Sunday, September 11, 2011

Colorado Fashion Week!!!

First Class Fashionista has partnered with JTA Group to execute the first Colorado Fashion Week. We need your support. Help spread the word by liking my Colorado Fashion Week posts, re-posting, tweeting and telling a friend to do the same until October 2nd.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Flashback Friday

*Laughing hysterically*

Have a wonderful weekend friends!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Flashback Friday

It's about that time!

Have a fantastic weekend friends!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Knowing is half the battle?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Time is passing

It has been nearly two years since my uncle's death and it still stings...

On Saturday, we had our second annual memorial cookout in his honor. It was a joyous event filled with food, family and love.

It was wonderful to see and hang out with folks I don't see or hear from throughout the year. Everyone is wrapped up in their schedules. I am grateful for a time when we can all get together and enjoy one another's presence. I've seen friends that I have not seen in many moons. That elt really good.

I am hoping everyone else had an amazing weekend as well!

Enjoy this beautiful week ahead!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Flashback Friday

I can't seem to get enough of this!

Have a spectacular weekend!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Independence Day

What an amazing weekend!

Philly is the birthplace of freedom and liberty. The Declaration of Independence was signed in Old City. It was the beginning of us, as a people, having rights and separating ourselves from British rule.

Of course, this did not apply to all, but that is to come, much later.

I feel blessed to have freedoms. I realize, much more is to change, but much has been accomplished.

Happy Independence Day friends!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Flashback Friday


Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

C is for cookie!

I freakin love this guy! Really, really :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday!

The Incredible Hulk!

That is all.

Monday, June 20, 2011


I was under the impression that when school was out I would have lots of free time. I now know that to be an untruth. I think I just realized how much I cram into my days on a regular and now I have more time to get it all done. LOL!

Ah well, I guess I deceived myself.

Have a magnificent week, my friends!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Flashback Friday

Sorry, I could not resist!
It's FRIDAY!!!!

*wicked laughter*

Have a gr8 weekend!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Flashback Friday

Hey, What's going on?

Have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Last days of school are here!!!

We're down to the final stretch and I cannot wait until it is done.

There is too much going on this week. Lil Sis is having major surgery. Please keep her in your prayers.

I have nothing else to share but worries and fears so I will keep them to myself.

Have a terrific week, my friends!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Flashback Friday

Good stuff!

Have an amazing weekend!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wordless WednesdayI

I know it sounds silly but I am really upset that I'm too old for this cosplay :(

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

I won't pretend to wanna make a big deal out of today. For my own personal reasons, this day brings me a great sense of loss. My two grandfathers and uncle were all veterans and as much as I appreciate what they've done to protect this country, I still miss them all dearly.

I'd like to send a prayer up to each of them and hope they are in a happier place.

Love you all!

Have a blessed and wonderful holiday friends!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Flashback Friday

This one's for the kids!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Baby Storm, boy, girl or does it even matter?

I'm beginning to wonder myself...

Monday, May 23, 2011

I survived!

If you are reading this, it is apparent you have survived "The Rapture" that never occurred.
May 21, 2011 was the official date of the Rapture, according to Biblical scholar and Christian Radio broadcaster, Harold Camping.

So many times these things are predicted to come and we prepare for the end of days. But what happens when the day comes and goes? Are we disappointed because we put so much effort into preparing for the afterlife? Should we just be grateful and move forward until the next rapture prediction?

I, for one, am glad this non-event has come to pass.

Maybe Rad Dudes got it right.
The day was saved, thanks to Macho Man Randy Savage!

Have an exciting week lovelies!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Flashback Friday

I'm so feeling this!

Have a pleasurable weekend, loves!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Black Butler (黒執事, Kuroshitsuji)cosplay!

Monday, May 16, 2011

I'm late!

School is winding down and the pressure is on. I am currently, going over missed assignments and handing in the last of what is due.


All that procrastinating has caught up to me but I am doubling down and getting it all done now.

Wish me luck!

