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"Not just Metropolian but Cosmopolitan..."

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

This morning I went to see Senator Hillary Clinton speak in the 'Burg at the Marriott. I just found out about yesterday in the Herald. But it was truly great...I'm totally sold!!

I got a real close seat. The program started at 9:30 and I was there at like 8:15, after a stop at Starbucks on Pine Street, of course:) That cutie of a police officer in the pic kept asking me for some of my breakfast!

Do I look political? No, I look like my mother in that pic sans eyeglasses.I got politics in my system though. I was Poli Sci minor at the WU and served on the WU SGA for three years as a senator and parliamentarian. I'm excited about the '08 elections...
A little bitty supporter! I sent the kids off to preschool. They would have showed out, seriously!
Senator Clinton. She was phenomenal and super genuine...
I got this close and got nervous. I said, "Hi, Hillary!!".She said,"Hello, young lady...Thanks for coming out..." People were getting her autograph and taking photos with her. I still stood there frozen...How cute.

One of the pastors that introduced her called her, "Not just metropolitan but Cosmopolitan..." She let out a big hearty laugh. :)

Check out the article already up on the on the event!


Thanksgiving Fashion Meme...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I found this random Meme on the web....

What has been your biggest fashion indulgence?

Hard one...very hard one. My indulgences change with the wind. Right now its earrings and headbands. This N That, the one dollar accessory store in the 'Burg on Pine Street, gets me every single time for $20. Next pay period, it might be shoes and purses. But rarely clothes because I'm an interesting fit. 5'0, about 180 lbs, seriously curvy.

What is your signature scent?

I don't have one. But I always go to Aquolina Pink Sugar when ever I'm in a bind on what to wear. It's me. I guess that's a signature!!!!

What was your biggest fashion mistake?

I think my worse dressing period was after I had my children and I had lost about 25 lbs while pregnant and then gained like 40 lbs in a matter of months after they were born. So I was trying to squeeze my ass in stuff I wore before I had kids, most of it baby tees and low rise jeans. I looked a mess. But then I went through this period where I wanted this certain "person" to notice me, so I tried dressing to catch his attention, like a hoochie and didn't work. I'll NEVA do that again!!!! No, sir, never dress for a man AGAIN. After I came out of that, I looked like a nun, I went through a serious depression. But it's I like the way I look, chic and casual, just me and comfortable:)

What item(s) do you never travel without?

I travel every day to work about 30mins so...I need my cellphone, handbag, money. But real traveling...I already have my toiletry bag pre-packed and ready. D.Shannan taught me that. And travel candles.

What was the last film you saw?

At the movies? Why Did I Get Married? On TV? Poetic Justice on one of the those HBOs.I had forget what it was about.

What beauty products do you swear by?

No particular brand because it could change tomorrow. But I must have:


eyebrow pencil

lip gloss

What is on your iPod?

I don't have one. I have a Creative Nano. I got alot of Maysa and Incognito on it. Some old Mary J,Tamia,Dreamgirls Soundtrack,T.I.... alot of stuff

What was the last item of clothing you bought?

Oh...I went to the Hillcrest Goodwill and racked up. I got Aeropostale l/s tees, Gap sweater, Ann Taylor cardigan, some "work" pants....whole lot of stuff.

Where do you buy your lingerie?

What bras and panties? Places like Cato and It's Fashion where they sell big girl underwear at a reasonable price.

Which shop(s) couldn't you live without?

Target,Starbucks...:) but I do.

Rural Glamour's Good Eats News...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

After doing some recent flipping through Food & Wine magazine. I found out that instead of just another white wine with the Thanksgiving turkey, Rose' wine is a good option as well. I also some came across a great idea in the mag. It's called eWine Match:

1) Plan your meal.

2) Enter 6 and your Food Choice and text it to 411511 on your cell phone.

3)You'll receive a text message with the perfect wine match!

How cool...they are also in the process of setting up a website at

I have always wanted a Le Creuset pot. My mother, the ultimate bargain finder, found a red one at the Salvation Army with the top included. How lucky!!! I was reading through a cookbook the other day and found out that these pots and the American part of the company are located right here in South Carolina, in a town called, Early Branch.

