Home Essentials 102

Two white tables joined together in a clean white room with a sofa

Right back at it. Today’s focus will be on the Bedroom/living room area/miscellaneous parts of our homes.

Bedroom Essentials:

  1. Pillows
  2. Bed
  3. Lamp
  4. Curtains
  5. Air Refreshner
  6. Sheets/Comforter
  7. Alarm Clock
  8. Mirror
  9. Chair/Desk
  10. Hangers
  11. Mattress Pad
  12. Flashlight
  13. Extension Cord
  14. Teddy Bears
  15. Slippers
  16. Picture Frames
  17. Light Bulbs
  18. Dust Pan
  19. Carpet
  20. Floor Mat
  21. Tissue Box
  22. Telephone
  23. Television
  24. Books/Magazines
  25. Lotion

Living Room Essentials

  1. Sofa
  2. Curtains
  3. Wall Art
  4. Framed Pictures
  5. Statement Rug
  6. Cushions/Pillows
  7. Table Lamp
  8. Television/Stand
  9. DVD Players
  10. Telephone
  11. Plants
  12. Computer
  13. Coat Rack
  14. Drapes
  15. Cable Box
  16. Movies
  17. Blankets
  18. Wall Decor
  19. Candles
  20. Vacuum

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Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope this post was helpful to you. Until next time, stay blessed & lovely 🙂





Home Essentials 101


Have you moved to your new apartment but don’t know what to buy for your new space? Well then, this blog post is for someone like you. First off, congratulations on moving in. In today’s post, we’ll be focusing on the essentials for the kitchen and bathroom. If that’s alright with you, let’s get right to unpacking.

Bathroom Essentials:

  1. Bath towels
  2. Carpet/Rug
  3. Toothbrush (Holder)
  4. Tooth Paste
  5.  Shower Curtain/Hooks
  6. Trash Can
  7. Bath mat
  8. Bath Soap
  9. Lotion
  10. Gloves
  11. Nail Clipper
  12. Band-Aid
  13. Good Lightening
  14. Shampoo/Conditioner
  15. Lysol Wipes
  16. All Purpose Cleaner (Ajax, Bleach)
  17. Plunger
  18. First Aid Kit
  19. Toilet Tissue Holder
  20. Toilet Brush
  21. Tiles Spray
  22. Bath Scrubber
  23. Razor
  24. Bath Robe
  25. Slippers
  26. Deodorant
  27. Air Refreshner
  28. Sponge or Loafer
  29. Hand Wash
  30. Wash Cloths
  31. Swabs (Q-Tips)
  32. MouthWash
  33. Broom
  34. Back Brush
  35. Hair Dryer
  36. Towel Holder
  37. Pain Reliever (Advil Liquid Gel/Tylenol)
  38. Mirrors
  39. Face Scrub
  40. Sponge Holder (Caddy)

Kitchen Essentials

  1. Paper Towel Holder
  2. Blender
  3. Utensils
  4. Whisk/Spatula
  5. Trash Can
  6. Measuring Cup
  7. Plates/Bowls
  8. Kettle
  9. Zip Loc Bags
  10. Plastic Bags
  11. Hand Mixer
  12. Microwave
  13. Toaster / Toaster Oven
  14. Dishrack
  15. Dish Towels
  16. Sponge / Sponge Holder
  17. Ice Cube Tray
  18. Water Pitcher & Filters (Brita)
  19. Potato Peeler
  20. Beverage Opener/Corkscrew
  21. Can Opener
  22. Hand Towels
  23. Oven / Fridge
  24. Fridge
  25. Sauce Pans/ Omelet Pan
  26. Plastic bowls/utensils
  27. Magic Bullet (Smoothie Blender)
  28. Cutting boards
  29. Aluminum foil/Wax paper,
  30. Plastic Wrap/Parchment paper
  31. Oven Mitts
  32. Mugs/Placement Mats
  33. Coffee Maker
  34. Spices (Marinate that chicken)
  35. Napkins
  36. Coasters
  37. Table/Chairs
  38. Dish Soap
  39. Snacks/Food
  40. Broom/Mop

