Just before my birthday, I had an impulsive thought to invite a few friends over for a celebration. I wanted it to be a good lime: casual, yet elegant; elegant without being expensive. And with little time to pull it together, I had to be smart and fast with my planning.
I love having people over. But when it’s at a moment’s notice, things can get dicy.
So many thoughts swirl through my head:
Will I be able to tidy all of this before they get here?
Do I have drinks chilled?
Will I have enough ice?
What will they eat?
How can I fit this into my budget?
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.
When the Top 10 Colors for Spring 2016 were announced, I thought they were beautiful. But I was also 100% sure I wouldn’t be wearing many of them. You see, I’m more of a “neutral girl” with an addiction to black, white and grey. Buying bright colors requires a lot of effort from me.
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.
“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.