Wishing you well...in 2012!!

I welcome 2012 with open arms, an open mind and an open heart.  Wishing each of you continued success, good health, lots of happiness and plenty of love.

Don't forget 2011 and all that you've learned.  Strive to make each day better than yesterday and live your life grateful for each moment.  Thats my daily resolution and I'm sticking to it!


Is that the bill????

Went to dinner the other night to celebrate my soon-to-be-mother-in-law's birthday.  It was really nice to get together and celebrate.  We went to a restaurant named Alma de Cuba in Center City, Philadelphia.

Eight of us attended dinner and we had a great time!  I decided on Vaca Frita which was a very tender steak.  The spinach was so scrumptious.  Yes, I ate it all - Delicious!! 

The boo and I are budgeting our money preparing for the wedding so I googled the restaurant just to give us an idea of what we could be spending... But who in the world expected this??

Yes - the bill totaled $446.08.  Woah!! Happy Birthday now lets go home :)


He Does Exist...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  I spent it with my family in Charlotte, NC and I had a great time.  I know Christ is the reason for the season and it was so fitting to be in Church on HIS birthday.  I posted a status saying I was attending Jesus Birthday party :)  
but... HE DOES EXIST!!

Check out what Santa brought me....what did he bring you??


Two Leo's in Love

I saw this and immediately thought of me and my boo 

He is an August Leo and I'm a July Leo.  Here is our breakdown...

The Leo man and the Leo woman share similar characteristics, they are both highly attracted to each other. Their charm and fearlessness will attract them towards each other. They will emerge from their dens together with their heads held high not interested about the others, do their business and retreat inside just like the lions do. They will find comfort within each other and will snuggle up to stay together without inviting any disruptions and enjoy life as it comes to them.
Their love will take a lot of patience on the part of a Leo individual, be it the man or the woman. Everyone will keep guessing the secrets to their union if it escalates and reaches remarkable heights.

Do you goggle your compatibility with your partner??

What I wore... Christmas Eve

Visiting the family in Charlotte, NC for Christmas and this is what I wore...

Can't beat this Old Navy sweater for $10 bucks!!
Forever 21 blue skinny jeans
Flat Knee Cognac boots from Target (last year)
Chunky gold rope chain (Shout out to Run - DMC :)
Tory Burch purse
and my Hair was BOUNCING and BEHAVING!! YEAR & 1/2 PERM FREE :)


Not just no...but HECK NO!!!

I know Christmas is fast approaching which means....


Why does it seem like everybody, their mama and slow grandma are on the roads these days.  All I wanted to do was get home from work and that took longer than necessary.  Why because people are trying to buy those last minute gifts at the mall.  Ugh.. I can't!!!  So I purchased gift cards for EVERYONE or will order gifts online and have them delivered to their house.  I can't with the traffic, slow drivers, slow walkers or people just browsing.  Get what you're getting and GET OUT OF MY WAY.

Anyone like the chaos of the malls at Holiday time???


Random Thoughts on a Tuesday Night...

Why do people put ornaments on their cars?  (Wreaths, antlers, etc)

I hate when my socks fall down in my shoes!

Why does healthy food cost more than a "supersized" anything with a huge soda on the side?

Why can't the extra fat in my midsection be distributed evenly to my hips and rear area???

Why are flights to Charlotte for the holidays over $350 for a round trip ticket??

Why do I enjoy watching the show COPS??!!!

Has anyone else tried the new Dominos online tracker?? That thing is so COOL!  You can "track" when they get the order, when its prepped, placed in the oven and being delivered :)  I love food!

As always...what are your random thoughts???


B in B'more...

What a beautiful Sunday.  I met up with my beautiful cousin for Breakfast in Baltimore.  Baltimore is such a beautiful city.  The Inner Harbor, Handsome Ray Lewis from The Ravens and not to mention University of Delaware's own Joe FLACCO!!

We ate at a restaurant named Miss Shirley's Cafe.
Feel free to check out the menu - it was DELICIOUS!!! In fact - please go and experience it for yourselves.  Here is a peek at our breakfast...

My cousin enjoyed her "Get your grit on" which was Shrimp, grits on top of fried green tomatoes."

My mini belgian waffles and turkey sausage

Don't forget the fresh strawberries and whipped cream :)

Walking around the Inner Harbor I noticed Filene's Basement was GOING OUT OF BUSINESS!! OMG!!! Had to run in there and check it out.  They were selling everything - even the fixtures and carpet (side eye)  But I managed to score this Ralph Lauren bracelet original price $100 and I got it for $20.  Thank you Filene :)

It was a great Sunday.  I had "B"(Breakfast) in B'more with my beautiful cousin and scored a great "B" (Buy).  How did you spend your Sunday???

Sunday Inspiration

This is the song I listen to whenever I need that little boost.  I hope it does for you exactly what it does for me.  
Be encouraged - Be Inspired!
Shattered, but I'm not broken
Wounded, but time will heal
Heavy the load, the cross I bear
Lonely the road I trod, I dare
Shaken, but here I stand
Weary, Still I press on
Long are the nights, the tears I cry
Dark are the days, no sun in the sky, yes

Yet still I rise
Never to give up
Never to give in against all odds
Yet still I rise
High above the clouds
At times I feel low
Yet still I rise

Sometimes I'm troubled, but not in despair
Struggling, I make my way through
Trials, they come to make me strong
I must endure, I must hold on


Above all my problems
Above all my eyes can see
Knowing God is able to strengthen me
To strengthen me

Yet still I rise
Never to give up
Oh, Never to give in against all odds
Yet still I rise
High above the clouds
At times I feel low
Yet still I
I need to know which way to go
Yet still I
At times I feel low
Yet still I
Oh Oh Oh I rise
Yet still I rise
Oh yes I do, yeah yeah


So Much to do...In so little time

OMG... Christmas is right around the corner and I have not purchased ANYTHING!!!  I don't have many people to purchase gifts for which is a good thing.  Our upcoming wedding takes precedent on EVERYTHING.  We refuse to start our lives together in debt for six hour day!! So holiday cards for everyone - maybe I will put some lottery tickets inside (hopefully someone will hit big!!)

Speaking of the wedding.  I am SO EXCITED!!!  When we got engaged, 2013 seemed so far away.  Now in reality, we are ALREADY paying for things and it will be here before we know it.  The guest lists are being written, the colors are picked, the location is amazing, the food - SLAMMIN', the music - JAMMIN'!!!

I am brainstorming on starting a mentoring group for young girls at my school.  I have the overall concept and what goal I would like to achieve.  I am excited to start planning and help as many young girls as I can.  I would like to have programs on college prep, resume writing, etiquette, etc.

Just a little update on what I've been doing.  What have you been up to??


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