Sunday, June 12, 2016

Don't Call It A Comeback


Hey, Gorgeous Dreamers! Wow, it has been a long time since my last post. Many kind people have asked what I've been up to, so I thought I would give you a quick update on what has been going on in my life.

#1: I became a Stella & Dot Stylist! I ABSOLUTELY adore anything that relates to fashion and accessories, so when I found out about the opportunity to become a Stylist, I jumped on the opportunity! I will do an in-depth post on my journey as a Stylist, why I joined, what's exactly a Stylist, etc. If you can't wait for that post, then I suggest you take a look at my boutique by clicking here.




#2: My Hubby and I have been married almost 2 years! It seems like only yesterday I was writing a post on how we planned a debt free wedding in 6 months (click here to take a look). We are both enjoying the married life and I plan on keeping you updated on our fun dates, trips, and also, how we're growing closer to God.




#3: I did not finish Hip Hop Abs :( For those that followed my Hip Hop Abs fitness journey, I apologize for not keeping you updated! Life got in the way and I didn't get to finish the full 30 day fitness plan. #thestruggleisreal However, I do plan on either tying the Hip Hop Abs again or trying a completely different approach to getting fit. Are there any fitness programs that you enjoy? Let me know in the comments!

#4: I am now working with a few awesome clothing and home-ware brands! Stay tuned for some giveaways ;)

#5: I have begun to cook A LOT of shrimp! My hubby and I's primary meat we ate for dinner used to be chicken, but now shrimp is number one! I am the type of person that can eat seafood all day, every day, so this change has been really enjoyable for me. I plan on posting many of the dishes that I have learned for you guys.



#6: I had my wisdom teeth removed! I was super nervous because I never had to get any tooth work done and the thought of a needle going into my gums just got me lightheaded. But, I am proud to say that I had 3 wisdom teeth taken out (I was born with only 3) and was awake during the procedure. My dentist was extremely gentle and I didn't even feel when he gave me the multiple numbing shots in my mouth. The worst part was the crunching sound during the extraction! You know like when you have a jolly rancher or a lollipop and then you bite it? That biting sound in your head is the same sound as removing a tooth. 

#7: I found a way to alleviate my painful migraines that come during a specific time of the month! Stay tuned for an in-depth post about my findings!

Thank you so much for taking the time to catch up with me today! I have to give a shout out to Theresa for making my layout as well as my cover photo on my Facebook page. You can take a look at her Etsy page by clicking here

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  1. It looks like you've been very busy lately, and they're all good things! You're so blessed! I just celebrated my first anniversary last month, and I've also been trying to incorporate different meats into meals (chicken has been #1 for way too long!)

    Jasmine / www.jasminekeclipse.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Congrats on your first anniversary! What did you guys do? Yes, I LOVE chicken but we wanted to try something new. lol

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  2. I took s long break from blogging as well, glad your back in action!

    www.minnieroses.wordpress.com

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  3. Stella and Dot is so pretty. I bet you'll love being a stylist. Welcome back :)

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    1. Yes! I really do love it. You can expect me to post some Style posts with their gorgeous items. :)

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  4. Sounds like you've been up to a lot! Congrats on getting your wisdom teeth taken out!! I avoided doing that for years because I'm terrified of dentists, but finally decided to do it a couple years ago. So glad I did! I wasn't as brave as you tho... I was given some laughing gas :)

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    1. Thanks :D Omg I was so scared haha. I was thinking about having them give me some kind of relaxant so I could be only partially aware of my surroundings, but that's expensive!

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  5. Wow - you have been super busy! Glad you have those migraines under control - I have several friends who suffer from them - no fun!

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    1. Yes they stink! Make sure to check back for my findings ;)

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  6. I absolutely love stella and dot!! It's one of my faves! Plus that shrimp dish looks delicious!

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    1. Hooray! I would love to be your Stella & Dot Stylist if you don't already have one ;) Yes, shrimp is to die for haha

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  7. Stella & Dot has such cute jewelry! <3 I love when I get to work with awesome brands and shop! <3 Have fun lady!

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    1. Isn't it? I can't wait to put up posts with celebs wearing the jewelry. It is so affordable! If you don't already have a Stylist let me know and I can hook you up girl! ;)

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  8. I took a break from blogging not long ago, sometime you need that also . Good that you and your posts are back, looks like you had a busy time .

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    1. Yes, breaks are good! Thanks for your comment <3

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  9. Many congratulations are in order! For becoming a stylist (very cool), on your second year anniversary (yay!), getting rid of migraines (I get them too they are awful). I finished Hip Hop abs though I must say I don't have abs at the moment (LOL!) but what I found more effective is Insanity. It is insane but you actually get RESULTS.

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    1. Yay thank you! I would love to be your personal Stylist ;) I can't wait to put up how I got rid of my migraines. I hope you check back for that :D OMG you finished it! I can't seem to find the will power haha Insanity is too much for me at the moment.

