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Less Stress, and More Togetherness

March 27, 2014
Aladdin Mason Jar Collection

Ever looked up to realize it has been months since you made a phone call to a good friend, or took the time out to get together with a girl friend? No?  Me either.

Life in all of its glorified “busy ness” can indirectly keep us from the things and people that are most important to us. We place importance on things and people that don’t really matter, while the things that do matter essentially have to “get in, where they fit in.”

TRAGIC.

This coming Spring and Summer seasons I am vowing to slow down a bit and nourish my soul by making it a point to spend time with the people I love that I don’t get to see that often. This weekend I kicked off that tradition by hosting a couple of the homies over at the house for an afternoon of girl talk, eats, drinks and selfies!!

Aladdin Mason Jar Collection

I kept the eats light and the drinks flowing. You weren’t there so you missed the Sangria I made. Don’t fret,  I shall share the recipe with you soon.

I promise.

Aladdin Mason Jar Collection

 These Aladdin jars turned the drink options into eye candy and kept everyone coming back for more. The middle drink was for the littles that had their own party outdoors

Aladdin Mason Jar Collection

 Aladdin Mason Jar Collection

#AladdinParty

In simple southern laid back style we enjoyed our drinks in these Aladdin mason jars, that are just a small part of their Mason Entertaining Collection  which is perfect for Spring and Summer impromptu or planned soirees. Did I mention they are plastic, so when someone has one “too many” no worries….just clean it up and keep the party going.

Aladdin Mason Jar Collection

Y’all know I loves a good time and many were had Saturday afternoon. So much so that I couldn’t be bothered with my big camera so iPhone photos were my live in the moment captures.

#AladdinParty

#AladdinParty

#AladdinParty

I’m ordering you to spend time outdoors, eating, drinking and being merry with your peeps this Spring and Summer.

Ordering I said.

Besides life is too short and margaritas and Sangria over a sunset, with an evening breeze and some jazz playing is living at it’s best. Don’t forget to set out your citronella candles!!

When was the last time you got together with someone you haven’t seen in awhile? Do share your summertime porch drinks with me. I need an arsenal.

I was provided compensation and product to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine. You already know!

Besties, Family, My Girls, Weekend

Weekend WrapUp

July 23, 2012

How was your weekend?

This weekend was rather chill.

Saturday morning my husband took my stepdaughter home :-(. This is one indication that summer is quickly coming to close.

While he was traveling down south, I was at the builder handling some issues with our new home. I’ll go in detail later this week.

For the greater part of the afternoon we lounged around and then around 6 in the evening we all headed out to my bestie’s house. She was hosting a birthday dinner party for herself! We ate and had drinks on the rooftop of her loft downtown. The weather was perfect. Great time hanging out with the family and friends. Those moments are so far and few between that I really do cherish them.

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..but what was on his mind

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This was sooooo good

My bestie’s neighbor is from Africa and she made this dish. It was potatoes, cabbage, peppers, string beans and a tomato base. So good. I am going to ask her for the recipe and share. You have to taste.

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SANGRIA!!!!!!!

 

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I’m standing like that because she is a small and I had on wedges. I was just trying to even up the playing field.

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My girl is going to find the cupcakes. Believe!!

BYE!!

How was your weekend!

 

Besties, Fashion, I.Wore, Mompreneur, My Girls, Weekend

Week(end) Wrap Up

February 27, 2012

Hey!

Sorry I’ve been so incognito lately. Last week’s launch had me doing damage control all week. Just little tweaks here and there that I didn’t realize until the site went live. Need an example? Like I forgot to add the inventory amounts to the back end and almost had a major problem when a particular size sold out.  Took nearly 5 orders before I realized it wasn’t charging shipping. Yeah. So. You live and learn…and do damage control.

How was your weekend. I laid somewhat low but I did get out during Tuesday of last week for the Sadiddy Magazine release party. Of course I hung out with my Bloggy BFF Trina, my real life BFF Niya and a few other ATL fashion bloggers. The event was held at House of Adrene, an awesome boutique in downtown Atlanta. We got swag, more about that later in the week. Here are a few pics from the event.

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Buttons for everyone

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Loving that coral jumpsuit

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Niya and I

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(l.to r.) Kristen, Yours Truly, AdrienneEboni, Tasha, Breck, Mattie and Trina

Friday, I kicked it at the crib with the family. One of my best friends is on a consulting gig in NYC and won’t be here next weekend for my birthday so she fell through with sangria and cupcakes..Heeeeyyyyyyyy!!!

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 Singing Happy Birthday while I hit my two step.

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Saturday, I laid low and went thrifting while the children stayed home with the Mr. Sunday, I went to the grocery store. So get this, I always forget my list, not this week. I had a death grip on my list but somehow left the house without my glasses and I didn’t have my contacts in. MISERY. Ugh!!

I’m linking up with Bon Bon Rose Girls for Monday Mingle and Shana’s Thrifters Anonymous

Tuesday I wore:

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Shirt: Piazza Siempione via Goodwill Belt: Goodwill Clutch: Goodwill
Skirt: Goodwill Tights: Dots Shoes: Steve Madden via Ross Bracelets: Macys

Satuday I wore:

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Sweater: Liz Claiborne via Goodwill Vest: Goodwill Pants: Old Navy (old) Boots: Sole Society

How was your weekend?

Besties, Me, NaBloPoMo, The Mr., Weekend

Weekend Getaway

November 11, 2011

Welp, we made it to the mountains for our annual couples getaway and it is absolutely beautiful here. I already miss my babies but I am looking forward to this time with friends and the Mr….and martinis, and hot tub, and good food to recharge my batteries before going into the holiday season.

The cabin is amazing. See.

Hope you guys have a great weekend!

Why do I feel like the tone of this post is similar to a pen pal letter *shrugs* See. I told you posting everyday would get awkward!  What do you have planned for the weekend?

Besties, Fashion, NaBloPoMo, Thrifting

Calling my Philly Crew

November 9, 2011

If you are in Philadelphia or anywhere near by, or have friends in the area my very good friend Crystal and her company Totally U Vintage is hosting a trunk show on Sunday. She is one awesome vintage shopper. If you stop by and mention the blog she will give you 10% of your purchase.

 

Besties, Date Night, Family, Fashion, I.Wore, Lil Mama

Weekend Wrap Up

November 1, 2011

This past weekend was rather busy. Friday night, Lil Mama and I spent the night at my bestie’s house to help her get things in order for my godson’s 2nd birthday party, which was carnival themed. It was the cutest party ever…See

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Lil Mama enjoying one of the carnival themed games

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...and when she was done, decided to take it with her

 

 

After the party was over, my SIL was also celebrating her birthday. My inlaws, another couple and the Mr. and I hit the town to help her party. We had dinner at Brio and then headed out to a local lounge to enjoy some dancing, drinks and music. If you follow me on Twitter you know I had a great time as evidenced by my tweets

Here:

Here:

..aaaand Here.

Fun times had by all. I am linking up with Monday Mingle with Glamamom. I wore:

IMG_8566 Sweater: Thrifted (Goodwill) Jeans & Belt: Papaya (teeny bopper store $6.99) Shoes: Steve Madden (Ross $29.99)

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My booties up close and personal..I love Ross

How was your weekend?