Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's Ok Thursday

Today I am linking up with Amber for:

... "Its ok" that the WHOLE day has been spent looking up wedding stuff ... and I am NOT EVEN ENGAGED!

... "Its ok" that my 5yr Anniversary with my man is in Feb and we are going to take professional pictures and I am ALREADY looking for studio's (If anyone in the Chicago area can help me out finding something please let me know. All I find is for engagment/wedding lol)

... "Its ok"  that I finally found out what Pinteresting is and I freaking LOVVVVVE IT!

... "It's ok" that I have .55 in my bank account because I have given all my SAVINGS to this guy for a car!

Since we are on the subject of weddings ... "its ok" that I have it all planned out and now looking into how much it will cost ... and oh yeah ... "its ok" I have already set a DATE: Oct 2013! =)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

60 Day Challenge - Day 1

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts.

1) I am African American

2) I am 27yrs young

3) I have been to the Bahamas twice

4) I have lived in Michigan my whole life

5) I have been at the same job for the past 4yrs

6) My boyfriend & I are in a long distance relationship

7) I graduated from Michhigan State University

8) I love nacho's

9) I am a girly girl

10) I am sensitive

11) I laugh too much sometimes

12) I have 2 BEST friends and I beleive that's all I need

13) I love Wine

14) I have 4 sisters and NO brothers

15) I am not engaged but planning my wedding :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

60 Day Challenge

So I was over being nosy reading Sarah's Blog and noticed that she is doing a 60 Day Challenge.

It's basically a picture challege that you do for 60 Days and it consists of:

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts.
Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been close with for the longest.
Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show.
Day 04 - A picture of your night.
Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory.
Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.
Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item.
Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh.
Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.
Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most strange things with.
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.
Day 12 - A picture of something you love.
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist.
Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.
Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.
Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity.
Day 19 - A picture of you when you were little.
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at.
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.
Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change.
Day 25 - A picture of your day.
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you.
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of.
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile.
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss.
Day 31 - A picture of a tradition you have.
Day 32 - A picture of a crazy night.
Day 33 - A picture of the house you grew up in.
Day 34 - A picture of your currently most played CD.
Day 35 - A picture of your favorite place to eat.
Day 36 - A picture of your ‘other half'.
Day 37 - A picture of the people you spend most of your time with.
Day 38 - A picture of the best part of your day.
Day 39 - A picture of your favorite movie.
Day 40 - A picture of your favorite Disney character.
Day 41 - A picture of your pet.
Day 42 - A picture of your dream house.
Day 43 - A picture of something you can’t function without.
Day 44 - A picture of someone you’re told you look like.
Day 45 - A picture of your room.
Day 46 - A picture of where you wish you were right now.
Day 47 - A picture of your favorite place to shop.
Day 48 - A picture of your favorite actress/actor.
Day 49 - A picture of where you live.
Day 50 - A picture of your most frequented place.
Day 51 - A picture of your dream car.
Day 52 - A picture of your favorite sport.
Day 53 - A picture of someone you think is hot.
Day 54 - A picture of the one thing you would bring if you were stranded on a deserted island.
Day 55 - A picture of the last movie you saw in theaters.
Day 56 - A picture of something that makes you happy.
Day 57 - A picture of your favorite holiday.
Day 58 - A picture of your favorite animal.
Day 59 - A picture of a random item that you own.
Day 60 - A picture of something you’re excited about.

This seems so fun and I am going to start tomorrow! Anyone else want to join in please do!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Music Monday

Today I am linking up with Sarah over at Live, Laugh And Loving Life for my Music Monday!

I am very much into R&B, oldies, Jazz and lately I have had this song on REPEAT. I know it's an old song...but its:


I actually just started listening to it. Don't liten to Kerri Hilson too much and just decided to download this ong and boy am I glad I did! It has a great beat. I am feeling the words.

I thought "Wow this song is so good I KNOW it has to have a GREAT video to it!" WRONG! It was so old 40's or 50's concept (Sorry if I got the year wrong lol). Some parts were black and white and I was not feeling it. They could have done so much with this video!!! I thought I was going to see TONS of dancing...maybe someone even thought of a pretty girl rock "move".

It's still a GREAT song and I still love it!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Linking Up

So most of followers that have been reading my Blog on a regular basis can sense that I LOVE linking up
with other Bloggers by doing games, getting to know posts etc.

For all the newbies out there, I decided to create a post with all the Link Up's for the whole week (Well, almost the whole week) and link to the Blogger page that created it where you can go to their blog, post a link to YOUR blog (Or the post) where you will find links to other Bloggers! There you can follow other blogs and bloggers can find you and follow YOUR blog!

Great idea, right? RIGHT!

I wish someone had did this for me because when I first came to Blogger (And even a couple yrs after) I could never find Blogs other than FASHION or MOMMY Blogs. And that doesn't interest me. Then I (recently) found people doing link up's where I found blogs that I loved to read and now I am following tons of great people!

