Sunday, October 3, 2010

India.Arie - I See God In You

Majestique Song of the Week.... India.Arie - I See God In You

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Majestique's DELICOUS Turkey Sausage Patties!!!!

TURKEY SAUSAGE PATTIES! ~ Promoting a healthy heart and healthy eating!

Believe it or not, I catch a LOT of flack from my southern relatives because I do not eat beef or pork. I hear it everytime I visit and meal time comes around. First question... "are you Muslim"... answer.. "NO.... I just recognize that our family has a history of diabetes and hypertension...and I want to curve my chances of battling those diseases.. if I can by eating healthier". Sometimes, I believe that some people are offended... "oh, you're too good to eat what we have!" or "Pork ain't never hurt nobody!!! Look at me.. I'm fit" But the difference in our grandparents eating that way and us eating that way is they were a lot more active than we are. They ate from the farm.. but they worked the farm... therefore, working all of the calories and moving the harmful toxins out. WE... eat that same way, but then sit in front of a television.. or worse.. take a nap! SO.... in lieu of ALLLLLLLL the comments I receive from my "pork and beef" eaters.. I still say... Don't knock it until you TRY IT!!! It's a lifestyle change... and it may not be for everyone.. but I will continue to share healty recipes I come across!!!! So.. in Memory of my Uncle Eddie.. here's a good one!!!!

1 pound Ground turkey meat
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage or 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, allspice or mace
olive oil for frying

In large bowl, combine turkey meat and all ingredients except olive oil.
Mix well and Shape mixture into patties about 1/2 inch thick.
In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm a thin film of olive oil.
Fry the patties, turning once, until golden and cooked through. about 7 minutes on each side.
Serve Immediately!

(I actually serve my turkey sausage patties with rice and collard greens for dinner! YUMMMMMY) ~ and by the way... I've been beef and pork free for 15 years... and I FEEL GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Majestiquely Wonderful Lunch Ideas for Back To School!

If you have a picky eater like my 10 year old… I’m sure you have the challenge of figuring out what you can send to school in the form of a nutritious lunch that will NOT either end up in the trash or make it’s way back home to you resulting in a STARVING child after school. So, I sat my very smart 10 year old child down and had her give me her top 10 packed lunches picks! Here we go….

1. Salsa, Nacho Cheese and Chips
2. Turkey & Cheese Wraps with dipping sauce
3. The old fashioned PB&J sandwich on White Wheat
4. Chicken Salad with Grapes on the side
5. Chicken Noodle Soup with Crackers
6. Chili with Cornbread Crackers
7. Chicken Nuggets with BBQ Sauce & Carrots on the side.
8. Cubed Chicken, Turkey or Ham with Crackers and carrots with Ranch dressing on the side.
9. The Old Fashioned Bologna or Bacon Sandwich on White wheat or a Bisquit.
10. Kabobs! ~ any combination will do!

Now, being truthful… I had to add the healthy “carrots” in there.. but the she did pretty good! I’ve also the Kabob recipe to help you get started!!! Have fun, ENJOY & let me know what you think!


How do you turn a sandwich into a fun snack? Make it a KABOB-WICH!
• skewers
• bread
• cheese
• lunch meat
• grape tomatoes
• lettuce
• pickles
• olive
• any other ingredients your child make like on their sandwich

Instructions – EASY!
1. Cut up cubes of bread, cheese, and lunch meat (we ordered 1/2-inch-thick slices of ham and turkey at the deli counter or cube left over steak, ham, chicken or turkey from dinner).
2. Slide the cubes onto a skewer with other foods your child likes, such as a grape tomato, a piece of lettuce, a pickle, or an olive.
3. Wrap in foil or ziplock bag to keep fresh.
4. Be sure to pack a side of mayo or mustard for dippin.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

TWENTY (one) Inspirational & Feel Good Songs!!!!!!

