December 30, 2011


2011 was one of the BEST YEARS of my LIFE!!!! HANDS competition (Well...maybe 1980 cause I was born?? lol)

I scratched off the #1 thing on my bucket list!! I went to the OPRAH WINFREY SHOW! And not just anyone...but the LAST SHOW!! Still surreal! And guess who is in this week's Entertainment Weekly??

Page 23 if you have one lol
 My best friend had a baby...

Beautiful Family!!
Aren't they just the cutest family ever!!!!

And if all of that was NOT enough...I married the man of my dreams on August 27th!!

Click here to see where our wedding were featured on!

I was also in two other weddings this year!! documents all of the planning for all three weddings!! It was so much fun!!

One of my girlfriends has been a great inspiration with her weight loss. She started Weight Watchers around this time last year and she looks amazing. So much so, WW picked her to be in their BELIEVE Campaign.
YUP! That's her on in the add!!
Check out her blog as she gives great tips on healthy living!

Looking forward to 2012...let's see can it beat this year. I have a feeling it will! *wink* :o)


How was your year?


December 28, 2011

FREE Monopoly Android App

Amazon has apps for your Android phones. You can purchase off by entering your phone number and then it will send you a text message to download the app to your phone! Or you can enter an email and it will send the link there.

It's normally $4.99, but today only they have MONOPOLY (one of my absolute favorite games!!!) FREE!! And you know I love me some FREE!! :o)

Click Here for the FREE App


December 16, 2011

Target has BOGO Handbags

I am not (and never will claim to be) the go-to for fashion. But what I do know is that these bags at Target are HOT...and inexpensive!! <---And that's something I DO know about! :o)

Check them out...

Merona® Chain Quilted Satchel - Mushroom
Merona® Chain Quilted Satchel - Mushroom

Merona® Chain Quilted Satchel - Black
Merona® Chain Quilted Satchel - Black
$17.48!!! What?? Sign me up for TWO!! ;o) Two bags for less than $30!! Now I'm not saying this bag will last you til the grandbabies start coming in. But if it gets you through two or three seasons, it's done its part! Just

Tis the season...


December 1, 2011

$2 Cold Cut Combo or Meatball Sub at Subway

That's right!!! For the month of December Subway will be offering a $2 Cold Cut Combo and $2 Meatball 6 " Sub!!!  Click here for all the details on their site!

I see Subway in my immediate future!!! :o)


November 15, 2011

Macy’s Biggest Sale of the Year!!


Get in on Macy’s Biggest One Day Sale of the Year with this $10 off purchases $25+ Wow!Pass, valid TODAY (11/15) through TOMORROW (11/16) until 1pm! Of course some exclusions apply, but you can even use this on all sale & clearance Apparel.

You can’t beat that!!!

I just got a super cute outfit and some earrings and only paid $6.07!!!

Thank me later! :)


September 15, 2011

It's been a long time...

It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you
Without a dope blog to read to...


Seriously it's been a while, but I plan to get back into it and sending you deals!!! Hold me to it...


July 7, 2011


Apple Jacks Cereal, 12.2-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4)

Amazon's Subscribe & Save is AMAZING!!! FOUR boxes of Apple Jacks are only $7.97 with FREE SHIPPING right now!! $1.99 a box! You can NOT beat that!! ACT FAST! The prices change all the time!!

My boo eats these things like they are going out of style! LOL!!! (remember that saying?? HA)

Don't say I never did anything for you! :o)


June 30, 2011


MIXBOOK is offering a FREE photobook TODAY (06/30) only!!


Use code FREEBK at checkout.

And if you do a 20 page book you won't even owe anything for SHIPPING. So yes...FREE FREE FREE!! Can't beat that at all!!!!!


June 15, 2011

Say...Can You See?

I'm COMING TO AMERICA!!!!!!!!! This picture just makes me want to sing that!!! Cause it would be WAYYY to obvious to sing "Just let yo sooooooooooooooooooooul glo"

50 at the Aruba Film Festival

Soul Glo!
What is 50 thinking?


June 7, 2011

Kanye WHY???

Kanye at the Council of Fashion Designer of America Awards

Seriously...where are you going? And what were you thinking? Or maybe it's ME!!! Is this fashion?

Those Michael Jackson slippers are killing me!


May 26, 2011

Experience of a LIFETIME...with Oprah

No your eyes are not deceiving you. That is ya girl and her man right there looking up Oprah's nose. :o)

Can you BELIEVE it?? Cause I surely can't.

Just last week I heard that a guy that we were in pre-marital class with, went to Oprah's huge finale at the United Center. We saw him in church on Wednesday and it HIT ME...Donnica this is the last show and you will never make it to the studio. Really??? The number one thing on my bucket list will NEVER happen? I've wanted to go for as long as I can remember. I wanted to have a grand trip for my 25th birthday (that came and went) and then again for my 30th (also gone). It wasn't until I realized the finale was taped that I able to release the fact that I would never make it to The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Well let me tell you how God works! He said Cool girl! You done took that chick off that pedestal and now I can bless you with your dream! YES...He can speak Ebonics if He wants to! :o) Friday afternoon I get an email saying that I have two tickets to the Monday taping of Oprah's show. I had my first ever panic attack. I didn't know WHAT to do. I had already taken off work a half day for the finale party I was having with my girlfriends, now I need to ask my boss for Monday and Tuesday so I can go to Chicago to BE on the finale.

