Category: This and That

rose water by sugar love designs
February 25th, 2018 by Sugar Love Designs


Reasons I love Rose Water!

1.  I can make  myself at home.

2.  Hydrates your skin.

3. Great as a toner.

4. My baths feels luxurious with it.

5. Rose Water slows aging!

Rose water by sugar love designs

How I make Rose Water at home

1.  Choose the roses I want to use.

2. Pluck off the petals and add to a pot of water.

(I include mint leaves in my batch)

3. Cover and bring water almost to a boil.

4. Turn of heat and let sit

5. It is complete; add to bath or bottle as shown above and use on your skin

check it out:


***Use at your own risk, know what is good for your skin and what you are allergic to etc.

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Panama Shoreline house
January 7th, 2018 by Sugar Love Designs



“Sometime shit happens so a SHIFT can happen”


Change and the universe

This happens to resonate with me on sooooo many levels. There are levels to this ish. Change is inevitable and some of it we don’t even see coming, and it may not be how we planned for things to occur.

“Universe be like,

Yo, I heard you like growth

so, I put some challenges

on top your challenges

so, you can grow from your challenges

While you grow from your growth”



Sometimes, time is spent focusing so much on helping others and getting them through, that we either put our own stuff on pause or forget about it completely.  However, you can invest your time and energy in others and they take, take, take, and keep moving. I will help me first, that’s how I will help anybody else. Got lost in this matrix, however, I have woken the hell up. I have learned that the best cheerleader for me is me. Give thanks to the experiences that have brought me here. I am a strong believer of things happen for a reason. So after a very long time away from this site I have created, I am back.  I am found; an evolved me, and looking forward to living and loving.

The major things on my list is:

*breathing life

*Creating new art

* my journey

*new experiences


*every day ish…

Overall my way of living.

So, 2018 year of 11, look forward to me discussing this awakening process, my life, and living in my truth.


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December 9th, 2015 by Sugar Love Designs

Are people happy in love or is the grass always greener?


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I must fist start by saying, I am a lover of love. Love of things, people, etc. Everything about it; the feelings, the gestures, the intimacy, the commitment…I love to see people who are madly in love with each other and aren’t afraid to show it.

They say with age comes wisdom but is that really the case when your still making fundamental mistakes? One of m favorite quotes.

“We waste time looking for the perfect lover instead of creating the perfect love.


People go through things I get it, but if you fall in love with someone, why wouldn’t you fight for that love and work to keep it going. Someone once told me that I just didn’t understand and sometimes as relationships get stale it is a normal occurrence for one or both partners to fulfill their needs with another person. However, it appears that communication goes out the window and honesty takes a back seat. Sorry with age I have learned that life is too short to be living a lie. If your not happy in a relationship why stay in it? I definitely don’t have all the answers what do you think?

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neo hippie movies sugar love designs
November 20th, 2015 by Sugar Love Designs


love laugh flower

I know, I know, first; what is a neo-Hippie? With my readings through time, I have not come upon a complete and legitimate
definition for a neo-Hippie, however, through the collective thoughts that I have stumbled upon, one would say a neo Hippie

Neo-Hippies call themselves hippies or modern hippies. They are kind hearted like the hippies of years past. They are called neo-hippies because their views are different in a few ways from the first hippies. They are against stereotypes and are their own people. They are usually not the ones to adhere to norms or a group think philosophy
hippies were. they have some common goals like peace and freedom. they are called neo for adding new beliefs like mindfulness and vegetarianism. Not all believe in all aspects of these ideologies but some do. They definitely believe in dressing their own way away from the norm. They are okay with gays, bi’s, lesbians, transsexual, and non-sexauls but that doesn’t make them one. Neo-hippie’s and hippies are so deep and vary between people you can’t really define them completely. Oh and FYI if you thought it, NOT ALL do drugs and don’t take showers.

Sooo onto My Top 6 Neo-Hippie Films

1. Marley
is the life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled.


2.  The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)
From 1967 to 1975, Swedish journalists documented the Black Power movement in America. This previously unseen footage show the people and culture that brought the movement to life and inspired change.

3. Frida

Hayek plays the Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo, whose tempestuous life with her unfaithful husband,
muralist Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), drives the story of Frida.


4.  Block Party (2005)

A mix of Dave Chappelle’s sketch comedy and musical interludes, the film follows Chappelle during the summer of 2004, up until September 18, 2004, when he threw a block party.

5.  Eve’s Bayou (1997)The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients, which leads to the telling of a great story.

Lies start to roll…

6.Love Jones (1997)

A young black poet in Chicago who starts dating  a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they’ve got a “love thing”

Are your top picks on this list? What are some of your favorite films? Check out my pinterest style board for some funky neo-hippie fashion.

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August 19th, 2015 by Sugar Love Designs

CT River Finding your happy…


Yes definitely easier said than done. What does that even mean; find your happy? How do you do that?  There is really No quick fix to finding your happy. There are different things that you can start to do. You can begin this journey by loving the most important person in the universe, Chose how to live life, how to deal with moments of uneasiness and deciding who has the privilege to accompany you on this journey.

The most important person in the universe is you. So loving you is definitely a main step. To love yourself you have to begin by really seeing yourself for who you are. You have to be honest with yourself and own your own crazy if you have to do that too. It will be very important to use loving language towards yourself, from the start to the finish of your day. Be willing to surrender and let go of all that you perceive to be holding you back. Most important of all, be patient with yourself, this was probably the hardest for me, giving myself time and space to make mistakes and learn from them.

One of my motto’s is to live the life you love ….. Start by enjoying activities you love, If you love to find fresh ingredients at the farmers market and cooking meals while sipping wine, guess what, then do that..get rid of the excuses and live the life you love. This may also include not doing things other people want you to do and being comfortable enough to tell some people no.

