Christmas 2013

It’s that time of year again when families get together and celebrate the holidays. This year I had the pleasure of spending quality time with my immediate family. We celebrated Christmas a day early (Dec. 24th) because my sister, who works at a hospital, had to work Christmas day. So while everyone was scrambling around trying to find last-minute gifts, we were enjoying each others company. I love my family!

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My sister built her first gingerbread house. She’s the creative one.

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Christmas cookies with my adorable god-daughter and cousins.

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Did someone say PRESENTS?

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Merry Christmas #SenequeSistersForever

10 Marriage Tips Every WIFE Needs to Hear

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There’s a blog post that’s recently gone viral, written by a divorced man featuring some really sound advice about marriage (click here to read it).  I really have to applaud this guy.  It takes guts to stand up and be transparent about your failures.  It’s equally as commendable to stand up and say how you’d do things differently.

One thing that his post is lacking, however, is the female perspective.  After reading his post, I wanted to take some time and write down some things that I’ve learned in the last ten years.  You see – I’m now in my third marriage.  When people learn this fact about me, their reaction is usually pretty awkward.  It’s almost as if they’re waiting for me to be embarrassed by my admission. While going through two divorces was some of the most painful times of my life, I’d only feel ashamed if…

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Abstinence is unrealistic and old fashioned

I recently came across a post by another blogger titled “Abstinence is unrealistic and old fashioned”. Out of my curiosity to know why someone would possibly say that I read the post. In summary, a young man was very confused on the subject because of what his health teacher mentioned in class. She said that staying sexually abstinent was very “old fashioned” and “out dated”. To read the blogger’s response to this very bad advice given by an adult to young impressionable children click on the link below.

http://themattwalshblog.com/2013/11/09/abstinence-is-unrealistic-and-old-fashioned/

What is your opinion on this very sensitive subject?

 

5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Man of Steel

English actor Henry Cavill graces us with his  sexy presence as Superman in Man of Steel, which arrived in theaters June 14th. He has also appeared in the films such as  Stardust and Immortals.

Here are my top 5 reasons why you should watch the movie…

Reason 1: That Face!

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Reason 2: That Body!

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Reason 3: That Suit! The superman suit has definitely got an upgrade and I’m sure all the ladies appreciate it

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Reason 4: The Fight Scenes

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Reason 5: Did I mention that body?!?

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I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Weekend at a glance: i need to learn how to use my camera #68

warning: this post contains a hell of a lot of photos.

About a month ago, I went on a whim and purchased a new camera. The quality of photos on my iPhone was just not enough. And, I don’t have enough storage space on my phone. I love the camera but clearly I don’t know how to use it. All weekend, my pictures were coming out super blurry and it was really pissing me off. It wasn’t until last night that my friend brought to my attention that I had a nob thingie at the top to switch settings. I NEVER NOTICED IT BEFORE!!!! Man, I’m so pissed, but whatever.

Friday

I attended a pretty cool ‘Penny Candy’ exhibit at the Loew’s Hotel for artistHebru Brantley. He is a Chicago native but studied film at Clark Atlanta University. His inspiration for his work comes from the comics…

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My weekend in ATL

This weekend I had the pleasure of going to Atlanta, Georgia for a wedding. If you know me, you know I “LOVE” weddings but this time was a little different. I attended two ceremonies for the same couple. On Saturday they had a traditional Nigerian ceremony and on Sunday was  the american style wedding. Both ceremonies were very romantic. I had a blast! So congrats again to the happy couple Maggie and Chris. Thank you for letting me share in this joyous occasion.

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Me at the Nigerian Ceremony   

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Me at the american style wedding.

I was wearing lipstick this weekend instead of lip gloss. Which color do you like on me more? Red or Pink

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Posing outside with the beautiful landscape

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I caught the bouquet so that means I’m next

After a long weekend we decided to explore the city Monday night. 

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Me and Sasha

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Dinner at Yard House. The waiter was so nice I had to get a picture with him. 

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Met up with my cousin and fellow blogger Lucy (on the left).

I had a blast in Atlanta and I can’t wait to go back. There’s so much more that I didn’t get to see. 

