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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Thoughts....

As I sit and think of ALL I have and ALL I'm thankful for, I also know there are many who cant say the same!

It's important to remember that not everyone is surrounded by large wonderful family. Some of us have problems during the holidays and sometimes are overcome with great sadness when we remember the loved ones who are not with us. And, many people have no one to spend these times with and are besieged by loneliness. 

We all need caring thoughts and loving prayers this time of year especially! Whether it be financial struggles, health struggles, relationship struggles etc…reach out to those in need! Not everyone has a family to share with or to be Thankful for...BUT I pray everyone has SOMETHING to be Thankful for.....† God Bless you in all of your happiness as well as your struggles! 

Happy Thanksgiving again from TwithTally!!

Super Easy Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes!!

Don't you just LOVE the holiday season? I know I do! It's one of my favorite times of the year! With so much to be thankful for, I really just enjoy family time and lets not forget about all the good food! 

With Thanksgiving literally right around the corner I thought I'd share a couple short quick and easy recipes you can make for your family!!

I'm always on YouTube and one day searching some cooking videos, I stumbled across a channel "Divas Can Cook"! I so love her channel because all of her recipe videos are super easy and look pretty delicious! She also has a blog where you can find the full length recipe in detail at

Okay, enough talking...check out the videos below!

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes w/Butter Pecan Streusel Recipe

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Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Easy Sweet Dinner Rolls Recipe (Honey Butter)

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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Hope you guys enjoyed these quick, super easy, last minute Thanksgiving recipes as much as I did!! If interested in seeing more of her recipes, check out her blog I referenced above! I'll definitely be trying the Twice Backed Sweet Potato recipe tonight! 

Until next time and as always...Thanks for checking out my blog: TwithTally!

I wish you all a very healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Does Size Matter.....Of The Ring That Is?

This blog post came about from a conversation I had with a girlfriend yesterday, which was interesting and hilarious might I add because we shared two different views and opinions on this topic! 

My opinion was no, not at all while her opinion was yes, it does matter. To each his own right? Well, I say no for several reasons. I think the size of the ring shouldn't be a concern AT ALL!! Now I don't know...maybe it's just me, maybe I'm just old school, maybe I'm just not that self-centered to be focused on something so small when I already have the BIG prize....his heart!!! That's just my thought.

While a huge ring would be awesome and of course beautiful, it would NOT matter in the least bit nor would it determine if I could or would marry him.

Women block blessing all the time because we allot of times are worried about what "society" may think. Society can be family, friends and even people who know nothing about you. When in reality, you should care about if he makes you happy, if he's committed to you and your relationship, if he has your back, if he supports your dreams, if he's your biggest fan, if he's a doer and not a talker, and over all if he's somebody that ultimately makes your world better!!! THAT'S what matters ....not the size of the ring!

If your man is ring shopping for you then that means he holds you higher than any other woman he's dated prior to you and wants to make you his wife! Isn't that enough? I'm sure he wants the best for you and would do all that he could to get you the best ring he could afford! So, if goes out and gets a ring that's not of your standards aka big enough, then chances are he probably couldn't afford it at that time. Now, if he has it financially to buy a huge ring then cool....of course, by all means that's great! But if he cant, don't criticize or think less of him because the ring isn't the ring of your dreams! Again, your focus should be on the fact that he loves you enough to put a ring on it!

In conclusion to my opinion....remember the ring is just a symbol of unity! The size of the stone doesn't determine the marriage. But, some women like my girlfriend, seem to believe that his love is determined by the size of the ring he buys. So basically, the bigger the stone - the better the marriage? I think NOT!! But again, this is just my opinion! There are soooooo many women walking around with big rocks and empty hearts! Who wants that? That ring is all some women have. If you have true love, the size of the ring wont matter to you. If the love is genuine and loyal...who freaking cares? Women are always saying it's hard to find a good man, yet when some have one they allow "society" (aka friends, family or foe) to tell them how it should be! Stop worrying about impressing the next! Stay true to yourself and the love of your life! Don't miss out on happiness because of the "material haves and have nots"! 

Unconditional love is the greatest blessing to experience. I'm thankful that I have the husband I have. Loyal, kind, caring, appreciative, attentive, supportive, my biggest fan, and best friend. I told him when he proposed...I would've said yes with a rubber band because I have never experienced love on this level and I wouldn't trade it for the world! 

So, what do you think? Does the size of the ring really matter? Does the size determine the amount of love he has for you? How do you feel, let me know!

Until next time and as always...Thanks for checking out my blog: TwithTally!

Monday, November 18, 2013

DIY Dry Hair Conditioners....

