At the Table

Pre-Valentine’s Baking: Red Velvet Cupcakes

Hey guys!! It’s one week till Valentine’s Day! I don’t know if that’s a big deal to y’all or not, but you’re welcome for the reminder *lol*. To bank on this celebration there was an idea to have a bake sale, in the theme “Cupcake for my Cupcake“; so before the actual plans go forward I decided to do a little test run.

Fun Fact: I used to bake a lot before college and it’s actually something I enjoy doing. We have a kitchen aid mixer, icing tools and a recipe book dedicated for cupcakes!

RED VELVET CUPCAKES

INGREDIENTS

2 1/4 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
1 tsp Salt
1/2 Butter/Margarine
1 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 tbsp Red Food Coloring
1 1/2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
1 cup Buttermilk
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tbsp White Vinegar Continue reading “Pre-Valentine’s Baking: Red Velvet Cupcakes”

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Hair

Natural Hair Tag

Happy New Year once again. Towards the end of last year I added a new tab on the blog for Natural Hair. I decided to share with you my trials and errors that I go through with my hair in order to inspire others and gain feedback from you guys which may assist me. As it’s a new year I’m starting out with a natural hair tag which would give you a little introduction on my natural hair journey. I’m also not going to tag anyone so feel free to participate if you have natural hair!

Let’s get into it.

hair tag

Tell us about your hair texture ~

My hair is thick and kinky, or at least it was before I decided to straighten it and end up getting heat damage (post coming soon). If I had to use the hair chart I’d say 4C because my curls are extra tight. Continue reading “Natural Hair Tag”

Inspiration

Celebrating Success for 2017

As we get ready to enter the new year most of our efforts are on creating new goals and resolutions for 2018, but what about the ones we made for 2017? Matter of fact before we get into that since life doesn’t always go as planned, what about your surprise achievements this year?

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Did your 2017 live up to the hype?

Did you achieve all that you wanted and more?

Most importantly,Β DID YOU STOP TO CELEBRATE YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS?

As humans I find we’re quick to move on to the next thing/goal and not celebrate what we’ve achieved this in that moment. Now, I’m not talking about birthdays, anniversaries, graduations that type of thing where we actually stop and plan a whole celebration. No, I’m talking about the small stuff. Continue reading “Celebrating Success for 2017”

Hair

Protective Styles Szn ~ Braidless Crochet

As you know I’m trying to do more with my hairstyles, so I’m declaring this a protective style season (szn) where I’ll attempt to see how many styles I can do. This was to be done from October to December, but that’s just not happening. So, lets say March 2018 will close season.

I got started in October where I wanted something different for my birthday. I still love my afro but was definitely missing the “long” hair. My first option was a wig, but I just couldn’t settle on one. So one day I was on Instagram going through my feed when someone I knew posted a new picture where she had big, curly hair. I was intrigued at once because I knew she had natural hair and this hair fit her so well. I hopped in her DMs right away and she told me it was crochet hair and she did it herself.

I got even more excited. The fact that it was something new and probably wouldn’t cost as much since I could install it myself. So I ventured to YouTube to see how this was done, and to find the right type of hair. Throughout my search I discovered a new youtuber who was doing countless videos with crochet hair and she was also Jamaican (Caribbean sister, yay).

Now as you know, crochet is usually done like weave where you braid your hair then crochet the hair onto the braid. However, she was doing a totally different method ~ BRAIDLESS CROCHET. My interest kept growing as I can’t braid my hair myself at least not neatly. So you can guess what this hairstyle is –

HAIR Continue reading “Protective Styles Szn ~ Braidless Crochet”

At the Table

In My Kitchen // Taco Tuesdays

Hey Guys!

So, last Saturday while grocery shopping the idea of tacos came to mind. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for some time now but always forgot. Well, finally I did it. This concoction was simply me going off the top of my head, so a few things may be missing.

Ingredients

  • Soft Taco Shells
  • *seasonings for meat*
  • Chicken Breast
  • Steak
  • Sweet Pepper
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Sour Cream

Continue reading “In My Kitchen // Taco Tuesdays”