Such a “Freaking” Lady – Random Thought




Where do I start?

This has been stuck in my craw for YEARS

Why is it women can not cuss, swear, use dirty words?!

Why is it because we are supposed to be above it all we can pull a four letter word out our ass and just have at it?!

I don’t get it.

Yes, I admit my cussing is a bad habit i picked up from my dad, but why should I not swear if that is what the emotion dictates?

Why use some SAT word that who ever you are cussing out has to go look up, to get the full impact of what I am trying to punch them with? 

I never understood that one, my granny was the QUEEN of the big SAT word that you had to look up to understand you had just be bitch slapped in a nice way.

Naw I want to see your face when I verbally pimp slap you with a cuss word. I want you to feel like the words from the BATMAN tv show with Adam West, BAM, POW, etc.   I guess that’s the point Ladies don’t fight.


I Cuss too…. I am Hank’s Child 

I rather cuss you out, instead of holding it in.  I get in HULK SMASH Gemini mode.  I blank out often times and have no memory of what I just said, but I do know I feel better.

Ain’t no body trying to go to an early grave cause I held in the cussing out that you deserved for the ratchet bullshit you just pulled or tried to pull.

In the words of the CHAMP from Harlem Nights…..


Well my Divas are you for a well time cussing out?

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and a Good Cussing Out….

The Diva V


The Martha Effect


The Martha Stewart Effect

I never quite understood the Martha Stewart hate I heard about in the late 80’s when Martha and her crafts blew up.  I LOVED Martha Stewart’s show and tried to do some of her recipes and crafts.  I could not fully understand as a kid why some women had a rather obsessive dislike of Ms. Stewart.  While yes she had a full staff at her disposal to make those crafts and crap you just had to have…. She made it seem ever so effortless.  I just did not get it…. because I was a kid/teen, it was not until I was an adult that I fully got it and met my very own Martha.

I love to sew and I love crafts. and while I was unemployed I had lots of time to do these crafts, but no money for materials.  Now that I have the money I dont have the time…. Gotta love Life’s little twists.

Any who, I have followed one SAHM/Blogger/Amazing Sewer named Erica B *click here* for a few years, in fact she inspired me to blog about the stuff I make.  Erica has made and reviewed so many patterns along with inspirations from spring and fall fashion weeks.  I remember one Chanel inspired piece she did I an just read with awe and envy like WOW I cant even think on how to do that.  And again where does she find the time.  And to top it all off she has at least 3 kids and still looks fly as hell…

And this year I some how stumbled upon Mimi G *click here* another Blogger/Amazing Sewer * I think she is a SAHM, but dont quote me on that one* Mimi G reviews patterns, shows you how to make patterns from scratch, doing tie dye, styling clothes, etc  I have even paid for a few of her pattern tutorials.  She has a knack for breaking down patterns to make them simple for even the most novice of sewers. And she is just as fly as Erica B doing all this.

And then I look at my life and think, What the hell am I doing with it lol….. clearly I am not properly utilizing my 24 hours in a day like these ladies.  I know they are both married, have kids, *maybe a pet or two* and yet they still find time to not only sew but to blog, make videos and help the rest of their admires with questions we might have about random sewing stuff. *They are members of the same sewing FB group I am on*

So these ladies are my Martha Stewart.  While I do not hate them or envy them, but some-days I truly wonder how they do it all.   I feel like a slubb, I have 0 kids *does my dog Bear count?*, no husband but planning a wedding, and  going back to work, but not having time to create, and up pops in my feed something just items and I look down on the too big clothes I am wearing just shaking my head and laugh at my self.  Then I realize like Martha Stewart these two ladies, who are very sweet, nice women, who are rather talented, have their haters and detractors.   Yet they keep doing what the do, helping out the slubbs like me to stop making butt prints on the couch, and make something.

So Thank You Martha, I mean Erica and Mimi, You inspire me…

I encourage you all to visit their websites and drool over the amazing items they create and share with us…..

Who is your Martha Stewart? Your Inspiration

‘Til Next Time

Love, Peace and All Things Pretty

~The Diva V~




So I have gone on Challenge overload. So many out there and here are a few I am doing or thinking about doing.
~30 Squats Challenge I will post the pic to see how this challenge goes. I want to drop another 30lbs before the end of the year. I am trying to getting fiancé to join me, so we can both get healthier.


~The April Instagram Challenge
I figured why not seems fun

If u want to follow me on IG I am @the_diva_v

~The Year Long Make Your Wardrobe
This is one I am thinking about. Basically you sew for a year and not buy any clothes. I will decide tomorrow if I will do that one.


I am going to do the Year long sewing challenge….. woohoo… here is a link to the blog for that Challenge….

Those are the new ones I have taken on. I am already doing the Pretty Girls Rock dresses Challenge. So far I suck at this lol it has been cold here do wearing a dress is not really feasible, and most of my dresses are way too big due yo the weight loss.

So my fellow Curvy Girls are you doing any Challenges?
Let me know

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things Pretty

~The Diva V~




So this Challenge popped up in my news feed on FB….

Pretty Girls Rock Dresses® Spring/Summer 2013 Dress Challenge
So I clicked on the event… and saw the rules….
“Pretty Girls Rock Dresses DRESS CHALLENGE Mission:

1. We will ROCK dresses (skirts) and CUTE SHOES (heels and/or flats) like our mothers and grandmothers at least THREE (3) days a week.

2. We will reject the IMPULSE to throw on jeans, jogging suits (EVEN THE CUTE KIND), and dress slacks.

3. We will exchange our revelations and thoughts throughtout this challenge. 

4. We will invite our friends to join.

5. We will include our daughters and young women we mentor.

6. We will take Pictures and Have FUN!!!!

7. Everyone is welcomed to participate.

Exceptions: Flattering/Very Feminine Dress Suits are ALLOWED. 

