APPLE PICKING Last Sunday, I went apple picking with my family for the first time! We went to an orchard in Rougemont, Quebec, called Verger Danielle. Rougemont is a 45-minute drive away from the Island of Montreal, in the Montérégie region, and is known as the Capital of the Apple. That claim was in fact … Continue reading Apple picking, Vegan eats & Crazy Rich Asians
Over a year ago I wrote and published, for the first time, a short poetry book, Black Girl Shine, with the intention of highlighting the beautiful Black Kings and Queens that surround, support and inspire me on a daily basis. The collection of poems also served as a confidence booster from me to me--kind of … Continue reading Story Submissions now Open for #BlackGirlShine
Hi everyone! I'm back from the hiatus no one knew I was taking from the blog/social media. I'm sorry! But at least give me a chance to explain... HIATUS I was feeling anxious, overwhelmed and generally not okay. I also felt that my blog wasn't going anywhere and that I was wasting my time and … Continue reading Hiatus, my birthday and Halifax shenanigans…
Today marks my blog's one year anniversary. Happy birthday Desserts & DIYs! HOW IT ALL BEGAN When I was six years old, I started getting constant abdominal pain and vomiting. These episodes would last between a day and a week and resulted in me being hospitalized hundreds of times. You can read the rest of that … Continue reading One year blog anniversary!
I can't believe we're already down to the last day of March...The good news is, Spring is near! I would say it's here but let's face it, most of us are still wearing our winter coats. I realize that I didn't schedule a post last Sunday. That's mainly because I had plans that weekend and … Continue reading Marching into April…
As an early childhood educator, I've had the chance to not only teach kids but also learn from them. With no further intro needed, dive into this list of five things I learned from teaching five-year-olds at a daycare. Acting on impulse is always a bad idea I find that children have the ability to … Continue reading Five things I learned from teaching 5-year-olds
Hi everyone! I hope your weekend has been fun, relaxing and refreshing. Since I don’t have a DIY ready yet. I thought I’d share these beautiful pictures I took during a recent visit to Niagara Falls. There’s something relaxing about being by the water. It also reminded me to a) take in the beauty around … Continue reading Just Breathe
I had the chance to attend Charité Leo’s first ever leadership camp as a young female francophone and leader. The ‘Camp de Leadership transformatif’ took place at Camp Kintail in Goderich, Ontario, from August 2 to August 4. DAY 1 We went to Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations reserve to learn about the … Continue reading I Went to Camp and Did More Than Take Icy Showers
Dear dad, father, papa, père, babbo, padre, pai, apa, happy father’s day. Today we celebrate the hard-working fathers and male figures who played a big role in shaping who we are while guiding and supporting us whenever they could. So thank you for everything you’ve done for me. I want to give a shout out … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!
Hey y’all! I am super excited because it’s finally Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak (Happy Ramadan/Blessed Ramadan) to all. Wishing everyone lots of love, happiness, empathy, health and prosperity. Before I begin I want to drop a quick background on what Ramadan is about. What’s Ramadan? It’s a time, every year, where Muslims around the world fast … Continue reading 10 Ways You Can Support Your Muslim Friends This Ramadan!