What’s My Guilty Pleasure?

What’s my guilty pleasure you ask?

Something that’s fluffy, warm, and could make me fat.

I have to be careful not to eat too many.

Because they have me addicted.

Have a taste yourself, you’ll see…

Banana Nut Muffins are the culprit.

They are so delicious that it’s hard to resist.

Excuse me while I cheerfully indulge!

**This was a short fun poem about my favorite banana nut muffins! Hope you enjoyed it! 😊

Daily Prompt – Guilty


11 Easy Habits That Lead To A Wealthy And Successful Life!

I feel that most of wealthy have sort of a head start in life compared to the low/middle class individuals because of who they are related to, their connections, and the knowledge that’s available to them.

Ever wonder how they do it? Well here are some helpful habits that can lead to a wealthy and successful life! Originally written by Tom Corley:


1. They Read To Learn Everyday

Nearly 9 out of 10 of the wealthy in My Rich Habits Study read 30 minutes or more every day to learn. Reading is work. But it’s work that is necessary if you want to become rich.

Rich people read because they know that knowledge can be leveraged to gain wealth. The more you know about your field, career or industry, the more valuable you are to those you service or sell to in your field, career or industry.

2. Deliberate Practice

Over two-thirds, or 69 percent, of the rich in my study practiced some specific skill for two or more hours every day. Deliberate practice requires conscious practice as opposed to unconscious practice. Conscious practice is practice in which you study everything you do that goes into the skill you have. It’s about studying the intricate details that enable you to become a virtuoso at what you do.

3. Pursue Long Term Goals Or A Dream

70 percent of the rich in my study pursued some long-term goal or some dream. This is what really drives the disparity between the 1 percent and the other 99 percent . Pursuing big goals or dreams creates the opportunity for good luck to happen. The majority of the 1 percent are beneficiaries of good luck — but good luck they put themselves in a position to receive.

4. Focus On Daily Goals
Roughly two-thirds of the rich in my study focused on their daily goals.

5. Save
Nearly all, or 94 percent, of the rich in my study saved 20 percent or more of their income every year.

6. Watch Your Spending
Over two-thirds of the rich in my study were frugal with their money. They spent their money thoughtfully, not emotionally. They bought the highest quality products at the cheapest prices. This habit requires study and patience and delayed gratification.

7. Forge Rich Relationships
Over two-thirds of the rich in my study forged relationships with other upbeat, success-minded people, many of whom were also part of the 1 percent. These are people who can open doors for you.

8. Volunteer
Nearly three-quarters of the rich in my study volunteered five hours or more a month. Why volunteer? Most of the boards and committees in local non-profits are run by successful people within the community.

9. 5:00 AM Club
Almost half, or 44 percent, of the rich in my study woke up three or more hours before they began their work day to pursue dreams and goals, to read and be productive. Waking up early is important. It allows you to get things done first thing in the day that help move you forward in life.

10. Be A Decision-Maker At Work
Over 90 percent of the rich in my study were decision-makers where they worked. If you want to control the outcome of your life, you need to be in charge.

11. Do Work You At Least Like
Nearly 90 percent of the rich in my study liked what they did for a living. When you like what you do, you will devote more time to doing it: more time honing your skills, more time reading to learn everything about your vocation, more time building relationships with other success-minded people within your industry or field, and more time devoted to improving yourself. All of which makes you more valuable.

Everyone wants to be on the summit but few are willing to hike and sweat to get there. The 1 percent control 82 percent of the wealth largely because they’re the ones willing to climb the mountain. If you want to be one of the 1 percent, you need to start climbing, too.


You may have to adjust your daily routine a bit by cutting back on social media, skipping out on those tv shows, turning into bed earlier, etc in order to include these habits into your lifestyle! I will be adjusting things so I can began taking up these habits for sure! Hopefully you found these tips to be helpful!

Remember, “you define what is important to you by what you dedicate your time to”

Source: msn.com
Another helpful link: Habits Of The Wealthy

Think About It…

“When you feel like quitting, think about

why you started”

✨We have goals that we’re all trying to achieve and sometimes it gets difficult or you get stuck in a touch spot. But that should be motivation to keep trying. Remember why you set that goal in the first place. You’ll be able to accomplish anything you put your mind to!✨

I Finally Did 23AndMe DNA Test! All About My Ethnicity!

I’m super excited because I’ve been wanting to do this for so long and finally, I took the 23AndMe DNA test! I sent in my saliva sample and I received my results in about 2 weeks.

Before I took the test, I’ve known that I am African American born in the United States. I have Native American descent because of my paternal great grandmother being half Native American (not sure of the tribe). That’s all I know! Anyhoo, here are the results!

I knew I would have majority of African descent! But what surprised me was how little of Native American descent I have! I thought it would be about 5% at least! I guess not lol.

