Really Kim Kardashian??? Really???

I was a little surprised to read the headlines today stating Kim Kardashian had filed for divorce from her husband of ONLY 72 days Kris Humphries.  Honestly I had given them at least a year.  Guess it was just THAT BAD!!!  I wonder what really happened.  Although in my opinion ALL of the signs were there based on the episodes (YES - I watch the show! Don't judge me!)

Kris in my opinion did not seem supportive.  He talked quite disrespectful for the family.  Kim WANTED to get married so badly it seemed like she would accept anyone!  and lets not forget the $50 million that Kim and her family received off the wedding alone!!! Also all of the publicity the vendors received for participating in the wedding.

Here are the responses each released today...Seems a little one sided in my opinion.  What do you think??  I wonder what Ray-J, Reggie Bush and Kim's FIRST HUSBAND Damon Thomas have to say about this!!!

Kardashian has released a statement, obtained by EW: “After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.”

Humphries, on the other hand, released the following statement to E!: “I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce. I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.”


October has me...

Needing...Wanting... & Loving...

I have decided to do a monthly favorites section on my blog.  My Faves can be anything I've been needing, wanting and/or loving for that month.  So here we go...

The new Verizon Rhyme phone which after doing my research is a pretty cool phone and supposedly it is being marketed to women..guess that's why it is PLUM in color.  I'm not a fan of the color but thats nothing a "glittered covered bling bling" phone case can't solve :) What do you think?

The Night time tea candle from Bath & Body Works.  The scent travels throughout the house and I can honestly say it is relaxing.  Plus I got it on SALE!!! Click here

The Victorias Secret Love to Lounge Pink Collection.  Although they are a tad bit pricey, I may treat myself to a set.  I can imagine throwing this on when I need to be somewhere this winter and looking cute and comfy.  PINK Lounge Collection

A wedding reception venue :)  That is a whole blog in itself.

Quick breakfast recipes that I can eat on the go.... I have to stop with the bagels and cream cheese - they are not my friends!!

What have you been Needing, Wanting and Loving???


Make me over!!!

Fellow bloggers...


Can you please share with me any tips and tricks to update my blog.  I love your headers and how easy it is to sort blogs by type/title etc.  How the heck do you guys do that??

Any other words of advice or things you would like to see from my blog would be greatly appreciated as well.

Thanks in advance and lots of BLOG LOVE to you xoxoxoxoxoxox


What I can't seem to figure out...

With the holidays approaching, I can't seem to figure out how couples spend the holidays.   There was never any question I was in NYC with my fam.  Enjoying being with my mom, dad and brother.  My parents moved to Charlotte, which is where we were the next year.  Same fam, increased loved, more food, new house, same people.  Then I met my love and his fam is in Philly.  We spent the first year apart with our respective families but you know how hard it is to be away from those you love during the holidays.  We vowed it would be different soon.  The next year my mother was sick in the hospital.  We had Thanksgiving in the waiting room, the boo and I were with our respective families and we had Christmas surrounded by her bed.  My boo came with me to the hospital for Christmas.  It was difficult because before our very eyes our lives were changing.  I am so grateful he was there with me.  Last year was the first without my mother and it was understandably difficult but we spent it with our respective families.  It was important for my dad, brother and I were there for each other.  Well here we are again at another holiday season and the question is raised again.  Where will we spend the holidays?  We want to be together but we also want to be with our families.  What should we do?  Where should we go?

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My Theme Song...

Grew up in a town that is famous as the place of movie scenes
Noise was always loud, there are sirens all around and the streets are mean
If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere, that's what they say
Seeing my face in lights or my name on marquees found down on Broadway

Even if it ain’t all it seems, I got a pocketful of dreams
Baby, I'm from New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York, New York, New York!

On the avenue, there ain't never a curfew, ladies work so hard
Such a melting pot, on the corner selling rock, preachers pray to God
Hail a gypsy cab, takes me down from Harlem to the Brooklyn Bridge
Some will sleep tonight with a hunger far more than an empty fridge

I'm gonna make it by any means, I got a pocketful of dreams
Baby, I'm from New York

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York
These street will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York, New York, New York!

