One Fabulous Blogging Year

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It is the one -year anniversary of MMMoffamilyentertainment and we have had a phenomenal year!! I started this blog last September as a outlet to help me talk about all the exciting things my family does and it has turned into something so much more!! I want to thank everyone who has been so supportive of my blog whether you were there from the beginning or you became a big fan recently. I have many goals for this blog and I want to continue making an effort to grow this blog in the coming years. Here are some of the highlights from this years blog….

Featured Entrepreneurs from November 2018-April 2019 These entrepreneurs were interviewed by me and were picked to do a feature for the month. Check out their interviews under “What’s Your Business” menu section. From left to right: (ManySkirts, Lauren Najar, Devion Ayers, Michiko Riezz, Danielle Renee and Kate Scully)

Entrepreneurs on the rise….I had the pleasure of working closely with all these women professionally from placing and ad in my blog to supporting and sharing their business opportunities or products in Social Media. Check out their ads under “What’s Your Business” From top to bottom: (Lashameka Jones, Crystal Ervin, Demetria Brown, Laurie Goodman, Lorraine Bradshaw, Tiffany Hiatt and Michiko Riezz)

Celebrating Black History Month….a look at Black History legends who made history. All these people for the 28 days were ones who were the first to accomplish something in their time. Check out the “Black History” section of the menu to see the posts for February 2019.

Family Shenanigans…I did an experiment with my whole family from January to June this year that involved having family meetings and working together. Check out our outcome under the “My Story” ….its a laugh.

Awards and Recognitions….so this past year I have been recognized by my blogging community as not only a great writer but very inspiring. I was nominated by Charli Dee of Life with Charli and Outdoors with the Skis

as a Sunshine Blogger twice, been challenged to answer 73 questions by Charli Dee about myself-which is no easy task and I have been recognized by the organization P.O.W.E.R for my inspirational writing and things I do in the community. Check out these post under “My Story” in the menu section.

My 31 Day Blog Challenge for August….I saw this challenge on Twitter from one of my favorite bloggers Ashlee Nicole of Ashlee Nicole Explained,

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she was doing it and I said I am up for a challenge!! I did 31 days straight of writing and you can see my prompts under “My Story” in the menu section.

Speaking from personal experience…I wrote a lot about being a wife , mom and just being human. it is very hard to run so many roles. Check out my post under the “Getting Real” menu section or click below

Setting Goals for the last couple months….Well I hit some milestones on my blog and I wanted to grow my social networks and strive to hit a particular number for each one. MMMoffamilyentertainment was able to hit almost 300 followers for the year. Twitter– I hit my goal of 500 followers in 3 months. My Pinterest, I started with 7 followers in May and reached my goal of over 100 followers last week. And last but not least my Instagram at 500 followers.

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New Goal!! Okay, so, my birthday is December 31 and I would love to reach that magic number of 500 followers for my blog!! If you haven’t subscribed yet…Go Now!!

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Thank you to all my readers and followers for making this such a great year for MMMoffamilyentertainment!!

Toys and Imagination……Then and Now

Did your Toy Box look like this?

Or this….from handmade toys to toys you hold in your hand, toys have changed so much over the past 40 years.  Kids as young as 3 years old are getting electronic toys for Christmas and birthdays and the prices for these items are extraordinary. 

Remember Family Game Night…Did it look like this? 

Or does it look like this?

   Not everyone knows how to work a game controller but it seems as though in order for people to spend time together, they have to know how to play the latest video games.  Board games and cards were more inviting and made room for everyone to play.

Remember arcade games….this was how I played games….

This is how they play now….

PlayStation, X-Box and other game consoles use these controllers for gaming.  From my experience with these, there are 10 or more different commands for using these and you have to use them at the same time..phew.  Hats off to those who are able to keep up.  Don’t get me wrong, some of the games are really fun but I would rather have three buttons on my joystick(which is what we called it)…lol.

Other ways for game play now….the ever popular latest creation to technology…

 

The Smartphone(used to download all the latest in video games and applications)Classic games like PacMan, Frogger and Uno have been made available on these devices.  The only problem with these devices after long-time use, your device can sustain a virus or over-heat. 

10 of the best toys of the 70’s and 80’s…taking a look back! Can you name all 10?

Happy Playing!!

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31 Day Challenge Day 10

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   First Celebrity crush….really has changed over the years with all the new actors making their way to television and radio. I didn’t have any celebrity crushes as a child…I know that sounds weird but for some reason no one person gave me that spark. I got older and then that is when I started watching movies and I got my list.

