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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Confessions #6

Sunday Fun day!

I wish I was sitting by the pool today...
instead im in NYC with no pool in sight!!
But I wanted to make sure to link up with Alyx because this is one of my favorites!

Sunday Confessions!

one I am sad when I don't get invited to weddings.
Recently Facebook has been shoving updating my TL with pictures of my friends from high school who have been getting married and it made me actually kind of sad that I didn't get invited. Since I am a a military child I spent my life moving around, making friends, and then leaving them. Most of my friends were not military so they stayed where they were their whole lives and pretty much only stayed connected to those who still lived in town. Womp womp for me.

two My French fry love is getting out of hand.
I ate french fries at least once everyday day last week. Smh

three I don't tell people about my blog. 
I've realized that I post my blog URL on a lot of social media profiles, and I talk about blogging all the time; But i have never actually promoted my album in tweets or anything. 
Don't ask me why. Maybe I don't want anyone to judge.

four The older I'm getting I'm wanting to hang out with my parents more.
My parents currently live in VA. Only 6 hours away. And I NEVER see them. Like maybe once a year. When I was in school it never bothered me. I was busy with so many things. I saw them during holidays. But now I am wanting to be there for the smaller things (birthdays, 4th of July, Mother/Fathers Day) because I missed out on so many of them. Let me tell you how IRONIC it is that my parents have gotten so used me not being around. I have to remind them sometimes that they have a daughter because they love to go on trips and make plans with just the two of them.
Hello! Remember me??? (they don't actually forget lol)

five I'm scared to continue my education.
I have decided that i am going to start the quest of pursuing my Masters.
Dun. Dun. Dun.
This means that I need to start studying for the dreaded GRE. But I am freaked out about it! I was never a great student (i spent too much time sleeping procrastinating) and now that it coming back to bite me because I have to take that test! I don't want to pay the money and not do well. Anyone have any tips or advice about going to graduate school?


Friday, July 26, 2013

Super Hero Bar Crawl!

 Oh yes. It happened.
Charlotte has a Super Hero Bar Crawl every summer to go with the Comic Convention that comes here.
 Since I moved back I finally got the chance to participate this year!
I was determined to go all out and I decided what better way to do that then to be my favorite DC Comic character: WONDER WOMAN. 
You all know I am obsessed with her so I had to do her justice.
My DIY kicked in after searching for the perfect wonder woman outfit and failed. 
Clearly its not Halloween season so there weren't any costumes just lying around.
Just this lovely 2 piece...which was NOT happening.

But after spending 7 hours sewing, cutting, braiding, and gluing I came up with this beauty:

That Tutu alone took 3 hours cutting and putting it together. 

I think it came out fabulous!
I made the wonder woman logo and sewed it onto the shirt because I couldn't find one already made that was to my liking and my size (the girls needed to be comfortable).
And the accessories were made with love and my own interpretation of the heroines signature pieces. 
I even had a Lasso of Truth (but it kept getting lost upstaged by my ginormous tutu).

Now onto the actual event. 
Everything fun always happens in Uptown Charlotte so we headed down there and it was chaos.

If you have never been to a bar crawl here is the rundown:
Visit several bars and clubs for about an hour with drink specials and the opportunity to schmooze and interact with other people who are as fun and crazy as you are!

 top The crew that I rolled with all night; Clark Kent, Catwoman, and Batman
left Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy were BY FAR my favorite! So creative!
right Lara Croft and Wolverine apparently are dating lol

left Take a look at this guy as the Flash...those tights LOL
bottom left She Hulk...the commitment for that costume is epic!
right He made a pretty fine Wonder Whoa-Man (that's what his shirt said)

Overall the night was amazing.
Got super drunk, and had a blast dancing.
If you check out my Vines you can see some of the madness.
If you want to follow me you can search for Renay (pronounced Renee').
Look for me in my wonderful costume.


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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Instagram Overload #2 : Myrtle Beach Edition.

So to ring in my friend Lauren's birthday a couple of us headed to Myrtle Beach for a weekend.
The weather had been iffy all week so we prayed that it wouldn't rain the entire time we were there.
It was such a fun time!
Lots of drinks, random adventures, and of course beach time!
This was my second time in Myrtle Beach and I know it won't be my last!

1. My regular bathroom selfie...maxi dresses are my summer go to while traveling
2. On the way we stopped for Boiled Peanuts for the birthday girl. Straight country style
3. Our Hotel room in SC had awesome headboards!
4. I saw this flask and cracked up! 

1. Lauren the Birthday girl worked it out at Senor Frogs. Got some free drinks and some free money!
2. The weather improved enough for us to head to the beach.
3. Sunshine for hours...birthday girl got her beach day!
4. First night out attire. Vest and Jewelry: Forever 21, Dress: Macys, Purse: ShoeDazzle


Monday, July 22, 2013

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone has a great week!

