Friday, May 31, 2013

It's Friday and a cruel summer

Hey peeps!!  Happy Friday!!!

The temps are already sizzlin' over here in Richmond...and I can tell its gonna be a cruel, cruel summer....but its all good...plenty of opportunities for the beach and the pool :)

Keep calm and let the music play....


Thursday, May 30, 2013

No regrets for this lady....


A life changing experience is right....I cannot release what it is yet, and sorry to be so vague but my life will be forever changed because of it. Am I scared?  Sure.  If I wasn't then I think that would be weird.  I feel extremely blessed for the love and support that is coming our way.  Love is a great word to describe how I feel.  There are so many other emotions in addition but it's all positive.  I have no regrets, not one. 
I am looking forward to the bright future ahead and I will embrace every aspect of  it.  

Happy Thursday friends,

Dinah xo

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Karma is definitely a B word!!!!!

I feel as though I need to share this story with did not personally happen to me but it has definitely been on my mind after reading about it.  We definitely live in a cruel world and I just cannot understand how certain individuals can be such a holes!!!!  This story went viral after a young lady posted her experience...

If you just read the link...I am sure you must be appalled.  The worst of it is the lady who made a complete fool of herself is the owner of that establishment, being in the hair industry it just amazes me.

This is more news on the topic.....

I would really love it if more people came together to really stand up for this poor little boy and his mother that went through that humiliating and angering ordeal...

Just goes to show that Karma will definitely catch up to her later, I do not wish harm on this person but I hope her business goes to shit.  Sorry I am not sorry.....

Why are people so cruel? And to a child?  

Love you all,
Dinah xo

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Almost one month away until paradise

One month away I will be in paradise with my hubster, sister and brother in law.....I can almost taste it!!!!  There is something about Key West, FL that just melts my heart....Cannot wait to lay on the beach, visit our favorite restaurants, watch the sunset at Mallory square, visit the Hemingway house, etc....

Favorite Key West restaurant ever........

Counting down the days until I get to bury my toes in the sand, and let all the stresses of life just melt off.

Dinah xo

Friday, May 24, 2013

It's Friday...why don't you just jam out?

Hello lovelies....

So, usually I have a set list of my top ten jams for the week but today I just want you to sit back and relax and listen to this this musical genius work his magic....your welcome :)

Keep calm and let the music play xoxo,


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Movies that probably suck but I like them anyway

Okay guys,

I think my husband would state that my taste in movies sometimes suck...he would make a joke and say "Oh yeah that movie is going to win all kinds of awards" HA!!!!   I know what you are probably thinking...the sappy/cheesy romantic comedies....NOPE!!!   I am talking about the most random titles you haven't heard of... or maybe you have...then you would rule the world in my opinion.

LOVE this's cheesy and silly as all get out but hell I just love it!!!  This is my favorite scene...

OMG...I think I have watched this movie over 50 times...I die laughing every time.  Watch this.

I know....this is probably the worst movie ever but I always find a good laugh out if it...don't judge!

Some of my favorite one liners ever.....

So I am guessing you get the picture sort of.  Do not get me wrong...I highly enjoy the critically acclaimed movies as well..but I will always appreciate a C or D list movie once in a while, ha!!!

Dinah xo

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Stand together through crisis....

Hey my friends....

First of all, I want to say I am sorry for being kinda flaky in advance on sunshine super glam this week....I promise I am okay just a lot going on.  I hope you all are well and happy!  

My heart feels very heavy this week for all the victims and their families affected by the deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma...I cannot imagine the way they are feeling and losing loved ones...I get choked up just thinking about it.  I am sure you have seen this video...but it makes me cry and smile at the same time.  Bless this woman's heart.

I know being an american we always find a way to stand together through crisis's.  I am proud of that.  I am proud that so many people come together through out our entire country to help those who have lost so much.  

If I could impact someone in a positive way in a crisis I always wonder what I could do to brighten their skies a bit.  I think the little things always mean a lot.  A hot meal, clean clothes, or a soft pillow....maybe a good ol' scalp massage to ease their tension and worry as they try to build their lives back to some normalcy after such a devastating loss.  

Is there a particular act of kindness that you would love to do for someone in need?  Something that you know would put a smile on someone's face.  I would really love to hear it.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!!  HUGS!

Peace xo,

Monday, May 20, 2013

I got nothing on this Monday....

Hey peeps!  So....I don't have much to report right now.  We are officially moved in to our new place....things are starting to come together thanks to my hubby...he was a rockstar this weekend!  This is what I am going to say to him when I get home from work you boo!!!!!

Hope y'all had a wonderful weekend!!!!

Dinah xo

Friday, May 17, 2013

I interrupt this regularly scheduled program....for a giveaway.....

Hey friends!!!

No Friday jams for this lady this week!!!!   Head on over to the fabulous Kelly from Messydirtyhair to check out my bloggy post, you will not be disappointed ;-)!!!!  

We move in officially tomorrow to our new digs.....a lot going on and so ready to be settled, but HELL YEAH for Friday peeps, yahoo!!!!

