Posts Categorized: Inspired By…

March 25, 2013

[On A Positive Note]

Happy Monday! This weekend I got around to doing everything that I just about love doing when the sun decides to peek out and the mere morsels of Spring decide to drop in. I walked in the warmth, giddy with excitement over the thought of warmer days coming (hang in their snow birdies!). Finally got the chance to visit Papa Bubble here in NYC, the cutest candy store located in the bustle of downtown. A fun place for kiddies and grown up kiddies who enjoy the sight of candies being made before their very eye; and the flavors are real yum! Also got around to trying the new Coconut Shea line from EDEN BODY WORKS, which had it’s official launch her in NYC last week (left so inspired!). FRO is currently in twists, making her quiet evaluation, full deets to come!


The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. the woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before.Albert Eistein

Make it a good one….

March 22, 2013

Hello, Weekend!


Happy Spring…oh, & a Happy Friday! We’re still waiting for a bit of sunshine and warm glows to make it legitimate here on the east coast, but baby steps. This week we finally saw the return of SCANDAL (thank the lawd), and the wait was so worth it. I’m such a die hard gladiator & the 3 week long hiatus was excruciating (wish I were exaggerating, the struggle is real)!  Are you guys watchers? Did you tune in? I’m developing my own theories on Jake’s motives with Olivia, but oh…oooohhhhh!! Shonda is about to slay the audience come the season finale. So says my GUT! Anyhoot…I’m off to brunch hard this weekend, catch up with old friends & end this starring contest with a pile of laundry that just won’t go away. Here are  a few links to get your weekend started…!

How can you not love Tracee & Chescaleigh. Together!!

Entrusting someone with your Curls? A Racist Hair Journey (no, really)

A Tribute to the Life and Works of Toni Cade Bambara. Yes, and Thank You.

Oh, Darling You. Choose Your Own Adventure. Always.

This bag should be in my closet. Will be.  Oh, & this will do too.

Confession: I’m a make-up hoarder. Yeah, I know you can’t tell. But my guilt often reminds me, so here’s to doing something about it this Spring. Yay! turns out Elsie has a nifty way to fix the problem, and it involves eating strawberries.

Healthy & Homemade look good together. Especially in yummy Granola

Peel Back The Layers & Know Thyself

Bloggers are wrapped up in a tizzy thanks to this. & thanks to MJ using freedom of speech we get to enjoy this

Gabi Whips her Hair over at Rookie

Ready To Be ‘The One?’

Pantene recently rolled out their Truly Natural Line. Intrigued! Are you?

The Art of Meditation is trending worldwide again, thanks to Lady O. Learn the how-to before you do.

I’m a candle woman, always have been. This one has warmed my home for the past year.

And, blogger’s sabbatical withstanding, a woman has been on a climb back up from the sick bed over the past few months & it’s been a challenge. I’ve made a ton of changes to Chai’s living situation, and a major one you can read about here. That’s me….in the background, waving goodbye to foods once loved; but hello to good health. Cheers.

March 18, 2013

[On A Positive Note]

It’s Monday, and a thought came to mind a while back to, rather than antagonize the hell out of it’s existence (because let’s face it, most of us do) opt instead to celebrate the fact that many of us have come full circle again. This is me saying, bring it. Be it a crazy, hectic, life altering, doozy inducing kind of week, mixed in with a good dose of awesome; the fact that we are here to do it all again, is continually amazing.


Don’t worry about how slowly you feel you’re heading to your dreams, or how many roadblocks you find, or detours you need to take, you’re still cruising far ahead of everyone who’s too afraid to even try. - Karen Salmansohn

Make it a good one…

January 1, 2013

It’s Your Lucky Year…

In traditional Haitian culture, the start of any New Year ought not begin lest a heaping bowl of Soup Joumou be present. Growing up, this was the first and only way to begin a New Year. Made with a base of winter squash, and a mix of fresh spices and hearty vegetables, historically Haitians consume on the 1st of the year to bring about luck, prosperity & to commemorate independence from the French.


Over the years I’ve come to love this tradition, not simply for the yumminess of homemade soup (this year made by my Mum!), but the thought of a number of families coming together to share in the start and good hope of a new year gives me a case of the fuzzies. I may even have blinders on as to how others traditionally ring in the 1st, but nonetheless, I hope you were able to spend the day with loved ones (or with yourself) doing anything your heart desired.

Today, I treat FRO to a much needed cleanse & deep treatment, watch the Twilight Zone marathon ad-nauseum, work on my 2013 intentions and stay grateful for last year’s many lessons & opportunities.

I wish you all much love and happiness going forward into the New Year …

December 23, 2012

Favorite New Things

I knew I had to have each one of these prints the moment Andrea began introducing them to readers. Aren’t they gorgeous?

crownEach Crowns of Color is available for individual purchase over at the Fly Shop. These would add a great uplift to any room in apartment or house, which is why I’m so ready to get hands on.



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