Home Updates.

Sunday, October 16th, 2016 | 💬 8 Comments

We’ve been working. Really hard. Scheduling inspections, passing them, and rebuilding our home so we can return soon. It’s been a little over two months since we’ve been displaced and we’re all just ready to return back to our comfort zone.

There’s still a lot to do, but I’m so impressed and overjoyed with all of the progress being made. We’re now in one of the exciting parts — design. We’ve opened up the kitchen, added recessed lighting — a few that dim, new fixtures, and a new layout to the master bathroom.



I think that’s one things I’m looking forward to the most. My mother had a clawfoot tub that she had always wanted to restore and didn’t get a chance to do so before she passed away. When I bought my home, I wanted to try to find some way to incorporate into my home and finally get the chance to.



The restoration process was easier than I thought. There’s still another coat that needs to go on the outside and sanding on the inside, but I can’t wait until it’s all done. Perhaps I’ll post a tutorial on that later.you

There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done — but we’re remaining hopeful and anxious about how everything will look and come together.

A Seat At The Table.

Sunday, October 9th, 2016 | 💬 6 Comments

When was the last time you put on your headphones, listened to an album, and had all of your life summed up completely? Had every single emotion — happiness, pain, triumph, sorrow, hope, etc. — portrayed through a melody and sung back to you? And had it sung so sweetly that it calmed you? That it gave you peace..?

There have been a few that I could name. But one that summed up every issue that I’ve had to deal with as a black woman living in white america? Just one.


Solange’s A Seat At The Table is nothing short of perfect. 21 tracks of perfection. And with the legendary Master P narrating the album with a sufficient amount of interludes, how could it not be? I love every single track on the album, but there are a few that stand out. It took me about 4 more runs after I’ve listened to the album about 5 times already to be able to come to my conclusion.

1. Weary.


I felt as if Solange made this just for all the women in the world — fighting to leave their mark.. to be seen.. to be heard. Too often are women, black women in particular, purposely overshadowed, overlooked, and disrespected as if it was a sport. It is truly a struggle to be a black woman in America that has goals and dreams. I felt like this song embodied that struggle. But I also felt that the message suggested that even though it is a struggle, every damn day, don’t get so caught up in it that you lose yourself entirely.

I think about all of those phases that I went through, and the ridicule and whatever that I experienced. And I can’t think of one time where I ever felt like I was going to break.”

2. F.U.B.U.