Monday, November 7, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Billie Jean!!!!

                                               One of my all time FAVORITE Movies!!                                                  

Get To Know Me


Things that I love and are important to me I'm Passionate about

I'm shy,but I love people

I love surprises whether I'm being surprised or if I'm doing the surprising

I observe more than people would think

I'm a self proclaimed NERD

I love the Arts

My Favorite Color is Purple 

Corny jokes make me laugh

I've been told on more than one occassion by more than one person.... "I'm Sarcastic"

I'm a giver

A sister

A Aunt

Future O.T

A Lover of Life

I take the good with the bad,but every now and then I need a window seat

I'm a Introvert(Slight Contradiction)

I blog

I Tumble, and yes I Tweet

I Love pasta

I don't eat Seafood

and YES I'm from New Orleans

Friday, October 28, 2011

These Walls

Will you stay and break down these walls I've built?

To see the raw, unrefined person I really am

Will you go the extra mile to make me smile and brighten up my day?

Look past my flaws and insecurites.

Love me Unconditionally

~Written By: Yours Truly~

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Choose Happiness

To be Miserable: Deserving or inciting pity

Misery: A state or feeling of great distress or discomfort of the mind or body

“Misery Loves Company” as cliché as this saying is, I’m learning just how true it is.
I don’t understand why people feel the need to bring others down because their life is not what they would like it to be. In my opinion, most people living in the United States of American and maybe even the world can find something about their life that they wish they could change. Could you imagine what life would be like if literally every single person who was unhappy about something in their life tried to destroy and tear down the next person? Life itself would be horrible for every single person. Thankfully there are people who aren’t so miserable that they cause misery to everyone around them.
Where does misery come from? How does one become so miserable?
I believe it comes from not having enough self-gratification which then causes someone to be miserable. There are many things in my life that I wish I would have done different, I mean hey, I may possible be in a better place in my life. There are lots of people who have achieved so much more than me and so much further than me in the game, but does that mean I can’t play? No it does not.
Everyday God wakes me up I have a choice to either change what I didn’t do last year, last month, and even yesterday, or I can continue to be miserable and wallow in self-pity and be consumed by all the things I don’t have and compare my situation to someone else. The difference between where I am in the game in comparison to someone else is completely been contingent on how fast I decided to do SOMETHING about the things I don’t like about myself and about my life. It’s not always easy to change, but I believe it starts with a made up mind. To be miserable simply means to be unhappy, but to be unhappy doesn’t have to be permanent. With God’s help and ambition, which simply means you, have the Desire and determination to achieve success. You can find happiness even in the midst of defeat, hopelessness and confusion.
“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it 2 change. The leader adjusts the sails”. ~John Maxwell

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Schools Out!!

Hey you guys!!!!

Sorry I've been away. I kinda took a unplanned hiatus. I just finished my first semester of college. Just to be clear and so that I don't confuse anyone. I have been enrolled in college before,but at that time in my life I had nooo idea what I wanted to do, and as a result I had no passion for school, so I eventually dropped out. During my time off I researched and took a deeper look at what fit me more and when I started looking into Allied Health and found out about the Occupational Therapy Assistant program I couldn't be more excited because it fit my personality to a "T" unfortunately I couldn't immediately enroll because I had acquired dreadful student loans from other schools I had attended. God blessed and I was finally able to enroll this summer and I finished the semester with a 3.0 GPA PRAISE GOD!!!. I have about 3 more weeks off before I start again so my plan is to write while I'm off and keep you guys updated on what's going on with me. Thanks to everyone for continuing to follow my blog despite the slow post. I really really appreciate it

Monday, July 18, 2011


Hey you guys!!! I've been a way for a little bit. Did you miss me??(smile) I gotta be honest, last week was soooo crazy busy for me but overall it was a Great week. I worked Vacation Bible School for the first time at my church and it was sooooo much fun. Our theme was Pandamanina "Where God is Wild About You!" Me along with the other volunteers transformed our church basement into a rainforest, the kids painted, and learn soo much about God's unconditional love for us. It was bitter sweet when it ended, but it was truly a blessing. Here are a few pictures I was able to catch in the midst of having such a good time

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Make-Up Time

Soooo I've never really been good at the whole make-up thing so I kinda shyed away from it. I've practiced in the past but every attempt was a complete FAIL Lol. I'm not a big fan of bright eye colors for some reason I always felt like I looked like a clown. I just think soft and simple is more me,sooo I decided to give it another try. I did a really simple eye. I used La Colors Gold eyeshadow for my lid and crease and a darker gold under my brows. Then I lined my top and bottom lid with black eye liner and used a NYX champagne color lip gloss. Check out the pic. How did I do???

