The History of Me in Music

Music has been a big part of my life from the time I was a baby. When I was little I would watch my mom getting ready to go out and dancing in the house to music.

FYSIKO Eyelash Growth Serum

The instructions say you won't see results until at least 4- 6 weeks. But I am so excited that at 3 weeks I had to SCREAM that it is WORKING already.

Chateau Rebecca

We found the perfect home - it has 3 acres of HEAVEN with birds were singing, butterflies everywhere and bunnies, real live bunnies, hopping around. Now follow along as we remodel it to make it truly ours.

Kenya Moore Booty Bootcamp Review

If you know me you know I love The Real Housewives Series and one of my favorites is Atlanta. I think Kenya Moore former Ms. USA is a great addition this season. That being said when I was asked by the wonderful @bookieboo from Mamavation if I wanted to review her DVD Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp , I was like "YEAH" I want a stallion booty.

Gunnar Challenge Premiere Workout

Gunnar Peterson is a personal trainer with over 25 years experience. He is also "The Trainer" of such stars as Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lopez , Kim Kardashian and multiple athletes.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Get Those Steps In

Since moving in to Chateau Rebecca 7 months ago we have been remodeling. First we did the kitchen and now we are doing the girls bathroom so my second home has been Lowes & Home Depot which I go to everyday if not twice plus every tile store within a 50 mile radius and HomeGoods. I like to call them my own personal trainer. Have you ever walked every isle in these stores ? No kidding you will bust a sweat in no time not to mention the lifting you have to do. In the last week that we have been doing the girls bathroom I have bought 8 different 30 inch vanities plus 31 inch granite tops. 8 you ask, well my youngest doesn't want a double vanity she wants her own and finding the right one has NOT been the easiest thing. The first set we got looked perfect at the store but after a day I wasn't feeling it. The same goes for the next 3 sets. Finally the fourth pair were the ONES but they only had 1 in stock I still got it. I will be picking up the other 1 next week. Did I mention these stores helped me load them in my truck but once I got home I had to unload them bring them in the house then repack them and load them back in the truck. I have carried enough tile, baseboards, chair rails and crown molding than any normal person should. Don't take this as complaining because this has been my only real exercise lately and not a day has gone by where I haven't reached at least 15,000 steps in a day and my arms have a little definition in them.

Photo: 2 visits to Home Depot and 1 to Lowes today more money spent than I want to admit but got some great steps in #mamavation HOLLA
THANK YOU Home Depot & Lowes
                                               Do you have any unconventional exercises that you do or would love to try ? 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The History of Me, in Music

So the other day the brilliant Joanna from asked me if I wanted to do a post about MUSIC and me. I thought it was going to be easy since I love music and not a day goes by that I am not singing at the top of my lungs ( off key ) but that isn't the point. Music has been a big part of my life from the time I was a baby. When I was little I would watch my mom getting ready to go out and dancing in the house to music. I had the coolest little record player that you could take everywhere with you.
Cabbage Patch Record Player (photo credit: Dragonfly on Brady)
Photo from Dragonfly on Brady
DJ equipment from the 90s

I would go to the record store and loved flipping through all the records and finding that special one I had to have. Buying blank tapes by the dozens and recording music off the radio then pausing rewinding and listening to songs over & over until I got the words right. I even went fancy & got a system that I used to scratch records because I thought I was a DJ. Music tells a story about what is going on at that time in history or in a persons life. Well at least good music. Music has mended my heart, told me I was a survivor, made me drop it likes it hot, let me know that everything was going to be all right. Trying to come up with a handful of songs is impossible because that is like choosing one kid over the other. But that said I was able to pick some songs that tell you a little about what goes on in my head. Now remember I was born in the 70's, grew up in the 80's, was raised by MTV who changed the music game got attacked by the Boy Bands and lived through Gangsta Rap to talk about it. I love all types of music Hip Hop, Rap, Pop, R & B, Country, Blues, Rock, Heavy Metal you name it I love it. 

So this is a tad bit of my LIFE IN MUSIC

Bet you can't name just 1 song about your life and what songs remind you of all your awesomeness ?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bathroom Remodel

When we moved into Chateau Rebecca the first thing we noticed was the upstairs bathroom was a big useless space not to mention ugly. It has a pink whirlpool tub that can sit 10 football players that sits dead center. Also it has double pink sinks and toilet to match with wall to wall mirrors.
Pink Pink Pink
Double pink sinks & red granite

Wow who would have guessed more pink

This bathroom is in the hall upstairs and is to be used by my 2 daughters. I want a bathroom design that is both practical and pretty but also won't break my wallet. My daughters aren't the bathtub type of girls they are 13 and 10 now and just want a large shower but Mommy knows best and one day they will love it. This weekend we are going to pick out the tub, sinks, vanities, toilet, tile and hardware for the new bathroom. The design I have in my mind is a bathtub that leads to a large glassed in shower that has a seat built-in. Most likely separate vanities and mirrors or one large vanity with double sinks. I'm still not sure if I want the shower to have the same tile as the floor, I will decide that once I get to the store and see the selection. Hopefully next week our contractor can start the work and told us it will most likely take 3 weeks to finish work case. Since he has to move the plumbing around, demolish the walls and then put up new ones. I am hoping I won't need new electric work done. Slowly but surely my DREAM HOME is becoming a reality.