Have a great week!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Flashback Friday

This takes me back...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

A few tips...

People have been asking for tips on getting in shape. I have a routine I do every year. I start around April to get myself in shape in time for June. The first few days are always the hardest but my motivation keeps me going.

Here are a few tips I learned:

1. Talking more = eating less.
It's good to talk during meals because the more you talk, the less you are eating.

2. Just stop.
It is said that it takes 20 minutes for the body to realize it's full. If you take in lesser portions, you will not overeat. Simple, right?

3. Breakfast.
The most important meal of the day is breakfast. Missing breakfast can cause a slow down in the metabolism, causing the body to slow down the break down of fat which keeps us fat.

4. Weight lifting.
Weight lifting is a great way to burn fat. It burns through the sugar source which is necessary before the body can burn fat.

5. Watch what you eat.
It sounds simple. Stick to the basic food groups. Snacks are difficult to give up but you can at least try eating healthy snacks and do so in moderation. We all know which foods aren't good for us so try cutting them out.

I try to keep it simple. One more thing I have been doing lately is eating fruit after working out. In the past, I would just bathe and crash. My energy would be extremely low and I hated working out. Since snacking on fruit after gives me a little energy boost, it has been beneficial to me.

I hope these little tips are helpful.

Have an amazing week!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I wanted to send a Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful moms I know!
Love you all!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Flashback Friday

It's been that kind of week.

Enjoy the weekend, my lovelies!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wordless WednesdayI

It's been a month since I've been working out and today, I finally have photos to show my progress. There are no before shots as I would be too freaking embarrassed to share.

Making Progress!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sharing is bittersweet

I am without my laptop for an undetermined period. Two of my girls school issued pcs are down. I really hate sbaring. Lol. I will give you half my food, drink or cash but my tech is not something I wish to divide.

Anyways, I hope to get on and post some info and also update you all on my progress with a photo. I have practicay reached my goal. Yay me!

I am currently on my five inch tablet pc and typing is much too tedious for me. Ah well. Till next time dears.

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Flashback Friday

I've never felt quite like this...

There is Nothing Like This...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

It's Pizza and wings day!

Don't worry, I'll have a salad on the side ;)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Back to life

Now that Spring Break is over, it's back to "real life".

I've been working really hard keeping up with my exercise routine (even when I really don't want to). I'll try to share a photo next week.

School is back in session and I am amped and ready to follow this school year to a close. The weather is warming up, good times are ahead for us all.

Have a great week friends!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Flashback Friday

I'm feeling quite sad to hear that Zion I and One be lo will not be performing in Philly this Sunday. In honor of what was to be a joyous occasion, here are

Bird's Eye View



Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Yummy, yummy flat bread!

Enjoy the feast of unleavened bread!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring Break!

Hooray for Spring Break! I really, really needed this time off to relax and get my mind right.
I'm still working out and keeping up with my healthier eating goals.

Wishing you all a great week!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Flashback Friday

I'm Beautiful!

Spread ♥

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless WednesdayI

Is it beach weather yet?

Monday, April 11, 2011

How u doing?

I am now one week into my "better health" plan and everything is fine so far. I have been working out and eating more fruits and vegetables. I notice, I am less sluggish throughout my day already.

I plan to incorporate more walking as well. During harsh Winter months, I definitely do not get in enough walking.

On Saturday, we took a family walk at a local haunt. It was a lot of fun and great exercise for the kids and myself.

Eventually, I may begin using the Wii again for further assistance in attaining my get fit goal.

That is how things are going for me, as of yet.
I am hoping everyone is well and wishing you all a wonderful week!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Flashback Friday

Sunday Morning!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Feel The Burn!

It is April and I am beginning my workout routine to lose the unsightly weight I gained to keep me warm during Winter. I am hoping to get back down to this:

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

One day without shoes

I know I am late with this as the day is nearly done but I wanted to share the occasion. Today Tom's Shoes is calling on us to raise awareness for the millions around the world who may never own or wear a pair of shoes.