Sometimes, It’s hard to stay motivated and in “good” spirits! You can wake up feeling GREAT and with one phone call or butt-munch in traffic, your mood may take a drastic turn. So… you have to find something … QUICK … to turn that frown upside down. One thing I turn to or on, and I’m sure everyone turns to as well is MUSIC!!!! It soothes the soul!!! So, with that in mind I recently took a poll amongst my friends and clients and asked them to name a song that inspired, uplifted or made them simply stop what they were doing and “rock out” in one form or another!!!! In no particular order… here are some of the songs I received… including a few of my own personal favorites!!!!!

1. Sounds of Blackness – Optimistic
2. Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes – Wake Up Everybody
3. Train – Hey Soul Sister
4. James Brown – Get Up off of That Thing
5. Maze – Before I Let Go
6. Earth Wind and Fire – September
7. Johnny Kemp – Just Got Paid
8. Dr. Charles Hayes - Work it Out
9. Tye Tribbett – Victory
10. Mos Def – Umi Says
11. Ledisi – Today
12. Mary Mary – Shackles
13. Brand New Heavies – Dream on Dreamer
14. McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stopping Us
15. Rob Base – It Takes Two
16. Snap – I Got the Power
17. R.Kelly – I Believe I Can fly
18. Bette Midler – Wings Beneath My Wings
19. Destiny’s Child – Survivor
20. Celebration – Kool and the Gang

Honorable Mention – Jonas Brothers – Music’s In My Soul (my daughter’s vote- but I actually LOVE this song too!!!!)

By the way.. you can download any of these songs by using the ITUNES link in the margain! ----->

Have an Inspirationally Majestique Day!!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Finding Focus ~ Quiet Sundays!

Quiet Sundays….Finding Focus

A Majestique Favorite... so I am re posting!

Good Morning!! Sunday is my quiet day.. or at least it is supposed to be quiet. But with children… it doesn’t work that way all of the time!

Most Sundays, I get up around 7am (while everyone - the world & my household is still asleep) Light my Majestique Candle… (Vineyard Seascape, Total Spa or Grapefruit Splash are my favorites from ) Shower (peacefully), dress in a light flowing and loose fitting garment and just sit still.. meditate… breathe. Take in all of the beautiful energy of a Sunday morning.. rain or shine. I do a breathing exercise that calms, centers and energizes.

Sitting still- back straight, seated on the floor or chair (indoors or out)

Take deep breath in for 4 counts, Hold for 4 counts, exhale for 4 counts and hold for 4 counts.

Repeat as many times as needed.

While doing this exercise….when inhaling… try to inhale positive thoughts…positive energy… positive images… positive feelings.. The Spirit of GOD.

When exhaling… exhale all of the negative…energy, thoughts, feelings and images…..(that other dude that attacks daily)

Believe it or not… it works. It helps me be able to clear my mind and relax…allowing me to think “lightly” about my week ahead. A nice cup of Tea always helps… (I recommend a blend from my new affiliate ~ ) I also take this time to prepare a nice Sunday breakfast.. with smooth Jazz, Uplifting Inspirational or Uplifting Gospel to accompany my lifted spirits!!!! If you have a large bunch be sure to try my "Zip Lock Omelets" (find this under the April 2009 achieves)

If you don’t already have a Quiet Sunday routine.. try it out, and tell me how you feel afterwards.

PEACE!!! & Blessings!

Ms. Majestique

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Going Green!!! ~ Majestiquely!!!

Going Green …. Majestiquely!!!

This recent fiasco with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has got us all thinking what we can do to save our planet. Big or small, locally or nationally~ were do we begin if we haven’t already started!!! We’ve been hearing for years how our decisions are causing the ozone layer to deteriorate and how we are destroying our rain forests! Sometimes, it takes national disasters to grab our attention and shake us back to reality.

I’ve been reading and searching for ideas for years…and I’ve found a few great things we all can do!