Also, I am thinking of some great ideas for the days not listed so I will defiantly let everyone know and even make a page for the Link Up's on my blog.

P.S. If there is a Link Up I forgot please let me know and I will add it!


Jam it up with Sara!

Show your phone pics off with Savanah!


Show off your Fur Balls with C-Mae!

Show off your fav Target clothing with Tara!


Let Jamie know what you're LOVING!

"Pin" up all your fav's with Michelle!


Let Tracy know what you're thankful for!

Let Amber know what it's ok to do!


Go over to Lauren's for this game!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

IPhone Apps I'm Loving

Lately, I have become completely obsessed with the IPhone apps Instagram and Pic Frame for my IPod Touch.

They are both amazing. I spoke about Instagram in a previous post. It's basically a picture app with picture effects that you can save or post to FB, Flickr, Tumblr, Twitter or email them.

I use Pic Frame to frame the pics or or if I want to use multiple pictures in 1. You can also change the color of the background, round the corners and it also has 9 backgrounds that comes with the app that you can use.

Instagram Cost: Free

Pic Frame Cost: .99

Loooooove these apps!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Haven't done this since MAY! Wow! I am very excited to get back in to again...

1) I'm loving that after 2yrs of saving/looking for a car on and off , I will be finally getting my CAR next weekend!!!

2) I'm REALLY loving this IPhone (I acutally have an IPod Touch and it still works great!) app I found called Instagram! Its a fun and gorgeous way to send pictures! You can follow people and people follow you. Post comments and even post to Facebook & Twitter! And there are differnt filters where you turn the pictures into differnet colors, borders and other picture effects! It's freaking AMAZING and I am so addicted to this app. There are a few celebrities with the app that you can follow (I have only seen Fabulous and Justin Bieber)

I also have an Android (Samsung Transform) and unfortunatley, they don't have this app but they do have similar apps...Streamzoo, PicsIn and PicSay (Which is great! I did purchase the PRO) so downloade those if you are obssessed with taking pics as I am!

3) I'm loving that I am going to be finally going to start applying for jobs in Chicago soon! Can't wait to start the next chapter in my life.

What are you guys loving?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New Twitter Page

A month or 2 ago I had some major drama on my Twitter account with someone who I thought was a good friend of mine. It was pretty bad to the point that I decided to delete that account and create a new page (You can read more about it at this posting).

You can now find me HERE !!!

Everyone please go follow me and I will follow back!

Update on the friendship: After 45 text messages to her and recieving back THREE we no long speak. I took it as a lesson learned and it was meant for that to happen. She wasn't a good friend in the first place and I have moved on.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Music Monday

Wanted to give mad props to Kelly Rowland for dropping her new album "Here I Am" on July 26th.

There have been great reviews, unfortunatly, I haven't purchased yet, but I will b snatching up my sister's from her and putting on my IPod when I can.

I have downloaded hew lastest single "Motivation" and I'm in love with it. Last night I had it on repeat for like an hour!

I have never been a big fan of Kelly, but, I am very excited to see what Kelly has brought forth.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Blog Layout

... You have entered my Online Diary ...

I get very tired of looking at the same thing for a long period. I even get tired of of having the same phone case on my phone.

So I thought to change my Blog around. And I am looooooooving it! I found the site Leelou Blogs and boy is her work amazing!

Please go check her out guys! She has free templates that are so easy to upload to your Blog and gives you step by step direction to do so! I am really loving this layout. Kinda reminds me of an old book ... like a diary ... with the buttons and ribbons ... in a vintage way. What do you guys think?? It thrills me that my Blog can look this AMAZING! It makes me want to write even more! The colors are so vibrant and gorgeous!

I even changed my headline to "Dear Diary, Love Kristen" so everyone that comes to my page will know this is a personal Blog. About my life, my thoughts, my drama...me! No fashion here, no make-up (Maybe a little because I LOVE make-up! lol), no postings of crazy looking foods! It's just me at this site...being REAL!

 Love it or leave!

One more thing ... I just imported all my Blogs from my other page that I had on here from 2009. It's so funny reading my Blogs from 2yrs ago. So go read them if you wish to see what my last 2yrs have been like.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

"True Life: I'm An ALL OVER THE PLACE Blogger"

Today, I linked up with Tara and Mrs. Monologues to do their True Life feature BLOGGER STYLE!

I am truely and ALL OVER THE PLACE Blogger.

I don't blog about one specific thing, which I think makes blogging so much more fun!

I blog about what I am loving, how my week went, work, silly things I do (And others), food, fashion and just LIFE.

I freaking love it here on Blogger. I feel I can really tell it like it is here and I CAN!

No one knows me personally and people will give you their honest opinions and I love that!

