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Friday, October 29, 2010

A "Fall" Fabulous Affair....

      While reading some of my favorite blogs the other day, I stopped by one of my favorite BLOGS AND FOUND THIS.... I have been wanting to have a dinner party for awhile and this entire set-up has given me some much needed motivation to do so. The autumn colors WOWed me from the very beginning.. Take a look at how FETE FANATIC brought out AUTUMN at this dinner party..
I love how the dinner napkins add color to the table... check out the centerpieces.. oh so HAUTE! Apples anyone???

I would like to try some of that...

The lanterns with the candles give the table a cozy, inviting feel!


I would love to sink my teeth into this cake! YUM!

Check out for more party ideas! I HEART HER BLOG, I KNOW YOU WILL TOO!!! Thank you, Fete Fanatic for allowing me to share!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Take Home Thursday: I'm bringing my favorite GIRLFRIEND HOME!! TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

       Today, I was having a GIRLFRIENDS MOMENT.. All of my GIRLFRIENDS know I absolutely LOVED THE T.V. SERIES: GIRLFRIENDS.. I miss seeing my favorite t.v. series GIRLFRIENDS ON T.V. I loved Girlfriends for the laughs, the friendships but MOST OF ALL THE FASHION! The ONE GIRLFRIEND I LOVED THE MOST WAS JOAN CLAYTON, better known as TRACEE ELLIS ROSS! She rocked and dazzled every stitch of clothing she wore!!! Her style was eclectic, vintage, new and old world AND I LOVED IT ALL! I secretly dream that I could one day have the opportunity to shop her closet. So because I am missing my favorite Girlfriend, I decided to make today her day... I'm taking her home for TAKE HOME THURSDAY!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Hair Journey... Take Two!

      Last year, June 2009, I made the decision to go creamy crack free, for those of you that have no idea what I am talking about it is the decision to go chemical free, NO RELAXERS AT ALL!! For an entire year, I surprised myself by going completely natural.. I really didn't believe I could do it and I did... While on my journey I researched every website I could find and found one that took my interest instantly. I became completely OBSESSED!! The MopTopMaven( became my hair muse. Even though I had a ways to go with my hair looking even anything identical to what her hair looked like, I was inspired...  Until....Summer HIT.... FLORIDA.... THE DREADED HEAT.... DID ME IN... I go home every summer and I was challenged BIG TIME! The humidity KILLED MY HAIR.. My hair texture is.... uuhmm... well, lets just say that my hair is as tight as wool and water is not its BEST FRIEND... I FOUGHT AND THE HAIR FOUGHT BACK.. AND LETS JUST SAY IT WON because I GAVE IN... I succumbed to the creamy crack . I sat in my hairstylist chair for one hour pleading with her to put the creamy crack in, while she pleaded with me NOT TOO!  Needless to say,  I regretted the decision the moment I was dry.. I felt like a failure.. I felt like I had failed all my natural hair sistas of the world. So, here I go again.... The last time I had a relaXer was July and I REFUSE TO PUT ANOTHER ONE IN.. I PLEDGE TO BE CREAMY CRACK FREE!!!! So, I plead again, on bended  knee to all my NATURAL SISTAS TO HELP ME SUCCEED ON THIS JOURNEY ONCE AGAIN! SO HERE I GO AGAIN, HAIR JOURNEY TAKE TWO!!!!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama: One of my SHEROES!!!!

      After my Mommy, one of my SHEROES is First Lady Michelle Obama.. I love her style, grace, elegance and the way she exhibits class and intellect... From the moment I saw her I knew PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WAS GOING TO WIN, because of HER, BY HIS SIDE... Behind every GOOD MAN IS A GREAT WOMAN!!! TAKE A LOOK AT WHY I LOVE HER SO....


Another one of my SHEROES...IHEARTHERTOO!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Posh Words of Wisdom Monday

As you think, you travel. As you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. You cannot escape the result of your thoughts. but you can endure and learn, accept and be glad. You will realize the vision of your heart, not the idle wish. You will gravitate toward that which you secretly most love. In to your hands will be placed the exact result you earn; no more, no less. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain, or rise with your thoughts. your vision. . .your ideal.. 


