2018

2018

This year went by like a flash!  Honestly, I can’t believe how quick it’s gone; but it’s been absolutely fantastic!  I’ve had several new beginnings; new hair, new job, new friendships.

Transformation

I cut my hair at the beginning of the year.  When I was in Jamaica at the end of 2017, I decided point blank, that I’d had enough of my hair – I just didn’t have the patience for it anymore – curly or straight.  If I had my scissors with me, I’d have cut it there and then.

I did it gradually, starting with a bob in January, but only because I wanted to enjoy each stage before I got rid of it all. By April I was bald!

Now, I know this sounds super cliché but cutting the hair, made me cut the crap.  It was such a positive change for me, for more reasons than one.

It’s crazy but, removing the question “what should I do with my hair?”, somehow made it easier to make other decisions; easier to get rid of stuff; easier to be more carefree.

“Say it with me son, J.O.B.”

Craig’s Dad

I started a new job in the spring; I was completely out of my comfort zone, and some of it was incredibly challenging.  I couldn’t run away from the challenges, I had to tackle them head on, as well as make sure that I did them well.

I’m so grateful for the challenge; it really stretched me as a person, as well as adding another string to my career bow. And I made a great friend during the process.

DJ Sweetz

My brother turned 21 in May; he wanted a house party, and me to DJ.  Which of course, I did…. the next day I was offered a radio show!

I hmm’d and ahh’d at first, but then I decided I was up for the challenge. I bought some new equipment, did a couple of demos, and the Pick ‘N’ Mix show was born.

Although DJing came quite naturally to me, having a radio show definitely took some getting used to. But now it’s second nature, and I love it!

Travel

I had some great trips with some great people:

January – Paris with India

July – Paris with India again

July – Rotterdam with my honey, my cousin, her partner, and some friends

September – New York solo, for my birthday

November – Gran Canaria with Lee Lee

I also got to see Beyoncé and Jay-Z on their OTR II tour, AND Lauryn Hill on her 20th Anniversary of Miseducation… tour.

I knew that I wanted this year to be different, I knew that I wanted it to be better, and it well and truly was. I have no complaints, no regrets – ever! As Chance the Rapper says in ‘Best Life’, “turned all my L’s into lessons”. It’s the way forward trust me.

I will continue to live my best life in 2019, and I hope you do too!

CAT-EYE SHADES: LOOKING LIKE LOLITA!

It was love at first sight when I saw these Moschino shades; I was instantly reminded of the iconic Lolita cover!  So I just had to have them!

Now you know I’m a solid aviator lover, but cat-eye shades are the on-trend shape right now.  They pack a punch and make a statement. (more…)

BELLY BLOAT: HOW I GOT RID OF IT WITH SO SHAPE

When I was asked if I’d like to take the So Shape challenge, I jumped at the chance! My “problem” area is my stomach, so I wanted to see if this system was something that could tackle that for me.  Any excuse to banish belly bloat.  I’m heading to Jamaica next month, so I needed to get an accelerated start on my beach body.

BELLY BLOAT SO SHAPE BEFORE AND AFTER

The way this challenge works is that you’re supposed to have a So Shape shake for breakfast, whatever you want for lunch (within reason), and a So Shape shake, soup, or meal for dinner. I chose to do the Reborn Challenge, which in hindsight is a little hardcore for my first crack at one of these types of diets. (more…)

I’VE FOUND A NEW PLACE TO SHOP…

As if my pockets weren’t hurt enough (check my last post), I just found a new place to shop!

Now, you know how much I love to keep my look fresh while keeping with my personal style; but I also have a love/hate relationship with spending money.  It’s safe to say I’m a bit of an oxyMORON when it comes to shopping. (more…)

20 BOOTS YOU NEED TO OWN THIS FALL

20 BOOT YOU NEED TO OWN THIS FALL

For some reason, I'm obsessed with boots.  I mean OBSESSED!!  As boot weather is upon us, and I just celebrated my birthday (2 weeks ago) I just bought several pairs.  Luckily for you ( a bit late for me), there's now a flash sale on boots, so you can get them for less!!!!!!!!  So here's a post of 20 boots you need to own this fall.

Here are the boots that I already have...

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