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thursday:LLP’s, Jones Design Company.

I’ve mentioned on here before how much I love checking in on the ladies over at The Creative Mama for all things, well… mommy and creative. They continually bring something to the table that is fresh, and helpful, and beautiful to boot.

This morning as I fumbled around in bed for my phone, I saw the latest tweet and headed over to TCM blog to find an amazing woman being featured; Emily Lex of Jones Design Company.

Emily is a lover of all things creative, design, paper, home, and most importantly she loves Jesus and is a great mama to her kiddos and wife to her hubby.

The post on TCM has a few before and after room designs that she had done. They were stunning. But what drew me to click on her site was the sentence that read, “I also really love her post about time management.”

Dunzo. I was at her website within mere seconds.

I am a sucker for 1) all things self help and 2) a fellow mommy who blogs about her life struggle with the dreaded term, ‘time management’.

What I read, I wasnt prepared for. I was expecting a checklist of sorts, “do this, get rid of this, organize your entire life and then you can start this checklist, get a nanny and a housecleaner”, etc. What I actually came across were 9 totally do-able, totally down to earth, totally normal and ATTAINABLE goals to keep in mind when trying to manage your time.

Please,before going any further, read her post about time management and then come back to me.

There. Feel better dont you? a little more “as it turns out, im not as crazy and manic as i thought” huh?

1. some things can wait.

2. do little things as you go.

3. multi-task

4. stay focused when it matters most

5. delegate and ask for help (and then accept it)

6. create a schedule

7. limit tv watching and internet searching

8. let go of guilt

9. grab hold of the really valuable moments.

the two things that hit me most? First,  creating a schedule and sticking to it. Obviously I’m bad at this. And honestly, its really difficult when you’re children are young like mine are. Nothing is ever planned, there’s no schedule that they adhere to day in and day out. Its also difficult when you work from home, and when you’re currently living paycheck to paycheck i.e. needing to work your tail off whenever you have a spare moment.

Hopefully Ben will find a job. Hopefully I’ll learn to have a schedule around my kids non-schedule. Hopefully we’ll get out of debt and wont have to ship out everything we get in so I dont have to work all the time. But if none of that happens how we need it to happen, I’ll refer to #5 and #8 and it’ll all be ok.

The second thing, is how she referred to the story of Mary and Martha in the Bible when she was talking about taking a hold of the real moments. All of my life I’ve been afraid of missing out. Convinced I’ve been getting the shaft. Tortured by the guilt of trying to do it all and it never being enough. Wrestled with working my life away whilst the world happens around me. I know someone like this, exactly like this, and I pray for her…constantly. That God would release her from her chains that she’s wrapped around herself, that she would know real love and real peace and real rest and that Jesus would literally just give her some breaks now and again. That he’d bless her despite how much she worries He wont.

And I’m her. I am that very girl that I pray for. I am Martha.

2011 is looming and all I can think about is the many things that need to change around here. How I need to change. This new year I hope to actually be disciplined enough to keep any goals, let alone resolutions.

Emily, thanks for being normal.

And to close, the most amazing thing about this post on Time Management from Emily, is that she gives you two free downloadable pdf’s at the bottom of the page; how to balance work and children, and how to delegate.

And, the “I can not do it all” jpegs? Also available for download, so you can print them. I just placed an order with my print company for a million 5×7’s of these to put in strategic areas around my home. And one big one to go in my office. Obviously.

Emily and her husband also do a workshop called Be Inspired, all about starting and maintaining a successful small business. If any of you ladies are interested, definitely check on info for that here. I believe registration for the current one is closed, maybe you could contact her for info on the next one!

I hope her post inspired you ladies, I truly feel like it has changed my life. Or it will change it…very, very soon.


thursday: LLP’s- godiva & southern weddings mag.

Its amazing how quickly the pregnancy quirks leave you; how fast your appetite completely changes.

chewing on ice? totally not enjoyable now. 4 quarts of water with lime a day? reduced to 1 and replaced with coke. brushing my teeth for 10 minutes because it feels so dang good? i’m lucky if i remember to brush them at all. (dont hate)

and every day my appetite is changing, fluctuating…most days when I need something sweet it has nothing to do with chocolate. just sugar.

so when I was leisurely wandering the candy aisle at publix last week, I surprised even myself when my eye fell dangerously close to landing on these…

Ok I lied not close…it totally landed on these lovely luscious godiva chocolate truffles with french vanilla filling. ARE YOU KIDDING ME.

