Monday, February 1, 2016

Weekend Snapshots | 5


Today's Weekend Snapshots is brought to you by Remidog's big nose. This is him sleeping on the floor next to me in one of our rooms while I play Destiny. I swear I can never be alone in my house. There's always a little pack following me. What's funny to me is that while I'm playing in one of the rooms, my husband is in the Living Room playing with me as well.. yet all the kiddos like to hang out with me. Not Leana Little though. She has to be in the same room as her daddy at all times. Spoiled hooker!

Saturday morning was like any other morning with the kid's face all in my grill. I think if he wasn't soo stinking cute that I'd probably have a fit. But how can I say no to that face, yanno? He does shit that he knows he's not supposed to do because he knows he's cute and momma will allow it. SMH. Saturday night was Artopia and the husband and I attended and met up with some HLB ladies.

Now y'all know I love art and I love supporting local artists even more. This is why we attended. I knew the art would be amazing.. the food, drinks and fashion show were just a bonus for us. What we didn't expect were the massive crowds. I honestly don't think we were able to see all of the art due to the amount of people there. BUT, the art we saw was amazing and definitely going to be a part of our home soon. We made sure to grab business cards from those we really liked or took pictures of the signs that had their info. Below are a few that we really liked. After the show we went to IHOP because I take the crepe life too seriously, haha!

Roofus & Kilo's calendar is a major piece in our Kitchen. We make sure to write in whatever plans we make and to cross out the days. Duh! So this is what January looked like for us. Not really much going on -shrugs- Sunday we did some homeowner errands at Home Depot and Best Buy. Saying stuff like this always reminds me of Frank the Tank in Old School (affiliate) when he's telling the pledges about maybe not having enough time to get his errands done. ROFL!! After the errands, we had an early dinner at our usual weekend spot. We sat at the bar and watched the ProBowl that is held in Hawaii. I didn't realize the ProBowl was on until after I got my drink. A Bahama Mama that was so strong, I had to water it down a bit. Laugh all you want.. but I'm not a drinker so alcohol sometimes is too damn strong for me. Plus, this was the first time I had this drink. It was tasty but the Malibu was massively overpowering. After dinner, we went home and worked our individual stuff until it was play time. The last snapshot is of Finnashit relaxing behind me while I played Destiny. What you can't see is Jay to the left of him snoring her head off and Chula to his right under some blankets, also snoring. In front of me is where Remidog was (top picture). And that's about all for this weekend!

Did you write a Weekend Snapshots or plan to? Join me and Jessica in the link up at the very end. Put your blog posts link, visit other links and show some love!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Paper Files | 2 - New Paper & Giveaway Winner

Remember when everyone was talking about adult coloring books? Yeah, well I didn't jump on the bandwagon because I wasn't too sure I could commit. Yes, I love paper but coloring images is a completely different obsession. One that has the potential of making my fingertips extremely sore. Yeah, I press entirely too hard when I color.. no shading type shit here! Haha!

You know the Target Dollar Spot at the front of the store that you only avoid if you're in a rush? Ah, who am I kidding. You can never be in a rush at Target. Target will make you slow your roll as soon as you walk in. It's like they spray something in the air that makes us slow down and look at everything and spend on shit we don't need. Some type of voodoo or something, haha! Well, the Target Dollar Spot got me again and I even had to reason with myself about some of the things I put back because it was obvious I had no use for it. SMH.

Before I go on, I'd like to thank everyone who signed up
I cannot wait for next month's paper giveaway so stay tuned!

The lucky winner is.... Carrie from Carrieloves.com!
Woohoo, congratulations!!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Weekend Snapshots | 4



Today's Weekend Snapshots is brought to you by some baby shower goodies! I've had all sorts of groups of friends.. I've got my high school friends that I grew up with, my husband's friends, my online homies and then, of course, my blogger friends. I'm sure you know what I mean and can probably relate. Friendships to me are a big deal. If we've been friends for a while (& even some newbies), you probably know that you can count on me to have your back in whatever you need and I hope to be able to count on your for the same. Friends to me are an extended version of my family and I treat them as such!

On Saturday, my friend Farah, who I've known since high school, had her first baby shower. Not only was it a special occasion cause we all got to see her and rub the belly but it was a special occasion cause she's an army wife and we don't get to see her as often as we'd like. So when we do see her we all go crazy and fill her with love. Duh! So Farah and her husband are having their first baby boy and we couldn't be happier for them. And of course we can't wait to meet this little dude! As mentioned above, my friends are an extended version of my family so this little boy will be like a nephew to me and I'm stoked! I hooked him up with all sorts of goodies from Target and even bought myself some goodies.

I can't visit Target without spending $50+ and buying shit I know I don't need. Yeah, you probably feel the same way huh? Haha! So I bought myself a sleeveless Tupac shirt and YES I wore it to the baby shower because Tupac has no boundaries AND because I know they jam 'Pac so the kid knows what's up haha!  I also bought some paper goodies that I'll be sharing later this week in #ThePaperFiles. Speaking of which, the giveaway is almost over so please make sure you sign up! 

