July 31, 2010

Progressive shoots of my journey (January-now)























Everyone needs some SPICE in their life

I use to be in love w/the Spice Girls!!!! I wanted to be Scary Spice (I think its because she was the only black girl lol) and I use to have a Scary Spice Barbie. Anyways, my step class this song was playing and I was pumped!






July 24, 2010

Lemon pepper tilapia and veggies

My mini Fashion Show :o)

So I decided to go to Old Navy and Gap and have a fashion show in the dressing room lol.  I was really curious to see what size I was in, since some of my clothes are baggy here.  Here are my pics from my fashion show:

This is the Old Navy Fashion Show




Shirt: XL
Jeans: 16




Shirt: XL
Jeans: 16


The Gap Fashion Show



Dress: 16



I really liked this dress lol





Shirt: L
Skinny Jeans: 16



I felt like a model in this pic lol :o)

Shirt: XL
Jeans: 16

July 21, 2010

239 stairs.....


This right here is Mt. Pisgah...... 239 stairs!  And do you know, how I know about Mt. Pisgah?!  Well I ran, jumped, and lunged every 239 stairs of it 3 TIMES!!!! for the aerobics class I took tonight.  WOW!  I mean I feel great now but while I was doing it, I thought I was going to die lol.  Anyways, do you want to see the reward after I finished this INTENSE workout?!

LOOK AT THIS:




Isn't it beautiful?!  That is the sight around the 200th stair lol.  This was when I was coming down from the workout.

July 20, 2010

My beach workout



Isn't that a beautiful picture!!!!!  Well freaking I had to run down those stairs and run on that beach for this workout class I did today lol.  My first time visiting the beach since I moved here and I don't have a lovely, leisurley memory of it nope!!!!  My memory of my first visit on the beach is me running in the sand, doing lunges, bear crawls, crab walks, sprints.  OH MY GOODNESS!!!!  I have never had this type of workout in my life!!!!!  I think afterwards I was walking really slow and right now my body hurts so bad!!!!!  But you know what, I am going to do it all over again tomorrow!!!!  No Pain, No Gain lol.

This new gym I joined her is FABULOUS!  Its an all women's gym and everyone is so friendly and nice.  I am taking almost all of their classes and let me tell you they are challenging and fun.  Yesterday I took the zumba class and she played my fav song!!!!  Proud Mary!!!  And we basically did the whole routine to it.  It took all my energy not to let my inner Tina Turner come out lol.


Love this song

July 19, 2010

Indescribable

My first day!




Today is my first day on the job!  Oh I am so excited!  Its not a full day, we go until lunch but hey its still my first day!  Do you like the outfit I picked for the first day?!

July 18, 2010

My goodies from the Farmers Market

Sooooooooooo I tried to do something with my goodies I got from the Farmers Market.  I tried this Weight Watcher Recipe where you roast the veggies and then put it in an omelet......  So the omelet part didn't turn out to be an omelet lol.  I made it into a yummy scramble.  I only put half of my roasted veggies with the eggs because I am saving the other veggies for my tilapia and black beans I'm going to make later this week.  Here are some pics of my creations:










The Recipe: 

This is only 2 weight watcher points!!!

  • 1 medium zucchini, diced 
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, diced 
  • 1 medium green pepper(s), seeded and diced 
  • 1 medium potato(es), diced 
  • 1 medium tomato(es), diced 
  • 1 medium onion(s), diced 
  • 1 Tbsp rosemary, fresh, chopped 
  • 1/2 tsp table salt 
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground 
  • 6 large egg white(s), lightly beaten 
  • 1/4 cup(s) light cream cheese, with herbs, cubed 

  • Arrange one rack on the bottom rung of the oven. Preheat the oven to 450°F. 
  • Combine the zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper, potato, tomato, onion, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; lightly spray with olive-oil nonstick spray. Spread the vegetables in a large nonstick baking sheet. Roast, on the bottom rack of the oven, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and browned, about 25 minutes. 
  • Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium heat. Add the egg whites and cook until just set, 3-4 minutes, lifting the edges frequently with a spatula to let the uncooked egg flow underneath. Spoon the vegetable mixture over the eggs, then sprinkle the cheese. Cover the skillet and cook until the cheese melts, 2-3 minutes. Fold the omelette in half and slide out onto a plate. Yields 1/4 of omelette per serving.


Starting my day off right....

July 17, 2010

My first visit to the Farmer's Market



They are so pretty and fun!!!!  Just like me!  I had a blast at the Farmer's market, bought alot of goodies that I have to find a recipe for now lol.  

So my song selection for today is How Great is Our God.  It was playing on KLove while I was typing this and I must agree our God is something special :o).  I hope everyone is enjoying this BEAUTIFUL day!


July 15, 2010

Breakdancers clip

video

My first street performer series in Holland

So during the summer until mid-August Holland has Street Performances.  Today was the kids series and though it was alot of families there, I still had fun all by myself lol.  I video taped the break dancers so I'm going to try to put that up on my next post.  Gosh I can't wait till next Thursday to see the entertainment for adults lol.























