About Acecily Alexander

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Sketchy like a work of art. Likes long walks to the corner store. Resident Palmetto Peach expert on Beyonce, pizza and drink mixers.

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Lip Sync for Lungs Live Battle: ALA Fundraiser

I’m preparing to battle it out at the 2nd Annual Lip Sync for Lungs Live Battle. My work family, aka The Voodoo Dolls, will duke it out with local Charleston celebrities to help fight lung disease. Last year’s performances included Prince, Gwen Stefani and Bruno Mars, so we have to bring the drama!

Lip Sync for Lungs Live Battle -- The Palmetto Peaches

Over 33 million Americans suffer from lung disease–my mother, Cassandra, was one of them. I was 6-years-old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It went away, but came back as lung cancer. Eight years later, she lost her battle. If I had to only pick two things my mom was good at–singing and dancing would top the list. So aside from team bonding and adding to my Best Life Summer list, this performance is for my mom.

Lip Sync for Lungs Live Battle -- The Palmetto Peaches

Due to Hurricane Irma, the event was rescheduled from September 14th to October 11th. More time to raise money and practice our slayage! For $10, you can vote for Team Caroline and the Voodoo Dolls. If you’re in the Charleston area and would like to witness the action for yourself–purchase your ticket here. Make sure to vote and/or buy a ticket under the “Team Caroline” tab! Want to know what song we’re performing? I guess you have to wait and find out. 😉

Have you ever participated in a lip sync battle? If have, or if you could, what song would you perform?

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

Influenster Shimmer Vox Box Reveal

My Influenster Shimmer Vox Box arrived, and it’s lit fam. I received these products free for testing purposes for Influenster. Who doesn’t love free stuff–especially free stuff you use on a normal basis? FYI, Influenster is a space for folks to give and receive product reviews.

Influenster Shimmer Vox Box Reveal

What’s Inside

imPress Press-On Manicure

Vera Wang Embrace

SOUR PUNCH Real Rainbow Straws

Nyakio Red Ginseng Line Smoothing Eye & Lip Cream

Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo

Briogeo – Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

What I’ve Tried Before

With the exception of the usual SOUR PUNCH candy found in stores, I haven’t tried any of these products before. Back in the day, I’ve used a few eye creams (which were probably free with a purchase) and face masks–but nothing from the brands included in the Shimmer Vox Box.

What I’m Most Excited To Try

Ya girl loves Sour Patch kids, so I’m more than ready to rip open these Real Rainbow Straws, judge me. Since  I needed a new fragrance, I’m also excited to test the Vera Wang scent.

WHAT I’M NERVOUS TO TRY

Dry shampoo has never been on my “things to try” list. I’m not above it, I’ve just never imagined my life without a good wash, condition and 3-hour blow dry session. These imPress nails make me a little nervous too, because the last time I wore fake nails was 2 years ago. I stayed out of the manicure game for a while, so it was a serious struggle.

Stay tuned, because I’m actually going to test all the products from my Shimmer Vox Box and spill the tea on them. If you’re interested in giving Influenster use my invite code by clicking here!

Influenster Shimmer Vox Box -- The Palmetto Peaches

Have you ever tried any of these products? Which Influenster Vox Boxes have you received or reviewed? 

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

Issa Music Video: Featuring The Bridgeview Babies

We’ve all lip-synced for our lives pretending to be in a music video, but the Bridgeview Babies did the real deal! If you didn’t know — I hosted an arts summer camp for about 15 kids in Bridgeview Village, and apartment complex I lived in over 10 years ago. Our final project was to shoot a music video featuring a song we wrote, and dance we learned.

Issa Music Video -- The Palmetto Peaches

The title “I Am” came from a list of affirmations we said together as a class every morning. My mission for the Arts Center of Engagement (A.C.E) summer camp, was to encourage self-love and acceptance through the arts. In addition to signs with quotes from Kid President, the motivational words prepped the squad for a great day! Right before dancing it out, the campers would say the following affirmations:

I am…

STRONG

SPECIAL

brave

Thankful

Kind

Wise

Sometimes they even added extra affirmations like, “I am beautiful”, and “I am unique”, but you’ll hear which ones meant the most to the campers in the song! Check it out below, and share it with all the kiddos you know!

“I Am” Music Video featuring the Bridgeview Babies

What do you think about our music video? Will you sing these mantras every morning to start the day?

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

Halfway Through 29: Year of the Savage

29 / Twenty-Fine / 21 + 8… whatever you want to call it, will go down as one of my favorite years. July 19th marked the halfway mark of the last year of my 20s. If you’ve been around since January, you know my birthday hashtag was #TwentyWineSavage, and this year has indeed been the year of the savage.

