Kindle Vella: Corn Soup

Kindle Vella brings you stories released one short episode at a time, available on the web at http://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella and in the Kindle app. Things to look out for if you’re new here: Follow the stories you like to keep up with the latest from your favorite characters. When you like an episode, give it a ThumbsContinue reading “Kindle Vella: Corn Soup”

Day Trip: DC

Have you ever taken a flight out in the morning, ate, and returned that night?? A few months ago, a friend of mine who works for an airline told me that on his off days, he catches flights to other cities for brunch. I was shocked! Why hadn’t I thought of that?! So, being theContinue reading “Day Trip: DC”

West Indian Day Parade

Homie called me up a few weeks ago and said, “Hey, have you ever been to Brooklyn for Carnival?” I was like, “Nope.” Of course, I checked that it was ok with my family, but I said yes! I’ve been to Caribbean Carnivals in Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, Columbia (SC), and Raleigh. I hope to goContinue reading “West Indian Day Parade”

My Daughter’s First Caribbean Carnival

I’ve been playing mas for years. My daughter has seen me pack and unpack feathers and bedazzled bras for fifty million times. This year, she asked if she could go. Of course I said yes! My little 25% Caribbean heart (my granddad on my mom’s side is Jamaican) jumped with pride. So, I picked aContinue reading “My Daughter’s First Caribbean Carnival”

A Teacher Tomorrow

Today was the first day I wore my diamond wedding ring to work in 4 years. Most recently, I left the world of administration to return to teaching. This has been the best decision I’ve made in a long time. I was an assistant principal for four years. As a teacher for 10 years, IContinue reading “A Teacher Tomorrow”

Ride it with my Surfboard

Surfing is definitely not the same as paddle boarding! Make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel. A few weeks ago, a young lady posted in one of my Facebook groups that she was interested in learning how to surf. So, being the adventurous person I am, I obliged! She also mentioned that there wasContinue reading “Ride it with my Surfboard”

Fashion on a Budget

Bookies want to look cute too…lol I remember when I was a poor little girl in Orangeburg. The only places we had to shop at were Roses and Kmart. I used to read fashion magazines and imagine the clothes I wanted to wear. My favorites were Delia’s and Teen Vogue. Clueless and Boomerang were myContinue reading “Fashion on a Budget”

Country Style Grill Off

Each year, Art Fennell hosts a grill off in Blenheim/ Bennettsville, South Carolina. Grill masters from all over come to showcase their best ribs and wings. We sampled food from Charlotte, all the way down to Georgia. Grill masters are judged on presentation and taste. I was so excited to see some of my favoriteContinue reading “Country Style Grill Off”

Philly: Roots Picnic

I’m typing this sad and exhausted, but I wanted you guys to hear about my wonderful weekend before the details got blurry on me. At this point, many things are blurry…lol. So, this review is part Philly and part Roots Picnic. Both deserve a deeper dive, but I don’t have it in me. And, beContinue reading “Philly: Roots Picnic”

South Beach

Itinerary I’ve been to Miami several times, but this is my first time taking the kids. Therefore, I had to do a ton of research for kid friendly things to do. We went down for spring break. Many of my options were inspired by Mom Trotter. We didn’t get to do everything we wanted, soContinue reading “South Beach”