Monday, July 4, 2011

Essence,Fireworks & Birthday Cake

Not only was this 4th of July weekend, it was especially special because it was

My BIRTHDAY!!!! Yeap my birthday is July 4th and I turned 29 years old today.

I actually didn't have any plans for my birthday I decided that I just want to spend time catching up on some much needed R&R ,but to my surprise my sister-n-law, brother, and my nephews came in town and surprised me. They had a whole weekend filled with fun things for us to do, and not to mention it was Essence Festival here in New Orleans. They threw me a surprise party with ALL of my favorite things. Sorry I don't have any pictures I was having to much fun, but I did manage to snap a picture of the cake before everyone dug in(smile)

Today I woke up to over 50 Facebook Birthday messages, WoW! words can't describe how special I felt, So much happend in the year of 28. Let's see, I went Natural, I moved to New Orleans, I started school, I was in a relationship and learned so much from it,and I learned to trust God more. I'm so blessed and thankful for all the good and bad that happend in the Year of 28 and and if I had to do it all again, I wouldn't change anything. The good and the bad has made me a little bit better. I'm SO excited about my future and I'm looking forward to all the things that will come in the Year of 29!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Broken Hearts can be Mended

Getting over a break up is never easy, trust me I know because I'm going through it right now, it's actually kind of hard to pick yourself up when all you can think about is the other person,but I believe that time heals all things. had a list of 10 ways to get over a breakup and here are my top 5 from that list

1.) Avoid the Friend Zone - when it’s over, it’s over! There is no such thing as being friends with your ex right away. In time, you can be friends but take the time you need to heal! No phone calls, no random late night sleepovers because “I miss you.” Stay strong and avoid contact for at least 90 days!

2.) Refrain from Random Sex - finding a “jump-off” or a void filler is nothing more than quick fix that doesn’t help you in the grand scheme of things. Furthermore, why pass the pain that you’re feeling on to someone else? Nobody wins. Take the time you need to heal, jumping into a fling immediately after a bre akup is not healthy and likely ends up being a waste of time.

3.) Switch It Up - Go through your house and rearrange your furniture, especially in the bedroom. Move your bed to another corner or switch up the entire layout of your living room! You can take it a step further and paint a room or two a different color. This helps refresh your attitude and enhances the desire to turn a new leaf!

4.) Do You - after a breakup it’s so easy to get lost in your sadness and let yourself go. Just because you no longer have a girlfriend don’t veg on the PS2, drink heavily and fail to get your line-up. Ladies, don’t let your nails and toes suffer and develop a habit of eating ice cream in the bed every night! Go to the barber! Go to the salon! Go get your mani/pedi! Hit the gym harder! Be better, not bitter!

5.) Surround Yourself with Love - there are people that love you regardless of your hardships. So don’t be too proud to reach out to them and let them know you need them. If it’s your siblings, other family members or your best friend you can never have enough support through your transition.

Hopefully these 5 things will help you start to heal!! :0)

Thursday, May 19, 2011


It's not the most girly of cars but something about this car screams Sexy to me

If I could be a Animal

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Inside my Eclectic Mind

My thoughts are pretty eclectic and hopefully my future home can represent that. Check out these pics I found and are great inspiration

The Final Goodbye

As the sounds of Marsha Ambrousious "Far Away" plays in the background I think about you, but now when I think about you my confusion,uncertainty and thoughts of you are no longer whether you’re being faithful or what’s the true story with you and your best friend, instead I wonder how you’re doing and if you’re thinking about me to? I never wanted you to change things I just wanted you to understand where I was emotionally and was hoping that with me being open and honest enough to tell you, that you would accept that that’s where I was, and know that I was willing to understand and know that it would take time.

Relationships are not easy but I’ve learned that both people have to be accepting of the good, the bad, and indifferent of each other in order for it to work.
I’ll miss the walks on the Levee. Whether you know it or not my first time on Bourbon was with you (smile) and it’s something I’ll never forget. The walk on Magazine, or the rides around the city.

Whenever I see the city skyline I won’t be able to help but think about you. I’ll miss the only other relationship that I would allow you to have and that was the one with my hair (smile) Of course I’ll miss captain hook; I’ll miss the laughs and trips to popeyes. O and by the way I still have the plant you gave me, it’s not dead yet aren’t you proud of me? (Smile) but most of all I’ll miss YOU!

