Thursday, November 26, 2009

Popped Bottles, Ate Cake & Got Gifts

I am still reporting to you from Destin and I am really enjoying myself. The weather is great and the beach is beautiful. The water is so clear and the sand is so white ! My actual birthday was on Monday but my sister and her husband didn't arrive until Tuesday night so everyone sang Happy Birthday to me last night. ! We cut some cake , which was yummy .. and popped some bottles !

My parents are the best ! They got me exactly what I asked for.. a flip camera for my birthday !! They are so sweet and they spoil me all the time. I am so grateful for them. I got the Ultra HD Flip Camera ! Now I can make more video's and upload them for you all. I was charging the camera up today and I can't wait to play with it and record a video.

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving !! I am grateful for my family and friends health and well being ! What are you grateful for on this special day !

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


The movie Precious is a must see ! You have to be mentally prepared to see this movie because it will give you a roller coaster of emotions. It's about a teenager that is mentally and physically abused by her father and mother. She is doesn't know how to read and can barely write. She ended up having a few children by her father. She had to go to a special needs school and becomes inspired by a teacher that helps her learn how to read and write. I heard the novel goes into more detail then the movie, but the movie definitely gets the point across. Check out the trailer !

Monday, November 23, 2009

What's in my closet

I wanted to compile a list of my favorite things for fall ! This is what is in my closet for fall and are my current favorite things :
  1. Love these Rain Boots ! I was looking every where for a pair that fit really nice. When I went to NYC last week I found the perfect pair at Laila Rowe !

Love my leggings which is perfect to wear with a long sweater and the rain boots ! VS has all different kinds of leggings !

3. I love a nice long sweater & my sweater is very similar to this but I found one that looks the same at Old Navy

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I'm Surviving

Destin is so beautiful ! The sand is nice and white and the water is so clear and still fairly warm. I am surviving and it's not as bad as I thought. We haven't done much yet but a little shopping and walking on the beach. I had to go out and buy some capri's because all I packed was jeans and t-shirts. I knew it would be warm but I didn't think it would be this warm !
Tomorrow is my actual birthday, the big three to the O ! I think I am ready and I am looking forward to what the future has in store for me ! I will post some pretty pictures tomorrow from the beach or I will do a vblog, till then good night !

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving in Destin, Florida

Every year my family likes to go to different destinations for Thanksgiving ! Last year we did Thanksgiving in Hilton Head and this year it's Florida. My parents rented a huge beach house & we are leaving tomorrow and this time I will be bringing my laptop. I wish my boyfriend was able to come. He just started a new job and his training was all of this week and next week so I will be stuck with my family all week long.. OH JOY ! Let me break it down for you. It will be my parents, my sister and her husband and his parents, and my Aunt & Uncle. If you haven't noticed all couples and then there is me. I will definitely be locking myself in a room and renting movies on itunes to watch on my laptop with a side of wine and some Tylenol 8 hour !

By midweek I am sure you will be getting some drunk post from yours truly or I will post a Vlog asking for a prayer circle so I can survive the week ! My sister and her husband just got married earlier this year and they are still in there honeymoon phase, every time I see them they are always hugging, kissing and all, oh I love you so ! Which is nice and all but you don't have to rub it in ! They are the only married couple in there world.I still love them though. My parents will be slaving me around, I already know ! I will be missing my ride on the pumpkin and I will be Asharella. My sisters husbands parents are cute and his mom will have random conversations with me out of the blue and showing me the worlds smallest greetings cards and I am sure I will love them ! My Aunt, well what can I say about my Aunt. She has been with the same man for the past 40 years and they never got married and have no kids, so she has a lot of time on her hands !

I know my parents do not read my blog and neither does my Aunt because she just learned how to use a computer and the internet a few months ago. My sister has a blog but she is to busy in her married life and work to blog that often so she only reads my blog from time to time. She said when she see's long post, she doesn't have time to read it, so I know she won't be reading this and her husband won't be either ! His mom may try and read this, if she finds out I have a blog, so if you see this post magically disappear then you know why. If I disappear in Florida then you know I didn't survive the week. I may even try to make my own raft and sail to Bora, Bora..oh how peaceful that would be ! *** Okay I am back *** Sorry I was day dreaming and typing at the same time. Wish me luck folks as I set out on this venture with my lovely family !

