Sunday, February 27, 2011

"9 In the Afternoon"

Yet another beautiful Sunday :)  I hope that everyone has had a terrific and productive week, as well as weekend! 

This weekend was unforgettable for 2 reasons, well really 3:


Part I.  New Buys ;)

 You can never have too many black dresses...that is for sure ;)
Steve Madden dress found at Ross for only $18.00...STEAL!

 Hat & glasses found at Claire's: Hat-$16.00 & glasses-$8.50
I quote my little sister "Grandad called & he says he wants his shoes back!" lol
Shoes- $40.00 at Journey's.

Ash & I.

Part II.  My Little Niece's First Trip to The Park!  YAY!

 These are my two nieces Kyla (1 years old) & Dayza (7 years old).

Kyla's first swing ride!  She laughed & kicked the whole entire time :)

Part III.  What I enjoy most is.....

1. Spending lots of time with my nieces.  I really want them to know me on a personal level to where there is comfort; comfort so that when they are older they can talk to me about any and everything.  Also, I want to be a good role model for them so they won't have to look else where for advice & ideas, etc.

2.  Shopping by myself.  Many others may disagree, but sometimes I find my best pieces by shopping alone.  My mind is clear & I am very relaxed...(especially when I have a look in my head that is dying to be illustrated).

3.  Being kind-hearted to those who need me.  I love to give others advice, shoulders to lean & cry on, & anything else that I can lend out :)  I believe that this is how God blesses us; by helping others.  When you are a blessing to others, God will give you devine favor (and there is nothing greater than that).

I hope everyone has a productive & inspirational week.  Love, Peace, & Happiness :) xoxox
                                                                                         -Faith, your warmsugavanilla

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy Sunday :)

Happy Sunday to everyone :)  Today is a beautiful day & sadly I will be at work for most of it and studying, but that's ok because I'll prolly end up going running when I get off or do some studying on my balcony!  Anywho, I hope everyone has had a great and relaxing weekend.  My weekend wasn't very relaxing because ALL of it was spent by me slaving at my retail job, but at least I have a job huh? 

So on Fridays I have one class (9-9:50) & then I'm done.  My mom has been keeping my niece so when I got home I decided that we would enjoy the weather a little bit until one (which is when I had to go to work).

I love Kyla.  She just turned one on the 15th of this month and right now we are working with her on walking.  My neighbor Vanessa's mother in law Miss Ruby told us to pray over her legs and rub them down and she should be walking in no time.  With that being said, Miss Ruby touched Kyla's legs and she took a few steps in the grass.  Miss Ruby also told me to repeat Psalms 37:4

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Step into MY SPACE

Hey guys!  I truly hope that everyone has had a wonderful weekend and is refreshed and encouraged to be going into a new week.  A brand new week to reach goals, inspire, encourage, and be a blessing to others :)
Anywho, today I wanted to show you all a few of the pieces that I have in my room.  I recently moved into a bigger home with my family and I decided that I wanted to get my "grown women" on, so I wanted to step away from the girlie-girl and bright colors for a little bit and reveal more of my sophisticated side.  I was originally inspired to have a Paris theme room....and then I thought that it would be impossible for me to pull it off because I had never actually seen the idea, but with the help of my dear friend Kala, we went shopping and found a few pieces and ever since, I have been adding more and more to feel the large space.

My bedding I purchased from has a nice velvet feel.  It was under a $100.
I LOVE lots of pillows on my bed!  Great for both comfort and appearance.

These are actually the first things I bought for my room & is also where my inspiration came from. Tuesday Morning for $7.00 & under depending on size.
Both the clock and picture were found at Ross.

The picture of Audrey was found at Dollar General for $10.00 & the Paris book I found at Ross also.
These are my shower curtains which are really just window curtains...they give my bathroom & bedroom a romantic and sophistatication feel.

This bustier is actually a lamp which I also found at Ross.
And lastly, these pictures were $.99 each at a local store here that we call Dirt Cheap lol.  They were gifts from my mother.
So guys, I bought these shoes sometime around the end of las year's Summer & I haven't worn them yet.  I am very excited for the upcoming Spring & Summer so I was wondering if you guys had an idea of what I can put with them??

