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Marley Twists

Ever tried Marley twists?  Marley hair is pre-sectioned for easy use.  It resembles natural tightly coiled hair.  The first time I twisted my hair it took about 2 hours to do 27 twists.  I washed and deep conditioned my hair before I started.   To get started, all I need was Marley braiding hair, a wide tooth comb to untangle my hair, rat tail comb for parting, water or moisturizer spray, butter or sealant to lock in moisture, gel to hold the ends of the twists together, duck clips, and shears.  You can find various “how to” videos on YouTube.


After my twists were done, I did not have to do much styling to them.  Some days I wore them hanging long and other days I wore them up in a bun.  Marley twists were my protective style during the summer months, but I love them so much I may continue wearing them throughout the fall.

Emotional Cheating


Cheating can be either physical or emotional.  Emotional cheating is an affair that starts as an innocent friendship, which excludes physical intimacy but includes emotional intimacy.  It is known as an affair of the heart.  Emotional cheaters spend lots of time talking on the phone, instant messaging, video chatting, texting, and on social media.

This type of affair can cause serious damage to a relationship because of the strong emotional attachment between the cheating parties.

 5 Sings of Emotional Cheating

  1. Withdrawal or lack of communication
  2. Secrecy
  3. More time on the computer
  4. Lack of affection
  5. Increased phone activity

It is ok to have friends of the opposite sex as long as there are set boundaries.


Zucchini Fries

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2 zucchini
1 egg white
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
Cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Cut zucchini into 3-inch sticks.
  3. Whisk together egg white and milk in a bowl.
  4. Add the zucchini and egg white to a bowl. Toss to coat.
  5. Combine Parmesan and seasoned breadcrumbs in a bowl.
  6. Dip the zucchini sticks in the crumb mixture.  Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray then place each stick on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes until breadcrumbs are crisp and browned. Serve marinara sauce.

Cupcakes by E Dora the Explorer Cake Review

Cupcakes by E

Cupcakes by E

Cupcakes by E makes the most delicious cupcakes in a variety of flavors, but this baker makes more than cupcakes.  I had the pleasure of tasting a two-tiered Dora the Explorer birthday cake.  The yellow cake was tasty and very moist.  The icing was glowing with color.  The cake was topped with a Dora figurine and shooting star lollipops, which were special treats for the birthday girl.  I would thoroughly recommend Cupcakes by E for any party or to anyone with a sweet tooth.




Cracker Jack Men

Remember when you were a kid, and you couldn’t wait to snatch your prize from a Cracker Jack box.  Then you pulled it out of the box and were disappointed to learn that it was another lame prize.

Some men are Cracker Jack prizes.  In the beginning, connecting with him is effortless.  The time you spend with him is fun and exciting.  He is the perfect man until you discover that he is not quite the prize.  Maybe he’s dry, boring, or pessimistic.

When you were a kid, what did you do to get a better prize?  You opened another box or maybe several boxes, but did the prizes ever improve?  You may find yourself following similar patterns in your relationships.

My advice is to upgrade your product.  A cheap product outputs a cheap prize.  You should choose your partner wisely.  Choose a man who fits in with your lifestyle and who has similar interests.

Remember keep your eye on the prize!

Protect Yourself From Social Media Stalking


Shadow Lurker by Lee Wag

Protect yourself from social media stalking.  It requires little to no expertise for someone to track you through social media.

Be aware that every time you upload a picture or video you are leaving a digital trail.  Keep in mind that whatever is in the background like buildings or street signs can disclose your location.  Geotags can store longitudinal and latitudinal information about your photographs. By using geotags a potential stalker can find out where you live.  To keep this sensitive data from being stored on your smartphone go to your menu settings and turn off location services.

Mini Deep Dish Pizza

Mini Deep Dish Pizza

Mini Deep Dish Pizza is a quick and easy dish made in a muffin tin pan.  These delicious individual pizzas are great for adult portion sizes.


16 ounces package of store bought pizza dough

1 to 1 -1/2 cup of tomato sauce or pizza sauce

8 ounces of sliced mozzarella

Grated parmesan cheese

Topping of your choice

Italian seasoning


Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 and spray muffin pay with cooking spray.
  2. Use a rolling pin and roll pizza dough on a floured surface until thin.  Cut dough into round pieces using a cookie cutter, and stretch the round cut outs into muffin pan.
  3. Layer a small piece of mozzarella and some parmesan cheese on top of the dough.  Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and add your choice of pizza topping.
  4. Bake 15 – 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.

Skipping the gym for the gun range

Check out college student, Quiara, target practicing at the gun range.

Check out college student, Quiara, target practicing at the gun range.

More women are buying guns and learning how to use them.  It’s something that men have done for years, but now women of all ages are joining the ranks.  Shooting at the range can become addictive. Shopping for gun accessories can be a joy.  Accessories range from bra holsters, laced thigh holsters, bullet casing cuff bracelets, to printed range bags. A typical “Girls Night Out” will be spent shooting and shopping.

Postpartum Fitness

Ms. Kendra is a mother of two and is looking fabulous after giving birth to a beautiful baby girl one year ago.

Ms. Kendra is a mother of two and is looking fabulous after giving birth to a beautiful baby girl one year ago.

Kendra is one hot mama!  She revealed how she lost her post pregnancy weight by doing lots of Xbox cardio dance workouts with her son and nieces.  ”I hate exercising.  You just got to find a way to make it fun for the whole family.”  Kendra also ate sensible meals and cut down on sugars by eliminating sodas from her diet.