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How to Master Self Love on Valentine’s Day

Oh, Valentine’s Day… It is THE corniest holiday and if you’re #SingleLikeMe, it’s either a bummer or just another day. I am not embarrassed to admit I want to participate in this holiday too! This year, instead of swooping in on marked down candy*, I am taking time to participate in a more meaningful way. I set aside time to reflect on self love and developed a few journal prompts to help jumpstart your self love journey too!

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8 Simple Items for Busy Black Women (Under $25!)

The glow up doesn’t have to be one big overnight transformation! A few tweaks to your routine and investment in key items can really make all the difference in your mood. Over the last few months, I’ve made simple adjustments to my home and routine that have helped me level up. You also deserve nice things – treat yo’self, sis!

Improve and simplify your busy life with this tiny list of tiny things that are all under $25! Continue Reading

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How to Save $100 on High End Skincare! #AskMeHow

Hey, y’all! I am writing a short and sweet post to show you how I saved over $100 on high end skincare! Today, I noticed my facial cleanser was running out and was BUMMED! The retail value of my cleanser is $40 and I’m not quick to spend money (though this product is totally worth it!). So, I did what I do best:

Research! Time for some good old fashioned price comparison (swear, this is an actual hobby).

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How to Slay 2018 New Year’s Resolutions (FREE WORKSHEET!)

It’s the new year, y’all! Aren’t you so excited? Like many others, I am sure you have big resolutions for 2018. Let me guess, you want to achieve your dream body, improve mental health, travel the world, make more money, practice minimalism, and on and on. 

I bet this isn’t the first year you’ve set this particular goal for yourself. And that’s okay. You’re not the only one: Only 8% of people achieve their new year goals.

Good thing the advent of 2018 is a great time to hit reset and try again!

If you’re serious AF about achieving your goals for this year, I’ve got you. I’ve created a free New Year’s Resolution Worksheet to get you started! Continue Reading

Who you callin CURSED?

The other week, I went to a party in Manhattan (because YOLO) and met two people who each told me interesting things about myself:

“Oh, you are cursed,” a beautiful womyn with waist length braids took my hands as she walked past. It was the most action I’ve had in months. Continue Reading

8 Podcasts That Will Change Your Life (According to an Obsessed Podcaster!)

It is not an understatement when I say, I love podcasts!

If you haven’t heard, I even have a podcast of my very own. Looking for comedic political analysis and millennial foolishness? Check out The Caudacity Podcast after this post!

I started listening to podcasts before they were cool (10+ years ago = street cred) and currently subscribe to around 15 shows (obsessed, much?). I don’t listen to all of them on a regular basis, but I listen to certain shows depending on what I need in that moment.

Today, I am sharing my favorite podcasts that have helped me glow up financially, spiritually, and inspire me creatively. Continue Reading

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How Death Inspired Me to Live

This post isn’t about productivity, organization, or finding inspiration.

It’s a personal reflection about how someone’s death motivated me to live. I’m not writing it for you, though I hope you find something worthwhile here.

I am looking at this website, imperfect and new, and it feels like something is missing. I can’t launch this project until I fix it.

It’s missing me.

So, here I am… and here we go. Continue Reading

Why Your Big Dreams Keep Failing

Your big dreams are likely going to end in failure.

Hear me out.

You have big dreams. Oprah has big dreams. The difference between you and Oprah? At some point, Oprah stopped dreaming and started doing.

This is a simple, but powerful, reminder: actions speak louder than words.

It’s fun to dream. It feels productive to read blogs and write goals in your journal. We spend hours, days, YEARS, talking about our dreams with friends. Time passes and the dream lives on, but you are not any closer to achieving your vision. Continue Reading

8 Tricks for New Thrift Shoppers (Even Macklemore Would be Impressed)

“I’m gonna pop some taaaaags!” (Thrift Shop, Macklemore)

Thrifting is an art. Perhaps even a sport. My mother would be considered a competitive thrifter – finding exquisite pieces for a fraction of the original price. She knew where all the best deals were and which stores had the most quality items.

Luckily, I picked up this penchant for thrifting. Whenever I am looking for something specific, I will price compare until the cows come home. I toggle between websites for ages, drive around from store to store and raid the sale rack. If I can get exactly what I’m looking for at a decent price, it’s worth the time.

If you just aren’t into shopping, don’t have the time, or are brand new to thrifting – I’ve got you, boo! Below are my top 10 tricks for thrifting. Do you have any thrifting tips? Comment below! Continue Reading