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Happy September Friends!

Ahhh September, everyone in the universe officially goes back to school, labor day signals the end of white pants ( or does it?) and it’s time to start getting prepped for apple recipes, cooler weather and all things fall.

Or is that just how I feel?

Anyway, here is what I’m currently up to!

 

Watching

photo credit: Netflix

The Defenders. I’ve watched all of the Marvel sereis on Netflix. Yes, I’m a nerd, and I watch these types of things. Judge me.

But the Defenders is really really good. Just saying.

Reading

Sigh. Again. …. C-Dub did it earlier this year by himself ( I refused) and lost TWENTY FOUR POUNDS. Like in 30 days.  LIKE WTH? So since I’m just…undisciplined and failing at this diet game life, September is the month of Whole 30. I know technically, you are not supposed to do it for weight loss but listen…giving up a lot of carbs and sugar can’t hurt now can it? Plus I really feel like I need a reset. My carb and sugar intake is just out of control.  Stay updated with me on instagram and Instagram stories..

Listening

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Because it’s a classic. Because it’s a BEAST. Because despite herself, she did that. LOL. I like to revisit classics once in a while. Because most of the stuff out here today… ( Geez, I sound like my mama)…..

Making

Lunches for Pookah every.single.morning. I’m trying to be that supermom this year because I’ve gotten really creative with these Bento Boxes. But he LOVES them. He loves opening up his lunch and seeing what interesting thing mama has put together.

Feeling

Frustrated.

Something DIDN’T happen to me last week and for a minute it had me in a funk. I was upset, sad, disappointed and generally feeling bad about MYSELF over something I have no control over.

Let me repeat: something I have no control over.

But it turned out to be a lesson that I needed to learn: everything isn’t for everybody and sometimes the lane you thought was yours, is not. And just because that ONE THING didn’t happen doesn’t mean that other good things are not on the way. Sometimes I can’t see the forest for the trees.

This was a good reminder to focus on what I DO have rather than what I don’t.

Loving

Saturdays week 2

The cooler mornings. YASSSSSS

That means FALL IS COMING!!!! Now don’t get me wrong, it’s still hot up in the ATL! But the mornings provide a nice break. I’ve been enjoying my porch life with my morning cup of joe.

Planning

So honest moment here. Last month, I would have my Instagram course out by August 28th.

That obviously didn’t happen.

BUT IT’S COMING!

That back to school life and a few family crisis had me not being able to focus and get the course out like I wanted to.

But never fear, it’s coming. I set a deadline for myself this time. So it’s just a matter of putting it all together for you guys.

I apologize!

 

So that’s what’s currently going on in my life.

What’s going on in yours?

  • Reply
    Susi
    September 1, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Back to school is always a crazy time. I pretty much don’t schedule anything around those first two weeks and all the “planning” goes to getting back into that school schedule…
    I love your idea of the photo gratutude journal that you mentioned in your newsletter. I did a photo a day last year #onegoodthing where I took a photo of one thing I was grateful for each day for the year. I decided not to this year but think about it often. It always gave me a little silver lining each day, even if most of the day was not so good. So I may pick it up again… Have a great weekend!!!

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    Ty
    September 1, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I am happy that school started back but having a hs freshman is a lot. Trying to get him accumulated to his new normal is no joke.

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    Sheena Steward
    September 1, 2017 at 9:14 am

    I really liked this post! I’ve now started following you on IG. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill will never get old! I love summer but I love fall clothing. I can’t wait to read more from you.

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    Mimi
    September 1, 2017 at 10:26 am

    The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill makes me miss the old Lauryn so much. I’m not sure we really celebrate talent like hers anymore. August was a doozy over here as well. At the end of the day there is truly so much to be grateful for. I’m welcoming these cooler mornings and anticipation of fall festivals and pumpkins and the holiday season.

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    Dominique
    September 1, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Loved that Lauryn Hill album. Cued it up on my phone thanks to you!!

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    LeShelle, host of MRTV
    September 2, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I took on a 2nd job and my son is officially a highschool student. Anxiety overload!

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    K. Elizabeth
    September 2, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I started The Defenders, but haven’t a chance to finish it. I’ve been too engrossed in all of the books that I’m reading. I’m currently reading A Court of Wings and Ruin, The Wife Between Us and Between Shades of Gray.

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      LaShawn
      September 4, 2017 at 6:53 am

      I read A Court of Wings and Ruin! I was obsessed with that series. I’ll let you finish before I give you my opinion!

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    Monique Tillman
    September 2, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I really need to get the bento boxes for my son. I meal prep for the week so these would be helpful. Yasss to Laura Hill album!!

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    Mimi Green
    September 2, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I’m currently getting my daughter for Kindergarten ready for school on Wednesday. Adjusting to my 8th grader being back in school and sports already.

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    Kirstin Fuller
    September 3, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    I’m currently getting things ready to launch a new blog and an online store. I was laid off in June and I am building my streams of income so no one will ever control (but me and GOD) when or if I work.

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    Kita
    September 4, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I’m currently working on separating my business from the blog. And then there is my preteen and this junior high school thing. You want him?

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    Ola
    September 4, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I’m totally with you on the Lauren Hill album. It is definitely a classic. And we do sound like our moms when we say “the music that they play on the music today…? ” It’s like what happened ???

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    Joanna
    September 4, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Currently preparing myself for traveling this week. Laundry, last minute shopping, and packing

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    Mimi Green
    September 4, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Getting my baby girl ready for Kindergarten on Wednesday. We are packing lunch, so I might need to try out some of these ideas. She is more adventurous with her eating than my son so I hope to get creative.

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    Arlett
    September 4, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    I have been reading Lisa Nichols Abundance Now for a while and I am just not into it. I may set it aside and come back to it later. Good luck with the whole 30.

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      LaShawn
      September 5, 2017 at 4:35 am

      thank you!

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