CHECK THIS WEBSITE OUT!!!

Visit the website http://www.lovekikou.com.  This website is filled with hard to find, timeless fashion for a girl’s night out.  Fashion for curvy girls of all shapes (athletic, apple, pear, rectangle, inverted triangle, and hourglass) and sizes.  There is an accessory shop to add flair to your outfit.  Shop by the piece or assemble outfits… don’t… Continue Reading


Thoughts…

Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible and truly it seems that we are never so alive as when we concern ourselves with other people. -Harry Chapin


Weekly Inspiration

Motivation is a key to success.  We must motivate ourselves and strive to motivate others.   Take the time to look in the mirror and encourage yourself to reach your goals daily.  On your daily journey motivate those that you come in contact with.  Life’s journey is filled with unexpected turns, stay motivate through all of the turns and you… Continue Reading


Need Quick Appetizers???

I found a link on MSN.com to a slideshow of 30 appetizers featured on TasteofHome.com.  Each of these appetizers can be prepared in 15 minutes.  My favorites are the Antipasto Platter, Homemade Guacamole, and Zesty Marinated Shrimp.  Check it out!!!   30 Appetizers, Ready in 15 minutes   StephanieK


Baked Crab Legs

I made baked crab legs and I will never cook them any other way    Recipe 2 lbs of crab legs 1 stick of butter 1 tbsp olive oil 1 lemon Your choice of seasonings (I used garlic salt, old bay, onion herbs, & lemon pepper) Directions:  Preheat the oven to 350.  In a stoneware… Continue Reading


2016

Do not reflect on 2015… Move on There is nothing in life that is not yours for the asking. Have faith in your every step and prove your value, worth, and place in life. Your dreams are yours… Be careful who you share your dreams with. Many who come to steal, kill, and destroy. These… Continue Reading


Christmas Storage

Found at Lowes.com 5 Quick Storage Tips for Christmas Décor 1: As you take down decorations and pack them away, donate the ones you don’t use anymore. 2: Store artificial trees upright, if possible, to avoid having to disassemble or undecorate them. 3: When you buy ornaments, save the original packaging for storage. 4: Store… Continue Reading


I love Fridays!

I love Fridays!  Every Friday morning I think about what I am going to do for the weekend… Not realizing that I have about sixty hours until its time to start the week again.  I have 16 hours to sleep and 44 hours to spend personal time, time with my family, visit friends, grocery shop,… Continue Reading


Twenty Stylish Fall Season Booties

Thalia Sodi Ohlivia Side Lace Ups Booties from Macy’s $99.50 Thalia’s Sodi Women’s Honra Platform Booties from Macy’s $89.50 Jessica Simpson Cainn Foldover Bootie from Macy’s $129.00 Madden Girl Domain Lace-Up Wedge Booties from Macy‘s $59.00 Tommy Hilfiger Zakry Chukka Booties from Macy’s $99.00 Michael Michael Kors Saylor Booties from Macy’s $195.00 Tommy Hilfiger Minny… Continue Reading


FALL HANDBAG TRENDS 2015

Fall is the season when the weather becomes cooler and plant life becomes dormant. Fall is the season of the year when leaves change colors and fall and fruits ripen.  It is during this season that the colors of fashion change to various shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown.… Continue Reading


Ellen Season 13 Season Premiere

Ellen Season 13 Season Premiere by cattleyaorchid featuring a black diamond bracelet River Island shirts topriverisland.com Alexander McQueen white jacket$720 – mytheresa.com J Brand zip pants$130 – houseoffraser.co.uk Puma white flat shoesyoox.com Rolex 18k braceletshop-hers.com YellOra black diamond braceletmacys.com


The 2 Most Important Leadership Actions I Practice

Originally posted on Dean Deguara:
Image courtesy of basketman @ FreeDigitalPhotos.net No matter what level of leadership you currently find yourself at, there are important actions that every leader should be consistently practicing as they continue to enhance their leadership skills. Here are the 2 most important leadership actions I continually practice as a growing leader. 1.…


Quote of the Day

Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s best gifts.  It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one’s self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.  – Thomas Hughes


Red, White, and Blue Trifle

Originally posted on Texas Craft House:
Hi!! I wanted to share my favorite dessert for the summer and of course Memorial Day and Fourth of July! It’s become my signature dessert 🙂 I found the idea on Pinterest and the recipe is from skinnytaste.com. It’s so delicious and no one is the wiser that it’s fat…


Canvas dopp kits and a little hand stitching

Originally posted on you and mie:
I’m over on the Miss Matatabi blog today sharing these two dopp kits I made!   I used these lovely canvas fabrics and the Zippered Dopp Kit tutorial from The Purl Bee and I’m loving how they came out. I added a bit of decorative hand stitching to one to make a personalized gift…


Mississippi Moments

Originally posted on The Amateur Librarian:
It always feels like summer has truly begun after Memorial Day… and I love summer! My birthday usually falls right around the three-day weekend, and it’s also the time when graduations, weddings, and outdoor festivals start to pile up. Today also kicks off the “summer hours” at my office…


DIY All Purpose Cleaner

Originally posted on Losing Screws:
So a few of my friends were asking for my cleaning recipes. Here is the first of many – I use this mixture on counters, walls, table tops, kitchen sink & so on! Just mix the ingredients right in your spray bottle. I don’t really worry about leaching so I…


Paint Chip Dot Art

Originally posted on Do It Daily:
Cute and inexpensive (Free – if you’ve got a frame already!) Grab your hole puncher, glue and paint chips and get punchin’! Click HERE for the instructions


LOVELY_TREMOR

Originally posted on #AskSirMwangi:
Prove your promises and most of all let love guide your life I still see character as how you treat those who can d nothing for you nurture your voices for kindness en compassion baby, then your heart for love I can hear the fire connection in your heart even when…


Filing Cabinet Makeover

Originally posted on Do It Daily:
This up-cycler used epoxy to attach cheap 8×10 frames to the fronts of the drawers. They then painted entire thing using homemade chalk paint in a swiss coffee color; added new hardware and finished it with minwax paste wax to guard against scuffs and scratches. Looks so much better!…


Volunteer Gift: Painted Pots

Originally posted on Texas Craft House:
I have been combing Pinterest for the perfect thank you gifts for my parent volunteers. I teach kindergarten and I couldn’t get through my year without the help of my parent volunteers. I wanted something that they would keep, reuse, andremind the parents of the kids and classroom for weeks…


Effective Leadership

Originally posted on Trees of Transition:
“The leader with the most connections wins!” -Chris Hogan When we know our leader hears, respects, and esteems us, we will do almost anything for them. Building trust with those we work with takes time and care, but when we make that investment, huge gains can come through working…