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Linger Longer in Luxury with a Kia Sorento SXL


Daylight Saving Time might be a bit harsh on the body initially, but once you get used to it and the fact that we have more sun during the day, it makes it all worthwhile.

Feeling the warmth of the sun’s rays on my face always makes me want to linger longer outdoors.

Thank you Drive Shop for giving me an opportunity to linger longer outdoors in this beautiful Kia Sorento SXL V6 AWD.

  Kia Sorent Review for DriveShopUSA

Sorento and Sunshine

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I wasn’t home when the 2016 Kia Sorento SXL was delivered to my driveway as I was out running errands, but once I got the call I hustled home!


She was definitely a delight to see and the sunshine made her look even better.

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Hubby and I took our customary drive through the neighborhood to get a feel for it, but since we had to leave town early the next morning to attend the funeral for my cousin, Anthony Frazier, I didn’t get a chance to take her out on the road until the weekend.

Saturday morning, hubby and I decided to go back to Bayberry, the 55+ Adult Community in Middletown.  It seems as though this is where we will purchase once we decide to downsize.  


Didn’t she look good sitting in front of the Ponds of Bayberry?


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The Kia Sorento SXL is by far one of the more luxurious vehicles that I have had an opportunity to test drive and review. I found it hard to narrow down to just my 5 Fab Features, but here is what I came up with plus a few more!


1. LDWS – Lane Departure Warning System

visual and audible warning when veering outside of lane without change signals activated as I tend to pull to the right shoulder

2. FCWS – Forward Collision Warning System

never activated – thankfully!

3. BSD – Blind Spot Detection System

yellow indicators on side view mirrors and alarm when signal is activated if another vehicle is detected

4. Reverse Parking Aid Function

when you gear shift into reverse, the outside rear view mirrors will rotate downward to aid in reverse parking 

2016 Kia Sorrento

5. Surround View Monitor (SVM)

parking camera view will display in both front and in reverse with 4 different angles – great for pulling out of driveways with side bricks like we have!

  • Engine Start/Stop Button

  • 3rd Row Seating/with fold down seating providing ample cargo space

  • Auto Truck Release with Sensor

  • Dual Zone Heat and AC

  • Panoramic Sunroof

  • Retractable sun visors on windows of 2nd row passenger

  • Bluetooth and WiFi

  • Aux/Rapid Charge USB/IPod Ports and Power Outlets

review of 2016 Kia Sorento

USB and Power outlets in the 2016 Kia Sorento

Sunday, my son and I decided to spent the day together with a leisurely drive around town, relaxing and listening to jazz which is what I wrote about in my Bring Back the Blue Lawspost.

He really liked how smooth the ride was and didn’t try to change the station which I had tuned into SiriusXM Radio Channel 67 Watercolors.

Watercolors on SiriusXM Radio


This fully loaded vehicle has an MSRP of $46,495 and has a low mileage rating of 19 MPG, 17 city and 23 highway.  This is a drawback for me because of my long distance commute.

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Monday I drove the Kia Sorento to work and two of my co-workers and I decided to go out for lunch, a rarity since we normally eat at our desks.

It was another bright and sunny day, perfect for lingering longer, styling and profiling in the Kia Sorento.  Afterwards this is what one of my co-workers had to say about the Kia Sorento SXL:

As a Techie Guy I loved how everything is set up from the Steering Wheel to the Touch Screen Console. The power of the Kia is perfect, and the Infinity Stereo is out of this world!  I love the DRL LED Lighting, it is so bright, people can definitely see you from a distance. I love the Double Sun Roof and the Duel Control AC/Heating System, plus the 2 Driver Set up Options. I am very impressed in how far Kia has come to compete with other luxury brand vehicles.”


Needless to say, he was very impressed, so much so, he even assisted in the taking of these pictures!

blogger review of Kia Sorento

2016 Kia Sorento


Once again, I would like to thank Drive Shop for giving me opportunity to review the Kia Sorento SXL, which in my opinion is by far a more superior SUV than most on the road, however, I will need to test drive a few more to make it official!

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Head over to my YouTube Channel to see this vehicle in action!

