Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye….. I have been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! I am super stoked and couldn’t be happier to accept this award. Thank you so very much to Eat Play Clove for the nomination! Be sure to check out her lovely blog all about food and great recipes!

Here are the rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
Put the award logo on your blog.
Answer the ten questions sent to you.
Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
Nominate seven blogs.

Questions for me:

1) Are you a morning person or a night owl? I am a night owl and it drives my husband crazy. I am rarely in bed before 1:30 AM!

2) Savoury or sweet? I definitely have a sweet tooth!

3) Favourite holiday destination and – My favorite holiday destination is the NC Mountains.

4) Why? – The reason this is my favorite destination is because of the fond memories my husband and I spent one year in a beautiful cabin on a mountain snuggled by the fireplace. Back then we had a little dog named Missy who has now gone over the rainbow bridge, but she enjoyed herself so much in that cabin. Missy was my first fur baby and I will always carry her in my heart. It makes me happy to think about that holiday in the cabin watching her unwrap her toys and treats that Santa brought.

5) The person who’s had the greatest influence on you – The person who has had the greatest influence on me is my Mom!

6) Favourite meal – Since I am a foodie this is a difficult question. My appetite changes with the tide so today my favorite meal is Baked Spaghetti with garlic bread and a salad w/ ranch dressing; tomorrow who knows.

7) Has 2015 started off well for you? – 2015 is going to be a great year for me and it has already started to look promising!

8) Favourite movie genre – My favorite movie genre is Comedy. I love to laugh!

9) Three words that best describe you in general – Empathetic, Loving and Sensitive

10) Three words that best describe your mood right now – Happy, Happy Happy

I “happily” nominate the following blogs for this award:
1) https://writeshianwrite.wordpress.com/
2) https://thiswritingthing.wordpress.com/about/
3) https://darkyblue.wordpress.com/
4) http://zenandpi.com/
5) http://nadinetomlinson.com/
6) https://cometravelalong.wordpress.com/
7) http://seasonedsistah2.com/

Here are my questions for the above nominees to answer:
1) What is your favorite book?
2) Michael Jackson or Prince?
3) Where is your favorite place to vacation?
4) Who is your favorite writer?
5) If you could have a super power what would it be?
6) What’s your favorite snack?
7) What’s on your pizza?
8) Name 3 things you like about yourself.
9) Who was your favorite teacher and why?
10) What’s your guilty pleasure?

Thanks again to Eat Play Clove for the nomination and I look forward to reading my nominees’ responses.

Rebirthoflisa’s Most Stylish Men of 2014

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Since I posted the ladies of style yesterday, it’s only right to show you my picks for the men. There is just something about a sharp dressed man with a little swag. It may be a day late for #MCM but trust me these men are worth the wait. To stay a happily married woman, I think I will decline ant further comments and simply let the pictures speak for themselves:

20) Dwayne Johnson
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19) Robert Christopher Riley
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18) Michael Ealy
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17) Sean Blakemore
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16) Jessie Williams
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15) Derrick Fisher
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14) Trey Songz
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13) Laz Alonzo
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12) Matt Kemp
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11) Deron Williams
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10) Micheal B. Jordan
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9) Cedrick the Entertainer
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8) Usher
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7) Anthony Mackie
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6) Pharrell
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5) Common
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4) Chris Paul
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3) Reggie Bush
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2) Idris Elba
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1) Omari Hardwick
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Rebirthoflisa’s Most Stylish Women in 2014

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I decided to list my favorite ladies who have style and grace. These ladies not only have a great sense of fashion, they are examples of how to carry yourself in a dignified manner. Here are my top 20 choices:

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20) Janelle Monet – This Cover Girl is very eclectic and dances to the beat of her own drummer. She is original and always on point. You just have to love a natural girl who is comfortable in her own skin and doesn’t let anyone change who she is at the core!

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19) Uzo Aduba – The first of three on the list from the series “Orange is the New Black”. This lady is known for her character, Crazy Eyes, is almost unrecognizable when not on set. She is quite the opposite of her character, as she is beautiful, graceful and very articulate.

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18) Viola Davis – This lady has always been a class act and now the world is giving her the recognition she deserves. Usually know for her roles as domestics and drug addicts, Ms. Davis showed everyone she is a formidable lead actress in her new series “How to Get Away With Murder” and she looks great while doing it.

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17) Jada Pinkett Smith – Jada is Gor- Geous! This 40 something beauty makes the 20 something women jealous. She rocks a bikini like no other. Jada has been known for grace on the red carpet and I think she handles adversity in the same fashion.