And I don't know where that is even located.:) ( They got a 803 area code so it must be in the "Low Part" of the state.)

Good Eats everyone!

Thanksgiving Eats...

I won't be making Thanksgiving dinner at my house. I will going over to my mother, Grandma' house to eat. It doesn't make any sense to cook nothing because I'm sure the boys and I will get leftovers galore. She cooks like that. Plus she is not going to let me help. The kitchen is all hers. Any body else have a Grandma or Mama like that? lol!

So, I will be making breakfast for the midgets and me. They have already requested pancakes and turkey bacon. I will be having that too:) plus G.Garvin's Lobster Avocado & Brie Omelet. I've only made an omelet like twice. But I can can make pretty good eggs so I'll have some pictures for ya...

Happy Thanksgiving ya'll!!!


Sunday Best? Part II

Monday, November 19, 2007

I've been watching this!! I like the top four they got and they are all my favorites but in order I'll list my favorites and why....
4) Crystal- Not doubt she can "sang". But I would love to see her come softer on a song and more melodic... She got the chops but can she but versatile?
3) Jermaine- He is so fly and his riffs are serious but he's got really own every song he sings to win.
2) Emily- Emily, Miss Emily. Touches my spirit every time. I would buy her album in a second. I just love her voice and her presence is just golden.
1) Shari- #1 pick from day one. She has a voice that takes every song and makes her own. Just imagine what she could do for songs written just for her?
If you watch...Who's your winner? Let me know!!

"L"ike Eww...

Hey cousins!
I received a sample of this in the mail on Friday and decided to put it on after a nice hot bath....
It stinks...I don't like it AT ALL.
It smelled like a sour Glow by JLO and it smells sour to me. I was not impressed.
And you know there is probably a "A", "M", and "B" in the works.
Who liked it and Who didn't? Let me know!

Happy Birthday Mu Xi!!!

The Mu Xi Chapter was founded on the campus of Winthrop College on November 19, 1978. It was officially chartered on December 12, 1978 . The International President was Soror Barbara K. Phillips and the South Atlantic Regional Director was Soror DeLoris Oliver. Led by its first Graduate Advisor Soror Eliza Walker Mills, the "Transcendent Twenty-Three" embarked on a legacy that would persevere.

Happy 29th Birthday to my undergrad chapter, MuXi!!!

My Sephora Christmas Wishlist...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Can you believe that I, Jamie, have not been in a Sephora Store since February?
Can you believe I only found two things in that entire Christmas catalog I wanted?
I made a sad little gift registry for both if *anyone*( echoes......) wants to purchase them for me...why go ahead!!! Just kidding...:)

Curves and Bumps...

Excuse the extra country photo of the photo of me in the Wednesday Union Daily Times. As you can see I was modeling Xtra Luv, a new plus-size line featured at Almost Pink. I'll be in Wednesday and Friday's paper. My Momma read the whole paper and didn't even realize I was in there. Why am I not surprised? Anyways, I had fun doing it, this was like my third picture out of the bunch.... and the tag is showing from the shrug and I had on my "emergency" wig because I had taken my curly hair out the night before to put my curly hair back in the next day. I wanted "Smile with my eyes" but photographer said I would look better to smile with my teeth...and that's my "pose"...I came up with that. Listen to me wishing I was 5'9 and 20 years old and on ANTM!!!


R.I.P Soror Dr. Donda West

Monday, November 12, 2007

I'm so completely sad over this. Kanye West, as you probably heard by now, lost his mother Dr. Donda West on Saturday. No matter how she died, I feel his pain and pray for Ye' and his family. She was also member of my organization, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, initiated into the Alpha Eta Chapter.

Rest In Peace My "Ivy Beyond The Wall"


New Stuff at Cecelia Jane...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Representing North Carolina, Cecilia Jane has a new line of gorge bags that I must have.Seriously, this will be a early Christmas present with one the lovely bonuses I'll be receiving from "Delhaize Le Lion" next week. Look, this distressed saddle bag is only $85. I would get some serious wear out of this!
How Yummy is that?
Only $95.


