woke up…loving me

"Give me today my daily bread Help me to walk alone ahead Though I walk through the darkest valley I will fear no love Oh my smile my mind reassure me I don't need no one Woke up this morning with my mind set on loving me With my mind set on loving me Woke …

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There is always time for BRUNCH!

Today, we brunched! I was happy to open my home to friends, as we celebrated each other and infused joy into our weekends! Brunch was delicious and I wish I had more photos. I guess that's what happens when a cook throws down in the kitchen. The best part was the bacon! I love bacon, …

MOOving On…

I've always had a knack for making things frilly and prissy and gracefully cute. When given a blank canvas, I stare at it just enough to develop an idea of what can be the end result. In May, one of my graduate assistants completed her masters degree. Yay! Knowing that she would accept a position …

Empathy Is Not Limited By Color

If you've tuned in to any national news, you may agree that this week has been a whirlwind of emotions. From scandal coverage on the local news to large scale reports of senseless violence and catastrophic tragedies, our nightly news hours has become a source of information overload and a generator of competitive grieving.Browsing through various …

NOLA Eats

Buzz Feed comes to the rescue with an awesome list of good eats! If you ever travel to the New Orleans area, you should definitely try one of these delicious items! 23 Truly Unbelievable Dishes Found Only In NOLA K. Jones ♥   Alligator Dog & Crawfish Étouffé Fries – Dat Dog (Uptown)

A Mudbug State of Mind

Since moving to Louisiana, I've dabbled in the culture of traditional foods. I'm a regular at Popeyes but I've also reached beyond the drive thru to sample alligator and fried catfish covered in crawfish étouffée. I've even sampled gumbo and fried oysters. However, today was the day that I jumped in the mix of crawfish …

A Surprise Long Distance Baby Sprinkle (PLUS Three Helpful Tips to Host Your Own)

Freshman year, I met my best friend, Michelle. Since our so-called glory days, we have been through so much together! We've shared celebrations (sorority membership, weddings, births) as well as sad times (loss of loved ones, stresses, and struggles). Our friendship of nearly fourteen years derived from someone telling us that we looked alike. After …

Now Keep in Mind that I’m an Artist and I’m Sensitive about my Sh*t

Excuse the title. It's actually my favorite Erykah Badu quote from her song "Call Tyrone". It's so real and raw. I just love it!To the point...Enjoying my weekend, I decided to challenge myself a bit and paint representational art. (something I haven't done seriously since elementary school) I saw an image on Instagram a while …

An Owl Stole My Paintbrush

Today was a creativity venture! My best friend is preggers with a little boy, my godson. A while back, she mentioned that she wanted to decorate his nursery with owls. Luckily, she knows that I like to paint and test out new designs. So, via text, we picked out a sample owl from Etsy, for …

2014, Hello Darling!

  Hello Darling!  Happy New Year!  2014 is here! I wish y'all the very best that your lives can handle. May the grace of God cover you, May He protect you from all hurt, harm, and danger! May you attain peace in all desired aspects of your lives, May you find a reason to live …