They sat on top of my fridge for a good week. I saw them every day, passed by them a million times…saying, “nahh i dont need these..besides ben said i was really far from 120 lbs so i am staying away from those.” (im not hatin on ben…he’s just telling me like it is..)

But yesterday I had an ordering session at my house for one of my awesome senior kids wyatt..and I didnt have anything else to offer he and his mother but these lovely luscious godiva chocolate truffles with french vanilla filling. So I piled them on a decorative tray and named them “my clients will eat you and I will not.”

Wyatt ate quite a few. But not all of them. Infact he left 6 still sitting on that stupid decorative plate.

I tried to stay away. I really did. But after editing for hours and working on the 2 hours sleep Darby has allowed me to have every night for about 3 weeks…I caved and had “just one”.

That “just one” turned into two, and I’m positive will turn into all 6 by the end of this evening. I cant describe to you just how wonderful and mouthwatering these beauties are. You simply MUST go and buy them to experience it. I promise this whole explanation above will all make sense.

***no its no accident that these truffles are strategically placed on my backside on this canvas. thats where they have inevitably ended up.

And no chocolate, no truffle, is ever complete if you’re not enjoying it with some reading material. And what better magazine to be thumbing through, as a photographer, than the latest issue of Southern Wedding Magazine, V3!

Its eye candy. Its gorgeous. Its breathtakingly beautiful photography and details have left me more inspired than i’ve been in a few years. The ladies at SWMag are charming and witty, funny and endearing, cute and relevant. I’ve adored every page thus far and I’m kind of bummed to be going through the last few pages today…


wednesday: pic of the week, sister portrait project

like i need another project.

no worries though, this is not one im putting a deadline on. im planning on take a year or two to really build it up.

i love photography, i love my job. but unless you’re doing something for yourself with the thing or things that you love, they lose their luster…they lose their pull. the last thing i want to do is lose passion for the thing that i love, and the thing that God has given me to do.

ive recently decided that my personal photography project is going to be to photograph sisters; annie lebowitz style. ive adored this image for so long, and though it is of a mother and daughter, this is the feel i want to accomplish with the images i’ll take over the coming years.

In a studio setting or in the beauty of the outdoors, my goal is to capture the connection between sisters that cannot be experienced by anyone but they themselves.

i love my sisters so much. im pretty positive ALL sisters go through tough times in their relationships with each other, but its the journey..right? where you end up in your connection and your adoration for one another is no different than with any other relationship, taking humility and unconditional love into account…but there is something so special about a sister relationship that no other can touch.

every time i am with my own sisters i am reminded of the gift they are to have.

there is a song by the dixie chicks that leaves me emotionally wrecked…thinking of the times in my life and in the journey with MY sisters where i will need to be there for them…unconditionally.and im pretty sure the chicks are talking about a man here, but pfft it ALWAYS reminded me of my sisters.

Times Are Hard And Rents Are High
What Can A Working Girl Do
But Struggle Through Another Day
Then I’ll Take Care Of You

Nights Are Long And Dreams Are Cold
If They’re All You Wake Up To
But Should You Rise With Crying Eyes
I’ll Take Care Of You

So Let Them Talk About Us
Let Them Call Us Funny Things
People Sometimes Do
I Don’t Care As Long
As You Know I Love You
Oh, And You Know I Do

I’ll Be There, But You Might Not See Me
It’s Never Easy To Get Through
But When The Laughter Dies Away
I’ll Take Care Of You

As i gather sisters from all over and photograph their connection, ill be posting a portrait up here. like i said, this will take quite some time..but id love to put together a book and portfolio of my sister project one day.

happy wednesday ladies! you’re halfway there!


friday: rad mom interview, LAUREN CLARK!

I am so very very very pleased and excited to announce todays rad mom interview guest.

Lauren Clark of Lauren Clark Photography!

she is a fabulous photographer out of oklahoma! (this is just recently..she was based out of lubbock texas for quite a few years!)
she was one of the guest teachers at the for the love workshop that i attended in tennessee this year.

she is so kind, and so sweet.

she says ya’ll!

shes absolutely beautiful inside and out, and she has worked her tail off to be the woman she is. (like we all do!)

i was so thrilled when she agreed to be interviewed…i was like, “is this a joke?” ladies, please enjoy todays post:) and PLEASE check out her blog..it is a photography blog, but lauren writes and shares so much about her personal life on there, which in my opinion is so refreshing. i love reading about her life!

here is a shot of her and one of her doggies from her facebook!

