Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Wiz!!!

Pooka family, I am so excited to see the Wiz this Thursday on NBC!!!  The Wiz is a fond childhood memory for me.  I’ve been following the video shorts and the cast interviews.  I can’t wait to see this all-star cast of Queen Latifah, Common, Stephanie Mills, and all the others!  I’m not going to begin to compare it to Diana Ross, and Michael, I’m just going to enjoy the live production.  I’ve even got Taiye hooked on hype of the show.  She recorded her version of, “Ease on down the road.”  Take a look at the video below but don’t tell her you saw it.  She made me take it off Facebook but it’s so cute, I had to share it with family.

Peace & Blessings,


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

somthin, somthin, just ain't right!

My two boys are very different when it comes to food. William is a picker, he only likes certain things Pizza, Pizza, Pizza, Soup ( ramen noodles only) Pizza, Pizza, Spinach (Thank you Lord!) and Pizza. If it doesn't look right he's not eating it. Different food groups can not touch and has to be served super hot! So of course I try to feed him everything I can, which is a struggle for both of us. Wesley on the other hand will eat dirt if it has ketchup on it. There is NOTHING my baby doesn't like. Wait there is one thing: scrambled eggs. Other than that he will eat everything and more I place in front of him without complaint. His love of food is a concern because sometimes he will eat too much and make himself sick. So on one hand I'm shoving food down Will's throat and on the other I'm taking food away from Wes. Talk about stress! Anyhoo! One day I went into the kids room to put something back and I smelled this horrible smell. The boys were in there playing video games. I asked them what was that smell was and they were like" We don't smell anything" (I don't understand how they can never smell anything.) " What do you mean I say, it smells disgusting." I didn't know if they were in there just hanging loose ( passing gas) or what. I start sniffing around opening drawers and looking under stuff but I couldn't find anything. Ok maybe that was a figment of my imagination, but I know I smell something where is it? As I sit on the end of Wesley bed, thinking maybe he had an accident in it, I notice the top of his post wasn't screwed on all the way. I reach over to screw it back on right and the wave of disgusting smell hits me! There was something in the bedpost! What is this I scream! Everyone looks at me, Wesley slowly walks over and looks down into the bedpost. " I don't know, but it stinks." " REALLY?" I look in the bedpost and see some water, I tell Will to go and get me a plastic bowl. He brings it back and I have them lift the bed up while I unscrew the bottom of the post. What comes out is the foulest liquid stench you have ever smelt, and a banana stem. "You shoved a banana in the post" I yell at Wesley. Wesley said "No..... I ate the banana."
Lord give me strength......

Peace & Blessings

Sunday, November 1, 2015

YOU NEED THIS!!! #becauseiloveyou

I am in an amazing space.... I am in my home and have had a beautiful experience that I soooo want you to share. It’s probably not what you think but here goes.... I’ve just taken a bath, wait...WAIT! before the eye
rolling starts keep reading :-)

 I’ve been working on a campaign for Pooka called the Ultimate bath. I believe that everyone should take baths because they’re therapeutic. Now, I love a good bath but I have to admit I take way more showers because they’re just quicker and easier. So although I was creating the “Ultimate Bath” campaign, I have to admit I haven’t taken the time to take one recently. So this evening I decided to take one and OH MY GOODNESS!

 Firstly, you pay upwards of $70 for a spa treatment and how many of us actually do that. I want to tell you you have a spa right in your house. Stop all of the negative thinking like, “I don’t lilke baths” or “ I don’t like my tub” or ”I just don’t have time”. 
YOU NEED A BATH. Baths can lower your blood pressure and can help reduce stress, thats reason enough. You have to start thinking of your bath as a treatment, yes a treatment! Something that you do every week to better your health. I now look at Sunday evenings as my health treatment day. With all of the ads on the market for medications and therapies, how amazing is it to know that you have one right in your house. So now that you realize this is a wonderful way to change your health, just like drinking water every day, I’m going to tell you how to make it the thing that you look forward to doing every week.

