You Know You Are Approaching Fifty When…

The other day my friend asked me, “do you realize we graduated from high school thirty years ago?” I. ALMOST. PASSED. OUT! Thirty years??? Where has all of the time gone? Of course, we would love to be able to turn back the hands of time, and, tweak a few things, but, the more we […]

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Cause I’m A Woman

The twenty something Tonza (as she smiles gleefully): The forty something Tonza (as I give myself the side eye): WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD I TAKE ALL OF THAT ON? Anyone remember the saying, “be careful what you wish for”? It seems to be playing like a broken record in my head as I think […]

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My Journey Along the Way

As promised, here are three things about me that many of you never knew: 1. I wanted to be a Women’s Studies professor. Years ago, when I had only 1 daughter, I thought my life was heading in a different direction. I envisioned a life where we lived in a quiet college/university community, and, I […]

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Southerners and Snow

The thought of snow out here in our “neck of the woods” throws us into a “tizzy”. It is quite different from my experience growing up in New York where the city didn’t stop even if there was a foot of snow on the ground. A foot of snow on the ground around here would […]

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My 2018 “Bucket List”

Happy New Year! In 10 days I will be celebrating my birthday! I am happy to say that I have had some pretty wonderful experiences in my life!!! With that being said, there are so many other things I would love to experience. Since I shared my friends bucket list in “The Big Panty Crew” […]

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My Families “Bucket List”

As I shared in “The Big Panty Crew” Bucket List, I love to read people’s bucket list. So, since I decided to share my friend’s bucket list, I definitely wanted to share my families. So, here we go☺️☺️: My mother’s bucket list: Own a small condo in NYC a moving company to help me move some […]

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“The Big Panty Crew” Bucket List

I love a good Bucket List! So, I reached out to my family and friends and asked them if they would be willing to share their Bucket List with everyone. Of course, my “Big Panty Crew” was game. So, here we go:   Assata wants to: zip line Travel to Tahiti Travel to Great Britain […]

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Get Hygge With It Part IV – And the Winner Is????

Thank you to everyone that entered the Hygge contest! I greatly appreciate that each of you were willing to open your home to us. Below you will find pics submitted by each of the contestants. After much consideration, I am pleased to announce that Greta Askew Lassiter is the winner of the Hygge contest! Greta […]

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Enter My “Hygge Home” Contest

The deadline to enter is quickly approaching! I have greatly enjoyed my Hygge Blog Series and look forward to announcing the winner of my “Hygge Home” contest in Part IV of Get Hygge With It.  Entry is simple!  All you have to do is send me a picture, or several pictures, of your “hygge home”.  […]

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Get Hygge With It – Part II

As I was going through my home I came up with so many things that are a daily part of my Hygge living. After much deliberation, I have narrowed it down to the six things below. There is no number one because their level of importance  changes with my mood. My morning Java. Dark Roast, […]

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