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let us pray......

My friend Rachel over at CherryTreeLane had decided to dedicate her Monday posts to Prayer requests.

I think this is a FABULOUS idea as we all need prayer and its nice to know that others are praying for you.

It's also a great way to meet /minister/ counsel new people who may be going through similar issues.

So please feel free to email me and I will pass them along to her or you can email her directly or comment on her blog see post HERE
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6


"For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father" Ephesians 3:14
Pass along to all of your friends and we will be praying for you!!!

monday chit chat....a.k.a weekend wrap-up

What a WONDERFUL weekend!!! Friday: I picked up my super pregnant friend (she's due Sept. 15th) who is also my hair dresser/stylist, to "do" my hair (read press & curl ). Which was nothing less than amazing seeing how it was 90+ degrees, she's pregnant and ready for baby to come. She and her two kids (boy & girl) came to hang out for a bit. Her daughter is also one of Sweet Pea's B.F.F's and they havent seen each other in while they also go to have a fun weekend together but more on that later. We were also able to go visit the Coxe's briefly so the boys could meet and subsequently fall in love with each other. After I took her and her son home, I loaded up the girls and took them down to my mother's in Long Beach. My mom took them to the San Diego Zoo for the first time! Needless to say they had a blast and were worn out when they came home yesterday!!! Thanks Nana!!! Saturday: as per my previous post here I had one of my infamous Ladies Nights and wa…

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!!!!

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This past Saturday night I had the pleasure of hosting "Last Ladies night IN of the Summer" And it was nothing short of FABULOUS!!!
I am a firm believer in having quality time with the ladies in my life.
Not just one on one either.
I'm the kind of person that wants ALL of her friends to get to know each other.
Simply because I think they are amazing and so should everyone else!!!
And I also believe that as wives, mothers, step-mothers, single moms and singles we need to get out of our comfort zone, go meet new people and just ENJOY ourselves!!!!
I must say we did EXACTLY that.
I can honestly say I have never laughed SO hard in my entire life.
I laughed until I cried. Until I couldn't laugh anymore.
Then someone made a face or I walked in at the tail end of a conversation and laughed some more!!!
Best Ab workout in a LOOOOONG time!!!
The evening began with my neighbor rushing into the door thinking she was late - but really we're on CP time and dealing w/ my familia…

back, back, back, to school again......

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Today August 31,2009 my Sweet Pea began the 2nd grade. New color co-ordinated outfit? check Cool new backpack? check Fabulous Camp Rock lunch pail? Check So off we went.
Since we moved we are now attending a new school, in a new district.
That means a new teacher and new friends.
School begins earlier and gets out about 10 min. later
However we are fortunate enough to live about 5 min from the school so getting there on time shouldn't be an "issue" unless we're having a "slow" morning. Even though Sweet Pea is 7 and we've had our "first day of school" before.
Each year it is just as difficult as the first.
Well thats not entirely true.
The first two times ( pre-school and Kindergarten) I cried when I dropped her off.
This time I didnt cry but I am still filled with apprehension. But only the type that mothers worry about. Will they be nice to her? What if she cries? What if she ends up eating lunch by herself? Will she make friends?
I want my baby to enjoy her d…

mixed nuts

i haven't blogged at all this week. i MISS it. It's my outlet for creativity since I'm not really writing poetry as much these days. Sadly I compose posts in my head at night but of course don't write them down and by morning can't remember a thing! So sad. I still READ blogs daily. but for some reason haven't really taken the time to finish any of the drafts I have waiting. am I at a loss for words? maybe. this has been a crazy week. Sweet Pea is gearing up to start back to school on Monday. I have second grader????? WOW! When did that happen! We went to the meet & greet this morning at her new school and met her new teacher. I'm excited and so is she. Have I mentioned her school is only 4 minutes from the house! Stellar. So this past week we went back to school shopping with my Dad and have just been taking it easy. Enjoying the last few days of "summer". Even though its hot as hades outside. School shopping with my Dad/Papa was a trip - he hasn't been si…

a family affair - mostly pictures

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The 2nd Annual Dorsey Family Picnic was held August 22,2009
(yes I am a week late....sue me)
Suffice to say we had a grand time as usual!
Lots of food, family and fun times!
Look forward to doing it again next year!!!































thirsty thursday....( a day late)

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For this week's installment of Thirsty Thursday
I will tell you about one of my FAVORITE martini's:
The Lychee Martini
Last night we had a networking event for all the FIDM Beauty Alum's at the
super exquisite ADCB at the Mondrian hotel in West Hollywood.
Such a cute little lounge/bar and the drinks were awesome too!
Love that the Alumni chair knows that Beauty Girls and cocktails go hand in hand!
So anyway - I partook in a Lychee Martini which is SUPER DELICIOUS and without further ado:
Lychee Martini
2oz Grey Goose Vodka 1 1/2 oz Lychee Liqueur Splash of Fresh Lychee Juice
Shake well, Strain into Martini or Cocktail Glass with one Lychee inside
Enjoy!!!




