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The Art of Balance


Allow me to dust off the cobwebs around here, as I’m sure you’ve noticed that I haven’t been writing lately.

For the past two months I have been on an emotional roller coaster that, even today, I’m not sure when it will be over. Before you get carried away, this has nothing to do with me physically. The first thing that people start  assuming is that my silence is due to a pregnancy. I made the mistake of telling a neighbor I had a doctor’s appointment today. Let me assure you: I am not pregnant, so please, stop $%*@ing asking. It has nothing to do with that and everything to do with the fact that I had a LEEP procedure and require biannual pap smears to make sure I don’t have cancer. Moving on.  [Read More...]


Jadore wallpaper freebie for iPhones and iPads

J’adore | Freebie

I've been in a French mood lately. I'm not sure why, as I usually am drawn to all things Italian (food, language, culture, opera), but the French language is beautiful both in spoken word and in … [Read More...]


Lisette Belle, 007

Disclosure: My middle name isn’t Belle. I don’t even have a middle name anymore, since I removed it when I got married. My old middle name was related to sex a "beautiful," Spanish name that reminds … [Read More...]

Cowboy Black Bean Chili

25 Family Friendly Fall Recipes

Fall has finally arrived! I sorely miss the sweaters and scarves I'd be wearing were I living back North. However, that doesn't mean I can't daydream about hearty soups, stews and wonderful roasted … [Read More...]

Ultimate $1,000 giveaway

$1,000 Ultimate Cash Giveaway

I don't know about you, but with us buying a home right now, we could sure use $1,000. Fortunately for you, I can't enter this giveaway! My blogger friends and I have teamed up to bring you one of … [Read More...]

hand heart over the San Diego sunset

Shall We Have a Heart to Heart?

Or how the French say, tête-à-tête, which is only one letter away from Dominican slang for boob (teta, if you were wondering). Which, if we're aiming for accuracy here, heart-to-heart is kind of boob … [Read More...]

camera on piano

Taking Stock

Making: Lots of pretty blog designs (and a few pre-made templates). It's why it's been a little quiet on the blog. Cooking: more and more comfort foods from my Dominican heritage. Drinking: gin + … [Read More...]

Get it Girl #freebies

Get it Girl | freebie

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! We spent our weekend relaxing with family, hitting up the beach, shopping for sales, and eating blackberry cobbler. It was delicious! As soon as the … [Read More...]


On the Bus to Myrtle Beach

I've attempted to write this post a few times now, but words escaped me. And, until I could put my thoughts to words, I wouldn't write another blog post. This past week, one of our relatives passed … [Read More...]