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 […]


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, […]

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