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…

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….

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….

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 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…

Spring Decor 

I frequently change out the decor in my house to reflect the season or the holiday. The decorations that I have now will stay in place until the first day of Fall. This is the longest stretch of time for my seasonal decor. Here is what I did: One of the easiest things to change…

Over The Rainbow…

“Someday I’ll wish upon a star / Wake up where the clouds are far behind me /  Where trouble melts like lemon drops / High above the chimney top / That’s where you’ll find me.” – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” written by Harold Arlen & E Harburg My husband is currently starring in his first film…

Get Organized! 

So many people say they thrive under chaos! My experience is that when I am organized I feel a sense of calm, openness & peace.  Caption: My organized closet which included a big boot organizing project this past fall. We converted a bedroom to our closet so that we could have enough space to store…

Take Inventory

Caption: I keep fresh flowers on my dining room table. I usually pick them up from the grocery store for $12.00. Every so often, at least quarterly, I take inventory of things in my life. I ruthlessly edit my closet. I look at all of my personal and professional relationships. When it comes to clothes,…

You Can Always Make Another Choice…

We often feel pressured to make certain decisions because of our age, our families, our culture or our fear of what other people can say. Caption: Me when I decided to go natural in 11th grade! A huge decision for such a young age! I haven’t had a perm since before 11th grade! Natural hair…

33rd Trip Around The Sun 

Whenever it’s my birthday, I feel all reflective and deep! It’s a blessing to be able to say, I’m a year older, I have most of the physical things that I want, decent health, a deep satisfying love and a job that I love!  I started my day with Donda’s House for a PR Workshop…