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Hello Friends and Happy Monday, I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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Last Saturday I attended my first Blogger’s Meetup which was held in Washington, DC and sponsored by the BLMGirls DMV Chapter.  BLMGirls.com akaBloggers Like Me is an online community of women bloggers created by Leslie Young  dedicated to the positive exchange of ideas, tips and advice about fashion, beauty, relationships, faith and everything in between.  Through blogging, meetups and social networking we encourage each other and focus on REALationship building!”   

The Experience was also simultaneously being held by the Chapters in Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles.  When I initially registered for the event I didn’t realize it was during the Labor Day weekend and I almost changed my mind as I did not want to be stuck in Holiday traffic.  Thankfully, the trip to DC was delayed only by a few minor back ups about a half an hour from the venue.   At 2:30 pm, I arrived at the 201Bar, after finding a free-to-park lot across the street on Massachusetts Ave NE (I love FREE).  Upon entering this modernly decorated tavern I was immediately greeted by our hostesses Whitney James and Karen Curtis.

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Each table setting held a pink Welcome Folder that contained worksheets including a “Getting to Know You” form and on a separate table there were Swag Bags.  I was the first to arrive but shortly afterwards more lovely ladies began to enter, including my Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority sister who had traveled up from North Carolina.

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As more ladies arrived it quickly became a festive atmosphere enhanced only by the mingling which intensified as we got down to the business of completing the “Getting to Know You” form.  As we mixed and mingled the waitstaff began to bring out trays containing the most scrumptious Hors d’eouvres; an assortment of Egg Rolls, Mini Crab Cakes, Jerk Shrimp, Skewered Beef, and Flat Bread Pizza.   We were also given 1 drink ticket for which I used mine for a glass of the house Red Wine – you know me!

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The theme of the BLMGirls Experience was Building and Growing your Brand by building REALationships.  Our guest speaker, Arsha Jones of BrandBuildSell provided a lively and very informational presentation on Branding Your Blog. Throughout the presentation she allowed ample time for sharing as well as questions and answers from the group.  We took a short break to dine on Seasoned Chicken Wings, Rolls, Sliced Turkey and Mini Dessert Bars.

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At the conclusion of Arsha’s presentation, Whitney’s husband, the designated photographer took a few group photos outside and The Experience ended just as it had started – Perfectly.  Our “Swag Bag” contained a #BLMGirls TShirt and a sample of “Capital City Mumbo Sauce, a product made and marketed by Arsha and her husband.

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It definitely was a wonderful Experience and I’m glad to have met some amazing Bloggers Like Me and to finally see the faces behind the blogs. Driving home was smooth sailing and I look forward to the next BLMGirls DMV Experience.

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Hello Friends and Happy Ju’last day in July!

I hope it’s just a beautiful where you are as it is here because we have been experiencing wonderful weather this week. Tomorrow calls for a little rain but the rest of the week and into the weekend will be simply gorgeous! I have two blogging assignments scheduled for Thursday, one is a meeting to discuss doing a review for the Grand Opening of the Westown Movie Theater coming to Middletown this fall.  Then mid-morning I will be heading to Wilmington to take pictures and interview young entrepreneurs who have completed “The Chasing The Dream Entrepreneurship Camp” sponsored by The Money School of Delaware.

I have taken the day off from work, however, if you’re working tomorrow in Wilmington, please stop by Rodney Square between 11 and 1 for the “Chasing The Dream Entrepreneurship Marketplace”.  Students learned about starting businesses and now they have an opportunity and tools to run those businesses so please come out and support (don’t forget to bring an umbrella).

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Tie Dye Maxi Dress // Ross

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Colorblock flats // CitiTrends

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What do they say about “neighbors and fences”?

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The weather could stay like this for the rest of the year and I don’t think anyone would mind a day of rain!

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Accessories – Jewelry box

Linking up today with What I Wore Wednesday & Style Elixir– come on over and join the fun

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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A few months ago two lovely ladies nominated me for a Liebster Award, I apologize for just getting around to accepting and thanking them properly.

