Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Eve!!

Hello Darlings just wanted to post a quick MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I know you all will be with family and friends on tomorrow opening up gifts and having fun. Let us not forget the reason for the season Jesus Christ the lover of my soul, every year since I have been married my husband and I go for long walks early Christmas morning just to commune with God and feel His presence with nature and feed the birds they deserve a gift also.

What ever your Christmas tradition make it a great one and have a blessed Christmas.

This year hubby and I handed out these sweet treats to all our friends and co-workers
Mary & Martha loaf pans came in handy with cellophane wrap and red ribbon and the word of God on the package makes for a great gift giving.
So I have the best staff they bought me a bottle of Chanel No.5 retailed at $130.00 Yess! my staff consist of all men and I am there female boss go figure!! but they love me and I love them like brothers shout out to Andre, Fritzner, Torray and Jordan!! We had a nice office party with great food that I prepared for them jerk chicken, brown stew chicken, peas & rice, mac and cheese, plantains and my mom finished the party off with a potato salad and seafood salad....
As I was sitting here at work blogging my best friend walked in my office and gave me a Pandora bracelet and one of the charms has a friendship she has one half and I have the other!! this bought me to tears how thoughtful!!
Have a very Merry Christmas all!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I just love deliveries!!

Hello my friends!! I love getting things the mail or packages from FedEx or UPS. Yes!! I get excited don't laugh at me. Well every month I receive a little special box from Birchbox, this little box is filled with samples of makeup, perfume, lotions, etc.... ok! the trick is this you sign up for a mere $10.95 a month that can be taken directly out of your bank account on automatic pay and they send you a stylish little box filled with goodies yeah! some of the samples that I have received I share with others and if I really like the sample I purchase the full size item. Oh! and you can go on your birchbox account and buy the items directly from the website how cool! sign up today and they will give you discounts on items.

My so cute all blinged out!

Presents monthly in a box who wouldn't love it!!

sign someone up for a super cool Christmas gift! they will love it.

Ok another one of my favorite things is eating!! well my husband and I recently frequent a cozy little spot called COSI yes!! they have some the healthiest choices and the flat bread is amazing! again sign up for there rewards card and receive FREE food....after several visits and years of eating here I have monthly gotten a FREE entree let me tell you that has totally cut my bill in half. so got to the website below and guess what visit one of there locations and get cosi!!

All be well my friends!!
God Bless....

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

it's the most wonderful time...

Hello darlings are we in the Christmas spirit yet!! I love this time of the year from Fall to Winter yeah!! I have been busy and loving it....I put a tree up and decorated my home with festive items that make the spirit bright. So happy when I see people around me or in the stores happy for Jesus thats what I love about this season. Hubby and I did a photo shoot this year with my dear friends daughter she did a fabulous job.
Nefertiti-Pocahontas is her website Sabrina does great work as a photographer. She came to our home and captured some great shots. check her out on Facebook also.

So we purchased a 4ft tree and placed in the foyers looks good huh!! 

I decorated our cute little tree with shoes & diamond rings!! everyone knows that I love shoes and diamonds well they are my next best friend after Jesus....

Birch wood is my favorite decorating accents, had these lights called glimmer strings
they come in different colors and run by batteries with a timer, so cute just wrap around some wood or whatever for a quick and easy decor.

so I got this awesome fireplace cascade for on sale they have some of the nicest holiday decor.

still using my Mary and Martha products for the holiday also don't you just love these placemats.

my friend got married Nov.30 and I was posing in my wedding outfit, so my cutie niece named Heaven such a glorious name decided that she wanted to pose like Auntie.
so proud of her she is going to be serving the people gorgeousness just like her aunt...Yess hunty!
oh! and my $400.00 Kate Spade shoes love them check them out on
Y'all know I was walking very careful.....

Have a great week darlings and shop, shop shop!!

Love my new hair cut!!

