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Welcome my name is Sherri. I am a follower of Jesus. I have been blessed to be the wife to my best friend Markiel. I am a mother to my tween son Amari and my preschool daughter Sanai. By God's grace I have found true joy in serving my family in our home. Even amongst all the everyday craziness I know this where God has called me to be. I learn something new everyday. I also recently became a part time bible teacher at my daughter's preschool. So I have the best of both worlds.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

#AskAwayFriday With Tiffany From MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter

I have wanted to be a part of #AskAwayFriday for a while now.
It looks so fun and it's a good way to get to know more about 
your favorite bloggers, so here I go jumping in for the first time. 

Tiffany aka Mrs. Tee from 
mrsteelovelifelaughter asked the questions...

and I answered.

Tiffany: I admire your testimony and your faith.  It seems like we both share a common testimony in having pre-marriage children.  What advice would you give a young girl who approached you in the same situation you found yourself facing?

Me:I can totally understand that being in a situation like this can often leave women feeling totally overwhelmed, especially if they are at a young age and they may be feeling alone. I was 23 when I had my oldest son.  The thing that helped me was having a relationship with Jesus and support from my son's father(now my hubby), mother and my church. 

I was blessed to have a strong support system, but I know that is not everyones situation. Reach out to  other family members, a church, friends, even other women in the same situation. There will be times when you will just need someone else.

Also the biggest point that I realized through it all was that everything happens for a reason. Things that sometimes may seem like the biggest pain in your life at the time, God allows it to be your biggest blessing. Looking back I can see all that I experienced then made me who I am now stronger and wiser. God will even allow you to then to share your story to encourage others, and that may have been His plan all along. 

Here is a photo I saw on Facebook that really inspired me. 

Tiffany: I love how you are willing to start and create faith based series on your site.  I also love being  apart whenever I can.  How do you find the inspiration for your series such as Celebrate Love, What Wives Wear and the latest one 10+ Wives Club?

Me: I originally started my blog as a way to encourage wives to serve God in all that they do-marriage, parenting, homemaking, and more. I guess that's kind of my tagline. With that in mind I always look for opportunities to share that on my blog. I just think about the topics that I would like to read about go from there. 

For example the 10+ Wives Club series was really just my way to gain wisdom from wives that have experience in marriage and can share the good and bad, and how they got through it all.  I've always been so impressed with couples who are together for many years, and I wanted to celebrate that. God kind of dropped the idea in my head after meeting another blogger Sandy, who has been married for 24 years. She was the first member of the 10+ Wives Club. You can read her story here

Tiffany:Speaking of some of your cool series, your What Wives Wear looks are so unique.  Have you always been a fashionista or is it something that you grew into as your matured?

Me:I've have always loved fashion. I think it really started to be a passion for me when I was in high school. In my junior year when it was that time to plan for college my guidance counselor put the idea in my head to go to school for fashion. I never really thought about it before then. After graduating high school I went to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and majored in fashion merchandising. 

I couldn't draw so I didn't major in design. Being a merchandising major allowed me to learn how to become a buyer, which I so wanted to be. I was there for two years and loved everything about it, the fashion, friends, and being in the city. I eventually stopped going for financial reasons and planned to return after working full time and saving money.  Then I had my son and my desires and goals in life changed. 

I will always love fashion. There are times when I would love to wear the latest looks off the runway but that just doesn't fit into my lifestyle anymore. Which is why I started What Wives Wear.

Tiffany:When you need to have ‘ME’ time what do you do, where do you go?

Me: I was actually just talking about this with the ladies on Mrs. AOK's Twitter Chat. I like many other moms find my quiet time in the bathroom. It is the one place I can be alone for a little while at least. I do a lot of my praying in my bathroom. Lol! 

I don't do anything special like have a pamper day or anything. I also like to go to my meetings that I'm involved with because I can connect with other moms and chat. I go to a weekly women's bible study that I try my hardest not to miss, and once a month I go to my MOPS(Mothers Of Preschoolers) meeting. I not only have made good friends there but I have learned so much too.

Tiffany:I answered these questions on my TMI Vlog and thought they were fun so I’m going to ask you a few of them: 
Last person you talked to?
Favorite flavor of sweet?
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

Me:The last person I talked to was my daughter. She is my little sidekick so she is usually by my side. Plus she will be four next week so she's at that age where she likes to talk a lot. I hear a lot of "Look mom!" She likes to share everything with me, from a dance that she will all of a sudden make up to something funny on t.v. She has such a fun personality.

My favorite flavor of sweet is peanut butter. I grew up loving to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and honestly I still do. There are still nights that I will skip dinner to eat one or two sandwiches. Plus I love Reese's peanut butter cups. I mean come on how can I resist those. I avoid buying them because I will finish the whole bag in one day.

I have to admit I've gotten a lot better at this. I used to take forever but now I would say about an hour including my shower. I have learned to simplify my routine. I don't go crazy over picking my outfits anymore. During the week it's usually leggings or my favorite pair of jeans and I just keep switching my shirts and add a different scarf. It works for me. 

Tiffany:Spring is officially here!  What is your favorite Spring Time activity?

Me:Like I said my daughter's birthday is next week so celebrating her birthday as well as my hubby's birthday at the end of April are my two favorite Spring Time activities.  My family has a tradition were we all get together for each others birthdays and have food and cake. This includes my parents, sister's family, and brother's family. I love when all the kids get together. It's always a fun time.

Tiffany:Name one or two things on your Ultimate Blogger wish list (it can be tech or where you’d like to be in the future).

Me:Right now I have been on the hunt for a good DSLR camera. I would love to have better photos for my blog, especially for the What Wives Wear series. Right now I'm using a combination between my horrible phone camera and the iPad. I dropped a few subtle hints to my hubby maybe I can get one for mothers day. I know you recently got a beautiful camera from your hubby, maybe we need to get our hubbies together to have a little talk. Lol!

BONUS:Tiffany: Are you a part of the Coffee Crew or Team Tea? :D

Me:Definitely Team Tea! I tasted coffee one time when I was a little girl, and I was turned off from it ever since. I love red teas. Anything raspberry or cranberry is good for me. The one bad thing is I put a lot of sugar in my tea so I need to work on that. 

That was just a little about me. I hope you got to know me better. 
Go to mrsteelovelifelaughter to read my questions and Mrs.Tee's answers.

Be Blessed!


  1. The bathroom is the only room where I get alone time too. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are yummy. Before getting married I would often eat PB&J for dinner.


  2. I haven't had a PB&J sandwich is so many years! It's celery and PB or bananas with PB and coconut! Yum.

    Happy Friday!

  3. I'm also in that pre-marital children's club. Happily married many years later. I would love ot make it to 24! So far, we're at 7, with no signs of slowing down. It's nice to get to know you Sherri!


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