Monday, January 30, 2012

Savin' Maven Monday: Fill In the Blank

Good Morning Lovelies...

I hope your weekend has been great! I'm exhausted. My girls have had me out of the house everyday since Wednesday. Hopefully I can get some outfit pics posted soon.

This post is going to be short, sweet, and to the point.

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching us and I would like to know as females what do you get for your significant other (assuming that your 'other' is a male)? Flowers, candies, and teddy bears are a bit too girly so what kind of ideas do you all have for 'man gifts'?

A couple of days ago, I saw that TinyPrints, one of my favorite card companies, was running a promo for a FREE Valentine's Day card.  As I browsed through their selection, I saw this....

and thought that it would be perfect for either male or female. It's sexy, playful and blunt, without being overly sentimental and mushy.

Here's the inside....

How's that for a hot and steamy Valentine?

TinyPrints has quickly become one of my go-to companies for fun and stylish greeting cards. Check out my other FREE TinyPrint cards here.

What will you fill in the blank with?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Favorites...Vol #4

I soooo debated on participating in ModlyChic's FBFF today because it's all about this season's trends and I quickly thought against it because I haven't been following the trends-AT ALL!!! I mean I've seriously been doing my own thing. And my 'thing' includes being thrifty and frugal rather than following anything or anybody for that matter. If my wardrobe happens to go along with this season's trends, so be it but I'm not going out of my way to make sure that I fit in because that's so not my goal. LOL!!

How do you feel about trends?

Anywho, here are a few of my favorite things from this week. Enjoy!

These...footed jammies! I love my Auntie for these! THEE best Christmas gift EVER!  I'm sooooo cold natured and when I put these things on I literally BAKE! 

I celebrated my nephew's birthday with my family at Captain George's annnddd....a plate full of crab legs? Ummm, yes! I will take it!!

My mother's homemade oxtail soup!  Let me tell you-I have NEVER been shy at the dinner table!

Warm chocolate chip cookies and ice cold milk-my secret obsession!!!

I eat...a TON!!! But I also workout at least 3 times a week. Gotta get that cardio in!

Family time! I love these two! We were out at the bar watching the playoff games and were sadly disappointed when the 49'ers lost because of a field goal. UGGH!!!

Ecclectic statement jewelry.  Both Christmas presents from my favorite lady-Mommy! And they're red too which makes me love them even more!!

Last but not least-my newest obsession. THIS. LITTLE. GIRL. My bestie just had her on Monday (which was also my nephew's bday) and I'm madly in  love. #selfproclaimedauntie

What were some of your favorite things this week?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Savin' Maven Monday: I Love the 'Navy...

Happy Monday my loves!!

I hope each and every one of yous had an awesome-like weekend. 

Mine was great! I love it when I hear about a super sale going on. 

This weekend, one of my favorite stores, Old Navy, was having a major clearance sale.
I have always frequented Old Navy but here recently, I have fallen head over heels with their brand.
Their clothing is always durable and their sales are undeniably thee GREATEST that I've ever seen.  This weekend only they were offering and additional 50% off of their already low, clearance priced adult clothing.     For less than $50, I left the store with 3 pants, 3 blouses, 2 sweaters, 1 pair of pajama pants and a purse.  Here are just a few of my favorites from the weekend. 

 The ON in my area had a slue of these pajama pants left over from their Christmas line. I decided to go with a neutral color so that I could wear them year round.

Pajama Pants-$3.50

I absolutely love cardigans. This one will be perfect to layer with a cami in the spring. 

Striped Cardigan-$4.25

I have had my eye on this purse since it first came out in the fall. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they had quite a few of these left as well!

Satchel purse-$4.75

 I've also had my eye on these cute shorts. I'm not sure exactly what the design is called but I think they are super HOT and sexy!

Party Shorts-$3.50

The best part of this shopping trip was the Super Cash that I received to use on my next visit. I already have my eye on the two pair of loafers that I'm going to purchase next weekend!

Did you run into any great sales over the weekend? Do share!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Favorites...Vol #3

Happy Friday Lovelies...

