Traditional anniversaries: It’s my 3 rd wedding anniversary

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My husband and I have been married for 3 years. This year I wanted to do something based on traditions, traditionally leather is the gift you would give your spouse back in the day.

A few ideas that I came up with was a keychain, wallet, belt, coasters or a bag.Images courtesy of Pinterest.

I love this idea because it seems so masculine and unique.

Now if my husband wants to show up with some Sunflowers or Crystal /glass, I would be ecstatic!

I love to practice traditional things especially when it is something that I can pass through my family.

How I choose my wedding date:

My parents were married August 14, 1980 they would have been married for 38 years. As a tribute to my late mother, I decided to use their wedding day as a permanent reminder of the love that my parents shared. My parents were full of love and guidance that I channel every day.

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I love you, mommy and daddy, thank you for showing me what love is!

To my husband:

If marriage was easy everyone would be doing it, I am so happy that God has put you in my life! Happy Anniversary!!!

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Fresh Mango Salsa

A delicious recipe from

The Southern Chefette

Y’all this is one of the easiest recipes that I have ever made and you can make it too!

Feeds: 2 to 4


  1. A knife
  2. Cutting board
  3. Bowl
  • Ingredients:
    1. Mangos -2
      Cilantro- 1/3 cup
      Tomatoes – 1 small-medium
      Bell pepper -1/2 of it.
      Shallots(small)- 1/2
      Lime Juice (optional)-1/2

    Cut and dice the mangos into small chunks. Then dice your tomatoes, bell pepper, and shallot. Lastly, add your cilantro.

    *you can add lime but it is totally up to you!


    -The Southern Chefette

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    My Go To Essential Oils

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    If you ever heard of essential oils, then you know that they are literally essential.

    Essential oils come from extracting different parts of plants/nuts. These concentrated hydrophobic liquid usually have a strong smell to them. (Think of tea tree oil).

    There are so many different usages and benefits that it makes life so much easier when you grab some the next time you are at a grocery store.

    You can use these oils for cleaning, beauty treatments, healing methods, antidepressants, fighting infections, relaxation, increasing energy levels, improving brain function…just to name a few.

    I am going to share my favorite essential oils that I have in my house including how/why I use it.

    1.Tea tree oil

    This strong smelling oil helps with skin ailments, foot odors, cleaning counters, and freshens air. I personally use it for my skin. Whenever I get a cut I drop some tea tree oil in it. Not too much. I mainly use it every night as an acne treatment. This really helps.

    1.  Almond Oil

    Almond oil is known as carrier oil, so you would use it before you put on your essential oil to dilute it/better absorption. I use this on my eyes at night, to moisturize and take away dark circles.

    3.. Eucalyptus Oil

    Has antiseptic qualities, used for healing, boosts immune system,can be used to clean, also cleans air odors. I use this to make my air smell cleaner if my house smells like my pets.

    1. Lavender Oil

    Very popular! Lavender helps with relaxation, reducing stress, soothing yourself (or the family as a whole). You can also use this to remove pet odors from the house. Lavender Oil moisturizes the skin and reduces bug bites as well. I use this every night before going to bed.

    1. Peppermint Oil

    Helps relieve headaches, migraines, nausea, stomach issues, and muscle pain. You can use this to increase brain oxygen and improve energy for exercising. I use this for my headaches- I pour some drops in my oil diffuser and let it do its magic!

    To use essential oils- always dilute with water/use a carrier oil. This prevents you from getting severe burns because the oil is so strong. You can pick up an oil diffuser at the store and add water/drops of the oil, so your air will be filled with the scent of the oil. To use it for cleaning, just add it to the water and clean your floors, counters, etc. The main how-to for all essential oils is to dilute with water. Then you can try out the hundreds of different oils and see which ones work for you.