…. alone in the big city

Hey world! 

So today something amazing happened. My boyfriend left to Florida to live out his dreams as a dancer, touring and doing phenomenal things. I could not be anymore proud of his accomplishments! I want him to go out there and make me proud! 

Meanwhile, I need to figure out what I will do in Los Angeles in order to remain busy. When couples used to say, “my partner is gone, I have to find stuff to do.” I would think….”why? Just do you!” Now that I am in that predicament, it’s easier to say than do. I really got used to my best friend being by my side, daily. You know its that person to bounce ideas off of, laugh at your jokes (or not lol) , or just have some one to dress up with and hit the town. Then there are those days when you do nothing at all. But it’s okay because you’re doing absolutely nothing with your favorite person. Having that special person around is truly a blessing. We forget to acknowledge that and be greatful! I imagine if you think too much about it, things can become overwhelming. I wonder how the spouses of soldiers, actors and those who travel for work often deal with this.

and since I wondered I’m sure there are others out there dealing with is. So I’m here to share this experience and journey with others going or preparing to go through this same thing.

I have have a plan! With a list of things to do so that Forbes will not attack! 

First things first, I am actually going on vacation (cruise) with some of my closests friends April. I must get my body right! Eating healthy, working out, getting plenty of sleep, laughter and staying hydrated! I have some very cute swim suits to fit in. So, I already packed a gym bag for my car. Now, I can go workout right after work. 
I also have to stay cute! So I will be trying out different homemade face masks and detox drinks. I’ll share recipes here. As well as new braids coming soon! I’ll share photos.

And the last thing I thought of today was reach out to those friends I have made here in Los Angeles. I have heard many people say LA is full of rude careless people. However, my experience has been the exact opposite. I have met some amazing, friendly, talented people here and it’s time to connect with them. 

If any of you have suggestions on things to do in la… let me know! I will blog about it! 

I know that’s not the perfect list and a bit vague. But these are just my thoughts as of this afternoon.i am certain I will think of other things to do. Also this list starts tomorrow. Today, I’m going to eat pizza in bae’s shirt and watch movies. Lol because I miss him…. but only for today! Tomorrow the fun begins.

Ebony in the city! 


Still fasting! 

Hey y’all, I’m still fasting and trying to move past the FOOD aspect.. . I was mainly focusing on what I was gonna eat so much so, that I couldn’t focus on what I was gonna feed my mind and spirit. I will be honest I have yet to read any scripture. So at this point I am basically just on a diet. . . Sounds funny, but a fast without word. Is just a diet. My pastor said that, and now I get it lol

This week I have been reminded of the  past, and what God empowered me with on previous fasts. For example, on a fast in 2013, I finally completed my last year of college. I used the fast to keep my mi d focused.On another fast, while in New Jersey, I was having the toughest time with my team. My leadership and self was being challenged and compromised  every single day. I was becoming more and more depressed by the moment. So I decided to not give up, yet fast and pray. I was doing this everyday. That’s when God brought this awesome lady into my life. Showing me bold, Godly and confident leadership qualities. One day she looked at me and said God is calling you to eat now. She a had no idea I was even fasting! That’s how I knew God was present in my life, watching me, building me and empowering me through fasting, meditation and the word. . . When I think of times like those.  I am reminded a fast is more then a diet, of course you must eat. But more so, focus on God, his word and what he is saying to you. There is definitely a blessing in it! So remembering that, I move forward in my fast. I come to the Lord humbly and expecting his great and good works in my life. I will stop the fast when God moves me to do so. 

Btw…. I will still post food, to help some of those out who are fasting and need food ideas. But don’t get wrapped up in  ((just)) the food aspect. This is about you and what God wants for you.

Tom’s Urban mushroom tacos….. this was amazing! 

Buffalo wings…. (Cauliflower) this was good, but tasted like fried Cauliflower and and buffalo sauce…. lol not chicken wings haha it’s good tho. 

Til next time! 

Ebony -🤗😚

Vegan bean Tofu salad

So I’m still going 8 days strong on the Daniel fast. It’s difficult reading ingredients and having to walk away from food. Yet, the spiritual growth is worth it.  

Tonight I’m eating a mix salad, sliced carrot, black bean, corn, chickpea  with marinated tofu salad! Yes marinated! My mom shared this with me, the key to tasty tofu. 

I picked my favorite marinade (or you can make your own) let it sit over night…. well 2 nights… Haha I forgot about it. And I am so glad I forgot about it because when I cooked it, it smelt so good and was full of flavor! I pan fried the tofu, then threw in the beans and corn. Topped it with cilantro and enjoyed the HECK out of this salad! 

Now all I have to do is figure out what scripture I’m gonna meditate on….. Book of Daniel or Mark…

*try the marinated tofu out and tell me how you like it!  

-EBONY 😆🤗😚

Daniel Fast….21 days

About the Daniel Fast

The Daniel Fast is based on the fasting experiences of the Old Testament Prophet. It’s a partial fast where some foods are eaten while others are restricted. Most people use this method of fasting for 21 consecutive days.

Draw Closer to God

Entering into a period of extended prayer and fasting is like pushing the “pause button” on life so you can draw nearer to God. The Holy Spirit joins you in this experience as you open your heart to receive from the Lord.

Don’t Settle for Less and Miss the Best

You have a choice when you fast. You can focus the food and matters of the flesh. Or, you can enter into a deep spiritual experience with the Lord so He can work in your life and on your behalf. Don’t settle for less by catering to the flesh. Instead reach out for the best and allow God to minister to you.

My purpose for the fast

I started participating in this fast about 8 years ago. At first I thought it would be impossible to do… but my mom is a chef so she would make such tasty vegan meals! With her cooking, I could have been a vegan forever! However, times have changed and I am now adulting. Meaning, I don’t  think live with my chef mom anymore and I must cook for myslelf. How sad, right?! Lol As I cook formyself, I notice how tough this can be! But my thirst for knowledge, the Lord and spiritual growth is unwavering. So I will make the best out of this. It’s not about the food anyway. It’s about the journey! 

With that being said…. I will be doing this fast for 30 days and taking you all along. I’ll share my food tips, prayer and anything significant. 

If you have any questions about it let me know! 

This is my first full week doing this fast this year. Plus I started a month late. But it’s never really too late for anything! 

Here is my breakfast from Sunday morning. Oatmeal, Berry fruit salad topped with pecans and agave, with some heavily seasoned potatoes! 

If you want to join the fast. You must know, you can make this fast what you want. Traditionally, you only eat natural foods produced by the land. Fruit, veggies, oils, herbs, nuts, and water.

That’s all for now. 

-Ebony 😚🤗

My 28th year! Happy Birthday to me! 

Well everyone, I just celebrated my 28th year on earth! I’m going to be honest. Looking back, I had this idea of where I wanted to be at this age. In my head it was a bit different… which I am sure is the case for everyone. However, I am learning to trust the process. I am super happy that God has granted me another year! I’m super happy I am working in a career position. Which is actually a great start for me. I’m well, healthy, happy and my relationship is blooming! . . . 

What I am most happy about is me getting to know myself! I’m at a point in my life, womanhood, and spiritual walk where everyday I seek to know something deeper about myself. At this point in my life I have grown to love my beauty, body and mind. I’m in love with how I see and view the world. I know no other person on this planet offers what I do, and I love that about myself. 

While working in the community last year. I heard an artist say, “if there is a void in your life. You fill it. Don’t wait for anyone else. You fill that void.”- Sandone These are some very powerful words I am queuing in 2017! 💪✊  

I’m speaking increase over my life in 2017. Increase in joy, health, wealth, success, knowledge, love and truth. Thank you for the journey 27….. 

Can’t wait to see what you bring me 28! 

Btw… I celebrated my birthday at this place called Harold and Belle’s resturant in Los Angeles! It’s so good.

when in Los Angeles, try it out.

Thanks everyone for coming out and celebrating me! 🤗😆
-til next time