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Friday Mood

Friday Mood

Whew, I’m delighted that Friday is here, is it me or did this week drag? I have been falling asleep early and just working working working so with that said cheers to Friday and a glass of wine.

HERE ARE FIVE THINGS THAT HAD ME IN A MOOD THIS WEEK….

Summer Walker: The 23-year-old’s record became the most-streamed album by a woman R&B artist ever, breaking the record Beyoncé set with 2016’s Lemonade. 

Wine fest Recap: Me and my friends had a ball granted it rained cats, dogs and maybe aliens hehe but we danced in the rain literally.

Rhythm and flow: This is my show I really underestimated it. If you haven’t checked it out thank me later. My favorite from the show is D-smoke.

Ollie’s Deals: They have Adidas hoodie jackets for $25 🏃 🏃 🏃

I-heart Radio: This weekend only you can preview they’re All–Access music subscription for free so go enjoy listening to what you want when you want.

Until next time -Koko- ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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Friday Mood

Hunters Moon: Last weekend we all had a chance to experience the most gorgeous view of the moon it was dark orange followed by a deep yellow and then a crystal white. I’m definitely an astrology girl.

New Clutch: Babe got me a new Steve Madden clutch Wednesday. That’s one thing I love about him he always does things to surprise me. It’s the little things.

Orthotics Update: I have had my orthopedic pads for about 4 weeks today. I’m walking better with them, still a little pain but a bit better than it was. I will continue to update you all.

Tyler Perry’s Studios: This is such an amazing historical moment not only for him but a lot of black actors/ directors will have work in the near future.

Hollywood tried to shut this man out but be bought his own seat to the damn table.

Autumn Wine Festival: This Sunday I’m going to the annual wine festival me and a couple of my gal pals, we will be sampling all local Maryland wines.

Any weekend plans?

Until next time!!!!

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Friday Mood

Friday Mood

Happy October Cookies!!!! This week has been long, and hot glad it’s starting to feel like fall today!

Here are some things that had me in a mood this week…..

Birds Prey Trailor

I’m excited about this movie coming in 2020 not only do they have an all-girl cast but my girl Jurnee Bell is in it. She is one of my favorite actors.

Kali And Marley Take 11 Months

My baby’s turned another month on Tuesday. We celebrated with a small spoon of vanilla ice cream.

God Baby Turns Two

Amiah is having a pool party tomorrow, I can’t wait to see her get in the pool and enjoy her gifts and cake!

Nephew Tommy

Tomorrow night I will be getting my laugh on at the civic center I’m excited to see what Tommy is all about on the comedy stage.

Have A Great Weekend!

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Blueberry Lemonade (Monte’s Style)

Ingredients: 3 Myer lemons

1 Cup blueberry simple syrup

3 cups white sugar

4 and a half 1/2 Cups water

1/2 a cup of blueberries

Directions:

Grab your pitcher and add water

Next slice up 2 lemons in triangles and one lemon in 2 inch round slices.

Squeeze all your triangle lemons into your water and throw those away.

Add white sugar & stir

Add blueberry simple syrup & stir

Squeeze all your circle lemons in your water and keep them inside the pitcher.

Add 1/2 of cup of blueberries & stir

Sample a cup and pop it in the fridge the colder the better.

If you have any questions please email me. Hope you all enjoy it. Until next time!

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Friday Mood

Friday Mood

Its the first Friday in September and also the last month in which summer ends. I can’t say I’m quite ready for summer to be over yet so I plan on enjoying each day up until it’s over.

Here are a few things that had me in a mood this week and maybe last week too…

Missy Elliot’s VMA performance: Y’all she put her whole foot into that performance anyone who knows me knows I love Missy so, I was definitely hype about the style she brings to the stage.

Rys birthday celebration: We took Ry to Crown skating to celebrate her turning 12 she really had a good time.

Back to school Tuesday: The girls are both in school, Liyah is in the ninth grade and Ry is in the sixth grade I can’t believe how fast they are growing up.

National Folk Festival: Our second year in SALISBURY Md hosting the festival and it seems the weather will be nice this weekend get out and enjoy tons of activities, food and you can even shop local businesses.

Hurricane Dorian: He has definitely left his mark on the Bahamas and the Carolinas I will definitely be praying for those in need and trying to help as much as I can. The Bahamas need any donations anyone can spare.

NYFW 2019: Fashion week started Thursday I believe and I’m here for all the lewks on the gram.

Babies turned ten months: Kali and Marley are yet another month old they are growing just as fast as the kids lol.

Have a great weekend!

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My Travel Essentials

Hey y’all it’s been a Lil over a month since I went on my first airplane ride and now that I’m a professional, hehe I want to share with y’all somethings I packed in my travel bag.

WHAT I PACK

I.D. and Passport: You need your i.d. for almost everything and you can’t leave the country without a passport.

Phone and Charger: I use my phone for emails and pictures, so definitely a must and can’t have a phone with no charger.

Journal/Pen: I always get ideas out the blue I need to write them down ASAP or I will forget

Medications: You never know when you are gonna be in pain. Also, make sure it’s labeled for you.

Coco Lotion: I can’t go anywhere without this lotion it is a lifesaver. It as all the moisture I need to last for a while.

