basically 3 kids), I
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do social media work for clients, I'm getting a non-profit off the ground, collaborating on a upcoming launch with the Queen of Coils (Coilyencounters-Marci) and working out at Planet Fitness but I will make it work. No excuses! Like Sean "Puffy" Combs said, "I can sleep when I'm dead". Don't know why that came to mind and I'm sure he didn't create the phrase but you get it, Right?  This challenge will hopefully push me to improve my time management skills, connect more with you guys, improve my writing and re-kindle my love and commitment to my baby, AsTheWindBlows.org

Yes, this is a bit of a "get by" post ( no denial here) but I'm ready for the journey. I hope you guys will hop on board and enjoy the ride!

Follow the hashtag #BlogLikeCrazy on Twitter to discover some other amazing bloggers that will be daily blogging  in the month of November!

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