Friday, December 31, 2010
You all should have $98 today
Monday, December 13, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
One of the first areas that I check in Macy's is the shoe department. As I've tweet'd before it is sooo hard for me to find shoes in my size (5 1/2). I know a lot of you are side eyeing me right now cause you think that they have my size everywhere which is sooo not the truth. I actually saw the pair below and thought that I really needed this particular color. However, I noticed that the 5 1/2 was actually Nine West. Nine West is a brand that doesn't fit true to size (for me). I've even had issues with the size 5 being too large. Luckily this pair fit semi-great. The straps on the top were a bit loose but I believe a pad in the bottom will take care of that issue. The shoes were originally $89 yet on sale for $44.50, and with my $10 off... $34.50.
Now I really believe that accessories totally pull the outfit together. So you all should know that I have a weakness for anything pearl. The necklace was originally $40 and after my coupon it rang up for $8. What a steal!!!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
conversation section works is; someone starts a topic and you can chine in if you'd like to. Today's interesting topic was Haiku Garden- Plant Your Thoughts. Below are some of the Haiku's that I wrote. Please feel free to comment or add any of your Haiku's in the comment section. Let's just say I may have had too much time on my hands *side eye*
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
So if you all know me like that then you know that in the future I aspire to be a great cook!!! I want to be the parent that my future kids' friends talk about. You know like I want to go over Mrs. (whatever my future last name will be) house, cause they know I keep the good food. I want to be the type that can throw a great dinner party and not have anything catered. I'm almost secretly obsessed with cooking good. I am forever looking at new recipes that I want to try and I subscribed to Woman's Day because they have the bomb recipes and tips!!! So I guess for starters you'd say that I'd have to cook more. Well there are about maybe a strong 5 recipes that I have perfected (meaning I can make them without the recipe sheet). I am trying, slowly but sure to incorporate a few more. My cousin Pam says that I need to have a staple meal that tastes extra good just in case I need to cook for that special someone (who ever that may be).
This is how the corn came off the cob. I had 9 ears ad it took me about 10 mins. I've never finished shucking con in that record amount of time!!!
I think from now on slowly but surely I'll be purchasing items from Pampered Chef to jump start my new found cooking habit LoL!!! I've already placed a new order so I'll be sure to keep you abreast of any new recipes!!!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I must confess I LOVE TO SHOP. But there is nothing more exciting than getting a deal. If you follow me on twitter then you know that I am FOREVER talking about using a coupon. I usually hashtag-> #confessionsofacouponwhore. I am ALWAYS on the lookout for a good deal and ecstatic if I can find a great deal. So why not introduce a little segment which focuses on the coupons that I receive and the items that I purchase.
Luckily an old friend sent me the coupon above in the mail (yes it is that serious). SN- Last week there was a coupon in The Examiner (metro newspaper) that I missed. I bet you're like how did you miss that. I usually read The Express (more trendy/colorful) and not The Examiner (old fashioned layout/dull). I digress. Once I found out there was a $10 off $25 I called and asked my co-worker to take my other co-workers paper out the trash!!! So yes it is that serious. Coupon whoring ain't for everybody... but somebody gots ta do it!!! I usually receive Macy's coupons myself, but I am no where at the level that he is in regard to shopping there. So needless to say he receives a lot of great coupons to entice him to shop more. Honestly I was NEVER a Macy's shopper until I started working there. I just thought they were a huge department store that was expensive. However, in retrospect, they have amazing deals usually weekly. And if you're as great a shopper (as I'd like to think of myself) you'd be able to strategically wait right until your 'item' goes on sale. Then BAMMM hit em with a coupon!!!
Initially I thought the shoes below were cute. The clog is actually the 'it' shoe for fall. I actually put the display shoe on and of course it was waaay too big. From that experience I thought the show was heavy (go figure, wrong size). Once I tried on my size... I just knew!!! The heel isn't too high because the platform is there to aide. So I'm happy to say that that they're comfortable.
So just to show you proof of purchase, as well as the awesome savings. Take a look at the receipt below. And that total is before my employee discount!!! FYI you can also find the shows for the low at Nordstrom Rack and the heel is a darker shade of brown.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Well first off Happy Grandparents Day to all of the Grandparents!!! Finally I was able to call my Grandma at 11:15. I never seen someone sooo busy at 71. I mean never at home always at church or someone else's church program. If you've read some of my previous post you know that I was reared by my grandparents. I stayed with my grandparents kindergarten thru 3rd grade and moved back 6th thru college. Long story short I never knew my life was differnt until I got to college and met more people that didn't grow up the way I did. All I know is my grandma was there to take on the motherly role and my grandaddy was there to take on the fatherly role.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Usually when you think of a temper tantrum, you think of a child and a parent. Usually the child is trying to get their way in some regard. However, I'm referring to the ultimate (last) temper tantrum in life you throw although you won't be around to witness the outcome. This ultimate temper tantrum is SUICIDE.
If you are in a suicide crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-8255
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Let’s just be clear, I would be totally livid if this were to happen to me. The article had me replaying my visits at the Dominican Salon (DS) over and over in my mind. I know in ATL I opt for leave in conditioner, it’s usually in the glass bottle and they have to break it. I know I recently stopped getting deep conditioners at the DS because:
*I can’t justify paying an extra $5 for the service
*I’m very impatient and don’t want to add time to my service
After analyzing this topic I wondered if any of the women actually smelled the chemicals. I know for those of us hat have had perms you can recognize that smell a mile away. I wonder if the women were sooo much in shock that they just paid and left or did they GTFO. I can only imagine what my original response would have been but I can’t say so for certain because of all of the initial emotions.
I have stated to others that whenever I get the inclination that a hair stylist doesn’t want to do my hair (refer to my hair as too ‘thick’ or suggest that I get a texturizer of some sort) that is the last time that I’m in their chair. Reading this article is definitely making me consider taking my own products with me or going in with conditioner in my head.
I think the biggest barrier exist because there is usually a language barrier. I actually took my Kinky Curly with me the last time and the chic washed it out my hair. That was after I continued to say as well as motion that is should be left in.
Honestly, I’ve NEVER had any major issues (despite the fact that I was turned away before). In retrospect, I take everyone’s comments for what it is. There was one thing that bothered me with the comment section of the article. Some of the women were effected as well as affected but I felt like nobody wanted to put the salon on blast. I mean maybe people haven’t read the comments t update or didn’t want to post names out of respect for the Nikki. However, I highly believe in customer service as well as word-of-mouth business. I guess it touched me because a lot of the women stated that the ‘cocktail’ was done at salons across Md. And as you would have it I frequent a shop in Md. Let me just put this out there, if I came across a shop that practiced that fuckery you all would be the first to know.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
So I'm spending this Saturday night chilling, supposedly cleaning up (you know how that goes). I decide to turn on some tunes to set the mood. I turn to my favorite artist channel... Erykah Badu!!! Some of my favorite songs come on and then a few others that are in the same genre. Then I here Zion from Lauryn Hill and think to myself.... what if this was the year of the 'comeback'. Where major soul/neo-soul artist hit the scene again to revive our ear buds. Just listening as I type neo-soul beats are awesome its a shame that nearly none of whats on their Cd's are heard by everyday average 'radio Joe's'!!!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I write to free my mind- Natasha Hardy (my BFF)