Dry natural hair needs lots of moisture to prevent breakage and to maintain length. Regular use of deep conditioning treatments that provide protein to weakened spots on your hair shaft and moisturizing hair masks is mandatory for long, healthy natural hair. Most women prefer to buy their products, and natural hair care forums are full of product reviews and shared experiences with one product or another. Every product will work well for some people’s hair, but not every product is meant for everyone. Variables in hair texture, municipal water supplies, hormones, and even weather may produce an entirely different reaction to a product than someone else may have had.

If interested in keeping your hair hydrated and healthy, take a look at these simple DIY dry hair conditioner recipes!

Dry Hair Mask Egg Recipe:
Beat one to two egg yolks with 2-4 tablespoons of water and work through your hair. Leave on hair for no more than 15 minutes.

Dry Hair Mask Avocado and Egg Conditioner:
Peel avocado, remove seed and place in blender. Add 2 large egg yolks and blend well. Massage mixture into hair and scalp.

Dry Hair Yogurt Mask:
Combine one 8oz. container of organic full flat plain yogurt with one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Use only organic plain yogurt as most others contain sugar compounds and preservatives. Your dry hair will benefit from the natural milk fats, so avoid nonfat or low fat yogurt when using as a conditioner for your hair.

Dry Hair Banana, Egg and Milk Hair Mask:

Blend together one ripened mashed banana, one egg yolk, 3 tablespoons of honey, 3 tablespoons of milk or cream and 5 tablespoons of argan oil, coconut oil or olive oil.

As you can see, you can easily and inexpensively make your own dry hair conditioners and mask from ingredients that replenish moisture and repair damage to the hair shaft like ripe avocados, ripe bananas, egg yolk, organic mayonnaise, yogurt and nourishing oils. You can whip up these dry conditioners and mask recipes in minutes. All of thee above are non-toxic, chemical free and leave no product residue behind to create further build up!

After applying the conditioner and or mask to your hair, be sure to cover your hair with a plastic cap and leave on for a minimum of 45 minutes (except the egg mask). Avoid using heated caps or hooded dryers. Using heat will then cook the product and leave you with cooked food in your hair. 

When done with the product, throw any remaining away. These DIY conditioners are all natural and contain no preservatives and therefore will go bad quickly. Once rinsed out, your hair should be left feeling soft, full of moisture, body and frizz free! You should notice a marked reduction in breakage after just one treatment. Do these natural dry hair treatments once or twice a week.

Hope you guys found these DIY dry hair recipes to be helpful. With the weather change it's important to not only keep your skin moisturized but your hair and scalp also.

*Remember that sealing oils help lock moisture into the hair strand, so always condition your hair FIRST, then follow up with a sealant. Otherwise you will seal your hair shaft and lock moisture out!  Some of the best oils for dry natural hair are Argan oil (better known as Moroccan oil), avocado oil, almond oil, olive oil and coconut oil if you don’t have allergies.

Until next time and as always...Thanks for checking out my blog: TwithTally!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Leather Is The New Denim!!!!

Do you LOVE the leather craze as much as I do?? 

As this post titles "Leather is the NEW Denim" and I am absolutely LOVING it!! With only a few pieces in my collection, I definitely plan to add more this fall/winter. Below I've added some leather looks that I think are FAB!! Check them out:

I love these leather looks!!! Just in case you're interested in any of the above, head over to for more info.

Until next time and as always...Thanks for checking out my blog: TwithTally!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Is It Okay To Send Him Nude Pics???

There is no wrong or right answer to this question! When sending nude pics, it can be very tricky! This is a "to each his own" type of thing. What I will say is, if ever sending nude pics or even sexy pics for that matter, be very selective as to whom you choose to send them to. We've all heard the horror stories of pics or videos getting leaked to the Internet, sent to their friends, or the infamous "my phone got stolen".

There's really no way to escape that "what if" horror so the only thing you can do is know who you're dealing with and I mean REALLY know. I personally don't think its a good idea to send explicit pics or videos to someone new in your life. That key word "new" says it all. If it's new then you're still learning one another which means there hasn't been enough built to establish trust just yet. If he doesn't know you on a personal level, how do you expect him to value you on a personal level? 

Now, don't get me wrong I don't think there's anything wrong with sending pics or videos to your guy, just make sure it's the right guy! Sexy pics and or videos can help spice things up!! The anticipation of seeing you will be crazyyyyy-lol! 

So to sum it up, I personally don't think there's anything wrong with sending nude or sexy pics. You can always crop your face out for that "just in case" moment. But, keep in mind...if that relationship goes sour and the two of you ever split-- those pics and or videos are his to keep. So, if you do choose to send your guy some sexy mail, make sure it's what YOU want to do and not just something you're doing for him. 

Until next time and as always...Thanks for checking out my blog: TwithTally!