˙·٠•●♥A moment of silence for the soul♥●•٠

nepal

Click here for an update on Nepal …Article:: NPR Image:: BBC

 

 

Click here to see the magic of Doctors without Borders… CC would be honored to be a part of this one day 💞

 

 

Pain~ⓚillas

Paging Crablings ☤

Ok crablings, who has killer meds for pain? What are the best ones out there?

Drugs are okay and your homeopathic 🌾 favorites are appreciated too …. CC and new york city ice don’t mix! 🍸☃

Inbox me with your best or share your stash! ✉ CC@crabbycchique.com

Lovingly,

CC 🏥

Twinkle Toes

Dedicated to CC’s lovely darling goddaughter who started her new dance classes this weekend. CC loved those days, new leotards, silky shoes, silver taps, ruffles and steps. And pink toes. And she loved it too 🎉💗~Dance baby

*photo taken at Edge School of the Arts, Laurelton, NY

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Ride

Could it be? I’m happy and yet sad, I’m happysad.

Why? CC might have to retire her crabbyRide. The story of it’s possible replacement are ultimatums on CC’s mind, but …sigh…that’s a conversation with someone who understands another post for another day. Thk you.

I always wonder how people felt about their first car…even though it is never right to worship material things…crabbyRide wasn’t like that.

It was the first time I owned a car myself. The first time I learned what a refinance was and how to do it. CC knew it was hers …the instant she saw it. Everything about it was sweetness and charmed. Shape, style, and color – a cutie! CC took it for a test drive and
thought… “wait.. I think I’m in love with my stereo”…

That may have been the easiest sale that salesman ever made. For shame 😦

I think about all the moments it has taken CC to in 11 years … quiet times with love, quiet times with BFFs, celebrations, births, rides with crabbyTails hagning out of the window and everything in between….

crabbyRide knows more about crabbyChíque than most people. I never thought about that until this moment. And through all that, it got me there safely… never failing me even in times when I was forced to choose between her well-being or home’s and other important things.

For that CC will always be thankful.
There are offers for it and I hope whoever gets her will cherish and protect and be careful, she may bring you love 🙂

What do u think? Have you ever given up a vintage part of your life? Cc@crabbychique.com💌

 

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CC is a just big Sabon junkie fan…and can’t rave enough about their Butter Scrub (my top choice is the Crystam Glam (limited edition) scent…it’s a treat for a papaCrab too 🙂
Its a little bit of heaven in a jar, not only for the smell, but for the magic their sea salt works. CC has been a little sicky and this just took it all away this morning….joy.
It’s a little pricey at $35 when there are other brands available, but it has so far lasted 3 months and still not at the halfway mark. And it’s heaven…in a jar.
~CC

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Note2Crablings!… If you’re thinking about buying the matching bar soap, CC does not recommend it. It’s delicious, but not worth the price tag (In my humble opinion)

Product Love: Crystal Glam

20131216-123702.jpgA short story, by CC

For everyone in NY…snow is so gorgeous when it falls…except when it’s time to clean it! Maybe people know..that this place holds a piece of CC’s heart ..it’s really hard…but worth it for everything CC didn’t even know was possible. yay. Continue reading

➎ Crabby Lessons Learned

5. A Blue crab sale at my local fish market was a good thing, all customers were excited….. CC bought a half dozen, all nicely wrapped in a brown paper bag….

4. The transfer from bag to pan did not go as smoothly as hoped, we had a runaway….

3. Coco does not like to be chased by a crab.

2. Slippery little suckers….

1. CC always feels some type of way about this. However, the finished product was delicious! 🍒

CrabbyChique 4 Real

Ingredients:

Old Bay, Beer, Sea Salt, 2Tbsp. butter

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Moonchild

Sometimes when the moon is full CC starts to miss the people she loves the most. One of them is her pumpkin Alex 🙇

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When we get to see each other he is like my shadow….. so I remember the time when he was half baby- half l’il man.. the sky was clear, and I was able to see the man in the moon, the ‘face’…I said ‘Alex, can u see it??’..At first he did the usual smart mouth ‘yeah right’, but then he stopped and said ‘whoooooooa Auntie, I see it!!!’ I don’t care how big he ever gets, that was one of the best little Alex lovebites ever. If you can see it tonight, it’s beautiful❤ CC

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CC was looking for something that could work with my skin through the season changes. And for that this cleanser and moisturizer duo has been awesome. It is not too costly, natural-based, mild and healing… and leaves your face clean and soft.

If you are extremely dry, its also blendable…many possibilities. Try mixing in a few drops of coconut oil or Shea. ❤CC

Available at Sephora

DJ Preston P

Happy 6th birthday to our little future music mogul. I think he almost peed his pants when he arrived to see his DJ party workshop. Go P. ❤

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Prep for the DJ battle; Cake; CC, superimposed; Birthday boy!

Rockin to GF and BK’s Summertime ~unFiltered

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My crablings + one of my favorite songs = pure love, No thinking of worries, just for a minute

A CrabbyChique Birthday ♕

So, it’s been a year since CC crawled online. 365 days of everything and nothing…

So much has happened but there was so much to be grateful for. With that I’ll blow a candle to a few of my favorite things…

Psalm 46:10…on that note, Ruth 1:16…Magnolia’s Banana pudding….1 unforgettable night at Roseland Ballroom…Mom, Ray, and Gabe..Wordpress… Opportunities to be of service…opportunities to inspire…Carnival 2012…the realest friends…better examples….visceral, emotional, undefinable love….career challenges…karma… Heather “I’m a unicorn” Morris of Glee…fellow bloggers…a jar full of nutella and a spoon…comedy…divine intervention… signs of serendipity….film…saksfifthavenue.com… 2 new goddaughters…insight…wanderlust… and beauty in all things.

