Boss Girl Magic

I was invited by Capri, to serve as the Guest Speaker for the Boss Girl Magic Chicago Brunch. Learn more about Boss Girl Magic here.  It was so inspiring to be in the room with so many black women who were both established & aspiring entrepreneurs! My styling was done by Chiquita Carey & my…

How Can I Take Action To Reach My Dreams? (Part 2 of 2)

Please read Part 1 of this series, “Why Am I Not Reaching My Goals.” When it comes to taking action toward reaching our dreams, the key is to remember that any progress, is progress. There are so many things competing with our dreams – family responsibilities, bills, not knowing what to do and how to do…

Why Am I Not Reaching My Dreams? (Part 1 of 2)

Watching President Obama’s Farewell Speech last night was so inspiring. I remember seeing President Obama during his Senate Campaign at the Bud Billiken Parade (an annual parade held since 1929 in the Bronzeville/Washington Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, United States; it is the largest African-American parade in the nation). He was the most unlikely Presidential…

Systems: Implementing Office Hours

Last year, I piloted the idea of hosting Office Hours and I was surprised at how popular my Office Hours were within my work community. Office Hours are an expectation within the academic community and I can remember sitting with my professors for tutoring, to discuss gaining their support for my job hunting efforts, and…

Vision Board 2017

On this New Year’s Eve, I’d like to share my 2017 Vision Board with you guys. It is my ritual to complete my board on the last day of each year in preparation for the New Year. My Vision Board lives above my desk in my home office. Remember that the things you place on…

Capturing Memories… 

I spent my Christmas Eve & most of my Christmas Day scrapbooking. In the last 2 years, I haven’t spent as much time scrapbooking, so my “Stuff To Scrapbook” Pile is overflowing. Last year I spent some time sorting through things & I was able to get things into folders:  I usually toss all of…

Last Minute Gift Ideas

For The Travel Enthusiasts Passport Holder and Luggage Tag via Nordstrom. For The Beauty Lover: I actually purchased a few of these Santa Tins filled with my favorite lush product: Bath Bombs! You drop the bath bomb into the bath and they create aromatic, skin-soothing/moisturizing magic. They are also made from all natural products! I’ve…

Gift Idea: Photo Mug

There are so many things that you can do with your photos besides leaving them on Social Media. Many companies today allow you to make personalized bags, magnets, mugs, blankets and more with your photos. I ordered our Holiday Cards through TinyPrints.com. While on the site, I also decided to order a few of their…

For The Notebook 

For The Notebook is a new series where I will be sharing my notes & takeaways from the reading I do. Feel free to grab the images & share!

Project: Organize Boots

My boots were all jumbled up in one of those cheap plastic containers. It came with a lid & you couldn’t see inside of it, so it hid the clutter, but getting dressed was irritating. I’m a visual person. I like to see my options & then make a decision from there. I also blame…