About Me

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

I’m Chanele… (Pronounced Sha-Nell or Chanel)

I am a mother to one little pumpkin(so far) and four adopted fur babies(we rescue in pairs). I used to work full time in the banking industry(first as a banker then later in management) prior to becoming a momma. Post Baby (PB) I have the privilege of staying home with my little bundle.

Rewind to a year or two ago my life was much different. I remember engaging with my husband after a rough day and trying to vent. He asked me in all seriousness, “What do you have to worry about it—we’re DINKS.”

Now if your like me, your thinking, “DINK— What’s a DINK?” The only correlation I could draw was to the cartoon “Doug.” His neighbor’s name was Mr. Dink. He then revealed…

“DUEL INCOME NO KIDS,”—we both laughed. I had never heard of that before. He was right. We were both working and earning a decent living and our only “babies” had fur.

Fast forward to present day, now were SIOKs. (Single Income One Kid) pronounced (Sigh-Oak) Is this a thing? If not you seen it here first!

Since brining a baby into this world I have been redefining my definition of success. Once I measured it by promotions and paychecks, but now I measure it by love, family, health and happiness.

As I start my journey as a stay at home mom and housewife, I created this site for some creative time. Just a little something for me to do some reflecting as well as work on being more resourceful. I wanted to create a rabbit hole for some fun, inspiration and magic for [our] everyday living. See what’s in my Magic Hat. 


“If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland