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85 To Africa: Morocco, Trip of A Lifetime

85 To Africa: Morocco, Trip of A Lifetime

The Holy City

Fez

Fez was by far the highlight of visiting Morocco. From Rabat, we drove through the Moroccan countryside to Fez. On the drive, we stopped to take in the amazing view of the Holy City. What a view. The beginning to this experience was already more than what I expected. Further down the road we stopped in Meknes for lunch. 

Lunch in The Medina

That evening we arrived to our hotel, Jnan Palace. After...


MY CHRISTMAS Checklist- "Tis The Season"

MY CHRISTMAS Checklist- "Tis The Season"

Photo By Amber Iris Photography 

It is the OFFICIAL Christmas countdown!!! It's exactly one week away.  This CHECKLIST is long overdue but I'm sure some of you are still getting your HOLIDAY life together.  Use some of these tips for next year and I'm sure some you can still put in some in action this week! 

Here's my CHECKLIST on how I prioritize and try to have a minimal stress free Holiday! 
 
1.  TREE goes up the day after Thanksgiving or the weekend before if I know it will be a hectic weekend.  I can't take the pressure...


THANKFULNESS REFLECTION: Finding A Mom Tribe Helped Me through my Depression

THANKFULNESS REFLECTION: Finding A Mom Tribe Helped Me through my Depression

Please note this article was written in April of 2019. Photos of Sloane and I taken in Chicago April of 2019 by Michelle Cox.  

This time last year, I was six months postpartum and I remember being in such a weird space.  I label it weird because I was a roller coaster of emotions.  How do I start to explain?  I felt so much joy because I now had my baby girl I had prayed for.  I was blessed that I had the opportunity to resign from the job I hated and stay home with my newborn...


Los Angeles Fall Guide

Los Angeles Fall Guide

Hope this Fall Guide gives you some new gems to discover in Los Angeles. Special shout out to my best friend, Brandon, for giving all the great food recommendations during my visit home. I would also consider these recommendations family friendly  depending on the time you attend. I would love to hear your experience if you decide to check anything out!
Xo,
Monique
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Highlights
  1. Charcoal Margarita
  2. Pool Restaurant & Lounge
  3. Hollywood...


Sloane's Cali Fiesta: 4 Affordable Party Planning Hacks

Sloane's Cali Fiesta: 4 Affordable Party Planning Hacks

After throwing Sloane's 1st Birthday last year I told myself I wasn't doing a "BIG" anything when she turned two.  In this day of doing too much, I really try to do cut down on non-essentials for my family. That went out the window when we decided to go to LA, my home, the weekend of her birthday.  Without a doubt, I had to celebrate her birthday with friends and family back home.  Living in D.C., we miss out on spending...