Posted in Books, Dessert, Food, Good reads, Novels


Finally I am in a place I have always wanted to be. It took me to go through unhealthy and uncomfortable situations and decisions to get here. But I am here. Thank Jehovah lol. This was quite a busy week which is why I didn’t have a chance to review this amazing book or share this delicious recipe !

The Belles By: Dhonielle Clayton

This book I would have to say is one of the best books I’ve read in the dystopian/fantasy genre and I have read a lot of books. I mean the way it was written was spectacular. This book was about a girl name Camille and she is a Belle. A Belle is a female that are born to make people beautiful. They are given powers from the God of Beauty. They live in a society where people are born grey with red eyes. So after the Royal Court, they are the next important people. They are like plastic surgeons but they can make you look anyway you please with their powers. Camille thought everything was sunshine and flowers until she started working and helping people, she saw the extent people would go just to be beautiful ,how dangerous and how deceitful people can be. The imagery in this book was just so beautiful. Like it had my imagination just going . The colors, the expressions , the story line. It gave you romance, revenge and deceit, it gave you love of trusted friends. It was futuristic where messages come in different color balloons,where live creatures are on dresses and hair pieces. It reminded me of fifth element . It was just amazing. Its a must read. I never read books twice but this is one book that I would definitely read again!


I also made a delicious lemon loaf cake yesterday for a small gathering and I have to tell you, its one of the best cakes I’ve made. I got the recipe from



  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar (I used light brown sugar)
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest from about 1 large lemon(I was’nt able to get this amount of lemon zest but I got enough) 
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice(I added maybe 3 tablespoons of lemon juice to get that delicious lemon taste)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup sour cream removed from fridge 15 minutes before using


  • 1/2 cup icing/confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice plus more, as needed

I mixed up the butter and sugar first. You beat that until it gets a nice light color and when its smooth. I then added in one egg at a time and then beat it until its mixed fully. Repeat the process with the rest of the eggs. Then I added in the lemon juice and vanilla extract and then I added in the flour and then the sour cream. The recipe calls for you to add in the flour 1/3 cup at a time then the sour cream and then repeating the process until everything is mixed in but I just added it all in and the batter was beautiful smooth and thick.

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I didnt use parchment paper, I just used my non stick bread/loaf pan and put butter in the pan and put my batter in. My cake took about 50 minutes to make because my mother turned off the oven in the middle of it cooking lol. But I would just watch it and put an alarm on for 40 minutes then check it. I let the cake cool for about 15 20 minutes then added the glaze. I served it while it was still warm. And today it is all gone lol. I will def be doing this recipe again. Its simple and so delicious!



I hope you guys are having a good Monday !

Posted in Lessons, Personal, Reminders, Self care, update on life

Lesson learned this week

Respect The Process .

Healing the broken-hearted is something that takes time . Yes you are okay now but you will have days that you are not okay . Hurt is hurt. I learned to respect the process . Jehovah doesn’t do bad things to us . Never . (James 1:13,14) But he does allow it , for reasons unbeknownst to me . But I’m using this time to learn to be better , shaped by Jehovah . Yeah I’m going to do that . Be better. So I can love better .



Posted in Clothing, Dresses, Thrifting

Thrift Worthy Post

Hey y’all ! So I’m currently writing this post as it snows ridiculously in New York . I love snow days and leaving work early but I start to get very cabin feverish very quickly which I am right now which is why I’m writing about my awesome time thrifting yesterday but before that I want to give a shout out to my Rocio and her fiancé Javier . They got engaged on Sunday ! I’m really excited for them and especially for my sister friend . She’s precious to me and her happiness means a great deal to me . I just cannot believe both of my dearest friends are getting married this year . It’s insane ! But I’m super stoked .

So yesterday I went to Urban Jungle first and I found this fabolous silk paisley print dress . I needed a dress for upcoming memorial . For more info you can check this link to come to this event that millions will attend .

I was surprised that I found so many dresses to try on at urban jungle because lately it’s been a hit and miss but it def wasn’t this time . My dress was 8 bucks . How can you beat that ?

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I’m really looking forward to wearing it to memorial !

I then went to the L Train Vintage which is literally on the same block and on the corner so I went there to just look for more dresses and I came across this dress that had a linen bottom and a knitted like top for the summer and I thought this is perfect for convention !

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This dress was 13 bucks . What I love the most is the length and the linen bottom which is perfect for hot convention weather .

I then ran across these beautiful palazzo pants , and I thought my budget wasn’t suppose to go over 20 but I thought I cannot leave these pants lol . They are from free people which is quite expensive and I got these pants for 18 bucks !

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So excited to wear these in the summer . They are so comfty and airy . So I spent 39 bucks altogether . An excellent day for thrifting !

I hope all is well with you guys !

Posted in Books, Food, growth, Personal

Fab February

As February comes to its end , I wanted to share some things that’s been going on or has happened . It’s been a crazy but good month.

First things are the books I’ve read this month .

One of us is Lying BY: Karen M McManus

This book is basically the breakfast club meets thriller and mystery . I really loved the clash of characters and their backgrounds and the secrets. The jock ,the geek ,the pretty girl ,and the burn out . Without giving too much away one day they are in detention with this kid name Simon who’s like the school’s gossiper and he has a blog that reveals everyone’s secrets. So while they are in dentention with him, he gets a bad allergic reaction and dies . So now through out the book you have to figure out who did it . You find out so many secrets or things about the characters that may make them the killer but the end is a shocker . It has a beautiful romance story in it as well. This book has everything you need in a book honestly and I really enjoyed it !

