All posts tagged: coffee

Journey to Marriage: Moments of insecurity.

Imagine an emotional roller coaster— one moment you feel like you’re being looked at like you are the most beautiful woman on the planet & another you’re as insecure as can be. I wasn’t scared that the man I was falling in love with was talking to someone else or was considering another person, rather that I wasn’t being validated the way I wanted. You see, it took him 2 years before introducing me to his parents. That was honestly the most painful part. I grew up in a very family-oriented home and I was taught by my father that there is nothing more important than family. Just put yourself in my shoes… I was a wreck. The enemy was putting thoughts in my mind that had no place being there. “You’re not good enough to even meet them”, “if you where really ‘the one’ you would have met them by now”. What I didn’t know at the time was that Amners internal struggle became mine. He had no place in being in a relationship at …

Fall in Miami?

Yeah, yeah… I know. We don’t have an official Fall season in Miami, BUT that won’t stop me from getting my Fall-fix. I just moved into my first home, and its LITERALLY under construction. As you can imagine, its not easy to decorate when you don’t have furniture yet, not to mention there is of dust everywhere! HOWEVER, I’m grateful I have a home and a place to sleep. Plus, my kitchen island is ready for business so I will start here! Mind you, I’m a newly-wed so I told myself yesterday “Michele you have a $30 decor budget! Think Wisely!” so I did! You’re probably thinking that my budget can probably only get me 3-4 little things & YOU’RE TOTALLY RIGHT! Now think about it, its all you truly need. Just a little bit here and there. Here is what I got: A Cinnamon-broom Stick $7.99 (Trader Joes) 2 Mini Pumpkins $.69/each (Trader Joes) Decorative Wooden sign $8.79 (HomeGoods) Flowers $6.30 (Local Grocery Store) Not only did I accomplish being under budget,  but my …

Fall for Matcha

Can we just talk about Matcha for a second? Its everywhere. All over Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. I was so head strong about tasting this powerhouse of antioxidants that I marched into a local tea shop and tried the famous matcha latte… YUCK! My friend Prissy and I literally spat it right out. It tasted like almond milk and grass had an ugly baby. However, the hype was still on. The rich color was so beautiful to photograph that it was truly getting to me. I was on a mission. I determined to make the best matcha latte that anyone has ever tasted. So around March 2018 I was thinking about what makes my favorite lattes taste good… SPICES: Cinnamon, ginger & pumpkin spice (because who does’t like fall spices?) RICHNESS: Coconut butter for some rich froth and creaminess! TEXTURE: Oat milk. The creamiest of all plant-based milks & EASY to mix with anything! DONE! The gentle green beast was born, and its perfect for fall! Here is how to make it: Gather your spices. …