The Real Housewives of Potomac

Here for it!!! 

I admittedly am a fan of reality TV, but it totally depends on the show. Not a fan of Survivor, The Bachelor, Big Brother, American Idol and things of that nature. The Love and Hip Hop franchise has lost my interest because I am convinced they are a triangle of STDs.  I keep up with RHOA to stay in the loop, BUT low and behold, RHOP fell in my lap and I LOVE IT!

I am down for any show with a bunch of uppity black women discussing the rules of etiquette and appropriate behavior – all while lacking etiquette and being completely inappropriate. I love social circles and philanthropy, sequins and bourgeois behavior. The show is a hilarious oxymoron of life, sprinkled with all these “rules” from ‘Aunt Dot’ the matriarch of Karen’s married family (and Karen is the self-appointed queen bee who is technically mean as a rattle snake and her one liners are zingers I tell you). 

Robyn is gorgeous, but her voice offsets her looks because it is deep as hell. She is cool, dresses cute and has a ridiculous marital situation. 

Charrisse— mmmmm questionable hair- needs a Chi flat iron and has a nutso scenario with her husband. She is deemed as the paragon of what is wrong and right and it slayed my soul in both episodes. 

Katie is a sweet pea- maybe a bit naive. Not all the way sure yet. She is a black Jewish girl and the other girls swear up and down black people can’t be Jewish (they are slow), she has 3 babies-like babies yall! A white boy boyfriend who loves her kiddos – she swears he is going to marry her and a banging body considering- she has 3 babies! 

Ashley- Lord, Ashley. She is 26 married to an old white man and in lovewith his accent. He looks like zippo though. He isn’t the guy from The Thomas Crowne Affair. She is veryyyyyy unrefined so you know this circle is throwing her into the lion’s den. 

And I saved my fav for last- Gizelle! Come through Gizelle. She is a hybrid of Evelyn and I was the BIGGEST Evelyn from Bball Wives fan – I even channeled her in a situation and scenario at a dinner before, but I digress- she is Evelyn and Vanessa Williams all twirled into one. Very pretty. Takes no prisoners. She did have one weave / wig that had me concerned. She has 3 daughters and an ex who cheated. She goes pedicured toe to pedicured toe with Karen. She has a little edge to her, which is awesomesauce. 

Lets get some convo going- you watching or what??? 

Bravo tonight after RHOA

You can even come back here and comment. 

xoxo—-Fabmommy

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Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas

Super yummy. Super quick. Super easy. 

2 lbs of chicken breasts

Fajita mix packet

Seasonings- pepper, paprika, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, seasoning salt

Lime juice

1 can of diced tomatoes

Yellow, green, red peppers

1 Onion medium size

*chop veggies 

Put half the can of tomatoes in, add half the veggies, chicken, then seasonings, squirt lime juice, add remaining can of tomatoes and veggies. 

6 hours in crock pot. 

Come home. BOOM! Done. Shred chicken. Add to tortillas. Use toppings of your choice. My husband and my baby loved them and they are picky as all hell. 

I use the chicken to top my salads 🙂 

Be sure to use a crock pot liner. And I am definitely going to start doing this as a prep ahead freezer meal. I did all of my prep the night before with this one and added everything to the crockpot the next morning. 

Enjoy! 

xoxo, Fabmommy

  

Why I Don’t Mind Being Late :/

I have never been a super early person, but I am a timely person. If somethings starts at 12 – I arrive within 20-30 minutes. 

Work starts at 7:45 and I arrive at 7:43 on a good day. LOL 

Since becoming a mom I realize how precious and valuable my time really is- face it, being a mom is the damn hardest job ever and if that means I get 6 minutes in the car to myself to sing Beyonce loud as hell or laugh at Ricky Smiley- I will take it. 

I am very, very, very mindful of my time. Always have been. I pride myself on my time management and I realize in my season of mommy / wife / mid 30er that time is literally of the essence. 

Here are my reasons I don’t mind being late:

1. Being late means you don’t have to help. Yay for that. I really like being a guest lately. Because guess what – I am damn tired. 

2. I don’t have to be bothered. Score. By the time I roll in – the day is under way. I avoid (some) random questions, factoids and stories I frankly don’t give a bird’s beak about. 

3. I get to hear the end of segments on the radio. Being early makes me miss out! 

4. I save $. How? Because I have NO TIME to stop for donuts, Starbucks, BK breakfast— ZIPPO! 

5. I allow myself to soak in what really matters. The extra hug I give my son, the funny joke my husband and I may share, my heart and mind being settled by finishing a devotional sermon; all of these little things make me even more awesome and if it means being late (on time) then so be it. 

There you have it. Being late isn’t bad. Don’t beat yourself up about it. Don’t rush and get anxiety over something that in the grand scheme of things is really just a few minutes out of your lifetime. 

xoxo, 

Fabmommy

Life. Resolutions. Changes. 

Hey peeps! How is your new year going so far? Resolutions??? Sticking to them? 

For me, I wanted to focus on a few lifestyle changes and do it in two month increments. I am a super duper planner and planning something for me to do the entire year, while feasible, is lofty and may not work with my schedule, brain power and child. 

January’s goals: pull credit reports for me and hubby ✔️ eat salads 4-5 times a week so I don’t feel guilty about my love of fries with mild sauce✔️ don’t pack pop or juice with my lunch which forces me to drink water because everyone knows I am not going alllll the way to the lounge to get a Pepsi✔️check in on my friends and family with genuine interest and taking time to nurture relationships that matter✔️ and I am working on a better grocery budget because we basically spend WAY too much on food for the three of us. 

See – not over the top crazy. I have handled it. And I am cool. 

Next month I plan on implementing a small workout routine. I mean I am 36 and this girlish figure is getting a smidge more womanly LOL. I also will work on some of my Mom’s paperwork that I have been putting off for 4 1/2 years and need to really get a handle of that corner of my closet. My space can’t be peaceful because I don’t have peace in that area. I am also working on a few house projects 🙂 

Just checking in on you all. Hope your resolutions and / or changes are in motion. 

Happy MLK Day. 

xoxo,

Fabmommy

Golden Globe Awards

I am sure many of you are like me and get a kick out of awards season. Well, it starts tonight. 

I love awards season. I ALWAYS watch the Red Carpet and swoon over the looks. I usually have a drink -or two- and snacks as I am watching. My mom and I used to watch together and my grandmother would call and say, “Did you just see such and such!” 

It has always been a good time in my book. 

Instagram is pretty cool during awards shows and twitter as you can get live feedback and hilarious opinions from other people watching. 

Interesting thing about the Golden Globes tonight- I have not seen a whole lot of what has been nominated, but that is fine by me. I love the “Globes” because it isn’t a super stuffy show, way more laid back and chill and everyone seems to be having a genuine good time. I am sure the magnums of champagne help 😉

Enjoy tonight!

xoxo,

Fabmommy