And here it is…..

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Oohh…lala…My list starts from left to right with Johnny Depp, I fell in love with him in Pirates in the Caribbean.  Next up, Terrence Howard, I fell for his spunk in Best Man.  Mr. Ray Liotta an Irishmen, Italian and gangster in of my favorite movies GoodFellas, he was gorgeous.  Last but not least, Superman himself, Dean Cain, I loved him as Clark/Superman and also in the movie Out of Time with Denzel Washington.

As much as I loved all these guys then, right now I’ve got my eye on only one crush

Robert Downey Jr.

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Fell for him while he was doing Iron-man and then he kept going with the Avengers.  

  Next up is Celebrity girl crushes…

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Jillian Michaels – I idolize her for her strength and courage.  She represents a women who has proven through it all that women can overcome how they feel about themselves and how the world judges them based on their looks and sexuality.  

Michelle Rodriguez I have admired her since the Fast and Furious.  She is a bad ass on screen and a soft feminine energy off-screen with a caring spirit.

Both ladies are beautiful and sexy in their own unique way.

Sorry, I didn’t have any singer celebrity crushes……the 90’s were a very confusing time..lol.

Well that’s all I got for now….

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31 Day Challenge-Day 9

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     Hey Hey, so this is Day 9 and one of my favorite topics is here!! Piercings and Tattoos are one of the most beautiful ways of expressing who you are and what is important to you.  So lets get started….so I have only 2 piercings….

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     I only have two piercings, one in each year.  These are very significant because I got these when I was 40 years old.  I couldn’t get my ears pierced at a younger age before 18 years old so I kind of got used to not having it so I didn’t get it done.  My mom and I were at a jewelry counter last year and we were looking at earrings and she said “Why don’t you get your ears pierced?” So I did it, it hurt for like 60 secs each ear but I am glad I did it!! My mom was so proud of me. I love wearing all kinds of earrings now especially hoops…it goes with personality.

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Right now , I have 5 piercings to date. Each one of my tattoos has a significant meaning behind them.  Most of my tattoos have my kids names on them.  The Phoenix is representative of the University I attended and got my college degree.  The butterfly and long tiger represents my freedom to live life and being able to go after what I wanted.  I am waiting to get my 6th and final tattoo…..

 

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     This is going to be 6th and last tattoo…I drew this myself. 

Check out my post on body art to get more in depth about the story about my tattoos click MMMoffamilyentertainment link below:

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    So while I have you guys here, I wanted to recommend a cool lady to follow who I met who loves to talk about piercings and tattoos!!  She runs a Blog and Facebook group.  She does Guest post, Coaching and offers other services. Introducing….

Britt Kascjak

  • Alternatively Speaking Image result for finger pointing left This is her Blog, subscribe and follow her for great tips on tattoo and piercing care.  
  • Unapologetically You!!  Image result for finger pointing left  Join her Facebook Group here if you are Blogger or writer looking for inspiration and tips. 
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  TIME FOR WHERE DID I GET MY INK, SHOWING SHOPS SOME LOVE!!

Atomic Tattoos

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Located in Lakeland Florida at 2405 S. Florida Ave.  I drew this one myself also…they did an awesome job!!   

Ink Spot

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Located in Kissimmee Florida at 4775 W Irlo Bronson Hwy. They did a great job!!

Tiger Tattoos and and Body Piercing

    They did such a great job with my Tiger, that I went back to get my Phoenix after I graduated college.  My daughter actually drew my Phoenix bird for me…she did a great job. Located in Kissimmee Florida at 4145 W. Vine St.

And last but not least…my very first tattoo

     I can’t remember where I got it because I got it so many years ago in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.  I also created this tattoo myself.

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Okay, so It says piercings too, so let me give credit to:

Walmart Jewelry Department

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The lady who did it, did’t cause me pain but my holes are not even…OMG.  My own neighborhood Walmart here in Lakeland Florida…lol

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Stay tuned for Day 10…tomorrow!!

 

31 Day Challenge-Day 7

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  Yummy, Yummy….time for my 10 favorite foods!! I don’t know about you but food is just so good especially when it is prepared just the way you like it!! I love food and I wish I can eat some of these things that are on my list but because I have gotten older and systems aren’t working like they used to, I have to minimize or eliminate these foods from my diet.  I hate it. You watch everyone else eat it freely and not get sick but me totally different story.  So, without further ado, I am going to tell you what my dream meal would be if I could have it all at once….here it goes..

