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Central Park


Good Morning to all! I just wanted to show you what I’ve been up to since I’ve been in NYC! I arrived this past Thursday night and I have seen so much already! lol. I’m uploading the pictures to my facebook account so if you would like to see more don’t hesitate to look. The album is called “Spring Break Fun 2011“. It’s crazy because the majority of my clothes that I packed were all warm clothes but yesterday it was HOT. Today is supposed to be cold and I am not looking forward to it but I don’t want to stay in the house so I will definitely have on more clothes today.

Yesterday, I went to the American Museum of Natural History with my sister. It was very fun experience and I really enjoyed it. We spent 2 hours looking at exhibits in the museum. To be honest though, that museum is ridicously huge so a person could roughly spend 4 + hours in there. We wanted to do other things so we left after 2 hours. Below are some pictures I took in the museum.

Sis looking at facts about a certain rock

About to go look at Dinosaurs

READY!!!

This pose is SO out of my character!

Ok So I only put up a few pictures from the museum because I still wanted to show you pictures of other things. After we went to the museum of course we had to go…….SHOPPING! lol Remember in my Spring Break plans post I talked about how I’ve been dying to go to the Century 21 store. Well my sister and I went yesterday and I have to say that it was an OKAY experience. It was extremely crowded and they could have had more items to chose from. I ended up finding a couple of things. I LOVE shoes and Century 21’s show collection needs to be updated. I didn’t see ANY shoes that I was excited about AT ALL! Below is a picture of me standing in line for a fitting room!

I look exhausted lol...

Bought a NYC bag from Canal Street to put my shopping bags in!

After shopping my sister and I met up with her friend whose place we are staying at while we are here in NYC. I had been telling my sister that I wanted to go to Dallas BBQ’s while we were in town so we went. There were so many people in there. It’s one of the best places to eat at in NYC!

Baby Back Ribs, Baked Potato and Cornbread = YUM!

Dallas BBQ!

My sister and I in Times Square

Well I hope you enjoyed my post. I will be sure to take more pictures and share them with you all. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful Saturday!!

xoxo,

Ashley

I have arrived…

Sweater:XX21/Cargo pants:Urban Outfitters/Bomber Jacket:Bebe/Boots:Charlotte Russe/Scarf:Love Culture/Purse:STEVEN/Necklace:mom bought it for me in Africa/Earrings:Gift/Bracelet:random

As you all know, I headed out to the Maryland/DC area today!! I had a great flight. Let me take that back lol My flight was kind of uncomfortable…I had the window seat and the lady who sat next to me decided that she was going to take up ALL the space. I couldn’t even rest my elbows on the armrest of the seat which meant that it was hard for me to even read my magazine! That is not even the worst of it. The lady decides that she is going to SNORE for the entire 2 hour flight! I was too excited when the pilot said we would be landing in 10 minutes because hearing that lady snore was awful. All in all I thank God for getting me to DC safely!

After my sister and I got settled in we changed clothes so that we could head out to my sister’s favorite DC restaurant called Nando’s Peri-Peri, which serves Portuguese food! The food was DELICIOUS! If I lived here I would eat there at least once a month! This restaurant had impeccable service. If you are ever in the DC/Maryland area I would definitely recommend that you eat at this restaurant!

Doesn't this look delicious? It tastes even better with the different sauces below!

Wild Herb...Hot...Garlic..Extra Hot

Headed to Nando's!

Outfit details-->Top:Wet Seal/Jeans:XX21/Tights:Idk where I bought them/Shoes:purchased at JcPenney/Bracelet:Charlotte Russe/Earrings:Miami accessory store

My sister and I outside of the restaurant!

Well I just wanted to tell you all about my day! Thanks for reading ✌.

xoxo,

Ashley

 

 

Arts and Crafts Festival

Vest:Thrifted/Shirt:XX21/Jeans:Jolt Jeans/Belt:Came with another pair of pants/Sandals:Old Navy/Necklace: Miami Accessory store/Earrings:Gift from a friend/Bracelet:Random/Ring:Miami Accessory store/Sunnies:XX21/Purse:STEVEN

Today I got the chance to go to the Arts and Crafts Festival in Broward county! It was my first time ever going to something like this and I must say that I did enjoy myself. The weather was nice and breezy! It was a nice crowd of people but not a massive amount of people came out for the event. I think honestly the event could have been promoted a little better. Just like when the state fair comes around and the commercials are shown on television, the same procedures should have taken place when Broward decided to host an event like this!

This vendor sold beaded bracelets…I like them but don’t love them!

When I walked up to this art booth the vendor was sleeping…lol Should have taken a picture of it!

I liked this booth because the vendor had accessories that were reasonably priced and cute at the same time!

 

Now this is a HOT mess! What is this? No one was at this booth 😦

A close up of the necklace I bought at the accessory store yesterday!

A close up of the earrings I wore today!!

 

bought this today... Brand name is GELOKA!


I bought two other bracelets but the one above is my favorite!! It’s different for me and I can’t wait to rock it!

So Unique!

