DIY Stud Earring Giveaway

Hey Beauties,

On 12/21/11, I posted a giveaway of two pair of beautiful stud earrings I made for the holidays.

Thank you to each of you that shared, tweeted, liked, commented and followed. I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate you. I will be doing another giveaway soon.

And now, on to the winners…drum roll please…

Congratulations to Airess (@dimplesncurlsmu) and Kay Cee (@twostylishkays) for winning the these beauties. You two ladies, email me (love2byoublog@yahoo.com) your addresses and I will be sure to mail them to you.

Stay tuned for the next giveaway…

NiCole XOXOxoxo

Food for Thought…New year…new beginnings.

Hey Beauties! So can you believe that 2011 is “last year”? It still amazes me how time flies by. But now that we are in a brand new year, it is time to think about what you have planned for 2012.

I am super excited about what this year has in store for me.I already feel very blessed from 2011 and am anxious to see how the blessings will unfold this year. I hope to expand my photography (open my own studio), expand my blog and reach new heights in touching lives on a daily basis, and last (but certainly not least), I hope to (and will) experience a great change in my life. “What does that mean?” you say… well, let’s just say something that I have never experienced before will finally happen, I am sure of it.

So, What will you do this year? What are your goals? Will you try something new? Will you step outside the box? Tell me all about it…

Much love and success…

NiCole XOXOxoxo

Happy 2012!!!!

2012 is here and I hope that all you lovely beauties have a great year. I feel blessed and am very excited for what this year has to bring.

May each of you be blessed and this year be filled with lots of love and joy for you all.

Lots of love,

NiCole XOXOxoxo

Fashion Friday…A day of shopping.

Hey Beauties!!!! Haappppyyyy Friday! TGIF!!! Only one more day til Christmas!! WHOO HOO! Yeah, I know I am crazy…that is just me. So today, I did some last minute shopping, and MAN the mall was a NUTHOUSE!! Not 10 minutes into my shopping extravaganza I liked to cussed, fussed, and slapped this woman right in the face! Yall know me, I don’t tolerate foolishness, but today being only 2 days away from Christmas, I decided to go easy on her, and politely told her that the next time she decided to act like I wasn’t looking through the same rack as she was and not say “excuse me” it was going to be ME and HER!!!

Anyway, enough of my mall stories of violence (lmao), back to Fashion Friday… Today i just simply wanted to show you what I wore on my near going to jail cause I WHOOPED dat rude woman’s behind incident.

Details of the outfit are listed below, but I am proud to say my entire outfit, including boots and accessories cost me less then $100.00 total… How is that for bargaining? 🙂

Long sleeve sweater (thrifted – $2.50@ B&R Thrift Sandy Springs), Sweater Vest ($9.99@ clearance rack – Bebe), Leopard belt ( $.99 @ thrifted B&R Thrift Sandy Springs), Skinny Jeans ($9.99 old), Brown Boots ($29.99 @ clearance rack – DSW), jewelry (FREE/$2.99 assorted gift/clearance), Sunglasses ($40.00 @ clearance – Coach)

What you think?

Happy last minute shopping…

NiCole XOXOxoxo

P.S. For those of you in or near the ATL… You just gotta check out B&R Thrift, this place is GREAT!!! And Ladies clothing is 50% off on Thursdays.

Love me…Love me not. Chivalry is NOT dead!!

Hey Beauties! So… My husband and I went out to get something to eat last week and as we were leaving the restaurant, I watched a couple (they were obviosly an item) as they left out of the restaurant. The guy walked out the door first before his lady, and to my surprise let the door close right in her face! I said to myself (just like Cedric the Entertainer did in Kings of Comedy) “I wish a MF would close the door in MY face!” Needless to say, she acted as though it was nothing out of the norm to dang near have to kiss the glass of this door simply because her man had no manners enough to hold rt open for her.

It got me to thinking…Are we really in times where this is ok? Have we as a people subconciously decided that chilvalry is a thing of the past, that it is dead? Not in MY book people! And thankfully not in my husband’s either…not only does he have the manners and graciousness to treat all women with respect and courtesy, but he has and is instilling this in our 9 year old son.

What happen to the “old” days? When a man opening the door, or pulling out your seat, or gave you his coat on a cold day was norm?

It is time to celebrate those men that still have it… who have made a concious decision that chivalry is NOT dead.

NiCole XOXO

Deal of the Week…stud earrings

Hey Beauties….Hope you are all ready for Christmas (I said Christmas Ma, not “holiday”), or at least getting there. Today, I am putting a little twist on the Deal of the Week…I would like to show you another one of my passions…DIY. I am truly one of those people that believes why pay for something you can do yourself?

So…In preparation for the holiday and the fabulous outfits that I am sure you will be wearing, i thought I would show you a DIY easy way to accessorize those gorgeous looks with a pair of beautiful stud earrings.

All you will need is the following: bead of choice, studs with backings, and E-6000 glue (love this stuff).

Simply glue your bead of choice to the stud, let sit for 5-10 minutes, and voila…. you have a new addition to your accessory collection.

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XOXOXO NiCole

P.S. There is a bonus ladies… I will be giving these away to two lucky readers. All you have to do to enter is do one (or all) of the following:

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The deadline for entries is Chistmas (12/25/11)

Good Luck!