Letter 11: Family and Holidays

31 Letters To My Future Husband

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Dear Future Husband,

Hey! How are you? I hope that your are doing great today! If not, I hope that this letter will help. So I am catching up on my letters. This is letter 11 but it’s written on day 12.  In letter 11, I want to talk about family. If we do have more children besides Brelin, I hope that we can always be there for our children.  If we decide not to or its impossible to have more children I hope that we can spend a lot of time together as a family. I pray that we will spend time with your family as well as mine. If your family lives out of town or state, I hope that we are fortunate enough to see them for at least one holiday, even if its Mardi Gras, lolx. I can’t wait to decorate the house for every holiday with you and the family. I can’t wait to let our children hear the song that our parents grew up to for Christmas, The Temptations hit “Silent Night“. I can’t wait to carve pumpkins and stuff turkeys. I just want to say that my grandma cooks the best macaroni so I know you will love eating at her house on Sundays! I can’t wait to spend my days, nights and rest of my life with you and our families!

Love Your Future Wife,

Courtney ( Insert Your Last Name Here)

Boy how I hope this letter is opened during Christmas Holiday!

Friday +October Favorites!

Friday Favorites, Monthly Favorites, parent family fashion

Hey guys! How is everyone today? I hope that everyone is doing good on this first day of the next to the last month of this year! Gosh can you guys believe that 2013 is almost over? Well Let’s get into the favorites for this month and for Friday!

Music:

1.) Kissland- The Weeknd. If you guys know me then you know this album made my September favorites and probaly will make my November favorites too! “Professional” is my favorite song on the album. I listen to that song at least seven times a day. The beginning  is, in my opinion, very reminiscent of Art of Noise’s “Moments In Love”

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For all of you who didn’t know what or who I was referring to!

2.) I am Au$tin Martin Vol 1- Au$tin Martin. I actually got exposed to this artist through Twitter! I’ve been vibing to “Wake Up” since it was first brought to my attention! I just want to say, “Hey Au$tin!!!”

Austin Martin

Purchase album here: http://autinmartin.bandcamp.com/

3.) Be Careful It’s My Heart –Paul Motian. I hear this song a lot on the ITunes Radio

4.) Too Much – Drake from his latest album “NWTS“. I love Drake like crazy. He just had a birthday last week and I had to post a tribute to my first celebrity crush. Drake the type of nigga that: has my vote!

5.) I am sad to say that I can not remember my 5th favorite song as I hum the tune right now. I just don’t remember the name.

Blogs and Bloggers:

1.)Kay Navarro of http://kcnavarro.wordpress.com/ I met her through Instagram and she’s a sweetheart and good writer. She has given me nothing but positive feedback on my “31 Letters to My Future Husband” segment. Be sure to check out one of my favorite post from her here:

http://kcnavarro.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/tiled-photos-on-instagram-photographers-i-need-your-photos/

2.) James D Voigt of http://jamesdvoigt.wordpress.com.  I just discovered his blog today from a search and I actually love the post  listed below

http://jamesdvoigt.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/call-it-off-stop-searching-your-for-mission/

3.)Mad Sophisticated! I found her today  too and I already love her. She’s funny, has a great sense of style and loves hip hop! Oh and she thrifts so she’s great hands up and down! http://madsophisticated.wordpress.com/ My favorite post from her:

http://madsophisticated.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/rebirth-thrift-haul-2/

4.) Lady Romp! I love anyone who has motivation to offer to others. This blog is so uplifting! http://ladyrompp.com My favorite post:

http://ladyrompp.com/2013/11/01/a-message-from-kim-13/

5.) Cream BMP!  This blog is ran by my best friend and it is crazy. If you like hearing the funny gossip about celebrities stop by and check out http://creambmp.com/ I have so many favorite post that it would be longer!

Beauty Products and Routines

I have been loving some of my unexpired but unused items for go to products!

