Save Your Best Words for Your Spouse

Why is it that sometimes we feel like it is okay to let loose on our spouse who is walking beside us through life, in the one place on earth that they should feel comfortable and safe – our home?...more

In Love With A Gamer

So I met my fiance 3 years ago. We were on a bench on the side of Dunkin Donuts, we didn't speak for 3 months. He would have his coffee in his hand, and i was taking a break from work (I had to ask him for his name 3 times), thought i should add that. This was before my job now, working from home, and before we moved in together here in the town we live in now! I finally, on that bench asked him for his phone number and left it at that....more

The Tender Moments

Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever stop watching him sleep.There's nothing better than being curled up with Baby Boy sleeping. I feel the tenderest at those times. I know he's safe and secure. It's quiet and I can easily reflect on the joy that is him.Listening to the soft breathing. Steady in and out. It's a great musical score. Especially as everything else is still....more

10 Awesome Things About Being Married You May Not Have Thought Of

1 // Someone to clean the cat litter2 // Someone to do the chores you hate doing3 // Someone to pick up milk on the way home because you don’t want to go out4 // Someone to help you carry the heavy bags to the car5 // Someone to warm your feet on at night6 // Someone to mow the grass7 //  Someone to watch the cart while you try on clothes8 //  Someone to stand in the cold and gas up the car9 // Someone to kill spiders and other creepy-crawlers in the house10 // Someone to drive in crappy weather...more

Speak Kindly of Me

Beautiful. thank you for sharing your goodbye.more


Hola mi gente!! It’s been very busy for me these past few weeks but I’m back and serving up the latest life’s tea. As you may already know, I love beautiful, lavish things. Life is about making the most of what you have and sometimes what we have- isn’t that much. When it comes to getting married, this can be especially true. People, often, take on  tremendous debt to become husband and wife and it’s not necessary. Mr.Negro With Tumbao and I took the budgetistas approach to planning our wedding....more
Trying to find great locations without a lot of planning can definitely be a challenge but ...more

The REAL Reason to Feel Sorry for Kylie Jenner

Have you ever seen a horror film where the sweet, young ingénue is about to get gutted?  First, you see the killer hiding in the closet, and then you hear the ominous music.  That’s when your heart starts racing because now you know she’s a goner.  You try to call-out to her through the screen, but you know she can’t hear you.  Then you start to feel really sorry for the girl because you realize she has no idea what’s going to happen.  Those are basically the emotions we go through, right?...more

Young Love

My ten year old daughter recently let me know that she had her first crush on a boy.  The crush only lasted three days, after which, she returned to being her old “pre-crush” self, which means she continued pretending to be a cat, reading some of her favorite books, and generally acting like boys have cooties again....more

Parfum d'Empire Musc Tonkin (2012-2014) {Perfume Review & Musings}

 A Romantic, Historicized Project...more

What Harry Potter Taught Me About Love and Loss

For months since my dad died, I have heard the same question over and over again: "Are you really okay?"  Most of the time it is a genuine question, although sometimes it is dutifully asked as a perfunctory exercise of social graces.Either way, my answer is always the same: "I'm really okay."  I always have been, even if I didn't understand why....more