Category: love

All of my purple life

All of my purple life

Prince is gone from this Earth and I’m having a hard time accepting it. Gone at the age of 57. Gone way too soon. I was in Memphis when I heard the bad news. My Pops sent me a message…

Must watch: Grace & Frankie on Netflix

Must watch: Grace & Frankie on Netflix

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Netflix. All opinions are my own. So what are ya’ll watching on Netflix these days? I’m always on the lookout for something new to binge on and my friends on Facebook never let me…

A lesson about fathers that my uncle taught me

A lesson about fathers that my uncle taught me

As a young girl growing up, my uncles were a vital part of my life. My mother is the middle child of seven siblings and she has always been close to her four brothers. Over the years, they’ve served as…

My grandmother’s hands

My grandmother’s hands

My Nana as a young girl, a young woman and as a young wife. My little brown Nana from East L.A turned 86 years young last July. As I think back on this lovely woman, scenes from my childhood flow…

OITNB: Crazy Eyes-inspired Pop Up Love Note

OITNB: Crazy Eyes-inspired Pop Up Love Note

I am kind of obsessed with Orange is the New Black, an original series on Netflix. I binge watched the entire first season while crafting a few months ago. Two seconds in I knew I had to watch the show…

Things highly creative people do

Things highly creative people do

I consider myself a creative person. However, a creative person that is still very much left-brained. My creative side and my analytical side are constantly going toe to toe, fighting for supremacy. But I know those people–the people who are…

I suck at Valentine’s Day

I suck at Valentine’s Day

I took this photo on the island of Oahu. One of my all-time favorite song lyrics are from Led Zeppelin’s “Thank You”. The words are so simple yet profound. Every time I hear them, I think of my husband Michael….

Rastaman Vibration: Happy 69th birthday, Bob Marley

Rastaman Vibration: Happy 69th birthday, Bob Marley

Image source: Flickr/Monosnaps I’ve been resting in bed all day because I feel like poop. Finally, “the sick” made its way into our home. My tea cups, throat spray and booger tissues scattered beside me, I decided to try and…

Happy 2014 from my family to yours

Happy 2014 from my family to yours

I painted everyone in my family in a  Pop Art style. Stay tuned for a how-to tutorial later this week. Goodbye, 2013. Hello, 2014. Where did this year go? It seems cliche to say but also very fitting. 2013 has…

The single mother side hustle

The single mother side hustle

My favorite photo of my mama. She’s pregnant with me in this photo. Although I hate the thought of wrinkles and gray hair, growing older is a good thing. I’ve gained wisdom and insight that I just didn’t have when…