Tuesday, December 27, 2011


As some may notice, I don't style my hair much. I shouldn't even call this a style because its so simple. I simply took to sections from each side of the front of my hair and did a modified basket weave. I placed the hair as if I wear going to basket weave, secured with one bobby pin and added a flower lol (haven't worn those in awhile). I just left the back out. I lover this style because its so similar to my usual do, but just a tad more interesting :)

sorry if the pics don't do justice....

My latest obsession.... Instagram!

Im getting out of control. I keep saying there won't be any new social media programs for me, but I can't help it. I love taking pictures and I love sharing them. Mainly because I always seem to think if I don't upload somewhere I may lose them forever. anyways, Instagram is a photo editing and sharing app for the iPhone. You can connect and search for almost anything. Heres a peek at what it can do



By no means is this the best of instagram but I just liked the picture. Since Im not a big app reviewer, heres a link for those interested in a good review

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I just made my first batch of experimental muffins, lol. I started with a basic muffin mix and then tweaked the ingredients. I was shocked they came out very good:)

Friday, December 16, 2011

My kids decorated the tree

All by themselves lol. They are 2 &4. It all started with the 4 year old winning to decorate, I grabbed the decorations from the garage ( the tree was already up and is pre-lit)and they just started hanging ornaments without direction. They weren't fighting or anything lol. I figure, I would let them continue cuz last year they "rearranged" everything I did anyway lol

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Our night out

Back in Novemember Jarred and I went to his coworkers wedding. It was nice meeting everyone, they had such wonderful things to say about him and said that "he speaks so highly of you and the kids" lol It was great to hear that. Anyways we had a great time, the wedding was at a pretty nice venue. There was a cocktail hour before the wedding, intermission after the ceremony with drinks and appetizers, followed by dinner and dancing. They had a live band who were pretty awesome and played everything! They were fabulous!!!! The best part of the night was dressing up of course and Jarred actually danced! lol We had a really good time

o, I must mention my dress was of course my "instant cool piece" its from express

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Another braid out

This is my "go to" style, especially when I need a retwist. I simply wash my hair with terresssentials mud wash and little oil to braid. I usually do about 10-14 braids and that's it! My hair is soft, clean, moisturized and looks quite lovely... Lol

Monday, December 5, 2011

Swimming with Dolphins in Jamaica

As promised.... more Jamaica :)

Raspberry Muffins :)

I wanted to type this up qucikly to share my newest addiction! BAKING!!! I dont know whats gotten into me ,but I have been obsessed with baking. This recipe is for Raspberry Muffins with a streusel topping. This was relatively easy to make and did not require too many crazy ingredients.
Streusel mix

Muffin Mix


Before oven

After and all done :)

They came out great! Especially for my first try. I had to keep them in the oven longer than 20 minutes because they werent quite done. An extra 8 minutes or so did the trick :)
Heres a link to the recipe http://www.food.com/recipe/raspberry-muffins-296241

Thursday, December 1, 2011


As if I need another social site..... Bt interest seems pretty cool. I learned about it last night from a coworker and promised I wouldn't get involved. The more I thought about it, along with some free time this morning I couldn't help but check it out.

What is it?

BAsically, its like a inspiration board. You can "pin" pictures of almost anything. Clothes, jewelry, hairstyle, food, recipes, crafts. Anything!

I was very disappointed to learn that you need an "invite" to join. Im hoping it won't take long. I look forward to using pinterest because I think it will eliminate my use of twitter and spring pad which I don't use that often.

Look out for my pins! well, if I ever get that invite email :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thinking about a little hair cut

I shouldn't even call it a hair cut, more so a trim. I have always battled with much looser hair in the front of my hair than the back. I recently trimmed a few of my ends in the middle because my ends were still straight and stringy. Ewwwwe, can't stand it lol. I'm thinking about doing the same in the front. I have about 2 inches of ends that just look like trash and I can't stand it. The back is where it's at! My hair is nicely curled and the ends are sorta circular and look amazing compared to the trashy front. I hope this little trim does the trick

Thursday, November 24, 2011

It's THanksgiving!

I'm Thankful for life, health, sound mind, beautiful family,the best husband, crazy sweet beautiful children, great friends, my career, my house, for Jesus Christ because without him I would have nothing!

Today will be spent having dinner at my house for the third year in a row. It started the year my son was born and we've just continued with it. Excited to see my family and just enjoy a day of thanks. Of course you can't help but think of family and friends that can't be with us for whatever reason, but I still praise God because I know he knows what is best for all of us.

Oh yeah, how could I forget my brand new nephew! It's his first thanksgiving and we are so blessed to have him. Over the years I realize that having healthy children are truly a blessing!!!!! Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed in the same way and I thank God for each and every child in my family!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Buddy!

