Just Another Brazilian Pictorial

And the winner is...

 Chelonthia 

email me at [email protected] with you address!


Warning-

For those of you that require, I don't know... a coherent story line or a motif of some sort, this post may not be for you.  I don't need no hook for this ish! No theme here, just a bunch of random pics- some captioned, others not. Enjoy!


 These vans are all over the city. I assume it's some kind of an additional taxi system?  
But imagine it's your first day in Rio and you're walking to the beach with your friend.  While waiting to cross the street, a speeding van screeches to a halt right in front of you, just in time for a guy to throw the door open and start yelling at you in Portuguese.  Yeah, so Melissa and I nicknamed it 'the kidnap van'.  #TheresGottaBeABetterWay

#SandCastleWars

Naturals I saw while exploring Ipanema-- 

 while snapping pics of the girls above, dude started yelling at me from the beach below and struck a pose, like, 'me next!"

#AndForTheLadies

Yesterday's coverup and big ass hat from Forever 21
I think I paid all of 6 bucks for that romper!

 #YoGotDamn

and at the beach... day 3 of my wash and go

rocked my mommy scar hard yesterday #CsectionChic

 Made another friend. His name? Anderson Beyonce! He spoke no English but fabulousness is universal!  We swapped hats and snapped a pic.


 It's time for the percolator...


While we're at it, let's do another giveaway! Told you this post was a hodgepodge! 


To get your hands on this backless dress + a $50 gift card + a mystery freebie, sign up on Romwe.com and in the comments below, tell me the best thing that happened to you this week!

Next Monday, one lucky curly will be randomly chosen to receive the goodies!

That's it!  
The dress comes in Black, Blue and Pink and the contest ends on May 28th at 5pm EST!
Good luck divas!

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Anonymous said...

Let's see, the best thing that happened to me this week: I just started walking this week for my health and for the first time in my life, I walked four and a half miles! This may not be a big deal to some, but for me it was a major accomplishment!

Betty

Anonymous said...

The best thing that happen to me so far was to be able to see my hubby smile again ( he lost his dad recently).

Forevernatural

Bobby said...

Love it! You are working that two-piece bathing suit and enjoyed the pics of the brotha's especially of the two with the peace signs :-)

Anonymous said...

I discovered green vibrance. ive taken it the past 3 mornings and i think im hooked. Love the boost that it has given me. I feel so much better!

Darcia said...

Giving starter vegetable plants to a friend in need. It is always feels better to be a blessing.

Anonymous said...

I finally got accepted into graduate school after applying for 2 years. This fall i will be enrolled in Hofstra University's Masters Industrial Organizational Psychology program!

-- Shayna

Kudos said...

Yes to you in a two-piece and YES to the men on the beach!!
Best think that happened to me this week...I was supposed to have an appointment for one-on-one help with my business plan. So I show up and am told that it was cancelled!! ..."They didn't call you??" "No..." The lady who leads the whole program apologized and decided to sit down with me instead, share her time and give me a wealth of priceless information!! Thanks!

Keisha said...

I booked my vacation! # no explanation necessary

Ti'ana Branham said...

This past week I found out I received a 101 on this music appreciation test I took! Being a Clemson University student, 100's are hard to come by so this truly was a blessing! Beautiful pics Nikki, glad y'all are enjoying your vaca :)

Jhan said...

The best thing to happen to me this week was starting the early phases of wedding planning. Good times! :-)

CURLYNIKKI said...

@Kudos, that's dope! Things happen for a reason!

@Anon, CONGRATS! IO Psych?! Make that paper booboo!

@Darcia, that's beautiful. I'd love to grow a garden but I kill everything, even bamboo.

@Anon, yay! glad you're liking it. when i get home, I'll get back on my game. Throw one back for me!

@Bobby, thanks!

@ForeverNatural, I'm sorry to read of your hubby's loss and I bet it's been just as tough on you. I'll pray for your family.

@Betty, that's major and I'm so excited for you. The only form of exercise I engage in regularly is walking... get the book 'French Women Don't Get Fat'... there are a lot of tips in there that I've adopted in the last 5 years and the corner stone of their healthy lifestyle is daily walks... not gym visits, not frequent weigh-ins, no low fat processed foods, just walking frequently and smaller portions of REAL food, lol.

Thanks for participating ladies!

Kim C. said...

Best thing that happened this week is my consecutive 4 day Insanity workout. tough but the results will be worth it! Sidenote: last yr I quit after day 1 lol #progress

Anonymous said...

My oldest son just turned 3 on May 18 & he always called me mommy & now after turning 3 I guess he decided he is grown, now he just says mom which just tickles me.

Brooke B.

CURLYNIKKI said...

@Jhan, congrats! How are you planning to wear your hair?!

@Keisha, work it! Have fun! Where to?

@Ti'ana, I see you on your genius! #virtuoso

ALGray said...

After twenty one long years of school, I finally finished my formal education by graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law this Sunday!! Feeling so blessed!! Def the best thing that happened this week. (too bad it was slightly overshadowed by my bar prep class which began Monday ... Lol)

CURLYNIKKI said...

@KimC, woot woot! I've seen the infomercials and want no parts of Insanity or P90x. You're a G!

@BrookeB., too cute!

CURLYNIKKI said...

@ALGray, Damn momma! Congratulations! I hope you get to really relish the moment before you hit the books again. So proud!

Alrighty ladies, I have to run but I'll be checking back in later tonight!!!

xx

p.s. reading all this good stuff is so fun! we should do this more often!

