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Books & Brews

I am a lover of books.

That’s no secret. If there is some free time found in my busy schedule, it’s usually spent reading a good book. I try my best to turn a few pages each and every day.

My passion for reading has had its ups and downs. I was a little book worm all through elementary and middle school. However, my interest in literature during high school and my early years of college was mostly narrowed down to assigned reading.

I rekindled my love of books a few years ago. I was so excited to find other people who shared this similar interest, and I quickly decided to start a book club.

After many trials and errors, I’m finally ready to share this with you all.


4 Your Eyez Only

A few weeks ago, I had a date night with J. Cole.

Okay, In reality I went on a date with my husband to attend J. Cole's concert at the Oracle Arena. But same thing, right?

As soon as 4 Your Eyez Only was released, I immediately announced to the entire world that I was going to his show. My husband and I missed our chance to see him on tour for 2014 Forest Hills Drive, and we are still upset about it.

Once the tour dates were announced earlier this year, I knew exactly where I was going to be on July 15th: Oakland.

Before I begin to recap the events from that night, I must address a few things…


Best Cousins Forever

If you read my last blog post, it’s obvious that Everest had the time of his life splashing around in the pool on Saturday. But what I didn’t share was the impromptu photo shoot he had with his favorite cousin, Camdyn.

If he wasn’t swimming, he definitely was running around the house with his older cousin.

There’s something about their kinship that is very special and so heartwarming to watch. They’re great with one another, and truly get along. The tantrums and fights are minimal. Pretty much close to none, since I have yet to witness one between the two of them. That in itself is a rarity.

Whenever they play together, I love hearing their genuine laughter. It’s moments like this that I’m reminded of how sweet and innocent our children can be, and that we must cherish every single minute.

Thankfully I have these pictures (even the one where they both take a tumble) to look back on.


Class of 2017

I’m officially hotter by one degree!

All jokes aside, this has got to be the only time I ever put on makeup during school.

But seriously, my college journey has been one hell of a ride. A lot of ups and downs with many breaks in between. And technically, I’m not quite finished, since I have yet to take two more classes during the summer. Also, I plan to attend grad school next year.

My story is filled with trials and tribulations, but despite that, I still found the motivation to endure it all. I’m a goal-getter, and I am excited to share my experience with you!