Annie Collection for Target

Tomorrow tomorrow I love ya tomorrow!!! Oh Annie one of my favorite movies of all time and I am counting down to when the remake hits theatres. When I walked into Target today and stumbled upon the Annie collection for girls I was super excited. Check out a few the items below. Major cuteness!!

Do you plan on checking out the movie?


Zoya Nail Polish Deal

If you have been itching to try Zoya Nail Polish now is the time. Check out the promotion they are currently running.


Sheryl Underwood’s Cracks On Natural Hair Are Not Funny

Great post from DCN!

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sheryl underwood natural hairSheryl Underwood is a comedian.  She earns a living making quips about everyday occurrences in an effort to make people laugh.  Laughter and jokes are a proven tool to help disarm a difficult situation.  So when it is a joke not funny? When it is just lazy, mean-spirited or plays on disparaging cultural misappropriations.

On a recent re-airing of The Talk on CBS, a show on which Sheryl is a co-host, in response to a statement that Heidi Klum saves the shorn afro-textured locks of her  children Sheryl retorted:

Why would you save afro hair?  You can’t weave afro hair, you never see us at the hair place going ‘Look, here, what I need here is, I need those curly, nappy beads’, that just seems nasty.

Deep sigh. Where shall we start.

It is too easy and simplistic to state the Sheryl Underwood hates herself. Not every weave/wig wearer…

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$10 for $5 Sephora Deal On Groupon

Run to your Groupon app now!!! If you are a beauty junkie you can snag the Sephora deal! Go why are you still reading lol. Enjoy!


I Love Trader Joe’s…And It Is Not Because Of The Food

Trader Joe’s home of yummy unique foods, cheap wine and my all time favorite excellent conditioners! Yes conditioners. I will travel a gazillion miles to stock up on some of their private labeled conditioners. One of my favorites is the Nourish Spa Balanced Moisturizing  Conditioner. This stuff is like gold for my strands.

Nourish Spa Conditioner

This conditioner has excellent ingredients and smells so fresh and clean. Literally like you just walked into a spa that is full of relaxing aromatherapy.


A conditioner that has a good slip that enables me to detangle in the shower is one of my top requirements and boy does this product deliver. The consistency is very thick and my hair just loves it. Finger detangling is a breeze and after rinsing my hair feels moisturized and rejuvenated.


If you have a Trader Joe’s in your area I highly recommend you do your hair a favor and pick a few bottles up. The conditioner is under $5 and that is a great deal considering the bottle is 16.9 ounces.

Dressing Room Fun…Trying On Clothes Feels Good Again

I have reached the milestone of losing 20 pounds so I decided to have a little dressing room fun! And fun it was. I haven’t felt this good about trying on clothes in a very long time. Picking up a size, trying it on and having it fit with room to spare is wonderful. I don’t want to go overboard with buying new clothes since I am not near my goal weight but I did pick up a few items. What are your favorites from my dressing room photo shoot?

Stay tuned later this week I have a pretty cool reveal from this trip.


90 Days Fitter Than Yesterday


Today I am fitter than I was 90 days ago and it feels so good! Reality finally kicked my ass that I was not getting any younger or healthier and something had to be done.  That something needed to not be a fad diet, pills, or surgery. That something needed to last me a lifetime, better yet the rest of my life.  This is not my first rodeo with trying to lose weight. I tried Weight Watchers twice and at first try I thought it was for me. I never lost more than I would say 10 pounds on the program. The cost to effectiveness I could not see. There are some people who are very successful but for me it wasn’t working. In hindsight it was probably that I wasn’t that motivated as I am today. Motivation is such a big part of why I have been successful this time. What has motivated me you ask? Let me tell you about 2 major reasons.

1. My family all of my family. Mom, Dad, Brother! My kids….I want to be around for every important moment until they are old and grey. I want to be hot and sexy for my husband.

2. My husband. You see he is hot. He has lost so much weight it is ridiculous. He is faithfully at the gym at 4:30 am 7 days a week. Seriously who does that? Not me. I tried a few days and couldn’t hang. I am not a good morning workout chick. He can’t be hot and have a slouchy, overweight wife. No Way. I don’t want any part of that.

My plan to drop the weight was and still is pretty simple. Workout and Eat Right. Staying active is now habit to me. If I miss a workout I feel bad, if it is my rest day I still want to work out. That 21 day habit rule is so true. Working out should be as simple as brushing your teeth daily! You feel pretty gross if you don’t right? You should feel gross not wanting to be healthier. Ok no preaching since I am not near where I want to be yet.

My journey started with tracking my calories and making better food choices. The Mr. is a beast with eating right so he always guides me. I may not follow all the time but he gets me back on track. I use to track my daily caloric intake, water, and exercise. It has been a great tool to make sure I stay on track. If you are a member feel free to friend me (symills07). I am always looking for new food ideas from the food diary. Next on the journey I needed to get moving. Going to the gym can’t fit into my schedule right now so working out at home has been great.  The Mr. purchased this awesome cardio dance workout program for me 3 years ago called TurboFire. It’s awesome but I never made  it thru Week 1. Until now. I started April 15th and finished out my 12 weeks yesterday. It feels phenomenal that I made it. I will be reviewing this product in a later post to give you more detail.  Sometimes having others hold you accountable helps. I am part of an awesome accountability group. We all push each other and share stories while being positive. I can say 100% that has helped me also.

So let’s get to the numbers. I will not share pictures until I reach my 1/2 way point but I will leave you with my measurements. 3 months that is all it took to add minutes onto my life, reduce stress, and build a great foundation to a better me.

Starting Measurements:

  • Weight 204
  • Chest 42.5
  • Right Arm 15
  • Left Arm 15
  • Waist 39.5
  • Hips 49
  • Right Thigh 29
  • Left Thigh 29

Today’s Measurements:

  • Weight 185.6
  • Chest 38
  • Right Arm 14.25
  • Left Arm 14.25
  • Waist 35
  • Hips 45
  • Right Thigh 27
  • Left Thigh 27

Goal Weight- 135-140

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