I started Belle of the Carnival as a fun outlet for writing and connecting with other like-minded people. It morphed into this beautiful place that I visited weekly sharing thoughts, ideas, and humorous antics along the way. I had the pleasure to connect with so many people throughout the years. […]
Over the winter season my spacious home began to feel cluttered as if the walls were caving in from a junk pile of toys. If you were to wander up to the top floor of my home you would discover a small space overlooking a beautiful window that the sun […]
I am overjoyed to share with all of you Rochelle Harris’s warm and touching poem “A Winning Hand” on this Poetry Friday. Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns is a collaborated effort created by me, Rochelle, the primary writer, the jokester and the wild child and my partner in crime. Yevette is […]
Once upon a time there was a blogger who loved birthdays, presents, and celebrations then somewhere in her thirties. She became a Curmudgeon! That’s right a birthday curmudgeon! I blame it on turning thirty and then my body had the nerve to keep getting older. I know there is so […]
The other day as I mustered the will to clean the glorious white throne with my sparkling new toilet brush. I grumbled, sighed, and scrubbed to make it just right for the greater good of sterilization. In that conquest to ensure the bathroom once again offered the pristine scent of […]
It was over the holidays my husband gave me fifty dollar gift certificate to splurge at a local swimwear shop for our upcoming vacation. What he did not realize was that one bikini bottom costs close to a hundred dollars in this shop. One very tiny bikini bottom. I just […]
How do you survive the holiday season with your loved ones?
Do you wait the last-minute to purchase your loved ones Christmas gifts?
We all strive to be perfect in some shape and form in our lives. It might be from the small to the big details in life that we create certain expectations for ourselves. But what happens when the people in our lives do not live up to our own expectations. […]
Many of my fondest memories come from the tradition of purchasing the Christmas tree. It was one of my family’s first years I went to the Shriners tree lot to purchase a beautiful tree. It was two elderly gentlemen who helped me select the tree and tie it to the […]