Soy based meal replacement

As the new year approaches I am reflecting on all the changes I vowed to follow in 2014. I did workout out consistently throughout the year but my eating habits were less than desirable for me. I still struggle to eat on a regular schedule and most of my calories are consumed via beverages ie lattes and wine! I know, I know such a winning combination, but I do like this meal replacement I picked up at SAMs. It's not chalky and its soy based and the best thing of all it fills me up so I won't overeat or shall I say drink! I started drinking this on a regular basis a couple weeks ago, so hopefully I won't fall off the wagon for too long of a period. If you want to see how I made this drink check the deets below, also stay tuned for some other recipes I'm working on using this meal replacement powder.
I use the following to make the perfect  meal replacement drink.

2 scoops of soy meal replacement 
1 cup Almond milk
1/4 cup of berries
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp Chia seeds

Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy! I'm working on an oatmeal drink for next time but if you have any recipes you want to share with me send an email!

Until next time Loves!

Lite lunch

If you all are like me and doing your last minute running around before Christmas, this lunch right here is the perfect pick me up! A kale salad from Whole Foods and a bottle of Kombucha is keeping me at a steady pace. I'm going to work out tonight and start baking and cooking tomorrow for Christmas. I just wanted to share one of the lite meals I enjoy during the week before I gear up for my big holiday meal later in the week.

Until next time Loves, keep it light and healthy!

Happy Sunday Loves!

RIP Titi Branch of Miss Jessie's

My heartfelt condolences are being sent to the Miss Jessie's family. Titi Branch one of the founders of the Miss Jessie's hair care line has died. She was a leader in the natural hair care industry and she along with her sister created the Miss Jessie's line which paved the way for many women of color myself included with curly/coily textured hair to embrace their natural manes. Its being reported that she may have committed suicide and this time of year, some people with severe depression may go to extreme measures to combat these feelings.  If you are or anyone you know are battling depression and are having suicidal thoughts please, do not hesitate and call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Am I my sister's keeper? Yes, I am!


Who else is rocking white after Labor Day? I am loving these Messe'ca booties in winter white they are stylish and comfortable! What whites have you added to your winter wardrobe? Share pictures with me here or on Instagram.
Until next time Loves!

Christmas tree inspiration

If I had room in my office, I would definitely have this in there. Maybe my daughter will get inspired to put a tree up this year!

Make sure to share some of your holiday designs with me on the blog or Instagram. Until next time Loves!


I love holidays when I can sit back and relax with my loved ones. So many times we get caught up in the commercialism of the day and not the opportunity to create memories. As I dress my tree this year, I find that I'm not as rigid in my whole decorating process as in previous years, and I really don't have the energy to go overboard like I generally do. Not all my decorations will make it to the tree but a few with special meaning will be showcased like the little mouse below. I believe it was from Disney's Cinderella and it will be front and center on my tree!

As I stated in earlier posts, I'm a grandma's baby and I would put this on our tree every year when I was growing up. I'm not sure how I came to have this ornament in my possession, because my grandma died before I had a family of my own. Although I'm unsure of how I got this ornament it brings back so many happy memories for me! It reminds me to create happy memories with my family like my grandma did with me! I just love that my kids and hubby indulge me when I want to do all these crazy things during the holidays, because they have realized like myself, that the best gift is time spent with loved ones and not money spent on gifts!

Until next time Loves!

Design Inspiration

I'm falling in love with these black walls.  If I had larger windows I would have gone with a darker color for my walls.

The art just pops against the wall and I'm loving the matte finish. This is just a little boho look to get your weekend started.

Until next time!