Charity By Design: ALEX AND ANI

My First Purchase

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, my dear friend Nykisha and I visited the National Harbor for me to photograph head shots of her for her upcoming project. After our photo shoot, we walked the Harbor looking for a cool place to eat. On our way to the restaurant, we trolled into ALEX AND ANI which is one of Nykisha’s favorite places to shop. Continue reading

I Smile Because I Am A Witness To Your Happiness.

Genuinely Being Happy For Other People & Enjoying The Good Times.

Omg! The month of May has been filled with last minute deadlines (I will share with you later) and FULL of incredible blessings for those closest to me. To partake in the celebration of someone else’s happiness means they love me enough to include me in what matter to them most. I am thankful to be able to support my family and friends the same way they have supported me. With so much sadness happening in the world, it is a joy to experience pure happiness with family and friends. The good times are life long memories that will be cherished forever. This post is dedicated to those responsible for making me smile this month. Continue reading

Unapologetic Living: What Brings Me Joy?

Recognizing What Makes Me Happy Daily.

  • I love time with my husband.
  • I love shopping at Mom’s Organic Market to get my produce.
  • I enjoy organizing my personal belongings like my desk and writing materials.
  • I love books and journals. I have tons of books and journals.
  • I love motivational quotes. A good quote keeps me centered, in particular on a bad day.
  • I enjoy family outings with my hubby and kids.
  • I love Coffee. I especially love drinking coffee out of inspirational quoted mugs.
  • I love vibes of true sisterhood. Real girlfriends make life 10 times more meaningful.
  • I love communicating with liked minded people. I love the community centered around Textured Hair. #TeamNatural.
  • I enjoy quiet time alone. I often read books during this time.
  • I love writing. I write everything down. I write to express my truth.
  • I love Starbucks Chia Tea.
  • I love shopping at Rue 21, H&M and Forever 21.
  • I love Earthtone colors.
  • I love being held at night before bed. Yes, I am a big baby.
  • I love Oil of Olay Skin Products. My face is so smooth because of my daily regimen. Plus I use it because my Grandma Alice used it faithfully for years.
  • I love music. Not many people know I can sing.
  • I love Chicken. I literally could eat Chicken every night for dinner.
  • I enjoy listening to life stories from the wise.
  • I enjoy hanging out with my cousins. It is good to talk, laugh and let my hair down with those who know me best.
  • I love helping other people. I know what it is like to struggle and I want to bring hope to the hopeless.
  • I am enjoying my health journey. I want to be healthy and beautiful in my 40’s.
  • I love Social Media. I have connected with some amazing people online.

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