 I ran a hot bath and since I’m always experimenting I added a new natural bubble bar I’m working on. Lots of nice bubbles so now the tub looked kind of nice. Then I drizzled in some bath oil and dropped in a bath fizzie (are you getting this visual! Bubbles, beautiful fizzing going on?!) After that I lit a beautiful coconut candle. Now, this place is looking like a real spa! I think the best part was I turned on pandora on my phone and instead of my usual Jill Scott or Adele, I tuned into Spa radio and just had beautiful painos playing through my bath room. Then I grabbed a magazine and stepped into the tub, AMAZING! How could I have forgotten how this feels! I never even read the book, I just closed my eyes and thought about how blessed I am. I thanked GOD for all that I’ve been allowed to experience, I thought of my wonderful family and friends, I thought of how much I was enjoying this moment.......After about 30 minutes I decided to add to the skin treatment part and rub myself down with a new himalyan sea salt scrub bar that I’ve been playing with(look people there is always going to Pooka in every blog!) I started to massage my skin with the bar and I was glowing. I relaxed a little more and got out of the tub. After I toweled dry I felt amazing and I was going to throw on a T-shirt BUT not after that experience, I grabbed a beautiful nightgown that I usually would save for vacations, but why wait, everyday I’m alive should be a vacation. I was so relaxed and grateful after my bath that I sat down to write this. I had all kind of thoughts in my head about how I was going to buy a truck and go to peoples houses and prepare baths for them, lol! That’s how much I want everyone to have this experience. The thing is almost everyone has a bath tub so no matter where you are in life you can feel this way and you owe it to yourself and your health!

 So below is what came from my bath:
 I was totally relaxed, I’m sure my blood pressure was lowered
 I was so grateful and humbled and in the moment
 I was able to just focus on me, in a busy day when do we do that
 I gave my skin an amazing treatment, shaving years of aging off :-)
 I was inspired enough to write this blog
 I was HAPPY


Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Morning Pooka Family!!  For this blog I’m going to jump right in…yesterday Taiye told me that she wants to straighten her hair.  I was devastated!!  I have tried so hard to instill in her the love of self and her beautiful natural curly hair but I knew I was up against a huge adversary with her being one of very few little black girls in her school.  I asked her why she wanted to straighten it and she said that she is always playing with the other little girl’s straight hair and she wants to be able to play with her own plus it takes so long for you to do in the morning that’s why we’re always running late.  Ugh!!!! I have failed as a mother!!!  I thought that she was okay with her curly hair, despite the ouches every day when I moisturize and fluff those beautiful black curls.  Her Aunties all have curly hair and they encourage her and tell her how beautiful her hair is and she gets so many compliments from the aftercare staff as well as from people who pass us on the street.  But again…I have somehow failed at instilling in my daughter that yes the other little girls in her class have long, straight hair and your hair is beautiful and curly.  I don’t want to deny her the experience of having straight hair so I will take her to the salon and let her get it blown out but I am prayerful that she will miss the uniqueness of her curls and hope that this too shall pass.
Open to any words of wisdom from other moms of little girls as well as naturalistas.  Keep praying for me Pooka family on this journey to raise a strong confident little girl!  It takes a village!
Peace & Blessings,

Sunday, October 4, 2015

We're in a Prudential commercial!

We have been blessed to be in a commercial for Prudential! It's short so don't blink, lol! It was lot's of fun to do! Make sure to come on down to Newark and visit us!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Lotion Bar Testimony!

