Monday, April 30, 2012

Motivational Mondays

Word on the street is that everyone needs at least one vacation a year. Not a work related trip and not a trip where you HAVE to do anything!  A vacation is really when you get away from your hurried and stressful surroundings and relax. You are free to do what you want when you want. Even a vacation away from home ordering room service and watching movies is a treat. Hubby and I did that for the babymoon last year.

Now that we have baby Nadia, we want to choose our trips wisely and spend smart. So we are heading to Chicago in May. We will HAVE to see my family to show the baby off. I am sure we will be ripping and running a bit but I want to get at least one or two relaxation days in with just us. I think it is possible!

I repeat: everyone needs at least one vacation a year. If time and money permits, I feel 3 is the need. One every 4 months. So get to your calendar, figure out what you alone or you and your family can fit in to get away from the day to day, same old, same old. It does the body good. Many illness come about from lack of rest or too much stress.

Do you have any vacations planned?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday's Thirsts

FLoral Print Skinny Jeans at Delias $39.99
Washborn Denim 2 in 1 Playsuit  at Asos  $164

DSquared Orange Boot Cut Jean $525
( i want a version of these.. I will NEVER pay this much for jeans!)

Diane Von Furstenburg Sporty Drew Python Effect Tote$865

Andee Jelly Strap Watch by Coach $198

My thirsts for today! I may get the floral jeans. I think they are super cute. 

Have a great Thursday people!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Winner winner chicken dinner....

The winner of the surprise beauty giveaway is

Tia !!!

Email me at with mailing info!


And thanks to everyone who enters... Don't give up hope another giveaway coming soon!

Beautymint Review

Ok so you may have seen the commercials and ads for BeautyMint, an affiliate of Beachmint- JewelMint, StyleMint, etc... Jessica Simpson endorses the company. Well I have broken down and purchased the system..... I LOVE IT!  It is personalized for your skin care concerns.  The serum and hydrating moisturizer is phenomenal.  There is a morning and an evening routine. I can defintely see a change and I have only been using for a month! My skin is smoother, and more toned. My makeup looks better when I use it.

Here is the video for my system that was picked for me after my free consultation.

From the BeautyMint site:

BeautyMint merges leading-edge science with nature's most 
nourishing botanicals to bring you extraordinary skin care 
formulations that include:
  • Marine collagen
  • Elastin
  • Aloe Vera
  • Chamomile
  • Cucumber extract
  • Acai fruit
  • Mulberry extract
  • Green tea
  • Shea butter
  • Peptides

Have you heard of BeautyMint? Will you try it now?

If you want to now, there is a code for $15 off - FLAWLESS15

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

8th Annual Taste of Jubilee Blue Streak Fundraiser

Saturday, my sister n law and I attended a fundraiser for the Blue Streak Scholarship Fund. It raises money for inner city children so that they can get an education within the Catholic Diocese of Memphis  Jubilee Schools. 87% of the children who attend the Jubilee schools come from families living at or  below the poverty line. 

The fundraiser took place at The Pink Palace Museum. I was glad to attend because, I have never visited this museum and I have lived here over 10 years. The Taste of Jubilee is where the fine restaurants of Memphis come together in one location with a tasting of a famous or new dish for you to sample. When I say we were stuffed when we left and didn't even have the chance to taste every restaurant, I am not kidding. It was so good! 

I wore a Marc by Marc Jacobs dress from a local upscale consignment called Celery,  wedges from Sole Society, and an old Signature Coach handbag, 

This was just one of the crowded rooms

There was a silent auction of local art, antiques, and jewelry

This was the best item there! It may not look like it but this drunken fig and goat cheese on bruschetta was so good. 

Rachel and I ( Don't pay that sauce stain on the boob any attention!)

We had a great time for a great cause! I will be going back next year! 

Do you like my dress from the consignment shop? Notice, I changed my hair color?!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Motivational Mondays

Well, Happy Monday! Welcome to my new followers! I hope everyone is doing well. I had a rather great past week.  Work was good, no complaints. Baby Nadia is doing better. She was super congested and now she is close to normal again. Hubby is as happy and supportive as ever. I got my hair highlighted and trimmed. I will post pictures tomorrow! LOVE IT!

