It’s 2012, Now What???

Yep, it’s a new year, and now it’s time to put 2011 behind you, and get motivated to make 2012 your best year yet. Here are some things I plan on implementing into my new year, to Make Things Happen!!!

1. Affirmations ~ Start off each morning by reminding yourself that you are beautiful (or handsome)!!! I have a favorite that I use, which is: I AM SEXY. I AM BOLD. I AM EDGY. I AM FABYOULOUS!!!!

Whatever it takes to speak positivity in the atmosphere, do it. We want nothing but positivity in our circle. Say your affirmation in the morning when you’re looking at yourself in the mirror. Good way to start your day. And in the evening, just before bed, so that you go to bed with a good attitude.

2. Set Realistic Goals ~ For every goal you successfully achieve, reward yourself. It may be something as simple as drinking more water. For me, that will be one of my goals, because I drink soda like it’s water. So my goal is to drink four bottles of water a day, and eliminate one can of soda from my diet. May not be a big deal to folks, but for me it will be an accomplishment. Believe it or not, doing something as simple as that, will build your self-confidence. And we definitely want that. So make it a habit to set goals and make it a point to reach them within a specific period of time.

You may not always be successful with accomplishing your goal, but the point is that you at least tried. You know the old saying, If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again!!!

3. Be Creative ~ Try new things and allow yourself to be enriched by the experience. Who’s to say that you’re not an awesome cook if you’ve never tried your hand at cooking? With all these cooking shows on t.v. now, you may really be able to throw down in the kitchen. Won’t know until you try. Or, you may like to sew. Who’s to say you won’t be the next fashion designer???

4. Relax And Have Fun ~ The more comfortable you are with yourself, the more confident you will become. And that involves having a lot of fun doing what you love.

If you love hanging out with your friends, then schedule a day when you and your friends can take a day just for you all, and hang out. Go to a movie, park, or just go on a nice drive. Doing these sorts of things cements your personal identity and gets you comfortable in your own skin, which eventually results in better self-esteem.

5. Keep A Journal ~ You won’t know exactly how far you’re going to go until you get there. This is one reason why keeping a diary or journal is very important.

Start on your first entry as soon as you begin your journey to a better you. As you make your progress, you can go back and read past entries to keep track of how much you have accomplished.

Now the things that I listed, are things that I believe can make a difference in your approach to this new year. Even if you tried one thing, stick to it. Keep at it no matter how challenging it becomes, because the rewards are worth it.

Enjoy, and I hope 2012 is a healthy and prosperous year for you!!!
~smooches Dah-ling~


The Prada Smart Phone!!

Check it out…it’s the Prada 3.0 smartphone. It finally arrived this December 14 when they unveiled their uber chic designer smartphone in London. Right now the phone has simply been introduced and the actual sale is slated to start from January onwards in the coming year.

Here are some specifics about this super FAB phone:

~ Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread with PRADA UI
~ 4.3-inch wide NOVA Plus LG TFT-LCD display with a WVGA resolution of 800 x 480
~ Display features a brightness of 800 nits
~ 8.5mm in depth
~ 8MP camera with AF and 1080p video recording capabilities at 30 fps
~ 1.3MP front-facing
~ 8GB internal memory with microSD card support
~ WLAN 802.11 abgn, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, HSPA+ up to 21Mbps
~ 1540mAh battery

According to a report by BestBoyz the luxury handset from LG and Prada is scheduled to be available by January 2012. The price has not been revealed yet, but it would be rather expensive given its designer attributes. The site goes on to state that though it comes with Android Gingerbread onboard, plans are in place for it to be upgraded to Google’s latest OS, Ice Cream Sandwich.

Via: Tech2, Engadget

A Few Fab Holiday Cocktails!!!

So, Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching. And of course, with me being a part-time bartender, what better person to suggest some holiday cocktails. Here are just a few that I thought you may enjoy!!

Cranberry-Zinfandel Punch ~ From Good Housekeeping

1 bottle(s) (64-ounce) cranberry-juice cocktail, chilled
1 bottle(s) (750 ml) red Zinfandel wine, chilled
1/3 cup(s) bottled sweetened lime juice
1 bottle(s) (1-liter) seltzer
Chilled lime slices for garnish

1.In large pitcher or punch bowl (about 5 quarts), mix cranberry-juice cocktail, Zinfandel, and lime juice.
2.Refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving, stir in seltzer; garnish with lime slices.

Only 90 Calories


Cool Yule Martini ~

3 parts vodka
1/2 part crème de menthe (white)
1/2 part dry vermouth
Cocktail glass


1.Shake with ice and strain.

No calories mentioned on this one, LOL!!!


White Spiced Coffee ~ Country Living

3 cup(s) whole milk
1 cup(s) whole organic coffee beans, lightly cracked
1 1/2 stick(s) (3 inches long) cinnamon sticks
4 whole(s) green cardamom pods
1/4 cup(s) honey
2 tablespoon(s) dark rum, such as Mount Gay, optional


1.Place the milk and crushed coffee beans in a saucepan. Heat the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, about 7 minutes. Immediately remove from the heat and let the beans steep in the milk for 15 minutes.
2.Strain the coffee mixture and transfer to the jar of a blender. Discard the crushed coffee beans. Add the cinnamon sticks, cardamom, and honey to the steeped milk and blend on high-speed until the spices are coarsely ground, about 30 seconds.
3.Strain the liquid back into the saucepan and discard the ground spices. Rewarm the spiced coffee over medium-high heat until the liquid is hot and steaming. Add rum, if desired. Pour into warmed coffee mugs, and serve hot.

Total Calories: 404

Halloween Light Show 2011

I usually see people go all out for Christmas, with elaborate decorations, but not for Halloween. I mean, I would see a house with pumpkins carved out here and there. Maybe a so-called haunted house around the corner, but nothing real extreme. And now that my girls are young ladies now, I really don’t do the Halloween thing. (Ok, well I do have a 5 year old nephew, and my youngest is 12, so maybe we do go out to get us a little bit of candy). Regardless, I thought this light show was pretty awesome!!! I can’t even imagine what their electric bill must be.

Enjoy the show!!!

Pink 2012 Bentley Continental GT for Sale

Isn’t she lovely??? This pink 2012 Bentley is dedicated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. And of course, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to show this beauty vehicle off.

This “Passion Pink” example, commissioned by Symbolic Motor Car Company directly from Bentley, is a completely unique 2012 Continental GT model, and it will be on sale at Symbolic’s dealership with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation and the hunt for a cure to breast cancer.

Code-named “Cure,” the car was painted its brilliant hue at the factory in Crewe, so you know it’s done right–and it’s a legitimate Bentley one-off, not some tuner-devalued aftermarket job. Though the photos aren’t all of the best quality, it looks like there’s enough subtle dimension and depth in the paint to offer some legitimate appeal in its own right.

Or, as Laura Farmer Sherman, executive director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego, put it, “While this car is stunning, it is going to save lives with the money that is raised and there is nothing more beautiful than that. We are so grateful to Symbolic Motors for this creative and generous opportunity and to W San Diego for hosting this wonderful event.”

The event will be held at 8 p.m. October 28th at the W San Diego

It will be displayed during the foundation’s annual parade, but after that it is really waiting for an owner.

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