OUR FAVORITE THINGS OF APRIL

Aasha’s favorite things of APRIL: 1.Homemade cucumber salad with orange poppy seed dressing 2.Selling Sunset (Netflix) 3.The Ultimatum (Netflix) 4.A suite at the Portland Timbers 5.Raising Cane’s (Pioneer Place)  Darcell’s favorite things of APRIL: 1. Arugula 2. Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream 3. Grateful Vineyard Root Beer https://www.gratefulvineyards.com4. Bridgerton (Netflix)5. Guy’s Grocery Games (Food Network) 

OUR FAVORITE THINGS OF MARCH

Aasha’s favorite things of MARCH: Grits N’ Gravy -215 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 Spring Break  Court side seats at the Blazer game  The Sopranos (HBO Max) The Batman (2022) Darcell’s favorite things of MARCH: 1. Clay Ark by Octavia Butler2. 90 Day Diaries (Hulu)3. Lay’s Sweet Southern Heat Barbecue Potato Chips4. King Richard Movie starringContinue reading “OUR FAVORITE THINGS OF MARCH”

OUR FAVORITE THINGS OF FEBRUARY

Aasha’s favorite things of FEBRUARY: 1. Löyly massage services https://www.loyly.net/services2.Rose bouquets 3.Tin Shed brunch 4.Truly Hard Seltzers margarita style pack 5.Sunny days in Portland Darcell’s favorite things of FEBRUARY: 1. Dregs Vodka 100% to Charity https://www.dregsvodka.com/2. Carnival Eats (Cooking Channel)3. Girl Scout Cookies (Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs)4. Judge Shows5. Cheese rolls from Helen Bernhard https://www.helenbernhardbakery.com/breads/

OUR FAVORITE THINGS OF JANUARY

Aasha’s favorite things of JANUARY: 1.Tay Diggs’ Tik Tok account @theofficialtayediggs 2.Wunderland Nickel Arcade3. Dave’s Hot Chicken 4.Crème brûlée from The Observatory- 8115 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 972155. Nike leggings Darcell’s favorite things of JANUARY: 1. Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition https://www.pdx.edu/museum-of-art/events/black-lives-matter-artist-grant-exhibition2. Mandela The Official Exhibit at OMSI https://omsi.edu/nelson-mandela3. Thurgood- Portland Playhouse https://portlandplayhouse.org/shows-events/thurgood/4. Finding YourContinue reading “OUR FAVORITE THINGS OF JANUARY”

OUR FAVORITE THINGS OF DECEMBER

Aasha’s favorite things of DECEMBER: 1. Southern Elegance candles https://www.secandleco.com/2.Costco rolls 3.Naps 4.Spicy margaritas from Rontoms 5.UGG slippers https://www.ugg.com/uk/fluff-yeah-logo-slide Darcell’s favorite things of DECEMBER: 1. Homemade stuffed blue cheese turkey burgers2. Educator discounts at Michael’s 3. Hotchata drink special at Teote4. Christmas socks5. My collection of Black/African American Christmas ornaments

OUR FAVORITE THINGS OF NOVEMBER

Aasha’s favorite things of NOVEMBER: 1. Family photo albums 2.Van Gogh experience 3.TSA Pre-check 4.Spiked seltzers 5.Married at First Sight: Houston Darcell’s favorite things of NOVEMBER: 1. Passing on Netflix 2. Bob the Drag Queen’s iconic wig reveal from We’re Here HBO: https://youtu.be/048WnAatbPA3. The Harder They Fall on Netflix 4. DB Desserts-White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcake 5. Noodle Kugel (Brooklyn Diner) recipeContinue reading “OUR FAVORITE THINGS OF NOVEMBER”

OUR FAVORITE THINGS OF OCTOBER

Aasha’s favorite things of OCTOBER: 1. Dionne Warwick on Twitter @dionnewarwick2. Megan Thee Stallion’s Nike training workouts 3. Portland Art Museum 4. Herschel backpacks https://herschel.com/shop/backpacks5.Victoria Bar – 4835 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR Darcell’s favorite things of OCTOBER: 1. Really Love-Netflix 2. Tamela Mann on The Terrell Show https://youtu.be/qH-bcZt1gKc3. Top Ramen Noodles, with a fried egg, ginger and greenContinue reading “OUR FAVORITE THINGS OF OCTOBER”

Finding wellness and balance in my new normal

Prior to the pandemic my schedule was always full. After work I often had evening meetings several times each week. My weekends were also booked. If I didn’t have something scheduled on Saturday, I definitely had something scheduled on Sunday. There were multiple times when I was double and even tripled booked. Sometimes I wouldContinue reading “Finding wellness and balance in my new normal”

FRIENDS 101

I have often heard the phrase that “finding friends as an adult is hard” but is it? If we break it down, what has changed from making friends when you were in kindergarten to now? Are you being friendly? Are you finding similarities? Are you creating spaces to get to know each other? Do youContinue reading “FRIENDS 101”

OUR FAVORITE THINGS OF SEPTEMBER

Aasha’s favorite things of SEPTEMBER: 1. Idetail Pdx @Idetailpdx 2. Shaken Coconut Cacao coffee https://baristapdx.com/3.The Pencil Test https://www.thepenciltest.com/4.Themed parties 5.Reservation Dogs http://www.hulu.com Darcell’s favorite things of SEPTEMBER: 1. Pie Spot-mini Brown Butter Pecan Pie https://www.pie-spot.com 2. Fenty Fashion 2021 on Amazon Prime3. TriPPPy Cider https://www.shopmcmenamins.com4. Homemade Golden Milk Lattes5. @notkarltonbanks