12/26/10

Save The Best For Last & Get Free

I was adopted in 1991 --I was 4-- and one of my memories that I will treasure forever, is riding around in my mom's (adoptive and perfectly awesome and the only Mom that I will ever have!) White Thunderbird, we were in the McDonald's drive thru and while we were waiting for our order, she popped in a cassette of Vanessa L Williams. The cassette only had two songs; Freedom Dance (Get Free!) & Save The Best For Last. Like all individuals who think on their past-- there is something that makes your heart go warm/fuzzy or there is something that makes you feel safe and secure. Those two songs were the foundation of my childhood --I don't think there was a time that I didn't hear those songs. Clearly, I associated happiness and family moments with that cassette and even now when I hear those two songs I always felt like anything was possible.

I just want to lift my arms and soar whenever the Freedom Dance comes on. As an young adult (because I am only 23); I am now associating different emotions with Save The Best For Last; but the feeling is still the same.. a quest for hope.

Google; Grooveshark; and Check out the songs! :)

                                                       Small Fam Get Together: Jan 2010

12/25/10

Holiday Special --You Must Be Deaf: Lil Shun Hendrix

I don't really celebrate Christmas but I do honor what the day is supposed to signify. So have a wonderful day with your loved ones!

ps. Eleven-year old, Lil Shun Hendrix has a beautiful voice!

12/23/10

87HairStyles: 2011 Hair Ideas!

Like, most women I'm all excited for the New Years look. The transformation from the old into the new. Most specifically my hair. As we all know black women are all about their hair; and while I'd like to front and say I could give a fig -------- not true.

So I was checking out the Coco&Creme article about finding the right bangs for your face shape. And I got so geeked. I've been wanting to wear bangs for a minute -- especially the bob. But I didn't know if I could pull it off. Honestly I'm not comfortable with wearing straight weaves -- it took me a while to get used to micros but I think according to the article I have a heart shaped face with some circle-ish tendencies?? lol So check out the article and see what your face shape is:

But back to me; These are some hair styles I'm interested in.. thoughts & suggestions??

12/18/10

You Must Be Deaf: Bobby Ray's New Mixtape & Exclusive Interview via Zuri Hall

If you all remember from my September spotlight -- B.O.B. aka Bobby Ray has replaced Usher & Trey Songz as my celebrity crush (HOLD UP.. I STILL LOVE MY BOO DWIGHT HOWARD). Bobby Ray Simmons has a new mixtape titled "No Genre" and of course I'm geeked. His latest song "Beast Mode" is ..... frikkin awesome! So click the play button and go crazy!



I hope ya'll didn't think I was done! Check out my bff's Zuri Hall exclusive interview with Bobby Ray Simmons. And yes I eventually forgave her for not getting me his John Hancock or his number! :D

12/7/10

Must See: Jesse Williams aka Dr. Jackson Avery

In love much? Greys Anatomy has always been a fave show of mine; but its gotten so much better since Dr. Avery joined the cast in season 6.

Brief Bio:
AGE 29 -- LEO

HOMETOWN Chicago
ROMANTIC STATUS Engaged; His fiancée, a real estate agent, "is her own person," he says. "Being intelligent and self-made is a big deal for me."
EDUCATION: Temple University, with degrees in African American Studies and Film & Media Arts

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20314000,00.html



12/6/10

You Must Be Deaf!:Impossible-Cinderella

Impossible, for a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage, Impossible, for a plain country bumpkin and a prince to join in marriage, and four white mice will never be four white horses. Such falderal and fiddle dee dee of course is, impossible. But the world is full of zanies and fools, who don't believe in sensible rules, and won't believe what sensible people say, and because these daft and dewy-eyed dopes keep building up impossible hopes, impossible things are happining everyday.

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