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 [...]

Behind Her Eyes: 7 Real-Life Lessons Explained

Behind Her Eyes: 7 Real-Life Lessons Explained

If you haven’t seen Behind Her Eyes on Netflix and you plan to, or want to savour the opportunity to do so, this post is not for you. Save it, watch and come back later. This is your official spoiler notice. Now then, if you are still reading, you have forfeited your right to complain. [...]

What is Blogging? Why You Should Blog in 2021

What is Blogging? Why You Should Blog in 2021

As a Jamaican Blogger, I began wondering 'what is blogging?' only after I wrote my first post in notes on my phone, started up a site and then published. I didn't read any blogs, except my husband's soccer blog on the regular. That was nearly five years ago. The local blogging community has since grown [...]

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 [...]

3 Tips for a Better 2021 Vision Board

3 Tips for a Better 2021 Vision Board

Vision boards are amazing! Let's start there. They are freaking amazing and after the year we've all had, a 2021 vision board is definitely what we all need. I made my first vision board back in 2018 with a group of friends and family having a whole party. I have never been extrinsically motivated. So [...]

5 Natural Ways to Detox After The Holidays

5 Natural Ways to Detox After The Holidays

I thought my family and I might benefit from a detox after the holidays, seeing as how much food we ate in a short space of time. Babe, let’s skip meat for two weeks...” If you’re thinking my husband’s face drained of colour, you’re absolutely right. My husband loves him some chicken. As anticipated, we [...]

3 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

3 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

What would you tell your younger self? That is the question of centuries old. The hashtag #By23 had me thinking about all the ways I struggled as a young adult, particularly during University. https://twitter.com/ShandeanReid/status/1307069155049435148?s=20 A few months ago there was a #By23 hashtag trending on Twitter. The origin of the trend was political, nevertheless, the [...]

My Family’s Jamaican Christmas Dinner Menu

My Family’s Jamaican Christmas Dinner Menu

So, even though COVID is rampant, the one thing my family can still look forward to is Christmas. I will have Christmas, dammit! The nice clean house, the Christmas beats, the movies, and most importantly, the food. Of course, as Jamaicans, one of the bigger aspects of our culture is food. Christmas dinner to us [...]

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 [...]