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Your Destiny Reading…

In Daily Chronicles on October 27, 2015 at 12:32 pm


Daily Read, T.D. Jakes, #tdjakes, #inspiration, inspiration,  destiny

I simply love books which inspire and motivate.  I’m on a major spiritual journey, and I’m absorbing as much as I can in order to succeed on my path to greatness.  I must be able to help others as well as myself.  Growing and becoming the best woman I can be is a constant and daily goal, I must strive for and be better than I was yesterday.  My current daily read is Destiny Daily Readings, inspirations for Your life’s Journey by T.D. Jakes.

This little gem is a companion to Bishop Jakes new book Destiny, which I will start reading soon.  It’s a book of affirmations, meditations and scripture with suggested action steps on fulfilling your God-given role day by day. It’s definitely food for thought.  If you’re on a spiritual journey like I am, this book is for you. Purchase yours here.

Happy reading.


No Super Bowl XLVIII Here!!!

In Weekend Chronicles on February 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm
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What I’ll be doing during Super Bowl

I’m really not into the Super Bowl, every news, and talk show program this past week has made a reference or dedicated an entire show to this event. The only thing about the Super Bowl that entertains me, are the commercials, and to see which player is more handsome than the other, for me that’s the full extent of the Super Bowl.  So this evening is going to be a night of pampering, book reading, journal writing, watching Downton Abby and catching up on all those shows that have been sitting in my DVR since last year.

Susie Larson Blessings For The Evening #maylanaschronicles Maylana's Chronicles

I was given a gift at Christmas, of this beautiful little book, which I’m reading right now; it’s Susie Larson’s “Blessing’s for the Evening.  This is such an elegant little book, which is quite heavy for its size, with a beautiful padded cover, complete with gorgeous photography and inspirational quotes to help you wind down your evening on a positive note.  The premise is to read a devotional each night, but it’s so beautifully written,  and feels so lovely in your hands, you can’t help but read a few pages at a time.  You can see Susie’s beautiful quotes on Pinterest.


Blessings for the evening quote


For those of you who are football fans… Enjoy! May your team win! I’ll be sipping a glass of red.




Images via Google Images & Pinterest

Happy Birthday Zora…

In Daily Musings on January 7, 2014 at 11:59 am

Zora Neale Hurston, #zoranealehurston, Harlem Renaissance #HarlemRenaissance

Today is the birthday of a literary legend, and one of my favourite authors, Zora Neale Hurston.  Born January 7, 1891, Ms. Hurston became one of the leading voices of the Harlem Renaissance, after arriving in New York in 1925, when the Renaissance was at its peak, becoming one of the most widely acclaimed Black authors in America, from the mid twenties to the mid forties. 

I have a small collection of Ms. Hurston’s books in my own library, my favourites being, Their Eyes Were Watching God {one of her most popular books}, Dust Tracks On The Road and Wrapped in Rainbows.

In her honor, Google created a Google Doodle to commemorate what would have been her 123rd birthday.

zora-neale-hurstons-123rd-birthday-5830801295933440-hp, Harlem Renaissance #ZoraNealeHurston, Zora Neale Hurston

To find out more about the life of Zora Neale Hurston, and her work click here

Monday Musings…

In Daily Musings on February 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm

China Tea Cups

Hello Dahhlings! I hope you had a fabulous weekend, I know I certainly did. What’s made it even more so, is today is a  holiday in the U.S., so we have one more day to relax and take it easy (kind of!).  Most of my weekend was spent Skyping with my sister in London, discussing where we’re taking our company and searching for all the goodies we plan to present to you soon.  Isn’t Skype the most amazing thing! I absolutely love it.

The Secret

I’m in a really great place in my life, I feel like I’m going through a transition which has nothing but positive vibes attached to it.  I’ve decided to reread the book “The Secret” which I bought back in 2007, for some reason the book is having more of an impact on me now, than it did when I first read it.  I think I’m more mentally and spiritually ready for it now.  If you are not familiar with “The Secret” it discusses the Law of Attraction and how to bring what it is you truly seek into your life. We are what we think! If you’d like to learn more about “The Secret” click here.

What books are you reading right now, to help motivate and inspire you? I’d love to know.


I love taking self photos with my iPhone, mostly to post to my Instagram, Facebook and Tumbler accounts.  Here’s a collage I created on Saturday, showcasing a beautiful dress my sister gave me for my birthday, and some indian earrings I acquired while there.