This is how I imagine myself dancing in my seat at work because its Friday.....LOL 

Love you all,
Dinah xo

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The time when your friend gave you that look and you just knew.....

Oh you know what I can look at your dearest girlfriends and if something is funny, frustrating, or just weird they give you a simple look and they know what you are thinking...and vice versa!

Who's ready for this hot piece of shhhhhh.....oh Henry you can rescue me anytime baby!

It's one of those mess with my food, you will get hurt, LOL!!!!  Don't judge!  It probably has something to do with the fact that everything in my  kitchen is pretty much all in cardboard boxes and our choices are to eat's like a mini vacation in my opinion. (One piece of helpful advice...never, and I mean never eat chicken wings at lunch and then visit your personal trainer later that day...epic fail)  BARF!

This is something I secretly wanna do...ya know grow a set and do some donuts with cops...haha!!!! I kid I kid!

I hope you enjoyed my smorgasbord of thoughts today....I am almost on empty because of this move that I have been talking about....come on weekend, just get here so I can live normally again.  Thanks!

Dinah xo

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

End of a loft era....

It truly is an end of a lofty downtown livin' era for me, the hubster and our doggy....hehe.  In a few short days my lil family is moving outta downtown Richmond and into a perfect home for us.  We are excited to have a little more space and a fenced in back yard for our precious chlo bear!!!   I will miss our current place a lot since it was the first place we lived in when we made the move to Richmond.  A lot of awesome memories were had there.  Noisy neighbors (I really will not miss, ha) , pubs and restaurants within walking distance, several parks and local history, the countless amounts of festivals near our apartment, being able to run/jog near the river downtown...the list could go on.
These photos were taken a long time ago, but these were the only shots I could find of our loft....

Our bedroom is completely door or privacy. So I am thankful to be moving to a new place with doors and privacy, hehe!

Our place looks completely different now....boxes everywhere, pictures and lamps taken down and it looks pretty empty.  I know we are moving on to bigger and better things with our new place.  Stay tuned for pics of our new digs soon!!!!

Sorry I was kinda a debbie downer in yesterday's post....I felt like dog poop...and it was Monday can you blame me?  HA!!!

Love you,
Dinah xo

Monday, May 13, 2013

This post is brought to you by....SARCASM!!!!!

Good morning friends....but what I am really thinking is F*@k off Monday!  I am not in the mood today sorry I am not sorry!   It really lights up my day when my alarm goes off and I instantly feel the need to dry heave from nausea.  (No I am not pregnant)!!!!  I am thanking the lovely mold and pollen in the air and my sinuses draining like a mother over night!   All I want to do today is eat some chicken noodle soup, throw in a grilled cheese and fall asleep on the couch watching t.v.   and the beauty of it all, I offer to work a double shift at my job today to help out and now I am wanting to beat down my past self for agreeing.  Thanks a lot!

"This is my attitude today"....

Oh and Monday.....everything about you annoys me....

Friday, May 10, 2013

Music makes my world go weekly jams!!!!

First of all,  I need to express the emotion that I got from watching this guy sing.  I saw a snippet when I was watching tv about him. His name is Arnel Pineda and he is a Filipino singer-songwriter that joined the legendary band "Journey" in 2007.  I cannot believe the power in his voice, it brought tears to my eyes.  You should check him out, he's so rad!

Now onto my regularly scheduled jam list!!!!  Again, if you are a new reader this is not a top 40 kind of thing. I list various artists/songs that I love weekly.  My tastes change all the time. 

1. Kim Wilde-Kids In America
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers-Aeroplane
4. The Cure- All Cats are Grey
5. Luscious Jackson- Naked Eye
6. Faith No More- Epic
8.The White Stripes- Icky Thump
9. Bob Seger- Against The Wind
10. Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals-Burn To Shine

Free your mind and just let the music play...because it's Friday xoxo

Dinah xo

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Can I buy you a drink Coco Chanel...?

I feel like the wisdom Ms. Chanel shared in the past is so important for anybody to follow today.  Fashion is not just the clothing or accessories we wear, it's all over the world we live in.  I try to embrace that daily.  The good lord above made us different so we can inspire each other!!!  There should be no competition in fashion.

Life has been a little hectic for me these days...the hubster and I are in the process of moving to a new home here in Richmond and in less than 2 weeks we will be saying goodbye to our downtown loft that we have lived in for 3 years.  I feel a little melancholy about it but that is normal I think.  We are moving to a place with a fenced in backyard for our dog, I will be getting an extra room to create my LADYSPACE....AHHHHHH!!!!  I cannot wait to go antique and consignment shopping.   Is it just me or do any of you out there worry about your clothes and shoes being moved over the furniture???  LOL  I could care less if our couch gets dinged....DON'T mess with my clothes or I will go bananas ass bonkers on you, HA!!!!

Alright, moving on from the moving are some FABULOUS items at my favorite clothing store EVER in Richmond....I wish  I could just buy one of everything.  For you fabulous out of state peeps check out their website here.