Introducing, Mrs Lauren Clark!!!

Rebekah: well hello. Tell us a bit about yourself!

Lauren: I am a photographer living in Stillwater, Oklahoma! I have been married to my wonderfully handy and handsome husband, Josh for 5 years. We just moved from the town I’ve lived in since 9th grade to my husband’s hometown for a little adventure. We are remodeling a house and clearing out 20 acres of forest at the same time and have LOVED the entire process.

Rebekah:  tell us about your blog or site. What do you do and why do you do it?

Lauren: I have been blogging for a good 5 years now, back when blogs were still a mystery. My blog is filled with my photography shoots and my weekly life. I have recently switched from wedding photography to children and families and let me tell you, I have never been more excited about photography!

Rebekah: When you’re not blogging, what takes up most of your time?

Lauren: I enjoy reading design blogs like Design Sponge and Apartment Therapy when I’m not working. My latest hobby is taking a few floaty noodles and going out to the lake with friends and just floating around. Josh has also been making hiking trails on our 20 acres and we have been taking the dogs out there every night.

Rebekah: If you could pick one dessert to eat every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Lauren: I pretty much eat ice cream every day so I would have to say Cold Stone Creamery’s chocolate cake batter with Reese’s in it!

Rebekah: Most of us are women, some of us are moms. So spill it, whats the most important lesson you’ve learned as a woman in the last year? Mommy related or not!

Lauren: Put your husband first. For the last 5 years of our marriage he was always second to my business, and this year I have decided to make him first in my life. It is a hard transition since I have practiced this for 5 years, but it will be so worth it once I’ve got it down! AND! Live life with lots of adventure. Don’t just go to the movie’s for a night out, create something that you will never forget and include the people you love. Have random hobbies and switch them out every month for something new.

Rebekah: Share with us your favorite recipe! (no rules here…)

Lauren:  Bourbon Peach Cobbler (this comes from a first place win in a chuck wagon cook-off! It is the best cobbler I’ve ever eaten)

1 Cobbler Crust

1 c. sugar

6 c. fresh peaches

1 c. butter

1 c. brown sugar

1 t. cinnamon

½ c. Jack Daniels Whiskey

1 ½ c. whipping cream

Put everything except the whiskey in a sauce pan and bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.  Add in whiskey and stir tenderly for 15-20 minutes.

Line a 9×13 dish with crust and then put the filling in, then add more crust on top in a lattice pattern. Cook for 45 minutes at 350

Rebekah: I hate to cut things with scissors because of the scratchy feeling, and I cannot look at a car that’s not painted glossy for fear of thoughts of chalkboards and fingernails. Tell us about your weirdness…what are your quirks?

Lauren: Styrofoam is my enemy, when I open things that are wrapped in Styrofoam I have to quickly yank it out so that the noise won’t make me cringe! I also eat desert first most of the time.

Rebekah: If you have kiddos & a hubby, or a soulmate/best friend, tell us what it is about them that you love soooo much.

Lauren: Josh completes me. I feel that when God created me he left me with only half of my wits, no strength, and not a lot of common sense. Josh has everything in his person that I lack and even though it isn’t easy to get along when you are missing the half of what the other person has, it really does work out! Josh is strong, determined, compassionate and very, very HANDY!

Rebekah: If your husband/significant other comes inside from working, and is sweaty and smelly and covered in dirt, do you embrace the manliness and give him a big smoocher or send him packing, straight to the shower with a fresh bar of irish spring? Whats the reason behind your choice?

Lauren: Well, this doesn’t really happen very often, but um, neither?:) Last night he was under the house fixing the pipes in the bathroom and I did take his picture!

Rebekah: We obviously all love to blog stalk. Give us some of your favorite blogs that you keep up with.

Lauren: Decor8blog.com, apartmenttherapy.com, designspongeonline.com, thepioneerwoman.com!

Rebekah: Whats the most important thing you’ve discovered since breaking into the blog world? A good tip, say, for those of us who are new to it!

Lauren: Blog about your life, even the dull moments that you have. I always love to go back and read the “me” posts and see what I went through that year. I also blog about my Christianity and it hasn’t been as scary as some people would think. I haven’t had one person come on and be mean to me about it, by the way, it is YOUR BLOG, not theirsJ

Rebekah: You can only download ONE album from itunes. Whos it gonna be?

