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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Awesome view of the Football Stadium!

Charlotte finally has football! 
Last weekend we headed to the new Charlotte stadium for a scrimmage game. 
I have to say it was such a good time.
Armed with Straw-ber-ritas in hand we headed to the game for a historical event.

Charlotte Tickets!!

Great seats! We shall see once the season starts!

The stadium is great looking. Glad my student fees paid for it lol. 
I have to say that there was a lot more alumni out there than undergrad.
I think it was because everyone in the community is finally excited to rally together for a college team.
Our city is definitely split down the middle between Duke and UNC.
Now hopefully we can focus on our team!

My and my BFFF Nicole

It was a beautiful day and there was a good crowd out. Everyone was very school -spirited and wore their Niner Green. Or in my case Niner Blue lol (for some reason I had a navy blue Charlotte shirt).
For alumni it was mainly a reunion, catching up with people we hadn't seen in forever.
But since it was a scrimmage, no one really paid attention to the game.

My awesome friend EJ

We missed out on the tailgating. 
We didnt want to pay the extra money since we lived right across the street. 
But we do make our own plans to do a pre-game gathering at the house when the season starts.
I cant wait until August 31st!

My bestest buddy ever BJ!! 
Yes I have close guy friends named EJ and BJ :)

What are you looking forward to the most when it comes to college football?


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Instagram Addict #2

1. This gum is awesome! May be my new summer favorite!
2. Rizzo loves laying on the porch and people watching with me!
3. Night out with the Boy. Movie and dinner night. Shoes: Shoedazzle
4. Chipotle and a Jack and Honey with Ginger Ale. The start of a great evening!

5. Now that its warm. Working softball games isn't so bad now. I'm not freezing my butt off!
6. Our new chalkboard in the house!!! Silly messages
7. I like the Knicks too....but Lebron is first!! Go Heat!
8. Substituting sometimes has me watching the Magic School Bus all day....seriously.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Help Me!

We all know that I'm a shoe addict...
Soooo when I was on Pinterest the other day I found these really cute sneakers. 
But then the worst happened: There was no link to the picture!!

So where in the world can I find these shoes???

I need them.

I love them.

Btw you can follow my Pinterest here.

Someone be my bestest friend and let me know if you see these; on the street, or on a website.



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Instagram Life

1. Tried Moonshine at the bowling alley. Strawberry flavored...and it was delicious!
2. First day of it being sunny and warm outside. Had to rock to hot pink shades!
3.First time cooking with mushrooms. Sauteed mushrooms with chicken, rice, and green beans
4. Working at a recreation center sometimes is really calming...when no one is there yet.

5. Pedicure for the start of Spring. I'm excited to put on some cute polish!
6. Outside on the porch drinking a milkshake. Thank you Chick Fil A
7. The Chicken Coop is a landmark in Charlotte. Been around forever!
8. Michael Kors has these babies at Dillards and I need them in my life!!
Sunglasses: TJ Maxx :)
9. Probate time! I visited GA and my fraternity brothers had new members!
10. A stroll competition was the next day...those are my sisters with all that hair flying!
11. Sister/Brother picnic reunited me with some of my favorite sorority sisters!
12. Me and my road trip buddy Joshira. We drove from Charlotte and had a great weekend!


Monday, April 15, 2013

My Weekend

This weekend was very low-key
And I loved it.
I slept in, did some grocery shopping, and caught up on my DVR.
Nothing riveting but since the weather was amazing I was also outside a lot too.
Having a porch is so awesome!

Some other highlights.

(yes that is my finger. Love my photography skills)

Coachella was this weekend and since I obviously couldn't go I was happy to utilize Youtube's live feed.
Some of my favorites this weekend were:

Allen Stone
Major Lazer
Janella Monae
2 Chainz

This isn't a big deal but on a Friday delirious from Wal Mart I got really excited!
So I saw for the first time that Arizona Tea has CANS. 
I was seriously excited since I am addicted to their Green Tea. 
The 99 cent can you can get anywhere was a go to whenever I stopped for gas, but I never finished it. 
I think these cans are perfect! 
But yeah....I may be a little late. Did anyone else know about these?

