Author Archives: Erica Easter-Arevalo

Black History Month

When I was young, I never fully understood why Black history was so important to learn or know. My school highlighted people such as Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, or Fredrick Douglas.  My church put on plays, and they would dress as famous people and you would have to guess who it was. I paid…

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Hygee Life

I am learning a few things during this quarantine and pandemic. One thing that I am absolutely in love with is “Hygge”.  It is a Danish custom that promotes relaxation, coziness, and all things simple. I know, I know, we do these things mostly in the winter or on occasion.  I have seen some trends…

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December Book Suggestions

One thing that I love to do in December is read. Hot cocoa, quiet area, and ahhhhh….dive in! Well, that is the fantasy at least. In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I am lucky if I can find quiet. I usually buy my favorites on sites such as www.goodwillbooks.com or www.thriftbooks.com to find great deals. I am…

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 I love December. I love kindness, thoughtfulness, and empathy. I feel that we need this more than ever.  This year has been awfully hard. Some lost jobs, some lost loved ones, some lost hope, and some lost their comforts of daily life. It has been a constant year of change.   I am praying as…

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Does anyone play question games at dinner? We do! I feel that it is important learn about as much as you can about the people you love most.  If 2020 has shown us anything, it is that life is fragile and should be spent with love and caring for all.  I love questions that are…

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Thanksgiving Memories

This year looks a lot different for many of us this year; 2020 gave us so many surprises that it feels so surreal. I just love the makings of Thanksgiving! It takes me back to several memories that I had about this holiday. I remember being little, sneaking in a few moments to see the…

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Growing up October was a month full of fun and excitement. I remember in elementary school, the teachers would start slowly incorporating the Halloween colors. I remember seeing some of the cut out of witches, ghosts, pumpkins bought at TG&Y and beautifully displayed in the main hall way with a message. The message was always…

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Bacon Ranch Popcorn

I love the fall but most of all I love October! The smell, the chill in the air. NO BUGS!  The fall is the best time of the year.   Did you know that it is National Popcorn Month, as well? Yes! I love a good batch of popcorn. I loved that there are so…

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Memories of Mama

My mama was a force to be reckoned with. She always had a laugh or smile that would warm your heart. She didn’t take no gruff and you better come with your best southern manners.    She made instant friends and fans wherever she went (one time, I was living in Austin and a woman…

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It’s that time again. BACK. TO. SCHOOL.  Whether your child is going physically or virtually, it is important to start some routines or rituals.  Here is my advice for this year: First: Sleep is Crucial. Make sure children get enough sleep. Since having the longest Spring Break ever, some of us have just been plain…

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