Saturday, July 30, 2011

National Cheesecake Day

Today is National Cheesecake Day!


Cheesecake is one of my favorite things. Today, I will indulge in a bit of Red Velvet Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory.

What are you having?

With light and love,

Dr. Reginia

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Today is National Hamburger Day!

Moooooo
Today is National Hamburger Day!



With light and love,


Dr. Reginia

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Gift Cards


It's ok to toot your own horn; celebrate yourself




Today will be a day of shopping to spend a gift card that I received for Macy's.


Giving gift cards is a trend among friends, families, and co-workers. Gift cards eliminate that stress of searching for the right gift, the size, the color, and the time. Gift cards offer a practical alternative for many people. Gift card givers have the option of giving a specialty card to the person's favorite store or restaurant. My favorite speciality gift card is a Starbucks card. During the holidays and for my birthday, I typically get tons of Starbucks cards. (I don't think I could ever have enough Starbucks gift cards). Though Starbucks gift cards are my favorite, I love the flexibility of the Visa or American Express gift cards. I've purchased everything from groceries, gas, clothes, and even gotten a massage.


What are your favorite gift cards?


 


What do you use your gift cards for?


 


With light and love,


 


Dr. Reginia

Monday, July 25, 2011

I love Ikea


I love Ikea


There's something about decorating and making my space pretty that gives a sense of calm and accomplishment. Decorating and redecorating can become costly if one is not a master of DIY Projects (and I am not). Therefore, I have found a cost-effective, and appeasing alternative - Ikea.


Ikea is:



The Ikea vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We make this possible by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.


I was first introduced to Ikea in 1997 or so shortly after graduating from college (undergrad). I went to the store with my friend who had also just graduated and decorated her new space with cute items from Ikea. As we drove up to the big blue box with yellow letters, I didn't feel any excitement but when I walked through the doors, the decade long love affair began. I only knew of Ikea from decorating shows, mainly Trading Places. Now, I am very acquainted with Ikea and spent the night under the stars for the grand opening of Ikea in Atlanta. My mom and I were among the first 100 and won lovely Poang Chairs.


Nonetheless, Ikea is a happy place. A place to browse, a place to buy, and a place to dine.



With life and love,



Dr. Reginia

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fashionable ATL

Today is the inaugural Fashionable ATL.


It is a blogger event spearheaded by Atlanta's most noted fashion and beauty bloggers. This is a sold out event and expected to be spectacular.

 



 

RSVP - tickets will not be sold at the door.

 

With light, love and FASHION,

 

Dr. Reginia

Friday, July 22, 2011

Not Today but Tomorrow; Promise


procrastination


is certainly not my friend


leave me now good- bye




 

What do you do to maintain a productive schedule?

 

With light and love,

 

Dr. Reginia

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pedi Fresh


crusty feet are bad

the crust just makes me so sad

do a pedi fresh


Have you had that not so fresh feeling during the second week of your pedicure?

Do you want to do something about it?

WELL...Blissful Feet Pod created a super discount brand of the Pedi-Egg to maintain your feet in between or instead of professional services. This small dome apparatus is similar to a mini cheese grater which lightly shaves
the crust
skin build up from your heels.

 


My opinion; it's ok. It does a small job and not recommended for high
crustified
calused feet. See results below.

 

With light and love,



Dr. Reginia

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fresh to Order

"Fresh Food - Fast"

"Fresh 2 Order" is my new favorite restaurant. It serves fresh healthy, fine, food and fast. It's cafe style restaurant offers an attractive atmosphere that is a mesh of fast food and cantina. The menu offers and array of choices including adult beverages.


Picture by Dr. Reginia

Bourbon Filet Steak, Baby Greens and Garlic Jack Grit Cake


Picture by Dr. Reginia

Creamy Chicken Vegetable Soup

Not pictured: Corn Chowder Soup - Excellent!

