New Year Ahead

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Let's file the ensuing post under Simple Sunday. Why? You may ask. Well mainly because I have no actual plan for this post, just some general ramblings and thoughts. Yesterday, I told you all about Z and me. Today, I guess we shall talk about the blog. My goal over the next few days is to get all the formalities out of the way. I gather that once that is done then we can just hang out and have fun together as well as the occasional "work" of reviews. LOL

What I "plan" to do with this blog? 

I "plan" to blog my way through my Pinterest boards. I believe I previously mentioned being a fanatic for Pinterest. Ok. At this point, some of you are surely wondering, what is this Pinterest thing Toiya is OBSESSED with? What is it all about? Glad you asked....Pinterest is this wonderful place where all things crafty and quite possibly delicious go to live and spread sunshine across the world. You can kinda tell I really like Pinterest, right? Well its true, I do really, really, really like Pinterest. If you haven't looked at it before, you definitely should now.

I "plan" to use some of these new cookbooks I received for Christmas. I have 3 at the top of my list.
  1. Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes that Rule
  2. Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You
  3. Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck
I figure with these three cookbooks and my pinterest it should be a very interesting food year. 

I "plan" to include you all in my journey to a fitter mommy. I will not be doing anything over the top to get fit. It may even take me a bit longer to get there. I will, however, take it one day at a time. The goal for me is lifestyle change and healthier body. I have to always remember, I didn't get here overnight, therefore, I won't leave overnight. I am a voluptuous, size sexy, southern girl who loves to cook and eat. If you thought my fitness journey was going to lead to skinny, I apologize now because that is not my goal.

Now on to more "plans".... I "plan" to get Z involved in the blog. I'm thinking we can have people send us question or other such communication and we will sit down and discuss for you all. I think we will do it on Sundays but who knows yet.

I "plan" to include ways to save money and possibly make money. I don't make any promises about the latter but I'm pretty sure about the former. You can save money in a variety of ways. You can clip coupons. You can bargain shop. You can DIY your own more expensive items. We will explore a number of these methods and see what we like best.

I'm sure you are wondering by now why I "plan" in quotation marks. I do this because sometimes even the best laid plans go awry. So I plan, but I also go with the flow. I try to stay easy breezy.


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    Happy Holidays

    Welcome to my blog
    This is my first blog but I have been contemplating it for a few months now. I finally decided to take the plunge. I invite you to grow with me through this blogging experience. I however am no stranger to sharing my thoughts and opinions. I started with a YouTube channel shared by my sister and I. We have not posted in what is probably close to a year. We or I will be starting back to doing and posting videos soon. I digress this is about a blog and me sharing more day to day thoughts, musings, ramblings, and goings on. 

    Who am I?
    I am a stay/work at home mommy of 1. My work at home consists of soap and toiletry crafting, baking, and most recently Jamberry nail wraps. My main passion is baking and sometimes cooking. I love to paparazzi my tiny one. As I stated earlier, I have the craft ADD so you will definitely see crafts and DIY projects. I am a pinterest fanatic. I am also a sporadic makeup enthusiast. I don't wear it often or enjoy the outdoors much because allergies. 

    Who is Z?
    Z is my above average height, precocious four year old. He is intelligent, adorable, and quite maddening from time to time. He has lots of unexpected and unpredictable responses to everyday life and situations. I don't know if he is the norm or not, but he is entertaining most days. He is currently all for anything green (his favorite color), dinosaurs, trains, and power rangers. He is a strange man, who watches cartoons by default. He would rather watch the toy reviews on YouTube. 

    What you will find on this blog?
    I will be coming here to share product reviews, subscription boxes, crafty dealings, and life with Z. Some reviews may be sponsored and some not, but all opinions will be mine and completely honest. I have an immense love for subscription boxes and mail so when I can you will definitely see those here. I have a touch of craft ADD. I flit from one craft to the next and back. Finally, life with Z, it is just that life with Z. It is usually unexpected and somewhat offhandedly funny. 

    That is us in a nutshell.