Anonymous said...

My daughter Zoe crawled on tuesday!! My mom and I saw her and of course I kissed her like 100 times lol. She just wanted the bag she was crawling to get. Anyways it was wonderful. Shes the main reason that I did the bc. I wanted her to know the real me :).

God bless

Monique Rushing Berkley

Anonymous said...

The best thing that happened to me this week: so far I have been staying on track with eating healthy. I turned down cake and ice cream at the job, I was so proud.

Miah M. (miah_23_ncb)

Anonymous said...

Best thing that happened to me was... I graduated from Spelman College, #1 HBCU in the country and leading school for producing the most successful black women in the world!!!

Dr.S said...

The best thing to happen to me this week(tomorrow) is graduating med school! Woot! Woot!

Jessica Vega said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was when I found the best deal on a playground swing ser for my kids. It was free! Seeing my 6 and 2 year old faces made it the best find ever. It made my day may have made my week.

Jessica Vega

DesireƩ said...

Signed up!!

The best thing thus far this week is that my baby girl completed 2nd grade - on the Honor Roll all year!!! We are so proud of her. And to top it off, she lost a tooth yesterday so she's rocking the cutest lil gappy grin!!!

questlove said...

Lets see the best thing that happened to me was my 6mnth old pulling himself up on the couch and realized he was too far away and took two steps forward. I tell ya he keeps me busy like your boogie does.

blofton88 said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was getting compliments on my first hand at a twist and go. I have just begun my journey of transitioning to natural hair and so far it has been going well. I'm sure a few months from now I won't be so optimistic about it, but for now I'm loving it.

Janel said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was finally getting started on my research in Brazil (Bahia) and being able to communicate my interview questions better in Portuguese

Anonymous said...

the best thing that happened this week was my nephew was finally able to say my name. :)!!

MsDorsette said...

Yesterday was an all-around amazing day. First I got a voicemail from the sweetest voice ever (my nephew in Phoenix-I'm in MI) saying "thanks for the bday gift auntie, I love everything, I miss you!" Immediately after I hung up, damn-near teary eyed I look up to a friend surprising me with flowers and asking me to lunch...in front of all my co-workers. #WIN To end the day, boss let us off 30 minutes early for a staff appreciation event featuring amazing food and open bar.#MargaritaMachine Last but not least, I won $25 gift certificate in the event raffle. #Winning

LovelyCurls said...

Best thing this week...
Finally being able to work a full 40hr work week...I need the money! My job cut me to 28hrs....the con of working for an oil company :(

Randi A. said...

The best thing to happen to me this week is my son turning eight today. I've been a mom for eight years. That seems os crazy and I'm amazed at how fast time has flown.

Anonymous said...

Just like you I have a surgery scar, and the best thing that has happened to me this week is learning to embrace my scar! It is on my chest, so everyone can see it and for a while I was scared to wear tank tops and bathing suits. Now, I have learned that the scar is apart of who I am and it is what makes me beautiful!

-CurlyRose :)

Anonymous said...

Aw, shucks now...looking great in the 2 pc (nice bronze tan) and love the big a hat, got one like that myself and that last guy was HOT!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Best thing that happened to me this week, the beach pics of those dudes you just uploaded--Shirl

Steph O said...

We completed an important project!

-Steph O

Kay said...

The best thing that happened to happen to me this week is this FOUR day weekend and road trip to Atl I'm about to indulge in with my best friend, my mom! :)

Asia said...

Last week I applied to be a fellowship regional organizer for Obama's campaign. On Monday, I got the call saying I was accepted I'm going to Columbus for 3 days in June for training!

Anonymous said...

best thing that happened to me this week was my boyfriend meeting my parents over dinner for the first time after 4 YEARS!!! just when i thought everything would go horrible everything went beyond perfect and they love love love him!!! SUPER STOKED :D

Eboni said...

Best thing that happened to me all week?? Well, it hasn't happened yet, but my bloggie buddy Danielle got into town from NY last night, and we're having ladies night tonight! Can't wait!

QawanDee said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was getting suprised with flowers from my BF of 8 years!
-Laqawanda D.

Malisia said...

The best thing that happened to me this week is just being able to wake up to a new day.

kmincey said...

Besting thing that happened all week was feeling like I'm making a difference at the place I volunteer so women can have healthy babies and having a job interview next week :)!!

KinkyKonscious said...

After enduring 2 1/2 weeks without water (I live and work at a college campus) the water came back on! Imagine having to walk to another building to shower and use the restroom! My mind, body and hair was sooooo happy! That was the best thing that happened to me this week.

Polly Wolly said...

The best thing that has happened this week was getting approved for a student loan! That means I will graduate in August!:D

-Paula L

LDennis said...

I got an e-mail from someone usually very critical of everything congratulating me on a job well done at an event over the weekend!

Anonymous said...

Recently I left my job to pursue other interests, and this week I got a call back for an interview with a major media company!! Oh, and I'm only 23. :) Feeling very lucky and blessed.

Corisma said...

I did my BC this week! My trusted almost hubby helped chop off BSL relaxed hair so now I'm rockin short natural curls!

Athena said...

I made it through a grueling workout and still had a smile on my face.
cereza25 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Made road trip plans with my mom and my boyfriend to meet the other half of my family next week !

Anonymous said...

Nikki T.
Today I am able to wear a wash and go on my 4c hair that I am actually proud of! Feeling real fierce right now!! *two snaps #feelinmyself

The Mothership said...

