Sunday, December 2, 2012

Made from Scratch Christmas Wreath!!

Happy December!!!

Hey guys, I know it has been a while since I been on my blog, but I just been so busy with school, traveling, shopping, spending time with my family and etc...LOL But I am back!! Christmas is right around the corner and I am so excited. I love to decorate my home for Christmas. I have so much stuff, and I just Love to decorate my home like it's in a winter  I did get a chance to finish making one of my MANY wreaths that I am going to put up in my "pink" Christmas section in my foyer. I make at least two wreaths every year to put inside my home, and one big one for the front door.  I normally go out after Christmas and rack up and get tons of stuff for decorating, so I won't break my pockets during the Christmas Season!!

 So the wreath I used, I made last year and had it over my fireplace,  but I decided to recycle it and just add new colors... The original colors I used where red and silver, and I wanted to keep the silver and just now do pink and silver. So I just took out the red and added pink!!!! So guys basically what I started out with was a plain Jane old wreath, which I got two years ago after Christmas for 4.99 on clearance!! It is huge!! I Love it, and I have a couple of them..LOL  I then went to Hobby Lobby (or you can go to Michaels) and just buy the little pieces they sell that you can stick on your Christmas tree for decoration.. (they have tons AFTER Christmas on clearance) Most of them come already in a decorative bundle so you can just add it to your wreath!! You will also need a glue gun and glue sticks. Most of the decorative bundles I brought were between 10 cents to 40 cents, 80 to 90% off!!!!  Then just glue, glue, glue until you get the look you are looking for. As far as the bow, I just took some Christmas ribbon and made my bow!!!   Check out the pics below, and just email me if you have any questions!! Don't pay all those sky high prices for a wreath!! :) Make your own FABULOUS wreath for Christmas!!!  It's SO SO easy!!

So this is the Wreath I made last year my son is holding up for I made it from scratch.. I added all the decorations myself!!!!

Close up of the decor on last year's wreath.

Another Close up...

This is the SAME wreath as pictured above...First, I just removed off the red pieces on the wreath and add my pink balls...Also pictured here is my glue gun, and the glue sticks...So easy and fun!!!

This is the new style I created on the wreath.. The flash is on on my camera but the final result (very last pic) will be have the flash off so you can really see the colors...

The original bow that I made last year that was also on the wreath.. (made this with Christmas Ribbon)

I added this little bundle to the bow to give it some character.. I just love it!!

This is the final product.. It came out so pretty and I can't wait to add it to my "pink" section in my home for Christmas!!! (I turned off the flash so you can get a better look at the colors)

 I will be posting my pics of my other decorations around my home this month!!! Happy Holidays!!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!

Hey guys!!!!

I am so sorry I've been neglecting my blog, but I have just been so busy with school, my babies, new projects,and getting ready for our family vacation. I will do a few posts this week before we leave because I have so many things to share with you guys, but if not, for sure next week!!!  I hope you all have a fabulous week, and see ya soon!!! MUUUUAHHH!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Eventful Weekend!!

Happy Tuesday!!

Hey, Hey everyone!! I hope you guys had a great weekend!!!  We had a nice cold front that came into town on Saturday, and it is still here in Atlanta with us!! I was sad at first because I had planned to take my boys to the pumpkin patch Saturday, but it was just TOO cold. I will take them soon though.. Actually,  I can honestly say I am loving it because not only am I am tired of  HOT weather, but I am ready to put up my summer wardrobe!!...LOL I love love, fall and winter. I am looking forward to bringing out my winter boots, sweaters, coats, scarfs, and so much more! I am also looking forward to Thanksgiving and my favorite holiday, CHRISTMAS!! I will be doing alot of posts on holiday shopping, decorating, holiday parties, and so much more!! 