All the Bright Places BY: Jennifer Nivens 

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This book was a heavy book. It made me sad , it crushed my heart , it made me laugh . It made me want to travel . It made me want to be brave . It reminded me of Eleanor and Park . If you enjoyed that book I would recommend reading this book . It was beautiful . And I’ll keep Finch and Violet in my hearts of books .

  • I have a new friend name Rebecca . She’s amazing and smart and spiritual and so real and I’m grateful for her . Me and her went to Pearl’s for lunch and we had a really good time and delicious food . I’ve done a review on Pearl’s on here so you know the food was excellent . It was again and Rebecca enjoyed it ! Processed with VSCO with a8 preset
  • My best friend got engaged 🙀 . It’s been two years since her and her partner Anthony have been dating and he’s really taken care of and loved her tenderly and the way she needs to be loved and he’s her best friend . And I was so grateful to be apart of their big day . It was hard keeping it a secret from her . She’s practically my little sister . It was beautiful and it came together . Wedding planning is in the works already . I pray that they keep Jehovah with them always . I’m sure they will . Processed with VSCO with a9 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset
  • I turned 26 years old . It’s so crazy how each year I’m in a different space and although I’ve lost I’ve gained . I am learning and forever growing with Jehovah . I never thought I would see 26 but here I am healthy and getting mentally better each day .
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Posted in Breakfast, dinner, Food, pastas

Busy Mondays

Hey guys ! Hope everyone is well. Yesterday was such a busy day for me. I felt like i was running with my head chopped off. First I went out in service, then I went to the laundry, after laundry I cleaned up for the week. Then I washed my hair, then I made Amish Baked Oatmeal and I also made dinner which was from Chrissy Teigen book “Cravings”. I made the Cheesy Jalapeno Tuna Casserole. Also this will be my last post until the end of February. Its going to be a super busy two more weeks into February which I will tell you all about in two weeks!

Amish Baked Oatmeal 

Here is what you’ll need

4 eggs

6 cups Quick Oats (I used Old Fashion Oats)

2 teaspoons of baking powder 

1 Tablespoon Cinnamon(I added more and a little nutmeg and pumpkin spice)

1/2 Salt

1 cup of sugar(I used brown sugar)

2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract 

1 stick of unsalted butter Melted 

2 cups of milk( I used unsweetened almond milk )


I mixed all of the ingredients together and then I added the Oatmeal last. You place it in a 9×13 inch pan. You put it in the oven on 350 and then leave it in the oven for 45 minutes. What I love the most about this recipe is that its delicious, easy and you can add things in it, for breakfast or a snack. I added in raisins on one side for my mom. Which I liked as well lol. (I usually hate raisins) But this recipe is super yummy !

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The thickness 

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Up next is Chrissy Teigen AMAZING Cheesy Jalapeno Tuna Casserole recipe. I have to tell y’all  how good it was. It was so flavorful and just so creamy and hot and crunchy. Here is the recipe

For the Casserole 

You will need

Salt(I put salt,onion salt and cayenne pepper) I did not measure it. 

1 teaspoon of black pepper 

1 pound of corkscrew pasta(I used the healthy harvest one)

3(10.75-ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup 

3(5 ounce) can water-packed tuna drained 

1 and 1/2 half cups of whole milk (I used almond milk unsweetened) 

1 cup of frozen peas, thawed (I did not add the peas)

1/3 cup chopped celery 

1/4 cup of jalapeno chopped 

3 cups of shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese(I used mild) 

For the topping 

3 cups Jalapeno potato chips

1 1/2 cups of shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese

This recipe was so easy and so good. I just added in everything and with the noodles you want to cook them with 2 minutes left on the timing because you do not want them to be soggy. After you add in everything you put it in the 9×13 inch pan. I did not have the potato chips on top when I put it in the oven because my cousin didnt bring them back in time . You let this cook for 50 minutes on 350. I got the potato chips in last and it was still super delicious. I will def do this recipe again. Super guilty pleasure lol

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Have a good week yall 🙂

Posted in Breakfast, Brunch, Family, Food

Brunching Saturday’s

Hi guys . Hope everyone’s week went well and if it didn’t just eat some ice cream or chocolate you’ll feel better . Today I finally went to this place called Buttermilk Channel . I’ve been trying to get to this place for longest and I had it on my yelp bookmark also for forever so I was so happy to have gone . What was even more amazing was I went with my cousins . We don’t see each other much so when we get together it’s nothing but beautiful vibes that makes me heart happy .


Buttermilk channel is a small intimate place in Brooklyn in the Carroll Gardens area. It was really easy for me to get there which is always a good thing . The wait was about 35 to 40 minutes which wasn’t bad for Saturday brunch . It’s a small spot so I get it . For my meal I got peppermint tea , house cured lox with green onions and cream cheese . That came with a side of salad,toast and hash browns . That was 14 bucks . Everything was seasoned to perfection and just soooo tasty . The house cured lox scramble was so creamy . I also had a walnut sticky bun on the side which was 4 bucks . It was pretty average but it was good lol .


What I loved also was how much tea they gave me  . I love tea and usually I just get a small cup and a tea bag for 4 bucks but here they give you loose leaf tea and it was so yummy !!!

The decor in the place was simple which I loved . The staff was also really amazing . It was a beautiful brunching morning/afternoon with my family . Have a great weekend y’all 🙂