Monthly Archives: January 2015

5 Things I No Longer believe About Aging.

January 29th, 2015 (No Comments)

5 Things I no longer believe about aging. 1. Menopause is this horrific situation. I’m fortunate in that I am still waiting for that hot flash, but if or when I get one I ‘ll just have a collection of fabulous little fans. Yes, menopause is the official marker that there are no more babies […]


January 28th, 2015 (No Comments)

I connected with this quote. It is easy to focus on yesterday and the day before, especially if it is something negative, I have been guilty of this on many occasions. Does it really help? No. If anything those feelings come up to the surface again and put a damper on the current day. Each […]

“How to be a good friend”

January 27th, 2015 (1 Comment)

Bad Feminist, by Roxane Gay is the selection we read in my book club. It is a collection of essays covering politics, pop culture and feminism. These essays were the basis of a lot of interesting discussion at our meeting. Of all the essays the ¬†following one got the most dialogue. Women are complex in […]

True Confessions

January 26th, 2015 (2 Comments)

I host a photography event called “Fresh & Fabulous”, 4-6 women come to my studio and do a beauty, boudoir or fashion inspired session. We have professional hair and makeup, a stylist, refreshments, a little bubbly and a lot of fun. The premise is a transformational experience where you allow yourself to tap into your […]


January 21st, 2015 (No Comments)

Quaintrelle- n. a woman who emphasizes a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures. Someone used this word to describe moi. Off the top of my head, I was not sure of the definition so of course I looked it up in the dictionary. Yes . I […]


January 20th, 2015 (2 Comments)

“I don’t like to throw things away, but I also have the ability to end chapters of my life.” – Helmut Lang I came across this quote yesterday, I’m getting better at the “throwing things away” but every since the big “5-0” I’ve been able to “end chapters of my life” and keep it moving. […]

Life Lesson

January 19th, 2015 (2 Comments)

Relationships change, sometimes for the better and sometimes for worse. Last week a long term friendship came to an abrupt end. Initially I felt bad and hurt, so I started wondering what had I done, or what could I have done differently. After exhaling and soul searching, I thought to myself ¬†“she might not have […]

Black-Eyed Peas and New Year’s

January 13th, 2015 (No Comments)

Our New Year started off with black-eyed peas, collard greens and corn bread, according to southern folklore, the first food to be eaten on New Year’s day for good luck and prosperity throughout the year ahead. The tradition of eating Black-eyed peas is believed to date back to the Civil War. The crop was planted […]

Happy New Year, I’m Back…

January 12th, 2015 (No Comments)

Okay. I’m back after my little hiatus. Happy New Year!!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday. 2014 ended with a bang, lots of photo shoots, both kids home for a few weeks, holiday shindigs, Kinky Boots, hubby’s birthday, Selma, sprained ankle, Christmas and the hustle and bustle of life. Did you make New Year resolutions? […]


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