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Hello Friends, we have a new addition to the family!

On Wednesday, we welcomed a new little bundle to the family, it’s name is Spark, Chevy Spark. When Tayair pulled up the driveway I almost cried, it was the cutest little car I’ve ever seen. Not quite as small as a “Smart Car” but just as cute and compact as the Volkswagen Beetle was back in the ’30’s.

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The 2002 Hyundai Elantra that Malik was driving began acting up, even after a replaced engine, the brakes and rods began to go and it just nickeled and dimed us so it was time to get rid of it, we will donate it to Goodwill.  We decided to hand down the 2005 Honda that was purchased in April and then get Tayair a new vehicle.  My husband had visited Diver Chevrolet last week and thought the Spark would be the perfect car for him, one that would get him from Point A to Point B and would last for many, many, many years!

Not having purchased a new vehicle since 2005, it was amazing to see all the bells and whistles in this basic car. I thought my friend’s Mercedes was loaded with amazing features but this little Spark was also equipped with some awesome controls, including Sirius XM Radio, Bluetooth, 9 airbags, USB outlet, touchscreen infotainment system, steering wheel mounted audio controls, and an emergency communication system (OnStar 6-month free trial).

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I didn’t realize it was a 4-door, and squealed with delight when he opened the back doors, so cute and surprisingly comfortable with ample leg and head room.

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The trunk was a bit too small for me and there isn’t a spare tire, instead an air compressor and a can of “fix it flat”, but with OnStar just a push of a button will get you emergency service.

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This vehicle will be in the family for a long time to come and I can honestly say that it’s a welcomed addition even with the car payments!

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What is your favorite grilled food? Mine are kabobs, whether made with chicken, beef, seafood or lamb, I like putting together ingredients for kabobs.

My BFF from New Rochelle was visiting this weekend, so in addition to some “girl talk” and a few cold Peach Bellinis, we dined on crabs, shrimp and chicken kabobs.

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Ingredients:
Chicken breasts, mushrooms, Mango, grape tomatoes, red onion, sweet peppers, Adobe Seasoning, pepper, Lawry Hawaiian Marinade

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Soak wood skewers in cool water

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Thoroughly wash mushrooms, rinse tomatoes and peppers

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Dice red onion, if cut under stove’s exhaust fan there are no tears

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Cut mango, mushrooms, sweet peppers and chicken into bite size pieces

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Season with Adobe and pepper

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Skewer alternating veggies, mango and chicken. I usually start and end with a grape tomato, they seem to hold everything in place.

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Pour on marinade, cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes

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Fire up the grill and place on non-stick foil, depending on your grill’s temp, cook thoroughly until chicken is done.

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Remove from grill and let sit for a few minutes before serving.

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Crabs and Shrimp purchased from Lewes Fishhouse.

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Linking up on Monday with Tough Cookie Mommy – come on over and join the fun!

Hello Friends and Happy Monday

I hope your day is going well and that it is productive and stress-free.  I overdid it with the outdoor activities and today I am paying the price, both my mind and body are tired!  Maintaining a pool is hard work and the older I get the less enjoyable it is.  Don’t get me wrong I do enjoy lounging poolside but the Spring setup takes a lot of time, just vacuuming takes over an hour.  I also have to do some comparison shopping for a new solar cover, think I’ll start with Daily Deal Superstore.

Today’s outfit is a mix of heavy and light because the temps were not expected to rise until later in the day.

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Denim Maxi Skirt – EastEssence.com // Sandals – Rugged Wearhouse  // Top – Target

Product Reviews 049Belt – Rainbow Shops // Earring & Necklace Set – Jewelrymax.net // Ring – Avon

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Linking up today with Tough Cookie Mommy who nominated me “Blogger of  The Week” on Mingle Monday – come on over and meet this lovely lady!

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Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Monday

After a wonderfully warm weekend the temperatures have reversed course and fallen back into Autumn, dropping down into the 30’s and 40’s!  Yesterday I was in shorts preparing for the pool opening and today I am wearing fall clothing – this is crazy.  The forecast calls for 80 degrees by Thursday so  we will be going from sweaters to sleeveless tanks in less than a week, I don’t remember Spring temps being up and down like this – do you?

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Skirt – Boscov’s // Tank – JCPenney // Leopard Print Cardigan – Ross

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Mothers Day 2013 033I ordered my NutriSystem foods today to get “Summer Time Ready” – wish me luck!

Linking up with Tough Cookie Mommy & The Life of Meg – come on over and join the hop

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Beyonce lending voice to GW

Beyonce is Lending Her Voice for GOOD – WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-.

If you haven’t heard the news – “Lady B” aka Beyonce Knowles-Carter aka “Blue Ivy’s mommy” is lending her voice to help raise awareness about Goodwill’s mission of transforming lives through the power of work.  “Goodwill helps people get back to work by providing education, job training and placement. I wanted to team up with an organization that puts people first and works every day to help them improve and re-establish their lives,” said Beyonce.

Beyonce is encouraging fans to support Goodwill by promoting donation drives at her North American concerts beginning on Friday, June 28, at the Staples Center in LA. There will be a mobile donation centers onsite at 28 tour venues in 24 North American cities, collecting clothing, electronics and small household goods. The monies received from the the sales will benefit Goodwill agencies in their work to help people with disabilities and disadvantages, and anyone facing challenges to finding employment.

As you know, my sister before her untimely death was employed by Goodwill which is why I am such a big supporter of them.  I must admit that I am not a fan of Beyonce’s music but am definitely a fan of this endeavor.

What are your thoughts?

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Hello Friends and Happy Back to Work Monday!

The fog this morning was still quite thick making for a slow yet smooth commute into work.  I guess a lot of people decided to work from home because the office is quiet, providing me an opportunity to take a few pictures in house.  Unfortunately I no longer have the ability to work from home….those days are gone forever.  How about you, does your employer provide a WFH or flexible work schedule policy?

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Skirt and Blazer – thrifted from GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Top – closet staple // Attention Peep Toe Pumps – via Kmart // Necklace & Earring Set – Dollar General

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Linking up today with Tough Cookie Mommy ,  YOLOMondays  and Monday Madness- hop on over and meet a few new bloggers

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Back to Work Monday!

The fog this morning was still quite thick making for a slow yet smooth commute into work.  I guess a lot of people decided to work from home because the office is quiet, providing me an opportunity to take a few pictures in house.  Unfortunately I no longer have the ability to work from home….those days are gone forever.  How about you, does your employer provide a WFH or flexible work schedule policy?

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Skirt and Blazer – thrifted from GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Top – closet staple // Attention Peep Toe Pumps – via Kmart // Necklace & Earring Set – Dollar General

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Linking up today with Tough Cookie Mommy ,  YOLOMondays  and Monday Madness- hop on over and meet a few new bloggers

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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