Go Shawty its your BIRTHDAY!!!

I am so grateful for another year.  I turned 27 today, the 27th of July,  The day was filled with love and I was surrounded by my fiancee, father, family and friends.  I received many calls, emails, texts and facebook posts.  I love birthdays because I feel they are God given personal holidays.  
I don't want my special day to end :(


Thinking Happy Thoughts

Challenge Post # 21 is a picture of something that makes me happy.  I couldn't choose just one picture of this place.  It's where I was born and raised and groomed me into the woman I am.  Its where I evolved and where I lived until I went off to college.  I love this place and try to go back as often as possible.  I love the fast pace, the shopping, the culture, the environment, the feel, the vibe.  Its the concrete jungle where dreams are made of...Yep, you guessed it, its 

Challenge Post #22- What makes you different from everyone else 

I think what makes me different is that I don't try to be anything I am not.  I am grateful to be me.  I am a daughter, sister, fiancee, friend, honest, loyal, dependable, hard-working, determined woman born and raised in NYC who is currently educating the youth in Philly, PA.  It gets no better :)

I am only trying to be the woman God would want me to be!


Blogging in class...so sue me :)

I'm sitting in class...multi-tasking like no other :)

Continuing with my July Blog Challenge days 19 and 20!!

Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them

Nicknames include but are not limited to..
Mookie - what my mom called me
Baby girl - what my dad calls me
booboo - what my brother calls me
Chompers - what my boo calls me - because I like to bite and my favorite hobby is eating :)

Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the

Yes, I see myself married.  In fact, I'm engaged to my very best friend.  We are planning to wed in 2013 and I am excited for all the planning and can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him.  I enjoy watching all of the wedding shows (Say yes to the dress, bridezillas, etc) - Guilty pleasures


I was featured!!!

Hey Everyone,

My blog was featured on The Quarter Life Chronicles and I am so excited.  Check it out here...

Don't forget to check out here blog too, everything from natural hair to baby care is discussed :)


Having tons of fun in the sun...

July is my month and I am really enjoying every bit of it.  I am a guidance counselor so I am off from my full time job for the month of July and August.  Please pray that the school district I work for gets it together and I have a school/job to report to September 1st.  Thanks in advance :)

I have missed a couple of days from the challenge to I am going to do a little combo post.  Hey, who doesn't like getting more "bang for your buck." although reading is free - you get my point.  So here goes..

Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently 
Day 14- A picture of you and your family 
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play 
Day 16- Another picture of yourself 
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why 
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have 

13 - Trying to think of the last time I was hurt.  I guess it was last week Monday.  I am really trying to build relationships with three specific women but unfortunetly it seems like no matter how hard I try, nothing ever comes of it.  I don't want to force the relationship but sometimes I wish people reciprocated just a little more.  I know I'm older but I've tried all I can without being a nuisance just wishing they would text,call or even facebook me occaisionally...Just a thought :(

14/16 - I can't wait to take some updated pics when I go visit my father for my bday.  So stay tuned for that.  I also want to do an engagement photoshoot with my honey - we shall see :)

15 - On my ipod the first ten songs that played were... Random I know but still such a great selection of music
For all we know - Donny Hathaway
Motivation - Kelly Rowland
Flashing Lights - Kanye
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Isn't she lovely - Stevie Wonder
On to the next one - Jay-Z
California King Bed - Rihanna
Just my imagination - The Temptations
I Feel Good - Stephanie Mills
Love on Top - Beyonce

17 - Oh to be Oprah for a day - the many things I would do and say.  That woman is remarkable and simply amazing.  I gained a new found respect for her watching her last show.  Yes, she had a two day mega show with every guest and performer you could think of but for her very last show after 25 successful years she chose to end it by herself speaking truth to her millions of viewers.  She discussed hard work, having the strength to endure, loving, trusting and placing your faith in God is how she was able to break barriers and become the woman she is today.  Even if I wasn't as faithful as my mother or others who watched her show everyday, watching that final episode truly moved me and did something positive for my spirit.  I would simply talk to her over coffee and great dessert like two old girlfriends.  I would ask for advice,
words of encouragement, what it feels like to be a phenom.  I'd also ask for
a tour of her homes, to take several pictures and if I could serve on the board of
one of her many companies - a girl can dream can't she???