Check the Myspace too!



Week in review...Rural Glamour Style

Friday, November 09, 2007

I was so ready for that store to open it wasn't even funny. The stress opening a brand supermarket is killer. But the mail was fabulous as you can see! Goodies other than Charter Communications and State Farm bills!

Friday...yep I'm skipping around. Thank Blogger Photo link for that. Pick these up at Green's Salvage today. I didn't know Burt's Bees made makeup?
More Friday goodies...Got these $1.70 lipglosses and $1 socks from Fred's I just love novelty socks. Especially holiday socks. How corny of me!lol!Check out the I love Nerds socks:)

My Daddy's Birthday. He would have been 57 years old. I had the perfect gift:Go see American Gangster and buy him the BET American Gangster DVD set and then watch him fuss with my uncles. He was a serious movie buff. I got it honest. I love you Daddy, I miss you so much. I wish you were here...because I can't get the heat to come on at the house. I don't know what's wrong with the thermostat.:) And Momma is driving me crazy and I need a hug.:)


Review: Bare Escentuals Mineral Makeup...

Ok I'll keep short a sweet on the Bare Escentuals Mineral foundation. I can't read long reviews on products...

-I paid $60 for the whole kit at Divas on Main in the 'Burg.They have a whole back room of the line...

-My kit has a Dark and Deep Color in it along with this psuedo-moisturizer( because it don't moisturize, so used something else then this, but a good lotion for oily skin) three brushes and this translucent powder.

-The brushes SHED LIKE CRAZY to be always"buffing" your face with them.

-It took me about three tries to mix the Deep and Dark colors to get something close to my skin color. It still looks a little ashen.

-I love that kabuki brush. But it sheds too.

-The "warmth" powder. A waste. WnW got better bronzers.

-The translucent powder( whatever its called)...NYC loose translucent powder for cheaper. But I like it.

Overall...Not a waste of money or time but not totally for me. But I haven't given up and I'm working it out each day.



Last...Weekend Cooking...:)

I'm pretty blessed. My children are not picky eaters. They love veggies and will basically eat whatever I cook. Kel loves condiments, Honey Mustard and Hot Sauce! But Spencer doesn't like any condiments. That's as picky as it gets. I make this little side for us some times when I'm short on time and we are all tired and don't feel like waiting on a big meal. It's called a Caribbean Quicky, and the recipe is found in Culinarytherapy Cookbook by Beverly West. All it is a box of egg noodles cooked, mixed with shredded sharp cheddar cheese(a whole bag,1lb), a stick of butter or margarine, juice of two limes, salt and pepper, and dry red pepper flakes. Voila! Quick mac and cheese with a zip.
In other last weekend cooking news, I scooped these McCormick Grinders up at Big Lots for 1.40 a piece. A great kitchen to me is full of the essentials and above. I love having all the spices I need before I cook. One of these is a roasted sea salt. I've been putting it on everything:)

Jamie usual

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Seriously Unfocused.

Left my camera at home with the post for today.

Go to my first therapy session for whatever keeps me up at night and keeps mind racing and other stuff...

Love ya'll

Jamie's meme I stole from my lil' co-worker's Myspace...:)

L A Y E R - O N E ::
J:Jewelry,prefers David Yurman
M:Milkshake, a strawberry one from Bantam chef would be good.
I:I love Jesus!
E:Estatic! I get paid on Wednesday!

L A Y E R - T W O ::
-- Name: Jamie
-- Birthday: 9/23
Nick Name: Peaches,Toot, Jeter,Cuzin,Jay, Jamesy,James and my new one:Pound Cake!
-- Location: Mother Dearest's home on the range.
-- Eye Color: Brown
-- Natural Hair Color: Dk.Brown
-- Righty or lefty: Rightyy baby.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

