Happy 4th Birthday Donda’s House 

Happy 4th Birthday Donda’s House You are 4 years old today! Only about 9% of start up businesses make it to their 4th year. You are still here because you are resilient, relentless and necessary.  Thank you for redefining family for me and so many others. You have forged lifelong bonds, you have wiped many…

BoHo Berry Challenge

At the beginning of the month, I started the July BoHo Berry Challenge. Time got away from me, so I wanted to spend some time sharing the responses to the rest of the questions, since tomorrow is August 1st! The questions that I am responding to are in bold and different colors so feel free…

Love Jones 

We often tell kids not to believe movies. It’s imaginary. It’s not real. It can set up the wrong expectations. The Year was 1997. I was in middle school, but I was an avid writer – of journals & poetry. 4 years earlier I saw Poetic Justice which made me fall in love with the…

10 Ways To Individualize Your Dorm Room

I have several friends who are sending children to college this summer. My own step son will also be heading for college this summer. I wanted to share a few tips for organizing and decorating the new home away from home! Before you get started: 1. Be sure to get the dorm rules as far…

A Look Around My Office 

This morning I said that I’d go live on Instagram to do a tour of my office. My baby dog was spayed this morning, so I decided to spend the evening cuddling with her. I did want to share some of my favorite things from my office: Above: My IKEA Expedit shelf holds so much….

4:44 – Another Possible Meaning To Jay-Z’s Album

  4:44 has been in heavy rotation in my speakers! Just when I thought I had it all figured out, I came across this possible meaning of the title of Jay-Z’s new album. I’m not going to lie, initially it went right over my head, but that’s the beauty of good art. I was doing…

How I Store My Scrapbooks

One of my Instagram Followers asked me how do I display/store my Scrapbooks. I wanted to share with everyone. These shelves are in my dining room. Most of my Scrapbooks are 12 inch x 12 inch so they take up a lot of real estate.  The pink albums cover my personal history all the way…

Meeting Extended Family Members in Colombia 

Caption: This beautiful woman said that I looked like her daughter and she sang a song for us.  Yesterday my mother-in-love, my husband & I had a chance to tour Palenque de San Basilio in Colombia. Our tour guide was Alex Rocha of Experience Real Cartagena. Palenque is significant because it is the first free…

BoHo Berry Challenge – Day 7 

An Area I’d Like To Improve I’m always on a quest to find more efficient productivity systems. I find myself constantly downloading new apps, purchasing new planners, and reinventing my productivity structures because I don’t feel like I have yet mastered or feel 100% comfortable with my current systems. I’d like to eventually develop and…

BoHo Berry Challenge – Day 6 

Day 6: I Need Less… 1. Social Media – seriously considering putting myself on a tight schedule.  2. Emails – the constant avalanche!!!  3. Items in my office – my home office is a super cluttered. I need to purge it!!!  4. Apps on my phone – too many apps!  5. Files on my computer…

BoHo Berry Challenge: 5 Accomplisments 

5 Accomplishments  1. Ebony Power 100 Award in the Women Up Category in 2016 2. NYU Hip Hop Education Award 3. Being Selected to join the Know Your Chicago Committee  4. Being Featured in a textbook 5. 7.5 years of marriage  Caption: Che & I at O’Hare Airport heading to Colombia, South America for the…

BoHo Berry Challenge 

Day 5: I Need More… 1. Opportunities to travel. 2. Water. 3. Time with my girlfriends.  4. Time to Scrapbook.  5. Hands to help with stuff around the house.