Monday, November 24, 2014


Some may know that this is my favorite time of the year!! I just love the colors of fall and the beauty of winter. This time of the year families gather to eat, love on one another, and just celebrate Jesus. I thank God for my family and friends and I pray that they have the best Thanksgiving ever. So I am preparing for this week, every Thanksgiving for the past 6 years my husband and I serve at a youth center for the less fortunate and provide hot meal, clothes, prayer and the Love of Jesus Christ. I know we all are cleaning, cooking, shopping, and getting everything ready for the Holidays. Well this year my husband and I are actually putting up a Christmas tree. We have not adorned our home with a Christmas tree in seven years, why? because of religion...listening to others interpretation of the Bible instead of reading it for ourselves. Well I am happy to say Jesus loves me and I don't think He would not let me Heaven just cause I put a Christmas tree up. The word of God says those that don't know me will not make it in....

In other news everyone knows that I have removed acrylic, tips and UV gel off my nails and went natural. My nails are so much stronger and I love the look of them (excuse the ashy hands). I am by know means knocking any one who use those products let get that straight. Those products were just not for me, it was to costly and a $7.00 manicure fits my budget just well. I was paying $85.00 every two wks. for gel fill-ins and pedicure...Hunty that was cut real quick saved my self $170.00 a month, $2040.00 yearly its amazing when you do the math on the price of beauty how it adds up.
 That $2040.00 is going towards my new 2015 car because my lease is up soon!!
My boss asked me to decorate for an important conference they were having for our marketing department. So I took the conference room and turned it into a stand up eating area for appetizers to be served.  I love parties and making simple places look nice.
This was the bar area just wine....
Cheese and cracker area...I love what I do!
My job consist of playing many roles, purchasing manger, interior decorator, minister and trust me I love every bit of it.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving and give thanks to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: For his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalm 107:1


Sunday, November 16, 2014

relaxing weekend

This was such a relaxing weekend, just spending time with me and my husband. We have not done that in a long time and it was so needed. We laughed at each others jokes, took a long ride and then he had a toothache Sunday but being home with him was so great.  What happen over your weekend? Sometimes you have to make time for just yourself, its so worth it. We are preparing for the Holidays and decorating our home is going to be so much fun. We have not put up a Christmas tree in about 8 years. Thank God we are not sitting under silly doctrine anymore and know God and his word for ourselves. We are so blessed to be were we are now and I give all Praises and Glory to God.


So my CEO and boss asked me to provide privacy for the patients on one of the units and this quick DIY project came to mind. First they wanted to use curtains and I said no, so I went with what I have on my bathroom window for privacy, it's so simple and it creates the perfect amount of privacy, while adding a beautiful look to any window. Yes this is a nursing home dining room!! thanks to one of the great carpenters for hanging it for me (union shop, I am management they would have a fit) but he did an outstanding job, now all the other nursing units are requesting it. The window film came from Home depot.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a blessed night!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Apple Pie!!! blogging 2X's in one day!! but I said that I was going to blog about my apple pie that I made. I love baking first and far most! cakes, pies, cookies I love it. There is something about baking and having someone enjoy it and see the smile on there faces and they are really enjoying it!

So when we went apple picking, you purchase the bag for $1.00 and pick your heart away, but be careful carrying them apples back to the beginning is a horror!! Yass!! someone have to carry that heavy bag for you. Why? because you get so excited and pick so many and they are so good.
My Mom and my sister friends!!

My great photo shoot!!

Recipe: I used a pie crust from the store ain't no body got time for that making crust!
 pie filing you will need:
6 cups thinly sliced apples ( I used macintosh, green all types)
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 Tbsp. lemon juice (optional)

Combine all the ingredients and cook on stove for 10 minutes, just until the apples and sugars start to caramelize, your house will smell so good. Ok then pour the mixture in the pie crust and bake in oven 400F for 45-50 minutes, then the kicker is I will remove right before its time to take the pie out ant brush the top crust with fresh honey!!! OMG this adds such a flavor.

and there you have it the finish product....get you some butter pecan ice cream or vanilla bean, some cool whip and dive in...

Applewood Orchards are beautiful and the view is breathtaking.

Me and my mom in the Orchards..

Have a great day lovelies
remember to say a prayer for Africa, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and the Nations leaders, that an end to this Ebola will come now, people will be healed and vaccine is in the making in Jesus Name.


Harvest Time!!

