I don’t make resolutions, I make vision boards

Happy New Year to you and your family! New Year’s to me is a clean slate. It’s the opportunity to take the lessons that were learned the year prior and apply them to being greater this year! I will spend my day putting together my vision board. After my vision board is complete, I will [...]

How To Deal With Your Toxic Family This Holiday Season

Growing up, I really thought it was just me! Not until social media and those Petty Holiday Auntie memes did I understand I was not the only one who hated family get togethers. The great thing about being an adult is you control yourself and your environment. I was born into a very dramatic family. [...]

❄️Recipe: Cherie’s Crockpot Hot Chocolate❄️

Mexico 500 BC, the Mayans were drinking chocolate made from ground up cocoa seeds mixed with water, cornmeal, chili peppers as well as other ingredients. A lot different than the hot chocolate we know today. Until the 19th century, hot chocolate was used medically to treat ailments such as liver and stomach disease. Mexico introduced [...]

There’s Nothing Better to Eat When It’s Cold Outside Than a Big Bowl of Sancocho

When the temperatures drop below 25°, I’m looking for comfort food. (You can make this recipe at whatever temperature feels cold to you.) Something warm, something satisfying and something with humble roots. I’m not a huge soup person but I love a bowl of Sancocho. Maybe because it reminds me of a simpler time. Maybe [...]

It’s Officially Sweater Weather

I’m an East Coast girl. There is something so sexy about the weather change. Sweaters, warm tea, that extra blanket on the bed! Let’s not forget about the sexiness of men in Tim’s and Hoodies on, women in skinny jeans and high boots! Seeing your breath. Deep sigh, I have the biggest smile on my [...]

Recipe: Pumpkin Nice Cream

Happy Halloween! Here's a quick recipe for you to try. Yes, I am one of those people who looks forward to fall all year long because I like all the seasonal pumpkin treats! While I can see Shawn Harrison (My Wally pop) rolling his eyes at me now out of disgust. He hates pumpkin and [...]

Torture Uncle Shawn with Pumpkin Spice Cookies

It's no secret by now many of you know Shawn hates Pumpkin Spice, but I happen to love it! So, I really enjoy this time of the year. From the lotions to the candles and yummy, warm drinks, I am all about "Pumpkin Spice."  I don't understand why so many Black people have a vendetta about [...]