On Mother’s Day Weekend…

If you’re a typical mom then nothing says Happy Mother’s Day like a massage, Pandora bracelets and edible fruit arrangements, but if you are anything like me, then your Mother’s Day will be spent cooking for those you love most. This Mother’s Day I will be spending it with my loved ones, and giving our beautiful home a makeover. Here are some of the cute things I have in mind. Take a look.

Gray Walls…

Wall of Frames…

Tons of Flowers…

mercury glass vases.

& Yummy Treats.

Cream filled devil's food cupcakes

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.

Happy Mother’s Day to you and yours.

A New Kinda, John Mayer!

  
 
John Mayer was honored at the GRAMMY’s on the Hill event last night in DC, where he spoke about his voice feeling, “OK”, but he’s not capable of singing just yet. Throat surgery is in the near future for John who said,  “I’m going to be taking myself out of the running  for a good six months.” Don’t fret John, we will be… Perfectly Waiting.
 
Mayer has been posting a new picture every day this past week for his fan’s who are looking forward to the release of John’s video for, ‘Shadow Days’ set to be posted tomorrow Friday the 27th, 2012.
 
 
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25:  (L to R) Honorees John Mayer, Neil Portnow, U.S. Representative Howard Berman (D-Calif.
 
 (L to R) Honorees John Mayer, Neil Portnow, U.S. Representative Howard Berman D-Calif.
 WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25:  Honorees John Mayer (L) and U.S. Representative Howard Berman (D-Calif.
 
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25:  U.S. health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius (L) and National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences President Neil Portnow (R) present  John Mayer with an award at GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards at The Liaison Hotel on April 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.
 
U.S. health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius (L) and National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences President Neil Portnow (R) present  John Mayer with an award at GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards at The Liaison Hotel on April 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.
 looks great in just about anything. Yesterday at GRAMMYs on the Hill, John Mayer talked music education & veterans health.
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: John Mayer and Buddy Guy attend GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards at The Liaison Hotel on April 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.
 
 John Mayer and Buddy Guy attend GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards at The Liaison Hotel on April 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.
 

[Giveaway] READY. AIM. FIRE.

I’m very excited to bring this giveaway to you. Let me explain for those of you who aren’t acquainted with my site, that I am addicted to music…I know what you must be thinking, who isn’t? However, these are the reason for why I emphasize that I. Am. Addicted. To. Music.

A melody will allow me to see colors, beautiful words will bring a cretin sweet taste to my mouth, and the combination of the two will send me on the ultimate high. So there for I’m addicted to music in more ways than one.

My appreciation for music has allowed me to connect with tons of artists from around the world, I’m always looking for new musicians to ad to my already extensive music collection, so I have teamed up with quite a few talented musicians to bring you their beautiful sounds.

Let me introduce you to Adam Darling, who was kind enough to send me three of his Cd’s to giveaway on my site. If Adam seems familiar to you, and you’re wondering why… (stop thinking so hard), you might’ve seen him on my personal page, keeping me up to date with his music career. He’s also been featured here for not only Music for the Soul, but for Monday’s Eye Candy as well.

Now, let’s get to the best part!

Three lucky winners will be randomly selected to take home Adam’s, new CD ‘Ready. Aim. Fire.’ for FREE. To make this very interesting, I have added a some questions to see if you’ve been paying attention.

Ready?

    1. On whose page did I happen to find Adam, on?
    2. Adam recently did a cover from what known artist? And what was the name of that song?
    3. What is Adam’s favorite Basketball team?

RULES:

Everyone wishing to participate must like Wajima on Facebook, and you should “like” Adam’s page as well to keep up with his up to the minute music career.

Contest ends April 19th, 2012. Good Luck!

RELAX, it’s almost Friday!

I am dedicating today, to feet.

can you guess which are mine?

WMC 2011 TAKES OVER MY BACKYARD!

 

WMC was this past weekend in Miami.  Let me start of by expressing how extremely excited I was to see all my old friends again.  This is the time of year that New Yorkers look forward to the most, to fly down when there’s an event such as this, and take over South Beach just for the weekend giving them a chance to re-charge themselves while escaping the cold weather before embarking on a long, and much needed vacation somewhere in the world…Panama, Costa Rica, Cancun, the islands.   

I must say that the drive to SoBe was quite smooth, and even getting off on Alton Rd was pleasant considering the amount of people walking around Saturday night.  Parking wasn’t has complicated as I had anticipated it to be, seeing that all I had to do was keep-it-movin’ after finding that they were charging $50 to valet your car.  Lucky for us, we were able to find a parking garage that was still pretty empty on Collina for only $25, Ja, score!  I know for the people who are residents’ we tend to avoid coming down to South Beach during events like this due to the amount of heads that basically congest the streets of our lovely city; moreover the cost to get in anywhere is completely outrageous.  Cameo Night Club was charging $40 for ladies and $60 for men just because Busta Rhymes was performing inside, and that was pretty cheap considering the talent, but seeing as though time had changed you were basically in line for 4 hrs without any luck.  Now, keep in mind for next time ladies, if you aren’t wearing a leotard or your stuff isn’t hanging out of your outfit there’s no way you are got to get in at first glance, and well…yeah, I don’t do the South Beach look.

