Archive for January, 2012

What I’ve learned about myself so far in 2012

I’m not one to make resolutions at the beginning of a New Year. But in doing self-reflection I knew that I wanted 2012 to be an even better year than 2011. I want this year to be a year of growth where I challenge myself more than ever before. Challenge myself to jump higher and run faster. To leap. To live with reckless abandon. To trust love. To trust myself. To not be afraid to push the limits.
And 25 days into the New Year I can say that I’ve done just that and have learned so much about myself in the process. It’s interesting how situations arise that test you, that test your strength and you have to make a decision. You can go run in a corner and choose to be consumed, or you can strap on your armor and stand with your feet firm. I have been tested, it’s even fair to say I’ve been an emotional roller-coaster (cue Vivian Green’s song) this year.
While I’ve never been one to back away from difficult situations, I usually become an introvert, secluded myself from the world and hidden in a shell. On the exterior seemingly calm and collective, but on the interior a ball of fire. I’ve gotten by like this, but as you can imagine it’s not the ideal situation. But recently I’ve realized that I don’t have all the answers, that when I’m being tested I don’t have to stand alone. I’ve never been comfortable asking for help or sharing a lot of personal information with others, but I realized I can’t carry this load on my own. And I’m glad to say that I was able to look around me and find amazing support from my friends and family these past few weeks. There were no questions, no judgment, just pure concern, encouragement, and love for me and lil mama. It’s been overwhelming and slightly uncomfortable to know that I’ve got so many remarkable people in my corner who truly believe in me and genuinely want what’s best for me and my family.
What I’ve learned 25 days into 2012 is I’m stronger than I think. That when I think I’m backed into a wall, I’m really not, I just have to change my perspective and find another way. That I’ve got an amazing support system that’s there for me no matter what.
That Still I Rise. 


New Year’s Resolution #1. Tip the dating scales in your favor!

Sexy singles everywhere are hitting the scene this January with renewed mojo! The holidays are over (for now) and I don’t know about you, but I sure ate one…or two…or three extra sweets I shouldn’t have! And that’s why I’m so excited for The Fresh Diet!
The Fresh Diet is the hottest thing around, and it’s extremely doable! No starving yourself or denying yourself dessert! The Fresh Diet is America’s premiere diet delivery service, providing fresh, healthy, calorie portioned meals all right to your door! As a mom on the go, this type of system works so well with my lifestyle, it basically does all the work for me!
We’re not talking semi-fresh here people. We’re talking never processed, vacuum packed, or frozen! These delicious meals are cooked fresh daily in state of the art local kitchens. It’s like having your own personal chef! With hundreds of meals to choose from, you’ll have no problem figuring out what yummy meals you’d like to have! Daily delivery consists of 3 meals and 2 snacks! Yup, that means no cooking, no counting, and no clean up! Could you ask for an easier way to have fresh, nutritionally balanced meals for healthy weight loss? They do say that nutrition is half the battle when it comes to weight loss. If it were up to me, I’d work out all day every day than start dieting! But, how can I pass up The Fresh Diet, it has the taste, the variety, and the convenience!
I’m starting the year right, by trying my complimentary week of The Fresh Diet, and if you start today for just $29.99 per day, you get 3 days free with this special promo code: singlejan3. Visit to take advantage of this special offer or call 866-FRESH-50 (866-373-7450).
It’s true what they say about confidence…it comes from within. By fueling your body with good for you foods that confidence will exude from you and tip the dating scale in your favor as a single woman seeking. Why? Well because men are attracted to confident women!
The Fresh Diet is my perfect accessory to prepare me for the dating scene after all the holiday parties! Get the edge on your competition by saying YES to FRESH in 2012!!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by The Fresh Diet. All opinions expressed are the blogger’s own views not influenced by any outside biases.


I ♥ my Zoya color spoons!!

Back back back in the blogging zone!! Although I don’t usually post about beauty products I wanted to give it a shot because I’m a product-a-holic and I love love my new Zoya color spoons! I don’t get my nails done that often professionally, but like having my nails looking fresh, which means I do at home manis with lil mama weekly. As a result I’ve become a bit of a nail polish junkie! I heard about Zoya via twitter and was excited to learn more about them from their website. They have a gazillion shades to choose from, I felt like a kid in a candy store browsing through the website!
Zoya Nail Polish is a nail polish free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor. Nail Polish by Zoya offers over 300 gorgeous nail polish colors to choose from, plus 4 seasonal collections of nail polish every year. Awesome!!!
The only downfall is that I couldn’t find a retailer near me so had to order online, which made me a little nervous. So I was thrilled when I found out about their color spoons! It’s Zoya’s version of trying before you buy! I loved the idea and ordered 10 spoons! I mean they were only $0.50 AND the spoons ship free via ground shipping! Winning!!! Oh and wait, it gets better….as soon as you are invoiced for the price of your spoons you are also send a promo code for a discount in the amount equal to the amount you spent on spoons to be taken against your next order! See why I love these color spoons!!!

I was delighted to get them in the mail; they were great quality and came packed beautifully and professionally. The color spoons make so much sense and it was great to get to see them up to my nail and see how they worked with my complexion.

It’s hard to choose a favorite, I really love them all!! But with the spoons I was able to compare what I bought to colors I already have in my collection, which was a great great. Since getting them last week I’ve already made an order with them for full bottles of polish!!!
What’s your favorite brand of nail polish? Would you try Zoya’s color spoons?