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Watching

Or NOT watching..the Billboard awards. I didn’t want to see Madge give her hommage to Prince. I love the shade BET threw afterwards, but they are on thin ice too. They better bring it. LOL. And why must everyone trot out Steve Wonder for these tributes?????

Reading

This right here.

Prince, the icon, the man. I'm still shedding purple tears, and I'm reading I would die for you by Toure.

Confession, I’ve had this book since it came out 3 years ago. But I never read it. In fact, I had to turn my house upside down for it. I found it by chance in a box full of books that still need a bookshelf( after 3 years of living in our current house. Don’t judge me).  We are taking a 6 hour roadtrip this weekend, so it’s the perfect time to dive in while listening to tunes on my iPhone.

#stillcryingpurpletears

Listening

This song came across my Facebook timeline last week and I was like YAASSSSS!! I used to love this song!! It took me back to that GOOD 90s music from my teenage years. LOL. That New Jack Swing for you. I think with Puffy going on tour too, I’m just all in my feels about the music I used to listen to in high school and college.

Making

I'm not on whole 30 anymore, but this coconut shrimp stew is...so damn good.

Yaaasss. Look for the recipe for this Coconut Shrimp Stew next month. That’s Cauliflower rice. It’s one of those whole 30 recipes that I tried that will STAY in rotation. Cause…LAWD I licked the bowl. And some people didn’t know it wasn’t rice until after they had two bowls and I mentioned it. Sneaking in veggies for the win!

Feeling

Blessed to be able to spend time with this one this summer.

I love mother and son dates. i think I'm going to make a point to have one for us at least once a month this summer.

We hung out yesterday, all day, just me and him doing what he wanted to do.  I can’t remember the last time we did that without him being sick.  I get two days off a month that I don’t have to work. I think I’m going to dedicate two of those days to him this summer. Just because. Mother and son dates are the goal of the summer. Because before long, he won’t want to spend time with me. So I need to get it in while I can.

 

Loving

I rented the Canon 28mm 1.8 Lens  this week. I love my 35mm and I really loved the 24 mm that I took to Disney. But I always felt like I wanted a lens like in between. I used to own the 28 years ago when I had a crop sensor camera, but sold it. Now I think it’s perfect for my style of shooting. I think it’s next on my to buy list….

Planning

A 4th of July weekend Beach trip. We don’t plan on going far, but we are going somewhere. Due to C-Dub’s job, we won’t be able to travel as much or for long as we usually do. So we are plotting a lot of little weekend getaways and activities. We usually spend time with family at the 4th, but this year, we are going to somebody’s beach. Stay tuned.

 

So that’s what’s going on in my life, what’s currently going on in yours?

 

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  • Reply
    Nellie
    May 27, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Yesssssssssss to spending time before they don’t want to anymore. I’ve been painfully aware that they are growing up so so fast so I have been spending as much time with them as possible because they won’t want to hold my hand soon. Lesigh.

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    Tomiko
    May 27, 2016 at 6:46 am

    I’m a foodie so that coconut shrimp stood out to me!! It looks Delish!!! Btw your little man is too handsome

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    Tanay
    May 27, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Cauliflower rice you say?! Hmmm I need the recipe for both!!! It looks so good 🙂

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    Donna Shana
    May 27, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    That Cauliflower Rice has become my new fav. My brother bought mw some last week! I made stirfry (not really) but a little soy sauce and my hubby thought he was eating chicken friend rice

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    Kim
    May 27, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Okay that shrimp stew looks amazing! I try to spend a lot of time with my daughter. My daughter is 5 and I must admit that I feel horrible that she now wants no parts of me. I’m like I carried you for 41 weeks, and nursed you for 2.5 years… and you just throw me away lol

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    kita
    May 28, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Yes I love me some shrimp. I love spending time with my son just me and him. I try to spend one on one time with each of them as much as possible. Have a great trip!

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    Tia
    May 28, 2016 at 2:11 am

    That recipe looks delicious. I’m currently in Dominican Republic. Spending the summer traveling domestically and internationally.

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    Stacie
    May 28, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Mother/son dates are so fun my teenager doesn’t like it as much. I think he’d agree that he does have a little fun. 😉 I’ll have to try this Cauliflower rice soon.

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    Keisha
    May 29, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Yoooooo I had no idea that Toure had written a book about my fav! I now have my summer read!

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    Keisha
    May 29, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Yooooo I had no idea that Toure had written a book about my fav! I now have my summer read solidified!

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    Holly
    May 29, 2016 at 11:18 am

    The food looks great. Looks like you having a good time. I didn’t watch the Billboard Awards, but of course heard so much crap about it lol.

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    Mimi Green
    May 29, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    I love the Mother and Son date idea. My son is growing like a damn weed and I need to savor these last moments of him wanting to hang out with me. He is about to turn 12 and he is 5 feet. He keeps telling me I’m a bit old for Snap Chat. (side eye)

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    Bijee
    May 30, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Yes I need that recipe! I am trying to incorporate more light recipes in for the summer and healthy is a great plus since i have some pounds to shed.

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    Kirstin N. Fuller (@thetravelindiva)
    May 30, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Mother & Son dates are always a good idea. Love that idea. I’m planning to visit Atlantic City this summer if I have to go by myself (lol). Just need a cool, fun weekend getaway.

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    Eva Wilson
    May 31, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Love this! I just had a mother son date to the movies the other day. It had been a while. As always, your photos are phenomenal 🙂

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