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Young black female. 24 years on my journey now. Looking for God, looking for love; heard that wherever I find one, I'd find the other.

This is my blog of ramblings, likes, interests. Poke around, stay a while, and enjoy :-)

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    The Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is coming.

    Between school, starting a new job, cooking, cleaning, sleeping, and personal maintenance… Yes, all of that is relevant to my life right now….

    My point is, coming soon. Cookie recipe coming soon.

    — 2 days ago
    Successfully made Thai food at home, finally! Panang Chicken Curry. Makes me think of eating curry with @v3lli3 in STL #Thai #iCook #chefShay #curry #currychicken #foodie

    Successfully made Thai food at home, finally! Panang Chicken Curry. Makes me think of eating curry with @v3lli3 in STL #Thai #iCook #chefShay #curry #currychicken #foodie

    — 2 days ago with 1 note
    #icook  #foodie  #currychicken  #thai  #chefshay  #curry 
    #latergram I got new #specks. They’re #purple! #eyeglasses #purpleglasses #foureyes but a #cutie

    #latergram I got new #specks. They’re #purple! #eyeglasses #purpleglasses #foureyes but a #cutie

    — 3 days ago
    #foureyes  #eyeglasses  #purple  #purpleglasses  #specks  #cutie  #latergram 
    Wet locs… #locs #locks #dreadlocks #naturalhair

    Wet locs… #locs #locks #dreadlocks #naturalhair

    — 5 days ago with 1 note
    #locs  #naturalhair  #dreadlocks  #locks 
    Anonymous asked: Can you PLEASE post the recipe for your cookies? They look PERFECT.


    Answer:

    Thank you! And yes, I can and will post the recipe. 2 Batches of perfection deserves to be shared with the world.

    — 5 days ago
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ultrafacts:

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EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.



The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

Just so you know.

    ultrafacts:

    aussietory:

    third-way-is-best-way:

    tuxedoandex:

    kvotheunkvothe:

    ultrafacts:

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    EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

    but why

    Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.

    The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

    Just so you know.

    — 5 days ago with 126758 notes
    #cookies again. Used a larger pan but didn’t space them enough. Need to probably increase the cook time about +2 minutes. But all in all, glad to have repeat a recipe with fairly consistent results. #chefShay #iCook #iBake #HowLongWillTheseLast?

    #cookies again. Used a larger pan but didn’t space them enough. Need to probably increase the cook time about +2 minutes. But all in all, glad to have repeat a recipe with fairly consistent results. #chefShay #iCook #iBake #HowLongWillTheseLast?

    — 6 days ago
    #icook  #cookies  #chefshay  #howlongwilltheselast  #ibake 

    This song caught my attention. It’s sweet to hear her daugther Namiko on the track (shoutout to Bey and Blue), but it’s sad because she tributes/samples her brother Miyagi, who passed away. Still, it’s a beautiful song all around.

    (Source: Spotify)

    — 1 week ago
    #music  #spotify 
    DIY Brownie Mix by the bulk. Dude. This required a 4pd bag of sugar. Needless to say, I won’t be buying any box mix any time soon.  #piccollage #brownies #browniemix #asSeenonPinterest #diy

    DIY Brownie Mix by the bulk. Dude. This required a 4pd bag of sugar. Needless to say, I won’t be buying any box mix any time soon. #piccollage #brownies #browniemix #asSeenonPinterest #diy

    — 1 week ago
    #browniemix  #asseenonpinterest  #piccollage  #diy  #brownies 
    Spent the morning with the bestie, which included a nice downtown walk and a stop at the Farmer’s market. Took out fresh goodies and broke in her kitchen. #starring “The Market Scramble” topped with Bacon Ends. Salsa, Las Delicias Guacamole, and tomato/sweet bell pepper salad on the side. #ServedWith Sangria-ed Sweet Tea. #HappyTimes #chefShay #icook #TeaireStillThinkImHerPersonalChef #missher @tlashase  (at Memphis Farmers Market)

    Spent the morning with the bestie, which included a nice downtown walk and a stop at the Farmer’s market. Took out fresh goodies and broke in her kitchen. #starring “The Market Scramble” topped with Bacon Ends. Salsa, Las Delicias Guacamole, and tomato/sweet bell pepper salad on the side. #ServedWith Sangria-ed Sweet Tea. #HappyTimes #chefShay #icook #TeaireStillThinkImHerPersonalChef #missher @tlashase (at Memphis Farmers Market)

    — 1 week ago
    #icook  #servedwith  #teairestillthinkimherpersonalchef  #starring  #missher  #chefshay  #happytimes 
    sistagerlswithcurls:

Calm. | @jadejanelle


My god this is gorgeous.

    sistagerlswithcurls:

    Calm. | @jadejanelle

    My god this is gorgeous.

    (via steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep)

    — 1 week ago with 606 notes
    Lawd, today! #nikeplus

    Lawd, today! #nikeplus

    — 2 weeks ago
    #nikeplus 
    So here’s the thing: I don’t usually make cookies from scratch. The last time I tried to make cookie dough from scratch, I broke my mom’s hand mixer. So I bought a new mixer, shunned cookie making, and stuck to brownies. 

Of course, until my daddy asked for cookies. And when I told him I couldn’t make it because I didn’t have brown sugar on hand, he bought that and the other things I needed. And thus, rebirth of the cookie trials. 

This is a combination of like three recipes, and I like them because they’re full of chocolate chips, thick, and soft. #win #chefShay #iBake #theyDisappearingTooFast

    So here’s the thing: I don’t usually make cookies from scratch. The last time I tried to make cookie dough from scratch, I broke my mom’s hand mixer. So I bought a new mixer, shunned cookie making, and stuck to brownies.

    Of course, until my daddy asked for cookies. And when I told him I couldn’t make it because I didn’t have brown sugar on hand, he bought that and the other things I needed. And thus, rebirth of the cookie trials.

    This is a combination of like three recipes, and I like them because they’re full of chocolate chips, thick, and soft. #win #chefShay #iBake #theyDisappearingTooFast

    — 2 weeks ago with 1 note
    #win  #theydisappearingtoofast  #chefshay  #ibake 
    It’s hard to watch my mother cry.

    I’ve never jumped to words like “tender” “sensitive” or “emotional” to describe my mom. No, every Mothers’ Day, I look for the cards with “strength” “provider” and “determination” etched into praise. This is the woman who has juggled work, family, and business each and every day. She’s the short little lady who touches hot pizza ovens with her bare hands, who doesn’t say I love you often, but who hardly ever stops working to get her family whatever she needs. My mom is that strong black woman that no man or person could ever make her do something she’s determined not to do— in a word, stubborn. That’s been my mom. She hasn’t been the prettiest, the most affectionate, or most gentle woman to walk that earth, but she’s been whatever she has needed to be for those around her.

    So to see her confined in a hospital bed, hooked up to monitors, IVs, and God knows what else, with tears in her voice and down her face, I don’t know what to do with that. How do you soothe the one who has usually fixed you when you were broken? What solutions do you offer her “I don’t know“‘s when that’s usually her area of expertise?
    It all creates a feeling of desperation, to see this simultaneously remarkable and heartbreaking gesture. It makes my love for my mommy well up inside of me until I too have to cry a little to let it out. I hand her the solution on a platter in a heartbeat if I could. But all I can do is stand by her side, encourage her, and give her back the affection and support that all her years of sacrifice has built into me.

    — 3 weeks ago