THE HOME GOODS

Have you been wondering where I’ve been for the last 6 months ? Wow where do I even begin ? I’ve been traveling a ton : Miami, Chicago, New Orleans, Costa Rica, New York, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Las Vegas,  Los Angeles and more! And of course spending loads of time in my local city Detroit.

I’ve been attending Art Gallery openings and new exhibits, engaging and hanging with Artists, seeing live cooking events, restaurant friends and family openings (lots of new good eats to post about), the fisher theater, film festivals, sporting events, an acupuncturist, a chiropractor and a cyro spa to name a few. Even learned how to drive a stick shift !!

I’ve been trying out new recipes which I’ll share soon on the blog and via YouTube. I’ve decorated my new home wonderfully & learned more about flower arrangements. I’m currently working with a local Detroit company to have custom frames made out of recycled wood from the D.

After being in Ann Arbor for nearly 8 years I made the move to 48009 .. Birmingham, Michigan !
I live next door to my best friend Erika in a cute townhome where I have a front and backyard !  I’m going to start planting more of my own flowers / plants and extend my knowledge beyond succulents. Did I mention I  attended a Zen Center and mediated with Monks?!

Life has continued to spark and shine … just not translated on my blog. Now that it has been 6 months I feel more settled in my new home and new life I’ll make more time to get logged on the blog!!

Peace and Love,
Lshawtay

Note the planters in the front of the house … my mom and I put that together ourselves!

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Only YOU can make it better

Start UP your day with a bumping playlist of tunes or just simply one song on REPEAT

Today’s Eargasm has got me going all day ( granted it’s only 215PM) ! Pump up the volume for this Bumping Beat of The Day: Revolution by Diplo ! This remix will most def turn up your day.

Maybe the music to your ears isn’t enough to make your day better. If you happen to be in Ann Arbor walk on over to your nears Arbor Bike Stop – mine happens to be the Library Lane located on South 5th Street between East William & East Liberty.  You can slide in your credit card and for $6 you get to pop out a lovely blue bike to ride for the next 60 minutes. Ice Coffee & Arbor Bike I didn’t really have a plan of where I would go on my bike ride … just let the sunshine and day take me to where the road led.  On my journeys I got a bit thirsty and remembered the Jefferson Market & Cakery was near by.  The Jefferson Market was voted Best Local Cakery in Michigan more than 3 times. Today, April 15th happens to be their 8th birthday! To celebrate they were rolling out Free Slices of their famous cakes. Balloon Cake Although the pic of the cake is not featured you can find one hear on my @tR3NDEY instagram account.

Inside Jefferson MarketTo celebrate today was the official opening day of their re-model of the interior of the shop. The Jefferson Market is located on 609 West Jefferson Street in downtown Ann Arbor.

HOURS

Monday they are closed but are open : Tuesday – Thursday 8-2PM and Friday 8-5. The best time to go I think is for the weekend brunch : Saturday & Sunday 10-1 PM. Floors at Jefferson Market

I was totally feeling this authentic wood floor and had to take a snapshot.

Here is a photo of my lunch ” The Enlightenment ” on a Pretzel Roll & the Arbor Bike i Rode over. Lunch 4.15.15 It was totally fabulous and did provide me with some enlightenment that it is up to you to make your day better !

It was really fun to hop on a bike! I probably haven’t biked since my last bike share ride in Miami Beach. I love that I was able to get in a few miles walking this morning, a few miles biking this afternoon and later on will go to Yoga down the block.

Vibe On, Walk 10,000 steps, and eat things you love,

Lshawtay

Blogging on Medium | Hello Ann Arbor

I’ve been working on a new project called Hello Ann Arbor – I’ve been living in Ann Arbor since the Fall of 2008 with two short breaks. The first break was when I studied abroad in Barcelona , Spain aka Barshawlona. In my studies abroad I focused on Digital Media & Web 2.0. Of course I blogged about my adventures and the media while in Barshawlona – check it out. I am intrigued by the way society is effected by the mass media.

