One Pretty Parka. . .

photo credit: cocoa chelsea

Winter is still alive and kicking!

And this pretty, parka would certainly brighten anyone’s day! I recently spied a woman wearing the Jane and Tash colorful piece but unfortunately I was driving and she was crossing the intersection with her kids, which meant I couldn’t flag her down to tell her how much I adored her technicolor, coat! I did a quick Cam Jansen(if you have kids, you know this mini detective, who is known for her photographic memory) and was determined to find that coat!!  I got home and did a quick google search: rainbow colored parka and boom, I found this! It’s pretty and pricey, but oh so lovely to look at.

For now, I’ll keep admiring from afar. . .

I dream in color!

chat ya’ later

Ladybird T.

web jaunt. . .

web-jaunt, a weekly rundown of what captured our attention, fun and interesting info, and fabulous stuff we love across the web.

photo credit: bossip

photo credit: bossip

can’t wait to watch this. . .

photo credit: ejazznews

photo credit: ejazznews

 We lost a Shining Star. . .


photo credit: kale & caramel

a green, green smoothie


photo credit: lara casey shop

add to the ongoing search of organization and goal setting


photo credit: pinterest

your cheatsheet to get you ready for Super Bowl Sunday


photo credit: essence murjani

added to the want list!

Celebrate Black History Month

The Ladybirds

the Sports Story


photo credit: google

I’m guessing it’s probably the biggest day in sports every year. Definitely the biggest game every year. Yep, I’m talking about the Superbowl and its this Sunday. I’m sure you were already aware of that, right? It’s damn near a holiday with all the hype that leads up to it, press coverage, superbowl parties with decorations and special menus. It is a big freakin’ deal!


photo credit: google

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve never been that into sports. I’ve always liked basketball but I cannot stand to watch baseball on television, rather go to the ballpark in the summer. I have gotten more into football over the years, the husband loves it so I’ve had little choice.


bonding courtside #goals         photo credit: google

It is important spending the time with him and definitely a fun way to bond but I still am not that in to the sport of it all. But I have found a way to get excited about it. For a girl like me, not a “sports girl” who gets excited about games even without watching it with her boo, I’ve realized that I have to connect on an emotional level. That means getting a bit wrapped up in the story behind the players (really loving everything Steph Curry these days), the team (the Carolina Panthers only lost one game this season) or the sport. Getting excited about a good rivalry (the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints), a little gossip (Cam Newton’s Versace pants) or fun facts. ESPN’s 30 for 30 is great for more relevant information like this!

My favorite tidbits that are getting me ready for this year’s Superbowl…

  • although he doesn’t want to make it an issue, Cam Newton is only the 6th black quarterback to make to the big game
  • this could likely be Peyton Manning’s last game
  • at 39 years old, Peyton will be the oldest quarterback to play in the Superbowl
  • this is the first time that Peyton Manning has been the underdog in the Super Bowl
  • both head coaches are making their Super Bowl head coaching debuts but Carolina’s coach won a ring as a player for the Chicago Bears in 1986
  • Coldplay is performing the half time show with Beyonce as a special guest (a personal fun fact)

Believe me when I tell you, if you are having a hard time getting into watching sports with your boo, look for the story behind the sport. It works!

Chat ya’ later
Ladybird D

The Skin I’m In. . .

photo credit: blahblahbirds Me. Uncovered. Bare. All Face

photo credit: blahblahbirds
Me. Uncovered. Bare. All Face

As of late, my face has been under a little construction.  Turning 40 definitely has it up and downs and for me the current state of my skin has been a downer! Never one to not face a challenge head on, when I began facing a little unwanted adult acne, I quickly sought out to find my long, lost dermatologist. I tried a few quick fixes in between, which included new products here and there, drinking more water, etc., but I clearly needed a professional to step in. Thank heaven for Google. I did a quick search for Dr. Lynn McKinley Grant and stumbled upon this! Could I be so lucky and she was located in close proximity to my job?? Score! I found her and didn’t hesitate to get in. I was quickly smitten with the new office and overall welcoming feeling me and my sidekick (youngest tyke) received. I was quickly whisked back into the patient area and the nurse took copious notes regarding my current regime: which recently included the addition of this tool. Then the doctor came in and looked me over and gave me my new face diet! Which in addition to a few prescription products, it also included tips like changing my pillow cases, adding a good cleanser, staying moisturized, wearing sunscreen daily, and more water!!!I have stayed committed to my new day/night routine and the results are paying off! Fast forward 6 weeks, my face is glowing, breakouts are minimal, and I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am to be in the skin I’m in, once again! Thanks, Dr. Grant!!!

What have you done for your skin, lately?

Chat ya’ later!

Ladybird T.



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