P.S. Pictures of the bride and groom will be posted soon!

Suits: Summer 2013 Edition

 

Enjoy a quick joke…

A man goes to a tailor to try on a new custom-made suit. The first thing he notices is that the arms are too long.

“No problem,” says the tailor. “Just bend them at the elbow and hold them out in front of you. See, now it’s fine.”

“But the collar is up around my ears!”

“It’s nothing. Just hunch your back up a little… No, a little more… That’s it.”

“But I’m stepping on my cuffs!” the man cries in desperation.

“Now, bend you knees a little to take up the slack. There you go. Look in the mirror–the suit fits perfectly.”

So, twisted like a pretzel, the man lurches out onto the street. Reba and Florence see him go by.

“Oh, look,” says Reba, “that poor man!”

“Yes,” says Florence, “but what a beautiful suit.”

 

At least one of these looks should be in your wardrobe by the end of summer 2013!

Fashion is all about having fun. Play it up and make it you. Remember the most important thing about a suit or any piece of clothing is the fit. Find a local tailor in your area that will work with your budget, so you can look like you just stepped off a runway. 

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This is a nice “going out” look minus the belt. I would pair it with something less flashy. 

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Like this!

 

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This jacket is to die for. I would pair it with a different pair of trousers though. 

 

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I’m not really a fan of the double breasted suit, but the one on the left caught my attention.

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This is for my men who like to wear vests. 

 

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This look is inspired by the new version of “The Great Gatsby” 

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I call this the ultimate light grey suit. It will never go out of style. 

 

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Keeping it simple in solid black. 

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Cooking: Vegan Style

I spent the whole day combing through this vegan cook book I recently borrowed from my local library called Chloe’s Kitchen. Chloe Coscarelli recently won Food Network’s Cupcake Wars competition and is now a well known vegan chef. Her recipes are easy to follow and here is my take on her Spaghetti Bolognese.

Step 1: Chop all the ingredients up in a food processor. The recipe requires mushrooms, walnuts, kidney beans, flour, and various seasoning. 

Step 2: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. 

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Step 3: Brown”meat” mixture in a pan with oil 

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Step 4: Boil the spaghetti

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Step 5: After “meat” is brown add marinara sauce, brown sugar, and rice milk. 

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Step 5: Enjoy!

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Here is the real recipe if you are interested in making it yourself. 

1 pound spaghetti (try a gluten-free version from Trader Joe’s)
1 cup walnuts
8 oz. chopped crimini mushrooms
15 oz. can pinto beans (rinse and dry!)
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
24 oz. marinara sauce (I like Trader Joe’s Tomato Basil)
1/4 cup plain almond milk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Fresh basil for garnish

Cook spaghetti according to instructions on the package. Drain water and put aside.

Put walnuts in food processor and process until they are crumbs. Add crimini mushrooms and pulse into small pieces. Now add in the beans, flour, basil, salt and pepper and pulse. The mixture should be chunky – to avoid a thick wet mixture make sure your ingredients are dry (this means pat the beans and mushrooms dry after rinsing).

In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high then add in processed mushroom mixture. Evenly brown the mixture by flipping frequently, should take about 12 minutes. Add to the pan the marinara sauce, almond milk, and brown sugar and stir until it’s all heated.

Mix spaghetti and bolognese sauce, top with basil.

Contrary to Popular Belief, We Are Meant to Be Monogamous

I love this article. I never thought about it like that.

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I am an avid blog reader with a propensity to read a lot of blog posts about relationships/love/sex. Recently, I have been reading a lot of articles about monogamy. The discussion revolves around the long-held convention that men are not meant to be monogamous. I have noticed that the discussion in these posts has expanded to a new idea. Women are not meant to be monogamous either. I find these posts to be disheartening and just downright wrong!

How can men and women not be wired for monogamy when God created Eve for the exclusive purpose of being a help-meet for Adam? God did not create Eve and several other women for Adam. God created one woman for Adam and one man for Eve. If the first two human beings on this earth were created to monogamous, human being were, in fact, configured to be monogamous.

God requested Adam and…

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