Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Food Diaries:: Oven Roast Chicken + Medley of Veggies

As a way to showcase one of my most favorite past times, I have decided to start a food diary on my blog. Anyone who REALLY knows me will tell you just how much of a foodie I am. So, let me use this platform to share with you what goes on in my kitchen....well every now and then atleast.

I hope you guys enjoy!

I saw a similar dish made by a friend of mine and decided to make one myself with the ingredients I had in my fridge. It was basically a lazy person's dinner with all the ingredients thrown together in the oven, left to cook and caramelize a little served with curry and cinnamon rice. I gotta say, the end result was pretty amazing :)

Anne xo

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August Blog Post:: Re-Returns

Where do I even start?

I think maybe this time I am just going to avoid all the intros where I say how it's been long and how I've had a lot going on and how that's the reason why I didn't post for over eight months. Truth is sometimes life just simply gets in the way and before you know it, eight months have passed. Oh wow, look at that, I still did the intro....smh *face palm*.

Moving on, to start on what I hope will be a more regular blogging schedule (dear Lord let it be so), I am just going to post a bunch of food pictures I have taken in numerous occasions and share them with you. 

Truth be told, I need a bit of easing in this time around because it feels like I’ve lost this part of me in all these months; and you know what, with all that's in me, I'm damn sure going to get my groove back.

That being said, enjoy!

All featured here are courtesy of my very own kitchen. I kinda got my cooking mojo back lately (story for another day).

I hope I'll see you soon; you know what, I WILL 'see' you all soon.

Anne xo

Friday, October 14, 2016

October Blog Post :: Venting?

I just started writing this post and realized that, off the top of my head, I honestly don't even remember the last time I posted here.

Truth is I've gone through job changes in the past few months; left my old job with a law firm after being offered a position with a different company so I have been very busy with the transition.

*sigh* Who am I kidding, if I'm being totally honest even though my new job has been keeping on my toes all to my delight, I had just been lazy in keeping up with my blog hence why I didn't come on here a lot (read at all).

Anyway, today I mostly want to vent. I think. I'm not quite sure though. I can't seem to figure out the emotions I am feeling today, let alone put them down in writing. But, with me, even if I don't really know what to write, somehow the mere act of writing puts things in perspective and cheers me up. I'm pretty sure by now, you (which ever poor soul is reading this), have figured out there may be no actual point to this post and that I am basically having a 'dear diary moment'; if you hadn't figured that out, now you know.

I think I'm done now lol.

I have a few ideas for the blog in the very near future so I promise you won't be seeing a dear diary post; at least not for a long minute (let's hope so *fingers crossed*).

Hope you guys have all been fairing well. 'See' you soon.

Anne xo

Friday, May 13, 2016

Hello May

It is certainly WAAAY past the point to come up with a May post but hey, this is a special month for me so I'm gonna go ahead and ignore that minor detail.

So I mentioned in previous posts how my work lets me travel to different parts of the country, actually I used to travel to a lot more different places in my previous job than I do in my current job but I wouldn't change a thing (that's a story for a different day altogether.)

I had a chance to travel to Tanga at the beginning of the month and thought I would share some of the snaps I took. And yes, the majority of the photos DO show what my major priority is during my trips there, or anywhere really; if I'm being honest that's my major interest even when I'm just at home.

I stayed at the Tanga Beach Resort which is honestly one of the most beautiful places to stay in Tanga. I always look forward to my trips there. I mean, being catered to all times of the day is on its own enough to have me over the moon (figuratively) but the location and scenery is just breathtakingly beautiful! I feel as though the pictures simply just don't do it justice.

Also, this is NOT an ad; although, I wish it were because then it would mean I'm doing my dream job where I get to travel to places and review them for a living lol.....again, a topic for a completely different post.

I hope this month treats you all well loves!

Anne xo

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


The first time I heard this song I was moved, more so than  when I heard 'Hello' to be honest. But oh well, to be fair, the whole internet was buzzing about 'Hello' and that kind of thing tends to dim the excitement for's just how I am really.

I remember all of the things that I thought I wanted to be
So desperate to find a way out of my world and finally breathe
Right before my eyes I saw, my heart it came to life
This ain't easy it's not meant to be
Every story has its scars

When the pain cuts you deep
When the night keeps you from sleeping
Just look and you will see
That I will be your remedy
When the world seems so cruel
And your heart makes you feel like a fool
I promise you will see
That I will be, I will be your remedy

No river is too wide or too deep for me to swim to you
Come whenever I'll be the shelter that won't let the rain come through
Your love, it is my truth
And I will always love you
Love you

When the pain cuts you deep
When the night keeps you from sleeping
Just look and you will see
That I will be your remedy
When the world seems so cruel
And your heart makes you feel like a fool
I promise you will see
That I will be, I will be your remedy, oh

There is something simply heart-breakingly beautiful about the lyrics to this song. Again, this isn't really surprising coming from Adele is it? 

I haven't listened to this album in a few months but this song suddenly came up on my playlist earlier  and the timing couldn't have been more perfect (and no it's not romance-related defensive as that may sound).

Hope you're having an amazing week!

Anne xo

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


These words truly resonated with me this week. I tend to let my imagination run wild sometimes and my worries, fears and thoughts get the best of me. This week I learned, yet again, that what I may, at the moment, fear most might not even be real.

You know how sometimes something is not an "issue" at first but then somehow you think and obsess over it for soooo long that you convince yourself otherwise? I've been guilty of this in the past and while I may not have mastered the art of not letting this be so, I still am working on it and definitely getting better. As in one of my favorite quotes by Confucius,

"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop"

I couldn't agree more......absolutely ANYTHING can happen. I was reminded of this again this week and I honestly couldn't be more happier and thankful.

Okay so I realize this post might not make a lot of sense to you guys due to lack of details but if you do choose to take anything from it, I hope that at least the featured quotes resonate with you as they did with me in a positive way and give you hope that in whatever it is you are going through, it won't and can't last forever; anything could happen!

Anne xo

Monday, February 15, 2016

Late Monday Inspiration:: February Edition

Hey loves, I do hope you had a lovely Valentine's weekend with you and your loved ones. I most certainly did.

Here's a little late Monday inspiration from me to you.

Sure you can be a negative nancy in your interpretation of this quote or you can choose to take it as a push and reminder that whatever it is you want to do, go ahead and do it now, what's stopping you?

In the spirit of not only talking the talk but also walking the walk, I have some plans and ideas of my own. I'll share them with you guys as soon as everything is set in stone.

Be great this week loves!

Anne xo