Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thankful Tuesday

If your day has been anything like mine, HECTIC! And you feel like you are behind on so many projects, all you have to do is:




Have a Wonderful Tuesday! :)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Broken Down Monday


Yes, that's right--I feel broken down! I feel horrible this Monday afternoon, I can’t even sit up straight. My body is aching and my head is pounding! Hopefully, I will be able to provide you with some great content or cute finds but right now I have to focus on getting better plus I have a paper to complete for school.

Despite the way I feel, (lousy) I hope everyone had a great weekend and I hope you continue to enjoy your Monday!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday's Featured Cocktail: A Night in Georgia


This week’s cocktail is “A Night in Georgia”! I figured hey, since I am in Atlanta, Georgia why not kick the weekend off with a nice fitting cocktail. Let’s toast, to a long work week (Thank God, we can say that) and to a fabulous weekend. I hope you enjoy and have a safe but wonderful weekend!
"A Night in Georgia Recipe"

1/2 oz Aftershock® Hot & Cool cinnamon schnapps
1/2 oz Captain Morgan® Parrot Bay pineapple rum

Mix the two in a shot glass and let them separate before drinking.

ENJOY!!!

Spread The Love!



If you LOVE someone take just a few minutes out of day and let them know; it will definitely go along way! Loving someone is a wonderful feeling but letting one know is even better! Take the time to spread the love! I love you all for taking the time out to read my blog post! Spread the Love!!

Win A $25.00 Gift Certificate To Favor Affair!

If you are a party host or party diva and want to win a $25.00 gift certificate to Favor Affair, the greatest party favor store online? If so, here’s your chance! If you are a party host diva or divo would you like to win a $25.00 gift certificate to Favor Affair, the greatest party favor store online? If so, here’s your chance! Head over to My Insanity Blog and check out the giveaway in conjunction with Favor Affair. See how you can get your hand on $25.00 gift certificate! Hurry the giveaway ends Monday morning at 12am!




Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vintage Wedding Dress



I just love this little vintage dress and I want to share my love with my readers! Sorry, I can’t remember where I came across this special piece but it was on my inspiration board and I just simply adore it! I hope you do to! Just thought I would share it!

American Idol: Who Will Head Home Tonight?

Update: Micheal went home---my prediction was correct! Hit the road jack! Sorry Mike!

My prediction is Michael. Yes, I know everyone may doom me as stupid because I am not predicting that Megan will go home after last night performance. However, I truly believe that Michael will be packing his bags and hitting the road! So who do you think will hit the road?


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pharrell Versus McDonald's

I must pass this on to you, one of my tweeples : @JessiJaeJoplin shared it. This is hilarious; I have a new found respect for Pharrell! Unfortunately the computer I am on now is boo--boo! LOL But check out this Video of Pharrell, he is crazy and I love it! IF YOU ARE AT WORK PLEASE TURN YOUR VOLUME DOWN AND BE PREPARED TO LAUGH YOUR SOCKS OFF) Can't say I didn't warn you!!



It's A Weary Wednesday!


Today is very BLAH! It is a rainy Wednesday here in the Land of Chaotic Bliss and I have a long day ahead of me! I have class tonight and I don’t feel like going! My coffee taste like trash this morning because it WASN’T starbucks, my bagel was cold and I am sleepy! This WEARY WEDNESDAY is actually getting to me---I could use a vacation! With my life, I firmly believe that I should take a vacay at least every six months! Heck, I work hard and I don’t play hard enough! I just had to get that off my chest! Whew, feel much better. On more positive note I completed the book of the week last night, Devil in a Blue Dress--By Walter Mosley-- hence that why I am so sleepy! Hope you have a good work day!

Good Morning!

If you are a coffee drinker then you will appreciate this!! Let’s toast to a crappy morning and hope that this wonderful cup of joe will brighten our day and give us an unlimited amount of energy! :) Have a Productive Day!







Eco-Friendly Invites

I have really been on this eco-friendly kick lately, don’t know why but I figure why question it when I am actually doing a great justice for the earth and the environment. I was actually thinking about throwing mi novio a surprise b-day party—don’t worry, he doesn’t read my blog! While I was in my pre-planning stages, I was referred to this great invitation site by this event planner that I know and I think the invitations are so neat and they are made out of wood! How cool is that? Wooden invitations! If I did go through with the party plans---I would definitely place my order. At first glance these cute wooden invites had me SOLD!!!


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vintage Boutique Feature: Adore Vintage



I am ecstatic about this cute site that I found a few days ago! I had to receive my product first before I could I write about this dainty little apparel site: AdoreVintage. If you haven’t noticed, I love to shop online! (limited variety) Being so busy with life and school, I can barely find time to swing by the mall of my choice so I just resort to internet shopping! (I will go into more detail about that in a later post) Anyway, AdoreVintage has the perfect dress for almost any occasion. If you are a vintage fashionista—you will get a kick out of this online boutique!

