Hot Water or Espresso?

I’ve had my Nespresso machine since Christmas. Hubby gave it to me as a Christmas gift because I’m a coffee lover. I waited so long to use it because its so fancy and shiny. I decided to use it this morning. Its not just any ole coffee  maker, its a Nespresso machine. I know I…

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Konfessions: My Name is Jade…

I’ve been challenged by my mentor and good friend to put a name to the ugly, negative parts of myself. The woman who lies. The woman who manipulates people. The woman who likes to gossip. The woman who cheats. The woman who will steal your joy. The woman who avoids important decisions to sit in…

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Konfessions: Loner

Have I been a loner all along?

Why does being a loner feel so good? Am I going through a phase in life? Dining alone and watching people soothes me. Am I the only one who enjoys dining alone? Is this depressive? I’m not sad. Maybe I’m just tired of wearing a mask around people 24/7. Is this truly introversion or is the devil trying to isolate me? Enjoying a quiet evening alone with my thoughts in a bathtub full of bubbles with wine in hand is goals, right? Having circles of friends and loved ones that I adore, but not wanting to be bothered. Is that healthy? In a world where everything is so loud, peace and quiet is welcomed. My son is a lot like me. Am I affecting him negatively? I was sheltered as a kid. Would I have been this way if I wasn’t sheltered? Are you born a loner? Should I work on being a better person? Am I now embracing a part of me that I thought was weird?

Who knows…

What I do know is (as I sit smiling alone at a table in Panera Bread)…

I’m happy at this moment in time.

I feel good…

They Said Hair Grease Was Horrible, But I’m Not Giving It Up…

I hail from the straightening comb and hair grease era. In my Mom’s mind, my  hair wasn’t presentable to the world unless it was straight, shining and slick with grease. As a teenager, I would have my hair relaxed and immediately after drying my hair, the first thing to be done was “grease” my hair.…

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

Originally posted on The Art of Blogging:
Do you want to be a successful blogger? Do ideas for posts randomly pop into your head whenever, wherever? Do you think about ways to improve your blog? How to write more? Better? Faster? Do you study what the most successful bloggers have done to get to where…

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Nail Rehab

Hello 911, my nails are dying!!! Long, carefully sculpted and a piece of art. Words that would describe my Ballerina nails over the Spring season. Short, disturbingly stunted, bare and weak. Words that would describe the current state of my Summer nails. Sad, how did I get here!!! My nails were perfect. I feel the…

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You Grow, Girl!!

I recently visited my best friends mom, Mrs. Anne, to support her during a difficult time and she insisted that we visit her backyard garden. Simply amazing. You can tell when someone enjoys what they do. Her garden was grown with LOVE. You know I had to whip out my camera and take pictures. I…

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Living My Life Like It’s Golden…

I went shopping for a dress to wear for Afternoon Tea at the Kingbird inside of the The Watergate Hotel. I found this dress for $24.99 at Olive Ole and I fell in love with the color!! This dress was serving Honey Mustard goodness, however, when I got it home to put it on, I…

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Short and Sweet

I was very surprised when I went to the hair braiding salon and the braid technician was able to grip my short hair to give me box braids. I was also pleasantly surprised when I took out my braids and I had still had HAIR!! My edges were still intact and my hair grew out…

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One Day or Day One

Have you made that decision yet? “One Day” means some day in the future. “One day I’ll visit Spain.” The deeper meaning though is that it’s never going happen; it’s wishful thinking. The person waiting for one day is not doing anything to make it happen. “One day” never comes. “Day One” means the first…

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