Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I'm Still Alive

So...I cannot find my camera's USB cord.  I have been taking pictures too...UGH!  Enough of that...I am going to do what I can do.  Use my Blackberry.

So I went to Target and was happy to see a few things I liked in the shoe department.

Both options bring so much potential to my wardrobe.  

My work uniform is so depressing.  It makes me sad to have to wear a t-shirt to work.  But I digress.

I got the new update on my Blackberry and guess what!? Twitter was on it! I was so happy. I have not been doing Twitter because it was too much for me to use another ap to do it or go online through my phone's browser.  But since I have gotten the Twitter ap I have been out of control.  

'Fro Real!!!  This is so random...I rarely wear my hair like this but my husband loves it.  So I did it for our last date night.  Excuse the shiny face...I don't wear makeup and it was hot.  

Until the next time!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Ok I need help from all of my fashion forward ladies!  I am the wedding coordinator for my brothers wedding on May8th.  I want to get a dress from eShakti but I have no idea what to get.  I want to be right...hot...fly...hot to trot...cutie pie flying high.   You know what I mean.  My husband says that shirts and shirts are more flattering on me than dresses and to tell the truth I value his opinion because when ever I get his input and listen I get compliments.  He won't actually pick out the outfit...but will help pull everything together for the final reveal.  Here is where I need your help!  Can you go to eShaki and either post on your page what I should wear or comeback and give me the link for what I should wear.

A few things to keep in mind:

I have boobies.
I have a large waist, back fat, no hips and a flat-ish booty.
I don't really like wearing my arms out so I might wear a cardi...or add a sleeve to the dress.
Skirts are welcome suggestions.
I am wearing my black pumps because they are comfortable and I will be running all day.

I want to order my dress Monday so please please please give me your input...I value the opinion of my style divas in blogland!  I am working a more laid back wedding today...but I will take pictures and post them sometime this week.  I can't wait to get your input!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Beautiful Blogger

Thank you thank you thank you...you're far too kind!

I was awarded this Beautiful Blogger award from Kameel at Mrs. Hall in Training.  You have no idea how exciting this is for me!  I never win ANYTHING!  So being that I was afforded this honor...I had to repost and ASAP....so here goes!

Rules are made to be broken...but this time and in this case let's follow these:

1. Thank and link the person that gave you the award.
2. Pass this award on to ten (10) bloggers.


Lets do it then!

Stop You're Broke Blog
Big Beautyful Mess
Prior Fat Girl
Saks in the City
Sarah's Art House
Sound Bites: Ramblings of a Recovering Food Junkie
Vegan Crunk
Fab Finds Under $50
BonBon Rose

I have a ton of blogs I follow but I miss these ladies when I am away from the blog sphere for too long!

3. Tell seven (7) things about yourself.  
  • I have been a vegetarian that eats fish for more than 30 days!  But I have only eaten fish 7 of those days.
  • My 30th birthday is May 19th...I will celebrate with vegan cupcakes.  But I wish I was having a surprise birthday party.
  • To be truthful I have no idea what I want to do with the rest of my life...I'm still in search of something that I can be passionate about.  I'm bored with kids thing....my job isn't fun anymore.  Shhh don't tell my husband.  
  • I miss my family and am giving consideration to moving back to Maryland...my hubby has already given me the green light to do it next year.
  • I don't want to have a baby for another year or two.
  • I sing on the praise and worship team at my church and I am over the youth department.
  • Going natural is one of the best decisions I have ever made! I love my 'fro!
So there you have it!  Please forgive how crazy my font and spacing is...I have no clue as to what is going on with my editor.  


Monday, April 12, 2010

Larabar Smarabar

Larabars.  They were crucial for me when I was doing the vegan no sugars thing for 21 days. I think Jen @ Prior Fat Girl mentioned eating them.  But I can't remember what made me try these.  I was starving after a staff meeting one Tuesday afternoon and went to The Turnip Truck because I figured that I could get something I could eat there without spending over THREE DOLLARS.  

I scoured the whole store.  I was tired of fruit.  I wanted something else.  So I went to their wonderful snack bar section and read the ingredients on EVERY SINGLE bar that they had.  The guys that worked at the store kept walking past me.  When I was in the oatmeal...they were looking at the oatmeal.  But whatever.  I was on a mission to eat something good for my body.   

The Larabar's ingredient tab had it going on...no sugar or flour...just fruit and nuts!  Gluten free! Dairy Free!  Soy Free!  I mean come on!  It was a winner. 

Look at that tiny bite I took! I was so scared to taste it...lol.

So whats my verdict after I tasted it...???

The empty package says it all.
I wish that the lovely folks at Larabar would email me and offer me some more bars to review.  You guys should really try them...if you need something to get you from one meal to the next!

Turnip truck people.  Stop following me when I come in there!  I have made a commitment to myself to know what is in what I'm putting in my body.   Thanks for having that healthy option for me to purchase and bearing with me picking up stuff and putting it back on the shelf if it doesn't make the cut!

Later Folks!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sitty Pretty

Did I mention that we moved to Hermitage?  Well we did.  The best part about the whole move is a second bedroom and the close proximity of my home to my job.  I have been walking to work three days a week.  Its a hilly twenty minute walk and I love it!  My husband even came home parked the car and walked to pick me up on Wednesday and we walked home together.  Wasn't that really sweet of him!

So when I met my husband he had this dinette set that I fell in love with.  It was covered with blue denim for some reason that I will never understand.  I have loved the chairs and have been DYING to reupholster them.  We bought fabric once but never used it.  So when we moved I toyed with the idea of getting a new table for our kitchen.  I knew that I wanted to keep the set that we have because  I think it is really funky, retro, and earthy.  So, we went and got new fabric and recovered out chairs!  I love it!  I like to walk into the kitchen and just look at them.

Never mind the fan in the back. My husband INSISTS on having fans and I am tired of the tug of war so I am letting the fan thing go! You know in marriage you have to choose your battles!

Speaking of battles (battle of the bulge).  Let me tell you about the first vegan cupcakes I made.  I kept it simple and to be honest they were DELISH.

We devoured them.  I ate two.  We had a little girl with us over Easter weekend and she helped me make the cupcakes.  She bit her tongue they were so good.  They were SUPER moist too!  I took a big bite...they are falling apart.

 This cupcake book goes on the birthday list.  Yeah my 30th is right around the corner!  And I am having VEGAN cupcakes at my party!

Thats all folks.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I will be unpacking more crap, cleaning and maybe cranking out some banana bread.  Later!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy Anniversary to Me

So my husband and I celebrated our anniversary on Monday!  Its been two big ones!  I am just now coming up for air!  He is so awesome....I'm still as in love with him now as I was when we said "I do"!


We make memories everyday...I love being married to my best friend!