Monday, February 18, 2013

'Beyoncé will be in your life like she’s never been before'

Beyoncé Knowles is the name on almost everybody's lips lately. With her epic super bowl performance not so long ago, her announcement of The Mrs. Carter Show, her interview with the queen of television Oprah Winfrey, and her much anticipated documentary on HBO 'life's but a dream', it is no surprise. This woman has it all and then some. If there was anybody I could be for a day, at this very moment I would pick Mrs. Carter.

I haven't laid my eyes on either her interview with Oprah or her HBO documentary yet, but it is the March 2013 “Power Issue” of Vogue that has left me stunned right now. I have to admit with some reluctance that I am such a prier, an A grade celebrity stalker, I want to know the very intimate details about a celebrities life, only because they seem so far away that knowing what makes them human, just like the rest of us, makes the difference. And in this issue, Beyoncé did that for me, even though there was still more to be revealed through 'Life Is But a Dream' I felt an honest picture of Beyoncé Knowles carved through that article. Especially the love she has for her family. That Beyoncé and Jay-Z kind of love, that Beyoncé and Blue Ivy kind of love. Yes please. Reading things like this make me excited to have a family of my own, be a mother, be a wife, and just feel a different kind of wholeness and happiness.

Regardless of all that, she had a banging photo shoot too. The yummy mummy donned some uber sexy outfits, with looks by Alexander McQueen,  Haider Ackermann and Oscar de la Renta.

Beyoncé is the IT girl of the moment and this moment will last forever.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day!

It's already the end of the day and here is hoping you reading this are smiling from the inside out. Hope lots of love, kisses, chocolates, flowers and happiness came your way, if not, it's never to late to spoil yourself with a bottle of wine, a huge slab of chocolate and tub of ice cream to drown thy sorrows. An intake of yummy calories is sure to solve that problem.

As for me, I'm a cheesy girl, I love love and it only makes sense that this is one of my favourite days of the year. 'Love' for me in this case is just that love, love for family, friends and significant others. I'm not going to lie though, by the time this day comes around we are like friends, family what? where is that man? So yes, having that significant other makes a difference on this day for most people, especially with Hallmark throwing their 'to my perfect girlfriend' cards in our faces. YES I want one, and NO I don't want it signed your best friend Lola!

Before I sound like I was lonely this valentines, let me get to the real reason behind this post. I've been listening to a lot of love songs lately, you know, getting into the spirit of everything, and being as sappy about love as I am, of course I made a valentines day playlist. This list is in no means saying these are my favourite love songs, just ones that currently fit my mood as a love struck 20 something year old on valentines day.

Valentine's Day  by Luu Luu on Grooveshark

What are some of your favourite love songs?


Friday, February 8, 2013

It Is Important with Whom You Regularly Associate

I might just be the only one who hasn't proclaimed {at least out loud} that 2013 is their year. I'm just not too sure about putting so much pressure on a year with the off chance that it might all fall to s**t. I'm happy to welcome 2013 as my year, when it becomes my year, but till then I am happy just working at making it so.


My 2013 will be one of immense growth, and this I am pretty happy to state out loud. I've spent the past couple of years doing the same things, particularly surrounding myself with the the kind of people that are just not good for any kind of mental, emotional or spiritual growth, because either 1) they are so self involved that they don't even realise that this world hosts other human beings, 2) they have no idea what the word progression means 3) they use, abuse and misuse people for their own benefit, or 4) they have more faces than the Lord intended, basically, small people.

I mean it is no secret that we are not getting any younger, and it makes no sense to just grow in age and not have anything mentally to back that up. A lot of us are now at the age we are trying to grow ourselves, become career women, family women and maybe this is the needy child in me speaking but it is at this time you need to surround yourself with people that make a difference. We need people that are going to support us, rejoice in our achievements, encourage us when we have low spirits and be rocks when all we see around us is shaky ground. This is what we need, but we are also at that age where we should not be afraid to walk alone and we should not be afraid to like it. It's been a reality to many and a reality I am starting to notice for myself, which is why I love this particular quote by Mark Twain that states

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too, can become great. When you are seeking to bring big plans into fruition it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like minded and who are also designing purpose filled lives. Similarly be that kind of friend to your friends."

This is my 2013 in a nutshell. I am going to grow in this, because there I believe at this point in my life there is nothing truer. I am thankful for the friends who are all this and more to me. Here is to a great 2013!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hi There You Fabulous Month You

Hi There You Fabulous Month You, 

I'm excited that February is finally here. I've really been feeling like I have been in a daze the whole of January, so many to do lists that haven't been checked off, blogs that haven't been posted, feelings that haven't been expressed, and it's just not good. So February needs to be good to me.  

Also, maybe it's just me, but January seemed to never want to leave us. I'm in no rush for anything really, It's just that February, after December has got to be one of my favourite months. People just seem happier, cheerful and lovely. It might have something to do with Valentines Day, I am sure, love in the air and all that, a little nauseating but it's a good month to be in. 

Besides all that, a lot is going to be happening for me this month, mainly the fact that this month I start the beginning of the end of my last year as a STUDENT, \o/ granted I will forever be a student of life, but student of the educational system, no more. So I just really can't wait to see what this last year has in store for me, and the sooner I get started the better. 

5 days in and counting. 

May February be good to you too!