5 essentials

Every woman needs in her jewlery box

Some of my favorite essentials

You can shop here

You will find jewelry for every occasion from everyday casual looks to special fancy nights and everything in between and with our line priced from $20-$200 younare sure to find the perfect piece of jewelry for you!!

Have a GREAT Day!!!

Danielle

The second skin

Innovation- the action or process of innovating(new method, idea, product, technology)

Ruby Ribbon has completely changed the way women view their bras, many have even joined the movement and replaced those uncomfortable underwires for our revolutionary cami and demiettes

When we launched our second skin collection earlier this year I screamed GAME CHANGER

At this point this is pretty much the only bra I wear, I occasionally still wear my arie bra when my second skin is being washed

The second skin is so comfortable it doesn’t feel like you have anything on, amazing

We just recently released the second skin lace collection which brings in the beauty factor😍

We have two styles

  • Original
  • Lace

We have two options

  • Cami
  • Demiette

We have two colors

  • Black
  • Pale

Unlike the original cami, the second skin is going to be a little looser fitting, no compression and no shaping only smoothing, it feels like you have a lightweight tank on

The demiette is going to offer you lift and support where you need it, the petal pockets are great to add a little more coverage or padding

I find myself double checking to see if I have a bra on because it just disappears once on.

The fabric is awesome because it blends into your skin eliminating lines and truly becomes a second skin

Moisture wicking meaning your girls stay dry and happy

Underarm and back support in this demiette will eliminate that underarm roll and back rolls you tend to get with traditional bras

How much do you pay for your bra currently?

Our second skin is $59.00

Our second skin collection fits band size 32-44 and cup sizes A and beyond 🚀

Call to action: gonto this website and order your very own second skin camimor demiette for entry into a drawing

Website to get second skin

Details on the second skin

  • Deep V neckline with thin straps that are both adjustable and convertible
  • Molded cups suggested for cup sizes A and above
  • Level 2 support and control
  • Stitched binding under bust for separation and support
  • Bonded seams and laser cut edges create a seamless look
  • Lightweight, all over stretch fabric that smooths your silhouette
  • Antimicrobial, wicking fabric keeps you cool and dry
  • Made of Nylon Spandex

Details on the second skin lace

  • Deep V lace neckline, beautiful scallop-edged lace cups lined with soft mesh
  • Thin straps that are both adjustable and convertible
  • Molded cups with soft mesh petal pockets for cup sizes A and above
  • Level 2 support and control
  • Empire seam provides under bust support
  • Bonded seams and laser cut edges create a seamless look
  • Lightweight, all over stretch fabric that smooths your silhouette
  • Antimicrobial, wicking fabric keeps you cool and dry

The only regret you will have is that you didn’t try one sooner ❤

Happy shopping

If I can help you in any way please let me know rr.daniellec@gmail.com

Danielle

Book Club-Monday Week 1

So I have decided to start a virtual book club. That is a pretty big deal for me since I have never been to keen on reading a book much less discussing it.

Here is information on the book

Title: “Me and My White Supremacy combat racism, change the world and become a good ancestor

Author: Layla F. Saad

Book chapters:
Part 1
1. What is white supremacy?
2. Who is this work for?
3. What will you need to to this work?
4. How to use the book
5. self-care, support and sustainablility
Part 2
week1: the basics
week 2: anti-blackness, racial stereotypes and cultural appopriation
week 3: allyship
week 4: Power, relationships, and commitments
Now what? continuing the work after day 28

some background as to why I bought this book

In the days following the murder of George Floyd, I was horrified at the world we were living in. I posted this statement on my facebook page and it unleashed a firestorm of disagreements and hateful comments and it was not very pretty. here is the excerpt of the post.


“I am probably going to loose friends after I say this, I dont care because enough is enough

❤BLACK LIVES MATTER❤

We are the problem
Let’s be the solution

We have to look inside ourselves and ask, truly check and see what our heart motives are?

Pray to change our hearts, pray to change our way of thinking

Don’t be so quick to say ” I’m not racist” unless you truly mean it!!!

If you get angry when you hear “black Lives Matter” and immediately defend it with “well so do white lives”… “All lives matter”

There is a problem… my white friends it isn’t about us stop making it about us.

Yes, all lives matter… all lives are precious but in just the past 6 months 3 black lives were wrongfully taken by white people… can you see that??? Do you understand???

For years we as the White race have treated the Black race like they were worthless, underneath us and that their lives didn’t matter… this is absolutely nauseating and disgusting and to think it is 2020 and some still feel that way😠

So if “black Lives matter” upsets you… you need to take a hard look on the inside, it is time to get uncomfortable it is time to change our ways
And treat everyone no matter their race, socioeconomic class or their upbringing as equals because in God’s eyes we are all his creation and all equal in his sight

It is not enough to be “not racist” we must be anti-racist
We cannot tolerate it… it has to stop…it has to change…. my white friends we are the only ones who can change it we are the only ones who can make years of wrong right!!!

❤BLACK LIVES MATTER❤”

I felt compelled to write this that day June 4, 2020, It is not much like me to speak my opinions so strongly on social media but the Lord would not let me rest about it.

God puts people in our lives even if only for a brief window of time, the people that you work with, live near, go to the store with, pass by in the halls, sit next to on an airplane, and on social media, people we have never even met in person but follow their instagram or facebook or read their blogs… this is all because God allows them to be part of our story.

So here is how this all started… in the days following the murder of George Floyd. I was scrolling through Instagram as per usual when a story pops up of a girl she seems very heartbroken so I decided to watch the story.

She began talking about check your privilege, I said out loud I remember I was sitting at my desk in my home office and I said “What is she even talking about” “what privilege?” “I sure don’t have privilege she isn’t talking to me!” I continued to watch which was somewhat bizarre looking back because typically I would have just moved on, anyway, I continued to watch almost as if I leaned in to hear to truly hear what she was saying.

White privilege…check your privilege…racism…be the solution….white…

This girl I follow on IG is a white female maybe my age perhaps younger and she lives near me from what I can tell, we have never met in person.

I remember sitting their tearing up because the words she was saying was cutting pretty deep.

I immediately began looking inward, was I part of the problem, did I have white privilege, did I have racial tendencies?

I was completely guilty

In the past when the black community would cry out “Black Lives Matter” I would say well so do white lives, how about we just say all lives matter! I am no stranger to this response because I myself had this response in the past.

This time it was different, God opened my eyes and allowed me to see that when they say “Black Lives Matter” they are not saying white lives don’t matter but it is black lives that are in danger and we need to stand up and help them

I never in my entire life considered myself a racist(it would not have been tolerated in my house,in my house we treated everyone with respect) but looking back over my 33 years I have been guilty of having racial tendencies and racial bias and having white privilege.

I immediately repented and asked the Lord to forgive me I cried out and told the Lord I would do whatever He needed me to do to be part of the solution to end the systemic oppression and racism.

So I posted from my heart and my post was met with not very nice comments from people… get this that I actually go to church with, it broke my heart even more. How can they be like this, how can they not see that all lives won’t matter until black lives matter, how can they be so insensitive? these are people that I grew up to know and respect and love and it was just heartbreaking.

I went to the Bible, I prayed about it, I prayed for them those who did not agree those who were not being very kind. Then I began to research white privilege because I honestly had never heard of that term before, it lead me to a bunch of books but I chose this one because it seemed like a good read and more like a class to teach me which I needed, I needed to learn to be able to be part of the change that needed to take place.

So follow along as I read through this book to understand my own white privilege and how to be part of the solution. You want to read along too, great you can get the book here or you can simply follow along if you like, if you don’t want to follow along that if perfectly fine too!

