How to Shoot and Write a Blog Post

While in graduate school, I had to start a blog for a class. That was six years ago, and that blog has evolved into Barbie’s Bookmarks. I’ve met so many people interested in starting a blog. I use WordPress, but there are a lot of choices out there. This post will focus on how to…

Green Beans, Mushrooms, Onions and Turkey Bacon Stir Fry

You need to fix a quick lunch or dinner? This recipe will hit the spot. It’s filling and healthy! Ingredients  1 pound of fresh green beans (cut the ends off) 1/2 medium yellow onion (sliced) 1 carton of mushrooms (sliced) 2 cloves of garlic (roughly chopped) 6 slices of turkey bacon (sliced) Mrs. Dash No…

Jaleo Meatballs with Pan Con Tomate & Saffron Mayo

This is a Blue Apron meal I decided to try because it was unique. You have Spanish-styled meatballs, and baguettes topped with tomatoes. Ingredients: 10 oz Ground Beef, turkey or chicken 2 Small Baguettes 8 oz Grape Or Cherry Tomatoes  3 cloves of Garlic 1 Zucchini 2 Tbsps Mayonnaise ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs 1 pinch Saffron 1 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar 1½ Tbsps Golden Raisins…

How I Keep My Hair Healthy!

  Last fall, I cut my hair off and decided to go relaxer free. It’s all a part of my journey to remove as many chemicals, preservatives, and artificial ingredients from my life. I try to use mostly natural products except for hair dye. I think I’ve found a solid hair routine for my TWA…

Tuscan-Style Pork Chops & Salsa Verde

This was a tasty Blue Apron meal that took a twist. Blue Apron delivers my meal boxes on Tuesday,  but I didn’t cook this meal until Sunday. The kale had wilted, so I improvised and cooked my yummy canned greens. Ingredients: 2 Boneless, Center-Cut Pork Chops 1 can of French cut green beans Butter 2 cloves Garlic-roughly…

Shea Moisture’s Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil …Wow!!

I had given up on Shea Moisture hair products until I tried the Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration line. Honey is my hair’s best friend, and this line delivers. It moisturizes and repairs dry damaged hair. Since I color my hair, this shampoo and deep conditioner give my hair the TLC it needs….

Home Spa Day: From Head to Toes

On the weekend, I set aside some time for a home spa day.  I like to pamper myself and relieve stress from the work week. This week I’m going to use Tree Hut’s Coconut Lime body wash, sugar scrub, and body butter. These products smell amazing, and they’re affordable at around $7 each. This scent…

Turkey Sausage Gumbo

I love gumbo, but I’m a lazy cook. Here’s my recipe for a quick spicy gumbo that takes less than an hour to make. Ingredients 1 package of turkey sausage. This Garrett Valley All Natural Smoked Turkey Kielbasa was $6 which was pricey, but the taste was out of this world. 1 can of sweet…

Drug Store Makeup that I Love!

I subscribe to several monthly makeup boxes, so admittedly I have loads of makeup. I haven’t needed to buy mascara in years. I usually get a sample that does a decent job. I was in Meijer the other day when I decided I needed a new mascara. One that does better than just a decent…