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Bratz Big Kidz Music Stars

I tried my hardest to catch these dollies on sale this year. I planned to buy four. One for each of the girls. But they were selling out like crazy. My daughters just love Brat dolls. I don't know why. They have big heads, they break much easier than Barbie and they seriously overdue it on make-up. I was happy when MGA came up with the Bratz Kidz Dolls. These dolls don't where as much make-up. What I liked most about these Big Kidz, is that they are NOT dressed in slutty clothes. Although Yasmin's outfit still shows a little tummy, it is much more appropriate than others I have seen on this brand of doll. So anyway, as I searched the net for the new Bratz Big Kidz Music Stars, I could not find Sasha anywhere. I found the Bratz Big Kidz Snap-On Doll Sasha (who's skirt is way too short), but I could not find the Music Stars doll. I checked everywhere I could think of, (in the US) and found nothing. However, while searching the net I found that many stores in the

Beyonce on Tyra

On Wednesday, Nov. 26th, Beyonce visited the Tyra show. If you missed it, you missed one great hour of television! There were so many moments in the show that touched me. One of my favorite moments was when Tyra introduced a girl that had been diagnosed with MS. When she was first diagnosed she couldn't even walk. She had to start all over. Beyonce made this young lady's dream come true when she walked out on stage to meet her. See the video, it was so touching: My favorite Tyra moments were the Jay-Z-Boy Chair and the secret. As a belated wedding gift, Tyra gave Beyonce a card board Jay-Z-Boy Chair. As the two ladies were about to break for commercial they each stood on one side of the card board Jay-Z and Beyonce playfully told Tyra not to sit too close to her man, it was so funny. The secret, is still a secret. Tyra told Beyonce she was going to tell her a secret that she has been keeping quiet, and she did just that. She left the audience and us at home, wondering wh

Simple, Cranberry Relish (or Jam)

This is my last post until after the Holiday. I will still be reading blogs, and I will check in and comment anyone who leaves me a comment. This is a simple, but delicious Cranberry Relish that I've been making with my children for a few years. The recipe is for Relish, and traditionally, it wasn't supposed to be cooked, but it tastes better that way. I call it Cranberry Jam now. Here is what you need: Fresh Cranberries, Walnuts & 2 Oranges Chop up the Cranberries and Oranges, measure one cup of Walnuts. Pour it all into a pot. Add two cups of Sugar and 1 & 1/2 cups of water. Stir Boil, then simmer. Until it looks like this: Tastes great! Thumbs up mommy! We put some in jars to give to their Grandmas and keep the rest for us. Tastes delicious with Turkey! This is a traditional Cranberry Sauce. If you have made this before, what do you do to jazz up your recipe?

A Fun Meme!

I found this fun Meme through Classy in Philadelphia ! You read the questions below and answer them only with pictures you find on Google Images. 1. Where do I live? 2. What do I do? 3. What do I drive? (I ride the bus) 4. What do I wear? 5. What do I believe? 6. What is my favorite place to vacation? 7. What is my favorite hobby? 8. What do I do in my spare time? 9. What do I want most this holiday?

Shopping for a (Good) Winter Coat

I've been in Philly for years and I still can't get over how cold it gets in the winter. N.E. winters are no joke. I'm trying to find a coat that will keep me really warm this winter. So here's what I've found so far: The Belted Wool Coat from Express $108.00. I like the style, but I also like the high collar, that would really keep me warm on windy days. The downside is that it comes in Ivory. I could see my 3-year-old getting sticky candy cane hands on this while we're out. This is the Long Velvet Tie Polyfill from XOXO for $98.00. I love everything about this coat, I just wish there were more color choices, it only comes in black. This Plaid Drop Waist from Baby Phat is cute, but I don't think it would keep me warm. I would buy this if I lived some where down south, like Georgia. Winters weren't too bad when I was there. The Price for this coat: $179.00. This coat I simply loved. This is the Logo Belted Jacket from The House of Dereon. It cost

It's Been Awhile

It's been a while since I've posted a blog. I'm sure all of my readers have noticed that I've been making some big changes to my blog. I'm not quite done yet. Anyway, I've been considering getting a part time job to make some extra money for Christmas. Only thing is, I already work from 9am-5:30p, so that means I would have to work from 6:30pm-midnight if I were to pick up a second job. Or worse than that, I would have to work weekends. I don't know how this will work out, but I'll be job searching over the next few days. I can't help feeling like this economic crisis is ruining my Holiday spirit. Thumbs down to our shitty economy

Dx'd @ 4: Journey of a Type 1 Diabetic

Young Voices Video: Through November 1st, Discovery Health was accepting video submissions for Young Voices: Life with Diabetes Call to Action. My daughter and I put together a short video (it had to be 60 seconds or less). We did all this work only to find out that our file was too large to be uploaded. That was fixable, but then I realized after reading further, that they were looking for teens and adolescents. Anyway, here is the video we put together: I don't know if it will be posted on Discovery Health's Site. They are selecting certain videos to be voted on.

