Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday Thoughts ~ September 18, 2014



Sounds like Verizon is launching an Internet based cable service which will give you the choice. Yes! That's correct. You'll be able to pick the channels that you want to watch and pay for.



Kantaki Washington joined Alyona, HuffPost Live, to describe how she was treated by the staff of a swanky hotel when they assumed she was a prostitute. Oh my goodness!

Now I would like to say that doesn't happen but it did happen to me 30 years ago! I guess people still can't believe that black women can be in a luxury hotel unless they're prostitutes.



The Marriott has been asking that guests offer the maids better tips - a request that hasn't gone over well.

We tipped the maid on our last vacation. It's something that we do. Footnote: I would like the option to add my tip to my hotel bill. It would save me a trip to the ATM.



Grover and Abby Cadabby joined HuffPost Live to offer some recommendations for fantastic reading material. Take a listen for some great suggestions! Footnote: It was so awesome to see them on HuffPost Live this morning!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Staples Gift Prize Has Arrived !

We had a hectic morning, hubby realized he left his backpack in a co-worker's car. Marcus had locked his keys in the car. Yikes!!

Then we heard a knock at the door, it was FedEX! What a nice detraction from craziness!

PS Marcus got his keys out. Hubby tracked down his backpack! It's all good in the BerryMorin household!

Thank you XtremeQpon for my Staples gift pack.

September Birchbox Is Here!

Did you just fall in love with your September Birchbox? Isn't it just gorgeous! I'm definitely going to be hanging onto it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monday Lunch: Southwestern Style Beef Stuffed Peppers

This recipe and ingredients was purchased from Blue Apron.

Changes: My husband and I prepared this meal together. He did the prep and chopping while I did the cooking. After filling 2 red bell peppers, we had enough filling for at least 5-6 more! That was okay because I just put it aside for leftovers.

This was a great dish. And we'll definitely be making it again..with extra bell peppers!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Gwynnie Bee Review: X-Two Laveda Multi-Colored Geo Print Top



The This Gwynnie Bee selection, X-Two Laveda Top is pleated scoop neck and half-sleeves, allover marbleized geo print. Casual but can be dressed up with accessories.

Runs a bit large but utilize the size chart. And don't forget to refer the Gwynnie Bee customers comments. They're very helpful!

Menu Plan Monday ~ September 15, 2014


Organizing Junkie

This week, we'll be walking in the Conquer Chiari Walk Across America, to promote awareness for Chiari Malformation. If you're interesting in participating in a walk, near you or would like to make an online donation, stop by the website.

Hubby is taking me out to dinner this weekend so I'm going to treat myself to a professional make up application. I really enjoyed having my make up done for the 40 Plus Divas fashion show, in August. This time, it will be truly a treat because I'm redeeming a Spafinder gift certificate that I won!

Spicy Pork Pozole

Deli Sub sandwiches, chips

Potato Leek Soup

Chicken and Waffles ~ GrandBabies Cakes

Cilantro-Grilled Shrimp with Sesame Cabbage ~ Martha Stewart

Saturday Dinner: Southern Shrimp and Cheese Grits With Zucchini, Corn and Tomatoes

This recipe and ingredients were purchased from Blue Apron.~delish!

Just one substitution: I substituted 1 cup of water for milk and I continued to add some milk, as I was cooking the grits. This is something that I learned last year. It truly does give the grits a more creamier texture.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Community ~ September 14, 2014



Whether you decide to cook a meal, order take out or heat up leftovers, I hope that you will have the pleasure of enjoying a Sunday meal with a loved one today! May you be blessed.

Matthew 4:4 But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Sunday Social ~ September 14, 2014


A Complete Waste of Makeup

1. Favorite Scent: Buttercream Frosting! Yum!

2. Favorite Food: I love salad! Especially a good Chicken Caesar Salad from Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market.

3. Favorite Sound: I love the sound of my husband's laughter. It truly lightens up my heart.

4. Favorite Picture currently on your phone: That would be any photo of my husband!

5. Best memory of the year so far: That would my husband and I's honeymoon. After 18 years, we treated ourselves to a wonderful 4-day weekend at Aliante Casino and Hotel, in Las Vegas.

We enjoyed meals at Market and Farm. We relaxed, at the poolside, enjoying the sunshine and a cocktail. I even enjoyed a spa mani-pedi at RELAX, Aliante Hotel's day spa.

We had such a wonderful time. Talking about it always brings good memories and smiles.

My Response: "What Is Beauty"?