Monday, December 31, 2012

My Favorite Trend of 2012 -Peplum Style

Hope your excited about the new year!! One of my favorite trends of 2012 has been Peplum! It has proven to be perfect for my body type and fluctuating weight! I love the sexiness yet fun of peplum. Here are a few of my looks:
INC Peplum Dress from Macy's 

Peplum black and white striped shirt from The Limited paired with
skinny Rock Star Cords from Old Navy
Sorry for the bathroom shot!! LOL!
Custom made super Peplum top from Suakoko Betty paired with some
twill hot pink skinny jeans from Victoria Secrets Online 

Peplum style Tee by Big Star from Macy's
paired with a BarIII pencil skirt also from Macy's 

So I will definitely be taking this trend into 2013 with me! 

What trend will you be taking with you?

Hope you have a Happy New Year Buttercups! Thanks for following! 

Friday, December 28, 2012

911 it's a critical emergency

So my baby Nadia has reverted back to not sleeping at night. She isn't even sleepy until around 10:30 or 11pm now when we used to be able to put her down at 8:30 or 9pm. Lately she's been under the weather with cough or stuffy or runny nose. I mean it is ALWAYS something!

Part of this is due to her only going to daycare once every 2 to 3 weeks or so... She needs to go more so she can strengthen her immune system. I blame part of her awful sleeping pattern on Hubby's and my work schedule. There isn't routine to it. Some nights I work until 10pm. Some nights I work till 6:30. Same for Hubby. She no real rhythm and may need that. I'm so exhausted due to all the demands of my life that I don't know what to do. The babysitter says to try white noise in her room. My father in law says to take her to daycare more. My Hubby say its just her reverting back because she's progressing so well in walking and learning other things. I haven't idea.i have hadn't time to even read Baby Center or post there. I haven't had time to call my friends to ask for advice. I've just been going with the flow- exhausted, tired, and confused.

So please post something to give me some insight or advice! Or even words of encouragement!

Happy Holidays again!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Motivational Mondays- I'm Featured in Divine Magazine

Happy Monday all! I have the divine pleasure and honor of being features in a local inspirational magazine here in Memphis- Divine Magazine. I am one of the 35 people who inpire! Can you believe that? Well I want you to check it as well as the other people featured and the magazine as a whole. The owner/publisher, Megan Motley is outstanding. She is also an author of Glamour Girl- A book about God inspired beauty secrets!

In the meantime, check out the link! You can also email to get your free digital copy of the magazine.

Please tell me what you think!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Looms, Lids, and Layers 2012 BFF Gift Guide

Its Christmas time in the city..... If you're like me, you're still thinking of what to give! So here is my first gift guide for the season. It's late but it's hot! These are gifts are for your girl, your bestie! Been through thick and thin.... Y'all can go for months without seeing each other but when you do it's like you hadn't missed a beat. Check, check, check it out!!!!

Kaleidoscope Necklace
Uncommon Goods
How often do you find a piece of jewelry that not only makes you look beautiful, but also gives you a new way of looking at the world?
Throw in Miguel's Kaleidoscope Dream Cd for a theme if you get the necklace!

Gift the gift of  Jewelmint


  • Select a gift card amount.
  • Choose the delivery date for your gift.
  • Recipient creates a style profile & receives personalized recommendations
  • They select their favorites and purchase using the gift card you sent.

Kate Spade IPad Case

But then add a gift card for a spa package of an actual mani pedi!!
How cool is this?!

Pouts&Winks Friday Night Pouts Pouch

Sign her up for to Shoe Dazzle and let her pick a shoe from her showroom!
These shoes start at $39.99
You cannot beat that! 

Hearts in lime crime earrings
Headbanger Accessories

Crystalline Bubbles Perfume Bottle

Target+Neiman Marcus Band of Outsiders Best Friends Hats

Ok I think I love my gift guide!! Which one is your favorite?

 Go ahead and share this with your BFF"S!!! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Motivational Mondays

Hey all!

Make time for:

The things you've been wanting to do but keep putting off.

The people who want to see you but you keep putting them off.

Dating your spouse or partner. You still need that alone time and courtship no matter how long you've been together.

For a movie that you've seen before but you love and can watch over and over if you have time.

To call a friend who you miss.

To call a family member you missy

For yourself... Sometimes you just need to be alone but you never get to. Make time.

That's all folks!! Take heed. Happy Monday!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Just checking in

I've been missing in action! First, I will visit all of y'all this weekend on your blogs. It's been mad hectic with life, work, life and work! I can't even go into detail about the ups and downs I've been through in the past couple of weeks. It is like, I get good news then I get bad news. The cycle continues. Nadia gets sick then I get sick. I'm trying to beat it right now but I'm losing! Still going to work though. Thank God for this 4 day weekend coming up!

In other news, I haven't done a lock of Christmas shopping yet! I am trying to figure out what to give Hubby and BFFs. I know what I'm getting Nadia! We said that we are not going to go all out this year. Money is funny but not laughing!! Lol! We adopted two families last year. I'm trying to see what we can do this time. I just cannot believe it is December already! This life of ours is passing by so we better enjoy it!

I just wanted to check in!

Have you finished Christmas shopping?


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winners of the giveaways!

Hey gang! Here are the winners from my birthday giveaway:

Essie nail polish: 2) Juicy Carter

Kiss Nail Appliqu├ęs 6) Teliah Haywood

Rihanna CD 8) Jayme

Please email me by December 7 at with your mailing info.

Congrats and thanks so much for following!

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