It’s Friday, Friday

It’s Friday, Friday

Happy Friday Everyone!! Hope you all have an amazing weekend. Cheers!


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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Well ladies and gents, I am off to the beautiful (& hot) Savannah, GA for a week for work. I wanted to do something fun with this post today so thought it would be cool to do a little throwback. Let’s go back to July 2012 and see how things have changed in a year. For me, last year I was working full-time and now I am part-time and LOVE spending the extra time with Miss Keely. Keely was just a little one last year and now she’s an energetic toddler that makes me smile everyday, still. Anyway…here are some prices & top items of 2012…enjoy!!


Average Gas Price – $3.50

Average Gallon of Milk Price – $3.53

Average Dozen Eggs Price – $2.68 (the “good” ones)


Top Two Books:

Fifty Shades Trilogy (totally got into the “mommy” porn) & The Hunger Games

Top Three Fashion Trends:

Neon Colors



Top Three Songs:

Gangnam Style, Payphone (Maroon 5) & Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)

To me, it looks like not much has changed in a year but when looking at these pictures below…WOW, a lot has changed?


Little Monster?!?! No, she just had a lot to say this night…:)


The old hair was LONG!! I miss it but it’s growing!


Someone turned 6 months last July and now this July, she’s a year and half…going by WAY too fast!


Went to California (San Diego & LA) for work and also a vacation


Last but not least, Keely’s second “photo shoot”

Looking back on the year has a lot changed for you? What are some of your favorite changes?

Quote of the Day

the only good thing is that as much as my mind completely memories of u are engraved in my heart.



Happy Hump Day and welcome to another addition of WIAW. This is going to be a quick post as I have lots to get done before I leave for my business trip. I have been craving certain things lately (not good for you things) so I am trying to force myself to eat as healthy as possible. Seriously, this summer is crazy with my body and cravings…GEEZ!! If I could have a drink (or two) every night, I totally would and that’s SO not like me. Maybe it’s the hot weather and how refreshing a nice ice cold beer or cocktail tastes with this type of weather. I’ve been good though! Another crazy craving lately is for pizza, I could eat it EVERY single, simple and I don’t have to put my oven on…love it!! Let’s not forgot the box of Nilla Wafers I have pretty much dominated by MYSELF…yea, its bad!! The funniest thing of all is I’m not pregnant, no where being close to pregnant. Summer just really messes with my body. is what my “healthy” meals looked like yesterday…enjoy!!

Peas and Crayons

Breakfast: Green Smoothie – one healthy thing I can’t get enough of lately…so GOOD!!

Mid-Morning Snack: Apple with sliced parmesan cheese (unpictured)

Lunch: Turkey Lettuce Wraps, Cottage Cheese & Strawberries & Pineapple (a combo I can’t get enough of either)

Dinner: Burger, Fries and a HUGE glass of water

Dessert (why, because I’m Karen and that’s what I do): Fun Size Snickers


I hope you all have an amazing day and enjoying some seasonal favorites!! Cheers!

Quote of the Day




Find out what it means to me! Respect, a word that can mean so much but also so little. A few friends of mine were talking about this word and we feel we lack it in our lives at times. When looking the word respect up, this is what it says…

To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.

Now with that being said, I like to think that I am rather respectful to people’s feelings, thoughts & personal items. I don’t go through my day thinking of how I can hurt someone to better myself but then again, who does? I feel respect is a two-way street and if you want respect, you have to give respect. I know that we all have a little selfishness in us because you have to do things for yourself but you also want to make sure you are respecting others when doing those things.


I have noticed lately that disrespect for me happens a lot in the workplace. The thing about it, again, you can’t rely on others to help you get ahead in life, especially career wise because you are all going after the same thing…SUCCESS! But I am the type of person that I like to see other people succeed and will always give credit to where credit is due. I think there is a line drawn with senior staff members compared to entry-level staff member and that kind of sucks because you want to know that your supervisor is respecting you and giving you credit but that’s not always the case.


I was taught at a young age that most people are not going to be there for you and you have to be there for yourself first. You have to make sure that if you want to succeed or get something done, to do it yourself. It’s the same with the whole LOVE thing, you must love yourself before you can love anyone else. You must RESPECT yourself before you can RESPECT others. I love the following quote, “ Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy.” I think this quote really says it all. Why stay in something (career, relationship, marriage, etc) that doesn’t help make you a better person.

There is so much negativity in this world, why not be happy, respected and positive. You only have one life to live so make it the BEST. Respect others so that you will be respected and always remember to respect others, you MUST respect yourself FIRST!! What does the word respect mean to you and do you see disrespect in your life at times?