Thank you Kittehluvs and A Mom’s Point of View, I was truly honored and am humbled that you chose me as a recipient (please accept my apology for the delay in accepting)

 I officially accept both nominations and have combined my answers from each of you and am abiding by the following rules:

  • Post eleven facts about yourself

  • Answer the questions posed by your nominator

  • Pass the award on to eleven new recipients

  • Post eleven new questions to your bloggers

Upon completion, post the Liebster Award badge to your blog, notify your nominees, and link them to the post, as well as linking the person who nominated you.

Eleven Facts about Me

  1. I live in the 2nd smallest state, Delaware – home of VP Joe Biden

  2. I’ll have been married 23 years in August

  3. I received a BS Degree in Elementary Education from Delaware State (College) University

  4. I love Jazz, Classical and R&B music

  5. I am left handed

  6. I love Classic TV shows – i.e. I Love Lucy, Dragnet, Leave it to Beaver

  7. I am NOT a sports enthusiast nor can I play any sport

  8. I love old school horror flicks – Night of the Living Dead, 1968 version is my all time favorite

  9. I have a soft and loving heart, I look for the good in everyone

  10. I can’t relax – must always be doing something, even while sleeping, my mind is racing

  11. I hate to sweat when exercising but it doesn’t bother me when sunbathing – I know, hubby doesn’t understand that either

  12. I hate driving because I have a 3 hour daily commute to work

Eleven Questions from Kittehluvs

  1. What is your favorite pair of shoes – Polka Dot Pumps

  2. What perfume/scent do you wear – As an Avon Rep I have many but my favorite is Bijan

  3. Do you like vintage or modern style? Explain – Both, and when mixed the vintage becomes the new modern

  4. What is your favorite piece of furniture – My Bed – I love to sleep!

  5. Do you collect something?  What is it?  – I used to collect African American Santas and Angels – but have since stopped buying – time to start downsizing

  6. Favorite Things? Least Favorite Things? Use your imagination – A positive balance in my checkbook – a negative balance in my checkbook!

  7. What is one piece of advice you’d like to give to your readers?  “Don’t Stress The Small Stuff – Life is Too Short”

  8. Thinking about how and when you grew up, where do you think your style inspiration came from? – Born in the 60’s, and raised in New York – no explanation needed

  9. If you could do anything crazy for 1 day and be assured that nothing harmful could happen, what would it be? – Wow…that’s definitely a hard one…hmmm hack the system to wipe my credit report clean, zero balance out everything!

  10. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 10 years? – semi-retired and debt free/retired and debt free

  11. What is your best asset? Could be physical or not – Positive Attitude

Eleven Questions from A Mom’s Point of View

  1. What made you decide to start blogging? – After the death of my grandmother, I needed someone to share my bargains and deals with

  2. How often to you write a blog post? – Daily

  3. Do you have children and how many? 2 sons, ages 17 and 20

  4. What is your favorite book? – Everything written by the late E. Lynn Harris

  5. Do you read eBooks or paper books? – both but neither often

  6. How long could you live without electricity? – a week maybe

  7. One word to describe your personality? – Positive

  8. Dog or Cat person? Cat but don’t have either

  9. Have you bought a tablet yet? – I won one from a contest sponsored by WPHL17

  10. Apple or Android? – Both, Apple iPad, Android “not-so-smart” Phone

  11. Facebook or Google+ ? – Both but I like FB better

 

My Nominees

  1. Images by Dashfield

  2. The L Train

  3. Mitzie Mee

  4. Curls and Mo

  5. Calm Healthy Sexy

  6. Divas With A Purpose

  7. Fashion For Lunch

  8. Free UR Closet

  9. Tough Cookie Mommy

  10. Lifestyle Over 40

  11. Pride in Photos

Questions for my nominees:

  1. Where is your fantasy vacation spot?

  2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

  3. Who influenced you the most while growing up?

  4. Who do you now admire and why?

  5. What is your biggest pet peeve?

  6. How do you like to travel – planes, trains or automobiles?

  7. What is your favorite quote or inspirational message?

  8. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall?

  9. Best gift ever received?

  10. If you could go shopping with someone famous with an unlimited budget who would it be and where?

  11. What is #1 on your Bucket List?

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