Halfway Through 29: Year of the Savage

Halfway Through 29: Year of the Savage

I’ve Learned that…

The smallest gesture can have the biggest impact. About a week ago at work, I waited on 2 men. They were my last table of the night, which means if they would close out and go home, so could I. Instead of rushing or being short, I gave the same ol’ Ace service. After about 2 hours, the older gentlemen complimented me on my smile and service. It turns out he came out to his son 5 years ago, and it put a strain on their relationship.

Rumple Minze is not my friend. If I have more than 2 of them, it’s going to a night fam. That’s all that needs to be said about that.

Not to apologize for the brightness of my light. The only thing worse than constantly bragging about your accomplishments, is not acknowledging them at all. Everyone deserves to get their flowers while they’re here. Don’t be afraid to be proud of yourself or stand-up for your beliefs, because how you think it will make others feel.

What I’ve Done

Executed my arts summer camp. My first adventure with the Arts Center of Engagement (A.C.E) was a success! We went to an art gallery, painted self-portraits, recorded a song and even made a music video! The support from my friends, family and community means the world to me; and I’m excited to share what A.C.E has in store with them.Halfway Through 29: Year of the Savage -- The Palmetto Peaches Halfway Through 29: Year of the Savage -- The Palmetto Peaches

Supported local businesses and organizations. As much as I shouldn’t be spending any money, when I do spend it’s usually at local businesses. My camp also allowed me to connect with local artists and community leaders.

Made the best memories with people I didn’t even know last year. Watching the sunrise, litty lunches, short day trips to Savannah – the list goes on and on. Even though our #BestLifeSummer17 will end soon, the adventures will continue throughout year 29 and beyond.

How is this year treating you so far? What have you learned and/or done?

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

Hey Miss Ace: Summer Camp Update

As most of you know, I launched my first ever arts summer camp in Charleston, SC! With the love and support of family, friends, community and even strangers–my dreams became a reality.

Hey Miss Ace: Summer Camp Update -- The Palmetto Peaches

What have we done so far?

Summer camp is only 6 days long, but it’s been nothing short of amazing. During week 1, we painted portraits, recited mantras, wrote in our journals and recorded a song. Super casual.

Hey Miss Ace: Arts Summer Camp Update -- The Palmetto Peaches

What’s next for A.C.E Summer Camp?

The kids are heading back to school in less than a month. I’d like to help them start the year off with something, even if it’s a few words of motivation. After that, I’d like to host an arts related event in the fall, and get the ball rolling for an arts after school program. This week we’re learning a dance to our song, visiting an art gallery and shooting a music video. Again, super casual.

Hey Miss Ace: Summer Camp Update -- The Palmetto Peaches

What I’ve learned so far?

Regardless of how ready you think you are, be prepared for the unexpected.

Get ready. Stay ready.

Don’t underestimate the power of strangers.

I received donations from people who have no idea who I was. Although I’m grateful for any donation, it’s humbling to come across people who truly believe in me.

A little bit of support goes a long way.

Regardless if it was a ReTweet or Facebook status like, the support of my community meant the world to me. A.C.E Summer Camp would’ve happened regardless, but the feeling of having a squad behind me gives me so much life!

I can’t pretend like there weren’t a few bumps in the road, but what’s a good success story with one one or two? Needless to say, I’m ready to finish week 2 with a bang. Hopefully the kids will walk away with as many lessons as the adults will.

Hey Miss Ace: Summer Camp Update -- The Palmetto Peaches

Did you ever attend an arts summer camp? What was it like for you?

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

Saturday Snacks at Charles Towne Fermentory

My Saturdays usually consist of a 3-hour long Litty Lunch with my work family. Our go-to meal includes Mexican food or sandwiches, and a few cocktails. This time I took a different route by visiting a local brewery, Charles Towne Fermentory and The Castejons. What’s a Best Life Summer without trying new things?

Saturday Snacks at Charles Towne Fermentory -- The Palmetto Peaches

Saturday Snacks at Charles Towne Fermentory

I’m not a beer expert, so I typically order a PBR or Miller High Life when necessary (don’t judge). The Dutchman’s Breeches Belgian Strong Dark Ale was a pleasant surprise to my taste buds. Oak aged on fruit and 9.5% ABV–um yes please!

Saturday Snacks at Charles Towne Fermentory -- The Palmetto Peaches

Now let’s talk about this delicious champinones I had: garlic sautéed mushrooms, with goat cheese and crostini. I’m a sucker for cheese in general, but goat cheese gives me so much life. Mushrooms and bread are also on the “things I love” list. I can’t get too addicted to having this snack at Charles Towne Fermentory, because it’s a pop-up kitchen. The menu changes on a daily basis.

Saturday Snacks at Charles Towne Fermentory -- The Palmetto Peaches

If you’re ever in Charleston, drop on by Charles Town Fermentory! Tell them Ace sent ya! What snacks and drinks do you like to enjoy on a Saturday?

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches