For this blog post I decided to interview a good friend of mine, Billy Joe Michel, (30), who is an extraordinary artist living in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, although much of her work is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If you followed her on Instagram, (@miss_billyjoe) you would see just how awe-inspiring her life is. To rewind just a bit, Billy Joe and I met back in December of 2012 in Dallas, Texas, when the father of her kids and Supreme were teammates on a basketball team. We had just moved to Texas, and it was around the holidays, so we had a small get-together at our home, and BJ and her family came. Billy Joe and I immediately bonded over the fact that we were both Scorpios (oh hello there Scorpio Season that begins today!), were moms of young kids (Zé had just turned 1, and I was 7 months pregnant with Vito, and she had two small kids at the time), and even had similar tattoos of “Live Laugh Love” on our ribs. We would go on to have several playdates where the kids would play, and we would bond and learn more about each other. Continue reading “Not Your Average (Billy) Joe: The Artist, Mother, and Creative Genius”
Happy Monday Fabbies! Can you believe that it is already September?! Seriously though?! 2017 is flying by at warp speed, and I am still scratching my head trying to figure out where the time went. I did want to check in though, and give an update on #DetoxMondays, which I started back in March. (To see my original post on why you should detox and what #DetoxMondays is all about, click HERE.) In the last 6 months, I have continued to detox every Monday, with the exception of one day back in July when I was traveling from Dallas to Phoenix on a Monday, so I detoxed that next day (Tuesday) instead. My detoxes have been pretty consistent, where for 24 hours, I eat only fresh fruit and/or raw veggies, drink smoothies, and drink lots of water. Continue reading “Detox Mondays Update! 6 Months Later!”
Hey Fabbies! Today happens to be my 2nd Wedding Anniversary! Whoop Whoop! Cue the fireworks, pop the champagne, pass the j, and all do all those other celebratory actions that come with yearly milestone events. Supreme and I got married two years ago today in Costa Rica. (To see my wedding photos and all things wedding-related click HERE). Our day started off with sheepish “we-been-together-so-long-that-we-truly-almost-forgot-it-was-our-anniversary”, grins at each other. And not in a clichéd old married couple way, where you are either tired of each other by now or you don’t celebrate anymore because “ehhh what’s the big deal”? But we truly are at the point where we celebrate each other often and throughout the year, and not just on “holidays”. So when things like Valentine’s Day or Anniversaries come up, we treat them just as special as any other day, and that is by honoring, respecting, and loving each other unconditionally. Continue reading “It’s Our Two Year Wedding Anniversary!-Throwback Photos of Us (And A Few Current Ones)”
Happy Weekend Fabbies! I have a confession: I love going to the grocery store. I love grocery shopping. (Which really makes complete sense since I love food so much.) This love for grocery stores began when I really started cooking. This happened in 2010 when I moved in with my then-boyfriend, now husband, Supreme in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to 2010, I could probably count on one hand, maybeeee two, on how often I cooked a meal. Like, a full meal that I prepared. Not a frozen pizza, hot pocket, peanut butter & jelly sandwich, hot dog, ramen noodles or TV dinner (these were staples in my fridge back in the day! Haha! But let’s be clear: I still eat the vegan version of these things from time to time too.) It wasn’t until I moved in with my Honeybee in 2010 that I decided that I needed to go ahead and cook more. He was a professional athlete at the time, so I was like, “hmm, it probably will be best if I cooked so he can have energy to play…” Now, I was no cook either though. I mean, I knew how to prepare a few dishes, but I never grew up in the kitchen helping my mom cook. My mom cooked the food, and I ate it. Simple! Fast forward to adult life, and my meals consisted of going out to eat with friends or fast food, hot pocketing it or hot dogging it up, and eating at my job.
Hey Fabbies! A few weeks ago I took a trip down to Dallas, Texas. My older sister Tamika lives there, and my good friend Brittanii just moved right outside of Dallas at the start of the year. Brittanii held a Rodeo-Themed birthday party at her home, and I would not have missed that for the world! Her party could not have come at a more perfect time, because it gave me the opportunity to not only see her, but to also reunite with my sister Tamika, AND my younger sister Diamond came down for the weekend from Mississippi as well. I had not seen any of them since almost a year ago when we were all together at my house for #LitintheDesert Girls Weekend! This was also my first kid-free weekend in over a year, so it was a much needed little getaway for a Mommy break! Continue reading “My Trip To Dallas To Visit My Sisters and Friends! (Tons of Pictures!)”
