100 In a Year Project Series | #3 Update/Renew My Passport (Tips for First Time Applicants + Renewals)

Oh boy, was this some process! But I’m happy to say, it got completed + activated! This was a specific task that I had been prolonging for many reasons. (FYI, if you have never applied for a passport or need to renew or get anything updated like your photo or something, then this post is […]

100 In a Year Project Series | #2 Lay Down On the Grass + Stare At the Stars

I’d like to first begin this one by saying it was well thought out. Again, one of those moments when I jumped at something because it excited my spirit and seemed totally worth it. One thing about this 100 In a Year Series is taking on the idea of “adventure” in so, so many ways. […]

100 In a Year Project Series | #94 Attend An MLB Game

Last month, I unveiled (or perhaps started) a new project series called 100 In a Year. My take on this project stems from the original game from Day Zero Project in which the ultimate task is to complete 101 goals in 1,001 days. But nahhh, not going to go that route as those projects tend to […]

Exposing My Truths + My Cup Of LEMONADE With a Mix Of Sweet Tea… Featuring “Baldwin Hills” Star, Moriah Johnson

I’m an artist. And writing is my outlet. But in this case, my canvas. I’m here to expose my personal truths + reality. As private as I am, I’m here to give my readers apart of me that I’ve never shared before. About my life, my life’s experiences as a 20-something and everything that constitutes as […]

Lifestyle | Bringin’ It Back — 100 In a Year: A List Of Fun, Engaging + Spontaneous ISH To Do In One Year’s Time

If you’ve been following my blog for a couple of years, then this is nothing new to you. I started this project (100 In a Year) within my first year of blogging back in 2012. Around that time, I was in my last year of graduate school and simply living life in a city where […]

…A Piece Of Modern Day “Brown Sugar”: When Is Love Truly Worth a Second Chance?

Once upon a time…. If you were to ask me about my love life. I’d laugh. Right there, in front of your face. Like that uncontrollable — or quite often, that ugly, hilarious laugh. I’d laugh and most likely, by the end of that laughter (if it were to ever cease), you’d know why.  Then […]

Celebrate Who You Are With New Carol’s Daughter #BORNandMADE Campaign

This month, haircare and skincare brand Carol’s Daughter introduces the #BornandMade campaign, a new movement that encourages every girl to be who they were truly born and made to be. It celebrates the brand’s authentic story “Born in Brooklyn. Made With Love” as it honors the diverse community of strong women who have been a […]

Let’s Talk Summer Hair | Box Braids, Senegalese Twists, Marley Twists, Faux Locs + Update On My Dreadlocks

Girl — what better topic to discuss during vacationing season other than protective styling and travel hair? Womp, not a thing. Box braids, Senegalese Twists, Faux Locs and Marley Twists. Do you know the difference or steps to take before deciding on what’s best for you? Torn between the four? Well for starters, with any type of hair […]

Love & Relationships | No Need To Ask, This Is Why I’m Single.

Can I vent? Stemming from a read found on Madam Noir yesterday, I also felt the need to share my two cents… or five.  Although I’m a very private person, I may speak some sense or provide some understanding for those who just “need” to know. Why am I single? You’re a young, successful, ambitious woman, […]

[Pictures] The Weekend My Sibs and I Got To Bring Our “Inner Kid” Out. Just A Little Vacay

To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. – Clara Ortega For the first […]

Lifestyle | Behind the Scenes Of My Little DIY Blogger Work Space + Tips On How To Style Your Own

For awhile now, well — at least ever since knowing that I would be moving into a new apartment, decor ideas GALORE were going MAD through my mind. MAD, I say! I kind of knew what type of environment I would be going for — like a chic, bohemian type of environment; I mean, why […]

Fashion, Beauty + Lifestyle | Your Favorite Online Indulgence — and Why It’s Not That Bad

We’ve all got them. Those things you indulge in online when you have a spare 5 minutes and no one is looking over your shoulder. It might be checking out the latest releases on Netflix, or it might be seeing what online games you can play. You know you could be at the gym, or […]

Love + Relationships | Get ahead In 2018 With These Dating Tips!

The dating landscape has changed tremendously. An old practice that we value has been changed by new dating practices. It does not mean that we just shove those old dating tips taught to us by our parents. It can still be incorporated to develop your rock-star dating list for the year 2018. This is a […]