Bought some nice six inch chunky booties. Wore them around NYC. Got mistaken for a famous model and was given the business card of several photographers. That was pretty neat.

Ceph said...

The best thing that’s happened to me this week has truly been reading your daily posts about your Brazilian Holiday. Your experience has not only broadened my senses on the country but your carpe diem attitude to vacationing has taught me that life can be much more if we just seize the moments, live outside of our cocoons and open our hearts and minds to new things, places and people. GO WITH THE FLOW! I feel wide open . And I am truly grateful for this.

Francesca said...

The best thing that happend this week...my 1st official week of summer break! Sleeping in, shopping, lunch dates with friends...I think i look forward to summer more than my students

Jax said...

Best thing that happened to me this week was attending a mid-week service at church and hearing a word on faith that definitely made me re-evaluate how I've been living. Looking forward to making the changes and seeing how God continues to move in my life :)

Citaluv said...

I received my performance development report from my manager and have been exceeding expectations. Along with that and loving my mini twists I did on Sunday, the week is going great.

Anonymous said...

The best thing that happened to me was that my mammogram came back negative! After going through breast cancer, and having a mastectomy 16 years ago, yet another year and I am cancer free! This is an absolute blessing! Thank God!
Take care all of you lovely ladies, and you too Nikki!

Danquinelle H said...

Danquinelle H.

The absolute best thing that happened to me this week is that as I was encountering an overdraft on my bank account, the bank's entire system for my state started to have issues, thus they are willing to credit back all overdraft fees that occurred during that time! PRICELESS!! literally!

curlyT said...

Best thing that happened to me, is I got a response to a job I applied for like after 10mins !!!! Hope I get the job ! BTW thanks Nikki for posting that pic of that guy with the hot bod !!!!! Whooo Lawd !!!

Anonymous said...

The best thing to happen to me was my good performance review at work this week. Yes!
Brittany
[email protected]

Unknown said...

The best thing that has happened to me this week is that my relaxed ends were cut off. I am fully natural! I have been transitioning for 9 months and decided to cut my hair in the summer. This is a monumental part of my life. When my mom made her first snip of my hair I thought, "this is it. There is no going back." This has been quite a journey for me. I have wanted to go natural for a couple years now but I had to wear down my mother because she was dead set against my decision. It was very important to my self- image to stop relaxing and cut off my damaged hair. I wanted to embrace who I was fully so that if I ever have daughters that I can be a positive role model for them. I want them to grow up loving who God made them and not feel that they have to change because of societal pressures. Whatever decision they make I want them to have positive self image. My haircut also signifies the change that I have been going through since I entered college. In short I love my hair and will enjoy this twa stage for as long as it lasts.

KristalA said...

The best thing that happen to me completing a 5k run in under 30 minutes. Also I got great 2nd day hair this week!

FelicityRhode said...

The best thing that has happened to me this week has been tennis! I've played twice this week, and although I am SORE, I feel great. Getting all healthy on y'all :-)

dvsvb1 said...

The best thing thing that happened to me this week was I signed up with coworkers to run my first 5k! YAY!! Maybe I'll be able to run a half marathon some day...

Sequitta J. said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was NATO being in Chicago over the weekend. I work downtown so for safety reasons, my job was closed on Monday giving me a long weekend and a "ME DAY!" Got a lot of stuff done that I had on the back burner and got to relax while everyone else in the house was at work! LOL!

Sequitta J.

Unknown said...

The best thing that has happened to me is that my son graduated and I am officially an empty nester. I need that romper to jump start and celebrate my new freedom. LOL
-poeticlyspkng

Karlyn said...

The best thing that happened to me was seeing my baby laugh for the first time! Not just smile, but actually crack up!

MsTommieg said...

The best thing that happened to me this week is I went to my first yoga class. I decided to go after having a bad day at work. I must say I felt so relaxed and centered afterward that Yoga is going to become a staple in my life!

Nivi said...

This week is awesome! Do we have to do just one??? The best thing that has happened to me this week is having people being receptive of me rocking my natural hair! It's been in weaves for the past year and a half, partly because I was wary of people's responses and I wanted to grow my hair out. All the while attending a professional development trip and a fun vacation to the Florida Panhandle. New experiences - that is what summer is about!

Anonymous said...

that dress is gorgeous!! and the best thing i did this week would have to be that i graduated from college!!! B.A. in psychology, biology minor :)

Jeanine M. said...

The best thing that happened to me this week... Hubby and I found out we are having beautiful baby girl due Oct 10th. The smile on hubby's face when we found out was priceless, this is our first baby and we r so excited to meet her :-)

Simone H said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was finding a job on my company's intranet the ideal department that I wish to join and getting the go-ahead from my current supervisor to apply.

Nicole Keith said...

For me the best thing that happened is week is the puppy I was adopting from my local shelter finally got better. My son's 3rd birthday is coming up so we adopted a puppy. The shelter allowed us to keep it there until my son's birthday. Last week they called me and said she wasn't eating and hasn't for a few days. They told me that we could look a some other dogs. On Tuesday I went to visit her and after a week without food she finally ate and yesterday she was a little playful. Seems silly but we love pets and my son loves dogs. This is supposed to be his big Bday gift so the news that she felt better and wasn't going to die was amazing.

Colette said...

Best thing for me is yet to come. Flying to Chicago for a Family graduation. My first post here as well. I have been lurking, and gathering as much info as I can for my natural (again) hair.

