Blogiversary Year 5

This entire month we are going to celebrate my Blogiversary! 5 years ago what started out as something to do has turned into a whole experience! I had a vision and that vision has shifted through the years but it hasn’t stopped!

When I first began it was just about doing it for the love of writing and more of a hobby. Now I blog full time while managing life be that from work, my family, and responsibilities. I’m projected to be full time blogger alone by 2020. That’s a huge ordeal for me and what I work towards daily. A lot of people see the finished project but have no idea the amount of time and dedication it takes. I am up all hours of my day and definitely at night editing and arranging content. When I first began I blogged in real time. I had no concept of editing and setting my blogs to release at certain days and times like I do now.

I have learned a lot from being consistent, dedication, and obtaining mentors along the way. It takes a village to go from to a once a week blogger to giving daily content! As ToiTimeblog has evolved and is evolving into a brand I am in awe. I treat every event I attend with the same dedication as the first. I do not take anything for granted. Every sponsored post, brand post, or hosted post are near and dear to my heart. I enjoy what I do and I know it has to come off in my posts! Any future ads that I do have to be a product that I have used or use currently that I stand behind. That’s the beauty of choice! I made the choices and call the shots on what I believe in. I’ve had some brands I’ve had to turn down! It’s apart of how this works!

I have to say that my followers and readers make it special. I recently went to an event where someone asked if it was okay to talk to me. I don’t care where I go and how ToiTime evolves I’m a small town girl in a big city and as long as you can deal with my quirkiness l’m just a normal young lady. For every woman I’ve interviewed as it’s my desire to make sure I uplift women even when negative decision making has taken place; I stand for us! I want to see us win every single time! I want to see us go from the bottom and rise to the top! I started out as a stay at home mom and have worked my way to a beautiful life of independence and I’m thriving. When I was told my kids were too young for me to do what I do I kept going. Now on kid appropriate blog adventures they go along. I want them to see how I move and for them to do the same in their own way! The way I carry myself now is completely different from the beginning because I have purpose. With that purpose I’ve gotten further in this blogging life than I could have imagined.

The amount of push back that comes from behind the scenes has made me stronger! It has also developed a new sense of advice for new bloggers:

  • Never work for numbers alone! I have walked in arenas that my dedication has opened doors quicker than my social media numbers have
  • Have a blog plan in place especially when dealing with brands. If I attend an event unless the client gives me a certain deadline I’m infamous for my less 24 hour turn around time
  • Don’t overbook events unless you can handle it. I get told I see you everywhere and it’s true but I go in fresh no matter what. Put space between events if you can to decompress
  • Know your audience and know your brand. Even if it’s a sponsored event or trip know the audience
  • Have a tight turn around time
  • Know the movers and shakers in the room. Don’t be shy networking is apart of this game
  • Be on time. Don’t come to events purposely late. If you can make your way to the front it will keep your focus and help smash anxiety
  • If you work with a PR get to know them and always be yourself. This has been a godsend for me. The one time I was super sick and the PR wanted to know what was up. Don’t lie be honest but always remain yourself
  • Blog what is natural for you. Do not try to mimic another blogger.
  • Your gift will make room for you. What others are doing with their blogs isn’t your business. Do what’s best for you at all times
  • Be professional even when you’re getting criticism. I attended an event and was told I didn’t look up to par. Instead of an attitude I took the advice and it’s help me to always represent my brand even when I’m not at an event

Now let me give you even more advice!! The best advice I can give: your blog is your vision and you can’t expect friends or family to have the same level of vision that you do. I see this from entrepreneurs all the time calling out their squad for not in the blogging world, reposting their blogs. You got to get thick skin. I am aligned with a lot of products, brands, and companies and I ask myself daily; am I promoting myself just as hard? People are fickle like water! You can’t expect them to help you brand years down the road! It’s not their vision. Take moments and time out to resonate within yourself daily, monthly, and yearly that your blog will look differently!

If you have a free domain when you start set a plan to pay for it the following year. You should be investing in your blog and brand consistently! I purchase new lighting, soon a new camera, upgraded my site, go on conferences, etc. because Toitime is worth it! You have to do the same! One thing we won’t change is unlike other blogs who only focus on pretty pics we will remain a staple to keep talking about life as it’s happening. No pretty picture will ever take from that. There’s a single mom who is at her wits end, a divorced woman who needs encouragement, or even a father trying to do his best! We are here for the everyday struggles.

