Monday, January 21, 2019

Just turned 43 and had a really nice birthday weekend

I turned 43 this weekend πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚!!!
I was really lucky because my girls were with me my birthday weekend and my best friend Sam, SamIAm, came up from Atlanta.  Several of my best friends in Asheville all got to stop by on Sunday---and my dream to cut my cake with a sword (preferable far east!) came true!

Krista & Tommy brought one of Tommy's amazing eastern swords.  It was beautiful.  I cut my cake with it...  London & Winter cut their pieces with it, too.

The girls made me my cake.  It's vanilla funfetti with strawberry icing.

Photo credits to Winter, Baby Dream...  I just did not take pictures this weekend lolzzz
The candle was sticking out the front like a unicorn!
I made a wish--- for all of us <3

It was super freezing cold, but clear weather.  That evening Sam and Winter and I popped out for an evening birthday dinner after the party and we decided to try a place we'd never been to called White Labs Kitchen & Tap.  I had some friends sending us birthday videos and I was responding with videos lololzzz  Wearing the work jumpsuit again---not the fanciest at all---but, sooooo comfy lol 

I didn't get the special deal, but this is the pizza I ordered---pic from their Facebook page!

It was delicious!

Do you prefer Facebook or IG links to places?  I like to add them for references, but I switch back & forth...  So, I'm curious if you have a preference.  A lot of us share links to places and I personally love it and use both sites sort of equitably at this point so...

I have no pics, but Sam got to meet Noreen, from this blog post here!  My best friend got to meet Kim's best friend.  So fun.  She made us a delicious red shrimp curry with red wine.  Noreen sells vintage furniture and home decor and clothing in Hendersonville and her store will be having a grand opening soon, so More To Come! 

Randon selfie--sort of a smug weird expression, but I was actually pleased with my lipstick & hand me down shirt I'm wearing a lot .

Back to work now!  Hope you all had an amazing MLK weekend.


You have to care about others and express that through your words and actions. 
Being a voice and hearing others is vital to our humanity. 

Love & Light, 

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Making English Scones, Sentimental Trinkets, & Comfortable Sweatshirts

When I wore my work jumpsuit here, I wore all my mom's vintage trinkets that aren't all worth that much, but are sentimental.   Details matter tho <3

I'm was at the WALK in WAVL (West Asheville) in my cousin's second hand tan jacket--taking a moment to grab a snack b4 the bad weather.

Back home in my vintage 90s Tampa Bay Lightning sweatshirt--thinking about painting my daughter's room blue, as per request.  

Asheville has a farmer's market.  They sell tons of awesome stuff.  Grabbed  2lbs. of Amish butter & McCutcheon's Pineapple Preserves to make English scones. 

Yummy----wish I had tea!!!!

Not perfect---but still good <3

Love & Light, 

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Casual Cold Friday and Lots of Black, Blue, and Grey

Thanks for the kind comments---everyone goes thru heavy in their life.  I'm really that I've had a lot of wonderful things as well.

Wearing leggings, secondhand grey hoodie shirts, and a vintage work jumpsuit or hand-me-downs--

I'm def into upgrading some of my comfy casual everyday lewks.  It will take a minute for me to decide what direction I'm going in...

Idk I'm so into black/blue/grey/heather colors rn---
I need to spruce/pice things up soon with these outfits---
I'll have to see what I can do :D

Love & Light, 

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Monday, January 7, 2019

I had a really great weekend... It's nice to be at this point :) 🍍🍍🍍

I had a great weekend and it's nice for me to take a moment and just appreciate it.  Last year was tough.  It was the first year after my mother & grandmother passed away (within approximately 4 weeks of each other).  You have to honor your grief.

But, it was also the year my ex-husband put me on trial.  In the spring of 2018 I was actually put on trial.  My ex-husband's roommate/child care provider also testified against me.  She's engaged to him and would be my girl's future stepmom if they get married.   He and I keep it to the bare minimum at this point.

I was the defendant, and although I did win, you can imagine how difficult it would be to try to normalize relations.
Anyways, it's nice to be heading into spring 2019 without all that going on.

This isn't even the entirety of all the negative people and issues I was having to deal with at the time, but suffice to say, what a difference a year makes.

I'm 42.
I'm a single mom.
I run my own businesses.
I dye my hair to cover the grey.
I love cat eye make-up.
I joke around a LOT!!!
And I mean a lot!!! because I think I'm funny and like to have fun.

That's right.  When I moved to Asheville I closed my consignments booths and said no more brick & mortar anything.  But, I do miss planing my art/music/fashion mini-soiree's, like this one & this one--I did quite a few more during the Endless Summer series.

Well, I'm back on my bullshit!!

PinkCheetahVintage is aligning with Vinyl RevisionsBeat Drifters, & Taylor Gallery to host the:

Winter Luau πŸπŸπŸ

If you love liquid dnb, jungle, edm, or dance music and are anywhere in the southeast region of the US----come and hang!!!!

I am so excited to get involved and back into planning and coordinating and giving my time and energy to creative endeavors.   No hateration in this dancery to quote Madame Mary J. Blige lolzzz

If you work hard and concentrate on taking positive actions---you can do a lot of good in this life.
Like I said, I'm excited.  More info to come!!!

Love & Light, 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year's Day 2019 Work With What U Got

First day of 2019----morning vibezzz
That's when you actually need the masque! 
LOL it's rough after 40 people.  Everyone says to drink water, but if you have any amazing skin secrets let me know.

I wear a lot of casual clothes and I have to admit this----admitting it helps me upgrade.  A lot of my casual wear is still secondhand and thrifted, but not as often vintage by true standards.
This Plato's Closet tee & Free People bra-let shown in 2013 here.
Some wardrobe goals are for more comfortable and fun winter wear & casual wear <3

Same day below showcasing no make-up selfies vs. make-up.



Blue Revlon skinny liquid eyeliner.  When I feel kinda blasΓ© about my appearance, make-up can help.

These shots are kind of cleavage-y!!!  Which is amazing because I do not have an ample bosom!!!

I do however have a big butt, which I realize I probably need to showcase more.  I mean, it's out here IRL, butttttt not really represented much on the blog!  Also, is mooning still popular?  Is that a classic move or a fad?  I think it's a classic.
Like streaking, r?

Sometimes you have a lot and sometimes you don't----keep working with what you got <3 Cheers <3

Love & Light,

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Sugar Cookies and Coquito and The Holidays

I made coquito (a Puerto Rican holiday drink with coconut & rum--here & here b4 on blog) and the girls are helping put icing on my favorite sugar cookie recipe from childhood, made by my bff Mason's mom.  (IG here)

Each girl made a plate.
I'm wearing a super old tank top because the weather is ridiculously warm.
I don't celebrate any religious holiday anymore, but I have holiday related treats and customs. 
It's been just so incredible hanging with my daughters.   Just nice to be on break and enjoy their company.

This was some 90s flashback photos actually taken before a holiday office party in Tampa.  

We pre-gamed with friends before the party---this is my old apartment with my roommate Charles.
I really do enjoy holiday parties and work parties.
I like being a guest at weddings, too.

I loved, loved, loved popping around and visiting everyone during the holidays when I was younger.
I tried to tat least talk to or see any friends and family I could this year---

Foxy the King was gifted this handmade shirt by my daughter's friend Sophie.  Her gifts and cards were extremely thoughtful.  These kids are really encouraging and inspiring.  I mean it.  
Foxy Baby is so cute!!

Here is me in work mode below-----
42 years old
I really need new glasses {{sigh}}

Wearing secondhand thrifted sweater.
Getting more into my planning for the future.  
The more I visualize how and what I want sort of helps me sort thru stuff in the contemplation phase---like mental and imaginary kinks get worked out before I start the real preparations. Occasionally this process has gotten me closer to what I aim to achieve and saved some time, and energy, and sometimes money, in the process. 
Sometimes it takes a while lolzzz

Love & Light, 

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Best Friends & Family & I Love Disney World Summer Flashbacks & Happy Solstice

 It's weird how much I leave out of this blog.  I mentioned a Disney trip previously, but I haven't talked much about some of the really important people in my life.  This lady Karen here with me has been a best friend of mine since 7th grade.  We used to go to Disney together as teens.  She's a rather brilliant doctor now and one of the smartest women I know.  She is family <3

I've known her husband, John, since we were teens, too. We were pregnant together twice---we were actually in the hospital together for our 2 oldest kids.  I wheeled down the hall to see her!
Our kids hadn't played or seen each other in several years, because I moved to Asheville, and it was just fantastic.

I also got to see my brother, Richard, and his wife, Cha Cha, and my nephew.
I don't have a picture of everyone---I'm glad my brother took this quick one of us on the tram!
He and his family all love Disney, too.  
I love them all so much and I have to admit that even though I still back my move, it is a big deal not having these people around, like actually around.  I do lots of phone calls and stuff, but it is not the same.  I wish traveling was more affordable.  Although, if you are east coast----Allegiant Airlines has ridiculously cheap rates----and that's the only reason trips are occasionally doable.  

We had so much fun.  
I wore this simple thrifted white sundress a lot this past summer!

I did not buy these ears and I wish that I had!

This is me (IG)---it's '93 and I'm approx 17 years old on another trip to Disney.  I have a blonde pixie cut that I would gel into sort of forward spikes.  My shorts are very big---almost as big as Mickey's pants lol!!! This is back in the day with film, so of course, I have my eyes shut and it's the only pic hahaha!

Here is me being boring dressed today.  Having only lived here almost five years this upcoming February, I'm still sorting out how to dress for the cold.  This basic tan and reversible blue oddly preppy raincoat from my cousin has been on meh a lot!!

Love & Light, 

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