Hey Pooka Family!! You guys may think this is weird…giving a testimony about our own products but this I had to share.  So I went on a business trip last week which left Wale and my dad to care for Taiye.  As many of you know, Taiye suffers with eczema and the heat really makes her skin flare up.  In addition to that, she is swimming 3 days a week at camp so the chlorine contributes to the dryness of her skin.  I thought I had her eczema under control so far this summer with using the skin cream her dermatologist recommended, but then I went away on this business trip.  I was gone for 3 days and when I came back, my baby was covered in rashes, ashes and sores.  Obviously my husband and father were oblivious to what they should and did know….Taiye has eczema!!  You have to keep her skin cool and moisturized!!!  Ugh!!  So I called up Auntie Dr. Dawn and she told me to exfoliate her skin very gently with the buffin muffin, then use our fragrance-free lotion bar.  Well family, after just 1 week my baby skin has improved 90%!!  She said to me, “Mommy, my skin is shining now.”  I was so angry at Wale for not being attentive and letting her skin get this way but thank goodness for Auntie Dawn’s creativity with making the Buffin Muffin and fragrance-free lotion bars!!!  Taiye’s skin is smooth to the touch!!!

Peace and Blessings!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

I'm in Love.......

Hi Pooka family!! Check out my latest podcast episode and find out why I'm in love!! This is a new venture for me so please, please leave a comment and tell me what you think :-)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Grape Tomatoes!

Greetings Family!
Well we are in summer now and I love it! A lot of outdoor grilling which is great for this foodie. Wanted to share one of my favorite summer side dishes. Grape tomatoes! You can usually find them on sale two or three packs at a time. I cut them in half and add a pinch of salt, pepper, diced red onion and fresh garlic. Pour in some good Italian dressing  and stir so all the tomatoes get some love!  The last time I made I  added diced smoked gouda which took it to a new level. I usually make a big bowl and we eat until gone. .which is usually fast lol. But the longer it marinates the better it is. Serve as a side, with salad, I put on top of my burger. ..enjoy! 
Peace  Donna 

Monday, July 13, 2015

A series of firsts!

Hey Pooka Family!! Welcome to summer!  I’m writing this blog on a mid-summer July day.  It’s been a great summer so far, filled with a lot of firsts!  Taiye finished her first year of school; we took our first trip to Europe where we visited London and Paris!! While Wale was working, Taiye and I ventured off on our own and went to the London Eye, the Parliament, Westminster Bridge, Big Ben and a couple of museums.  We had a great time.  On the last 2 days Wale took some time off and we took the Eurostar train to Paris and went to the Eiffel Tower!  Another first for this year…..Taiye lost her first tooth!!!!  I mean she literally lost it!  It came out during Music Theater camp and she didn’t even realize it.  The staff and the other kids look all around but they could not find it.  She insists that she didn’t swallow it but it is nowhere to be found.  So instead of a tooth under the pillow, she wrote a note to the tooth fairy, “Dear tooth fairy I lost my tooth today.”  That was it!  Luckily the tooth fairy must have found it at MT camp because he left her a first tooth certificate and $1.00!!!! 

Peace & Blessings!


Just Do It!!

Good Morning Pooka Family!!
Well I have completed another episode of "From the Kitche to the Boardroom"!  I have to say I am enjoying them cause you know I looooove to talk :-)  Hopefully you'll listen and let me know what you think...be gentle family, be gentle... I'm sensative, lol!!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

I'm excited to start my new podcast, "From the Kitchen to the Boardroom"!  Please follow and let me know what you think :-)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Am I Black or White???

Greetings Family!!
So by now we have all read about Rachel Dolezal, the white woman (just stating a fact) who identifies herself as African American.  There are so many opinions about this situation in the many discussions I have had.
How dare she portray herself as something she is not?
She did a great job for the cause, so why does her race matter?
She is her identity.
Is that her hair???
Her untruth speaks to her character
Black people have “passed” so why is this different
Why did her parents reveal her true identity
Why are we talking this?
I can go on and on and in the end race matters……still.
Peace Family

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

My skin color is not a crime.

