We have all been there. We were feeling someone and everything was cool and then boom you’re not sure what happened or what went wrong but you are now being ignored or even ghosted. I have said so many times and I will say it again. Match his energy. But I also know we are human and it is easier done than said. So when he’s on your mind and you want to text, call or even do a drive by (don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about!) get out your feelings, block him and turn your phone off and do something else! Suggestions are below lol.
Clean your room or your house
Read a good book
Start a blog or make a new blog post
Start a business
Go back to school or finish that paper you were working on
Research and start a new career
Go to church
Pray for yourself and others
Volunteer (at a woman’s shelter)
Cook a good meal or bake something and eat it without guilt (allow yourself grace!)
Take a long walk
Take a road trip
Travel to your dream place alone
Go to the nursing home and visit (you might gain some wisdom in the process)
Cook a meal and bring it to a single mama
Visit loved ones
Make a bomb ass playlist
Organize a space in your home
Watch your favorite movie
Watch ratchet TV and be happy that isn’t your life lol
Read your bible (read Ester, Ruth or the Song of Solomon)
Write a 100xs you will not text or call him!
Go shopping or window shopping
Call your mama or daddy
Call, FaceTime or Skype a friend and have a good laugh or cry
Shrimp fried rice is a favorite at my house and easy meal to whip up even on a weeknight. I wanted to share the recipe with y’all and a little tip I recently discovered. This recipe comes together quickly and uses basic ingredients but you can definitely turn it up a notch or two by adding specialty flavorings found at your local Asian market. Let’s cook!
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
1 package of medium size shrimp, peeled and deveined. I used larger shrimp for this particular recipe because I was serving it as a main course instead of a side dish
1/2 tsp of minced garlic
1/4 cup of onions (I used a shortcut, a bag of frozen onions cause I was too lazy to chop veggies)
2 cups cooked white rice
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 bag of frozen peas and carrots
1/2 tsb of sesame oil (this is optional but it gives it great flavor and is easy to find. I found mine in the Asian food section of Walmart)Ingredients
Began by heating the vegetable and sesame oil in a large skillet on medium high heat
Add the beaten eggs and lightly scramble. Then move eggs over to a cooler part of the pan.
Add frozen peas and carrots and sauté til warmed through. I also added the onion and garlic to the frozen veggies.
Add shrimp and cook. I seasoned my shrimp with a light sprinkle of soy and teriyaki sauce, garlic and onion powder and a dash of ground ginger and rice wine vinegar but season however you like just be careful with the soy sauce cause it will cause your dish to be salty and we will be adding some later.
After the shrimp are cooked thru add leftover COLD rice. This is the trick to good fried rice. Fresh or warm rice will just become mushy so this is the perfect recipe to use up those leftovers in the fridge. You can add whatever kind of frozen veggies you like and leftover chicken or make it strictly vegetarian. You can also make it low carb by using riced cauliflower just make sure it’s cold!
Now mix everything together and add soy sauce to taste. I usually only add a few dashes and let the kids add more if it isn’t enough for their taste buds.
Now you’re done and you have a very delicious meal or side dish and it’s easy, quick and budget friendly!
We like to eat ours with homemade egg rolls and this time we also added homemade crab rangoon.
Please let me know if you try this recipe and also what other recipes you’d like to see on the blog!!!
One of my main goals when it comes to buying clothes is to be able to wear the item in several ways. I had been wanting this cute shirt dress from NY and Company for a minute but it was either not on sale or not in stock. So when I finally visited my local mall and it was there and on sale for 50% off I figured I would snatch it up. A shirt dress is a wardrobe essential because it easy to wear, just add some accessories and it can be styles in several ways.
I personally thought of at least 3 ways I could wear it and plan to show you in upcoming blog posts. First up is the obvious way, as a dress! I paired this with some simple silver jewelry which I got from my Boo The Cost Conscious Fashionista who is also my sponsor on our Paparazzi jewelry team. Check out my $5 bling here. I also went with simple wedges I got from Just Fab. They are a dupe for the popular Marc Fisher wedges for a fraction of the cost. To join JustFab use my referral link here (I do earn rewards so you’ll be helping me bring more cute shoes to the blog! LOL). Easy, lightweight and a perfect look for summer. Stay tuned for more ways to wear this item!
Summer is here and you need quick and easy and light dishes to make with the BBQ or take to a cookout. Broccoli salad is the perfect addition!!! My kids love this and every time I’ve brought it to any gathering it’s gone!!! So make sure you give it a try this!
• 4-5 cups broccoli florets 1 lb, this was about 2 heads of broccoli for me
• 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese thicker
• 2/3 cup dried cranberries
• 1/2 cup crumbled bacon
• 1/4 cup of chopped pecans
• 1/3 cup red onion diced into small pieces (50g)
• 3/4 cup mayo
• 1 1/2 Tablespoon white vinegar and 2 Tablespoons of milk
• 3 Tablespoons sugar (40g)
• 1 packet of dry ranch dressing mix
1 Combine broccoli florets, cheddar cheese, dried cranberries, bacon, pecans, and onion in a large bowl.
2 In a separate, small bowl, whisk together mayo, vinegar, sugar, and dry ranch dressing mix until smooth and well-combined.
3 Pour dressing over broccoli combination and toss or stir well.
4 Serve. Keep refrigerated if not consuming right away.
I will be the first one to admit I wasn’t ready for this heat! As much as I complained about the cold weather I really wouldn’t mind it right about now! Yesterday in Houston the temps reached 100 degrees and if you have ever been here you know humidity made it feel even hotter. To prepare for these rising temperatures (cause it will only get hotter) I am wearing jumpsuits all summer and you should to.
The jumpsuit is a summer essential in my opinion because it’s easy to put on (until you have to go to the bathroom) and it’s an outfit you can put together in a hurry without much thought cause it’s all one piece. Just throw on your Paparazzi jewelry (shameless plug but check out our fabulous $5 jewelry here !) and some shoes and you are out the door in no time!
This one is from Forever 21 and the lightweight material makes it perfect for this heat. I am also in love with the color because it exemplifies the spicy seasoned woman!
I plan on getting the most out of my clothes so you will see me wearing this jumpsuit to work with a white shirt underneath since I work in a casual environment on a future OOTD (follow me on Instagram at Rickiloves to see) I could definitely see it with a cardigan too.
Look forward to seeing more jumpsuits on the blog cause I think I’m slightly obsessed.
Do you enjoy wearing jumpsuits or are they just too much of an inconvenience? Comment below.