Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer Shoe Wish List - Manolo Blahnik!

Happy Shoe Shopping!
(I don't own a pair - Yet!)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Today's Scripture

Your Appointed Time

"For the vision is yet for an appointed time…though it tarries, wait for it"
(Habakkuk 2:3, KJV))

God has an appointed time to fulfill the visions, dreams, and desires in your heart. Just because it has taken a long time or because you've tried and failed doesn't mean it's not going to happen. Don't give up on those dreams! Don't be complacent about pursuing what God has placed in your heart. Our God is a faithful God. No matter how long it's been, no matter how impossible things look, if you'll stay in faith, your set time is coming.

Remember, every dream that's in your heart, every promise that has taken root, God put it there. Not only that, but He has every intention of bringing it to pass. Hold on to that vision today. Declare by faith, "My time is coming. God is working behind the scenes on my behalf. I will fulfill my destiny!" As you continue to hold on to that vision and speak life over your dreams, it won't be long before you see them begin to take shape. You'll see your faith grow, you'll see your hope strengthen, and you'll see yourself step into the destiny God has prepared for you!

Father in heaven, I receive Your Word which is life and health to me today. I ask that You ignite my heart with Your holy fire so that I can pursue Your perfect plan for my life. Make my thoughts and words agreeable to Your will. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Rent The Runway!

Jennifer Hyman, left, and Jennifer Carter Fleiss at Rent the Runway headquarters.

For many women, (me included) a $1,000 dress is something they admire in the pages of a glossy magazine or see draped on the frame of a celebrity. This is not an item regularly hanging in their closet.

But a great Web site called Rent the Runway is hoping to make high-end fashions much more accessible and almost as easy as renting a movie from Netflix. Now you can at least have a high-end designer dress hanging in your closet for four days.

The rentals run $50 to $200 for a four-night loan and are shipped directly to the customer’s doorstep. After wearing the dress, you just put it neatly into a prepaid envelope and drop it in the mail. Dry cleaning is included in the price, but damage insurance costs $5, and in the case of outright destruction of the dress, the renter is responsible for the full retail price.

Rent the Runway was founded by two recent Harvard Business School graduates, Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Carter Fleiss. Ms. Hyman said she got the idea for the service last year after watching her younger sister agonize over whether to buy an expensive new outfit to wear to a wedding.

This may sound gross to some (If you're not sure about wearing something that has been worn by multiple women) or it may sound great to others (if you are the resale shop type that don't give a hoot how many times it has been rented by others).

So when you have that very important event coming up and you want to look your best but you don't want to break the bank, this site may be just what the doctor ordered. Just think of how many times you have bought a dress specifically for an event and never wore it again. It probably cost anywhere between $50-$200 (or maybe even more) and it was probably not even a designer dud.

Happy Rental!

Monday, June 21, 2010

My Experiment w/Protective Styles

Here is a pic of a twist that I tried out for the first time. This picture was taken after 4 days. I wore it up most of the time because I wasn't really feeling it. My honey loved it though, so I may do it again to see if it will grow on me. It was great as a protective style and my ends were easier to moisturize.

Today's Scripture

Choose to Trust!

"Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust…"
(Psalm 40:4, NIV)

Is your trust in the Lord today? Trusting in the Lord is a decision we make just like we choose anything else in life. You chose what to wear today, you probably chose what you would have for breakfast, and you can choose to trust God today, too! And just like the decision to receive salvation, when you choose to trust God, there is a peace that settles on the inside of your heart. There are blessings in store for you when you trust Him.

No matter what you are facing in life today, you can have faith that God will come through for you. You can trust that His Word is always true. In Psalm 32, David calls God his "hiding place." In other words, not only can you choose to trust God in the midst of your difficulty; you can actually hide in Him and find rest for your soul. When the circumstances of life seem to be overwhelming, choose to trust that God is ordering your steps. Find security in Him knowing that He's making your crooked places straight and leading you into the everlasting life He has prepared for you!

Father in heaven, today I choose to put my trust in You. I know You are a good and faithful God, and I trust that You have my best interest at heart. Help me stay focused on Your goodness today. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Today's Scripture

What's Your Part?

"But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent?"
(Romans 10:14-15, NLT)

It's amazing how God can take so many people in the world and set up a plan for us to work together for His purposes to build the body of Christ. We all have a part. One scripture puts it this way, some plant seeds, some water, and some bring in the harvest. No matter what role we have, when we work together, we are honoring God. It pleases Him when we partner with one another to share the good news of the Gospel.

Today, know that you have an important part in the body of Christ. Whether you minister in the pulpit or on the street corner, or whether you sow seed so that others can go, you are important. Don't ever underestimate the part you play because together we are building His kingdom.

Father God, I humbly come to You today. Thank You for giving me a part to play in building Your kingdom. I dedicate back to You the resources You have given me. Use me for Your glory. In Jesus' Name. Amen

Friday, June 11, 2010

My new color!


Summertime is usually the time I change my hairstyle. Since I have gone natural and wanted to grow out my hair, I have stayed pretty regular for the past 4 years. Well, I felt ready to break out of the regular and take a step on the swag side!
My new color is chocolate brown with honey highlights all throughout the front and back (even underneath in the back).

I really like it!
(The Mister likes it too!)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Diane von Furstenberg

Juicy Couture Luxe

Juicy Couture Luxe (Back View)

Juicy Couture

Kensie (Dillards)
Love Them - Come on hot temps! Great for a day of shopping, lunch with friends, or add a sexy heel and you are ready for a night on the town.
Happy Romping!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Today's Scripture

The Report of the Lord

"I have heard a report from the Lord…"
(Jeremiah 49:14, AMP)

Every day we get "reports" from the news, our experiences, our friends and family, and many other sources. We also get reports from the Word of God, which oftentimes, contradicts what everyone else is saying. That’s when we have a choice to make. Do we believe what we hear in the natural, or do we believe the report of the Lord?

We serve a supernatural God! Just because we don’t see a way doesn’t mean that He doesn’t have a way. God can bring one opportunity across your path that will thrust you to new levels. He has explosive blessings that can blast you out of debt and into a place of abundance. What you’re facing today may be impossible with man, but with God all things are possible. Choose today to believe the report of the Lord. Stand strong no matter what is going on around you knowing that He has a plan to lead you into victory in every area of your life!

Father in heaven, I choose to believe Your Word above all else. I know that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf, and You will cause me to triumph. Help me to tune out the negative voices of the world so that I can focus on Your goodness all the days of my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fun Times!

These are my BUDDIES at work! Fun times!

Do you have fun at work? Chime in..........

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Shoe Jones - Peep-Toes & Jewels

I am really feeling the peep-toe booties and the jeweled stilettos this summer! I think they really accentuate the legs in a beautiful way and they help hide skinny ankles (like mine).

Below are just a few of my favorites I found at

It is a fashionable website of a great shoe boutique in Atlanta, B-Chic Shoetique. There is also another store by the same owner in Harlem, NY called Bourgeoisie Shoetique.

I will definitely be stopping by when I visit the NYC this fall.