My Birthday (August 9) weekend was a really full and busy time. My novel came out that day, and the stress of the months leading up was really wearing me thin. So when my husband asked what I wanted for my birthday and we happened to be driving by the Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach at [...]
Yes, you read that right. I was almost kidnapped. This blog post is a mite different from anything I've shared on here. It's darker, a piece of me I still actively sometimes struggle with. The other day I mentioned the effect a past experience had on me to a friend. She asked me a crucial question, [...]
This little gem is a secluded hideaway in Robin's Bay, St. Mary and I decided to make a trip of it with when my friend, Shawna (Colette) came to visit. We headed out on the Saturday before Mother's Day. It's about an hour and a half drive from Ocho Rios. I wouldn't say it was [...]
Hey, guys! I know you can tell I have not been around WordPress as much as we would like, but you also know why. My book launch is drawing nigh and I really am just trying to stay afloat with everything. Between Siobhán, my book, the launch and making some family moves, I'm wishing there was [...]
The one question I can now count on daily is someone asking the pronunciation of my daughter's name, the origin and the meaning. There's also the severely funny look we get when we provide her name to someone unfamiliar. Usually, if her name is to be provided for writing, I automatically begin by spelling it, [...]
Aveeno is well known for gentle skincare products. I've used a few products from the Positively Radiant line and it suddenly dawned on me that I should do reviews of my favourite products. The Positively Radiant line is AWESOME! The pads come in a well sealed plastic jar. They are well saturated with soapy product, with [...]
Over the past few years, the natural hair movement has dominated quite a bit. I am here for it. As ever, my little country, Jamaica has been pushing boundaries on the international stage regarding what's acceptable as beautiful hair. I am here for it! Davina Bennett - Miss Jamaica Universe 2017 A few shining examples [...]
I stumbled on this product, sort of by accident. A close friend of mine had sent me a picture of a box of them he had bought. Nonchalantly, I said "I want one..... what is it?" Lol! Anyway, he told me what it was and a few weeks later when I went to drop something [...]
I know I've been MIA lately on the blogs, so the short answer is that I've been around. Spending some quality time with the family, balancing the transition from being a mother to a young stationary baby and a rambunctious, overzealous (now walking) toddler whilst managing my freelancing and even a bit of study. I [...]
I was listening to a podcast and the topic of discussion was centred around a young woman who said that she was single until she was married due to the fact that men are not trustworthy and may be doing this, that, that and the third. This in and of itself is not an uncommon [...]
When I was about 18, I lost a friend that I had loved like a sister due to one most basic girl code reasons that I had thought shouldn't take place, a guy.
Someday, my husband will take me to Napa Valley or some Tuscany Vineyard for a surprise picnic with grapes, cheese, wine and smooches...
I love wine. That is all. So today, I'm sharing five red wines for beginners. Red wine can be an acquired taste. While I do have a preference for sweet red wines myself, and I'd say my least favourite red would be Cabernet Sauvignon as I don't much care for dry wines. Never the less, [...]
"... I prayed to God, Allah, Yaweh and every other known Being of Deity that if I felt better I would never, ever drink enough to be that drunk again."
We all have those apps that make our lives more interested or better or easier... So I thought I would share mine with you l. Keep in mind this list is in addition to WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Toggl This is a great app for time keeping. If you are working on a timed [...]
For a black woman of the tropics myself, wearing a full face of makeup daily is an absolute no-no. I just can't do it. But most days, what does make it is at least a coat of foundation. I am a matte loving creature. If it's matte or smoky, give it to me please, all day everyday... [...]
It didn't occur to me that I could freelance full-time while living in Jamaica until maybe a year ago. The services I offer are not only perfect, they are a needed skill set. I knew that it wouldn't be easy to get started but the more I thought about it, the more I was sure that [...]
If you've ever worked hard to achieve anything, especially while facing adversity, you understand that adulthood and adulting has its perks, as well as its costs. For most of us, the average Jane or Joe, we go through different periods or phases in our lives that has either sped up so fast it leaves us [...]
Seven months ago when I started my blog, I had no idea where, if anywhere, I wanted it to go. I was pregnant, bored and needed a creative outlet where I could share. So one day, I wrote a story about the morning I took that pregnancy test and got a positive. Then I wondered [...]
Hey loves, I wanted to share six must-haves for the new mom with you guys. When I had my baby, I was starting from ground zero on the knowledge of comfort scale. Most of the women I had giving me advice hadn't had a baby in at least 10 years, so I kind of had [...]
DIY Beauty tips are essential, wouldn't you agree? I've often heard that I am the kind of woman one would label as high maintenance. See, this isn't true. Sure, I like to look good, but truthfully speaking, what woman doesn't? Don't we all feel a little better with fresh nail polish, recently done hair, symmetrical [...]