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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!
For those who don't celebrate, hope you enjoy some much needed family time, great shopping deals,
and awesome football!

Take Care and Be safe!

Next time I post it'll be about my Black Friday shopping adventures :)


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Carabox Reveal!

Oh my how time flies! 
I had been meaning to write this post for 2 weeks and I'm just now posting it! 
But I wanted to make sure I did because I got a great box! 
Just in time to make the link-up

Cara Box

My box came from Pam who blogs over at Stolen Moments. It was so nice to be paired up with a fellow Carolinian (She lives in South Carolina while I'm in North Carolina) and a teacher! I'm currently a teachers assistant and ready to head back to school to get my Masters in Teaching. It was nice getting to know her and read her blog all about her adventures. She is also a great writer.

Check out my amazing box. I was so excited to get it!

My favorite piece is the Fleece Throw. I will be bringing this with me on all my plane rides.
Its the perfect size and so soft and pretty! I already have 2 other ones and in the cold months you can never have too many on the couch.

I really thought the Auto Coasters were cool because I had never heard of them. They prevent my cup holders from getting gross and dirty. They are now safe from all those energy drinks and coffees.

Other things included are:
*Leopard Socks (currently have them on)
*2 Picture Frames
*Leopard Paper Lamps
*Mini Notebook
*Mini drawers (i've already found a use for it in my scrapbook box)

My box went to Megan over at Barefoot Blue Jean Princess.
Check out her blog to see what was inside!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November Weekend Fun

one// Chipotle and Wine for dinner while catching up on Reality TV
two// Date to Steak n Shake. I needed a Cookie Dough Milkshake. So yummy!
three// A new Michael Kors store just opened up 15 minutes from my house! Just in time for Christmas!
four// Boot shopping is so frustrating when they can't fit my lovely calves.
five// Saturday night fun with Tequila and Games!
six// My phone case rocks. I couldn't let this Wonder Woman beauty get away.
seven// Brunch at Zana Jane's. Mimosas and French Toast. Heaven!
eight// Thrift shopping with my lovelies and we all purchased these Buddha earrings....so in love.
nine// Charlotte 49ers basketball beat ranked Michigan....oh yeah!!


linking up with Sami and Leeann

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Great Sunday!!!

Sunday Funday!

Hope everyone is having a great Sunday.

Mine is filled with friends, Football, and lots of pictures!

Lets go big blue!!


Friday, November 15, 2013

Food Fun: Polka Dot Bake Shop

When you take the time to slow down and spend time with your friends 
you learn new things about the city you live in.
I've been back for over a year and there are still so many places I have yet to venture to.
So now that my life has calmed down a little I plan to blog more about new places 
I finally get a chance to experience.
Everything from a restaurants to a festival or bars.
Of course only if there are good pictures to match!

So with that being said I needed to make sure I blogged about this yummy place!

I love me some cupcakes!
I have officially transitioned over and I don't even like the idea of regular cake
(unless its Ice cream cake)
But cupcakes are great for any reason,
any occasion of just because.

My friends Shamecia opened my eyes to the cupcake place after lunch one day and now I'm obsessed!
Polka Dot Bake Shop
They serve different flavors based on the day, but they have some regular ones too.
I walked in and the smell was the so yummy!

My mission that day was the Tuxedo Cupcake. 
Chocolate cupcake with a gooey chocolate chip center.
Heaven in a wrapper.

This cupcake was delicious!
They have a red velvet that is next on my list to try.

Whats your favorite cupcake?


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

No but for real...


(my #icant face)

This is a phrase I use a lot.
I'm talking daily.
Its pretty bad.
But truth is....it suits me.
It better than saying "f*ck that" right?

So when I saw this link-up from Jenn @ Bad Luck Jenn I had to participate.
I'm always looking for new blogs and spreading the love.

So I narrowed it down to 3 very important things that I simply CAN'T.

1. Excessive Selfies.

Its really annoying when I scroll down my Instagram feed and literally the only photos I see of you are selfies with inspiring quotes. Nothing else. All within 2 hours. I'm not saying don't take them at all because I definitely love to take some myself. But unless you have drastically changed your hair, are documenting your outfits for going out, or really like a lipstick you are wearing (okay maybe not even that too much) there is no need for 3+ selfies in one day. Lets limit it to 1. Okay thanks!

