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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Hubby and I left early Saturday morning so we could attend the Wedding of my 2nd cousin Kyton Carolina, who was getting married to Shivon Anderson in Mt. Vernon, NY.  We wanted to be on the road before 9:30 am so that we could cross the GW Bridge before noon…unfortunately it didn’t happen.

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It was smooth sailing going across the Delaware Memorial Bridge

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Driving the New Jersey Turnpike wasn’t too bad either…until Exit 11 and that’s when the backup occurred due to road construction!

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Finally the skyline of NYC

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Crossed the GW way off schedule

We finally made it to New Rochelle at 1:00 pm. but with less than an hour to relax and converse with our friends before dressing.  Sherri and I sat outside and had a Barcardi Mojito which definitely helped me unwind, hubby stay inside and talked with Curtis.

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Now I am ready for a Wedding

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I cleaned up nicely – right?!

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We made it to the Church a little late but thankfully we didn’t miss any of the ceremony.

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The Groom anxiously awaiting his Bride

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The Bride taking that nervous walk down the aisle

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“With This Ring I Thee Wed”

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Extinguishing the Unity Candle

The First Kiss

“You May Salute Your Bride!”

Jumping the Broom

Time to Jump The Broom

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Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Kyton Carolina!

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My cousins

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Hubby with my aunt and grandmother of the Groom

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My 2nd and 3rd cousins

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Unfortunately my family fun ended abruptly when our son called to tell us he was rear-ended in the school parking lot after football practice.  Hubby and I never made it to the reception at Glen Island Park instead we turned around and headed back to Delaware.

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Crossing back over the Delaware Memorial Bridge at sunset

What a WWW – Whirlwind Weekend Wedding!

BTW – Kyton was a Jr. Usher in our Wedding 23 years ago – talk about feeling old!

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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

For me Thursday is the best day of the week, we’ve made it through Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and start to look forward to the weekend. Thursday is a heads-down day at work, tying up loose ends, finishing up the weekly to-do list in anticipation of an easy breezy Friday.

Thursday is also a day of reflection some even define it as Thankful Thursday. As we rush through the week from one event to another, it’s nice to take a few minutes to think about and then speak aloud for which we are grateful. Speaking positivity into the atmosphere is a good way to keep life’s trials and tribulations in check.

“Count your blessing so that you can lose count of your problems”

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I am thankful for my health both physical and mental!

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I am thankful for my family, friends and faith!

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I am thankful I have a job and today is pay day!

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I am thankful for this thrifted denim skirt and striped top both from GW Boutique

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Your Turn – what are you thankful for?

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

Linking up today with Katherine’s Corner and Thrifters Anonymous

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INPENDENCE DAY

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Independence Day: The Federal Holiday in the United States that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, when a budding nation of 13 colonies declared its independence from Great Britain.  Now celebrated and associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, beach trips, concerts, family reunions and concerts.  

Delaware, one of the original colonies to revolt, celebrates up and down the state with activities the whole family can appreciate and participate in.  

So what are your plans for today?

Eating?

crabs

food

corn

dessert

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Drinking?

wine-cocktails-m

bellini

slush

tea

Grilling?

grillin food

grilling

kabobs

salmon

Chilling?

beach

poolside

hammock

napping

Whatever it is – be safe and enjoy!

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You Are My Sunshine…my only sunshine…you make me happy when skies are grey…”

Thank You The ObamaCrat.Com for nominating me for

The Sunshine Award

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I am not exactly sure when I first started following The ObamaCrat.Com, but do remember that it took several times of reading the blog before I hit the “FOLLOW” button.  You know me, I like to keep things light and fun and politics can be heavy and depressing.  However, since there are other topics of interest sprinkled in, it made for a well rounded read.

Thank you my dear Bloggy Friend for this award…the other award…and still yet another award that I have to accept – you are definitely keeping me true to my game!!!