  1. Pizza Image result for free stock images of pepperoni pizza      My favorite is Little Cesears Extra-Most Bestest with double pepperoni!!! I don’t eat it a lot now anymore….that pesky heartburn.
  2. Hamburgers Image result for free stock images of hamburgers          My favorite is the BIG MAC from McDonald’s -2 all beef patties, cheese, pickles and special sauce…they also had the triple for a hot minute…OMG…drooling right now…lol.
  3. Ice creamImage result for free stock images of icecream           I love ice cream whether it is hard or soft, flavored or plain, on a cone or in a bowl.  My favorite flavor is butter pecan.
  4. Spaghettinoodle-clipart-spaghetti-bolognese-697605-4654121[1]           I learned how to make spaghetti as my first lesson in cooking by my dad.  We used ground beef back then but now we use ground turkey and add all the peppers and onions to it. When I was learning to make the sauce we used Ragu…needless to say we couldn’t use the other half because I put it in the cabinet instead of fridge..oops my bad.  I don’t fill my plate all the way up like I did as a kid…I think my stomach shrank…lol.  
  5. Fried Chicken food-2202359__340[1]  “Love that chicken from POPEYES”   There is something about chicken and how there are so many ways to make it.  I like it fried, baked, barbecued and even canned. 
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  7. Macaroni and cheese with baked beans

    This here a meal in itself.  I usually eat the Kraft Mac and cheese with baked beans together and this is so delicious. 

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  9. Polish Boys030_54_990x660[1] The ultimate hot dog on a bun, with polish sausage, french fries, coleslaw, and a grilles special choice of barbecue sauce….mouth is watering again…lol.  I was introduced to these in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio and when I tell you they make some awesome polish boys…I ain’t lying.  I used to eat 2 in one sitting, now I have to eat one…that pesky heartburn. 
  10. Greens and Potato Salad

        Okay, so, last but not least…yes it is a vegetable.  I love potato salad and collard greens together.  The potato I make from scratch with potatoes, eggs, mustard and paprika.  For some reason, the store bought salad doesn’t do it for me.  

 

  Well, that’s all I got for you on my 10 favorite foods.  I know while you were reading this you went into the kitchen or thought about getting one of these items for dinner to eat. 

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Now you can go and eat!!

 

31 Day Challenge-Day 5

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   Okay, Day 5, my guilty pleasure…hmmm.  Well, this next one kinda coincides with something I said I hated on Day 2 but because it a different way of doing it I am addicted to it.  So here it goes….

  One of the facts about me on Day 2 was that I hated shopping because of the long lines, getting in and out the car and using the public restroom well….no one said anything about doing it the easy way.

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   Skip all this and do it online!! Yes!! Yessssss!! I like ordering things online so much better and I love sending and receiving the packages in the mail all at the comfort of my couch.  I use apps such as Amazon, Ebay, Walmart and Groupon.  I love the convenience of getting everything from my phone or computer.

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Did I also mention food delivery…OMG!! Now I am hungry so that’s all for now until tomorrow!! 

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31 Day Challenge-Day 3

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    Hey hey, its Day 3, its time to go back, way back, back in time to September 2018.  How did MMMoffamilyentertainment get its name?  Well, here it goes….

I always wanted to start a blog and just didn’t know how.  I researched and found WordPress which is phenomenal.  Next, I had to come up with a name.  I thought about the things I love which were my family, music, movies and anything that is fun.  When I started my blog, it was just about my family, musical concerts I attended and movies I recommend but then it occurred to me that I needed to broaden my audience a bit.  The rise of entrepreneurship inspired me to have a section for businesses to get their products out there. After doing that, I got an idea to feature inspirational people and then it grew from there.  So, the MMM that you hear is Music, Movies, and most of all Madness.  And for the other part, I am all about Entertainment!!  This is how MMMoffamilyentertainment was born.  

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Stay tuned tomorrow for Day 4….

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How high can I go?

Hey hey guys, its LaFrieda, and I have been working on something that has got me so excited!! I love challenges and I am going to tell you guys what my next challenge is. I am challenging myself to get 500 followers by my one year anniversary of my blog which is in September!!

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I need your help!!

If you are a entrepreneur, blogger, inspired individual looking to advertise for free and get exposure, all you have to do is subscribe to my blog and Dm me your subscriber name, Thats it!!

I love helping and inspiring others and want to include everyone in my journey.

