Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Baaaabies go goo and ahhh

Baby Showers have been around forever (IMO), think about it. It only seems natural to celebrate new life. Granted wheels may have not been around, but I'm pretty sure we'd celebrate a new life! 
It's said that gifts were typically handmade for the family and baby showers were held after the birth of the child which was the perfect opportunity to view the newborn. Baby showers gained popularity right after the baby boom, due to WWII ending. Throughout the years baby shower traditions have been molding with the times. 
As far back as I remember baby showers were for women only and for the first born only. Now, you'll find we're branching out by inviting men/children, having full blown dance parties with DJ's and even having more exciting baby shower games! If you're a newborn but not a first born, you may still have a shower (or baby sprinkles) thrown for you! 

My beloved friend Candi held a baby shower for her 3rd blessing. This time around she invited more than women and added a DJ and 80's theme to the mix! Since I suck at themes, you won't be able to tell I dressed for the 80's. (except for the leggings). 

As party favors, she passed out glass Coca-Cola bottles, pop rocks and Rubiks Cubes!

Her baby shower games involved 80's themed trivia and playing Charades!

2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
Zaria is quite the little helper!
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
Momma's lookin gorgeous!
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
Zaria is full of so much energy!
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
Now Gavin, he will be one huge heartbreaker!
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
The cake was divine, I loooved it, just look at it!
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
Look at the cutie pie I got to carry to sleep!
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
Oh my, this part was too funny. They also had a raffle for mystery bags and if you bet $5, they'd say you actually bet $10! So in this shot you see Candi's mom laughing up a storm since her son in law had convinced her she bet a "certain amount" haha.
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
Shane was selling the raffle mystery bags hard!!
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
Now he's selling to his mom! No Shame! jaja
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
Some of the 80's themed decorations!
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
Ending the evening with a group shot of Candi, Zaria, and I.
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower
Here's the beautiful family!
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower

All in all, it was a wonderful baby shower, I can't wait to see him/her (intentional surprise)! Hope you enjoyed the shots!

Anything special you do for baby showers, any special traditions?  I love hearing what about other traditions!

Until next time!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I love birthday's! You can have whatever you liiiike

So my bestie turned 27 and we celebrated by going to a bar called Union Jacks (funny thing is I work and live so close to it and never went!) here are the shots!
2010-03-06 Nat's 27th Birthday
Did I mention I was already tired? I was falling asleep on our ONE group shot with me in it...EPIC FAIL once again!
2010-03-06 Nat's 27th Birthday
Random shot of my purse!
2010-03-06 Nat's 27th Birthday
I had to get a shot with the bday girl!
2010-03-06 Nat's 27th Birthday
Jessie is a fellow shopaholic! I think she's mad cool!!
2010-03-06 Nat's 27th Birthday
Do you know how hard it is to take a shot in the middle of a dance floor?!
2010-03-06 Nat's 27th Birthday
The wall/ceiling of the dance floor!!
2010-03-06 Nat's 27th Birthday
Here's the logo!
2010-03-06 Nat's 27th Birthday
Everyone was having a blast!
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower, Nat's Bday @ Union Jacks
This guy was the performer of the evening, he performed from the sidewalk!! He was pulling moves directly from MJ!!
2010-03-06 Candi's Baby Shower, Nat's Bday @ Union Jacks1
As you can see in the collage, a bouncer started shutting the glass doors closed, people boooo'd him and he reopened it :)
You'll also see a chick trying to copy his show, EPIC FAIL! No one cared for her, she couldn't imitate Michael Jackson if her life depended on it!
2010-03-06 Nat's 27th Birthday
She actually went up to dance on the speaker!!! I don't recall doing this very often!!
2010-03-06 Nat's 27th Birthday
My one drink for the night: Lynchburg Lemonade!
2010-03-06 Nat's 27th Birthday
Not so fresh, getting home from a baby shower and bday! (Baby Shower pics coming soon!)
Dress: Forever 21
Belt: The Limited
Shoes: Bakers (my favorite heels of ALL time!!)
Leggings: From middle school, no kidding! (Probably my mom's from when I was in 2nd grade!)
Oh yeah, I did like a 5 second video for ms3rika's giveaway on youtube, a link to her videos is on my video ;-) Enjoy!

ewwitsnikki's 150+ giveaway

Go here to enter! Ends 4/18/10 - Good luck!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Calling all bride-to-be's!! Bridal Event Announcement!!