So on Sunday, I attended the Swapnista Event which also featured the launch of the BFF Resale shop!! Basically me and my fellow BFF's will be selling some of our gently used items on a website designed just for the BFF's!! The Swapnista event was very fun. Basically, swappers would come in and check in 3 items of clothing, and then later they get too fill up their bag with super cool clothing they find during the Swap!!!. After the Swapnista party, I headed to my girl Alicia's house to join some of the other Socialite's of the fabulous group. The Socialite Society, which is a group founded by good friend Alicia. It is basically a women's social group where we explore Atlanta, socialize, shop and most importantly have fun!!! I been a member for about 2 years now and I just love it!!!  The scary party was so much fun, and we had tons of good food to eat!!! We was also able to  shop the fabulous jewelry featured by Ubran Blu!! Here are some pictures I took from the Swapnista party, and a few from the Scary Movie Party (didn't get much at the scary move party, camera died).. :(

The fabulous BFF's posing before the swap!!!

I am sooo excited about our BFF resale shop!!! Check it out, Coming Soon!!

The fabulous ladies Oh Nikka, and Dea Win!!

Everyone waiting for the Swap to begin!!

 Shopping the racks!!!

Me and the fabulous host of the Swapnista Swap Party, Two Sylish Kays!!

So I brought this top to the swap party and Two Stylish Kays scored it!! It was a big hit!! I love it on her!!

So Fabulous!!
Cake Pops done by Kiwi with Popularity Sweets!!

Scary Movie Party!!

Sorry for the blurry pic, but we had a BALL!!

Just SOME of the many snacks we munched on!!

The Look:
Sweater: Macy's
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Jessica Simpson
Scarf: Moschino
Hat: vintage  
Clutch: thrifted 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy Friday!!..

Hey, Hey!!!

I just wanted to just say "Hi" and let you guys in on what a fun exciting eventful weekend I have planned ahead of me. Saturday, I plan on taking my babies to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins, then later my son has a late football game that evening. Then Sunday, I will be attending a fabulous Swapnsista Day Party hosted by the fabulous Fashion Envy LLC and Pretty Girls Rock Dresses. This will be a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that supports a local charity and includes a fashion swap, fashion show, vendor suite and pampering lounge. I am so excited because this will be my first  time ever attending a Swapnista party and they do them every year!!! For more information you can check it out here.. I will also be attending a FABULOUS Scary Movie Party that evening. I can't wait!!

 I also wanted to let everyone know that I plan on launching a vintage resale shop. I will be offering some of the most FABULOUS, different,  one of a kind, and inexpensive pieces! I will keep you guys posted on that one, but until then you guys have a good weekend. I can't wait  share with you guys about my upcoming weekend, and all the fabulous events I will be attending!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Chic in the City, Sex and the City Event!!

Hey everyone!!!

Sooo, I am sorry I took so long to do a new post, I just had SO much going on this week. The mother of a little league football player, a 20 month old toddler, a student, and a wife, but I love it all!!! :)  My blessings!!

 So this past Friday,  me and the fellow BFF's (Blog Fab Fashionistas) were invited to a fabulous Chic in the City event that was hosted by Parker Simmons (a fellow BFF.and the founder and CEO of Everyday Runway) at the Bou Chic and Lounge in Atlanta GA!! This event was a BFF exclusive only event and I was HONORED to be in attendance. It was a night of fun and fashion,  BFF style.. I mean I really enjoyed myself.  The food was delicious. It was prepared by celebrity chef, The Bow Tie Chef , Soo Soo Tasty, and Popularity Sweets Cake pops. They even had a bartender!! They also had a DJ,  DJ  Mello  who kept us jamming on the dance floor. We snapped pictures, chowed down on the yummy food, talked amongst each other, and just had a good ol' time!! There was also drawings and giveaways, and I won a fabulous gift bag of goodies with one of the drawings!! The theme of the night was basically everyone had to come dressed as their FAVE Sex and the City character!! I decided to come dressed as Samantha.   Not only is she my favorite character, I also love her bold personality, confidence, and she really just don't care about any judgements people make about her. Her style is out of this world!! I love how she to dresses in loud, colorful, fashionable clothing and oh we can't forget her signature OVER THE TOP fabulous hats!!! I just love her!! Everyone at the event looked so fabulous in their character costumes and I took so many pictures!! There was a contest where whoever imitated their character the best would win a fabulous prize, and guess what guys and gals, I WON!!!!  YAYYY!!  I was sooo excited and thankful for being able to win the contest!! I took tons of pictures so check them out below!!!

