A Moment for Mama

When was the last time you were able to grab a cup of coffee, sit under a shade tree at a park and read a book? When was the last time you went a got a manicure or pedicure? When was the last time you had a moment to yourself? However long it has been I recommend you stop reading right now, go grab a venti iced black tea with lemonade at Starbucks, park yourself in a massage chair at the nail salon get your toes done and then finish reading this post. If you’re anything like me, you have a million trillion things to get done in one day. BUT if you’re also like me you love to enjoy a moment to yourself. I have worked on this blog post for about two months now. I wanted to make sure everything I shared was from an actual experience I had as well as thoughts that came from my heart. I get a feeling that some of you don’t know where to begin when it comes to having a moment for yourself. I have put together a list of my favorite places to go to have mama time.

  • It’s Lash O’Clock

After smithboy#2 was born a lot of hair fell out, including my lashes. I would have to were falsies every day to make it look like I still had lashes. One day my friend Alaina posted on her Instagram she was now providing lash extensions. I was nervous at first to get them done because I had them before at a different salon but always felt like they were ruining my real lashes. Shortly after reading her post about providing lash services, I decided to follow her salon page Blush Studio. I noticed every Tuesday she would post a lash tip and explain a little behind the tip. I realized when I was getting my lashes done before I was not treating them properly. I saw she was running a special and decided to give it a try once again. Alaina did an a phenomenal job! Now every time I leave her salon I fall more in love with my lashes. It has been two months since I have put on eyeliner that’s how amazing she is. She showed me the correct way to wash and brush my lashes, gave me insight on what to not put on my face to make my lashes stay longer. If you ever need a moment for mama and a nap too go see her. I promise you won’t regret it! HERE is the link to Alaina’s website to schedule an appointment. Make sure you stop by her Instagram to read all of her lash extension tips!


  • The Perfect Hair Salon

Many of you have asked me where I get my hair done and who does my hair. Well, look no more because the answer is here! Blonde Faith Salon! I have been with  Alyssa Patterson for years now. Thet first time I sat in her chair I was a dark brown and she has transformed me into a beautiful blonde. If we are being completely honest, there is a small number of people I let touch my hair because it means that much to me. Call me crazy but I am VERY particular when it comes to my hair and brows! BUT she is nothing short of amazing, she was able to make my hair transition easy and perfect. Although I am in her chair for a couple of hours, she makes every minute calming and relaxing. Blonde Faith Salon is my number one place to get a small piece of mama time. Look at the photos below for the transformation of my hair journey.


Yes, you read that right! Alyssa and I completely understand that mamas need some time away, so we have joined forces and decided to give away a special prize to one lucky mama or lady! For a chance to win, all you have to do is follow Alyssa as well as myself on Instagram (links below), like the final stage picture on her page, and tag someone else who you think needs a little moment to themselves! The contest ends Friday @ 6pm. We will be announcing the winner on our pages so be on the look out to see if you won! Good luck everyone!

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My last but not least place for mama time is getting my brows spayed by Candice at Luxe Wax. Now I know what you might be thinking… Why go somewhere and get waxed for some mama time? Well, I will tell you! Candice does more than just waxing, she also provides services like microblading and powder brows. Every time I go see her my brows come out looking amazing! I honestly don’t have to do anything to them in morning besides filling them in. & if you decide to microblade your brows then you’ll have to do nothing at all in the morning. The process is so quick, easy and in my opinion painless. Like I said before I am very particular when it comes to people messing with my hair and brows but Candice is no exaggeration PERFECT! IF you are looking for someone new or want to try her services please click the link HERE and book your next appointment!


I must share one last thing…

I am a last minute scheduler, ask any of these ladies. But all three of them are amazing at working myself into their busy schedule. Although you can get a moment for mama in your bathtub, in the car, or better yet during nap time, it is always fun and more relaxing when you can step away from your home life to pamper yourself. GO get a message, your hair did, lashes put on, or a fresh wax! All I am trying to say is no matter what you do just have a moment for mama. Why? Because you deserve it!


Off With The Old | On With The New

The Holy Bible can be very intimidating, which is one of the reason why I have yet to finish it. Although I have read the smithboys Little Boys Bible Story Book that smithboy#2 Godmother bought him, I still don’t quite understand each message through an adults perspective. Therefore one of my new year resolutions was to reread the entire bible. I am currently 42 days ahead of schedule and yes I just flipped my hair while you thought to yourself “oh wow!”. I’m also pleased to inform you getting ahead was very easy. I press play every morning on the Bible App for The One Year Bible Plan to reach my goal of completing the book. The plan goes through different chapters one day at a time. The app will also send you reminders each day so even on my busiest days I am still able to read the chapters that are selected. Like I said easy, but I’m not here to share the ends and outs of the app. I am here to dissect the word of God that has enlightened me as well  taught me a lesson about my faith. The Bible states, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) Unexplained things happen to us and others around us. We often times don’t have the answers to all the questions but I have learned to honestly let go and let God. Sounds a bit alarming but I promise you once you accept Him and walk a humble life you will then begin to understand his challenges and gifts he has for each of us. For His plan for each of us was made way before our time. Like Ephesians 2:10 reads “We are God’s masterpieces. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Which brings me to my recent discovery in the Book of Ephesians. Although my church dedicated the past two months on reading Ephesians, it has also come across in my daily reading. Going through the book with my Pastor as well as in the morning by myself, I have unveiled something pretty remarkable about my spiritual journey. I want to first share that I have not always walked a humble and righteous life. I have sinned, and I have doubted the work of the Lord. I have hurt others just as others hurt me. I am NOT in any way shape of form perfect. BUT I have realized while reading the bible and listening to my Pastor preach the word of God, that the Lord does not look for perfect people. He looks for the broken, weak, the suffering, and the lost. Sad to say but that is exactly where he found me. I wont go into detail what brought me to Jesus Christ because you can read that in Power of Believing but I will tell you what was been revealed to me in the Book of Ephesians. & That is God has given me a blueprint on how to live a faithful life. He has given me gifts so I can be an example of Him. He has given me a glorious new beginning so that I can be allowed to take off all the old and put on the new. WHY? Because God has all the power in the world to transform. He gives not just me but all of us unbound love, strength, grace, guidance among other incredible things. We might be at different points in our life with our own understanding of the word of God but one thing is made crystal clear… We are all considered the children of the man above. Matthew 5:8-9 affirms “God blesses those who hearts are pure, for they will see God. God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.” Like I said before he knew my journey before I walked this earth. He knew my heart would find him, and to finally take off the old and put on the new was a phenomenal feeling. The book of Ephesians not only justified my growth this past year but has also opened my eyes to my spiritual journey. For myself and my close friends and family too actually see how much I have come all because of HIM is something I will be beyond grateful for. The more I dig deeper into my Bible, worship his name every Sunday, the more lessons I will learn within. Because Luke 11:9-10 proclaims, “keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, recives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knows, the door will be opened.”