Go ahead and get your rotten tomatoes together because I have a feeling I'm about to make a lot of people mad with what I'm about to say...buttttt neither Lauryn "I wouldn't be on time for my own Fugee Funeral" Hill or Nas could get my coins for their upcoming joint tour.
According to TheRealRickeySmiley.com, the two hip hop legends are set to start touring in September. So far they have seventeen dates scheduled. Now I love Ms. Lauryn Hill as much as the next 80s baby...as a matter of fact Sister Act II is my second favorite movie of all time after Selena (ya'll can have Scarface and the Godfather and Titanic and all those other so called classics, I'll take these two movies any day), but we all know that in recent years Ms. Hill has made more noise for her inability to show up to paid performances on time instead of her music. She has taken being "fashionably late" to a whole new level...like if being late was actually fashionable she would be the Gisele Bundchen of the fashionably late world.
Tardiness for the party aside, all the true hip hop heads would probably enjoy this concert. Lauryn and Nas both have several hits under their belt and we can't forget their collaboration on "If I Ruled the World". Musically, this would probably be a pretty good show....buuuuttttt being that I am pretty shallow when it comes to music (at least I can admit it lol) and Queen Bey will be performing at Coachella in 2018, I think I will save my coins on this one.
So would you guys pay to see these two hip hop legends in concert?
Check out their iconic collaboration below:
So day two of my Vegas trip was full of fun! I painted the town red, or should I say black and gold, in my "Fearfully & Wonderfully Made" t-shirt. Yesterday I told you guys how I learned to throw aside my insecurities and inhibitions to unleash my inner "romper goddess" and this shirt helped to remind me that despite what I may feel about myself at times, God thinks I'm perfect just the way I am!
I say that not to brag, but the Bible says in Psalm 139:14 that we are "fearfully and wonderfully made". That means that matter what we may think about ourselves..."I'm too short, I'm too tall, I'm too fat, I'm too skinny", we are perfect in his eyes! So remember the next time that you start to feel down on yourself that the same God that created the whole universe created you and he thinks that you're pretty awesome!!!
Now for a rundown of my day two outfit:
"Feafully & Wonderfully Made " t-shirt from PurposeHer collection, order yours at www.keshiabrown.com
Shoes: Charlotte Russe
Accessories: Wal-Mart and H&M
Hey ya'll! So here are a few pictures of my first day in Vegas baby!!! I decided to spend my first day on the town in my new blue romper (unfortunately, they don't make rompers in 3x or else my husband and I could've been twins that day lol). Although I think it was pretty cute, wearing it definitely took me out of my comfort zone! Rompers combine two things that I've always shied away from, shorts and one-piece outfits.
I've always had a love/hate relationship with shorts...I loved them on other people but hated them on me. I'm a little lady with little legs, and then when you add being a member of #teamthickums to that, I just never thought they looked right on me. Add to that the fact that I never liked one-piece outfits (rompers, bodysuits, etc.) then you can understand why I stayed away from rompers, but I decided to give it a try yesterday and I think I pulled it off pretty well!!! (I even got a compliment from some drunk girl in the restroom last night who told me I was rocking that s**t lol!)
Although my first adventure in "Romper World" may seem pretty insignificant, is does push me to try and step out to do some other things that I have never done before. Things that I have been scared to do because I have given myself a million reasons why it just won't work or I don't have what it takes to pull it off, only to surprise myself with the fact that I had it in me all along.
So my question to you is, what is one thing that you can do to step out of your comfort zone? What is that thing that you have been scared to try or do because you don't think you have what it takes to make it work? I challenge you today to step out and go for it!!! Stop letting fear hold you back. It can be something as simple as trying a new hairstyle or as big as going back to school. Like my inner romper goddess, you will never know you had it in you until you try!!!
Before I end this post I want to give a quick run down of my outfit for the day:
Shoes: Charlotte Russe (yes I know, all of my shoes come from Charlotte Russe but I hope if I shout them out enough they'll start sending me free stuff lol)
So this weekend my husband and I will be celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary. To celebrate, he is treating me to a trip to Las Vegas. While I definitely am enjoying this fun and much needed get away, I can't help but feel a tinge of "mommy guilt". This is a feeling that I am very familiar with. Whenever I am required to be away from my boys, be it for work, a getaway with my husband or an outing with friends, I always have this tiny sense of guilt for leaving them. I know that even moms deserve a break every now and again, but I can't help but feeling like I need to be with them 24/7.
Now I know that most people don't associate Las Vegas aka "Sin City" with kids (unless you think of all the kids that were probably conceived here), so bringing my boys really wasn't an option, but that doesn't mean that I don't wish they were here. Even though they may pluck my last nerve and make me want to pull out my bundles, they are still my boys. My head will tell my that I deserve some "me" time but my heart will still say that I need to be super mom at all times. Can any of my fellow moms relate? If so, how are some of the ways that you deal with this feeling? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Anywho, I am going to try to enjoy my little getaway and post plenty of stories and pics while I am here. Check back throughout the week to hear all about my trip!!!
Heeyyyyy everybody! So this is my first blog post on my new site and to say that I am excited is an understatement!
I figured before I get into any real topics I should let you guys know a little bit more about me first. If you've read my "About" section then you already know that I am a wife and mommy of two little boys. Although I consider my roles as a wife and mother as the two most important ones in my life, I am a woman that likes to wear many hats. Last year I turned the big 3-0 and decided that I would finally pursue all of my dreams and aspirations wholeheartedly, one of them being pushing myself to build a brand that I can be proud of. That is one of the main reasons that I created this website and I am hoping that each and every person that views this site can leave feeling empowered to go out there and chase their dreams as well!
Two of my passions are writing and making videos, and being the free spirited person that I am, I am like to cover any and everything in my blog posts and videos lol, so don't be surprised if you see a post one day on building self esteem followed by a video of me and my son doing remixes to our favorite hip hop songs (if you are friends with me on Facebook then you know how my baby aka "Tres' Ivy gets down lol)...I can be deep...but I can also be silly. It took me a while to become comfortable with all of the little quirks and qualities that make me who I am, but now that I am, I am ready to share my story with the world!
Outside of my professional and family life, my other passion is to help people, particularly women and young girls. That is why I am actively involved in a mentoring program for young girls. I am also the founder of The LEAH Project Inc., a nonprofit devoted to empowering girls and women and helping them to realize their God given purpose in life despite any type of setbacks that they may have faced. The LEAH Project Inc. is based off of the scripture Isaiah 61:3, and the belief that God will give us beauty for our ashes.
Well, that's all for now!!! Be sure to check back often for new blog posts.