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Summer Cleaning and Organizing

The last few months of summer are the perfect time to take a little time for some deep cleaning in preparation for fall. Or perhaps you’re like me, and you didn’t complete all of your spring cleaning projects.  There’s no time like the present to clean and organize. Here are ten cleaning and organizing tips… View Article

Sharpening the Saw at my First Blogger’s Conference

I’m a huge fan and follower of Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People.  The 7th Habit of Highly Successful People, as stated by Covey, is Sharpening the Saw. Sharpening the Saw is a commitment to preserving and improving one’s self in four areas: • Physical • Social/Emotional • Mental • Spiritual  … View Article

The Gift of Time

What would you do if you had a little more time? Would you go to the gym, read a book, cook a home cooked meal, take a nap, spend some quality time with a loved one or maybe you would take some “me time.” Imagine what your dad would do with the gift of time… View Article

Feeling Good and Looking Good

Last month while preparing for my Mother’s Day segment I discovered Christopher and Banks. I must admit that I’ve passed by the store many times because I thought their clothing was only geared toward a more “seasoned” audience, but boy was I wrong. They have a variety of styles and SIZES (Missy, Petite and Women)… View Article

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas…a little token to say, “THANK YOU MOM!”

Mother’s Day is a day designated to honor and celebrate mommies, moms, mommas, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, Godmothers and those that stand in the gap by serving as a mother figure through ongoing support, guidance, encouragement, advice, assistance and LOVE. All though it’s not necessary to give the mothers in your life a gift; Mothers not… View Article

Sunrise Faith

This morning I am reminded of sunrise faith which is so fitting as me and my faith group prepare to commemorate the SON RISING tomorrow. Sunrise faith is knowing that you will make it through. It’s believing in abundance, and your worthiness; it’s understanding that miracles can open up your life in ways you’ve never even… View Article

2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Last week I partnered with Macy’s to serve as the Macy’s Social Media Ambassador during the 10th Annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. The Black Enterprise Women of Power brought together over 900 influential business women who work in various sectors of businesses… View Article

Party with a Purpose, Good for Generations: Celebrating United Way @100

I love a Party with a Purpose and today the Greater Twin Cities United Way is celebrating their 100th birthday and launching their Centennial year with their Good For Generations Celebration. The FREE party is being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center from 5 – 8 PM and I’ve been told there’s going to be… View Article

Forgiving, Freeing and Releasing

Today is the beginning of Lent. Lent is viewed as a time of repentance for many denominations of Christianity. According to Wikipedia repentance is “the activity of reviewing one’s actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs. Repentance generally involves a commitment to personal change and resolving to live a more responsible and humane… View Article

Alternatives to New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! Today is Monday, January 5, 2015 and for many of us it’s the first day back to work after taking a few days off to celebrate the holidays and New Year. A New Year means new things and many of us set New Year’s Resolutions aimed at bettering our lives. Did you… View Article

{VLOG} The Power to Choose

The holiday season can be a time of mixed emotions. In our darkest moments there’s always a little hope! Holiday Giveaway # 3 – The Miracle-Gro® AeroGarden® 3SL  I’m having a lot of fun growing fresh herbs with my hydroponic AeroGarden! I’ve become an urban farmer and this past weekend I harvested dill and basil… View Article

National Believe Day – Holiday Giveaway # 2

One of my childhood Christmas memories is going to Rich’s in downtown Atlanta with my mom to take my picture with Santa Claus and to ride the Pink Pig. Rich’s is now a part of the Macy’s family and the downtown Atlanta location is no longer open but Macy’s continues the Pink Pig tradition and… View Article

VLOG: Schedule a DATE with Yourself this Holiday Season – Holiday Giveaway #1

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Expressing Gratitude During Thanksgiving

Every year millions of American families come together for Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday filled with food and family recipes but more importantly Thanksgiving is an opportunity for us to give  THANKS and celebrate our blessings with family and friends. Simply stated Thanksgiving is about GRATITUDE. Here are few creative and engaging ways to express gratitude… View Article

Happy Birthday to ME…Here’s to Evolution!

Yesterday was my birthday and I’ve celebrated all month long.  This year’s birthday month even had a theme and a hashtag, #TurnUpYourLife thanks to KBS!   One thing I know for sure, life is about evolution. If we are blessed, we evolve into our truest and best selves. Please check out my newest post, 35… View Article

Women that Dare to Dream

Here’s to the Dreamers…“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because… View Article

What I Know For Sure

  What do you know for sure, sounds like a pretty simple question, but when one really takes a moment to reflect on the true meaning of the question it can provoke the need for one to pause and reflect. That’s exactly what it did to Oprah Winfrey 16 years ago when Gene Siskal asked… View Article

MLB All-Star Weekend in the Twin Cities

One of the BEST things about living in Minneapolis is summer! The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is taking place on July 15th. This weekend thousands of people will get a taste of the city I love. There are tons of FUN activities taking place so if you live in “The Cities” or are visiting… View Article

4th of July Entertaining

Those of you know that know me, you know I love celebrating holidays and I enjoying entertaining and hosting. The 4th of July is one of my favorite summer holidays! It’s the celebration of the day the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States…. View Article

Father’s Day 2014

Perhaps you’re like me and you thought Father’s Day was next weekend, however we’re wrong! Father’s Day is tomorrow and I discussed “Last Minute Father’s Day” ideas on WCCO Saturday Morning today. {LINK} to WCCO Saturday Morning, June 14, 2014 For the SPIRITED DAD Pick up a bottle or two of his favorite spirits. Prairie… View Article