Saturday, December 1, 2012

Tis The Season

I am super excited that today officially kicks off the Holiday Season. That means Christmas music, Peppermint everything, lights sparkling and outfits made of glitter. It's the time when I fall victim to Hallmark movies and laugh and cry at the same time. It's the time when I sit on pins and needles for Home Alone (part 1 & 2). It's truly the most wonderful time of the year. Although I get a little sad around the Holidays, the pomp and circumstance always gives me a reason to smile. I remember a couple of years ago I was going through the what-do-the-lonely-do-at Christmas. This year is totally opposite, although I'm single, I definitely don't have that mind frame *wink, wink*. I hope that I can get dolled up hit a few Holiday parties,  also try a few Pinterest recipes. What do you have in mind for this season?

Afro Angels (I'm the one in the middle)

 Super ecstatic when I found theses cards for the card exchange with my line sisters!!!

Look it's a black santa, literally a chocolate santa :-)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Firmoo Giveaway

I am super excited that I was recently contacted by Firmoo to host a giveaway of their Fab glasses (insert cheers here). This absolutely came at the right time for me, seeing as though I am in need of a new cute pair of glasses. If you didn't now, I am the type of girl that likes to change her look up with a new pair of frames. 20 of my followers will receive a $20 gift certificate to Firmoo's online store. This gift certificate applies to any order excluding the designer glasses. It also doesn't cover the shipping fee and expires on Dec. 25th. Good Luck!!!

The rules for the giveaway are easy:

1. Follow my blog
                                                           2. Like Firmoo on Facebook
3.Leave a comment on which pair you'd like as well as your e-mail address

I see these in my future #literally

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

By Merit and Culture

Missing Renee on this pic

About two weeks ago I had the chance to spend time with over 300 of my sorority siters. My region had its cluster (a large meeting with our Regional Director) in Richmond and I had such a great time. A few of us from my Graduate chapter got together to car pool and the conversation went from the importance of being an organ donor to laughing at nephew Tommys' prank calls.

It has been a while since I actually attended a cluster, so I really didn't know what to expect. What I will say is that it was very empowering. It made me want to get back to my chapter and begin working. If you're in a sorority (especially mine) I'd definitely like to encourage you all to get back involved. Something that ALWAYS stuck out to me, is a statement from my undergraduate advisor, 'it is not about you, it's about the business'. I can definitely write a mini novel on my experience in a sorority (and yes, I'll blog about it later). If I were to take all of those experiences, especially the negative; I would run far, far away. Fortunately, I'm in it for the long haul.

All the pretty stuff

Aside from seeing the new direction the sorority is going in and getting super hyped that the next Boule will be in driving distance, there were the coveted vendor's. The vendors got me super excited because it's been a long time when I was around sooo much paraphernalia, heck, there was a time when I couldn't even wear paraphernalia (another story for another day). Anyways, I was super excited to get something. The one thing that I've been wanting is a hoodie and I'm excited that I was able to finally find one. How I LOVE my AKA!!!

My plain, yet cute hoodie and tumbler

As you can tell, there was something for everyone

These bags remind me of Dooney & Bourke, get them here
Alpha Kappa Alpha girls