Anonymous said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was being able to encourage a friend who has a daughter that is having difficulty getting into college. We talked for a while about how God has different plans for us and our children than we have, and how we have to trust Him, though it is difficult at times! There have been many times when I needed encouragement, so it's great to be able to pass it on to someone else!

P.S.--That F21 romper is SO cute and that guys name was really Anderson Beyonce?!! Love it!

~caramelcurls

TouShay1123 said...

The best thing to happen to me this week was seeing family that I haven't seen in in 10 YEARS!!! My uncle and his children moved from LI, NY to PA...HOURS AWAY! I was invited to a lovely wedding ceremony for my cousin and his now hubby (yay for gay marriage!) and required with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and babies galor! My favorite part was reuniting with my uncle Dwight aka "Uncle McNasty". (He gets that title because he loves R Kelly and anything smooooove [email protected]). Lol. It was great seeing them all. Family reunions, especially when they are so far and few between seem to be just the thing to put life into perspective. Def my highlight of 2012. :)

jodi l said...

The best thing that happen this week was my b day (May 23) I was able to reflect on the past year and was proud of my self, I moved to a new state, started a new job, joined a great church, and blosom a new relationship with a very good friend of mine ;). It's always good to look back and reflect on the good times of the past year.

Stephanie P. said...

I got a last-minute happy hour invite from some old co-workers where I discovered lemonade-flavored beer (better than it sounds) and chipotle tacos.

JayCee said...

Several awesome things happen to me this week, which is unusual! The best would have to be partying it up with little sister after her High School graduation #proudbigsis!! Tied with that would be my soon to be father in law gifting us his commercial property and building for our own business ventures!!! God is AMAZING! =)

ohsolovelyrae said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was starting the couch to 5k running plan. I've been wanting to get in shape for forever. Now I'm actually serious and got my mind set on it. I wanna be able to wear a sports bra in public and not look crazy. ^_^

crimsonpeach said...

Best thing this week. Dinner with old grad school friends. Always a great time.

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Unknown said...

Best thing that happened to me was my weekly wing night with my bestie.

Unknown said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was that I got engaged!!! Yay!

Anonymous said...

Best thing to happen to me this week is a road trip to GA for the holiday weekend. This is major news because after having radiation brain surgery last year for a benign brain tumor (without family present), I developed some complications that caused me to have dizzy spells three separate times in April of this year. I was taken by ambulance 2x from my job, and once when I became too ill & was alone. The spells were crazy and left me unable to walk/stand, with speech problems, & a spinning head. My folks were really worried about me. This is my first trip home in such a long time, and they weren't able to be here as I struggled with these health issues. I'm excited to be able to embrace loved ones and for them to see that I am better & doing well. Taking a road trip home (and I live in the DMV so it's gonna be a whopper)is the best thing that's happened to me this week.

Love your site, the two-piece, and how in the world did you get a 6 pack? That's gotta be my next goal :) Keep up the good work. You have an entire league of followers :)

Kishia Mechelle

Anonymous said...

The best thing to happen to me this week was to help my niece celebrate her 13th birthday and I got to love on my one month old nephew.

ericabritt

Anonymous said...

The best thing that has happened to me this week was I GOT A JOB after being out of steady work since November!! I also got to talk to the girl I love so much briefly and I missed her!!

Millis said...

As a proud Carioca (someone who is born in Rio de Janeiro), was a very grateful experience this week see through your eyes my beautiful city and mostly see you telling everybody so many good and funny things about it, and showing the best part of our way of life ... that was so good ... thank you so much Nikki !

LaVerne said...

I have wanted a Keurig coffee maker forerevr...but did not want to get up off the money. My daughter surprised me with one yesterday. This dress would be great for her.

Lee said...

I ran 6 miles for the first time in my life this week! It was so sweet I usually run 4 then cool down, but for some reason I just kept going. Felt amazing!

Anonymous said...

I've had a tough week so the best part of it was waking up daily, in my right mind. Thank you LORD!

Monica S.

Anonymous said...

Not as good as the 6 mile runner in the previous post but I was able to finally make 3 miles on the treadmill and not stop and that was a huge accomplishment for me!! So proud of myself..whoop whoop!! Oh and did it in 32 minutes!! Whoop!!

Taja C.

Cee My Locs said...

The best thing that happened to me this week is that I got 2 job offers in an excellent setting and location. I recently obtained my master's degree and will begin my career. I had an interview with a company Tuesday and early in my interview she stated that she would be offering me a full-time job position. So blessed to have gotten this job opportunity and one that I feel will be a great entry level position.

Anonymous said...

best thing that happened to me this week... well i graduated from college on friday (YAY) and was awaiting my final grades. So on monday i found out that I finished school with a 3.0 GPA. I was estatic! Not only did I graduate, but I am the only one of my mom's 4 kids to go to college and finish and Im the middle child! KUDOS 2 ME LOL

MEMI t.

Yoli said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was an ice cream date with my 2 year old. Just her and I; it was great. We ate ice cream, chatted & laughed together :)

Anonymous said...

The best thing that happened to me this week is being blessed to wake up every morning.

~ LOLBrittJ

ABRUNNIN said...

The best thing that happened to me this week: going to hang with my sister this memorial day weekend AND MY NATURAL UPDO HELD OUT & STILL HOLDING ON THROUGH 4 DAYS WORKING OUT HARDCORE *CUES WACKA FLOCKA HARD IN THE PAINT* !!!

Anonymous said...