Thank you to my support team. I am moving daily because I have support! Thank you to Aversa PR for seeing me and rocking with me! Thank you to my blogging friends who we collaborate with and engage in this world together without competing with one another. I love seeing them grow and glow and they do the same with me! Special thank you to Phillyfoodgal you have been a godsend. To my friends who don’t hesitate to be there for me-thanks! Thank you to TCP! I’ve been with you through name changes and rebranding but it’s been love all the way through!

To my husband and kids who have to deal with my fluctuating schedule-I love you! You make it easy for me to do what I love!

To my followers thank you! Every year I upbrand and this year is no different! You will be seeing changes to the blog at the beginning of 2020! I have more brands that I’ve secured and with that comes growth.

During this month of the Blogiversary follow me on Instagram! We have prizes and sponsored gifts coming to you for rocking it out with me. The only way to win is to follow me and the brand on Instagram. Let’s have some fun!! This month is going to be an amazing celebration!!!! Year 5 we about to do this!!

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My Birthday/Mother’s Day Wish List

So as you should know especially if you are a follower of mine is that my birthday I call it Toibration.  First of all I love my name, hence the blog name.  Two I love to celebrate things and let me tell you why.  I used to be a bona-fide Debbie Downer.  I am talking about the kind of woman where you could say something so super simple and I would find a way to make it into a bad thing.  Who wants to me around that negative energy?  NOT ME! So I had to grow.  I had to change but I had to change not because of the people around me wanted me to but because I saw value in changing for myself

So now that I have adjusted my inner being, I find the good in a lot.  Let’s not get it twisted I still don’t like some stuff and am vocal when necessary but for the most part everyday is a real blessing and I try to focus on that. I am a twin which means I have a birthday partner for life.  However another thing about sharing is learning to also make space for yourself.  So with that being said Toibration was made when I turned 30.  Everyone makes it like this huge celebration for your 30s but by then I was on baby number 2, engaged, and just overwhelmed.  HOWEVER I realized how blessed I was to be one above ground, and two surrounded by so much love.

During Toibration I indulge in the things that make me happy.  It could be as simple as a few hours at a book store which sounds boring but for me it’s not.  I can get lost in my own world and prior to having my kids I would escape there often.  Now I do it but in way smaller doses.  It could be a trip to a local coffee shop.  I may indulge in a few treats well a lot of treats but I may have to curtail that until the latter part of the celebration as I am still training and getting ready for the Broad Street Run.

Also my birthday runs into Mother’s Day.  I was actually born on Mothers day in 1981 and ever so often it falls on it.  Yay but I do like separate items for each.  I do not like it pushed together.  Thankfully my husband has been super great since the time we met in 1999 not to forget that.

Here are a few of the things I would love or would like to have or do during Toibration/Mother’s Day:

  • Day to myself to do my own thing
  • Uninterrupted time at Target-those who shop there know what I mean
  • Go to the Movies
  • Good non dairy ice cream
  • Moscato-I love my wines usually white or sparkling of any kind will do
  • New wine glasses-I said I love my wines
  • Facial
  • Shopping at Sephora, Mac, or even just at the local mall to get whatever I want
  • Balloons-I think they are super fun
  • Flowers
  • In lieu of cake, a great fruit salad or a super decadent cupcake
  • A nap
  • A good meal at a restaurant
  • Gummi Bears-Haribo are my favorite brand judge me
  • Mani/Pedi
  • New Journal-you can never have two many I carry one on me at ALL times trust me
  • Statement t-shirts
  • Cards/Affirmations
  • Scents-whether candles, bubbles bath, soaps, etc

So as you can see my list is about things that either feed back into my spirit a lot of the items are already a part of my self-care regiment or things that make me smile to no end.  So I hope you have your own way of celebrating yourself.  I know that some people dread getting another year older but I will be 37 Lord’s will and I embrace it in the most fun and laid back way!

Birthday Message: Toibration 36 Years Young!

So finally today is the day.  It is my birthday. Anytime you can wake up on the side of the living is a blessing.  Older people look forward to seeing a new birthday while younger people act as if it is a dread. Perspective tells you to be grateful for any time you have as it is borrowed.  Today I am grateful for my 36 years.  I have had many times in my life where I have been close to death.  I am grateful for the time I can spend making my dreams come true and being with loved ones.

