Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I didn't get to take a decent pic of the finished product but they were similar to these! They were OH SO YUMMY! Firm on the edge and moist in the middle. Hungry Brother said even the next morning there were soft, he decided to put his last 3!!! ::GASP:: in the microwave and they were even better. Thank Brown Eyed Baker...pop on over there if you're in the mood for something yummy!
My Amazon Pics for this project:
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Also, I just picked up the book she co-wrote with her beautiful daughter My Brother Charlie. A good read on autism in its simplest form, I'll review and post on here soon. I think it's amazing all that she's doing and the fact that her kids and right in the thick of things with her is an inspiration.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
image courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker
image courtesy of Mother Bumper
image courtesy of Elani Bakery (Yes THEY'RE COOKIES!!!)
*I'm thinking Central Park. There's not much that a just learning to walk 8 month old can do and enjoy just yet but I think I day on the swings and laying out in THE park will be great for us all.
*Maybe when DS and DH get to running and rolling I can finally get into
Carrie before Sex And The City??! I became a SATC fan late in the game but once I finally got into it I TOTALLY understood the craze and got HOOKED! This will hold me over until the movie comes out! :-)
Thursday, May 13, 2010
"It's too many black women that can say they mothers but can't say that they wives..."
~Common Sense Retrospect For Life feat. Lauryn Hill
Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher
(longest married couple alive 84 YEARS!!!)
So today I just want to highlight my young (and seasoned) married couples for reviving the trend and reminding the world that there's a major strength in a COMPLETE family unit. To those who haven't found it yet, in due time when you're ready it will find you and you won't regret the wait!
The Top Ten Seasoned Advice for Young Married Couples
1-Get your pride out of the equation and try to see yours and his/her side of the argument.
2-Forget the "Don't Go to Bed Mad" rule, sometimes you need to go to sleep to cool down but don't let the "silent argument" go on for more than the next day.
3-COMMUNICATE!!! Talk it out! Sometimes you won't feel like it but what they don't know, they can't fix!
4-Do not use sex as punishment! It backfires in more ways then one.
5-Go back to what made you friends in the first place. If you went to the movies on Wednesday, or you made him dinner on Sundays in the beginning try to go back to that at least one in a while.
6-Find a common ground to stand on. Be it church, philosophical practices, or yoga. Share something that takes you to another level, it creates a bond like none other.
7-Celebrate the journey but map out the rest.
8-There are 3 people in a marriage. The Husband. The Wife. Your God! NO ONE ELSE! Seek wise counsel but NEVER invite anyone into your relationship, EVER!
9-Be patient! Especially in the early days, it will take a while to feel out each other's quirks but find a way to either alter (ladies read change lol) them or adjust yourself to them. (Ie. Socks on the floor or tools in the bedroom)
10- Remember the Love! Remember that this is your boo, your sweetie, your One and Only. The one person that no matter what has your back and in most cases, YES, even more than your mother! Think back to what made you rush home to see them, remember how excited you got when you knew they were coming over, feel the pitter patters in your heart when their name shows up on the caller id! It truly helps you get over any and everything when it's all said and done.
CONGRATULATIONS to all the newly weds and soon to be's! and CONGRATS to all of you who have done it and are still doing it!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I'm me, and I'm like no body else.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I've been thinking and debating about starting this blog and putting my family out for you all to see and finally it's here! Here you'll find reviews on any and almost every product I use for my little guy as well as things to do in NYC with a family, significant other, girls/guys night, or solo. New York is truly my first love, the energy, the movement, the opportunities to just be great keeps me motivated and inspired and now that I've returned from Philadelphia (that's a whole other story I let you all in on later) I'm ready to show you exactly what that means. I'm back married and as a Mommy and I couldn't appreciate life any more!
There are so many blogs that inspired me to get out here and add my two cents and I hope you all have stopped by to check me out. But back to the Launch Party...
Today is special because it is Mother's Day (my 1st!!!) and it marks the launch of my cyber baby-New York State of MoM! So in honor of this Mother's Day and to start my blogging off right, I am inviting you all to participate in the 1st ever NYSoM Giveaway! It is an Essie Manicure Gift Basket that will come complete with 3 Essie Nail Polish selections in the finest shades for the Spring/Summer Season, emory board, polish remover, swabs, and the creamiest hand cream.
All you have to do to enter the giveaway is:
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!