Hey everyone,

I discern that this is a busy season for many people. Whether you are a college student looking for a summer opportunity, a recent high school grad preparing for school in the fall, a parent shopping for a prom dress, a teacher counting down the days until the last day of school or a parent preparing for a family vacation. Though I agree that it can be difficult to squeeze in some time to de-stress and relax, I am here to tell you that it is possible. Dedicating some time to relax is key in order to be productive. Here are some tips to help you throughout this busy season.

  • Schedule some “me time”
    • Pick a time and a day where you can fully devote to yourself. Look at your schedule for the rest of the week and make time for you! This may feel silly or uncomfortable if you are doing it for the first time but that is okay because where there is uncomfort there is also growth. This is a time for you to relax and be alone, so do not hand out any invitations.
  • Go for a walk
    • Throw on comfortable clothes, tie your sneakers and hit the door for a walk. The more you walk, the more you stress you release; which is perfect for a time like this. I challenge you to leave your phone at home to remove distractions and allow your mind to wander freely.
  • Meditate in the morning
    • Before starting your day, take 5 to 10mins to meditate. This is a perfect time to prepare your mind and body for a new day; doing this will allow you to be more relaxed throughout the day. I challenge you to try this for at least three days and you will notice a huge difference within yourself.
  • Make a gratitude list
    • Sometimes we walk around wanting more without realizing that we have all that we need in our lives already. Understanding what we have, will allow us to appreciate things more. With that being said, list the things that you are most grateful for in your life.
  • Eat greens
    • Fueling your body with the right foods is more important than you think. Being productive is something that we all strive for but eating the right food is just as important. Your energy throughout the day, determines on how well you will produce for that day. Click here to see what fruits and vegetables are currently in season.




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The Bronx has its very own salad. It’s called “The Bronx Salad”. This salad consists of a lot of yummy goods such as red peppers, red onions, black beans, corn, tomatoes, mangoes, cilantro, avocado, plantain chips with a delicious dressing made from scratch. Full of flavor and I must admit that this salad is very filling.

This salad has been around since 2016 and it has been a successful hit thus far. The institute for family health says that this salad “Made with simple, fresh ingredients, the dressing includes the famous Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce, created by acclaimed Chef King Phojanakong, using peppers grown at more than 40 Bronx greenmarket farms and community gardens.” This is great! I feel much better eating this salad, knowing that the ingredients are locally grown.

You can purchase this salad from the places below:

  1. Bronx Tavern 
  2. Da Boogiedown Caffe 
  3. Fine Fare Supermarket  (East 149th Street Location)
  4. Mottley Kitchen 
  5. NY Bagel Cafe & Deli (Bruckner Blvd Location) 
  6. Porto Salvo 
  7. XM Cafe at the Bronx Museum 


The Bronx Salad is absolutely delicious. You have to give it a try, I promise you wont regret it.

Happy Eating, 


On Saturday March 3rd 2018, The Bronx birthed its first networking space for Bronx Innovators. This event was created with the intention of bringing Bronx Bloggers in one space. This event turned out better than what I had originally expected. I had such a good time meeting a list of Bronx professionals that share the love for their home (The Boogie down Bronx.) As Blogger Tess had mentioned in her blog, the people of The Bronx are hungry and there is something percolating here in our borough.

This is a small taste of what The Bronx can do. This is what happens when you put a whole bunch of Bronx Innovators in one room. The energy was absolutely amazing. I started off with a small idea of inviting 30 Innovators for a forum and then it escalated to 250 Innovators in one room, real quick. To see everyone connecting and building together as brothers and sisters, was truly beautiful. We must fight for what we love, which is our home; The Bronx!! This is just the beginning, there is more! If you missed this one, no worries! My team and I are coming back stronger for the next one. Bronx Strong for lifeeeee.

Bronxnet Recap of the event:

Open Interview with Daren Jaime before the event:


My partners: Ayesha (Event Organizer) and Henry (Founder of BORNjuice)

Click here and here for more pictures from the event.

Check out these Bronx Bloggers who recapped the event in their Blogs:

Alex Rivera (The Bronxer) Vlog on the event:

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Youtube Channel: The Bronxer


What’s next?

  • I am currently planning another Blogger Social for the Summer of 2018! My team and I are super excited for the next one. Stay tuned for the upcoming dates and information. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to stay updated with more.


