Friday, December 30, 2011

My (half)year by bike



Mothers Day 2011..the day I got Sandra Dee.

This blog is still so very new, I only started it early June! So reading all the blogs on my roll(and then some), I notice that writers like to sum up their year with one last post before the clock strikes midnight. Since I’ve only had 6 months worth of blogging(or at least trying too), I thought that I wouldn’t be able to write much….upon lookin9g at ALLL my pictures, an backtracking some posts, I’ve had quite a busy biking year!

So I joined the rest out there in the blogosphere and decided to recap the joyous(and maybe not so much) months with my Sandra Dee!

  • June:


Only one post back in June, and it was an introduction to my reason for starting this blog as well as topics I wanted to cover. I was brand new to blogging..and biking! There was SO much out there I wanted to learn, and not enough hours in the day to learn it all!..o yeah and I had blue hair :)

and some great riding partners <3










  • July:

I was in a pretty gnarly accident


skin clean off!

That had me down…but not for long! There was trips to the park, the market, and even to Queens to visit my Father


It was him who gave me the balls later that day to say; “Lets cross the bridge and ride Manhattan!” Thanks Daddy <3

  • August:

This month was a big and busy one! We had a mini-vacay to
Connecticut and our bikes came with Smile I met the coolest people on the bike trail who took my pic!


Drew and guys made my whole vacation!

Summer Streets was SO much fun! I’m looking forward to car-free Manhattan streets next year! This year we only did 2 out of 3 Saturdays, next year its all three :) I met some of the other LadyBikers(and blogger fame-dom) of NYC those Saturdays as well!


Riding and meeting Sheryl was like meeting a celeb! Keeping up with her was like something off my bucket list!

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Julie, Malaika, Me, and Kimmy bear! Not pictured; the mega-sweet Maureen!

Regg and I even got shot by famed #BIKENYC photog Dmitry @ his Summer Streets booth!


The Kid took off his training wheels this hot and sweaty month too-


This is the smile of a very proud two-wheeler :)

We even scored an invite to a Hindi wedding!


  • September:

We started off September with a Birthday bike date to Riverside via the West side GreenwayDSCN4422

This is pretty much the view for the entire ride…amazing

I got my mom to get back on a bike!..and got some pink in my hair!


Not only was that one for the record books, My outfit the day before is still one of my fav bike outfits to date!







I was such a golden goddess..I miss sunbathing!

I had the best luck too this month…I won/was given SO much bike-related goodies!


  • October:

was a freakin’ HECTIC month! Started with a bang when I completed my first bike tour


Amy the Awesome mom was just one of the many riders I met that day!

My darling Husband and I made one year married this month!


He’s the coffee to my crème…

I love you so much Hubba!

We also did our trick-or-treating by bike Smile


*A review of mine on my Detours Transit box was featured and linked on the official Detours site!*

During this half-year by bike I:

  1. got in a crash
  2. went through 3 bells and 2 mirrors
  3. had one tune-up and no flats
  4. completed my first bike tour
  5. crossed 3 bridges and 4 boroughs
  6. became a spectacle in my neighborhood, and in turn inspired some other chicks to get on their wheels
  7. met other awesome biking/blogging people, and learned about the cycling community of NYC
  8. discovered the joy and freedom of a bike again
  9. learned to love the awesomeness of a fat-bottomed girl on a bike…and


Speeding up to the present month, December one of my best blogging months, I’ve gained a few new followers and readers! I can only work at growing as a writer, cyclist, and woman in this upcoming year. There is no end to learning, and I hope to learn all I can in 2012!


Last BOOTD(bike outfit of the day) or 2011!


Thank you all for reading and I hope I continue to deliver some entertainment with a side of attitude in this new year! HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS TO YOU ALL!


Thursday, December 29, 2011

The makeup gods have blessed me!


Ok well maybe it was my husband, but that does not hinder my delight!

After a post on overpriced makeup, I cannot help but have a foot-in-mouth moment after having our Christmas eve morning unwrapping session!

I got a few things from NYX;


The Haute Jersey Couture palette may be based loosely around a show I want nothing to do with, but hot diggity I LOVE THIS PALETTE!


One side is the eye shadows and a mirror..with a message..


The other side of the palette comes with more goodness-


For the money, it’s a good deal you can get a variety of looks out of


I also got the Butt Naked Palette;


I’ve been needing to perfect my smoky-eye, and this kit is ideal for a novice


Shocked, I unwrapped some great shit from Too Faced!


The Pink Leopard Brightening Bronzer is simply amazing. This is the first bronzer I have ever, and will ever use! The compact is adorable, the colors blend like magic, and is a great base. You can add some blush an contour away!

Next up, is the Galaxy Glam chocolate collection eye shadow in Cocoa Comet;


I always did love Astronomy class…its like I’m looking in a telescope!


The niftiest lil package for the smoothest, velvetiness, slightly iridescent eye shadow! I want the other two in the collection SO bad


lastly, two ultra-glam(and ultra-hilarious) glitter pots!


Kitty Glitter in “Pussie galore” and “Cat fight”

*Drum roll please* and last but most of not least….!!!


The Hello Kitty Noir Palette(according to my connection in Sephora I didn’t know I had!)was such a huge hit this season…can you blame any of us? If you love HK you should want this!…and this-


for the life of me, I could NOT take a good picture of this thing…its too damn reflective! But the brushes are cute and soft! * Both of these items are exclusive for Sephora


So I think I’ve done enough bragging for tonight..Hope all your wishes came true this Holiday!




*'I have reviewed each product online. I also will post individual blogs(possibly vlogs) posts on them in the new year!