What is “Spilling Lemonade”?

Before I spill the lemonade...

Though I keep harping about how I should spend less time online, I often find myself jotting down “notes” to myself about real life issues that I would like to toss into my fiction.

The types of “real” issues that we face as women, people of color, women beyond their 20s and 30s, living the single life or maybe even ALL of those elements. The types of real issues that force me to think, hash out on paper and then sometimes post on my other blog.

But even some of what I hash out is censored and not for everyone’s consumption. Then there is the fact that I need to start keeping my other blog more “author-platform” and “writing life” oriented – the partial reason for creating this separate blog.

Okay, so, let me tell you how I came up with the title.


kenya moore tea GIF by Real housewives of Atlanta

I always loved that reference of “spilling the tea“, which refers to “gossiping and talking about things that are of a sensitive nature.”

I’m not a gossiper but I do like frank discussions about life, feelings and experiences that are real, authentic and a little messy.

So I took the “spilling” from the phrase “spill the tea”…


beyonce lemonade GIF

credit to and gif found at https://giphy.com/gifs/beyonce-lemonade-3o6ozydKTHI7ILj5Xa

You may have already guessed that the reference to “lemonade” relates to Beyonce’s “Lemonade” album. Before you get all excited, I don’t own the “Lemonade” album but I have listened to most of it.

I read somewhere in the media that it’s about “metaphorical making lemonade” and “overcoming hardship, turning things around, and triumphing over adversity” (these are not my words – I read it in an article somewhere and it simply stuck in my head) and I thought it was cool.

Then, coupled with my love of lemonade, especially pink lemonade, I figured why not use the word “lemonade” to replace “tea”….

My mind works in odd ways but in essence, that’s how I came up with the blog title:

Spilling Lemonade.”

I’ll end with this: I’m not interested in acquiring as many followers as possible on this blog.

My interest is in having this space evolve organically by sharing interesting articles/blogs that deal with what I mentioned in my introductory post. I would also reach out to you for your thoughts and posts that you may want to share.

Do you have any topics you would like to speak to? Have you written something that would fit into this space and would like reblogged here?

Just let me know by dropping a comment and I’ll get back to after my blogging break.



Pass The Lemonade Before I Spill It…

love and hip hop alcohol GIF by VH1

gif found at and credit to:https://giphy.com/gifs/vh1-scared-famous-xUOxfeVI7gC1EfFwaI


So you clicked on the link in my other blog and found yourself here?

Awesome! Thanks for joining me!

On my main blog, there have been a number of topics and experiences that I’ve talked about that are not everyone’s cup of tea (or cup of coffee if you’re like me).

But there are topics and experiences I feel are worthy to raise, discuss and share with each other. Oftentimes, those topics focus on being:

  • a woman;
  • a person of color;
  • 40-something;
  • single; and
  • the intersectionality of some of the above

If you are one of the above, you may be interested in following this blog.

If you are all of the above, I think that you may truly enjoy following this blog.

In addition to discussing the above, I would love for this space to be a positive one about “leveling up” for oneself to be the best and most authentic person one can be.

But be prepared to SHARE YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES because I don’t want this blog to be all about me.

I want this blog to be about YOU, your experiences, what you are doing to level up for yourself and for you to share your wisdom with others to learn.

Tomorrow’s post is about how I came up with the title, “Spilling Lemonade” which will be the only other post for now since I’ll be taking time “offline” and back some time in April.

Enjoy the next post, follow and or subscribe to this blog and we’ll chat again!


Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton