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Hello Friends, I hope you all had a wonderful and restful long holiday weekend!

Today the weather didn’t cooperate so I didn’t get a chance to sit by the pool, so instead I watched “The Haves and Have Nots” marathon on OWNTV Network and worked on my Blog with next week’s posts.

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Last month I received several nominations for Blogger Awards and having finally found the time I want to say, “THANK YOU” and pass them along to others.

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Thank You

Road 2 Beauty AND Beauty Vancouver

How it works:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

My nominees – in no particular order:

  1. http://kenyalfashionblog.com/
  2. http://onstyleaction.com/
  3. http://thebigforestuk.wordpress.com/
  4. http://stylesalvation.wordpress.com/
  5. http://cindyknoke.com/
  6. http://cncfashionaccessories.wordpress.com/
  7. http://sonofmountmalang.wordpress.com/
  8. http://chicshoemagnet.wordpress.com/
  9. http://jinelleloves.com/
  10. http://nhcouture.wordpress.com/
  11. http://missuschi.wordpress.com/
  12. http://imagesbytdashfield.wordpress.com/
  13. http://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/
  14. http://kaligrafinusantaraonline.wordpress.com/
  15. http://uthamz.wordpress.com/

7 Interesting Things About Me

  1. My Birthday is September 20th

  2. I am left-handed

  3. I LOVE wine

  4. I wear glasses but hate wearing glasses

  5. I have been married for 23 years and am still in LOVE

  6. I love spicy foods

  7. I have a 3 hour daily round trip commute to work

THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU!  

HAVE A FANTABULOUS NIGHT!

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Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday

Inspired by some awesome photos I’ve seen taken by you guys I decided to upgrade my camera from a Canon PowerShot SX150 to a Nikon CoolPix. Not that a camera will make me a better photographer, it will however, (I hope) make my photos pop with less of a need to rely on editing software.

My husband recommended that I go to Cameras etc and take a look at their selection of used cameras of which was extensive, but I was more interested in the Nikon Coolpix P100 on sale that I had seen in the newspaper.

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Armed with the advertisement I drove into Newark, to Main Street on the campus of the University of Delaware and fed 4 quarters into the parking meter.  Entering the store I was immediately greeted by Imaging Consultant Todd.  I explained what I wanted, showed him the ad and stated that I had “Liked” them on Facebook hoping for a discount.

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Unfortunately, they didn’t have the advertised model in stock but Todd did show me a higher priced model the P520, but before you scream, “bait and switch”, he didn’t try to push me into purchasing it.  He called their Wilmington store and asked to have one shipped for  arrival the next day.

Nikon Camera

Todd explained all the features on the P520 and how it compared to the P100 so that I would be familiar and comfortable before making the purchase.  He also took time to show me some used Nikon cameras in the same price range but after I took the camera outside, snapped a few pictures I decided then to buy it.

The time and patience that Todd spent in explaining all the features was awesome, I even had to feed two additional quarters into the meter, I see why they have been a successful business since 1977.

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This camera is an early birthday present to myself and I am looking forward to using it this weekend as we celebrate our 23rd Wedding Anniversary and at the BLMGirls event in DC on the 31st.

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Thank you friends for your inspiration and thank you Todd for your patience!

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Hello Friends, I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Today for my son’s 21st birthday all he wanted was money and to go bowling, oh and he also mentioned something about a beer.  Well he got the money, but not the beer…with his father being a Muslim he knew that wasn’t happening.  We did however, go to Mid County Lanes in Middletown and had a great time…at least I did.

Now that my sons are getting older I am beginning to really miss the days when we had family fun time, so today was also a gift to me, a gift for my “giving birth day”!

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Bowling 1

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Bowling 3S T R I K E !!

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Bowling 4

I’m left-handed but can only bowl using my right hand – weird

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Hubby bowled even with his bad back!

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Bowling 8Family Fun Time with my men

Bowling 10I remember when these used to come with laces – nicely styled velcro!

Bowling 11Family Fun Time at Mid County Lanes

After bowling we went to Ruby Tuesday for dinner.

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A Birthday Cupcake courtesy Ruby Tuesday

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My Family!

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Have a fantastical night – Smooches!

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He was born way too early – 3 months premature weighing only 2.8 pounds

(1992)

Tayair at one

Baby Tayair

Then he was FIVE – last surgery to repair his esophagus…first solid meal…removal of feeding tube

(1997)

Tayair at the beach

Tayair and Malik at Merrie Moppets

Then he was TEN – struggling in school but surviving…facing all odds..learning new things

(2002)

Tayair at 10

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Then he was FIFTEEN – a teenager…tall and lanky…still unsure of himself

(2007)

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Then he was TWENTY – a young man…a high school graduate…first job

(2012)

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Today he is TWENTY ONE

(2013)

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HE GREW UP WAY TOO FAST!

HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY TAYAIR ISHMAEL BLAKE !

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

April is a month of renewal and rebirth and for many years one of excitement and joy – a cousin’s birthday on the 1st; my grandmother’s birthday on the 2nd; my sister’s birthday on the 10th; another cousin’s birthday on the 12th; an uncle’s birthday on the 15th; an aunt’s birthday on the 19th and finally my ‘best friend since 3rd grade’s’ birthday on the 25th.

Now April is a month of death – my grandmother’s death; my sister’s death; and my uncle’s death makes this a sad month for me.  I look at the blooms on the Daffodils and Tulips with sadness in my eyes…my daily routines are muted…there’s no real joy in my heart…dark colors comfort me…my heart aches and my smiles seem forced…but life goes on and “This Too Shall Pass”.

JC Penney Skirt

Traci Lynn Jewelry

Geometric Print Skirt – JC Penney // Top – closet staple – Necklace and Bracelet – Traci Lynn Jewelry // Earrings and Ring – jewelry box

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Chain necklace – Jewelrymax.net // Cardigan – RossOOTD 4 2 13 006Linking up today with Whatever Whenever Wednesday – come on over and meet a new blogger

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Happy Birthday

Nesta Robert Marley

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“He made his reggae music to uplift us, inform, entertain, inspire, and make change in the world. He’s a musician, a poet and songwriter, a philosopher, a soldier, an activist and a leader.” – Cedella Marley

Delaware Roots

His mother, Cedella Booker, relocated from Jamaica to his first American home in Wilmington, Delaware in 1966. That same year Bob Marley married Rita Anderson and joined his mother in Delaware for a few months, where he worked as a DuPont lab assistant and on an assembly line at a Chrysler plant under the alias Donald Marley.  Every summer we have a PeoplesFestival at the Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park in Wilmington celebrating his life with live music, food, vendors and fun.

One of my favorite Bob Marley hits was “one love” which is now a theme song for vacation travel to Jamaica.

What is yours?


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