The grub at the baby shower was freaking legit. I filled my plate up (most folks don't say anything to me cause I'm tiny and they always tell me I need to eat more) and didn't finish eating till after the last folks who served themselves did LOL! See, this is something you should know about me.. I'm a very slow eater which some folks say explains why I'm so small -shrugs- After grubbing, the selfie stick came out and we went in on it!

It was so nice to laugh and mingle with folks I haven't seen in a few years. What always makes me happy about situations like this is how you can be away from your friends for years and still feel like you haven't missed a beat. Some of these folks I talk to daily and others I really don't see or hear from until an event like this happens. I really hope these folks know how much they mean to me and that they can always count on me for whatever. Except babysitting.. unless food is involved haha!

Last shot is of my boys yesterday afternoon. They spend a lot of time outside during the weekend when the weather is nice, which it was, but when they act a fool with the leaf blower guy in the backyard behind our casa or Max the rottie in the backyard next to ours.. it's time to come inside. The only thing they do aside from fighting for the KONG, is stare out the window and bark at every single person/thing that goes by. Annoying if we're watching TV or if we're in another room. You basically hear "REMI" at the top of my lungs almost every ten minutes during the weekend, haha! I love that he's so vocal but dammit man.. let's chill out a bit!

..and that was my weekend! Jessica and I are still doing the Weekend Snapshots link up so please don't forget to join in by adding your link below. Not the link of your blog, but the link of the blog post. Make sure to check out the other links and show them some love!


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sponsored | Houston Press Artopia 01.30.16

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.


Houston Press is hosting the 8th Annual Artopia on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 8PM–11PM at 2101 Winter Street. This is an event celebrating Houston's electrifying cultural scene and amazing art with food, music and fashion. Houston Press will be awarding local artists with monetary grants for services to the Arts and the community. The winners will be featured as the Cover Story on the Houston Press.

Live Performances: Catch Fever, Say Girl Say, Gio Chamba

Featured Artists: Fab D’aroma, Jim Hudek, Katherin Mason, Marco Torres, Nicole Gavin, Sergio Garcia Rill AND MUCH MORE!

Fashion Shows: ModChic | Pardon My Fash-Uhn | Samo Dinero I Chester Roberts. Models Provided by: Neal Hamil Agency

Complimentary Food Provided by: BB’s CafĂ©, Cumbia Coffee, Pollo Tropical, dgn Factory, KUU, The Tipsy Dessert Bar, Harvest Organic Grille, Cajun Shop, Eculent and MORE!

Watch last years video recap below.


Visit their site here and after buying your tickets on ticketfly.com visit their Facebook Event invite and share with your friends. This event is a sensory overload and you definitely don't want to miss a chance at mingling with local artists and other Houstonians. 

GA goes like this:  Ticket include food, wine & beer & cocktail sampling plus great entertainment. Jumper Maybach VIP Admission: Ticket includes entry into the event, complimentary valet, access to the VIP Lounge with seating and private bar, food sampling, as well as access to all general admission areas and entertainment. Presented by Jumper Maybach.

Houston Press Artopia 2016 to you by one of my favorites, Stella Artois <3 This also means that all guests must be 21+, with a valid ID. Come on, you know the rules!

I'll most definitely be there celebrating my cities fantastical cultural scene! Say hi if you go and don't forget to use the special hashtag so we can all see your pictures #ArtopiaHOU

Friday, January 22, 2016

#ARISTUMBLES - 1 | FINN'S EDITION



Starting another fun series today from last year... #AriStumbles. Only this one is Finnashit's edition!

Here are a few of Finn's favorite things on the internet this week narrated by him!

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My all time favorite toy - XL KONG! (affiliate) Go ahead and buy me one from
my momma's wishlist. I'd totally love you forever & even send you a pic with me chewing on it!

23 weird things dogs do that have no explanation. You don't need to know and after the things we've seen y'all do.. you really shouldn't judge us.

Aw, weddings! So beautiful! Doubt my parents would put a camera on my back or
my siblings. I think they know better, haha!

Did you know that in Nepal, dog's have their very own holiday? The holiday is called Tihar and dogs are worshiped on Kukur Tihar, the second day of Tihar, to appease Yama. Dogs are also honored for being faithful and loyal companions. <3

I haven't met Grrfeisty, but I imagine she's cool peoples cause she loves dogs just as much as my mom does. She wrote about 19 ways to spend more time with your dog. Go on, DO IT!


You have a nice room or bed, right? Well, we like those things too. Let this article inspire you to make something similar for your kiddos!

I'm not really sure what a shelter is or why it matters what breed us dogs are. I mean, we're all pretty damn awesome and sooooo loyal so why would someone not want us?

we love treats. What's the problem?

Stereotypes? What the hizzie is that? Dogs and tats go together like poop on my face.. Ok, so maybe not so much but both my parents have tats and even my oldest sister has a tat on her belly. Mom says it's cause she had some type of surgery & it was required. 

And one more because MWD (Military Working Dogs) are so badass & the fact that they serve for our great country is amazing! To send them a package while they are working overseas for our freedom, read this article! The Reed pack salutes these brave soldiers and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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Have a fun weekend!
Don't forget to stop by Monday for my mom's Weekend Snapshots & the link-up you can join in on!