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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Best Life Autumn: 2017 Fall Bucket List

October wouldn’t be the same without creating a fall bucket list. It’s hard enough to leave a warm bed on a fall morning, but there are festive activities that make it easier. Fall’s greatest treasures include warm drinks, the satisfying death of mosquitoes and a casual countdown to Christmas. Here are other things I’d like to do this season. 2017 Fall Bucket List -- The Palmetto Peaches

2017 Fall Bucket List

Have a family-style outdoor picnic. 

My work family and I go to brunch every weekend. It would be fun to switch things up by bringing a dish, and eating outside.

Finally drink one of the cocktails from this Fall Cocktails You Need to Try list.

It’ll be easier this year, because I’m surrounded by pumpkin pie, apple pie and candy corn vodka at work.

Visit an apple orchard.

This is on a co-workers bucket list, so I borrowed it.

Go on a hay ride. 

Bless my allergies.

Actually buy clothes for the cooler temperatures. 

Because I can’t wear the same sweatshirt everyday. I guess.
Best Life Autumn -- The Palmetto Peaches

Unplug for a long walk.

Preferably a walk that involves leaves, so I can jump in them.

Attend a wine tasting. 

We’re planning on having a wine tasting for my sister’s birthday next month. May the odds be ever in our favor.

2017 Fall Bucket List -- The Palmetto Peaches

What’s on your 2017 Fall Bucket List?  Have you done any of the things on mine?

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

5 Halloween Costume Ideas For Your Girl Gang

Is it time for Halloween costume ideas already? Yes, yes it is. Other than pumpkin spice overload and cheesy scary movies, the best part of October is Halloween. Being able to dress up with your squad makes this holiday even better.

5 Halloween Costume Ideas For Your Girl Gang

Flossy Posse (Girls Trip)

The Flossy Posse is my newest, favorite girl gang. Watch the movie, and you’ll find out why.
What you need:
Airbrushed denim vests
80’s hair-do

If you’d like to recreate the dance battle scene–just grab some colorful colorful wigs and black shades.

5 Halloween Costume Ideas For Your Girl Gang -- The Palmetto Peaches

Mario & Wario (Super Mario Brothers)

Mario & Luigi is too easy, I guess.
What you need for Mario:
Denim overalls
Red shirt and cap
White gloves
Brown shoes
Mustache, if you want to fully commit

What you need for Wario:
Purple overalls
Yellow shirt and cap
White gloves
Green shoes
Mustache, if you want to fully commit

5 Halloween Costume Ideas For Your Girl Gang -- The Palmetto Peaches

The Muses (Disney’s Hercules)

Perfect excuse to walk around singing all night.
What you need:
White fabric for a toga
Gold sandals

5 Halloween Costume Ideas For Your Girl Gang -- The Palmetto Peaches

Meredith Grey & Cristina Yang (Grey’s Anatomy)

Show your “person” how much you love them by dressing as this complicated duo.
What you need:
Blue scrubs
Name tags (for clarification purposes)
Stethoscope
Optional: A bottle of tequila

5 Halloween Costume Ideas For Your Girl Gang -- The Palmetto Peaches

East Compton Clovers (Bring it On)

In a world full of Toro’s, be a Clover.
What you need:
Green Clovers uniform
Optional: orange and/or yellow bandana

5 Halloween Costume Ideas For Your Girl Gang -- The Palmetto Peaches

Snapchat filters

Call me basic if you want, but I think this is a great/easy idea.
What you need:
Flower crown
Brown puppy ears
Black and white puppy ears
Those are my favorite filters, but there are at least 5 more to choose from.

What Halloween costume ideas would you add to this list? What group ideas have you done in the past?

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

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