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Everyone!! How was your week? Mine was busy, busy which isn’t a bad thing. We have our National Conference happening next weekend so it’s been a very busy (& fast) month for me. We recently went through a whole new meeting model and I am a little sad that our old CEO won’t be experiencing it with us but looking forward to seeing it be a hit with the new CEO. We have somewhat of a busy weekend over here. Today, Keely and I will be doing some grocery shopping then I am planning an afternoon workout once Bob gets home. We were suppose to go to Bob’s co-worker’s house for a party tonight but Bob is just going for a little bit since I haven’t spent a lot of time with Keely this week. Saturday, I am thinking of putting the pool out for Keely and I and Bob has to work in the city so it momma & daughter day…YAY! Sunday we have a date to the Zoo with my sister-in-law, brother-in-law and nephew. I think it will be a pretty good weekend!! Anyways, here are some of my favorites this week…

Favorite Songs

I have been jamming out to these two songs all week…

Favorite Picture

Seriously…she’s too funny!!


Favorite Quote(s)

"There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complication and just go for it."


Favorite Outfit(s)

My wonderful friend, Erica let me borrow her camo skinnies so this is what I wore on Monday…


This maxi is gorg!!

Coral Longer Lengths Dress - Neon Coral Strapless Maxi Dress

Favorite Items

So I have been loving these two items this week…Root Beer & Beer combined…sign me up!!


Well I hope you all have a great weekend and see you on Monday!! Cheers!!

Let’s Be Thankful

Let’s Be Thankful

Hi Everyone! Hope you all are having a good week. This week has been busy for me at work but that’s always a good thing. Today I wanted to do another Thankful Thursday as I have so much for be thankful for in my life. You realize a lot the older you get and have to be thankful for what God has given you. I am a firm believer that God/The Universe likes to throw you curve balls every once in a while just to see how well you will deal with the situation. He won’t give you curve balls he doesn’t think you can’t handle. Well that’s at least what I like to believe in but then again I am all about Faith & having Hope. Anyways, here’s what’s been keeping me thankful lately…

Family – This involves all of my family because really without them I wouldn’t be who I am today. I had a super great Saturday last week and it’s because I was able to spend time with my cousin (who’s like my brother) Kevin. Kevin and I have a super close relationship and he is one person that I know will always be there for me and my family.

perfect description of my family!


Music – Like I mentioned in my post on Tuesday…listen to music has been a huge part of my day lately. Keely and I tend to have lots of dance parties. 🙂

Bob Marley Music Quote music quote pain bob marley


Black Bean Burger – they are delish and I am obsessed with them.

Friends – Both new and old friends. Again, over the weekend I was able to catch up with two lovely ladies plus I gained a new friend who is AMAZING!!

Air Conditioning – I am a California girl at heart, I love the weather there and HATE hot & humid. I know a lot of Midwest people complain about the snow, that doesn’t bother me, it’s the taking me 3 hours to get home from work because people don’t know how to drive in it that bothers me…LOL!

Justin’s Almond Butter – Keely and I can’t get enough of this stuff…it’s like crack!!

Chocolate – I have been having a small piece of chocolate after dinner lately and it’s amazeballs!!

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Burger King – I don’t ever eat fast food but Sunday, WOW, I needed it!!

Reality TV – Laguna Beach is back on MTV in the mornings and I about FREAKED out! I love me some reality TV – guilty pleasure!

You – Again, thank you all for reading my blog everyday and putting up with me. You’re the best!!

Quote of the Day

Wardrobe Wednesday

Wardrobe Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!! So I have been very bad lately taking pictures of what I have been eating so this week we are taking a break from WIAW and doing more of a fashion post. My fashion has changed so much since Keely has been born and I find myself really caring about what I am wearing when I leave the house. It’s not that I care what people think of me, it’s more that I like to present myself in a certain fashion. I pride myself in taking care of myself. When I first had Keely, I made sure I showered everyday and got out of my pajamas. Just something I need to do for MYSELF. Anyways, here are some of my outfits that make almost a weekly appearance.


I love this dress, it’s super comfy and super cute! It also comes in navy blue & coral and I think I need them both.


I got this skirt at Target for about $20 and I wear it a lot. I also have the tank top blouse in two color colors/prints and wear them with pretty much everything.


Seriously, most COMFORTABLE linen pants EVER!! I have the shirt in a hot pink color as well.


The cotton black dress I wear a lot with different cardigans as well as my denim shirt, the white jeans were my world for a while and I really like the blue blouse, black pencil skirt & necklaces.

Do you find yourself wearing the same things all the time? I know I do!! I usually wear the same type of outfits then when I am going somewhere I can’t find a thing to wear in my closet, surprise, surprise. What trend or outfits are you loving lately?

Quote of the Day

Perfect winter outfit Decalz - Emily Baptista