My blog has been nominated for Sunshine Blogger Awards twice and I have just been excepted in the organization of empowered women called P.O.W.E.R. Check out my latest blog post on Autism.

 

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My life as a mom…making it easier on myself

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  Moms lets face it we have way too much to do everyday and we think there is no way to make it easier…actually, I have found alot of ways to make things easier on myself.  Meet me and my teens…

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  My kids are now teens and I thought it would be easier as they got older…nope…it just gets more difficult to communicate to your family that you need help.  I have a disability, so everything I do daily centers around making sure that things get taken care of around the house.  Every once and awhile, my teens amaze me and do something without asking.  I love being a mom but I am so tired all the time.
   I am getting a lot of request from moms about how I come up with all these ideas to make things simpler in my household.  So I am going to share with you 5 tips on how I manage my daily maintenance with 5 grown people in the house….
  • Tip #1  Everyone knows that laundry is a pain and if you could do less of it you would, right? Everyday, I heard from the kids “Where are all the towels?” or “Every time I go to wash up there are no towels?”  Someone would be assigned to them and wouldn’t do them so I got frustrated with them using our whole inventory of 15 towels in one day so I reduced everyone to a lovely beach towel cloths.  My husband loves Star Trek so special ordered it, I have the Tiger because I love them, Briana has a doggy because she loves animals, Devon loves wrestling so I special ordered the All-stars WWE and Jr. has the Patriots, which is his favorite team.  These do not absorb water and can be reused over and over until they are dirty.  We only do the wash cloths and hand towels which is so much better.FB_IMG_1558746059035
  • Tip #2 Writing notes around the house…very important!!  For some reason, saying it and writing it gets two different results.  From air conditioner settings, to trash and recycle to driver safety.  We are recycling now to use less trash bags and it saves a lot of money.  If anyone has teen drivers, the S.M.I.T.H method will help in guiding them in checking the right things when getting in the car.  I came up with this when my oldest started driving 5 years ago and now I use it for my daughter.FB_IMG_155874606473120190523_112835[1]
  • Tip #3  Cleaning supplies have gone down to bare essentials.  I have found that the chemicals are too toxic to me, pets and the environment, so I only use Vinegar, Water and for tough stains baking soda.  To clean messes off counters we use the towels given to us from the Florida Tropics soccer game we go to.  Make sure you keep Clorox wipes to clean off phones since they have more germs than a toilet seat.FB_IMG_1558746069653
  • Tip #4  Kitchen cabinet organization is a must!  I had to redo all the cabinets because I could never find anything.  It helps when putting groceries away.FB_IMG_1558746074875
  • Tip #5  Last but not least…please have monthly family meetings.  We set up who does chores and talk about what is going on the next month.  Communication is important in a house with many people, always include the children’s input.  Chore charts for reminders and schedule times for work and activities are marked down.FB_IMG_1558746080218

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Here are some books available online to also help moms with making their lives a little easier….

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Recommended movie for this week…2019

   Okay, I know you all have heard about those times when you think of the worst thing in the world that can happen to you when you move into a neighborhood…imagine it coming true and you are stuck in it with no way to get out!!  Well, this week, I went with my son to see a movie that scared the b-Jeepers out of me…I definitely am not moving ever again!!  Check this trailer out from the movieThe Intruder

Okay so tell me after seeing this you wouldn’t be scared to move..lol  If you see this movie the main stars include Dennis Quad, Meagan Good and Micheal Ealy.  

Other movies that I am definitely going to see are below…check out the trailers below!!

Taking Uber driving to the next level…hilarious…lol.  This comes out July 12th in theaters with Dave Bautista and Kumai Nanjiani.
He’s a bad-mutha…shut your mouth!! This right here is a definite to see..hilarious!! It stars the original character for Shaft in the 1970’s, Richard Roundtree , his nephew in real-life Samuel L. Jackson for Shaft in the 00’s and a new recruit Jr. Comes out June 14, 2019!!
For the little ones who have fallen in love with Toy Story like my family…this will be a great movie!!  

Okay so I have to confess…here it goes…I have not watched Avengers Endgame yet..there I said it. I know it was one of the greatest superhero movies of this year but what I want to know is will this be the last one because this last one is 3 hours long…my boys saw it and loved it!! Hopefully I can get in a superhero mood and watch it from beginning to end on my own time which I don’t get a lot of as a mom…even with teens.  Here’s the trailer if you haven’t seen it.

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