Lauren: Bethany Dillon

Rebekah: Ive said it before, im not a reader but I wanna be. Give me a book that has inspired you, romanced you, kept you hanging, or one you simply couldn’t put down!

Lauren: 2 of them, completely opposite:) The Shack and The Twilght Saga!!

Rebekah: We’ve all got them; role models. Give us one or two of yours and tell us why you look up to them!

Lauren: My mom, she has been through so much and has always kept her spirits up and always told me to “Just Pray”!  She never stops to serve people and is just the most perfect person out there!

Rebekah: Besides blogging, what is one thing that you do every day without fail? Could be big or small.

Lauren: Eat ice cream and pet my 2 great danes.

Rebekah: Who is your alma mater, and be honest…what was more important to you while in school; football, or studying?

Lauren: Uh, I just had to ask my brainy husband what that even meant! I went to Texas Tech for 1 year and 3 days. I didn’t care for studying OR football!

Rebekah: Saved the best two for last. One, how has God blessed you this week?

Lauren: I have been booking sessions like crazy this week and my husband has almost finished the bathroom. I was able to go home and visit mom and my sister, Magen, this weekend and that was a Big blessing!

Rebekah: And two. What makes you rad? (OWN THIS)

Lauren: I have a lot of hobbies and that makes me interesting. Interesting people trump smart people, that’s what I like to tell myself anyway. My business made its first million by the time I turned 25! I own 2 great danes, normally sleep in my makeup, have a ton of hobbies and that is what makes me RAD!


friday: rad mom interview, Sarah M.!

hello ladies! happy friday! i know we’re all glad its here finally, and to start it off right we are going to hear from our guest on the rad mom blog this week…my sister, the fabulous Sarah M of Fiddledeedeemom.com.

if you’re not familiar with Fiddledeedeemom, go familiarize now before going any further…my sister is an incredible money saver and money maker, whilst being a stay at home mom and a fab wife to her hubby Brad. (his name is actually Bradley, but i call him Brad and im pretty sure he hates it.) She has two very girly, very much like herself little blessings and we’ll call them Miss K who is 6, and Miss R who is 3!

Besides being a fabulous blogger, she is my sister and for that I’m so thankful. She speaks wisdom into my life (great one liners like, “get over it beka” and “yea people are stupid”…JK we are much more mature than this..), and she supports me and my little family even though she lives in a far far away land called Tallahassee. Shes caring and considerate and always always ALWAYS there to help when needed.

After reading through her interview I realized I had laughed out loud, teared up, and rolled my eyes a few times which folks, for me…makes a GREAT interview. hope you enjoy this weeks guest!!

Meet Sarah!

Rebekah:  well hello. Tell us a bit about yourself!

Sarah: I’m a child of God, forgiven and redeemed by his amazing grace. I have been blessed with an incredible husband and two sweet little girls to care for. My favorite place other than home is the beach.

Rebekah: tell us about your blog or site. What do you do and why do you do it?

Sarah: Fiddledeedeemom.com is a money-saving site dedicated to helping readers spend less, give more, and live better. A few years ago I learned how to buy the products I loved (even organics) for half the regular price and was hooked. Now I post store and restaurant deals, as well as coupons and freebies to help others save!

Rebekah: When you’re not blogging, what takes up most of your time?

Sarah: Talking to, working around the house with, and teaching my two little girls. The three of us are a pretty chatty group!

Rebekah: If you could pick one dessert to eat every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Sarah: I would first beg to have 2 desserts instead of 1. A girl needs choices! Mine would be: mom’s key lime pie and the Godiva chocolate truffles my husband handpicks for me each Christmas.

Rebekah: Most of us are women, some of us are moms. So spill it, whats the most important lesson you’ve learned as a woman in the last year? Mommy related or not!

Sarah: First – I’m a work in progress, and so are these lessons…

1 – There is no room for selfishness in my days. You don’t find excess “me time” in the Proverbs 31 description of a virtuous woman for a reason. Her days are spent faithfully serving her creator by actively serving her husband, children, and the needy – there is simply no time in days like that for selfishness!

2 – Patience. Teaching one child to read and another to use the potty (often at the same time) will do that for you.

Rebekah: Share with us your favorite recipe! (no rules here…)

Sarah: Honey Chicken

Dump 4 chicken breasts, ¼ cup melted butter, ¾ cup honey, and 1/8 cup soy sauce into a baking dish (20-30 minutes at 350), crock pot (6 hours on low), or a Ziploc bag to freeze for later. I like to keep several bags made up in the freezer for easy dinners. Serve with mashed potatoes and a salad.