P.S I love my family and family is all you have ! Enjoy your time with your family !

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Details On My Birthday Trip

I had the best time visiting with friends and family for my birthday trip up North ! It wasn't as cold as I thought it was going to be in Pa. The first thing I did when I got off the plane was go to Abe's Hot dogs, it's a little mom/pop place that I grew up eating at ! The same man still owns the place and get this.. he still remembered me ! How sweet ! Every time I go home it's always something that brings me back to memory lane. I got a chance to drive by my old house I grew up in and the shopping center right down the street from where I grew up at is so different now. It's always so weird when you go back to a place you grew up at and everything is the same but yet so different !

The best part of my trip was being able to spend time with my love Mr. C ! I missed him so much and he had to work a few days while I was there so it feels like I didn't get to spend all my time with him because I had to split my time between him, my bff L. & my family. It never really feels like a vacation when I go up there, it's more like work only because one family member finds out you are up there and then all of sudden they all find out and I was finding myself stopping by family members houses visiting with them. I spent a good portion of my time doing that. It was nice to catch up with everyone especially my little cousins that are not so little anymore !

The greatest day was shopping in NYC ! It was cold and kind of raining on and off the day we went so everyone was all bundled up in the chicest coats ! I love the city of New York it's always so alive and full of life. Everyone is always so stylish in NYC so I loved all the street fashion. It made me feel good that I am not behind on any major fashion trends ! ( I try to keep up on my style ) My bff and I definitely did some hard core shopping. I got handbags, perfume, boots, clothes you name it and I got as promised I brought my followers something back !! I can't tell you what it is because it is a surprise but I love it and I know you all will too. I must say I didn't take a ton of pictures like I should have only because that would be more that I would need to scrap ( for those of you that don't scrap..that is short for ) I am only about 4 years behind on my scrapbooking which I hope to get caught up soon. Enjoy the slide show !

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy 101 Award

I am so excited to announce that I received my second blog award from one of my favorite bloggers the lovely Luckiest Mrs. ! She is so kind and the cutest little southern belle ! Thank You Luckiest Mrs. for such a sweet award !

The rules are :

  • List 10 things that make you happy

  • Try to do at least one of them today !

  • Tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day

  • Make sure to link back to the person that tagged you

10 things that make me happy :

  1. Making greeting cards for friends and family
  2. Love to make scrapbooks of all my memories

  3. Shopping makes me and any girl happy I am sure

  4. Reading a really good inspirational book

  5. Beach Vacations & the sound of the ocean

  6. Pizza my favorite comfort food

  7. People that give you a sincere smile when you walk by

  8. Spending time with my closest friends and my lovely boyfriend

  9. To know that I am unconditionally loved no matter what

  10. Taking fantastic pictures and creating art from it

Now the fun part passing it along to 10 other bloggers but I don't have 10 to pass it to so I will pass it along to my top 7 blogs that make me happy :

  • My lovely sister My Life with all the fufula -- She has the cutest post about all different things it's fun to read and it always makes me smile or laugh !

  • Ms. Alpha Button Pusher .. She started following me when I had less then 10 followers and she always left the nicest comments ! Her blog is very interesting , she always writes the prettiest poems and post the prettiest pictures !

  • I have to pass this award over to my girl in Purple -- I love her pictures of shoes and how she writes letters to co-workers and really tells them how she feels, so funny and she is one of my favorites !

