Blogger Zumba Meetup, Queen Beyonce, Orange Is The New Black & More


Last weekend, I was so excited to have a blogger meetup with two of my favorite girls, Kim from Manifest Yourself and Melissa from the Valentine RD. They were sweet enough to come to my little corner of Brooklyn (Kim from Long Island and Melissa from California!)

The joined my Zumba Class on Saturday, and I was so excited because I know I am always blogging about teaching classes and having your fellow bloggers come, attend, and experience what I am always talking about, was all kinds of awesome. I was SO happy they came out, and we all had a fantastic time dancing. :)

photo (69)


Ok so Beyonce was everything. I don’t know how she does it night after night. But she made me feel like this was her FIRST night on tour and we were the fist ones to see her. She was absolutely flawless. Her outfits? Just amazing, and she is just perfect in all her glorious curvy self. I looked through my wardrobe to figure out WWBA (What Would Beyonce Approve?) and I decided on this:


Big Hair? Check. Lots of sparkle in the top? Check. See through? Check. LOTS AND LOTS of leg? Check. Sparkly shoes? Double Check.

photo_1 photo photo_3

The concert was so good, I sang along to every single song, word for word, like the rest of the 15k people in the arena, but I definitely nearly lost my voice when she sang “Love On Top” (in which I think we have a very special bond because we were both pregnant at the same time and I was extremely excited about it and felt like we had a bond that will never be broken as a result.) :)

orange is the new black


So I caved into social media peer pressure and I started watching the Netflix Based series “Orange Is The New Black”. I kept seeing facebook posts and tweets about it so I decided to give it a try. I am SO happy I did! The show is so good. I don’t watch premium shows (I haven’t really gotten into one since The Wire, Six Feet Under and The Sopranos) but this show seems like it would fit perfectly on any premium network. I have 2 episodes left, and I know once I finish I will be left with that NEF (Netflix Empty Feeling) You know, when you finish a series on Netflix and/or Hulu and left fending for more? Yes. That will be me. I can already see it. I need to read the book when it is done, maybe that will help with the withdrawal!

The Most Creative Video I’ve Seen

SO I love me some Robin Thicke, I feels like we could be best friends. When he is on Real Husbands of Hollywood I realized that not only can that man sing his TAIL off but he also is completely hysterical. So when I saw his collaboration with the roots, & Jimmy Fallon singing Blurred Lines with only kid instruments—I was in love. I know you have probably seen this already, but it is worth another view. Isn’t it awesome?

Have Your Done/Planned and Blogger meet ups lately?

Have you seen Orange is the New Black/Read the book?

Don’t you love the Robin Thicke/Jimmy Fallon Vid?



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. It was so much fun to see you, Kimberly and your great group at Zumba. The class was a ton of fun and you helped me change my mind about Zumba forever more!

    Glad the concert was amazing (how could it not be?) and I’m looking forward to OITNB. You captures the NEF perfectly!

    Thanks again for making part of my trip extra special! Xoxo
    Melissa Burton recently posted…They Say You Can’t Go Home AgainMy Profile

  2. WOW so many amazing things – I don’t know where to start! I’m so jealous you got to workout with Melissa b/c she is amazing!! And I’m BEYOND jealous that you saw Beyonce!!! I’m going to see Mr. Carter (Jay-Z) and Justin Timberlake this weekend but I would have preferred Mrs. Carter!! And you looked awesome – good for you!! Lastly, I’ve been hearing so much about OITNB as well so I guess I just HAVE to make time to watch it now. And yes, that Robin Thicke video is hilarious and if you haven’t seen the one with Carly Rae Jepsen singing Call My Maybe – you should absolutely check it out. GREAT POST
    Allie recently posted…WHATEVER DOESN’T KILL YOU…My Profile

    • OOOOOOH! Enjoy Jay-z and JT! I saw Jay last September, and no one is a bigger fan than I. You will have a blast!!!

  3. Ooh, I just started watching Orange is the New Black. I loved the book and I was interested to see how they would turn it into a television show. So far I’m loving it.

    I’ve never seen Beyonce in concert, but I’m sure she puts on an incredible show!
    Bev recently posted…“Witch” Scent Would You Choose?My Profile

  4. I might have already mentioned this to you before. I’ve only done Aqua Zumba(Zumba in a pool). It was super fun but I’ve yet to do Zumba on dry land. I think I’d have to channel my latina so I can bust out the moves like I see people do on tv. You look FABU in all your pics!

  5. I really need to do Zumba workouts. It’s so much fun. Your outfits is super-cute btw.
    Stacie recently posted…Grilled Sausage & Pepper Pizza Giveaway #sponMy Profile

  6. Ok…I LOVE this version of Blurred Lines! I’m not a big Robin Thicke fan, but I agree that he is indeed talented! Beyonce was EVERY BIT of amazing when we saw her too! I loved the entire show and I’m STILL on a high from it…TWO WEEKS LATER! Definitely worth every penny I spent! :-)
    Britton recently posted…Countdown to One: My First PostMy Profile

  7. I have heard nothing but good things about the Beyonce concerts…we missed it here in Charlotte, but I bet it was amazing! I, too, LOVED the Robin Thicke performance on Jimmy Fallon. So good!-Ashley
    thedoseofreality recently posted…Racism For Ratings: Big Brother 15My Profile

  8. Nellie you better go ahead with that sexy, big hair. I love it! You and ALL of my NY sisters (5 total) were in the building for Beyonce’s show. Everyone keeps talking about how much they enjoyed it. The woman is a performer so I’m sure the show was amazing. You looked good, plus, you’ve inspired me to give this whole Orange is the New Black business a try. We shall see.
    Andrea recently posted…Not So Subtle IgnoranceMy Profile

  9. I’m definitely loving that video – that song is going to be stuck in my head the rest of the day!!!
    You look amazing all dolled up for Beyonce!!!
    If I ever get to visit Brooklyn I hope I can Zumba with you (just don’t laugh at my lack of skills!!).
    Kim recently posted…What Does a Runner Look Like?My Profile

    • come to brooklyn come to brooklyn!! :) Or maybe fitbloggin next year? It won’t be too far from you in Tx or Tn!

