The Battle for My Voice

The Battle for My Voice

Sweetie Pies, for the past year or so I have been engaged in a nasty spiritual battle. I have mentioned it to those closest to me in passing, but this is the first time I have thoroughly discussed it with anyone, although my pastor (who is truly connected to God) picked up on it several months … Continue reading

This is for The Climbers

For the past few days I have fought the urge to write. I kept thinking that I would get around to it as soon as I finish this project, get the kid on track, and create some semblance of normalcy with my income. All of these things are still in progress, as am I. Yet, … Continue reading

If I Bake the Cake, Then I’m Going to Eat It

If I Bake the Cake, Then I’m Going to Eat It

Sweetie Pies, I’ve been getting myself in shape. I have a great workout class that I attend three times a week, just completed an Ab Challenge with several friends via Facebook, HipHopAbs with Shaun T, and the choreography for my play last weekend. Since I’m doing all of this, I’ve also been striving to make … Continue reading

I’m a YAY! Girl (and I want to recruit you).

I’m a YAY! Girl (and I want to recruit you).

Awhile back, I wrote a post about how much I love to watch television. I’m a self-admitted junkie. The fanfare of Memorial Day weekend is a reminder that some of my favorite shows are now on summer hiatus (Scandal Gladiators, can you believe that Byron from A Different World is Olivia Pope’s daddy?!?) or have aired … Continue reading

Giving Back is the Point of Success

Giving Back is the Point of Success

Sweetie Pies, I’ve been busy. Rehearsing for a musical next month, working steadily in my capacity as a writer/editor while expanding my comfort zone to include photography (I now have actual photo credits, thankyouverymuch), and being mom/business manager/enforcer of all things preteens hate to my lovable, but way over-the-top, eleven year old. However, I find … Continue reading

Keep Writing. Ignore Idiots.

Keep Writing. Ignore Idiots.

If only it were that easy, Sweetie Pies. Do you remember when your dream/vision/goal was nothing more than an oversimplified idea that was tossed out amidst coffee and small talk? Friends and family told you that you should totally write that book/produce that album/paint/fly a plane — until you started to take your idea seriously. Maybe … Continue reading

Thrifty Thursday — Dresses and Jeans

Thrifty Thursday — Dresses and Jeans

A while back, I wrote a post describing my love of thrift stores and consignment shops. Click here to see the AMAZING shoes I bought for less than $4.00! Well, since Spring has arrived and I needed a few items to spruce up my wardrobe, I thought I’d share my cute finds with my Sweetie … Continue reading

A Jesus Encounter

A Jesus Encounter

In the comments section of an article I read tonight was a message to someone whose words spewed with bitterness in the name of the Lord. You need a Jesus encounter. It wouldn’t leave me alone, and so I find myself here after a hiatus filled with parenting, work, opportunities, worry, stress, stillness, and prayer. I’ve been … Continue reading