At this point in the eve, you and I can help by tweeting the hashtag #withoutshoes or post a photo of your bare feet to Facebook and ask others to do the same.

Remember, going without shoes puts those who do so at risk for disease and infection.

With every pair of shoes purchased from Tom's Shoes, a pair of new shoes is donated to a child in need.

Let's all do what we can to help.

Monday, April 4, 2011

It's my baby's birthday!

Today is my sweetness's birthday! I am excited! He has been with us for nearly two years now and brightens my every day.

It's funny, as a kid, I never wanted a pet. As a mother, I was hoping my kids would feel the same. LOL! I was wrong but I am okay with it. Over time, they did a lot of research and learned as much as they could about cats.

When we decided to adopt, we visited our local animal shelter online and checked out what they had to offer. Never in my life did I think we would choose the cat we chose. I was hoping to get a kitten but came to realize my kids were much to mellow for one.

Our little guy is four years old today and we could not be more happy that he chose us.

Here he is in his new birthday cat tree:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lord Orochimaru-sama (The name I want to change his to but no one will agree)

Enjoy your week friends!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Don't be an April fool!

I am truly loving these April fool's jokes going around the internet today! They've got me L.O.L.
I'll keep this short because it's the WEEKEND!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wordless WednesdayI

It's kind of nice to know I'm NOT the biggest otaku around. LOL!
Cute baby Naruto and Sasuke :)

Monday, March 28, 2011


This weekend and month flew by much too quickly. April will be here Friday and I am feeling unprepared. I have paperwork to catch up on and so much that has yet to be done. I'm going to buckle down and focus to get everything complete but it may not be on time. L.O.L. I'm such a procrastinator.

Back to my so called hectic life, this unsteady flow of things should be coming to a halt by week's end. I am so happy to see this month end. It has been wreaking havoc on everything good and sane in me.

Here I am complaining when I came to wish everyone a lovely week.
May your days and nights be as bright as the stars!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Flashback Friday

This week is not necessarily a flashback as it is something that touches me in a profound way (yes, I'm pretty strange) This song and video speak to me on so many levels.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Spending irreplaceable time with my loves = PRICELESS!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Manic Monday

It's another Manic Monday. I have a very busy week ahead, yet again. I should say, this has been a very hectic month. I am hoping everyone else's days have been more exciting and prosperous than mine. I just want some sanity as my light at the end of the tunnel. LOL.

Sending more well wishes to the people of Japan.

This whole Fukushima 50 ordeal has such implications on the families involved. A group of 50 retired and middle aged power plant workers have gone into the plant to try to stop the leaks. They chose to do so because they have already lived their lives and want the younger workers, who have not yet had families or have young families to have the opportunity to live on. I think it's very noble of those who essentially, are giving their lives so that the younger generation will be spared. It is also sorrowful to think of the families they may be leaving behind.

It seems in some instances, everyone suffers.

All I can do from where I sit is pray and hope for the least amount of damage. I also hope that these honorable men do not suffer in vain.

Have a great week friends.

Friday, March 18, 2011

#Tigerblood Friday

Here's some new music to get excited about!

Have a #Winning Weekend!!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pray for Japan

In light of the Tsunami that swept Japan last week, I would just like to offer a moment of silent prayer for the lives lost and torn apart by this tragic event.

How frightening it must be to lose your home and everything you know to an act of nature. If there is anyone who would like to help, please donate to Red Cross

Thank you

Monday, March 14, 2011

Busy days ahead

I've got a busy next few weeks ahead of me filled with traveling and preparing the children for standardized tests. I am hoping to accomplish it all without stressing the kids too much. I'm already stressed just trying to keep the dates, times and places straight. L.O.L.

I want to wish everyone a wonderful week filled with peace and joy!

Take care!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Flashback Friday

It's that time again and this week's videos are a true blast from my past!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I'm not one to toot my own horn but...

...Fabulous Savings asked, "what makes me fabulous?"

