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Winter is…

Winter is…

Hearing the high winds and snow as it dusts the windows like so and opening the door in the morning and finding that it will only open halfway and stepping outside in your favorite around-the-house sweater and slippers to capture the aftermath Gazing at holiday lights at night and the fluffy snow that complement themContinue Reading

Christmas Traditions I Remember

Christmas Traditions I Remember

As I head out to visit family this week for a celebration, I think about past Christmases we had together… when I was a little girl. I remember Christmas dinners at my grandmother’s house and my mother’s house. House full of people. Local family and family from out of town. One of my uncle’s wouldContinue Reading

Creating Thanksgiving Memories

Creating Thanksgiving Memories

Thanksgiving is… next. week. Where has the time gone? This week, I shopped for Thanksgiving dinner without even giving the actual date much thought. Usually, I cook our meal and freeze it before visiting family for the holiday. I enjoy cooking up a meal and it’s always great to have backup because leftover plates don’tContinue Reading

His Gratitude

His Gratitude

As we pack Halloween away, and transition to Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s time to welcome a season of giving and gratitude. We have so much in our home that we are packing up to give away to people who need those things more than we do. And we plan on purchasing items to donate locally.Continue Reading

Autumness

Autumness

Sophistishe’s gone “October”. Refresh if you don’t see the subtle changes in the header, background, and bio box in the sidebar :). I added a few details throughout for Halloween and a pink ribbon background to show my support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It feels good to have time to actually do those things.Continue Reading

Autumn is…

Autumn is…

Watching tree leaves fade into beautiful shades of yellow, orange, red, and brown Drinking warm beverages infused with pumpkin and spice Looking out the window and seeing this Frolicking in the leaves Eating comfort foods like Baked Potato Soup and Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Enjoying the crisp, fresh air Decking the house out in HarvestContinue Reading

Three Inspiring Jamaican Female Artists

Three Inspiring Jamaican Female Artists

I returned home from Jamaica last Tuesday and I am still reflecting over the fabulous time that I had; the adventure, the laughs, the tears, the inspiration that ensued. I will spare the full nitty gritty and break it all down into a series of post-reflections, but today I want to highlight the lovely femaleContinue Reading

Living Feels Good

Living Feels Good

I’ve been blogging less it seems. Once or twice every 10 days. My internal blogging alarm is naturally set to do so. And there’s a reason for that. I’ve been living and taking the necessary steps to take care of myself and my family. I’ve been less active on Twitter and Facebook, which are commonContinue Reading

The sister that I never had was right there on Facebook.

“Do you have siblings?“, a reader and friend once asked me. And I never fully answered that question. At least I don’t think I have. By now, some of you may have figured out. And the answer could vary from “No.” to “Maybe.”. Well, here’s the answer: I am my mom’s only child, but I’mContinue Reading

Encouragement: Growing up is when I needed it the most.

Encouragement is near and dear to me. Growing up is when I needed it the most. With Jayden starting school in the next year, it pains me to think about him suffering in the ways that I did. He is such a happy little boy and no one as long as I’m his mother, willContinue Reading

Just Because Life is a Special Occasion

Last week, I bought new notebooks and pens. I need to write more, whatever it may be. I write ideas and countless to-do lists because if I don’t write it, I forget it. Digital reminders just won’t do. I am always quick to send an email or text. My handwriting is less than desired andContinue Reading


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