Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy Birthday to my sister !!

Today is my little sisters birthday !! Wow how time flies !! We celebrated her birthday this past weekend with my parents and we went out to eat and came back to the house and she opened up her gifts !! We had a nice time at dinner. She used to celebrate her birthday all week long and now she claims she is to "old " ( at 28 ) for that and no one does that anymore according to her but yet she celebrated today on her actual birthday and she is celebrating again this weekend with all of her friends !! LOL I am sure it will be lots of fun !

I am so proud of my little sister who isn't so little anymore...everyone stop by her page and tell her happy birthday !

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Winner of the Turquoise Necklace Giveaway

My mom always announces the winner of my giveaway so she is back again to announce who won !! Thank you all for participating in the giveaway and please help in congratulating the winner !! The next giveaway will be in a month or so..and it will be another fun giveaway !! A huge thanks from Gash Jewels !!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pinky's Surprise

I had mentioned a couple of posts ago that my friend who I call Pinky was in town visiting and we got a chance to catch up. I haven't done an update on her in awhile and I just had to fill you in. We were going to do another interview style video like I did in my last update but we didn't have time so I am just going to fill you in on the good news !

Pinky is adjusting to life with her NFL football player boyfriend. She loves the fact that she doesn't have to work and she likes to spend as much time as possible with her man. She does get home sick from time to time and misses her family and friends but she also likes the new city she lives in with him. Things have rapidly changed since she moved a few of months ago.

The last time I spoke about Pinky she was excited about moving and said she was all in on this relationship and even mentioned she wanted to get married. Well drum roll please..... Pinky is expecting !! She is having a baby and this will be his first baby and her 2'nd child. They are both thrilled about it ! She said it will be challenging because she has no family where she lives at now but they are up for the challenge and it will hopefully bring them closer.

She did say the team he plays for signed him for at least another year so they will be living there for at least that long. She is hoping he gets traded closer to family. I am happy for Pinky I think she is ready for this and needs this drastic change to in a since complete her.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sick At Home

I took the day off from work today to get some rest. I felt pretty crappy for the last few days and to top it off I lost my voice. I don't know what it is. I finally went to the doctors yesterday and I pretty much wasted a co-pay because she said exactly what I told her. It was allergies. I am allergic to lots of things and I was dusting the other day with out a mask and some dust got caught in my throat and every since then my voice was almost non-existent. She said it could be something almost turning viral ..like a viral allergy and she prescribed some medication to take for 10 days. That was yesterday and today I am not really seeing a difference in my voice. I hope my voice gets back to normal soon, because I am going back to work tomorrow and I have to use my voice all day.

On a happier note, it felt really good to sleep in today and get some work done on my jewelry ! Oh and I must share pictures from when we got snowed in on Friday. I had plans to chill with some friends and go to the movies and we totally got snowed in. So weird because in all the 10 years I have been living down south it never snowed this hard. I am from up north and snow like this was no big deal growing up but to see it down south like this is really weird. We have had an unusually cold winter this year.

This picture I took right from my front door...

and this is a tree in my front yard.

Crazy weather in my neck of the woods ! Well I am going to run catch up on some of my tivo shows.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Turquoise Necklace Giveaway

This month my friend and I are celebrating the grand opening of our brand new etsy shop Gash Jewels and decided to do a giveaway on this really pretty handmade turquoise necklace. ($ 21.99 value ) I think it would go perfect with a pretty little sundress ! One lucky person will win !

The rules are simple :

  • You must be an existing follower or become a follower of this blog

  • Leave a comment with a current e-mail address and please let us know what your favorite item in the shop is.

  • 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

This contest is open to U.S and Canada only ! This giveaway is running from today Monday February 15th to Saturday February 20th at 8pm. eastern time. The winner will be announced Sunday 2/21/10.

Thank You and Good Luck !!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Freestyle Friday : Movies,blah,blah,blah

From time to time I do a segment on Fridays called Freestyle Friday. Freestyle Friday is just what it sounds like you freestyle whatever comes to mind. It's just my thing I do and if you would like to play along then just link back to me.

I don't know if some of you saw I posted a video answering questions from my ask and I shall tell post a couple of days ago. Then I quickly erased it because I was looking straight crazy !! So I don't know if I am a vlog kind of girl. I get so extra dramatic that my facial expressions are just to much. So I think what I will do is Tweetmic it. That is how I will answer all the questions and I will post that tomorrow.

Anyway I really haven't been doing much except making jewelry which my etsy shop is coming along really well. I have been sort of a bore which equals to being a bad blogger I guess. Yeeks !! Thanks to everyone that has stuck in there with me through this dry spell of blogging. Tonight I am going to the movies and I was going to see Dear John but I heard it sucks and the movie got bad ratings ! So my friend and I decided we are going to see " It's Complicated " with Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. That looks so cute !