Things I have to look forward to this week:

* Trip to NYC this weekend!
* Friday is PayDay!
* Sorority Sisters visiting from Florida!
* Catching up on Blog Posts!

What is everyone looking forward to this week?

Check me out on all my social media!

Twitter: @MissNewBourgie
Instagram: @MissNewBourgie
Pinterest: MissNewBourgie
(i try to stay consistent lol)


Friday, July 19, 2013

Fan Friday! UNC Charlotte Football coming soon!

I have recently fallen in love with the blog Venus Trapped in Mars
Sarah is hilarious and I love the topics that she posts about. 
Today I am finally getting the opportunity to join in on her link-up.

Venus Trapped in Mars

Yes you read that correctly....WE GOT A FOOTBALL TEAM!!!

August 31st will be the first football game UNC Charlotte will have and since its Labor Day Weekend things are going to get crazy!! Time for tailgating, drinks, and face paint.
I've been looking for some ideas that me and my friends can use and here are my favorite choices.

1. Paint a phrase on the stomach/chest: This would be awesome except for the fact that I am not a fan of showing my stomach to the world. Also it would look awful if we were missing a person due to drunkeness or a bathroom break.

2. Entire body paint: This may be more strictly for guys because of the commitment that it takes. Plus it would be really hot i don't think sweaty runny body paint would look attractive.

I am in NO WAY a Saints fan...but I thought this looked pretty good. Even the hair is gold!

3. Airbrush Football Jersey: So this is more of the sexy version of full body paint; But it still looks like you are wearing clothes. This would be a eye-catching and probably awesome idea, except for the fact that my chest is HUGE! and there may be children around. Very cool for Sports magazines, but not for public wear.

4.  Eye Black. Simple and I can write anything short and sweet on it.
Beyonce' makes it look so fashionable and fun!

I think I'm leaning towards the Eye Black only because tailgating is going to be happening so I don't want to look like a drunken mess and have my face paint running. Not cute!

Has anyone done any of these for a football game?
How did it go?


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Instagram Overload

This summer has been jam packed and full of trips, BBQs, and soul-searching. 
Well more like job searching. 
But it still has been fun. 
I wanted to write multiple posts about all my weekends and misadventures, but I need to be realistic and my posts are going to be very few and far between since I haven't really had the motivation to write since I still haven't got my life in "order".
But that still doesn't mean I cant post some pics about my antics lately.
Bigger for your viewing enjoyment.

So Enjoy!

(Left to Right)
1. Food Truck Friday on the South End of Charlotte. Last time I tried a Shawarma from the Herban Legend. It was delicious!
2. Jack Honey is a regular staple in the house. Along with Hookah nights.
3. Great nights with my friends. Orlando was a blast. #TeamSpicy was reunited again.
4. Summer Food! Hotdogs, Watermelon, Assorted Desserts and Chips. All bad (except maybe the Watermelon) but ALL so tasty!

1. More great BBQ essentials; Meat to grill, Adobo seasoning and beer!
2. Fireworks! Definitely still hearing random fireworks being set off around our neighborhood.
3. Guacamole master in the house! Ask me about my recipe if you want to have an amazing food-gasm!
4. The Shoe Addiction is real! My latest pair from ShoeDazzle. Feena is beautiful and colorful! Perfect for the summer!


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Liebster Award!

I was nominated for a Liebster Award!
It's my first award so I thought that was pretty cool!
Krystal at Spunkee Belle nominated me!

Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
List 10 facts about yourself.
Nominate up to 11 bloggers with under 200 followers and notify them that they have been nominated.
Ask the nominees 10 questions for them to answer on their own blog.

I just did a post of A-Z facts so i don't really want to do the 10 facts about myself.
Check it out to know more about me.

Questions from Krystal:

  • What is your biggest fear? Frogs. I will not say anymore.
  • If you could have a private dinner with ANY 5 people, who would it be? I would have to say Michelle Obama, Oprah, Columbus Short, Melanie Fiona, Rihanna. Random but I think it would be fun.
  • What is 1 thing you regret from your past and why? I don't regret anything that has happened in my life. But i do wish i had stuck with gymnastics longer or gotten my degree in Education.
  • What's your favorite holiday? Halloween, its not really a holiday but I love dressing up in costume.
  • What is your dream job? A Wedding Planner
  • If you could date any celebrity, who would it be? Pharrell. I absolutely LOVE him.
  • What is 1 bad habit you would change? I need to stop procrastinating so much.
  • Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla. You can always add things to it.
  • If you could eat 1 thing for the rest of your life what would it be? Anything with cheese. I love it!
  • What is one thing your readers may not know about you? I love to sing Karaoke! By myself. In the car. Does that really count as Karaoke? lol
Questions for Nominees:

