Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rated R

Rihanna in my opinion is one of the HOTTEST chicks in the game right now ~  I heart everything about Rihanna from her style, to her swag, to that fiesty lil (I'm sooo hard) attitude ~ Lil momma is definitely a force to be reckoned with!  I have 1 word for this chick.....DOPENESS!!!


{Sources: W Magazine - Italian Vogue -}

Monday, March 29, 2010

Creamy Artichoke and Spinach Dip

I'm really not that big on spinach, but a couple of months ago my aunt made this dip and seriously...I couldn't stop eating it ~ I even took a big helping home and ate it for 2 days straight ~ Creamy Artichoke and Spinach Dip is a rich, delicious, inexpensive (All the ingredients were around $13) dish that can be served with tortilla chips or Pita Chips/Bread  ~  This dip was an absolute hit at the party, so I decided to make some and take to work ~ My co-workers seemed to really enjoy it! ~ I actually received RAVE REVIEWS (lol)  ~ If your looking for a quick, tasty appetizer....try this recipe out..I'm sure you and your friends will love it!


  • 8 cups fresh spinach

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 lemon, zest finely grated(<---Optional)

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans artichoke hearts (or quarters), drained and coarsely chopped

  • 6 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) Parmesan, freshly grated

  • 1 cup of  Pepper Jack cheese, freshly grated

  • 3/4 cup sour cream

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon bottled cayenne pepper sauce(<----Optional) I used "Red Rooster" hot sauce

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Directions

    Serving suggestion Tortilla chips or Pita chips for dipping

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 1 1/2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray: set aside

    Blanch spinach ~ Squeeze excess water

    In a medium bowl, mix together spinach, garlic and lemon zest ~ Add artichoke hearts, 1-cup Parmesan, sour cream, mayonnaise and cayenne pepper sauce (<---optional / I used hot sauce) ~ Mix ~ Place into prepared casserole dish ~ Bake for 30minutes ~ The last 5 minutes add the remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan to the top ~ Serve hot or cold with pita chips or tortilla chips.

    Friday, March 26, 2010

    LOVE made easy

    Ok...I found this insanely cute LOVE necklace on hisherschicago blogspot worn by DJ Rashida pictured below ~ The blogger re-created DJ Rashida's necklace by using cooper wire and a few other accessories (she did a FAB job) ~ Once I saw the outcome of the bloggers necklace I immediately knew this was a project I would enjoy sinking my teeth into ~ It was cute, unique and i could see myself rockin it (lol) ~ I was definitely up for the task at hand!


    All you need to make the LOVE necklace are copper wire (I purchased 8 yards for $2.99), jump rings (a pack of 85 for $2.99) necklace clasps (also $2.99, and I purchased a chain for $4.99) ~ Since I didn't have any tools at all, I decided to purchase a mini-starter tool kit for $9.99 which included wire cutters, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers and tweezers all of which I picked up at Michael's.

    To start you write the word LOVE on a sheet of paper.

    You then use the copper wire to trace the word LOVE and tape it to the paper to keep it secure ~ I didn't cut it from the strand to make sure I had more than enough wire to work with.

    Once you finish tracing, you clasp an end of the copper wire to the jump ring and use the wire cutter to secure the clasp.

    You then use small pieces of the copper wire to keep the letters secure using the wire cutters.

    I then cut a piece of chain (you can make the necklace as long or as short as you like) and used a jump ring to secure the necklace clasp.


    I was pleasantly pleased with the outcome of my 1st DIY project and amazed that it only took around 30 minutes to make ~ I'm definately gonna rock my necklace and I'll rock it with lots and lots of LOVE!

    DIY Love Necklace

    Thursday, March 25, 2010

    She's Back

    Monica premiered her new video “Everything To Me” a couple of days ago featuring Chad Ochocinco as her leading man and all I can say is SHE'S BACK ~ I keep hearing mixed reviews regarding her new cd "Still Standing" so I definately have to check it out for myself ~ I must say Monica looks absolutely stunning in this video ~ The video was dedicated to the late Alexander McQueen and she wore pieces by the British designer throughout the video ~ Check it out below!

    Other celebrities wearing Alexander McQueen

    [Source: In Style]

    Tuesday, March 23, 2010

    The Sweet Gift.....

    The Sweet Gift of Conversation
    Poem written by: Tyrone W. (inspired by lil ol ME)

    It was a dismal and rain soaked day, here on the East Coast
    And I had a sweet surprise, one that I so proudly want to Boast
    The clouds seemed to roll away, as I sit in awe at my Desk
    My Eve sent me sunshine, so far away from the West.

    My Eve, My Eve, took the time out to say Hi
    My mouth was speechless; my eyes wanted to Cry
    It still mystifies me, that someone so pleasant, is not another's Wife
    As I think about male/female relationships, and the true meaning of Life

    She is born in August, and that month means magnificent and Grand
    And she dates and has friends, but has yet to find that wholesome Man
    She is age 36 and soon to be 37, and brazened with a Californian Tan
    She causes the waves to rush onto the shore, and become one with the grains of Sand

    Awaits her that special guy, that would protect her from the evils of this World
    And make her the center of his universe, just like an oyster does a Pearl
    One that would take a bullet in his heart, if it met the sparing of her Life
    Or gladly give up both kidneys, if it met her life continued on void of Strife

    Pleasant and womanly and one to be stern, if you rub her the wrong Way
    And delicate as daffodils in full bloom, during the rainy month of May
    She offered me a gift, but I was content with the sweet gift of conversation, Today
    Sometimes I wish like Adam's Myeshia, she was fashioned out of East Coast Clay

    Her Grandma saw things in her, which others might not See
    How much joy she would give to another, in Holy Matrimony
    It's a lifetime commitment, as two imperfections become One
    And that's my wish to for her, as I close with the setting of the West Coast Sun

    So another day has come, and like a vapor, it so quickly is Gone
    I leave you with these words of comfort; I hope I have penned no Wrong
    May these words dwell within your heart, and eradicate all of your Fears
    As we get to know one another, as days turn into months, and months into years.