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Empowering Our Sisters : Our Journey to Wellness

Saturday I attended the 3rd Annual Health, Wellness and Empowerment Summit presented by the Wilmington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The Empowering Our Sisters: Our Journey to Wellness event was held at the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center at the Christiana Hospital. 

I was invited to attend and to provide social media coverage by my “Sistah in Greekdom” Porsha Hargrove of Porsha Hargrove Consulting. 

Delta and Sigma Sisters

Delta Sigma Theta and Sigma Gamma Rho


Arriving early Saturday morning, I followed the directional signs to the designated parking area, which was quite far from the actual venue.  However, there was a shuttle bus waiting to transport us to the front door of the Education Center.


Delta Wellness Summit


The lobby quickly began filling up with over 100 women of all ages and races.  The registration tables were set up front and each attendee was greeted graciously and presented with a name badge and a reusable bag. 

Inside the bag there were a few chatskis as well as a program folder which contained the full Summit Schedule, a Health Guide, Health Score Card, and Emergency Prepare a Kit, lined paper for notes and an Evaluation Form.

Registration Desk Deltas

Also in the lobby were Exhibitor tables with health and wellness information including FREE Health Screenings and an opportunity to get additional raffle tickets for the various prize drawings throughout the day.

Exhibitors at Summit health screeners Delta Wellness Summit

Long tables held Continental Breakfast goodies such as bagels, Belvita Biscuits and fruit, as well as WaWa Coffee which I made my way over to because you know me, my favorite flavor of WaWa coffee is Hazelnut.

lovely Deltas Continental breakfast

breakfast foods

The program began with a Welcome and Acknowledgements from Karen Bostick, Chapter President and Linda Thomas, President, followed by an Invocation by the Reverend Natalie Alford from Trinity AME Church in Middletown, DE. 

Delta Sigma Theta member Delta Sigma Theta member

Sarah Harrison, Health Summit Chair presented the purpose, objectives and an introduction of the moderator then the young ladies ages 11-17 relocated to another room outside of the auditorium. 

Delta Sigma Theta member

Their Empowerment Workshop Sessions was being presented by One Village Alliance, “Girls Can Do Anything”, and for those of us older than 18, we stayed in the main auditorium.

Delta Wellness Summit

Delta Wellness Summit

There were many wonderful speakers who spoke on various important health issues including the Top Cancers in Delaware and the Interconnectivity of Spiritual, Emotional/Mental and Physical Health and Wellness. 

Delta Health Summit

Microphones were set up on the floor giving attendees an opportunity to ask questions or respond to questions posed by the moderators. 

Delta Wellness Summit Delta's Wellness Summit presenters at the Wellness Summit

Love Congo, a Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor spoke of her journey and her inspirational message touched us all. 

breast cancer survivor testimonial

A mini break gave us an opportunity to visit the exhibitors, network, participate in the FREE health screenings or just grab another cup of coffee, water, juice or run to the restroom.

The “Prize Patrol” was on duty during the breaks and there were some really wonderful giveaways – unfortunately, I didn’t win any of them! Breast Cancer Wellness Summit Wellness Seminar Delta Wellness Summit


Lunch was provided by and it was a well prepared and delicious box lunch containing a variety of soups, sandwiches and salads.

The Keynote Speaker, Rita Choula, Senior Advisor, AARP spoke on “Empowering the Caregiver” which is a hot button topic in today’s society and Delaware is leading the charge on working with caregivers of cancer patients.

speakers at the summit

The highlight of the day was the Fashion Show, which was moderated by Cheris Lockett and Donametria Stallings, Miss DSU. 


The fashion show models were physicians, health care providers, survivors and young sisters all of which did their thing on the Runway, it was beautiful!


Fashion Show moderators

Fashion Show models Delta 33


I would like to thank the lovely ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Wilmington Chapter for hosting this Health, Wellness and Empowerment Summit and look forward to next year’s event.  

