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Happy Birthday @Nickumsss!

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22 years ago a fabulously loud butterfly graced us all with her presence and was born somewhere in Germany.  Who knew that eleven years later she would be brought into my life and would become my best friend?  Yes, today my best friend of over ten years turns 22 and, as if I didn’t remember it on my own, Ms. Nicole would never let me forget it.  You can bet that she was sending me countdowns to her birthday and reminding Twitter on a daily basis, which just goes to show how modest my BFF is, but that’s why she’s so loved… because she is so unapologetically her own person, making her absolutely one of a kind.

Sure, throughout the past ten years we’ve had our moments of stress and frustration, but we definitely never stopped loving one another.  I must say this girl has seen me during my highest of highs and my lowest of lows, but she’s never left me alone and she’s never judged me.  If anything, she has been my number one fan and has always encouraged me to grow into the person I am now.  I only hope that I have been just as good of a friend to her that she has been to me.

But, honestly, what can I say about my best friend that she doesn’t already know?  She’s hilarious, fabulous, loud, talkative, dramatic, loving, and, when she walks into a room, you know she’s arrived.  My Boo is the Katy Perry to my Rihanna.  She is like a sister to me and I feel so blessed to have her in my life.  I can’t tell you how awkward it is when people complain about how crappy their friends are, knowing that I’ve had Nicole for ten plus years and a group of other girlies who have my back no matter what.  I honestly hope everyone gets the chance to experience such a strong and healthy friendship because it really is a beautifully special thing.  At this point, I know me and my ride or die are in it for life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Happy Birthday Boo!

Happy Birthday @Nickumsss!

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Happy Birthday Triplets!

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Today, two of my besties turn 21 and I want to wish them a very happy birthday!  Believe it or not, I have known them since middle school and we have loved each other ever since.  These two girls are amazing.  I have shared so many great memories with them and I can’t wait to create many more wonderful experiences with them either.  I’m so glad that our friendship has gotten stronger and I hope they know that I am here for them no matter what.  I still remember those summer nights we spent doing dance routines and watching movies or those days when boredom was cured by a much-needed long talk about life paired with a classic cypher in the basement.  I’ve clicked so well with my twin besties that the three of us became triplets.  Yes, they are my sisters from another mister and I love them with all my heart.  I am so looking forward to many more years of laughs, memories, good times, and pure friendship.  I simply love my triplets, so happy birthday!

Happy Birthday Triplets!

The Best at the MTV Movie Awards

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Selena GomezIt might not be the most critically acclaimed or the most glamorous award show around, but the MTV Movie Awards, which aired last night, certainly gives the young stars an excuse to strut their stuff on the red carpet.  Although I was excited to see Selena Gomez’s performance and Rebel Wilson didn’t do a bad job as hostess, I had my eye on the fashion to scope out who wore my favorite looks of the night.  I’m usually really excited for the looks at MTV shows because the relaxed, youthful vibe allows for riskier outfits that tend to be more fun.  I will say that many of the celebs last night took on a more conservative approach to their outfits, but there were a few who made sure to stand out.

My best dressed of the night goes to none other than Ms. Selena Gomez.  She’s recently been embracing the fact that she’s growing up and has been letting everyone know that she is no longer the cute Disney princess from years before.  She rocked a glittery gold long-sleeved dress with a short hem.  The metallic fringe and the short hem line brought in a sassier taste to Selena’s look, while the long sleeves and nude fabric held on to the classic style that she’s known for.  I know there were some mixed reviews about her hair, but I was a big fan of the rocker-chic braid.  Plus, the subtle make-up and heels adds a little extra something without overpowering the starlet.

My number two spot goes to Brittany Snow.  Some people thought that her navy blue dress was a bit too formal for the MTV movie awards, but I think it was perfect for her.  Yes, she’s young, but she’s also matured in the last few years, so it’s only natural for her to go for a more sophisticated look.  The color mixed with the high neckline lets her keep her class, while the leg bearing hem, draping, and shoulder embellishments add a funky touch to her whole look.  I’m also a big supporter of her blonde bob paired with her smoky eyes.

I also liked the fashion choices that Greer Grammer, Zoe Saldana, Kim K, and Kylie Jenner made last night.  Greer reminded me of a trendy ballerina in her black and white dress that included a leather halter bodice.  Her high bun complimented everything perfectly.  I don’t think I would have chosen those heels, but I see where she was going with it and I can respect it.  Zoe got the casual memo of the MTV Movie Awards, but she didn’t sacrifice fashion either.  I loved the black sheer maxi shirt with floral embellishments and I think her red lipstick topped off the outfit perfectly.

