Christmas tree cupcakes with chocolate and strawberries

Delightfully decadent, that’s how I would describe those cute little christmas tree cupcakes. There is a lot going on here: let’s start from the chocolate cupcakes. I added zucchini (yes, zucchini, the vegetable!!) to the mix so that the taste is more delicate and the texture nice and moist ....more

all MADE patterns ON SALE till Christmas!

What the hey? Let it all come down…. That’s right! ...more

The Nutcracker

I absolutely adore the traditions my family follows at Christmas. We were blessed that Sam is a traditionalist, too. Or maybe we’ve created a monster! ...more

Kris And Bruce Jenner's Divorce Finally Official ! She Gets The House

Kris Jenner, momager to the Kardashians is now officially divorced from ex-husband Bruce Jenner. A judge in Los Angeles has signed the legal documents and the couple’s separation is now final after 22 years of marriage and two children.The Jenners announced their separation in October 2013. Kris filed for divorce this September citing irreconcilable differences but listed the date of separation as early as June 1, 2013.The couple had not signed a prenuptial agreement when they married, but Kris will keep the family home while the pair divides various bank account and other assets, according to the documents obtained by E! ...more

Thinking Out Loud #40

Wait, two posts in two days? [gasp!] I just couldn’t pass up the random party 1. Is anyone else completely appalled by how quickly this year has flown by? ...more

Christmas is officially ONE WEEK AWAY, so for now you’ll...

Christmas is officially ONE WEEK AWAY, so for now you’ll just have to keep suffering through my holiday-themed posts....more

Strange Magic Movie Poster Now Available #StrangeMagic

For ages two worlds lived divided: the magical and the mysterious. Until someone crossed the line… They’re as different as night and day. But sometimes even enemies just need a little magic ....more

The Handmade Hangout #27

Welcome to the Handmade Hangout Linky Party Check out my features from last week right here! We share our favorite link ups on The Handmade Hangout Pinterest board too! The Handmade Hangout will start every Thursday at 6 pm EST ....more

My 1st Goal for 2015: I Am Going to Own Myself

I am a Black woman in the United States. I have spent a great deal of time in my first quarter of my doctoral program examining the citizenship and self-making processes of Black women in this country. As such, I have come to the conclusion that not enough Black women are in full ownership of ourselves ....more