Things I Loving For Spring

I love these (City Colour Shimmer Shadows) it’s a powder-based formula available in 16 shades or you can pick what you like. They have the listing of all the ingredients for each shade on their website. Along with some cool names for them.

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Again I’m loving these pop of colour from Christian Louboutin ($90.00 for a set of 3). It’s a limited edition of the set. A bit expensive but the color I’m loving, It also comes in a larger size.

Very Prive-Wine red, Batignolles-turquoise     Bengali- hot pink, Pops- orange,Khoi-black

blue, Miss Loubi- coral. Have a great weekend God is good.

 

 

 

 

 

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For my Future Grandkids

For if you come and I hope you do, I will be patiently waiting for your arrival  and I will welcome you just as the sky is blue and the sun is bright or the stars full the sky on a warm night. And I should hold you in my arms for the first time and check every inch of your body with kisses. And I should ask for you to be with me every other weekend how else will you know me . I will teach you everything for I am your past and you are my future I will be so happy with you.

What’s Cooking Today

Yesterday was Valentine day hope you guys had a great day. We didn’t go out to eat, it was very cold and I didn’t want to leave the apt so we stay in and cook this delicious dish. IMG_3002Cou Cou it’s a renowned, favorite local dish of Barbados. This specially dish is made from local corn meal and okra which is vigorously stirred with a cou cou stick while mixed with the liquid of the okras.

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1: pkg of yellow corn meal

Salt to tast

Bring to boil the okra and water, as it boil the water will begin to get like glue, pour into a bowl as the liquid and the okra will mix in with the meal. Leaving a little liquid in the pot add the meal and stir until you reach a creamy consistence, then add more of the liquid and meal and stir,  you’ll do this until the liquid is gone , make sure it’s creamy not lumpy because it wouldn’t tast good. served hot right out the pot, this delicious meal is usually served with steamed fish, salt fish , or red herring but I serve mine with a pink salmon sauce.

Ash Wednesday

IMG_2309Today is Ash Wednesday and as we hurry to church for the father to place ashes on our forehead he mumble these words “dust thou art and unto dust you shalt return” but we don’t pay much attention to the words because we are only there for the ashes and to get our penance going. But if we were to stop and focus on the words then we would have to think about death and that isn’t something we like to worry ourselves about, but death is only a reminder of not to sin. So as we go into these forty days of penance remember there are three basic practices of lent.

Pray: Raising our hearts and mind to God.

Fasting: Abstain from things like food, drinks, habit or behavior.

Almsgiving: Try to focus on ways we can help someone in greater need perhaps don’t buy little things we think we need for the forty days, and give that money to someone in need or the church.

Lent is a season of rebirth so whatever you do or give up this season make sure it’s something that we discipline ourselves so that we may grow and become more like Christ in our attitude towards God and one another. God is good. 

Fasting

This month is a special time for prayer, it’s the beginning of lent which I think everyone should take part in whether you are Catholic or not. The Lord our God give up his life for all our sins so surely we can sacrifice 40 days and stay in faith and pray. I was reading this on (Christopher J. Hale). And I quote, In an annual Lenten message, the pope writes, “whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades.” He continues that, “We end up being incapable of feeling compassion at the outcry of the poor, weeping for other people’s pain, and feeling a need to help them, as though all this were someone else’s responsibility and not our own.”But when we fast from this indifference, we can began to

feast on love. In fact, Lent is the perfect time to learn how to love again. Jesus—the great protagonist of this holy season—certainly showed us the way. In him, God descends all the way down to bring everyone up. In his life and his ministry, no one is excluded.

“What are you giving up for Lent?” It’s a question a lot of people will get these next few days. If you want to change your body, perhaps alcohol and candy is the way to go. But if you want to change your heart, a harder fast is needed. This narrow road is gritty, but it isn’t sterile. It will make room in ourselves to experience a love that can make us whole and set us free.

Stress Free Nights

Sometimes before bed I get anxious and I can’t sleep, so I try having stress free nights by doing some one minute breathing and also writing some positive notes to myself and sticking them on the fridge, the bathroom mirror and on the front door. Or preparing my clothes for the next day its the little things I do before bed, and it gives me something to look forward to the next day. But I must say mediating and boiling some spices on low heat before bed helps. With a mixed of lemon cranberry nutmeg cinnamon stick ground cinnamon cloves  bay leaves ginger and water. It’s very  festive and  really give off a nice fragrant. So these are some of the ways I stay stress free at nights , God is good. 

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Thanksgiving

Hi, hope everyone had a nice thanksgiving and you didn’t work to hard.  This thanksgiving I decided to go all out did the turkey, stuffing, gravy yes the works as much as it was fun I never missed my bed so much. But first I have to give thanks to  Ree Drummond  from the food network for her brine turkey I think every one should try this , it was the first time I every made a whole turkey and I must say  everything was on point so thank you Ree for coming through for my family and I . Can’t forget Ina Garten for her lovely Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp apple pie recipe which top everything off  along with  Haagen-Dazs coffee ice cream and for that Ina thank you . You all make my thanksgiving worth all the thanks.