People often ask if my “real” name is Spinks and I usually laugh. Of course, my surname is Spinks and besides, could I make that awesomeness up? But seriously, I love my last name. It was my daddy’s name and my granddaddy’s name and my great-granddaddy’s name. It is my name. You all probably noticed […]


Attend Type-A Parent Conference and Save Big

by Notorious Spinks on 08.20.2014

As a business professional, I’m always looking to get better, hone my craft, and just be the best me I can be. One of the ways that I do that is by attending conferences. Last month, I had the opportunity to attend (I was working, too.) Blogging While Brown in New York City and now […]


Back-to-school season is officially here, summer is wrapping up and I’m preparing for more events and client work. I can’t complain, however there are those days when I’m tired. It seems that my to-do list grows longer and for each item I complete, at least two more tasks are added. Exhausting is an understatement. Thanks […]


Win Free Gas With Sunoco #spon

by Notorious Spinks on 08.11.2014

Do you love road trips? I do, but sometimes the price of gas makes it cheaper for me to fly. However, I’m pleased to partner with and introduce you to The Free Fuel 5,000 Online Decal Hunt where anyone can win a grand prize of $1,500 in Sunoco Gas Gift Cards just by posting a decal […]


As children grow up, we realize that we can’t protect them from everything. We try hard to hold on to those days when they cling to us, need us and demand our presence. We pray for them, over them and with them. All the while, they continue to grow and our tears begin to flow […]


Are You Immune to Your Smelly Home? #spon #Noseblind

by Notorious Spinks on 08.05.2014

How does your house smell? Really. How does your house smell? Picture this… Last fall, I grabbed a jacket from the closet and put it on. Well, when I got in the car with my bestie, she was like, “What is that smell?” I was not aware of what she was talking about. Yes, I […]

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What time is it? It’s time to get wild and loose those back to school supplies!  But seriously, I love back to school time. As a lifelong student (don’t judge me), I’m always buying notebooks, index cards, and pretty pens. But most importantly, as a full-time graduate student, my tech game has to be up […]

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From Caves to Happy Havens — Lighting Your Home

by Notorious Spinks on 07.25.2014

Choosing the correct lighting for your home not only affects the look of your space, it also influences your mood, feelings and appreciation for your surroundings. There’s a plethora of research which indicates that bright lighting makes people feel happier, more productive and more energetic. Despite being familiar with these findings, however, many people still […]


Feminine Care On The Go #shop #freetomove #shop

by Notorious Spinks on 07.09.2014

My life is busy. As I write this post, I’m preparing for Blogging While Brown 2014 in New York City. If you’re not familiar with the Blogging While Brown conference, founded in 2008, it has become the only conference tailored specifically for African-American bloggers, content curators and social media experts. Although, I’m ready to visit […]

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Take a 4th of July Hike with Kamino

by Notorious Spinks on 07.04.2014

The 4th of July is here so let the celebration begin. Families across the country are traveling to visit family and celebrate the holiday. However, if you’re like me then you just want to stay home. I’m fresh from a trip from New York City that has me a little under the weather and tired. […]

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