2- Run your appliances (dishwasher, washer, dryer, etc.) at night.
3- Grow your own herbs and veggies! Yes, you can do this even if you only have a window sill or patio!! While you’re at it… plant a tree!!!! This will increase oxygen and shrink the ozone layer!
4- Water your outdoor plants and gardens in the early morning or late evening!!!!
5- Buy in bulk. Invest in a membership in your local wholesale club or make nice with someone who’s already a member! This will save you loot and less packaging!
6- Invest in the recyclable bags OR just dig out those old tote bags you never use and keep them in your trunk or under your seat! Eventually, it will become habit to grab them on your way into the store!
7- Keep your AC at 78 or higher and your Heat at 70 or below to conserve energy and reduce heating costs. In the summer, close your blinds during the hotter parts of the day and in rooms that have direct sunlight. In the winter… open your blinds and shades to get all the natural sun and heat you can pull!!!!
8- Donate or TRADE old clothes, toys and furnishings. This will lessen the mountain of unwanted debris in our landfills!
9- For those of you who are allergic to washing dishes by hand – only run your dishwasher when it’s FULL and opt to Air Dry your dishes!
10- Consider organic cleaning products like vinegar, borax and baking soda. AND try the Lemon trick for cleaning your microwave out!!! (hint… it’s an older post right here on!

Okay, so I don’t overwhelm you… I’ll stop there! But I want you to go full steam ahead! Give the list to your children to get them involved and see what ideas they can come up with! Make it a family project for the summer!!!!

© C. Little – 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Time Management 101 for the SUPER Busy Mom & Entrepreneur!

Time Management 101 for the SUPER Busy Mom & Entrepreneur!

Greetings to all of my Majestique Friends!!!

I know personally one of challenges of being a business woman/entrepreneur and a WAHM (Work at home mom) is getting and staying organized with your space and your time! Yep... I've been accused of being an organized mess! So, I've spent ample time getting organized and TRYING to stay that way. My challenge is that I have a business that has 3 different focuses... Event Planning (props), Gift Baskets...(more props) and my spa line (supplies supplies and more supplies). Add that to a CRAZY ACTIVE 10 year old girl and the normal hub bub of any house (dance classes, activities, socializing, cooking, cleaning)... and you have INSTANT CHAOS which will leave you pulling your hair out and frazzled beyond words! SO, I thought it would be helpful, if I asked a few of my good friends to chip in and gave their tips on getting and staying organized with your time and business! I'll start...

1- This helps the most for me... I do not leave my house without a LIST!!!! AND, I take time to actually plan my errands... in a clockwise direction... YES, it saves TIME! By eliminating left turns when you can... you shave off TONS of time from errand running!!!

2- I write EVERYTHING down. Ok, I'm the post it queen... and at the end of the day, I take all of my post it's and jot them into my book so I can organize my day and week.

3- May sound corny, but I even plan my meals... (no wonder I'm an event planner)... again, saves time at the store, and less stress come dinner time.

4- I toss junk mail immediately! Don't worry, they will send MORE!

5- EVERYTHING in my office is now in clear storage boxes with labels.... that's ALOT of boxes. LOL

6- I've opted for a delivery service that will pick up my packages for a FREE (USPS)... (less money than the gas I'd have to use to go drop it off! LOL) This saves me about 45 minutes in a day...If I have to drop off, I'll do it without making a left turn. :-)

7. Get into a routine. If it’s possible, where it’s possible. If you have children, it helps a lot for them as well. With lots of practice, and maybe a few adult temper tantrums, your house can run as a well oiled machine.

LAST... I continue to take baby steps.... I try to be realistic about my day... what can I REALLLLLY get done in a day, What NEEDS to be done today and what can wait until tomorrow or next week. We’ve all heard it… Our short term goals vs. our long term goals.

So... jump in and share!!! Maybe we can learn something from each other!!! A few tips I’ve received from my Majestique friends include…
1. Like you I have post it’s everywhere.

2. I read my mail over the trash can, yep no need to hold on to junk mail, other stuff gets shredded.

3. Grocery shopping online - this has been a God send. Do I REALLY need to find somewhere to park, stand in line, deal with the folks who leave their carts in the middle of the lane...NO!

4. Getting some help around the house. Hired someone from a reputable company to help out with the household chores.

5. Eliminate time wasters- people and things. Cut them out! That is the biggest thing to being organized- time management. If folks can't respect your time- cut them out of your life like weeds and what your little garden grow-organized and beautiful!

6. Random emails- respond to those you need to, mark for follow up or unread those that can wait.

7. I keep most of my tasks list and info in MS Outlook. At first the popups drove me crazy, but they were necessary to keep me on track.