So yes back to my new project – @HelloAnnArbor on Instagram and I have been making short less than 1 Minute Reads about Ann Arbor Action on Medium. Check um out & Let me know what you’d like to see more of !

Live it UP,

Lshawtay

BBOTD : Know What I Want

This Bumping Beat of The Day graced my ears as I arose this morning. Eyes barely opened and sun shining through the shades … I knew today was going to be a sunny positive day! Muchas Gracias to Kali Uchis for singing this Eargasm.

“I know what I want ”   a life filled with running into Hello Kitty and driving Red Hot Ferrari’s !

Miami FL December 31 2014  Vibe On,

Lshawtay

Do It For Detroit x September 2014

Wright & Co

Ahh September 2014 – a Detroit night well spent at the very end of the month. I traveled to downtown Detroit for an event at the M@dison Building off Woodward Ave. ROCO Real Estate – a company that was created by a friend of mine David Coleman and his Brother Michael & a third guy Tyler Ross. The event teamed up with State Bags & the Detroit Achievement Academy for a fundraiser.

http://www.statebags.com/collections/all/products/mercer-2

State Backpacks – Any bag purchased and another bag is donated & for this event all of the bags purchased donated a bag to the Detroit Achievement Academy. The event ticket bought a backpack but you could also purchase an additional backpack at the event – which in turn donated another bag to a student at the Detroit Achievement Academy.

Detroit Achievement Academy exists to holistically support the education and development of students who have the determination, drive, and skills to shape their own path of high achievement with the ultimate goal of creating civically engaged, joyful citizens who are ready to change the world.

The event was even covered by DBusiness Magazine and Photos of Me can be seen here.

The event was also covered by Hour Detroit Magazine and Photos of me can be seen here.

Do It For Detroit ,
Lshawtay

Tunesday Tuesday ! #BBOTD : Jungle Platoon

Let’s cheers to Tunesday !!

WOW * EYES WiDE OPEN * 6 year old “B-Girl Terra” drops her dance moves harder than cement on the side walk. Jungle is a modern soul musical collective based in London, UK !! Who ever made the decision to have B-Girl Terra dance alongside their best beat Platoon – CHEERS !!

They’ve released 4 singles : Platoon , Busy Earnin’ , The Heat & Time. You can catch Jungle on SoundCloud for constant Eargasms.
Jungle got together officially in July 2014 ! New to the scene I can almost guarantee they are about to be a household name!
Lets bump and vibe out together ❤
Lshawtay

#YaP2U

You heard it here first LIVE Livin Like Lindsey – !!

A lesson in Cliteracy –

YAP  = YOUNG AND PRETTY

2 U = to you  – this is how you perceive it

YAP2U – what is young and what is pretty is all relative

Promoting a youthful and pretty lyfe

#RealTalk #GoodTalk #DiamondLyfe

FLASH TATS

The last six weeks of my life have been enamored with FLASH TATS ! I am an avid user of Tumblr and through some scrolling saw #FlashTats on a blog ages ago. The imagery stuck with me a temporary tattoo for trendy trinas !  aka the baddest betch or just an adult who wants to have their day brightened !

FLASH TATS! FLASH TATS! FLASH TATS ! The best way to pump up your day! wpid-snapchat-20140909084548.jpg

#InformativeInteresting this post will provide you with both types of information ! My pensive self is photo’d and you can see the #FlashTats covering my fore arm. This series of FlashTats is a made up of a mixture of different FlashTats cut up and re-arranged.

First Flash Tats San Francisco , Aug 7 2014

First Flash Tats
San Francisco  Aug 7 2014

HiGH FIVE – this photo on the right was taken at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco , CA  on a Friday afternoon. HIGH FIVE #tgif ! 

> Outside Lands 2014 took place during the first weekend of August 2014 in the Golden Gate Park. August 8th through Sunday the 10th.  The bracelet charm duo shines bright at #OSL14 !

  • Mani Cam – princesses rule OPI 

At the festival it felt like a majority of female attendees supported at least one #flashtat on her limbs, body or fayce.