1.) Posner Concealer. I have used this concealer since 2009! I do not know why but I love this concealer. I only use it when I am not using Clinique’s Even Better or Photo Ready creame foundation.

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Purchase yours here:http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=413934&catid=183547&cmbProdBrandFilter=6365&aid=338666&aparam=50779084345id413934&device=c&network=g&matchtype=

2.) Maybelliene BB Cream. Now I had to figure out ways to make this full coverage for me. Once I did I started to develop a love for it!

BB Cream

Purchase here: http://www.drugstore.com/maybelline-dream-fresh-bb-8-in-1-beauty-balm-skin-perfector-spf-30-deep/qxp408035?catid=183551

3.) NYC Brow Kit. I have had this since the beginning of this year. I only paid a 1.00 for the kit! It has the PERFECT shade for filling in brows and brow wax! It holds my brows on all day while keeping natural looking (except for in pics, lolx)

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* I do not use the small angle brush nor tweezer in the set. I actually use a cheap angle brush for my brows that came in a set from my local Fred’s store  When I figure out the name to the set I will link it to this post Also, if you guys would like a link to this set let me know. The only prices that I found for the set was way more than I paid*

4.) Revelon Colorstay Eyeliner Pen. I cant wear it on my lower lid but I love it for doing my wings.( I am reteaching myself how to make the perfect wing) I recieved it from my grandma as a present.

eyeliner pen

Purchase it here: http://www.soap.com/p/revlon-colorstay-liquid-eye-pen-34122?site=CA&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc_S&utm_term=ARV-011&utm_campaign=GoogleAW&CAWELAID=1323253373&utm_content=pla&adtype=pla&cagpspn=pla

5.)e.l.f 11 Piece Brush Collection. I payed 15.00 for the set during a 1/2 off sale over the summer and I actually love them. I have never payed more than 3.00 for a set so I figured why not step my game up and purchase some “real” brushes. I was going to invest in a luxury line of brushes but I thought I’d start off light. Once I get the jist of what I am doing, lolx, I will purchase the Chanel or Napoleon Perdis set!  Seen Below!

Brush set

11 piece brush set from e.l.f.  Purchase here: http://www.eyeslipsface.com/studio/tools/brush-sets/11_piece_brush_collection

Use code BESTSELLER at checkout and recieve the same price for your brushes as I did!!! (Another reason I love this company)

expensive brush set

Napoleon Perdis 22-piece Makeup Brush and Leather Roll set! Purchase here :http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Napoleon-Perdis-22-Piece-Makeup-Brush-Leather-Roll-Set/prod156260097/p.prod?ecid=NMCIGoogleProductAds&ci_sku=prod156260097sku&ci_gpa=pla

Chanel

Les Essentiels de Chanel: Les Pinceaux  Purchase here: http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/Makeup-Face-LES-ESSENTIELS%3A-LES-PINCEAUX-133688/sku/133689

I am looking for these under the tree this year yall, lolx!

Find more luxury brushes and make up here:

http://www.justluxe.com/fine-living/health/feature-1911635.php

Fashion :

1.) My Flannel Shirt. I purchased this shirt last year at The Goodwill when I used to work in that area. It’s a boy’s size from Target by the Cherokee brand! It has been my go to piece all year because it’s light enough to wear in the warmer months but thick enough to layer with in the colder months.

 

2.) My Combat Boots! Military is on trend again and thank you God! I paid more than I wanted to for my favorite pair of combat boots in 2011 but it was well worth it! Just like my flannel shirt, my combat boots have been my go to piece this whole year!

combat boots

These are the exact boots that I purchased from Kmart 2 years ago(just different linning). I found these on Amazon get them here: http://www.amazon.com/Military-Combat-Fold-over-Multiple-Apparel/dp/B00BFMCNL6/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383336970&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=bongo+combat+boots Not sure if they are the same brand but the make is the exact same!

