Monday, May 31, 2010

Things Im TOTALLY Into Right Now

For whatever reason i felt the compulsive need to write a composite list of EVERYTHING i love doing right now in my life...lol...have fun reading...Maybe ull start to enjoy some of the same things i like these days. :
1. taking long evening walks through the nieghborhood with poots. I bought a SMALLER stroller that i JUST love for 15.00 from Walmart the other week. Its sooooo convient and cool. she LOVES it and sometimes fall asleep in the thing. PLus i am able to get in more excercise.
2. Exercising. I TOTALLY enjoy walking, running, biking, and abs exercises. I have decided to go to the gym in the mornings when i get off work just before i go home. from 7-7:45 or 8am. Its sooo energizing. It relieves my stress, depression, irritation. WONDERFUL!!! i plan on exercising EVERYDAY for one month...uh...i would post my progress but that would mean i would have to show my "baby belly". Although its not rediculously FAT...i have a plethera of extra skin that im sure will never go away...so i aint showin. looool. Maybe ill find a different way to show u, by covering up somehow. idk...we'll see.
3. Going to the Library. i swear i want to read every book in there. I feel like yea...extra schooling is important and college is DEFFINATLY somethingi will complete in my lifetime...but until then i will enjoy every free book BCPL has to offer. I love taking poots there and getting all the learning dvd's we can carry. i LOVE reading to her...i love taking all the little panth;ets that talk about local even ect...the smell of the books...ok ill stop right here. loool
4. Juicing. I have sooo many juice combinations i CANT wait to try out. i plan on buying my own juicer at the end of the month if money isnt too tight. YEAAA
5. Aveeno Lotion: is the BEST THING EVER for my skin! OMG!!! i remember i used to use this stuff BEFORE my ecxema got so bad, back when i was younger and it wasnt so bad. But Aveeno has REALLY helped my skin not to be so dry. i LOVE it. plus it doesnt break me out like Shea Butter does...but i STILL rep the shea butter for my hair! WHICH by the way is GROWING GROWING GROWING!! i can TOTALLY keep better trck of my growth with the sides shaved.
6. PLants and Flowers. i have recently fallen IN LOVE with flowers and TALL tree like plants. i LOVE them. so beautiful and refreshing to look at not to mention how good they are for your air indoors. i have quite a few now. plan on collecting more. if its ok with the hubby. he doesnt like plants. loool
7.Vegetarianism. i do pretty good with this when i am home..but when i go out or when im eatting at someone eles house i get VERY off track. i REALLY need to nip this in the bud cause there are SOOO many options out there, vegetarians TOTALLY arent limited in there food. it just takes self control
8.Crocheting: i want to make my own line of crochet accesories and go into business for myself as a non profit organization to help women with cancer, and homeless women
so i think thats it, my lovlies..i wish i could find someone who shared in these likes that lived close to me that i could befriend and we be all juicin, vege, exercising....wait...i TOATLLY have a friend like that...my cousin. imma have to call her and we hook up on this. she TOTALLY my inspiration and a cool cat.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Juicing Recipes

Others' Favorite Juicer Recipe
See recipe contributions from other fellow juicers:


Detox and Eye-Strengthening
My favorite detox and eye strengthening blend:

- apple
- orange
- carrot
- ginger
- whole lemon (with peel)

3 - 5 glasses a day for one week,...

Booster Not rated yet
- 2 apples
- 1 orange
- 2 stalks of celery
- 300g of carrot

Cut into small pieces (no peel) and juice, serve with some ice cube.



Thai Refresher Not rated yet
I thought I would share a favourite of mine, I call it the 'Thai Refresher':

* Apple
* Spinach
* Cucumber
* Celery
* Coriander
* Mint


And ...

Makes me Happy! Not rated yet
2 Apples (Fuji)
1 Pear
1 head of Romaine lettuce
2 Carrots

* With a splash of ginger *

Don't let the color fool you, it's tastee!




Morning Tonic Not rated yet
1 Bitter Melon
1 English Cucumber
1 to 3 Carrots

This will make your skin look awsome.
I've been doing this for over a year now.
People guess my ...

Anti-inflammatory Not rated yet
My 13 year old daughter's knee inflammation has reduced by about 80% since drinking this. She's off pain meds, and now working on strength at physical ...

Kick-start the day! Not rated yet
My fabulous blow-your-mind juicing recipe to kick start the day:

- raw beetroot
- bean sprouts
- parsley
- carrot
- apple




Delicious Juice! Not rated yet
This red juice is so delicious that you don't even realize it's good for you. Try it and you will be pleasantly surprised! This makes 1/2 a glass, so if ...

Added ingredients for juicing Not rated yet
I have not read all your excellent article but wish to add my own experience on juicing.

Every morning, for breakfast I prepare the following juice:...

