Archive for September, 2012
Hello friends, I hope today, the beginning of your new week was a blessed one. I was tired this morning but vowed to get to church and thankfully I did. Service was good but it was “Harvey Day” so it was a bit more crowded and lasted a lot longer, ending at 2:00. I would have stayed for dinner but needed to go grocery shopping so I rushed home, changed clothes and headed to Costco and Safeway.
Traffic on 95 was horrendous, took the exit ramp into the mall only to realize that the traffic lights were out and all the stores in the mall and Costco were closing. We didn’t wait to find out why there was a power outage just quickly turned around and headed back south to Safeway.
I wore a sleeveless dress to church, thrifted from Goodwill covered with a 3/4 sleeve jacket that belonged to my grandmother (RIP Mama). My Mossimo heels from Target, clutch from DSW and “lap cover” scarf from Boscov’s.
After church it was still warm so I threw on a pair of shorts also thrifted from Goodwill, top from Walmart, loafers thrifted from Salvation Army and a belt from my closet.
I hope you have a fantabulous evening!
Hello friends and happy 1st day of Fall 2012, I hope your Saturday was a good one. My day started with my sons and later we met up with a girlfriend and her son in Dover. Malik drove and our first stop was at Spence’s Bazaar. I took my Clutch Purses down because Lolita had offered to sell them on consignment in her kiosk, God is good! We walked around taking in the sights of fall: pumpkins, gourds, mums, fresh veggies and fruits. I truly love this time of year, transitioning from the heat of summer to the crispness of fall, even though it was in the 80’s today.
Our next stop was Target, I purposely did not get a cart but in the shoe section I found yellow pumps, not the florescent ones which were so popular this summer for $8.98 a pair, and when I saw them in pink and teal I ran with a quickness to get a cart! The black patent leather and snakeskin pumps were 30% off, so I only got the black pair. I will probably go back for the snakeskin’s next week. The clearance racks were filled with some great items and I found two sheer tops which will be worn over camisoles and a Merona Pencil skirt on sale for $18.00.
My girlfriend and her son met us at Target and our next stop was Beauty Max the beauty supply store. The boys veered off into CitiTrends while she and I shopped for over an hour, found some nice units, nail polish and beauty supplies, we also took time to assist others. Using our “expertise” we helped an elderly women who is scheduled for surgery and a young lady preparing for a wedding in choosing just the right wigs.
Tired and hungry we drove to Pizzeria Uno for a late lunch. The food was excellent and the waiter was outstanding. It was a perfect start to the new season and I am looking forward to the rest of the year!
Have a fantabulous night!
GM has taken their showrooms on tour traveling to various locations giving people an opportunity to test drive their 2012 Chevy Volt electric cars. Haas Group International, a tenant in our office park hosted the event this week. The showroom was set up in the upper parking lot where several vehicles were parked next to information podiums, others were lined up to be test driven. As a thank you for participating you were eligible to enter a drawing for an iPad, and were given a free insulated tote bag.
Before the test drive you needed to show your driver’s license, and if you wanted to enter the drawing, complete an entry form. A wrist band was placed on your arm and then you stood in line for the next available car. It was like standing in line for a ride at Disney but much quicker! A rep sat in the passenger seat and I didn’t drive far but it didn’t take long to realize that the vehicles are definitely worth the investment. If not for the fact that it uses electric at less than $2.00 per charge, plugged overnight into a 110volt or several hours in a 220volt outlet. It was a smooth and quiet ride, had quick pickup and was not sluggish. The dashboard controls looked futuristic without being overly distracting. The comfort and roominess was amazing, my co-worker and back seat passenger is 6 feet, and she was comfortable, noting that her son who is 6’7, would also be comfortable driving this vehicle. We also gave a video testimonial which can be heard here.
GM is offering participating companies a discount and in addition to the government’s rebate program it is a great incentive to purchase if you are in the market. The wheels in my head were spinning because my 180 minute daily commute is costing me almost $100 a week in gas, and my son is eyeing my car as his own. If you get a chance stop by a Chevy/GM dealership and give it a test drive or if you’re lucky, they’ll roll up to an office park next to you.