Mombasa Dress....

Combo Crew Neck S/S Tee

Mother Denim-Looker Ankle Zip In Princess

Sequoia Short....LOVE!!!!

That's all I got today folks!!!  I am sure tonight I will be spending my free time packing boxes...le sigh!

Dinah xo

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Throw me a friggin Rag & Bone here......

I think this choice of designer denim is my absolute super awesome favorite, LOL I love the fit, quality and feel of Rag and Bone!!!! I paired a few tops from Urban outfitters and Free People that I would wear with these makes my heart sing xoxo
Rag and Bone obsession

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Met Gala 2013 Red Carpet favorites....

Okay I had to do a post about my favorite looks of the 2013 Met Gala. Especially because of the theme....I am swooning!  "Punk: Chaos to Couture"....there were some AMAZING looks and I have to share which celebs were in my opinion the best dressed!
Gwyneth killed it in a bright Valentino Haute Couture Gown....

Now this is punk!!!  Love Ginnifer's custom Tory Burch dress.

I just love Lena's dress....a beautifully black lace Erdem gown

This look is insane!!!! Nina Dobrev  looks so sexy in a custom Monique Lhuillier lace bustier jumpsuit! Meow, haha!
I am obsessed over Rooney Mara's White lace Givenchy Haute Couture gown....she looks stunning!
There is no question....Sienna Miller wearing Burberry, that jacket is bad ass and I want it!!!!!

Oh Michelle, you could wear a paper bag and I would still love you....she looks so amazing in Saint Laurent.

Any of you have any specific faves of the event?  

xo Dinah

Monday, May 6, 2013

I laughed so hard I needed stitches.... weekend was fabulous and then some!  Couldn't of asked for a better time with my bestie Kristin!

We started out getting mani/pedi's and then the cocktails started around 3pm!!!  We had jumbo margarita's at this place called Guapo's....when I say "jumbo" I mean it costed almost 14 dollars, LOL....and when you have little food in your stomach any drink is going to go down quite nicely and you could care less about the cost.

After drinking those lovely marg's we went to this fabulous restaurant "The Curious Grape"....This place is awesome!  My friend suggested it and so glad we went!  Perfect stop for dinner before the real fun began.  Sorry i'm not sorry for not taking more photos....when you are out having fun and shooting the shit with your gal pal you lose track..

Then....we laughed so hard we needed stitches.  
I cannot tell you how funny Sarah is.  I was crying. And a first for me and my friend....we sat in the very front row so of course she picked on us a little but nothing too bad....she's hysterical.  Such a cool chick in person too.  I love her style,her hair is GORGEOUS, and she said I was so cute so that made me love her even more, hehe!!!!  Don't be jealous....
If you have not read her book yet, you have to pick it up.  I pretty much finished the book in two hours last night.  I was laughing out loud in bed, my dog was looking at me like I was nuts...

And this pic..  This is how much of a party animal I am.  My friend captured me passed out on her couch with her doggy cuddled up on me.  What time was this pic taken you ask?  It was 9:30 at night. LOL  add a little day drinking in and then a few drinks at the comedy show = I am a cheap hubby would be so proud, LOL!  I woke up Sunday morning and found this on my phone....gotta love it!

I am sad this weekend has passed, I had such a good time!  

Dinah xo

Friday, May 3, 2013

Thank you friday jam list

I cannot say it enough. Music truly is such a huge staple in my life.  I am going to keep my jam list short and sweet today, but you can surely still listen xoxox    How are you all?  Happy it's Friday? 

1. Janet Jackson- The Pleasure Principle
2. Spacehog- In the meantime
3. Sneaker Pimps- 6 Underground
4. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams- Get Lucky
5. Kris Kross- Jump
6. Local H- Bound for the floor
8. ACDC- Money Talks
9. Harry Nilsson- Everybody's Talkin'
10. Deee-lite- Groove is in the heart

There you have it peeps!!   And who could forget this hilariousness....Its like, EFF you Friday! LOL 

Dinah xo

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Drinks, comedians, and a bestie....

Good morning my sunshiners!!!!!

Hot damn I have a fab weekend ahead of me!  Going to D.C. Saturday to visit a bestie!  She is more like family to me.  She grew up with my older brother and when I moved to Richmond 3 years ago I discovered she lived here too!  In such a short amount of time we developed a very close friendship!  I could not imagine not having her in my life!  She moved to D.C. a year or so ago so we always make time for GIRLS WEEKENDS!

We have a stellar weekend filled with mani/pedi's, drinks, dinner, drinks (hehe) and I am so stoked because we are seeing this funny lady perform live Saturday night....Sarah Colonna/bad ass comedian from Chelsea Handler on E!  She is hysterical and we get to see her, don't be jealous!  She has the sense of humor that I love.  Sarcasm, sarcasm, sarcasm....
I can't wait to laugh my ass off with my buddy and just spend some quality girlfriend time that I need!!!!

Have a good day peeps,
Dinah xo