Tomorrow begins the start of the new school year for Jordyn. I have a first grader, and I’m still in disbelief about how fast times flies. They say it goes fast when you’re having fun, but it goes fast when you’re living everyday life. As most parents or guardians of school aged children know, this year is VERY different for one reason: Covid-19. Instead of doing the hybrid school model we opted to keep Jordyn home for 100% virtual schooling. While figuring out where she will sit to concentrate during school hours I decided to make the corner in our dining room Jordyn’s virtual school corner. To give her some sense of separation between school and home. She loves the way it looks! I hope she enjoys it throughout the school year too.Read More
We made it to August 2020! It’s the last month of summer time in my household because I’m one of those people who decorates for Fall on September 1st. Whatever, don’t judge me. Anyway, one of the favorite meals down here in Louisiana during summer time is a good seafood boil. However, in my family, we love a good ole crab boil. There are few things that make our hearts and bellies as happy as a homemade crab boil and garlic butter sauce.Read More
I’ve been rearranging and remodeling the girls playroom area in the extra living room area. I’ll explain more and show more details once it’s complete. I can’t wait for the reveal! In the meantime, I’ve been working on ways to add original decor to the playroom. I have added a few cute little signs but I wanted the decor to be a direct reflection of the girls. This is when I came to the conclusion to hang the DIY kids canvas art they’ve already made, and create some new ones.Read More
We’re about 75% through July which means here in Louisiana we’re in dangerous hot territory. The type of hot where the walk from the store to your car feels like it’s 3 miles long. No, I’m not exaggerating either. When it’s this hot out snacks that keep us cool is a must have on hand in the fridge. Or course the go to snacks for my kids are usually popsicles and ice cream. But for my husband and I we attempt to grab healthier snacks when we can. This tropical fruit salad has been a favorite of mine for a long time, but more importantly in this brutal Louisiana heat!Read More
Here we are, 7 months into the year 2020, and I’m sharing homemade cocktail recipes because COVID-19 still has the local bars closed. Well, a few of them opened for about 2 days, then Covid-19 numbers spiked and they were closed again. Sigh. Anywho, even if the bars were open, who doesn’t love a good homemade cocktail recipe? Not only are you in the comfort and safeness of your own home, but it’s cost efficient too. This delicious Peach Ginger Mojito recipe only requires 6 ingredients! Yes, SIX. So it’s not overly complicated which means you can impress company or yourself without a hassle.Read More
Being Black in America has always been a layered experience for me. Most of us go through multiple life stages of defining or questioning what Blackness looks like to us. My experience of Black in America was also coupled with being raised by a Caribbean family and Caribbean values. Learning and loving my Blackness is still a work in progress, but I’m so thankful for how far I have come.
“The American idea of racial progress is measured by how fast I become white.”James Baldwin
Caribbean food is my favorite food. Specially authentic Belizean and Jamaican foods. I would say my biased lies in the fact that I’m Belizean on my mother’s side and Jamaican on my father’s side. But if you’ve ever eaten a traditional Belizean or Jamaican dish you more than likely agree with me. One of my favorite sides to prepare with my authentic Jamaican dishes is Jamaican steamed cabbage. It pairs perfectly with most Jamaican dishes if I’m honest.Read More
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I’ve spent the last few weeks reading Russell Brunson’s book called, Traffic Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Filling Your Websites and Funnels with Your Dream Customers. As an influencer this book was a great way to learn how to refocus my attention and business on what is necessary to create and run a successful business. The biggest problem that most entrepreneurs have isn’t creating an amazing product or service; it’s getting their future customers to discover that they even exist. Every year, tens of thousands of businesses start and fail because the entrepreneurs don’t understand this one essential skill: the art and science of getting consumers to find you.Read More
June is the official month of summer. Although it’s felt like summertime many days here in Louisiana the last few weeks, the first day of summer is June 20th. We’ve already had multiple days of 80 and 90 degree weather here in northern Louisiana. Which means these mango kiwi mimosas has been on my mind for a while. Read More
I’ve been a busy bee during this quarantine by starting and/or finishing projects around the house. It’s actually been one of my favorite parts of being home because I don’t have the distractions or excuses to not finish them. One of my pride and joys of my kitchen is my spice cabinet. I take pride in knowing I can make almost any dish because I have the necessary spices to do so. Naturally, spice cabinet organization has been at the top of my to-do list for years now.Read More