My hope and prayer is that through this journey that others will be able to look inward and confess that they too have been guilty of racial prejudices and white privilege in the past.

In order to be part of the solution we first must admit we are part of the problem.

Have a blessed day!

Danielle

Book club

I have never been too keen on reading books but always wanted to join or start a book club, funny right? I just love the idea of a group of friends and even strangers getting together to discuss their readings, what they learned, being able to learn from each other and have a sense of community and connection.

I have decided to start my own book club virtually, what isn’t virtual these days anyway.

Each Monday I will post my thoughts from a different chapter in the book I am currently reading and for the next book I will offer time for you to also get the book so you can read along if you desire to.

Book club Monday I will call it

I am so excited, the first book could be considered slightly controversial but it was something I needed to be able to do for myself.

My book is: “Me and my white supremacy” by Layla Saad

The book is deep and emotional and somewhat uncomfortable to read but as I said before it was much needed, I desired to understand and know more about the roots of racism the systemic oppression, what my role is, how I can help be the solution, and what is angering everyone so much(what is the real reason everyone is so angry today(more about that in my book club journal)

I purchased my book from Amazon as a kindle edition you can get it here

It is $8.12 for the kindle edition

Don’t want to purchase but want to know more too follow along as I share what I get from each chapter on my personal journey.

If you don’t agree with what I am reading and posting that is totally fine. I just ask that you remain kind and open minded as I am sharing my personal journey that has nothing to do with anyone else, refrain from hateful or negative comments please.

See you Monday

Danielle

Homemade supreme pizza and dessert too

Why go out when you can eat in?

That dtatement would have never left my mouth before Covid-19. It is kind of funny I think we will all have life before covid, life during covid and life after covid.

So during this covid pandemic and time at home we decided to make our own pizza from scratch even our crust from scratch.

What is scratch anyway? Is that something you find in the store? This is something my uncle asks me everytime I say we made something from scratch.

We have had every kind of pizza, cheese, pepperoni, fresh mozzerella, sausage, homemade sauce, jar sauce, pan crust, deep dish crust, thin crust, crispy crust and we even had not so good doughy crust(I like doughy but this one time it just wasn’t that great🤷🏻‍♀️) we even had calzones and dessert pizza.

I wanted to share our pizza dough recipe and then you can top it with whatever your heart desires

My aunt makes a pizza awesome pizza with beets, mushrooms (diced up together so tiny even I would eat it, you can’t tell there is mushrooms in it)

I think Buffalo chicken or BBQ chicken would be a fun treat or maybe even taco

But our favorite one is the thin and crispy Supreme Pizza it has light sauce, fresh mozzerella, italiam cheese blend, pepperoni, italian sausage, red and green bell pepper, the BEST!!!!

Here is what you will need

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water

Directions

  • In a small bowl whisk; water, sugar, yeast let sit for 10 minutes
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer add flour, salt, olive oil and yeast mixture
  • Mix everything together using your dough hook for 5 minutes or until the dough is soft and elastic
  • When it is completely mixed it will come clean from the side of the bowl
  • Shape the dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl, covering the dough in oil as well
  • Cover with attic wrap and refrigerate

This will make enough dough for 2 large pizzas

And tonight we even made dessert pizza(your crust will make 2 large pizzas)

Here is what you will need

Ingredients

  • 1/2 dough
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • Powder sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla to taste

Directions

  • Roll out dough on a pan roll it out thin as thin as you can get it
  • In a small bowl cut butter into brown sugar, white sugar and flour
  • Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the crust
  • Bake 450 for 8-10 minutes keep a close watch so it doesn’t get to brown
  • In a measuring cup or bowl put some powdered sugar, milk enough to get it to a glaze consistency put some vanilla maybe 1 tsp
  • Remove the dessert pizza from oven and drizzle the glaze
  • Enjoy

Walking a cat on a leash

Have you ever heard of that?

