Getting ready for Blogmas!

It’s my favorite season of the year, I’m looking forward to sharing with you all.

Blogmas this year is expecting to be different as I hope all being well I will be blogging from a different time zone. I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences on this new journey that I am ready to embark.

You are welcome to join in on the fun. Share your stories using the #BlogmaswithDee. Blogmas officially starts December 1st right up to Christmas Day. 🎄

Are you excited for Blogmas? What are you looking forward to doing?

Share with me in the comments.



Single at Christmas – Blogmas Day 14

It’s crazy how sometimes you feel as if things are just not going the way you want them to. You pay your bills on time, you take care of your family, water the plants, feed the cats. Somehow you are left to find yourself sitting down looking out in oblivion. Your innermost thoughts are trapped inside wanting to scream. You catch your breath, you wipe the tears, closing your eyes just wishing this feeling of hopelessness would go away.

Somebody anybody, when will it be my turn. You’re doing everything by the books, you pay your goddamn taxes, you have no tickets, you help your neighbor carry her groceries, but,you just can’t catch a break.

Sally* my friend decided to vent to me just now-Text message notification on my phone interrupted her thoughts –

” I miss you- JD”

Why now? It’s been (6) months after that messy breakup, the breakup of the century, breakup in a pandemic. We warned her but she didn’t listen, he is tall, athletic, has a successful business, the sex was great but; he had a bad temper. Things didn’t work out, he cheated on her.

Sally, is one of my closest friends and it has been a rough couple of months for her.

“I’m not going back there, nope. I’ve moved on. It has been a long and hard journey but I’m in a better place right now. I am up for a promotion at work and there’s no time to get caught up with great sex JD. “

Shutterstock- Comforting Woman Crying

Being single at Christmas time in a pandemic is different. There are days when she feels as if the world is going to end, days like today when she feels overwhelmed. She has to remind herself of the goal. She has a plan and she will stick to it. She’s now focused on things that were ignored in the past.

How do you cope at Christmas time as a single person?

To be continued….

Until Next Post


Name Change? Blogmas Day 12 & 13

I’ve been thinking about changing my name to something different. I will still review books but, I also like to write about random none book-related things. This blog is of course my E-Diary.

How do you guys feel about musingsbyDee? I want to broaden my niche on this blogosphere. I’m pretty excited about it and I am looking forward to sharing more on my blog. I’ve already started by changing the username. In the coming days, I will be doing some more work on my blog. I’m trying to make a smooth transition so bare with me and I hope you’ll stick around.

Have you ever thought about changing your name? What was that like? How did it affect your blog?

Until Next Post


Secret Santa Gifts – #Blogmas Day 10 & 11

It’s that time of year again when the office is buzzing with excitement for those especially who are still going to work. HR has given everyone to pick their secret Santa’s the budget is $50.00.

Today I’ll be sharing with you some gifts that you can give this Christmas under $50.00.

It’s also important if you can find out if you’re not aware find out what the person you’re treating likes without letting out any clues. Just incase you’re not able to let’s look at some practical gift options that most people will like :

1. Gift Certificate: This gift is as practical as it gets and you can’t go wrong with a gift certificate to someone’s favorite store Bath and Body Works, Amazon, Sephora, Lowes, Target,Walmart or the Spa.

Amazon Gift Card

2. Planner Set – There are some really cool Daily Planners out there. Planners run as low as $10.00 however ensure that you also get some planner accessories to put with that $10 planner. Some of my favorite Daily Planners are : Kit Life Daily (I have a $5 coupon code if you purchase) ,Bloomplanners, Cleverfox

Kitlife Planner

3. Personalized Cups– Most if not all persons in the office loves coffee. Get your secret Santa a personalized Starbucks mug, coffee cups their own coffee maker. Amazon has some good ones under $50 with amazing reviews.

Personalized Starbucks Cup

4. Gadgets – Portable chargers are always useful. I saw some neat 4-in1 desk charger on Amazon that would be a special gift. You can always add a nice airpod case.

4-in-1Charging Station

5. Plush Slippers, Robe or Throw Blanket – it’s going to get chillier in the coming days for most part of the world some places are already experiencing snowfall. A nice cosy set is nice for a female gift.

6. A bonus gift would be a subscription box – There several subscription boxes that are having specials going on that you can purchase. If your Secret Santa is a Book Lover – BOTM, Makeup – Ipsy,BoxyCharm, BirchBox there’s also Sprezza box and Gentleman Club for the gents.

Subscription box

What are some gift ideas you can think of for someone whose looking for something to get their secret Santa?

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Until Next Time


Christmas Movies- Blogmas Day 6

Grab your blankets and your hot cocoas, egg nog, wine or coffee. Let’s talk about some of the movies that will definitely get you into the mood for Christmas. Netflix has some good ones that I’ve watched over and over again. The Princess Switch, Christmas Chronicles 1 & 2, Home Alone are really fun to watch.

These are some of my favorites:

1. Home A Lone (1,2&3)– funny and nostalgic home alone is bound to have you laughing in stitches. Kevin ( the main character) thinks of ways to prevent his home from being vandalized.

2. The Knight before Christmas.

A medieval knight is transported to the present day, where he falls for a high school science teacher who’s disillusioned by love.

3. A Wish for Christmas

Sara prefers to be on the sidelines at work until someone steals her big idea for a Christmas initiative. She makes a wish to Santa to gain the courage to stand up for herself, and he gives her 48 hours to discover how to speak her own mind.

4. The Princess Switch.

One week before Christmas, a duchess switches places with an ordinary woman from Chicago, who looks exactly like her, and they each fall in love with each other’s beaus.

5.Holiday Rush.

After being fired, a radio DJ moves in with his aunt, bringing along his four spoiled children.

6.The Grinch

The Grinch grows increasingly annoyed with the ever-growing festive cheer that engulfs the village of Whoville. So, he teams up with his dog to ruin the festive spirit by being a spoilsport.

7. The Christmas Chronicles

Siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce hatch a scheme to capture Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. When the plan goes awry, the kids join forces with a somewhat jolly Saint Nick and his loyal elves to save the holiday before it’s too late.

8.A Christmas Prince

Christmas comes early for an aspiring young journalist when she’s sent abroad to get the scoop on a dashing prince who’s poised to be king.

9.Almost Christmas

Walter invites his four dysfunctional children home for Christmas a year after their mother’s death and hopes they can set aside their problems for a nice, traditional holiday.

10.The Best man Holiday

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they find out just how easy it is for long-forgotten enmities and romances to be rekindled.

Most if not all are on Netflix. Did you see any of your favorites? What are some must watch Christmas movie?

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Christmas Nails #Blogmas Day 5

If you’re like me you are an avid Pinterest user who likes to search for the cutest nails to head to their nail salon.

I’ve been looking and putting ideas together and I might just get one of these styles done. Which do you like the best?

I’m a long nails kinda girl more so coffin shape. You can just choose a style you like and rock your favorite shape.

This is a beautiful set.
2. Let it snow ( all white set)
3. This beautiful set may not have Christmas colors but sure can add to the festivities you’ll attend.
4. This is a cute set for persons that likes to rock their own nails.
5. Glitz and glam you’ll never go wrong .
6. Stilettos
5. Square nails with Christmas bows.
6. How cute is this design on another square set.
7. So many ideas for you to choose.
8. A red nail is always a hit.
9. Coffin Shape nails
10. Glitz and Glam

I’ve shown you 10 of my favorite Christmas nailinspiration and I hope whichever nail design you’ll choose you will have fun with it.

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Until Next time…