Besides the food, I LOVE a good dessert on Thanksgiving that causes you to close your eyes, smile, and then unbutton your pants to give your tummy a relief when no one’s looking (laughs). When that happens, you know you over ate and had the best time at Thanksgiving (laughs). And with every year, comes more dessert options. read more >
The Holidays always bring a unique set of problems to be solved. And one issue you’ll face is ‘Where will everyone sleep?‘. If your guest rooms aren’t up to par, read more >>
Whenever I’m invited to a friend’s home for dinner, I always show up with a gift. I was taught bringing a gift, no matter how big or small it is, meant you were saying thank you for inviting and welcoming me into your home. To this day, I always bring a small gift because who likes the person who never brings anything, eats majority of the food, then has the nerve to take a doggie bag home.
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I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. And even if I was, I believe my mother would’ve still kept me grounded. She used to always say to me, “We may not have everything, but what we do have is something no one can take away.. LOVE. Have faith, stay grateful, and trust God.“
Who knew she was grooming me to face the trials of real life. Sure, life isn’t easy, it isn’t nice, and life is never fair.. but just because it isn’t, doesn’t mean I have to stop being grateful. Grateful for my family, for what I have, and for what will come. So this holiday, don’t dwell on things you wish you had.. focus on what you do have.
I always woke up on Thanksgiving morning smelling a medley of dishes like sweet potato pie or corn bread stuffing baking in the oven. I also remember going into the kitchen, kissing my mom, and her always saying “Babygirl, please set the table before your grandmother gets here“. I’m thankful for those memories.
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