3 Things That Are Important (That I Never Mention On The Blog)

First: I am an usher at my (mega) church.

My church has 36,000 members. Yes. I know. Fortunately 4-5 thousand show up every Sunday. I am a part of an amazing team of women that takes care of our members, seats them and serve as extra pairs of eyes on the floor. I have been doing this for almost 5 years now and I can’t front. I love it. I do not mind putting everything else on hold to serve God’s people.

Second: I hate chicken.


Like I can’t eat it. When I walk past Popeyes I want to barf. I’m sorry but it’s true. Let me go ahead and ask/answer the questions that I ALWAYS get when I reveal this fact about me

  • are you black? Believe it or not people just can’t believe black people don’t eat chicken smhh
  • did you EVER eat chicken? Yes. I believed I stopped somewhere around 4 or 5 years old.
  • do you eat turkey? Yes. But only recently after I got sick and had no choice but to start eating super low fat meats.
  • have you tried it recently? Yes and it’s still so. Gross.

Third: I have an unhealthy obsession with makeup

I never wore makeup in high school (I was quite the Tomboy actually) so the past 2 years I have been experimenting in makeup and now it has turned into a full blown addiction thing.

I own 30+ Mac lipsticks, and more drugstore brands than I can count. I have three separate FULLY stocked makeup bags.

1) my regular home stash
2) my gym bag makeup
3) my at work (just in case) makeup

I have like a zillion makeup blogs in my reader, I’m subscribed to even more on YouTube. When new collections come out for MAC I am one of those clamoring for a peek.

I love bright lipstick, smokey eyes, and honestly while I’m watching my reality shows (like The Braxtons) I am always always watching the makeup to see what they are doing.

Playing with color

There you have it! Three things about me that I never talk about on the blog (but maybe I will now!)

What about you guys? Is there something important about yourself that you have never blogged about? Or do you pretty much put it all out there?



Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.


  1. I think I need to start checking out makeup blogs for inspiration, because I haven’t bought any makeup in at least four years (when I bought some to wear at a wedding).

    Love that you are an usher, and that you love it so much. That is awesome.
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  2. I hate makeup and the color pink. No chicken whaaaaaa thats all we eat we are trying to cut out red meat around here and so far its working. Let’s see something about me that people don’t know……I got nothing. Happy Saturday
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  3. Ha, I am one of those people who would look side eye about the chicken. I eat chicken like all the time. I would never comment though bc believe it or not, I despise chocolate and I can’t stand the responses I get from it. I hope you are a nice ushers. Ushers at mega churches don’t play! They can be so mean about making you go fill up those front seats, lol. I will never blog about my man. I’m all about the Beyonce up in this virtual space:)
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  4. haha about the chicken, it seriously is overrated! that`s cool about the make-up, I`m trying to get more into makeup for the longest time I never really cared because I grew up in a small town and when-ever I went to get help at the makeup counters people were rude or didn`t know how to do make-up on someone brown. kind of discouraging. But now that I live in a city (with multiple Sephoras) I`m trying to play around more with make-up.

    I love when bloggers share random (funny) things about themselves :)
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  5. This is SO INTERESTING!! The first one doesn’t surprise me one bit!!. How wonderful!!
    The chicken thing…I don’t know if I’ve met a non-vegetarian that didn’t like chicken. It’s got to be awful for you that it’s everywhere! Ick!
    You and I are makeup opposites! I used to wear a full face in college, but then fell off. I’m lucky if I swab on some mascara and lip gloss. (You totally rock the bright lip!)
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  6. I always wanted to be a usher in a mega church. So much control……
    No chicken?????????? Well, I don’t eat Okra. Too damn slimy….
    What I won’t blog about…..the actual NAME of the hospital I work at and Pookah and Cdub’s real names. Oh, and I’ve stopped blogging about my marriage in great detail.
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  7. KalleyC

    I can so relate to the addiction. Since I’ve discovered me again, MAC is my go-to brand. And I won’t even get into how many polishes that I own. It’s so crazy cause I can stay up late adding things to my wish list in terms if makeup and polish.
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  8. You are just too cute! I’m a big makeup fan, too, but staying home with my three little ones doesn’t give me much motivation to do a lot of playing around with my face. I LOVE MAC, too, though.
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  9. I actually don’t blog about being vegan much and it’s a big part of who I am, I also don’t really blog about volunteerism which is also a huge part of my life. I’m not sure why no!
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  10. When you said you don’t eat chicken, the first thing that came to my mind was “wait…NO CHICK-FIL-A”! I cant believe you miss out on the heaven that is Chic-Fil-A! LOL! I’m a makeup junkie too, but I’m not as bad as you! LOL! I do swoon all over new collections though!
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  11. I need to start being a girl and trying makeup out. It’s part of my momshell plans. You halfway made me mad when you made your popeyes comment. I walk by that place and salivate like pavlov’s dog. It’s a sickness.
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  12. girl – i will hurt somebody over a chicken wing! bless your heart…i just wanna hug you right now.
    i’ve gotten into makeup as an adult myself. i like experimenting, but only when i’m going somewhere. i don’t wear it on the daily. and i agree – looking at what other ladies wear and trying to recreate it is half the fun.
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  13. How funny about the chicken bit! I was that way when I was pregnant so I got a glimpse into how gross it can make you feel. . . about ushering: that’s awesome! My dad was an usher for years at our mega-church we attended growing up. They were such a great group of men and always had each others’ backs. Like a mini-community of sorts. I feel ya on the make-up. Definitely not to the level you are though LOL, but I do adore trying new beauty products of any kind. I could spend all day in a drugstore just trying stuff!
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  14. The chicken thing does surprise me. However, this goes back to something I say all the time: Black people are not one monolith. We have different experiences and tastes. And that *has* to be alright with everyone.
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    • Exactly, you won’t believe the kinds of crazy looks I get when I tell people that I don’t eat chicken– its so crazy, thanks for dropping by :)


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