The best thing that happened to me was looking at those Brazillian hotties on the beach!! (Thanks for the pics. Oh and also I have 2 lined up interviews! finally jobs that I got a degree in!!

BabyBZ said...

Best thing this week was that my husband took a vacation day and spent it with me! He works in the next state so between his shift and the hours of commuting, our time together is sparse. Our day consisted of breakfast at our favorite diner and a mini shopping spree. So blessed!

Sparkle Arts said...

Best thing this week - I got accepted into the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the competitive program at UMD. Woot!!! Woot!!!

SryMsJax said...

I am a first year teacher and I just finished my first round of state testing. This week I found out my students had the highest scores for their grade level in the entire school. The best thing that happened to me was seeing the smiles on my kids' faces when they found out. I felt like a proud parent. :)

Sparkle Arts said...

Best thing this week - I got accepted into the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, a very competitive program at UMD. Woot!!! Woot!!!

Imani said...

the best thing that happened to me this week was hearing the good news I'd soon be out of texas and on vacation with my lovey :)

Chels said...

The Best thing that happened to me to me this week.... I finished my freshman year at Howard University with a 3.9 GPA !!!! :)

srednov said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was waking up one morning to find out that my hubby bought us tickets to go on a moonlight cruise. Something I have been wanting to do for years.

Adrienne Smith said...

The best thing that happened to me was spending the day with my girlfriend on her day off. Simple but I really missed her. The day was filled with sushi & fun ;)

watkinsabob said...

I paid off my student loans today!!

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marianela said...

The best thing that happened to me this week is that my daughter was accepted into a charter school that is really nice and near our house. I was commuting 45min-1hr away from our house because our neighborhood school is really bad and I prayed to the Lord Jesus to grant us a school that was closer to our area that was also a great school for my daughter and he blessed us with this charter school. Thank you Lord for you are always faithful. By the way I love the hat and those beaches, it reminds me of the animated movie Rio. :)

JessLuv said...

The best thing that happen to me this week is that I spoke with an old friend that I have not spoken with in years! He is in the Navy, so our conversation lasted for hours!!! #highschoolsweetheart!! :)

Ice said...

Ieshea Young

The best thing to happen to me this week is my kids being out of school for the summer so I can finally sleep until I want to get up and not be awakened by two different alarms at two different times #sleepingbeautydontwakeme

Anonymous said...

Best thing that happened to me this week was my family woke up happy, healthy and blessed beyond measure every single day ;-)
Sheena M

Pecancurls said...

Nik, you are rocking that bikini girl with your bronzed self! I consider anything from my two c-sections to be an exit kiss from my boys as they left their first home ---- my womb. :) The best thing that happened to me this week was attending orientation with my 10 year old who got accepted to a very competitive middle school program!

LydiaRBS said...

The best thing that happened to me this week is that I went through something that was breaking me down mentally and most of all spiritually, I have come out of it with a new perspective that will change my life forever. Blessed!

Kweezie said...

Best thing that happen to me was that me and my husband agreed to start trying for me a little buggie....#bestweekever

ashley said...

The best that happened to me this week was my first official sonogram where we got to see our little jelly bean and hear its heartbeat! I almost cried... almost. The experience definitely gave me a focus and drive to be the best mommy that I could ever be to my little peanut :)

Anonymous said...

Yesterday was my birthday and the best thing I did was hang out with my family and friends. My cousins came in town and we got together with my friends and went to dave and busters, then a cool night club. :) pretty fun night

-Tynese St.Cyr

Toniesha said...

You know, the best thing that happened to me this week just happened about an hour ago. My mother has been on drugs now for the majority of my life (I will be 26 next month). She was clean for 7 years straight before relapsing 4 years ago and for the past 2 years she's been heavy in her addiction, the worst I've seen her. Before I decided to turn my life over to God last April, I was extremely angry and resentful towards my mom, and I didn't even want anything to do with her.. but God's plans are greater than our own and He revealed to me that He wanted to use me to restore my family. So even in the midst of me not understanding, I continuously interceded and prayed for my mom. I would extend grace and patience and love towards her, even when I didn't FEEL like it.

To get to the point, my mother called me about an our ago crying hysterically and just thanking and praising God. I cried with her and prayed and thanked God, and before I knew it, we were BOTH speaking in tongues. My mom shared with me that she is ready to stop running and she wants to commit herself completely to God, and when I say that is an ANSWER TO MY HEART'S CRY, I mean it! God is so faithful! He may not always do things in our timing, but HIS ways are perfect, and I am so thankful for what He is doing, and is going to do for my mother and our relationship.

Sorry so long lol. You all have a blessed week.

NaturalMommyinGA said...

The best thing to happen this week was the fact that my hubby is HOME! He is in the Air Force Reserves and was away for training. Although he was only 5 hrs away (near my hometown)and we saw it each other frequently. There is nothing like having him home!!!

Maureen Myrtil said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was that I felt some direction from the Lord in my grad school plans and am now researching my next potential school and am applying for this upcoming cycle.

Anonymous said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was getting my passport! It is my very first one and I'm so excited because I will be traveling overseas on a Missions Trip to make God famous in China! :-)

Alicia said...

Um, what scar??? Your stomach is so flat, I'm jealous! I haven't had a baby and my junk and nowhere near as tight as yours! Looking good girl!

Anyway, one of the best things that happened to me this week was I received my official offer letter for my promotion.

Shanti W. said...

