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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 5...A photo of myself 2 years ago

Me at the Sex and the City dinner with my girls before the movie.  I picked this pick because it's so me!

Day 4...My Girls!

Day 4's challenge is to post your favorite picture of your best friend.  Well I have 4, yes 4.  This women are my closest and dearest friends who have been with me for a very long time.

First up is my oldest friend whose name happens to be Nikki too, lol.  We have been friends for 34 years.  I don't have a memory without her in it.  Our dad's use to work together back in the day and invited my family to his daughter's first birthday party...and thats all she wrote.  We have been through everything together.  Friendship like this does not come along everyday and I cherish her deeply!

Next is the "tripod".  I met D (on the right) and V in 1998.  These 2 were roommates and lived next door to me in the dorms.  I like to think that I "grew up" with these ladies.  We each walked into womanhood together hand in hand.

Lastly is my girl Indi...one of Brooklyn's finest!  We went to college together and have grown closer over the past 6 years.  There are very few people in life that inspire me to do better and Indi is at the very top of the list!      

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day 3...The Perfect Date

I have to admit that I am quite the serial dater.  I've had some real good dates and some really bad dates but only 1 perfect date.  I was dating a man that I had known for several years through mutual friends but for some reason we decided to "get to know each other better" a few years ago.  He is handsome, intelligent, god fearing, funny adventurous and all the things any woman would love to have in a man....the resume was extra tight.  We lived in a different city from each other and he wanted to come to Nashville for a visit.  Long story short that didn't happen so he suggest that me meet in Chicago for the weekend to hang out since he was going to be there on business.  Clearly this mans definition of hanging out was very different from mine.  I was prepared to take care of my own arrangements but once I said yes, the next day I checked my email and there was a confirmation/itinerary for my trip.  WOW...really!?!  He even booked a separate room for me...just in case I wasn't comfortable staying in a room with him.  Smooth, right?  Well we had a fun filled week full of sightseeing, I saw the play Wicked, and to top off the weekend, we took me to see...are you ready ladies...Maxwell!  Yes chile Maxwell.  This was our first official date and if things would have last between us this would be a great story to tell at cocktail parties.  To bad he turned out to be an ass!

Until next time...                                                                          

Day 2: What I Ate Today!

This week is homecoming at my school and my boy Huggy (yes as in "Huggy Bear" from Starsky and Hutch"...his nickname from college) is in town from Cali.  Huggy is a great cook and I woke up this morning to the sweet smell of pancakes in the air.  Now I would like to introduce to you "Huggy Bear's Oatmeal Banana's Foster Pancakes"!  Sooooo good and soooo bad for the hips.  To my surprise, they were not to sweet. These pancakes paired with maple syrup was the business...and now the 'itis has settled in nicely.  Time to sleep this off!

Until nest time...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Day 1-"Today Was A Good Day!"

Today Was A Good Day!  Today is the first day of my 30 day blog challenge. The day started with an early morning phone call from my girl Tasha.  I'm not a morning person at all and she is.  I just feel that there is no need for a 'real' thought provoking conversation before 9 am...in other words, if you are not bleeding or in some sort of crisis mode, don't call me lol.  But she doesn't care...2 intelligent women must have an early morning, shallow filled conversation about clothes and men over coffee.  It's a 16 year tradition that we just can't seem to break.  After laughing for an hour straight, I got myself together and hit the street.  My little brother is in town for fall break and we actually got to hang out...just the two of us...which is rare.  We didn't do much besides run errands and play catch up.  It wasn't until today that I realized that my baby brother is a very grown man with grown man ideas.  He is a junior in college, and has a very clear vision of what direction he wants his life to go in...he is years beyond where I was when I was his age.  I am SO proud of this kid.  He will make some mistakes along the way but as long as he remembers that its all about how you recover from those mistakes, that is the true measure of growth!  That's all for now...today was a rare treat that I thought I would share.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for the day 2 challenge.  If you would like a full list of all the challenges, check out my blog post from Oct. 17th.
Until next time...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Blog Challenge

Hey All!
It has been a while since my last post, I have been a little busy with life. But all is good and i'm back for a little blog challenge.  I was reading michelleleeonline.com blog (she is also on youtube...chellee62001) and she is currently doing a month long blog challenge.  It is a "get to know me better" type of challenge.  On my youtube channel (Nikkimo75 if you didn't know already lol) the questions I get asked the most is about my personal life and not about hair, go figure.  It is a cool way for me to put myself out there more with feeling uncomfortable, so I plan on starting the challenge tomorrow.  Below is the actually blog challenge in its entirety. Wish me luck and if you have a blog and decide to give it a shot, let me know so I can check you out!

I recently did a video about my day trip to a local vineyard...check it out!

Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.
Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.
Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.
Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.
Day 7 – Your dream wedding.
Day 8 – A song to match your mood.
Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.
Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat.
Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.
Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?
Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.
Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.
Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.
Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.
Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently. A letter to someone who broke my heart.
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.

Day 25 – What’s in your purse?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Day 28 – Your favorite movie.
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – A photograph of youself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Joan & David Riding Boots..."Oh Sweet Baby Jesus" I love these boots!

Fall is a beautiful time of year, the weather, my sinuses aren't out of whack, and fall fashion.  I just love dressing in the fall.  So this year I decided that I needed a new pair of riding boots. Riding boots are my 'thang'.  I just think they are so chic and fly at the same time.  

Charles David Regiment Lace-up Boot

 I was obsessing over the Charles David Regiment Lace-up Boot, but for $400 bucks, I needed to find a cheaper alternative.  And that is what I did...Check out the Joan & David Collection Roberta Classic Riding Boots!

Joan & David Collection Roberta Classic Riding Boot

Joan & David Collection Roberta Classic Riding Boot

I am so in love with these boots.  The photos don't really do them justice. In person they are so nice.  Granted, I still paid more for these then I care to admit, I know for a fact that these boots will be apart of my wardrobe for many years.  If you look at the buckle closely, you can see the J&D embossed into leather.  The leather is so soft to the touch, yet still durable.  When I tried them on, they were very comfortable which is a plus because I plan to wear these bad boys out this fall and winter.  This is my style hands down.  If you're wondering, I got them at endless.com.  

Well that's all folks.  Until next time...