3.) My Fresh Prince Shirt! Unfortunatley, I was not able to cop the Bel Air 5’s that dropped last month but I did recieve a dope Fresh Prince Tee that I blogged about from an Etsy Seller, ClothingHub. Be sure to check out my review on that piece!

Fresh Prince

To find out where to purchase this click here: https://luluchris58.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/tee-review-from-clothinghub-and-ootd-fail/

4.) My LA Hearts Sweat Pants. Here’s another piece that I have worn all year around. I am  here for sweats! I purchased these sweats from my then local Pacsun at a closing sale. I also purchase a shirt about Nachos but who knows where that is? I am a lanky and shaped so odd so I hate sweat pants that shirnk in the dryer so these pants get an A from me! The only thing is I think they use to have writing down the side and they have faded.

Since they no longer carry my sweats and hoodie I decided to just add the link here :http://www.pacsun.com/la-hearts/womens/?OriginId=GOG&medium=tsa&XCID=P:google-La+Hearts%7CEnhanced_Search%7CUSA-La+Hearts-la%20hearts&gclid=CPL7oOe1xLoCFfFj7AodU2sA3w

I figured you guys could find some great pieces and they are having a sale!

5.) My DIY Camo Jacket. Like I stated before, Military is on trend so my DIY camo jacket gets a slot on must wear list! I thirfted this jacket last year and reconstructed it with diy patches and and some of my favorite buttons! I only paid a 1.00 for it because the clerk knew my cousin!

I have two Camo Jackets for sale! Be sure to visit my Instagram @LuLuChris58HWShorts to check those out!

*Next Month this part of my list will be more diverse, I promise, lolx.*

Food and Beverages

1.) Eggs! I have been loving eggs like crazy! I have been making them in almost every way possible.

2.) Cinnamon! I am officially addicted! I eat it on waffles, drink it in my tea!

3.) Chocolate Chip Eggo Waffles with Jiff Peanutbutter and Cinnamon. I have my son hooked now.

4.) Lipton Tea hot with lemon and cinnamon. I am already a hot tea and lemon lover! The cinnamon just gives it that extra kick.

5.)  Roman Noodles. I dont know how I renewed a love in this struggle menu item but I am back on the noodle train! I have been eating these babies like crazy!

TV, Books and YouTube.

I decided to combine these three together because  there isn’t enough to make five favorites in each!

1.) Tyme the Infamous. I do not know why but I have been watching her videos again, alot. I think it may be her music. I will add one of her videos below!

2.) Notorious Kia. I have always loved her videos. She’s hilarious, crafty and stylish! Sounds like someone I know.

3.) I really do not have any favorite books but I will be reviewing the book “Getting Back Together.” so I thought I would mention that here!

4.) Days of Our Lives. Yes this is my favorite show. I have been watching this show more because of the drama with Nicole and Eric! I can not wait until Kristen is finally busted!

5.) Scandal!  Yes guys, Olivia Pope is back! Its time to break out the Gladiators!(no not really). Even if you are not a Scandal fan or wanted to jump on the Pope Dope bandwagon, watch the episode that gives you notes on Season 1. It’s so to point. You could go into Season 2 feeling like you know everything. Get your life with Scandal.

Random Faves:

Ok in this section I am just going to talk about some random favorite stuff!

1.) Tamar Braxton’s “Hot Sugar” video. It has me amazed. Everyone hated on that video so bad, even some Tamartians, but I don’t see the problem with the video honestly.

2.) New Atlanta. Everyone is saying that there will not be a season 2 nor a reunion. I hope that these are just rumors. I actually liked that show and the tomchuckery that came along with it. I was here for it!  Also, I got to tweet with some of the cast!
3.) Tyler Lepley! If you do not know why then check out my link here.

https://luluchris58.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/10-reason-why-i-think-tyler-lepley-is-great-and-so-should-you/

4.)ITunes Radio Jazz station. Although ITunes Radio plays the same music over again, it’s soothing!