Lots of Hugs and Kisses, 



Hi there Beautiful people, I am excited to share with you that I was nominated by Hub City Girl Blog for the Mystery Blogger award.  Thank you for thinking of me and for nominating me! This is my first time and so I am overly happy about this whole thing. Thanks also to Okoto Enigma for putting this all together and allowing the blogging community to shine together.


“It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.” Created by: Okoto Enigma

The Rules

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog. List the rules.
  2. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  3. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  4. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  5. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  6. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  7. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  8. Share a link to your best post(s).

Three Things About Myself:

  • Tea. I love to drink tea at any time of the day and year. I prefer Green Tea but I like tropical Teas as well. My love for tea developed when I went away to college and it grew when I studied in London.
  • Soup. I am a sucker for good soup with hot sauce. Though I am now Pescatarian, I enjoy delicious vegetable broth and a whole lot veggies in one bowl. Oh! and hot sauce on the side.
  • I come from a big family, I have five sisters and one brother. I have five nephews and two nieces. They are my world!!!!
  1. If you could change your first name, what would it be and why? With all honesty, I would not change my name and if I had to I will put up a good fight. Why? I truly cherish my name. My name defines who I am as a person. Unique, Bold and Beautiful are the words the stand behind my beloved name. Its Deyla, pronounced (Day-lahh).
  2. If you were given a million dollars today, how would you spend it? Well first I will thank God and spend the day speaking to him and asking for specific directions. I will take my students on a Educational Vacation trip to their choice of destination, taking them out of The Bronx for the very first time. I will invest in a few stocks with my husband. I will bring a cafe into my community in The Bronx, so that we can have a nice place to have our coffee and baked goods. In that cafe, I will offer volunteer opportunities for students in the area. Also, I will cut a check for my high school and the college that I attended. The rest, I will seal and put away.
  3. What is your most favorite thing about your blog? Writing. I love to write and it makes me feel good to know that I am helping someone out there. My blog also draw me to new people from different places in the world. I have a gift in helping others and I am happy to know that I can do this by having a blog.
  4. What gives you the greatest adrenaline rush? When I over hear my students talking about something that I have taught them in class. Immediately, I fill up with joy because they are learning with me!!!!
  5. If animals could talk, which animal would be the most entertaining to listen to? Birds. They have the ability to fly and land anywhere. They will be more honest than the news, capturing the real deal. That will be super cool.

Questions for My Nominees:

  • If your boss offers to book your vacation flight, where would you go?
  • If you were given a chance to teach middle school students, what subject will you choose?
  • What is your most favorite thing about your blog?
  • What does a perfect day look like for you?
  • If animals could talk, which animal would be the most entertaining to listen to?

My Nominees and Why You’re a Nominee:  I have nominated, talented bloggers that I personally look up. They all share a dedication to create great content for their blog. They’re unique in their own ways and are true to delivering some good gems to us. Below you will find their blog names, please visit their page, comment, like, follow and say hello! None of them bite, in fact they are all waiting to connect with you!!

Pink For Days – Creative Blogger from Portugal that is an Educator

Bri With A Degree – Talented writer, sharing her writing gift through her blog

Roaming Urban Gypsy – NYC photographer, sharing NYC through her lens

Amber Snearl – A  talented black woman, that inspires women with her blog

Pure Glory – Sharing the Glory of God

#I Am Enough – Beautiful Afro Latina woman, empowering the Afro Latino community

Rhythm In Life – Mom blogger that is a true warrior, sharing wisdom and inspiration

Romana Rubyy – New Yorker and student, sharing her cool stories and love for makeup

Sarah Loves This – Cool mom blogger, sharing the things that she truly loves

Currently Lately – An creative writer that shares her love of beauty, books, fashion, and lifestyle through her blog


Best Posts:  Stop by and read my blog. Don’t be afraid to say hello! Enjoy the following links to my posts.

Avocado Toast with Homemade Bread

10 Bronx Instagram Pages to follow 2017

God is fighting for you

Flower for thought

Travel on my Brothers and Sisters

A visit to Paris, “The city of love”

Travel day to London



Happy Reading and Thank you for stopping by!

With Love, 


Fueling my body with green apple and peanut butter. Not only are Apples rich in fiber but they are also great for digestion. Peanut Butter is packed with protein and are also very filling. My goal is to look and feel my best so I vowed to eat like I mean it. So I built a lifestyle that includes fresh foods on my plate everyday. This transition has me feeling, thinking and sleeping better. I underestimated the power of food and how it effects me. I learned that what I eat today, determines how I feel tomorrow. What is your food doing for you? Are you fueling your body or just feeding your body?

Happy Eating,