Friday, May 31, 2013

If the Music is Good, You *Dance* {#Dchic Top 5 Downloads}

It has been another crazy week with taking care of the pup {who might I add had a great checkup this morning...#happydance} and snoozefest adult type stuff like dentist appointment, car inspection, insurance policy adjustments (apparently I think I'm a nascar driver every time I get behind the wheel).
The one thing that keeps me somewhat sane during all the madness is my afternoon runs.
I use to despise running- seriously unless I was being chased, it just was not going to happen.
But, for the last 3 years or so I have become slightly obsessed!!
Since, I am behind on everything, I thought today I would share my fave songs that help me get my run on.  Hopefully, by next week I will be caught up with life and can share some new releases with ya!

Ps- you will need to have a Spotify account to listen- it's free to sign-up
You can link-in with your facebook as well.

AND...I know you're thinking Ice Cube?? Isn't that a little slow?? BUT, I swear this is one of the best songs to workout to...My run surely gets extra swaggerish when it comes on.

Happy Weekend Lovebugs!!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I Spy {Summer DIY}

Oh Happy Day is one of my fave go-to blogs when it comes to simple yet unique and fun DIY's.

Lanterns always liven up any soiree and these colorful paper lanterns are beyond perfect for all your outdoor summer parties! 

 Jordan Ferney of OHD is sharing 4 different step by step tutorials on these playful paper lanterns.

Get the how to's here

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Quote Of The Week

All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all
-billy ray cyrus

As cheesy as Mr. Billy Ray might be- I have to say the lyrics of this song get me every time.  They always provide a good reminder to pay respect and continually keep those fighting for and serving our country close in prayer.

Happy Memorial Day!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Unconditional Love

My darlings...
I just wanted to pop in to let you know that my sweet baby girl Presley Hope, who has battling a severe case of gallbladder disease had surgery this morning and is in ICU recovering.
After receiving the news last week that her gallbladder was continuing to enlarge and a consultation with the surgeon yesterday it was decided to operate this morning.
I will stop back in later this week or weekend but, just want you all to know why I'm going MIA for a few days.  Quite honestly my nerves are shot and I'm mentally and emotionally exhausted but, thanking GOD for answering our prayers and bringing my sweet girl through the surgery.
The next 24-48 hours are very crucial, so please keep her in your thoughts and prayer.  She may still run around like a puppy but, reality is that doll face angel is 11 years and 4 months old.
I hope more than anything to have my baby back home where she belongs by the weekend and in time for Memorial Day!

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Quote Of The Week

"To live greatly, we must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility.”
-thomas s. monson

Wishing you a week full of laughter and smiles!
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Friday, May 17, 2013

If the Music is Good, You *Dance* {#Dchic Top 5 Downloads}

Wishing you a rockstar status kind of weekend!!

Ps- you will need to have a Spotify account to listen- it's free to sign-up
You can link-in with your facebook as well.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Little Friday Blog Party {Link Up}


For The Love Of Cooking {Champs Style}

Well hello sunshine…Mighty fine to see you!!
It’s 85 degrees here in beautiful NC today and I could not be more ready to hit the beach, pool, lake, doesn’t matter just pass this girl some Hawaiian Tropic, a beach towel , and a flirty bikini and call it a day!
When it’s this warm out I am not much on food (no one wants to be bloated poolside) but, I am, no matter what the temp, always game for a little champs! Toss in frozen, fresh fruit to cool down the friskiness of summer, signed sealed delivered…I’m YOURS!

Watermelon Champagne Popsicles

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I Spy {Fringe Round-Up}

If I could pick any other decade to have lived in, it would most definitely have been the 60's. To be more exact, late 60’s into the early 70’s! Never mind the fact that my extra fine, stick straight hair would have been the sought after look (for once in its life) but, hippie/bohemian style has always been a look I adore and gravitate to.
In middle school my room looked like a time warp back to the 70’s. From floor to ceiling, corner to corner, my bedroom was covered in dream catchers, peace signs, tie-dyed coffee filters (yes you heard correct- Miss DIY even in my younger days), and every light bulb had been switched out from white to green, red, blue, and of course the absolutely necessary black light. Hello, it made my posters glow and reflected ever so perfectly off of my lava lamp.
There was just something about the thought of being a “flower child” that just seemed right.
So, the idea of rocking fringe makes me immediately want to pullout a pair of oval shaped shades and throw up a peace sign!

What about you? 
What decade do you believe you were destined for?!

