“When The Time Is Right”

Ahhh, as we brainstorm and plan our future the phrase “when the time is right” is a huge aspect of the plan.  But, what do we mean by “when the time is right?” This phrase tends to appear often when talks of marriage, home buying, going back to school, or having a child is the…

The Underwood’s Blueberry Muffins

I’m back!! I know I’ve been slacking.  I was finishing up grad school and with finals, my practicum, and a new part time job life has been crazy.  But, no worries I won’t let it happen again. Now that school is over, I tend to cook and bake A LOT more.  I like to have…

Mothers Day Crafts

A simple “Happy Mother’s Day” gift….that goes a long way! Over the weekend, I had my beautiful step-daughter staying for the weekend, and I needed something cool to do.  She is a growing up so fast.  She is  6 years old, active, intelligent, and enjoys learning new crafts and projects! She is a bright and…

Five Companies Who Provide Better Customer Service on Twitter Than By Phone

Ahhh Twitter has been known to be the platform for celebrity interactions, company advertisement, and a outlet for consumers to vent their frustrations.  I’ve been off Twitter for a while, and recently reconnected with it when we launched our blog.  It’s been interesting to say the least seeing the responses paired with the quality of service major…

Fave Etsy Shops

I’m all for shopping small.  Why give your hard earned money to corporations where the CEO’s make more money than some of us will see in a lifetime.  I come from a business orientated family.  My parents is into real estate, my grandparents owned a funeral home, and my aunt has a restaurant. When I…

Harriet Tubman On The Twenty

My husband is a history junkie.  His undergrad and graduate degree are both in history.  When the news broke this week about Harriet Tubman taking over the twenty dollar bill, of course we had to discuss it! That’s one of our things, debating and discussing hot topics in the news.  He sends me daily articles…

A Day At Boordy Vineyards

If you haven’t noticed by now, the love I have for wine is out of this world. Now, I call myself fancy and desire a nice cheese board to pair with it (our National Drink Wine Day post has a great cheeseboard option). I’m rubbing off on my husband, because he is officially a wino with…

3 Wash & Go Must Haves

Oh the joys of being natural.  I’ve only been natural of 2 years and about a year and three months of that was me transitioning.  In the last three months, my wash and go’s are a success and I’m loving it. If you are natural then you know the pure excitement that bring after your transition….

Chicken Pineapple Bowls

Good Morning Readers 🙂 I hope all is well with you lovely folks. I have been slacking on my macking with my part of the blog and I sincerely apologize 😦 . No excuses right!!!! Okay lets get right to it….. Recently on my Facebook feed, I stumbled across an old high school friend’s recipe that…

A Thank You To Our Supporters

  WOW, is all we can say.  We first launched our blog on Valentines day (2-14-16) and never imagined so many people would be interested in our “Simple Life.” We discussed for years about starting a blog.  When Jade left for law enforcement training it gave me ideal time to start planning (serious bestie withdrawals)….

Baked Stuffed Manicotti

Once again we are back in the kitchen! We are huge Italian fans.  We are in the processes of saving our coins to go to Italy next year (future blog on how we did it coming one day ).  Italian has so many simple, but flavorful dishes.  The meals are beyond filling, and you can…

Happy Anniversay

Dear JaMarcus, Ooooo wee baby, we made it through the first year.  Where did the time go? Can we slow it down? As always, you keep life interesting.  Our first year has been far from typical, traditional, or easy. This year was a year of bonding on new levels and perseverance. Each day and each…