Sunday Night dinner. 
Cooked by Moi.
My secret: Those Kraft Fresh Take breading things. I think they are genius and delicious!
I recommend the Rosemary and Garlic mix.
So yummy that I made it with Chicken and Tilapia.
I got a thumbs up from my roommates!!

Now its back to the grind. 
Working my 2 jobs and still settling into the house 
*rolls eyes*
Yes I still haven't FULLY moved in.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

I Love Packages!

 I had been meaning to write about this for awhile I just kept forgetting. 
But I wanted to share my cute package my mother sent to me!
Everyone loves getting stuff in the mail, so of course I got excited when my mom sent me a box just because.
Check out the neat stuff I got.

1. My mom makes cards from scratch. Its her thing. Any holiday, any occasion, she will make one. She has a craft room and locks herself in there to make cards. Believe me that I get a handmade card every birthday. I keep them all! Even the boy has started getting them.

2. As if I didn't have enough shoe related things in my room, My mom managed to find a SHOE CALENDAR. A different shoe for everyday of the year. Some of them are really snazzy, but others are just really interesting looking and kind of strange. But nonetheless cool.

3. Since I got my first Pandora bracelet for my 26th birthday I have trying to find some cute charms to fill it up. I love turtles so when I found this charm I showed my mother. I guess she listened. I also really like the breast cancer ribbon. It is very important to me since BC is very high in my family. It is also the philanthropy of my sorority right now.

4. I have been using this cup since the day that I got it. I think it is awesome because of Smurfette (who I love) and these cups are so convenient. I am growing my collection quickly.

5. Leopard Sperrys: So Cute! They are Leopard enough said.

6. DVDs. My mother is a movie fanatic and she is constantly buying movies. But sometimes there will be doubles. So who gets all the doubles? Me! :)

7.  My new Curry Pot! I am determined to make my own pot of curry. As someone who has a Caribbean background it would be important for me to know how to do it. 



Friday, April 12, 2013

Let's Get Some Shoes!!

When I found out that this weeks Friday Fancies was Shoes I was so estatic! 
Anyone who knows me KNOWS that I am the Shoe Queen. Not Shoe Addict, Shoe QUEEN. 
But I decided to choose 4 shoes that I think are very important for Spring/Summer.

1. Wedges: I love wedges because they always make me feel so feminine. All my spring/summer dresses will be worn with wedges. I love heels, but I tend to only wear my pumps at night when I'm out on the town. Wedges are a nice alternative and there are so many to choose from!
2. Sperry's: I had to throw some leopard in there. I have a pair of leopard Sperry's that I'm so excited to wear when it warms up. These ones are just as cute.
3. Sandals: Enough said. Sandals = toes out and cute bright colored sandalsAldo has a great collection. My favorite color Teal is everywhere!
4. Sneakers: Converse are my favorites so whenever my legs can come out I throw them on. I have some in every color, except white. This summer I may venture out and get some!


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Guac! Guac! Guac!

 So I can finally cross #57 on my 101 in 1001 list: Make Guacamole from scratch! 
As much as I love Chipotle's guacamole I am surprised it has taken me this long to do it. 
But I was craving it and I didn't want all my ingredients to go bad. 

Trader Joe's has a container that has all the ingredients needed to make guacamole! I am all about prepackaged stuff and of course I love Trader Joe's
I was so excited when I saw this I had to try it. 
I know that people make guac several different ways but I decided to see how this worked. 

Turns out it was so bad. There was even simple fail proof instructions. I knew this was made for me.

It's really hard to mess this up. So a couple nights ago I got to work. 
I peeled, diced, and chopped my way through the whole container.

 Once I mixed it all together I was so proud of myself. 
After trying it I was pleasantly surprised! 
So yummy!

Some conclusions that I made about my guacamole experience.
  • Next time I will add more avocado.
  • 2 onions was overpowering. Next time I will use one.
  • This recipe has jalepenos. But no cilantro. I think I'll try using that next time.
  • It definitely needs more lime juice. One is not enough.
  • I was happy that I didn't need to add salt. 
Anyone have any guacamole recipes you would like to share?


Friday, April 5, 2013

Polka Dots


I'm dreaming about Spring! 
I found this really cute Aeropostale polka dot top that would really show off that Spring is here! 
Its in Mint Green so of course I thought it was amazing!
I like to not go overboard with prints so one item with print is all I need.

