Michelle Albino
(@belleoftheball608)

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Zumba fitness lover, curly girl, Catholic, ? mama, wife, PCOS warrior, miscarriage survivor, ?mama, extroverted introvert, lover of life!

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Pro: New @bissellclean Pet Hair Eraser vacuum with a tangle free brush roll. Yay, new awesome vacuum! Con: Having to buy it before I'm ready to because the old one has taken a big ol' dump. Ugh. #ramenuntilpayday #kindakidding Pro: With each purchase of this kind of vacuum, @bissellpets gets a $10 donation. #lovemethedoggies #bissellpetfoundation #bissellpethaireraser #tanglefreebrushroll #officiallyold #excitedaboutanewvacuum

In other news... I ordered my Samba dress. It will be this style but ~blue~ and custom made by @estadiva just for my curves! Also bought some supplies for making my accessories for the performance. Sparkly gold, green and blue! Exciting stuff in the works. #samba #sambanope #sambanopΓ© #riosamba #sambista #sequinsandfeathers #crafty #plussizedancer #biggirlscandancetoo #otimodance #otimo #otimoworkshopdancetroupe

A little Friday night stress relief - playing with my @bhcosmetics Take me Back to Brazil Rio edition palette! Starting my eye make-up testing now so I'm ready come February 22nd! Not pictured: fabulous false eyelashes, lip color (still TBD), and some sweatproof foundation that will make me look a little less tomato like on performance night. πŸ˜‹ The lighting kinda sucks, but you get the idea! #bhcosmetics #takemebacktobrazilpalette #takemebacktobrazilrioedition #samba #riosamba #sambanope #sequinsandfeathers #makeup #eyemakeup #iliveforcolor #curvysambista #iamadancer #plussizedancer #idontthinkyourereadyforthisjelly

Finally broke out my watercolors and starting playing and experimenting with color, shape, technique... It's fun to paint the paper with clean water and then drop in a color and watch it spread out in the water. To just put color to paper, not think too much and just make a riot of color... whatever feels good in the moment. I only wish I had more space. For now this will have to do! #watercolorpainting #watercolor #beginnerartist #beginnerwatercolor #playingwithcolors #painting #happylittleaccidents #artsy #ineedlessons

MOOD! πŸ‘€πŸ™ŒπŸ’₯😍🐼 #repost @bodyposipanda (@get_repost) ・・・ SETTING THE MOOD FOR 2019 LIKE πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’ƒπŸ½ this is your handy January survival guide: when diet culture comes along & tries to make a profit by selling you insecurity about your body, kick it in the face. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž β€’ [video description: Megan is dancing in a rainbow tassel bodysuit while various diet culture messages such as "lose 10 pounds in 6.2 seconds!" fly onto the screen and she kicks them or whips them away with her hair] #bodypositivity #bodypositive #newyearnewme #instavideo #riotsnotdiets

Hell yeah!! πŸ™Œ Read this.πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ #ithinkiloveher #repost @iamlshauntay (@get_repost) ・・・ This is what I think some of you see when I workout. Today I wanted to show you how I multitask. I can do kettlebell catches, flip you off and eat Cheetos. Look ma: No hands! On a serious note, someone was so "concerned" for me that she ripped yesterday's workout video and told her platform that she 'feared' the shock that my 'advanced workouts' would place on my fat body. To add insult to injury, her platform offered their condolences on my 'weight loss journey' because evidently my portion sizes are too big. And when I tried to talk with her, she blocked me. Listen, I have years of drinking online doctor's tears on the rocks and they've been the most useless calories that ever drunk in my life. The flavor in that drink is salty and wreaks of chlorine, honey. Here's what I need for the obesity crime stoppers task force to do: Mind πŸ‘πŸΎ Your πŸ‘πŸΎ GoddamnπŸ‘πŸΎ BusinessπŸ‘πŸΎ My three pack is flossy AF. My back fat is bedazzled. My legs are delicious. My ass is tenacious. Stop monitoring my BMI and I'll try to not play Dr. Seuss, Dr. Oz or Iyanla Vanzant with your insecurities. Get a glass of water, add some cucumber and mint to it and detox your thoughts. I owe you no sob stories about my weight not am I interested in your opinion. From fat people who share this same sentiment everywhere, take your advice, fold it into an airplane and fly it to your promised land. And spare me the be the bigger person commentary. We are tired of your advice. Aren't some of you still singing about it being a new year, new me? Consider working on yourself as a new year's resolution. When we focus on our own growth, we don't try to bring others down for an ego boost. I'm unfortunately semi desensitized to this debate but others have literally committed suicide from this form of bullying. Cut the shit. Change starts with you. P.S. Leave the plate that you didn't see in my video out of the conversation. #runningfatchef #fatrunner #fatwomenofcolor #fatshaming #mindyourbusiness #loveyourself #lovewhatmatters #themoreyouknow #yourewelcome #haveagoodday #haveaseat #fuckitfriday

