Word of Mouth

I spent the day with my beautiful baby girl Olivia.  We decided to visit local vendors in downtown San Antonio, TX after church this morning. As our #First stop, we hit our go-to healthy breakfast hideout, Rosella Coffee for our favorite toasts. … Continue reading

How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship!

As creepy as it sounds, when he is not looking I am watching him.  I watch him walk away and can’t help but stare at his cute butt as he unconsciously struts his stuff. I watch him when he interacts … Continue reading

Love, What a Beautiful Thing!!

I’ve been with my husband 18 years, married 7 1/2.  We have our daughter, and are surrounded by so much family that love and support us! Can I say, I love that man.  He was my best friend in high … Continue reading

Observation

Have you ever sat in your own home, late at night, the family asleep, candle burning, and just listened? Listening to the sounds of the home; the heat coming on and off, the dog breathing.  Close your eyes and take … Continue reading

What Happened to Thanksgiving

I know this is late but I have a question, what happened to Thanksgiving? I grew up with my Mom who taught us Happy Harvest, she would not honor a day that negatively impacted Native Americans. I recall at school … Continue reading

Magical Guacamole Recipe

What am I doing? I am about to share the Holy Grail of Goodness with you….my guacamole recipe. Yes, I must be drunk, delusional, or have been smacked over the head. I started with the basic guacamole recipe you get … Continue reading

How Are You Doing?

We ask people this often, and people ask us this often. Then the typical response is fine, good, great. I wonder how honest are we when answering this question? I think we are trained to say great, good, okay. Rarely … Continue reading

Just A Moment

I stepped outside the other day, it was just as the sun was rising. I watched my dog run off in our tiny backyard. The air was crisp, all I could see we’re the trees beyond my fence. It was … Continue reading

Easy Veterans Day Brunch

I am lucky to have all my family together on this day of remembrance!  I couldn’t help but treat them to a lovely family brunch of chicken and waffles. This is a slightly different twist to your momma’s recipe.  Check … Continue reading

Just Be…

A few weeks ago I wrote about reconnecting to oneself. Well, let me give you a tour of some things that I do. My husband calls me “a tree hugger”, my nieces “a hippy”, and my daughter calls me “bohemian … Continue reading

Reconnecting With Self

Here is my day: I get up, get ready for work, WORK, go home, (get to my office to see clients), then eat, make jewelry, prep for work, journal, and sleep (restful vs. restless, depends). The weekends are about: running … Continue reading

Parent’s First Day of School

(This is dedicated to all adults with a child they are raising) I’m staring at my daughter today. She is such a beauty, unique style; I can stare at her forever. I admire her spirit so much. I am truly … Continue reading

Host with the Most

So it has been a busy week and the weekend was much needed. I had promised Mercia and her family dinner at the house for sometime and have yet to really have free weekend to prep like they deserved. Well, … Continue reading

Be Careful What You Wish For…

I had a different topic to write about, but then decided that since this was stuck in my brain; this was a perfect place to start. First, let me introduce myself…Hi my name is Mercia Cummings. I am a Mom … Continue reading

Karl Lagerfeld Fragrance Review

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld launched his new fragrances in March of 2014. The fragrances include masculine and feminine versions – Karl Lagerfeld for Her and Karl Lagerfeld for Him. Karl Lagerfeld for Her is a fresh scent of citrus, fruit … Continue reading

Christmas Casserole

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I woke up this morning and decided to make something super easy for breakfast.  I chose to make Christmas dinner on Christmas Day this year.  Normally, I do it the night before and we have left overs the following day. … Continue reading

Christmas Blessing

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2013 has been a difficult year.  I worked for most of Christmas Eve but needed to make time to stop and reflect, so I went to the 4pm mass.  I showed up about an hour early and noticed a young … Continue reading

Week in Review

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This week was crazy!  Monday, I confirmed interviews for the week, did paperwork for the interviews I already completed, and took care of some other unit taskers.  Currently, I am doing leads from other units until I pack up and … Continue reading

Relationships

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One of the best things I have read in a long time…”Relationships are harder now because conversations became texting, arguments became phone calls, feelings became subliminal messages, sex became easy, the word “love” is used out of context, insecurities became … Continue reading

Not in My Family! Innocence Gone?

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Believe it or not it could happen to you too! I knew this time would come sooner than later.  (deep breath)  For almost two years I have tried my best to continue life with a smile on my face…joking and … Continue reading

Cruisin’ for Mother’s Day

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What at week! Please excuse my tardy blog post! I decided Mother’s day should have lasted 4 extra days so I took some much needed time off!  My family got together to surprise my amazingly beautiful and radiant Grandmother for … Continue reading

Welcome to our Travel Section!!

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Hi, On behalf of Anna Castillo and the INK… Cosmetics LLC team, I just want to drop a quick line to welcome you to our NEW inkinsideout.com blog!  Along with our new launch, we are also focusing on product development, … Continue reading