A Little Update

 

This blog won’t be full of cute activities and kiddos, but I just really have to share some stuff with you all..nothing bad if anything they’re great news.

First thing is I did it you guys! I wrapped up the presents and they are somewhat neatly under the tree. The kids have been okay with them I haven’t caught them trying to open them up. I also put up their little DIY ornaments and the tree is now complete.

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Second thing on the agenda, I don’t know if I have ever talked about it or not but I did go to college to become an MA but due to work and my schedule changing I was unable to finish. But during my journey I also took classes to get certified as a billing and coding specialist and since I only had to take the test to be certified I decided to go head and take it. I took it Nov 18th and those 5 hours and 45 mins were the longest hours of life!! Anyways long story short I didn’t pass. I must say that I was a bit sad but I have another shot at it before I have to pay again. So I will be going back to school to retake my exam review class. And I plan on taking my test again in March, so wish me luck.

Last but certainly not L E A S T, I will be making a few changes to my blog. The biggest change being the name of my blog! Yyeessss I will be changing it, don’t get me wrong I love the name I have now but I feel like it’s time for a change. I promise I won’t be changing it ever again, it will be something simple and something easy to remember. The look of my blog will be changing also and a few little things here and there. This change will happen sometime after Christmas.

And I will also be adding new things to my blog content wise. I’ve been running a few little polls on Twitter seeing what you guys are interested in. And I’m so excited!!

I cannot wait to share this new change with you guys!

Until next time

-Miriam

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Thanksgiving 2017

This Thanksgiving was a bit different for us all. I usually spend holidays with T’s family but since he’s out of town working I figured I would spend some VERY much needed time with my parents.

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Out day started out with some coffee for my mom and tea for me, we talked a little and then we began to prep the turkey. Yes, we waited till the day off to prep I know a lot of people prep the turkey and some even cook it the night before but not us..no ma’am we like to do things last minute. Which leads me to my next point we then went to Walmart to get some last minute stuff.

This year I was actually in charge of cooking, in th past years I only showed up to eat lol. So my mom asked me to make some ribs, macaroni & cheese, mashed potatoes, and dessert. I did well on 3/4 and I’m being super honest, the dessert sucked….

We got done cooking around four o’clock or so and we all ate except my dad, he wasn’t hungry. Let me tell y’all the food was delicious if I do I say myself. What made me even more happy was the fact that my family liked the food. I don’t always cook traditional Mexican dishes so to know that liked my cooking made my heart so happy.

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After eating my mom and I made the craziest decision of L I F E and decided to make our war to Target because she said the sweaters were ten dollars. Which I would like make clear that not all of them were! But ya know we made the best of it. We did get a few items and the line was crazy but not that crazy. I thought it would be much worse but it was pretty calm. I didn’t have luck finding Kamilah or Noah anything, but I did get Kason a cardigan and two shirts. I got myself two basic T-shirts and one sweater and my mom got two sweaters I believe.

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I loved spending time with my parents I took a few pictures here and there but I was trying to be in the moment. Noah won’t be in none of them because every Thanksgiving he goes to his dad house to celebrate with his other family.

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Even tough my little family wasn’t together I want to say that I am very thankful for them. We may have not been together but we all spent our holiday with people we love. I cannot wait to see how Christmas turns out for us this year. We already have our Christmas tree up and the kids will begin doing their little DIY projects this weekend since Noah is back from his dads’ yaaayyyy!

Until next time

-Miriam

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Thursday-Sunday

I’m a bit late on this post but it wasn’t on purpose. I schedules this post to go up on Saturday morning but it didn’t post for some reason. But better late than never…

Thursday

I went to my first concert ever! Yes I’m 25 (almost 26) I have never been to one. I was both happy and nervous to go, happy because I would finally be seeing H.E.R but extra nervous because I would be going by myself, cause none of my friends know who she is and also it was on Thursday night.

When I got to the venue there was already a line but not a really long one. By the way do you guys know how awkward it is to walk pass a bunch of people in small groups and they’re just staring at you while you walk by?? Umm freaking awkward.

