Archive | June, 2010

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27 Jun

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30 Ways To Be Happy, Healthy, and Wise

27 Jun

Copied this from someone’s blog and they got this from Essence Magazine. Thought this will help everyone
 in thier lives.

  1.  I maintain a healthy weight with little effort
  2.  My retirement is secure.
  3.  I have enough wealth to pass on.
  4.  I have found my soul mate, who cherishes me.
  5.  I embrace and enjoy my sexuality.
  6.  I relish adventures and special moments.
  7.  I love my work; it enriches others.
  8.  I own a successful business.
  9.  I take care of my body, and it takes care of me.
  10.  I radiate health, thanks to natural foods.
  11.  I am learning all that I need to know.
  12.  My credit is excellent, and I am debt-free.
  13.  I am free of drugs and nicotine.
  14.  I am free of drama, pain and regret.
  15.  I drink moderately in good spirits, or not at all.
  16.  I’ve got stamina, thanks to regular activity.
  17.  I work out to keep my body strong and supple.
  18.  I forgive all who have hurt or betrayed me.
  19.  I own a beautiful and love-filled home.
  20.  I have rainy-day funds, insurance and a will (legalzoom.com).
  21.  I sleep peacefully and awaken energized.
  22.  I embrace new experiences.
  23.  I look good and receive compliments daily.
  24.  My family and friends love and nourish me.
  25.  My neighbors and I look out for one another.
  26.  My time and talents strengthen others.
  27.  Within my village, I am raising a child.
  28.  I make a difference in this world.
  29.  I am protected and blessed.
  30.  I love my life.

Are any of you down for this challenge? Let me know!

Margarita

27 Jun

Margarita
From Scott Baird of 15 Romolo
Ingredients

salt
lime wedge
3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 ounce orange liquor (I used Combier)
2 ounces silver tequila (I used Corzo)

Directions

Pour salt onto a shallow plate or bowl. Wet the rim of a glass with the lime wedge. Dip into the salt. Fill the glass with ice.
Combine the lime juice, orange liquor, and tequila in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake hard for 45 seconds.
Strain into the prepared salt-rimmed glass and enjoy!
Makes 1 drink.

Pomegranate Mango Guacamole

23 Jun

Pomegranate Mango Guacamole
From Gourmet
Ingredients

3 ripe avocados
1/2 white onion, finely chopped
1 serrano chili, finely chopped, including seeds
1 lime, juiced
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
3/4 cup diced peeled mango
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

Directions

Cut the mango in half lengthwise. With a small sharp knife score the flesh both horizontally and vertically. Pushing on the skin of the mango, flip it inside out and cut off the flesh from the skin.

To remove the pomegranate seeds, cut the pomegranate in half and submerge in a large bowl of water then gently peel to remove all of the seeds.
Halve, pit, and peel avocados. Coarsely mash in a bowl. Stir in onion, chiles, 1/4 cup lime juice, and 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, then fold in pomegranate seeds, mango, and cilantro. Season with salt and additional lime juice.

20 Jun

Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food

My Daily Prayer

20 Jun

Dear Father,

Please forgive me father for I have sinned. I  have ingested unnatural food i have indulged in to much alcohal and not taken care of my body as you have commanded. Father my focus is off I havent read your Word, haven’t spoken with my spirit or in tongue. my self control is non existant. i havent been to church. i attempt to make decisions and choices on my own with asking and waiting for your direction.

i fight anger with anger i havent been a godly woman in the way i have handled situations.

today i am asking for your help to maintain self control, to clear my mind, focus on my god called position, maintain my queendom of a goddess, to look towards goodly things only, seperate me from the evil things and people.

To love unconditionally, to speak kindly, to read the word daily, to stay awake and be prepared for the time has come for your arrival.

i love you heavenly father

Hair Update

19 Jun
i have a confession to make. I permed my hair  and it was such a big mistake. so i have cut my hair off all over again. Not a short fro but like rihanna all short in the back and long in the front. i am going to transition my front out.
I feel such like a traitor. but what i do know is that short hair is just better for me i think it is more sexy but i still love my long hair sista’s.
shout out to mop top maven.
i will post pics but i am so unphotogenic

Lost In Translation

19 Jun

so for the past couple of days i turned my television off and just have been reading. reading mostly love stories. I dont know if it is because its my time of the month. but i hate television and am loving the peace and quiet.

the only real problem is i havent had a desire to pick up my bible. i bought a new one, read the bible in 90 days but i cant stay focused.

im in such a stand still rut. I have p90X and i havent even started it yet. havent read my bible, and havent put one foot over the other to just do what i need to do  HO HUM

37 things to never apologize for

18 Jun

1. Never apologize for acting on your instincts. Listening to your body – then taking action on what you hear – is the hallmark of heroic people.

2. Never apologize for all the tears you’ve cried. Crying cleanses the soul. Shoot for once a month. Even if it’s just a brief mist at a tender moment in a sad movie.

3. Never apologize for anything in your portfolio. If you feel the need to do so, it probably doesn’t belong in your portfolio in the first place.

4. Never apologize for asking for what you need. The answer to every question you DON’T ask is always no.

5. Never apologize for asking questions. When you stop asking questions, you don’t just run out of answers – you run out of hope.

