Something old, something new.. nothing blue

Something old, something new.. nothing blue

Hey baby cakes,

What’s poppin’ with all y’all? Not much is happening with me if you were wondering.. still just living my last week as a young lady unable to gamble or attend strip clubs legally (which I don’t plan to do often when I am legal, just saying). But ya know in the interim I still have blogposts to write, food to eat, homework to do and clothes to buy. So really that was just a list of ways I am telling you I have nothing important to do besides live. Sidenote: please no one ever let me take 3 summer classes again. K thanks.

Now there is a big ol’ occasion coming up which I spend days upon days searching for outfits for. And once again, the shopping isn’t even for me since I am already fully prepared to strut my stuff. But ya know, ya girl E-dawg is still in need of an outfit to wear to a wedding we will be attending on the 30th. Soooooo needless to say I scour bajillions of pages of shopping sites on the daily just so my mother dearest doesn’t show up in her skivvies (I doubt she would do this).

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And since maybe some of you trusty readers out there are also in need of something to wear to a wedding, I am here to give you volume #2 of wedding guest outfit choices. Unless you want to be the ‘something old’ at the wedding, ditch the mumu you wore to your sister’s boyfriend’s mom’s wedding 10 years ago and try one of my cutie pie picks.. I swear you won’t be disappointed. OKKKK, here we go, enjoy. ๐Ÿ™‚

So we all know you must obvi follow the normal rules.. no white, nothing too revealing, but still be super cute, and I think I have you covered. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully you have found everything you ever need now.

Xo, Ciera

Ain’t nothin better than food

Ain’t nothin better than food

Heyoooooo,

Happy Thursday to you and congrats on almost making it through another week! As we patiently await the weekend I decided that today’s blogpost would be the answer to a commonly asked question I seem to get way more often than I ever thought I would. Now obviously I have been pretty open on here and really to anyone that asks about my fitness routine and body situation because who doesn’t love a good tell-all, right? But lately people have been asking what I eat.. so I am here to tell ya!

This won’t be a boring meal journal I promise you that, nor will it be me telling you what to eat, because I am not a nutritionist by any means. Really I am not even legally allowed to tell you what to eat, so this will pretty much be me recounting two days of eating. I am sure you are wondering by now why I want to tell you two days.. and the answer is this: somedays I eat like Jillian Michaels and fear the word ‘carbs’, while other days I eat like a truck driver who hasn’t seen a home-cooked meal in 3 days. But one thing is for sure, this girl can eat. So let’s get started!

Day 1 – Breakfast: probably some berries, avocado toast, and a hard boiled egg or egg whites (clean so far, I am doing well)

1st snack: banana and peanut butter.. yum yum

Lunch: a terribly boring salad with some ground turkey because my fridge is down to the last few pieces of spinach (green goddess dressing makes everything better, I promise)

2nd snack: carrots, celery & hummus. Also how did hummus just suddenly appear? Why were people not eating it 5 years ago?

Dinner: poorly seasoned and overcooked chicken (I try hard I swear.. always dry though) and some brussels sprouts.

All of this along with a day’s worth of water and I am the epitome of health.

But then in hopes of being transparent with you all, I have eating days that don’t quite go so well. So now I will show you day 2.

Day 2 – Breakfast: didn’t have time to eat anything and am now running very late to class, so a Clif bar it is. Brittany and I joke that we live off of these, but it’s not far from the truth.ย 

1st snack: berries and hard boiled egg I packed (back on track, woohoooo)

2nd snack 3 minutes later: PB&J I was planning to save till lunch, but 8:46 AM is as far as I am making it today.

3rd snack (still starved): carrots and grapes because there is still time to salvage this day.

Lunch: I have now eaten everything I packed so Cane’s it is ๐Ÿ™‚ treat yoself…

4th snack (barely 2 o’ clock): bag of Chex Mix and some almonds from the campus store.. almonds are healthy right?

5th snack: finally home and telling myself dinner is soon so I will just eat an apple.

6th snack: have now eaten everything in sight.. 10 pieces of salami, 4 oreos, 2 handfuls of Goldfish, a couple scoops of peanut butter, and a glass of milk to wash it all down.ย 

Dinner: how I am still hungry I will never know, so might as well finish off the day strong with some spaghetti to carb up and make tomorrow better.ย 

Phew that was a whole lot to write out, but I hope you enjoyed it. If you are trying to lose weight, tone up, or become healthier overall I would not suggest my second day of eating.. but I wanted to make it known that I don’t eat kale everyday, nor do I eat sour patch watermelons every meal. I am sure you have heard this before but life is about balance. Especially when it comes to eating, food is meant to be enjoyed (because it tastes real good) and it should never feel like you are forcing yourself to eat something you don’t want to. Also not all of my eating days are perfect and not all of them are terrible either, but most often they fall somewhere in the middle of these days because I am not trying to fear pizza or love apple cider vinegar cleanses (how do people drink that stuff??) So like I said friends, balance is key. Eat what you want, do what you want, be happy people.

Xo, Ciera

 

Dad bod not required, but recommended

Dad bod not required, but recommended

Hi friends,

I woke up in a panic today realizing that not only had I not gotten anything for my father dearest for Father’s Day, but I also hadn’t given you guys any ideas for what to give your padre.. how rude of me, I know. But the good news is that there are still 5 days until the big day so last minute shopping is in full effect. And before I even start this I would like to point out that grillin’ spatulas, ties, and homemade bookmarks are all great gifts, but we are going high class around here because my father would expect no less.

Now sometimes I wonder why there is not a daughter’s day.. I am a wonderful daughter, I should be rewarded. But then I realize that dads get their own special day because they have spent 18 years providing places to live, food to eat, and dad jokes to laugh at. Now moms are wonderful at back-scratching, making chicken enchiladas, taking their daughters on countless shopping trips to Ross, and helping pick out the perfect prom dress (or maybe that’s just my mom, she’s pretty great). But this post is about the big poppas out there holding it down for the fam. Where dads may lack in maternal instincts and the ability to hang dry their dau clothes after countless times of telling them they get ruined in the dryer.. they make up for it by saying yes when mom says no, commenting on how ripped your jeans are and asking where the rest of your skirt went, and even killing small, life-threatening insects and rodents.

If it weren’t for the whitey-white skin, huge quads, and sarcastic manner, we may never be sure that Jimmy boy is my dad. But lucky for me Jimbo is the best bodyguard, ATM and Cabo club dance partner all wrapped up into one (see video below) daddy-o. So ya know I won’t really get too sappy about him, but I do love the big fella and he may even grace us with his presence for a blogpost later this week.

All of this was the longest intro ever into a gift guide for your pops, so sorry I got a little wordy today. Enjoy this gift guide, buy some gifts and hope that dad subtracts the gift from the running tab of everything you owe him throughout the years.

Have the best of evenings and we shall chat tomorrow.

Xo, Ciera