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Why I Dont Make Resolutions

I don't make resolutions because I don't keep them. That is it!

Thinking back, I have never keep a New Year's Resolution; however, throughout my 20's I have always made them.

Instead of making resolutions, sit and plan for your year.

Map out your major goals and your sub- goals.

Chart how you are going to accomplish these goals.

Actually, get up and work on accomplishing your goals.

Vision board your goals, dreams and aspirations.

Never give up even if you feel like you cannot make it.

Out and About Mondays- Sky Juice

I am currently preparing for a new year at work. As such, I am swimming in work. Last week I  was in the hear of the city and i felt like i wanted a drink of Sky Juice. Here are the highlights.

5 Back to School Saving Tips- DIY Sundays

For today's DIY Sundays it is my pleasure to present a GUEST POST from Nadia Jones. This post kick starts my 100th posts celebration. I hope you find this beneficial. - Back to School Glitter Graphics
With summer over, you’re probably scrambling to buy all the right supplies for your kids in time for the first day of school. And if you’re like most parents, you’re looking to buy the best quality products for your kids with as little damage as possible done to your wallet.  Here are five easy to follow tips that’ll help you save money while you prepare your little one for the new school year.
Look Online First Often you can buy a good deal of your child’s school supplies without ever leaving your house. Sites like feature clothing, school supplies, and textbooks all at discounted rates. compares the store price products to their price so you can see just how much money you’re saving. Often the savings on these retail sites exceed 50%!  If you plan a…

Quick Update

This is one of those quick posts. My home was recently broken into. I don't want to go into any major details but just to say that although my family and I were home when it occurred we are all ok. My netbook was one of the things that was stolen. I am working to be on track for Sunday.

I just want to say thanks to all my readers, followers and friends for stopping by. I will try and visit you before the weekend is out. 

Also, I will be kicking off my 100th post celebration. Details about this will follow soon.

Thank You all again for your positive comments.


Positive Wednesdays- Cutting through the Confusion

There are times in our lives that no matter what we do, there seems to be a cloud of confusion present. Have you ever stopped to think why? Well i have and this is my theory. It seems like whenever I am on the verge of making a personal breakthrough, that is when  confusion reigns.  How do you cut through the confusion?
First of all, calm your mind. Quiet all of the distractions surrounding you. Concentrate on the one task at hand. Often a naysayer can cloud our minds and break our focus.

Then think, what in your life distracts you? In the moment of need, silence your brain and allow yourself to stay focused. Save your worries about tomorrow and guilt over yesterday's failures for another time. Maybe you need to meditate, pray, or simply spend a few moments quietly gathering yourself before tackling the project at hand. Now is the time for just one thing--reaching your goal.

Today, focus your energy, clear your head, and achieve!

Quote of the Day

Concentration is the ability to think …

Out and About Mondays- From the Window of the Car

I was at the stoplight when i grabbed the camera and shot these pics. These pictures of Emancipation Park, in New Kingston Jamaica

DIY Sundays - The Versatility of Baby Oil

It is amazing how versatile baby oil is! I got the idea for this post, when i was using baby oil as my makeup remover.  I always have baby oil on hand to moisturize my heels so they don't look thirsty. Then it hit me, there must be other things i can use baby oil for. If you know of any other uses please let me know by leaving a comment.
Put a little on a cotton ball to help remove eye make-up.
Use after shaving your legs to soften your skin and prevent razor burn
Use on cracked or dry heals and put socks on to hold in the moisture 

Smooth on a pregnant tummy to reduce the chances of stretch marks

Massage a little on your cuticles before your manicure or pedicure

Great and inexpensive massage oil

It can be used as a lubricant for noisy door hinges

Use a little baby oil to treat stubborn or stuck zippers. It helps them glide up and down more smoothly. 
Baby oil can be used to create homemade baby wipes (2 tbsps of baby oil, 2tbsps of baby lotion, 1 tbsp of bathwash and 3/4…

The Evolution of ME

I have written this post a while back and somehow every time i thought about it i felt naked. So, i am going to close my eyes and click published.

I am listening to a Ziggy Marley song 'True to Myself'. Immediately my mind went to my evolution.Now, i am absolutely loving the skin that i am in. I must be honest, my body is by no means prefect; neither was i always loving myself or true to myself. However, i have learnt that if i am not true to myself, who will be true to me.
One day, i woke up and realized that people will always talk(as old people say mouth mek fi chat). So i decided that i will do what i want because people will talk anyway. So, I wear what i love and i do what i enjoy. Hence, my evolution started. 
Now, i see myself as a lioness (maybe its because i am a Leo) dangerously beautiful, graceful, protector, warrior, peaceful soul, mother, lover, friend, loyal, honest, honourable and the list goes on. Therefore, when i wake up in the morning, i call upon my inner li…