18 - I'm truly focused on my 27th chapter of life and making it the best possible.  How can I better myself? How can I be a better daughter, sister, fiancee, friend, woman of christ.  I just want to be a blessing to others and let God shine through me.  I want to be a positive force in the lives of others.  I want to live constantly hearing the voice of my mother whisper softly in my ear that she loves me and is proud of me.


Remix Challenge

Ok so I was supposed to do challenge posts #11 and #12 which are - Another picture of you and your friends and How you found out about Blogger and why you made one but I feel like I've already blogged about both topics.  So I'm going to do a remix.

My Birthday is fast approaching and I thought I would do a wish list.  The below list consists of... 
1.  Things I would purchase if money grew on trees!!!

so here goes...
A trip anywhere preferably on a ship

To remodel a room into my closet

What girl doesn't want a pair of red bottoms??
White range rover - the perfect "future" mommy car!
Traveling in style

So what's on your wish list???


Challenge Post #9 and #10

Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days 

I made several financial decisions that will save my pockets in the long run.  I didn't make impulse buys!! My savings account will thank me in the end.  Plus - Gotta save for the wedding right!!!

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

Beyonce's album "4" will not leave rotation.  I really love "Love On Top" track 8.  It is such a feel good love song and it always gets me moving.    Other than Gospel, I love old school R&B (Donny Hathaway) and 90's R&B.  


July Goals Post #8

Day 08- Short term goals for this month - 

Study for and take the Praxis I Math
Spend time with my family
Apply for Jobs in Charlotte, Richmond and Atlanta
Drink more water than anything else

What are your goals for the month or for the summer??

Just a beautiful picture of a tree - It makes me happy!


Challenge Post #7

Its Day 7 in my blog challenge so here goes...

A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

Below are some of my favorite pictures of my Mommy.  She passed away March 9th, 2010 and it is still one of the hardest things I am dealing with.  I started this blog as sort of therapy because I know longer had my best friend to speak to. She has had the biggest impact on my life and I am so grateful to have had her as my mom.  Cherish life because tomorrow is not promised to anyone. 
 I love and miss you mommy. R.I.P

Who would have thought???

I was given the "Best Blog" award from Crystal over at www.churchgirlchic.blogspot.com.   Please check out her blog.  I am so grateful for this award!!  Rules for the award are to post 7 facts about yourself and to answer the questions listed below.

7 facts about me...
I love playing the Michael Jackson experience on the wii
I think you can never have on too many accessories
I make sure to cook enough dinner to pack lunch for the next day
I love mentoring and inspiring young girls
I don't drink alcohol because its too expensive
I love reality tv but often get upset at myself for watching the foolishness :)
I'm in love with all forms of bread!!!

Favorite Color: I love them all...yes even lime green :)
Favorite Song: Someday we will all be free by Donny Hathaway
Favorite desert: Creme brulee
Biggest Pet Peeve- People who waste my time/People who ask questions they already know the answer to
When you are upset you...Talk to my fiancee, Dad, brother and besties :)
Favorite Pet: NONE!!!
Black or White???: Gray :)
Biggest Fear: Walking into a clothing rack at the mall, falling up the stairs, not achieving my dreams
Best Feature: My Smile
Everyday Attitude: Smiling makes everything better :)
What is perfection: Being in love with my best friend, having great friends, having an amazing family.
Guilty Pleasure: food, shoes and accessories 

Giving this blog award too...


Challenge post #6

Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Don't you just love her???  Her mission was to bring love, peace and sexually equality to a world ruled by men!!  She was always dressed to kill and her accessories made the outfit!!!

I think all women are wonder women because it is truly a WONDER how we can manage to do it ALL, look good doing it and MAKE IT LOOK EASY!!!

who run the world??? GIRLS!


Challenge post #4 and #5

Hello and Happy 4th of July!!!  I spent the holiday with my honey at the Baltimore Harbor and we had a great time.  Being that we were on vacay I missed Day 4 and 5 of my challenge so here are the posts.  I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday.  

Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn't have...  I wish I didn't bite my nails.  I got tips to help my nails grow but I still bite the acrylic!!!  That is a horrible habit and I have to remind myself to keep my nails out of my mouth.  I am hoping I will grow out of this habit.

Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to 

This is a picture of my honey and I when we arrived to St. Croix.  We were met by my family and shots of Cruzan Rum (YUM!) This particular trip is very special to me because it's where he proposed.  Love!!

Can't thank you enough...

Thank you Carrymel for this lovely award.  I really appreciate it.  
Check out her blog here http://carrymel.blogspot.com/

For this award you have to post seven random things about yourself
I love iced tea* I take my vitamins at night* I have to take off my jewelry once I get home in order to feel completely comfortable* I am always cold* My favorite tree is the weeping willow* I do the same pose in all pictures* I can't eat soggy bread

I would like to give this blog award to...


Challenge Post #3

Good Morning and Happy Sunday to you all.  Today is Day 3 of my challenge and I have to post a picture of my friends and I.  I'm not sure how they feel about me posting their pics online so I will just say that I have a core group of friends that I love dearly for always being there for me, especially during the passing of my mother.

I am so grateful to have each of them in my life and they all add something different and unique but most importantly they are all positive, inspiring and Doin BIG THANGS!!  
Cheers to my friends...I love, appreciate and admire you.


Challenge Post #2

Day 02- The meaning behind your Blogger name 

Blog #1 - I am a city girl at heart and ALWAYS will be.  New York City to be exact - born and raised in Rosedale, Queens.  My tag line for my poetry in college would be Rose from Rosedale - A Queen from Queens.  Hence the title of this blog site.  I hope that my experiences are able to help someone and I look forward to all I will experience on this journey.

Blog #2 - "Every Rose has its thorns" is a quote that I feel best describes my personality.  Basically their are imperfections in every person and in every situation.  I am loving, kind, loyal, determined, educated woman who loves to smile which could be characterized as the beauty of a rose.  But I feel the perception of me is not always that.  I've been called a B*tch, told I was too serious, told I was too hard on people, that I had a terrible attitude or that I expected too much.  These are things I consider to be thorns.  I try very hard to show my "rose-like" qualities instead of the thorns but sometimes they need to come out :)

I have grown a lot since college and I'm sure those college peers would not believe I am the same Stacy and its because....I'm not. I don't get the same satisfaction from the things that I've done and I am not proud of my behaviors.  I have apologized and come to grips with everything being in the past and have even rekindled some friendships.  Everything is a growing and learning process and those experiences were a part of mine.

The fact is...No one is perfect and that includes me.  As everyone grows and matures we learn more about each other and ourselves.  We learn our strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes.  I have come to like myself, the person I have become, the friendships that have remained and the new ones that have formed.  I am surrounding myself with people who understand that even best situations have their down sides and that negative situations can have positive outcomes, because every rose has its thorns...


Challenge Post #1

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself.

My family is from St. Croix U.S.V.I
I have an older brother who is a published author, talented poet and musical artist
I have a bachelors, masters of education and I'm working on my second masters
I'm a certified school counselor
I am a very loyal friend.
I'm extremely sensitive and wear my heart on my sleeve
I'm a Leo baby :)
I'm engaged to my very best friend and I'm planning our wedding
I have to check and make sure the front door is locked and stove is off before going to bed
I'm born/raised in New York City but I'm itching to move to the slower pace of the south.
I like driving in silence
I clap when my food arrives :)
I love shopping and consider it an art!
I love watching youtube videos
I love reading blogs and connecting with people :)

Its July...

July has to be my favorite month.  Yes, I am a summer baby 7/27!!!  In honor of the month I'm doing a "about me" challenge.  Here is what I will be posting on a daily basis - I will add something and make the 31st special.  I'm hoping other bloggers will participate :) and I will def tag a few... Hope you enjoy.

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself. 
Day 02- The meaning behind your Blogger name 
Day 03-A picture of you and your friends 
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn't have 
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to 
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why 
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you 
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why 
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days 
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad 
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends 
Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one 
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently 
Day 14- A picture of you and your family 
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play 
Day 16- Another picture of yourself 
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why 
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have 
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them 
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future 
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy 
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else 
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot 
Day 24- A letter to your parents 
Day 25- What I would find in your bag 
Day 26- What you think about your friends 
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge 
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then? 
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned 
Day 30- Who are you? 

Blog Design by Get Polished