So blessed for seeing yet another Friday, I hope all of you have had a great week!  New Job!!  I had the opportunity to work on a co-workers desk for the last couple of days while they are enjoying vacation with this beautiful August weather.  At first, I asked myself what in the world have I gotten into, but I don’t think its as bad as I thought the job would be. .. I’m just a bit out of my comfort zone. Challenge is a good thing – right folks??

For my weekend ahead, I’m not sure what I will do.  Maybe hit the fruit market, perhaps stop at the mall, definitely will have a good time at church.  I love going to the park for a walk so that’s on my to-do list.  What about you??

Check out some links I found throughout this week from the world wide web and drop me a line in the comments on what you love to do on your weekend too…. or about any topic, actually!! 😉

What’s going on with our youth?????  12 year old is arrested for pouring boiling water on a sleeping child’s face

Ever wonder what IS fake news?  Click here to find out

I’ve got a hunch that our winter ahead will not be a mild one like 2016’s.  This arctic parka has been my best investment yet

Naturalistas!!  My mane is totally in love with this product from Shea Moisture!!

Justin Peters talks about the Word of Faith Movement

Have you seen the trailer for the Black Panther??  How about Thor Ragnarok???

Children are dying from participating in the Blue Whale Challenge. Protect your loved ones and find the warning signs here

Usher, Usher, Usher….

Where was all the compassion when addicts were on CRACK?



image credit: HBO

Who would have thought, I am officially a GOT fan.   I have to admit, It took me a while to want to watch this addicting series… and even longer to catch up  on on the episodes in order to watch episode 3 of season 7 (which was aired on HBO this past Sunday, July 30th, 2017) but I am finally here and can honestly say that in this point of the story, things have definitely gone full-blown, bat poop crazy in Westeros.  Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen finally meet, while Olenna’s sassy self had literally the last word when it comes to Cersei. View Post




Don’t you hate deleting old photos?   I take so many photos both on my phone and on my camera that it’s hard to keep up and I still haven’t figured out the best way for me to store them all.  Recently I have been making it a small hobby to do something different and carry my camera wherever I go.  When I get the chance, I try to grab take a few shots here and there.  I was going through my Canon Powershot SX530 (BTW this is a pretty awesome camera!) and realized I have tons and tons of awesome pics that deserve to be shared!  I live in a beautiful city (which is more of biased opinion than anything else) and despite our many shortfalls, Toledo still has a lot of potential to become an even better place to live.  That said, I can’t see myself living here forever, but home is where the heart is, right??

Anyway, I wanted to share just a few of my favorite personal pictures that I was able to capture with you of my hometown before I retired the current SD card for a new one.  Check them out below. View Post

These are my own personal photos and if you feel the urge to duplicate them or share them in any way, please read my policy on that HERE- under copyright policy :)

What’s better than a slice of sweet potato pie?

Sweet potato pie……….. in a cup!! LOL

Sweet potato pie is my all time favorite dessert, right before tiramisu.  But, I’ve gained some weight thanks to my sweet tooth and now I’m trying to watch how much that I eat.  Smaller portions is what I’m working on.  So I said to myself, hey, I wonder has anyone ever tried to make sweet potato pie cups?

I went online and found tons of recipes for cupcakes with sweet potato in them… and pumpkin pie cupcakes…. but not actual sweet potato PIE cups with an actual crust!  So this here is my own personal rendition… If you’ve seen something similar to this around elsewhere, let me know, and keep reading for the details 🙂

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