1. Whats your least favorite season and why?
2. Are you superstitious?
3. What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
4. How would you describe your personal style?
5. If you could take a vacation right now anywhere in the world where would you go?
6. What has been your greatest achievement in life so far?
7. What are your favorite smells?
8. Do you prefer to text or to call?
9. What is your favorite thing that you own?
10. If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Bloggers I'm tagging:

Jennifer @ Bubbly and Buttercream
Kierra @ So Sophisticated.1992
Sara @ Short and (Sometimes) Sweet
Lisa @ Nowak Notes
Holly @ Her 27th Year
Joanna @ Jaybird's Flight
Mallory @ Memoirs of a Missouri Girl


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Currently #3

I'm starting to like the summer more!! 
BBQs, pool times, and warm weather!!
Except for these past 2 weeks....the rain is everyday :(

the last time we went to the pool...it was a beautiful day!


R E A D I N G Entwined with You by Silvia Day. This Crossfire Series is actually pretty good. Very similar to 50 Shades of Grey in ways of erotica content, and yet the plot kind of takes a different turn to make them very different.

W R I T I N G new blog posts. I'm wanting to catch up my ideas with actual posts. So keep coming back because there will be some good stuff coming!

L I S T E N I N G to Jay-Z "Magna Carta Holy Grail" His album is awesome!!! If you are into Hip Hop definitely buy it tomorrow when it is officially out!

T H I N K I N G that it will be nice to get back to work on Monday.
S M E L L I N G Pancakes. My roommate rocks and cooked breakfast. Pancakes, Bacon, and eggs. I loved it and it was nice to wake up to that.

H O P I N G that I get to talk to a very special someone on the phone today. I can't believe that's it only a couple days but I miss getting texts and emails from him.

W A N T I N G to hear back from the job I interviewed for. *crosses fingers*

N E E D I N G a hug from my parents. They are coming to visit next month and I am very excited!

F E E L I N G really excited about my trip to Myrtle Beach this weekend for my girl Lauren's birthday!!!

C L I C K I N G trying to catch up on my blogs and reality TV.

Check out Lauren's link-up for Sunday Currently


Friday, July 5, 2013

Amateur Fire Work Pics...and a Fashion post

So I hope everyone had a great 4th of July....
I definitely did.
It was very low key. 
My friend Nicole and I went over to my other friend BJ's house where he put a bunch of meat on the grill and we just drank and chilled (not bad at all!) 
My buddy Craig also came along for the ride. 
Then we headed uptown to catch a huge fireworks show.
Its crazy how every year people sit in traffic and do all this preparation for MAYBE a 20 min show.
::shrugs:: its all part of the holiday i guess.

Usually we always have big gatherings with friends and music and food,
 but this year a lot of people were out of town so we kept it small.

Plus next week I am heading to Myrtle Beach with the ladies!!!!

The ongoing theme last night on social media was the posting of pictures of fireworks.
I love fireworks; anytime, anyplace. I think they are so cool. 
Of course everyone makes their attempt to capture amazing shots with the sky filled with lights.
Most of us end up with normal phone camera shots like this:

I love that I was able to get the Charlotte skyline

I wish I had thought about getting closer lol

My favorite type of fireworks!

I had a very boring week since I was not scheduled to work at all (against my will) so when it was time to celebrate I was super excited! I woke up in a really good mood and started the party early. 
2pm isn't too early right?

Well I made sure that Nicole and I were dressed in festive attire.
I wanted to be comfy yet stylish.
I decided this would be a great time to bring my flower back. I used to wear them EVERY day, but now I've toned it down to special occasions.

Please excuse my "made up" bed in the back 

Stripes make me nervous..but I loved this dress!

Rizzo decided she wanted to be in the pic too!

Earrings/Necklace/Jean Vest: Forever 21
Dress: Burlington Coat Factory
Shoes: Converse
Watch: Express
Flower: Icing

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Me from Z to A

Basic blogging is happening again today....im really trying to catch up on a punch of posts so bare with me. Since Google Reader is no more I hope my followers transitioned over to BlogLovin and are able to still see my lovely face whenever I remember to post. If not thats okay too. I did one of these about a year ago when I first started blogging. I decided it would be nice to do it again but I found a new one with different questions. And its backwards lol 

Z. Zodiac sign? Full blown Libra. I'm talking  very charming, easygoing, balanced and artsy yet sometimes indecisive, lazy, and selfish. (guilty). I pay attention to astrology only because I fit the description to a T.

