Thursday, February 17, 2011

Diane von Furstenburg - Home Collection

Diane von Furstenburg has finally launched her Home Collection!!! AAah, it's corky and fun just as her fashion. Such a happy collection of bedding, silverware and home accessories. Love me some Diane!!! Would also like to take this moment to apologize to my future husband and children, as our home will be filled with these prints.

Just saying!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Egypt's Mubarak stays in post, hands powers to VP

CAIRO – Egypt's Hosni Mubarak refused to step down or leave the country and instead handed his powers to his vice president Thursday, remaining president and ensuring regime control over the reform process. Stunned protesters in central Cairo who demand his ouster waved their shoes in contempt and shouted, "Leave, leave, leave."

The rapidly moving events raised the question of whether a rift had opened between Mubarak and the military command. Hours earlier, the military announced it had stepped in to secure the country, and a top general announced to protesters in Tahrir Square that all their demands would soon be met, raising cries of victory that Mubarak was on his way out.

Several hundred thousand protesters packed into Tahrir Square, ecstatic with expectation that Mubarak would announce his resignation in his nighttime address. Instead, they watched in shocked silence as he spoke, slapping their foreheads in anger and disbelief. Some broke into tears. After he finished, they broke out into chants for him to go.

We can only pray for our brothers and sisters in Egypt and hope that peace is in their near future.

Monday, February 07, 2011

My vision, my life!

As a child my parents forced me to do many things that I hated at the time; I had to go to church, I had to exercise, I was not allowed to beat my siblings, I had to eat vegetables, I had to play with my younger siblings, I had to comb my hair, I had to study...the list just seemed to be endless. I remember getting extremely frustrated and one time found myself wishing that one day my real parents, the King and the Queen would come and get me, and bring to my real home, the castle. YES, my imagination was extremely vivid, still is! Once I got older I understood why all those rules and regulations (yes, in my house we had regulations and at times even sanctions) were necessary. I truly believe that these rules were what taught me to be a somewhat of an obedient child (although I did break many rules, yes, I know oxymoron, whatever), it also allowed me to be more of a patient person, in all my relationships.

There were many times we swore up and down that we would never allow ourselves to turn into our parents and that we would never put any child through the same type of torture that we had to endure. To us they seemed so strict and unreasonable, and most importantly, so unfair. 

Fast forward about 10 years.

Although I do not have children, yet. I already know that the rules I had to obey are nothing compared to the ones that my children will have to follow, but does it really start there? Most of us have visions and dreams for our lives, some are more clear than others. Mine is to have a happy family, a loving husband, healthy and long lives for my parents, healthy and God fearing children and a career that I love. I'm not sure if I sound greedy, if so, I don't care. I think I deserve it, as all of us do. As I'm getting older I'm realizing that this is not something that one can accomplish alone. There are the obvious parts of our lives that are in God's and a long life and things of that nature. However, my vision and my dream of raising God fearing, hard-working and obedient children, that are stand-up citizens who love God first and who will grow up to change or at least affect the world in a positive way, is something that I together with the person I end up with will have to work on. 

It's my dream and vision, to share my dream and vision with someone who shares my dream and my vision, get it?! No seriously...get it? Think about it. There really isn't a point in trying to build something with someone who has a completely different outlook on life, it will most likely only lead to conflict. 

No bueno!

According to Dr. Sam Chand, ¨A great vision in a toxic culture is dead¨, I couldn't agree more with this statement. Love is wonderful, but love is not everything and if you're not careful you can fall in love with a devil. This is only to say that two people who plan on spending their lives together must share a vision and a common goal. I truly believe that this is the only way to make it work, but hey, this is just my opinion.


Sunday, February 06, 2011

Dr. Samuel Chand

Today Dr. Sam Chand spoke at our church. This is the second time I've heard him speak and can honestly say that he is the most uplifting and insightful person I've ever come across. Just thought I'd let you know:)

Saturday, February 05, 2011


Remember Carrie's closet from SATC 2?!! Seriously, it's a rhetorical question...everyone remembers. I think I may have even cried when I saw it. I love beautiful clothes and fashion (we all know), but it was the fact that it was so beautifully decorated and organized that yet again brought tears to my eyes (no I'm not a drama queen)! If I didn't know better, I would think that the dresses were alphabetized. 

AAaaaanyway...Lisa Marks of Marks&Frantz is the set designer of this delicious piece of yummyness. She was recently hired by a retired Long Island businessman to recreate this masterpiece for his wife. Lucky wife! The price tag? $175,000! Although I'm all for the finer things in life, this is a TAD bit on the exaggerated side. 
I want this closet so bad that I wouldn't mind going to HOME DEPOT and buying the material and pulling a ¨home made¨ (I'm actually quiet skilled)!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Dear Journal...

These notebooks are from European organizing God's ORDNING & REDA. The colors are delicious, and they are a great alternative to your average/boring notebook collection (you know you have one). Since they're not too big you don't have to tote around a gigantic handbag a'la suitcase to fit what could possibly be storing a brilliant idea! I'm amazed of how much joy it brings me to just stare at these books. Despite the fact that I love taking notes and writing down ideas and inspirations, I have not kept a journal since the mid-90's. I'm thinking it's my mother's fault and the fact that she couldn't keep her paws off my diary. 

I'm not mad...just saying!