Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I Can Do Bad All By Myself Part 2

I thought I would post a video from the movie. I will definitely need to purchase the songs from itunes.



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Michelle Obama On One of My Favorite Childhood Shows


According to the article on the website, Michelle Obama Watch, our First Lady will be appearing on the season premier of Sesame Street on November 10th. Sesame Street was definitely a joy to watch as a child, and now my Lil Mama enjoys it too. Since I probably won't be tuning in on that day, I will definitely have to see about having someone record the episode for me. It's definitely something to look forward to!

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The 2009 Ivy Rose Series

The Sisterhood Boutique is now offering their 2009 collection. The Sisterhood Boutique was created by Rochelle McAllister. These dolls are 16 inches and are manufactured by the Alexander Doll company. I think I need to pre-order at least one of these beauties. The dolls are scheduled to be delivered between December 20, 2009 and January 4, 2010. Which is your favorite?



Also, check out the video for these lovelies.


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A Special Free Screening In Chicago, IL


This message was just forwarded to me. Wish I still lived in Chicago:

"When: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: AMC River East - 322 East Illinois - Chicago, IL
RSVP: um_atlanta@yahoo.com

SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE TO RESPOND.
PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR FULL NAME.

Good Hair is an exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, Good Hair visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of the black community. Director Jeff Stilson follows Chris Rock on this raucous adventure prompted by Rock's daughter approaching him and asking, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?" Haircare professionals, beautyshop and barbershop patrons, as well as celebrities including Ice-T, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symone, Maya Angelou, Salt-n-Pepa, Eve and Reverend Al Sharpton all candidly offer their stories and observations to Rock while he struggles with the task of figuring out how to how to respond to his daughter's question."

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I've Got a Deal For You


Are you already doing your holiday shopping? Do you need a gift or gifts for a little girl? Well my friend Margaret has given us a heads up on a great deal. As you know I collect dolls so I had to take advantage of the opportunity. These are dolls that are Best Friends from Another Time. Laylie was originally priced at $99.99 and is currently $30. If your doll needs a wardrobe make sure you enter WARDROBE70 at checkout, and get 70% off. Need some books, then enter BOOKS70 at checkout, and get 70% off. Don't you just love great deals! Thanks again, Margaret!

$10 Toys at Wal-Mart




Wal-Mart will be offering $10 toys through holidays. It's a good time to do your Christmas shopping or even buy toys to donate to your local charities.

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We are On the Move to End Alzheimer's


Both my grandmother and great grandmother had alzheimer's. I want to do something to help them find a cure for this terrible disease. Please support me in my efforts as I walk on October 31st. Thanks in advance for your support.

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Need some doll clothes???


Check out my girlfriend's and her daughter's website through Emily Rose. The clothes are of a very good quality and will fit your 18" dolls like the American Girl ones, and there are also ones for your 15 inch Bitty Baby size. I also love reading their blog. You can find some really neat stuff on there, and you get to see different dolls dressed in the outfits. If you order from there, let me know how you like the outfits.

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Carol's Daughter Magical Beauty Collection




Make sure you sign up to be notified of the release of the Magical Beauty Collection. I think tomorrow is the day, and quantities will be limited. I think this is a great partnership for Carol's Daughter. It will be nice to see a beautiful black princess on a product. I personally haven't tried Carol's Daughter products before, but plan to do so in the near future. I have heard nothing but great things about them.

***Just in the products will be available starting at 10 pm tonight.

Ramblings Through the Attic of Thought by E. Joyce Moore

Check out my aunt's new book trailer. The book can be purchased through Amazon. Enjoy!



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Forever Young

My passion and hobby is collecting dolls. I collect mainly black dolls and as of this moment I have no true focus in my collection except they are black and they speak to my heart. A visit to my cousin Nikki at college years ago is what triggered this passion. In her room, she had this beautiful barbie displayed. I asked where she got it from, and I recall her saying she ordered her from a magazine. When we were younger we would spend hours upon hours playing with our barbies. We would watch soap operas and then re-enact the stories with the dolls. We'd style, cut, and even crimp our dolls hair. Those were fun times! Well after returning from that trip, I was on a mission to hunt that doll down. Much to my chagrin, the doll was no longer available to buy. I did eventually get her some years later, and by then there were several dolls in my collection. In the beginning, my only focus in dolls were that they were Barbie. Here is the doll that ignited the flame. This is In the Limelight by Byron Lars. Isn't she pretty?



When I got pregnant, I prayed for a healthy baby but my desire was for a girl. God granted me my wish and Lil Mama was born. She was only one month on her first Christmas, but guess what; she got the Holiday Barbie from that year. Every Christmas she gets the new Holiday Barbie. I not only collect dolls for myself, but I give her dolls that she can not only play with but are collector items as well. I am quite pleased that she shares my passion for dolls. Here is a picture that my nephew drew of her holding a doll. He is VERY talented.



It saddens me to hear of people that make fun of doll collectors. I don't quite understand what the difference is for those that collect dolls or even play video games. It's a hobby that people enjoy. Hobbies keep us young, and help give us that much needed break from our day to day lives. So if you don't have a hobby that your passionate about, go find one!! Let's always stay forever young!!

Music Speaks To The Soul

I come from a family full of musicians. I grew up listening to lots of different music. My father always used to joke with me when I would say a song was my favorite. He would say, "they are all your favorites." That's probably the truth. I just love good music. It has always been a dream of mine to be proficient on an instrument or an accomplished singer. Alas, the musical gene didn't pass down to me. One of my goals in life is to take vocal lessons, so at least my singing voice sounds better than what it currently does.

I listen to music whether I'm happy, sad, or even angry. It soothes my soul. Earlier this year, my divorce became final. I thought I would be really sad about it, but it was more like a relief that it was over. It feels like life has begun again, and I am certainly living it. I want to share song that has become my theme song following the divorce. This girl is talented!! I am actually very excited to see Chrisette Michele tomorrow, along with Maxwell and Common. Let me know what you think of the song.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lil Mama's Kindergarten Graduation

I am so proud of her! I can't believe the time has flown by so fast.


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Publish Post

This boy is awesome!!!

And the little child shall lead them......
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Why "Who's The Mama Here?"

Well I honestly thought it would be fun to start a blog. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to focus on, but thought I would just post miscellaneous thoughts and happenings on my journey that I call life. I've been told on several occasions that my six year old daughter "has been here before." Some of the things she says are really outlandish, and it's hard sometimes to keep a straight face. I really do wonder sometimes "Who's The Mama" because it's almost as if she tries to take care of me. She is certainly a blessing to me, and think she is growing up beautifully without a father who is active in her life. It can be difficult for parents who have to be both the mother and the father, but with God's help it is possible to raise self-confident child. My Lil Mama is the love of my life and she certainly makes life interesting. Until the next time......