Saturday, February 01, 2014

Whether I'm Rockin' My Bald Head Or A Wig...It's All Good Baby!

In case you didn't know, I'm bald. Yes, I started losing my hair almost 4 years ago. I cried, screamed and then made the choice to have my remaining hair buzzed off!

I've realized having a bald head has been a blessing! I can go swimming without the worries of weaves, relaxed or dyed hair! In the hot Vegas summers, it's just a sun hat, sunscreen before I head out for a walk or to the gym.

And I can't say how much of a money saver it's been! The expensive of relaxing, color, trimming my hair was around $200 a month. I spent much less on my wigs yearly!


I recently heard Stephen Hawking comment that we are adaptable, in "Hawking". I found myself nodding Yes because he's right!

So whether I'm rockin' my bald head or a wig...It's all good baby!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday's Dinner: Homemade Meatball Sandwiches

This was a request of our son's and it's a family favorite. Homemade meatballs for our Meatball Sandwiches!



My go to meatball recipe is Betty Crocker Big Red Cookbook version! I like to use a ground beef 80/20, diced white bread instead of dry bread crumbs, and fresh garlic. Instead of popping the meatballs into the oven I skillet fry them and finish them off in the sauce! The meatballs come out moist and delicious.

I Really Like Our Laundry Room

While living on the east coast, it not uncommon to have mudrooms or laundry rooms in your home. I just never stopped wishing for a laundry room!

So when we moved to Las Vegas, 6 years ago, from San Diego, I really was hoping for a laundry room. I was so thrilled when my husband informed me, that current apartment included a laundry room, I was sold!



This laundry room is actually one of my favorites. There's plenty of storage. I can actually hang our clothes in there, prior to ironing. Also, I can stand in there, fold laundry and just let the sounds of the machines drift me away!



Did you spot my "Martha Stewart Clotheskeeping" book in the right corner shelf? It has a handy stain removal guide that's been my go-to for more than 10 years!



Well, that's my quick peek at my laundry room. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursdays Thoughts ~ January 30, 2014



The title, "I Don't Use Toilet Paper", at HuffPostLive, really got my attention so I decided to watch the segment with an open mind. Don't get me wrong. If you want to pursue a more frugal or green path, by making your own wipes, washing and drying them, etc. I say "Good for you". But after listening to the ladies, on the panel, I'm still buying that double ply brand at the grocery store!



I know Target has been delivering negative news lately about the hacking, stolen credit cards, etc. But recently we discovered our favorite Target is closing it's door's this May! Ugh!

According to the local news, corporate offices are closing low performance stores this year. Bummer!



I'm announcing that I'm going to make an effort to stop watching Real Housewives of "Any City". After watching the brutal attack on Brandon, on the Atlanta series, I'm done! It's crazy that people would put themselves in harms way to be able to get a check, have us critique them and perhaps get a better table at some fancy restaurant.

And that's my Thursdays Thoughts. What's yours?

I Received A Very Kind Compliment From One Of Fashion Police's Best Looking Guy Today!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Today, I Turn 52 Years Old !

I know some women, who won't tell their age when they hit their 40's or 50's but I truly feel differently.

I love being in my 50's! I no longer am raising a child. I have more me time. My husband and I are 'dating again'.

So, today, I turn 52 years old...and love it!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Black Girl Beauty Subscription Box Has Arrived! January 2014



Have you heard of Black Girl Beauty Subscription Box? It's quickly become one of my favorite beauty subscription boxes.

Here's their description from the website: Black Girl Beauty is a subscription based online beauty product sampling service that specializes in finding the products which make women of color look and feel their best. Monthy subscription is $20. You can cancel at anytime!

Join me as I reveal what's in this month's Black Girl Beauty Box!

"Brave" Ring From Kole Jax Designs

I've been feeling under the weather when I saw this ring, on Kole Jax Designs' Etsy page. (I just love Etsy) Not only is it a beautiful ring but the word, "Brave" is a powerful word.

I purchased the ring, for $19.95 plus shipping, on Friday and was delighted to find a small package, in my mailbox on Monday!





Thank you Kole Jax Designs! I will wear my ring proudly!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Menu Plan Monday ~ January 27, 2014

Did you watch "Downton Abbey" last night? As usual, I won't be providing any spoilers but I think this season's episodes are getting better and better. What do you think of Season 4, so far? PBS currently has this season's full episodes available online but don't wait too long. They do have an expiration date.

Organizing Junkie



pulled chicken sandwiches, homemade french fries



chicken tacos









I'm using fresh vegetables in this recipe.