Friday, October 31, 2014


 October 31, 1896 - January 3,1986... My Mother's Mom, who we nicknamed "GG" (after we had children) for GreatGrandMother. GG LOved Halloween and often referred to herself as the "Good Witch"! She was a Loving, Loyal, Dedicated and very Disciplined Woman of GOD! As Teacher, Preacher/Professor's Wife, Mother of Five, Seamstress & an Accomplished Musician, GG used the Gifts of GOD to Edify HIM! Granny served in the capacity of Pianist, Organist and/or the Minister Of Music of Local CME Churches and the California Conference on the whole. After My Daddy died in 1972 she came to live with us and became my other Parent. Though she wasn't as "Touchy-Feely" as My
 Daddy (Thank GOD) , she did her best to fill the void left by me losing My BFF at such an early age. And until GOD Called her Home, GG was in my life until the year I would turn 26. As I post this with tears rolling down my face, I Cry tears of JOY for being BLESSED just to have been in her Abosolute Presence. Rest In The Awesome Power Of Peaceful Paradise... GG
(ps... She drank Coke-a-Cola & Coffee Daily, but in her latter years she dropped the Coke!)


My GrandMother: Sis Exie Berenyce Carter-Taylor

"DENIM SKIRT & KNEE BOOTS" Contest: Orange with Mustard!

"DENIM SKIRT & KNEE BOOTS" Contest: Ridin'

"DENIM SKIRT & KNEE BOOTS" Contest: Wild Thang!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Our House at Christmas

Damask & Lace Contest: "My Glamdom"

Damask & Lace Contest: "Bible Study"

What would you do with this room Contest: "Red & Gold"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Porch Decor Contest: "Boooooooo"

Halloween Porch Decor Comtest: "Boooooooo"

Halloween Porch Decor Comtest: "Boooooooo"

Halloween Porch Decor Comtest: "Pink"

Halloween Porch Decor Comtest: "Tiffany Blue"

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween In Black & White!

Decorating for Halloween: "The UnUsual Suspects"

HAPPY Sunday!!!... "A Worn Bible"

HAPPY Sunday!!!... "A Worn Bible"
No Matter How Tired & Torn My Bible Becomes, The WORD Is Always New and Is the Daily Bread that Feeds My Soul. I Promise You, Each time You Read the same Passage, You Will Receive a New Message! The WORD Never Gets Old... Don't Believe the Hype! The WORDS That were Written & Spoken over 2000 Years Ago Still Apply to Your Daily Trials, Tribulations amd Triumphs! So give GOD a Chance, You've given everyone else one... "GOD Helps Those Who Help Themselves!"
And Look Good while You're Doing It... This Dress, Coat & Shoes Ensemble can be purchased for under $160!
Dress: $32 -
Coat: $52 -
Shoes: $75 -
 Now that's a Steal without Breaking a Commandment!! ;-)
Have a Great Week and Remember... When GOD BLESSES You, You are to BLESS Others!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

WHITE After Labor Day!!!


Party Hard and be Chic & Elegant!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tea Time Contest: "With Blueberries!"

Tea Time Contest: "Pop O' Green"

Tea Time Contest: "In Nude"

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Osacr de la Renta: "On his Cancer Diagnosis"

Osacr de la Renta: "On his Cancer Diagnosis"
AT LONG LAST: The first lady finally wore an Oscar de la Renta dress earlier this month, after avoiding his looks for seven years.
One of Oscar de la Renta's biggest pet peeves was the continual public snubbing by first lady Michelle Obama.
The Dominican-born, New York-based designer who died at the age of 82 this week, made a career out of dressing first ladies.
He rose to fame in the 1960s as the official couturier of Jacqueline Kennedy before going on to design gowns for inaugurations and public appearances for Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton.
Throughout her seven-year tenure as FLOTUS, she has, like the Obama administration, championed change and newness, by wearing up-and-coming brands including Jason Wu, Rachel Roy and Thakoon.
De la Renta, the old guard of American fashion, was highly critical of Michelle Obama's wardrobe, which didn't include any of his designs.
 In 2009 he lambasted her for wearing a J.Crew cardigan during her private audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, and again in 2011 for wearing an Alexander McQueen gown - the same dress Amal Clooney wore during her wedding in September - to a state dinner with the Chinese president.
He lamented the lost opportunity for the local industry, given Obama is considered to be the Kate Middleton of the US - everything she wears sells out and garners metres and hours of media coverage.
"I'm not talking about my clothes, my business. I'm old, and I don't need it. But there are a lot of young people, very talented people here who do," he said.
However, his feud with Obama ended when she wore one of his creations for the first time two weeks before his death.
Over the years commentators considered her avoidance of de la Renta was a way to distinguish herself from her predecessors, but there were many sly smiles when she hosted a cocktail party at the White House wearing a creation by her biggest fashion critic.
The 50-year-old wore a navy cocktail dress from de la Renta's fall collection to welcome the American fashion fraternity and about 150 students to Washington to celebrate the Fashion Education Workshop - an initiative of her Reach Higher initiative which aims to encourage young fashion lovers to pursue education and careers in the industry.
Dozens of members of the media and many of de la Renta's peers were present, including J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons, Diane von Furstenberg and Prabal Gurung, so her sartorial selection for the occasion was especially pointed.
It was seen as an olive branch to the man who made a living making Hollywood starlets and ladies who lunch elegant for close to half a century.
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I an so glad Mr De La Renta was able to see our current FLOTUS in one of his designs before his death and I am proud of her...

The House that Oscar Built!!!

Michelle Obama was Oscar de la Renta's Moby Dick!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hot Trend: Cocoon Coats Contest: "PINK"

Hot Trend: Cocoon Coats Contest: "GLADIATE"

Hot Trend: Cocoon Coats Contest: "BLACK"

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Floral Skirt Contest: "Fall Into Blue"

The Floral Skirt Contest: "Fall Into Blue"

The Floral Skirt: Pink For Breast Cancer

The Floral Skirt: "California Style"

The Floral Skirt: Pink For Breast Cancer

Sunday, October 19, 2014

HAPPY Sunday!!!... Missionary Meeting!!!

HAPPY Sunday!!!... I'm Baaaaaaaaack!!!
 Time to Gladiate Lol!
Yes, We are Fixers too... The Challenges We face may not be as Dramatic and by No means Salacious as Olivia Pope's Scandals... Yet, more than Not the Missionaries are the Glue that Holds the Temple Together and usually the Best liasons between the Ministerial Staff & the Lay!