I can go on for days about the many things (as I am told) that make me fabulous but I like to keep things simple. In one word, my dedication. My love for my family is the reason I left my job of 14 years. I wanted to offer my children bigger and better opportunities in this life. I am a proud homeschooling parent of three. I left everything I knew and loved behind for my lovely ladies. My dedication to seeing them become intelligent, independent women that not only I can be proud of but who will have pride in themselves, is what I see as my greatest and most fabulous trait!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Another Wednesday has come and this week I will share my growth or the opposite, my contraction.

This is my hair one year ago AND...

This is my hair now.
I cut it!
Yay me!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy, Happy

Today is a special day for one of the most important people in my life!
I want to send a very Happy Birthday to a special lady who has taught me many wonderful lessons in life and strives to constantly make me a better woman.

Love ya!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fail, fail, fail

I failed the first week of my experiment.
Someone who loves me dearly sent a Sprite.
I didn't even enjoy it. I did not enjoy the taste of it.
I, technically, did not break my own rules, but I am still very disappointed in myself. Maybe I wouldn't feel as bad if it tasted better. LOL! I'm not sure. What I do know is I am going to continue this "struggle" until I get a Soda Stream or I am completely over soda.

I guess we will see which comes first. I'll keep you updated.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Flashback Friday

Everyday this week, I've posted a line from a song on my Facebook page. Each day, something different, all influential to me. I think I may make that a daily thing for a bit. At the end of the week, I will post the some of the videos here, to share.

This week''s finest:

Standing on shaky ground too close to the edge. Let's see if I ? ? ?

When I retire, I'll get worshiped like a whole battleship

How you gonna win when you ain't right within?


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

I used to think the storms would swallow me, now I embrace the face that I'm still here to weather them.

All I can do is smile. Again, A smile is infectious is my motto for 2011.

Monday, February 28, 2011

My only enemy... inside of me. I live by those words. I am constantly demanding myself to be better. I strive to be a better me, in any way that I can.

I am definitely not a resolution type of person but I am challenging myself once again to give up sodas. In a effort to do so, I have committed myself to a rule. The next time I have a carbonated drink, it has to be made in a Soda Stream

I very obviously don't own one as of yet. So what does this mean for me? Well, I am challenging myself to either win or find a way to afford this wonderful system.

I know, I set myself up for possible failure but, I have to find a way to make it work. I am not allowing myself to ask anyone to purchase it for me, or receive it as a gift. This is totally on me.

I am putting the pressure on and I am up for this! We will see how it all works out.

Wish me luck! I'll keep you all updated!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Flashback Friday (Homestyle)

I'm not quite sure what it is, but I've been thinking of this song a lot lately. I think it't the thought of betrayal that has been crossing my mind among those who call themselves "friends".
A friend of mine is dealing with very troubling times & this makes me think of her, I think.
Whatever it is, this track keeps playing in my head and I am letting it flow.

I read between the lines of the eyes of your brow,
your handshake ain’t matchin your smile

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Imagine my surprise when I received an e-mail stating I won Valentine's day chocolate's and this shows up.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Heart Truth *Giveaway @ Girl Gone Mom*

Did you know, heart disease affects 8.6 million women each year? As a woman, the statistics are difficult to ignore. I am pleased to learn of this project and to share the Heart Truth with others.

In honor of this, there's a terrific giveaway going on over at Girl Gone Mom ! Apparently, Subway & Diet Coke have teamed up to raise awareness and support for women's heart health education and research.

All over the real world and cyber world, there are heart flags for you to capture. Each capture triggers a donation of up to $100,000 to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. It's fun and easy.

To learn more about this wonderful collaboration to spread knowledge and awareness, and to participate, please click the link. Heart Truth

Monday, February 21, 2011

Soda Stream Giveaway!

I've been excitedly saving up Amazon dollars in hopes of treating myself to a Soda Stream! If you've not heard of this wonderful device, you are living under a rock, under a rock.