 This is one of my favorite pieces to wear during the Summer.  I normally wear this to both work & class.  I found it for like $10.00 or possibly cheaper from a local consignment store.
 This is my ultimate BABY!  She was a Christmas gift from my dear friend Ne'....just so ya'll know, I'm obsessed with CHEETAH & LEOPARD!
& lastly, I bought this from a local's off the shoulder & is slightly mid-drift with  sweatshirt texture.  Very comfotable & I have yet to wear it.  Any ideas???

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

These are a Few of My Favorite Things....

1. Chapstick is AMAZING especially during the winter season when your lips constantly get chaped.  I like to wear mine under any gloss I use for a smoother appearance.(About $2.00 at drugstores)
2. Peach Twist blush by MAC is what I use everyday.  It gives a fresh look and you can use it for both a day and night look as well. (about $12.00 at MAC counters or online)
3. Oil blotters by Mary Kay are very useful for those of us who have oily skin and get shiny during the day.  It is a quick and easy way to get rid of oil without messing up makeup. ($5.00 from your Mary Kay consultant)
 4. I use the Aveeno Clear Complexion bar twice a day.  It is very reliable to use on blemishes and dries them up very quickly. (about 3 or $4.00) at drugstores)
5. Commander and Chic by Sally Hanson has been my favorite shade for this fall and winter, and honestly I'll probably be still sporting it this spring and summer.  No lie, I have gotten so many compliments!  What I also enjoy about it is that it is part of the complete manicure collection so you don't have to put a clear coat on top and the brush is shaped just like a real paint brush so it gets every corner of the fingernail. (about $7.00 at drugstores)

When All That's Left Has Gone Away...

I am very excited right about now for two reasons: One, there is possibly going to be a snow day. Two, I have finally gotten to show off my new little black dress which I purchased from a local consignment store this week for only $17. 00.  Also as you can see, I adore my owls!  I'm sure you all know that they are totally in this season, and I find them to be very chic.  I also decided to change my look up a bit by putting a black rinse in my hair and darkening up my lips with a black cherry gloss.  Anywho, as I looked out into my backyard I knew that I had to be apart of this beautiful snowy eve.  I titled this entry after "Look What You've Done" by JET.  The lyrics "when all that's left has gone away" reminds me so much of the snow because when it first falls its flawless and beautiful but it begins to melt and before you know it it has vanished.  Just as the snow melts and fades away, so do many of our relationships and friendships with the people who God has placed in our lives for only a season.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Kyla will be 1 this month on the 15th :)

Kyla after her 30 minute nap (lol).....enjoy ;)
SN: Kyla is the absolute love of my life and I cherish her very much.  She's makes my whole world light up everytime I see her. (I'm her favorite Aunt btw).

Friday, February 4, 2011

I Just Really Hope That You Think of Me...."Unforgettable"

PANTS: Victoria's Secret; SHOES: Bumper

Yet Another Friday Night.....

Hello Beautiful World,

It is almost 12 AM on a Friday night ( yet another Friday night) & I am in my warm & cozy bed with my laptop open while watching reruns of Degrassi.  The things I could be doing right now: studying for 1 of the 2 tests I have next week, drinking strawberry daiquiris with 2 of my friends girls at their apartment, or being curled up in a ball sleep.  Out of all those wonderful events, the one I would enjoy doing the most is not on the list.  I would actually rather be "boo-ed" up as my friends would say (lol).  For those of you who have not heard this term before, it means to be with that special someone whom you are fond of, whom you may love, that person who makes you feel special.  Anywho, I am not "boo-ed" up tonight, and honestly I can not recall a time when I have been.  But I figure that it is a new year, and maybe this year will be the year that I can spend my nights cuddled up and watching TV with someone special, someone who will surprise me with lunch while I'm at work, someone who possibly thinks the world revolves around me; God knows I want someone whom I can show off my clothes to because I grow tiresome of starring at all of them hanging in my closet with price tags still attached.  But until then, I will continue to wait patiently as well as bettering myself and finding who I truly am; as should WE ALL.
XoXo- Faith,
                      your Warmsugavanilla ;)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Music Inspirations of this Week

1. What's My Name? - Rihanna
2. Only Girl in The World- Rihanna
3. Fireworks- Drake ft. Alicia Keys
4. Freak the Freak Out- Victorious Cast
5. Shut it Down- Drake ft. The Dream
6. Unforgettable- Drake ft. Young Jeezy
7. Love Faces- Trey Songz
8. Colbie Caillat- Rainbow
9. Holding You Down (Circles)- Jazmine Sullivan
10. One Less Lonely Girl- Justin Bieber