Down In The DMs: 20 Ways To Be A Better Social Media Supporter

People stay in my inboxes (all 10 of them) with requests. My voicemails. My text messages and my DMs. Requests to post flyers. Requests for free tickets to concerts. Requests to make a donation. Requests to “pick my brain.” Requests for free consultations. And there was that one time that somebody requested some Size 10…

Handling Business Yandy Smith Style…

I watch Love & Hip Hop . I’ve watched the show since Season 1. For me reality TV shows are like modern day soap operas, the only difference is the characters are personas that actually exists rather than fictional characters. This past week I was thoroughly impressed how Yandy Smith handled a probable conflict with Rashidah…

How To Get A Teaching Job – Or Any Job For That Matter

My first year out of college, I was able to obtain an interview at 10 schools and I received job offers at all 10 schools. I started working at the age of 12 (at McDonald’s – long story), and (thankfully) have never been unemployed since. I think I’ve got this job-hunting thing down to a…

Photo Screen Room Divider… Nice Way to Share Your Pics!

Most people have a few picture frames laying around, but there are some other fun ways to share your pics. I came across this photo screen room divider via Craigslist for $10.00!!! It looks something like this: Since my husband works in the music industry, he has a TON of photos with celebs and we…

Keeping Up With Creative Projects

Whatever your hobby, you probably have multiple projects going on at once. I’m a lister, so I keep a list of everything I’m working on. Here are my multiple projects that I’m currently working on: Project Life 2012 Retirement Gift for Coworker Motorcycle Diaries (The Adventures of My Husband & I with our motorcycles) Home…

Spring Cleaning – Figuring Out Those Files

First, it started with me looking for a list that I had written last week. Next thing I knew I couldn’t find the replacement debit cards. I was disorganized and when I get disorganized I feel a lack of control and a lack of focus. I’ve also been re-reading one of my favorite books, David…

How To Scrapbook (Free E-Book)

As a reward for completing my first semester final grades I decided to finally put together my free Guide for Scrapbooking: How to Scrapbook. Here is a screenshot of the cover:   Over the last few months I’ve come across so many women who ask me “How can I get started?” “Where can I shop…

Last Post of 2011…

Hey darlings! I’ve decided to make my last post of the year 2011 about YOU! I researched the top New Year’s Resolutions & decided to give you some resources to help you accomplish your goals in 2012. The resolution is in bold and then there are some links directly below each heading that will help…

The Year Of 4: Behind The Scenes With Beyonce

I’m a huge fan of Beyonce and always have been since I discovered her as a pre-teen. I’ll never forget Destiny Child’s breakout single “No, No, No,” – the slow version. As she grew up, I grew up. She’s 3 years older than me. What I’ve always admired about Beyonce is her incredible work ethic,…

Cornrows & French Braids

During the summer there is nothing worse than having hair all in your face! Cornrows are workout friendly, swim friendly and when maintained can last about two weeks before they start looking “bad.” Cornrows are a great way to grow out your own hair & avoid chemicals. They are also great for travel! This is…

Personal Mantra

Today, I re-started the Happy Black Woman 31 Days to Reset Your Life Challenge created by life-coach Rosetta Thurman. I tried to do the challenge back in December but didn’t finish it… The timing wasn’t right… but now I’M READY! I won’t share all 31 days on my blog but I would like to share…

Operation… Eliminate Clutter

We’re supposed to have the snow storm of the decade tomorrow here in the Windy City! We’re supposed to be getting between 12 – 26 inches! So while you’re snowed in and catching some extra zzzzz’s, consider cleaning out some of your clutter. “Clutter is a sign that decisions need to be made.” – Yours…