8. I also have a pocket calendar and I always carry around a 5x7 notepad so when people call when I'm on the road, I can jot down things quick, fast, and in a hurry, so I won't forget.

9. Like Ms. Majestique, I make sure that I plan my route before I leave the house and drive in a circular motion. My son thought I was crazy, but now that he's driving and having to pay for gas, I see him picking up on it real fast!

10. Thank God for teenagers!! I got them a chore calendar and everyone knows what and when to do what for around the house... I hardly touch a dish or vacuum anymore, hallelujah! And honey, gets a honey do list, too, to help out...

11. Another great tip to share would be delegation. We always are trying to be superwoman and don't realize that many times, by holding on to some tasks that we should let go, we are preventing ourselves from moving to the next level.

So, it feels good to see some duplicates… it makes me feel like I’m on the right track!!! I’ve already incorporated a few of the ideas into my daily routine! I certainly hope this helps you out as well!!!!

Written by C. Little 2008

Monday, April 12, 2010

Oven Fried Chicken!!!! ~ A Healthy Alternative

Hello All!!! Thought this would be fun!!! My friends laugh at me all of the time because I'm known for "whippin' up something QUICK"... esp. in the middle of a huge project or order. Here's one of my favorite healthy alternatives to a traditional dish we all love so much!!!

This one is a favorite!!! It frees up your hands and it's Healthy!!!

Oven Fried Chicken

1 beaten egg
3 tablespoons milk
1 cup finely crushed Saltine Cracker
(about 28 crackers)
1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 1/2- 3 pounds meaty chicken pieces
2 Tablespoons margarine or butter, melted.

Pre-heat your oven to 375~.

In a small bowl, combine the egg and milk. In a shallow dish, combine the crackers, thyme, paprika, and pepper. Set aside.

Skin chicken. Rinse chicken, pat dry with paper towels. Dip chicken pieces, one at time, in egg mixture, then roll in cracker mixture.

Coat 15x10x1-inch baking dish with non-fat cooking spray and arrange chicken so the pieces don’t touch. Drizzle chicken pieces with melted margarine or butter.

Bake in 375~ oven for 45 to 55 minutes or till the chicken pieces are tender and no longer pink. Do not turn chicken pieces while baking. Makes 6 servings

Sunday, January 3, 2010


By- A. Jack, MD

Here are a few reminders to get you better
prepared (this is a 5-7 day-preparation process- the saving process is
not included).

1.Taxpayers start getting your tax deductible vouchers and receipts in
order according to category ( 1-2 days).

2.Call your mortgage company to see if your statement is available
online prior to 31 January(15-30 min on the phone).

3.If you are a tither at church ask your head Deacon when your financial statements will be available; do you need to pick it up or will it be mailed (this is 15 minutes after Sunday service).

4.Research (2-3 day process)how you would like to have your taxes
*Local FREE services are usually available in the
community-usually for those with a limited income ($30K or less).
*Check Staples, Office Depot, or purchase them online download
to your PC (Turbo Tax, TaxCut and TaxACT).
*Do-it Yourself Income Tax Preparation Services Online(Complete
Tax, H&R Block, Rapid Tax & The Masters Tax Service)

5.Get you tax forms online at if you are doing them by hand
(1 day- if you do not have access to a computer go to your local library
with $3 in change to use the printer- Cost is usually about $.15 to .30
cents a page).

6.Put some cash aside to purchase from the store and for those of you
that got rid of the credit card (CC)this year you can use paypal (many
online purchases depots use paypal-they can deduct funds right from your
checking account).

NOTE: If putting aside cash is a problem for the next two weeks (one pay
period)do this two or all of the saving options below...

1. bring a lunch at work...savings $50-80 dollars
2. brew your own coffee at home or bring in your own tea bags
sugar, etc....($10-20 dollars)
3. do not purchase a soda...savings $10-15 dollars

This will save you $115 max or $70 minimum. This is just an estimate of
your possible savings.

If you start now you should be good to go by 20 January 2010.

Ms. Jack at 301 675-8706
between 6-7:30pm Mon-Thur only