Just Be A Human

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching which for many of us translates into Turkey and the onset of postprandial somnolence, also known as:

Food Coma

My hope is that we enjoy this luxury to the fullest. May we allow ourselves to give into the spirit of gratitude and to be human. To hit a hard reset and get back to the lost art of fully owning what we were created to be:

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Learning to Finish What You Start

Shout out to the beginners. Shout out to the self starters! Round of applause and medals galore for the folks that know how to bring food to the shore. & then can do it more and more and more! Until the whole store is filled!

If you came to my storefront you would find aisles of ideas. Thousands of aisles. You would quickly be disappointed as when you start walking down the beautiful glitter labeled aisles you would find nothing on the shelves. Maybe a few sketches of SKUs that could be. A store full of promises yet delivering nothing. How sad is this? How unfortunate that there are many storefronts like this that result in the owners shaking their fists when really they should be flicking their wrists to complete some ish!

Lord, help me to be a finisher! Help Us!

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Overpacked Living & Oversized Jacket

Mother celebration month is officially here! When I think of the woman balancing motherhood alongside all her other responsibilities the first word that comes to mind is:

Pressure

This is probably not the word you wanted to see, but I am just being honest. There is always something that a Mother has to do!  Personally, I have this underlying pressure to fit everything in, to make sure everyone under my roof is pleased, and to make sure my individual identity remains in tact. It is a lot & that is before extending to the responsibilities and expectations outside of the home!!! Over the past few weeks I have reflected on this struggle and have determined that some of this pressure may be:

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Kimono Robe, Jean Overalls, & Grilled Cheese

You ever have those wardrobe items that you just wear all the dang time!?! I certainly do & I am not ashamed at all. I am an aspiring minimalist who is proud to not have a personal closet overflowing with clothes. Every time that I am in my closet or folding laundry – I look to see if there is anything that I can sell or giveaway. “Y’all We Need to Streamline” That is the phrase I say non stop in my house. My husband just laughs at me and the kids simply stare at their mother. But for real, … Continue reading Kimono Robe, Jean Overalls, & Grilled Cheese

Love Series: Pearls of Wisdom

My whole life I have been surrounded by incredibly strong women! In fact, the Lord blessed me with the honor of having 5 grandmothers during my lifetime!!! 3 greats and 2 grands – to be exact! Over the past 4 years, three of them have passed away and my heart will never be the same. I am forever grateful for all they taught me and miss them dearly. Thankfully I will see them on the other side – in eternity with our maker. We All Are Passing Through My Great Grandma Pearl is the last Great I have left on this … Continue reading Love Series: Pearls of Wisdom

Love Series: The Black Woman

Dear Black Woman – This one is For Us By Us. If you are reading this and are not Black – that is okay! I love you too! As Tina Lawson, the mother of the dynamic daughters Beyoncé and Solange, said on the “Tina Taught Me” interlude: “ It’s such beauty in Black people, and it really saddens me when we’re not allowed to express that pride in being Black; and that if you do then it’s considered anti-white. No! You just pro-Black. And that’s okay. The two don’t go together. Because you celebrate Black culture does not mean that … Continue reading Love Series: The Black Woman