L A Y E R - T H R E E ::
-- Shoes you wore today:Sam and Libby Leopard Flats and Mossimo pumps
- Your perfect pizza: Buffalo Chicken Pizza from Pizza Hut and Pepperoni from Papa John's( if we had one...
-- Best holiday:none. I'm jaded on holidays.
-- Missed memory: College, the years after college in the Rock , chillin with friends,Charlotte and Rock Hill, MuXi stuff.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- - - -L A Y E R - F O U R ::-- How many pets do you have: none.
-- If you got to go anywhere in the world, where would you go: New York. I need my auntie!
-- Single or Taken: Single
-- The last movie you saw at cinemas: Why Did I Get Married.
-- The last people you hung out with: Meka, Miss Cheryl "The Diva Recievers"
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -L A Y E R - F I V E ::
-- Pepsi or Coke: neither
-- McDonald's or Burger king: Neither, again
-- Adidas or Nike: Nike.
-- Lipton Ice Tea or brisk: neither
-- Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

-LA Y E R - S I X ::Do You.
.-- Curse: Too much, I'm forever prayful on that...
-- Do you sing: Yep, I'm think I'm a 30 year American Idol!
-- Get motion sickness: No.
-- Think you're a health freak: Sort of
-- Get along with your parents: Lord, have mercy!
-- Play an instrument: Yeah, the flute. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- - - - - - - - - - - -L A Y E R - S E V E N ::In the past month...
-- Drank alcohol: Yessssss
-- Gone to the mall: Westgate? Eww, no.
-- Eaten an entire pizza: no
.-- Been on stage: no
-- Gone skating: no
-- Made homemade cookies: no, my oven is psycho I tell u- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -L A Y E R - E I G H T ::Have you ever...
-- Been in big trouble with your parents: All the time when I was a teenager
-- Lied about your age: Never had to. I always looked older than I do.
-- Used a fake ID: Nope. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

L A Y E R - N I N E ::
-- Age you hope to be married: Shit, I'm 30 now. IT AINT HAPPENING. And maybe that's a good thing. I don't want to live no man ever ever again and expose one to my kids who turns out to not be about sh*t. Who's got the time to wait for Mr. Right in the Wrong Town? Wait...he wasn't Charlotte or Rock Hill either...
-- Number of Children: I got two but want one more but not out of wedlock again so two I have... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- - - - -L A Y E R - T E N ::In a man.
Best eye color: Brown with long lashes...yummy
Best hair color: It really doesn't
Age: 1-3 years older.
Height and weight: Taller( but not too tall) and bigger( but not flabby fat but I like a "solid"dude, lol!) than me. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- - - - - - -L A Y E R - E L E V E N ::
-- Number of people you could trust in your life right now: Let's see...none...seriously( ALL MY "REAL FRIENDS" SHOULD PEEP THAT)
-- Number of tattoos: None.But everybody seems think I got tats.
-- Number of piercings: 6, all ears.

Reality Intern...

Friday, November 02, 2007

I can't even believe I'm watching College Hill Interns on BET. I've been out of school for eight years this December. But I think college life is the best 4, 5,6, years of your life. Seriously, I DID college. I could probably write a flashback blog on life:WU 1995-1999. It was insanity. But, do watch CH Interns for that young cutie name Kasheef. And he is an ole' nasty Nupe...I love it!!

Plus intern Ivy( who's a Ivy, an AKA, how cute!) has a very cute blog on all the happenings on the show.

I was peeping through my momma's Spartanburg Herald newspaper when I came across a very fly article on 'Burg fashion by Jessica DeVault, one the Herald staffers.

Shall I exhale? Someone who love pop culture and fashion in the 'Burg? Love's it! Check out her blog and her webisodes!


Pound Cake...

Today, one of the Coca-Cola vendors that came in the store called me a "Sweet Li'l Pound Cake".

I said..."Wow, I've never been called a pound cake...Thanks!" He was cute and also VERY married. Next!

Now my Co-worker Meka calls me "Pound Cake". I like it:)

Nothing serious this weekend. Chil'ren and I's will be chillin' and stuff. I'm going wear them out. I'm also cooking some stuff. Hope have some new recipes for ya'll!

Have a splendid weekend!!

ps....I can make a Pound Cake too...but my oven is psycho...seriously. That's another post.