I am truly blessed that this year has me pushing the limits a bit.  I set out on a journey of self-love this year and I am reaping the benefits.  If I can’t love myself than the love I have for others isn’t pure.  Loving on me more has allowed me to block out distraction.  I am no longer in competition with anyone else but me.  I wake up and speak positivity over myself daily.  I am not a love guru I just got tired of speaking negative thoughts of not being enough, being overweight, not cute enough, all of the things I tell my girls not to do to themselves.  I know that some people have the do as I say mentality but I am my children’s mirror.  What I show them by example is important.  I can’t be trying on clothes and talking bad about myself but tell my daughter to be strong and confident and I wasn’t.  I started addressing my issues.

I first looked on the inside. I was unhappy.  I could fix my weight any day but if I can’t work on being happy what is the point.  I would seemingly just find something else to be an issue.  So I began to journal hard.  When I felt unhappy what was the reason?  I noticed the pattern wasn’t in any event but how I processed how I thought about the event.  How much I allowed my anxiety take over.  These are not easy tasks.  I set out to find a way to turn each thought around.  I am not saying I am totally fixed and I walk around with happiness juice pouring off of me in an annoying way, but I can get through the day and have a better outlook.

When I look in the mirror I love what I see.  I just don’t tolerate myself.  I don’t speak negatively about myself.  I am not looking at my thighs and having issues.  Not just because I lost weight but because I realize that whatever shape I am in, can change and I am fine in my own skin. This year will definitely be better than last year in the sense that I am ready to continue in this love walk.  I encourage others to do the same.  Let me also warn you that once you begin your journey you may not lose friends or family but your relationships with them will change.  It’s then that you will see how people really view you.  Remember there are some who benefit to see you all sad, down, and miserable. Once you change that they won’t be receptive to the “new” you.  It will hurt.  You will be disappointed but grateful that it happened. Shine on anyway…No one can stop your shine but you!!

As always let me end by shouting out my twin sister, Tierra.  I had the honor of coming into the world with my own womb partner, sister, and friend by choice!! Love you and happy birthday!!

And as promised I am about 5 pounds to goal so the featured photo to this blog both at the top were taken at various points of my weight.  My highest weight in December was 190.  I am currently at 155.  So that is a good dip and I am very proud of it! I didn’t want to be the same size as I was after the birth of my youngest who by the way is 3.  You know how women say it’s baby weight but the kids is like 12, that is what I was doing. However with hard work, and dedication I have definitely improved the outside as much as I have improved the inside. I can definitely now give my kids a run for their money. My energy is definitely up.  I can handle going to the gym 3 days a week.  I am eating better.  I have made a lifestyle change instead of only a summer time fine change.  I want to be life time fine.  I have people who depend on me and most importantly I depend on myself.

Huge shout out to all of my friends and family. I really am touched by the special and unique gifts that have all been super personal.  Thanks for the emails, texts, calls, time spent-all of it.  I am smiling hard today.  Thank you to my ToiTime followers as well!!

So I will be on all of my social media spots today.  I will be enjoying this day to the fullest. If you can’t celebrate you no one will right?  Toibration continues….

 

 

 

Happy Anniversary ToiTime

Today is the day.  I am so excited.  It’s like a birthday and an anniversary all wrapped in one. So today I want to do some self reflecting.  One, I can’t believe its been 2 years already. It seems like yesterday I was sitting at my laptop debating how to start this blog.  I knew I wanted to be dedicated and bam, I said let me go ahead and do it.  I did.  I was scared.  Like why would anyone care what I have to say.  Like on the real I struggle everyday to be on point. I don’t put too much pressure on myself to the point where I can’t focus, but I do want to be better than my day before.

With that being said, I want the blog to excel.  How do I measure it? Sometimes by the emails I receive from readers when they say they were struggling with a topic that I covered and feel more equipped to handle it.  Sometimes by likes, comments, and shares, its sometimes all about the numbers.  I am grateful that my site allows me to see how many people read a certain blog and what country the reader is in when they are reading it.