I'm on a fitness journey to tone up and I am doing Brazil Butt Lift 6 days a week combined with eating clean. Everything has firmed up and I've lost 2 lbs this week! Best thing that happened to me this week because my hard work is paying off slowly but surely :)

Chicentrix said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was the calm after the storm. I was initially in complete meltdown mode b/c of the passing of my paternal Grandmother. Thoughts about time flying and not having a great relationship with her had me feeling…just down; and panicking about my future and career. But this morning, I awoke grateful. As I washed the dirt out of my hair, it was like I was also washing away stress. I can reflect on my Grandmother’s life, not in judgment; instead I can review her as a woman, like me, that makes mistakes, but that birthed generations. I am grateful that she was born and created my father that created me. I now have one grandparent left, and I vow to have the least amount of regrets regarding her. Peace Everyone.

~KGW

sopretty20 said...

The best thing that happened to me this week has been the realization of how blessed I am. Having things we take for granted, such as a roof over our heads, food on our table, jobs, people who love us, and internet access of course!

Quaneasha W. said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was waking up and breathing. lol Not much excitement going on for me until my wedding in December so I would love to win a giveaway!!

~Quaneasha W.

Tamisha H said...

The best thing that happened to me this week is realizing that I am loved. Especially by the only one who matters, God! <3

Anonymous said...

Adinah J.

The best thing that happened to me this week was slipping and falling on my behind at work- Why? Because the boo thang has been going above and beyond to ensure my comfort until the bruise on my rear clears up and I can bend down again lol!

JazzyCoils said...

Me, my husband and kids just relocated back to our home state. We moved in our custom built home paid in full and my son scored a 1960 on the SAT first time out. So proud of him!

JJB.

B. Jones said...

The best thing that happened to me this week had to be finding a new and upcoming beautician in my city to do some braids on my hair. I oddly enough met her Twitter and she just opened up a shop so I find that pretty exciting.

Cinni said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was completing my first of ni in the UK. Finished it big with my end of year dance performance & some of my course mates bought me a bottle of wine as a thank you gift for doing the lights for their show!

Shaylajbsongbird said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was that I got to babysit (overnight might I add) my 5-month old godson yesterday. Hes so sweet! My first taste of motherhood. And Im happy to report that we're all still alive and well lol :)

Anonymous said...

I won a contest at my part time job and 1. didn't know there was a contest going on 2. I didn't do anything that was require to win. I won 15 bucks! It's not a Oprah giveaway but I don't have to buy my own coffee for like 2 weeks! AJstarfish84

Meryl said...

The best thing that happened this week was going to my brother's girlfriend's graduation party, and he randomly proposing to her in front of all of our family and friends! We were so surprised, everyone was crying and it was just beautiful. Also, I don't have a sister and finally I'll have one now! Woooo good times (-: I'll also be celebrating a full year of being natural in a month too, but that's besides the point. Doesn't mean I'm not happy though!

TMoneak said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was going to my 9 yr old daughter's first school program!! (and mine too as a mommy)

Anonymous said...

The best thing that happened to me this week is my hubby got a job offer. #tiredofbeingbroke

nkm said...

I got caught in the rain which led to an impromptu dinner with a new friend and great conversation
-nkm

Andrea H. said...

Not much excitement in my life this week...but the best thing this week will be getting off work early tomorrow to start the long holiday weekend.

Nicole T. said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was that I finally got up the courage to ask my manager about a promotion! I'm still waiting on a definite answer, but I'm so happy I stepped out of my comfort zone to get what I want! :D

Starr said...

This may be cheeky, but the best part of my week was deciding to make next month " no buy " month. No shopping ALL month! So winning that dress would be sort of an award of sorts.

Tgoodmill said...

Gurl Please with the C section scar WHAT SCAR "side eye" you want to see my scar lol

the best thing that happened to me is I found 50.00 in my old purse! I like holy crap !

LifenotesEncouragement said...

The best thing - coming home after witnessing my son graduate from college and celebrating my dad's 80th birthday.

Anonymous said...

Drove from DC to ATL to celebrate my brother graduating from high school and attending Oberlin College in the fall.

Erika H.

Famince F. said...

The best thing to happen to me this week was to graduate from THE GREAT Morgan State University with my B.S. in Bio! It was a long road, but the light at the end of the tunnel was receiving my degree!

simply_shan said...

the best thing that happen to me week was that i got lost of complients on my first twist out. i was really nervous because it didn't exactly turn out the way i planned!

Anonymous said...

The best thing that happened to me was an altercation I got into that resulted in a physical fight and and injured eye! WTH..you may say?

But I learned a valuable lesson from this experience! I was hanging around people that I knew I shouldn't have!!! When you think of friends and family. You don't usually think of people that would hurt you. But guess what? It happens!!!

This incident gave me that push I needed to FINALLY "weed out" if you will those negative people that I sometimes associated with.

Most importantly I've learned that everyone who enters your life isn't always meant to stay there!

SuZQ said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was getting into a graduate school I actually want to attend and seeing Ipanema beach on this blog. I get to remember the first time I heard Girl from Ipanema and my friend and me dancing and mouthing the words around her room. It was a very good time. ^_^

RenaJ said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was cuddling and talking to my sweetie. I swear that man is my best and only true friend.

P.S. Girl, you know you look good in that bikini. Stop playing.

Ashanti M said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was being invited to lunch with the CFO of Northern Trust...given that I'm a junior at the #2 school in my state, I'm making pretty big strides towards my future. This summer I will be employed by Northern Trust through the work study program at my school, working throughout my senior year.