 

 

 

Yesterday I ended up buying 3 necklaces, 2 pairs of earrings, 4 headbands, 3 earrings, and 1 bracelet!! I did pretty good! I could have bought more but I had to consider that I am going out of town and that I may find other accessories to wear so I didn’t want to buy too much! Speaking of accessories…remember the post that I did last month where I talked about Do it yourself Accessory Frames? Well my dear friend actually made one and here is how her’s came out!

Kaneesha Spann's Necklace Frame!

So as you can see my Spring break has been going great so far! I’ve went to the accessory store, out to eat with the ladies, attended an arts and crafts festival and later on tonight I am going out on the town with some friends! All in all I’m having a BLAST! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for reading!

xoxo,

Ashley

My plans for Spring Break

One of the perks of being a teacher is that we get plenty of days off…including a whole week off better known as Spring BREAK!..Key word BREAK! lol Well I have been planning my break out for the last month and a half and I am extremely excited about my plans. Here are the 10 things that I plan on doing during my Spring BREAK!

10. Family Feud- This show is one of my favorite game shows to watch! Especially now that one of my favorite comedians is now the host the show…Steve Harvey! He is hilarious and he makes the show way more entertaining than before! I can’t wait to catch some of the episodes during Spring Break! Here is a clip from one of my favorite episodes!

9. Arts and Crafts Festival- This Saturday and Sunday, March 12th &13th, the City of Pembroke Pines, Fl will be hosting their annual Arts and Crafts Festival!! I am so excited because I’ve never been to one before but I’ve heard so many neat things about it! I plan to purchase some items and materials that I could later use to create different things. I go to Joann’s fabrics and Michaels often but to actually attend an Arts and Crafts Festival is going to be amazing!! I will definitely takes pics and tell you how that goes.

8. Accessory shopping- I haven’t been accessory shopping in a few weeks and since I am going out of town I need some new stuff! I would love to get some new earrings and bracelets!! I haven’t started packing yet so I’m not sure what I need so hopefully I will have time to do that today or tomorrow just so I know what to look for when I get to the store! I love going accessory shopping with my girls because we get to share ideas and just have a great time picking up new items. After accessory shopping we plan on grabbing drinks at Chilis! 🙂 #can’twait!

7. Aizia- This Saturday, March 12th after the Arts and Crafts Festival, I am attending Aizia restaurant and nightclub!! It is a restaurant in the day time and turns into a nightclub at night! I love going to this club because it has a grown and sexy atmosphere! All the men and women are dressed up and we just have a great time! My good friend is getting us all together for this night and it just so happens to fall on the weekend when I start my Spring break. I will try and take pictures and share them with you all.

6. Beach– I do plan on going to the beach. If I don’t end up going to the beach then I will probably just go hang out by the pool. I just want relax, sip on wine and enjoy the nice sunny weather!

5. Washington D.C– I am heading to DC on Tuesday, March 15! My sister lives in the Maryland/DC area so I am going up there to spend time with her. This will probably be my 4th or 5th time visiting the city. When I was in Elementary and Middle school I remember going on school trips to Washington D.C.,Virginia, etc. I had a great time. I have also been with my family before I went with my school. My dad used to go on business trips and my mom, sister and I would tag along. Those were fun times! While I’m in Washington D.C I plan to visit some of the Smithsonian museums that the city has to offer. When I was there last time I went to a science museum which was pretty cool and my sister told me that there are a couple of more smithsonians that I may find interesting. Of course I am going to shop while I’m there because every time I go on vacation I shop! lol My sister goes to work in the day time so I have to find things to occupy my time while she is working.

4. H & M– This is one of my FAV stores! The only problem is that there isn’t a store that is near me. They have recently put one in a mall in West Palm Beach but I live about an hour away and there isn’t any way that I am going to drive an hour for a store lol. There is talk about an H & M store coming to Miami but it’s not here right now so I am going through withdrawal! I always get excited about going up north because I know that there is a store in each state! 🙂 That is on my to do list once I arrive!

3. New York City– Since I am meeting up with my sister in DC we are going to head over to NYC! I am UBER excited about going to NYC during my Spring break!!! It’s been about 3 years since I’ve visited so I am really looking forward to going. I plan to relax and hang out with my sister and her friends in New York. I hope to see one of my friends who lives there as well. I want to go sightseeing, eat at different restaurants, go to a club or two and SHOP! lol I want to go to the African American Wax Museum in Harlem and take pictures while I’m up there also since I’ve never been. Can you believe that? I’ve been to NYC twice and have never been to Harlem. I’ve been to all the other Burough’s except for that one!!

2. Century 21– This particular store carries high end brands at a lower price. From what I hear it’s like a Marshalls or TJ Maxx but this store carries better items! I’ve never been so I will be in for a treat! Hopefully I can find some cute jeans or a top! We’ll see what I walk out of the store with! You never know with me lol.

1. SLEEP– I get enough of sleep on a regular basis but I just want to get as much rest as I can because there won’t be any big breaks from work for a while! I want to just relax and enjoy my break, watch television and not worry about having to wake up at 6 in the morning like I usually do during the week.

Well folks, these are the 10 things that I plan on doing during my Spring break! If you are as blessed as I am to have a Spring break make sure you make it a good one! I hope you all had a wonderful Wednesday! Thanks for reading ✌.

xoxo,

Ashley