2. Twerking.

Now dont get me wrong. I love to dance. I can get down when I'm out, had a couple of drinks and enjoying the music and friends. But I dont understand the hype and constant focus on "twerking" or the idea of it. So now you aren't worthy of dancing with a guy unless you bend over and make your butt move in ways I don't understand? I have even been at a low point and googled how to do it. I immediately regretted it. A black girl who doesn't voluntarily twerk when a song comes on? Yeah I might as well be a deerbra. I don't even thank Miley for that one, she just added fuel to the fire.

3. Bad Hair Weave

This might be my own personal #Icant, but it really irks me that there are still women out in the world with just terrible hair. Visible tracks, wig lines, and even nappy frizzy messes just to name a few. There are so many Youtube Hair tutorials out there that it is not possible to still not know how to do your hair. Search "how to put in extensions" and I promise 100+ videos will pop up. Education is the key to success.


Hope everyone has an amazing rest of the week!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday Currently...

Reading: Allegiant. The 3rd and newest book in the Divergent Series. I have to say I am liking this book the least. My favorite is the 2nd one Insurgent. But I am really looking forward to the movie. But I feel like I'm the only one!

Writing: catch-up blogs. I was MIA almost the whole month of October so now I'm working on a plan to blog better in November. My random blog just got more random.

Listening: to the silence in the house after all my guests have left. Plus my house is officially clean so now I can relax and be on my computer for the rest of the night.
Thinking: that I need to start my budget. My first nice paycheck was 2 weeks ago and now I can figure how to spend this money every month. Maybe Ill be able to start the new year with less debt!

Smelling: popcorn that is a little burnt :/ The bag says 2 minutes and 30 seconds but I guess my microwave is nuclear and cooks everything in 1 minute. I can't ever walk away from the microwave. I'm always afraid it'll explode.

Wishing: that the weather would stay a little more consistent. Friday night it was in the 30s, Saturday night was in the 50s and today was in the freaking 70s. This is how you get sick. I am so confused.

Hoping: that this week is a good one! The new job is holding steady and I will finally be getting a rotation schedule for classes. I'm praying I like the new girl that starts Tuesday and the classes I will be spending the year with.

Wearing: Basketball Shorts and a T-shirt. I have been super lazy today because this weekend was so eventful. I just wanted to lounge around.

Loving: having groceries in the house. Shopping for food is something I enjoy since I love to cook, but not when a chunk of my paycheck disappears just like it does with rent. But having snacks to blog with again is awesome.

Wanting: a cupcake. I have been craving sweets lately. I think its because my roommates and I steadily don't buy it. I also always crave chocolate after Chipotle. Its the perfect end to my meal. Ugh now I want some Chipotle. 

Needing: Some new sweaters! Old Navy has had some really cute inventory this Fall and I have been meaning to go down there. But I'm afraid to go too crazy and spend all my money. I did however order a Navy Blue Peacoat from Old Navy.com so I'm looking forward to it coming in the mail.

Feeling: Exhausted but Excited about all the Sorority Events that went down this weekend. I got a total of 8 hours of sleep but it was still a great time bonding with my sorority sisters! I'll definitely do a post about it later.

Clicking: Zooshoo.com is a Shoelovers Dream. I have been staring at these boots for a month now. These need to be purchased soon.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Yes its the 6th of November and yes I'm posting about Halloween...

So lets talk a moment about my favorite holiday....


I love dressing up, the planning, the fun, and of course the adventures.
This year I was rather busy so I didn't get to go ALL out,
but I have had a long standing ambitious costume in mind and I decided that I would do my best to create it.


Now since its not 1995 I wasn't able to track down a matching jacket and skirt I needed to think outside the box and think 'What would Dionne wear?"

I had to include a hat of some sort even though I really don't wear them.
But once I got a hold of that plaid skirt my outfit took off from there.

My favorite part to hunt for though....the nose ring.
I'd always wanted one and this gave me a preview as to what I would look like with one.
I kind of dig it.

I posted several pictures on Instagram and I was glad to get a really good response.
It made me feel so much better about my interpretation of this iconic character.

So much fun!!!

In usual celebratory fashion, the crew headed downtown for the Halloween Bar Crawl. Who cares that it was on a Thursday? Luckily I didn't have to work on Friday (Thank You Teacher Work day). Our entourage included Clark Kent, a Greek Goddess, and Michael Jackson as a detective (don't ask).

Until next Halloween!


linking up with Sami and Leeann