Rebekah: I hate to cut things with scissors because of the scratchy feeling, and I cannot look at a car that’s not painted glossy for fear of thoughts of chalkboards and fingernails. Tell us about your weirdness…what are your quirks?

Sarah: Same here, but I’ll add to that list chalk, which is all but banned at our home. (By the way, this question alone makes me cringe). Did you know they make chalkboard MARKERS now? Brilliant – no chalky mess and guaranteed not to send you and I to the psych ward.

Rebekah: If you have kiddos & a hubby, or a soulmate, tell us what it is about them that you love soooo much.

Sarah: My husband is my hero and my very best friend, who can make me laugh at the end of a long day. My girls are incredible, sweet, fun, caring, and full of laughter.

Rebekah: If your husband/significant other comes inside from working, and is sweaty and smelly and covered in dirt, do you embrace the manliness and give him a big smoocher or send him packing, straight to the shower with a fresh bar of irish spring? Whats the reason behind your choice?

Sarah: I choose option #3: hire a lawn keeper. Enough said!

Rebekah: We obviously all love to blog stalk. Give us some of your favorite blogs that you keep up with.

Sarah: http://flythroughourwindow.com/ (Darby and I are bff, she just doesn’t know it yet. Wait, is that creepy?)

http://www.thenester.com/ (if only my husband loved painted furniture this much)

http://www.skiptomylou.org/ (great ideas for keeping crafty children busy)

http://salsapie.blogspot.com/ (creative, inspiring, another good kiddo craft site)

http://presserfoot.blogspot.com/ (oh how I want to sew more)

http://moneysavingmom.com/ (got me started saving money and blogging)

http://thepioneerwoman.com/ (no explanation needed)

Rebekah: Whats the most important thing you’ve discovered since breaking into the blog world? A good tip, say, for those of us who are new to it!

Sarah: Prioritize. Blogging can be a great blessing to you and your family, but only if it takes priority AFTER your family.

Rebekah: You can only download ONE album from itunes. Whos it gonna be?

Sarah: At this point in life, probably Mozart or Beethoven. There are no questionable lyrics for little ears to hear, it inevitably leads to impromptu ballet performances from my little ballerinas, and the beautiful music truly makes our home a happier, more peaceful place during the day.

Rebekah: Ive said it before, im not a reader but I wanna be. Give me a book that has inspired you, romanced you, kept you hanging, or one you simply couldn’t put down!

Sarah: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Rebekah: We’ve all got them; role models. Give us one or two of yours and tell us why you look up to them!

Sarah: My mother, mother-in-law, Michelle Duggar, Paula Deen, Laura Bush, and Scarlett O’Hara. Obviously each for different reasons!

Rebekah: Besides blogging, what is one thing that you do every day without fail? Could be big or small.

Sarah: Have a hot cup (or two) of Tazo Organic Chai Tea. It’s an instant ticket to my happy place.

Rebekah: Who is your alma mater, and be honest…what was more important to you while in school; football, or studying?

Sarah: Florida State, Florida State, Florida State…whoooo! When the football team wins the National Championship your freshman year, football is a pretty big deal.

Rebekah: Saved the best two for last. One, how has God blessed you this week?

Sarah: Through my husband. It’s an incredible and humbling thing to find out that God is growing you both in the same direction to serve Him together.

Rebekah: And two. What makes you rad? (OWN THIS)

Sarah: My close association with one super rad mom.

So you probably love her as much as i do now that you’ve read this. well, here is all her info (SERIOUSLY CHECK HER OUT) and a sweet pic of her and her sweet little girlies. Thanks Sarah!!

website: http://www.fiddledeedeemom.com

email: fiddledeedeemom@yahoo.com


the rad mom lineup.

i started this blog with a few purposes…none of which i really feel ive accomplished yet.

1) to share about my life and inspire other moms who are rad just like me.

2) to establish some discipline and consistency in the daily routine of my crazy life.

