I cut my hair!!! 

Sooooo….I cut my hair. I cut it all off. Some days I can’t believe it, most days I’m too busy doing mom stuff to even notice :). 

Why did I cut my hair? I was stressed, honestly. Needed something completely different and new. I didn’t know what other change I could make to myself to be even more honest. I always planned to cut my hair short when I was around 25 anyways and here I am…25 and it’s cut! I couldn’t deal with it anymore and my baby was tugging at it ALL of the time anyways and when she wasn’t, I was. Tragic! 

I’m glad I did it. It was the dead weight that I needed lifted since having my daughter. I do have days where I miss my hair but oh well change is inevitable and at the time I needed this BAD. 
P.s. This was a short post, huh? Lol. Good evening good people. 

2016 so far!

Hi everyone!!!! This year has been crazy hectic and exciting already! So far….I have…

  • Started grad school back up and I’m working towards my MBA in project management 
  • Joined a book club ( an actual real book club that reads a book on a monthly basis and gets together to discuss it!!) I’m so excited about that! 
  • Got my ticket to see Beyonce in May!!! Yay yay yay!!! 
  • Whacked all of my hair off!!!! (Post coming soon with all of the details)   
  • Embraced some things about myself…the fact that I’m a mother now, I’m kind of an introvert and that I just like what I like dammit & people can hate it or love it who cares! 
  • I LOVE Shonda Rhimes and I LOVE Grey’s Anatomy! I love everything dealing with Shondaland, period. 

I took a vow to start doing more of what I wanted to do and make decsisons for myself and no one else in regards to my life. And I absolutely love it. If we all just embrace who we really are, where we really are in life and stick to being true to ourselves, I promise you’ll be so much happier. So much happier. 

Happy Monday everyone 🙂

Most essential items as FTP’s!!! 

Hey everyone!!!! If you’ve been keeping up, then you know that my boyfriend and I are FTP’s (First Time Parents) and as you know the struggle has gotten real when it comes to parenting. At first, our baby was so quiet and barely moved now we have to make her take a nap because she’s so on the GO!!! Mind you, she’s only a few days shy of being 7 months old! I can’t believe it, but I digress. 

I’m bringing you our perspectives as first timers what our most essential items are for our baby girl. Of course my boyfriend’s answer was short and to the point saying for him the most essential thing to him is having her pacifier. Wait, what?! That’s it?! A pacifier. Yeah, okay gotcha buddy. 

Me, on the other hand, I have about three essential items and they include:

  • Diaper bag (which consists of basically everything)
  • Easy feed on-the-go spoon
  • Vaseline 

Since having her and becoming used to being a mom I have downgraded our diaper bag to a very inexpensive $4 (caught on sale) bag that fits everything we need without us being weighed down. Now on to my favorite item… 

This thing right here…..I’m so glad Munchkin invented this! It’s heaven sent seriously! 

  
She loves it! I love it! We all love it! It’s no mess and it’s especially great when your baby doesn’t like to wait for you to dip the spoon in the bowl and bring it to their mouth. Only  $6 at Walmart, go get it now! 
The last thing that I’ve been carrying around since before she was born is Vaseline. I use it for EVERYTHING. It’s my go to for everything, and I use organic coconut oil  but mainly on her hair, but this does great for our baby’s eczema prone skin. Especially during the winter time. It’s hypoallergenic and has a very light baby scent so baby can still have that baby fresh smell without all of the parabens, etc. that are used in other brands. $5-$6 at any drugstore, Walmart, and Target. It’s old school and always does the trick.  

 

Building myself up in the wonderful world of Blogging. 

Hi! 

For the past couple of days I’ve been using Word Press to connect and follow new bloggers and bloggers who blog about things that pique my interest. I’ve found some great blogs dealing with everything from parenting and lifestyle to branding. I can’t wait to go through and read & gain more insight & knowlege on how different people blog. I haven’t quite gone all the way public yet when it comes to my writing. I’m comfortable with sharing my work within the blogging community, with people who understand that writing is an actual hobby and can almost be made a career if you choose to do so. As far as sharing posts to my Facebook andTwitter, I’ve done so before but I’m not 100% comfortable yet and I want to spruce my site up a bit before officially letting people go in and read. After all, this is my new baby.  

I recently joined a blogging group here on Word Press to help along the way with my journey to consistently blogging/writing and branding my writing. In day four of our group we were asked to target an audience, basically what kind of readers you want for your blog.

  
What kind of readers or audience am I gearing towards in my writing? 

 Honestly, I want all different types of people to read my blog. I plan to write about being a mom, the highs and some lows of it, grad school, life situations, fashion, my cooking journey, any and everything that pretty much comes to mind when I choose to blog. 

Get ready for my post on my e-vision board for this year! I’m excited to explain the things on it. Later! 

Tardy for the party. 

You guys! Why didn’t anyone tell me how great Being Mary Jane is…?! Ok, ok, ok. Essentially I vowed to not watch the show because I didn’t want her lifestyle and what the show represents to have any type of effect on my life. That so didn’t work. I was hooked from the first few minutes of the first episode and now I’m sad because I’ve binged watched it and I’m almost done with season 2 and season 3 isn’t available on Netflix just yet. That’s what I get for watching it too fast huh, oh well. This is just a quick post about how I really like the show and I had to realize that it’s just a show not anything to overthink. It’s pure entertainment. Not to mention how beautiful Gabrielle Union is from the outfits, and hairstyles to the simple but naturally beat face that she serves on each episode. 