Now to the fun stuff.  I have learned a lot about blogging in my second year that I wasn’t aware in my first year.  For instance, timing.  Often times I would just post and never pay attention to the time of day.  But it matters.  Readers are all around the world, but there is generally certain days and times that I find that engage readers the most.  I would just post as soon as I was done typing and editing.  I love that I am figuring these things out because in the line of content, getting it out when it matters most is super important.  The other lesson in blogging is having a tough skin.  For my first year I got so many people telling me how much they enjoyed it that when I got my first bad review it took me back a little. I had several readers regardless if it was real or internet trolls tell me how much they hated it. My thoughts were hate it or love it at least it was read.  My sentiments are still the same. In real life I am not everyone’s cup of tea.  So on the internet the same is true.  I had to approach blogging in the same way that I approach real life, let it roll off.  I am not saying I am above feelings because I am not.  I am quite the opposite. I am passionate about what I say and do however I rarely allow people to get to me.  I do things like journal, work out, have sex with my husband, or play with my kids before I allow folks who most likely are unhappy with themselves get to me.  I know that’s blunt but that’s the realness of it.  I used to worry about what others thought until I thought about how at the end of the day most are working their own lives and one opinion don’t stop the show.

The most important lesson that I took from year one to year two is never force a blog. When I blog it is usually something I can’t stop typing.  The words flow because it’s coming from a real place.  So that is why outside of life events I may have gaps in my blogs for  a few days because I would rather it be real and authentic than to be forced just to make sure there is a daily blog out there. Blogs for me have been literally a happy thing for me to do.  It’s not a grudge when you love what you do.

Also I try not to talk politics or religion.  I have my opinions actually very strong opinions on both  but at times I try not to go there.  I am not ashamed of my beliefs.  However I know that people get really irritated by these types of conversations.  I do draw on both at times so if you are a reader you can tell.  I am a preacher’s kid.  That is the largest lifestyle that I know.  Often times I make fun of myself because I feel like I have lived in a bubble for most of my life at least until I was an adult.  So I will allude to it. I have gotten people emailing me talking about why would I talk about it like that?  I say what anyone under that lifestyle wants to say.  I hold nothing back.  I respect all but this is my life.  I can’t and won’t doctor it up to fit another mold.

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A few things I did for today’s celebration was bought some business cards.  You would think that in the 2 years ToiTime has been up and running I would have had all of that together however I didn’t.  So I got me so much organizational things for the blog as well. I am a visual person so anything that is bright, colorful and about organization which I excel in is super helpful.  I can’t wait to share the items as they come in.  My goal was to make my blog right before 2017 so when the ball drops I want to be fully operational and ready to rock out with all of you.  What are some of the things you want to do but are waiting for something to line up to do?  Squash that mindset and make things line up as much as you can.  I was always taught that you do what you can and everything else will line up in place.  Let me say that as a person who has stepped out on faith a million and one times it works.  It’s not a magic trick.  You can set yourself up just from doing the right things.  So step out.

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Blogging is fun for me.  So when others ask me how do I blog so often, work full-time, be a wife, and mother to 3 beautiful children, I let them know simply this is my happiness spot. No matter how crazy the topic we discuss this is my happy spot.  We all need a happy spot. Something that defines us as a person.  Something that makes us smile.  And ToiTime is it for me. I hope you enjoy ToiTime because in 2017 the website is going to be changing as well as my domain.  I want to be able to offer more and to do more means I have to make room for more blessings.  So in this last month I am moving things around and getting ready. I am not waiting for 2017 to come in to make life pop and neither should you.  Put what you need in place now to be successful.  Thank you for year 2!! We rocking into year 3!!

If you haven’t done so, don’t just read the blogs, share them.  Follow me on all of my social media as toitimeblog.  Yes we are very active on social media so don’t be a stranger.

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Prize Time

Its my 2 year blogiversary.  So with that being said, here is prize #1.  There will be more in the coming weeks.  Thanks for being some of the best followers a girl can have.

You can win the mug below by two simple things:

  1. Follow me on Instagram at ToiTimeblog
  2. Follow me on my facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/toitimeladies/

One winner will be selected today at 3pm!!

So happy following.  If you want to get the mug you still can from now until November 17, 2017 use code: TOITIME at checkout at https://www.effiespaper.com/ to save 15% off!!

Effie paper has all of your needs for the hottest accessories as well as awesome stationary. The code can only be used on the girlpower mug only

Thanks, ToiTime blogger

 

What I don’t like about Blogging

I love blogging let me say that right now.  I really do but and there is always a but that blogging brings up a lot of things.  For me it’s so easy to just start writing or typing. It’s like a safe haven.  I can be anything I want to be in the moment.  One of the drawbacks of blogging is people.

Is it me you are talking about?