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I stood in line for maybe 40 mins before they started letting us in. Skipped a few people because they didn’t have their tickets together, once I got in the venue I made sure to get a water because I was pretty close to the stage and the bar was a mile away (not really) but I wasn’t too sure if the venue would get really crowded. I was surrounded by the same people who were either right behind me or in front of me so we started making small talk. You know trying to pass time..

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The show started around 8:30 pm with Tiara Thomas opening up. I totally forgot to mention that both artist are RnB singers. That was my first time ever hearing Tiara but her voice was amazing.

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Then it happened H.E.R came out! The show was everything I could’ve ever imagined it to be, if not more. We were all singing with one another and it was just such a great time. I have so many videos of the concert that I had to delete a few pictures while I was recording because I was running out of memory. It was a night to remember for sure!

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If you guys have never listened to H.E.R please do, this girl is beyond talented.

Friday

Friday wasn’t suppose to happen the way that it did. The plan was to run a few errands with my mom and go buy our tickets for the circus for Saturday night. Wwweell we decided last minute to go Friday afternoon because the tickets would be a little cheaper on opening night.

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We only had about 30 mins to make it back before they opened up the doors. So as soon as the kids made it back from school which to my surprise I got a little turkey in return in stead of Kason

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We didn’t give them time to take their shoes off because we ran out the door. I don’t know why were even rushing if the rodeo is right around the corner from my moms house and we were still late. We were able to score some really good seats and I was able to snap a few pictures of the kids with the clowns. Win win for everybody!

Kason and Noah were so happy to be there while Ms. Kamilah wasn’t even worried about anything going on around. Nothing out of the norm she’s usually like that. If it doesn’t have to do with Trolls, Minnie Mouse, or any other character she likes she doesn’t care.

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I haven’t been to a circus since I was a little girl so I was pretty entertained not so much with the animals for my own reasons, but I was having a blast watching the clowns. Yes I was really laughing my pants off while the kids were looking at me like I was out of this world.

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I mean she was pretty much done before it even started…

Saturday

This was the day I had been dreading for over a year or so. I took my CPC test on this day and i won’t know my test results until some time next week I believe. The test was five hours and forty minutes I was so exhausted by the time I got out that I just wanted to go home and sleep. Which I did, the rest of the was very calm and chill.

Sunday

Another calm day, my mom, kids, and I went to Michaels to get ribbon for my Christmas tree and as soon as we walked in we saw the craft table! They were letting the kids decorate their own ornament(s) I grabbed my ribbon and bought the kids their clear ornaments and we made our way to the table of manny possibilities.

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Finished  product

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Kason and Noah wanted snowmans and Kami is small so I figured why not just write her name. Maybe next year she’l be able to draw or doodle something.

Can’ wait to show you guys my Christmas tree with these very special ornaments.

Until next time 

-Miriam

Kamis 1st Rep Photoshoot

I wanted to share with you all a few pictures of Kamis first rep photoshoot. Although we don’t officially rep for this store we love it and support it 100%.

It’s a local small shop owned and ran by one of my friends from middle school! So when she contacted me to see if I would like to collab with her when she first opened her shop i immidietly said yes! Why wouldn’t I!?!? She contacted me about doing a photoshoot for an upcoming Christmas release and I was like “yyyaaasss sign me up”. I really didn’ say that but the excitement was real y’all!

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Anyways so we had the session this past weekend and I want to share the pictures with you all!!

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“Let it snow”

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“Jingle Bells”

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Left to right

Oh Christmas Tree, Christmas explosion, and Jingle Bells

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Pink peppermint

She is releasing a few more that the girls weren’t able to be pictured with because well they’e kids lol. They want to run wild and free, atleast Kamilah did (sigh)

It was such a delight to work with Ashley (photographer) and Enor (shop owner) and I like that they are both helping each other grow. And I admire them because they are running their own business which is very empowering. And I’m glad that Kamilah and I get play a little role in it.

The collection is now live!!

Shop: Instagram.com/Loveforbows

Photographer: Instagram.com/ashgphoto

I know it’ a small post but I just wanted to share these amazing pictures and shop with you all.

 

 

Flourish VoxBox

Voxbox!!