Shop the Look

1. Top Shop Fringe Aztec Bralet
2. Wildfox Bang Fringed Tee
3. Top Shop Leather Fringe Earrings
4. BaubleBar Tribal Shield Necklace
5. Urban Outfitters Minnetonka Maui Fringe Sandal
6. Urban Outfitters Embroidered Fringe Hobo Bag
7. Free People Charkra Fringe Scarf
8. Free People Nightcap Fringe Shorts
9. Free People Fringed Crocheted Raglan Dress
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Monday, May 13, 2013

Quote Of The Week

Life is too short and unpredictable
not to live exactly as you please...

This week...I will make things happen!!

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Friday, May 10, 2013

If the Music is Good, You *Dance* {#Dchic Top TEN Downloads}

Happy Gatsby Day!!
I have been patiently waiting for The Great Gatsby movie remake to hit the big screen since the first release date of Christmas Day! The day is here and I have decided, being the amazing daughter that I am, to wait just two more days (feeling like an eternity) until Mother’s Day to watch with my sweet Mama!!
For all those going to see tonight, I envy you. For those of you like me who are waiting another few days, I have two songs from the amazing soundtrack included in this week’s Top 5 Downloads!

“A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” by Quantum Hits
“Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey

Two other songs I have to make mention of are by twin Canadian sisters Tegan and Sara Quin. “Closer” and “I was a fool” are just two of their songs off their latest album Heartthrob and let me just say, picking only two tracks was next to impossible when I absolutely adore all of them.
The last six songs I’ve kept in rotation since last week. A few to make you dance, a couple to turn your “swag” on to, and one you and your girlfriends can sing to the top of your lungs, flexing the golden pipes!

So turn up the volume and push play!!

Ps- you will need to have a Spotify account to listen- it's free to sign-up
You can link-in with your facebook as well.

In case you missed my post on Tuesday- stop by and check out Mariah Carey’s new song #Beautiful featuring Miguel.  I’ve dubbed it my song of Summer 2013!

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Little Friday Blog Party {Link Up}


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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

For The Love Of Cooking

Holy S'mores-Fest!!!
Does it really even matter if it's cold outside and everyone is huddled around the fire pit?!
I think not...I'll take one of each!!

Check out all three recipes for these drool worthy towers of goodness over on the
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I Spy {Glam-Punk Meshup}

Last night was the Met Gala and it was nothing short of "Punktastic" glam at it's finest.
There were a few ladies who TOTALLY missed the memo on the Met featuring Punk Fashion in the 2013 Spring Costume Exhibition...  

{cough cough}

Kim K...Ya know I love ya, but, 
do tell me what you were thinking when you said 'yes to the dress'??

Punktabulous Perfection
Anne Hathaway-Ivanka Trump
Rooney Mara-Blake Lively

Flirty Fun...
SJP certainly channeled her inner Carrie Bradshaw last night! 

Best Make-Up
Emmy Rossum, Minka Kelly, and Kelly Osbourne

My personal fave of the night...
J Lo's hair, AMAZING and the dress, talk about a frisky little kitten! 

Do tell, who were your top picks?!
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Let me start by saying, I'm so super sorry for skipping out early this past Friday and leaving ya hanging without your #Dchic "Top 5 Downloads" of the week.  Last week I came across so many new songs, but, time got away from me and I totally missed the post.
I do however, have a GREAT lineup coming for you this Friday with last weeks and a few newbies.
To hold you over till then, I thought I would share  Mariah Carey and Miguel's new song, "Beautiful" that I think is ridiculously catchy and perfect for summer!
I promise, you will keep this one on repeat!
Added Bonus...the video for Beautiful will debut tomorrow on American Idol.
I for one, REFUSE to watch American Idol as long as Nicki Minaj is still on the show but, considering making an exception tomorrow night... 3mins of a living room body swaying...kinda hard to resist!

Mariah's new album is scheduled to release this summer!!

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Quote Of The Week

At any given moment,
You have the power to say...
This is NOT how the story is going to end!

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Little Friday Blog Party {Link Up}


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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

For The Love Of Cooking

Plantains are always "rub your belly" good so, I'm thinking grilled bananas would surely be drool worthy too.
Y'all know I am not quite Betty Crocker yet, even though I give it my best shot from time to time.  The simplicity of this recipe and fun presentation is total perfection for me.
The perfect side dish to bring to summer cookouts with friends.

Grilled Banana Satay

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