If you ever need me I'm always here please remember I'm never far away. Know that I still love you because my love is unconditional and when you love unconditional you never stop loving, Flaws and ALL.

Good Luck with everything!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cake Please!

So, if you love cake as much as I do, your going to love this idea. I saw this recipe on another bloggers page and had to share it with my followers, so here you go hope you enjoy:

• Vegetable shortening
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 4 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
• 2 1/3 cups sugar
• 5 large egg whites, room temperature
• 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
• 1 1/2 cups milk, room temperature
• Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple gel food coloring

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush six 9-inch-round cake pans (or as many 9-inch cake pans as you have, reusing them as necessary) with shortening. Line bottom of each cake pan with parchment paper; brush again and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar. Slowly add egg whites and mix until well combined. Add vanilla and mix until fully incorporated. Add flour mixture and milk in two alternating additions, beginning with the flour and ending with the milk. Mix until well combined.

3. Divide batter evenly between six medium bowls. Add enough of each color of food coloring to each bowl, whisking, until desired shade is reached. Transfer each color to an individual cake pan. Transfer to oven and bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean, about 15 minutes (working in batches if necessary).

4. Remove cakes from oven and transfer to a wire rack; let cool for 10 minutes. Invert cakes onto a wire rack; re-invert and let cool completely.

5. Using a serrated knife, trim tops of cakes to make level. Place four strips of parchment paper around perimeter of a serving plate or lazy Susan. Place the purple layer on the cake plate. Spread a scant 1 cup buttercream filling over the first layer with a small offset spatula so it extends just beyond edges. Repeat process with blue, green, yellow, and orange layers.

6. Place the remaining red layer on top, bottom-side up. Gently sweep away any loose crumbs with a pastry brush. Using an offset spatula, cover the top and sides with a thin layer of frosting (also use any of the excess frosting visible between the layers). Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.

7. Using an offset spatula, cover cake again with remaining frosting


hearts Pictures, Images and Photos
So, I was doing something I do often, THINKING

Thinking about my relationship and I had this amazing epiphany.
The say....“Love is a action word”....TRUE!, but to know what Love is and to be in a position to give Love (which is ultimately putting it into action) you REALLY have to surrender to all of your fears and any insecurities you may be holding on to, and give the other person permission to see who you organically are.

The more and more I think about it I realize how serious it is and it makes me wonder how many people really understand that; however it’s not easy to allow yourself to be so transparent and venerable, well at least not for me. Giving someone ALL of me and not knowing the outcome is scary. So question…. How do you let go in order to experience something that could be sooo amazing?

Exactly how do you “Love without fear? Trust without question. Need without demand. Want without restriction and Desire without inhibition?”
Feel free to let me know in the comments section

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Definition of L.O.V.E

"True love is when someone accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future"

Friday, March 4, 2011

Pass the Pound Cake Please

Sooo today March 4,2011 is National Pound Cake Day and if you like Pound cake as much as I do your really going to LOVE this recipie courtesy of Catherine DeOrio. There called Pound Cake Pops, there sooo cute and even better, so easy to make

1 (16 ounces) package frozen pound cake
1 (12 ounces) bag white chocolate chips or white melting chocolate
20 4-inch lollipop sticks
Bag of shredded coconut, toasted
1. Slice pound cake horizontally into 1-inch thick slices.

2. Use one-and-a-half-inch wide round cookie cutters to cut pound cake.

3. Place circles in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Insert a lollipop stick into the bottom of each pound cake round. Freeze 1-2 hours.

4. When ready to dip and decorate the pops, place shredded coconut into a separate bowl.

5. Place white chocolate into a large glass bowl in a double boiler set-up. Stir until chips are completely melted.

6. Dip each pound cake pop into the white chocolate, then sprinkle with coconut flakes.

7. Place back onto the cookie sheet. When you have decorated all the pops, chill until firm, about 1 hour.

How to toast the shredded coconut

Spread coconut flakes in a thin layer on baking sheet. Place in an oven preheated to 350 degrees and bake for 10-15 minutes until coconut is toasted. Stir frequently as it cooks to prevent burning.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mending Misunderstandings

The Facts:

So yesterday (Feb 16, 2011) Iyanla Vanzant was on the Oprah show so that she and Oprah could clear the air about some beef that they had with each other for the past 11, yes 11 years. Ok, first of all I had no idea that Iyanla and Oprah had any issue at all, so this was kind of a surprise to me, but out of curiosity I decided to watch to see what was going on with the two very popular ladies.

