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How to Host a New Year’s Eve Dinner Party on a Budget Pt.3

Here’s the conclusion to “How to Host a Dinner Party on a Budget” where I showed the tablescape for hosting a New Year’s dinner party for family and friends! Most of the items were made and are all from The Dollar Tree, and believe it or not, EVERYTHING is a dollar there.

Photo Cred: BiBi

Photo Cred: BiBi

Go to pinterest for a bit of inspiration and viola you have a dinner party tablescape!

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Photo Cred: BiBi

NYE Tablescape

Closer look

Host A New Year’s Eve Dinner Party on a Budget Pt. 2

Here’s part two of “Host a New Year’s Eve Dinner Party on a Budget”. I call this project “old man time”! I had to do it quite a few times to get the hang of it, but I wanted to show you the first ones I did. I am going to try again before the next video so stay tuned! Hope you like them!

Materials:
Plates
Permanent Markers
Printable Stencils
Pencil
Ruler

To erase mistakes you can either wet a Mr. Clean magic eraser, but I used Goo Gone I had on hand

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#DIY Latern Centerpiece

Hey guys,

As promised, I am delivering a DIY which will be part of my “New Years Eve Dinner” series! I hope you enjoy the step by step tutorial, if you decide to make one tag me in your diy design!

Things you will need:
Glue Gun
4 or 5 5X7 photo frames (I got mine from Dollar Tree)

Step 1:
Purchase the frames. I showed mine here so you can see what they looked like before. In the Dollar Tree everything is actually a dollar so go take advantage of that!

Photo Cred: BiBi

Photo Cred: BiBi

Step 2:
Take the hot glue gun and secure the glass in the frame to lessen the risk of falling out.

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Photo Cred:BiBi

Step 3:
Measure the frames and make sure they are aligned and then glue them together. Repeat these steps until the latern is glued together.

Photo cred: BiBi

Photo cred: BiBi

Step 4:
Make sure the lantern is stable before standing it up. I didn’t watch my glue and ended up having glue on the side of my frame but it was ok I was able to get it off after the photo.

Photo Cred: BiBi

Photo Cred: BiBi

Step 5:

Dress up your space with these centerpieces for your dinner table.

Photo cred: Bibi

Photo cred: Bibi

Thanks for reading and if you make your own tag us in it using the hashtag #DIYLANTERN

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Growing Up Hip Hop….CHILE!

Now normally I don’t indulge in reality tv, well I indulge I just don’t share. It’s a guilty pleasure that my other half HATES! Anyway, so while watching Growing Up Hip Hop, I had my entire soul snatched! First they had the Angela Simmons pregnancy and engagement news, then we got the James Debarge/Janet Jackson secret daughter, Romeo’s little sister is an addict, Briana Latrise getting beat up, and now Andre King the brother of Swizz Beats is gay?! He says in his confessional “keeping up appearances is hard”, but c’mon we knew he was gay, right? or at least bisexual, no?

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Photo Cred: WeTV

I love these people, but I feel like I liked them better when they were in an untouchable bubble. Now let’s talk about Andre, I feel like who cares if he’s gay? For one, he’s gorgeous, he’s successful, and I haven’t heard any incredibly yucky stories about him so his orientation is cool with me. I just think it sucks that he has to hide behind, and then have to be exposed on national television. I am positive they had to let him know they’d release it, but that’s a hell of a way to “come out”! I hope all is well, and sorry Briana…you will not be sleeping in his bed.

Shouts to the LGBTQ Community!!!

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INSECURE- Are you #TeamIssa or #TeamLawrence

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Photo Cred: HBo

Insecure was a hot, new comedy on HBO that starred Issa Rae as Issa and Yvonne Orji as Molly. Two LA millennials looking for love and striving for success in their fields. What I love the most is they are all educated, black people! [thumbs up Issa] Insecure depicts Issa in a long term relationship with her boyfriend Lawrence, who’s played by Blue from the show The Game. Jay Ellis is definitely fine, and showed a lot of his thinly sculpted body. I love how Issa has a typical group of black friends. The awkward one is none other than Issa, the promiscuous one was Molly, the bougie, submissive one is Tiffany [Amanda Seales], and lastly Kelli [Natasha Rothwell] the ratchet, “chubby” one. Every black girl knows this is typical relationship between sister friends.

Photo Cred: HBo

Photo Cred: HBo


Back to Lawrence, he really couldn’t keep a job or find one, and had been unemployed for a few years according to the show’s timeline. We all know in this world we live in today a man with no job is no fun! lol Anyway, she attempted to leave and be single, however she loves him and goes back. She’s tempted by an old flame, Daniel and she cheats on Lawrence. Then Lawrence takes a job at Best Buy that he is obviously overqualified for. Meanwhile, Issa cannot stop thinking about how she bust it wide open in the studio for Daniel! When the shhhh hits the fan and Lawrence finds out, he leaves her for a bank teller named Tasha [who during the show became his confidant] in the season’s finale.
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Photo Cred: HBo


Now I have to be honest, I cannot fault Lawrence for leaving but he didn’t even try to work it out. So for the last few days I have been polling men asking the question, “why do men leave after one discretion, but expect a woman to stay after he’s cheated multiple times?” The responses I received were crazy! Some men think that women are not ever going to leave them because many surmised that a woman is just as comfortable as they are in the relationship. Men believe they can commit offense after offense, and their apologies to be accepted. However, when they’re the ones that were wronged in any way, they will not and I repeat will not be so forgiving. I even asked “Mister” what his opinion was, and he said “he couldn’t imagine another man being with his woman the way he is.”. Now while that is understandable, he was very clear he ain’t with the shhhh lol which is cool because I am not either. Lol

So now, I don’t know if I am #TeamLawrence or #TeamIssa because I understand both positions.

So what’s your thoughts?