Liver cleansing Not rated yet
This is my favorite.
All the best stuff for liver cleansing and blood purifying:

- 1 medium sized beetroot
- 2 carrots
- 1/2 lemon (with peel)
- a ...

Anything goes Not rated yet
My concoction:
- beets
- carrots
- fennel
- ginger
- lemon
- kale
- cucumber
- broccoli
- green apple

....fantastic!



Tasty green juice Not rated yet
Vegetable juice:

- piece of broccoli (both floret and stem)
- 2-4 carrots
- handful of fresh spinach (or parsley)
- 2-3 celery ribs

Optional items:...

Beat the Monday blues Not rated yet
I work 16 hour day weekends at the hospital ... And nothing makes me feel better than this recipe on Monday mornings when I wake up after all those long ...

Shiny happy skin Not rated yet
I use this when my skin is looking dull and dry. A great way to make it glow:

- 1 small tomato
- 1/4 cantaloupe
- 2 stalks celery
- piece of ginger
...

More energy, more motivated Not rated yet
I'm new to juicing but every morning I have:

- carrot
- beetroot
- apple
- a green (kale/cabbage/spinach/asparagus, etc).

Carrot Juice for Skin Health

Your skin is a reflection of your underlying health. Good nutrition including fresh vegetable juice such as carrots can play a role in creating better-looking skin. Carrot Juice is used for skin health to provide curative and preventative properties for healthy glowing skin. The largest organ in the body, our skin is the first defense against germs and the environment. One of the best ways to slow the aging of skin is to ensure the skin is well hydrated by consuming fresh juice and plenty of water each day.

Carrots are regarded as the 'herbal healer' of skin diseases as they promote the repair of skin tissue. Carrot juice is a valuable source of Vitamin A, which is a major vitamin for skin health. Carrots are rich in antioxidants, including phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals, which protect, nourish and moisturize the skin. Nutrition received from carrots helps to reduce photosensitivity to promote skin renewal and protect the skin from sun damage.

Carrot juice acts as an anti-inflammatory and revitalizes and tones the skin. Cosmetically, carrots are used to treat dermatitis, eczema, rashes and wrinkles caused by free radicals. Carrot juice is also used to assist in the healing of cuts and abrasions. Complexion problems due mainly to toxic overload in the body and an acidic condition in the blood can be stabilized through consumption of carrot juice. Potassium in the carrots helps to neutralize the excess acid and the vitamin A assists the liver in flushing toxins from the body.

A recent study in the Netherlands found a significant link between skin condition and the level of vitamin A in the blood. Natural vitamin A in the form of Beta Carotene is abundant in fresh carrot juice thereby negating the need for vitamin A supplements.

Vitamin A deficiencies in the body include: premature wrinkling, skin impurities, acne, dry, scaly and rough skin, especially on the arms and legs. Carrot juice applied daily is great for uneven skin tones due to blemishes and pigmentation. Extract juice from carrots and pineapple using a juicer: mix pineapple juice and carrot juice together, apply it on the face and wash off after 15 minutes. Use this daily to achieve clear and even toned skin.

Drink carrot juice in small doses, as the body is unable to assimilate more than 8oz of carrot juice at a time. Large consumptions of carrot juice daily over a period of weeks may result in a yellow tinge to the skin. At best it will give a healthy glow to your tan. The skin discoloration is completely harmless and occurs primarily on the hands and feet. Either your body is unable to process carotene properly or your liver is toxic. Either way for healthy nutrition it is important not to concentrate on only one juice source.

A healthy skin is achieved internally through a nutritious diet incorporating fresh vegetable juice. Carrot juice is effective in maintaining and enhancing a soft, smooth disease free skin. An invigorating and refreshing juice, start drinking carrot juice today and tell me if you see a difference in your skin

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Product g&b ft. Carlos Santana "Maria Maria"

Shakira "Give it Up to Me"

Monday, May 17, 2010

Jennifer Lopez "Jenny From The Block"

Jennifer Lopez "Get Right"

Jennifer Lopez "Play"

LL Cool J ft. Jennifer Lopez "Control Myself"

Jennifer Lopez "All I Have"

Jennifer Lopez "Baila"

Jennifer Lopez "Waiting For Tonight"

Jennifer Lopez "Love Dont Cost A Thing"

Jennifer Lopez "Im Real"

Jennifer Lopez "Im Glad"

Jennifer Lopez "Aint it Funny"

Jennifer Lopez "Aint it Funny" rmix

Jennifer Lopez "If You Had My Love"

Esther Dean "Drop It Low"

Alicia Keys ft. Beyonce "Put It In A Love Song"