#ChildOfTheWild x #FlashTat released a limited edition

#RealTalk

#RealTalk

#RealTalk

when strolling the Richmond area of San Francisco we walked to the 22nd block and found ourselves at the door step of Fabulous Nails Spa ! WOW ! We entered and were impressed by the green tea & clean zen atmosphere. I picked pinking of you OPI !  Spotted here in the photo on the left. a THUMBS UP for Fabulous Nails, Flash Tats and San Francisco !

Supporting my WHiTE Frendz headphones compliments of Gilt.com

FTC : For The City snapback hat purchased at the Haight Street Location, San Francisco, CA. 

All Black Everything

#DoITforDetroit #FlashTats #DiamondLyfe

#DoITforDetroit #FlashTats #DiamondLyfe

Located in The Nichols Arboretum , Ann Arbor, MI  123 acres of pure nature. I highly recommend a walk/run adventure in this sacred space. What will you find here is that nature runs far and wide , a variety of areas for resting and relaxing, stone steps and  people playing frisbee.

Photo’d an arm band of flash tats and the front side of the FTC Snapback. I was attached to the FTC shop on Haight – cuz i like to put on for my city – DETROIT.

Lean & Green  #Motivation Monday

Lean & Green #Motivation Monday

On the right : Cheers! to a Motivation Monday  with a green drink that was pressed from a central fugal juicer at the GlassBox Coffee Shop on South University, Ann Arbor, MI.  Going to this shop right when it opens in the morning is important to me because the juicer should be the least contaminated by other ingredients ( I have an oral sensitivity to certain fruits & vegetables) .

Spotted : arrow flash tats 

The flash tats featured in the photos above lasted for about a week more or less depending on the placement.

IE. when on the hands they tend to come off more quickly due to hand washing and lotion.

#Tgif #LshawtayinDaHouse

#Tgif #LshawtayinDaHouse

FlashTats are bright and cheerful – they maintain the sparkling gold , silver or bold black for quite a few days!

FlashTats spark a curiosity –  people get to talking – what are those ? where are they from? how can i get them? what did you say they were called again? who wears these besides you?

FlashTats are FUN ! they are the perfect addition to anytime you hangout with friends , are hosting/ attending a pre-game or just simply for a more FABULOUS DAY!

FlashTat Friday ! a trend in social media in the #tagboard world – applying your FlashTat on a Friday means you will definitely have it all wknd !!

PUMP UP YOUR TGIF . PERiOD.

Featured on the left is what resembles a crown upside down arm band – from the henna inspired line of FlashTats.

FlashTat Friday !

FlashTat Friday ! #HighFive

On the Left we have a High Five Friday shot of a friend of mine who is featured with Essie

Sew Pysched.  The henna inspired FlashTat stretches down her middle finger, hand and forearm.  Emerald Ring to match the nails !

TGIF

HiGH FiVE you made it to the end of the week

& time for a fresh FlashTat with Friendz !

La Ti dah time goes on and there is always more FlashTat Fun!

Full Fledge Flash Tats – are you feeling indulged ? Do you want to know more?  The information thus far had to be somewhat informative for whatever aspect you fancy !

FL@SH !

FL@SH !

In observance of national Left Handed Day – I supported a re-arranged FlashTat creation on my Left hand.

Wave Field on Hayward Street on the University of Michigan’s North Campus –  perfect match to the 50 green wave bumps Maya Lin designed is the Ray Ban Aviators with Green Lens.  Again featured on the left arm band is the upside down crown.

FlashTat FUN

FlashTat FUN

Follow the feed for more on FlashTats xx Lshawtay

#NP on Instagram

@Tr3NDEY or @LShawtayy 

LMAO!

LMAO!

Donate or Dump? #ALSiCEBUCKETCHALLENGE

Are you wondering yet why all your friends on Facebook are dumping buckets of ice water on their heads and than DEMANDING 3 – 4 of their other friends to DUMP ICE water on their heads??

Honestly, I’m quite infatuated with the fact that people feel so compelled to complete this “challenge” with in 24 hours of their friends giving out this DEMAND via Facebook ….