Other then that I have nothing else planned but jewelry making time..which I feel like I am working two jobs because I am really digging in deep. I also have no Valentine because Mr. C is up north ...I miss him so much and I can't wait for us to spend some quality time together. Our schedules have been so busy that it will probably be another month or so before we see each other again. Long distance relationships are so challenging but in the end it will be so rewarding. My dad is always my Valentine. He buys me the prettiest jewelry every single year. I love it !! That's it for me ..I free styled it up today and I hope you play along or leave a comment and tell me your plans are for the weekend.

Happy Friday and Happy Valentine's Day !

P.S My friend Pinky  the one that dates the NFL football player has been in town all week visiting and it has been nice catching up with her. She also has another big announcement so catch up on my stories with Pinky because this next interview I will be posting soon is just as juicy.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Kim Verses Kendra

I am so not a football fan. It is like a foreign language to me, but I was going for Kim. I made it fun and about the wives and girlfriends of the NFL superstars. All I know is that Kim's man Reggie plays for the Saints and Kendra's husband Hank plays for the Colts. The reason why I was rooting for Kim and Reggie was because they just got back together and it would be nice to see the Saint's win. Plus I heard they never won a super bowl before. I didn't even watch the game but I was excited to hear that they won. Go Kim !! LOL

I know Kendra was probably upset, she is a huge football fan, plus it seems like her hubby is sort of goofy and it pretty much just lucky from going from one good football team to another. He must have a dam good agent because I really don't see any true talent there. That is just my opinion.

I know the after parties down in Miami had to be just plain wild ! I kind of wish I was there for the weekend just to celebrate spot. However I retired from South Beach many years ago. I used to go every year for several years and it was off the chain wild parties & crazy long nights, but now that I am 30 I don't think I can hang like I used too. I wouldn't mind going on an off season, when I know the crowds are quiet !

Did any of you watch the game ? Who were you going for Kim or Kendra ? LOL

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Blogger BFF Award

It's always fun to receive an award !! Ms. Iris at My life in Purple is awesome !! If you don't know this young lady then stop by and tell her I sent you. She is my blogger bff ! I am sure if we met in person we would have a blast shopping together !!

The fun part is I get to pass this on..

I would like to pass this along to two people

First My sister..She is a bff for sure..she likes to blog about different things and it's always a fun read.
Life after the knot has been tied

Another person I believe that I would be bff's with is the lovely lady at carozone !
She has a gentle spirit and seems really cool !!

Enjoy the award you two !!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My Boycott List

Today I decided to make my boycott list public ! I have had a boycott list for several years now. The reason I created this mental list is because I think some celebrities get out of control , crazy and so don't appreciate the life they have at times ! It's people like you and I that make these celebrities bank accounts so I pledged to myself that I would boycott celebrities that rub me the wrong way.

My Boycott List :

1. R Kelly --R Kelly has been in the r&b scene for a long time and he has managed to date young girls like Alliyah (before she died & was under age ) and made a sex tape with a 14 year old child. This was years ago and I remember seeing scenes and pictures and after that I was done ! He is a true pig and I don't buy his music or go to his concerts. That is an automatic, everyone should boycott him.

2. Usher -- I used to have the biggest crush on Usher when I was like 13 and he seemed innocent back then. Now I have a few friends that have met him and he was the biggest a** to them. Plus when he cheated on Chilli from the group TLC..I was over him. I remember Chilli coming on the radio talking about it. Then Usher turns around and writes confessions ..seriously ?? Then he got married a couple of years ago and just recently got a divorce and writes a song called "papers" Who kisses and tells..I mean really ..give me a break.

3. Taye Diggs- I really can't stand Taye Diggs..he is best known for his role in " Stella got her groove back " and he currently has a role in the show Private Practice. I really wanted to start watching that show when it first came on but because he is on there I refuse !! He made a statement in a magazine once and said all of his shows that he is a leading character in fails because black women boycott his shows because he is married to a white woman. First of all I don't care who he is married to and second of all that is so ignorant to assume all black women don't watch his shows. I was done with him after that. He apparently has an issue with women of color ...and that is really sad to me.

Those 3 are my major boycotts and I have a few others but I will save that for another time. Does anyone else boycott like I do ? I know I have friends that refuse to watch Angelina Jolie because they think she took Brad away from Jen. I don't agree. What do you think ?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Gash Jewels

I am still alive !! I promise I will get back on the horse and start blogging more often and I still need to make my vlog and answer all the questions from my Ask and I shall tell post. Which I will probably make it this weekend. So let me fill you in. I had a nice fun filled weekend..well to me it was fun. I went to my friend's house and we made lots of fun jewelry pieces. We opened up a new Etsy shop and the name is Gash Jewels..short for Gena and Ashley = Gash !! Love it !! Anyway here are some pictures of what we created.

These are just a few pieces..check out the Etsy shop to see more pictures of my new jewelry collection. This is my latest obsession ! It's so much fun to me to be able to create something that is in your heart.