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Hi! I'm Shanticka. My blog is about any and everything that I want it to be. Me, my family, work, personal style, friends, etc. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy getting to know me. Live, in living color.


Life Happens...

Hey peeps!! Let me start by giving a big fat THANK YOU to all of you!! You didn't delete me from your readers because I've been MIA, and for that I'm thankful!! I've been around, reading blogs, looking at pics, reading tweets and "liking" Instagram pics. I just haven't had the time to get back to blogging until now. 

I have so much to say/show!! But, I'm gonna try to keep my first post relatively short as I get back into the swing of things. Please hang in there with me if you follow me in IG and have seen some of these pics. This won't be the norm now that I can get out and do OOTD pics again. 

First thing's first. Hubby and I purchased our very first (and hopefully last) home! We're homeowners y'all!! I love our home! Packing, moving, and unpacking is a monster, but I wake up smiling, feeling blessed, and thanking God every morning. This pic was taken in April... And yes, that's snow in April! O_o

Secondly, I haven't given up on my health/fitness/wellness journey. I must admit that I have stumbled a bit here and there with my eating habits, but slacking on being active is not an option for me. Exercising at least four days a week as helped me to reach my 2nd weight goal. I'm not comfortable with sharing that number just yet. Not sure if I ever will be, but it damn sure felt good to get there. I now have a new goal, and I'm working everyday to get there.

While two great things were happening in my life, I also lost someone very close to me. My Aunt Berda was called Home to the Lord. Her passing was devastating to my family, as she was/is our backbone. She was one of the most kind, loving, passionate and family oriented people that I know. She had a significant role in raising me to be the woman that I am today. I know she's watching over me and I am comforted knowing that she's no longer in pain and can be forever young. Rest in Peace my Angel.

The next thing that I'm going to mention makes me smile every time I catch my reflection. My hair. When I tell you that I love the way my natural hair is shaping up, I mean it! There were times when it was growing out that I wasn't so sure about it. I'm sure now. From braid-outs, to twist-outs, to afros, to this cute little bun that I recently learned how to do, I LOVE IT!!

And last but not least... (I know I said I would keep it short, but I just couldn't. Ha!) An outfit post. Let me just say, I just love this Marilyn Monroe top. 

Thank you guys again for hanging in there, and shout out to those of you who checked up on me to make sure that I was ok. I'm good. BABY I'M BACK! Please stay tuned. Until next time...

Tee- Target
Tank - Old Navy
Striped Pencil Skirt - Old Navy
Leopard Flats - Target


  1. Yaaaaaaay Ticka!! First, I am so Happy for you and your family on purchasing your new home, God is Great!!! Next, it's also great to see you still pushing to get to and reaching your weight loss goals. I'm still working at mine too but going at a pace I know works for me.

    I'm sorry to hear about the loss of you Aunt, it's never easy losing a loved one, but knowing they're in a better place makes it a little easier!!! Lastly your hair and outfit are too cute, I need one of those Marylin tees!!

    Carsedra of:

  2. Wow so much has been going on with you! Congratulations on the house, workouts consistency, and that fabulous half!!! I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your aunt dear. Oh, and you wear pencil skirts so well :-).

  3. So good to hear from you again ;)

    You had a lot going on and I know how that goes. Life brings us lots of ups and downs. Stay strong sis.

    Love your hair btw!

  4. CONGRATS on your new home!! It looks beautiful! Keep up the great work with your fitness schedule. You look FABULOUS!! I am so sorry to hear about your loss hun :( Cute outfit at the bottom. Love the mix of prints :)

    With Love,

  5. Congrats on your new home and You look beautiful : ) Hope to see some of your up and coming post soon.

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt hunni! I am praying for you and your family in your time of bereavement. The house looks great and your hair and exercise photos keep me motivated.....well, when I'm able to get back to exercising again.....

  7. I'm sorry for you loss. :( Love the bun! and the cute Marilyn top. AND your home is beautiful. Can' wait for the next post.


  8. You look amazing!! Busy lady :) My hubby and I just bought our first home too - fun times :)

  9. AHHHHHHHHH *screams joyfully! You got your hose, you got your house! I am so happy for you! You look beautiful Ticka! Welcome back!

  10. Congrats on buying a house!

  11. Congratulations and God bless you on your new ventures in life.


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