at the Sky Bar w/ my BGB's

Ashley



Ms. Ava


Cynthia




Sassy Sara






Me & Ash enjoying the atmosphere











update: love in the mail!!!

a few days ago I posted this about having a terrible case of the "I wants". Sad for a grown woman to behave and think like a child but I was in a mood, so there you have it. At the end of said post I exclaimed to my adoring public.....(i.e. anyone who reads this) that I would just LOVE if someone would send me a Target card as I had been avoiding going back since what I "want" is not in the budget of what we "need". And lo and behold..... someone did!! It came in the mail today!!! So thank you Aunt Debbie, for heading my call understanding my desire to "fancy up" my home and for just plain being AWESOME!!! Lookout Target here I come!!!!

little miss perfect? really? who says?

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this afternoon as I was folding laundry I turned on the TV for some "entertainment".

And I stumbled across this show called "Little Miss Perfect" on the WE channel.

Ten minutes in I was hooked

Twenty minutes later I was seriously disturbed.

But could NOT turn the channel.

First of all I am still amazed that in this day and age there are still kids in pageants

and that they "love to compete".

Second - who ARE these people?

and where do they get the money for all this stuff?
I know pageants are expensive as there are costumes to be made, flippers to put in
(to give them that full and bright smile of a 17 yr. old) and spray tans to be put on.
But my real question was, what kind of message are these parents (mostly moms) giving these girls?
Granted it is not for me to judge because I too love my child dearly and if she REALLY wanted to do pageants then I might consider it.
But it did bother me when one of the mother's said:
" Well in our society, looks matter. And…

simple things to make me smile

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THIS made my day today.........

thanks Auntie Mimi for the entertainment!!! We will miss you when you leave!!

a new dawn. a new day

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In light of the meltdown I had yesterday I was somewhat heavy hearted even though I received wonderful words of encouragement from my friends and family ( I had to call my dad for a pep talk) And it dawned on me. I am clearly going about this all wrong. I am focusing on what I want to do Not what I am being called to do
As Babe came home yesterday evening after having a not so fun day himself we sat out on the veranda sweet tea in hand talking about our respective days asking silly questions (what kind of bird would you be if you had to be a bird? My answer was a flamingo cuz it's pretty and I'd get to wear a cute feathery skirt and sleep standing on one leg!) It hit me. THIS is what my life is about moments like these As we continued to chat while I attempted to fry some chicken strips (first two were scorched & more tears ensued) We discussed the reality of him maybe getting a second job and me really focusing on my business I was struck again by how amazing this man is.
And how truly ble…

WHY?

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This morning I found out I still don't have a job.
Didn't even get considered for an interview.
And I'm not sure why.
You see last week I received some info about a posting from one of my advisors
and the job was perfect for me!
I could be creative and still disciplined which appeals to my duality of nature.
I would get to work with cosmetics and learn more about the business.
So applied
And followed up.
And followed up again.
I finally contacted my advisor to find out that
"they already filled the position"
Really?
In a week?
and no one bothered to call me and say "thanks but no thanks"
so now I am left wondering WHY?
am I ever going to get a job?
what does this mean?
Because if I am absolutely honest with myself -
I DO want to work
And am not really ready to run my own business - at least not right now.
But I also don't want to just get some random temp job and waste all the time I spent in school.
I mean I went back to school to work specifically IN the beauty industr…

Soulful Sunday

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Today was Soulful Sunday at my house. Thats what I call the Sundays when we wake up have big breakfast then I attempt a new recipe for dinner. Usually my dad or someone is coming over as well. This Sunday was no exception. It's my sister-in-love Mimi's birthday and she came over w/ Babe's mom for lasagna dinner and Frozen Lemonade pie. Both recipes are from the Down home with the Neely's cookbook. (I just LOVE them) Turns out Babe's mom used to make Frozen Lemonade Pie when he was a kid! I have never before made lasagna so I was a bit nervous but it ended up turning out GREAT! Babe's brother, his wife and our friends the Johnson's also swung by so we had a full house! I LOVE an impromtu family gathering! Just makes my heart feel good.


what is left of the Frozen Lemonade Pie
My first ever lasagna
Brunch this morning


Hope you all had a fabulously Soulful Sunday as well!