For the most part I get good feedback. Feedback that is good is both criticism as well as pats on backs.  The part I struggle with is people who will read your blog and interpret that everything I write is about them.  How I was raised is that if the shoe fits than wear it. If it don’t apply let it fly. Some folks are super sensitive.  I had someone write to me asking me if my husband gets upset if I talk about relationships.  My response is why would he be?  I don’t type or write anything that I can’t stand on.  Meaning if I wrote it I don’t back pedal. My husband has been super supportive of my blog and ALL of the pieces.  I am grateful so to my readers know that I am good.

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I made it clear to my close friends that if I talk to them about something and I get the blogging itch I will blog.  However I have always kept people’s identity secure as I would want someone to do for me.  I try to focus on myself.  Even in relationship talk there’s always a message of how something that went down helped me to be a better partner. Listen if you are in a relationship with a blogger, please know that anything will inspire them to write.  I make it my business to force a blog because of that very reason.  I am not out to blow up folks spots.  That’s not my thing.  I have enough going on to talk about me and something that I learned to seek out trying to blog about one person in particular.

Being Too Direct

One of the reasons I blog so directly is because its better for me.  I can’t write a super cheesy blog because that’s not how I am in real life or at least all the time.  If someone asked me a question I would be as blunt as I needed to be.  So when I say things like “you can’t hold a man’s penis” it’s not that I am trying to be rude or crude but it’s the reality of the situation.  I guess I could have said “if a man is going to cheat he will,” but that’s not how I was raised. I would rather get to the meat and potatoes of a situation than to be overly politically correct all the time.  There are women who are trying to hold their man’s penis and that same man is still finding ways to have sex with other women married and unmarried.  How can you be politically correct about that?  What will you gain? I am not interested in getting so many likes that I am not going to be me.  It’s not going to happen. I sit with my parents and if they are talking they don’t mince words. Everything in life can’t be sugar-coated and dressed the way you want to hear it. Sometimes when you’re in the midst of hard realities you need someone to tell it like it is.

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Last week I was talking to my mom and we were talking about Iyanla and how much of an appeal she has to million of viewers. I love her work.  However the reality is if half of the parents would have talked to their kids in a matter of fact way, many of them would be in different places in life. I lived with a straight shooter. That didn’t stop me from getting into things but I can’t also say I didn’t know either.  My parents then and now are strong voices of reason. Iyanla was in my house way before I even knew who she was.  Steve Harvey was in my life way before he became a household name.  We give so much credit to these straight talkers because we lack it.

Religion, Politics, and Kids

These are the most 3 stay away from topics in blogging that can present issues.  You take a stand on one leader especially in this particular election and you can lose a dozen followers.  Let’s think about this in another way.  As a parent there is no wrong or right way outside of abuse.  So if I think a child shouldn’t have a pacifier at the age 5 and another one than insert judgement. When you are blogging about these topics be clear on where you stand.  Don’t even begin to be a blogger if you need someone to affirm your every post. There are times when my post seems to be hitting off the charts and some where they aren’t.  I am not into it to get likes to the point where I need to water down my message. We all want to feel accepted.  I am okay with being me.  I make stands when I feel strongly about a topic.  I say what works for me when dealing with my own kids. My kids have different personalities I can’t even parent them the same but show them as much love across the board.  That is how blogging is. One person will like it and some of the others won’t.  Some of the ones that won’t like it or you because they don’t like you in real life. You win some and you lose some, Kanye shrug all the way around.  Either way you have to keep breathing and keep writing.

Respect and Like isn’t the same

Last week I had someone write me from a vampire account as I like to call it to tell me that they didn’t like me but they respected what I said in one of my blogs.  I thought how lovely for you to take time out of your schedule to make sure that you told me that you didn’t like me.  It wasn’t just to say girl I respects you and yes I meant that s on the end. My thought is if you really wanted me to know that you didn’t like me you could have been direct but this is where I live and behind screens is where most live. Blogging isn’t for everyone. Blogging works for me and I enjoy it.  Not everyone likes me in real life either even the ones I make sure I have zero contact but at the end of the day unless I hear differently they are still breathing and so am I.  You have to learn that in life.  Likes are great but likes ain’t life.  Likes aren’t power coins of energy.  You can not live off of likes alone. Learn to like yourself and then when you encounter someone who doesn’t like you just simple move right along.