We Can Fly

Yesterday, my daughter brought home a coloring page of Barack Obama with the following on the back: Crispus Attucks fell so that Rosa Parks could sit. Rosa Parks sat, so that Dr. Martin Luther King could march. Dr. Martin Luther King marched, so that Barack Obama could run, and Barack Obama ran, so that we can fly. It brought a smile to my face.

I Got Tagged

I got tagged yesterday by PromoMama , owner of two geat blogs, Promo Mama and How Does Mama Look? I now have to share 7 random things about myself. Here I go: 1. I'm supposed to be engaged but I still have doubts. 2. I had my first child when I was 15. 3. I can't keep up with the new music anymore. Everytime I turn around my daughter's singing something new. 4. I just saw the Temptations movie for the first time last week. (Where have I been? It was a really good movie). 5. I can watch Law & Order SVU re-runs over and over no matter how many times I've seen them. 6. I spend way too much time on the internet. 7. I take my One-A-Day multi vitamin more than once a day. Now it is my turn to tag! http://urbanreformnetwork.blogspot.com http://expand-yourmusichorizon.blogspot.com http://eskimodarryl.blogspot.com http://thirtyhood.blogspot.com http://anna-lorraine.blogspot.com/

This Means so Much to me, as a Black Mother

Since I heard the words, "Barack Obama will be our 44th President," I have been going through a tidal wave of emotions. At first I screamed and yelled to express how extremely happy I was. The morning after, I was pretty quiet. I was pretty much speechless the whole day as I tried to take in the events from the night before. Yesterday, I sat teary eyed as I thought about how hard Obama fought for this and how hard many African Americans fought for all of us through history. This is truly a remarkable time in history for us as a people. I am so proud of Barack Obama and his beautiful family. I am grateful for people like him, people like Dr. King, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman. When I was younger, my father often told me, that I could be anything I wanted to be when I grew up. He told me that being black and being a woman wouldn't stop me from doing anything that I was really passionate about. However, I remember having a different history book in each grade a

A Blog About Blogging: Label Clouds

Wordpress blogs come with a Label Cloud, instead of the long list of Labels that we have on our Blogger sites. I've found the code and directions for getting one of these nifty little subject boxes, but wouldn't it be nice if Blogger just gave it to us? (By nice I mean simple and less time consuming).

Phillies Phever Drives Phans Insane

Why, oh why can't the citizens of our city celebrate without acting completely insane? We won the World Series and you'd think it would be a time to lift the city and praise. Instead, last night people rioted and destroyed the city. Doing everything from having fire riots, to breaking store windows, almost knocking over statues, looting, dumping over the metal trashcans in center city, turning over the big ceramic pots, trying to turn over a school bus, throwing glass bottles at police officers, tearing up street signs and spray painting them. I'm surprised that only two police officers were hurt. This is supposed to be a good thing, so why are people breaking things and destroying the city? You're supposed to break things when you're angry, not when your happy. Get it together people. This is costing the city money. Businesses can't open because they have to clean their stores and get the windows fixed. This is ridiculous. Here's a photo of the fire. It

What was that? Did you say, World Series Champions?

Yeah baby!!!!! I would now like to dedicate this song to the Rays: Thumbs up to the Phillies for being the best baseball team out there and for giving us a wonderful baseball season!

JDRF Walk for the Cure: Philadelphia

The scene this morning at the Walk to cure Diabetes: Teams bustin' a move on the Art Museum steps. The D.J. was really good and took songs by request. St. Joseph's Cheer Leaders Dancing Londa and me. The five of us. Distant shot of the Art Museum. We had a lot of fun & we give the JDRF a big thumbs up for making this charity event such a great atmosphere to bring the whole family to! Can't wait 'til next year!

Halloween Birthday Ball

This was a family event to celebrate three of my cousins' birthdays. Their mom rented a rec. center for a few hours to throw this little shindig. Princesses Snow White & Belle are my two daughters. Davida as Cinderella. Glorious, Fareed & me. Grandma. Makayla & Darryl. Dr. & Nurse Pirate The girls in our family, outside the center. Bat-Woman & Bat-Girl Snow White, Belle, A Ghost & Iron Man