Love Day Decor 

I love decorating my home. February is special because not only do we have a day to celebrate love, it is also the month of my anniversary. Che and I will be celebrating 7 years of being married and 8 years together.  Here is my living room decor: And here is a closer look at…

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…

Why Am I Not Reaching My Dreams? (Part 1 of 2)

Watching President Obama’s Farewell Speech last night was so inspiring. I remember seeing President Obama during his Senate Campaign at the Bud Billiken Parade (an annual parade held since 1929 in the Bronzeville/Washington Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, United States; it is the largest African-American parade in the nation). He was the most unlikely Presidential…

Don’t Hurt (or Blame) Yourself…

I’m a serial monogamist. I can count on one hand (or maybe a hand and a half 😉 the number of serious relationships I’ve had. In between those relationships, when I was courting, I used to write letters to the guys I was interested in. Caption: Me at 17 years old.  I was very Afrocentric….

Beyonce’s “Lemonade”- A Love Letter To Black Women

  I just finished watching the HBO Special “Lemonade” which premiered Beyonce’s new visual album. My favorite feature of the visual album was the range of emotions displayed before each scene including words like “denial,” “reformation,” and “forgiveness.” Black women stereotypically are limited to certain emotions, with the most recognizable being the “angry black woman,” but we…

Is Your Relationship Distracting Or Hindering You?

Caption: Mr. & Mrs. Smith Suited & Booted – Photo by Juan Anthony Images! My hubby is on an amazing trip to Colombia right now. While he’s away, I miss him terribly! One of my friends said “it must be so hard for you,” referring to my hubby’s trip. I replied “actually it’s not” and…

Behind The Scenes of TV One’s “Change Agents”

My husband was one of four filmmakers selected to produce a short series of mini films focusing on current history makers for TV One called “Change Agents.” One of segments he produces focuses on the work we do at Donda’s House, and it’s called “Tied The Knot.” Here is a link to the short video: http://tvone.tv/video/id/nJhZsDY28uXg/…

Valentine’s Day Decor

Finally made time to get my Valentines Day Decor Up!!!                      I’ll take these down in March and then add my Spring/Summer decor. Then I won’t make any changes until Fall 🙂 

Grammy Nomination Party

My husband is nominated for 2 Grammys this year! Normally, we’re pretty low key about things, but decided that we wanted to celebrate this momentous occasion. Last night, we hosted a Grammy Nomination Party at The Promontory on the South Side of Chicago.  My husband performed for about an hour with a live band named…

20 Things I Know About Love…

So for today’s #worthythirty post, I’m talking about what I know about love! Here it goes… Caption: My love & I on Christmas Day. One of my favorite candids of us! There was no alcohol involved! #1 You can love someone who doesn’t love you back. If this happens to you can decide to continue…