My Pretty Brown Fit

Seasonal Recipes

  • Sausage and Vegetable Quiche with Four-Blend Cheddar

    This Sausage and Vegetable Quiche with Four-Blend Cheddar can be enjoyed anytime! It’s filled with four state cheddars and loaded with fresh veggies! Perfect for the holidays and entertaining!  There’s something about a Breakfast Quiche that reminds me of the holidays. Growing up, my Mom would make one whenever company came into town. This was […] Read more…

  • Crispy Oven Okra with Lemon-Dill and Garlic Aioli

    This Crispy Oven Okra is absolutely divine. Roasted to perfection and a great addition to fall as we settle into the season! It’s served with a delicious Lemon-Dill and Garlic Aioli! I’ve always been a fan of fried okra, but the squishy kind…no, thanks. I remember when I was growing up, my Mom would make […] Read more…

  • Southern Peach Pie

    A delicious Southern Classic as we transition from summer to fall! This Peach Pie is made with fresh, southern peaches with a flaky crust! You’ll be going back for seconds!  Growing up, our next door neighbor, Mrs. Marie had a peach tree and its branches extended beyond a silver fence. This tree occasionally left us […] Read more…

  • Christmas Crack Butterscotch Crunch

    This sweet, salty, crunchy and buttery goodness that is Christmas Crack Butterscotch Crunch is sure to be a hit for the holidays! With so many fun elements, you won’t miss a jingling beat! It’s the perfect way to spread holiday cheer during the holiday season! Most people know that I have several foods that I […] Read more…

FOOD + DRINK

  • Sausage and Vegetable Quiche with Four-Blend Cheddar

    This Sausage and Vegetable Quiche with Four-Blend Cheddar can be enjoyed anytime! It’s filled with four state cheddars and loaded with fresh veggies! Perfect for the holidays and entertaining!  There’s something about a Breakfast Quiche that reminds me of the holidays. Growing up, my Mom would make one whenever company came into town. This was […] Read more…

  • Creamy Banana Boost Smoothie

    This Creamy Banana Smoothie is made with fresh fruit, a hint of peanut butter, and it has over 30g of protein to give you the boost that you need!  This post may include affiliate links where I earn for qualifying purchases. I’ve been trying to be more cognizant of my habits, especially being home more […] Read more…

HOLIDAYS

  • Giving the Gift of Comfort

    It’s officially holiday season! Do you know what that means? It’s time for holiday decorating, holiday parties, spending time with family, getting cozy, and sharing the love! Every year I love sharing my favorite gifts or gift ideas. My Mom always taught me that it’s always the thought behind the gift. Whether it’s kitchen accessories, […] Read more…

  • My Holidays (At Home) Must-Haves

    The holiday season is upon us! I still can’t believe how fast this year has flown by. I don’t know why, but I feel like I say this every year. I realize more and more that material things are great, but spending time with family and friends is priceless.  The holiday season is the perfect […] Read more…

RECIPES

  • Sausage and Vegetable Quiche with Four-Blend Cheddar

    This Sausage and Vegetable Quiche with Four-Blend Cheddar can be enjoyed anytime! It’s filled with four state cheddars and loaded with fresh veggies! Perfect for the holidays and entertaining!  There’s something about a Breakfast Quiche that reminds me of the holidays. Growing up, my Mom would make one whenever company came into town. This was […] Read more…

  • Crispy Oven Okra with Lemon-Dill and Garlic Aioli

    This Crispy Oven Okra is absolutely divine. Roasted to perfection and a great addition to fall as we settle into the season! It’s served with a delicious Lemon-Dill and Garlic Aioli! I’ve always been a fan of fried okra, but the squishy kind…no, thanks. I remember when I was growing up, my Mom would make […] Read more…

LIFESTYLE

  • Amazon Prime Day Picks 2020: For Foodies and Everyday Living

    It’s HERE! Amazon Prime Day Deals will be all the way live from October 13 through October 14, 2020. Everything you wanted and all the things you didn’t know you needed. From tech, kitchen gadgets, cameras and accessories, Kindle Books and Audible book subscriptions. This post contains affiliate links where I earn for qualifying purchases.  […] Read more…

  • Credit Repair and Preparing for the Future

    This post is sponsored by Lexington Law but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. When I was in college, there were so many credit card companies on campus the first day of classes. I didn’t know much about credit cards, but I got one anyway. My young self didn’t have a clue […] Read more…

PLANT LIFE!

  • Varnish + Vine Cactus Pop-Up Experience

    Late last summer, I stopped by the Varnish + Vine Cactus Pop-Up here in Birmingham. I may or may not have lost it. In a good way, of course! Botanica, the cutest plant shop, hosted V+V which is pretty much how I discovered them. You probably know by now that I was on a search for the […] Read more…

  • Blooming in the New Normal

    I think we can agree that we all need a little joy in our lives. I’ve said time and time again, this quarantine has opened my eyes to so many things that I’ve taken for granted. I was sharing with a friend how I could count on one hand how many times that I sat […] Read more…

HEALTH + FITNESS

  • Staying Active With #OnePeloton – Yes, It’s Worth It!