5.) Au$tin Martin! We follow each other on  Twitter and is a very cool and humble guy! He also shouted my blog out for me! Be sure to check him out if you already haven’t! I have a link above!

Be sure to show all of the Bloggers, YouTubers, merchants and Artist love!

Sorry this list was so long. Hopefully next month’s will be recorded for you guys!

*Of course all photos are not mine*

Friday Favorites: Another Segment Featuring Au$tin Martin!

Friday Favorites

So before I get into everything, I want to shout out rapper Au$tin Martin! I got to tweet with him last night and hear some of his music! Infact Im vibing to it now! I just want to say that after tweeting with him I was inspired to create Friday Favorites. I was telling him that I was mad that I was late to the party and I had to add him to my “Monthly Favorites”. I just couldn’t wait that long, lolx.  Each Friday I will name five of my favorites. I will still have a monthly favorites. I just wanted to bring a few good things to you guys.

Friday Favorites List 1:

1.) Chocolate Chip Eggo Waffles with Peanut Butter and Cinnamon

2.) Cinnamon! Yes I am about that cinny life! I have been eating it on everything and drinking it in my tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

3.) Au$tin Martin “I am Au$tin Martin Vol.1” and my favorite song on there is a track called “Wake Up”. I also want to tell you that just like Ty Lepley, Au$tin is very humble and sweet. He writes his own music and produce his own beats. He also follows me on Twitter. Find him at @IAMAUSTINMARTIN. Oh and Ladies he’s eye icecream!

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4.) The Club Takeover video of Au$tin Martin and Ty Lepley! Yes you guys know I can’t have a favorites list with out Mr. Lepley and the biceps. Who ever made this video with the Marvin Gaye track “I Want You” playing in the back ground while Tyler and his biceps are being featured is a genius! Tell your mama thank you!

5.) Bitstrips. Although its going to get me in big trouble, I now see that it can be used to market and advertise for my business. See there’s always a positive light at the end of the tunnel!

Now you guys know sharing is caring so here’s the Club Take Over Video Starring Au$tin Martin, Ty Lepley, his Biceps and many more!

Sweet Baby LeBron Check out those Biceps!  You’re Welcome Ladies

Listen to Au$tin’s Music Here:

http://autinmartin.bandcamp.com/

 

 

MC: Relationships After 25: Love Is Stronger Than Pride?

Mommy's Corner

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Cover of "Stronger Than Pride"

Cover of Stronger Than Pride

 

 

One of my favorite songs comes from the 1980’s breakout artist Sade from her album “Stronger Than Pride“. The song is called “Love Is Stronger Than Pride.” Listening to this song as a child, a teenager and early into my adulthood, I never really paid attention to the words. I just knew that Sade had this backup singer that made that song hot! I listened to the song in 2011 one night when it randomly came on Pandora and the words hit me like a ton of bricks. So I had to stop by and ask the question is love stronger than pride?

There’s a part in the song that says ” I can’t hate you, although I have tried!” I think that when the love is true, no matter how hard you try to forget that person or the world tells you that you’re a fool for still being in love with that person, you can’t run from your heart. Lying to yourself, replacing the one you love with someone else only works for so long.  Trust me, I know, lolx/

Is Love Really Stronger Than Pride?

What do you guys think? Is Sade right?  Comment below!

 

 

Dare Or Spare: Solonge’s Holographic Sweat Shirt By Milly

Dare or Spare, Files of Style

 

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I love Solonge’s Style! I just had to put that out there!

Mily

 

Buy it here:

http://www.millyny.com/shop/tops/iridescent-leather-front-sweater.html

Holy Holograms! Holographic prints have been all over the place! One of my favorite Youtubers Sarah Corin has a healthy obession with the trend and all of the holographic items she bought will carry over into fall for her!  After watching Solonge’s Lovers in the Parking Lot video, I fell in love with this holographic sweat shirt by the designer Milly! It was seen on the runway during fashion week A/W 2013!