Saturday, October 23, 2010

25 Things That Make Me Happy!

       Everyday I look forward to my daily inspirations from Rev. Run. Every inspiration seems to be just what I need for that day..... Via tweet... Follow me @bellabrowngirl..(selfish plug), Rev. Run tweeted about being HAPPY! After thinking for a minute, I thought to myself what makes me HAPPY... So here is my list of what makes me happy:

25 Things That Make Me Happy!!!

1. my kids( the Prince and Princess)
2. my family
3. my home(especially my bedroom.. particularly, my bed!)
4. Ebony Pearls(My Mentor Program)
5. the color pink and purple
6. my friends
7. reading
8. giving myself and receiving manis and pedis
9. shopping for whatever and whenever
10. eating my favorite sweets.. I HEART BANANA BREAD AND RED VELVET CAKE
11. hot, buttered biscuits
12. giving back to the community
13. rain on a Sunday
14. the call from that someone special
15. sweet kisses from my Princess
16. my Prince's smile
17. writing poetry
18. planning and organizing parties
19. hot, right out the oven chocolate chip cookies
20. reality t.v. (sorry, I can't help it)
21. the pretty turquoise blue box( I heart Tiffany's)
22. white roses
23. fresh, clean sheets

What makes you HAPPY????

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Take Home Thursday: Yesterday I CRIED!

            Yesterday, I cried. I cried because the very same motto that I preach and try and live by daily I didn't exercise. I allowed a particular person to steal my joy. I cried so much, I cried myself to sleep. The very thought of someone being so negligent with my feelings, crushed me to the core. I sometimes don't think before I speak, I am guilty of that. I sometimes, give my opinion when it is really not needed at that particular time, and again, I am sorry. I am also at times very judgemental, but at the end of the day, I love those closest to me HARD... FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE MY SOUL... I would do anything in my power to ensure that my family and friendships remain intact. So, the idea that someone could take advantage of me and my feelings rocked me deeply. I asked myself over and over how could one who at one time claimed they loved you, be so careless with their actions. How could they forget that I am also HUMAN... and I HURT. I woke up this morning feeling dejected and really emotionally drained. I woke up with the same baggage I went to bed with. I did my normal routine as I do every morning and as I was putting on my makeup, I looked at a mole on my face and I smiled. I immediately thought of my GRAND MOMMY.. My smile got larger and I could hear her say to me, "baby, you are going to be alright.. the  Prince, will be alright, the Princess will be alright.. your a beautiful young lady, dust yourself off... smile... because this too shall pass. I laughed to myself, because I knew at that very moment,  I WOULD BE... So, Yesterday I CRIED, but today, I am smiling from ear to ear! SO TODAY, I TAKE HOME THE VERY LESSON, I PREACH AND I WILL NEVER, EVER ALLOW SOMEONE TO STEAL MY JOY AGAIN!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Posh Words of Wisdom Monday!

I couldn't resist this.. This is definitely true. I try everyday, to make it a POSITIVE ONE!!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

And I Quote....

     Searching the web, I found some quotes that really brighten my spirits..Hopefully, they do the same for you...

Images courtesy of Sanity Fair, Courtesy of the Unknown, Mary Ruffles, Fern and Feather, Abby Sharp

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bucket List before I'm 40!

       There are some things I plan on doing before I turn FABULOUS 4O! Whether it be with a friend or by myself I will accomplish all of the things on my list. Some of the items may seem easy to some but for me it is a challenge and goal that I hope to accomplish.


0. Start a blog... Done!!! heheheheee!

1. Visit all of my grandparents grave. I haven't been there since the day we laid them to rest. I've always wanted to go visit but I can never find the strength to go.

2. Skydive/Parasailing- This is one activity I will probably do on my own.. My friends think I am CRAAAZZZZ!

3. Take a vacation to Turks and Caicos

4. Buy myself a pair of Jimmy Choos or Manolo Blahniks

5. Write my first children's book

6. Complete my degree in Media Literacy... I'm on my way

7. Find a church home and be visibly supportive.

8. My savings account will be just that... a SAVINGS ACCOUNT!

9. Have a solid foundation with my family and friends.

10. Be completely GRUDGE FREE...I'm getting better at this... I am a work in progress... Keep me in prayer!

11. Walk/Run a marathon of some sort..


*Have a completely successful MENTOR PROGRAM: Look out world for EBONY PEARLS!*

Jimmy Choos


Family... My Mini Mees

Turks and Caicos

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ksubi Back Braid Sweater.. This sweater has me speechless

      Lately, I have had an obsession with blouses or sweaters that have the back out. Its Fall Season and many sweaters have this look that makes you say: Haute or WOW... or just leave you speechless like I was. Check out the latest item that has me wordless..

check out for the sweater of your dreams....