Friday, January 4, 2013

Some Weekend Inspiration

I saw this on Pinterest and decided to print it and add it to my bathroom “Wall of Quotes”! So embrace this life we have, you only get one! If you do it right the first time, you won’t have to do it again!

Here’s to the freaking weekend *cue Rihanna* In fact just click here to and bump out for a few minutes! (You’re welcome!)

Scentsy Love

Well I am did it! I took the plunge, y’all!  I am officially a business owner! (Insert cheers and applause!)  Ok, Actually I am an individual consultant, but business owner sounds SO awesome!  I started my Scentsy journey yesterday, and surprisingly I am SO excited!

Not only do I absolutely LOVE Scentsy, I am super excited to share these amazing fragrances with my friends!  So in honor of my new business I did a Simply Love – Scentsy Love board. 
If any of you are interested in buying some warmers or scent bars, feel free to peruse my online store HERE!

My top three favorite Scentsy scents of all time (forever!):
Coconut Lemongrass
Rio Beach
Sweet Pea and Vanilla


2. Loom Full-Size Scentsy Warmer Wrap - $12 *Warmer not included but can be purchased for $40*
4. Downtown Full-Size Scentsy Warmer Wrap - $12 *Warmer not included but can be purchased for $40*

So there you have it lovelies, my favorite things from Scentsy!  Stay tunes as I am SURE more items will be added to my Scentsy Love list.   

How many of you buy Scentsy products?  What are you favorite items and scents?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Winter Running Gear!

Hi Lovelies!!! It’s FRIDAY (Yippee!)

A few weeks ago I posted something I had shared on my friend’s blog, Mahogany Moms.  (Check it out on her page here).  Well I am just getting int o my "its the new year and I need to be in great shape in 6 months groove" is here and I figured I’d share a little bit of Fitness Love today! Check out the essentials I take with me when I hit the gym and what I use while training for a half marathon when the weather is cold!
Speaking of half marathons…do I have any runners out there? Doesn’t matter how far or how fast you run! Share with me what you SIMPLY LOVE to have when you are at the gym “just working on your fitness!” (Shout out to Fergie for THAT line!)

Until next time lovelies!


Welcome 2013

Happy New Year Lovelies!

I hope you all had a GREAT New Year! I know we did! We (Me and my love) went to DC for a lovely night out on the town.  We had tickets to a party at The Park on 14th – great little club.  Except on NYE, it was jam PACKED!

Since it was New Years, I wore my heavy fur (ok fine it’s a fake fur coat) thinking we would be able to use coat check.  No, no silly woman, coat check was FULL! So I rang in the New Year holding a $13 vodka and sprite and my fake fur coat!

Needless to say by 1:30 and after getting almost puked on by a girl that was TRASHED we left! We ended up at a kabob spot watching the drunkies, stumble down the street, then hopped the Metro and headed back to the hotel. It was an eventful night to say the least.

Before the night got “exciting” we were talking at dinner about our “goals” for 2013.  I never set any resolutions.  My only REAL resolution is to be better than I was the previous year in all aspects of my life. 

So we decided to take a few ideas from the wonderful world of Pinterest and make our bucket list of trips and vacations and our goals and print and frame them in a nice lovely frame and hang them in our bedroom.  I also have an inspiration board; I made for my refrigerator to motivate me with healthy eating and training for my half marathon.

So lovelies, what are your goals, resolutions etc. and how do you plan to reach them? Remember no matter what your goal, resolution etc.  remember to embrace it, and love every reason behind your motivation to reach that goal or stick with your resolution. 

Here’s to a GREAT 2013!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas to all!!

"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas!" And here in Pa...We got it!! Yay for snow finally.

Christmas in my household was complete with the stomach flu, a half put together bike from "Santa" and my very first iPad! S in a nutshell it was amazing!

In the madness of Christmas and family gatherings I've had an influx of blog post ideas and I can't wait to get working on them, so be prepared for a bunch of Simply Love posts coming a cha in 2013 my lovelies!!

See you all in the new year!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Organized Organizer

So you know that feeling when you KNOW you have something to do, and can’t remember it?  (You probably do, but just can’t remember it! HA!)  I HATE that feeling! That feeling of “something’s missing” drives me nuts!

So I decided in 2013 I was going to be more organized! My inspiration? This pretty little planner I picked up from Target! Now I know in this day and age of iPad’s and Androids there’s “an App” for this, but call me old fashion, I just simply love writing down my dates in a fancy book!

I found this beauty in a holiday bin, just shining away amongst the fluorescent lights, and she called out to me Psst! Hey Jayme! Take me home, Jayme! Let me help you get organized!” and so I did, and we have been best friends ever since!