3) eventually, i’d love to make a little mula from this here blog. very much in the future…

well i think i’ve accomplished half of number #1…i definitely share my life. i have girls tells me all the time that they feel like they know me through my facebook and my blogs and my photography….its super surreal and humbling, and i still dont quite understand my readership. the second half of #1 im not too sure about…that is the goal, but like i said last week, i’ve had quite a “year” and sometimes my selfishness and inability to see past myself and my “problems” has enabled me to influence others in a not-so-positive way. but thats a post for another day this week…

as for #2, thats what this post is for. i desire to be that mom blogger that blogs ahead of time, gather my ideas and inspiration and do my research AHEAD OF TIME…so i dont sit down every morning and go…”well, i feel pretty bleh today what could i possibly interest these girls with”…

so after a little thought, ive decided what i want to talk about most, and ive put it into 5 days a week.

mondays: hood life~~~i figure that mondays are a good time to fill everyone in on the “hood life”. what goes on here. our crazy life. jos and darby-in-the-womb updates. marriage talk. daily struggles and triumphs…you get the idea.

tuesdays: design~~~this is where i’ll post updates on new things we’ve done to the house, even if its as simple as moving a trash can. (seriously, moving the trash can to a different location will change your life.) i’ll also post links to whatever design ideas or pics im currently in love with, blogs ive been following that week, and whatever design ideas come out of this crazy brain of mine.

wednesdays: pic of the week~~~lets face it, whether we are stay at home moms or working mothers, hump day is hump day and most of us cant wait to make it to friday night! always good to have a little visual stimulation, and if there is one thing i always aim to do when taking pictures is inspire…so lets hope i dont disappoint.

thursdays: LLP’s (lifes little pleasures)~~~here i’ll talk about and clue you in on some of my favorite things. whether that be a blog, food, a celebrity, a band, a bible verse, a life tip, a great goodwill find….whatever! whatever it may be that i’m currently loving i’ll be sure to share it with you ladies first. holla!

fridays: convos w/the rad mom~~~this is something that may take some time for me to build up, but obviously my goal will be for a post up every friday from a fellow blogger or twitter’er or photographer that i’ll interview and ask random questions of. this day will surely be entertaining…

so thats the deal folks. im hoping all of you will have as much fun reading and keeping up with my blog as i’ll have writing and posting. and i have to say a heartfelt thanks to my regulars who keep stickin with me…those of you who read every day i post. since i started this blog in mid-April, ive had almost 7,500 hits. thank you ladies, and keep coming back.

P>S> the blog will also be under continued maintenance. i’ll be updating and expanding and changing the look as i have the time…so stay tuned!


did she really?

ok, im not a huge britney fan….i mean, the words trashy, lazy, and empty come to mind…just sayin. i sometimes like her music if im in a dancing mood…but otherwise, not a follower. but when i found this, i kind of had a momentary inkling of respect for the girl.

i’ll be the first to admit, i dont go to the gas station without makeup. i wont even go to the walk up banking kiosk without makeup. i do my best to wear a decent outfit wherever i go. you wont ever see me in sweatpants in public…honestly, i dont even own a pair so you wont see me in them at my home either. i rarely ever leave the house without having something done to my hair. i am not that mother that “gives up” after having a child…due to whatever; lack of time, lack of motivation, lack of care…i’ve always thought that seriously, when i become a mom…what BETTER time to really take care of myself and make an effort? some days mommy-hood leaves you looking and feeling quite haggard. some days i look in the mirror and say, “wow, i really look like a mom today”. and what i mean by that is tired and spent…i’m not saying there is anything negative about looking like a mom. i honestly think that women are more beautiful when they become mothers. especially when they do just as much then as they did before they were a mother to look nice. its the mom glow.

now, im not a girl that counts my calories. i dont necessarily “watch” what i eat. after years of battling body image and food issues myself, i’m finally at a place where i dont feel like i have to be the skinniest chic on the block to look good. i’m come to terms with the fact that God only knows why he made me curvy…but he did and thats life and i’ll get over it. i do love to be toned, and i love working out. but do i need to look like jillian michaels? negative.

so yes, i always have makeup on and my hair is somewhat styled and i dont rock sweatpants at publix..yes, i like to look nice. do i think i have to look perfect all the time? do i feel like if i my body doesnt somewhat resemble jennifer anniston’s that im not good enough? no to both. do i feel like this sick world has way too much influence on the feelings and innards of every woman alive? yes.

so like i said earlier, when i saw this….i was kinda proud of britney. see for yourself, read the article. check out these pics. yea, shes dressed provocatively, (did you expect something different?), but shes got thighs. a booty. bruises and skin imperfections. dry scaly feet.

and shes ok with it. i think thats pretty cool.

please, leave your thoughts in the comment section. id love to hear from you ladies.

read it here…

and see these.