Dare Or Spare:

Would guys dare to glow like the “Lovers In The Parking Lot” star or do you want to  spare yourself the detection? Also check out the price tag on the sweatshirt! Is it worth it? If you guys would like for me to find cheaper alternatives let me know. I will also include the blog post that helped me find out the details on this perfect sweatshirt.  DIY coming soon because I am not paying that much for a sweatshirt. Be on the lookout for it in Broke Girls Diaries!

Shout out to this blog:

http://glamazonsblog.com/2013/09/solange-knowles-lovers-in-the-parking-lot-video-fashion-puma-burberry-milly-gerlan-jeans/

Lovers In the Parking Lot Video: ( Get Yo Life)

Day 3: I Can’t Sing but Thank God They Can!!

31 Letters To My Future Husband, The Challenge

 

Lucille Ball

Dear Future Husband,

Hey! How’s the day going for you? I hope that it’s going good for you. So one thing that I can only do in my head is sing. Lucky for us, and the rest of the world, these few  people were able to not only channel our most inner feelings and put it on record but they sound so good doing so. Inorder to express my love to you I wanted to share three of my favorite songs with you. Why only three? Well, despite the fact that Chanity says the number three is the devil,lolx, it keeps appearing in my life this year. With that being said why not.

“Dare anyone to try to take you from me all my life! Straight from life, dear lover!” Teena was so real when she said that.

 

 

 

I hope you loved my song selection for you!

Love Your Future Wife,

Courtney (Insert Your Last Name here)

A bonus letter for you here:

LuLuTeaser: My View: Drake’s NWTS..His Last Random Act Of Kindness Before 27?

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Hey guys! How is everyone today? I hope that everyone is doing great. I am lounging around after yet another random nap! I wanted to stop by and give my over all point of view on Drake’s Album NWTS or Nothing Was Ever The Same!

To read the rest of this post click here:

http://luluchris58.wpengine.com/?p=2195

Be sure to like, comment and subscribe! Oh and don’t forget to give the great gift, laughter. Share this post and click some ads!

Thanks Guys!

 

LuLuNews

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Teena Marie, 1979

Teena Marie, 1979 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hey Guys! How is everyone tonight? I hope that you guys are doing great! I am over here working to one of my favorite singers of all time and no its not Teena, lolx. I’m listening to Phyllis Hyman! One of my favorite songs by her is Meet Me On The Moon and that’s what I am vibing to right now!  Listen To Phyllis here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctavAD72byY

I wanted to stop by with a little LuLuNews for you guys.  So guys I am proud to say that I have created a listing for all of the items that you have seen on DIY’s and other blog post!  Click the listing below to purchase any items that you have seen on any of my social media sites but never seen listed!

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/159766557/social-media-items

 

Also I have made a change to The Closet!  I am offering this feature to everyone. Be sure to check out the post below:

http://luluchris58.wpengine.com/?p=2090

Be sure to check it out guys! Feel free to leave your feedback and suggestions! Til next post…..

Phyllis Hyman

Phyllis Hyman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I Support: New Music From My Brother

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Hey Guys! How is everyone? I hope that you all are great. I am sitting here just finished my Independence Day shorts! I will do a show and tell post later.

I want to start a new segment called “I Support!” I have done a few pay it forward post so I now I have a name for it.

I want to introduce you guys to an up and coming artist and my brother Courvosier. His rap name is Surge Supreme. I always remember my brothers loving music but I never knew how good they were until I listened to a song that they made just playing around. (My other brother Deverron makes beats). After listening to the joke raps, I started to listen to Courvosier’s real music and I like it. I’m not just saying that they have talent because they are my brothers. I am saying this because they really do.

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My brother at his photo shoot👍👍

Download his music and read his blog here👇👇👇👇👇
ok here it is http://t.co/SohFF1L5tU