I decided this Summer my attire of choice would be Maxi Skirts. My cousin came to a family function wearing the cutest Maxi Skirt that I just had to have. She told me she bought it from Family Dollar! I was like Family Dollar?! She had just bought it the day before, so I went on a quest the next day in search of! Of course, I didn’t go to the location she went to, because it’s across town from me, but my favorite girl, my Mama went and found the skirts, but not in my size! She did find me a black one, but she searched 5 or 6 locations with no luck. Well, I went to ATL at the end of April and I told my BFF I was looking for a skirt and wanted to check out the inventory in the stores there. As we were driving to the World Natural Hair Show, we rolled up on a Family Dollar and I hit the JACKPOT! Not only did they have the skirt I was in search of, but also another one I had never seen! Check out the pics:
Maxi Skirts from Family Dollar
Better pic of this one!
I have been receiving all kinds of compliments at work and when I told my co-worker I was in search of the skirts, she left work that day and found the turquoise and white skirt at her location for me! The skirts are regularly priced at $10, but they were on sale for $8! SCORE! The pink and black skirt, I saw for the first time in ATL, but never could find my size. When I mentioned it to my Mama, this lady said she had seen it, but she was just intent on finding the gray and white one for me (not pictured). Well, while driving to Destin for our Anniversary trip, I stopped in a store and scored again!
This is my latest Fashion Find! What’s your favorite attire to wear during the summer?
I’ve been dabbling with Wash N Go, trying to get them to look great and last longer than a day. I’ve picked up tips and tricks from Mahogony Curls, Youtube and just recently one of my friends from high school on how to refresh mine. Here are a couple of pics from the WNG I’m currently wearing.
Day 1 – MC Leave-In & Eco Styler
Celebrating Mama’s B’day – Sister is Natural too!
Day 2 – Refreshed with Water & MC Leave-In
Day 3 – Refreshed with Water & SM Hair Milk
Day 4 – Refreshed with Water & Eco-Styler
I found this Spicy Sausage Pasta recipe on the internets - I think Babs mentioned it or someone on the Twitter. I whipped up this dish before heading to the gym last night and it’s a winner in our house! My husband said it was EXCELLENT! I will definitely make this again.
Mods: I added additional seasonings: Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb, Italian Seasoning and 1/3 Cup Tomato Trinity in the Onion mesurements.
I have deemed May not a good month, but how can that be, I got married in May and that was one of the happiest days of my life! But for the last 3 years, the beginning of May sucks! Three years ago we buried my Daddy on this day! He had just turned 61 on the 2nd and on the 11th he was gone!
Last year, on the 6th, my Grandmother, my Daddy’s Mama, passed! This year on the 6th, my Uncle had a massive stroke and as I drove to work this morning, I got the news that he passed this morning. The title of my blog is because, I spoke to my cousin earlier this week and she told me her Daddy was making the transition and he could go at any time, we just don’t know. And I didn’t make it to see him before he passed. Everything happens for a reason, and it’s probably a blessing that I will remember the way he was, upbeat, jovial, giving my Aunt a hard time about his tv shows! LOL They had been married for 55 years! That’s a blessing in itself!
RIP Uncle Ro!
As we prepare for yet another May funeral, I ask that you please keep my family in your prayers.