inside OUT

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I'm so excited! My patio furniture ( that I have been obsessing over) finally came this week and last night Babe put it all together for me so now we can bring the indoors out!! I grew up by the beach and used to spend time with my grandparents every summer so eating / spending time outside was pretty much my favorite thing to do in the summertime. And now I can share that experience with Sweet Pea!!! This morning she strategically placed the pillows and cushions on the chairs and loveseat as I arranged a comfy "conversation area". I can't wait to have people over and have "cocktails on the veranda"!! (in my mind I still live in Georgia) At some point I would like to also get a dinette set so we could eat out there as well as a firepit of some kind to roast marshmellows and for warmth as the nights grow cooler. But for today, right now, I am SATISFIED!!! here are few befores:






And AFTER:







What do you think? Anyone want to come over and hang out?



a bad case of ...... "I want it NOWWWW"

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU7nG3KvZDA

uggggh right now I have a terrible case of the "I wants"

Seems to happen every so often when I am absolutely broke and there are new "things" that I see while out and about or perusing the internet

Case in point - ran into Target the other day for 3 things:
Toothpaste, Saline Solution, and sadly I can't remember the other item

As Sweet Pea and I wandered over to the back to school section to scout out the backpack offerings - I noticed a very lovely display in housewares out of the corner of my eye

"ooohh " I thought , I must come back this way.....

just to look of course

And boy did I look.

You see as I am about to become a married lady and we have been doing more entertaining I have been thinking about the kind of traditions our family will uphold.
The gatherings we will take part in and most importantly the decor of our new house.
There in the midst of the housewares/kitchen section were several sets of chargers, se…

the simple things

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It's Wednesday......hump day to get me over the hump I started thinking about how it's really the little things that make me happy Like going to the movies with long lost friends -all the while making new ones


taking Sweet Pea to the Library and hanging out w/ our neighbors
Singing P.Y.T in the kitchen with my family



* getting new patio furniture that will be enjoyed for many months to come
* spending time with my immediate family (i.e. Mom & Dad)
* being able to check a book out from the Library.....curl up and read it into the wee hours of the night
* giggling with my girlfriends like teenagers
* dancing like a maniac in my room - pretending that I'm in FAME/ABDC/SYTYCD
* being granted new opportunities when I think that the door has been closed in my face
* waking up each morning in a house that we love and has become our home

Happy Hump Day Everyone!


weekend wrap up

it occured to me that the last few posts have had nothing to do with the Dorsey's as a family. but more what I'm going through. which makes sense cuz its my blog right? and I'll post what I want. :) But I thought it was time for a family update We have been super busy all summer long and the move didn't really slow us down. so here is a quick update on what we've been doing. moved into our new house, unpacked all the random and miscellaneous boxes and found homes for everything. Began the Leo birthday celebration with a game night at our friends house. This time game night wasn't as aggressive as the last one. (Someone usually ends up leaving in a huff or gets into their feelings about the rules and someone usually cheats) Had both my father and Babe's mother over for a nice homecooked dinner ( Soulful Sundays) and got to spend time with them Hung out with our new neighbors The Cox's - side note I'm so happy they are here as Niki and I used to work together…

back to work I go?

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I have posted before how I am looking for a job.
I have been for some time
And as the summer draws to a close and I am STILL looking
I wonder:
Am I supposed to go back to work?
Truth be told, I have thoroughly enjoyed having the last year to be "just a mom"
or JAM as my friend Rachel likes to refer to it. :)
And a housewife.
Yes I was in school for 9 months working my toukass (sp?) off
but at the end of the day,
I was just Sweet Pea's mom - who helped out in the class room and read with the kids
I was able to focus more on my family
We have enjoyed more dinners
playdates and baked goods
in the last year than I ever thought possible
I enjoyed working.
but it was STRESSFUL
not that there's no stress in my "mom job"
because there is, the laundry won't wash & fold itself
there is no chef to prepare a homecooked meal
and there certainly isn't a maid to clean up after it all
(boy but a woman can dream can't she?)
But really its all for my family so I don't mind …

writers block

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Not that i don't have anything to say.
Cuz let's face it, I'm rarely at a loss for words but......
Right now, I'm just having a hard time articulating and gathering my thoughts.
I feel like my creative muses have gone on holiday again w/ no noitce to me!!!
Very frustrating as a woman who writes incessantly.
In the morning.
In the evening.
whenever the mood strikes, I put paper to pen
or sometimes fingers to keys
and usually somewhere along the way
and idea pops into my head
I get inspired
and the words just flow.
But lately
I got bubkiss
nada
zip
zilch
negative creative juice
and it bugs me
I know pretty soon I will be inspired by some passing flight of fancy
but right now
I'm pretty irritated about it.
oh well.
I guess this was an inspired post eh?

maybe tomorrow will be better