Positive Wednesday- Overcoming Hardships

You wake up and you think, what am i going to do today? There is no money, little or no food. No job or if you have a job, there is no money to get to work or even get home. Lunch is just a fantasy that you can only dream about. You are not alone.
 It is so easy to lay down and die. It is so easy to throw your hands up and say i cannot do this. But i have learnt that persistence is one of the keys to overcoming hardships. 
But what do you do when you've been striving for so long that it seems like your goal is never going to see light? How do you deal with the fear that you're about to fail? Simple. Give it just one more shot. And then one more. Think about the sweat and time you've committed already. You've come this far, you'd be unfair to yourself if you quit without a fight. Even if the odds are way out of your favor and you can't see how it can possibly help, reach out and take one last swing. You never know what will happen. Big, meaningful achiev…

Out and About Mondays- A Dose of Laughter!!!!

I usually post pictures of places i went to or pass as a result of my daily travelings for Out and About Mondays. Today, i am going to mix it up and share a video from a local comedy series here in Jamaica. I hope it provides a dose of laughter for you.

How Often Do You Wash Your Clothes?- DIY Sundays

Yes!!, DIY Sundays is back. After a month and a half absence i have decided to return my DIY Sundays posts. This is a little background for my new follower, initially my DIY (Do It Yourself) Sundays posts was based on my Sunday beauty routine. However, it has evolved into tips based on a variety of topics. I hope you find the post helpful.
Today i want to talk about clothes. I came across this guide entitled:How often Clothes Should be Washed. By the way, do you know how often  your clothes should be washed? Or are you like me? I basically wash my clothes as soon as it appears dirty.  After looking at the list I was amazed by my non - compliance to the suggested guideline. Here is a quick guide to help you determine how frequently you need to launder key warm-weather clothing pieces, barring stains or especially sticky days, that is.

  THE GUIDE                                                                                              ME
Jeans: After 4 to 5 wears                     …


I know if you are an avid reader of my blog you would have noticed that there are some new addition to my blog. I have included a few Shabby Apples Ads on my page. I must say that it is dream of every blogger to be able to financially gain from their blog at some point. With this said, I never thought I would be in that category because of my geographical location (Jamaica). So, i never gave it any serious thought. This was not until i received an email from Shabby Apples to become an affiliate that the possibility really hit home.

 Then reality hit and i said to myself that i would be horrible at it. Somehow i just didn't know if i could do it. What eventually sold me on the idea of actually starting this venture was not the idea of a possible commission (which would be helpful) but it was the idea of stepping outside of my box. I said nothing tried nothing done. I just wanted to forget the idea of failure and look at the possibilities. So, i am off to Shabby Apples

Who Looks Back at You When You Look in the Mirror?- Positive Wednesdays

I have not done a Positive Wednesdays post  in a while. Most of my regular features have been place on heitus until September. However, i was in bed and i remember this post that i wanted to share as a part of a motivation series geared towards women. I know i have a few males who read my posts, so sorry if you feel left out.

This video speaks to us as females being everything to everyone else and nothing to ourselves. I wanted to share it because it's an all too familiar reality. I hope it speaks to you in a positive way.

P.S: I am quite flattered, however the person in the video is not me. She is one of my favourite You-tuber, Bronze Goddess.

The Great House Experience

Jamaica being a former colony of Britain there are a number of great houses in the country. A great house is the main house on a plantain and Devon House is one of the great houses in Kingston. According to the Devon House's website the site is 127 years old.  The property is 11-acres, its lush sprawling lawns provides an ambiance that soothes the mind and soul, and offers an enviable shopping experience for both local and overseas visitors.  What i love most is that Devon House was built by Jamaica’s first black millionaire George Stiebel. Just in case your wondering  I m not getting paid or compensated for this post.
The truth is I have fond memories of the grounds because i attended high school up the road. I remember swinging from the trees (literally), having Devon House I- Scream with school mates on Fridays and most of all selecting a tree and craving my name in it. 
Now it's a place where i take my daughter to make up for the terror of swimming class. To her it is the oa…

Beach Days + Road Trip - DRAMA

In my last blog entry i told you that i will be celebrating a couple of national holidays (Emancipation Day and Independence Day). As a result of this i was in and out  of Kingston quite.
First of all,  i must tell you about my Independence Day, August 6, drama. I decided to go to Negril on a beach trip. I was super excited because i rarely go to that side of the island. Well on the highway going out of Kingston the bus caught on fire. I could not make this up even if i tried. The first person out of the bus was a man on crutches and he was on the back seat. A couple of people drove out of the bus and one person jumped out of a window. I slipped out of the bus somehow.  They had to use two big  bottles of water and a crate and a half of beers to out the fire.

Three hours later, after sitting on the side of the highway,  we were on our way to Montego Bay in another bus. Most were disappointed that we had to change our destination but Montego Bay, however, it was a lot closer at that poin…