Monday, August 31, 2009


Loving this video w/ Drake and Trey Songz...well done!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cake Decorating

For the past four weeks, I have been taking a cake decorating class at Michael's. Today was the last day for Course 1-Discover Cake Decorating. I'll be taking the next three courses...I'll definitely be a pro by the end of the year. Here are some pics of the cakes I've decorated.

Class 2
Class 3
Class 4

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Love Her Music

I love Algebra Blessett's music, her album Purpose is on point. It's been out since last year. You should check it out...gotta love it.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Controversy...Why Can't I Sing About Love?

This is a real it wrong to listen to secular music or to sing it as a Christian? I think that it is okay to sing and listen to R&B and other forms of music like hip hop/rap, jazz, etc. as long as it has positive message...not something that would inflict harm upon your body, heart, and soul. Gospel music has the purpose of spreading the loveliness of Jesus Christ. At the same time, is there something wrong with singing about love & relationships that are pure and true, not provoking temptations. You just have to be careful to what you let in...guard your heart. Any thoughts? I may blog more on this later.


I just heard this song playing on the radio...Reminisce by Mary J. Blige.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Here are some cute dresses to add to your dress collection from Forever 21:

Scooped L/S Dress $24.80

Fab Colorblock Dress $13.50

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Post Graduate Life

A thought..."Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." - 1 Peter 5:7

As of August 17, 2009, I have embarked on the third month of post graduate life. I must say it is great to be free from the rigors of undergraduate life, but I loved UVA and I miss it (more so missing the trees, the lovely peeps I met, and the experiences I gathered). Now, I can't go back to being an undergrad. Tear. However, I am growing in this time (while I am home temporarily). I've been applying for jobs constantly, studying for the GRE, making decisions and considering options for my future. I do say I want to be a physician, but sometimes I feel like I can go in another direction with my life with the skills and gifts I possess. I would love to do multiple things, but I can't be superwoman. I'm working to simplify my complexities, but there's so much in me that could be a blessing to others.

As I was telling someone on the phone the other day, I've wanted to be a doctor since I was in the second grade. However, as I reflect on that choice from whence I was quite young, I also must consider my motivation behind wanting to be a doctor at the time. It could have been for the money at the time, but now I see my desire to be a doctor as a service, of helping underprivileged families receive proper health care...educating people about chronic diseases and promoting healthy eating behaviors. There is no need to worry. I know God will lead me in the way that He requires me to go forth and would not have me to do something I didn't want to do. Wherever I go, He is with me. He keeps me. He renews me. He strengthens me.

I share this with you to encourage to not give up or give in. You may be a post graduate...looking for job/even have a job/pursuing graduate school and still trying to decide what exactly is it that you're going to do. People are nagging you here and there. You don't want to disappoint yourself or those surrounding you. Aha! The thing NOT put your heart's desires in your own hands or in control of other people, you have to give your desires to God, that they may align with the plan He has for your life. I definitely encourage you to have a goal book...write down your goals, all your hopes, dreams, and aspirations and look at them everyday so you can be reminded of what you are here to do, so that you will keep your eyes on the prize, and pray that God will guide you. Things you are passionate about don't rest upon your heart for no reason at all. God gives it to you!!!

It certainly helps to have a plan...In Habakkuk 2:2, God answered: "Write this.Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what's coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn't lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It's on its way. It will come right on time. (The Message)" God's got it! He knows your ins and outs, your flaws and all. In order to hear what He is saying to you, you have to be prepared by spending time in His word and seeking His face day in and day out. He will fulfill the desires of your heart on His timing....we just have to be willing to give all our fears and worries to Him and trust, hope, pray, and persevere in all our doings, that we give our best!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

On the Ocean

I love this song by K'Jon-On the Ocean. Enjoy!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Get to Know Me

I love putting this random stuff up on my blog...

9 things about yourself:
1. I have a birthmark in the shape of an island on my back.
2. If I were to do a MD/PhD program, I would get my PhD in Africana Studies.
3. I don't think it should be an option to cook on Friday nights...oh my family.
4. I watch Tiny & Toya and the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
5. I can't wait for the premiere of Project Runway.
6. Thinking of going into modeling...I certainly have the legs for it.
7. I'm not a fan of pets, no dogs, cats, etc. in my house. When I was little, I wanted a bunny rabbit though.
8. I love cheesecake...the turtle cheesecake to be exact.
9. I'm taking a cake decorating class and it is so much fun.

8 ways to win your heart:
1. Make me a home cooked meal.
2. Buy be a box of Nestle Turtles...I'll love you forever.
3. Sing a Case/ KC and Jojo/ Boyz II Men song on key.
4. Engage in real, deep, & intelligent conversation.
5. Have fun roller skating.
6. Love Jesus! : )
7. Love me for me.
8. Really know how to dance with me.

