hip hip hooray!! it’s the 30 day photo challenge!

so i snagged this image from sherry turley’s oh so lovely blog. i hope she doesn’t mind. you don’t mind, do you, sherry?? {yelling out into the blogosphere…}

and yes, i realize that it says august and it’s september and i’ll be starting the photo challenge in october, but just bear with me folks and pretend that it says october, k?

october is a good month for me to start anyway because…it’s my birthday month!! woohoooooooo!! and this year i’m thinking of doing things a lil’ different, you know, mix things up a bit and what better way to kick all that off by giving myself a little challenge, right?




dutch for mayor 2017

yesterday dutch told me that when he turns 16 he’s running for mayor.

mama: so what will you do when you become mayor?

dutch: i’m going to build another school next to my school called bearhuggers elementary.

i should explain that bearhuggers is a school name that i made up when i was trying to trick dutch at the beginning of the school year by telling him he would be transferring there for the year. but anyway…

mama: okaaaaayyyyy… so what else will you do when you become mayor?

dutch: i’m going to make all the soccer teams colors, instead of states.

so yeah, vote for dutch. in ten years.

musiq :: yes

musiq shot a video for my absolute favorite song “yes” from his cd musiqinthemagiq. and woowee, this video had me teary eyed!! it’s such a beautiful song lyrically anyway and the imagery is so touching. the video is a tribute to women who have lost their battle with breast cancer, and it features breast cancer survivors from the metro atlanta area. the soul singer recently announced his new role as an ambassador for susan g. komen for the cure, circle of promise, a movement designed to further engage black women around the globe in the fight against breast cancer.

“early detection is the key to winning the fight against breast cancer,” musiq said. “too often, black women are diagnosed in stage three and four when breast cancer is most difficult to treat. some women are afraid to seek treatment for fear of losing their breasts or their hair. one’s physical appearance is much less important than the will to live. it’s time to remove the stigmas that are attached to this disease.”