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find out what is going on in my life: Currently April. Including the Iris Awards, Chewing gum, Court of Mist and Fury

Here is what's going on in my life in April



Happy Monday! How is it the end of April already??? Why is time going so quickly? Anyway, here is what’s going on in my life this month!



photo credit Netflix

Chewing Gum. Guys. WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT THIS SHOW???? I’m so hot that I’m just finding about it as the 2nd season starts. It is HILLARIOUS, from the first episode. LOL.  I am in the middle of binge watching the first season so that I can get the second. If you haven’t checked it out, head on over to Netflix.


photo credit: Goodreads

I have a confession: I like fantasy and I like young adult fiction. Some of it is really good, and some of it is really bad. And some of it, really is for adults. I’m just saying. Right now, one of my favorite authors Sarah J Mass has the final book of her series Court of Thorns and Roses Series.  I am actually LISTENING to the first two books of the series on Audible right now.  I can’t WAIT until next week!


To  Photography podcasts.  I’m fascinated with listening to the process behind a photographer’s work and style. It took me a long time to get into Podcasts, but I think the key for me was finding ones that supported my interests. My favorites right now are The Family Photographer Podcast By Jenny Stein  , Creatively Unscripted  by Elena Blair and Candice Zugich, and the Chase Jarvis Live Show.


need a quick weeknight dinner? Check out this easy 10 minute sheet pan shrimp scampi recipe!

This 10 minute Shrimp Scampi.…again…and again…and again… LOL.



Relieved. Pookah got accepted into a Magnet School.


I felt so relieved that I had choices that at first I didn’t care where it was, I just knew he would be going.  But I’m so excited that my child is going to get a quality education FOR FREE.

We have been paying for education for eight long years.

This is life changing! I’m nervous, of course, for my child to go from the sheltered environment of a church school to public school. But I’m sure it will be good for him. Broaden his horizons you might say. LOL.



Instagram Stories.

Guys, I feel like a traitor! I am a die-hard Snapchatter. I stan for Snapchat. While I have always understood why some of my favorite snapchatters abandoned Snapchat for Instagram stories, I wasn’t on board. But then I ventured on for my morning cup series. And then I found myself OBSESSED with the creative things you can do with Instagram Stories. And the things the creative people I follow are doing. While some of the stories are …bad ( like Snapchat), the majority in my feed are exciting, creative and fun! Added to the fact that Instagram Stories has that hands free option…..listen……

So I’ve been trying a few things other than my morning cup of coffee. Not everyday, but…I’m intrigued. Head on over to Instagram to see me trying to be more creative with my stories.. Who do you follow who has great stories on Instagram? And have you abandoned Snapchat?


Photo Credit: Mom 2.0 Blog

My Trip to Mom 2.0! I need a dress for the Iris Aways because……….

I am humbled and excited that I got nominated for  THREE Iris Awards. GUYS!!!

I am nominated in Instagram of the Year, Best Photography and…..Mom Blog of the year? *insert blank stare*

I…have no words. Guys. Whoever out there who nominated me for any of these categories, I thank you. You have no idea how inspiring and uplifting this is for me. There are days when I wonder if anyone is paying attention to my little corner of the internet. But to know that someone is, is so humbling.

Thank you.

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find out what is going on in my life: Currently April. Including the Iris Awards, Chewing gum, Court of Mist and Fury
  • Reply
    April 24, 2017 at 9:13 am

    No matter how hard l try, I just can’t get into live video…not Instagram stories and l tried Snapchat a couple of times. Not for me. Love the shrimp scampi. Don’t blame you for making it again and again and again. :-).

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      April 25, 2017 at 5:22 am

      I was not into live video for a long time, but Brandi Riley dragged me kicking and screaming. Just try it one time!

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    April 24, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Just when I mastered Snapchat they came along with insta stories. I haven’t seen anything super creative so I’ll have to check out your feed to get some ideas and congrats on your nomination.

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      April 25, 2017 at 5:20 am

      Thank you! I follow a lot of photographers and artists. I think that’s why I see so many creative things!

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    April 24, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    You know I STAN for SNapchat! I’m not doing IG stories. NOPE! You will win at least one of those awards. I’m thinking the mom one. LOL.

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    ShaBree Henry
    April 25, 2017 at 11:20 am

    I felt so guilty venturing to stories. Guess I’m not alone, lol Never get comfy on social media.

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    April 25, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    You were actually one of the first people I started following on SnapChat…I love SnapChat too, Im trying to find ways to be more exciting when I post but I always forget to post. LOL!! And that 10 minute Scampi is on my list of meals to make!

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      April 26, 2017 at 8:17 am

      AWWW!! Thank you!!!

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    Mimi Green
    April 25, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I’m trying to utilize Instastories a bit more. I need to get fancy and add links and all of that. I likely need a YouTube video tutorial.

    I love Gorgeous in Grey and KelaWalker

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      April 26, 2017 at 8:16 am

      i love Gorgeous in Grey too. I used to love her on Snapchat and I started following her on Insta when she moved mainly over there

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    April 26, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Congrats on your 3 Iris Awards! I think that is so dope! Also I love Chewing Gum a lot…its such a funny show I cry laugh through both series!

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    Michelle Thames
    April 26, 2017 at 10:29 am

    OOH I will be at mom 2.0 too! Cant wait to meet you! Congrats on your nominations!!

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    April 26, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Wayminute! There’s a hands free option for IG stories? Well I just feel really late. I will figure that out today. I heard about chewing gum and then forgot so I’m glad you reminded me!

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    Bree Davis
    April 27, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Congrats on the award nominations! And thanks for sharing all of these. I’m especially interested in checking out chewing gum. Ive been hearing some great things about the show and the main character! And I just love how Netflix has a plethora of shows featuring awesome Black people!

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    Kasi Perkins
    May 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I must check out the Chewing Gum series, I’ve seen posts about it a lot lately. And that shrimp looks so good!

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