Four Ways to Use Christmas Lights to Brighten the Mood

by Notorious Spinks on 02.24.2014

Over the years I have worked hard to minimize the things I purchase and find multiple uses for the things I do purchase. For me it’s about spending fewer of my dollars on things I don’t need or really want…you know those impulse purchases.  One item that I have grown to love in my re-use […]

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For the last few months, I have dealt with illness. During this time, I’ve had pneumonia two times, bronchitis and other sinus issues. This has led me to spend plenty of time in bed, restless and bored. Since I couldn’t really focus on anything, I have occupied a great deal of my time playing games […]


It’s easier to believe the bad things than the good things. When we overhear someone say something negative about our hair, face or our clothes we often believe it and it makes us feel angry, upset or less confident. However, when we’re paid a complement we don’t believe it! We blush, sometimes we verbally disagree […]


Interior Design: Approaching the Blank Canvas

by Notorious Spinks on 02.13.2014

It can be a bit daunting when moving into a new home.  Especially when empty rooms and magnolia painted walls are all you have to work with.  Just how does one start to turn an empty shell into a home that has personality, attractiveness and warmth? Look at the available space It will be necessary […]


Kevin Hart keeps bringing the funny and we keep laughing.  About Last Night is the latest movie, starring the talented actor and co-stars Michael Ealy, Regina Hall & Joy Bryant, that will be released everywhere on Valentine’s Day, February 14.  About Last Night is a modern reimagining of the classic romantic comedy, this contemporary version […]


There is nothing as precious as bringing another life into the world.  Just knowing that you’ve been trusted with another life is a blessing.  However, what makes the moment more precious is the advanced technology that allows us to capture these special moments.  With the invent of digital cameras, iPads, iPhones and digital audio recorders, […]


Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and I’m excited.  There is nothing like professing your love for someone and making it extra special with gifts. Who doesn’t love a gift?  Just in case you’re baffled about great gift ideas for the special lady in your life, I’ve gathered some great ideas for you below. Custom Nail […]


My Truth: Coping with Depression #DayofLight

by Notorious Spinks on 02.05.2014

On Monday, I told you about the social awareness campaign, #DayofLight that will take place today. But if you missed it, #DayofLight is an initiative organized by my friend Brandi at Mama Knows it All. The purpose of this initiative is to raise awareness about depression. Depression is a mental illness often associated with sad […]


Let’s Bring Depression out of the Dark #DayofLight

by Notorious Spinks on 02.03.2014

Join me as I support the #DayofLight awareness campaign on February 5th. What is #DayOfLight? Day of Light was created to shine a light on depression, and share resources for those who are struggling with the mental illness. Bloggers from all over the country are collaborating on Wednesday, February 5th to flood social media with […]

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As a young girl, I would always hear my mom reference Bentonville, Arkansas when speaking of Sam Walton and the legacy he left with Walmart.  However, I never thought I’d ever go to Bentonville.  Besides, who wants to go to Bentonville, Ar-Kansas?  Fast forward a couple of decades… I want to go to Bentonville! Last […]

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