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  10. Congrats on the anniversary! Your wedding photo is gorgeous!

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  11. I'm trying to start blogging, so I definitely love that you are starting back up with it again. I tried hip hop abs a while ago, too, and it just didn't stick. I've been doing multiple of the "30 day fitness challenges" that I've found on pinterest for each part of my body along with an hour of cardio a day and it has been killing me, but much easier to stick to.

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    1. You can do it! Blogging takes diligence but I don't mind being your accountability partner :D I find those random fitness things on Pinterest too, but I am trying to find one I can stick to and I like lol

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  12. I thought my mom and I were the only people in the world who could eat seafood every day. POST THOSE SHRIMP RECIPES GIRL!!! :-p

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    1. Haha Roxy you too much! I showed my husband your comment and he shook his head. He doesn't understand our love for seafood. Shrimp girls unite! LOL I will post them recipes for sure now. Make sure to join my #CarnationDreamTeam so you are always up to date with my posts ;)

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  13. Hip hop abs sounds amazing sorry to hear that life got in the way :/ Glad to see you back in the game.

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    1. Thanks! I am on the look out now for something else, so if you hear about anything let me know.

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  14. This was a nice evening read. My husband and I love sea food too especially shrimps. They look so tempting.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment! I do love shrimps.

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  15. Sound like you have been very busy, glad things are going well for you.

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  16. Wow lovely write up and loved reading up your blog... Just loved the shrimps presentation... Visit my blog when you get free time...

    The Orange Petals

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    1. Thank you for the comment! And your blog has so much info about parenting!

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  17. Glad to see you back! Congrats on the anniversary! Amazing photos! Welcome back!

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    1. Thank you so much! It's good to be back :D

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  18. you were busy yin the very best activities of the world: what makes you feel good! That's why you are back writing as a better, happier, inspiring person! :-)

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    1. I never thought of it that way. Thanks Sabrina!

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  19. I can eat seafood all day too. I prefer shrimps than crabs though. Haha.

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    1. Is it because of the texture or flavor of crabs?

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  20. I don`t usually get migraines but I think your post about #7 will give me helpful tips for when I actually get migraines. Congratulations for being married for almost 2 years. I hope you and your husband stay strong together.

    ❀ Kathryn from http://www.TheGracefulMist.com ❀

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment Kathryn! Make sure to check back to see when I post about migraines. You will love it :D

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  21. So you've been a busy bee! Is that a picture from your wedding? If so its beautiful, and the shrimp looks delicious!!

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    1. Yes it is from my wedding! What makes it even more beautiful is that it was pouring rain an hour before the picture was taken. We thought we were going to have to move the wedding indoors. Thank God it worked out haha

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  22. I am so excited about your upcoming giveaways! As for a fitness program, I used to run - I need to change that back to "I run"! I also enjoy Zumba :)

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    1. Yes, I love giveaways! Make sure you sign up to be on my Carnation Dream Team so you never miss a giveaway :D Running and I don't get along lol I LOVE Zumba! That thing is no joke! I once took Zumba for a course credit and did Zumba every day for 2 weeks. I lost 6 pounds! I was like omg, I don't need to lose weight though! haha

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  23. Oh, those shrimps look so delicious and I'm starving at the moment - should eat my lunch asap! That stylist job sounds marvellous. It's so great to be able to work with those things you love. Styling is something I would love to do more.

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    1. I am counting down the minutes to my lunch break Tina! Only 20 left! LOL Being a Stylist is really something I truly love. Take a look at my "Services" Tab and shoot me an email if you would like to learn more about being a Stylist. I would love for you to be a #bossbabe with me. :)

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  24. You've been busy! That shrimp looks incredible. I love all things seafood during the Summer.

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    1. Yes! There is just something so fresh about seafood during the Summer lol

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  25. Congrats on your wedding anniversary and try yoga for your migraine. It works for me!

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    1. I have never heard of that. How can you focus though? lol

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    2. I practice yoga every morning and therefore i didn't suffer from Migraine since last few months.

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  26. Congratulations on your anniversary! btw those shrimps look delicious

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  27. How wonderful to be working with Stella and Dot! I love their earrings and I have a couple bags too!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the bags are to die for lol If you don't already have a personal Stylist I would love to be yours. I have quite the knack for Styling people. :D

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  28. sounds like you had some serious busy time. congratulation for stylist position and looking forward to see your post about against migraine findings

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  29. Looks like so many exciting things happening for you, you go girl! And hello there rival, I am a Chloe and Isabel stylist but love jewelry all the same (we can never have enough, can we haha).
    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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    1. Haha yes, we can never have enough! I especially couldn't stop wearing Stella & Dot when I found out celebrities love the brand. Can you say style for a steal?! :D

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  30. Wow congrats on all these milestones! I too have yet to finish my 30 day Hip hop abs challenge. But I'm hoping to add it to the goals soon.

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