We have all seen the video by now, of a white cop using  force to hold down a 14 year old Black girl in a bikini at a pool party and pulling out his gun against two Black boys who came over to help the girl. Why do some people think it's ok to talk, touch or rule over people of a different color any way they want? I watched the footage of the officer forcing this girl down, and sitting on top of her as she cried out for her mother. That could have been my child, that could have been me.
Why was the story of  two white women (who many confirmed were making racial comments and attacking the teens) believed  by the police instead of the officers coming in and asking questions?

Where is the justice that is promised us as all Americans? Of course not everyone is this way. I have lots of family members on the police force. How hard it must be for them to see these stories and not react.  What can we do? We must protest, we must vote, we must stand united together for the greater good.

Peace & Blessings,


Friday, May 29, 2015

The End of the School Year

Morning Pooka Family!!! Well, the end of the school year is fast upon us.  Taiye has completed kindergarten and she will be in the 1st grade in the Fall!!! Where did the time go!! Today I went to my last parent volunteer in-classroom learning event.  I was told that in 1st grade the parents aren’t needed as much in the classroom; only for library days or field trips or class parties.  I look at this little girl every day and wonder what she will be when she grows up and am I doing everything that I can to shape and mold her in to a loving, conscientious, smart, confident, respectful, assertive human being.  Prior to having a child, I never knew how much responsibility there is in being a parent.  I could be molding a future President or a future dancer.  Whatever she decides to do with her life I just pray that I’ve instilled in her the very best of me. 

Peace and Blessings, Tricia

Monday, May 18, 2015

The letter!

Hi pooka family!  I know I've been mia! I've been consumed with pooka but I know I can't forget my family! 
Recently I had some issues with someone and the communication had gotten bad.  I was feeling annoyed and frustrated so I did what I always do,  I wrote a letter!  I've always been a journaler, I love documenting my life!  I have journals dating back to 5th grade. I always laugh when I read how much I loved the paperboy (do they even have paper boys anymore,  lol! I feel old) or when my mother wouldn't let me wear my favorite jeans to school.  I love seeing my handwriting at that age or just remembering what I was feeling at some point in life.  So back to current day,  the situation of course, involves a man ( ughhh, I'm sure 5th grade dawn still didn't think she'd be dealing with this stuff,  I should have married that damn paper boy!)  After poor communication with him,  I was frustrated and couldn't sleep.  So I prayed on it. But I just tossed and turned.  I prayed some more and it came to me clear as day,  write a letter.  So I started writing and boy was it good!  I realized writing is therapeutic for me.  I was able to write everything I felt and the best part?  Letters don't interrupt you,  they don't correct you,  they don't wanna tell their side,  they don't bring up your past,  they don't give you silly analogies,  they just let you express yourself,  uninterrupted AND in your letters you're always right! !!
As I was writing this, letter I felt my spirits lifting,  this letter was flowing,  I was in the zone, watch out Shakespeare!
 I was using where for art thous and everything!  It was pure literary genius (to me anyway! )   The best part was I said everything I wanted to say,  it was out of my system and off of my plate.  After a frustrating evening,  I slept peacefully. 

I wanted to share this so that whenever you find yourself in a frustrating communication situation,  pray and write a letter.  I promise you'll feel better.  You decide if you want to send it or not, but at least you've gotten it out of your system . The worst thing for your physical and emotional health is too have bottled up thoughts and emotions.

Starting today write your letters!  

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Spring!!! (Yes I'm still on that high!)

Morning Pooka Family!!! Yes, I’m blogging about spring again because I am still so excited to have this warm weather after that continuous winter we had!!!  So I’m sticking to what I said last month with respect to getting outside and being active.  Last Sunday I walk/jogged 7 miles, I’ve also been consistent with attending Ms Angel’s Dance and Fitness classes twice a week and next month I’m hanging out with the girls
 and going to Harlem eats! My next goal is to find someone who wants to play tennis with me.  Any takers?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Greetings Family!  I am still on a high because last night I saw one of the most prolific artists of our time.  STEVIE WONDER!!!  This was on my bucket list and I am blessed to have seen him.  This was his Songs in the Key of Life tour and it was amazing!   The body of work in that double album can be compared to nothing else.  I still have the album in my collection. You have to look at the artist and the time that the songs were written to understand that he was able to capture the present and the future at the same time.  One of things that struck me in addition to his musical genius, were the lyrics of every song…which is part of the genius.  During the concert it was like I heard the words for the first time and saw through his words the world that Stevie wrote about.  More inspiring was that those words could have been written today in 2015 as Stevie said which is commentary on our world that exists today.  Stevie Wonder in addition to being an artist like no other is also an activist, poet, humanitarian and a comedian. If you have never heard this music or have not listened to it in a long time do yourself a favor and listen.  It will change you family.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bye Geese!

