Seven Mistakes you Might be Making with your Bajan Macaroni Pie

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If you’re from Barbados, you know that macaroni pie is a staple on most dinner tables, particularly on Sundays and on holidays. It’s that one thing most Bajans born in the 80’s and beyond can’t seem to get enough of.

Truth is, perfecting my Bajan macaroni pie recipe has taken me years but finally, I think I’ve got it.

In this post, I’m sharing the mistakes I made along the way so you don’t have to, as well as tips for making this yummy-in-your-tummy Barbadian dish.

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Shopping at Marshalls and T.J.Maxx: Things You Should Know

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For many years, I had a love-hate relationship with TJX stores. You know, the family of discount stores that includes HomeGoods, Marshalls and T.J.Maxx.

Finding clothing in my size was a rare occurrence. Finding size-six shoes, even rarer. And scoring items I needed in a complete set was a miracle. Think: curtain panels for a space with more than two windows or dinnerware for a party of six.

Recently, I realized I’ve been going about my shopping at TJX stores all wrong.

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How to lead a simpler, more organized life

get_organized_macbook_lamp_stationery.png“You’re so organized,” a friend said to me recently, jokingly scoffing. So am I really? Somewhat.

Truth is, getting to this point hasn’t been easy. It’s meant breaking horrible habits and being disciplined in creating new, healthy routines.

In this post, I’m sharing seven things that are helping me lead a simpler, more organized, less stressful life–and the one thing I  just have to do at the start of each day.

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