Keeping it casual I would wear this outfit to a weekend shopping trip or to lunch with friends! 
I am dying to wear white so these shorts are so cute! 
I'm not one who shows my thighs too much so the longer the shorts the better!

Lately I have been into studs so Aldo is my place to go for cute and edgy accessories. 
These square studs share the polka dot motif so they go perfectly! 
And with the sun finally out and about these sunglasses are super cute and springy!

I am DYING to get some TOMS and aside from leopard, glitter is where its at. These TOMs are definitely on my "need to buy" list. They have been for about 3 months. Hopefully I will get them soon and rock them all summer!

Polka Dots

Polka Dots by niikirbm featuring aldo


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Working with what I have...

I have been on a mission lately. 
To curb my habit of shopping and wear the clothes in my closet that I already have more. 
I still have tags on a lot of things; but then there are some items that I have worn once and never again. 
I love to add new pieces to my wardrobe, but I need to be able to incorporate what I have currently into the mix and get more creative.
So when Danielle from Framed Frosting created her Six Piece Remix challenge I was so down to participate! One of my good friends was celebrating a birthday this weekend, so I thought that would be a good opportunity to start. 

Awesome bathroom pic of course!

Dalmatian High-Low Shirt:
Whenever I where this shirt I feel so large because of how loose it is. So I decided to fix it. The last time I wore this shirt I wore it as a cover up of my bathing suit with jean shorts. I wanted to dress this shirt up more this time.

 the usual selfie

 New photo location??

Collared Shirt: Target
Dalmatian High-Low Shirt: Dots
Leggings: Target
Shoes: Candies
Pearls: Body Shop
Watch: Express

In order to make it work I tucked it into my leggings and let the front hang loose in the front so the High part didnt show. I liked the shirt a lot better like this because it made the outfit more form-fitting and sexy. I think I may do some DIY to the shirt and cut it so it stays like this all the time because there were some moments where it came out and I struggled.

But other than that I loved my outfit!!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March Playlist (i know it is April)

It's April now...but I still wanted to do my playlist for the month of March. 
There was some good music that was around this past month (Justin Timberlake's album being the #1 thing being listened to in our house!) and I still wanted to share some of my favorites. 
Greg made his playlist too of course but we slimmed it down to 10 each.

I was also able to get my best friend Nicole (who I mention all the time on my blog) to make a quick playlist!
This is a special occasion since she really only listens to the Glee Cast versions of songs anyway... 
(don't judge that is her SHOW!) 

So here it is!

If you haven't listened to these songs make sure you check them out! 
Spotify is the best place for me since I can listen for free and I don't have to buy them unless I like the song!

Nikkis Playlist

  1. J. Cole feat Miguel – Power Trip (chorus is stuck in my head on a daily basis)
  2. Justin Timberlake – Pusher Lover Girl (fave song on the album besides Blue Ocean Floor)
  3. Fabolous feat Chris Brown - Ready
  4. Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
  5. Rihanna – Stay
  6. Calvin Harris feat Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing (played in the car every outing!)
  7. Young Jeezy – R.I.P. (my weekend song!)
  8. Fun – Carry On
  9. Swedish House Mafia feat Pharell – One
  10. Beyonce – Bow Down/I Been On

Greg's Playlist
  1. Ace Hood feat Future – Bugatti
  2. Joe Budden feat Tank Lil Wayne – She Don’t Put it Down
  3. Justin Timberlake – Strawberry Bubble Gum
  4. Beenie Man – Stand Firm
  5. D4L – Scotty (oldie but a goodie)
  6. John Mayer – Neon
  7. Nicki Minaj – Freedom
  8. Kendrick Lamar feat Jay-Z – Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (remix)
  9. Journey – Any Way You Want It (random...but he has been hearing it at work a lot)
  10. William Murphy – Its Working

Nicole's Playlist
  1. Justin Timberlake – Don’t Hold the Wall
  2. GraffitiSix – Free
  3. Pink – Just Give Me a Reason (with the guy from FUN. This song is nice!)
  4. Luke James – Make Love to Me
  5. Glee Cast – Tongue Tied
  6. One Republic – If I Lose Myself
  7. Distructo – La Funky
  8. Miguel – How Many Drinks
  9. Bruno Mars – Young Wild Girls
  10. Elevation Worship – I will Trust in You