Beautifully Blended

The place for embracing your blended beauty!

Blended Recipes: Irish Soda Bread

St. Patrick’s Day has always been a very special holiday for me. Not because of the big, green hats that you can buy at the Dollar Store, or because a bunch of America wears green, or because it’s a day designated for getting drunk. It’s important because it reminds me of my grandmother. It’s a…

Valentine’s Day: Celebrating Interracial Couples

Happy early Valentine’s Day, friends! Valentine’s Day brings about a lot of mixed feelings for a lot of different people. And that’s understandable. But for me, personally, this day reminds me that there is hope. There is hope that love can conquer even the hardest of obstacles and the darkest of ages. My parents remind…

A Beautifully Blended Christmas

One of the most wonderful things about my childhood was that I was lucky enough to experience Christmas with each side of my family. This was such an important thing that I didn’t even realize was happening at the time– so I thought I’d share some of those memories on this beautiful Christmas Eve. :)…

Mixed: An Identity

People ask: “Don’t you have another identity other than ‘mixed’?” They get tired of hearing about it. Perhaps because they don’t understand it. “It’s great that you’re mixed, that’s really cool,” some say. “But…do you really feel the need to to have a whole blog about it? What do you even, like…talk about? Aren’t you…

Blended Recipes: Hot Water Cornbread

The kitchen is one of my favorite places to be. Especially when making traditional family recipes. I find that making family recipes is one of the best ways to carry down tradition and to feel more connected to my culture and heritage. One of my favorites is my grandma’s hot water cornbread! It’s so savory…

That “Good” Hair

Y’all know the phrase. “Oooh, you got that good hair,” says many a black woman who might not always enjoy her own beautiful hair. It’s been said since the ’60s, especially by beauticians, referring to any woman of color whose hair seems easy to comb through. We mixed gals get it a lot, too. At…

Hi, I’m LJ 🙂

Welcome to Beautifully Blended! My name is LJ. Nice to meet ya! I’m a biracial woman from Orlando who is striving towards becoming a writer. So I guess this blog is one step in the right direction. 😉 My mom is black and my dad is white. Such a simple statement and yet so complicated,…


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