My little boy is 2 today! I remember his birth like yesterday, lol. It was uneventful but still memorable because I remember having contractions all night before then waking in the morning thinking they had slowed down. I went to the hospital anyway because I started freaking out thinking my water broke and was meconium stained (happened with Ava) Anyways baby boy was born @ 6:18pm 7.10 ounces. I loved that he didn't leave my room once when we were in the hospital! He has been such a joy and a great blessing!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Rewist, by yours truly

Its been months since I retwisted my hair myself. I had gotten lazy and spoiled after my visits with the loctician. I decided last night to man up and give it a go. I washed my hair with terresentials mud wash (still love that), then began retesting the front only. I tried a few methods to keep the roots tight while drying. Clips work best and even though they are annoying, thats what I will be using. I didn't use any product, I just used water. I only did the front of my hair because the back is ok and won't be seen too much. My hope is that this will last me at least until next week (wedding to attend) I plan on keeping my hair in the little side ponytail all week and not playing in it too much, lol

please excuse the junk in the background lol

Instant Cool piece...swimwear

So this is a swimsuit cover up I ordered from Macys. I wanted a “grown up” cover up and of course it needed to be fabulous. Its sheer but, thats just fine with me :)

Since these are Jamaica pics, I will share a little bit about the day I had this on. The beach pics were taken right before we did some very light snorkeling. We snorkeled right on the resort which was convenient but not anything to brag about. The water wasn’t super clear, but at least we seen some fish and the water was very warm. It wasn’t crowded at all which was also a plus.

The shark pic is from another day when we went on a Catamaran Cruise. It was taken at the legendary Margarittaville. These things deserve their own post, so I will discuss on another day.

Lastly, I am also testing out flickr. I finally got fed up with google picasa and am giving flickr a try. I hope I won’t be disappointed

*I created this post last month, but my MAcjournal software refused to upload it.... had to do it the hard way lol

Friday, November 18, 2011


My macbook is back~! Well new actual laptop, but all my files are the same and nothing was lost thanks to Jarred. He backed everything up using time machine and a external hard drive….I think. I am now revisiting old blogging software to make my blogging easier. WHen I first got my macbook last year, I went crazy downloading and trying software. I never really found something I love. But, I also didn't take the time to really become familiar with all the programs had to offer. I am very inpatient and have high expectations when it comes to my gadgets. lol programs and devices sometimes don't even stand a chance within 2 minutes of us meeting.

Anyways, I am using Marsedit right now to blog and so far its ok. I am annoyed that I cant easily add multiple pictures simultaneously. But I will give it a shot! So far the best blogging program I have encountered is Blogsy, its made for iPad:) I hardly have any complaints about that one

ok, pic explanation… i just choose this one randomly. It was the day I cut Jks hair.

Toodles for now

Monday, November 14, 2011

And back to the OR we go

I usually don't bring work home or even blog about it much. I do a great job of separating the two. Tonight a patient of mine had to make a trip back to the OR. It's always sad and you leave work feeling like its all your fault! I know I didnt personally cause the problem, but I question my nursing care. Maybe I should have noticed sooner, did this, didn't do that..... Idk it makes me sad and I hope in the end this one is ok. I'm sure he will be but it still bothers me:(

My MacBook is out of commission

And it's all my fault. I foolishly left my MacBook and about 3 ounces of tea on my dining room table while I used the bathroom. Within 5 minutes my son gave my MacBook the drink of death. I immediatley wiped it off and checked to see if it was still working. It was working so I just shut it down and thought I was safe:( later that day when jarred got home, I told him what happened and turned it on again. It worked just fine except the sound was a little funny. Before I knew it the screen went blank!

And now, here we are. Were trying to decided if its better to get it repaired or sell it for parts(sounds awful) and get a new one. Repairs could cost $600 and a new MacBook is $1100. Decisions, decisions.

Luckily, I don't really need a laptop and I also have my iPad and iPhone. I can and have used Ava's computer when I need a computer. Hopefully, I will have a new one soon or maybe I can learn to live with what I am left with..... It's not the end of the world but I miss my laptop :(

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Chef Tiffany

Earlier today I watched a YouTube video on an Indian dish. I thought it looked way enough so I have it a shot. I didn't have all the ingredients so I just used what I had on hand
-curry leaves
-ginger leaves
-couple garlic cloves
-cumin and pepper
- 1 can stewed tomatoes
-2 flounder cut in peices
This was relatively easy and can put pretty good. I had some coconut ginger rice hiding in he cabinet I paired it with. I will have to link the video a little later

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I cut my boys hair......

Remember my last post titled " I can't cut his hair" well I finally got the guts to take a couple inches off. I didn't want too, but he doesn't like getting his hair combed or braided so I felt it was unfair to keep torturing him. Now that it's cut I feel bad, lol I miss his big hair. You can't really tell the difference in the pics but def can in person.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I've been a slacker all my life and will probably continue to be lol. Ironically, I've always been a goal setter/ planner. Which inspires this post. I have so many things on my to do list of life and here are some
- learn Spanish
-learn a ballroom dance
-dress like a fabulous adult
-complete masters degree
-move to a bigger house
-become more professionally involved in my career
-begin running again and complete a 5k
-learn to swim.... Lol

I will be the big 3-0 in three years. Well it's more like 2.5! Lol anyways I hope to have completed at least half of these things by then:)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Spinach chicken with penne pasta

There was a lot more ingredients to this meal but time is not on My side( right now)and I must edit later....

Lemon thyme salmon with basil

Quick easy meal! I didn't get pics of the "after" because I inhaled it as soon as it was done. Lol I will edit this post later with details