Getting to know.. Me

Last Summer, I gave everyone a glimpse into the world of me. I always planned to share more about myself.. but never got around to actually writing the post. Well.. there’s no time like the present (smiles).

I am a chic geek. Yes, and it’s time I fully admit it to myself (laughs).  I still love web coding, designing banners for the blog, rearranging things to make them look more chic, and I usually know more about the latest gadgets than most men.

Why haven’t I shown a photo of me yet? Well, when I first started the blog, I didn’t want it to be focused around me. I wanted whatever I was featuring, to stand out more. I do plan on revealing who I am (I’m not horrible looking at all *laughs*) but I’m not sure when that will be. Either through the documentary, being completed by my little bro Erick… OR maybe on my birthday this January.

I LOVE baking. As I get older, the baking gene seems to creep up on me more and I find myself thinking of ways to make cupcakes or tarts. Yes, my grandmother’s traits are invading my body. Who knows, maybe one day I will feature my own baked recipe (smiles).

Blogging is my way of calming down. When I get up on Sundays.. I make me a cup of tea, maybe have a piece of chocolate, and I begin clicking on links mindlessly.. finding  the most amazing artist or recipes. Then I choose my favorite and feature what I’ve found. Believe it or not, the whole process calms me down. I just  love blogging.

I am a wedding planner.. secretly. I love all things wedding and I get this from my mom (she has planned weddings in her day). I love beautiful things and I also love finding alternative ways to get the expensive look.. inexpensively. Cheaper.. doesn’t always have to be cheap looking (thanks mom for teaching me that). Yes, I’m a bargain shopper, I love it, and I will never pay retail!

I was a tomboy growing up. You couldn’t beat me into a skirt when I was little.. but when my mother gave me the evil look, I’d put on that dress and go to church (laughs). To this day, I’m still a bit of a tomboy but not as much as I used to be. I love comfy/chic outfits, minimal makeup (I love taking care of my skin), and I still won’t wear pink. But I have learned to embrace dresses and other girly things (smiles).

I am goofy sometimes (laughs). There aren’t enough hours in a day, so when I have a chance to have fun.. I take advantage of it. I’m a goof ball and I love it (smiles). Except when you make me mad.. (laughs).

If you ever want to learn more about me, email me your questions, and I will post the responses on this blog. I am pretty much an open book and proud of how far I’ve come (smiles). I won’t answer anything too personal.. because well.. a lady needs to keep some mystery about her (wink).
And for those thinking of posting a negative comment (yes, someone already tried).. negativity will not be posted on this blog (some people really need to do analysis on themselves).

33 Ways To Stay Creative…

I always believed.. “A person without a dream, is a person who isn’t living.” To this day, I’m still a dreamer, full of optimism, despite what gets in my way; but there are times when life can beat me down and I’m lost for ways to stay creative. I found this poster and after reading it today.. decided to post it. Here are 33 simple ways everyone can stay creative in their everyday lives. I can’t find the author/creator of this wonderful image, but I’m sure they’re somewhere being creative.. and you should be too :)

Great Comedies.. that get No Respect

Over the years, most genres (like dramas or sci-fi films) sometimes take precedence over comedies at prestigious award ceremonies in the US. It’s even more difficult, at times, to find a great comedy or comedic actor placed in the nomination pool; I guess they aren’t dramatic enough (sounding like Rodney Dangerfield “They get no respect”). But to me, comedy movies deserve recognition; and I plan on paying my gratitude within this post.

Listed below, I’ve included some of the best comedic movies (well I feel they are), that have won awards rightfully and some that have not. No I don’t have all of the best comedies listed, but that’s why I wrote this post. As I’m sharing my list, I’d like you to share your picks for the best comedy or comedies in your opinion (you can include any comedy, from any year)… Let’s have some fun. Happy Saturday!

My List

48 Hours                                                              Another 48 Hours
Beverly Hills Cop                                                  Coming to America
Hitch                                                                   Four Christmases
Chuck and Larry                                                   The Proposal

Happy Memorial Day

For all of you celebrating this beautiful day, and for those who aren’t in the US celebrating, my family and I would like to wish you a Happy Memorial Day!
I would also like to thank our military (past & present)  for their service (that includes you dad, my uncles,and more). On this day, don’t worry about the extra 5 pounds, or that piece of cake you know you shouldn’t eat.. Seize the day! And work out tomorrow! Be Safe and Enjoy the day responsibly.. Happy Monday :)