One hand in the air for the big city,
Street lights, big dreams all looking pretty
No place in the world that can compare
Put your lighters in the air, everybody say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

In New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Now you're in New York!

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York
These street will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York!

What is your theme song???!!!


Random Thoughts on a Thursday Night...

Why is The OFFICE a repeat???

I want a vanilla eggcream.  (One of my fav drinks)

Why do people get nervous at work when the boss comes around?  (If you're doing what you are supposed to - why worry?)

I would smack a Bridezilla in her face if she ever talked to me like that!

How does a couple decide where to spend the holidays when their families are in two different states?

My College Fair was a success for my students.

I love my NY GIANTS!

I don't like washing dishes but I hate seeing a full sink!

Why do people in fast cars drive slow?

I want to attend a HBCU but not many have PhD programs (insert sad face)

Is Christmas really two months away???

What are your random thoughts???



Dig! Dig! Dig! Hidden treasures are NOT that hard to find.  Take this dress for example that I found tucked away all in the wrong place (sorry to the person that hid it - I found it!) for $6.00 at Target!!!  This is how I pulled my outfit together and jazzed up my $6 steal.  In love with this necklace I got from Forever 21.  It added a nice POP of color :)

Blazer - Old Navy
Necklace - Forever 21
Dress - Target
Boots - Charlotte Russe
Belt - NY & CO


They say...

A picture is worth a THOUSAND WORDS....  I just say I love my Grandma :)

Tomorrow is not promised and I am so grateful to still have my grandma.  
How could you not love this woman!!!


Oh heck no!

So there I was...Sitting at my vanity like I do every morning...
Preparing for my day...
I turned on my flat iron then proceeded to decide what jewels I was going to use to "spruce" up my uniform (insert sarcasm)
After deciding, I starting to comb out my hair and part my hair into sections to flat iron and curl.

I bump the first section then move on to the next.
I wipe my hands..

I bump the second section then move on to the next.
Something is feeling strange...so I wipe my hands...

On to the third section and I feel it again..
I look at my hands but there isn't anything there
My hair feels funny but time is escaping me!

I move on to the fourth section, but I feel it again.  My hair feels weird.  It feels sticky.  WTH??

I finally look at the flat iron to notice this...

Are you serious?  What the heck happened to make my $150 flat iron peel like a onion?  Now its on and in my hair.  Oh heck no!

I purchased this flat iron for my birthday from a kiosk in the mall in Charlotte.  To avoid overpacking and not thinking I would experience anything like this, I threw all paperwork including my warranty in the trash.  (Leave me and my stupidity alone!)  I have tried to google the company and nothing comes up.  I'm not sure what to do at this point.  It is a great flat iron, I mean besides the peeling.  My hair glides right through it and it gives me the desired curl I love.  I have no way to get in contact with the company and I am dreading spending that amount of money again.  Any suggestions?  Has this happened to you??? 

I am giving myself blue highlights thanks to my flat iron :(


Review my bucket List

I posted this blog back in December of 2010... http://www.rosefromrosedale.com/2010/12/my-2011-bucket-list.html stating things I wanted to accomplish in 2011 and now that we are nine months in I felt the need to review and refocus.  

So far I have...
Become the lead counselor (by default - does that count?)
I'm in my last class of my 2nd masters :)
I have gotten a part time job (Thank you for calling Raymour & Flanigan)
Still trying my best on the others...Hey I have a couple more months right :)

Do you have a bucket list?? If so, what's on it??


Random Thoughts on a Tuesday Night...

*Why did I bake a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing only to look at it for three days before throwing it out??

*I need a leopard belt and can't find one! Please HELP!!!

*Why does my coworker insist of using curse words in EVERY SENTENCE especially when we work with kids!!!

*What is the point of the Bad Girls Club?

*Damn that show survivor for starting this stupid reality TV craze!!!

*I watch way too many hours of YOUTUBE!!

*I heart Beyonce!

*Facebook has become confusing and I never really understood twitter so why do I need a smartphone???

*Wish there was a way to sneak into my building without one of my students yelling "Yo! Ms. Richards!"

*Wish I knew someone with a hook up at the Gas station.

*Why is it so cold ALREADY???

*I hate my uniform but it is saving me a ton of $$$$$$!

What are your thoughts on this lovely Tuesday evening???

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