So in order to get ready for spring I decided to start running again. Now I used to run when I lived in North Carolina and I loved it. (there are a lot of things I loved about NC but thats not what this story is about) So after a year and a half of not doing anything I got up yesterday morning and headed for the park. I started walking around the track at first, just to loosen myself up for running (yeah right). when I noticed a flock of Canadian Geese. Now we all have heard the stories about how these geese like to attack people and being that they are pretty big its not so easy just to walk by them. Of course my lazy bones were like "don't do it, go back home! "The geese will get you!""No lazy bones I'm here so I have to do it!" It took every inch of my willpower to walk around that part of the track but I made it. I didn't look there way, so they seemed not to see me. Feeling a little cocky now I decided to jog a little bit, as I was jogging I noticed that some of the geese had moved a little closer to the track. OOOOOkay? I slowed down a little bit, because I wanted to make sure if I had to run I had some energy to run. Ok so I went around a couple of more times with no incident until  a couple of geese decided to stand on the track blocking my way just as I was coming around so I said Wooh! and looked at them, they looked back at me and hissed! I started pumping! I didn't even turn around, ran all the way to my car and looked back to see them just standing there. Dam geese....trying to stop me from getting my workout on!  So today I joined a gym. lol!

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Welcome to Spring Pooka Family!!!  Yea, yea, yea, I know it snowed the first day of spring and that temperatures feel anything but spring-like but it is officially spring on the calendar.  That means it’s time to pack away those winter clothes, pull out those Spring jackets, start planting the flower beds and get outside and start moving!  Personally, I feel as though I’ve gained about 20lbs this winter with not being very active.  As we get older (26 yrs per Taiye) I know that our muscles turn into fat a lot quicker so it’s so important to stay active, stretch, be mobile so we can enjoy life and not have to complain about aches and pains.  I feel as though I’ve had cabin fever for 6 months so I’m ready to get outside and walk off these pounds.  Won’t you join me Pooka family?

Friday, March 20, 2015


Greetings Family.  I celebrated my birthday two days ago!  I received lots of call and lots of texts and lots of love for which I am forever grateful!  Before I got out of bed I read from a prayer inspiration book that I keep on my nightstand.  When I finished reading I prayed and thanked God for the moments of my life!  Family I share with you to cherish the moments.

Monday, March 9, 2015


Ok. Its March. We are two months and two weeks into the new year. How ya doing? Ok I'll start, I have fallen off. WAAAAAY OFF. I really couldn't tell you what happened, I finished up the Daniel fast strong, I actually keep going after it was over thinking that I could become a vegetarian (kinda sortof still eating fish) but it wasn't that bad. Sugar who needs sugar? I got Applesauce! Lol what a joke! Next thing I knew I was eating turkey burgers and oreos! What happened? I stopped exercising! Why did my body betray me? We were doing so well. Well I've cried my last tears and I'm starting again. One morning at a time, one meal at a time, one day at a time. Who's with me!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PARCC/Common Core Curriculum