Ive been waiting so patiently for an opportunity to get a voxbox from Influenster, and the time is finally here!! Just and FYI all these products were free for testing purposes.

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Look at all these goodies!!!

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So lets start off with the candy because that’s the best part right. Let me just say that Welchs has done it again! They were delicious, yes were because we demolished them the minute after I posted the picture on Instagram.

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Next we have Balance Nutrition Bar, it is cookie dough flavored so yyuumm. I haven’t tried it yet but I will tomorrow so I’ll be sure to post about it on either Instagram or twitter. But I mean who doesn’t love cookie flavored snacks.

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I’m excited to try this hair mask from Eva NYC, because I’ve never used one to begin with and because my hair definitely needs it.

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Origins Anti-agin Power Serum, I’ve honestly never used any serum. But I’ve heard wonderful things. So I’m excited as well I have yet to find any rinkles but hey a girl can never start too early. It’s a two week trial sample so it should last me a while.

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I’m personally a tea kind of gal. So when this baby was the first thing on top I almost died. I’ve heard wonderful things about FitTea but always hesitated to buy because “what if doesn’t work” thoughts always came to kind. Anyways so now that I have this free sample which by the way is not a sample at all it this bag retails for $25 dollars. It has individual tea bags and it’s a 14 day detox. I’ve already completed two days so far. The tea is very good people say they taste ginger i however taste the lemon which is an ingredient. I drink the tea early in the morning but I’m going to start taking it before I work out. I add honey instead of sugar by the way.

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I also got a few coupons just in case I want to purchase some more of the products mentioned above.

I am so happy to have gotten these products and I will keep you guys updated on how I liked the products I haven’t tried yet. So follow me on Instagram or Twitter.

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-Miriam

A Weekend With Us: The Zoo and Another Lazy Sunday

The crew and I took a trip to the zoo this past Saturday. It was great! The kids were so into the animals and asking so many questions. They were seriously amazed to see all the animals and to be so close in personal if you will. Kason and Noah walked the whole zoo while Ms. Diva (Kamilah) chose to take the easy route and sit in her stroller..she’s smart.

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We saw a show where they let birds fly all around, it was neat show. I mean I was blown away when a bird flew and took money off a guys hand (donation), and bring him back a bracelet. We also got the chance to feed the giraffes which was my F A V O R I T E ! 

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Besides it being like 90 something we enjoyed ourselves. Needless to say when we got home we all took a much needed nap.

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Sunday was another pretty relaxed day. We watched movies most of the day and went grocery shopping once the sun went down a bit.

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 Our weekends have been pretty relaxed for the past week or so, because we are trying to adjust to a small change made to our little family.

The kids start school soon so I plan on doing a little individual interview with the boys, to see how they feel about it.

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-Miriam

A Weekend With Us: School supply Shopping and Lazy Sundays

I’ve survived it! Yes the most dreaded time of the year well at least for me anyways…school supply shopping (insert suspenseful music here) Okay I’m not totally lying I love it. This is the first time that I shop for two kids. And to my surprise it was kinda easy! Kasons list consisted mostly of arts and crafts stuff while Noah’s got to the needy greedy rulers, erasers and all those fun supplies.

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I didnt get a few things on both lists so I’ll have to go back and look around for the few supplies we are missing. One of them being Manila paper, each school year it N E V E R F R E A K I N G fails. My next mission is uniform and shoe shopping, now this is the one thing I really dislike. My kids are very weird when it comes to clothes, the sizes vary. This is especially true with Kasom he is a very petite boy his waist is our problem. I looked around while I was getting their supplies but no luck so hopefully we have better luck this time around.

So after our Saturday fiasco our Sunday was pretty mellow. We stayed in our pjs and took naps throughout the day. After waking up from my nap I noticed that the kids had been inside all day and then I remembered I bought them some chalk so I decided to let them go out on the balcony and draw. Let me just tell y’all that it was S U P E R hot outside today. Texas heat is no joke! They had fun even if we only lasted 30 mins.

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We then ordered Cheddars and chilled, until bed time.

That was our weekend, nothing too exciting. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and hope that your week is just as amazing.

-Miriam