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Ten Minutes + One Pan = DINNER!!!!!

I’m busy, you’re busy, everybody is busy!!

I’ll be honest, I’ve threatened bodily harm to my husband if he takes our child to (insert neighborhood fast food joint here) again….

As the HCIC (Head Cooker in Charge) in my house, that means I have to be more creative and manage my time better if I want to save his life and make sure they have dinner ready  when they get home. So over the years I’ve learned how to master the easy weeknight dinner, and when it only takes one pan to make, that’s even better.

When you’re running multiple businesses, managing a family, or coaching the neighborhood sports team in your spare time, you don’t always have a LOT of time to plan balanced meals so you can avoid the burger joint drive-thru lanes.

I consider myself to be “healthy-ish”, meaning I try to eat the rainbow most days and make sure my family eats most of the right things, but I can inhale a pepperoni pizza by myself every now and again…#dontjudge.

This ten minute, one pan meal is no-fuss, mostly no mess, and requires two ingredients!! Check out the video below:

 

If you want to make this dish meatless, you can substitute your favorite vegetarian-friendly protein and get your grub on!

This is the kind of fast food I like…… 🙂

Do you have a favorite one-pan dinner? Share it so I can add it to my recipe box!

Living life in confetti,

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PJ Getaway Recap

When was the last time you had a night out to let your hair down? In your pajamas? We hosted our first (definitely NOT the last) PJ Getaway in Sierra Vista, AZ and we had a blast!

We partnered with Atlanta-based brand, Hips4Love, to create an evening of fun, socializing, pampering, a little shopping with select local vendors. West End Wellness served as our venue, we managed to turn a normally serene, relaxing space into a lively headquarters of hijinks and ruckus!

Did I mention that we had a blast???

With DJ Driveline on the 1’s and 2’s, we danced the night away while enjoying massages, brow waxing, and other services!

Oh, and the food was “interesting” to say the least….LOL

Check out the recap video here:

Based on the feedback from this event, from vendors and guests, we’ll definitely be doing this again! Make sure you’re on the Insiders list to be the first to know!

Living life in Confetti,

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DIY Abstract Wall Art – for Less than $30!

Raise your hand if you’re frugal….

I’ve never considered myself to be an artist, but I’ll finagle my way through something if it saves me money. The cool thing about decorating your favorite space is that you can create something yourself. You can pretend to be an artist and create something abstract – subjective and only understood by you.

I experiment a lot with small decor projects in my house, and I decided to DIY my  wall art for my family room (AKA my second office).  Check out this video below to see how I created my mixed media abstract wall art – and I can continue experimenting with that I created to keep things fresh!

 

Have you tried DIYing your home decor? What did you create? Now that I’ve got this first one done, I’m looking for more ideas!!

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The Best Oil Mix for Long, Strong Natural Hair

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Hair grows an average of 6 inches per year. Many naturalistas don’t actually see that growth because their hair breaks off at a rate that is equal to or faster than the actual growth.

There are a lot of products that promise longer, stronger hair, but what if you could make your own product?? Oils are great for natural hair, and it’s easy to apply a little common sense when choosing what to use..

Check out the tutorial below for my DIY hair growth (and strengthening) blend:

If you’re ready to start making your own blend, here’s the list of what I used in the video (contains affiliate links) :

Amla oil

Neem oil

Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Wild Growth Hair Oil

This oil blend can be used as a prepoo, during your LOC, or as a scalp massage oil for your trouble spots. The key is, once you make it you have to actually USE IT consistently as a part of a healthy hair regimen.

Do you have a “Long, Strong Hair” blend? Let me know in the comments!

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2017 Arizona Black Rodeo

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Where can you find steer wrasslin’, calf ropin’, mud bustin’, barrel racin’ and more on a Saturday afternoon? At the 2017 Arizona Black Rodeo of course! This event is one of the more popular events in Arizona and is committed to highlighting the contributions of African-American western heritage alive by offering a fun, family-oriented experience.

Hosted by the Arizona Informant, the Black Rodeo was held at Rawhide in Chandler, AZ and featured nationally known African American rodeo competitors. In addition to the show, guests had the opportunity to shop with several local vendors, hang out with Big Red, mascot of the Arizona Cardinals and meet and greet with the Buffalo Troopers Motorcycle Club.

Photo Credit: Ron Rivers Reflections

 

Check out the video recap below to see some of the festivities:

Have you event attended a rodeo before? This was my first time, and it won’t be my last, I guess I need to start looking for that perfect pair of cowboy boots 🙂