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Life is a Song

Posted by on March 3, 2014 in Reflections | 7 comments

Life is a Song

Remeber this quote….   The part that stands out most to me is ‘life is a song.’   Imagine this… Everyone of us has a melody. A tune that represents our life, and no matter which instrument we pick up to play, the only tune that we can play is our own. Some of us bop to the genre of Hip Hop, Rhythm and Blues, Country, Jazz, Funk, it doesn’t matter the genre, because our melody is flexible to encompass all of these musical forms without sacrificing our own originality. This is a bit of how my inner world function. Throughout the...

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Musically Monday Presents: Life

Posted by on March 2, 2014 in Music | 4 comments

Musically Monday Presents: Life

I hope everyone has a great start to their week so far! So as I mentioned yesterday, my interests has been changing and a lot of that has to do with the personal growth that I know I am going through. Be it my birthday that is coming up soon (expect to hear a lot about that this month–fair warning ) or just the season that I am in my life, I expect this as much. Since Mondays I share with you a glimpse of what goes on my mind (and iTunes account) through my music, I wanted to share this part of myself as well. Would it surprise you that...

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Season of Lent Begins

Posted by on March 1, 2014 in Spirituality | 6 comments

Season of Lent Begins

This photo was taken with my iPhone (had to share that tidbit ) I was inspired by an artist (forgive me, I did forget his name) who took a picture of a park bench at night. When I went to the beach, I saw these benches and I was intrigued by the repeating circle pattern.  This reminds me of life and how we pass one phase after another.  How we always seem to run past one phase not realizing that there will be another one right behind it.  Instead, we should slow down and enjoy the different phases we go through.  *** Season of Lent begins...

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Random Friday

Posted by on February 28, 2014 in Musings | 10 comments

Random Friday

  Oy! I’m doing my best trying to recover from this week, but I have tons of things I need to catch up on before I sit down (full-time) and get back to my blogging. While still in catch up mode, I wanted to share a few things that I’m rambling about and I’m excited to share with you! *Friday’s Vlog will be late hahahaha.  I recorded a video, but have yet to edit it, so I’m thinking it will be going up tonight or tomorrow morning.  It gives you a glimpse into what I’ve been working on, and why I need to...

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Life Though My Lens Thursday — Week 8

Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Photography | 2 comments

Life Though My Lens Thursday — Week 8

Life Through My Lens Thursday Photography Challenge is my take on a Project 52.  I chose one object – Linus – and decided to photograph him using different themes and techniques.  Other times, I’ll make a story out of the photographs that I take.  To see the beginning of my challenge, start here.     It’s the end of the week, and finally I got a moment to blog!  Hahaha, actually, I didn’t mind my time off from blogging.  It gave me a great moment to be present for my Grandmother’s Birthday, my...

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Musically Monday Presents: Ella Fitzgerald

Posted by on February 23, 2014 in Music | 5 comments

Musically Monday Presents: Ella Fitzgerald

Happy Monday everyone!  I have a very busy week a head of me! It’s the end of the month, that means I have my Grandmother’s Birthday (24th), my Anniversary (25th) and Zee’s Birthday (26th) all coming like a freight train! It’s the last week of Black History Month, and I saved my absolute favorite, favorite, FAVORITE!!!!   Yes, it’s Ella Fitzgerald! I heard her rendition of It Don’t Mean A Thing, and I fell in love with it!  Just listening to the control of her voice (even at her age in the video-which...

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There is only one God

Posted by on February 22, 2014 in Spirituality | 2 comments

There is only one God

My thoughts have been slow this week, hence the picture of the turtle. But I’m grateful that it has been slow, it has allowed me plenty of time to reflect, especially with home school. While homeschooling my daughter, we’ve been focusing on the ten commandments. This is a topic that I feel is very important, so we have been taking our time with this, and really dive into what it means (of course on a 4-year-old level). But the first commandment is so simple and straightforward, that I wonder how often we take it for granted? Of course...

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Friday’s Vlog on…: 6 Tips To Help You Start Your Vlog

Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Musings | 3 comments

Friday’s Vlog on…: 6 Tips To Help You Start Your Vlog

It’s Friday and it’s time for another video blog!  I love these, I really do look forward to them every week! This Friday I decided to share some tips that I use to help me make my vlogs.  I may be new at video blogging, but I hope this will help if you haven’t made a video yet, and you wanted to know where start, or what someone else is doing. In this video I talk about: Where I choose to make videos in my home, and some tips to hide the unsightly things Lighting, and how I make it work for me. Why I choose to stand in my...

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Life Through My Lens Thursday — Week 7

Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Photography | 12 comments

Life Through My Lens Thursday — Week 7

  Life Through My Lens Thursday Photography Challenge is my take on a Project 52.  I chose one object – Linus – and decided to photograph him using different themes and techniques.  Other times, I’ll make a story out of the photographs that I take.  To see the beginning of my challenge, start here.   I woke up early this morning, and found Linus staring out of the window.  Thinking.     Was he thinking about Spring, or warm weather?  Was he thinking about the sun...

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Secrets of New York City

Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Social Issues | 17 comments

Secrets of New York City

  I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land. – Harriet Tubman   New York City has a history that it doesn’t like to talk about–much. Back in 1992, I caught wind of an African Burial ground in Manhattan. This was HUGE back in the day to know, since the conditions of slavery has been treated to be only a southern thing. Of course we know that slavery existed in the North, but we never really paid attention or asked how deep was it...

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