Just Writting

Well, i am starting my new members classes for Set The Captives Free church. i havnt told my mom i am waiting for the proper time. i am pretty sure haters cant wait to inform her about my religious preference. thats just how JW's do..snitch. loool. but i have no hard feelings toward them, they are Christians.
Keeping Poots more lately has been fun and enjoyable. we have fun during the day together. we eat vegetarian meals, and play school, and take naps. looool. shes the best!! i am KINDDA looking foward to going on vacation with my in-laws. i say KINDDA cause on one had im not liking the fact that we will be so strapped for cash, and i have no bathing suite. on top of that i have to be around mr. quentin (devin's dad) and while i dont DISLIKE him, he irritates me. he's a "know it all", and i CANT STAND know it alls. but i am looking forward to it, because i will be with ms. paula (devin's mom) i LOVE and ADORE her. for my birthday she bought me a new book! she is DEVINE!! i like talking to her and spending time with her. when i talk to her i feel refreshed, unlike most other people in my life. loool.
This weekend was my birthday (may15th) and devin and i had a BALL together!! as we usually do. when i am not stressed out we are the best of friends, we get along perfectly and i enjoy myself with him. he's my rock.
i feel so cloudy for some reason, like, not clear mentally. idk if i am just extreamly tired or, exactly what it is, maybe i need to exercise? devin and i are going to get bicycles. im excited about that becaus i figure during the summer months i could ride my bike to and from work, and cut down on gas and my carbon footprint. im trying to live and eat more "green". loool. i have DRAMATICALLY cut down on my meat consumption. eatting more veggies, ect. as a matter of a fact today i used a friend of mine's juicer and juiced some veggies. Im going to start using that more.

I LOVE THE FACT

that my mom is natural!!! i had no idea that for the last two years she hasnt gotten a perm. that is sooo cool. if i could just convince her to cut the permed ends off and wear it natural, we'd be in the money. she still has the mentality that her natural hair isnt good enough so she covers it over with weaves ect. what the point of being natral if you dont go along with the transitio mentally. and upgrae your thinking to the fact that natural hair is beautiful no matter what. but 75% of the matter is taken care of by the fact that she has stopped perming. loool. THIS Is just one more example of y i wish my mom and i could be close and have a close relationship. we could SOOOO bond over natural hair talk and products and styles. poots would have wonderful examples of two great women in her life (mom and grandma) being natural. all i can do is pray about it

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Destiny's Child "Soldier"

TLC "No Scrubs" (1999 VMA performance)

i remember when the VMA's was my ISH!!now they are sooo wack! i remember watching this performance and being IN LOVE with TLC!!

TLC "No Scrubs"

TLC "Waterfalls"

TLC "Creep"

Micheal Jackson "Leave Me Alone"

Micheal Jackson "In The Closet"

Micheal Jackson "Remember the Time"

Janet Jackson "Doesnt Really Matter"

Total "Trippin"

Janet Jackson "Son of a Gun"

Beenie Man ft Janet Jackson "Feel it Boy"

Janet Jackson "Go Deep"

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Janell Monae "Many Moons"

Janell Monae "Tightrope"

Ciara "Never Ever"

Shai "If I Ever Fall In Love"

Monica "First Night"

Mariah Carey "Cant Let Go"

Mariah Carey "Anytime You Need A Friend"

Mariah Carey "Make it Happen"

Mariah Carey "Sweetheart"

Mariah Carey "Honey"

Babyface "there she goes"

Nelly ft. Fergie "Party People"

Truth Hurts "So Addictive"

Javiar "Crazy"

TLC "Diggin on You"

Ciara "Ride"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

what i have decided to do

is to not return to school until Akira is in school. its only two more years. i think devin is going to go back now. and im proud of him for that. iv wanted him to go back to school for quite some time. but my reason for postoning school for a while is because i REALLY feel like i want to focuse all of (or MOST of) my free time on raising poots, and teaching her. i dont want to take time away from her to fulfill my personal goals, i feel i should have done that when i was single. but i didnt. and thats MY fault not poots'. do i make sense? ill go to school during the hours that she's in school. so there is no time away from her. i want to spend this time raising her and preparing her for whats ahead, giving her a hed start. so i told devin that on tuesdays, thursdays and fridays i would keep her with me, and i made a MAJOR list and schedule of some of the fun things i have planned for us o do. im excited!! but already sleepy. loool





Mothers Day

The best part of mothers day was doing what i was meant to do...be a mother. spending time with her




the hawk still flys!!


Devin got me Roses just because. awwwww



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Poots in Storyville

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Pictures Poots Took of Me Doing Her Hair




lmbooooooooooo!!! HAHAHA!!!! her face is sooo straight and serious.

Weekend Foolery: 5/1-5/2

some random pics i took of my hair. so u can see how much its grown lately, and then for devin and i's date night this month we went bowling with another couple. FUN TIMES!!