Morning Randomness aka Braindumping??


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I’m up early today. I’ve watched tv, made coffee and tidied up a bit and it’s just 5:35am. Why? I lost my phone in the sofa (don’t judge) and to add insult to injury, my alarm rings from 5:00 to 5:15am ( discovery of the day. smh). At any rate, I saw this picture as I was reading blogs that I haven’t read in awhile and thought “how cute” and so easy to do. I even thought that I could write monthly goals, using the same format, on my daughter’s old easel that is no longer in use.  Repurpose. I guess I can add some paint and a few designs and revive the board. Wait! I work in an old school so my office has a chalkboard. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?


Traditionally, I’ve used a muted color palette for my Christmas decorations; however, this year, I’ve added a bit of color. Image


I absolutely love the colors!!! Although I have a colorful personality, I tend to love the “classicness” of neutrals. It even spills over into my makeup and nails. I usually stick to earth tones. Speaking of earth tones…OMG!!!!!

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There’s no secret where I will be today. That is after I finish payroll at work. I’m so excited about this collection and usually they are hits or misses. I predict that this is the beginning of a serious love affair.

I’m also in love with fabric and have an extensive collection. Santa brought me a serger for Christmas and I will be taking sewing courses beginning…next week??? Oh wow!!! I’m super hype. I sew. I’ve sewn in the past and attended apparel design courses in Maryland. I’ve since turned away from my passion, only to engage minimally in order to get a skirt or two out of the deal. Skirts?? Yes, I love them. Hmmmmm…stay tuned is all I can say.

There are so many other things in the works. Oh! before I forget…Image

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Music Inspiration

As I am watching Pretty Little Liars and working on some creative plans, this song plays as Hannah worries about her mother’s recent incarceration. The melody of the song is soothing but the voice has an intriguing quality that made me freeze to just listen and absorb. I thought to Shazam it but then there’s one, small issue. I don’t own the app. So I did what any music enthusiasts who seems to always be on the search for the title of a song. I googled the lyrics and… voila!

So thanks to modern technology and DVR, I was able to write this blog entry. Now back to our regularly scheduled program that just so happens to be aired on Tuesday nights at 8pm EST.

Plain with a lil sugar on top


Apparently today is Waffle Day (along with August 24th which is celebrated in New York. Go figure.).

I happen to have a favorite waffle (pictured above) served at Darling’s Diner in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. It has just the right amount of crispness on the outside and fluffiness on the inside and is topped with a light coating of confectioners’ sugar. It’s superb! Oh! What’s that I see in the middle? Yes, it’s the Liberty Bell. So the next time you’re in Philly, go try this wonderful treat for breakfast anytime of the day. It helps that Darling’s is open 24 hours.

Happy Waffle Day!!!

Tressumé: Keturah Ariel Nailah Bobo

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NameKeturah Ariel Nailah Bobo

Keturah Ariel Bobo

                                                    Location: Columbus, Ohio                                                                                           

Found this AMAZING lady on my usual Instagram flow, and let me tell y’all! Girl got some bomb ass skills with the art!

Y’all gotta check out her Tressumé, to learn about this talented young lady.

How long have you been natural?

I have been natural for a little over two yearsketurahart

Did you transition or do the Big Chop?

I transitioned for 6months and then did the big chop, although I cut parts of it along the way.

Why did you choose that route?  

I have always had a lot of hair, and so wearing my hair short was a little frightening. Plus, I have a big head, so I didn’t think…

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A Moment in Time

Coffee isolated on black
This morning I woke up with every intention of being productive. I made a cup of joe, sat on the sofa with my laptop & HGTV blaring in the background. I decided to take a “quick peek” at Pinterest and then that’s where everything turned into a blur. I landed upon an old blog of mine and read some of its contents. The thought that seeing things that reminded me of my evolution seemed like a good idea at the time; and then this…
I’m @ the end of my rope. I see that it’s over but I needed to see him again. Never knew it would end like this. I imagined a much happier ending…okay, i never imagined an ending @ all. Disappointment is no stranger. He rears his ugly head again…this time, I wasn’t prepared. I thought this time was different. At least it felt that way and that’s why I was so willing to break the rules. I guess rules are rules for a reason…but I’m a rebel, right?
And so now what???? Back in his arms again and it feels so good. *sigh* Tears stream as I try to hide them. We don’t talk about feelings…we just don’t. We don’t talk. How am I surviving this? Another relationship where I can’t see myself…can’t be myself. When does it end?
So I ask myself “Why am I here?” LOVE…Why??? Why did God design me to LOVE this way?? Why?? Why did God design me to LOVE “HIM” this way? I thought I was able to walk away from anything. I guess this another lesson..that I, obviously, haven’t learned..
So that is where I stayed for a moment, looking at the screen and channeling feelings that had been tucked away. It was bittersweet. I’ve grown but my memory’s recollection stilled me and I was stuck in its grasp. SNAP OUT OF IT!!!! *sigh* Boy am I glad that’s over…or is it?