 

I love the show and love her too. Black women rock, yes we do.  

Quarter life crisis??

So lately I’ve been in a funk. I’ve decided not to fluff it and fake the funk on here. It is what it is and I’ve been in a funk the past few weeks. I guess this is what some people would call a quarter life crisis…hmm not really sure. Lately I’ve been so confused and feeling like I’ve failed for some reason. 

The holidays were nothing short of amazing and I enjoyed spending lots of time with our families. It was great and it’s all Brooklyn’s first holidays so that made everything all the more special. I digress. Let’s get back to the topic at hand here. 

So much has been on my mind lately from what my goals are for this year (2016) to figuring out what my purpose is and what career path I should follow to fit my passion or purpose into that. It seems like I should have way more of my life together at this point, much more accomplished but I just simply don’t. Maybe I’m not giving myself enough credit for the things I’ve accomplished thus far. I’ve graduated from college, earned my bachelors, have an awesome family of my own..where I get to stay at home and take care of my beautiful daughter with no hassles (new job didn’t work out but that’s another post) I’m also working on my MBA (online). I mentor in my free time as well.  It all sounds great but something is causing me to feel…unfulfilled.   

 
This about sums up how my days have been for the most part. I have faith that things will get better for me, they always do. I just needed to get this post out of my head and onto virtual paper. Good night folks. 

Instant coffee!!!!! 

Soooooooooo…..

Why in 2015 am I just finding out about instant coffee????! I LOVE coffee and I’m just finding out about it. I love coffee so much I had even asked for a coffee maker for Christmas 😳. I honestly always thought you needed a coffee maker to make coffee. That goes to show how much I know about it,  LOL. Does that make me a real coffee fan or no?? Anyways, I discovered it at my granny’s house this past Sunday in the cabinet and as much as they drink coffee over there I don’t know how I missed the fact that they always drink it but never used a coffee maker. Then, I read on the coffee label that it was instant. I was sold and knew I wanted to try some ASAP.

This evening, my boyfriend stopped by the store to pick up a few things and I always text him the things I need if I need something and if it’s something he hasn’t gotten before I always send a picture so he can get it right because otherwise it’s no telling what I will end up with. I was curious to try this “instant coffee” so I sent him pictures of it and some creamer to go along with it. He gets it right! I was elated from that alone and I had been craving coffee today so bad that I Instanteously  made a cup for myself. It was nothing short of amazing. It was the real thing. My night had been made and it only took about a minute and thirty seconds to do so along with my boyfriend getting the things I asked him to get right from the store. 

This instant coffee for sure brought an instant smile to my face…:-)  

  

  

 One of my happy places, good night. 

New hair, new job, new outlook on life.

Hello and happy Monday!!!!!

My 25th birthday is vastly approaching and for the most part, honestly, I haven’t been all that excited about it. For the past few months I had kind of been in a slump…being a new mom and all has its up & down days for sure but it’s still the greatest thing in life. EVER. Anyways, I was feeling not so good about my birthday because for one, I didn’t have a job. Two, being in the house 90% of the time with a newborn can become a lot..especially with a hard working boyfriend who spends most of his days working to provide for the baby & I. Nevertheless, I’m so grateful and thankful that I’m able to stay at home with my baby girl. Within the past couple of months I began to look deep within and do a little soul searching and boooooooyyyyyy did it bring about a change in my life in every way. I began reading a couple of self help books, lots of quiet time with God, and finding positive, inspiring people on social media (Twitter, periscope, etc.) that are life coaches and in ministry. Sometimes you just have to help yourself, and encourage yourself. I saw a blatant change in my attitude towards everything and my slump/depression began to pass. Long story short, I got a new job in the last couple of weeks and I will start in the next week or so and I needed something to spice things up a little bit at home and for my new job :-). I said all of that to say patience is a virtue and learning to trust your journey and God is too. I digress.  Here’s a picture of my hair before…

  Long, boring mommy hair :-/

Now here’s my hair today…. 

    
 I think this was perfect for my new job and how I’ve been feeling lately as well as for my 25th birthday coming up on 11/24!!!! Yaaaay! 

First official post.

Hiiiiiiiiiii! This is my first official post. I’m excited, I’ve been wanting to start a blog for the longest. Not just for people to read but because writing is one of my favorite ways to self express. It’s easy (in a sense), free, and helps you get all of the thoughts you want to get out, out. 

So..a little background on me. My name is Ambernique. I’m a mother of one beaitiful baby girl (Brooklyn Elise), a graduate of The University of Memphis and current grad student at Strayer University. I love my parents and my boyfriend and close friends. I love taking care of my daughter, she’s the absolute best thing that happened to me. I’m very family oriented and I have lots of things to talk about :-). Here I will post about first time mommy experiences, shopping,  books I am reading or want to read, life experiences, and everything else in between. I hope whoever reads my posts enjoys them! 

Here’s a picture of my family. I love us.