All who know me understand I have a serious soda addiction that I have been trying to kick for a few years now. Well, the Soda Stream allows you to make healthier sparkling water and sodas as an alternative for people like me. I also love that this is a truly "green" machine because it uses no batteries or electricity.

In my quest to earn one, I've also been entering many contests in hopes of winning this device. Lo and behold, I find New Age Mama is giving away a Soda Stream! How awesome is that? I would really love to win this device! You, too can take your chance at winning by following the link and entering yourself!

For more information about Soda Stream click the link.

Good luck!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Has Spring Sprung? *Flashback Friday*

It's a gorgeous 65 degree day and I am hoping this lovely weather continues. Whenever the weather gets nice like this, it always makes me think of this song.

Ah, memories of Summer make me a very happy lady!
Enjoy the wonderful weekend friends!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wacky Wednesday Video

I'm a pretty private person and every post I share here, feels like I'm giving away my secrets. I enjoy having a small viewership of people who know me and I feel are not judging me.

I decided to do something a little different this week. Instead of sharing a photo, I am posting a video submission I used for a contest in the hopes of winning furniture for my home.

I'm not asking for votes or likes, just sharing my video with my readers and friends.

No laughing!

Wish me luck!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Greetings!

Happy Valentine's Day to all!
May you be blessed with lots of love and delicious chocolate!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Flashback Friday 2/11/11

As time wore on, I became more frustrated with the lack of African American education in school. I had many conversations with my uncle concerning black inventors and important historical figures we were not learning about. It's sad how much is lost and even now, not being taught to the youth.

Then, this guy dropped the jewels of knowledge and I was blown away. I found myself quoting it in class and getting into plenty of trouble for it. I wasn't trying to show off, I just wanted to share what I learned with others.

How can we ever truly know one another without knowing of all of our history?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

This little guy loves to play hide and seek. Every time I walk down the hall, I have to look all around me to make sure he does not jump out and tag me. On this particular day, I was being extra careful, peering around each corner. As I approached the middle of the hall, what do I see but a man in a box. LOL!

I love my little guy :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Frugal Valentine Day ideas (for family)

I like to do something special for the children but this year my funds are extremely tight. Usually, I go to the dollar store and grab some cute supplies to make baskets. Our local dollar store has an amazing selection of candied treats, cards and baskets to choose from but this year, I want to do something different.

I decided I will compile a list of fun free or cheap things I can do for V day. Feel free to add to the list if you please.

1. E-cards. This is the easiest idea by far. I send them for birthdays, holidays and just because.

2. Special meals. I cook a feast consisting of favorite foods my children enjoy.

3. Cakes, cookies, pies. This one is self-explanatory. I make and decorate special treats for the family to enjoy.

4. Movie night! I recently won a year of free blu-ray rentals. I am thinking everyone can pick a favorite movie and we can enjoy a wonderful movie night together.

5. Homemade cards. I still enjoy receiving these from the kids. I love to see their drawings and creativity. It's also a fun activity to do as a family.

6. Homemade tees. My good friend iwearyourshirt sent me a box of Simply Screen Stencils left over from a day of advertising. They're inexpensive and easy-to-find in most craft shops. The stencils can be used on shirts, sneakers, bags, etc.

7. Books! People underestimate the power of books. My children enjoy reading and if they didn't, they would be forced to pretend they do anyway. LOL. I enjoy finding age appropriate books in the bargain section of my favorite bookstore or iBooks for my little ladies. Sharing a love of reading is sharing love.

8. Homemade truffles. This one I have been planning to do with my kids for a while. There are a ton of inexpensive recipes using ingredients most of us have just lying around. My girls and I are excited to try one!

9. Take suggestions. I like to ask my girls for input. Sometimes kids have the most wonderfully, cheap ideas. LOL!

10. I'm willing to take suggestions. Share your ideas on inexpensive things you enjoy with your family.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The "Just Because" Giveaway

I'm excited to share the Just Because giveaway ! The prize is a $50 Amazon gift card. Amazon cash is wonderful because it can be used at Amazon's marketplace which consists of too many stores and auctions to count.