Go to Tara or Mrs. M blogs and link up with other Bloggers!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Fill In The Blank Friday

It seems it has been such a long week for me. So happy it's Friday, therefore, it's time for Fill In The Blank again.

Lauren over at The Little Things We Do is hosting this game so go and check out her Blog where you can link up with other Bloggers!

1) My go to outfit for a dress-up occasion like a wedding is my little black dress. Can never go wrong!

2) My week has been BUSY!

3) When it's dinnertime and I'm being lazy I usually eat a bowl of cereal.

4) A random item that I own that is completely unnecessary, but that I could never part with is my make-up collection!

5) My favorite person is my boyfriend!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Can't wait for this to come out...even if it is NOVEMBER!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fill In The Blank Friday

It's Friday Again and yes, that means it's time for another fun-filled Fill In The Blank.

As always, I'm have linked up with Lauren at her lovely Blog The Little Things We Do.

If you haven't, please go do so!

1) My favorite color is Blue.

2) My travel destination of choice is Jamaica!

3) My favorite food is pasta with loads of yummy cheese, chicken and shrimp!!!

4) My happy place is my bed.

5) My dirty little secret is trust me...you don't wanna know! Hehehe

6) Something friends might say about me is I am very funny and outgoing =).

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fill In The Blank Friday

We have made it to FRIIIIIDAY!

Today, as always, I am linking up with Lauren over at The Little Things We Do for some FILL IN THE BLANK FRIDAAAAAAAY!!!!

Link up and join us!!!

1) I am a (morning, evening, middle of the day person) middle of the day. Although, if I need to get up and alert early in the morning I can but defiantly not wide awake until mid day.

2) My favorite Pandora stations are Brandy, Anita Baker, Adele and Beyonce (Offff course)!

3) My favorite pattern is I am really into the floral patterns right now. All about gorgeous flowers! Loves it!

4) My favorite perfume is sooo many I can't even pick!

5) Rules are meant to be broken!

6) My most overused phrase is "Awwwww" hahaha

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fill In The Blank Friday

 It's Friday!

I am linking up again with Lauren over at The Little Things We Do for another game!

1) My plans this summer are working, getting another car, saving and trying to have as much fun in the sun as I can.

2) The best summer I ever had was when I was a kid and didn't have a care in the world. Didn't have to worry about money...it was nice.

3) Summer is hot days, cool nights (Sometimes), thunderstorms, cute flip flops, dresses with unlimited pool parties and bbq"s

4) My favorite summer food is can't choose between hambugers or link sausages right off the grill!

5) The best way to quench a summer thirst is with plenty of ice lemonade!

6) My summer uniform consists of T-Shirt, dresses, flippy flops and lots of skin showing!

7) The best thing about summer is having carefree moments!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Letting Go

To let go isn’t to forget, not think about, or ignore. It doesn’t leave feelings of anger, jealousy, or regret. Letting go isn’t winning, & it isn’t losing. It’s not about pride, & it’s not about how you appear, & it’s not obsessing or dwelling on the past. Letting go isn’t blocking memories or thinking sad thoughts, & doesn’t leave emptiness, hurt, or sadness. It’s not giving in or giving up. Letting go isn’t about loss, & it’s not defeat. To let go is to cherish memories, & overcome and move on. It’s having an open mind & confidence in the future. Letting go is accepting. It’s learning & experiencing & growing. To let go is to be thankful for the experiences that made you laugh, made you cry, & made you grow. It’s about all that you have, all that you had, & all that you will soon again. Letting go is having the courage to accept change, & the strength to keep moving. Letting go is growing up. It’s realizing that the heart can sometimes be the most potent remedy. To let go is to open a door, & to clear a path, & to set you free.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Birthday


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day

Somehow Happy 4th of July doesn’t seem strong enough to express the sentiment I’m feeling today.
Although the 4th of July is the significant date that we celebrate our country’s freedom, it is just that, a date, memorialized in time.

Happy Independence Day speaks louder than that. Independence … we all can identify with that word, whether you’re a teenager longing to be on your own, or someone who desires to live your life in your own way, or maybe a man/woman whose independence has been taken away because you broke the law.
Independence Day – these are the words that ignite the spirit of America. I can hear the national anthem playing, men and women fighting for our freedom, fireworks lighting up the sky and parents across America doing what they need to do to make life better for themselves and their children.

This is not a day celebrated by the faint of heart. This is a day we celebrate what it means to reach for your dreams, to be born in the land of opportunity or move here, so you can be a beneficiary of the freedom passed along to us by our founding fathers.

Every generation must do their part to sustain that freedom. It’s not a ‘given’. It’s something that we are responsible to nurture each day.

I am proud to be an American. I am blessed by my heritage and the opportunities that have been available to me. I am humbled by my responsibility to pass the torch of freedom to the next generation.

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

Enjoy your day of celebration with family and friends.
May your eyes light up when the fireworks burst in the heavens.
Rejoice in your freedom!