Happy New Year

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Wishing you a Wonderful and Prosperous year.  Remember,  Thoughts Create Reality.  Stay Safe and Healthy.  Thank you for coming on this journey with me. 🙂

  Until Next Time…Enjoy Life ♥ 

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Merry Christmas – Blogmas 2021 Day 12

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 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Thank you all for coming on this journey with me. I had so much fun writing content for you. I am so proud of myself for making it to 12 days of Blogmas. It was a little touch and go around day 8 but I push through it and Blogmas 2021 was a success.  Yayyy

Now as we come to a closed of 2021 all I ask is that you Shine Brightly and Take some time to Enjoying Life 🙂

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Guest Post by SiddeeQah – Blogmas 2021 Day 11

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I am excited to welcome our guest, my daughter SiddeeQah who will post about How to stay in the Christmas spirit. So sit back and enjoy the blog.

Happy Holidays Beauties! I’m here to guest post and happy to talk about how I’ve been staying in the Christmas spirit this season! It’s safe to say that the last couple of years have been a mixed bag of feelings due to the state of our world. Many are struggling while others are seeing more money and resources coming their way than ever before. However, no matter where you land on that spectrum, staying in the holiday spirit may be a challenge. Hopefully, sharing my experience can inspire another, so let’s go!

I define what Christmas means to me!

Knowing the answers to questions like “What is Christmas spirit?” and “What does Christmas mean to me?” can set you on an intentional path of navigating this season. My mom and I have explored new traditions over the last several years such as exchanging New Year’s gifts instead of Christmas or not exchanging gifts at all. This allows us to focus on family time and doing things together, uninterrupted by the stress of buying gifts and spending large sums of money. This year, Christmas spirit feels like being of service, taking my time and getting lots of rest, and doing simple things in the house with my mom. Knowing that we’ll be having good food and a day to pamper ourselves has me anticipating Christmas Day. 

Decorating early!

I pulled out the decorations on Thanksgiving and we set things up around the house over the following days. Having holiday décor around the house genuinely sparks positive thoughts for me about the season, all the good, cozy and warm feelings stick around. It’s from experience that I know I enjoy the season much more when we take time to put up the tree, dress up the walls and furniture, and buy something new to complement the decorations we already have.

Random Acts of Holiday Kindness!

The past two years, my mom has been inspired to create ways for us to perform Random Acts of Kindness for the holiday season. This year, we took things to a new level! Many surprise gift cards, grocery giveaways, and sharing it all with our online communities. As a participant, it reinforced what Christmas spirit is to me. I truly believe that you can turn around your whole mood when you are having a challenging time by taking a moment to do a kind thing for someone else. These Random Acts of Kindness shift your perspective, no matter how tired or stressed you may be. As I witness the outcome of handing off free groceries to someone or a surprise card, I am reminded about one of the most important things in life: gratitude. Gratitude for the ability to give to someone else. Gratitude for the ability to make our ideas a reality. Gratitude for the reminder to be kind to myself and those I love, just as I had been kind to a stranger. I urge you to give it a try!

Holiday-themed activities

and as natural as possible. This season, I incorporated a few simple activities randomly into my life. For me, as long as it inspired what Christmas spirit means to me, it counts! Here are a few simple things I did:

  • Visited LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo. It was completely decked out in beautiful lighting designs with a lot of Christmas influence.

    My visit to LumiNature!
  • Wearing Christmas-themed accessories and clothing on any given day. 
  • Using Holiday lo-fi music in my Instagram and Facebook stories.
  • Taking holiday themed selfies
  • Indulging in snacks and food that remind me of Christmas. I know we have to watch what we eat, but I like to eat pie and drink hot cocoa more around this time than any other. 

There it is! Some of what has kept me in the Christmas Spirit this year through recovering from a surgery, changes in my work and income, cold weather, and everyday stresses. This year, I was determined to enjoy the holiday season and I have done that mainly by keeping it simple and doing things that make me feel at peace. I hope your holidays are going well and thanks for reading!

What a wonderful way to stay in the Holiday spirit. Thank you SiddeeQah for being a guest on my blog .  I hope everyone has been enjoying Blogmas and their Holiday season.  It has been fun for me. 

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Until Next Time…Take the time to Enjoy Life 🙂


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Christmas Tag Part 2- Blogmas Day 10

Hi, My Beauties

Here is part 2 to my  Christmas tag. 

13. What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?
One of the best gift I received was my Madonna album Like a virgin. I would play it on repeat for hours

14.  Do you make New Year resolutions? Do you stick to them?
No I don’t make resolutions but I do set monthly intentions. 

