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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Summer is filled with family fun and celebrations for us. Kay will be 4-years-old tomorrow (2nd), the 4th of July, my birthday on the 10th, my brother-in-law on the 11th, my niece on the 17th and the list goes on and on. Of course, there will be plenty of parties, gifts and greeting cards passed […]


Graduation is a major milestone. Whether it’s from kindergarten, high school or college, they all matter. It means that you stuck to it…through the good, the bad and the ugly…you pushed on. I totally understand the feeling because my it seems that school has always been hard for me. Not academically, but just things that […]


When it Comes to Your Hair, Just #DoYou #spon

by Notorious Spinks on 06.16.2014

When I think of hair styling, I’m instantly taken back to my days as a child. I remember sitting on the floor each morning as my mom would comb my hair. She would choose this time to make me eat breakfast as my hair fell in my bowl of grits while she pulled my hair, […]


In a week or so, it will officially be summer. What’s summer without the essentials, right? As for me, I’m not a big summer person (that heat) but I’m here for it. First on my agenda is get ready for the summer heat by adding to my sundress collection. Yes, I love my dresses and […]


The closet figure I have to a dad is my brother-in-law.  He always has a nonjudgmental listening ear, gives great advice and he is always there when I need him. It doesn’t matter if it’s a flat tire, unscrewing a top from a jar or suggesting a good Blu-Ray or DVD to watch. Most importantly, […]

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Can you keep a secret? It’s a wet one, too.  You see, I have always suffered from sinuses and allergies and it is getting worse with age. Seriously, I sneeze and blow my nose everyday, many times throughout the day. I have to keep Kleenex, hand sanitizer, feminine wipes and panty liners pin my purse. […]


Sinus and allergy season is in full-swing. It seems that many of the people I know are suffering from sinus drainage, allergy and asthma attacks, and the season has just started. Like millions of others, I suffer from sinus and allergy problems and according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, patients have already […]

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