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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

Graduation Parties

We talked graduation parties on WCCO Saturday Morning today! Graduation is a special time in person’s life. It’s a celebration of one’s educational accomplishments and it marks the beginning of a new chapter. {LINK} to WCCO Saturday Morning Segment, March 17, 2014   A little something extra…. We ran out of time during today’s segment… View Article

Where are you going?

This past weekend I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Delta Chi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Rhapsody in Pink Scholarship Ball. A few have requested to listen to my speech.  Here it is! Special THANKS to KBS for the iPad recording.  

Add a Little Spice to Your Oscar Experience

Friends here’s a look at my latest Lifestyle segment on WCCO in Minneapolis, MN. {LINK} to WCCO Saturday Morning, March 1, 2014 1. Fun clutches were from the Kardashian Kollection available at Sears. 2. Oscar Ballot available from www.cbsnews.com. 3. Dips and other tasty food ideas were from Tastefully Simple. 3. Cocktails: Champagne, CÎROC*, Pierrer… View Article

Seize the Day Lovers!

Valentine’s Day is often a day of mixed emotions. For those that have a special person in their life it’s a day to commemorate their  love and special feelings for one another. It often involves gifts, a special meal and romance. Some people dread the day due to the fact that it reminds them that… View Article

NEW New Year’s Resolution

“At some point in time everyone has been at the corner of New Year’s Resolutions and maybe I need a NEW New Year’s Resolution.” -Walgreens The first month of this year has been plagued by severe cold weather all over the United States. Between the Polar Vortex I and II and the Deep Freeze it… View Article

Practicing Gratitude

Two weeks ago we celebrated Thanksgiving in the United States. Leading up to Thanksgiving I saw a lot of social chatter about what people were thankful for. However, the chatter has almost silenced since last Thanksgiving. I’m on a journey of living a more authentic life, which to me involves owning and taking responsibility for… View Article

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

I read that question a few months ago while reading the book Lean In. At the time my response was I would ride roller coasters, go zip lining or try para-sailing. You see I have a fear of heights or what I refer to as a vertical challenge. My life has been CRAZY BUSY lately…all… View Article

Carpe Diem Challenge: September 13, 2013

Make new friends but keep the old…. One of my dear friends, Daarel is starting a new chapter and moving from Atlanta to Memphis to work at this really cool education “hub.” In the spirit of celebrating his NEW job and NEW chapter my friend Natasha and I invited Daarel out for a “last hooray… View Article

Carpe Diem Challenge: September 12, 2013

I knew she had a series of work out videos I knew she was married to Ted Turner That sums up what I new about Jane Fonda until I watched her Master Class last year. After listening to her life experiences and pearls of wisdom I learned about her as an individual; as a person… View Article

Carpe Diem Challenge: September 11, 2013

Last week I announced that I’m competing in Vacation Express’ Social Savvy Rockstar Contest. Basically, I have to develop a social media campaign that features me as a Social Savvy Social Media Correspondent for Vacation Express. Additionally, I NEED you, your partner/spouse, your friends, your family…basically “everybody and ‘dem” to VOTE for me at http://www.vacationexpress.com/rockstartour/…. View Article

Carpe Diem Challenge: September 10, 2013

I don’t know how she does but my mother finds a way to mention that I’m not married and childless EVERY SINGLE DAY! I don’t think she realizes how annoying it is despite the numerous times I have told her to stop. Yesterday I  drove myself into a state of fear that I would become… View Article

Carpe Diem Challenge: September 9, 2013

  My Carpe Diem moments for September 9, 2013  were connecting with my friend Malika for dinner and getting over 8 hours of sleep. My life has been really really busy lately (I’m not complaining). The last time I was in Atlanta I tried to connect with my friend Malika, however due to my schedule… View Article

Introducing the Carpe Diem Challenge

People often ask me what I mean when I say Carpe Diem. I contend that seizing the day is not always about being an adventurist, having some exuberant experience or receiving good news. I believe that seizing the day is mindset. It’s the conscious decision to live a life that is filled with making the… View Article

iHeartRadio Music Festival 2013

Two weeks ago I had dinner with my friend Dana Marie and she said “you should be the social media correspondent for…” I replied that I would LOVE to be a social media correspondent. Fast forward two weeks and I’ve been given the opportunity to be a social media correspondent for Vacation Express! Me and… View Article

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

I can count the number of movies I see in the movie theater a year on one hand however, I’ve anxiously awaited seeing Lee Daniels’ The Butler since I heard about the movie last fall. I’m so happy the studio decided to move the release day up to August from it’s original October 2013 release… View Article

Glamorama: Fashion in a New Light (Minneapolis)

This past Friday I had the honor of attending Macy’s Glamorama fashion show in Minneapolis as a guest blogger.   Macy’s Glamorama has been on my “list” for several years because it is one of the TOP fashion events in Minneapolis but more importantly it’s a GREAT Party with a Purpose! Those of you that personally know… View Article