15. Have you ever had a White Christmas?
No, per my google search Philly last White Christmas was in 1966.

16.  What is your all time favorite Holiday food/Sweet treat?
Christmas hard candy which I couldn’t find anywhere this year.

17. When do you start listening to Christmas music?
The beginning of November.

18. What is your favorite thing to do on Christmas day?
I usually go to the movies.

19. What fictional character would you like to spend Christmas with? Dudley (Denzel Washington), the angel from the Preacher wife movie.

20. What do you typically cook for Christmas Day dinner?
Its either a Roast or Whole baked chicken, Mashed potatoes, String beans and Biscuits.

21. If you could be in any Christmas movie, What would it be?
Home Alone 2 because New York is beautiful during Christmas

22. Is Christmas your favorite holiday?
Not really, I don’t have any favorite holidays

23. What tops your tree- a star or an angel?
Neither, I have a big red bow for my topper.

24. Share some pictures that you have found for Christmas!





This is the end of my Christmas tag. I hope you are enjoying Blogmas. 🙂

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Holiday Activities At Home – Blogmas 2021 Day 9

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During the Holiday season, I spend alot of time at home.  My house is cozy & warm, smelling like my favorite candles. I like going out but mostly I’m a home body, especially now with everything that’s going on in the world. If you’re anything like me, check out all the fun things I like to do to stay positive during the Holidays.

Virtual Line Dancing– I love dancing and the class is so much fun. Plus, it’s a form of exercise.
Puzzles– This is an activity I started last Christmas and I really enjoyed it. It has a calming effect on the mind and we all could benefit from that. 
Board or card games– My daughter and I love this card game called Phase 10. We have so much fun playing it. Oh, and you can’t forget the good ole Monopoly.
Blogging– I started writing again for Blogmas this year.  Twelve posts for 12 day of Christmas. It has been a journey :). I’m so proud of myself because I didn’t know I would get this far (Day 9) but I am very happy I decided to do it this year.
Adult Coloring Books– Now, who knew I would like to color. This is a very relaxing activity. It helps with anxiety and stress and it’s something I love to do while listening to Christmas music.

I recently took a Virtual Paint & Sip class and what fun that was. Poured a glass of Stella Rosa wine, had my fried fish dinner, and I was ready to paint. My picture turn out really nice.

I hope that this list inspires you!

Other than these activities, I have daily practices and moments of fun that keep me feeling positive. Most days, I’m listening to my Christmas playlists and playing with my turtle, Philly. She loves to shake her booty (LOL) I know but it’s true, she likes to dance. I make sure that I’m writing in my Gratitude and Affirmation journals also. There is so much to be grateful for, but I won’t go into that. I will leave that for another post. The most important thing I enjoy is spending time with my daughter. Our guilty pleasure is Hamilton, we really love that Broadway show. I can’t tell you how many times we seen it. Kinda lost count…LOL

Anyway, these are some of my favorite activities during Christmas time. I hope you have been enjoying my Blogmas. We are almost at the finish line. 

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What are some of the activities you like to do?

Until Next Time…Enjoy Life 🙂

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Favorite Holiday Songs – Blogmas 2021 Day 8

Hi, My Beauties

Music fuels the soul. It can make you feel happy & sad at the same time.  It’s there when you fall in love and it’s there during a break up. It brings back memories of special occasions.. weddings, parties, and even funerals. So today, I will be sharing with you my  favorite songs I listen to during Christmas time.  I love listening to these songs when I’m decorating my house, relaxing with a glass of wine after a long day of work, and sometimes I even keep the music going while I’m watching Christmas movies on Netflix  (check out my list on Blogmas day 6).

Happy listening and I hope these songs bring you as much joy as they bring me.

  1. Boyz II Men

2.  New Edition

3. Marvin Gaye

4. Trey Songz

5. The Whispers

6. The Temptations

7. Whitney Houston

8. Johnny Gill

9. Boyz II  Men

10. Loving Caliber

11. Leona Lewis

12. Chris Brown

I hope you enjoyed my list of soulful music! What are your favorite Christmas songs?

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Until Next Time…Enjoy Life 🙂



Christmas Tag – Blogmas 2021 Day 7

Hi, My Beauties

Today I will be doing a Christmas tag. I’m very excited to see if my answers changed from a couple of years ago.  So lets jump into it!

1. What is your favorite Christmas Film this year?

It’s a toss up between
The Best Man Holiday & The Preacher Wife

2. Where do you usually spend Christmas day?

I spend Christmas in the comfort of my own home.

