Hot Water or Espresso?

I’ve had my Nespresso machine since Christmas. Hubby gave it to me as a Christmas gift because I’m a coffee lover. I waited so long to use it because its so fancy and shiny. I decided to use it this morning. Its not just any ole coffee  maker, its a Nespresso machine. I know I…

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Spring/Summer 2019 Nail Trends

Spring is finally right around the corner and Summer is down the block! I’m overly excited. Its time to unglove those digits!! The Spring/Summer nail trends have finally arrived and I must say, creativity is the word this season! From bold bright colors, glam and glitz to dark hues and framed nail art. There is definitely something…

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Konfessions: My Name is Jade…

I’ve been challenged by my mentor and good friend to put a name to the ugly, negative parts of myself. The woman who lies. The woman who manipulates people. The woman who likes to gossip. The woman who cheats. The woman who will steal your joy. The woman who avoids important decisions to sit in…

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Black History Month: Florence Ballard

I spent most of my childhood reading my mother’s books. One of my favorite books was Dreamgirl: My Life As A Supreme. I enjoyed reading about the rise of the most successful Motown hitmakers of all time. The glamour, the glitz, the dramatics and the dance routines. Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. The Supremes! Childhood friends…

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Konfessions: Trust Issues

I hate eating the insides of certain foods. Cookies, Sausages, Brownies, Chicken. Weird, right? I was eating a chicken strip the other day and I was eating the outsides and around it. In my head, my grandmothers’ voice said “stop being childish and eat the whole chicken strip!!”. I proceeded to eat the whole thing and I…

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Black History Month: Dorothy and Marilyn

I always stare at the life size picture of Marilyn Monroe on my wall. As a little girl, I thought Marilyn Monroe was a dream.   My mother enjoyed watching black and white movies and sometimes she would watch movies starring Marilyn Monroe. She was gorgeous. She was sassy. She was sexy. A BOMBSHELL. When I…

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Konfessions: I Surrender…

Every month, the women’s ministry of my church holds a Women’s Meeting. Its a time for fellowship, prayer and bonding. At the beginning of every year we usually meet to create vision boards. This year the women decided to do something different. Last month, all of the women were asked to spend time with God and allow Him to…

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What’s The Tea: Lady Camelia

Guess what I did last weekend? I braved the bitter cold and enjoyed tea with my younger sister at one of my favorite tea rooms. Lady Camelia I love to introduce all of my family and friends to this place because they know I enjoy tea rooms and tea houses. Many of my family and friends…

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Konfessions: The Road To Self Forgiveness

2018 was a year of self discovery. My therapist led me on a long journey of navigating who I was and where I came from. I couldn’t believe it took thirty something years to actually sit down and really think about these things. That journey opened up my heart and my mind. I began the process of reconciling with family members and…

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How To: Thrifting 101

Thrifting When one visits several different thrift shops, second-hand shops, and vintage clothing stores in the hopes of buying several items of cheap and unusual clothing … Weekends spent with my Grandma Bea meant waking up super early to head to flea markets, consignment shops and thrift stores. Grandma Bea was methodical when it came…

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