I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for all of your wonderful feedback and giving me an opportunity to share my world with you. When I started this blog, I wasn’t sure where it would go and I had no expectations, but one thing I knew for sure was that I wanted this to be a creative outlet for me and a place where I could be authentically myself.
I like to keep this a positive and pleasant place and I am so thrilled that you take time out of your day to stop and read what I have to say. Before I share the highlights of the year, I would strongly encourage you if you haven’t already, to go back and read the written posts. Under the flow tab at the top of the menu bar, you will find my in-depth writing on everything from friendships to my relationship with God. You will truly have a new understanding of the woman behind this blog. And now in no particular order, I will share the most popular posts over the past year in terms of page views and your comments.
There was one post that made a lot of you cry with me, brought my lurkers out of hiding and generated email letters of support from all over the world. This post has been read thousands of times. This was difficult to write and even more difficult to post. I was very hesitant.
And then after pondering for a moment, I knew that if this post helped or encouraged one person, it was worth me being embarrassed. I hit the publish button and there was no turning back. I was real and honest and you loved me for it. And the aftermath of this post was the dry reality that sometimes life knocks you on your ass, but what you do after that shows what you are made of. This was not the most commented on post, but it is the most read post in the history of this blog and to this day still generates private emails in celebration of how I have lived my life after this disappointment. And there are still quite a few women who reach out to me privately and say, "Yes, I am in that club too."
This post was highly commented on and it is a very special post because I wrote about my experience after getting a Leukemia diagnosis. After an experience like this, you can’t help but tell fear to F*** off. I wanted to wear something colorful and bold and quirky to celebrate life. If you want to get to know me even better read my thoughts on life here
"Member of the Club"
the most read post in the history of this blog. Read it by clicking here
I am a person that values meaningful relationships over superficial ones. I don’t like fake people, I am allergic to folks that aren’t genuine. I decided to pull the covers back and write about the complexities of friendship. This definitely struck a chord with a lot of you and after this post was when I realized that there are so many of you that read my blog, but might not comment. After I wrote this, many of you reached out to me privately for advice on your friendships. Want to know how I feel about fake friends? Read it here
"Yellow Pop"If you have been following this blog for awhile, you know how much I love bold color. Many of you loved this fun and playful post. See the full post by clicking here
This all black ensemble is a look that many of you commented on. See the full post here
"I want to be seen green"
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So many of you reached out to me by comments and emails to wish me a happy birthday. You have no idea what that meant to me:-)
I will go just about any where for some culture and good food. I seriously have a love affair with food and in this post, I invite you to be a fly on the wall during one of my many food adventures around Los Angeles. Olvera Street is a bold colorful place, so I had to wear a bold colorful dress:-) See the full post here
"Easy Breezy Turquoise"
This was a look a lot of you loved and you liked how I wore my necklace backwards:-)
See it by clickiing here
What a fun year!
"Rose Water Ice Cream in Rose Mint Shot Glass"
Your favorite food post was a tie between two sweet treats, so I am sharing them both with you. You can view the full post and how I came to create this delectable dessert by clicking here
"Praline Pumpkin Cake"
This recipe is as delicious as it looks and based on the response, you loved this too! See the recipe here
This poem about my life was one of your favorites this year. Read it here
"You Better Make Me Smile"
Do men read lifestyle blogs? Apparently when you flow like this..they do. This post generated emails from quite a few men. Do you want to know what got their attention? Check out my poetic flow here
It brings me joy to inspire you! Keep coming back!