3. What is your favorite Christmas song this year?

 I Want To Come Home For Christmas by Marvin Gaye
Magic Day by Loving Caliber & Mia Niles

4. What Holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this year?

Random Acts of Holiday Kindness

5. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?


6.  Do you open any present on Christmas Eve?

No, I usually wait until Christmas morning

7. What makes the holiday special for you?

Spending time with my daughter & turtle.
Giving back to my community

8. Where would your dream place be to visit for the holiday season?


9. Do you prefer to give gifts or receive gifts?

It brings me joy to give gifts

10. Are you a pro-present wrapper or do you fail miserably?

I am a pro-present wrapper

11. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Rudolph the red nose reindeer, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen

12.  Most memorable Holiday moment?

When I got engaged December 23, 1995

I hope you enjoyed this Christmas tag.  It brought back a lot of happy memories. I tag my girlfriend Noni D’vyne
Happy Blogging 🙂

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Favorite Holiday Movies – Blogmas 2021 Day 6

Hi, My Beauties

Christmas is not complete without seeing all the wonderful Holiday movies out there.  

Here is a list of my all time favorite Holiday movies that I watch every year during this season.

A Miracle on 34th street with Dylan Mcdermott & Mara Wilson
. I really love this movie. It leaves a warm & fuzzy feeling in my soul.

The Best Man Holiday with Morris Chestnut & Nia Long
. I cry every time I watch.



The Preacher Wife with Whitney Houston & Denzel Washington
. I love the actors and soundtrack to this movie.


Elf with Will Ferrell.
This movie is so funny, I can watch this throughout the year.

The Family Man with Nicholas Cage
. Who doesn’t love a movie that shows you what life would have been like had you chosen a different route.

This Christmas with Idris Elba & Chris Brown.
My mom’s favorite movie. She loved the music and all the yummy men in it.



Home Alone 1 & 2 with Macaulay Culkin.
These movies inspired me go to New York to visit the Plaza Hotel and FAO Schwartz Toy Store.

Borrowed Hearts with Roma Downey & Eric McCormack. 
This is a must see if you are a cry baby like me. 


There’s my list! I hope you take some time this Holiday season to view all of these movies. You will not be disappointed. So grab yourself a cup of hot chocolate and snuggle up with a cozy blanket and enjoy. 

P.S.  Let’s not forgot that Hallmark, Lifetime, Netflix and Amazon Prime have a ton of new Christmas movies this year. 🙂

Until Next Time….Enjoy Life

What Christmas Means To Me – Blogmas 2021 Day 5

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I would like to talk about what the Christmas & Holiday season means to me. Since my mom’s passing in 2014, it feels very different. Even though my mom wasn’t always in the Christmas spirit, she would always buy gifts for me, my sister and her grandchildren. I sure do miss her fussing. 🙂

I believe Christmas is about giving what you can spare and volunteering to help others. This year, I’m serving my community with some Holiday kindness by:

        • donating from my kitchen to a local food pantry
        • giving gift cards to strangers while out and about
        • putting together Christmas baskets to give away randomly

Love Bath & Body Works candles!

Outside of my service, I’m most excited about relaxing at home, listening to Christmas music and cooking my favorite meals. I still love a good ole Hallmark Christmas movie. Also, shopping for candles, decorations and gifts to cozy up my home.

What I love most about Christmas is creating happy memories to look back on and spending time with my loved ones. This Holiday season is going to be great because I believe it will be. Happiness is a choice and I choose to be happy enjoying life and being grateful for what I have.

What does Christmas mean to you, My Beauties?

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Until next time, be blessed 🙂

Holiday Wish List – Blogmas 2021 Day 4

 Hi, My Beauties

How is your holiday season going?

Mine is going great but could be even better if I receive just one gift on my Holiday Wish list!

Check out my Holiday Wish list and let me know what you think.

    1.  Travel Scope 70 Portable Telescope– This would be a dream being able to see the stars, planets, maybe even a solar eclipse. 






2.  Cannon PowerShot G7 X Camera- I wanted this camera for so long to start my Grown woman YouTube channel.





3.  Apple Rose Gold Mac Computer– This computer looks so beautiful in person and it fits my personality, Bold, Soft and Flirty.




4. Chaise Lounge Chair– I can see myself cuddled up with a cup of tea while reading a spicy romance novel.







5.  A Kiss under the Mistletoe– This will be amazing. My lips are made for this






6.  A Brown Malti-Poo Puppy– So cute & adorable.  My doggie will be so spoiled.







What is on your wish list?

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Until next time. Enjoy Life 🙂


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