Petal Power

I used to think I was the kind of girl that didn’t need flowers to feel special. And I still think I’m that kind of girl. But I can’t deny the love I feel when I walk into our home and find blooming red roses greeting me. Read More

Lattes and Linkups: Tiffany Wynn

I had the pleasure of meeting Tiffany Wynn my senior year when I served as Miss Prairie View A&M University. As a former Miss Prairie View, Tiffany was naturally poised, composed and confident. These traits combined with her cheerful spirit (she was a collegiate cheerleader) allowed her to reign in the realms of fashion, teaching and coaching! Read More

Leap Year

The clock couldn’t strike midnight before my timeline flooded with the annual “New Year. New Me.” declarations. Many informed us of the individuals they wouldn’t be bringing into their new year. While others unveiled the slim waist, goal-crushing beast they’d be in 2018. Read More

4 Reasons They’ll Hate Your Christmas Gift

After pushing through lines, fighting off crazies and battling the Christmas commotion “You really shouldn’t have” are the last words you want to hear after someone unwraps your gift. I’ve listed four clusters you want to avoid when giving this Christmas. Read More

Seeing Red

I was a nerd in college. Not the wear glasses and trip over shoelaces kind. The kind that took classes during the day, worked retail at night and studied when I returned home, all in effort to secure legit internships and maintain a 3.9 GPA. Because of my strict schedule, I was only involved in two organizations both of which were academic based and earned me absolutely no popularity points. Read More

Shift Happens

I used to fear the words “you’ve changed”, because they indicate that a relationship in some way or another has shifted. The phrase is usually dished when we reject an invite to an engagement, are spotted with new acquaintances, or display a lack of interest in a once beloved person, place or thing. Read More

U R A QT

The arrival of Valentine’s Day welcomes the return of oversized bears, chocolate covered everything and those chalky sweetheart candies.

I never did care for the taste of those candies but they always remind me of the time I gave my elementary crush a box of them that had the message “U R A QT” plastered across the front. Accompanying the box of candies was the biggest card from my Barbie valentine set that read “Be Mine!” Read More

Chick Chat

My friend has been making poor decisions, but I am afraid to talk to her about it because she does not believe that her choices are negatively affecting her. How do you tell the truth to a friend who is in denial?

God blessed each of us with five senses but he also blesses us with friends for the times we don’t use them. I just made that up, but it’s true. My friends refer to me as “Big Mama Chas” because I’ll be the first to throw out some unwarranted advice, much like a concerned mother. As much as I love providing counsel, I’m guilty of hurting friends who felt that I was “judging” them because of my belittling tone of voice. Read More

All Work. No Hate.

In the spirit of brand expansion and personal growth, I had been avidly visiting sites of bloggers that I typically wouldn’t. I was nothing short of amazed by the content and quality these influencers are feeding into the universe. The level of detail, accuracy and overall completeness of these brands was admirable. Read More

Chick Chat

When is enough, enough? I have been dating a guy for 6 years and still don’t have the commitment I want. What should I do?

With 6 years under your belt I’m assuming that you’ve encountered highs, lows and everything in between with this guy. You’re likely in love and can’t see yourself with anyone else. If my assumptions are correct and your guy refuses to step up and commit his love to you; then it may be the time to reevaluate this relationship. Read More