Well long story short. Iyanla was poor and living in the projects and somehow she and Oprah linked up after Iyanla wrote a book. Oprah was so impressed with her that in 1998 she invited her on her show, and you KNOW anybody Oprah likes and has on her show that person is guaranteed to blow up (ie. Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Susie Orman, just to name a few) so, anyway it went from Iyanla coming on one time to Oprah giving her a slot on her show every Tuesday where Oprah sat in the audience and let Iyanla have the stage, now that’s love.
Iyanla went from a poor lady on welfare living in the projects to being known to the WORLD as a very profound writer, author, life coach, and motivational speaker and making something like 3.3 million dollars at the height of her career, sooo, fast forward, everything was going well with Iyanla and Harpo studios when Iyanla received a call from a representative of Barbara Walters offering Iyanla her very own talk show, well Iyanla initially declined that offer, went to Harpo studios and had a meeting with Oprah and some of Harpo studios execs to let them know what was being offered to her and after fasting and praying she felt like God was saying to her that “'this is the anointed time, not the appointed time.” Well, Oprah didn’t want to stand in the way of God so they decided to let Iyanla go. Iyanla got her own show and it only last one season, she didn't even have her own office. The producers that worked for her hadn't even read her books and couldn't pronounce her name. Everything just fell apart. Did Iyanla get star struck when she got the offer from Barbara Walter? Was she trying to force Oprah and Harpo to give her a show because she was getting other offers and it ended up backfiring on her?

Here's what I think:

Regardless of what was going on in Iyanla brain or what her intentions were is something we will never know; however, It makes my heart smile to see people open to understanding what they may have misunderstood whether it was 11 years ago or just yesterday(honestly I wish I had that opportunity with my ex bestfriend). It shows a huge sign of maturity and willingness to forgive and I respect that to the highest degree. I believe Oprah and Harpo studios was trying to shape and mold Iyanla so that she could be her very best and when Oprah felt like she was there she would give her, her own show, but I think Iyanla got a little inpatient and when opportunity knocked she opened the door walked thru and later realized that it was probably the biggest mistake she made in her life. Sometimes when what seems to be a great opportunity we often think that it’s God telling us to move, but if we’re careful and really listen to his voice we will be able to decipher what he is trying to give us vs. what we so anxiously want or think is for us. Iyanla made the move not God, and even though she fasted and prayed she did not wait on him (something I’m a victim of) but when great things happen it will feel right, there will be no pressure. So we have to just learn how to stand still in the midst of a storm and listen and move when God says.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

January Favorite Things

So those are a few things I'm obssessed with this month. The Silver candle holder I fell in love with when I saw it at Bath and Body Works (B&BW) and when your girl saw that it was only $5.00 I not only snatched 1 I got 2 Lol(the other one looks a little diffrent probably should have posted a pic) and If you've been in B&BW over the last few weeks then you know they put out their spring candles, and honestly I couldn't decided which one to choose because they all smell sooooo good, so I got Peach Billinie(sp ck) and Passion Flower and they smell A-Mazing!! ya'll they're a little expensive $20.00 per candle,but if you love candles like me then I would definitley recommend going and getting a few. Then I saw this really cute little turtle and when I opened it there was a candle inside that smells delicious so I had to get that,plus it makes a really cute conversation piece on my NEW bookshelf. Ya'll when I tell ya I've been wanting a bookshelf like this for awhile trust me I've been wanting one for a long time, but I never had enough money to get one,but praise be to God I finally was able to get one and I love it!!! I got it from Target it was $130.00,but trust me it well worth it. It's very sturdyand pretty easy to assemble. I hope you girls like some of my fav's for this month.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentines Shmalentines

I was debating on whether I wanted to post this entry, but O, well here goes.
So it’s been 28 years and I’ve never had a valentine and honestly it never really bothered me until now. I really don’t want to be that girl that is bitter and dreading Valentine ’s Day, but I would be lying to you guys and to myself if I said I’m looking forward to it. Honestly I’m dreading it. I don’t know what it is that has me in this funk this year. Maybe because it’s reminding me that I’m getting older and I’ve never been able to share that special day with anyone. I’m not working so I have a lot of free time and it seems like my mind has been on overload with thinking and longing for a honest and genuine relationship. GOSH I don’t want to be that girl that life becomes consumed with wanting to be with someone and everything I say and do revolves around being with someone. It sucks being single. I’ve gotta find something to occupy my mind so that I don’t go into a depressed state. Last year I treated myself to $200 worth of things from Vicki Secret. Who knows what I'll do this year