Cincinnati Living!

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I had a blast this past Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day unofficially marks the beginning of summertime heat, Summertime being played on the radio a gazillion times and summer festivals! The three day weekend is perfect for cookouts, graduation cookouts, pool parties and FUN! I traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio for my good friend’s medical school graduation. She’s been living in Cincinnati for four years and this is the first time I have visited her there. I wasΒ  supposed to go last year but I didn’t. I sure regret that because there was only so much I could do and see on my short visit. I fell in love with the city but now she’s leaving. πŸ™ However, I learned a valuable lesson or two.

  1. Β Just because you’ve been to a certain state before or you think it’s boring, still take the time to visit. ESPECIALLY if you have a friend to visit there. They can show you around and show you a different side. I had been to Columbus, Ohio a couple of times in high school but those trips don’t even compare to my recent trip. In my opinion, Columbus and Cincinnati are really different.
  2. Make time for your friends and just live a little this summer! Vacation doesn’t necessarily mean leaving the country. The good ol US of A has plenty of states and cities to visit. πŸ™‚ <3

The graduation was nice and inspiring. I am so happy to see my dear friend’s hard work pay off by God’s grace!Β  And it was just great to spend time with her and her sister. They’re my favorite “twins” and they crowned me theΒ  “3rd twin” over the weekend. That would make us triplets then, *giggles*.Β  Below are some pics via my iPhone. I can’t wait to buy a real camera. I heard the Cannon T3i is good for photography beginners so I am thinking about purchasing it.

The flight was about one hour. My kind of flight!! I just love window seats <3

Sidenote: This was my FIRST ever domestic flight. I usually travel state to state by car or train {just once}. Domestic flights are less stressful than international flights. Plus, I really liked not having to carry my passport with me. My driver’s license and boarding pass was sufficient. I loved that!

Up in the cloudsMy friend ‘s apartment is on the 7th floor and the view was so pretty.

Apartment view


photo(47)The struggle to pin that cap down with bobby pins was kind of real.Β  Isn’t her natural hair beautiful though? She used a curling wand that morning and had blow-dried her hair beforehand. The curls lost some of their definition/hold throughout the day but as her hair got bigger, it got even cuter! The compliments were rolling in. #BigHairDontCare

Paparazzi or NAH? (If you’ve read/followed this blog long enough, then you already know I am a certified creepΒ  love taking pics. πŸ™‚ ) She was giving me Tracee Ellis Ross big hair fierce {see comparison pic below}!


Tracee Ellis Ross

And the cap struggle continues! I accidentally knocked it off her head twice that day. πŸ™

But you already know I was LOVING the necklace action below!

IMG_9831It’s a wrap! My girl is a MD! #LookatGawd #WontheDOit?

*Tamar Braxton voice*

It's official!POST graduation tingz

Taste of Cincinatti {YUM}

Graeter’s ice cream! Oprah declared in 2002 that Graeter’s was the best ice scream she ever tasted!Β  We got salted caramel and had them crack the cone in it. This is Sheila’s ice cream but we got the same thing. I had already inhaled mines. #YUMMerZ

Eden Park, Cincinnati

We could see Kentucky from the view in the first two pics!

Downtown Cincinnati

I adore this pic! <3

IMG_0013 THE END to a perfect weekend πŸ™‚

CONGRATS to my favorite radiologist (I’m a #PROUDFRIEND) and to all the 2014 graduates. πŸ™‚

~Amma Mama

  • Nomzi Kumalo
    May 27, 2014

    I am so with you there on short domestic flights. πŸ™‚

    • ammamama
      May 28, 2014

      Yes !!! They’re everything <3
      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

      • Nomzi Kumalo
        May 29, 2014

        You are most welcome. Have a lovely long weekend. πŸ™‚

  • madsophisticate
    May 27, 2014

    Cute pictures! Love how your friend styled her hair πŸ™‚

  • Aaya
    May 27, 2014

    LOVE LOVE LOVE every single bit of this post!!! And a very BIG Congrats to Dr. Boateng πŸ™‚ Thx for sharing bops!

  • Sheila
    May 28, 2014

    Lovely post! You’re a great friend!!! Cincinnati looks like an interesting town. Also, does ur friend do ANY modeling at all?!?!


    • ammamama
      May 28, 2014

      No but she should!! She is absolutely gorgeous! And yes I am an amazing friend, I know.


  • Priscilla(Prissyville)
    May 29, 2014

    You ladies look beautiful. Congratulations to your friend!! Thanks for sharing Amma.

  • My Fashion S/ash Life
    June 5, 2014

    Awww, this was a lovely post to read. Hurray for Sisterhood and Friendship, I can just feel the positive energy radiating from the pics where the ‘triplets’ are together!

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