5 On Friday - YUMMommy

5 On Friday

Rain, rain, please go away and let us be.  Yep, this month is looking it's going to be one where it rains every weekend.  I don't have to tell y'all that our plans are to stay in, keep dry and just chill out.  Well, the kids will be chilling out.  I have some work to do; some plans to get in motion

We're still growing and expanding over on the Facebook page.  Almost to 600 strong and I couldn't be more excited.  It's been so great connecting with new supporters from the SITs Girls Facebook group.  Also, I'll be adding some link up opportunities for everyone to stop by the page and share some posts.  (See here.)  I'm really on a mission to connect better with all of you as well as interacting more.

My girl Christina from Being Mrs Jones has done it again!!  She released her second novel, Strictly Professional , this week via Amazon!  I couldn't be more proud of her.  And when I tell y'all this book is good, I really mean it's fantastic.  It was such a delight to read and I couldn't put it down.

If you're read her novel, Love & Other Things, then you know she has a talent for not just writing but creating this characters and situations that draw you in.  I firmly believe this is just the beginning for her.  She can definitely moves in the world of Contemporary Romance and African American fiction.  Be sure to keep up with her because she has more projects in the works!  Also, I'll be doing an author spotlight on her soon.

Gotta support those who have been unconditionally supportive of me and YUMMommy.  And Christina has been one of those people.  If I have a question about graphic designing or writing, she doesn't hesitate to answer it or help in some way.  And I truly appreciate that.

Reasons to Dress is officially one of my Top 5 favorite fashion blogs now!  Over the last few days I've been connecting the with the blog's owner, Angie, and I just adore her already.  I love that what sets her apart of some of these other fashion bloggers is that she actually works in the fashion industry!  I know that you don't have to have a degree in fashion like I do to be able to have an opinion about fashion or have a sense of style, but there's just something so official and legit and creditable when you have experience in the industry or topic that you're discussing.

She's real and genuine in her writings and sharing of her personal life. Plus, she lives in one of my dream countries, Italy!!!  Omg, I so want to live there for at least a year.  For a fashion and food lover like me it would be heaven.  Not to mention all of the old world charm just speaks me.  I crave to live somewhere that's modern but just not modern at same time.

I may or may not have googled houses there.  At the very least, I am determined to vacation there and explore to see if the if the Mr has any family left there and to find out where his family lived and how they manged to make from Africa to Italy and then to America.  This will be just as much of a history lesson and a self discovery trip as it will be a vacation.  Please stop by and tell Angie that I sent you!  You can also keep up with her on Facebook.

I got my first pair of skinny jeans this past Christmas (shocker) and I'm hooked.  I don't know why it has taken the Mr having to buy me a pair for me to try them.  I considered myself such a straight leg and boot cut kind of girl, but now I don't know.  I've had these skinnies from Amazon to my wish list until I can decide which pairs I'm going to get first.

Indigo Saints by BLANK NYC Womens Petite Fit Skinny Jeans

WallFlower Juniors Foil Wash Sassy Skinny

This pretty much sums up where I am right now in my life and what I'll be doing from here on out.

Happy Friday!

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  1. WOW. I don't know if I was this proud the day of my University Graduation (seriously not kidding). Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy life to read my blog,and for sharing it with such nice words. This is one of the nicest compliments I have ever received. I am so glad I found you and your blog, and your Thankful Thursday post made me reflect more on being thankful in the last 24 hours than ANYTHING I have read in the past year. Interesting, that what started out as just a hobby (writing a blog because I needed an outlet), has turned into something so satisfying and has given me the chance to get to know amazing women like yourself.

  2. girlfriend, I am in LOVE with those red skinnies!! So cute!!

  3. Thank you, SO much for the shout out, and everything else! I don't even know where to begin with how much I appreciate you. Like, REALLY, not how people just say it to have something to say, but like..... For real! THANK YOU.

  4. Love the quote about living the life she imagined. I feel like that is definitely me this year. So much has happened that I am amazingly grateful for! However, a lot of that didn't happen until I decided to stop holding myself back. I've seen so many changing around here lately. I'm guessing you're planning on kicking it up a notch this year. Congrats to you, and you know where to find me if you need some help!

  5. Happy belated Friday friend :)!!

    What did you think of the crazy temps earlier in the week? It officially reached -8 here with -35 wind chill. I hope we do not see those temps for a very long time if ever LOL.

    I recently came hooked on skinny jeans too. Not sure what took me so long. Have a great week!