nine years

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On this day nine years ago bae and I got married in a small ceremony in Ottawa Ontario and the rest is pretty much history.

Hubby and I met online back in 2003 and never did I think that this guy would be my forever dude! God does work in mysterious ways; Thankfully His ways are better than mine and trusting God led me to marry the man of my dreams.

So today, to celebrate 9 years of marriage, I thought I’d share 9 simple rules to making things work in your marriage. Let me be the first to say that I am not an expert in marital bliss, however over the last few years hubby and I have learned that following some basic steps will most likely lead to a happier life!

1. Keep God first, He’s the Head of your marriage! Not you, not your mama, not your daddy and not your hubby.- Matthew 6:33

2. Keep your marriage pure. Don’t invite anything… or anyone that may harm your union. -Hebrews 13:4-7

3.Don’t talk about your marital problems to ANYONE, specifically Fefe! Who’s Fefe? Fefe is your friend who ain’t got no man, never been married, ain’t saved, always trying to find out what you and bae are doing and if he’s done anything to upset you lately. Keep your mouth shut. Fefe ain’t got to know. You better take your problems to the prayer room, before sharing with Fefe or worst, posting them on Facebook! – Psalm 1:1-2


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4. Try not to fight lol – And when you do, don’t go to sleep mad at each other. -Ephesians 4:26

5.Back in the day it used to be you and hubby, no kids. You had all the time in the world to take care of yourself and hubby. Now there are kids in the mix and well…. It’s all about the kids right? WRONG! It should be, GOD, HUBBY, KIDS mmmkay!

6. Don’t fuss about everything. Trust me LOL. I’m the number one fussa hahah and it gets me nowhere. If boo thang leaves his socks on the floor don’t fuss pick ‘em up. – Proverbs 31-10

7.Make time for hubby, hang out, go on dates, enjoy yourselves.

8. Let him be the man. Don’t try to emasculate him. That ain’t cute. – Genesis 2:22

9. Pray about everything together. Communicate clearly with each other, and leave everything to God.

Marriage is not easy, it’s tough, but as long as you and your boo are willing to work it out, all things are possible through Christ!


Until next time.



fifth label

I love simplicity when it comes to personal style and live by the “less is more” rule.

I’m a t-shirt and jeans kind of gal.  I professed my love for denim last week, you can read on that here, here and here. If you catch me in anything else, it’s because I had to attend a function which required me to try a little harder, and by try harder I mean wear something other than denim.

In addition to denim, I always try to incorporate a “statement” piece. Whether it be a really good pair of shoes, a great necklace or in this case my vest.

Don’t get me started on vests, I love outerwear and when I laid eyes on this grey one, t’was love at first sight!

The vest is from ” The fifth Label” and what I love about it most is that it can pretty much be worn with anything.

Now that I’m older, I’m making an effort to add quality pieces that are not only longstanding in fabric but in style as well.

Vests,  a pair of silver shoes, black denim and a black turtleneck are all timeless pieces and they compose today’s outfit!


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silver shoes

me: let me pretend I’m walking somewhere

hubby: where are you going


What are some of your favorite fall pieces? Drop ‘em below!

Until next time.



fried apple rings

fried apples

A few weeks ago, my eldest daughter and I took a field trip to the apple orchard with her school and the trip resulted in us bringing home lots of apples.

I like to cook (sometimes), and if you want to consistently eat good food as I do, you have to learn to make things you enjoy eating.

Today I’m sharing an extremely easy ( tried and true) recipe for fired apples. They were delicious, and if you enjoy fried foods and apples ( who doesn’t?) then you will most certainly love this recipe.

If you follow me on snapchat ( @milknhonee) you already knew this recipe was coming. Don’t get left behind… follow me and my adventures on Le Snap ;)

Let’s get fryin’!



For the apple rings , you will need

4 large apples

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1 cup flour ¼ teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons sugar ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon

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1 large egg, beaten 1 cup buttermilk

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vegetable oil for frying


for the cinnamon sugar topping you will need:

⅓ cup sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon

What to do next :

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon and set it aside.

In a small bowl combine the egg and buttermilk and in a third bowl mix that sugary goodness that is your cinnamon-sugar topping by combining the ⅓ cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Set it aside.

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Time to slice the apples, I used the top of Micah’s baby bottles ( hahahha) because I couldn’t find a cookie cutter to save my life. I would suggest you use biscuit cutters or cookie cutters.

Discard the center circles containing the apple core and make sure to pat the apple rings down with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.

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Heat the oil in a frying pan and combine the contents of the first and second dishes as the oil warms up, that combination will  be your batter.

Dip the apple rings in and out of the batter one at a time. Fry the rings in small batches so not to crowd the pan, turn them to ensure browning on both sides.

Once the rings are golden and crispy, transfer them to a plate lined with paper towel for a few seconds. Quickly transfer the apple rings, one by one, into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and coat evenly. Transfer to a wire rack and serve warm. –

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a throwback pic of my big girl at the apple orchard last month!

Tell me if you’ll be trying the recipe!

Until next time!