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Copy Cats

You have to have your own flavor.  You are going to come across some awesome other bloggers who have their own vision for what they see and how they write.  There is room for us all.  Never compare yourself to another blogger.  Never try to duplicate their magic. You have no idea what someone had to live to get to the point where they are.  Like the one blog where I talk about the 5 years of struggle when I moved to Philadelphia, you can’t mimic that.  That blog can from a place of hurt and pain that unless you are me you can’t tap into it.  You have to own your words, your style, and your method on your own. So do not attempt to magic trick blogging. It will come out.  Be you and know that being you is WAY more than enough.  Then when you are done, tootsie roll and take a bow. Later for folks….

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All Things Fall, My Favs…

So as we draw closer and closer to Thursday I just want to jump for joy.  I love this time of the year.  As discussed here are the list of my Fall favorites in no particular order:

Apple Cider

Hot or cold I am here for it.  To make it more adult like I would suggest the following recipe which I have had and it tastes great:

  • 4 mug’s worth of apple cider
  • 1 mug’s worth of caramel vodka (you can always use less (or more?) if you want, this makes it fairly strong)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (mostly for rimming your glasses, taste the cider before to see if it needs sugar or not)

1. Mix all of the ingredients above in a large pot. (Edit: Heating up the cider before adding the vodka ensures that the alcohol doesn’t burn off! Heat it up to your desired temperature and then add the vodka.)

2. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until liquid just begins to steam (don’t over heat or else the alcohol will burn off).

3. While cider is warming up, take your mugs or glasses and rim them with brown sugar.

Oh and throw in some apple cider cupcakes and man oh man you got a winner!!

Pumpkin

I am surprisingly not into pumpkin everything.  I am more of a sweet potato chick but I have an aunt that makes the BEST pumpkin roll.  Now I have had others, hers still stands tall but let me say if you can make an awesome pumpkin roll that is the one thing pumpkin I will super indulge in.

 

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Me and Starbucks already have a love affair all year-long but when the Fall or Winter favorites come out that’s when my soul does a leap.  I’ve already had the pumpkin latte which again I’m not a super fan but when you are a member and you get a preview coupon, I hopped right on it.

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Now I can get a caramel hot chocolate anytime but I prefer to get one during the Fall. I also love the salted caramel hot chocolate too.  I will eat a pumpkin munchkin because it again is small and I can handle a little pumpkin flavor but not too much.

I also love the smells that Fall brings. I love the smell of leaves.  I really do.  I love the colors.  Red is one of my favorite colors and its one of the most vibrant of the Fall colors. So it’s another excuse to decorate on overload in my house.  My kids love it too.  We celebrate any and all holidays so that’s no surprise.  My kids had me decorating for the Fall 2 weeks ago.  So we are definitely ahead.

Clothing

Clothing becomes more of comfort. I can wear boots, sweaters, and long sleeve shirts and my absolute favorite is my scarves.  You can never have too many scarves.  It’s like the seasonal go to. You can dress up or dress down an outfit.. I think it allows for pops of color and spice up a mood. I could be the only one who thinks that but nevertheless I am here for it all!  Don’t forget a cute hoodie too.

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Makeup

Make goes to warmer and darker colors.  I love a nice purple lip.  I haven’t quite caught on to that vibrant I can see you across the street purple just yet but I love a deep purple or burgundy.  I also like to switch out my bb creams, and moisturizer at the change of Fall. What works in the Summer will not fully carry you over into the Fall.  It would be time for you to change eye liners, etc as well.  There are lots of high and low-end of makeup you can grab.  I tend to stick to more department stores or drug stores.  One they have convenient hours than some of the higher end stores for me.  Have you seen a mom towing 3 kids into MAC?  Not this mom.  If I can’t go on a solo trip even to Ulta or Sephora than CVS or Target here I come.  I’m always there anyway why not.

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I could go on and on especially since I haven’t even added my love for just apple anything. Also being an alumni of Penn State I absolutely loved when they brought back Banana foster icecream. That’s something you can throw right on top of a piece of apple pie. As you can see this is why my work outs mean so much.  I eat and/or drink what I like but I have learned to scale back and find ways to do better.  However if that means one more hour on the treadmill to get a piece of apple pie, than so be it.  Oh and my cookie game, well you can ask the 3 that call me mom.  I have many recipes even an apple tarte cookie I can’t wait to try this year as well.  They don’t care.  Anything that gets them to be my little helpers, they definitely love.  Fall equals comfort and with that in mind I have to stay on my gym regime so I can keep my fluffy a little tighter.  What are some of your Fall favorites?  Tell me on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/toitimeladies/