 

Which brings me on over to LUX.  What you have on means nothing when you have DJ Camilo spinning the best music in the house.  Although the entrance to LUX was a little costly it was completely worth it, for I got to see all my loves!  I met a few cool people, and even saw a really old friend who for some crazy reason we keep missing one another.  Thank you for coming down and making Miami spin New York; you should definitely do this more often, have a safe flight everyone, and please come back soon, this one time a year thing is to much to bare.  ♡

Confessions of a Valentine Heart – For: the BOYS From: Hollywood.

KimK

I’ve had a lot of messages these past couple of weeks regarding my Monday’s eye candy post.  Now, it’s safe to say that it’s coming from my male readers out there, who unbeknownst to me have been feeling very much left out on the eye candy edition, so here is to the male population that comes in from time to time, I give you my top 10 sexy ladies choice for Cupid 2011.  Happy Valentine’s Day boys, Enjoy!

Minka Kelly

 

Jessica Alba
Emmanuelle Chriqui

Katy Perry

 

Sofia Vergara
Selita Ebanks

 

Cheryl Cole
 
Scarlett Johansson

 

Candice Swanepoel

 

Telling a story thru the eye of a 13th Witness

Some of you may know him as “Timmy” the guy John would talked to a lot when doing his 2 am chats via Ustream,  However I have been following 13th Witness a little longer than most, before he hit the road with Mayer during his Battle Studies winter tour and became the (it) guy among Mayer fans, simply because John said so, before he ventured out and displayed his work in Reed Space, and before some jumped on the witness train.  I have been a fan of his work for a little over two years.  I’m sure you’ve seen the feeds I have put up in the past regarding 13th Witness, and Levi Maestro aka Maestro knows, however one particularly post will stand out to most, for the reason that it has everything to do with the man who’s opened the door to us hopeless romantics, now here is a few things you haven’t seen… perhaps you did and didn’t know who was behind the work, or you just didn’t know there was such a thing, so allow me to show you a few pieces of the work that I have grown to appreciate over time.  This is Timothy McGurr aka 13th Witness. 

 

 

 

 

 ♡

Autism Speaks 2011

Here we are again; it’s that time of the year when I start raising money for the Autism Speaks  walk. 

Last month was the Kick off the for Autism Speaks Miami 2011.  It was nice seeing familiar faces again, everyone knows one another by first names, its like  we are one BIG understanding family.  I’ve never seen anything like, it this community really gets  involved. 

Let me start off by saying that I was touched by the new faces that were at the Marriot hotel that evening.  Fewer than before, which means things are really looking up, but it’s no way near being over yet, it’s a long ongoing process.  It was tough seeing the new parents whose child was just diagnosed; the tears coming from them were overwhelming (I recognized that pain all too well.  But back when my children were diagnosed the resource were limited.) Now, the support that has come about throughout the years lets us know that we are being heard; however we can’t do it without you. 

it’s not too late we’ve only just begun in putting together our Team It’s Starts With Love for this year’s walk.  But if you can’t make it, then here is the link to where you can donate to this special cause.

To learn more about Autism visit the website for information on how you can get involved.  http://www.autismspeaks.org/be_informed.php

Thank you and have a bless day.

11th Annual Miami-Dade County
Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Key Biscayne: Sunday, February 27, 2011

For the Love of typing!

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I remember when my grandfather moved into our home.  The
first thing he brought down from the car was his typewriter.
He set the very black, heavy thing on a desk
in the long hallway of the house
that divided the livingroom from the kitchen.
He turned to me and said: Mimi let me introduce you
to my love.  You can use it if you’d like, just be
kind to her, she is very fragile.  But don’t
be scared to type away.
This was before internet.  Before anything that
 made you think less and move gast fast. This was during
 the time of long phone calls,  hand written letters
and when getting together really mattered.
This was the time when i had typed up my first play.
Now, I have been on a mission in finding the perfect typewriter…
I have been on the soul mission since I decided to go
 vintage 3 years ago.  The first thing that came into
the house was a rotary dial antique phone.
Then I was spoiled with the best present at the moment…
a record player, spreading the gift of sound into my heart.
Over the summer I  hit several locations in search of the
perfect typewriter, and I'm happy to report that the
search is still on.  Its like finding the eight right
pair of shoes, you don't want to jump on just anything
that's not going to look right on your feet...are you?  
However here are a few of my favorite pictures of
those lovly lovely punching circles, stomping music
to my fingers, and lovers of my hands.

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Now let me just add that if I can't for
whatever reason find myself

a typewriter I love, then I'll just have to
settle for this pretty little touch of love. 
Which I already own thanks to lunashineshine over at Etsy.com.
It will hold me over, till I find the love of my hands.

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DIY-Wrapping Paper Tubes and Boots!

Now that Christmas has come and gone, Thankgoodness!  You are probably wondering what you should do with all the empty wrapping paper tubes you have lying around the house… Well think no more.  Here is a super cuqi idea for all those extra tubes, plus look at it this way; you are helping the environment by recycling. 

Did you get a nice looking pair of boots from Santa this year?  Do you want to get rid of the box they came in?  If you are anything like me and or Carrie Bradshaw… then you too like to have your pretties were you can see them, displayed in your closet for an everyday view. 

Take a long wrapping paper tube cut that sucker in half make sure both half’s are the same size, zip up your boots, place those bad boys in, and Voila.  Your boots will maintain their perfect shape for as long as you are willing to have those babies in there.   Try it and let me know how it goes.