I keep her in my purse and take her out the moment I get to my desk at work. Together we marked our dates, events and vacations through June.   But…something was still missing!  I still needed to make those events stand out, so I knew who would be where and when!

That’s when I met, Washi Tape! Say hello Washi (Hello lovelies - See Mr. Washi Tape is very polite!)


So me and my new two best friends joined together to make our amazing love child I like to call my “Organized Organizer” or (“OO” for short).

I picked a color of tape for every person in my life (Me, Mini and Mr.)

I also gave a color to when bills are due (rent, water, electric) and for when we will be out of town.

Then I put that key in the front of my planner for quick reference, so when I ask Mr. what we have to do next weekend, he can tell me! (My secret plan is to get him to carry an OO like mine one day! With his business, he DEFINITELY needs it!)

So that is my simple, easy way to get more organized and start the New Year off with a bang! 

How are you planning to get your life more organized in 2013?  Do any of you use washi tape to color code your life calendars?

Until next time lovelies, remember to Simply Love!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Hi Lovelies! This is one of my favorite blog posts I’ve ever written.  It was published about a year ago and I Simply Love it, because it reminds me of how far I have come as runner!

While you’re at it join me on Pinterest (chicsavvy) and follow my Sports Goddess board for your daily dose of fitness inspiration! After that go visit my best friend Dennise over at Mahogany Moms and see what goodness she’s sharing over there!




“Black girls don’t run”
“I’m only going to run if I’m getting chased”
“I’m not messing up my hair and getting…sweaty”

Heard these before? Shoot you’ve probably said this before, you don’t run and you never will, as African Americans WE don’t run.

Hi, I’m Jayme and I am a runner! I’m not the fastest, I have never won a race, and my pace is poor, but I still lace up at least 3 times a week and take my therapy session to the streets.

I am a single mother of a vibrant, creative and very active 5 year old little girl. When we first started out on our own I was working a full time job, in school and coming home to a child who wanted her mother, but I was TIRED! Something had to give! In 2010 a friend from college called me to tell me she was running a half marathon in 4 months. Thinking I am a super woman, I said “Shoot, if she can do it, so can I!” So I signed up and had no idea how those 13.1 miles would change my life! 4 months later I was at the starting line of the Yuengling Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach. I looked around and saw NO ONE who looked like me! Everyone there was slender, and looked athletic. They all had their Asics running shoes and running shorts, and I stood there terrified. I knew I hadn’t trained enough (it was a cold winter!) and my friend was prepared and ready to go. As the start gun went off I started to cry, (what was I thinking!) maybe I should just go to the side and walk off the race course! Then a wave of 30,000 runners and walkers of all ages began to engulf me and pushed me along, there was no turning back now. Along the way I saw a few other African American women running and made friends with one (shout out to Teresa D!). We ran miles 4-7 together, and then went our separate ways to the finish line. As I ran down the boardwalk to the finish of my first half marathon, I became uncontrollably overwhelmed with emotion and what I was about to accomplish.

See running seems easy, but the act of doing it is a feat in its self. Having the courage and lack of sense to WILLINGLY run 13.1 miles is a whole different mental battle. I am proud to say since 2012, I have completed two half marathons, 6 5k’s and a 5miler last year in York. All the races have touched my life and heart in ways that can’t be put into words.

Last two years ago in September I ran the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach  for the first time and it literally changed my life and my outlook on running and fitness forever.


As I was waiting for the gun to go off for my half marathon I scanned the crowd secretly counting how many African Americans were running this race. To my surprise I had almost counted 60 (the most I have ever seen at a race to date!) Then I saw it…like a beacon of hope from the heavens, a bright yellow singlet that read “Preserve the Sexy” on the front and on the back in beautiful letters were the words “Black Girls RUN!!” WHAT?! Instantly I was in love! Like a crazed fan I ran over to the group of ladies like “Where DID you get that shirt” a tall slender lady kindly told me it was a blog and I could order the merchandise there. I ran the entire 13.1 miles repeating the website, because I didn’t want to forget it.

From that point on the organization Black Girls RUN! has been an inspiration to my running life and personal life. I feel like I met my missing link in my running relationship. Unknown to me, I was longing for something to relate to, and this group of lovely ladies is just what I needed! The two women who created BGR, Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks are always sharing their words of wisdom on their blog. According to their website the mission of Black Girls RUN!! Is to encourage African American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority”.

I adore how BGR’s daily words of wisdom on twitter and Facebook touch hundreds of lives of African American women every day. They encourage us to go against the cool crowd and get out there and get active. In a world where we are expected to be cookie cutter women it’s nice to know there is a group out there that tells us we are ok, just the way we are.

Check out Black Girls RUN!'s website at