50 Things @ 51 [Part 1]

[Go-Go-Go-Go Shortie…It’s Ya Birthday…We gone party like it’s ya birthday] …and you know I only listen to the beginning of that song cause the rest is a blur.  But … yes it’s my birthday tomorrow … and I give thanks and blessings that God has brought me through another year. A birthday is a joyous […]

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Let’s Work Out!

When it comes to exercise I’m in that below 50% range + because I really dread doing it.  I know that exercise does more than just help you loose weight and tone your body + but it also provides natural energy + helps you sleep + it’s good for your skin + and helps your […]

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Bingeworthy Documentaries

It seems that everyone [at some point] is binging something … be it on network television + or a streaming service … there is always something to keep us entertained. I am a documentary junkie. They can be moving + inspiring + terrifying + and gut wrenching all at the same time. To take one […]

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Eating with Type 2

When you have Type 2 Diabetes eating can be tricky.  I still struggle with what I eat + because everything I eat has limitations.  I’ve seen a nutritionist + an education specialist + I belong to a group for Type 2 + and yet I still struggle.  I’ve learned that while this is really good […]

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5 Ways to Help Deal with and Relieve Stress

Let’s face it … stress is an everyday circumstance.  It’s a part of our lives [good or bad] whether we want it or not.  How big a part it plays is up to the player.  My stress was … and still is specific to what’s happening in my life.  It’s pretty much ongoing but I’ve […]

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Summer Cooking | Sheet Pan Meal

Well my libations series is done so I thought I would add some meals that are easy to prepare + and light for summer.  Some of these I’ve tried and some are already in que for some tasty Sunday dinners.  The Garlic Butter with Chicken + Asparagus recipe comes from Eatwell 101 and it just […]

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Hello friends and happy Wednesday.  Mothers Day is right around the corner.  Are you ready?  I’m never ready for Mothers Day and I’m always scrambling because I can’t remember if I’ve given my Mom a repeat gift which is embarrassing. I’ve gotten her two of the same movies two years in a row [Payton Place or Return to […]

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Pinchme Box

I wanted to share my Pinchme box with you.  I ordered this so long ago I really had forgotten about it. [end of February] … Also I didn’t expect free samples to be delivered immediately.   I first heard about Pinchme from a lifestyle You Tuber  + but I’m sorry I’ve forgotten the name and channel.  […]

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April | Newbies

I know that I’m a product junky + and I’ve tried hard to curb this habit but these new things [products] they taunt me + they call to me in there cute little packaging with words like “cruelty free” + and “natural”.  Yes I’m a sucker for skin care products but it really doesn’t end […]

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Happy Friday | Spring in the Air

Hello Friends … and Happy Friday!  Happy end-of-the-week … I-can-sleep-till-9am + or just-do-nothing time.  I simply love the weekends + we all do + and since it’s spring what better way to start of the weekend with a Spring themed mood board.  Were still in the 40 degree stage of spring not sprung in DC […]

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March | Favorites

Hello Friends! I can’t believe how fast March flew by + and now we are already in April.  So here is a quick look at my March favorites. Shea Moisture 100% Raw Shea Butter | I’ve used a few raw shea butters and because they are raw they felt like powder and needed to be […]

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“Sunday Tea” // Chit-Chat: I’ve Cried A Thousand Times

Why do we cry? What is the trigger? I don’t mean the obvious things like death and devastation.  I mean those not so subtle reasons why someone is moved to tears.  Crying has always had this negative stigma attached to it … but why?  I’ve shed tears of joy and happiness when my daughter graduated […]

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styleTREND | Retro Black

Hello Friends … and Happy Friday … Happy 3-Day Weekend.  Ok yes there is some bragging there but I need this.  I hope everyone has a great day to the start of their weekend … what are you doing?  I’m going to see Ready Player One + while it’s not my first choice I’m going because […]

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Good Reads List

I’m back with a Good Reads list update.  I’m actually proud of myself because I didn’t think that I would make it this far.  As previously posted I usually get through 1-3 books and then I loose steam so I’m really going to stick with it this time.  The plan is to read more + […]

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“Sunday Tea” // Chit-Chat: That Demon

It’s not what your thinking + but it’s definitely something that’s there.  When I say demons I mean the saboteurs in your head that hold you back from your true potential.  We all have them [to an extent] + and for me it’s been that tiny little voice of doubt.  I’ve heard it all throughout […]

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