Category Archives: My Family

Our Forever House!

Hey Luvs!

I’m back! And boy have things been crazy. First I want to say Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays. We spent Christmas and New Year’s Eve back home in Florida. It was great to see and spend time with family and friends but it was tough with Zakai. He is in a super clingy phase that didn’t allow for much kid free time AT ALL. But, ah well!

Now we’re back in Georgia and are starting 2017 with some really exciting news. If you follow me on Instagram then you may already know that we have closed on our forever home!

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I can’t tell you how excited I am for my family to grow and build memories here.  The house needs a ton of work but we’re going to take it on in phases.  The first phase of renovations has already started and we’re forging ahead.  What an amazing start to the here.  God is so amazing!  If you’re interested in seeing a complete house tour click here.

That’s all for now.

XOXO

~TJ

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Fall Hair & Makeup Look

Hi Beauties,

Today I’ve got another fall Hair and makeup look I hope you’ll enjoy. The makeup is starring the beautiful color of burgundy, and the hair is a quick, creative and captivating roll/twist combination updo.

I really like the way this entire look came together. If you’d like to see the deets on the makeup, click here. And, if you’d like to see the step by step for the hair, click here.  

That’s it for now! Until next time luvs 

XOXO 

~TJ

Birthday Weekend!

Hi luvs!

Late last week all through the weekend I celebrated my baby’s first birthday with a lot of my family! It was a full but fun weekend. My in-laws and two of my nephews on David’s side came up from Florida along with my mom, both of my sisters and two nieces. Yes, we had a full house!

I spent a lot of time with my family preparing for Zakai’s first birthday party. My baby turned 1 on September 29. Seems like just yesterday this was me, extremely pregnant awaiting his arrival. 

Time really has flown by. Well, this weekend we celebrated with a race car themed party. I had so much fun putting this party together and I was really happy with the way it turned out. So, let me jump into some party pics!



My porkchop was not a fan of getting all messy with his cake but he did end up enjoying what David fed him.

Outside of the celebration one of the coolest parts of the weekend was having both of my sisters and my mom here together. This was my oldest sister Tina’s first time coming to GA. I made sure to get some pics which is huge because she NEVER takes pictures. She let me do her makeup too which was lots of fun


We even managed to get some picture of all three of us which is extremely rare. We served and we smiled


What a great weekend. Well that’s it for now. I’ll finish up with some more pics


XOXO,

TJ

Sissy & Me In The City – Day 3

Helloooo luvs,

Another day down in NYC! Sissy and I spent most of the day shopping in Time Square. We started off by taking the train into the city which was a new experience for my sister. She was so excited.

Time Square is pretty awesome and you really need several days to take it all in. Nevertheless when we made it into the city we hit up some key stores like Forever 21, H&M, and my favorite drugstore Walgreens. Each was at least 3 stories! Yes, even Walgreens! It was crazy. It was a little overwhelming but I picked up a little something from each store and managed not to do too much damage.

After shopping at those stores we decided to have some lunch. On the menu, New York’s best hot dogs, sangria and wine. The sangria was phenomenal!

After lunch we made our way further down Broadway until we ran into Macy’s, The World’s Largest Store.

Talk about overwhelming! This store is massive taking up an entire city block with 11 floors. We were only able to cover half of those before we gave up.  After about 4 hours of shopping we decided to head back to the hotel to rest.

We chilled out for a while then decided to have a classic New York City pizza. We ordered a meat lovers pizza from La Bellezza. It was delicious.

After eating and watching several upsets on College Game Day we started getting ready for the night. We booked reservations at 808 Penthouse a rooftop restaurant lounge in Queens. I pulled out lots of sequins for the evening.

On the way there I was able to capture this beautiful shot.

As for 808 Penthouse, it was pretty impressive with amazing views.

As sushi lovers we decided to get our fix and tried 2 different rolls. For drinks we both had the Pacific Sangria With sake, peach and sparkling rose. Yum!

Afterwards we decided to call it a night. We had a nice full day and was able to enjoy some great night time city views, with sushi and sangria. We felt accomplished. Next up day 4!

XOXO

~TJ

Hubby’s Birthday

Happy Monday luvs!

So this past Saturday was my hubby’s 32nd Birthday. His birthday always reminds me of the fact that I’m older than he is (3 years older). I’m totally ok with that, obviously, but it’s still a reminder. I just wanted to share some pics with you guys from Saturday.

Zavien decided that he wanted to make his dad a lion mask, which I thought was totally appropriate since it is Leo season.  He loved it of course.


After breakfast they went shopping for baseball gear. My Za Baby is starting his first sport (Ahh!) and David is assistant coaching. While they were out Zakai and held down the fort until his nap time at which point I decided to go get my life together. I wanted to do a pretty/girly look for the day that so could easily transition to night time since I made dinner plans for us that evening.

I decided on a subtle smokey eye, plum lips and a high pin curl bun.

After lunch time I surprised him with some Oreo cheesecake bites that he had been eying on Facebook. They turned out to be pretty tasty.


We just hung out the rest of the day until it was time for dinner. I deepened up my smokey eye a bit went for a softer lip and was all set.


I forgot to get a good picture of it but that diamond cross necklace he has on is what I got him. He loved it.

We enjoyed dinner at one of our favorite seafood restaurants, Marrieta Fish Market and called it a night.

That’s about it. Another year in the books for hubby. I thank God for him every day.

Until tomorrow luvs 😘

XOXO

~TJ

GRWM/TJ Talks

Happy Monday luvs!

I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was filled with lots of exciting things! Yesterday I decided to film a get ready with me video for this pretty look topped off with a coral lippie while I update you all on what’s been going on

Here are some pics of the final look.


If you want to check out this get ready with me video click here.

XOXO,

TJ

7 Pregnancies, 5 Losses, 2 Miracles, ALL Worth It

Mother’s Day weekend always reminds me of how worth it these last 9 years 7 pregnancies 5 losses and 2 Miracles were. I’m so grateful for my boys. It was a rough ride getting them here but I can’t imagine my life without them. If you haven’t heard my pregnancy journey story you can watch the video here.

Sitting around watching them play this evening put such a big smile on my face

   
 
  
  
It’s definitely rough at times but I can’t imagine life without them. They both brought me home goodies today that were beyond sweet

   
 
I’m going to attempt a little Mother’s Day photoshoot tomorrow and hope to share those with you all next week. Until then I wish you beauties a very happy Mother’s Day weekend

XOXO

~TJ