At the end of May, my family and I took a quick little weekend getaway trip to LA/Anaheim, California to attend the annual Vegan Food and Beer Festival. I have been wanting to go to the this festival since I learned about it while living in Los Angeles two years ago, but our schedules were never free during the times that had it the last two years. So this year was our year to go! While the Vegan Festival was in Los Angeles, we stayed in Anaheim, CA which is nearby. I meant to blog about our trip sooner, but I did not realize how many pictures I had compiled from the trip, so going through, editing, and deciding which pics to post took a lot longer than expected. But this post comes at the perfect time anyway, because I have another upcoming trip to Dallas, Texas this weekend, where I am going to visit my older sister and nephew, PLUS see one of my good friends, Brittanii, who is having a birthday party at her house! I will definitely write a blog post all about that trip when I return next week, because I know it will be a long weekend full of much-needed girl time and FUN!
But back to our fab weekend in Cali; it was a quick weekend 4-day trip, and I will share what I wore, what we ate, (except for what I ate at the actual Vegan Fest; you’ll get to see all of that on my next vlog on YouTube when it’s ready!), and how much fun was had! Continue reading “My Weekend In LA for the Vegan Food Festival! (TONS Of Pictures!)”
Hey Fabbies! If you follow me on any of my social media, then you already know that I posted a video a few days ago, that is a compilation of my favorite moments from my YouTube vlog series: “The Fab and Ravenous Life”. It’s been several months since I last vlogged, as I have been busy with life and running an online boutique. But! I am definitely bringing the vlogs back very soon, with the first one showing my time at the Annual Vegan Food Fest in Los Angeles, California! My videographer, Bryan “Flashy” Armstrong was there to capture it all, so I can’t wait to share that with you! Ya’ll! So. Much. Food!!! I will also do a blog post soon on that entire weekend, including what I wore, what we ate, and more! Continue reading “Best Moments From My 2016 Vlogs is Live!”
Hey Fabbies! Can you believe it has been three years since I started my “Fab and Ravenous” Blog?! Like seriously!! When I started this blog I was living in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Zé was 2 years old and Vito was 1!
This blog has been such a fun and creative outlet for me, and I have really enjoyed sharing my life, outfits, hairstyles, recipes, and everything in between with you guys. I have grown so much in the last three years, and can honestly say that I am proud of the woman I have become. Life is such a journey, and with mistakes I’ve made, triumphs, struggles, and successes that I have achieved, I know that I still have work to do, but I am loving every moment of my Fab and Ravenous Life! Continue reading “It’s My 3-Year Blog Anniversary!”
Last weekend, my family and I went out to dinner to our favorite Ethiopian restaurant, GoJo, and this of course gave me the perfect excuse to wear something fun. (Rule #1, always look for a reason to wear something fun. ;p) Anyway, I opted to wear a halter neck jumpsuit that I’ve had for over a year now, and have never worn. What’s great about this jumpsuit is that the material is soft and stretchy, and it has a super long inseam of about 36 inches, which meant even with my heels on, the pant legs still came to the floor. One of my favorite places to shop that caters to tall gals like myself is www.alloy.com. That is where the fabulous jumpsuit that I chose to wear for dinner came from! I love Alloy because they have extra long inseams on their jeans, dresses, and jumpsuits, and all at an afffordable price! Continue reading “Look Of The Week!”
Hey Fabbies! It’s been a brief minute! I have been my usual busy self, working on some GREAT things for my online store FRB, planning for our summer, (trips, activities, seeing family, etc..), and doing everything else in between. If you follow me on Snapchat then you get a chance to see me on a more regular basis. In the next coming weeks I will begin posting my favorite “Snaps” of the week here on my blog so that you can see a bit more of me and what I do on a daily basis, including Outfit Of The Day photos, when I go for my runs outside, my vegan cooking, and everything in between with my family! Continue reading “30 Habits For Happiness!”