Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cars Cars Cars: MiQahs Picks

Unless you're crazy, everyone can appreciate a beautifully made car. Even if us girls dont know whats under the hood, we can appreciate the way it simply looks. I came across these 3 cars and i instantly fell in love! Ferrari 458 Italia, Lotus Evira, and Audi E-Tron Concept are my picks for the dopest new body styles. Take a look.






Saturday, January 30, 2010

Interior Design 101: Backsplashes

One of my favorite rooms in a home is the kitchen. When i apeak of the detail i want to put into i always mention having the perfect backsplash; makes the kitchen. Most people have no clue what im talking about. Its basically the area behing the cooking and sink area. Its a completely different look than the walls and it just adds a special touch to your cooking space. There are thousands of backsplashes to choose from, easy to install and not as expensive as you may think. Below are a couple of my favorites to choose from. To see more check out places like Home Depot www.homedepot.com to see them in person, you will fall in love with them!




Friday, January 29, 2010

Stuff Ya Face Edition: Greek Steak Salad




I had this last night and lemme tell you it was the BEST salad i have ever had. Healthy and very filling, and easy to prepare; here is the recipe


Greek Steak Salad

Thinly sliced steak served with Greek salad. Traditional lemon vinaigrette tossed with Romaine lettuce, cucumber, grape tomatoes, and Feta cheese.


Ingredients -

1 Beef Top Round Steak, 3/4 inch thick, grilled
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/4 teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
3 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 package (10 ounces) Romaine Salad mix
1/2 English (seedless) Cucumber, unpeeled and thinly sliced
1 pint Grape Tomatoes
4 ounces crumbled Feta Cheese




Preparation:

1. Thinly slice grilled steak diagonally across grain.

2. In small bowl, whisk fresh lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, and fresh ground black pepper.

3. Add Romaine, cucumber, grape tomatoes, and Feta cheese to large bowl. Pour dressing over vegetables and toss to coat.

4. Serve Greek steak salad with warmed pita bread wedges.


source: www.greeksaladrecipe.net/GreekSaladRecipe/GreekSteakSalad.htm

Writers Block

"You’ll get over it…” It’s the clich├ęs that cause the trouble. To lose someone you love is to alter your life for ever.
You don’t get over it because ‘it” is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never loses.
How could it? The particularness of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not made anodyne by death.
This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it. Why would I want them to?

Writers Block

“You know what’s wrong with us? You are. You build us up. You make us feel like we have a chance. You make us feel special, and then when we don’t expect it,
you knock us down.
And you don’t even realize (or care) that you have just crushed us in this way… In a way that you feel it from the deepest part of your chest.
You feel everything inside of you crumble and its all you can do to keep it all at bay. To not let it overflow and pour out.
Here’s the thing: we don’t let people into our beds without letting them into our hearts. We don’t let people into our guarded worlds without letting them into our hearts.
We don’t let people in… we don’t let you in without giving you this part of ourselves that no one else has.
A part that we don’t give very often, if ever. Of course we’ll lie about what we’re feeling; why would you want to be the only person in this letting down guards?
Why would you want to be the only person hurting? You fake a smile. You fake making it. You fake it because its easier to pretend that nothing hurts.
Its easier to pretend that you didn’t love this person
. Its easier to pretend that the sweet moments, the sweet words, the longing, the wishing,
the hoping all along the way was nothing more than something we made up because we all know its better to be delusional than lied to.
Don’t worry though, eventually we’ll move on and you’ll be nothing more than a faded memory.”

MiQahs Quote Of the Day:

"If you wanna be Great in life, what better way to do that than to be simply YOU"

New Video: Mariah Carey f/ Nicki Minaj "Up Out My Face"

New Video: Usher "Hey Daddy" (Daddys Home)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

MiQah's Fetishes: Neon Nail Polish




I could be having the worst day but when i put on some crazy bright colored nail polish it can change the course of my entire day. Bright colors to me says "smile".. and alot of girls tend to stick to one color all of the time and never are the daring types. I like dark clothing for the most part but i also love bright colors, so to soothe that craving i came up with having a "pop-a-color" to every outfit i have. Usually its accessories but i also tend to do it with nail polish the most, the brighter the better. Today i wore all black and neon pink nail polish, it made me feel so dope. Here are some colors that i think look good. Be sure to find nail polish that you feel look good on your fingers. Experiment and HAVE FUN!!








Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Video: "ANGELS Rmx" Dirty Money f/ Rick Ross

DIDDY DID IT AGAIN.. took us Back to "Warning" video making days.. enjoy


Thursday, January 14, 2010

MiQahs Quote Of the Day:

"Women wish to be loved not because their pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves" -Unknown

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

new things brewing..

Just you wait... xoxo

Writers Block: "Making it Work" By MiQah Davis

I wrote this about a week ago and the last thing i felt like doing was posting it because now as i read it im trying my best to believe it. I hope it does good for someone and they get lucky, enjoy.



