Holiday Party Dresses

Tis the season of parties! Whether it’s an office party or a family gathering, I have the perfect dress for it!

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So y’all know my absolute favorite place to buy dresses is LuLus.com. I have featured them about a dozen times and I have purchased from them countless times. So, now is the time of work holiday parties and family gatherings. The first place I check is LuLus and I am always stoked with what I find. They have an array of dresses to choose from; you can find body-cons, skater, and more conservative dresses. It’s a one stop shop for me.

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I have a holiday party next week and I have been killing it in the gym the last few months, so I went with a body-con style to show off my progress!

But, I am also featuring some more conservative choices!

My #1:

#1- Sexy Rose Gold and White Dress- $72.00- This is the dress I am wearing, I was immediately drawn in my all the sparkles! Reminds me of Christmas Lights 🙂

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2. Lovely Gold Dress- $64- I clearly have a thing for sparkles! This dress reminds me a little of a Balmain design.

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3. Chic Burgundy Dress- $49- This dress is stunning and the color is perfect for holiday parties!

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4. Plum Purple Dress- $89- A long dress is perfect for a more formal gathering. This is sexy with it’s plunging neckline and slim waist line.

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5. Sexy Forest Green Dress- $45- STOP!! THIS DRESS IS AMAZING!! I seriously just ordered it now! This is the perfect color green and can wear it year round!

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When Reality TV actually becomes reality.

In the world of scripted lines and manufactured drama, we get a rare glimpse of the actual reality for our ladies of Real Housewives.

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We need to discuss The Real Housewives of Orange County and how they broke from the usual drama filled dialogue and became real. I am a sucker and watch all of the different versions of the entire Housewives.

It’s useless TV, but it’s my guilty pleasure. I just can’t get enough of these women. But at the end of this most recent season, it broke the barrier and became real.

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If you have been tuning in then the break down of Kelly’s marriage, it shouldn’t have surprised you. We all saw it coming, but the moment she broke down to Vicki at the Season Finale gave me goosebumps. It was such an honest and heart breaking moment, women are strong and we can handle A LOT, so for her to be vulnerable in that moment with her friend and say she couldn’t continue to with her marriage. Wow, if you’re married or just in a long term relationship then you know how hard that moment must have been for her. Once you say those words, you can’t take them back, It’s out there in the universe.

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Let’s move onto Shannon…. Honey……. I am not an emotional person what so ever, but I cried for her. I’ve never seen anyone give as much as she did in a marriage. She loved David ( Probably still does ) and to watch her talk about the separation, girl, that broke my heart. She gave  everything she had in her marriage, and for her to attempt to forgive him for the affair. WOW. I know I would walk away and not look back, I am not a forgiving person when it comes to infidelity. Once you betray me, there is no going back.

During the reunion, she tries to be strong and girl, you’re life will be so much better without him.

I love when we get moments like these in reality tv, because we often don’t see them. It’s all about ratings and drama, but when you break the barrier and become vulnerable, it makes you relatable for the viewers and that is what makes for great tv.

After Thanksgiving Hangover

After stuffing my face for a full 3 days, I surfaced from my liar to come back to the real world. I was knee deep in turkey and shopping like a feign. I decided to opt out of the traditional in-store shopping for Black Friday, last year I went and I wanted to run everyone over with my cart. Seriously, people go NUTS on black Friday. I am sorry but no amount of savings is worth my pride at the end of the day, hahaha! So online shopping it was for me!

I managed to snag up some good finds from Dicks Sporting Goods, NBA.Com, Kohls, Toys R Us, Best Buy and even Forever21. 

I didn’t want any of the ” Doorbusters” so it wasn’t hard to get most of the stuff I wanted. I ended up finding a lot of great deals at Dicks on Adidas, Under Armour, and Nike. I really shopped mostly for clothes for me, haha! 

I was good when it came to keeping up with my workout routine. My gym was closed on Thanksgiving but proceeded with normal hours the next day, so I kept it up and went everyday. My workout buddy and I changed up our routine and introduced a few new pieces of equipment that left me HELLA sore the next day, but it was so worth it.

Now that I have to give into my Grinch ways and start getting excited for Christmas. What I find strange is that usually Christmas is my favorite holiday but I find myself feeling ehhh about it. I even watched my favorite Christmas movie “National Lampoons Christmas” to try and sparks some interest. I flat lined y’all. I am officially Scrooge this year and I hate it. I want to be chipper and annoying like all the rest of the women I know, but I am stuck in mountain above Whoville :/

But, never to fear I am going to put together a few blogs on the top holiday wears and top deals so the rest of you guys can save some time and not have to scour the internet. The one thing I do love is shopping and dresses, so this should be a one stop shop when it comes to you next dress for the office party, or Girls Night Out.

Thanksgiving Day Prep!

