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Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013 Motto: Desiderata

Many may years ago as a child I was rummaging through my dad's dusty library in the basement. One of my great finds besides his broken guitar was an old scroll like piece of paper. At the time I could barely say the name right at the top of the paper so I brought it to my dad. He informed me of this poem..i guess you could call it that. It was written by Max Ehrmann and is entitled "Desiderata". I will leave it up to you to interpret what it means to you but this poem has always stuck with me. It resonates with me even more so now than it ever did before now that I have more years of life under my belt. As we approach 2013 I thought it would be good to share as this is a time of reflection for many.


God Bless you all in 2013 and beyond!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Work Holiday Party

Hey y'all!! 

I hope everyone is having a good day. Today at work we had our annual holiday party and gift exchange...Well really it was like I think the game white elephant where you get to exchange a gift if you don't like it..something like that...Anyways I have been trying to get into the Christmas spirit! Deep down inside I LOVEEEE Christmas but its always hard for me and I talk about it in the post entitled Wonder Why Christmas Missed Us. So with that being said one of the best ways to improve my mood is to put on something bright and cheery! What can get the job done better than sequinsssss!

you cant see my pearl head band in these pics

Cream blouse -Avenue
Cardigan - TJ Maxx
Sequin top - Lane Bryant
Curdoroy Pants & Earrings - thrifted
Boots - One Stop Plus
Bracelet - H&M

 What are you wearing to get into the holiday spirit??

Monday, December 17, 2012

DYH: Tables and Chairs

Design Your Home....with Tables and Chairs! Hey y'all, I just wanted to give you a peak into my home design with tables and chairs. Long before this blogging life I inherited some old furniture from a family member. I decided to spray paint it to fit my design aesthetic. Unfortunately, I did this a few years ago and I never thought to take pictures! But just imagine wood brown dusty old furniture. And then see what I did with a little paint and elbow grease....

I got this bowl from Pier One years ago. I LOVE the colors..
Dining Room Table Top
Dining Room Table - Black Gloss Spray Paint & Ivory
There are 6 chairs in total included in this table
I love furniture with curves just like me ;-)
My mom helped me by covering the chairs with new fabric
Sofa Console Table
Bar Stools
Side table -Another Project for me to do!

 Well that's it for Tables and Chairs...This was my first furniture project ever! Although now this furniture is a little banged up and scratched I think imperfections bring character! This dining room set and console table took a good amount of effort but at the same time it was cool to do because for some reason I find this kind of stuff relaxing. Please be on the look out for more furniture projects to come!

Dining Room set, side table & Console - inherited
Glass Bowl - Pier One Imports (years ago)
Bar Stools - Garden Ridge (years ago)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Basic Black Winter White

Hey ya'll!

This past weekend I attended my college friend's baby shower. It was really nice and it was the first co-ed baby shower I have been to which was cool. People really do it up nice for baby showers these days! My friend looked so cute preggers! Anyways, lets get down with the get down and check out the outfit I wore to celebrate...

Dress: Cato
Purse: Forever 21
Boots, Bracelet & Tights: Avenue

Funny enough the bag I am carrying I bought from forever 21 but it looks to be sold out online. However, there is a one very familiar to this one sold at Zara for $170. I'm glad I bought it from Forever 21 for like $30...way less than have the cost of the Zara bag. I was not about to pay all that money for a purse...leather or not.