🎢Baby (land)shark, doo doo doo-doo doo-doo 🎢 That face! Those teefs! LooOoOooooOove him! #babylandshark #landshark #chihuahaua #chihuahuasofwisconsin #chihuahuasofinstagram #mylittlelove #myproblemchild #littledoglife #tinydog #eljefecito #eldiablito

πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• #repost @rupikaur_ (@get_repost) ・・・ 🌱🌱🌱love for yourself. love for others. love to the world. its people. the earth. finding your passions. the fights that need to be fought. continuing to raise our voice against injustices. doing. moving. building. and striving for the light 🌱🌱🌱

My first wash day using my new @xtavaofficial black orchid diffuser and matching blow dryer. Documenting my wavy/curly 2b/2c/3a-on-a-good-day curly girl process from wet, clean, deep conditioned, products applied, and plopped hair to partially dry with clips at the roots for volume to 95% dry and ready to go. Not my favorite wash day ever, but still pretty good considering the weather and low dew points around these parts. (My curls hate winter, but I love it. Guess we'll have to agree to disagree.) As for the diffuser and dryer...😍😍😍 #curlygirl #wavyhair #wavycurls #natuallycurly #naturalwavycurls #curlygirlmethod #cgmethod #cg #glycerinfree #mycurls #myhairismyhobby #crownedincurls #devacurl #devacut #givemeallthevolume #2b2c #finecurlyhair #xtava #xtavaofficial #blackorchid #mycurlyhair

On Sundays... we snuggle. Ok, we actually do that on all the days. #sleepyheads #sundaysnuggles #sleepingdogs #snugglebug #myboys #ilovedogs #cozy

Happiness is... cute, new snow boots and snow in which to wear them!! Even if it is just a tiny bit of snow. So stoked such high boots fit around my thicc calves! {happy dance} #snow #ilovesnow #snowfallingismagical #newsnowboots #bootswiththefur #mukluks #midcalfboots #winterwonderland #winter #ilovewinter #snowbunny #wisconsin #wiscowinter

A favorite Christmas gift this year was this guy...getting to hold, snuggle, & talk to him, watch him blow bubbles, babble a little and practice his smile. It really is so great to be an auntie, let alone to get to be crowned auntie 8 times over. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•#auntietimeseight #proudauntie #mybabies #theygrowupsofast #christmasmemories

Β‘FelΓ­z Navidad, de nuestra familia a la tuya! Sending you all joy, peace, love, and blessings today and for the coming year! Xoxo! #feliznavidad #navidadatcasaalbino #navidad #merrychristmas #christmas #santaandtheelf #peace #joy #love #blessings #christmasjoy #jesusisthereasonfortheseason #happybirthdayjesus #alliwantforchristmasisyou

My Christmas time traditions includes a gift of myself in the form of blood to the Red Cross holiday blood drive. It is my 5th year, having donated every holiday season since I received blood myself which played a crucial part in saving my life. Last year the donation process didn't go so well and I was unable to complete my donation, so I was a bit worried about it today. But, my angel must have been watching out for me because I had the speediest donation I think I've ever had. 6 minutes and 33 seconds.😊 Bucky Badger was also on hand to entertain the people there to donate. So cute. 😍 #givethegiftoflife #donateblood #redcross #blooddrive #knowyourtype #givingback #givingbackfeelsgood #apositive #thatsabigneedle #feliznavidad #merrychristmas #givemorelife

My first attempt at making conchas. As you can see, the topping (that is supposed to look like the top of a shell) gave me a run for my money. It was very crumbley and hard to obtain the right size and thickness and as a result look nothing like they are meant to. Also, the dough itself took for.ev.er to rise. These literally took 12 hours to make. I can't say how they taste as they are still hot from the oven and I kind of want Oscar to be the first one to try them. We shall see. The white topped ones are vanilla, the brown are chocolate with cinnamon. They do smell quite yummy, though. 😊 #baking #amateurbaker #homebaker #conchas #firstattempt #challenging #mexicansweetbread #ihopehelikesthem #vanilla #chocolatecinnamon

Rolled out, cut out, baked, frosted, and decorated. They met quality control measures. πŸ˜‰ Christmas baking project part one is complete. Part two is still in progress...waiting on the dough to rise is taking longer than I expected! #baking #christmasbaking #christmas #christmaseveeve #cutoutcookies #sugarcookies #amateurbaker #homebaker #theymaynotbegorgeousbutheytasteamazing #itsmellsdeliciousinhere #grandmasrollingpin