I mean i had seen others have their cats on a leash and honestly when Fresno was a kitten I tried to put him on a leash too, with not much success he wiggled out of the collar and ran off, he wouldn’t walk when qe put the leash on he would just lay down.

Cars are definitely very different than dogs.

At 11 years old I thought that putting fresno on a leash wouldn’t work, he wouldn’t respond well?

He recently had surgery and thus cannot go outside until he is completely healed. Fresno loves outside so much that I decided I would give a leash a try

I went to petsmart and picked up a cat harness and bungee leash set

Put the harness on fresno attached the leash, opened the door and out he went he walked right out and proceeded to take me on a walk.

You see humans don’t take cats on a walk, the cat will take you on a walk.

Anytime I would try to redirect Fresno he would scream out almost as if to say you’re not in charge here. I will go ehere I want to go and you will follow me😄

If you have a cat and would like to take them outside I would definitely encourage you to give a harness a try.

I would check the harness for cat weight restrictions and I would get a harness that is adjustable so you can adjust it on your cat for comfort and safety.

The harness I have for fresno is the Pet Safe come with me kitty harness and bungee leash, I bought it at Petsmart

So now for some advice from what I have learned through my experiences

  • Let your cat go where they want to go(unless they can’t like under a car or a deck)
  • If you need to redirect do so gently never tug on the leash, if you have to you can pick up your cat and move them
  • Let your cat get used to the harness inside the house before you go outside for the first time
  • Always make the harness and leash a positive experience
  • Treat time… reward your cat for a job well done with treats
  • Never leave your cat alone with a leash on don’t leave them outside tied up
  • Have fun exploring with your cat
  • Try to remain calm and patient while outside with your cat on a leash, yelling or getting antsy will only make your cat scared and anxious

I hope you have a good experience walking your cat on a leash, let me know below if you try it!!!

E-book or traditional book

So I have always liked a traditional book where I can feel and turn the pages I was never a fan of digital books, but then again I had never really tried an ebook. Until

I got a kindle fire and I decided to try a Kindle book since it did save me some money

So I just wonder how many of you are like me and like a traditional book or do you like the ebook option.

For textbooks I love the ebook option much easier on your back, instead of carrying a bunch of textbooks, my advice to college students if you have the option get the ebook, you will love it

Also the following apps are awesome

  • Evernote
  • One note

There are probably more but I love these because they will sync with your tablets, phone and laptops!

Some reasons to love the ebook option

  • Saves space
  • Saves weight
  • Saves money

You can even highlight and add notes where you need to.

If you have never tried an ebook, i encourage you to pick out a book and grab one off Amazon Kindle give it a try!

Planning- digital downloads

Since I can remember I have loved making lists and planning out everything from my day to day routines to major events!

It is no surprise then that I have began creating my very own planner. I wanted to share this DIY planner with others.

Today I will be sharing my first digital download with you my readers. It is for the week on two pages

This digital download is for planners that are 6X8.5 you can use any type of hole punch to use in a three ring binder, a happy planner disc planner, or you could even bind the planner pages spiral bound. The choice is yours!

Weekly Planner page

Printable planner page for your 6X8.5 planner! Once you purchase this planner page you may print over and over and you may share with as many friends as you wish. This purchase is for personal use and therefore you may not resale the file or the physical product. Thanks

$2.00

Planning is a lot of fun when you can have the flexibility to change up your pages and the way you plan. Perhaps one month you may want to plan out by weeks and the next month you have a lot going on so you want to plan it out by each day. When you purchase printable planning sheets you are in control of your planner you are able to decide how you plan!

We are so busy and having a paper planner is great to keep us organized.

More planning pages tomorrow so be sure to come back and see all the fun pages that you will be able to print and create your very own planner!