It is like the modern day CHAIN MAIL – but more instantaneous … !! this ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE is one of the most viral social video around. People are not only doing this as individuals but completing the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE with their PIC ( Parnter in Crime)

, Boyfriends & Girlfriends, mothers, sisters, aunts, brothers ,cousins, and dogs. and HEY EVEN CELEBS like LeBron are completing the challenge too! Is it really a challenge to dump a bucket of ice water on your head? to me it seems pretty easy to find someone to film you doing the deed or to simply set up your smart phone at the right angle to properly film yourself dumping ice on your head. grabbing a bowl or a real bucket (cheers to those who have gone out of their way to buy a bucket for your video) to then fill with water and put some ice cubes into it.

I’d like to give a shout out to those who try and find the most incredible scenery to complete the challenge in front of – like whoa you are super awesome doing this challenge and in front of somewhere wonderful ! and it is rather bizarre for those who didn’t do it out side on their gorgeous patio with a view of their loving city’s skyline but we know what ALL of our FACEBOOK FRIENDS bathrooms look like?? No thanks.

It’s practically unavoidable to sign into Facebook and not see hundreds ( well if you are popular) of “friends” posting a video of them having ice water dumped on their heads and SCREAMING like ahhh i had no idea this would be cold!!

Did anyone really think about WHY they are doing this? Who started this ?

WELL WELL WELL – if you even cared to look up what ALS meant cheers to you – if you did not keep reading to find out :

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis aka the Lou Gehrig’s disease

Side note : for those of you who do not know who Lou Gehrig is, He was an incredible baseball player, a hall of fame guy!This JULY 4th 2014 will mark 75 years since legendary Hall of Famer and CMG Worldwide client, Lou Gehrig heartbreakingly said goodbye to baseball with his iconic “Luckiest Man” speech at Yankee Stadium in 1939.

I think it is quite the coincidence that this summer marked a big anniversary for Lou Gehrig stepping down from baseball as the Iron Man and that the ALS ice bucket challenge began !

ALS gained awareness first by Lou Gehrig, when he had to stop playing baseball his passion due to ALS.

ALS is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles (muscle action we are able to control, such as those in the arms, legs, and face). unfortunately ALS is incurable and has not really received much attention or funding until now. there have been millions of donations made and over a million videos posted of people completing the ice bucket challenge. while i do think it is fabulous and fantastic that ALS has now gotten a significant amount of awareness and funding i do worry people still are not taking the next step to research ALS !

According to Wikipedia ” The challenge was popularized in the United States when, on July 15, 2014, golfer Chris Kennedy did the ice-bucket challenge and challenged his cousin Jeanette Senerchia of Pelham, N.Y., whose husband, Anthony, has had ALS for 11 years. A day later she did the challenge while her 6-year-old daughter filmed her in front of their house. Ms. Senerchia’s network on Facebook connected with Pat Quinn, a 31-year-old in Yonkers, N.Y., who was diagnosed with ALS in March 2013. Mr. Quinn called upon his friends and family. Soon, his whole network was posting challenges, including family in Florida, friends in Ireland and Greece, and a bar full of locals, which was broadcast on local television.

Mr. Quinn’s Facebook network overlapped with Massachusetts resident and former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who has ALS, began posting about it on Twitter.

Someone participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

The ice bucket challenge has also hit the United Kingdom, social media feeds are filled with people doing it for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. “

If you fail to dump a bucket of ice water on your head within 24 hours of nomination you are suppose to donate $50 – $100 or more to ALS. So it’s up to you …. DUMP or DONATE?

I say BOTH !

Donate Here: http://www.alsa.org/donate/

This just in : as of August 17th 2014 the ALS Association said they have raised over 13.3 Million dollars in donates this summer, predominately from the social media sweep of the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE.

As of August 11, the association said they had raised $1.35 million nationally since July 29th. The numbers are increasing by the minute.

This challenge is mainly a viral video in the USA.

Cheers to social media being used for a great good !!