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Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you find this blog post helpful. Until next time, stay blessed & lovely 🙂




Basic 101: Etiquette

Basic 101

For starters, we will start off by defining what etiquette means. According to dictionary.com, etiquette is defined as a “conventional requirement as to social behavior; proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion.” The purpose of etiquette isn’t to put on a show or to prove that anyone is better in any way. I believe that when someone has an understanding of basic etiquette, they won’t feel awkward when they are in a social event or even while having a conversation because they will be familiar with the topic. Etiquette starts at home. There are many things you won’t learn until your disgraced in public.

Places where etiquette can be beneficial.

  1. During an interview
  2. At dinner with your coworkers
  3. Date Night with your partner
  4. Having a conversation with your teacher
  5. Dinner With Your Girls

Social Etiquette Question:

When should you start eating?

  1. As soon as you are served
  2. After everyone is served
  3. When the waitress tells you to start eating.

What should you do with your knife and fork to signal that you have finished eating?

1. Place your utensils next to each other, on the tablecloth, above your plate.

2. Lay the knife and fork across your plate with the handles at four o’clock.

3. Position your utensils on your plate so that the knife and fork form an “X”.

Is it important to be on time for dinner, interviews, or other events? Yes or No

Though this answer is yes, many people have a problem with arriving on time for anything. Its takes 30 seconds to make an impression. Being late to important events makes you unreliable.

Basic Manners

  1. Say Please & Thank you: This may seem like common sense but not many say please or thank you these days.
  2. Learn To Apologize: When you do something to someone, say sorry. If you aren’t aware of what you did and they bring it to your attention, try to make amends with that person.
  3. Ask Questions: If you have a question concerning something, don’t be afraid. Sometimes, the question you want to ask is most likely what someone wants to also ask.
  4. Say Excuse Me: It doesn’t hurt to say excuse me when your walking and someone is standing in the way. Say it in a polite manner.
  5. Respect Yourself: If you can’t respect yourself, no one will respect you either. My mother always says “The way we carry ourselves plays a role on how people will treat us.”
  6. Listen: When someone is talking, take the time to listen. Don’t jump into conclusions. Allow them to finish. If you have an input on what they are saying, find a way to speak to them.
  7. Return Things When Borrowed: This is a very big deal especially when your friends lend you money or anything in general. Don’t take their kindness for granted.
  8. Clean Up After YourselfDon’t expect anyone to clean up after you. If you go to the bathroom, flush the toilet. Clean up the sink after brushing your teeth. Leaving toothpaste inside the sink isn’t cute. Take out the garbage. Wash your dishes. Don’t wait for anyone to do it. Always check your surroundings.
  9. Wash Your Hands: This seems like it’s common sense but not everyone wash their hands. That’s why sometimes you can’t eat from certain people because they aren’t clean. Wash your hands. I can’t stretch it enough 🙂
  10. Close Your Mouth While Eating: Lol sometimes, the food is so good but i’ve learned that no one want to see what’s inside your mouth.
  11. Open The Door For Others: Though this may seem like it’s common sense, not many people do it anymore. Yes, some people may not say thank you, but never let that stop you from opening the door when you can.
  12. Focus when people are talking: Give them your attention. Don’t be on your phone. It’s very rude. Allow them to open up to you. If you can’t give them your undivided attention, don’t that from them.
  13. Stand Up For The Elderly: If you are sitting on the bus or train and you see an elderly person, be kind in giving up your seat.
  14. Don’t Put Your Foot Everywhere: Especially when your on the bus or sitting waiting at the hospital. Keep your foot where it belongs (on the floor).
  15. Smile: 🙂

There are so many etiquettes out there, but these are just a few. I hope these were helpful to you. Have a lovely day 🙂





Great Apps

Have you been looking for great apps to add to your phone collection? If so, this post is just for you 🙂

*Holy Bible App

To Do List/Organization Apps

  • AnyList (Grocery Shopping)
  • Evernote
  • WunderList
  • Trello
  • Google Keep
  • Todoist
  • Any.do
  • Swipes-To do & Task list
  • Asana
  • Planoly
  • UNUM Design

Creative Works (Poster, Banners, Design,Writing & etc.)