Blessed Beyond Words blog is awarding one very lucky reader, well, just because. Isn't that awesome? I think so.

Head over to Just Because giveaway and enter for your chance to win or wish me luck!

Have a wonderful Superbowl Sunday loves!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Flashback Friday 2/4/11

In my youth, we didn't learn much about the history of my ancestors. We were taught about slavery but not much was mentioned of Africa except to say it was the land from where the slaves were stolen. I always wondered if that was is there was to know.

I know you're thinking, what does this have to do with music or Hip Hop. It's funny, the first things I learned of Africa came from rap music. This next video is the beginning of my learning about my people and it sparked my need to learn much more.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 2/2/11

This guy saw his shadow and Winter magically ends in 3 weeks? How does that work? No, really?

Monday, January 31, 2011

GPS & Emergency Roadside Kit giveaway @Girl Gone Mom

I hate to admit this, but I'm the type who would get lost in a paper bag. LOL! For the longest time, I've been wanting a GPS but have been unable to afford it.

Well, lucky me, Girl Gone Mom is having a giveaway which includes a GPS unit and State Farm Insurance Emergency roadside kit! Who couldn't use that?

So head over and enter or wish me luck ;)

Have a Magical Monday my friends!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Flashback Friday

I've been thinking back on when I met my first love. I can't say that I remember the particular day or even the individual but I can remember the time and how I felt.

I was filled with excitement, music was in the air and I was loving it. I was a young girl filled with big dreams. I just wanted to know everything there was to know.

As time wore on my love grew stronger. But there is one moment that stands out in my mind. It was when I heard her voice. She gave me a new sense of joy. It was not because she was the first, but she was only 14 when I heard her. I was a little younger but, I thought it was the coolest thing to hear a girl rock the mic. I bought the record and wore it out. This lady is one of my idols!

Some things never change. Hip hop will always be my first love.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Our very own Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Joe's Shopping

Have you heard about JoeShopping ? It's a social networking/deal sharing website!

Start a profile and begin sharing deals. Many of us inform others of great deals via Twitter and Facebook but at JoeShopping the deals are organized and will not get lost or need to be saved to favorites :)

Right now, JoeShopping is having an Amazon gift card giveaway at Green Mom Blog Check it out and take a chance on finding the best deals and winning a $100 Amazon gift card!

Good luck!

Monday, January 24, 2011

I get soooooo bored

I need to organize!

I am behind schedule on everything. I've lost focus. I have become very bored with everything that comes my way. I'm struggling to keep it all together. LOL.

It's the scatterbrain in me. My cup is overflowing. I am going to slow down and disconnect for a bit. If I'm too quiet, don't worry, I am getting my mind back on track.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

$100 AmEx Gift Card Giveaway!

Another wonderful giveaway is going on over at Leslie Loves Veggies !!! Head over and enter to win a $100 American Express gift card for sharing your love for Frito Lay Snacks

Everyone loves snacks and Frito Lay now offers baked options for those of us who are counting calories. Along with the giveaway are two wonderful dip recipes you will want to try.

Head over to Frito Lay Giveaway and enter to win!

Good luck!

Friday, January 21, 2011

I've been hearing for the past few days there is a tampon shortage from New York to Philadelphia. My first reaction is to giggle like a school kid. It seems to be a serious matter though, as some women are paying up to $100 for a box.

Apparently there was a disruption of production this past Fall at O.B. I am hoping this is resolved but also hope women know these products are available online. $100 is a bit ridiculous for tampons, IMO.

This was just too weird and funny not to share. Any thoughts?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Oh how I miss the sweetness of summer.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Stripped of my nature? WHY?

I'm not sure how I feel about this whole new zodiac sign phenomenon. I understand astronomers have known this for generations and it has everything to do with the Earth's position in relation to the sun. So be it. I'm not be on horoscopes but I am a believer in astrology and how it affects personality and human traits.