  • I am going to pass this over to the lovely Sassy Chica -- Her posts are so alive and I love that..she lives life to the fullest and always has a good time !
  • Just Another Day in Paradise This young lady and her husband are so cute..she is a lawyer and he just got out of the Army and they purchased there first home together and it's fun to read about there ventures together !
  • Ms. Kathy from My net finds gave me my very first blog award ! I was so excited and grateful to her for that. She finds all the latest little finds on the net and I love coming to her site to see what she has found !
  • Best Posts of the Week -- I am so glad that I found this site awhile back ! It gives people a platform to send in what they feel is there best post of the week. I love it and I sent in a post a while back and made it..I was so excited !

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'm Back....

Hi Everyone !! I hope all is well !! I missed you all so much !! I really went through blogger withdraw ! Next time I travel which will be this weekend I am going away for another week..I will be bringing my laptop. I was going to do a small post while I was away because there was a computer in the hotel lobby...but then my OCD starting kicking in and I started thinking of all the germs on the keyboard and the swine flu not I stayed away. I should have set up the mobile blogging so I can blog from my phone but that is hard core. I am determined to find a app. for my iPhone for blogger !! ( Am I rambling ? ) I think I am but I have so much to say..but I will post everything about my trip tomorrow including pictures. !!

I hope everyone was keeping up with my twitter updates and tweet pics, lol ! I had to remove the twitter updates from the sidebar because it just stopped working. Isn't that weird ? So enough about me, how are all of you ? What are you plans for thanksgiving next week ? I can't wait to hear from you all. I am going to spend some time now catching up on all of your blogs, when I really should be working...hehehe !!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Taking a short hiatus for my Birthday !

The time has finally arrived and I leave tomorrow for my East Coast Sweep Birthday !! This celebration will be so much fun !! Hip Hip Hooray !! I still have so much to do and so little time. I must go home and finish packing !! I really try not to pack the day before I leave but things have been so busy for me that I kept putting it off. I have my clothes in my luggage but I need to fold them so they can fit !! I also need to try not to over pack because I know I will be shopping while I am up North and I need to keep room for things I will be bringing back !!

If you can't get enough of my day to day drama !! Follow me on Twitter ! I added twitter updates to the sidebar under the twitter icon so you can see what I am doing and look at all my tweet pics !! Other then that I will be back early next week !! I may even surprise you all and do a quick update while I am gone ! I will miss you all but I will be back..



Winner Of The Greeting Card Giveaway

Thank You to all that participated in the Handmade Greeting Card Giveaway ! All the names plus the extra entries were put together in a basket and was picked by my lovely mom ! You will hear me laughing on the recording because my mom didn't say anything she was suppose to !! It was funny because she was nervous and you can clearly see that on the recording !

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Barbie Has Everything

Do you remember the good old days when all you had to worry about was coming home from school to find out your little sister was playing with your Barbie dolls ? I was a very girly little girl ! (you probably can't tell ) ;) My number one favorite toy as a child was Barbie. I love Barbie and I had everything for her. What made me think about Barbie and all of her glory was because I went into my attack and found all of my barbies and my old school Barbie Winnebago ! Boy that brought back memories. I don't even know how many Barbie dolls I have but I have a lot ! I played with all white Barbie dolls and I only had maybe 2 or 3 black ones. The reason why is because back in the 80's all the black Barbie dolls looked the same to me and I wanted them to be different !

What a modern Barbie on a Vespa !

Anything Barbie didn't have she has today. I had so many idea's for Barbie. I would always tell my mom the different things Barbie needed. If she would have listened to me we would have been millionaires because all of my ideas, they came out with over time. Nowadays I don't know to many little girls that are obsessed with Barbie the way I was. I always said if I did happen to meet a little girl that loved her as much as I did, I would ask her what she thought Barbie needed so I can write Mattel ! ( hey don't judge.. I want a childhood dream to come true ) That's right I want to be able to say I came up with that idea !! Anyway I finally met a little girl this past weekend that absolutely positively loves all things Barbie !! She is 4 years old and as cute as a button. She has like 5 Barbie cars and hundreds of Barbies literally hundreds, so being the smart business woman I am, I asked her " What sort of things do you think Barbie needs that she doesn't already have ?" She looked at me with her big bright eyes and said " Nothing, Barbie has everything ! " I wanted to cry and scream at the same time. I finally came to accept from the voice of a 4 year old child that has it all and would know what Barbie needs that Barbie has it all. Why me is what I want to know, Why ???? There goes my life long dream designing something for Mattel that Barbie needs. I don't want to bore you any longer about my deflated dream so enjoy your Tuesday ! By the way, what was your favorite toy as a child ? I think I will post something a little racy about toys pretty put your thinking caps on ..hehehe !