  • Canva
  • Over
  • Hobnob Invitations & Text RSVP
  • SocialNote
  • Grammarly
  • Cortana
  • PicMonkey
  • Font Candy
  • ImageQuote
  • Quotes Creator
  • Hanx Writer
  • Pinterest

Photography/Video (Editing)

  • Snapseed
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Photo Editor-
  • Polarr Photo Editor
  • Color Pop Photo Editor Effects
  • Filterra
  • VSCO
  • Splice Video Editor
  • Photo Editor by Aviary
  • Facetune
  • Photofy Content Creation
  • VivaVideo
  • Moldiv (Photo Editor)
  • Enlight Photofox Photo Editor
  • Jane
  • 1967-Vintage Filters
  • PicLab-Photo Editor


  • Ruzzle (Word Games)
  • Solitaire
  • Candy Crush
  • Farm Heroes Saga
  • Toon Blast
  • Scrabble
  • Fun Run 2
  • Subway Surfers
  • Flow Free
  • Elevate (Word Games)
  • Peak (Brain Training)
  • Trivia Crack
  • Hi Words (Word Search)
  • Word Search Pro
  • Piano Tiles
  • A Year Of Riddles
  • Panda Pop

Travel (Plane Ticket/Transportation)

  • Sky Scanner
  • Skylagged
  • Kiwi.com
  • Hopper
  • Agoda
  • Expedia
  • Momondo
  • Cheap Flights
  • Trivago
  • Uber
  • Citymapper Transit Navigation
  • Transit (Bus & Subway Times)
  • Waze Navigation & Live Traffic
  • Here WeGo-City Navigation


  • Duolingo
  • Babbel
  • Busuu
  • Memrise
  • Mondly
  • Khan Academy
  • Yousician
  • Quizlet
  • Mathway
  • PhotoMath
  • Slader (Homework Answers)
  • Epic (Kids 6-8)
  • iTranslate Voice
  • Bookmate


  • Steps App Pedometer
  • Weight Loss Fitness
  • Daily Burn
  • Waterlogged
  • Productive-Habit Tracker
  • ATracker Time Tracker
  • Drink Water Reminder N Tracker
  • Smoothie Recipe Pro
  • Mealime
  • HelloFresh
  • BigOven
  • Healthy Recipes
  • Recipe, Menu & Cooking Planner
  • Panna
  • FoodNetwork
  • Tasty
  • Yummly Recipes & Recipe Box
  • Epicurious
  • Fooducate Nutrtion Tracker
  • Healthy Food Meal
  • Vegan Recipes Meal Planner
  • Kitchen Stories
  • Snap Guide

Women’s Health

  • Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker
  • Clue (Health & Period Tracker)
  • Period Tracker App-Eve
  • Life Period Tracker


  • Youtube
  • Spotify
  • Pandora
  • Sound Cloud
  • Musi (Simple Music Streaming)
  • IheartRadio
  • Shazam


  • RetailMeNot
  • KrazyCoupon Lady
  • Coupons.com
  • Shopular
  • Groupon
  • Dosh
  • Boxed: Bulky Quality Essentials

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. Until next time, stay blessed & have a lovely day 🙂

Book Of The Month

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What have you been reading? Before the year started, my goal was to read at least one book every month. I started this challenge last year. I enjoy reading different novels but I love books that are educative. It isn’t easy to read a month every month when you have so much to do but if you put your mind to something, you can accomplish anything. So I’m sure you have seen this book or have heard about it. To be honest, when this book released, I wasn’t hyped. It wasn’t until I attended a church service/workshop with them. They were guest speakers at a church and my friend wanted to attend. Friend: “It’s not everyday your going to see Meagan Good and Devon Franklin”. So we attended the church service and it was a great experience. Afterwards, we got the opportunity to meet them personally. There was where I purchased my book. They signed it and we took pictures with them. They were nice and their presence lightened up the entire room.

