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Wearing

Hey guys! Hope you all had a great weekend. These are the same shorts I was wearing last Monday’s post. They are so good, I also have them in the honey brown. Last weekend, I did my first real outing and it felt weird. A lot of people were not wearing masks and were just hanging out, so I’m still going to stay home as much as possible. Are you guys venturing out yet?

Buying

I did some shopping recently to support Black Owned businesses. No worries, I will make another post soon to share more Black-Owned businesses, in the meantime, I have a highlight on my instagram to see the ones I’ve been sharing. My earrings above are so nice and affordable, got them from Oma The Label, make sure to sign up for their newsletter to not miss out on the next restock.

I also got new bathing suits from Jade Swim, you can also shop it here and here.

I also purchased this stabilized Vitamin C that is backed by a clinical study, it was created by chemist Ron Robinson.

This mesh exfoliator by Luv Scrub came in and I love it, I think I will be giving this as a present a lot for the holidays.

I know it may not be possible for a lot of people to shop right now and you know I highly recommend living within your means. We all have a budget you need to stick to, if you do have some disposable income or need to replace some essentials, I hope you will consider shopping Black brands, they don’t have the reach of bigger retail stores or brands, so your support really makes an impact.

Reflecting

To my White/Non-Black friends and readers, I’ve been so troubled lately and I’ve been pretty vocal about that. I’m not going to lie, I still cannot get over that people needed to see George Floyd slowly die for almost 9 minutes to understand what Black people have been complaining/protesting/marching about for years. That’s the work I need to do for myself to get over that, I know. If you want to be an ally to Black people, you don’t need to apologize or cuddle your Black friends, you need to do the work.

If you feel uncomfortable, lost, guilty, these are all valid feelings that are manifesting because of a deeper issue. A lot of people may not think of themselves as racist, but that’s honestly not enough. You need to actively be anti-racist. That’s not an easy thing to do, because it may cost you friends and family. At the end of the day, you need to decide if you want to get out of your comfort zone or continue to watch people that look like me die for no reason. There’s no way to sugarcoat this and you will not please anyone, you will certainly not please me if you choose the latter. If you feel like I’m being harsh, let me tell you this story.

When all this started happening, a few of my friends were calling me regularly because they knew how upset I was. My friend, who’s a teacher asked me if I honestly thought that we were headed towards real change, I said yes because this time felt very different to me. She said, honestly Rachelle, I feel like things will never change, I already have little kids in my class saying how they don’t like Black people because their parents said Black people are yucky, thieves or dirty. This made me feel so depleted because there’s nothing I can do to fight or stop that.

This is why, if you really want to be an ally, you have to get uncomfortable. You may not be telling your kids things like that but do you know the messaging they are getting from extended family or friends. So you need to use your voice, influence and privilege to help your Black friends. To wrap this up, I will leave you with this article, What is Anti-Racism? Also wanted to share this site filled with resources.

Eating

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • two slices of cooked and chopped bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallion

Mix the dry and wet ingredients separately, then fold in the bacon and scallions at the end. This should make about 4 small pancakes. Heat a pan on medium heat and add some butter, cook the pancakes about 3 minutes on each side. I added a fried egg on top and some hot sauce.

This is the same base recipe I use for regular pancakes. I use the following.

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk

Reading

Thankfully, I’ve been able to calm my brain long enough to read and this is my best form of self care. So far I’m enjoying Beach Read.

Watching

I watched this mistery/comedy over the weekend and it was so fun.

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