What makes you happy?

Sure, everyone wants to succeed and live a comfortable life but the ultimate goal is to be happy. Right? Think about it. Take a second and ask yourself about the things that bring you pure joy. Can you name a few? Although this may be possible, it is rare that you meet someone who wants to be unhappy. We want to finish school, succeed in our career, make our family proud, buy nice things, why? Everyone craves a taste of happiness but what is that? We go to work everyday and live our normal days not knowing exactly what truly makes us happy.

Uncovering your happiness can lead to a whole new view in your life. This question is very important in order to understand and enjoy the life that we live. This is not about your mom or your friend, this is solely about you and no one else. I mean honestly. What makes you happy? Cooking, dancing, traveling, teaching, what is it? What drives you to get up in the morning? (Please comment and share below) ♥

 

May Highlights

Hey you guys! May was such a busy month! What were some of your highlights from May? (Comment and share below)

Looking back, May was so much fun for me and here’s why:

  • Fitness goal accomplished

As a follow up to my April goal, this month I mastered my goal of running for a minimum of at least twenty minutes, three days a week. Yippie!! I have dropped five pounds just by running a few times a week. My favorite part of this small workout, is that its just twenty minutes and its completely free! On top of that, you feel so much better and stronger after every single run.

  • Read 4 great books

This month I read four amazing books. One book for self development, another book for inspiration and two fun non fiction books! I loved each one, but if I had to choose which one I enjoyed the most it’ll be “The Happiness Project”. This book can be a hit or miss, depending on the reader. However, reading this book has taught me so much about myself and my future goals. Nonetheless, all books are amazing in their own ways.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Thicker than water by Takerra Allen

Still Thicker Than Water by Takerra Allen

A cup of comfort for inspiration by Colleen Sell

  • Tried four new yummy recipes!

I’m not too sure about ya’ll but I love good food. Before I enjoyed the idea of paying for a home cooked meal until I took a cooking class in Italy and realized that I can make anything that I want to in my own kitchen! I also love food network and recipe books. By keeping a list of recipes that I want to try, here’s what I scratched off for this month.

Alfredo Sauce

Jamaican yellow cornmeal porridge

Shrimp Rasta Pasta (my new fav recipe)

Jerk Chicken

Cheers, to a great month!

Thank you for stopping by.

Gourmet Popcorn in NYC

You will think of popcorn differently when you try gourmet popcorn from Garret. From Chicago to NYC, Garret simply offers heaven in a bag! My boyfriend and I love to go for the Garret mix, which is a combination of cheese and caramel. I know what you are thinking! Just try it, you wont know until you try! And if you are a wine lover like me, you can pair this snack with white wine.

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Garret Mixed Popcorn and Italian white wine

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Soul Food spot in The Bronx

Another Hidden Gem in The Bronx, ya’ll! Okay so whenever I walked pass this block, this restaurant is always packed with people. I went inside and asked the chef why this restaurant is always packed and he simply told me in his Caribbean accent “When you try the food, you will know”.

I must admit that the food is truly good!  My boyfriend and I had fish, shrimps, mac and cheese, candied yams, corn bread and their signature drink called half and half. The serve a lot of food so we split the food and we were more than satisfied.

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Everything was delicious and reasonably priced. The chef was right after all, now I know why this place is always packed.

My Fav African Fashion Line; Aisha Qabila

Young Bronx native, Aisha is CEO and founder of Aisha Qabila which is a beautiful African Fashion line. Aisha Qabila, offers a selection of handmade Vinyl beads and gorgeous head ties! She is truly driven and knows exactly what she wants. I love her fashion line for so many reasons!

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Aisha Qabila

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The Queen herself, CEO and Founder of Aisha Qabila. (Wearing The Blick Headtie)

One main reason being that she started off this fashion line with a mission to empower women from all over the world. It’s an amazing feeling to have a power talk like this with powerful individuals such as Aisha because you can see the passion through her eyes and you can also hear it through her voice. Her goal is to empower women with her clothing and that is what makes her authentic and her fashion absolutely FABULOUS!!

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The Nina Headtie

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The Nima Headtie

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The Niaka Headtie

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The Vinca Headtie

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For more information you can visit the wesbite or you can contact Aisha directly with the information provided above.

Ice cream date at Van Leeuwen

A scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough from Van Leeuwen is all I need on a Sunday afternoon. Their ice cream is simply delicious. Each spoon is filled with a bunch of mmmmm.. that sound you make when you’re eating something too good. If you are a ice cream lover in the NYC area, than you must try Van Leeuwen. If you are lucky like me, you may find this ice ream at your local supermarket.

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