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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

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 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…. View Article