My help comes from the Lord!

WW week 23

July 13, 2010

Pics of my new apt (unfurnished)

So I took some pictures of my apt before they put the furniture back in.  Its so nice and beautiful!  The view from my apt of campus is perfect!  I do not have any pics of my bedroom because its a hot mess right now, I am not done unpacking yet lol.  But I promise once everything is together I will take some more pics.  Let me know what you think.

This is the view from my guest bedroom/reading room


This is my living area/main room




This is my guest bedroom that I think I am going to turn it into a reading room




My Kitchen




Sneak peek of my bathroom




The view of campus from the dining room




View of campus from the living room

July 11, 2010

End of the Road

So today is my last day in Cleveland before I start the new chapter in my life!!!! Oh my goodness!!! I am so nervous/excited about this move. First I want to say Thank you Lord for allowing me the opportunity to get a job at a place that I know I will have growth in my professional and personal life. Like I am really blessed to have a job right after graduation because I know it is hard out here in the world. I really think that I will love my experience at Hope and Holland I'm just nervous about the unknown lol. Like will I make friends? Will they love me as a RLC? What will happen next in my life?! Oh all the unanswered questions!!!!! I think this part in my life is where I really learn how to lean not on my own understanding. Everyone I talk to keeps telling me that they see a lot of things happening in my life with this move and I say Amen to that!!!! Though I am on edge with my nerves I am still going to speak everything into existence because I know my God is an Awesome God and He would not do anything in my life that will harm me. He is only preparing me every day in every situation to be a better woman and witness for Him. Wow, just saying that really allowed me to relax!!!! Well Cleveland this may not be the "End of the road" for us but its a nice break before I see you again :o) I am off to explore my new home and take on new adventures. I will take pictures of my new apt and post it up!!!!






July 09, 2010

My New Home

Holland, Michigan
The Second Happiest city to live in the Country!!!! It beat Honolulu, Hawaii!


  • It has beaches!!!! Right on Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa
  • I will be working at Hope College as a Residential Life Coordinator
  • Very strong in the Dutch Culture
  • The downtown has heaters on the side walk for the winter time
  • They have a huge Tulip Festival in May
  • 30 miles from Grand Rapids and 5hrs from home
  • Street performers in the summer time
  • Farmers market every Wednesday and Saturday until November!!!!
Here is a video of Holland and Hope so you can get a taste of where I will be living and working. I am super excited to start this chapter in my life!




The School I will be working at :o)

My Second Blog Award







My Second Blog Award!!!!!  OH I feel so special :o)  Thanks Carissa for these awards they mean the world to me especially since you gave them to me!
So the rules of the award is to list 7 things about yourself...

1. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and without Him I would not be the woman I am today (Can I get an Amen?!)
2.  I am a member of Alpha Theta Omega Christian Sorority, Inc.!!!  My line name is ForBearance and you can check out the meaning of it in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (I think it describes me very well)
3. I use to want a Monty Carlo so bad even though in my book it is a boy car but every time I see one.... its just something about it lol
4. I only own one pair of tennis shoes and they are my workout shoes
5. I enjoy looking at recipes, I am teaching myself how to cook
6. I really want to sing/kiss in the rain (its raining right now.... maybe I should run outside real fast lol)
7. I am a horrible person to watch any kind of sporting event with (besides volleyball).  I have a very short attention span and I miss ALL the good plays lol

WW week 22

July 08, 2010

My First Blog Award!






The Lovely The Green Eyed Lady has given me my first blog award, The Sugar Doll Blogger Award :o)  (actually she has given me two of them and I will put the other one up in a few lol).  

Well if you don't know about her blog you should check it.  Her name is Carissa and she is my blog SHEro.  She is such a wonderful lady and I love talking and reading her blogs.  Check her out and let me know what you think of her!

Rules for the blog award is that I have to state 10 things about myself.  Well here it goes:

Rules are to state 10 things about yourself:

1. I am moving to the second Happiest City in the Country.... Holland, Michigan

2. I always have a smile on my face even when I am deep in thought

3. I LOVE HUGE earrings!!!!

4. I am a facebook addict.... I need help sometimes lol

5. I don't have a favorite color (isn't that weird)

6. I don't like to read magazines but I do enjoy looking at the pictures lol

7. I want to live on the beach one day

8. I want to be a mini van mom so bad but I will be one FLYYYY Soccer mom lol

9. I have a weakness for chocolate and peanut butter, especially together 

10. I have been single for 3 years!!!!! Craziness lol


So now I have to pass this award to other bloggers!  Yay!

I am giving this award to:


This is my wonderful friend from Grad School.  Her blog is about her life and also her yummy recipes she makes.

July 07, 2010

My second pair of shoes from Shoe Dazzle

So my first pair of shoes are hotttttttttttt and so comfortable to walk in.  They are now my fav heels that I own.  Now these are my second pair that I will be ordering from Shoe Dazzle.  Let me know what you think of them.


The name of these shoes are Boulevard.