Susana O. said...

As a newly graduated college alum, the best thing that happened to me this week was going out to celebrate my graduation with family. It was also our very first hibachi experience and it was pretty cool. Fun times!

Jada07 said...

The best thing that happened to me this week is I made it back safely from vacation and home to my wonderful husband who I missed while I was away.

DiscoveringNatural said...

Best thing that happened to me this week.. I'm finally getting better from being sick for a week. Was able to go to the gym and work up some GOOD sweat! ~discoveringnatural.blogspot.com

luvmyboys said...

The best that happened to me this week was my baby boy turned 6 on Sunday and graduated from 5K today. Also he gave me some hair styles to wear and I rocked my fauxhawk to his graduation looking fly. He said "Mommy you look good!"

Tabredmond said...

The best thing that happened 2 me dis week was while rocking my mohawk of da week my two co-workers 1 who has been growing out her hair wanting 2 go natural decided that she is doing da big chop dis weekend (i'll be there to hold her hand) she also downloaded the curlynikki app 4 her iphone. The 2nd thing well a white guy came n & due to the every 3 week hair change did not recognize me well 2 make a long story short he took a pic of the mohawk only 2 then realize he has over 6 pics of me n his phone with different Mohawks so we r going 2 try 2 start a blog called well dnt wanta say the name b/c wouldn't want sum1 else 2 get the url b4 we. So ive converted a friend n2 a happy nappy & made a possible business venture yeah me......I really am happy to be nappy

Anonymous said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was I participated in a AIDS fundraiser during which I took four intense spinning classes back to back for a total of four hrs. and survived. Only 4 people out of a total of 100 were able to complete this challenge.
Two days later I ran 10 miles in the shortest time I have ever done so. It was a reminder that I am blessed enough to have my health when so many others are challenged with health issues (or simply do not cherish theirs the way they should).

Health and fitness are everything! There is no substitute for a truly fit body and a strong mind!!

Keri

Amy Rashawn said...

The best thing that happened to me this week is that I got moved up to a full -time position at my job for the summer. This is gonna help me save something for my ridiculously expensive grad school program.

ebonylatrice said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was my brother returning home from his army base in north carolina!!! I haven't seen him since january and it was a great surprise for me and my mom. My birthday is next month and I'm looking forward to all of us spending family time.

adia h said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was waking up every day to see another day. I'm just happy to be alive

Raisa said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was me starting my summer associate position at a large law firm. I have been in school for the past 6 years-1 more to go-and it felt really good to begin my career in law after studying so hard for these past 6 years. My dream is taking shape.

Toni said...

Avoided going back to a man who is no good for me. It's amazing how God intercedes and makes things happen on our behalf.

B. Allen-Nichols said...

After a night out with my girls, whilst walking back to our designated vehicles we just happened to run into my first love and his friends. It was the first time he and i had spoken in ages, and it felt like no time had passed! Now we have plans this holiday weekend! Gotta love good karma! Definitely the best thing that happened to me this week!!

TTsGurlBB said...

The best thing that has happened to me this week is finding out I aced my MBA courses for this semester. Woohoo!!! 4 classes to go. God is good.

BritB said...

Speedos might could be growing on me :-). Best thing to happen to me? Well I recently got into law school and a scholarship to boot. But just this week I found out that I got another scholarship for a law school bootcamp of sorts for here in Chicago. Free money is always great ain't it Jay?!

Anonymous said...

Best thing to happen this week..last day of school for the kids and the baby boy graduated from Kindergarden!--Nicole P.

Dallas Landrum-Martin said...

"C-section scar chic" = awesome. Thankfully they cut mine *super* low!

Carlton said...

Best thing that happened to me? I found out coconut oil is not for my hair and I have been using it religiously for a year now!

Ayisha B said...

The best thing that happened to me this week is I found the diplomacy to finally let my manager know what I think of her controlling ways. And that in the last 4 years I have proven to this organization that I am a capable, reliable and competent employee with a strong work ethic...now back the hell off!!!

Anonymous said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was getting a job interview for a great job! :)

imaboutthatNATURALlife said...

Well, I finally achieved a killer twist out and just so happened to find 20$ on the street. I should be feeling guilty someone is $20 short but hey, there is no lost and found for the street.

Lequida said...

I was chosen to participate in a 2 hr opinion study and made a fast $200!!!

honeybrown1976 said...

Being invited to my son's Seventh Grade Honors assembly!!!! For a black child, let alone a male, in an affluent, white Los Angeles suburb to get accolades from teachers and peers is simply awesome.

Likkle Miss said...

best thing to happen to me this week is I finally started the process of applying to grad school after my stepdad said he'll pay for it. So grateful, I thought I'd never go back to school cause I couldn't afford it.

Tiara J said...

The best thing that happened to me is that I made the Best qualified list for a job I wanted in my dream city. I haven't got it, but I get a chance for an interview. Super hyped. I'm really praying I make a good impression and the job is mines.

kimpaur said...

The best thing that happened to me this week is my graduating Cum Laude, and then getting to spend time with my boyfriend ofone year!It's funny because he, my half brother who I hadn't seen in AGES, and I are all officially graduates!!!!Class of 2012!!!!!!

BlondeByDesire said...

The best thing that happened to me this week - my dermatologist recommend a good arse acne cleanser for my face/back and I saw immediate results. So I'm pretty darn happy. I've been looking for a cure my backne for a minute and this just just might be it.