I met them 2016 and I’m now reading the book. It’s better now than never at all. At the time, I was in school. Let’s be honest, when your in college, you don’t have so much time on your hands at all. So now that I’m out of college, there aren’t any excuses since I’m still looking for a job. I know I will find one by God’s grace. For now, just trying to be productive in the season that I am in. I started this book yesterday. So far, so good. I’m also reading another book with someone by Rick Warren: A Purpose Driven Life. That has been an interesting read by far. There’s always something to learn from someone’s experience. If you are reading a book this month, please feel free to share.

Here is my book read for the month of January.

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If can purchase this book, go right ahead. It was a blessing. I found out about Priscilla Shirer through a friend while in college. She would share her sermons with me and even recommended me one of her books by name of “The Resolution For Women”. To be honest, I started this book last year and I’m close but not almost to finish. I will definitely finish this book this year. You can also check out a movie she starred on called “War Room”. I hope it will be a blessing to you as it was to me.

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Here is a link you can watch it on. Until next time, stay blessed & encouraged 🙂

















Write It Down

  1. What have you been thinking about lately?
  2. What are some of your goals for 2018?
  3. How have you been physically, mentally, emotionally since the year started?
  4. Are you growing spiritually? If not, what are you willing to do to draw closer to God?
  5. What do you find yourself stressing about lately?
  6. Do you laugh often?
  7. What brings you joy?
  8. When it comes to your finances, are you saving or spending more?
  9. Who are your friends? Are they genuine people? If not, why do you consider them your friends?
  10. Are you a friend? Do you take the time to reach out to your friends?
  11. From a scale of 1 to 10, how has your relationship been with your family since the year started?
  12. If there are three words you hope this year would be, what will it be?
  13. Since the year started, do you find yourself going out to eat more outside or have you been cooking more at home?
  14. Would you say that you have been using your time wisely?
  15. When was the time you read a book? Are you planning on reading any books on your personal time?
  16. Who do you need to still forgive?
  17. Where are some of places you’ll would like to travel to in 2018?
  18. What projects have you been working on?
  19. Have you been focused or easily distracted since the year started?
  20. What are you willing to do to accomplish your goals?

Until next time, live, love and be you always 🙂

A Day Will Come

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Born January 15 1929
Martin Luther King Jr. was his name
Stood head tall, with a good mind frame
Fought for the rights of many whites and blacks
Who would ever think he would ignite a flame
And bring about a sudden spark
Discriminated and mistreated by many whites
Who didn’t give blacks their apparent rights?
You see, blacks’ sitting on the back of the bus was required
We were just ordinary black folks who worked hard & were tired
During the boycott the K.K.K. abruptly protested
Hundreds of leaders including Martin Luther King
Rosa Parks were arrested
He is best known for being an iconic figure
A strong representative and a great believer
Presented as a heroic leader
In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive
The Nobel Peace Prize
For his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination was
So precise
August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King gave the “I have a dream Speech”
Martin please preach
O, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up
And live out of its creed.
“We hold these truths to be self- evident that all men are created equal”
“I have a dream that one day out of the red hills of Georgia the sons of former
Slaves and the sons of former slave owners
Will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”
“I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi,
A desert state sweltering with the heat and injustice of oppression
Will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day
Live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color
Of their skin but by the content of their character.
“I have a dream today will forever remain the work of
Martin Luther King Jr.
April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr.
Was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee
Yes, a king has risen indeed
Forever remembered for his leadership, dignity and countless deeds.
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