Music Wednesday: Sheryl Crow- Always on Your Side ft. Sting

This post is a day late, but here it is. I think collaborations are brilliant! One of my all time favorite is Sheryl Crow and Sting together.

Enjoy,

A

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Music Wednesday: Lil Wayne- How To Love

Two weeks ago, we had a heated debate about Lil Wayne’s “How To Love.” Upon hearing the song for the first time, I fell in love with it.  But others not so much simply for the fact that Lil Wayne is the singer.

I’m not really familiar with his songs, but “How To Love” has a profound message. Watching the music video only made me teary eyed. I highly recommend for you to watch the video!

:D

A

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“The Space Between Us”

Did you have a restful weekend?

I recently finished book one of “The Space Between Us” over the weekend. Already I have cried for the women in the story. Bhima, who must carry the burden of an impoverished life, while supporting her grandchild as a maid and only to be defeated again. Appalled by Maya’s (granddaughter) betrayal, Bhima struggles to love her and accept that a promising future away from the slums of Bombay is slowly fading. There is also Sera, who struggles defining the fine line of her role as a wealthy boss or a trusted confidant to Bhima. Their personal experience weaves into a compelling story of love, resilience, and compassion.

I’m very excited to unravel more of the story.

Have a great productive week!

Love,

A

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Dog Days Are Over

Happy First Day of Autumn! Yup, dog days of summer are officially over. I’m saying goodbye to scorching weather (thank  goodness), pool days, eating loads of ice cream (image below), frozen yogurt (Orange Leaf an awesome place), and barbecues.

Magnolia Ice Cream -Mango

I’m saying hello, however, to cooler temperatures (running will be more tolerable), rain, and luscious food. And time finally slows down and normal routines are made. Oh, autumn also mean new shows on television and I am loving premiere week so far! One thing I look forward to most during the fall are birthday celebrations (including mine! the big 20, gulp). This can only mean lots and lots of dinner parties. Here’s to a good start this fall season!

Cheers,

A

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Adjusting to a new normal…

I wish you are having a productive work/school week. Sometimes we just need a mid-week pick me up from all the stress. I love LOVE Matt Kearney. As always I’m left inspired to conquer small milestones after listening to his songs. Here’s my favorite pick this week.

By the way, posterous made changes to their settings and I did not like it. Therefore, I will be using wordpress from now on. :D

Keep Pushin’ On,

A

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Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling…Enough Said.

I hope you are having a splendid weekend so far! You still have the chance to unwind and invest in some “me time.” Serenaded by Etta James’s  “I’d rather go blind,” I made some carrot muffins with cream cheese filling late last night.  And boy was it good. You can find the recipe at The Delicious Life.

In all honesty, baking is intimidating to me. My recollection of any baking success is quite vague, but failed attempts are candid. I remember watching Julia Child (not Meryl Streep though she performed a masterly performance) on television meticulously making chocolate croissants with such finesse. Julia spoke to my heart and I decided to embark on a baking odyssey now.

And my journey includes the real deal. Not the “let me go buy a box of cake mix at the grocery store” baking. I mean baking with a kitchen aid mixer, measuring cups, and bowls kinda thing.

I have to say I like it a lot. There is something beautiful about the entire experience. After reading “The School of Essential Ingredients,” it simplified cooking and baking as a medium for slowing down and taking risks. You are forced to delicately prepare each ingredient knowing you could STILL fail either you whisked the eggs or sifted the flour too much. Much of it is chemistry, but who wants to think about that?

Plus, the chance to share with others is rewarding.  So the carrot muffins were a hit. I encourage you to head towards the kitchen and start baking.

know there’s a little bit of Julia Child in all of us.

Happy Baking,

A

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“I Stand Alone”

New definition of rap? 

 

How exciting!

 

Gott boogie,

A

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