Please use the hashtag #DeltaWellness2016 to see even more pictures posted to my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Delta love


Delta Sorors

Delta Summit

A special thank you to my fellow Social Media Diva, Lorena and of course my “Sistah in Greekdom”, Porsha Hargrove for inviting me!

women doing it big in Social Media

Tools for Business Workshop

As members of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford, Inc, Mike Fox of Splash Designworks and I (ABlake Enterprises) had an opportunity to present a Tools for Business Workshop

Milford Chamber of Commerce

This collaborative workshop was our first and I think it was definitely a success.  We each had a chance to not only share our knowledge of digital and social media marketing but to also meet and network with some awesome small business owners.

Tools for Business Workshop

Each of these business owners were eager to learn more about how to expand and brand their business both on and offline. 

Attending the Tools for Business Workshop was a good place for them to share their knowledge of how branding and social media has worked for them; as well as gaining additional knowledge to connect and engage with their current clients and customers.

small business owners in Delaware

The Tools for Business Workshop was open and free to the public, and a Continental Breakfast was provided which was great way to start the day. 

Mike and I covered a lot of useful information using PowerPoint Slides, videos and visuals during the 2-hour interactive workshop. 

continental breakfast at social media workshop

Individually, we presented our topics and based upon the questions asked as well as those answered, I am positive that the business owners walked away with a lot of valuable information. 

The workshop was a great venue for them to learn how to make their businesses even more successful using online marketing and branding tools.

Social Media Marketing

Small Businesses are the backbone of the community as well as the driving force behind today’s economic recovery. 

Therefore, it was my pleasure to assist them in their endeavor of using Social Media Marketing to broaden their brand and expand their businesses online.

Tools for Business Workshop

Having fun at Tools for Business Workshop

If you are interested in learning more about the Tools for Business Workshops please leave a comment below.  Mike and I would be more than willing to present again at another local venue within the state of Delaware.

Milford April Workshop

Oven BBQ Chicken Thighs

Finally the weather has begun to warm up and next month it will be Memorial Day so you know what that means – it’s time to fire up the grill and BAR-B-QUE! 

Even though I haven’t fired up the grill for the season, that didn’t stop me from making these tangy BBQ chicken thighs in the oven for Sunday dinner.

BBQ Chicken Thighs


  • 8-10 chicken thighs (bone-in, skin on)
  • 2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • olive oil, seasoning salt bbq chicken in the over


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Coat the chicken on all sides with olive or canola oil and season with salt and pepper or any type of dried seasonings. oven bbq chicken
  • Place the chicken skin side up in a glass pan coated with cooking spray and cover with slices of onion.

red onion flavors the chicken

  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from oven and turn the temperature of the oven up to 425 degrees.
  • Coat the top of the chicken with barbecue sauce using a basting brush. Use rubber tipped tongs to turn the chicken over, being careful not to tear the skin.
  • Baste the other side of the chicken, and place back into the oven for another 10 minutes.

oven baked chicken

  • Remove from oven, baste top with barbecue sauce, and put back into oven for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove from the oven again and baste one more time, then place chicken back into the oven for an additional 5 minutes or until chicken is crispy, and is fully cooked.  oven baked bbq chicken


I served the BBQ chicken with boiled Kale and slices of warm cornbread! 

oven baked chicken thighs

Are you ready to pull out the grill or have you already used it?


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You Choose the Shoes #3

Hello friends and welcome back to another episode of You Choose the Shoes.  You have probably noticed by now that these posts are no longer being done weekly.  I have been attending so many wonderful events in the state of Delaware that I wanted to showcase them first therefore, the fashion after fifty posts have taken a backseat on the blog. 


I have also begun to pick up more clients for ABlake Enterprises so even my weekly posts on DeDivahDeals might begin to dwindle, but never fear, I will not abandon it totally!

Now on to this week’s contenders. 

fashion after fifty


women's shoes

With this multi-color faux wrap dress, which you may remember from previous posts was thrifted from Goodwill and is definitely an easy breezy go-to dress for work.


I checked my shoe closet and decided on these two pairs so let me know which one you would have worn with the dress and also which purse.

summer sandals

summer sandals

It’s finally warm enough to keep the toes out so you know what that means…pedicure time!  I have found a great mobile hair salon, and if you haven’t seen my interview video with Stephen Wilkerson, owner of SoZo Signature Mobile Salon, click on this link to check it out. 

