Saturday, July 23, 2011

I Believe....

 "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you learn to appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself...and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
 ~Marilyn Monroe

Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 18, 2011

And The Winner Is...

Hey Divas and Gents! THANK YOU to everyone who participated in a "Few Of My Favorite Things" Giveaway!
Shakiyla over at I Wanna Be Fierce  is the lucky winner!!
Congratulations Diva!


 I purchased this dress about a month ago at Ashley Stewart.  When I first saw the dress..I thought...HA..what a cute little cotton dress....but when I saw the price tag $49.99 I thought to myself..ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!  I definitely  wasn't paying $50 for the dress.  I waited 2 or 3 weeks and the dress was marked down to $14.99.  Now that's what I'm talking about baby!!! 

Dress-Ashley Stewart | Shoes-Jessica Simpson "Dany2" | Sunnies-Nordstrom | Accessories-Random | Purse-?

Happy Monday!

Friday, July 15, 2011

La Di Da Di...

You a bad girl and your friends bad got the swag sauce you drippin' swag-gue!!
(lyrics from Beyonce "4" - Party / La Di Da Di)
I can't seem to get this song out of my head!  Definitely one of my favorite cd's at the moment!   If you don't have "4" by Beyonce.....I highly recommend picking it up!  This weekend all of my friends are attending Jazz Fest West in San Dimas...but I decided not to attend.  The heat is unbearable..and my hot flashes would be having hot flashes....soooooo my weekend will be filled with popcorn, bon bons and Life Time movies:/ 

Have a great weekend!!

Dress-Torrid | Shoes-Jessica Simpson Cheetah | Clutch-Ashley Stewart

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What's Cooking | Banana Nut Muffins

[Recipe adopted from The Food Network]
Hey Divas!  For the past couple of weeks my bff has been asking me to bake some banana nut today I finally decided to whip up a batch and try this super easy recipe I found over at The Food Network.  The muffins are super moist and left an aroma throughout my house that was out of this world.  Definitely a recipe worth trying out!
Total Time: 27 min.
Prep: 7 min.
Cook: 20 min.
Yield:12 muffins


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 overripe bananas
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts chopped ( I used walnuts)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and lightly butter muffin tins or use paper liners

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. Mash 2 of the bananas with a fork in a small bowl so they still have a bit of texture. With an electric mixer fitted with a wire whisk, whip the remaining bananas and sugar together for a good 3 minutes. Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla and beat well, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice. Mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Fold in the nuts and the mashed bananas with a rubber spatula. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins to fill them about halfway. Give them a rap on the counter to get any air bubbles out.

Bake18 to 20 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean, it's done. Cool on a rack.

Let cool for a few minutes before turning the muffins out. Serve warm or at room temperature.

A Few Of My Favorite Things "Giveaway"

Hey Divas! Happy Tuesday! Today I am excited to announce another Diva-Licious giveaway with a "Few Of My Favorite Things".   Just a little sumthin' sumthin' for YOU... my beautiful readers/followers.  You don't have to write a long paragraph or anything like that. All you have to do is (1) make sure you'r e a follower of my blog (via Google Friend Connect) and (2) leave a comment below with your email address so I may contact the winner. I will be picking a lucky winner Monday, July 18th from

Aroma Therapy Energy-Mandarin Lime Body Lotion (travel size)
Lift your spirits. Mandarin Essential Oil stimulates your senses to help wake you up. Lime Essential Oil helps lighten your mood to instill a sense of optimism. This ultra-creamy body lotion contains Natural Soybean Oil to nourish and moisturize skin and Glycerin to attract moisture to skin.

Dark Kiss Signature Collection-Fragrance Mist  (travel size)
Lavishly spritz Bath and Body Works refreshing fragrance mist all over your body to leave skin lightly scented with the fragrance of Dark Kiss, a seductive blend of voluptuous berries, tempting blooms and night musk to unleash your most primal passions.

Dark Kiss Signature Collection-Body Lotion (travel size)
An exclusive Signature Body Lotion formula, fortified with powerful ingredients like super conditioning Shea Butter, fast absorbing Jojoba Oil and protective Vitamin E, hydrates skin with moisture that lasts all day. It's non-greasy formula absorbs quickly and completely to leave skin feeling incredibly soft, smooth and nourished, making it the perfect daily moisturizer.

Citrus Flower Candle (1.6 oz.)
Meyer lemon, sparkling mandarin, and orange flower layered with sweet jasmine and green verbena

Have a great day!

Monday, July 11, 2011

My Very First Time.

Hey Divas!  I hope everyone is having a great day so far!
Would you like to know how I feel about being "plus size" or who inspired me to start my very own blog?!?

Be sure to visit  The Fashion Fiend and check out my very first interview!

Thank You Kasey for the AMAZING feature!!

I would also like to thank ALL of my followers from the bottom of my hearth. Thank you for your support, and putting a smile on my face with your sweet comments and visits. Each and every one of you are special to me in your own way.

Much Love!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Soaking It Up.

Hey Divas!  I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  I would like to thank Strictli Hair and Church Girl Chic for the amazing Blogger Awards.  Thanks ladies...I really appreciate the LOVE :))  The weather out here in Cali has been pretty amazing and I'm soaking it all up this weekend!  Have a great week and stay fabulous! 

Be sure to check out Full-Figured Diva on Facebook and don't forget to "Like" me HERE :))   Thanks!

Dress-Burlington | Sandals-Target | Accessories-Torrid | Purse-Ashley Stewart

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My Independence Day!

Hey Divas!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th of July!  Yesterday I spent the day with my family eating BBQ, snacking on watermelon and sipping on strawberry daiquiris.  We ended the evening by gathering in the front-yard with the neighbors and watching a beautiful display of fireworks!!!!  It's always nice spending time with family and friends!   Have a great week and stay fabulous!!

What I Wore: Top-Avenue | Skirt-Ashley Stewart | Shoes-Jessica Simpson | Purse - Hermes