6. Never apologize for asserting yourself. The word “assert” comes from the Latin asserere, which means, “to claim, maintain or affirm.” And that’s exactly what you’re entitled to: Your opinion. Your belief. Your say. Let nobody take it away from you.

7. Never apologize for being a health nut. Next time someone says, “What are you, on a diet or something?” look them straight in the eye and say, “Yeah – you got a problem with that?” Then, when they back down, you go right back to eating your tofu.

8. Never apologize for being a newbie. Everyone great chess master was once a beginner.

9. Never apologize for being early for an appointment. In the history of Corporate America, no employee has ever been fired for consistently arriving ten minutes early to every meeting.

10. Never apologize for being funny. The world is too damn serious. We need you. Seriously.

11. Never apologize for being human. Once you do, you’re no longer human – you’re a cyborg.

12. Never apologize for being passionate. Unless you’re passionate about stabbing strangers with broken Coke bottles.

13. Never apologize for being smart. That’s the ONE thing the government, the media (and every other entity that’s trying to control you) is terrified of: Smart people who take action. Be one of those people.

14. Never apologize for being the age that you are. It’s just a number. “A chicken ain’t nothing but a bird,” as my Grandpa likes to say.

15. Never apologize for breaking a rule that isn’t really a rule. Be proud of yourself for being a rule breaker. Then go break another one.

16. Never apologize for calling bullshit on someone. Especially when nobody else is the room is going to do it and this person REALLY needs to be taken to task.

17. Never apologize for demanding respect. If you’ve demonstrated that you deserve respect by giving it to others first, you’re good to go.

18. Never apologize for disagreeing. Especially if you do so respectfully. On the other hand, if you’re disagreeing for the sake of disagreeing, or because of your pathological need to be right, that’s a different story.

19. Never apologize for expressing yourself. That’s all “leadership” is: The full, free expression of your truth. Don’t say you’re sorry for that.

20. Never apologize for falling in love. Your heart’s calling the shots.

21. Never apologize for falling OUT of love. Your heart’s still calling the shots – even when you throw up an air ball.

22. Never apologize for getting something off your chest. That which you suppress will find a home in your body. And then it will trash the place.

23. Never apologize for giving it your best shot. As my Grandpa also reminds me, “You do the best you can with as many as you can.”

24. Never apologize for growing up privileged. As long as you scrap the entitlement attitude, remain grateful for everything you’ve ever been given and respect the life situation of those who are less fortunate, it’s all good.

25. Never apologize for having an overabundance of love in your life. Instead, circulate what you’ve got. Pay it forward. Share it. People need it. Especially St. Louis Rams fans. God we suck.

26. Never apologize for lack of experience. Instead, share your Learning Plan; demonstrate your dedication to lifelong learning and practice becoming the world’s expert at learning from your experiences.

27. Never apologize for lack of information. Ignorance is acceptable. Staying ignorant, however, is stupid.

28. Never apologize for liking stupid movies. Movie snobs annoy me. Some of my favorite movies are among the most ridiculous films ever made. So I love Road House. Sue me.

29. Never apologize for living your truth. Few things in the world are more important.

30. Never apologize for looking out for yourself. Self-preservation is a primary driver of human behavior. It’s how we’re wired.

31. Never apologize for loving yourself. If you do, you probably don’t love yourself as much as you thought.

32. Never apologize for making a decision from the heart. Remember: It’s not thee truth – it’s YOUR truth.

33. Never apologize for needing alone time. Solitude is soil. Solitude is medicine. And if you don’t get your fix every day, your life will suffer.

34. Never apologize for needing to use the bathroom. Yesterday a girl in my yoga class walked out of the room and actually said to the teacher, “I have to pee, I’m SO sorry.” Unbelievable.

35. Never apologize for not being there when someone called. You have a life, too. People can’t expect you to wait eagerly by the phone all hours of the day.

36. Never apologize for not embracing someone else’s agenda. Especially if that agenda robs you of your true talent.

37. Never apologize for occasional absentmindedness. Everyone’s brain farts.

Mint Julep

12 Jun

Mint Juleps for a Crowd
Adapted from Essentially Lilly: A Guide to Colorful Entertaining by Lilly Pulitzer

Ingredients

4 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 ounce (1 bunch) mint leaves, plus another additional bunch, for serving
Kentucky bourbon, such as Maker’s Mark
Crushed ice

Directions

Stir sugar and water in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer gently for 10 minutes. Place 1 ounce fresh mint leaves into large bowl; pour hot syrup over leaves. Let cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate overnight.
Using a slotted spoon, remove mint leaves from syrup and discard mint. Pour mint syrup into large pitcher. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Set out pitcher of mint syrup, bourbon, and crushed ice. Arrange additional mint sprigs in a bud vase with water to keep them fresh. Allow guests to assemble their own cocktails, adjusting measurements to suit their own preferences. In general, fill glasses with crushed ice and add approximately 1/4 cup bourbon and 2 tablespoons mint syrup, then add as many mint leaves as desired and stir to combine. Garnish with a sprig of mint and enjoy.
Serves 12.