Thursday, December 31, 2009
"Well 2009.....we're just about through. It's been fun, (even with the drama). But I'm ready to roll with 2010 now~"
Yep that's how I'm feelin everyone! I am really looking forward to the upcoming year. I still wanna continue doing what I've been doing with The Creative Mixx but I'm looking forward to seeing this blog grow.
Look out for new features like "Blogger Spotlight", "Street Stylz" & "Shop Talk". I'll even make more of an effort to post my music picks on the independent tip. (Blogger makes a little hard to post links to songs that are underground - but I'll make it work).
So, I want to give a big shoutout to all my Followers! Thank-you for joining me on The Creative Mixx and I wish you all the best in 2010. To all the readers that have stopped by for a visit - I wanna Thank-You. I appreciate all the luv that y'all have had for The Creative Mixx.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
To get me in the mood, I've been listening to some of my fave Toronto tunes for 2009. (If you didn't already know - I was born & bred in the T-Dot. So, I was listening some some of these TO artists in 2009.
Shad (gotta a tip about him in 2009 and I'm still blown away by his skillz)
1luv peeps and stay safe~
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I haven't posted any wedding ideas on The Creative Mixx ever! How crazy is that?? I mean, summer has come & gone (a prime season for weddings) and I didn't mention this topic once!
Well, with a Vintage theme on my mind, I decided to show you some options for bringing the past into the present, while tying the know.
Whether you're the bride, groom, or guest, I found something fabulous for you~
Starting off with the guests, check out these lovely frocks......
Now this is for the groom......
These 2 photos caught my eye on Flickr earlier today. Taken by Rosie Parsons, it gives you the true feeling of a Vintage Wedding.....
To end things off for tonight. I'm gonna post two songs from a powerhouse celebrity couple that's still holding strong since their wedding. Yeah you guessed it, I'm talking about Jay-Z and the oh-so-fabulous Beyonce!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I'm trading in the glam and the glitz this year for a chilled out New Years Eve. So, rather than head out for a night on the town, I'll be partying it up at a friends house:)
It doesn't mean I won't be "blinging out", this New Years, (trust me, I can't do it without it). But having a chilled out night will mean that I'll be toning it down a bit. This means that I won't be rocking a dress like one of these:
I checked out Flickr to found some alternative looks that you can put together to ring in the New Year (just in case you're keeping in low-key this year like I am)
If you're partying it up in style this year and post a photo someplace - let me know! I'd love to see it:)
Now, I'm gonna move from fashion to music. This is definitely the time of year where I like to reminisce about the songs that had me moving over the past year....
I'll post two tracks tonight.
The first one has been posted on The Creative Mixx back when it was released. And, I still love it.
Next up, I'll be posting a Drake joint for y'all. Now I wasn't feelin this video back when I first saw it and months later, I still don't get it....
Anyhoo....I'm still feeling this track (regardless of the video)~
Sunday, December 27, 2009
No I've gotta tell you that even though I didn't make it to a crowded mall yesterday to grab a deal, I did make it to the movie theatre to watch a powerful movie yesterday. If you haven't seen "Precious" yet, then I recommend that you do. I've wanted to see it ever since I heard about it when it aired at the Toronto Film Festival. This movie took me on an emotional roller-coaster - seriously, one minute I was angry, then I was crying. It shocked me and made me laugh all within the course of an hour of a half.....
My verdict? It was amazing! Raw, Gritty & Real - it literally blew my mind~
Friday, December 25, 2009
I just want to wish all my followers, readers, family & friends a Blessed Christmas. I want to thank everyone who has supported The Creative Mixx so far and I'm really looking forward to another fabulous year~
Enjoy this time with your fam & friends y'all........
Here's a song that reminds me of my youth, cause growing up in a Jamaican household always called for a Reggae Christmas~
Thursday, December 24, 2009
If you're receiving gifts over the holidays, I found some lovely "thank-you" cards that would be great for sending to your family and friends to show your appreciation. I happen to love sending & receiving mail - if you feel the same then check these lovelies out:)
Handmade By Grace
Here's a little something to jam to this Christmas eve~
Sweet dreamas y'all
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I'll start off with showing you the gift that I purchased for my co-worker. As per usual, I headed over to Etsy for some ideas. I knew that I was looking for a cool pair of earrings that could be worn to work or out on the town.
I searched and searched until I fell upon a lovely shop called Sara Thomas Designs Studio. I gotta tell ya - there are so many lovely pieces available at her Etsy shop! In fact, I was so intrigued that I asked for an interview. So peeps, I've got good news, you can check back for a future "feature" post, cause Sarah is looking forward to appear on The Creative Mixx . In the meantime, have a look at the fabulous earrings that I bought~
The earrings arrived packaged to perfection with a personal note - so sweet:)
Now here's the gift that I got. I unwrapped the gift to reveal a neat looking silver box. I opened it further and literally gasped! Inside, was a beautiful vintage inspired necklace and knock-out earrings. Everyone knows that I have a thing for "bling" - so this was just my style~
I am in love! I
I also want to show you something else. We had a "Made By You" sale at work about a week and a half ago. Basically the concept was to have us bring in things that we've made - auction the items for sale to raise funds to spruce up our work space. Well let me tell you, there were some amazing items up for auction (or sale). There was everything from hand-made scarfs, to artwork, baked goods to jewellery.
I was lucky enough to grab the sweetest holiday gifts ever! I can't stress this enough, but I am thank my lucky stars sometimes for allowing me to work with such creative peeps. A lovely co-worker made these fab "potted" works of art. You get a pot, soil, and marigold seeds all packaged with love.
I decided to add a little extra touch - (the walnut ornaments are my subtle addition - my interpretation of adding a little bling to the green theme lol)
Have a look:
And a dear friend of mind, put together these "cookie in a jar" packages, including the dry ingredients, recipe & tiny cookie cutter - Love it!
If you've given a hand-made gift this year or received a fab holiday pre-gift? Let me know! I'd love to hear about it:)
Monday, December 21, 2009
I seriously hope y'all have been well and I hope that you've been busy as I have been.
In addition to my hectic schedule over the past week, I've been suffering from a bit of a cold - basically I've had a sore throat since Friday - arg! It hasn't been fun:(
But on a lighter note:) I've gotta let you know that I've added a new addition to my family, a cute kitten named Jessica.
Now if you've noticed on by taking a look to the right....I've officially been on Twitter for a few weeks now. I haven't been doing much tweeting as yet - but maybe I will over the holidays (I'll have some time off - can I get a woot! woot!)
Anyhoo, this morning I got an email letting me know that I have a new follower on Twitter - GladiolaGirls! Well I checked out their site and I've gotta say that they've got some lovely items for sale. Created by a group of friends, the Gladiola Girls boutique has been up and running since 2002. If you're in the Boone, NC area - I suggest that you stop by for a visit. You'll find an assortment of items with that urban chic feel....
Here are some of my faves~
Click HERE to visit their website
Click HERE to follow them on Facebook
Click HERE to keep up with them on Twitter
Well peeps, I'm out for the night, (off to have a cup of Neo Citran). I am so glad to be back y'all:)