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. 

BoHo Berry Challenge – Day 4 

Day 4: How Do I Define Personal Growth? 1. The degree to which I accomplish my goals 2. The effect(s) said growth will have on myself & my loved ones  The goal is to always be better today, than I was yesterday.

Boho Berry Challenge – Day 3 of 31

This blog is Part 3 of a 31 Day Challenge presented by @boho.berry on Instagram.  3. Where I Want To Be Mental/Learning/Personal Development – I’d like to apply for more fellowships in the upcoming year, as well as to invest in at least one conference. I’d like to attend the Black Enterprise Women of Power…

Boho Berry Challenge – Day 2 of 31

This blog is Part 2 of a 31 Day Challenge presented by @boho.berry on Instagram.  2 Where I Am Now Mental/Learning/Personal Development – I have committed to reading one chapter of a book a day. I prefer to read non-fiction books. Most recently I finished John C. Maxwell’s The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. John…

Boho Berry Challenge – Day 1 of 31

Because it’s July, and we are halfway through 2017, I decided to participate in Boho Berry’s Challenge. Rather than participating in the challenge on Social Media, I decided to participate here on my blog. Caption: Me visiting the Atlantic Ocean recently.  Introductions – me in 10 words: This exercise was interested because it forced me…

12 Lessons From JAY-Z’s 4:44 Album Release

Caption: The Last Time I Got To Visit The Roc Nation Office was Dec. 2016. Because I’ve never been good at math, and 4:44 equals 12, I’ve decided to share 12 lessons we can all learn from JAY-Z’s newest album release. Plus it is no secret that I’m a huge fan of JAY-Z & Beyonce….

They Gone Get These Hands…

Donda’s House Inc. turns 4 years old on August 1st. This is the first summer where we were able to hire a small team beyond our paid instructors to support our work. In the past, we have had to rely heavily on generous volunteers and our active alumni to support our initiatives. This summer we…

Currently…

Watching – Reality TV! I’m watching the Real Housewives franchise (whichever one is on Bravo). Our bike safety video Donda’s House made with Experimental Station’s Blackstone Bicycle Works. On Sundays I tune in to Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. Listening to… SZA’s new album CTRL. My favorite track on the album is “Doves in the Wind”…

Happy Blogiversary To Us…

  7 years ago today, I registered DonnieNicole.com and have been blogging here ever since. I want to thank you whether you just stumbled on my blog together or whether you’ve been with me from the very beginning. Look at how FAR we’ve come: 7 years ago, on April 10, 2010, I launched Analog Girl…

The Tea On Celebrities…

I have had the pleasure of working closely with and being in intimate settings with “celebrities.” The people who grace magazine covers, whose endorsement of a product or place equals support from the masses and who I hear whispered about “you know he’s this…” while I internally shake my head, because I know that the…

Embracing The Scheduling Conflicts

For the first time in a long time, Donda’s House had to be in 3 different locations (unintentionally) at the same time. Generally, we are able to avoid these types of conflicts by being able to reschedule or postpone things. That was not the case tonight. When I first realized that we had to be…

The One Thing You’ve Done Perfectly…

One of my sister-friends posted a message on Facebook about how something that I said inspired her. The words weren’t mine, but they were words that I cling to, in times of difficulty & frustration. The one thing that you can guarantee is that you will survive 100% of your worst days. The fact that…