As it stands, I am still experiencing technical difficulties but... that doesn't stop me from sharing with you some of my favorite moments of this week...all captured with my smart phone.

First on the list is this....


I love music

-lemme rephrase that-I love LIVE MUSIC!!

 Especially when it's Marsha!!!

The grand opening of Plato's Closet...there are several in my area already but this one is literally 5 minutes from my house. YAAASSSS!!!

Swag from Plato's....

I have a ridiculously dangerous obsession!!

And these things are for the tomboy in me!!!

My mother's homemade Yok!!!

Old couples...especially the ones that still hold hands. #SWOON!!!

This week's DIY manicure

Starting the weekend on Thursday...with wine and frozen beverages!!!

City scenery!!!

Cheers to the freakin' weekend!!!

What were some of your favorite things this week?

Monday, January 16, 2012

I'm Having Technical Difficulties...

Morning lovelies.

It seems as if just when I get on a roll....some type of regular schedule...something comes along and throws a monkey wrench in all of my hopes and dreams. 

It appears as if I have done something terribly wrong while uploading pics from my new camera to my computer so now my PC crashes each time I try to open the folder with the pictures in it. fate would have it, I will be posting on Twitter until this issue is resolved.

Please take the time to follow me here.

Thanks again for being super awesome and continuing to read my blog!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday Favorites...Vol #2

It has been a wonderful week of 


Nothing like homemade 'country' food....

Breakfast for champs...Foot Loops and Doritos

Sexy Lady-Coconut Ciroc, Pineapple Juice, & Hawaiian Punch (with crushed ice from WaWa)
Vodka and Pineapple shot
Moscato and a round of Wii

sweet kicks...
Custom Vans

 gym workouts...

6.08 miles of cardio this week-I'm on a roll!

and DIY mani's and pedi's...

Pink Leopard

What made you smile this week?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Everybody, Everywear: It Don't Matter If You're Black or White...

Look at my post title!!

What do you immediately think of?  All I can hear is the bass guitar from Michael Jackson's hit 'Black or White'.

And I'm grooving....sooooo HARD! LOL

That song is so classic. Just about as classic as me....wearing black and white....for this month's EverybodyEverywear challenge.

It's really hard for me to believe that simple colors such as black and white are this year's top trends. Who knew!?

And who knew that thrifting could produce such killer outfits?

This whole 'fit is thrifted...down to the shoes and the clutch. This 'fit actually reminds me that I haven't been thrifting in at least a month. With all of the holiday sales, I've been finding some really great deals so thrifting hasn't even crossed my mind.

To top it off, there is a new Plato's Closet in my area and their Grand Opening is this Saturday so I will be in line bright and early for that (I can't wait to blog about it). Maybe I will return to thrifting next week.


How often do you thrift? 
And do you find that it's better to wait a while in between your thrifting trips?

S/N: See how everyone else rocked their black and white this month-visit EBEW.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Savin' Maven Monday: Black Girl On Ice...

Hello Lovelies...

I hope the first week of your new year was FUNtastical! Mine definitely started off with a bang!  This year my number one goal is to get back to doing the things that I love. These things include hanging out with my girlfriends, traveling, sightseeing, working out, and trying new activities. 

Activities like.....ICESKATING!!!

When my girlfriend told me that she had scored a sweet iceskating deal on Groupon, I was immediately like....WHEN and WHERE!!??

I haven't skated in ages so at first I was a little leary. But after about 15 minutes of skating around with the 'handicapped'-esque walker that all newbies use, I was on my own. 

Me being me, I had nooooo idea that it would be bone chilling cold in the rink so I am now trying to get over the heeby geebies.  

I mean really, why would I think that it would be anything other than freezing in there-it is an ICEskating rink.  GEEZ!

More details about the 'fit on Wednesday!!

So, for $9 and a 25 minute drive, I had a SHIT TON of fun!!  

I honestly believe that the adults had more fun than the kids!!!

Sorry about the pic quality-taken with SmartPhone

Did your New Year begin with a 'BANG'!?  Highlights please!!


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