So just this week I finished my nifty little DIY project for the Great Big Texas Home Show‘s Ultimate Upcycle, and I flove it!! I took a humble, dated night table and turned it into a supremely fabulous Nightstand and Pet Lounge! Check out the stunning transformation …
I’m amazed at what a little paint, paper and fabric can do to a piece of furniture, and I have to say I’m HOOKED! Now I want to hit every thrift store in town and DIY the heck out of everything! Wanna know how I pulled off this metamorphosis? Read on, you crafty chickadee … and if you like my stunning creation, vote for me here!!Read the rest
Hola, chickadees, and welcome to Valentine’s week! With Cupid’s big day on the horizon, I thought it’d be a perfect time to highlight the things I adore! This week, I’ll showcase products, people and places that make me happy, make me swoon or just put a smile on my face. And there will be giveaways. Oh, yes.Read the rest
This week, I was invited to breeze through the handsome new Dallas office of Naila Malik M.D., a physician who’s turned her passion for health into a focus on skin- and weight-care products. Amid eating the Mediterranean eats from Fadi’s and sips of wine, I learned about Dr. Malik’s lines: Naila Derm MD takes a non-invasive approach to maintaining or uncovering skin’s youthful glow; Naila Fit MD is a personalized weight-loss program that begins with the client’s health history; and Naila Clear MD‘s aim is the long-term control of acne in teens and adults. What all three lines have in common is Dr. Malik’s individualized service — it’s all about listening to each client and crafting a custom approach to skin or weight care.
I chatted with Dr. Malik at the party, and I really felt her passion for her work and her desire to help men and women achieve their skin and/or weight goals. In addition to the aforementioned products, she and her staff perform common in-office treatments such as microdermabrasion, skin photorejuvenation and chemical peels.
A highlight of the bash was getting to walk off with a swag bag full of more than $200 worth of goodies … and it can all be yours. Yeah!
I’m giving away this trove of terrificness (above) that includes samples of NailaMD products, a free microdermabrasion treatment, a $50 gift card for office services, an Uber car service gift card and much more! To enter this giveaway, simply skip on over to my Twitter page for deets, or enter here. Wait, WHAT? You don’t follow me on Twitter?! Best do so here. I’ll pick a winner on Tuesday and announce it via Twitter — in the spirit of the tweet bird, good luck, chickadees and chickadudes!Read the rest
Chickadees, I just spent a week in sports car heaven! Your Diva redeemed a nearly expired swag-bag voucher and scored free usage of the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Coupe for a week! Feast your eyes on the delicious vehicle above; I rolled around in an Inferno Orange model, and it was sweet! Talk about a head-turner — a girl could get used to this …
My favorite quality about the Camaro? Its get-up-and-go when I hit the pedal was incredible, and I was passing slow-pokes in the fast lane like a pro. Thank you, V8 engine! I was spoiled, too, by the XM Radio service that kept a variety of hot tunes pulsating through the Boston speakers all week. Other bells and whistles I loved include the power seat adjusters (hey, I gotta crank everything by hand in my own car!); heated front seats; how the current speed was transmitted, hologram-like, at eye-level in front of the driver; and the rearview camera that made moving in reverse a breeze.
So the car’s not the most fuel-efficient, but you knew that, right? Still, the Camaro was delivered to me with a full tank, and I didn’t need to fill it up, having used it fairly regularly for six days (fuel economy is 18 mpg).
The car’s a lot roomier than one would expect. As a Real-World Diva experiment, I drove my sister, her hubby and their 4-year-old to the airport one morning. As you can see above, the Camaro has a real back seat. Baby Diva’s full-size car seat fit fine, as did my sister. Surprisingly, the trunk had space enough for the luggage of two adults and a kid going away for five days!
Overall, I loved, loved, loved the Camaro 2SS Coupe, and when the dude who came to pick it back up jokingly asked if I wanted to keep it another couple weeks, I nearly ran off with the key!
2013 Camaro 2SS Coupe
Diva recommends for:
- Utter sex appeal
- Head-turning, tongue-wagging potential