Morning Pooka Family!  Many of you may have heard the controversy stemming from the PARCC test/Common Core Curriculum standards that were implemented by the US Department of Education.  I hadn’t paid very much attention to the topic since Taiye is only in kindergarten and these tests don't kick in until 3rd grade but with all the buzz about it on social media and in the school yards among parents I figured I’d better start paying attention.  To be honest with you I’m sort of leaning in favor of this new practice because I’ve always believed in a level playing field.  I mean that’s what our grandparents and great grandparents fought and died for – the equal opportunity afforded to all people.  So I believe that every student should be taught vigorously with in all school district and be evaluated on equal standards when it comes time for them to apply for colleges.  However, I also understand that mandating these standards can stifle those teachers who are good at inspiring students through other less standardized teaching practices, as well as the potential to have their performance being evaluated unfairly on how well their students perform (some students just aren’t good test takers so to penalize the student and the teacher for this is unfair) not to mention the host of other “issues” teachers in more disadvantage areas have to deal with (i.e. students who can’t focus on learning because of their family situation).  I know there are a host of other reasons for and against the PARCC/Core Curriculum and as with anything in this world there is no one answer that will satisfy everyone.  My goal as a citizen is to make sure that the decisions affecting our children’s education are administered fairly and my goal as a parent is to make sure that I provide Taiye with every opportunity with in my means for her to  compete fairly in this global market.
Peace & Blessings,
Tricia Akinwande

Friday, February 20, 2015

30 Days Until......

30 days until…
No more boots
No more black snow
No more falling down icy steps…ok maybe that was just me!
No more cold hands and cold feet
No more staying in your warm bed and being late for work
No more staring at pictures of tropical places while waiting for the subway
But 31 days until!!!
Wearing one layer of clothing
Getting a pedicure
Watching the first flowers bloom
Meeting friends for lunch outside…foodie favorite!
Appreciating the warmth of the sun
Riding with our windows down to smell the spring air
Hello Spring….we are waiting for you!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Love and You

Ok so recently I've been on a reading kick this new year. It's all about improving myself and right now I'm reading The Game of Life and how to play it by Florence Schovel Shinn. Now this book has been around since 1925 and people are still reading it and applying it to their situations today! Ms. Shinn was a pioneer in motivational/inspirational/spiritual thinking. The object in the game if life is to see clearly ones good and to obliterate ALL mental pictures of evil. Sound easy right? Nope its a daily, minute by minute, second by second struggle! You never really think about all of the negative things you think about until you start thinking about them. I mean more than half of your day's thoughts are negative, about yourself, other people, your job, etc! People say I'm positive but I
realized I'm definitely not as positive as I can be.  Its full time work trying to be positive ALL the time. One thing Ms. Shinn says is to send out love, goodwill and blessings to EVERYONE you come in contact with which means people you like and people you don't. Even people in your past. People you want to have better relationships with etc. So I set out to look at every person I see and think: I salute the Divinity in you, Love, Goodwill and blessing to you. This was hard work! I had to keep remembering what to say, as I looked at every person BUT I could tell that even the people I was not very fond of were nice to me! Strangers went out of their way to be nice and I had a great day! Try it for yourself, and you just might end up with a new frame of mind!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Happy Snow Day!

Happy Snow Day Pooka Family!  Our first blizzard of the season!  I am thankful for the snow.  It reminds me that we truly are blessed to experience God’s miracles.  Think about it, only God can create an atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals which falls in light white flakes to the earth.  Amazing!!!  I truly enjoy living in the northeast where we experience all four seasons.  #2015enjoyeveryday #2015livelifetothefullest #2015blessedtoexperienceGodseverydaymiracles!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Daniel Fasting