Great Laughs Part 2

This is Part 2 to Great Laughs, enjoy!







Great Laughs

If you want a great laugh or better yet laugh until you cry--here are a few hilarious signs check them out:














What's cookin, good lookin?

On tonight’s menu we will be have Chicken Burritos! Courtesy of Yahoo Foods you have a meal that can be ready to serve in just 30 minutes.

Ingredients
1. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2. 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3. 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
4. 1 tablespoon fresh grapefruit juice
5. 5 sprigs fresh cilantro
6. 4 sprigs fresh tarragon
7. 1/2 teaspoon coarsely chopped dried ancho chile
8. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
9. 1 teaspoon salt
10. 1 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
11. 3 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts (6 to 8 ounces each)
12. 6 (8 inch) tortillas
13. 2 1/2 cups Mango Salsa
14. 6 romaine lettuce leaves, washed and cut into strips
15. 6 tablespoons nonfat sour cream

Recipe

1. Combine juices, cilantro, tarragon, ancho chile, cayenne, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a bowl. Add chicken, cover, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
2. Heat grill or broiler to medium high. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook 3 or 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Cover; set aside in a warm place.
3. Using tongs, toast tortillas over a flame, quickly flipping them from side to side until lightly golden. Cut each chicken breast half into 5 slices. On bottom third of each tortilla, place 5 chicken slices, several strips of lettuce, and 3 tablespoons mango salsa. Roll up, and serve with remaining salsa and sour cream.
Yield: 6 servings

Cute Etsy Jewelry Finds!


I AM IN LOVE!! Look at this adorable pendant!!! During my rampage where I was exploring the internet, I found the cutest etsy jewelry page! I must give kudos to CandyTiles—this etsy store has very nice pendants for very very low prices and with this economy-- who isn't looking for great deals, this is the place to shop! I find CandyTiles pendants utterly adorable! Guys if you are looking for a nice gift your that special someone check it out: CandyTiles.




Monday, March 23, 2009

Cool Vintage Finds

As you all know, I love everything vintage. Maybe I am trapped in a time warp, who knows but while I was surfing the internet, I came across this wonderful vintage etsy site! If I fell in love with these cool vintage finds, I am sure you will too here is a sneak peak and check this awesome out the site: Etsy Finds Vintage: Surfin Safari. Enjoy!


Favor Affair---I LIVE BY IT!

I have a few favorite sites that cater to party favors---however, Favor Affair tops the cake! They have the cutest party favors and the prices are really reasonable! Maybe I am being bias, but who cares, I LOVE THIS ONLINE STORE! Here is one of my favorite favors from Favor Affair, this favor screams DIVA-Licious! Ladies or Gentlemen (*wink*) if you and your gals or divanistas are jet setting around the would this summer this would be a cute token just to show your appreciation of their friendship!

Book Of The Week: Devil In A Blue Dress


I am wrapping up this novel that I am reading for my African American Novel class for Grad School—Devil in A Blue Dress By Walter Mosley! I just want to take the time and say Thank You to my teacher, for giving me the chance to take a break from the slave narratives and the sci-fi books! Whew, this novel is just refreshing to read, plus it is a re-read for me and it is still hard to put down. This detective novel constantly has me on pins and needles as I continue to read! If you get a chance you should stop by your local library or book store and pick up this book. It is a great book to keep on your bookshelf and it is an awesome personal read!

What's For Dinner Tonight?

If you are always on the go like me you have no time to breathe—I barely have time to blog! (Many times I simply write my post ahead of time and go back and post them later) So cooking dinner is really out of my reach! Instead I normally settle for some soup or some quick like a salad but if you have that yearning to cook or if you have a family to feed then here is a quick dinner recipe for tonight! I hope the Novio is reading!!! Tonight we are serving Shrimp and Broccoli!!





Thanks to Yahoo Food for whipping up these quick meals for working women like myself! Below are the ingredients and the recipe!

Ingredients
1. 2/3 cup bottled clam juice or reduced-sodium chicken broth
2. 1 teaspoon cornstarch
3. 1 tablespoon minced garlic, divided
4. 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
5. 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
6. 1 pound raw shrimp (21-25 per pound), peeled and deveined (see Ingredient note)
7. 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
8. 4 cups broccoli florets
9. 2/3 cup water
10. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or parsley
11. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
12. Freshly ground pepper, to taste
13. Lemon wedges

Recipe

Combine clam juice (or broth), cornstarch and half the garlic in a small bowl; whisk until smooth.

Set aside.

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining garlic and crushed red pepper to taste; cook, stirring, until fragrant but not browned, about 30
seconds. Add shrimp and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Saute until the shrimp are pink, about 3 minutes.

Transfer to a bowl.

Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add broccoli and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add water, cover and cook until the broccoli is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the shrimp.