This would have been a great birthday gift!
Hello my friends, it’s FRI-YAY…FRI-YAY and the last day of summer 2012. It’s bittersweet saying goodbye to summer but all is all it was good filled with fun, food, family and friends. I must admit that I am looking forward to a new season equally filled with fun, food, family and friends – we just got an invite to Thanksgiving Dinner – woot woot!!!
So whatever your plans are for the 1st weekend in fall, whether its hiking; biking; thrifting; shopping; apple picking, Holloween decorating; baking, raking, sleeping; cooking; cleaning; eating or just vegging in front of the tv, I hope it’s fantabulous!!!
Top – Goodwill// Pants – closet staple// Leopard Print Loafers – CitiTrends// Bracelet – CitiTrends// Ring – Flea Market Vendor// Earrings – Payless// Flag and Wreath – Big Lots
One of the best things about going to a Flea Market is finding different and unique items not sold in stores. At Flea Markets you can mostly find used household items and mass produced knickknacks, jewelry and clothing. However, there are occasions when you come across unique and original hand made items. “Design-A-Can” is a kisok owned and operated by Lolita, a friend from high school. In her kiosk she carries mass produced items, but she also sells hand sewn bottle and can covers. Last week she had completely sold out the can covers and was filling the display cases with these cute bottle covers. They are individually hand sewn dresses that are made to cover a normal size bottle of dish washing liquid. How cute are they, there wouldn’t be a need to hide your soap under the sink with it wearing one of these dresses.
The dress covers are individual and unique sewn in fabric that would appeal to anyone including people of different political parties. She also sells President Obama T-Shirts, sunglasses, caps and key chains; Breast Cancer Awareness items; children’s toys, and games; scarves and hair accessories, a little something for everyone. If sports is more of your interest she has pillows and blankets with NFL, NHL, and NBA logos. However, one of the cutest items I saw was the “Sunday Church Hat” hair clips which can also be worn as a scarf or lapel pin. She doesn’t make these herself but they would be perfect accessories to jazz up a suit, or hat when attending church or special family gathering.
If you are planning a special event like a birthday party, a Bridal Shower, a Super Bowl or Sports party, or even Fraternity/Sorority gathering, Lolita will accept special orders and create a unique item to make it an even more memorable. Design-A-Can kiosk is open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, so if you are in Dover go to Spencer’s Bazaar and check her out or let me know and I’ll contact her for you.
…but Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Hump Day Wednesday my friends.
Today the sun is shining, a cool breeze is blowing…blowing me over the last hump day in my 50th year
Bye Bye 50 ~ God willing tomorrow I will be 51!!!!
I will wear these flats while driving and walking in the parking lot at work
Wrap Dress – CitiTrends// Pumps – The Salvation Army// Bracelet and Flats – CitiTrends// Ring – Flea Market Vendor// Earrings – Jewelrymax.net// Watch – Avon
Have a fantastical day – Smooches!
Last Friday Tayair and I went to Spence’s Bazaar to walk around as well as to see a friend of mine who has a small shop inside one of the buildings. I didn’t buy anything except a few rings and bracelets but it was fun walking around, seeing odd items including a juke box and a wooden sled.
It was a beautiful end-of-summer day made more so because it was spent with my oldest son
I hadn’t seen a juke box since the last time watching an episode of “Happy Days“
After we left the Flea Market I took Tayair to see where I had lived during high school and my first apartment during my college years, both places were vacant!
Our day ended at Papa Johns, Tayair’s favorite food is pizza. You can tell by looking at him that he had just as much fun with his mom as I did with my son. It was truly a great day for the both of us, despite it being the anniversary of my sister’s death.
Happy Tuesday my friends.
Today’s Autumn-like weather, which officially doesn’t start until Friday had me breaking out the sweater and umbrella.
Sweater – Walmart// Skirt – CitiTrends// Top – Ross//Peep Toe Pumps – The Shoe Dept// Purse – Ross
Ring- Beauty Max// Bracelet – Rugged Wearhouse// Earrings – Icings// Watch – Avon
My serious look – lol