Saturday, December 29, 2012

Looking Back on 2012

Welp 2012 is coming to a close and 2013 is sprouting up. As the new year is showing its head I can't help but look back on the year. There was a lot of big changes that happened to me. For one I went in 2012 single for the first time in a long time. My boyfriend and I were always off and on, but the last time I was SURE we were done. But our unconditional love brought us back together again... as usual. This time he tried to make it official and he proposed! So for 2012 I was an engaged woman with the man I've been with for 5 years. He was in another state when he asked but that didn't matter. We were head over heels for each other. It was time to set our love in stone. When he came back we moved into a new place together. Not our first place together but it felt like it. A lot more space, 3 rooms, a basement. Nothing like our crumby apartment. It's a really nice place.

2012 was also a big birthday year. I turned 25! So I had to have a big party that I would remember for years. I had my party at a club in downtown Detroit. It was successful. The only thing was... I was pregnant. Yup. A few weeks prior I took a test and it was positive! So yeah it was my biggest birthday yet no drinking for me. It sucked a bit but I realize now somethings happen to you for a reason.

So for 2012, I turned 25, was engaged, new place in Detroit, and now a human incubator. Wow. My daughter started 1st grade and I started my semester as a junior. As the months went by I learned that I was pregnant with a baby boy! I was so excited. I was blessed to have my little girl now to have my little boy with my fiancé (our first together) that has always been there for our family. I guess there was a reason for that 3rd room after all. ^_^

 My year has been full of exciting new changes and I'm very happy. At first I wasn't. Big changes like those can really scare the crap out of you. Change period is hard. But as the months of 2012 are coming to a close I realize that change is good and everyone has to go through it. He wouldn't put more on me than I could handle. 2012 has proved to be my biggest and most memorable year yet. And I'm sure 2013 will be just as big. With the baby on the way a lot more will change. I haven't had to change diapers and feed a baby for over 4 years now. But those skills never really leave you. And Nathaniel will show me just how great of a mommy I can be--still.

I hope your year was full of excitement and love as was mines. Have a Happy New Year!!! -Sable

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

DIY: First Collection I've Sewn

I finished my first collection of outfits! Well they aren't sized for humans but I think the dolls are happy! My daughter has a few dolls that seem to stay naked! And with me picking up sewing I thought it would be cool to make her dolls a few outfits. Here's the collection...

So whatchu think? I think I did pretty good for my first time. I took a old shirt and pair of jeans and made these three outfits. I even made a little denim purse to match the skirt. We couldn't find it for the pic. It was pretty neat. I'm glad I decided to start on doll clothes before going on to real life sized clothes. There's a lot to learn!! But I'm excited.

Next I will be working on the new arrivals clothes and blankets. I have a few patterns I bought from Jo-Ann. Wish me luck!!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Hobby

Cyber Monday was my day to get online and find some great deals to start a new project. I've picked up sewing! And I really like it. It only makes sense right. I like clothes, I like buying clothes, I don't like to spend a bunch of money... So why not just make the things I would like to buy??

I started with little things like replacing a zipper and hemming a few things but now I want to put a whole piece of clothing together.

Not sure how many of my followers out there have a sewing machine or ever sewed anything by hand, but its kinda neat. I've been watching YT vids to get my knowledge. I mean that's where everyone goes right?? I found out I need a sewing machine (Check), I need thread (Semi-Check), and I need some determination (Check-Check). But I need patterns, more thread colors besides white and black and I host of other things. So thats where Cyber Monday came into play. I went on Joanns and few other sites to find some deals. I found a few, but not many. I used most of my time reading reviews and finding out what 6 different footers are for, which I just felt I had to have!

So I am very excited for the packages I am soon to receive. I'll talk more about the projects I plan to start later. Right now I have to "run" off to class. Not much running since im 28 weeks preggy :)  Adios!


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Me Me Me

I looked at my blog and noticed I have like no pictures of myself... That's just sad. So I decided to pop in real quick and give a few pics for you guys to see. I mean that's a part of connecting with your readers right :)

This was my 25th birthday outfit

My first time doing my own kinky twists

Not me.. But I couldn't help but share :)

Into the big sweaters this fall

Hope this gives you an idea of me and my style a bit. The last one is the latest one. Enjoy! See you guys soon!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Back Again

I know I know I do not post often enough but I haven't had much to talk about. I hardly paint my nails and my fashion sense hasn't been able to blossom as much. I don't want to spend a lot or think a lot into maternity clothes. I have other things to entertain me though. I have picked up sewing. I've been doing it off and on. I find little projects and finish them slowly. Like the last one I just finished, replacing a broken zipper on a winter coat. I watched some YT vids to understand the in's and out's of sewing on a zipper. I think I did a pretty good job. The only problem I had was one that was stated several times. My needle got too close to the zipper head and broke, TWICE. Mad and slightly pissed I kept on and got it done! I was so proud of myself! My daughter now has a another coat for the fall/winter. And just in time too... Michigan is about to start getting SNOW! Here it comes people. So let's get ready! I'm going out to get longjohns tomorrow!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Less Stress

Hello ladies,
One thing I must say is I LOVE nail polish. I think nail polish is one of the best accessories to wear. Its so easy to change it up. You can wear one coat of your favorite nude shade or a pop of color to enhance any outfit. I also feel its a great way to relieve stress. No seriously. If I'm having a bad day I paint my nails. I think it has to do with pampering yourself. When you 'take care' of yourself it makes you feel better (and look better too). And who doesn't love that?? What do you do to relieve stress??

With it being Fall now I had to find a nice shade for the season. I currently have on a shade of orange with a pop of metallic gray on my ring finger. Kind of Halloween-like. I went for the gray instead of the obvious choice of black. I started to design them up a bit but found I liked them just the way they were.