Y. Your favorite food? Okay here comes the judgement. I've narrowed it down to Cheese and Mexican Food. If i made a list of some of the foods I could eat all the time 98% have cheese as an ingredient. Smh. And most Mexican food has cheese on/in it so I guess my answer will still be cheese as the number one answer. But i also would love to jump into a giant tub of guacamole. Just sayin.

X. Xray or Ultrasound? I guess Ultrasound. There really aren't many words that start with X so this is kind of a stretch lol. I've also never broken any bones so I have never had any really cool X Rays to look at. Just my teeth when they were being fixed during my time of braces imprisonment.

W. Worst habit? Hmmm this is setting me up to give all my stuff away. My worst habit is probably i tend to procrastinate. A LOT. I also don't like to wash dishes. Is that considered a bad habit? Well my roommates tend to think so...

V. Vegetable? I remember the days when I hated them. Now that I'm older they are necessary for life and I enjoy them and even cook them on the regular. But I will say that the world would be a better place without peas. For Real.

U. Unknown fact about me? When I was in the 4th grade I was in a musical where I played a singing clown (i know) Our first performance was during the school day, and before we went on in front of my peers I had a full blown asthma attack and had to be rushed to the hospital. I was also dressed in my costume full clown make-up and all. I was mortified, but of course since it was involving my health, no one else cared that I wanted to remove my make-up before the doctor took care of me. I wish I had a picture of the whole clown get-up.

T. Treat Well a good treat would be anything sweet of course. I do have an incredible sweet tooth so holidays involving baked goods or candy is always a favorite. But a nice treat would be flowers. I like the gesture and how sweet it is for someone to remember your favorite flower and put a smile on your face; even for a day.
S. Season of choice? Fall. Always. Summer is cruel and Winter is evil. I am most fashionable in the Fall. And covered up. And not sweating.
R. Reasons to smile? I have a roof over my head, a job, a family that loves me, and I'm alive to see another day!
Q. Quotes?  "Everything Happens for a Reason"  I have the quote tattooed in between my shoulders and I really believe it but also struggle with it. Things of course happen for a reason but its so frustrating when you don't get to know what the reason is right away.

P. Phobias? Frogs. Don't mess with them. At all.

O. Oranges or Apples? Apples. Pie. Sauce. Fritters. Butter. I love it all.
N. Number of brothers/sisters? I am an only child!!!!
M. Marriage date? I am not married. One day. But not today.
L. Life isn’t complete without? Love. Someone to love you and you love them back. It doesn't matter who it is. It could be family, friends, or a significant other.

K. Kids? My baby fever comes and comes at my ripe old age of 26. I am back and forth about it right now. I'm sure that when I find the right person the fever will be at an all time high! 
J. January or July? January. Its winter. But I would rather wear a cute outfit with boots and a jacket than sweat my butt off in shorts. Boob sweat is not cute.
I. Favorite Indulgence? Reality TV! I am not ashamed and I am literally sitting here writing this while watching "Keeping up with the Kardashians" ::shrugs:: Its all awesome. Especially the Bad Girls Club. Its a masterpiece.
H. Home town? Born in Chapel Hill, NC and raised all over the USA!
G. Gummy bears or worms? Gummi Bears are a classic and will always be my favorite. But Gummi Sharks are now coming in a close second!
F. Favorite color? Purple and Turquoise. See how nothing can ever be one thing for me? Yes...I am a Libra.

E. Essential Item? My iPhone. Say whatever you want. I love it in my life. I have it under my pillow when I sleep. Its my current child and my connection to the world.
D. Day of choice? Friday. A hard day at work, heading to happy hour, and then a night out whether its a date or out dancing. Then Saturday you can sleep in and still have fun because the weekend isn't over yet!

C. Cake or pie? Lets go with Cake Pops. Or Cup Cakes. Both have the word cake in it so I guess that's my choice.
B. Best Friend? I have 1 bestest friend. She happens to have the same name as me. Nicole was such a popular name in 1986. I wish I only had friends named Nicole. That would be really weird and cool at the same time. Could you imagine 6 girls all named Nicole at a party?

A. Attached or Single? I am newly single. Its scary, but it needed to happen and now I am going to be exploring the world of dating. Again. Ugh.


Monday, July 1, 2013

Food Adventures: Thai

I love trying new places...awhile back I was able to try a place called Thai Thai Cafe.
Its really small and very cozy.
The food was delicious and I realized that Charlotte/Huntersville/Mooresville has a lot of little places like that I can explore.
So hopefully I will get the chance to soon.

all meals came with a side of white rice....who could be unhappy with that!

my teriyaki stir fry was amazing! I had to take leftovers because there was so much!

I still can't decide however what my favorite Asian cuisine is. 
I think Japanese wins because sushi is my go to meal most of the time.
But I can safely say that I love it all. 
I have never had Vietnamese though. So that is my next food mission.