Don’t Be Clothes Minded

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I went to the mall with a friend and she saw some pants she wanted. Immediately, I was like, “girl I got the same pants except mine is Adidas!” When I went home I tried on the pants for her to see. When trying on the pants she pointed out that it still had on the tag. I bought those pants for $80 since September and I had never worn them. I saw the pants on some blogger and just went and bought it.

I went through my closet and found so many clothes that still had the tag on it or clothes that I had only worn once. In that moment the light bulb went off! I spend way too much money on clothes that I never wear. Continue reading “Don’t Be Clothes Minded”

I’m Back 

It’s currently 2:36am and I’m up writing this post because quite frankly, I’ve been gone for too long. My absence can partly be blamed on two things. Firstly, the b*tch that is  hurricane Maria. This hurricane came and turned my beautiful island upside down. Life will never be the same and I just couldn’t think about writing a blog post when my family had no electricity or water. 

Secondly,  life happens. Since my last post I celebrated my 25th birthday, moved to a new state and started a new job. Moving takes so much and two months later I am finally all settled. 

The problem with being away for so long is I get stuck trying to think of the perfect post to come back with. Well, this is the perfect post. For those of you who kept asking, “when are you gonna post?” Thanks for keeping me motivated. I’m back! 



25 Before 25: Part V

Let me start off by saying I wanted to make this post public but in light of current events, a blog post seems so insignificant. I am overwhelmed by the natural disasters, and the people who are affected by Hurricane Irma are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anyway, here’s to the last of my 25 before 25 series:

21. Clean out my closet and purchase a luxury item

I have clothes in my closet that I literally have not worn in years, but I keep them “just in case.” There is a lack of plus size clothing at places like the Salvation Army so I know there are lots of people who would benefit from me donating some of my lightly worn clothes.  As motivation to clean out my closet, I want to purchase a luxury item. I have my eyes on something, but we will see if I decide to splurge on myself.

22. Go on a no reason trip

I did this multiple times. Honestly, I really did not need to make this a goal Anyone who knows me know that I take every opportunity I can for a random trip.

23. Take myself to dinner & a movie

Being intentional about spending time with myself is so important to me. As an introvert constantly being around people can be so draining. So this goal although it’s to take myself out, just spending time alone doing something that I enjoy is the real goal.

24. Fit in Mint Swim

Draya is goals. Her body is goals, and so are her swimsuits. Once I achieve my goal of losing 25 pounds, I will be able to fit one of her regular sized swimsuits. I have my eye on the “Yaya, ” but it’s currently sold out.

25. Plan an epic girls trip to celebrate my 25th birthday

I don’t think I have ever done anything special to celebrate my birthday. The past few years my birthday came and went like a regular day. This year I wanted to do something big since I’ll be a quarter of a century! My girls and I are going to Cancun on Thursday…that’s of course if Irma, Jose, and all the other natural disasters decide to chill!

This week’s shoutout goes to Chalcia. She has been helping people locate their family members who have been affected by Irma. She is the real MVP for getting confirmation that my best friend’s cousin was safe and sound.

As always, thanks for reading.



Meal Prepping for Dummies

In trying to accomplish my weight loss goal of 25 pounds, I realized I needed to take the nutrition portion of the weight loss equation more seriously. My biggest issue was finding time to cook healthy meals during the week. On days when I leave home at 8 am and return and 8 pm, I had no time to cook and I often found myself buying unhealthy food on the run. I had to stop making excuses and meal prepping was the solution. After watching Youtube videos and looking up ideas on Pinterest I took a stab at it, and honestly, meal prepping is the way to go.

Continue reading “Meal Prepping for Dummies”