So this was the fabulous refreshment table prepared by The Bow Tie Chef, Soo Soo Tasty, and KiwitheBEauty..

My girl Kiwithebeauty made the cake pops and they were DELICIOUS!! Check her at Popularity Sweets Cake pops!!!

So this Marconi cheese Salad made with turkey bacon was SO yummy, and it was prepared by chef, The Bow Tie Chef..

DELICIOUS Shish-kabobs prepared by chef, The Bow Tie Chef

The bartender had pretty margarita's ready for the ladies to enjoy!!! I didn't get to taste them because I am not a drinker, but the ladies said they were delicious!!

Cucumber water prepared by chef The Bow Tie Chef was so refreshing!!

So this is the FABULOUS host that hosted this event. Parker Simmons founder and CEO of Everyday Runway!! She was dressed like Carrie from a scene in Sex and the City and she looked awesome!! I loved her outfit!!

Parker Simmons her beautiful mother!!

We had little cute props that went with the Sex and the City theme so we took pictures with them!! From left to right, Parker, her mother, the fabulous Virtuous Styles, and me!!

DJ Mello was jamming!!

The delicious cake balls prepared by Soo Soo Tasty!!

The fabulous Spoiled-diva (left) who was dressed as Samantha as well, and  who ALSO designs some of the most beautifulest clutches I have ever seen posing with our fabulous  host Parker Simmons!!

This one of the clutches she designed!!! FABULOUS!! Check her out at Spoiled diva!!

The BFF (left) in charge, the founder of Blog Fab Fashionistas (BFF), OhNikka, Mrs. Nikka Shae posing with the host Parker!! Nikka was dressed as Carrie from Sex and the City.

Spoiled Diva and I (Both dressed as Samantha) posing for the camera!!!

I love this picture of us!!
The beautiful Keren Charles!! Check out her blog Two Stylish Kays!!!

The diva, Kiwi the Beauty, and also the diva responsible for the delicious cake pops!! Love this!!

The Fabulous Soo Soo Tasty make the YUMMY cake balls for the event!! She was dressed as Carrie!!
The BEAUTIFUL Mariana Miley of Beyond Greatness Event Planning posing as Samantha!! Loved her dress!!

The beautiful Dee Dee the founder of  Pretty Girl Rock Dresses posing for the camera!! She came as Carrie as well!! Loved her outfit!! 

I love this picture of me and BFF, OhNikka, Mrs. Nikka Shae!!!

Group shot of all of the GORGEOUS BFF's dressed as their favorite character from Sex and the City.

Another Shot!!! I love it!! So FABULOUS!!

I was one of the winners for the gift bag giveaways!! YAYY!!


Left to Right... My bestie, Alicia looking fabulous as Samantha, and Candace also looking fabulous dressed as Samantha!!! Check out both of there blogs at Alica (allymcglam) and Candace (Cotton Candi Curls)

Me posing with   The Bow Tie Chef who made the delicious refreshments!!!

Diva's!!! Left to right, the fabulous bloggers Neshanta who was dressed as Carrie , me, and Fancy Curves who was dressed as Miranda

So as I stated earlier they had a contest where whoever imitated their favorite Sex and the City character the best would win a prize!!! I WON THE CONTEST!!!! Yayyy!! I was so excited and here I am posing with all the goodies from sponsors, giveaways and the FABULOUS grand prize for winning the character contest!!!

Check out all the goodies I won from the Character Contest!! I am so happy!! I can't wait to enjoy all my goodies I won from this contest!!

I used this picture of Samantha for an idea!!!

The Look:

Blazer:Had in closet for months
Jumper: Had for years
Hat: Charming Charlie
Shoes Enzo Angiolini
Purse: Vintage Fendi,