Add the reserved clam juice mixture to the pan and cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in basil (or parsley) and season with lemon juice and pepper. Add the shrimp and broccoli; heat through.

Serve immediately, with lemon wedges.

Upcoming Metro Atlanta Job Fairs

If you live in the Metro Atlanta area and looking for employment, here are a few opportunities where you can meet with hiring employers. I am not sure exactly who will be at the job fairs but with the state of the economy it wouldn’t hurt to check it out. If you want additional information about the job fairs please click on the links or you can shoot me an email—I will be happy to help! Good Luck Job Hunting!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009—Georgia Tech Alumni Career Fair at Cobb Galleria
Wednesday, March 25, 2009—Diversity Employment Job Fair at Cobb Galleria
Tuesday, March 31, 2009—Women For Hire Job Fair at Cobb Galleria
Thursday, April 2, 2009--North Cobb Diversity and Bilingual Job Fair at Cobb Galleria
Tuesday, April 14, 2009—Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers-Career Fair
Thursday, April 23, 2009--Women Job Fair at Cobb Galleria

Freebie From Bath And Body Works Signature Collection

If you frequent Bath and Body Works, this may be of great use to you! Or you if like to shop online check out retailmenot.com for coupon codes to Bath and Body Works. If this coupon comes out a bit fuzzy, you can always go to Bath and Body Works and submit your email address and get special deals! Enjoy!

Spring "Jewelry" Cleaning

I am a BSD (bargaining shopping diva), which means I love to shop but I will look for every possible avenue to get a deal or save a buck! I found this cute jewelry stand that I definitely need because my jewelry is literally pouring out of my old-fashion “vintage” jewelry box! (Shaking My Head) This cute stand is from Urban Outfitters and they are on sale—how great is that?




It’s really embarrassing and I am ashamed. Let me give you some background on why this is such a sad case. I should have done my spring cleaning a long time ago and I haven’t lifted a finger. Actually every time I try to do some spring cleaning, something comes up! Seriously, either a paper or a book that I must read and I must squeeze this all in with my FULL TIME job. It just seems so impossible, so I am committing myself to find knick knacks that will help me with my access of stuff i.e. jewelry, school research, electronics, purses and shoes. So if my next couple of post reflects my home d├ęcor, please bear with me and give me any ideas that you may have in mind! It will be great appreciated!

What is Your Weakness?


My weakness is cupcakes and cute clothes! :) But I am a huge fan of a good ole moist cupcake. Over the years cupcakes have gotten really fancy! All sorts of designs and flavors—it’s just wonderful. One of my favorite cupcakes bakery’s is The Atlanta Cupcake Factory in Atlanta, Georgia. Boy, they have some awesome tasting cupcakes. I just smile thinking about it! I suggest that if you are fond of cupcakes like myself, you should definitely make a trip to this cute little cupcake shop!

Fashion Eye Candy Manic Monday

Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend, the weather was excellent here in Atlanta, which made for great weekend outings for me and my novio! I actually went to a wedding on Saturday and it was beautiful, sorry no pics! I actually wasn’t feeling very well at the ceremony, so I wasn’t my true self! (I HAD A SERIOUS HEADACHE AND NO ADVIL IN SIGHT) Despite me feeling sick I did enjoy the wedding and reception. I also got the chance to go to the mall and I picked up an outfit nothing major—some grayish jeans and a black tunic! Hopefully you enjoyed your weekend! Here is some great fashion eye candy for Monday—on behalf of Hautelook and Sweetface.

Friday, March 20, 2009

What A Girl Wants?

Well, I can only speak for this girl and I WANT THESE SHOES! At your first glance, you may think that you have your ordinary Black Pumps! NO!! Nothing about this fabulous shoes are ordinary—not the style and definitely not the price! These Christian Louboutin Shoes will run a diva about—860 BUCKS! Can we say Cha-Ching! That is actually a month’s worth rent for some! I blame my mother for my new found shoe addiction! Yes, she is to blame because she loves shoes-- she has a plethora of shoes! So despite my pointing fingers—I really want some Louboutin's one day! So if by chance Mr. Christian Louboutins’ people just happen to find this blog post and want to hook a girl up with some shoes, feel free to do so!! LOL Any nice pair of pumps will do!! I am not picky! But seriously, these are some BAD shoes!

It's A New Day, It's A New Blog!


I am totally stoked about my new blog adventures! Ha! Well….my blog adventures are not really new, I started my original blog last year and I kept the name just moved from wordpress to blogger! No, I will not move my old content from my original blog, however I will kill my wordpress blog. Capiche!! So I would like to say welcome and since this is my first post and I am in a semi-good mood, it’s Friday—I am giving you a box of Godiva Chocolate. Hey, wait a minute! You all should be giving me a gift since I am new here, right? Well, I hope you enjoy your Godiva Chocolate--Just a little something from me to you! Enjoy!