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Thankful Thursday

Hello Friends and Happy Thankful Thursday

Last month I received a wonderful gift-from-the-heart from a fellow blogger who will remain nameless, but it gave me an opportunity to “pay it forward”.  Sharing your blessings not only makes you feel good but it can also make you look good too!

 Both and top and corduroy skirt were thrifted from Goodwill


 Textured tights | Walmart

Whenever you get a chance, pay it forward my friends and you’ll stay blessed!

Thrifting and Shoes are my two favorite things – what are yours?Come on over to Katherine’s Corner and share at today’s Favorite Things Hop!

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Stay Blessed – No Stress in the New Year!


Same Skirt ~ Different Season

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

I trust your week is going well and all is good in your neighborhood! When I decided to wear this maxi skirt the first thing I noticed was how beautifully the colors transitioned from Summer to Fall.

Although there is still plenty of snow left on the ground or at least on my back deck, the winds were mild enough so my legs didn’t get too cold. The longer sweater and booties also kept me warm so perhaps this skirt will make another appearance during a winter month (with tights and over-the-knee boots).

Same skirt Different Season

This sweater was actually a Christmas gift that my hubby gave to my grandmother over 10 years ago.  I’ve always loved the color and the length as well as the crocheted cowl neck collar.

The beige booties were purchased a few seasons ago at Rugged Wearhouse and are quite comfortable, more so than the brown ones that I gave away last week on Instagram.  If you don’t follow, you should because I will be giving away more in the near future. #payitforward

Here I tried to re-create the #myessence photo, so what do you think, which season did I wear it better?

I know you are busy but if you get a chance hop over to Alison’s blog and “Get Your Pretty On!” this wonderful Wednesday.  

Have a blessed day and don’t forget to share it – Smooches!





Happy 12-12-12

There are so many interpretations for today, 12 12 12, but only one fact ~ none of us will be alive to see another repeating-number-date!

I’ve read that the number 12 is prominent, 12 is a number of universal imports seen in our culture; 12 hours of the day, 12 months of the year, 12 in a dozen, 12 zodiac signs, 12 apostles, and 12 days of Christmas.  There are suggestions to enjoy the beauty of the procession of the December holidays, starting by lighting miracles in the days of Hanukkah, leading to the gateway day of 12.12.12; stepping through the threshold of December 21, the Winter Solstice; walking into the 12 days of Christmas, and finally embracing the seven principles of Kwanzaa for a renewed human experience.

Whatever the interpretation, I do plan on doing something special by being extra kind to someone and paying it forward, it will be a small gesture to make this day bigger and more significant than the others.

Are you planning or have you done something special to mark this day?

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Don’t forget that tonight is the 12-12-12 Concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy – wonder what Kanye has to say about President Obama?

Linking up with Transatlantic Blonde  and Rolled Up Pretty– hop on over and meet a new blogger

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Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Learning Something New Everyday

One of my grandmother’s favorite sayings was, “you learn something new everyday”, it didn’t matter how old she got because she left this world at the age of 98, still learning something new.  When I started this blog in February it was an outlet to share my shopping trips with others because I no longer had Mama to share them with.  Oftentimes I over shopped to compensate for my loss but blogging about it made me feel better.  I used to post it on Facebook but felt my “friends” weren’t quite interested in my shoes and outfits so I decided to blog as a personal diary for myself.  One of the best things about blogging are your followers, they make you feel good when they post a comment or just simply checking the “like” button.  However, when you are nominated by a fellow blogger for an award it’s even more special and it’s an opportunity to “pay if forward”.

In April I was nominated for a “Versatile Blogger Award” by The Lipstick Giraffe, being a neophyte I didn’t know that there were things to do in order to accept the honor, I just simply replied “thank you” and kept on blogging.  Now that time has passed and I’ve learned something new I am now finally accepting this honor properly and completing the required tasks:

  • Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging

  • Let them know that you have nominated them

  • Share 7 random facts about yourself

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you

  • Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your blog post

Seven Random Facts About Me:

  1. I like Blaxplotation films (Shaft, Super Fly, Coffee, Def by Temptation, JD’s Revenge, Cornbread Earl and Me, Cotton Comes to Harlem….I could go on and on)

  2. Ex-smoker – 35 years, clean for 3 years – yay me!

  3. 1st “big girl” kiss was with Ray Rice’s great-uncle – yes, Ray Rice from the Baltimore Ravens, and no, he wasn’t even born yet

  4. Afraid of Ferris Wheels, even the little ones at local carnivals

  5. Am an orphan, both parents and both sets of grandparents are deceased

  6. Named my son after an actor (Malik Yoba) and my sister, Gloria who was killed in 1992,  I let hubby hyphenate his first name – al-Malik Glorian Blake

  7. Want to retire on an island renting fishing poles and bait!

My Nominations (in no particular order and are not all new bloggers):
















    Thank you again, The Lipstick Giraffe for the nomination and if you haven’t done so already, be sure to check our her blog, she’s a great “Left Coast” blogger!