Anyhow, it was difficult for me to come up with a topic until I spoke with my mother today. She and I used to talk ALL of the time and now our lives have been completely jammed packed with new additons. She has a fiance and I have a new baby. The addictions make it easier for the day and days to go by without a peep to one another. I do think of her throughout the day, as I think of my BFFs and other family members. The ADHD that I possess without diagnosis causes me to get sidetracked with other things in my life and I do not call. It has become easier for me to text. Yet, I fail to text even to say hi. We do not point fingers as to who should have called or texted. We just say that we miss each other and cannot wait to see one another and just hang out but I can feel my guilt and hear her sadness even when we don't address it. So I want to do better.  I will do better.

Do you have anything that has changed in your life that has lead to past acts to be put to the side?

We can try to get it back in the routine!

Take care and have a fab week!

If you have not entered my beauty giveaway which includes a gloss from my upcoming makeup boutique, do so now! Good luck and thanks for reading!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday's Thirsts- The Land of Gucci!

Hey gang! Life is good but it ain't Gucci! LOL! I want to share with you my Gucci wants for the crew- me, Hubby, and baby Nadia! Check it out!

Soho Shoulder bag $1750

Giava Driver $435

Ruffled top- $215, culotte-$70, baby Tstrap ballerina- $220

Gift set of Gucci Onesies $450!!

Lace up sneaker $455

GG Pattern Tie $185

Don't forget to enter my giveaway below!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Surprise Giveaway!!!

Hey all! I wanted to do a quick giveaway! I am grateful for the comments the past few weeks and I am excited about my new followers! If you are reading this and don't follow publicly, please do... It makes my day to have new followers! Good luck!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Motivational Mondays

I found this on Pinterest and felt that it was perfect for today!

Good day!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday's Thirsts

Hey all! I wanted to share my fashion thirst for this week. I have been wanting add some more rompers and playsuits to my wardrobe since I have outgrown the ones from a few years ago! You see how I used outgrown as opposed to I am too fat for them! LOL! Check these out!

Marni Tiny Diamonds printed silk blend playsuit from Outnet

Motel Jacqueline Playsuit from ASOS

Frill Trim Playsuit from TopShop

ASOS Lace Bow playsuit

I may order this one! It goes well with these Burberry Wedges! I thirst for these as well!

Burberry Prorsum Woven Rafia and printed wedges  $1095
Which playsuit do you like the best?

Have a beautiful Thursday?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

House Hunters

So we went to Houston this past weekend. Why not look at some new homes and model homes in a city that we are considering if we choose to move one day! I caught a few shots of some of the homes in Pearland, TX. Amazing prices right now! I wish we could move today! But we are just considering for now. There are 3 other spots on our list.  Some of Hubby's family lives there as well as one of my BFFs.

Hubby with Nadia and BFF Nikesha with her baby Reagan


I loved the detail on this shower. Nikesha did too. 

This was my favorite view.. I love big windows and high ceilings!

Hubby thinking about it!

I like looking at homes for no reason at all but this made me so anxious! I  wish I had better shots so that you could ooh and ahh but this is all I got! LOL! 

Oh, I am not shown here because I did not like how I was looking on this day!! My face was kind of swollen and crooked looking! LOL!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Motivational Monday

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! We did! Nadia had her first road trip and did surprisingly well. We went to Houston. She met her aunts, cousins, my friends, and great grandmother! It was legendary. She actually came right in like she knew them already and it was so sweet!

Today's message.... Make time to visit family and friends! It makes a big difference in you and your family's lives. The memories matter!

Have a great day!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Blog Hop Therapy- What's in my Makeup Bag

I am particpating in a blog hop hosted by BLog Love Therapy. The entries into the hop end April 8 on Easter. The theme is "What's in my Makeup Bag?'. I have showcased the items that I keep in my bag via Polyvore! Enjoy! Happy Easter!

Blog Hop Therapy- What's in my Makeup Bag

Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer
$42 -

Nars blush
$28 -

Mac cosmetic
$17 -

L Oreal black eye makeup
$8.95 -

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thursday's Thirsts -JCREW

Ok, somewhere along the way I have missed letting you guys know how much I LOVE JCREW!!! I am a super duper J CREW stalker. I have not been in since I was pregnant but I received the magazine the other day and I am itching to go in! The problem is that I never want anything that is on sale. Here are my thirsts and all from JCREW! 

Linen Dot  Popover $85.00

Zip Front T-Shirt Dress $88.00

Big Apple Tunic Dress $150.00

Chino Short $45.00

Jersey Maxi Skirt $89.50

Italian Leather Skinny Belt $39.50

Cactus Flower Necklace $150.00

What do you think?

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