    I don’t know about you, but this quarantine tried to do a number on me mentally, emotionally, and physically—but I kept praying about it. I woke up a few weeks ago and made a decision that I was going to exercise (at least) 15 mins/3 days a week. I know that may not seem like […] Read more…

  • Back on the Bike: BHM Celebration Ride

    And just like that, I’m back on the bike! I know a few people were wondering what happened to all of my Peloton posts on Instagram (mainly my IG stories). I was still around, just not on the bike — but I was still taking other classes. I’ve been taking meditation, walking, and I even […] Read more…

  • Mama Didn’t Raise No Quitter

    For the first time in 3.5 years I hit the trail. It felt so surreal. It also felt good to be back at the place where I trained for all of my half and full marathons. I got in over 3+ miles and did my first Peloton outdoor class with Selena Samuela! I really enjoyed […] Read more…

  • Peloton: 17-Week Update

    GETTING OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE I decided to get out of my comfort zone and take Christine D’Ercole’s 60 min HRZ (Heart Rate Zone) Threshold Ride. I really enjoy my rides with her. It’s like my “Saturday Long Run” ride…slow and steady. You feel like you’re riding with a friend. I’ll definitely be revisiting […] Read more…

DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY)

  • How To Make Disinfectant Wipes

      When it comes to disinfecting, I understand why people like brand names or going to the store to pick up what they need without the fear of wondering…will this work? Many, like myself, have not been able to find products resorting to making products at home. That’s what I had to do with hand […] Read more…

  • Dip Powder Nails + What You Need To Get Started

    I never thought I would be skipping the nail salon to do my own nails. Thanks to the Dip Powder method, I can now do my nails at home. Invest in yo’self! This quarantine has your girl trying out all kinds of projects, getting creative, and exploring new ideas! God will equip you with everything […] Read more…

RUN DISNEY

  • Finding Magic During the Quarantine

    Some days I am inspired. Some days I am not. Some days I am full of joy. Some days I just want to cry. Some days I can’t even put into words my emotions of the reality that we are living in. It’s A LOT. At times. I feel—and I’m okay with that. These are […] Read more…

  • Your Journey Is Yours

    So I shared a post on Global Running Day, and I thought…why not share it here. I wasn’t even going to post that day, but the day was a reminder of the joy that running brought into my life before my new normal. And although the journey to getting back has been extremely difficult, I […] Read more…

ALABAMA HISTORY

  • Juneteenth: The Celebration, The Food, The Fight Continues

    Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19, 1865 when Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas brought the news that the enslaved were now free. Also called “Emancipation Day” or “Juneteenth Independence Day”, the name “Juneteenth” references […] Read more…

  • Do It For The Culture: Support Black Colleges

    It’s no secret that my HBCU-Love runs deep. For those who didn’t know, HBCU stands for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Both my parents were graduates of HBCUs. My Mother was a graduate of Alabama State University and both my Mother and Father were graduates of Daniel Payne College. I’ve been immersed in HBCU culture […] Read more…

RACE RECAPS

  • My First Turkey Trot

    So y’all! I completed my first Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day! It was Montgomery, Alabama’s Inaugural Run Turkey Run hosted by Fleet Feet Montgomery, and I’m so excited that I was part of it! The course was all flat and perfect for anyone who wanted to get some miles in before indulging in their Thanksgiving […] Read more…

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas #StripAtNight Recap

    As short-lived as it was, I was excited to be part of the #RockNBlog team this year. I truly did my best to make the most of the year even after the cards I was dealt. This race weekend was different from any other race weekend. I got injured earlier in the year, and the only […] Read more…

BIRMINGHAM EATS

  • The Best Catfish in Birmingham

    I was in college when I was introduced to catfish—and LOVED it! Now, before you say…”you never ate catfish growing up?” Let me explain. My Mom and Dad used to cook catfish, but for whatever reason (perhaps me being a picky eater *shrug*), I only ate Perch and Whiting mostly. I do remember the good […] Read more…

  • NOLA in the Magic City – Ruby Sunshine Brunch!

    If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you know how much I love the city of New Orleans. You also probably know that I have fallen in love with a new brunch spot in town called Ruby Sunshine! Ruby Sunshine is an all-day brunch concept born out of New Orleans! My love […] Read more…

What I'm Reading

  • The Sun Does Shine

    I just finished reading The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, the memoir of Anthony Ray Hinton, a man who spent 30 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. The Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama exists because of stories like these. The Equal Justice Initiative […] Read more…

  • Getting My Reading Groove Back

    From books to audiobooks, I have been trying to get my groove back when it comes to reading. Growing up, I was not a “for real” reader unless it was Sweet Valley High or The Baby-Sitters Club. I did not like to read to be honest. Perhaps it was due to the fact that my […] Read more…

WEIGHT WATCHERS

  • Avocado Toast with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    I’m still loving the new Weight Watchers Freestyle Program. With any new program, you have to figure out what works. By the way, I’ve started back exercising three days a week…and let me tell you — IT WORKS! I’ve shared before that I can’t just watch what I eat, I have to exercise, too. Kudos […] Read more…

  • Mardi Gras Cinnamon Rolls

    We know everyone loves to indulge in Mardi Gras King Cake during Mardi Gras season. I know I do! I decided to put my own spin on it. Somewhere out there…every year…there is always someone generous enough to leave a Mardi Gras King Cake in plain sight for everyone to enjoy. Let’s be honest, it’s […] Read more…

LIFE

  • Finding Magic During the Quarantine

    Some days I am inspired. Some days I am not. Some days I am full of joy. Some days I just want to cry. Some days I can’t even put into words my emotions of the reality that we are living in. It’s A LOT. At times. I feel—and I’m okay with that. These are […] Read more…

  • Blooming in the New Normal

    I think we can agree that we all need a little joy in our lives. I’ve said time and time again, this quarantine has opened my eyes to so many things that I’ve taken for granted. I was sharing with a friend how I could count on one hand how many times that I sat […] Read more…