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As much as my heart desires to complete a project 365 I just can’t do it. I’m way too flaky to take a photo a day and  the pettiness in me won’t let me take two photos on Wednesday and pass one off as being taken on Monday. Just not in me.

I still capture many random moments in our lives so I’ll share them from time to time as a glimpse into our life.

Here is life lately:

Imagine marinating the meat for your favorite meal, turning on the stove and discovering your stove cooked it’s last meal yesterday. This happened. I was without a stove for nearly a week. I did not cook and did not feel bad. In hindsight there is a crockpot and griddle that could’ve been used but that is neither here nor there . I had a week in which I did not cook and I didn’t feel any way about it.

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We managed to throw the most bootleg Superbowl party ever. Cause we are all in eradicate debt mode our budget didn’t call for a full on Superbowl party. When a few friends asked if they could come over, we said yes but you have to bring your own food and drink.

I know. I know.

It was the chicken wings  they left that fed us for the week while the stove was broken. Man, that really worked out. They got to see Bey in large form and hear her in surround sound and we got dinner for the week. WIN

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I have dreams of a wash and go this Summer. I keep chopping on my hair not because I love it so much but that I am hoping to get my curls back. I think I see them, do you? Heat damage is a muva.

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…and parenting these people has been challenging to say the least. They are developing their own personalities and are needing to be parented differently. Send wine and good vibes for my nerves of course.

Working on this for a March 1 launch. A little excited and a whole lot scared.

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I’m sure I’m not the only mother who doesn’t sleep when her kids are sick. A spiked fever or a puke session in bed while I’m sound asleep, the thoughts keep me sleeping with one eye open when I have a sicky poo. Then they wake up well rested and I’m tired.

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… and this is what strep looks like

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I suppose she became sick and tired to avoid cleaning up?

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What’s life looking like on your end?

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Carissa
    February 13, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    When it comes to hair my is looking the same…ohh the heat damage! I have one side that is coming back good and the other is on the slow end…trying to avoid another big chop but I see it in the future. Emma puked last night too…not sure what that is about, she isnt running a fever but she’s been sluggish…so Im tired right with you!!! Get some rest and hope the baby feels better soon!!
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    LaShawn
    February 14, 2016 at 8:44 am

    A 365 is hard. The only way I’m surviving mine is to include iPhone photos too. A whole week without a stove?!? It would have even mutiny over here lol.
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    Lauren
    February 14, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one! I haven’t even blogged in a few weeks cause well…LIFE and a teething baby & work & whew. Love these pics you shared & super excited about Unlikely Market….I can’t wait to see what you have for us!
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    Law_Fal
    February 15, 2016 at 11:08 am

    I’m just ready for the sun to be out for more than a day at a time and for more than an hour after I leave this office. As much as I love Fall/Winter, I’m am ready for a shift in climate like a mofo. I’m just blah. Life is still life, I’m just spending a lot more time in my duster and headscarf while I deal with it.
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    Jenni
    February 15, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Not having a working stove is the worst! Those wings were definitely on time.
    Your curls look like they will be ready to go by summer.
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    Tia
    February 17, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I can def see your curls coming in. If our stove broke I would know that it was a break hand delivered from Jesus himself. I love cooking but doing it everyday can be tiring. We’re trying to save and eliminate debt as well so I’ve been living on that stove. No eating out over here…
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    Rae
    February 17, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Well, my stove didn’t break but I didn’t cook every day this week and I’m not guilty about that either.

    I also fall in love with the idea of actually completely a 365 Challenge but I know I just don’t have the time to put my all into it. So I just watch and cheer everyone else on.

    And yes, heat damage is the devil. I love the ease of being able to pull my hair back in a ponytail, but I miss my curls as well. My crown seems to have also taken a hit around the edges. It’s not noticeable to anyone else, but it is to me so I’m chillin on the heat for a while.

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    stephanie
    February 17, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Nice photo essay! Your curls definitely visible and looking great! BTW I can’t wait for your Unlikely Market to launch!

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