Alphabet City, A City Within A City

Alphabet City, A City Within A City

I never really shared my father’s past but it is something that has unequivocally shaped who I am today.  My father without exaggeration a protege in many ways, never graduating high school, yet a gifted engineer who was accepted to MIT, a genius with numbers, knew how to fix and build anything mechanically; cars, motorcycles,(…)

I’ve Gone Pumpkin Crazy at Trader Joe’s!

I’ve Gone Pumpkin Crazy at Trader Joe’s!

One of the reasons I love the fall is for the yummy seasonal foods and drinks that come out. The warm tones of cinnamon, pumpkin, chai….mmmmm….. I have literally been going pumpkin crazy at Trader Joe’s. Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Tea, big pumpkin pie, miniature pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread pudding, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin ice cream!!! I(…)

Mater Mea: Sarah White

Mater Mea: Sarah White

The beautiful, Singer/Songwriter/DJ and Mother of 2, Sarah White was recently featured on Mater Mea, a site ”celebrating the multifaceted lives of mothers of color”. A friend of my sister years ago, I first met this young woman after a performance in Brooklyn, and let me just say Sarah’s low, sultry and beautiful voice was undeniably(…)

Video: My Son Jaden Finally Got a Haircut

Video: My Son Jaden Finally Got a Haircut

My hubby and I have been trying to persuade Jaden to get a haircut since the summer. He has had his fro since he was about 4yrs. old although I do trim a few inches off every couple of months, he refused to do something a little different. We explained to him it wouldn’t be(…)

13 Healthy Halloween Treats

13 Healthy Halloween Treats

Click ‘Read More + Comment’ for recipes. 13 of my favorite healthy Halloween treats that will not only have your little ones screaming trick or treat but having you set aside more than a few treats for yourself!   *Click links for recipes from a few of my favorite vegan/vegetarian bloggers   Leggy Whoopie Spiders(…)

Urban Bush Babe Jessica Franklin

Urban Bush Babe Jessica Franklin

Tell us your name and where you are from?  My name is Jessica Marie Franklin, but some people might know me as Heygorjess! I’m from New Jersey.     How long have you been natural? 6 years, I did the BC going into my sophomore year of high school.     What do you do?(…)

My Fall Thrift Finds: Hat, Bag, and Shoes

My Fall Thrift Finds: Hat, Bag, and Shoes

It’s that time of year when I start breaking out the hats. Today was one of those days. I haven’t been thrifting since my trip to Austin TX back in July, and I actually haven’t shopped for clothes in months. I’m really happy about that :). But when my mum came for a visit about(…)