Now WHO DO I TAKE?? WHEW!!!! I tried to call my mom at least 10 times. She didn't answer. I felt like the email was time sensitive and I wanted to reply IMMEDIATELY! I knew I couldn't choose between my girlfriends so my fiance was the next obvious choice. And that ended up being the BEST choice!

Originally the show was Monday and we thought we would have to do a turn around trip. Like drive up and get RIGHT IN LINE and drive back. Oh stop off to take a shower somewhere before hand. Can't stink for Oprah. But we were MORE than okay with this! But then they move the taping to Tuesday! Ooh GOOD we have a little more time to get there and relax! See how God was working it out???

We get there Monday and are able to do a little site seeing of Chicago.

We wake up early Tuesday morning and prepare for THE EVENT! We arrive to Harpo studios and are number 34 and 35 in live. BAM! Perfect!

Come to find out everyone got last minute tickets and they had a hard time booking the show.  Most people didn't believe that it was legit. I bet they are kicking themselves right now!

The wait wasn't long at all. We head up to the audience waiting area. Oh AFTER they have checked all our phones and cameras. So now we have gone under! LOL! As they are hyping the crowd and about to call everyone down, they announce that they will call out a few Ultimate Viewers names so they can have special seating.


They called my name!!! 2nd panic attack in the last 3 days!!! Ed and I run down the stairs okay I run down the stairs, Ed walked lol to get in line to be escorted to the FRONT of the studio! I tried my best not to have the ugly cry and I didn' cry was FUGLY! LOL

They hyped the audience up and pulled Ed on stage. He pulled me up with him and we danced and just had the best time. Seriously...I was on the stage. So you KNOW I'm counting that as being ON the show too! LOL!!

Oprah's closest friends were also in the audience. Stedman, Gail, Gail's children, Maria Shriver, BeBe Winans, Cicely Tyson, Suze Orman, Bob Green. But FINALLY they announce that Lady O is coming down! And that brings us full circle back to this moment...

Ready to receive the wonderful message that Oprah had for her FINAL episode. It was amazing!

As we are walking out all every TV station is outside. Traffic is stopped and they have now renamed the street to Oprah Winfrey Blvd while we were in there taping the show!! CRAZY!!!

Definitely an experience of a lifetime!



May 10, 2011

"Jumping The Broom" Movie Review

The history of "jumping the broom" is in our blood. Marriage was not recognized for blacks during slavery. Jumping the broom was a symbol declaring they were now one. After the end of slavery, this ritual declined but still is quite a tradition in the African American community!

ANYWAY...on to the movie! :)

Quick Synopsis

Sabrina Watson and Jason Taylor have fallen madly in love and decide to get married after knowing each other only six months. Their families are not thrilled with the last minute affair. Sabrina is from a wealthy family that lives in the Hamptons. And Jason is from a single parent home in Brooklyn. When both families come together for, what's supposed to be, a wonderful wedding weekend, the family drama BEGINS!!!

My Review

WAYYYYYYY BETTER THAN EXPECTED!!! I could feel the love between the two characters. The supporting cast was HILARIOUS!! There was just enough drama. Not too over the top! I cried practically the whole movie while laughing at the same time. There were unexpected twists that really put the movie up there. Now was this the best movie ever? NO. But would I suggest you go see it? YES!

At one point in the movie, my mother leans over and whispers "I'm so glad you get along with Mr. E's mother". LOL And I'm so glad too!


April 26, 2011

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April 5, 2011

Is This Fashion?

Keri Hilson At GUESS event

Maybe I missed something...but this is a mess! THAT IS ALL!!

DCSquared! :o)

March 28, 2011


An actual receipt of mine! (BEST YET)
 My newest addiction hobby!!! What better time for me to pick up on couponing than when I'm needing to save money for our wedding??? This stuff has CHANGED MY LIFE! I ain't lying! LOL!!

The hardest thing is just getting started! I've watched my coworkers do this for almost 4 years and still wasn't on my game like I should be. Then one day (SUNDAY) I just decided to get a paper. Just a mere $2 changed the game for me!! You are bound to find at least $2 worth of savings that apply to you! So it's worth it! then you combine that with going online.

Kroger and Publix have their own coupons that you can use WITH the manufacturer's coupons. That's called STACKING!! And they also double coupons that are $0.50 or less EVERDAY!! Check out their weekly ads so that you can go into the store PREPARED!

Only purchase what's on sale. I know that's hard but you can shop to the sales. Before you know it you will begin to have everything on hand that you need and then will only need the essentials (milk, bread, butter, etc.)

There are tons of sites dedicated to helping you find the best deals and even FREE items. They often put out what's free at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, as well as the grocery stores! They will tell you when the coupon was printed in the paper and sometimes even give you the link to a printable coupon.