Try new things, if you want to travel and can’t really afford to venture outside of the country then find new places in your state or area to explore. If you always wanted to be a chef but life has taken you in a different direction and you are content with your new path,  you may still have the itch to maybe make new and exciting meals for your family. Try taking cooking classes, do what you love to do in some capacity.

Moments of uneasiness will happen. You  will have challenges, you may have days where you say to hell with happy, and guess what again, you are allowed those moments. They should be just that though, moments. Life can throw some things at us. So expect that things will happen and as crazy as it may sound, my mother always say if your alive then it will be OK. Some things may take longer than others but you will figure it out if your willing to do something about whatever it is. Remember also that it is great to challenge yourself and want to achieve greatness, but remember you are enough an in some capacity you have what you need to get to where you need to go.

Surround yourself with the right people. Who are they? Those who genuinely love you and want the best for you. Include in that circle, the go getter; those doing everything to achieve their dreams. Don’t include those who are out to block your blessings. There is nothing more of a kill joy than a pessimistic know it all walking around with bad juju lingering in your crew. These are the people who are never happy about any of your accomplishments and those who criticize everything professing to know everything having there own agenda.

Remember happiness, comes with the choices you make, it is a choice choose to be happy. Set sight on your capabilities and achieve them. The only person that really hold the key to your happiness is you. . let me ask you this loves, what is your happiness scale and how do you maintain your happiness?

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Sunset with rain
July 31st, 2015 by Sugar Love Designs

rain drops“Rain”

As I sit looking at the rain fall through the sky filled with yellows and oranges of the sunset, feeling a cool moist breeze blow across my face. Smelling the odor of the raw earth,  the droplets  of rain, fall faster and faster until it becomes a steady downpour.  I drift back to when I was  a young girl and heavy downpours, flashes of lightening, and thunder frightened me. I would want to cuddle for protection. However, as the years went by, my love affair with rain began and then there was the inclusion of affection.

rain leavesSo what is a soulful rain shower; my quirky saying. Well it’s one of those days where it’s just too wet to go anywhere and all you want to do is stay home, listen to the water droplets fall, hearing the drops tapping on different objects like  an electronic drum or add some soulful music and let your imagination go.  Reminiscing on memories pleasing to your soul, sending you into a state of deep relaxation.

It is also thought to be romantic. For example, the moment when nothing else matters, getting lost in someones eyes. Feeling overwhelmed with emotion as they lean closer to plant a kiss on your now wet face. Many have professed this through music. I often incorporate music in everything and there have been some amazing songs created with rain as the leading lady. I am pretty sure that I have not included everybody’s favorite. Check out my list. Each song elicit different memories; different places in time throughout my life. Even the most controversial on the list that sent the entire world in an uproar when it was realized that they were not really singing. Here are my top pics in no specific order. What are yours?

♥Rain on Me: Ashanti
♥Love Rain: Jill Scott
♥Can you stand the rain: New Edition
♥Rain: SWV
♥Nights like this: After 7
♥Blame it on the rain: Milli Vanilli
♥It never rains in southern California: Tony Toni Tone
♥Candy Rain: Soul For Real
♥The Rain: Missy Elliot
♥Summer Rain: Carl Thomas

Why is rain so soothing? Some believe that it is related to the sounds we heard in the womb. What are your thoughts? Do you think showers in different locations alter your mood in different ways? Take a moment to check out the  sights and sounds of rain on the  Rainy Mood website.

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July 19th, 2015 by Sugar Love Designs

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July 18th, 2015 by Sugar Love Designs

Sugar Love Designs has an update for you…… We Are Moving from Blogger to WordPress! If things look a bit different around here, you are on WordPress now. Check out the website  Sugar Love Designs

ten things

Ten things

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July 9th, 2015 by Sugar Love Designs

Love maybe the most magnificent feeling ever. I love love. According to Mariam Webster, love is: a (1) :  strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties  (2) :  attraction based on sexual desire :  affection and tenderness felt by lovers (3) :  affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests

b :  an assurance of affection

I know that there are many different views on love.  Some folks believe in free love, monogamy, etc. However who you love and how you love is on you, love is love.
I have placed ten of my favorite love poems with photos I have taken; beautiful visual with beautiful words.






Maybe you would like to share your views on love. Which quote did you like the most, or what is a favorite love quote of yours that is not listed?

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ten things
May 17th, 2015 by Sugar Love Designs


Music is a cure all for me, it has way of creating a different mood, connecting me to memories, and motivating me to my next chapter. It is so hard to chose my ten favorite songs, so  I have decided to share ten songs I will always listen to with artist name and album title! There is also a wrap up of videos from the list.

1. Juicy
Notorious B.I.G
Greatest Hits
2. Children’s Story
Slick Rick
The Greatest Adventures of Slick Rick
3. Lost Ones
Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
4. Lazy Afternoon
The Roots
Do You Want More?!!!??!
5. Cherry Wine
Nas featuring Amy Winehouse
Life is Good
6. You Got Me
The Roots
Things Fall Apart
7. I’m Still In Love With You
Sean Paul featuring Sasha
Dutty Rock
8. Me & Mr. Jones
Amy Winehouse
Back to Black
9. Bag Lady
Erykah Badu
Mama’s Gun
10. One Is The Magic #
Jill Scott
Who Is Jill Scott?  (Words And Sounds Vol. 1)
And an extra because this is so hard…
11. Killing Me Softly
The Fugees
Greatest Hits

Here are music videos from this list that I found on YouTube. Some of the video’s could not be located so there are live performances or the audio version. Don’t forget to comment below with what are some songs you will always listen to

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