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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Day 31-A day in History With...

whaoo! we did it. blogged everyday in July...or at least played catch up when needed. this last day, day 31 is about who in history you want to spend the day with and why? 

hmmm, for me, i have no famous history person but i do have a person i miss that i want to spend the day with it is,,,my Grandpa! i was young when he passed and i do not remember much of him or really have any pictures of him etc. it has been close to 15 years since he passed. lots have happened in that time with me, life, technology etc. i would want to spend time with him so that he could see me now, pass on wisdom to me, and i could get some pics. at least he passed in his sleep with no pain or even illness, it was just his time to go. i miss him and if i could spend a day with him it would be incredible!

you all ready for the "happy" blogging in August challenge? i am :)

~eloquently rambling...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Day 30-Kitchen Must have's!

day 30 of the July blog challenge all about the kitchen! what can you not live without in the kitchen? for me i cannot live without....SALT in the kitchen. i/we cook a lot and if i have no other seasoning to use...salt will do. it sure knows how to bring out the flavor in anything! mmmm, salt, but as we know...a pinch will do :)

not this salt (but it was a good movie)

but this kind of salt:

**what is you kitchen must have?

~eloquently rambling...

Monday, July 29, 2013

Day 29- I bought myself...

we are almost done with the july blog challenge. here we are at day 29 and it is for the ladies, what was the last thing that you bought for yourself???

ha! what a great question, i am really thinking of this one. the last thing that i bought for myself was a coach bag. these colors too. it was during the holiday season/Christmas time. i bought a purse, kindle fire holder, and a wallet that all match this lovely pattern of the purse all for UNDER... $150.00. it was a great sale! 50% off clearance plus an extra 40% off that price too at the coach outlet. yep, that is it. all i have bought for myself except for the occasional lunch when i forget to bring mine from home.

what have you bought for yourself ladies...and guys too!

~eloquently rambling....

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Social and Day 28-Favorite Vacation

it is Sunday so that means it is...Sunday Social. link up and join the blog fun!

Sunday Social

1. if you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?-i would eat supreme pizza. i figure i am getting all the food groups with this food :) also add ice cold water to it too!

2. what is your guilty pleasure food?- chips and chocolate

3. what is the weirdest/craziest thing you have ever eaten?-when my mother came back from her trip to Nigeria, she brought back something called "monkey nut". it was unique. it had a coconut and banana type flavor to it and it was semi crunchy. it was not really a real nut, (more like a fruit) but it was good and i would eat it again. plus i like he name :)

4. what foods do you avoid at ALL cost?- well this is easy for me as i have food allergies. i avoid ALL seafood and ALL nuts except almonds. almond butter has become my bff!

5. what meal reminds you of your childhood?- hot dogs and chips, lasagna and a native Nigerian dish called jellof rice. mmm, i wish mom would make these again. always seems to taste better when someone else makes them.

6. share on of your favorite recipes and the story behind it- i enjoy cooking. it is not a chore for me. however, i do not seem to have much time to do it so i go for a quick and easy yet filling meal. i like salads a lot. they are a versatile food that you can add just about anything too!
**salad your way**
-your choice of lettuce-i usually do romaine or raw kale
-black olives
-shredded carrots
-sliced or shredded chicken or beef
-shredded cheese
-*anything else you want and your choice of dressing*
 --mix together and enjoy! filling and full of vitamins too!--

day 28 of the july blog challenge-favorite vacation memory:

we travel a lot thanks to the traveling bug and the military. it is nice to be in one spot for a while. i would say that my favorite vacation memory is that of my love's and i trip to Atlanta Georgia. it was our chance to get away from it all! we went to the GA aquarium and rode the Marta and did a lot of walking, and ate at the Sundial Restaurant. it was nice. my other favorite vacation was my first time on a cruise with the family and we went to Cozumel, Mexico. it was great! they all were! cannot wait to go again!!

~eloquently rambling...

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Day 27-Smart Phones

day 27 of the July blog Challenge is all about Smart Phones! they are pretty nifty. i finally got a smart phone and it is an apple iphone (still a not laugh!) waiting until Christmas time to get a new one!  neat little thing it is. i like it b/c of all the cool apps i can download and use. i basically have free text now thanks to an app called "voxer"/ i also use my phone to help me earn free things and gift cards. the best apps for these are: shopkick, apptrailers, viggle, and jingit...just to name a few. also the ride app is really neat especially if you travel a bunch as it gives you basically 1 point per mile. it runs in the background of your phone. they have a daily question you can answer each day via facebook, for an extra 100 points. neat apps indeed and i am sure there are more out there that i have yet to discover. any cool apps you use that are iphone and/or android friendly? all the apps mentioned except for the "ride" app are good for either apple or android. if you would like more info or a referral link to join these apps and earn some free stuff, let me know and i will send one over to you! **why do you like your phone?

~eloquently rambling...

Friday, July 26, 2013

Day 26-All about the Yellow!

ahhh yellow! what a unique and bright color. i have grown to like yellow. it is bright and it really stands out against my skin completion. day 26 of the July Blog Challenge is all about YELLOW!! what a fun color! here are some of my favorite things that are yellow! (thanks Google for the images!)

is that enough yellow for you? LOL! also, today is audition day for my love! nervous and excited for him all at the same time! wow! go my love go!! the top 2 is yours for the taking!

~eloquently rambling...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Day 25-let's read books!

day 25 of the July Blog Challenge is about books! your favorite book as a child.

oh, as a child i LOVED to read. i am not too sure what happened??? i guess life did. i have not been able to find the time to finish 50 Shades of Grey yet...shhhhh, do not tell folks. anyhow, back to childhood books b/c clearly 50 Shades is not one! as a child i really liked to read any book by R.L. Stein. yep, the Goosebumps and Fear Street book. thank goodness for technology and a kindle fire now, at least i can now take books with me and i love all the FREE book options offered by Amazon. **what was your favorite book as a child?

p/s-my love has his audition for the Jacksonville Jaguars PA announcer spot/job/prize tomorrow. wishing him the best of luck and him putting his "best voice forward" and making it to the top 2 finalist. should know if that is the case by the end of the day tomorrow...July 26, 2013. him and i would appreciate prayers, well wishes, good vibes etc. thank you!

~eloquently rambling...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Day 24-Childhood Crush...ohhlala!

 day 24 of the July Blog Challenge-childhood celebrity crush....ohhhlalala

as a kid i really enjoyed the show: Saved By the Bell and i sure did have a crush on the boys on the show. they were cute in their nerdy, dorky, trying to be cool way! **ok, who is your celebrity childhood crush?


~eloquently rambling...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Day 23- Favorite Part of the Day...

July blog Challenge Day 23-favorite part of the day...

hey there Dora! looks like she asked us a good question. my favorite part of the day other than going home after work and talking to my love is....LUNCH time! sure, i get to eat, but it is also my one hour to myself. if i have a small errand to run i do it then. if i want to nap in my car, i do it then. i usually go to a quiet place and eat my lunch and enjoy not being bothered. i have to leave my desk/office or else i will be bothered and folks will be staring at me while i eat (despite the fact my lunch sign is up) as if how dare i have a lunch break. honestly if i have to stay at my desk, i have no problem eating in front of people and often times I do. **what is your favorite part of the day?**

~eloquently rambling....