Kisses & Claws

Salute to my A~Kat

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This is dedicated to my cuz Aisha. We have an untainted bond as cousins and friends…should u have ever seen the masterpiece “The Sweetest Thing” she is the Christina to my Cameron…. checking flubber in the dressing room mirror.

If I am inspiration, she is action.

And now she’s married. On Easter, my fave holiday even & a special day in my own personal life.

Much love to my lil fighter who married her lover this weekend

~LoverForAFighter aka CC

Crabshell DIY – Meet Mz. Kristalia

I’m completely in love with this edition of Crabshell DIY.

Hell, I love all of them, but say hello to my little chandelier anyway. Her name is Kristalia.

Total cost was under $100 and included a base with 3 halogens, but each crystal had to be painstakingly attached and kept tangle free. Try that with music playing, a million thoughts in your head,phone ringing,and an active dog. Try it.

But the challenge made it all the more sexy…

Mz. K

Crabshell DIY – Makeup4Ever

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My own mini-Sephora

Dearest Crablings, you know how your makeup gets scattered everywhere and one day you look up and say ick? Normally I thrive in my organized disorganization, but this time I put my #32 brush down.

I needed a cheap way to organize my proud collection of colors and bring some order to half this ish that I never use. That, and the psychological impetus to not SET FOOT again in a Sephora/Ricky’s/MAC/NARS/Chanel counter until 50% of this stuff is actually used.

Enter Target. Surprise surprise. I scoured local discount chains (oh, and Pier One) in search of shelving or multi compartment “trays” that I could attach to the wall. Finalists were TJ Maxx and Target. Target won out due to the structure of each compartment. But I am oh so proud. And in my crazy head, now I have my own mini-Sephora to shop in every morning. Joy.

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Pros: Organized makeup and an etagere restored to uncomplicatedness.

Cons: Couldn’t decide whether I wanted the color to match my decor..or my product packaging…; I still have a closet full of product to get through. But that’s another post…

Damage: $6.99 and one bruised finger (due to lack of hammering skills) … Ciao bellas. ♥

Inner Crablings

Fab offer. Hopefully this is how medical care progresses!!!

From Gilt:

  • From physical exams and vaccinations to diet and stress management, these physicians do it all, with a practitioner to fit every patient.
  • One Medical takes the hassle out of seeing the doctor by giving you direct email access to your physician and the ability to schedule appointments online at your convenience (even for the same day).
  • The New York Times celebrates One Medical as “a new model for primary care.”

One Medical Group is a members-only practice run by a team of physicians dedicated to changing the way you think about going the doctor.

Exhibit A: they have an iPhone app to allow members to schedule appointments easily. Here, you won’t spend hours sitting in the waiting room. You’ll be able to renew prescriptions online, often saving you a follow-up visit.

3 NYC Locations - Click pic for offer

Jean Envy

Rock and Republic

Ok Crablings,  everyone knows how seriously I take my jeans collection. I will skimp everywhere else, refuse to buy typical designer bags, and wear costume jewelry – but I will NOT skimp on jeans.

They are art.

That said, I’m equally picky about cleaning them. They do not go in washing machines. Ever. Unless they are stretch skinny. But for the top dogs it’s always a challenge to find ways to keep them clean. Even dry cleaning can fade them.

Thankfully, there are people crazier than me, and Apartment Therapy posted a vid about how to freeze them and keep them clean. As in store them in your freezer. Yes.

Sounds crazy, but they measured bacteria, cleanliness, and effectiveness. I’m willing to try it…

Click here for video instructions

CrabShell DIY of the day

So happy with today’s framing project!

I got this painting years ago from a street artist in San Fran.
So imagine my heartbreak when the original fell and cracked to pieces. And any paint luvah knows how much the frame means!

So after searching high and low with some pretty steep prices, my eyes lit when this just turned up, on a random trip to Michael’s.
So perfect. With bamboo carvings etched in to bring out the watercolor.

And the cost? $11.99. Kismet.

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Precious Little Fokkers

I have always worried how good I would be with my own CrabbyDumplings one day. Because heaven knows MamaCrab will need her sleep as will Papa….

I’m so glad someone has addressed this.

Here we have the first bedtime story for adults. How can anyone not appreciate gems like this?:

Adam Mansbach

Bedtime Reading?

“The eagles who soar through the sky are at rest

And the creatures who crawl, run,and creep

I know you’re not thirsty. That’s bull$h*t. Stop lying.

Lie the f*ck down, my darling, and sleep”

Mansbach’s other books include:
The End of the Jews and Angry Black White Boy

I see I have competition for that Pulitzer.

I Heart Mamacitas

Mother’s day is coming up, and here is an approved (by me) gift available through Gilt. You can either purchase a bouquet similar to the one below (flowers of your choice) -OR- sign up for a lifetime of smothering hugs by taking a floral arrangement class with her.

CC herself  will be attempting to create a similar bouquet..light a candle and stay tuned for details, mishaps, and results.

Besitos to all the Mamacitas!!

Buy one or learn to make one

Flowers of the World Offer (click here for full details on GiltCity)

Welcome to the Shell

Thank you for stopping by 😊

I was born under the star sign of Cancer. I believe that stars don’t lie. And that’s the foundation for CrabbyChíque.

Crabby for all those Cancerian qualities, Chíque because chíc was taken…

I hope you enjoy this blog..
.. It’s a little of everything that crosses my mind..life, love, music, fashion, music, love, drama, travel, spirituality, music, home and music.

Feel free to comment and chip in! I am very much appreciative.

Thank you

❤ CC

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