Couple’s Field Trip: Oriental Institute

“And as an mc you will study verbal magic But watch what you say ’cause you’ll attract it Control your subconscious magnet from pullin in havoc” – KRS-One Che & I decided to visit the Oriental Institute to check out the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead Exhibit. One of the pillars of our marriage…

Lessons Learned in 2017

Caption: A photo of the Spellbound Sky Metaphysical Store in Los Angeles, CA, that I had the chance to visit today for the first time!  I have several rituals for ending the year. One of my favorite rituals is to reflect on the lessons learned so that I can make the following year better. In…

My First Magazine Cover

2017 has been a great year for both my husband & I. I am excited to announce that I am ending the year as a Cover Girl! I was able to sit down with Halfstack Magazine to share more about my personal & professional journey, including highlighting my work as the co-founder and Executive Director…

Our First Face to Face Meeting

This morning I had to pick my husband up from Midway Airport. The funny thing about that was that after speaking on the phone for a month, our first face-to-face visit was at Midway Airport. So we decided to retell the story and re-create the moment. We have different versions of what that day was…

Gasp… I Met My Husband On Social Media!

Earlier this week, I posted a photo of a little Twitter themed pen container and shared that I met my husband on Twitter. I received several comments – “What?” “How?” and decided that I’d write a blog about it. It’s my favorite story that I never tire of telling… The year was 2009. I was…

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…

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….

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…