  10. Love Jimmy Fallon! Love Robin Thicke! LOVE that video! Thanks for sharing!!
    Nicole recently posted…4 Things That Are Adorable on a Child But Not an AdultMy Profile

  11. First off, your HAIR is EVERYTHANG!!
    Ok, I’m really going to cave into pressure and watch Orange is the new Black. I’m tired of not being in the Know!
    And I just love love love that video. Bluured Linesssssss!

  12. I kept seeing that show and was wondering what it was all about I didn’t know where to watch it at or nothing. You looked nice for the concert your hair was on point
    Kita recently posted…It’s back to school timeMy Profile

  13. Girl! You look fabulous! I’m dying to see a Beyonce concert!

    I have to check out that show on Netflix!

    Love me some Robin Thicke too!

  14. Look at that big hair! Looks like you got all dolled up for the concert. So glad you had a good time. If I ever get the chance to go to one of your Zumba classes, consider me there! (I bet it would be better than the one I went to the other week ::sadface::) LOVE the term NEF. The husband and I have definitely been there. We’ve started watching old tv shows on Netflix streaming to fill in the gaps. Will definitely have to add “Orange is the New Black” to the queue.
    Leslie recently posted…Must Haves for Baby’s First YearMy Profile

  15. I think I need to figure out WWBA with my own wardrobe. You look incredible!
    Yes, I love the Jimmy Fallon/Robin Thick video and I also love the one with Jimmy Kimmel awkwardly crashing. You have to YouTube that one! As for blogger meetups, I had one today with A Dish of Daily Life (Michelle), Fierce Diva Girl (Ilene) and So I’ve Been Thinking (Stephanie). We had lunch and good conversations and I even got Ilene to hold Des so I didn’t have to. Nice, right?
    Tamara recently posted…Feeling The August Things.My Profile

  16. I watch so much TV, can I afford to add something new??? I haven’t done subscriptions since Entourage finished. It sounds intriguing. I’ve totally missed the boat, I didn’t know what ppl were talking about with that one.

    I knew you would love Bey! She is fierce EVERY SINGLE PERFORMANCE! I will be attending one in December, didn’t realize they were ongoing. I’m making a trip out of it.

    Oh and you know I wanted to be in that class! I was all jelly on twitter :)
    Joi recently posted…A Few Basketball Life Lessons from A BloggerMy Profile

    • LOL of COURSE you can :) I know. I am a baddd influence LOL. YES I kinda want to see her again, but I won’t be greedy lol

  17. So fun to be able to hook up with some blogger friends! Sounds like the Beyonce concert was everything and more. It’s nice to dress up and lest loose every once in a while. You looked fabulous!!
    Leah Davidson recently posted…Quote of the WeekMy Profile

  18. Gosh! I am so behind with my blog reading! Your outfit is fabulous, girl!

    & you forgot to mention that you tried to kill me in Zumba…all those drop-it-low moves had my legs shaking!
    Kimberly {Manifest Yourself} recently posted…Journey to Wellness 8.7My Profile

  19. Where do I start? I must take Zumba… soon! It sounds like so much fun!

    Beyonce, I’m so bitter I didn’t go to her show! I keep hearing the word flawless!

    That Robin Thicke video…. perfection!
    Cam recently posted…What Hip Hop Used to BeMy Profile

  20. I met up with a bunch of my blogging buddies at BlogHer! It’s so great to meet people I talk to every day! Love it!

  21. i have a blogging event in my head and have started the preliminary work to bring it to life. there’s nothing better than connecting in person with the wonderful people we “meet” online. it’s been years since i’ve seen Beyonce perform. like close to a decade probably. i adore her as a person, but i’m just not into her music. you looked fab btw!
    miss donna recently posted…keep the change | $20 budget – JulyMy Profile

  22. Love everything about your Mrs Carter look!! Heeeyyyy Mrs Carrrrterrrr! That concert was beyond words!!
    OITNB is getting a lot of social media buzz! Wish I could watch, but I think I live in the only house in America w/o a DVR, Netflix, Hulu or Premium movie channels:(
    Jenni recently posted…Girls’ Trip 2013My Profile

  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog. That’s fun that you met some blogger friends. I haven’t met any yet.

  24. I’m so glad that I’m getting caught up on blog reading and didn’t skip anything!

    Did you watch the last two episodes of Orange is the New Black, yet? Total, freaking, cliff hanger! They better bring it back soon!

    Adore your outfit for the concert. It’s perfect Beyonce style and looks great on you.

    I had not seen that video yet and it made me smile. I sent it to my son on Facebook because he totally loves this song, Robin Thicke, and Jimmy Fallon.

    Still no blogger meet ups!
    Carla recently posted…F.I.T. Interview: Rachel Gets Fit at Forty-SomethingMy Profile


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge