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I LOVE cooking from recipes, and making up meals, I LOVE spending time with my boys (all three) and entertaining my family and friends, I LOVE bargain shopping (vintage stores included), I LOVE flipping through fashion and design mags, I LOVE the smell of libraries and how often I could get lost there, I LOVE scanning realty websites, I LOVE Trader Joes and LUSH, I LOVE fresh flowers and all four seasons, I LOVE Cincinnati and am always ready to travel, I LOVE stationary and stamps, I LOVE diamonds and pearls, tulle and lace, I LOVE smelling coffee and drinking tea, I love marshmallows and chocolate, I LOVE cozy sheets and morning sunshine, I LOVE me and I love GOD!

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Give Us ONE Sunny Day ...What Do We Do!!!?


Go to the farm of course!!! We saw piglets, sheep, goats and roosters, rode a mule drawn buggy, made cornmeal from scratch, petted rabbits, baby chicks, horses and even made a grass head to take home!!

Topped off the afternoon with ice cream and a nap!!!

How was your Saturday?

xoxo,
Ronita


Words for MOM

PART 3:

Time passed steadily and drew us apart.
I was unwilling.
I feared if I let you go
You would leave me eternally.
You smiled at my fears, saying
I could not stay in your lap forever

Part 4:
That one day you would have to stand
And where would I be?
You smiled again.
I did not.
Without warning you left me,
But you returned immediately.
You left again and returned,
I admit, quickly,
But relief did not rest with me easily.
You left again, but again returned.
Each time you reentered my world
You bought assurance.
Slowly I gained confidence.

xoxo,
Ronita

Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Dress Up

Work break! A little dress up for the Royal Wedding!

HAPPY FRIDAY
xoxo
Ronita
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Words for MOM

Part 2:

Mother,
During those early, dearest days
I did not dream that you had
A large life which included me,
For I had a life
Which was only you.

xoxo,
Ronita

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rain rain go away...


I love the rain and know how important it is for all my plants but I wish for just a little bit of sunshine and dry grass to maybe plan a little picnic for me and my honey!

HAPPY HUMP DAY!
xoxo,
Ronita

Words for MOM

Just in time for Mother's Day!!!

I went to the library last night with the family after dinner and came across this great book of poems by Maya Angelou entitled Mother, A Cradle to Hold Me.

Each day until Mother's Day I will ramble off one of the poems...

I hope they inspire you as they do me...

DAY 1:

 It is true
I was created in you.
It is also true
That you were created for me.
I owned your voice.
It was shaped and tuned to soothe me.
Your arms were molded
Into a cradle to hold me, rock me.
The scent of your body was the air
Perfumed for me to breathe.

xoxo,
Ronita

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Inevitable...PLEASE HELP!!!



I have clothes eveverywhere. Clean clothes, dirty clothes- questionable clothes, winter clothes, spring clothes. Clothes in drawers, closets and on the floor!

Looks like I will be having a clothes folding party tonight!! I just can't seem to stay on top of my laundry.

To my readers: HOW DO YOU DO IT?!!!

xoxo,
Ronita

Fancy Car Alternative

Kate Spade ABICI $1,100



I wouldn't mind riding this beauty around town especially with gas prices soaring close to $4.00 a gallon!!
All I need is a buggy that can fit two kiddos attached to the back!
HAPPY MONDAY
xoxo,
Ronita


Saturday, April 23, 2011

NOLA

WELCOME TO NEW ORLEANS

FIRST DAY WE DID SO MUCH SHOPPING ON MAGAZINE STREET

THE WEDDING WAS SPECTACULAR AND OF COURSE THERE WAS A SECOND LINE BAND

SOME BEIGNETS AT CAFE DU MONDE

DRINKING AND EATING, TWO THINGS I LOVE TO DO ON VACATION

AN IMPROMPTU PARADE FOR ONE OF NEW ORLEAN'S MANY SOCIAL AND PLEASURE CLUBS

DRIVING AROUND THE CITY TO SEE WHO IS BACK POST KATRINA AND WHAT THE HOUSES LOOK LIKE. MY MOM'S CHILDHOOD HOUSE STILL VACANT- ALTHOUGH THERE WAS A HUGE CHICKEN COOP IN THE BACK WITH TONS OF CHICKEN

OVERALL WE HAD A GREAT TIME AND I FOR ONE DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE...UNTIL NEXT TIME NEW ORLEANS

XOXO,
RONITA

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Jams



Listening to Pandora on my phone at work seems to always make the day go by a bit faster!! I'm loving Jill Scott can't wait to get her new album!

3pm I'm outta here!!

xoxo,
Ronita

What I Am LOVING ...NOW!!! Easter Basket APPROVED!


Eos lip balm (I have started collecting them!! They have a little SPF and smell so divine)

Trader Joe's Flavored Sparkling Water (I love all the flavors and with 0 everything I don't feel guilty drinking them-so refreshing when ice cold)




Elmer's Dark Chocolate Gold Brick and Heavenly Hash bars- made in PONCHATOULA, La. I can only get them in New Orleans and boy did I stock up!!!


Thank God I'm Natural by Chris-Tia Donaldson is an enlightening exploration of natural hair. I am currently enjoying my copy from the library but of course I have to turn it ti soon....

I can't wait to make my boy's baskets tonight but I would love all these items in let's say a grown up basket for me!!
HAPPY GOOD FRIDAY
xoxo,
Ronita

Friday, April 15, 2011

A special girls weekened in New Orleans!!!

My mom and I will be taking a fun filled, relaxing, much needed girls only trip to New Orleans this weekend. We will be there to celebrate one of my cousin's weddings but I just can't wait to shop and eat!!! As soon as we touch down today I plan on picking up my Auntie and having a girl's afternoon out on the super fab Magazine Street and ending the day with a couple pounds of boiled crawfish and a daiquiri!!

A little breakfast, maybe a little shrimp and grits at Surrey's Cafe and Bar


Toya Carter's GARB Boutique
A little shopping at Garb!
Sucre for some sweets!

All the fab boutiques and vintage stores!!!


See you in a few days!!!
xoxo,
Ronita

Thursday, April 14, 2011

SheaMoisture is the BEST!!!

Their Story
Sofi Tucker started selling shea nuts at the village market in Bonthe, Sierra Leone in 1912. By age 19, the widowed mother of four was selling Shea Butter, Black Soap and her handmade hair and skin preparations all over the countryside. Sofi Tucker was our grandmother and SheaMoisture is her legacy. With this purchase you help empower disadvantaged women to realize a brighter, healthier future. (taken from side of product)

I am just loving this whole line!!! I have tried so many of their products and they are all a great quality and at a reasonable price. I can't wait to go to Target to try out their body care line. I purchased their African Black Soap (because you know how much I like that) facial care line recently and it really is a great quality!!

SheaMoisture please keep doing what you are doing and don't change your recipes!!

xoxo,
Ronita

Inspired: I HEART Pin Up Style

I am on the hunt for the perfect vintage inspired swimsuit. If you find any at a reasonable price please let me know. Until then, these pictures have me so excited for Summer...even if I don't get in the water I will still be be fly!!!!
American Vintage swimwear
$54 - youheshe.com

Fables by Barrie bra bathing suit
$106 - unique-vintage.com

Esther Williams retro one piece swimwear
$75 - unique-vintage.com

Yellow bikini
$38 - unique-vintage.com

Esther Williams red bikini
$75 - unique-vintage.com

Fables by Barrie halter swimwear
$124 - unique-vintage.com

Seafolly vintage bathing suit
$142 - my-wardrobe.com

Esther Williams bikini swimwear
$75 - unique-vintage.com

Vintage retro swimwear
$48 - unique-vintage.com

Esther Williams retro one piece swimwear
$75 - unique-vintage.com