Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Where has the time gone?....

These past couple of weeks have flown by....my trip to Chicago (ultra amazing) more on this later, Christmas and now New Year's is on Saturday?!

 Do you do resolutions? I have done resolutions before but they don't pan out for me. It's not that they are dumb or don't work but I am convinced that because resolutions seem like a chore, they are kinda tossed aside in my brain as another thing I have to do! So, as opposed to trying to make myself do things, I have decided on something different for this upcoming year..... my 2011 Bucket List.

Now, I know what you are thinking...aren't bucket lists for things you want to do before you die? I guess traditionally they are but, why not mix it up a little? It's like a To-Do list with a twist because for me it seems more fun and less stressful....some items will have deadlines while others are just things I want to do next year. My brain tends to rebel against deadlines...I still complete things on time but I hate having stringent time frames especially for things I might actually enjoy doing! Hence, my 2011 Bucket list is being birthed! If I don't do everything, will I feel like a horrible person...no because I am not pressuring myself!!!!

I plan to make it a fun and interesting New Year with a larger focus on self. Becoming less available to energy vampires in my life and focusing on my ideas for the launch of my business....yep, I'm stepping out and jumping in...it's truly about time!

What are your plans for next year?


Friday, December 3, 2010

Addicted to Shoes...I smell a sale...

Good Morning! So while I am not in the market not going to purchase any new shoes, I found out that Nine West is having their Friends and Family Event today! 30% off your entire purchase...even sale merchandise...I know, I thought the same thing! Oh and shipping is $5.00...I know, I know, insane, right?!

I am drooling over the boots and pumps...you know me, I like 'em sky high....the sale is bananas! Check it out!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


I think I have rage issues...like have you ever been so upset you could punch a wall? I let things compound in my being and then I just explode...what is wrong with me?

I want to be angry, not enraged....


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What's Happenin'?

I asked myself the same thing! I have allowed myself to be swallowed up into my job...I am so not excited about that! This is my outlet...my breath of fresh air...my blog! Nothing should keep me from doing this, right!? I mean I have a life...family, homies and all of that but I started this because I love talking about what I think is noteworthy or funny or whatever!

I am not going to let my space in the blogosphere become an ancient piece that people stumble across when they hit "Next Blog"! This is my world and I am going to do my best to write everyday...even if I just have to write Hi!

On that note, today is the first day of the rest of my life....I have begun anew. As Fergie would say, I'm G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S! My brain has been buzzing over how to improve upon my little space and I have a lot planned....giveaways, interviews, guest bloggers.....the works! I want to create what I feel, I love my opinion but I want to interact and connect with other bloggers!!! Ahhhhh! *Smacks self* Okay, I am better...I needed to get that out!

So anywho, In my quest to get back into the blog world, I happened upon a wonderful blog called Living Fly On A Dime. I immediately fell in love! She loves life and keeps you on your toes with her thirty finds and dining! In September on her blogaversary, she started Thrifty Threads 365 - "a year long endeavor where I will not purchase any new clothing or accessories. I can only buy second-hand items from thrift stores or flea markets. The only new goods I can purchase are underwear and  I can utilize gift cards that have been given to me (via promotional items, presents, etc)".  How awesome is that???

Soooo, I was thinking....although I have only ever donated to my local Goodwill and Salvation Army locations...maybe I should give it a shot? What do I have to lose....I mean I do love a nice new pair of shoes....Macy's always has a sale *swoon* but why not begin with a self-challenge? Am I fly enough to do this?  *Pulls up big girl Tahari pants*, of course I am!!! My plan: Since I have never thrift shopped before, I plan to do it like I was going to eat an elephant, you know one bite at a time or rather one month at a time for six months. If I survive for the first six months....I will continue on for the last six months!

My official start date will be December 13th because I have a trip to Chicago....so anybody wanna join me?


Friday, March 5, 2010

Did you know?

While perusing a new blog I found, something's hiding in here, I made a huge discovery that made my heart flutter! Aside from their blog being so lovely and them being the cutest couple who work together, check out their etsy shop, I found out that Pantone dubbed Turquoise color of the year!!!!!!!!! I about died!!! I loooooooooove Turquoise, if I could wear any color all day, everyday it would be turquoise!

