I'm a firm believer that if you don't tell the universe what you want...you won't get it...so here's my Christmas List 2010

A Dress Form - $300.00 - Urban Outfitters

An eclectic collection of vegan soul food, from West Coast chef Bryant Terry - $13.00 - Amazon.com

A Small Hand Sander - $19.00 - $49.00


Ipod Docking Station w/clock radio - $50.00 TARGET

Book - A Recycled Home - $20.00 - Amazon.com


White Mongolian Lamb Pillow - $30.00 BedBath&Beyond


The New El DeBarge CD - $13.00 - Oh, oh...looks like I may get this b4 Christmas...Yeah.


ElleMents of Personal Style Book - $16.00 - Amazon.com



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A thrifted dresser that I can make over for my bedroom...Priceless

Another Halle Berry Perfume Gift Set - $35.00 - Everywhere


DVD - Who Does She Think She Is? - $27.00 - Amazon.com


Now, I'll just print this out and hang it on the fridge...where Santa can see it.


I Hope You all had a Wonderful Thanksgiving...


I did...walked across the street and joined my cousins for a good old fashioned Thanksgiving...This weekend my cousin is having all the ladies over again for drinks and b-day wishes...and she's asked everyone to wear a sparkly top...I like this one...

They Grow up So Fast...


 Parker Mckenna Posey,15,(L) from My Wife and Kids TV Show and Imani Hakim,17 from Everybody Hates Chris TV Show 

Small Space...BIG Style...



...For all you free spirits out there...who love to put the mattress on the floor...a style usually reserved for college students...here's a little inspiration...

And the Winner is...

The random.org winner is

www.yeshoneychyle.com

Send me your mailing address...thanks everyone for entering...

Happy Thanksgiving from my Family to Yours...

Take a listen...let me know if you can relate...lol...Enjoy and be safe and don't take things too serious...It's just family.

creating...creating...creating...

...I'm not sure what's going on...it may be all the trouble were having finding Mini the perfect bone marrow donor and my need to be distracted or go crazy...then again, it may just be the holidays...but, I have been so inspired to create something new everyday...one day I'm sewing, the next, cooking, the next painting...I'm on a roll and I just want to document it here to see if there's a pattern to my creativity...because I know that I can go months without creating a thing...So let's see if this is seasonal....


where the magic happens...
I'll show you what I did with these later...they turned out so well, Mini thought I bought them from HomeGoods...

The gift that keeps on giving...

In the photos...my mom, my dad and my great-grandfather

...remember the pedestals I found trashed...and then painted white? ...I was playing around and turned them into a table...I put my old IKEA antonius table top on top of the pedestal and viola, a beautiful new buffet table...Now, I won't be using it this year...no holiday cooking for me...but I did have fun setting the scene...

A nice way to remember those who have passed on is to add a few small photos of them to the buffet table...as well as art...it just adds a little whimsy and will get your guest talking.

Just in case you are having a big beautiful dinner...here are the rules for setting your table...



How can you not like IKEA?


...This very cool apartment was decorated with almost all IKEA furnishings...the futon, the rug, the floor cushions, the coffee table...pillows, lighting...everything except the art...you can use your imagination there...but, how cool is this place?  I mean really, how could you not like IKEA?

My Inspired Breakfast...


The Holiday Market in Union Square is officially open...I ran threw very quickly yesterday...the guy in the white short sleeve shirt below (yeah, it was a beautiful 65 degrees in NYC yesterday and looks like more of the same today) has a booth making crepe Suzettes...I didn't try it...but, he did inspire my breakfast this morning...nutella, bananas and green tea...YUM!  Mini woke up late with just 15 minutes to get dressed and get on the school bus...so no yumminess for her...from the looks of our nutella jar, Miss Mini has been sneaking this stuff by the spoonful...smile.


...more photos later.

Love...Love...Love...

I'm just loving the new H&M holiday campaign ads...Makes me wanna dress up...I may have to stop in there today to see what's up...



Made a pit stop by my happy place this weekend...

My new faux sheepskin rug...

...this weekend I made a pit stop to my happy place...IKEA and picked up this faux sheepskin rug for just $14.99...they sell real sheepskin rugs for just $24.99, but they smelled like live animals...yuk.  My friends were with me and asked me, "what the heck are you going to do with that?"  Well, I'm just gonna look at it...it's so pretty...

...looks like I'm not the only one who likes to look at them...






Another Soul Pretty Giveaway...It's the time of year to give thanks

...and I want to say thank you to all the readers and followers of SOUL Pretty...I am so thankful for your comments and words of encouragement...I like to follow words with actions  so, I put together this amazing giveaway...

Someone is going to win this set of gold (costume)/beaded bangles...

Good Luck!  







There are 4 ways to enter...


1.  Become a follower of my blog, Soul Pretty...and leave a comment here...
2.  If you are already a follower...thank you...just leave a comment here mentioning that...
3.  Don't want to become a follower, (I'm sad)...Just Tweet, Facebook or Blog about Soul Pretty and the giveaway...and leave a comment here...
4.  Any follower who comments and also tweets, blogs or facebooks about the giveaway will get an extra entry...

...winners will be chosen by random.org on Thanksgiving...Good Luck.

Dinner in a flash...

...sometimes a mom just needs to get dinner on the table so that she can move on to the other 100 things she has to do before going to bed...yesterday was one of those days...So I made one of Mini and my mom's favorite...Oodles of Noodles...I just macked it up a little...It was so good...Mini started telling stories about her Nana...My Mom would make them for Mini when she slept over...sigh.

Here's what I did...

1.  Boil 2 cups of water
2.  Add bagged vegetables, spinach, carrots, mushrooms, scallions, etc.
3.  Let boil 3 minutes
4.  Add 1/2 cup of frozen shrimp
5. Add noodles and flavor packet
6. Let boil another 3  or 4 minutes until noodles are soft
7.  Drizzle in a little sesame oil...(I love this stuff...I get it from Trader Joe's)
Spoon into your bowl garnish with a few scallions and viola...a hot filling meal in minutes.

Another Easy DIY

O.k...this is another easy D.I.Y. that I found on the internet (can't remember where, if you do, please let me know)...Very easy, just purchase a few strands of fake leaves and a round styrofoam ring at the dollar store...separate the leaves from the branch...pin the leaves down and spray paint them your favorite color...next, hot glue the leaves to the styrofoam...attach a coordinated ribbon and viola!  I think I'll try it this weekend...


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