One Stop Home Repair said...

The best thing that happened to me this week is my baby girls K-4 promotion ceremony (tear, tear) she is headed to kindergarten, in all her natural fabulousness!!!

Unknown said...

The best thing to happen to me this week was: God spoke to me and told me that everything will be restored: my marriage(2 years divorced)and we are reconciling. I'm in love with my soulmate again.

Curltastic Nia said...

The best thing that happened to me this week is finding out that I was finally accepted to the college I wanted to transfer to.

There was an issue because of my GPA, but after pleading and working out a deal, I was finally accepted and shall be attending this fall!!! I'm sooo excited! ^__^

LovelyB said...

The best thing that happened to me was getting approved for financial aid so I was able to start summer classes (1 week down 4 to go!) and receiving full financial aid for the fall!

Bianqa
[email protected] [email I used to sign up for romwe.com]

Natural Sunshine said...
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Natural Sunshine said...

Best thing that happened this week- off on Friday & Monday and will spend a little QT time with my hubby, family and friends. So looking forward to a 4day weekend. ;0)

Siobhan S.

RebellePuella said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was a saving grace(shopping).My track team and I are in Florida and while being annoyed day to day we finally got up and went shopping this morning where I found the most talkative sales-lady in Bakers Shoes retail store hahaha! She talked me into buying a pair of shoes opposite the color i wanted. When i tried them on my eyes glowed at my fresh tan and those chunky heeled yellow and brown summer heels!! -Best day so far.

Sinceremami said...

The best thing that happened to me this week is my boyfriend coming down to visit me and we both got pedicures and had a great dinner than came home to watch a nice movie together with my family.

Anonymous said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was that i figured out that next year, i can create my own fashion show at my school for my resume! Also, i'm doing cornrows on myself and two of my teachers asked me to do braids on them! Also, my BFF figured out what she wants to be when she is older! and all of this happened in 2 days..... isn't God great???!!

Anonymous said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was feeling my baby boy kick from the out of my belly! I was so excited lol :) also i started a new job this week which is wonderful because its a great company and higher pay :P. God is good all the time.

Christina J. said...

This week my wonderful mother threw a graduation party for me (Class of 2012!!!!!) and had tons of my family and friends over with great food and fun!

Mz. Tatiana said...

I'm a kindergarten teacher for a charter school, and this week we had end-of-year math testing. We scored the tests yesterday, and I can say that the best thing that happened to me all week, was seeing one of my kids who struggled so much with math at the beginning of the year receive a 98% on the test.

aroundthewaycurl said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was being off Friday and spending a long weekend with my husband...alll while rocking my first wash and go that was inspired by you, Nikki.

Anonymous said...

Best thing about this week....I think the baby moved today. (I'm in 2nd trimester)mOf course, could have been gas:) Either way, I'm super excited.
DK

Valentina F. said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was being able to spend some long-overdue quality time with old neighbors and children I used to babysit, who have now grown into well mannered young adults. Reminiscing about old memories was so refreshing.

Kristen Kenner said...

The BEST thing that happened to me this week was being selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants to be 1 of 23 college students to receive the LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship!

I just got back from Washington DC were the recipients had a hands on Communication and Networking Workshop and an Awards Program/Reception...Best week of my life, it was my first ever scholarship!

Here's the site to see me and the other scholars: lagrantfoundation.org

Chelonthia said...

two of the best things that happened ere holding my newborn niece and getting back into school!!


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Netta T. said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was that I have a super strong chance of getting a job after being unemployed for almost 2 months due to having to move cross country from a really messed up living situation.

Tiffany A. Woods said...

Just started running with Black Girls Run! Trying to get my sexy back! Ha ha ... Enjoy your vacation, wish I was there!

Stacy said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was having a bit of an epiphany and FINALLY deciding where I want to focus on, career-wise. This is something that has been stressing me for some time now. Funny thing is, this exactly what I wanted to do back when i was much younger and had huge dreams! Now, those dreams may just become my reality =)

Curly G.R.I.T.S. said...

One of the best things that happened this week is that today is one day closer to the last day of school. I teach middle school and if the last day doesn't come soon some baby mama 'bout to be sans baby! LOL

Nicole Davis said...

The roomies and I took a mini-roadtrip to Good Harbor Beach on Sunday. It's about time for the East Coast to have consistently warm weather. Summer summer summertime : )

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bonni said...

The best thing this week?! Starting bar prep...yes, it sucks, but it's better than trying to take the bar without it! It's just another step toward an awesome future! You are making me want to take a post-bar trip to Brazil!!!

Jennifatu Crowther said...

The best thing that has happened to me this week is that I received a scholarship from the American Women's Society of CPA's of NJ! I am very honored that I received this award, and now I will be able to take the prep courses I need to enhance my knowledge before I start taking the CPA Exam!

hairscapades said...

We see you Nik!!! What baby scars? You're bugging!! LOL!! Look at those abs! Dang girl!!

Anywho, best thing that happened this week is that my BFF called to give me free tickets to see A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway! Nicole Ari Parker was A-MAH-ZING!! And Blair Underwood was ripped! You should have heard the hisses, sighs, and "Damns!!" that were coming from the ladies in the audience when he took off his shirt. It was hilarious. But, the best part? When "Stella" bent down into the audience towards the climax of the play and demanded some rude patron's cell phone that was lit up. "Give it to me" she said. And they did and she pocketed it and then went on with the scene ... which was almost the climax of the play!!


Shelli

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