Headphones: I like to listen to my music.

Chapstick: I will not go anywhere without my chapstick I use Blistex the medicated kind, ya girl has it bad.

Snacks: I’m a foodie so you know I’m going to have a snack in my bag. I usually carry a bag of Planters Tropical Mix, Biscoff cookies or some White Chocolate Peanut M&M’s.

Book: Everyone knows I love to read so a book will always be in my bag. When I went on the cruise I took ETHIC by Ashley, Antoinette if you don’t know her work google her she is a very talented author and my favorite.

Money: It’s always good to have cash sometimes credit/debit cards have problems and who wants that when traveling.

Lysol Spray: I have a mini purse size can I got from Five Below and I use it for my hotel rooms or any situation that I may need it.

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Friday Mood

Friday Mood on a Saturday

To say the least I’m very happy it’s Friday it’s been a long week and somehow I sprained my foot which I’m bummed about because I’m supposed to go dancing tonight smh.

Here are few things that had me in a mood….

1. Sleep Apnea Update: I need to go back for another test to check on the stress on my heart I don’t wanna go but I’m going.

2. Missy Elliot album: my girl dropped a surprise five track album called “Iconology.” I’m pumped it’s the rapper’s first album in 14 years.

3. Equal Pay Day: Yesterday was black Women’s Equal Payday, as a black women this day is important for me.

4. All-White Party: Me and babe are stepping out tonight it’s been a while. You can follow along on my instagram stories if you follow me there.

Have A Great Weekend

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Fish Tacos w/ Watermelon Salsa

Salsa Ingredients:

4 cups red seedless watermelon cut into bite-sized pieces,

1/3 cup red onion, minced

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

2 freshly squeezed limes (roll on counter first to soften for juicing)

Zest of 1 lime

1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan salt

4 drizzles of honey

Optional: 1 white corn (so good)

Optional: 2 mango (for extra color)

Optional: 3 teaspoons banana peppers minced

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and let refrigerate until time to add to the fish.

Fish Tacos Ingredients:

(I didn’t really measure the seasonings I just sprinkled enough to my liking.)

2 bags of flounder filets

Old bay

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Olive oil

Butter

pepper

Parmesan cheese

Tabasco sauce

White corn street tortillas

Directions:

1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper . In a dish, stir together seasonings: old bay, garlic powder, onion powder and evenly sprinkle the seasoning mix over both sides of flounder.

2. Drizzle fish with olive oil and top each piece with a dot of butter. Bake at 375˚F for 20-25 min. If you want it to get a little browned around the edges, you can broil for 3-5 minutes at the end.

3. To serve the tacos, quickly toast the corn tortillas on a large dry skillet over medium heat.

4. To assemble: start with the fish then add watermelon salsa finishing off with a generous sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and finally green Tabasco sauce!

Any questions please comment below or email me!

Until next time -koko

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Friday Mood

Friday Mood

Hey my cookies! I haven’t done a Friday mood post since I left for the islands. It was really a struggle trying to get back into the swing of work after being on a cruise.

Here are a few things that had me all in a mood this week!

Kali/Marley Turned Nine Months: Every month I get a lil sad, I want them to stay babies forever even though I know that’s not gonna happen. Marley has already gone into heat at eight months I was totally shocked by that.

Hobbs Movie Came Out Today: Y’all know I love fast and the furious so this spin- off is definitely up my alley. Shall we say date night!

High School Open House: Kaliyah had her open house Tuesday. I can’t shake my head at the fact that I have a high schooler WTF ,I want time to stop right now lol.

Even though I’m a lot sad about her ever growing teenager stage, I’m still excited to see her high school journey cause middle school was so last year for her.

Random Customer Gave Me a Gift: My heart was very touched this morning being as though I had a rough start to my day. Anyways this sweet lady in my line asked me if I had kids now I’m wondering why she wants to know but I said yes two girls. She goes in her pocket and gives me a Giftcard to buy some things me and the kids needed. You never know what little things will turn your day around.

Heart Sonogram : Yesterday I went to get my heart checked on the doctor was concerned after I had my last check up. Everything seems to be fine but, I haven’t got the real results back yet I will let y’all know an update next week.

Comment and tell me something that had your mood up and down this week.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

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Use What You Got Chicken and Shrimp.

Hey y’all! A few weeks ago I made a quick chicken and shrimp dish and the reason for its title is just that. I used what I had in my fridge and it came out so good.

Ingredients:

1 half bag pre-cooked chicken bites 

1 bag medium shrimp

1/2 bowl of cut fresh pineapples

2 bags of Jasmine Thai rice 

Parsley (for garnish)

Directions:

First, you want to boil the water for the rice and get that going

Next, Peel thawed shrimp

3. Put your veggies on and cook them halfway I didn’t put veggies in the ingredients because my kids didn’t want any but I do that step first. 

4. Add chicken bites  

5. Once the chicken is halfway cooked add in the shrimp and pineapple, juice included and simmer down until shrimp are pink 

6. When the meat is fully done add one packet of Polynesian sauce and mambo sauce I got mines from Walmart.

7. Turn off pan and let the sauce thicken up, serve with rice. I also sprinkle parsley and more mambo sauce over it when done but that’s optional. 

Until next time -Koko-