It's a color I see and think of vast oceans and beautiful marine life....you know, the beautiful color of the water off the coast of the remotest of the remote islands. I {heart} you turquoise, always and forever.


What's your favorite color?


Monday, March 1, 2010

Pay It Forward

If you like giving, being crafty and surprising people, you should play along! I was visiting Ms. Brandi's fab blog a little while back and found her pay it forward post! She posted because she found it on her new found friend Brandi's blog, whose blog is awesome by the way and so I became her third recipient of something cool and crafty!

Now, it's my turn to pass it along but....I have to pick 6 people because I also signed myself up on another blog! It's a long..well short story but I don't fell like elaborating right now. Anywho, below are da rules and da regs:

- I make a handmade gift for the first 6 people who comment
- I have 365 days in which to send you the gift
- The gift will be a total surprise
- You keep this going by posting pay it forward on your blog

So....who's first?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Read Carefully...

So while at one point in my life I would've considered myself an avid reader but as the years have rolled on by and my life became an actual real adult life, I put reading on its pretty cherry wood shelf to be summoned when I was in the mood.

Well, I stumbled upon The Slow Readers Club while indulging in my daily blog reads. I saw Diana's (our.city.lights) cute button on the side and I was instantly sold! I knew I needed something to jump start my reading again and this is perfect! Don't get it twisted, this book club is not for the little bitties in your life...it's for the grown-ups! Our first book is Half-Broke Horse by Jeannette Walls...from what I've heard, it's pretty good! Can't wait to read it and give my two cents on it!

Come join the club...you know you want to!


Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Mail!

I love happy mail, I love the way it makes my heart skip a beat when I see a package with my name on it, I love carefully opening the box/envelope and ogling over goodies just for me...I love happy mail!

My HappyMail partner for January Lehua, sent me some yummy goodies to add to my stash.

A wrapped journal/book, Elsie Stickers, Making Memories Ribbon embellishments and a scrapbook!

I adore this wrapping paper, stripes and polka dots are the bestest, plus she made a chipboard tag with my name...awww, xoxo Lehua for making this extra special!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Save This Date

While I want to show more of my crafty side, I tend to not be able to express as freely as I want because all my ideas are in my head and I fee like I am not artistic enough to create my idea.....there I said it....I guess now you know...I am a closet crafter.

I hoard scrapbooking paper, ribbon, brads...oh you name it I probably have it or a small sample of it! I love paper goods, I drool over stationary and pretty envelopes. I can't help it, there is just something so beautiful about crafts and artsy things.

My current task as been creating Mimi's "Save The Dates". We found all of the materials at Michaels...Bazzil cardstock, Martha Stewart embossing kit with stamps and stamp (which actually says "Save This Date" hence the title). Her colors are Taupe, Blush and Champagne.....so to honor her and all of beautifulness check out these etsy goodies below.



Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!!

So, welcome to your new beginning! It is mine as well, I am looking to undergo a site revamp to reflect my style more! I am excited to announce that mi hermana is engaged!!!! Congrats to you, Mimi!!! To celebrate this momentous occasion, why not feature some bling?! One of my all-time favorite mags, Lucky featured this beautiful ring by Guy and Eva Jewelry it's such a pretty addition to any jewelry collection and at only $69, I'm sooooo sure you won't have to think twice about making a purchase!!!!!

I'm really into sequins right now because they can add their own sort of blingy appeal! I am looking for the perfect sequined top to go under a vest but instead I found this pretty lil' lady over at Arden B, it's black, embellished and tiered...could you ask for anything more....oh and it's on sale for $47.60!! The perfect dress at the perfect price for a perfect night out for drinks with the chicas!

OMG....I love these!!! They are over the top and would make any pair of skinny jeans faint!!! I know what you are thinking, is she she serious??!! Yes I am, very....indeed! I {heart} Guiseppe Zanotti for these!!! I would rock them with this lovely piece from Robert Rodriguez which also has bling of it's own!

Although I love the commercial retail, I am a huge fan of Etsy!!! I plan on making a few purchases and saw some pieces that would love to come home with me! A vintage prettie, a dainty delight and something sweet for a pretty petite, these are few of my favorite things!!! Well, I'm off to read some of my favorite blogs!

I'm done.