Real Talk: Happy Birthday Rev. King


Today we celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as a national holiday.  It seems that every year on this day, I get sad.  It really bothers me that I live in the city where he was killed.  I know I wasn’t there, wasn’t even a thought in my mom’s mind, […]

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Entertainment Talk: Kevin Hart Talks Batteries


I’m pretty sure that battery makers make the most profit at Christmas.  It seems that every toy on the shelf requires a battery these days.  And it never fails that I’m P.O.’ed about it.  I bet the toy companies hook up with the battery companies to create this conspiracy…calling Olivia Pope to investigate.  Nope, it’s […]

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Rainbow in the Cloud


Yesterday evening I had the opportunity to see Maya Angelou.  I never thought in a million years that this would happen.  I’ve loved her work since my 9th English teacher introduced me to her.  Her stories, her poetry… HER! The purpose of Dr. Angelou’s visit was to speak at an event for a local nonprofit.  […]

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Friday Freebies


Hey Spinkys!   It’s Friday… Have Fun.  Drink.  Be Merry. While you’re at it head over to my book blog, Notorious Spinks Talks Books, and enter to win you some good free books.  They’re free too!  Did I mention that? Sorry….    

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Be My Valentine Giveaway: Handmade by Patrice


Last week I interviewed the artisan Patrice of Handmade by Patrice.  If you missed it you can check it out here. I love that these earrings are cute and affordable.  They are all priced at $10 and will make great gifts for v-day.  I know I’m always looking to accessorize and these are great for […]

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Be My Valentine: Stiletto by Nicole Amy


I heard if you give a girl a fly outfit with some rocking shoe candy then she’s ready for the world.  Well Nicole Amy must have figured the same thing when she chose the design for her fragrance Stiletto.  Not only can you wear it but you can put it out as room decor. Stiletto […]

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Be My Valentine Giveaway: Crabtree & Evelyn


When I think about citron I think of my favorite sweater.  The hue of yellow is so pretty especially on a cool sunny day with a pair of jeans and loafers.  Thanks to Crabtree & Evelyn I can wear the color citron and smell like citron. I had the opportunity to sample and review Crabtree […]

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Waste-free Wednesday:Freecycle


Waste-free Wednesday is a series of posts where I will share tips for reducing our waste, spreading the green thumb love and tips for saving your hard-earned money.  Besides, Mother Earth and your finances will thank you for it. Lately I’ve read numerous blog posts and magazine articles about clutter.  They all pretty much focus […]

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30 Day Road to Discovery: Day 25 – Character


This post talks about identifying and living a life with character.

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30 Day Road to Discovery: Day 20 – Ordered Steps


This posts talks about the realization of finding out that the course you started is not the one intended or how it destined to change.

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