Brunch Recipe – Shortbread

On Saturday mornings my mom would wake us up with sounds of the Motown oldies, the blues and loud phone conversations filled with laughter and singing with my aunts. If you grew up like me, Saturdays were not for sleeping in. They were made of loud music, the clanking of pots and pans and weekend […]

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Sweet Butter Sunday #6 ~ Let’s Get A Better Sleep

Time for Self-Care – 8 Tips on How to Improve Your Sleep Naturally Let’s talk about sleep, baby, let’s talk about you and me… 🎼 Let’s talk about sleep, not about sex. Because I can’t help you in the sex department, but I can help you with a few habits that improved my sleep immensely. […]

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Solo Date – Exploring Atlanta Neighborhoods

Things to do in Atlanta – Inman Park One of my favorite things to do is go on a date by myself. I chose an area to explore, I close out the Google GPS app, and I wander around a new area. I think I got this wanderlust nature from my dad. He has lived […]

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Biscuits & Baking

I tried my hand at JoJo’s biscuits and it was a success! I’ve always loved to bake. I’m not always good at it, because I’m always trying to substitute something instead of running to the store LOL. But if you ask me to bake you a pound cake or some cookies, you’ll probably be happy […]

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Sweet Butter Sunday #5 ~ The Self-Care Emergency Kit

Welcome to Sweet Butter Sundays – A Time for Self-Care How to create a self-care kit for times when you’re feeling low Have you been feeling a little stressed lately? A little down sometimes and you can not always explain why? It’s normal to have days where you feel a little low and you need […]

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Stories From Nigeria That Will Make You Smile

9/15/2015 – My last day in Nigeria. Five years ago, I took two weeks off of work to travel with my mom and dad to Nigeria for a wedding. This was a true vacation, with no access to cell phone data and social media pings every minute of the day. I was riveted by the […]

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The Perfect Staycation Plan

How to plan the perfect vacation right at home If you’re like me, summer is for vacations, swimming, adventures and ice cream. This summer should not be any different. I looked at my work calendar and realized we had scheduled time off for our vacation to Mexico. Unfortunately, we had canceled this vacation months ago […]

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Sweet Butter Sunday #4 ~ Gratitude

Welcome to Sweet Butter Sundays A Time for Self-Care I’ve been feeling weighed down by all the tensions in the world. Full body exhaustion from everything associated with the corona epidemic. Pile this on top of working a regular schedule at work and my job was already stressful. Depleted because all I can see are […]

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Black Girls Hike Too

I am a city girl, I don’t do bugs, and my allergies are serious. Hiking was not part of my vocabulary and everyone I knew would agree. I knew my love for hiking was real when I found myself on the REI website reading blog posts on what type of gear to buy for hiking. […]

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COVID-19 + Love = Zoom Wedding

How to plan a Zoom wedding during quarantine COVID-19 canceled our wedding, but not our love. But first, the grief Postponing our celebration – When things started shutting down and we shifted to working from home, I began to realize that our June wedding might not happen. I began to feel actual grief and sadness […]

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