*If you have a blog share with your followers.*

Inspiring women to embrace pretty from the inside out. Dresses are the ultimate sign of feminine power!!

Officially Kicked Off: Friday, March 1, 2013

Let’s bring back:

*GLAMOUR. *GRACE. *CHARM. *FEMININTY. *PRISSYness (is that a word?) and most of all BEAUTY. 

PGRDresses Star?

There’s Power in the Dress, Purse, and Stiletto!”

So I figured why not I clicked that I would join in.  It is from March 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013…. I think this is a great and amazing Challenge…. I wish I had thought of it lol 
Now my plan was to start this March 1 but i was set back after coming back into town with the flu that has lingered and it is still cold here in Maryland and I am on the bus…. 
But now that I feel better I plan to jump in head first to this Challenge…. I will rock a dress to work but the cute shoes will be hard I work in retail my shoes are ugly but comfy… but I will find a way around that 🙂
So my Divas do you want to join me in this Challenge? C’mon it will be fun….
I can’t wait to see what you all wear….
Here is the website of the woman who came up with the Challenge: and FB Page
I even have some new fabric and patterns to make some summer dresses and take in my current maxi dress….
‘Til Next Time
Love Peace and All Things Pretty….
~The Diva V~




Hey My Lovelies

I know I have been MIA, looking for work and my part time job I have been hemmed up.

Any who…. my wedding madness….

As many of yall know I am getting hitched…. and we are getting married where we met at Tuskegee University.

Skegee had a Hotel and Conference Center on campus and that is where the big event will happen.  Or at least that is the plan today lol

Here are a few outside shots of the Kellogg Conference Center tu1

I am excited to get married at Skegee, it was some of the best times in my life and we met there.  I wish the University didn’t have the calendar taken up so I could get the date I wanted but oh well you win some you loose some lol

Now on to the menu since my MOH has told me I can’t have fried chicken… *which is the biz at the TUCC* I am a bit dis hearten as to what we should serve lol.

So I have one check down our venue…. now for the 20 million other things you have to do for a wedding…. 

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things Pretty

The Diva V 

Congrats to the Ravens


Super Bowl Champs

Unless you have lived under a rock for the past 2 weeks , you know about the The Baltimore Ravens beating the San Francisco 49ners in New Orleans this past Sunday   

Being a Bears Fan… I really had no dog in this fight… I am happy that Baltimore won…. I would have been happy if the 49ners had won *their head coach is a former Bear* 

Baltimore showed up and showed out for the Ravens Parade yesterday…. when I got off the train for work here were the lines to get tickets to ride the train 


I dont know if I love the Bears that much lol…. it was estimated 250K packed into M&T Bank Stadium to show their love to their beloved team…

Here are a few shots…. yall just gotta love Ray Ray…. 


No Hate 

No Shade

But can I get some real news on TV? lol

Congrats again B”more….

‘Til Next Time 

Love Peace and All Things Pretty 

~The Diva V~ 


Another Tease


Well I posted the fabrics, now I am posting the jewelry I whipped up tonight. Not sure about the blue, I might keep it. But I thought this would go nicely with my LBD and accessories.

‘Til Next Time
Love Peace & All Things Pretty
~The Diva V~

Pintrest!!!!!! WOOHOO



As many of you all know I am a collector.  So when I found Pintrest, I died and went to collector heaven.

I have found some AMAZING pin’s on Pintrest from food to wedding ideas (yes, I am getting Married)

I highly recommend that you check it out, you will be addicted too lol.

I think my favorite part is the new drinks I have found *plus cool ways to make drunk gummy bears* *dont judge me* 


gummy bears

These Bears have been soaked in Vodka… yeah buddy lol 

Here is my board on pintrest The Diva V 

The way pintrest works is you set up your account you can customize your own board titles, My boards are:

  I Heart This – Random Stuff I love online & on pintrest

  The Diva V Style Inspiration & Style Icons – Things that I love style wise and that inspire me to sew

  Crafty Diva – Crafts and clothes I want to make 

  Shoe Addict & Its In the Bag – These two boards help to fuel my love and addiction of shoes and hand bags yes I know its a sickness 

  Just Hair – my new love WEAVE, I also have a love of wigs…. these are some of the ones I want to try

  Going to the Chapel – Ideas for my wedding

  Home Sweet Home – Things I want for my house after I get married 

  Hungry Girl – Food items that pop up that make me hungry that i want to make or I have tried

  *Smack* My Life – Some of the things I find that fit my mood that day 

  Sew Sew Cute – Things I have made from clothing to jewelry

  Beat My Face – Make up Inspiration and Ideas

  Life After – Words of Inspiration and Prayers for life after the wedding day

  Tattoo Ideas

   ~Bazinga~ – My Nerd board with all things Trekkie, Big Bang Theory, and Potter related *yeah i am that girl* 

  What A Man – some mens fashions I plan to dress my hunny in sshh dont tell him 

  3 Sheets – all the alcohol ideas i.e. drunk gummy bears lol 

You can have as many or as little boards as you want…. you can follow your FB friends….

So Divas who else is on pintrest?

What are your boards and interests?


‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things Pretty 

The Diva V 



Time For A Change



Thats right Life is Change…. Maybe if I say it enough I will start to believe it lol or not be pissed off by the things I cant control….. 

My blog will be back on WP for now… dont ask… lol 

It will be more of an all inclusive blog with beauty, makeup, fashion, this wedding and any other random thing that crosses my little brain…. 

So Sit back enjoy this ride called Life….. 

dont blink you might miss it 🙂 

Love Peace and All Things Pretty 

~The Diva V~