For so many years people have been seeking to find what many of our ancestors from many generations ago had, even our parents, and that is longevity in a relationship. I can make this sound like a school lesson or I can keep it real and relate more to my fellow readers. When it comes to knowing the fundamentals to a successful relationship, our generation is about as clueless as the aspirations that they have about their own futures. We don’t need statistics to prove that men are not a stable role in a family household. Most people did not grow up in a home that had a mother and a father, and all of the kids came from the same parents. Dad isn’t working on Wall Street and mom isn’t baking cookies. The structure of the family home has been absent for many years and I strongly believe the way someone was brought up has a lot to do with how they turn out. Their views on what a relationship should be will have a lot to do with how they view their parents and what the decisions they made while raising them. Most people that come from a structured home will most likely want the same for themselves, male or female, and if they happen to find someone from the same background they will likely have a smoother transition to that key of happiness. They both have seen first hand what it takes to make a relationship work. The viewed every obstacle their parents endured and saw how they overcame it. They learned about loyalty, how nothing is more important than the family and its foundation. How do I know this you may ask? I am a product of that. My parents have been together for 30 years and both sets of my grandparents were together till their passing. My family comes from a tree of togetherness, strong women that knew how to care for their men. My parents as individuals aren’t perfect, but they both found a system that worked for them and stuck by each others side ever since. Seeing that shows me that its possible to have the same.

So you’re asking yourselves “so does that mean everyone that came from a broken home is doomed?” No, not at all, it just means it has a lot to do with some of us were not given the right grooming for a good relationship. All it means is find someone that shares the same goals, aspirations as you. If you both are on the same page, chances are you will last a lot longer. LISTEN to your partner, communicate, communicate, and communicate!!! Your partner needs to feel understood, be willing to make changes if needed to make things better between you two. Don’t expect to know everything coming into the relationship; be willing to be a student as well as a teacher. As long as you have a strong foundation built on trust, the will to try, honesty, and love you will always get through the turbulence that life brings us. Know that youre not perfect, and neither is your partner, expect mistakes, be able to forgive and not let the past ruin your present and future with them. In my mind the only reason to not continue a relationship is if someone cheats, or puts their hands on you, or simply because you don’t feel like you work (no system). Please know a relationship is hard work, and a very big investment, don’t build something just to allow it to come tumbling back down.Have FAITH and be ready to work hard and you will see greater results.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

MiQahs Quote Of the Day:

"im not a lie detector, thats what karma is for" -MiQah


Friday, January 8, 2010

Unleashed Ish: lo-smooth feat kia shine "Hottest Rapper In the World"

If you like it show love..


World Outside My Window



Looks like its gonna be another snowy day in the DMV.. but at least the sun is out.. lovely

photo taken by: MiQah (M.Davis)

FFOTD (Fashion Feature of the Day) Bakers

Up to 60% off of all boots!!!!!! I was at the Bakers store and when i saw all of their boots my jaw dropped... excellent quality.. dont miss out on this sale!!!

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Writers Block: "You" By: P. Wedderburn

"i could relate to every word, verbatim.." -MiQah


You:


Some days I don’t feel like breathing. Some days, the blinds are best left closed and my chest meets the sheets in a lifeless sprawl. Or sometimes it’s belly up like a snake faking its own death; eyes following a ceiling fan. And I can’t stand the direction my minds running.

I wake up wanting so badly to make time move faste. I want to slow myself down to microseconds and stop myself before my lips form the next word. Like a dog, I can sense when the storm coming, but instead of putting my tail between my legs and lying down, I tend to howl through the rain and thunder. All of my mental scars are all self-inflicted. I keep myself up at night trying to be strong for you because I feel so weak. I can’t sleep without you next to me because the feelings of doubt come crawling up with their teeth bared and intentions heavy.

I don’t think many people can honestly say they know what it feels like to be the single source of light in someone’s darkness. Maybe you haven’t realized how much I mean that. I do with every ounce of me. You’re the glowing exit sign when I can’t take anyone else in the room anymore. You’re the first drop of water in the middle of the desert canyon. You’re the sun in every single one of my mornings and when I step outside, baby, you make it shine.

I’ve experienced low. And I know what the lowest of them all feels like. But you we’re always in the peripheral, even when I swore I was alone. I’m terrified of the ringing in my ears one day causing me to go deaf, not because music would cease to exist in my world, but because I wouldn’t be able to hear the sound of your voice as we’re speaking softly to each other in the middle of the night. That’s something I can’t comprehend. You’ve become my music, in every way, shape, and form. You’re my only muse; the center of everything I know. I watch the way your body moves and your voice rings like an angel even when you’re angry. I know you’ll never see yourself the way I see you. I hope no one else ever has the chance to see you the way that I do, because god knows I will never melt in someone’s eyes the way I have in yours. The simplicity of your company incinerates the rest of the world and life itself.

