My Favorite Fall Treats! 


Hello everyone & welcome back to my blog. I hope that you all are having a great Monday.  

Fall is here and in full affect. One of my favorite things to do during the fall is to eat all of delicious treats that comes along with Fall. We are leaving the tricks at the door with theses delicious treats because are easy to make and they are super tasty. 

They are also great to make with your family. Include your kids in the prep process  with a few of these and you are sure to turn any night into a fun family night. 

Here are some of my favorites…

  • Fall Party Mix ~ I got these recipe a few years back from one of my aunts. She used to make this and put it in pretty little bags and pass out to all of her nieces and nephews. Your can pretty much add anything to it that you want. I add pretzels, mini peanut butter cracker, and chocolate m&ms to mine. This mix is so delicious you guys! 
  • Pumpkin Bread ~ Y’all I love me some pumpkin bread and I am sure that all of my pumpkin spice lovers will appreciate this masterpiece as well. Definitely something that the kids will love to make with you! 
  • Taffy Apples ~ Come on, like who doesn’t like taffy apples!?! This is also great to do with the kids because they can decorate them how they want.
  • Apple Cider Sangria ~ This great is for us adults only. I love sangria and this apple cider sangria is so good! The recipe is easy to make and would be a great addition to any holiday party. 

So there you have guys! My favorite Fall treats! Comment below and let me know what kind of treats do you all like to enjoy during the Fall. 

Until next time…stay positive 💖

-Toya 

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D.I.Y Halloween Decoration Ideas 


Hello guys, happy Wednesday 😄

This year I am excited about Halloween because my son actually gets to participate. Last year my son was only three months old when Halloween rolled around. Before becoming a mother, I didn’t celebrate this holiday as an adult. Now as a mother, I want my child to have the full experience of this day. 

Decorating the house is very fun to do with him. I love seeing him happy and full of excitement as he helps me. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, you can make a lot of the decorations on your own. Here are a few D.I.Y Halloween decorating ideas that I think you guys will enjoy.  

  • Outdoor Pumpkin Light Cover ~ this is a very inexpensive and creative idea. Use $1 plastics pumpkins , cut them in half, and cover your outdoor light with. 
  • Flying Ghost ~ Another inexpensive idea. Use balloons and fabric to create “ghosts” that you can hang around the yard. 
  • Spider Wreath ~ Use a wreath form and wrap it in fabric then place tiny toy spiders around the wreath. This is sure to give a spooky welcome to your home. 

I hope that you all enjoyed these ideas. Comment below and let me know how to you like to decorate for Halloween. 

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Until next time… stay positive! 💙

-Toya 

Last Party Of The Summer! 


Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday 😄 

Yesterday in the US we celebrated Labor Day! Labor Day recognizes the workers and what they contribute to society. Many choose to use this day as the last time to get together with friends and family one last time before the summer comes to an end. 

I had the pleasure of going back home and celebrating my Labor Day with my family. I live about four hours from my family and with my busy life it’s hard for me to go back and celebrate holidays with them. 

So you guys already know that I was very excited to spend time with them. My family spent the day in my Moms backyard barbecuing and having a good time. We laughed and ate good food. I was happy to see my son play with his cousin whom he doesn’t get to see that often. 

That party was our last time to have fun in the sun, even though it rained a little, we still enjoyed ourselves. I was having such a good time that I didn’t take plenty pictures to capture the moment. 

Yesterday was great but so was the entire weekend. It’s nice to spend time with family and having a great time! 

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Until next time…stay positive! 

-Toya 

New Music Wednesday: Interview With Artist Dre Wells!!


Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday!
I am happy to announce that the artist Dre Wells has a new EP! This EP is called Vibes.  This six track CD is something that you can put on repeat all day and vibe out to.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Dre Wells all about his new EP Vibes.

Me: What is the inspiration behind this new EP Vibes? 

Dre Wells (DW) : I wanted to put out new music for my Fans. This EP has a new sound that my fans are not used to hearing from me.  I was testing the water with new sounds and a different direction.

Me: How long did the process take for you to come up with all six songs? 

DW: Believe it or not, it only took me a week. Which includes writing, mixing and mastering.

Me: What do you want you fans to take from Vibes? 

DW: I just want everyone to embrace the story that I’m telling with this EP. I want them to put this on and play it from track one to track six.

Me: What’s next from Dre Wells? 

DW: I’m always writing, recording, and producing writing. Just be on the look out for more music from me soon.

Vibes is available for download on all music platforms. Including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon, etc. You can go and check out his website, where you will find more amazing music by clicking here.

You can go and listen to the new EP Vibes here

His other social media sites are listed below:

Twitter
Instagram  

Take a listen to the EP above and let me know what you guys think! 

Until next time…stay positive!

-Toya

Sunday Family Funday 


Hello everyone and Happy Sunday 🙂 

I hope that you all are having a wonderful day on this beautiful Sunday. 

Before I became a mother, I would spend my Sunday’s getting ready for the work week. Now as a mother, we use Sunday’s as family days. We usually do something fun, whether we spend it at home or go out as a family. 

Today we decided to use this Sunday to take our son to the park and then out for ice cream. Days like this just makes my heart smile because I really enjoying watching my son have such a fun time playing. 


I encourage everyone  to take one day out of the week to have family time. Not only is it a great way to spend time with each other but it also creates lasting memories. And gives us a time to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the week and to just enjoying the time with the ones you love most. 

Not a parent? No problem! Take a day to spend with your parents and/or your siblings. Do something that will rejuvenate you for the rest of the busy work week. 


Parent or not, just take time to do something with the people you care about that makes you feel good and warms your heart. Life is too short to not take time out of our busy lives to spend time with loved ones. Make sure to comment below and let me know how you like to spend family days!

Until next time…stay positive! 

-Toya

My Son Turns One


Hello everyone! Happy Sunday 🙂 

I’m taking a break from my Short Story Sunday series so that I can share with you all how we celebrated my sons first birthday. 

As you all may or may not know I struggled with trying to figure out what to do for my son’s first birthday. I am a new Mom and my husband and I found it kinda difficult to come up with something that was appropriate for him and still allowed him to have fun. 

At the very last minute, literally the day before his birthday, we decided to have a small gathering with a few friends and family. That way he can still be comfortable and have a good time. 

So I immediately went into overdrive mode. I had less than 24 hours to make my son’s birthday amazing, even though he may not remember one second from this day. We decided to do an Elmo themed party since that is his favorite character at the time and I had already ordered him a birthday shirt months prior with the bright red character on the front of it. 

Yesterday at his party, my son spent most of the day crying. He cried when people tried to hold him, he even cried when we sang happy birthday to him. By the end of the party he warmed up to everything that was going on and started to enjoy himself. But at the same time I wouldn’t change nothing about that day. 

My son, who I had prayed years and years for was  healthy and celebrating a year of life. I was so happy that I cried tears of joy. Overall his birthday was a success and it taught me a valuable lesson: never wait until the last minute to get things done. Lol. 


Until next time…stay positive 

-Toya