At this time we do not accept returns as the nature of the product is digital but we want to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase we would love to hear how you like it, comment below with your review

Happy Planning

Danielle

Social distancing

The two words of 2020

I would think it would have the same definition no matter who is defining it

But apparently not

Maybe everyone is just getting used to the new way or maybe the fear of covid-19 has left, I don’t know but it makes me more anxious everyday I go out

Now is there such a thing as being too anxious, maybe but there is such a thing as being too relaxed for sure

If you think I am crazy then that is fine I will be crazy, I am a big fan of face coverings I will continue to wear the face coverings, it is the most polite kind thing I can do for others

Thinking of others isn’t very common anymore  either though but I digress

So there are individuals who are more susceptible to Covid more susceptible to influenza more susceotible to any virus or bacterial infection… these individuals on top of the fact they are more susceptible is they are not able to wear a face covering(perhaps they have asthma, COPD, Chronic Bronchitis or other respiratory illness) or maybe they have anxiety and wearing face covetings send them into a panic attack.

By able individuals such as myself wearing masks we help to protect these individuals from a serious infection. It also helps protect us (no, the face coverings we have access to are not medical grade and thus do not fully protect us but any help… any protection is good for me)

So lets get back to the topic of this post, social distancing

Regardless of what you think of face coverings you must agree that social distancing is a good idea and a rule we should all adhere to with no problem.

I go into Walmart and craziness… people of all ages with no masks on, and just as many people of all ages had face coverings on(yay!!!) Of course the employees all had their masks on,

Maybe I am mostly nervous because my mom works as a cashier, she has been off since covid started here in WV and she goes back Monday, I am so nervous for her safety, I need to pray and turn the worry over to God.

I went into Kroger today, and these two girls got right up behind me definitely not 6 feet away just laughing and talking, I moved and they moved closer… really?!?! Why do we have to be so rude and inconsiderate, think of other people, can you do that? So you don’t want to wear a mask? Fine, but back away keep your distance!

Before Covid-19 there was such a thing as a personal bubble or personal space

I have always been a big fan of my personal space, only allowing invited individuals into that space. Did you? What did you think about personal space? Did you before covid 19 respect other peoples personal space?

What is different now? Why is it all of a sudden that everyone needs to be right up in your space and face?

I am not saying you have to wear a mask, I do think it is a personal decision(businesses can make a decision to make patrons wear a mask, that is their right as business owners) but please keep your distance away from others, that is truly the nicest thing you can do!

Social distancing… think about it, how would you like others to treat yourself or better yet how would you like others to treat your grandma? Just think about that for a minute, would you want someone getting in your grandmas space sharing their germs with her? I would venture to say probably not

Maybe we can all do a little better since we are all in this together ❤

6 ingredient ravioli bake

I love cooking and love experimenting in the kitchen, taking recipes I find off the internet or on food network and making them my own(that may be my theme, sounds familiar doesn’t it?)

Ingredients

  • Frozen ravioli
  • 3 medium size zucchini
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • Jar of marinara sauce(your favorite will work just fine)
  • 1 pound Italian sausage(if you like it hot get the spicy if you don’t get the mild
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese

Free ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Italian seasoning sprinkle 1 tablespoon

Directions

  • Wash and slice zucchini
  • Peel and finely dice onion
  • Cook ravioli al dente(follow package instructions)
  • In a medium skillet add 2 tablespoons olive oil and your zucchini and onions cook until tender but not mushy add salt pepper and Italian seasoning here
  • Remove zucchini and onions set aside 
  • In the same medium skillet cook sausage chopping it up as you cook it
  • In a sprayed(cooking spray) casserole dish layer the ravioli, zucchini, sausage sauce and cheese
  • The last top layer should have sauce and cheese
  • Put into a hot and ready oven and bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and brown

Enjoy this comfort food with a slice of garlic bread and a side salad and a tall glass of sweet tea!!!

Trying this recipe let me know by commenting below

Have a great Sunday!!!!

My plates can be found here on Amazon as well as the casserole dish I used