Simply Yaya

Because if you look around, life is really beautiful…
Did you know that we eat with our eyes? It’s true. I have started a new job where I am preparing lunch plates for some folks. Whether its soup or a meal, I take great pains to make the plate visually appealing. I fan the crackers out around the soup bowl, sit the cornbread at just the right angle on the plate. They laugh at me, y’all, but I don’t care.

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Simply Yaya

Shiny new year…
It’s that time of year: a bright, shiny New Year, full of resolutions to lose weight, get fit, save money and work on a budget. Full of possibilities to get it right.

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Simply Yaya

Grands are the best…
Y’all ever get convicted about something and sit and watch the world going by, and the thing you’re convicted about seems to be happening all around you? And you wanna grab some folks and shake them and say WAKE UP! Because, well, regrets are hard, and moments are fleeting and well, you get my point.

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Simply Yaya: Fried Cheerios

There is no place like home for the holidays…
I wish I could say I love holidays. And a part of me does. I love the lights, the tinsel. I love when the treetops glisten if we are lucky enough to see snow in Alabama. Silver and gold, red and green. I love all of the twinkling and glittery part of Christmas.

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Simply Yaya: Kimmie’s Chicken Noodle Soup

I get by with a little help from my friends…
Well, the turkey has had his day. Thanksgiving has come and gone, the turkey and deviled eggs have been eaten, and we are all fat and sassy.

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