I'll add a picture later if you guys would like to see. Let me know. And Please comment ;)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

BOX Braids

Hello all. Felt the need to share my new hair do. My niece braided me up with some cute box braids. I LOVE THEM. I have seen a few ladies with them. So I started to investigate... YOUTUBE! I saw so many videos of beautiful ladies with box braids. They often referred them as "patcher" (probably wrong term) braids and Poetic Justice/Solange inspired braids. And those are the exact people I thought about when I seen them.
This is the perfect example that history always repeats itself. And I'm excited they're back!

If you know me you know I'm a curly/kinky/nappy headed sista. The flat ironing, hot curling, and permed hair styles don't work for me. I have pressed/flat ironed it once or twice since I did the BC, but it just didn't help my hair. My hair is already thin. So putting all that heat, which is making it flatter & thinner, is a no-go. So to my rescue came Box Braids!

I've had them for about 2 1/2 weeks now. And I completely love them. I keep running my fingers through them. :) And they're so much fun. Especially dancing around the house, LOL. I wanted to show you guys. I made a YT vid. So please watch and comment!! I would appreciate it. :)
Hope you like them and try them out!! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty

Hello hello. We meet again. I have been SUPER busy with school, work, being a mom, new place, newly engaged (we'll get to that in another post) and a bit of partying too of course.
I read my last post and noticed that I haven't updated since Jan, beginning of this school semester. I've been busy with these 3 courses. But it has been fun. I'm learning a lot. I made a AWESOME website for my Web Development course. I did a live, recorded presentation on it today. Check it out and tell me what you think!
~Oh So Pretty~
I had so much fun creating this site. I really enjoyed the course. Now I have to finish typing this 8 page research report about cyber-bullying. Sounds lame? A little. But I'm actually learning a few things. So I have to get that finished soon.

Enjoy the site and until next time,
Stay pretty :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

All Work and Some Play

My baby has come back to me! She was a little sick but the PC Doc put her back together again. I thought I was going to have some sort of attack! They were taking soo long to get my laptop back to me. But shes back home and in good shape. I'm glad too because I have a paper I have to type up like NOW! So this will be a quick post. Just wanted to jump in and give my two cents.
BTW Happy belated MLK Day! I spent mines sitting around retweeting King quotes. I wish I could have seen the movie based on him but I dont have cable so its hard to catch the good stuff.

This last Saturday me and my girls Angie and Tasha (my niece "2yrs apart") went out. It was a little spot on the east side. BYOB. And we had a ball. The DJ was jammimg all night. And the lights were on point! It was so awesome. Haven't had a night like that in a mintue. Well needed. There was a lady selling gadgets that light and blink. U know the things they sell to the kids in the summer time. I had to have one! My friend got one for me, some glasses. I'll post a pic. I was fooling! Lol.
Oh yeah that reminds me I have to post a pic of my outfit for New Years. I followed Ticka's advice and went with the purple heels. I got them from Bakers. Very cute! I'll get to that post soon enough :)

Ok I think I did enough chit chatting. Now on to the real work.. my summary paper for Eng 1020 thats due tomorrow. Talk to ya'll soon!


(Now that I think about it. The pic is here->>> In my TwitPic "gadget")

Monday, January 9, 2012

Holy Moly..I've been TAGGED!

Hola! Como estas? Well the break is over and now the real fun begins! School work school work MOM MOM MOM!! Madness! But I have high hopes. New year new goals! Enough about all that though. Lets get to the realll fun ;)
So it seems that my girl Ticka at "Spoon Full of Sugar" has decided to Tag me! Thx lady (Never been tagged before) This should be interesting!

Ok so the rules...
1. Post these rules.
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that you've tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about 'you are tagged if you are reading this' You have to tag 11 peeps.

My 11 Random Things:
1. I dislike peanut butter
2. I LOVE peanut butter cookies!
3. Something in here smells funny :(
4. I call my lil girl Monkey
5. Chocolate is very yummy
6. A guy with locks automatically makes him SEX-C!
7. People call me dingy, I say Im more so ringy (
8. Fake people make me angry
9. Almost time for class!
10. If you only knew what I REALLY want to say.
11. I love ALL people, all shades and all shapes!

My Q/A from Ticka:
1. Where did you grow up?
Inktown! Tha Crooked I. aka Inkster MI
2. Have you ever travelled outside of the country?
Canada... That counts right? ;)
3. What is style to you?
Style is an attribute that makes a person who they are. It should be unique and define who you are, or how you feel.
4. How has your style changed over the past few years?
Im mixing more colors and patterns together. Usually if Im wearing blk and white. Thats it. But now I throw pops of colors in the mix. Its fun and shows Im not dull and boring but full of excitement and fun time!
5. What is your greatest accomplishment?
Deciding to go back to school and getting my A+ certification. Its been all uphill since then.
6. What/who makes you smile?
My daugther when she gets a good report in school. Shes so smart, but doesnt like to listen or follow rules.
7. Do you have a piece of clothing that you refuse to give up or throw away?
Yes. Theres a few! I spent money (good money) on my things. I dont like to let go!
8. Who is your greatest influence?
My monkey! Oh and my aunt! She plays a big part in my life. We dont get along much. But without her I dont know what I would do!!!
9. What size shoe do you wear?
6 1/2 or 7 (tiny toes)
10. Who's the most famous person you've ever met?
Umm. I seen this youtube "celeb" I wanted to say hi. I was nervous and shy :-/
11. What's your favorite meal to prepare?
Dont cook much but some spaghetti and garlic bread is the easier, and my kid actually eats it.
That was pretty cool. Wasn't as bad as I thought. I dont know many ppl I could tag. But I'll post this now and get back to you with that one. I hope you enjoy. Comment if you like or have any questions! Luv ya!!