This restaurant is highly recommended.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Too Cute Tuesday

"LisaRaye meets Michael Jackson thus this outfit"


Maybe it's me, but Sistergirl LisaRaye created a wide obsession with wearing white with some folks me. I literally heave in anticipation of summer, so I can be tricked out in white for the better part of three months. I don't have as much white as LisaRaye YET but I'm working on it. So, in the meantime, LisaRaye gels with MJ thus this week's episode of Too Cute Tuesday (TM).



  Hair: JasmineNicole


Sunnies: Rainbow


Earrings: Mall kiosk


Shirt: Old Navy circa 2009



Jeans: Old Navy Tall


Shoes: Off Broadway Shoes


(you can see them better in an older post...I think)


With light and love,


 


Dr. Reginia

Monday, July 18, 2011

Low Carb Sliders

"Good Food, Good Day" Dr. Reginia, 2011


Different strokes for different folks when it comes to dieting. There are some lucky ducks in the world who are able to consume, whatever, whenever yet maintain good health and wellness. Then, there's the rest of us. Many people have to follow a specific diet coupled with exercise to have it going on health and an sexy body attractive appearance.


As we age, our metabolism changes and we must adapt our lifestyles accordingly. For some with specific health conditions, lifestyles are acutely adapted  to maintain health and an attractive appearance (there's a recurring theme).


Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) often have insulin resistance which makes them (us) very sensitive to carbs. We have to maintain a low carb diet in order to stabilize blood sugar, weight, and the awful side of effects of the disease. With that, selecting foods that mimic some of our favorites is essential for sanity normalcy.



One of the biggest NO NO's with PCOS is a large consumption of bread. The whites (bread, pasta, potatoes) greatly and negatively impact blood sugar which in turn impacts weight, appearance, and overall health.



Because I love hamburgers so much, I couldn't dare cut this item from my diet, therefore, I found an alternative; low carb buns made with Wal-Mart brand premade sliders. (I don't think I used the Wal-Mart one in this picture).



Eat up and enjoy.


 


With light and love,


 


Dr. Reginia

Sunday, July 17, 2011

National Ice Cream Day

Today is National Ice Cream Day.



What did you have?


With light and love,

Dr. Reginia

Sailing the Soul

"If I don't float your boat, feel free to sail in other waters", Dr. Reginia, 2011



Relationships are a part of life and living. We enter into relationships within the early stages of our lives. As with many things, some relationships end with or without fault. However, we sometimes pack our bags and remain in the same house.


Why?


Fear of living, lack of resources, or an incomplete plan. However, when we remain in relationships that are OVER, we place ourselves and the ones around us in a state of misery. Misery loves company and that company isn't swell. We have to use our intuition and common sense to know when to let things go. Sailing in calm waters strokes the soul much better than turbulence.


 


With light and love,


 


Dr. Reginia

Float My Boat

"If I don't float your boat, feel free to sail in other waters", Dr. Reginia, 2011


 


Friendships and relationships come and go. Renewal is a part of living. However, what happens when we pack our bags but continue to say in the same house. What is the variable that's preventing us to leave? Fear? Lack of resources? Unfinished plan? Whatever the variable may be, it always best to break through that barrier. Why? Misery festers. Remaining in a place or situation that is no longer working for you is counterproductive. Therefore, set sail in other waters...your soul will appreciate it.


With light and love,


 


Dr. Reginia

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

National Kissing Day



 

Enjoy a passionate kiss with light and love,

 

Dr. Reginia

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Too Cute Tuesday

The biggest revolution in athletic wear are the five finger barefoot sneakers. These sneakers are designed to mock the natural barefoot and support its natural essence while engaging in physical activity.



Research states that barefoot physical activity better supports some ligaments and joints. While I, as well as others would not suggest engaging in outdoor activity completely barefoot, the fivefinger barefoot sneakers are a great alternative. There are several brands and styles available, however my recommendation is the Vibram FiveFingers. These are well made shoes, with excellent support and are available in attractive styles/colors. All five finger sneakers are not made equally, some lack the proper support and do not offer the true five finger style. Test several brands before making your final selection.

Above all, keep your body moving.

With health, vanity, light and love,

Dr. Reginia

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

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