Sisters, let me tell you, planning my two weddings on my own was no easy feat (they were two months apart). I didn't sleep and lost 20 lbs whilst eating like a pig. If you need a resource to get you through this tough time, please do yourself a favor attend my friends bridal event

Don't make the same mistake I did when I thought I could do everything on my own, I wanted all the control and credit. Trust me, no one is going to pat you on the back, weddings are supposed to be a time of complete & utter bliss, don't spoil it by doing it solo. Basically, don't be a hero!

So if you're in the DMV/Northern VA area, don't miss out! Click here for all the details. 
Taken from the website:

March 21, 2010: 11 o’clock
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1234 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Explore these pages to learn about everything you can't miss at this year's event!


Polyvore is a pretty cool website that has tools to let you put together outfits into a collage quite easily (even home design!). I dare you to try it and not say it's addicting, b/c it totally is!

April over at is hosting an awesome giveaway where you have to shop for her!!! Go to her page and video for more details ;-)

To be honest, I struggled b/c I've never created an outfit with a budget in mind (I'm not saying I don't budget, just I don't budget on a whole outfit at once, get me??

Here's what I created all for under $100! <--Click here to find out where to buy these items!
Let me know what you think! I hope to do one or two more entries to send to April before the deadline hits on Monday, March 22nd!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Just a rant on Sigma Heart Shaped Crystal Mirrors

Am I the only one who thinks the Sigma heart shaped crystal mirrors are tacky?!
Never forget it's just my opinion, you are welcome to say you love em ;-)
If you do love it, you can purchase below.

**Update** I've come to the conclusion I just don't like heart shaped items...except for chocolate!

Here's something I would buy:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tagged: Three's of me

I was tagged by Jo'.

Three names I go by:
1. Janine
2. J9
3. J-Ezzy

Three jobs I have had:
1. Translator at the Dept of TB in SE DC, yes, that's the hood! If you've never been to S.E. consider yourself lucky
2. Houston's Restaurant (food is divine!), also worked at RadioShack for a long time!
3. Acquisition Integration Specialist (Current)

Three places I have lived:
1. Sinaloa, Mexico
2. Jocorro, El Salvador
3. MoCo (Montgomery County, SON!)

Three favorite drinks:
1. Coke!
2. Coffee
3. Champagne (seriously...I can drink this with breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday, but I limit it to once every couple months and special occasions, I don't wanna be a bola, lol)

Three TV shows I watch:
1. The Good Wide
2. Project Runway
3. The Middle (the full list is on my sidebar) 

Three places I have been:
1. Cancun
2. Trinidad & Tobago (Missionary trip @ 18)
3. El Salvador & Peru!! Yes, I know, I'm a bad girl, I did 4!

Three places I would like to visit:
1. Paris
2. Hawaii
3. Europe

Three people who text me regularly:
1. G (my hubby/love)
2. Candi (google chat)
3. Nathalie (text & google chat)

Three favorite old TV shows:
(how old is old?)
1. Saved by the bell
2. Fresh Prince
3. Martin Lawrence

Three favorite dishes:
1. Ceviche Peruano (fish only)
2. Causa (Peruvian)
3. Pupusas (yumm), Papas rellenas (Peru), Pineapple Chicken, oh no...this list can go on and on!

Three makeup products I cannot live without:
1. Moisturizer
2. Eyelash curler
3. Lip balm

Three things I'm looking forward too:
1. A vacation, period
2. Spring! I want the sun, forget a tan...I just need the sun, it makes me happy, like a fat kid eating cake!
3. Setting up my 2nd br as the perfect office and buying a 24 inch monitor to hook up to my apple! *salivating*

Three people I'm tagging:
1. Miss P

Here we go with some random pictures for your viewing pleasure, except there are none of me, lol.
My Xmas gift from Roxy <3 2010-01-19
Here is one of the xmas gifts I didn't post and let me say, I loooooove this set! I use it everyday :) and I love the new moisture rich formula, they aren't kidding, the moisture factor has been kicked up a notch!
It was such a beautiful morning! 2010-03-11
59 degrees!! 2010-03-11
My commute this morning was DIVINE, sent from the heavens!
Morning commute and song playing on the radio 2010-03-11
The music on 99.5 was awesome!! I was loving Cascada's "Evacuate the dance floor" jam!
Sun Roof kinda day <3 2010-03-11
It was a Sun Roof kinda day
Pumpkin Bread Starbucks 2010-03-11
My breakfast (rest assured, I did pair it with my long time drink since high school, a caramel macchiato)...come to think of it, I still haven't finished the bread, lol, but it tastes great! I love it <3
Siamese Cat staring at nothing... 2010-02-18
Siamese Cat staring at nothing... 2010-02-18
I really don't know what my cat was looking at, he was staring like it was gonna attack him and he needed to be as still as strange!


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