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Real Talk: Happy Birthday Rev. King

01.21.2013

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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Real Talk: How are You Making a Difference? #MakeYourMarkES

01.19.2013

Thank you everyone who entered the Lexus sponsored Make Your Mark contest for the $25 AMEX gift card. The winner is Tara.  She stated that she makes her mark by reading to the elderly.  I enjoyed reading all of your comments and if you missed that post, you can check it out here.  As we […]

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Real Talk: Does the World Even Know You’re Here? #MakeYourMarkES #giveaway

01.13.2013

I’m a Southern girl who was raised in the church.  One thing that I learned long ago is that my life is not my own.  I accept that God uses us to pour into others.  You see, I look at life as a chemistry lab and we’re the beakers.  As beakers, God fills us with […]

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Decorating with Alphabet Photography

11.14.2012

Is your office or work space void of inspiration?  Just bland, boring … blah.  Well my office is not just blah anymore thanks to Alphabet Photography. As I prepare for 2013, my first order of business is to get my office like I want it, chic and inspiring.  In doing that I have to make […]

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Have you Smelled the Flowers Lately?

10.09.2012

As a kid I never really understood the term “Spring Forward, Fall Back.”  However, these days I love to fall back because I know cooler weather is on the horizon, shorter days are here (yes I enjoy my long nights) and beautiful leaves will cover the ground in various hues of red, brown and orange. […]

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How to Choose a Plus Size Club Dress

09.19.2012

The world of fashion is an ever-changing entity. Styles come and go and trends fade over time. It can occasionally get overwhelming when it comes to finding that perfect outfit for going out. That’s a truism particularly prevalent for curvy women who have physical attributes that require specific fits. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun-to-wear […]

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Adventures Abroad: Traveling in Europe

09.19.2012

In 2013, I will take my first trip to Europe and it will be my first time traveling abroad.  My goal is to make sure that my trip goes smoothly so I’m researching all my options and all the places I want to visit. The plan is to take a 14-day trip that allows me […]

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Follow my Health Journey

09.06.2012

I hope you’ve been following my health journey over at Healthy You Now.  I just wanted to share a link to my articles.  Head over and check them out and let me know what you think. ~Notorious Spinks Week 1 – Introduction Week 2 – Smooth Challenge Week 3 – Alternative Junk Foods Week 4 […]

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Rainbow in the Cloud

08.26.2012

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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Flowers for the Living

07.20.2012

This morning was a real shocker for me.  The last I checked, 12 people were reported dead as a result of the mass shooting in the Colorado movie theater.  71 were reported as injured.  Tragic…  As I transitioned into my daily routine of breathing, praying, breathing, meditating, breathing and praying, I thanked God for my […]

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