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Mr.C

Today is my boyfriend Mr. C's birthday !! He is a Scorpio and is very true to his signs description ! There is several reasons why I love him so here is 20 reasons why !

  1. I love him because he is passionate in every since of the word
  2. I love him because he is understanding
  3. I love him because he is funny and is always making me laugh
  4. I love him because he is faithful
  5. I love him because he is a role model to his family, friends and to me
  6. I love him because he has been apart of my life since I was 14 years old
  7. I love him because he loves me for all that I am
  8. I love him because my family loves him
  9. I love him because he is in incredible shape
  10. I love him because he is dedicated to his job
  11. I love him because he loves to work out and that motivates me
  12. I love him because I get butterflies when I see him
  13. I love him because he still manages to make me feel young at heart
  14. I love him because he spoils me
  15. I love him because he treats his mother with the up most respect
  16. I love him because he will take the shirt off his back for a stranger
  17. I love him because of his sweet kisses
  18. I love him because of the way he hugs me
  19. I love him because he is easy going and gets along with everyone
  20. I love him because he is simply amazing

Happy Birthday Mr. C

I love this picture of my mom and my love it's just so I wanted to give you a sneak peak at my lovely mom because she will be announcing the winner of the handmade greeting card giveaway stay tuned !

Friday, November 6, 2009

Old School Movie Friday

Do you ever watch a show or you are out some place and it suddenly brings you back to when you saw a movie as a child that you loved ? Everyone has a movie that makes them feel all warm and fuzzy and 5 years old all over again !! I decided to dedicate this Friday to an old school movie ! My movie of choice is The Goonies ! Here is a short clip to bring you back to 1985. What is your favorite old school movie ? Happy Friday !

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Counting Down The Days

The Countdown is on for my fabulous East Coast Sweep Birthday Bash !! This birthday will be the big three to the O and I think I am ready !! I am so excited ! I am really excited because I finally get to see my boyfriend Mr. C ! He is so cute and I miss him so much, it's been a few months since the last time we saw each other so it's going to be nice to celebrate my birthday early with him. His birthday is next week and mine is in 2 weeks so we are meeting in the middle and will celebrate next week ! I also get to spend time with my bff and she will be my shopping partner while we are in NYC ! I will bring you all a little something back and do a giveaway. I will make sure it is very New York whatever I decide to bring back.

I can't believe I will be 30 ??!! I heard from some wise friends that it takes forever to get to 30 and once you get there time flies so I am prepared to hold on tight and keep my memories close to my heart ! Happy Hump Day people..just a few more days until the weekend, Praise Him !!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Handmade Greeting Card Giveaway

As promised I am doing my very first giveaway this week. The giveaway runs all week from 11/2-11/8/09. The giveaway ends at 6pm ( eastern time ) on 11/8/09

With no further ado the giveaway is a set of handmade hand stamped birthday cards and thank you cards ! I am celebrating my birthday this month so you will recieve a set of 4 flat note A2 penguin birthday cards with polka dot envelopes ! To thank all my followers I am giving away a set of 4 flat note A2 thank you cards with authentic handmade map envelopes ! The total package is a $20 value ! You can visit my etsy shop to see the cards !

The Rules are simple :
  • You must be a follower of this blog
  • Leave a comment with a current e-mail address
  • For an extra entry follow me on Twitter and Tweet about the giveaway linking back to this post and when you leave a comment leave your Twitter User name with e-mail

One lucky winner will be announced on Sunday evening and I am not sure how I will announce it but I am sure it will be fabulous !! Tell all of your friends and have a great week !!