The only set back to this test is that they don’t give you specific areas of the regions that you could be from. For instance, it says I’m 84% West African, but there’s a variety of options like Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Ghana, etc. So my background can be from one region in West Africa or many regions! If there is a DNA test out there that gets more specific, please let me know! I’d love to know more about my African culture!

I knew I’d have some European descent because we’re all mixed some how some way! Now the 3.4% Irish side can pridefully celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Haha!

I’m also have Neanderthal in my DNA as well! Check out more details about Neanderthals and how they evolved over the years!

I’m starting to think that those small percentages that are less than 1% have to do with my Neanderthal ancestry. It states that the Neanderthals did interbreeding with modern humans in these regions. It’s pretty interesting that I can trace these ancestors all the way back to the beginning!

I am going to do more research for sure and ask my relatives to see if they know more about our ancestry. Well I’m a step closer to knowing more about my background and what makes me ME! Im glad I decided to do this test!

Have you taken any DNA tests? If so, did your results surprise you?! Comment below! 😊

Salmon Topped with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce for Dinner!

Since it’s warming up outside, my husband and I decided to go for a run! We ran 2.4 miles and I’m so exhausted but it was worth it!

So for dinner, I made salmon with creamy cilantro lime sauce with a side of corn on the cob and veggie medley rice. I found this recipe on Pinterest and it turned out pretty good! I’ll add this recipe to my list of salmon recipes since I’m always running out of ideas lol!

Mother’s Day Weekend!

Friday night, I went to Duo Lounge with my husband and our friend. They had good music and the drinks were nice and strong haha!

Saturday was a chill day for me. It was raining and gloomy out so I decided to stay home and watch Netflix movies all day. Did I mention I love being home?! It’s just so comfy lol!

Sunday I planned a Mother’s Day lunch for my mother n law and my in laws. We dined at Wood and Fire Restaurant in Pleasantville. The place has a nice rustic feel to it. The staff are very friendly, helpful, and attentive. They have tv screens around with sports games playing too!

The food they have is a mixture of salads, wings, garlic bread, pasta dishes, seafood, and personal pizzas. I ordered the lasagna and a side salad and it was so delicious! It’s probably the best lasagna I’ve had at a restaurant! My family members ordered chicken milanese, chicken scarpiello, rigatoni vodka, linguini nero, and personal cheese pizza. Our appetizers were frito misto, wood fired garlic bread, and w&f wings!

OMG everything was delicious! My family were all satisfied with their meals! We also ordered a pitcher of Sangria which was yummy too! I definitely recommend this place and I will be back very soon!

I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day Weekend! 😊❤️

10 Easy Ways To Lose Your Gut For Summer!

1. Stock Up On Cinnamon

Researchers found that the spice’s main compound, cinnamaldehyde, improves thermogenesis and can help fight fat. Sprinkling a bit of cinnamon on your oatmeal is a good way to help lose your gut!

2. No More Added Sugars

A study in the British Medical Journal found that increased sugar intake showed a response of an increase in body weight and reducing sugar resulted in lower weight. So try to stay away from added sugars and sweets!

3. Open-Faced Sandwiches

Instead of giving up sandwiches or burgers because of the bread, just toss the top slice! This will help cut about 100 calories from your meal!

4. Drink Lots Of Green Tea

Several studies suggested that the flavonoids and caffeine in green tea can help increase your metabolism, increase fat oxidation, and even improve insulin activity. Drinking about 2.5 cups per day can help you lose that belly fat!

5. Use Smaller Plates!

Using smaller plates can help you cut back on the amount of food that you serve yourself. Another helpful tip is to use red plates which can help you eat less based on a study published in the journal Appetite.

6. Fill Half Your Plate With Veggies

By eating your veggies before anything else, this will help take the edge of your hunger, eat less overall calories, and still have you feeling full and satisfied!

7. Eat Wild Salmon!

Wild caught salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats that can help you lose your gut! For added weight loss benefits, add cayenne and garlic to your salmon for an added boost to your metabolism.

8. Slice Up Some Kiwi

Kiwi contains prebiotic fiber, which preps the gut for healthy digestion. This results in more bowel movements and helps to get rid of your stubborn gut!

9. Drink Water Before Meals

Drinking two glasses before you sit down to eat can help you feel full. This helps you cut back on the amount of calories you’ll consume!

10. Make It Spicy!

Capsaicin is a compound that is found in spicy peppers like chilis, jalapeños, and cayenne, has been shown to boost your metabolism and help you drop unwanted weight. Swap ketchup for sriracha, add jalapeños to your stews, marinate meat with chili paste, add hot sauce instead of salt and pepper. Just experiment with the spiciness!

Give these tips a try! You don’t even have to lift a dumbbell or run on the treadmill to lose your gut!

All you have to do is adjust your eating habits a bit and you’ll be on your way to a nice flat tummy to show off this summer! It’s all up to you and how bad you want it! Good luck! 😊

Source: msn.com