Happy New Year family!  I hope that 2015 is treating everyone well!!  As always the Pookalitas begin the year with our Daniel Fast.  It is a 21 day period to fast and pray. Eating restrictions are no meat, no dairy, no sugar, no white flour/bread/pasta and only drinking water.  The purpose is to do without to focus on your relationship with God.  To read more of the bible, to pray and to silence out everything to hear His voice.  Now when we first started it was extremely hard for the foodie in me!  My Aunt Gloria says you shouldn’t “live for” things but family you know how I feel about food.  But you know…a funny thing happened.  As we do this each year the focus is less about the food and what we can’t have but more about the true intention of the fast.   The mind is a powerful thing but the spirit is more powerful.  Once your spirit decides what is important and what is not, everything falls in line.  Refocusing my attention to reading or to praying really does work.  I want to come out of this fast with clarity on the things that God knows I am praying about. I will not say it has been 100% easy but there is definitely a shift this time.  Life still happens with all the ups and all the downs but I feel covered and protected!  I feel like I am truly in the world but not of the world because fasting has set me apart.  I can be still and pray!  That has been powerful for me.  I guess this is my fasting testimony and I am proud to share it with my family.  The fasting officially ends this Sunday but I want to keep as much of the word and peace with me that I can.  I am a little anxious to jump back into the world.  I will not beat myself up if I fall off of the eating wagon but will make better choices.  I have also decided to fast the first week of every month because I can.  That will guarantee for me to start out and set a positive intention for each month.  God had big plans for me.  I just have to pray about it!
Peace Family!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

2015 The Year of No Fear!

I have decided that this is the year of No Fear. In order not to have fear we need to learn the truth about ourselves. A couple of months ago a co-worker of mine who I have had many great talks about life and love, gave me a book called: Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts. Womanly Arts? Okay I thought what is this going to be about? Ain't I a woman? I already know how to get and keep a man, this is not what I need. Let me just say its not about getting a man but its about how to free yourself in order to have more fun in life.  No who couldn't use a little more fun.I always been known as an upbeat person, but the things she talks about in the book made me feel like I wasn't taking advantage of all of my "Arts." I had to ask myself was I having fun in my life? (Yeah I guess) What was I doing to have fun? (Stuff). Was it really fun? (Not as much as I would like). After reading the book and doing the exercises, I have learned about some of the things that have been holding me back and I am now ready to take on the world! I will not let fear stop me from being who I am and what I want to do. So I'm doing the Daniel Fast, working on a new financial plan courtesy of the "The Budgetnista"and I even joined a dance troupe where we are learning a dance routine that we will be performing this summer! This is the year to take a chance, get out there and live your life! Have Fun!!!

Monday, January 5, 2015

My Table!!!


Well Pooka family, I have to admit I wasnt as excited for 2015 as I usually am.  So much going on that the years sometimes blend into each other...BUT.... I found my, rejuvenation, for this month anyway, lol!  Now, you never know where your inspiration is going to come from for me it was............a TABLE!  Yup, lol!  I know it sounds odd but a table has revitalized me for 2015!  Let me explain, I work so much that I don’t really take the time to enjoy my apartment, I go home, get on the computer, slide over to the couch then roll into the bed!  Thats my home experience.  A friend of mine dropped by and said, why don’t you get a small dining room table, it would really do wonders for your space.  I, of course just rolled my eyes, why do I need a dining room table when I don’t dine! So we just dropped the subject but everytime I walked by that space I thought maybe I should.  Last week I was talking to April and I told her about the conversation and she said, let’s go get one!  We went to a furniture liquidator and I found a small round table and some beige leather chairs.  Well let me tell you, I have a NEW apartment!  I love my table!  When my mom calls, I’m at my table!  The girls wanted to go for breakfast but I was....at my Table!!  I even spent New Years Eve...at my TABLE!!  It has done wonders for me, I tried to figure out why and I realized that I don’t have a space.  At Pooka I’m all over the place, sitting, shipping, on my computer but no designated space for me.  At home I was always working on my laptop on my couch because my apartment is small!  Well my new table has given me, MY SPACE!  I had my first breakfast in my apartment, reading the sunday paper, with a vase of flowers...on my TABLE!!  I say all of this to say, you never know where you might find some inspiration or rejuvenation, It could be something very small that gives you some encouragement, some joy!  So take the time to appreciate the small things, they could turn into bigger things than you realized!  Well good people, it is time for me to get back to my TABLE!  Happy New Year!!