• LoveNotes

    It’s in the mail. (A repost)

    In light of what is going on concerning the U.S. Postal Service. I’d like to share a post from 2010, posted on my other blog – with some edits of course. I can’t imagine the U.S. without the U.S.P.S. it has been a part of my family for as long as I can remember. I share why in the following post entitled: “It’s In The Mail.” I don’t know about you, but every time I hear the US Postal Service is in trouble, I shudder. I do. Literally. Yes, I know, we are all about emails these days. If you can’t catch up that way there’s always Facebook and Myspace…

  • LoveNotes

    The Joy of Overcoming – A Decade in Retrospect (Part 2)

    … I didn’t bring you on this journey of the last ten years of my life to give all the gloom and doom. No, sir! Because you see in the last few years of this decade there has been a turnaround in my situation (and my friend’s). She met a nice young man at work and they are now engaged to be married. Yay! I, too have had an incredible turnaround as well and while yes, it does involve a very nice gentleman who has been my honey now for two wonderful years, it’s about so much more. I have found my voice, my place, purpose. I have found me.…

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    The Joy of Overcoming – A Decade in Retrospect (Part 1)

    I began to write this blog entry, November 28, 2019, Thanksgiving Day, to be exact and exactly 33 days before a New Year of a new decade. It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed already and, like so many others, I am looking back on the last decade and my place in it. Ten years ago I had a new baby in tow and was still nurturing wounds fresh from loss and tragedy. The death of my grandmother and biological father preceded the loss of my apartment to a kitchen fire, which all happened a few short months after I had to close my Flower Shop business because of…

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    Announcements,  Featured,  LoveNotes,  Outings

    #ConnectFord – A Digital Journey Through the Ford VIP Experiential Blogger Program

    In September 2018 William Jackson and I, along with several students, attended FlBlogCon, created by the lovely Bess Auer.  Sponsored by Ford and hosted at Full Sail University, the conference was well attended by bloggers from all over the state of Florida and beyond. It was rife with knowledgeable bloggers sharing their journeys and strategies for success. We all learned a great deal in those sessions. There were also vendors, like The Shoe Bakery, selling their adorable ice cream shoes and unicorn purses, as well as, stations to make things like cool 3-D trinkets with the 3-D printer or button pins with the FlBlogCon Logo. Outside, the Southern Ford Dealers…

  • Inspiration,  LoveNotes

    Beautifully Human

    “But you’re Not Black!” That is often the response I get when people that know I’m Puerto Rican hear my poetry or hear me speak about how comfortable I am embracing my African culture. It’s true, I’m not African American, and truth be told, if you took away my ethnicity- Hispanic/Latina- I’m a mix of black, white, and native Taino. I do carry African blood. My mother is mulatto, like me, she’s mixed with African (.24% Nigerian, in fact, according to her Ancestry test) and Taino, which is the name of the native people of the Island and European and my father is white (Puerto Rican) with a long family…

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    Building the New

    It’s been quite some time since the my last post and I wanted to apologize to you dear reader and follower and also give you an update. The good news is that I am still around and busier than ever! Which is great news for you because it means more content (eventually, lol) and it also means I’m growing! So, thank you for your patience as I continue to add information AND change the look of my page …and my company.  I know you enjoy what’s happening!

  • Ideas,  Inspiration,  LoveNotes

    Ideas: 20 Fun Outdoor Nighttime Activities to try with your kids

    It’s really fun finding things to do outside with the kids and grand-kids during the day, especially as the weather warms up in the Spring or the weather cools down in the fall. And while daytime activities are plentiful, sometimes it’s not as easy to come up with things to do during twilight or evening hours so I created a list of possibilities. Here’s a quick rundown of the activities.  If you need more instructions…keep reading! Plus don’t miss two fun bonus ideas at the end! 1. Flashlight tag: this one is simple enough. One child gets to be “it”… the others run around like crazy trying to avoid getting…

  • Sharing The Love

    This is our Kind of Cheesecake!

    Check out this wonderful article about Cheesecake…complete with a delicious recipe! “Cheesecake is a divine reason to indulge in one’s Jewishness.” Self-proclaimed foodnik Nino takes us on a journey through religion, film, and history en route to his perfect cheesecake recipe. via Blooming Jewish Cheesecake with Tablets of the Law Crust — Discover