So what does this mean for me. My birthday is December 28th and I have been proud to say I'm a Capricorn...until now. In the past few days, it's been revealed that I am now a Sagittarius. I am wondering if that means I should expect changes in my personality. I've been told it will be a gradual change and it may affect later generations, many years from now,

What does everyone else think? Where do you fit in? Has your zodiac sign changed?

Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11
Pisces: March 11- April 18
Aries: April 18 - May 13
Taurus: May 13 - June 21
Gemini: June 21 - July 20
Cancer: July 20 - Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10 - Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16 - Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30 - Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23 - Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17 - Jan. 20

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Yummy Gummi Giveaway!

In case you've been living under a rock and haven't heard, there's a yummy, gummi giveaway over at Leslie Loves Veggies blog!

Surf Sweets All Natural Organic Gummy Candy Prize Package Giveaway is exciting for me because there is no pork allowed in my home. Surf Sweets makes products that are all natural, vegan and gluten free. Browse their website to check out what they have to offer @ Surf Sweets

With delicious candies like gummi bears, jelly beans and sour worms, there is something for everyone!

Don't forget to check out their website for more information. Surf Sweets
Then head over to Leslie Loves Veggies Surf Sweet Giveaway and take a chance on winning some of these wonderful treats for yourself! I surely am!
Good luck!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Oh, what now?

There are so many things I wanted to tackle today. I wanted to share my thoughts but I can't seem to get them straight.
In the forefront of my mind is the negativity going on over Twitter parties. I stopped attending them some time ago. I began participating again during the holiday season in hopes of winning some holiday prizes and gifts for the family. I've come to see there are many people who are tripping over not winning.
I know I've said before, we just can't win them all but when adults begin to throw tantrums like children, call others cheaters and accuse party hostesses of favoritism with NO proof, things are just getting ridiculous. It makes me not want to enter.
I was accused of cheating more than once, always by strangers. People who are upset that I won a prize they felt they deserved so I know exactly how it feels to be accused. I admit, I have little faith in and feel leery about a few hostesses but that just means, without proof, the best thing I can do is avoid those parties.
Which leads me back to the accusations. They are hurtful and usually unfounded. Anyone who tweets contests knows there is always someone copying your tweets, whether we realize it or not. So saying all of these accounts have the same tweets does not mean I own all of them. It only means, people see me as someone who knows where to find the best contest :P
I know I'm babbling. I'm very tired from it all. I don't like to see friends wrongfully accused. Nor do I like to accuse anyone of anything I can't prove. All of the negativity must cease.
Can't we all just get along?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

By far, this is one of my favorite wins. I will be deeply saddened when the shipments come to an end.

Monday, January 10, 2011

You win some, you lose some...

I find myself thinking back, wondering when I realized that losses outweigh wins. Take that as you want. In my year of entering contests, I have lost many more than I've won and no matter what anyone thinks, I'm all right with that.

I understand. I cannot win them all. That is okay.

Of course, there are times when I really wanted to win and I don't. It gets me down for about sixty seconds and I am over it. If I spent my time dwelling on all of my losses, I would never be happy.

I am learning to apply that to other areas of my life. Things will not always be great. I've seen enough "losses" to keep me under but I pick myself up, dust myself off and keep it moving.

I can still survive.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

We don't need a resolution

As the new year approached and arrived, people have been asking about my resolutions. I have none. I feel as if I have been saying the same things, year after year. I have. I will continue to do so. My resolutions are more like goals for me.

I am not resolving to lose weight or workout or anything else that puts me on a timetable. Instead, my goal for this year is the same as always. I wish to continue working on being a better me, leaving negativity in the past and spreading love everywhere I am. A smile is infectious is my motto for 2011.

One thing I also wish to work on is how critical I can be of myself. "My only enemy is inside of me" I need to fix that.

Here's to wishing us all a wonderful year achieving our goals!