You can get the finger!

I was on a quest to find some super cute aqua socks. I began to Google search to find something cute and stylish. You know how I do! In my search I came across Vibram Five Fingers they are shoes that look like toe socks. Sweet I know, so I find a City Sports (2 blocks from my job) that sells them. I go in and check them out. What do I see a PINK PAIR! I immediately try them on and OMG it was heaven right here on earth. I purchased them and the craze began. I rocked them in Target and people would stop and ask me questions. Others would just point and talk about them amongst themselves. It's really funny to see how people respond to them. The comfort is amazing; it really does feel like you are barefoot. You have a thin piece of rubber under the bottom and even that's designed really cute like. I wear toe socks in the winter so I had no problems adjusting to my toes being separated; for others that might take some getting used to. I can't wait to sport them on the beach.
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You are invited to a tea party

Three Mother's Days in a row I have attended a tea with my mother and sister. Over those years I got the tea party itch and wanted to host a tea of my own.  In 2006 I purchased my own tea set and let me tell you it is a beauty. The theme of my set is butterflies, but they are so tiny I won't actually use them. From then I began to shop around for all of the perfect accessories to coordinate nicely with my set. As luck would have it I found the perfect bowl and plate from Target. I found other random accessories from Home Goods, Michael's and any other spots that had something butterfly-esque. Well five years later my time came and LADIES & GENTLEMEN I hosted my very first tea. For those that know me know I'm a lover of all things creative, crafts and planning. So I decided I would host a Post Mother's Day brunch since I was out of town on Mother's Day. I assembled my guest list, confirmed their availability and sent out my invitations. So I sent out five invitations, each a different color, each with a different butterfly. Here I captured each butterfly so you can see how they looked. I put in one full copy so you can visualize how each were styled different but looked the same.
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Do’s & Don’ts of the Inter-webs

The inter-webs have been around since the late 90's. We all remember dialing up AOL to get a connection. Remember the sound it made ha! Now 10+ years later the internet has evolved to what we see today. Since its inception there has been no secret that what you put out there is THERE FOREVER! No, you can't take it back and yes there is always a record not to mention you never know who will stumble upon it. With that said I still see repeat offenders surfing the webs. Yes in 2010 we still have people putting all their personal business out there for the masses. Social networking websites are probably among-st the most popular on the internet. Most popular right now are MySpace and Facebook. I've not been on MySpace in some years so my specifics are all things I've seen and or read on Facebook. I will not include names because my intent isn't to be messy. HOWEVER I've not made any of this up. Before I delve into some specifics let's start with some facts. Per Merriam-Webster.com here are a few facts.

Kindergarten Prep – Dental Visit

As we begin the early stages of getting ready for kindergarten I was on a mission to find the perfect dentist for my son. The other dentist was the only one in his practice and not available to my liking. My co-worker told me about her daughter's dentist. Neibauer Dental, I go online and I'm impressed right away. I see two Black doctors, two Asian doctors, a Middle Eastern doctor and few white doctors. My first thought it YES DIVERSITY!!! Then I see they are open seven days a week. WHO DOES THAT?!? I call the location of my choosing and the person on the other end was really friendly and had an available appointment within two days. SWEET! My 5 year old loves the dentist so I had no worries in that regard. However I was curious to see if "all that glitters is gold". We arrived a little early do all of the first time patient paperwork and wait our turn. About 10 minutes later they call us back. The young lady was really friendly and made small talk with my son. She puts him in the chair and asks him what cartoons he likes.

My new favorite thing – Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding

I went to Target this weekend (no surprise there) and I was all excited to see Miss Jessie's products are finally in stores.
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My natural journey began in July 2005 and I started using Miss Jessie's curly pudding soon thereafter.  They have a few types of curly puddings but this one is my favorite. It smells yummy and help defines your natural curl pattern. Problem is the price (this jar is $38.00) but it does last a long time. I only apply this to my short natural hair when wet.

Motorcycle Safety

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Motorcycle season is upon us please be mindful of the bikers on the roads. When you hear them stay where you are and they will move around you.  Every year many bikers are killed some as a result of their own error, some accidental, but many because drivers fail to see them.  My sweetie is a rider and last year he attended quite a few memorial rides for a fellow motorcyclist who went down and well... never came home. I must keep my biker safe, this one is ALL ME!

What will you leave behind?

Today I attended the memorial service for Mr. Paul S. Devrouax Jr. he was a principal in Devrouax & Purnell, one of Washington's largest black-owned architecture firms. He and his partner, Marshall Purnell, designed the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center, the first major building to rise on U Street in decades. It was at the vanguard of an entire neighborhood's revival... For more than 30 years, Paul S. Devrouax Jr. helped weave the urban fabric of Washington. He and his firm worked on some of the region's largest and most significant buildings, including the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the Pepco building, what is now Verizon Center and the Freddie Mac headquarters in McLean. Along with HOK Sport of Kansas City, Devrouax & Purnell designed Washington's Nationals Park, which opened in 2008.