7 things that cross my mind often:
1. I need to get out this house
2. I need to workout
3. I wish I could buy everything from Forever 21
4. So tired of these ants coming in the house
5. Time is flying
6. I wonder how so and so is doing
7. Bold, Confident, Strong, Pressing On

6 things you do before you go to bed:
1. Shower
2. Brush, floss, and wash my mouth out with Listerine
3. Read
4. Write in my journal
5. Listen to music
6. Pray

5 people you couldn't live without:
1. My Heavenly Father
2. Grandmother Augustine & Grandmother Norma
3. Parents
4. Siblings
5. Mis Chicas

4 things you're wearing right now:
1. Scarf from Ghana
2. Hope shirt from Forever 21
3. Black tee
4. Comfy, lounge pants

3 songs that fit your life:
1. Psalm 27 by Joann Rosario
2. God in Me by Mary Mary
3. Single Ladies by Beyonce

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Been Thinking About...

Time is flying by way too fast. My birthday is just around the corner, and I will be 22 years of age. Crazy isn't it? I'm being patient about the plans for my life falling into place, but it can be so frustrating some times. I want my job now, but I know it will take time. I'm glad God is keeping me through it all (without Him, I just wouldn't be) and showing me the way day in and day out. Each day is an opportunity, and I thank God for it. I have no reason to be down and out. I must continue to be hopeful, joyful, and optimistic.

I need to work on being more focused and assertive in what I desire to do. A few things...
*Studying for the GRE is a must. I need to stop putting off studying and just knock out practice tests daily and be ready to take the exam in September to get an amazing score and enter a MPH in Maternal and Child Health.
*Learning and understanding the human body through chemistry, biology, physics, and organic chemistry is a must in order for me to be absolutely prepared for medical school and the MCAT. I need to take more of an initiative in reviewing material daily.

Summer is almost over, oh no, the last things to get on my to do list:
*Scrapbook....definitely haven't gotten to that yet
*Getting back into the habit of practicing the piano least 30 minutes
*More pilates
*Finishing my summer reading list
-If I don't get it done, I still have the rest of the year to do it. Hehe.

Another thing, boys, boys, please grow up. Thanks. I would really appreciate some maturity on your part.

One more thing, why have so many of my high school classmates gotten married/had kids/both?
I'm too young to be getting married or having kids. The earliest I can see myself getting married is around 25 and the latest 28. I have things to do, and marriage is not one of those options...getting that M.D. and M.P.H. and maybe PhD. are at the forefront. It's like my mama said, "you don't need to be married until you get your PhD," funny isn't it?

On some realness though, I need my education and career to be on track before I can make that transition. I don't mind being in a committed relationship with my VISA card on lock and key, but marriage will have to come four years into the relationship. Is that just me? I mean, we all have different standards, but as for me, I gotta get what's mine. Independent woman...meaning I should be able to buy my own house, car, clothes, etc. without the boo. I know relationships come with sacrifices, but my livelihood will not be on hold. And it's crazy, I pray for my future mate as a single lady b/c it's necessary...I pray for him to be seeking God's face and pursuing God's will for His life. Cute isn't it? Hehe.

I have kids alright, younger siblings and lots of baby cousins. They keep me lifted and pursuing my dreams. I don't need any precious ones right now.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Most Girls

I love this song from Pink back in the day. Her music was great back then. Well, at least I think so. My favorite part of the song...I'm not every girl, best believe it!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Do

So here's a new do I tried called the wash and go. All you need is your hands and bobby pins. It is very simple. Here is a link to page with the you tube clip on how to do it:

side view

back view

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Amerie Comeback

Yay! I'm excited for Amerie's new album, In Love and War, coming out August 11th. It's been so long since One Thing...that was my jam. Here is the video to her single, Why R U. Enjoy!

Monday, August 3, 2009

It's August...Oh No, Oh Yeah

I can't believe it is already August. Summer is flying by. Where does the time go? I'm glad it's August because it's my BIRTHDAY month...August 15th, there's a tax free weekend in Texas, I can wish other August babies Happy Birthday, complete my summer reads, get some quilting in, and it's back to school for all the children out there. And I'll be taking a cake decorating class starting this Thursday, every Thursday in August. I'm so excited! I've always wanted to learn and now I have the chance. BUT, there is also this uncertainty lingering over mi cabeza as to what exactly I'll be doing. I know plans will fall into place...I just have to be patient, prayerful, and joyful regardless of the uncertainties, rather endless opportunities awaiting a post graduate as myself.

I could be working part time and be enrolled as a post baccalaureate student completing pre-medical requirements OR I could be working full time while learning and understanding the course material independently. Then, I would proceed to take the courses during the Spring. So what is a sister to do? Be bold, confident, strong, and pressing on. Just have to keep on keeping on with my eyes on the prize. As Psalm 27:13-14 says, I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.