Hello all!! I am back and trying to keep blogging regularly, but we see that's not happening? So it's harvest time and Fall Season, which by the way is my favorite season of them all, besides Christmas and Spring. I love the crisp air that comes with the season, the colors that blossom from the trees what a splendor to see. My husband, mother, best friends Carol and Lisa went apple picking up at Applewood Orchards in Sugerloaf/Warwick NY about one hour and forty five minutes from me. Well my mom it was her first time picking apples since she was a child. We had such a great time!! and the day was beautiful the orchards were half empty because it was so many people picking apples. Families of every nationality it was so nice. We do it every year but bringing along some friends and family just makes if more pleasant.

In other news I started selling this product called Mary & Martha, well can I say I love selling this product. Those that know me - know I love to hustle and put smiles on peoples faces. This company is completely God based and the products just adorn any home. Most of the products have scriptures on them.
if you want to see the items click on the link above.

as you can see business is doing well!! love the commission that buys me great things..

 Time for another Cute DIY

I have these lamps in my bedroom that were boring, so as I was looking through the magazines that bombard my mailbox each day?? really..... I love to decorate and ordered these lamp covers from only $14.99 each and they instantly changed my room without going out buying new lamps. Made of burlap!!
Making apple pies blog coming real soon!!
Have a wonderful blessed day
Jesus is my redeemer and lover of my soul
what about you!



Thursday, October 2, 2014

loving life

Hello, I have not blogged in a while had some minor surgery and went on vacation after that. I must say God has been so good to me. This surgery was so easy and I healed so fast I was amazed...well I should not have been amazed but thankful at what God is doing in my life and the speedy recovery. Enough of that but Hubby and I went on a mini get away to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary! Yess...our 5th I have been married to this wonderful man for five beautiful years, when our vows say "In sickness and in health" my husband has proved himself in that area. My husband has been right by my side during everything never once complaining or getting angry, but praying and believing God. I am so thankful to have a man of God.

So we went to Maine and stayed at a B&B again and did some traveling, going up on mountains eating and more eating.

First I got this baby for my 5th wedding anniversary gift my MacBook Air!! My job was such a blessing I was able to work from home during my healing process and still be paid as if I was there everyday, God said I will give you favor with man.

Then 4 weeks after the surgery hubby and I threw an awesome end of the summer dinner party with great friends, some I have not seen in 3 years and it was so much them all and we are doing well despite the naysayers, say what you want about all of us are blessed from God.

My friend Lisa taking photos because just 3 weeks after surgery I was in Manhattan spending the day with Lisa (she don't know I took this shot of her doing what she love) at the Met then birthday lunch for her!!
Then my dinner party I had my brother cook for us and the food was dynamite, Beef Wellington, 7up cake yummy he will be graduating in a few months as Executive Chef now for those that posted things about him getting in trouble take that!

Just feeling great about the things that God is doing and so happy! I can't waste my time on meaningless folk and unhappy people, the word says that mark those that cause division and trust you me we have.

I am just going to sit back, pray and leave it to God!
Have a blessed day Lovelies..

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

oops! another color re-do

Everyone knows that my style in my home can change in a minute, I have no problem using a can of spray paint (for the right reasons). So I have the patio set that I sprayed I would guess 2-3 years ago a nice brown, well after purchasing a new rug the color did no longer match so off to the Home Depot my husband and I went. With spray paint in hand and creative juices flowing another cute girl DIY design manifesto was created.

the nice color I choose, I know you are saying wow that's blue but just wait???
this what my hand me down table and umbrella, $30.00 chairs from home depot used to look
like few years ago, its was still nice but?
I played hooky from work one day (mental health day) and was watching
GMA (Good Morning America) and the steals and deals came on, this rug was originally priced at
$139.00 - well I got it for $50.00 just the right size I was looking for, who could pass up that bargain!
Ok! tell me what you think, I absolutely love the color
see what a little can of spray paint will do you could have a whole new set.
besides I think the blue looks much better!
I have been very busy this summer, hosted a Mary & Martha Garden Tea Party
with some of the most amazing woman, we laughed, cried and fellowshipped what
a beautiful day it turned out to be I will be definitely be doing this again next summer.
if you are interested in the products click the link
they have the most amazing products for the home and the entertainer like me who like hosting parties!
Enjoy the rest of your summer and be Blessed
God is amazing and its never to late to get it right
His arms are stretched open wide to receive you , just the way you are
He will remember you sins no more, those are gone, today begins a new day.