The Slump

It hit me.  Right after the Thanksgiving holiday.  The reality of another year coming to a close.  And guess what?  I have yet to achieve all the things I wanted to.  I know you can encourage me by saying that there are still several weeks until the end of the year is official.  Three weeks... Continue Reading →

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Staycation Ideas for Couples

There are times when you simply can't afford to fly to a romantic location.  Don't worry you can create your own romance at home.  Here are a few tips for creating your own perfect staycation! DIY At Home Theatre  Create an awesome movie lineup, buy a few of your favorite guilty pleasure snacks, make a... Continue Reading →

Biggest Blog(ger) Mistakes

So you started a blog.  Things were great at first, but somewhere along the way your blog views fell.  Traffic to your blog slowed greatly.  Don't worry.  This is common for most bloggers.  Driving traffic to your blog can be difficult.  Finding blog post inspiration can be difficult.  Also, figuring out what works best to... Continue Reading →

Be A Good Steward

There's the saying "God works in mysterious ways". I've mentioned several times, in previous posts, that I am a worry-wart (it's the Capricorn in me).  Although lately I have been doing quite well handling my anxiety, there are moments where my mind begins to wander and I slip into old thinking habits.  However, today I... Continue Reading →

Where Did The Time Go?

I write this as I sit at my desk at work on a Friday.  Feeling so restless.  David and I have been in our new place for several days.  We're still not adjusted. New scenery, new noises, and new neighbors.  However, I can't wait any longer.  I need to get back into a groove.  I... Continue Reading →

Fab Five

Laughter Laughter is so necessary for my soul.  I think if my spirit had a noise attached to it, it would be a laugh.  There are times when I am feeling low.  Sometimes those low moments are in the middle of being swamped with important tasks.  So what do I do to lift my spirits? ... Continue Reading →

Fab 5

I love "secular" music and gospel This is a tricky subject to navigate. There is that saying that you should be mindful of your thoughts. I do agree. The devil is always busy. However, there's only so much Mary Mary, Hezekiah Walker, etc. that I can handle before I need Cardi B to save me... Continue Reading →

Fellow Okie – Hillary Rankin

A love for food is the thing I have most in common with Hillary Rankin. Not only do we share a love for food, but we also share a love for curating our favorite things on a blog to share with everyone. Hillary is the brain, face, and architect behind 918plate.com, a blog showcasing her... Continue Reading →

Tips For Self Care

Cut Yourself Some Slack We all make mistakes. It's simply destined for we, as humans, to do so. Don't spend your valuable time dwelling on those mistakes. Learn from them. Grow from them. Move on. Make Fun A Priority The day-to-day hustle can be very consuming. Try to mix it up a bit and find... Continue Reading →

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