The Bedroom.

I remember a while back I did a post of room inspiration that I found through tumblr. I love the architect blogs, interior design blogs, just designing and making your space your own. I said I would post a before and after picture of my room when I finally got it to a point where I want it. However, this is how far I have got with my room and I'm pretty sure when I move into my own house this year it will change and really become my own but for now I thought I would share.



I bought this bedding at Anna Linens it was originally $129 but it was marked down to $65. I got the extra detail frill pillow for $12 from them as well as the canopy hanging from my ceiling for $12. I've always wanted a canopy bed so since I didn't have one I decided to get one that I could hang from the ceiling and I absolutely love it! My mom later purchased the cashmere throw from jcpenny for $20 when it was originally $60. :) We are truly some bargain shoppers, I hope you guys enjoy my share of my space hopefully later this year I'll be able to share more.

Music Spotlight : Erika David


I was first introduced to Erika David on youtube listening to one of her lovely covers and instantly fell in love. I've been searching for some new music, something I can relate to and enjoy at the same time and lucked up when I saw she had an EP called "Under the Covers" (click for download) with phenomenal tracks such as "You Got Me" this EP is definitely worth a listen & it's free !

Growth.

This is an issue that I've touched on many times on my blog throughout the years, which is my lack of friendships. I've trusted all the wrong people and I seriously thought I would never get it right until finally I begin to get right in 2010/2011. I began to learn things about myself and what the issue really was. I allowed people to use me, take advantage of me by any means, and just all around take my friendship for granted. Sadly, I allowed this behavior, I allowed these people into my life and gave them the full permission to do mean and hurtful things to me. I rather be in a world surrounded by associates than to be surrounded by people who pretend to be my friend only when they need something. I know I haven't been the best of friend to many people that have gone and came in my life, maybe I should have fought harder, maybe I should have learned to let go, maybe I shouldn't have over cross my boundaries but I believed that's what a real and good friend was there to do.

  • “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.”― Muhammad Ali

I do apologize to one of my best friends that I lost throughout my growth. I think she was a bigger part of me than I realized at the time however, I wasn't the same to her but I thank her for teaching me what it is to be a friend to someone who appreciates that strength, that honesty, that care for someones well being. At this point I have one best friend and it hasn't always been easy with her or me but the fact that she isn't willing to give up and she actually fights for my friendship makes me appreciate what we have built over the years, it's not one-sided like all the years I've wasted with other "friends". Will there be more people I meet or decide to become friends with? Yes, but I now take precautions.

What's in my purse?

Finally took the time out to do a "What's in my Purse" entry, I've had this entry saved since last year but never took the time to take a picture and get it posted. So here we are !



I have a bad habit of changing purses every other day but for some reason once I started school I've changed bags less and less. I found this Louis Vuitton Signature Handbag at one of my favorite semi-thrift stores Plato's Closet for $17.

What's in my Purse:
  • Leopard Skin Make Up Bag (A gift from my honey's mother for christmas, she got it from wal mart if I'm not mistaken)
  • -Make up Bag Consists of: Perfumes, Lipsticks, & LipGlosses
  • A Journal
  • Special K Meal Bar
  • Book of Coupons
  • My Leather Wallet
  • Hair Bands
  • Vaseline Lip Therapy
  • Baby Lips
  • Singular (Medicine)
  • Inhalers
  • Milk & Honey Lotion
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy Lotion
  • Iphone 4
  • Earbuds
I use to carry a lot more in my purse but I can't handle a heavy purse. I plan to do a "What's in my School Bag" next. So what's in your purse? or school bag? or any bag that you carry around on a day to day basis?

DIY: Gold Perfume Tray

I recently bought a tray from a local consignment store for $3.65 which is a steal. This tray to me was a beauty even though it was rusted and old. However, after taking a trip to wal mart for some gold spray I went home with the quest to bring this tray to life to use for my growing collection of perfumes again.




I believe I did a great job bringing it to life! I used one of my old vintage night stand cloths to make it pop some more since I lost the design that was engraved within the tray however I love it.

The perfumes & such shown below:
  • Belara Shimmer Powder
  • Daisy by Marc Jacobs
  • Belara Roll on
  • Journey by Mary Kay
  • Cheap Vaseline
  • Suave Deodorant
  • Thinking about you by Mary Kay
  • Sensual Amber B&BW
  • Baby Lotion - Honey Apple Scent
  • Cuba Perfume
  • Red Fig Lotion



Hopefully I can do more DIYs. Even though this isn't an extreme DIY, I thought I would share


Music Spotlight : The Dream





I've been a fan of The Dream since his first album back in 2007 Love Hate which in my eyes was a classic album. Recently he dropped a new single called "Roc" and I absolutely love it ! I work out to this song and sleep to this song. However, I don't know whether his album will be something to look forward to since I got excited last time and then I was disappointed when the album released. But check out his new single above.

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