The rules of acceptance are as follows:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog – CHECK
  • Link to the person who nominated you – CHECK
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself – THANKS FOR NOT ASKING ANY, SO I AM NOT ASKING EITHER!
  • Nominate 10 bloggers – CHECK
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated – CHECK

My 10 Nominees are (in no particular order):

  1. LifeStyleOver40
  2. BeWithUs
  3. Seyisandradavid
  4. Cindy Knoke
  5. OnStyleAction
  6. BeeTreeStudios
  7. Coily Locks
  8. Talking Experience
  9. Tough Cookie Mommy
  10. Stylentonic

Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Sunday

I hope you had a good weekend with an opportunity to spend quality time with your family/friends and did something fun and enjoyable.  Yesterday, I took my car in for an oil change and Malik was my chauffeur so I took full advantage by having him drive me all around town running errands – it was good being Mommy!  I had him drive me to Dunkin Donuts, Dutch Country Farmers Market, Family DollarPNC Bank and then finally to Lowe’s it was fun for me, not so much for him.

We gave him Tayair’s old car, remember the 2002 Hyundai Elantra, well you would have thought it was a new Mercedes because when he realized the plants had to ride in the back seat he wasn’t happy!  I  purchased two hanging baskets, a Color Combo Patio plant, Sweet Basil, Heirloom Tomatoes, Curled Parsley and Cilantro and they rode shotgun in the back seat fully protected by a yard of plastic – it was hilarious!

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Hanging baskets – Petunias, Calibrachoa and Lobelia

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Curled Parsley – boil and drink like tea it’s great for the digestive system

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Cilantro is a wonderful fragrant herb

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Basil also keeps the bugs away from your garden

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFresh Garden Tomatoes – scents of summer

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAColor Combo Welcome Plant – Bidens, Licorice Plant and Trailing Petunia

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Love the handles on these hanging baskets

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Time to check out

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The plants riding in the back seat (along with vacuum cleaner)

Today I cleaned in and around the pool and cleared out my little garden which was overrun with Mint from last year.

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Have a wonderful evening – Smooches!

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Get Paid To Watch TV!

Viggle is a loyalty program for people who watch television, it gives rewards for checking into the television shows that you are watching. Available for Android, Apple iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®, Viggle automatically identifies the television shows its users are watching and awards them points when they check-in. Viggle users can redeem their points in the app’s rewards catalogue for items such as movie tickets, music, gift cards or they can convert them into charitable donations.

Viggle works by using the microphone on your device to listen in on the TV show or movie and gives you the option to share what you are watching with friends. Viggle’s basic integration is with Facebook and Twitter but telling Viggle what you’re watching is for your own personal gain.

You need to be a couch potato because the minimum amount of points needed to redeem a reward is 7,500, or approximately 60 hours of tv-watching. You can also get bonus points by tagging live TV shows, special events, or watching ads within the app.

I currently have 20,034 points and am thinking about cashing in or I might wait for a bigger reward!

Check it out, the app is free in the iOS App Store.

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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Before I begin, I want to say that I am thankful for my Bloggy friends, for their kind words and understanding of yesterday’s post it was truly a blessing – THANK YOU!  Life is so precious and fleeting that we should all stay focused on the positive, spreading kindness and love as we are more alike than most would care to admit.

Now today is a brand new day and mine started with a Green Smoothie made with spinach, almond rice milk and a banana but I must also have 20 ounces of coffee for the road. I am not a coffee snob nor a Starbucks drinker and have purchased coffee at WAWA, 7-11 and Dunkin Donuts, but the best is my homemade, flavored Java, this morning it was Melitta Hazelnut.

What is your must-have morning beverage?

WAWA Coffee Cup

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20 ounces of Java in my WAWA coffee cup

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Celine Inspired PurseExpressions NYC Purse – Ross // Fioni Peep Toe Shoes – Payless // Bracelets – Flea Market Vendors // Necklace – Payless

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Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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