This week will be yet another busy week, more hat orders to complete, baby wear being completed {by the wonderful Althea}, and buying and cataloguing inventory for the Maylana’s Closet Boutique.  I’m happy to say I love being this kind of busy.

Have yourselves the most Amazing, Inspired and Fabulous week!


Book Ends…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on July 17, 2012 at 11:53 am

Explores the fateful decision of Emma Jean Peace to raise her seventh son, Perfect, as the daughter she has always wanted.

Here are a few books I plan to read by the end of the year.  Even though I already have a couple hundred unread books sitting on my living room floor,  I still plan to buy and read these… why?  because they intrigue me and I just love books.  I will always love books with paper pages; as much as I love technology, I have not embraced the NookKindle, iPad method of reading books. Maybe I’m a hoarder of books and haven’t admitted it to myself yet 🙂 Is there a 12 step program?

There is nothing like laying in the bath tub, soaking in lavender scented sea salts, and reading a mesmerizing book.  Somehow an E-book  just doesn’t give me the same sensation.  Maybe one day I’ll embrace the E-book for convenience sake {I really doubt it though}, nevertheless, I’ll never get rid of my hardcover/paperback books. There’s nothing like turning a page!

A couple of these books have been around for a while, languishing on my Amazon wish list, I think it’s time I gave them a home.

Roots of Style is a rare look into the mind, life, and journey of one of our generation’s most coveted fashion designers, Isabel Toledo. ~ Currently Reading

Set in Louisiana in 1828, Martin’s latest novel depicts the psychologically charged relationship between a wealthy white woman and the slave she detests.

This book comprises a portfolio of portraits of over one hundred incredible gowns from the entire era of Christian Dior haute couture.

In The Forty Rules of Love, Elif Shafak has woven a wonderful tale of love and spiritual longing, brilliantly exploring the universal desire for intimacy with another human being, as well as with the divine.

All books are available at as well as other bookstores. I hope you select one of them; if you do, let me know your thoughts.

Happy Tuesday!

Small Island…

In Daily Musings on February 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

Last night I watched the first installment of the most amazing mini-series on PBS. The series is called “Small Island“, It’s about the migration of Jamaicans to England in the 1950’s when Jamaica was still a colony of England.  This is obviously the second showing of this series, I have no idea how I missed it the first time around 2 years ago!

This series really touched me in a personal way, because as a first generation, “British born Jamaican” it gave me an idea of why my parents moved to Britain and what they found when they got there.  It was not Buckingham Palace and tea for them!  Even though my mother, told me stories of what it was like, to actually see a vision of it on-screen, it gave me more clarity. These characters could have been my parents.  In one scene, the main character Hortense, asks if there is electricity in every room and when she is told yes, she gets really excited.  Hortense longs for a fulling life and a doorbell after being born and raised in a broken and impoverished home.  Hortense is a school teacher and has it in her head that when she gets to London she will be  teaching rich girls and having tea with the Queen (yes she really does!).  There is never ever doubt in Hortense’s mind that she will get to England, it’s just a matter of how.  Hortense, does what she has to, to get to London (that scene had me falling out laughing, she got a box in her mouth, for her efforts, Jamaican’s understand what I mean!).

Great scene!

There is a quote from Hortense “This island is too small if you have big dreams… without dreams you are nothing” .  This was the mindset of most people on the island, and the reason why they wanted to move away, thinking there was a better life in England. There was, but they worked long and hard and took a lot of abuse for it.  Nothing was handed to them… Nothing!

It was mind-boggling for me to watch the scene where Jamaicans were waving the Union Jack in Jamaica (as that was their flag at the time), all British colonies flew the Union Jack.  Jamaica gained their independence in 1962, the same year my mother left to join my father in London, England.

Before Jamaicans arrived in England, they really thought that because they were under British rule, and therefore “British subjects” they would be treated the same as the Brits once they arrived on those cold, damp, chilly shores.  This was not the case! What they did not realize was the British only wanted them there as cheap labour, to help rebuild after being bombed to dust by Germany.  The Brits really thought the Jamaicans (and other West Indians) were going to come over on a long hard voyage by ship, work themselves to death and then return to Jamaica… Boy were they mistaken! For us British born Jamaicans, this series will certainly touch us deep inside, because our parents lived it.

I don’t want to give too much away about the series as there is a second installment next Monday.  This post will continue.  Last night ended very interestingly, the drama is about to be ramped up. Stay tuned. 

If you haven’t seen it, it’s is a must see, and if you have, take the time to watch it again.  In the meantime visit where you can find more information.  This series was adapted from the book of the same name by Andrea Levy.

Andrea Levy