Royalton White Sands & Blue Waters Review

Royalton White Sands & Blue Waters Review

My family and I spent a weekend recently at Royalton White Sands and Blue Waters resort to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary. With curfews still in effect on the island, there not much we can still do that we used to do before this monument shift in everyday life, but we can still do hotel [...]

5 ‘Smell Good House’ Hacks You Need to Know

5 ‘Smell Good House’ Hacks You Need to Know

Everyone wants a smell good house. “I want my house smelling frowzy.” Said no one, ever. These last few months have flipped a switch (maybe it’s that grown woman, nesting bug), and I’ve really been absorbed in making the house homier, and a major part of that is in fact, smell. I’ve done a lot [...]

I Sent My Daughter Back to Face to Face Classes

I Sent My Daughter Back to Face to Face Classes

My husband and I cautiously made the decision to send our daughter back to face to face classes this January after a few false starts last year. Eventually, hubby and I assessed the situation on an environmental level, on a personal level as individual parents and as a unit, and then incorporated the school's protocols [...]

4 Tips for Fresher, Brighter Laundry

4 Tips for Fresher, Brighter Laundry

Who does want fresher, brighter laundry? It’s the holidays and we know as Jamaicans, Christmas cyah keep inna dutty house.Translation: We can’t celebrate Christmas in a dirty house. One of the consequences of ‘spring’ cleaning is a throng of laundry, stemming from changing curtains, tablecloths, coverings and whatever else you can name. It comes as [...]

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa Review

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa Review

I celebrated my birthday this past weekend at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa. When the shit hit the fan in March and everything recreational went into lockdown, I wondered if it would carry through until August. Common sense said most likely it would, and though my birthdays are usually spent pretty low-key and [...]

5 Things I Took For Granted Before COVID

5 Things I Took For Granted Before COVID

Apart, from the obvious things, COVID19 has pretty much redefined life as we know it. Notwithstanding the big things, there are so many every day, mundane activities that you're not able do or suddenly notice and it's quite sobering. Not that I make a habit of takin things for granted. I actively try not to. [...]

How I Ended Up 18 and Nameless: My Position on a Mandatory ID System for Jamaica

How I Ended Up 18 and Nameless: My Position on a Mandatory ID System for Jamaica

The conversation surrounding the fact that Jamaica needs a proper universal identification system has been long and rife with politics. All of that aside, I fully support this position. I'm even more convinced it should be mandatory and sooner rather than later. As far as I am concerned, I have given my biometric data to [...]

Morning eNewsletter: But First, Coffee

Morning eNewsletter: But First, Coffee

More tab a year ago, I tried to get my podcast But First, Coffee going. Failing miserably, I finally conceded that there was no way I could diligently find the time to record a podcast with the noise bug that is my full time charge. But writing? You bet your cutet little bitton nose I [...]

Royal DeCameron Club Caribbean Resort Review

Royal DeCameron Club Caribbean Resort Review

Hey guys! As you know the Libra weekend celebrations in the Reid household are now a thing every second week in October. This year, we spent our weekend at Royal Decameron Club Caribbean Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. I chose this hotel for three reasons; Lobby Entrance We really liked Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach. The [...]

Business Plan Writing Workshop

Business Plan Writing Workshop

What Is A Business Plan & Why Are They Important? A business plan is a strategic planning tool for entrepreneurs. A properly structured business plan not only helps entrepreneurs to focus on the specific steps necessary act on business ideas but also functions as a roadmap them to achieve both their short-term and long-term objectives. A business plan is imperative for a [...]