This is just an appreciation post about my beautiful sisters-in-law, Deja and Whitley, in both their pressed and natural glory. They are the best. @the_real_mrs.carter I know it's taken longer to get where we are, but I wouldn't change it for the world. Love you, and that you are such a presence in our lives now. And @yella_rena_ , the ride or die... you've been a friend and sister to me for years now, and I love you tons. Y'all are super Aunties too. You are appreciated. ❤ #mysistersinlaw#blackgirlmagic#DejasnaturalhairhasitsownpersonalityandisnamedFancy#teamnatural
Did you know that October is Black History Month in the United Kingdom? (It's their 30th year celebrating.) Today I woke up and saw that some of Lola's photos were being displayed by an organization in the UK as part of their Black History Month Celebration. How cool! 😊
First of all, I am cracking up at my 2 year old dancing around the living room, singing "I got the moves!" (A la Big Sean.) 😂
Secondly, our whole house has been decimated with sickness this past couple of weeks. As I type this, Lola and I are both feverish. Because of this, I have neglected our fundraising efforts for Lola's school. However, we have to turn in all orders tomorrow, so this is my last ditch effort! We would like to have 7 more orders, if possible!
To tell you a little about Lola's school, it is in the most culturally diverse school district in Washington State. Her school celebrates this diversity, and even had Lola's Black History Month photos displayed in the main hallway from Feb-June. They are a low income school, who believe all children should have a level playing field, and offer free breakfast and lunch to all students. Their motto is, "I am College bound!" And every child, from Kindergarten up, has it instilled in them that they can attend college. They often throw events, with transportation provided, to keep the children and parents engaged. All of this is to say that this fundraiser will help the PTA and school continue to do such things. If you can find it in your heart, and budget, to donate or place an order, it would be so appreciated!!!! You can get a magazine subscription for as little as $10! Thank you for reading this. Link is below, and in my bio!
https://shop.onlinefundraisingshop.com/customer/index/8233008 (Picture from when she was feeling better.)
Lola spiked a fever of 104.6 last night, and had a rough night. Today, she's getting fluids, popsicles, rest, and binging The Magic School Bus Rides Again. (She loves the OG Magic School Bus too, but we are enjoying the modern take on it too.)
Lola checking out the new plant...(she thinks it's pretty cool.) Poor Venus Flytrap was half dead at the store, not getting sunlight or water. They gave it to us 1/2 price because of that. Here's hoping it bounces back.
Hello friends and family! We are participating in Lola's first fundraiser for her school! You can visit Lola's page, and order online and have your items sent directly to your home, if you are so inclined. She'll get credit for the sale, and you'll help raise money for a good cause! There are over 500 items available to purchase, from cookie dough and candy, to wrapping paper or kitchen supplies, etc. Please check it out, and thank you for your time!!! ❤http://shop.onlinefundraisingshop.com/Customer/index/8233008 I will include a link in my bio!
2nd generation besties. ❤❤❤ While group video chatting with a couple of my best friends last night, Lola said she didn't feel well. (She's been trying to kick a cold.) My friend @awsuperwoman's sweetheart daughter saw and said that Lola needed soup, and was determined to get some chicken noodle soup to her today. So thank you ZoZo for your thoughtfulness, and to Ausha for the delivery! Love you guys. 😊
"There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
And when she was good,
She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was horrid."
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Lol, love this little one and all of her expressions. 😄😬
I am a daily coffee drinker and a red wine enthusiast... as a result, I don't have perfectly white teeth. I see the little ads for products online, and am a huge skeptic... I did decide to give this charcoal teeth whitening powder a try though, and was actually really impressed with my results from my first use. (And I cheated and didn't brush with it for the full 5 minutes, lol.) But there was definite improvement. Anyway, this isn't an ad or anything, I promise, and I have no affiliation with the company, I just wanted to let any of you that may be looking for a natural teeth whitening product know that this stuff seems to work well. (Please excuse my crooked smile.) #blkdiamond
School bound. 😍 She told me recently that she's heard classmates say that school is boring... I asked her what she thinks, and she replied, "I love school!" I asked her why, and she said, "Because I love to learn!" Here's hoping that her desire to learn never fades!