As for the famous, fashion forward sisters, I’ll admit that I had to let Kim K’s ensemble marinate in my mind before deciding that I actually did like it.  I was a big fan of the body hugging bodice of the dress, while I also liked the batwing sleeves that, at first sight, I wasn’t so sure of.  I think that the gold necklace was a perfect touch and I liked that she kept her look simple.  Kylie Jenner did me proud by being chic and trendy all at the same time.  Her pencil skirt paired with a white crop top was adorable.  She topped it all off with a gold chunky necklace, which brought us back to the fun MTV Movie Awards.  Overall, congrats to the celebs who know how to rock a good outfit!

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Happy Birthday Nicole!

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Today, my best friend turns 21, so watch out world because Nicole is here! In all seriousness though, I love this girl so much! She has been there for me through some of the hardest times in my life and she’s definitely been there for some of the best times, as well. We’ve been best friends for nearly 10 years now and I feel so blessed to have such an amazing friend in my life. I have some pretty awesome friends, but I surely can’t complain about having Nicole as my BFF. God forbid somebody besides Nicole (and a select few others) calls me their best friend because this girl will flip out on you. She’s my snookums, my boo, my ride or die, my reality show co-star, my best friend, my family. Put us together and you will forever be entertained by the love, bickering, laughter, and pure awesomeness. Yes, we are a pair of bad tricks. We’re horrible if you want to go that far and I will be there for her till the end. Nicole is simply a beautiful person. She is a young woman with so much potential, love, and light. Consider yourself lucky if you have the chance to chill with her and consider yourself blessed if she calls you her friend.

Boo,
I can’t wait to celebrate the big 2-1 with you and I can’t wait to share many more priceless memories together. I love you and I wish you nothing but the best on your birthday… just remember to keep it cute!

Happy Birthday Nicole!

Welcome the 2013 Resolutions

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2013 is here and now it’s time for the inevitable New Year’s resolutions.  You set a goal for yourself and try to stick to it all year round.  Last year, my resolution was to be the best me I could be.  I was including a more positive mindset, my health, my social life, and my professional goals.  I wanted to progress and grow as much as possible.  Honestly, I think I did a pretty good job at sticking to my goal… and my best friend agrees!  I’ve tried to maintain optimism and forward movement in my life, which has definitely helped me improve as a person, but now it’s time to make a new goal for myself.

Obviously, I have the specific goals of graduating college and all that good stuff, but, more importantly, I want to do a better job of making myself a priority in my life.  I can’t be at my best, if I don’t take care of myself, so I have to make an effort to do so.  This past year, I have certainly given a lot of myself to others to the point that I end up getting burnt out.  It’s nice to help people and you have to make sacrifices in life, but it should never get to the point where you’re not ever benefiting from the situation, so, this year, I’m going to take care of myself and I mean that in every sense.  Let’s make it a good one 2013!

Happy Birthday Alexis!

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She was one of my best friends in middle school and, even though going to different high schools distanced our friendship a little bit, we managed to stay close and she is still one of my best friends.  She’s my Lexipoo, my lover, and one of the girls I love most in this world.  Alexis has the ability to make me laugh at the stupidest things, enjoy retro anything with me, and just chill out poolside with me as we scope out the hotties!  Only my lover understands how amazing Donnie Wahlberg is, what “No… Yes… MAN” means, and how delicious Maiwand Kabob actually is.  I’ve had so many good times with her that I can’t even begin to tell you how much she means to me.  She’s certainly been there to listen and offer me advice.  She’s been there to laugh with me and even cry with me.  Since she moved down south, my lover and I are still as close as ever, but I’m so glad that I’ll be spending her 21st birthday with her.  Yup, if I thought she was trouble before she could legally drink, now imagine how she’ll be with the law on her side.  Either way, I love my Alexis so much and I wish her nothing but the best!  I can’t wait to experience the many more unforgettable memories that we’ll create together.

Happy Birthday Lover!

Happy Birthday Alexis!

A Little Bestie Appreciation

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Not everybody can say that they have real friends.  Not everyone will find a real friend throughout their entire lifetime, but I feel fortunate enough to be able to say that I have a group of real friends.  It may not be the biggest group in history, but I know that they are my ride or dies.  I can come to them for anything and I’ll always find their support.  I’ve met plenty of people in my life and none have been able to stick around as long as my friends have.  Most of my best friends have been in my life since middle school, they’ve stuck it out through high school, and now not even out-of-state moves and college can break the bond I have with them.  I am honestly so grateful for my friends and I don’t think I express that as often as I should.

They have been there during some of the most important moments of my life, they know things that nobody else knows, and they understand me in ways that other people couldn’t imagine.  When people question the group of friends I have, I don’t feel the need to explain my friendships in the slightest bit because, if you don’t get it by now, then you never will.  Me and my friends know what we’ve been through together and we know the love we have for each other, which is all that matters to me.  I love my friends and, just like I can count on them, I will always be here for them.  I can’t tell you how many great memories we’ve shared throughout the years and, with every hang out, the list just keeps growing.  I’m so grateful that I have a group of people who I can laugh with, cry with, get mad with, and be stupid with.

To my besties, I love you all and I don’t even have to say names because you know exactly who you are!