Sunday, April 28, 2013

New (DC) Lady on the Block!

I kept my word, I told you I would keep you all updated! A week (or two) ago, I mentioned that there were many new and exciting projects and opportunities that I have been blessed to be a part of since moving to the DMV, let me let you in on one of them!
I have the honor and the privilege to be a contributor on an online magazine that empowers, and connects all of the fabulous women in D.C. and surrounding areas: The DC Ladies! I will be contributing regularly about (you guessed it) FOOD, as well as sharing recipes and tips on planning for any size crowd at any event or holiday! I am more than excited to be able to be an asset to this already amazing sisterhood! Thank you all for supporting me and thank you in advance for the continued support! Until the next time; dream tonight DO tomorrow! God is love.
Go on the site and check it out for yourself!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

I know you're probably used to me being all deep and in my feelings, but sometimes a girl has got to eat! I'm always being asked for recipes I make for my family, so I figured I'd share with everyone. I hope you enjoy, and if you make this, let me know, I'd love to hear about it!  Bon appetite! God is love.

Recipe: Eggplant Parmesan - Washington DC DC |

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Growth Factor

With trying to get back into the swing of life in general, I can honestly say I have never been busier in my entire life and I don't plan on slowing down anytime soon! Uprooting and moving your entire family is such a huge shift in anyone's life and I am glad that we are all better for it. I am definitely not a stranger to moving, growing up, we moved from New Jersey to Ohio, from Ohio to Kentucky and many local moves in between. I guess it's just different when you're not the child anymore but instead you have a child to consider! Big love to my mom for moving so many times with the three of us!
Now that I'm here, I am able to have spurts of reflection and I cannot help but think about what was going on this time last year and to say so much has changed would be an understatement! I was able to solidify some really important relationships, but also learn that not everyone is meant to come along for the ride and that doesn't have to entail hard feelings. The transition from childhood to adulthood is so scathing; for a while the only thing you are responsible for is making it to class on time, or finishing a three to five page essay on a book, then all of the sudden you're thrown into the real world and have to use your "know how" or lack there of to make crucial decisions that will affect your whole life. In the midst of all of that transitioning, I am convinced that there is so much emotional growth that is stunted that many people never learn to step out of their egocentricity. I used to have zero tolerance for that, but now I am trying to be more understanding and patient with those individuals, and there are times when that patience I speak of I have to exhibit to myself.
It is so refreshing to be able to step outside of myself not only for a short period of time, but long enough to progress in so many areas of my life that it in turn automatically changes me for the better.
Self improvement is a very important part of ones individual growth, but I think sometimes we focus so hard on it that it automatically shuts people down and shuts people out. I do agree that reevaluating relationships, friendships, associates or what have you periodically is very important, but there is no need to continually walk around trying to convince people of something that they are not going to care about as much as you! There is a much bigger picture out there, and the sooner we are able to become more selfless, the better. I'm learning everyday to concentrate on the gifts and tasks that God has paved for me to complete and I will grow and better from it beyond my control. Because when I'm in control progress is gradual, but when God is in control, it is undeniably exponential. Until next time (soon). God is love.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Hey there!

Consistency. That has to be my new motto! It has been nearly five months since my last entry and quite frankly, I'm tired of beginning most if not all my entries like this! So a little bit at a time is what I'll do! So much has been going on since our move to DC and it has been great! Spring has (halfway) sprung and there will be several updates coming in the next few weeks!! Thanks for hanging on with me! God is love.