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16) Keke Palmer – No longer is she the little girl from Akeelah and the Bee. Keke is all grown up and knows how to work a red carpet. She is not afraid to take chances and as a 20 something woman she is able to wear those fashions that show her youth and legs! Her recent haircut put her in a whole new league – Very sharp!

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15) Kimberly Elise – Since she first came on the scene in the movie Set it Off, Kimberly Elise has been one of my favorites. She is a great actor and has made some great choices in the movies she appears in. She has some of the best hair in the business and I admire her ability to be a vegan.

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14) Zoe Saldana – Sultry, slinky and oh so sassy, Zoe stands out among her peers. Style comes effortless to her and she knows how to work it! Weather she is rocking the red carpet pregnant or post baby Zoe is a STAR!

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13) Robin Roberts – When you think of grace and resilience, Robin Roberts comes to mind. She has fought the Big C and other illnesses in front of the world and kicked butt all with a smile on her face. Bald or rocking short cut, she knocks the fashion game on its rear end.

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12) Toni Braxton – Beauty and a mesmerizing voice are not the only advantages Ms. Braxton has going for her. She can dress her tail off and proved on stage that she can still look good during a wardrobe malfunction. I don’t think anyone in the audience cared that her dress was unraveled because she was smart enough to wear something underneath. Beauty, brains and that voice; it’s just not fair.

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11) Tamera Mowry-Housley – Being a twin must be hard sometimes, but this lady handles it with no problem. She has her own identity and now that she is working on her talk show “The Real”, she is voicing her opinion publicly. No longer the little girl from “Sister, Sister” she is a beautiful wife and mom who is doing things her own way.

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10) Laverne Cox – Setting standards is nothing new to this woman. Our second actress from “Orange is the New Black” is showing the world that transgender is just a label. If you weren’t told she wasn’t born a female you wouldn’t know. Laverne is kicking doors off the hinges for herself in Hollywood and bringing the rest of us with her is a most stylish way.

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9) Porsha Williams – Reality TV and Style are not bedfellows, however Porsha is the exception. She knows how to accentuate every last curve she has and does it well. You never see her out and not put together. After having the Peach taken from her because of a momentary lapse in judgment during the reunion show last season, she has shown she is not one to hang her head and cry. She has used her fame to her advantage and has a few businesses and a job working with Rickey Smiley. Way to keep your composure.

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8) Sanaa Lathan – This chick here is always on point! She seems to be aging backwards; forever looking young and fresh. Her classic style is on trend and she is not afraid of colors. She looks great in anything she puts on and she never has a hair out of place.

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7) Danielle Brooks – Our final pick from the series “Orange is the New Black” is a dream. She has hips, thighs and seems to love pies, but that doesn’t keep her from looking great! This woman knows how to work a red carpet and a camera for that matter. She is a charming and beautiful member of #Team Natural.

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6) Kelly Rowland – If Kelly did not sing like an angel, she could make a great living as a stylist. This Fashionista knows how to put an outfit together. This year we saw her go from wearing backless gowns to maternity wear and she looked heavenly doing it. This new mom shines!

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5) Michelle Obama – Our current FLOTUS is the best dressed First Lady in my lifetime. Her stylist has her very well put together and should get a raise. She has great taste and that has rubbed off on her girls as well. Truthfully, Mrs. O could hold her own with most of the top stars in the business with no problem.

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4) Kerry Washington – Style should be this lady’s middle name. She has been deemed a fashion icon because of her portrayal of Olivia Pope, but Kerry has a style all her own. She also had a baby this year and was able to transition between her regular size and maternity clothes. Her baby bump was the only indication that she was with child because her choice of clothes did not suffer.

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3) Lupita Nyong’o – Hollywood’s newest “It Girl” has shown the world the meaning of style and grace. She is elegant, well spoken and has a beautiful soul. This woman can wear any hue in the rainbow and look like silk. She has proven a woman’s worth does not lie in her tresses. This dark skinned, short haired beautiful woman has broken down some walls and dispelled some stereotypes in La-La Land and I hope the trend continues.

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2) Solange Knowles – One of my favorite ladies in music, Solo is known for her unique style. She is known for wearing bright colors and pairing different types of prints. She is a woman who takes chances and they usually work in her favor; so much so she was chosen as creative director for her shoe line at Puma. The world needs Solange because it would be so very boring without her.

