My amazing husband took me out to ONE OF MY FAVORITE RESTAURANTS..........The Cheesecake Factory last night to celebrate part 1 of my birthday!!!!!!! I am an AVID cheesecake eater and I enjoy the cuisine at this restaurant! I had a lovely and intimate birthday dinner with my husband! I would not have had it ANY OTHER WAY!! It was a night of firsts......as for what I ordered. As an appetizer we had the egg roll sampler platter and It was pretty good! For my main course, I ordered the steak tacos which were also pretty satisfying. I was so full after eating the appetizer that I barely even ate my main course meal! I then ordered the new Chocolate Hazelnut cheesecake which I will partake in later on!
There is nothing like GREAT CONVERSATION with MY BETTER HALF and GREAT CUISINE to kick off my birthday celebration!! Now on to Phase 2 of my birthday celebration.........THE OFFICIAL TURN UP! I will definitely keep you posted lol!!!
I like to open the floor to the level of conversation that most of us do not wish to have with ourselves or anyone else. I found this clip to be very interesting as Steve Harvey, in my opinion, makes some valid points. I must admit that I have always questioned whether men and women could really "just be friends" especially in adulthood. I think that it can easily become a slippery slope because someone will always want more than a platonic friendship deep down inside. For me.......my husband, the family that I acquired on his side, brother, cousins, and father are all the male "friends" that I need. They can provide me with the male advice and interaction without me putting myself in a compromising situation. That devil is always waiting to sew seeds of deceit and temptation. As a married woman, I prefer to not engage in friendships with the opposite sex as my husband ultimately FILLS THAT PLACE of not only male companionship but also FRIENDSHIP. Now as I always say, my perspective is not bible it is just my opinion. I am not bashing or judging those who disagree with this viewpoint. I think that it is an IMPORTANT and INTERESTING conversation to be had!
What are your thoughts on this UBER CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC? Do you agree or disagree with Steve Harvey's perspective?
This movie is my FAVORITE movie that Martin Lawrence starred in EVER!! This flick is so FUNNY and the story line is SOOOOO TRUE!! There really is a thin line between love and hate!! I have watched this movie over and over again on many occasions lol!! Some of my girlfriends and I know every line, song, and special effect!! I also LOVE the movie soundtrack!! My girl Regina King and Bobby Brown also star in this movie!!!
Have you ever watched this movie? If so what are your thoughts?
I recently read an interesting article on the six danger signs of emotional spending.Some people ventilate their stress by overeating, drinking (alcoholic beverages that is), getting high, and shopping.If overspending is your weakness it can be VERY EASY to shop when you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed! I cannot lie.......I have been guilty of this very thing!!!! Lets take a look at the six danger signs:
I don't know about you but I am DEFINITELY GUILTY of some of these warning signs!! I now will make more of an effort to assess my emotional state of mind before I go shopping. They do not call it RETAIL THERAPY for no reason!!!
Are you an emotional spender at times?
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I sincerely and whole heartedly believe this thought to be true!! A lot of times in my life I have observed how easy it is for us as people to copy or imitate what someone else is doing, because we want to receive the same desired response or attention. I have also experienced this being done to me on more occasions that I would have liked lol!! I think that being creative and innovative is a great skill to have! I believe that when we are being true to ourselves no one can duplicate the authenticity of how we are expressing ourselves (which could be through your craft, talents, etc). I will admit that it is slightly FLATTERING....... but can also be FRUSTRATING when you have put a tremendous amount of effort, work, and thought into what you are doing for someone to come along and imitate it. Now please do not get me wrong, I recognize that we are ALL INSPIRED by others. However, lets use the inspiration to motivate us to be innovative and true to our own aesthetic instead of being carbon copies. We all have something valuable to offer this world!! There is room for everyone!! Let your own ORIGINALITY SHINE!!!
What are your thoughts?
I stumbled upon this AMAZING choreographer around 2011 and have been a fan ever since!! Monica Wilson specializes in sexy dances and floor routines! I lOVE what her movement represents. She is about empowering women to tap into their inner sexy and be confident in themselves!! I dragged my bestie to one of her dance class experiences when she came to New York in May of 2015. We had a BALL!! Now I will say that I catch on to choreography rather fast.....but her moves were a bit challenging which I liked!! I will definitely sign up for the next class that she does in New York City!! She tours around the country teaching her specialized floor techniques and empowering women!! I love how DOPE and DOWN TO EARTH she is!!
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This is a great rhetorical question! What I love about the intent of this question is the underlying point that we live in a world where everything is visual. Most of us (including me) often take selfies of ourselves daily and are showcasing our physical attributes more than our hearts, characters, and INNER BEAUTY! Perhaps most of us would not impress anyone if the world was blind!!
What are your thoughts?
I LOVE, LOVE, and LOVE this! If we only knew what could happen if we as women all came together!! This world would be a BETTER place! I enjoy little reminders like this because it is easy for us to bicker, fuss, and fight with one another instead of BANNING TOGETHER (as I have expressed in an audio recording). The way this world is going, we mine as well give this idea a shot! At this point, we have nothing to lose! I believe that women have the power to change lives (in addition to assisting with giving life)!
Lets make more of an effort to live by this idea ladies!! Who is with me?
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