Finally feeling the Holiday cheer and ready to get my grub on Thursday!

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I can no longer deny that the holiday’s are fast approaching. Normally, I am in my Holiday spirit come mid October and have already started a countdown for Christmas. On top of my festiveness, I usually have 1/2 if not 3/4 of my Christmas shopping done…. Cue 2017, here I sit with only 3…… 3….. that it’s it, 3 gifts bought!

So today I did my normal gym routine and came home and gave into the pending holidays. My tree is up sans Christmas bulbs, because of course, half the lights aren’t working properly, but I do have candy canes on it 🙂

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I am on a roll today! Not only is my tree up but I braved the crowds and got all my ingredients for Thanksgiving!!! I chose to go as early as possible to beat the crowds and I am so glad I did, the cashier told me today that after 12pm it was going to be mad house.

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I wanted to share with everyone my Thanksgiving menu; I cook dinner for my family and I like to blend a little of my Yankee upbringing with the Southern style I have become accustomed to.

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Turkey is going to be a little big this year! I totally thought I was buying a 14 lb turkey, but, that sucker was actually 22 lbs! We are going to eat Turkey for DAYS!

With that being said, here is my line up! Plus at the bottom is my Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe 🙂




Turkey

Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Dressing

Squash Casserole

Macaroni

Green Beans

Butter Rolls

Apple Pie

Pumpkin Cheesecake

 

Pumpkin Cheesecake:

2- 8oz softened cream cheese

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

2 eggs

1 9inch Graham cracker crust

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 pinch ground cloves

1 pinch nutmeg

1/2 cup cool whip- thawed

 

  1. preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla. Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time. Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into of bottom crust, set aside.
  3. Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the remaining batter and stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread over the batter in the crust.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until center is almost set. Allow to cool, then place in refrigerator for 3 hours or over night. Cover with whipped topping and serve,

Best Dressed AMA’s

Featuring my pick for the Best Dressed at the American Music Awards 2017.

Can we take a second to bow down to Jenna Dewan Tatum!?!?! Girlfriend’s body is on another level. Seriously, her body is PERFECTION! Don’t get me started on her flawless hair and makeup. I love that she understated her makeup and her hair was down and wavy. You couldn’t have paired a better combination!!

Her complexion is absolutely perfect for this color and those shoes are to die for!

By far the best dressed of the AMA’s!!

Outliers by T.M. Frazier Book Review

Kay’s book review on “Outliers” by T.M. Frazier.

ARC Provided in exchange for an honest review

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The Outliers, the highly anticipated conclusion of The Outskirts Duet by T.M. Frazier is coming November 9th!

 

The Outliers by T.M. Frazier

Release Date: November 9th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Synopsis

 

Sensual. Heartbreaking. Passionate. Overwhelming. Maddening.

 

That’s the love Finn and I share.

It’s the kind you can never recover from.

The kind you never WANT to recover from.

 

That’s why we’ll do everything and anything to protect it.

 

When my past chases me all the way to Outskirts, we have to make a choice.

Let the lies destroy our chance at future together or…bury them deep in the swamp where they belong.

 

Got a shovel?

 

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~Kay’s Review~

First and foremost I love T.M. Frazier and think she is a goddess! Her books are original and always keep me on the edge of my seat. I loved “Outskirts” and gave it 5*****‘s so dropping into this book I was so excited and ready to get to the bottom of the cliffhanger we were left with.

Soooooooooo……… I am totally kicking myself in the ass because as much as I want to review this with 5*’s I just can’t. So let me get into the nitty gritty as to why I am rating this with only 3*’s 😦

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Let me just start by saying how talented I think this author is and how hard it must be to write books that captivate our hearts. I really loved Finn and Sawyer in Outskirts and their relationship was one roller coaster of emotions. I loved Finn with her, and how he helped ease a lot of her anxieties, and the way he introduced her to reality. Plus that cliffhanger!! WOW!! Didn’t see that coming at ALL!

But, when I picked up Outliers I was underwhelmed. This book could easily have been condensed into one. It was unnecessary to drag this out into 2. Like, I had to force myself to read this. I just found myself drifting to the next page to speed up the process. I could predict the ending already by the 5th chapter. 

Trust me, this pains me more than it does you. I love T.M. and think she can do wrong but this isn’t my favorite from her. She is a literary goddess and I so wanted this to a home-run for her, but for me it just wasn’t.

Now the light at the end of the tunnel is that I may not have enjoyed this but that very well could be because I read them with too much a time gap in between. I read Outskirts in early September and started Outliers mid November. 

My recommendation is to read these two back to back, a friend of mine read them back to back and LOVED them. 

BONUS!!! That bonus scene for Up In Smoke is like…… SUPER NUTS!! I can not wait to get my hands on that book!! Just a few pages and I had to help pick my jaw up off the floor! Kudos T.M. because that shit is going to be EPIC!

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