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1) Rihanna – Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous! Take a bow Ms. Fenty. When you think of fashion in US Pop Culture there is only one name at the top of the pack. Blessed with a seductive body, this young woman can wear anything! She can wear street wear, red carpet looks and Chanel all in the same week. She has gone braless in see through tops and even wore a sheer gown to honor Josephine Baker that bared everything including her thong. There isn’t anyone who pushed the envelope better!

RebirthofLisa’s 15 Favorite Couples of 2014

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Since I am in love with LOVE, I decided to recognize my favorite couples from this past year. Each couple was chosen for their own unique reasons and should not be compared to each other. It’s all love here at Rebirth and no shade has been issued!

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15) Elton John and David Furnish – Congrats to the newlyweds! They made the list because they represent the fact you are never too old for love. Elton was rocking the stage before I was born and I think it’s wonderful he found love at this stage in his life.

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14) Sanaa Lathan and Tyrese Gibson – This couple caught my attention besides the fact they were keeping their love on the low. Recently they have been seen together looking happy and it seems like love to me. I don’t know why I did not see them as a couple before, but they look great together. Such a beautiful couple.

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13) Ellen and Portia de Rossi – Ellen is the golden girl of daytime talk shows and Portia has made a name for herself as well. These ladies shine and look great together. How could she not love Ellen; she’s funny, loves to dance and is a Cover Girl!

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12) Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego – These two are the touchy feely type and are not strangers to PDA. Every time the paps catch them in public they have their hands or mouths all over each other. They seem to be very much in love which they will need dealing with newborn twins!

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11) Chrissy Teigan and John Legend – I absolutely love these two. They look like they have so much fun together! Chrissy is such a foodie and you just have to love a super model who loves to eat. John is a romantic and with him writing songs for her I know how they keep things fresh and new.

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10) Eve and Max Cooper – These newlyweds are a power house couple. Eve is a beast on the mic and Max in a car; together they just make sense. It’s good to see Eve find her Prince Charming and Max looks as if he was born to play the part.

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9) Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha – There is nothing sexier than a little mystery and these two are the king and queen. Kerry is notorious for keeping her personal life private and I applaude her for that. Still when I see her and her hubby on the red carpet together in those rare instances, they are so dreamy I just had to include them.

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8) Monifah Carter and Terez Thorpe – These two are just adorable. It is obvious that Monifah is head over heels for Terez and Terez would go to war for Monifah. When Terez proposed it was so heartfelt and Monifah’s reaction was beautiful. Their wedding was very unique and I absolutely loved their black attire. There were tears when Keke sang to them.

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7) Tamera and Adam Housley – Two words describe this couple A Dorbs! They are a couple that make you want to smile when you see them. Tamera is so over the moon for Adam and he for her. They remind me of the Leave It to Beaver type of couple only they have a little edge to them. I love an old fashioned girl and Tamera fits the bill. They are such a cute couple and with their good looks they sired a beautiful baby boy named Aden. I LOVE them together.

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6) Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker – Kandi and Todd are one of my favorite couples on reality TV. I love how Todd tries to keep her in check and Kandi does just what she wants anyway. They need to resolve some issues with Kandi’s mom, but overall they have a good relationship. Their Coming to America themed wedding was fabulous and I am happy Todd signed the pre-nup. I wish them love, peace and lots of open communication in their marriage.

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5) Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa – I must say this is the sexiest couple alive. They ooze sex, passion and desire. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they both are really, really, really, ridiculously good looking! (In my Zoolander voice)

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4) Amal and George Clooney – Any woman who can get George Clooney to walk down the aisle deserves to be on this list. They are a gorgeous couple and have such style and grace. They also try to be as private as possible which is a smart move in this media driven world.

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3) Fefe Dobson and Yelawolf – These two are the Rock Stars of the list. They are engaged and super in love. Fefe has been featured on his album and he has a portrait of them tattooed on his head! Nothing says I love you like the pain of a tattoo on your skull.

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2) Solange and Alan Ferguson – This is the coolest couple on the planet! They have an eclectic union and have a good time together. Just look at their one of a kind wedding; riding in on bikes, wearing non-traditional wedding attire and dancing in the streets. I wish them a lifetime of happiness and hope they never forget to laugh together.

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1) Tamar and Vince Herbert – This power couple is my favorite of the year! They fight hard and LOVE even harder; Love and War was the perfect title for Tamar’s album. These two are movers and shakers in the music business and don’t let the loud mouth fool you, Tamar is a boss. Not only are these moguls successful in music, they are involved in 3 very successful TV shows, a new clothing line and a liquor line coming to a glass near you! On top of all of that, they are raising a beautiful little boy named Logan.