I’ve seen relationships that don’t add up to half of what you’ve shown me. What we have is real, because I’ve seen what happens when people cheat themselves into the idea of happiness. There is no idea with us, just emotion. There’s this feeling you give me every time we’re together that I don’t have a name for. It’s something so beautiful and pure and untouched that it can’t be anything other than love, although, I’m convinced it’s something more.

I never want to let you down. I want to promise you the world without hesitation or constant fear that I’m going to fuck you over. I want to be the super hero before the world realizes that, underneath the cape and mask, there’s just the loner geek down the block. I don’t want to hurt you. I don’t want to see you cry, knowing that I helped cause it, instead of being the one to hold you until everything’s okay again.

We face stares every day and we meet them with smiles. We drive aimlessly just because the car feels so much more comfortable than a room. We make slow passionate love and we fuck the hell out of each other. Our names have slowly become a phrase rather than two separate statements. At first I was apprehensive about it, but now my name doesn’t sound right when yours isn’t right behind it. You have become a part of me, conjoined at my hip. When your hand isn’t there to hold, I feel a physical piece of myself missing. Air just doesn’t sit right in my palm. And days just don’t happen when were not speaking in unison. You have not only stolen my heart, but picked it apart and exposed parts of myself I’ve never known to exist before.

Without you, I am nothing but blood, bones, and impulse. Without you, I am nothing.

And I’m in love with you. More than there seems to be an explanation for. More than anyone else can see at all.

I Need MUFAS????

MUFAs (Monounsaturated Fats) have been creating a lot of buzz lately thanks to the Flat Belly Diet book. A diet rich in monounsaturated fatty acids may help reduce belly fat, aid overall weight loss, reduce cholesterol, and lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. To add more MUFAs to your diet, add small quantities of them to each meal throughout the day. Use the ideas below to get started, and share your ideas below.



Breakfast:


* Sprinkle a few nuts in oatmeal or yogurt
* Add some dark chocolate chips to berries
* Add a small amount of flax seed oil to a fruit smoothie





Lunch:


* Add MUFAs to salads by adding oils, olives, sliced avocado, or nuts
* Replace mayonnaise on sandwiches with hummus, pesto, or olive tapenade
* Revive a childhood favorite and pack a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch




Snacks:


* Dip vegetables in Hummus made with tahini (sesame seed paste)
* Spread nut butters on crackers or celery sticks
* Have tortilla chips with guacamole





Dinner:


* Toss pasta in olive oil rich pesto sauce
* Stir fry meat and vegetables in canola oil
* Replace bread crumbs with crushed nuts when breading meat




source: www.ehow.com

MiQahs Quote Of the Day:

"when nothing seems to work, just find another way so that it does" (anything is possible)


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

MiQahs Favorites: Sephora



I was just telling a friend of mine about where i shop for all of my makeup. Shes always complimenting me on it and decided to find out where to get it. When i told her about Sephora she had never heard of it. I told her its just as nice as going to the M.A.C counter, and the stuff they carry has so much personality. Everything is uniquely packaged and comes in so many different variations. Theres makeup as well as hair care and skin care Theres so much to choose from, its impossible to walk out with nothing. So i thought i would share this place with you as well. Go to www.sephora.com to learn more about their products.







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Monday, January 4, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Writers Block: "It" By: MiQah (M.Davis)

It....

I wonder if they feel the way i do.. if they dream abt "it".. if everything reminds them of "it".. if they hear a song they heard when they were with "it" time & time again and now cant bear to listen to it.. if they remember "it"s smell.. "it"s soft touch.. the time "it" gave them butterflies like no other thing did.. if they remember "it"s eyes that they said once hypnotized them.. or the way "it" could only touch em.. do they miss "it"s sweet voice.. do they know "it"s thinkin abt them the same time they thinkin abt "it".. do they miss seein "it" everyday now that they dont see "it" as much as they used to.. do they care abt "it"s heart.. and what they are doing to "it" each day that passes.. do they wonder why it was ok to once be selfless and sacrifice for "it" when "it" was a complete stranger but now that "it"s no longer a stranger theyre not worth sacrificing for anymore?? Do they care? Do they hurt like "it" hurts.. unbearable at times.. was it even real for them like it was to "it"? Or was it just somethin to do? Do they let things, people dictate how to really feel about "it" or do they follow their own heart?? B/c those people arent them and can't suffer or be happy for them.. whatever happens those people dont have to deal with.. once long ago the world only consisted of 2 things.. "they & it" .. nothin else mattered.. how it really was a shame to jus let "it" go....


FFOTD (Fashion Feature of the Day): Womens Winter Coats


Since it feels like below 0 degrees outside for most, i thought the appropriate fashion feature of the day would be something to keep you warm, coats. I personally hate wearing certain types of coats and for many years refused to wear one until i found a liking in peacoats, military style coats, anything that isnt bulky. There are so many variations of them its kind of hard to be satisfied with having just one. I picked out a couple that i thought were dope, add your favorite scarves to go with it. I Hope you like them.