Southern Savers
Coupon Divas
The Krazy Coupon Lady
Coupon Katarina
Smart Couponing

Subscribe to their blogs and you can get the tips sent right to your email. I use google reader and I will just go there and all of my blog subscriptions are listed together. These sites are not just dedictated to groceries. You can find deals on electronics, clothing, toys...anything!!! They also do a weekly round up of retail stores with coupon codes or printable coupons.

My fiance became a believer when he came with me on a mini run! My total then was $0.41!
Most of the stuff in there was for him! LOL!


March 24, 2011

30 is 30...

THIRTY IS THIRTY!! PERIOD! It is not the new twenty! Shoot you can't even drink at 20. So why would it be the new 20??? LOL

Jay Z even has a song about it. Like to hear it?? Here it go...

30’s the new 20, I’m so hot still
Better broad, better automobile
Better yard now, bet a hundred mil’

I know everything you wan do
I did all that by the age of 21
by 22 i had that brand new AC coupe (Acura)

i guess you could say that my Legend just began

You young boys ain’t ready fa’real
30’s the new 20, I’m so hot still!

I'll break this down a little!! If 30 is the the new 20 and you ain't even get started til you were 22...why do you want to go back? I think it just sounds good. Even Jigga got caught up! Now he is 40. Is that the new 30?? Or does he still want to go back to 20?
I KNOW I don't want to go back to 20. I mean I was about 30 lbs smaller...and I don't even want to go back to THAT! Still in school. Making no money. Acting crazy. Naw...y'all can keep that! I'll roll with thirty! Some of the best years of my life have been spent with people over 30. So I welcome myself to club! WHOOP WHOOP!! :o)
So who wants to be the new thirty or the regular ole thirty thirty!!?!
Looking forward to 31

March 17, 2011

Bloggers Day of Silence

Even though I've been quite MIA over here I will be joining many bloggers in a day of silence tomorrow for the relief in Japan. I ask that you all lift those up that have been affected by this disaster.

Thanks guys!!


February 25, 2011

Ed & Donnica's Wedding Invitation & Love Story

Our photographer told us that 80% of the people attending our wedding don't know us together as a true! So he offers this wedding invitation/love story for the couple to introduce themselves to the guests. WE absolutely had a great time!!

Hope you all enjoy!! :)

February 15, 2011

Ring Finger meaning

WOW I came across this at BridePOP.

I guess I'm still feeling some kind of way about Valentine's Day! :) HA!


February 14, 2011


I had to send this to my friends this morning!!! :o)

Thank you for being a friennnnnnd! (DA DA DOOM)
Travel down the road and back again!!
Your heart is true, your pal and a confidentttttttt! (DOOM DOOM DOOM)

And if you threw a party and invited everyone you knew-ew-ew!
You would see
The biggest gift would be from me.
And the card attached would say...

Valentine's Day is about celebrating Love. I dont' think it has to be with your significant other! It's for all the people in your life that you love!! SHARE THE LOVE TODAY!


February 3, 2011

Teen Heart Throbs

I feel like I was robbed of some TRUE Teen Heart Throbs! I mean girls back in the day had The Beatles, David Cassidy, The Jacksons, need I go on????? Now don't get me wrong...I LOVED each and every one of them. But for some reason it seems like my teen heart throbs/crushes are corny now!!!! *Sigh* LOL

Let me just go down my list! Now we enter the NO JUDGE ZONE!!!!!!!!

First up...

Now who can actually say they weren't trying to dance like Bobby in the Every Little Step video?? And Tender Roni?? I know I wanted to be one!! Well let's just say Bobby has fallen off a little bit.

But even still he can rock ANY stadium and still sounds like he did in 1989!! I LOVE YOU BOBBY!! But you see what I mean by feeling jipped??? LOL

Drumline (Full Screen Edition)

Who didn't love DrumLine??? And even before that when he was on Nickelodeon!! LOVED HIM!! The skinny and goofy Nick! Then he did Love Don't Cost A Thing which was a remake for Can't Buy Me Love (one of my FAVORITE 80s movies). I was sold! But somewhere he lost it and just started to TRY to hard. I just want to scream Nick you are are NOT sexy!! *Sigh*

Either way...he's living his life. Married to Mariah Carey and expected TWINS!! :) Still some how I feel JIPPED!

My last crush/teen heart throb is probably the MOST embarrassing buy hey...I'm sharing and this is the NO JUDGE ZONE right???


STOP LOOKING LIKE THAT! LOL!!! I liked RayJ when he was just Brandy's brothers. Before he was Ray J who has a video with Kim Kardashian! And need a say more with the disappointment and being JIPPED! UGHH

Soooooo who were some of your crushes/teen heart throbs??


January 17, 2011

Siiinngggg Celebrate

Sing Sing Celebrate....for a Kiiinnggg Celebrate! Everybody in the house...

Do y'all remember that song?? Anyway, I wanted to post these pictures from Kiss The Groom  blog! These are amazing and I think they are very appropriate for today!

President Barack Obama living out Martin Luther King Jr's dream!

What do you guys think?