This year will be my first time attending the stylish extravaganza that is dapper day. They have events in the spring and fall each year at Disney Land in California and Disney World in Florida.
I have been looking at pictures of the event for six years now and I finally get to go. I am excited because My husband and I love to get dressed up and we love dressing our son up as well. I of course will be taking pick so I can blog about the fashion.
Here is a little sneak peek of what we are wearing
polka dots and traveling go hand in hand
My husband is all about prints with his shirts, Our son of course will be in suspenders and a newsboy cap.
So many people are affected by this disease yet not many people know about it. I have a few family members and friends that live with this auto immune disease and I am encouraged by them everyday. I had the privileged of joining my friend on the annual Lupus walk in Tampa this past Sunday,the event raised over $100,000 dollars(what an accomplishment)
Do you have questions about what Lupus is? Lupus.org is a great resource to find out where a walk is around you, donate to help further research, and to learn more about Lupus. Below are some facts*
Women of color are two to three times more likely to develop lupus than Caucasians
Lupus can range from mild to life-threatening and should always be treated by a doctor. With good medical care, most people with lupus can lead a full life.
In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs (“foreign invaders,” like the flu). Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues (“auto” means “self”) and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.
Lupus strikes mostly women of childbearing age (15-44). However, men, children, and teenagers develop lupus, too.
May 16th is Wear purple Day in support of Lupus Awarness. Will you rock your purple with me?
I can’t believe that my baby shower has come and gone already. My pregnancy is almost over. I have a little less than 7 weeks left(give or take) My girl Lachelle has planned this shower since I called her to let her know I was 5 weeks pregnant.
She had two themes in her head and she told me that she hopped that we were having a boy because that theme was her favorite(imagine her excited when I called her to say we would be welcoming Baby Xander)
I wanted everything to be a surprise and I wanted this to be a swank event. (Not a lot of baby games, co Ed, cocktails served to the guest, didn’t want to open up presents, and dancing) those were the only requirements I had. So imagine how excited I was when I received my invitation( with the rest of the guest and I found out my theme)
My husband was thrilled just as I was. We love the TV show and just it was PERFECT, so us. Upper east side meets swanky, chic fashion
We had the shower at a local venue called suite six
It was everything I imagined it would be. We were surrounded by family and friends and everyone had a blast. One of the games we played was
they had to taste six beers and guess the name of them. The winner won a bottle of Johnny Walker Black another game was name that tune. It was so much fun to see everyone involved.
It was emotional because we have waited a long time to celebrate something like the birth of a child and to share it with loved ones was amazing. Here are some pics of the night
Baby Xander’s nursery is Monsters Inc themed and one of my guest made a monsters inc diaper cake
It has been a great year! and I am looking forward to what 2013 will bring. I want to say a big thank you to all of my followers on YouTube and Curlformers is sponsoring a giveaway to celebrate my one year naturalversary. Would you like to be the winner? Check out the video below to find out how to enter. The contest started on Sunday December 9th and will go until Saturday December 22nd at midnight. This is a collab giveaway with none other then Charyjay, so make sure to check out her video as well and enter
After the Naturals in the Sun 1 year anniversary event took place. I was able to have dinner with the ladies that threw the event s/o to the Natural in the Sun ladies Chanell, Fae love and Marjorie, Jin from Love, Loss & Lacquer, Dearnatural62 from Youtube and of course the amazing Charyjay. We didn’t want the evening to end so Jin, Dearnatural62, Charyjay and myself decided to do a impromptu video. We had a lot of fun making it and I hope you enjoy it as well.