SoZo Logo

The mobile hair salon is a great idea for Weddings, Anniversaries, Proms, Quinceanera or just for a Girl’s Night Out.  Check out their Facebook page and be on the lookout for some exciting events including giveaway packages and contests coming very soon.

Okay, which pair did you choose?

  fashion after fifty gold tone gladiator sandals


The most popular choice for YCTS #2 were:  


Christian Siriano shoes from Avon


Noble’s Pond The Premier 55+ Active Adult Community

Last week hubby and I attended the 15th Annual 55+ Expo held at Dover Downs in Dover, Delaware.

This annual 55+ Expo is geared towards active adults with over 100 vendors, a Wellness Center with free health screenings, live entertainment, a cooking show, job fair and much more all sponsored by Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce.

As you know, we have been looking at 55+ communities in anticipation of selling our current home and downsizing.  We were hoping that there would be several Adult Communities represented but were disappointed that there was only one, Noble’s Pond.

55+ Community

So after a buffet lunch in the Festival Restaurant which by the way, had the best baby steamers…then a quick walk through the casino floor, where I doubled my money in a slot machine in less than 5 minutes, hubby and I drove a few miles north to check out Noble’s Pond.
lunch buffet at Dover Downs


Tuned $5 into $10 in less than 5 minutes

First impressions are everything! 

staircase in club house Nobles Pond 55+ Community


Upon passing through a gate house  leading into this Premier 55+ Community Noble’s Pond, the Club House is more of a resort with many amenities including:

Gathering Room that accommodates 320 guests which would be perfect for a Wedding or Anniversary party;

Conservatory with a Stone fireplace and two flat screen TVs, can accommodate 100 guests;

Creative Center, Computer Center, Library, Billards/Game Room, Fitness Room, Swimming Pool with an Olympic Lap Lane, Outdoor Kitchen and Covered Veranda, Gardens, Putting Green, Bocce Courts, Social Events, Parties, Classes and Trips and so much more!

After a tour of the Club  House with sales rep, Brian he walked us over to The Woodbridge model which was very impressive (video), however, I liked the 2nd model, The Carolina much  better. 

The last model, a much smaller home was The Fairfield, however it was definitely too small for our needs.

loft in a 55+ home

Touring these new homes gives me more of an incentive to return to my own to de-clutter and prepare it for the market, which we have begun. 

All of the “colorful” rooms were repainted to “contractor beige” or a muted gray and next week new flooring will be installed to replace the dated laminate in the bathrooms. 

Slowly but surely, and timing is everything, but like my grandmother use to say, “soon and very soon”.

Nobles Pond community

Do you like touring new model homes?

kitchen in the new home

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Asparagus, Cherry Tomatoes and Cheese Omelette

Easy like Sunday morning is how I like my breakfast on the weekends.  I am always rushing out the door Monday through Friday with a Breakfast Bar in one hand and a Smoothie Shake in the other. 

So on the weekends, I like to take my time to not only make but to also eat a healthier breakfast.

Two weeks ago, was one of my unscheduled Saturdays so I took full advantage of it to make this asparagus, tomato and cheese omelette.

Saturday morning breakfast

Using just these few ingredients:

6 Grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
6 tips of asparagus
2 eggs
2 tbsp milk

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

Seasoning Salt

ingredients for an omellete


Coat the pan with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat.  Add the asparagus, cherry tomatoes; saute and stir until the asparagus and tomatoes are fairly soft, about 4 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.  olive oil cooking spray asparagus and cherry tomatoes

Wipe pan clean with a paper towel then coat once again with cooking spray.

add eggs to heated pan


Whisk together the eggs and milk in a small bowl; pour mixture into pan allowing it to set, then add asparagus, tomatoes and cheese to one side of egg.  While the omelet cooks, lift the edge to allow the uncooked egg to flow underneath. When most of the egg is cooked, sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top.

omelette ingredients

Allow the cheese to melt slightly, then fold in half and serve.  

What is your favorite weekend breakfast?

fold over eggs for omelette